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Article ID: 4674
Age Group: Adult
Posted: September 16th. 2002
by Kerr Cuhulain
Alford's latest endeavor, as was mentioned earlier in this article, is his founding of Naturopathic & Shamanic Services, Inc. in 1995. Alford, who certainly appears to be a Caucasian, is now claiming Cherokee ancestry and is currently teaching classes in "indigenous Cherokee Shamanism." This is certainly an interesting direction for Alford to take given the material we just examined in his Occult Crimes Investigations. The Cherokee nation is very particular about people's lineage. You must be able to trace back your ancestry to a person on their genealogy lists to claim Cherokee heritage. This is a long and complicated process. On the Cherokee Nation web site it quite clearly states that "To be eligible for Tribal Membership with the Cherokee Nation, you must apply and be able to present a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs." Note that Alford now claims in the aforementioned resumes that his grandmother was a "Texas Cherokee Medicine Woman." Alford has a link to the Texas Cherokee Nation on his NASS web site. This apparently provides membership to the Texas Cherokee Nation for "All non-natives" by submitting an "Anglo Adoption Application" form. This is probably how Alford was able to make such a claim. The difficulty for him is that the Texas Cherokee Nation is still trying to be recognized by the Cherokee Nation.
I wrote to Alford asking him if he still taught his occult crimes investigation techniques to police. I asked him if his new enterprise indicated that he had changed his thinking. I never got an answer. This leaves me with the impression that Alford is a chameleon who takes on the appearance of whatever spirituality seems to suit his purpose of the moment. His highly inaccurate manual, Occult Crimes Investigations, is nothing but hate literature and is useless to the serious law enforcement investigator.
A question many ask in response to this kind of "hate for profit" working is: "Why take them seriously?" Yes, much of what people like Sanguinet, Todd or Alford allege is imaginative nonsense which many people can spot for what it is. Ridiculous as it seems to most of us, there are some gullible people who believe even the most ludicrous and transparent liars. We have seen examples of how police have been taken in by individuals such as this in earlier articles in this series. People like Sanguinet, Alford and Todd are listened to by Christians in positions of power who want to believe their stories. Thus the stories are passed along by publishers like Jack Chick and come to be believed by more and more people. As a result, minority religious groups suffer and great injustices are done. Yes, these "warlocks" are easy to dismiss as flakes, but they have the potential to create very dangerous situations.
1. Personal Freedom Outreach Newsletter, Vol 3, No 4, Oct-Dec 1983, pg 4.
6. PFO newsletter, op cit, pg 4.
7. Letter top the author from Gavin Frost, 90-7-9.
8. AP article "Texas Hexes Witches Group" in a local Tribune newspaper, 80-10-20.
9. PFO newsletter, op cit.
13. AP article, "Texas Hexes Witches Group, op cit.
14. PFO Newsletter, op cit.
16. Ibid, pg 6.
19. Letter to the author from Gavin Frost, 90-7-9.
22. PFO newsletter, op cit, pg 6.
27. "Questions and Answers on Wicca: A Christian Perspective on Witchcraft", op cit, pg 5.
31. Chick, Jack: Crusaders Comic Series, Volume 10, Spellbound, pg 11.
33. Christianity Today, 79-2-2, article by Edward E Plowman, "The Legends of John Todd".
34. "John Todd: Dividing the Brethren, Christian Research Institute, October 1978, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtc-cri.txt.
36. Reprint of "The Legends of John Todd," Christianity Today, by the Southwest Radio Church of the Air, February 1979, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtcswrc.txt
42. Chick Publications release dated 16 June 1978, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtc-jtc.txt
43. "Witches Embroiled," Dayton Daily News, 25 January 1976.
44. Reprint of "The Legends of John Todd," Christianity Today, by the Southwest Radio Church of the Air, February 1979, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtcswrc.txt.
45. "Witches Embroiled," Dayton Daily News, 25 January 1976.
48. Official Report of the President to the Board of Directors on his Investigation of the John Todd/Lance Collins Affair in Dayton, Ohio, P.E.I. Bonewits, Aquarian Anti-Defamation League, 23 February 1976.
49. Chick Publications Release, 26 October 1978, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtc-jtc.txt
50. Reprint of "The Legends of John Todd," Christianity Today, by the Southwest Radio Church of the Air, February 1979, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtcswrc.txt.
52. Christianity Today, 79-2-2, article by Edward E Plowman, "The Legends of John Todd," pg 17.
54. Levine, Michael: The Music Address Book: How To Reach Anyone Who's Anyone in Music, Harper and Row, NY, 1989.
57. Ibid, pg 24.
58. Ibid, pg 25.
59. Ibid, pg 25.
61. Ibid, pg 19.
68. Letter to Jack Chick and others by Roland Rassmussen, 78-6-13.
69. Letter from Sister Sheila Todd, January 1979, http://www.holysmoke.org.jtcsheil.txt
70. Chick Publications release, 16 June 1978, http://www.holysmoke.org/jtc-jtc.txt
71. "Introducing Dr. Clifford N. Alford, Th.D, D.D., M.H.," http://nassinc.org/biography.htm
72. "About Your Instructor," Naturopathic &Shamanic Services, Inc., Clifford N Alford, http://tahlequahok.com/nass/about.html
73. E-mail to Kerr Cuhulain from Susan, spokesperson for Astara, 3 September 2002.
74. "About Your Instructor," Naturopathic &Shamanic Services, Inc., Clifford N Alford, http://tahlequahok.com/nass/about.html
75. "Occult Crimes Investigations" by Clifford Alford, pg 8, emphasis in original.
76. Ibid, pg 13.
77. Ibid, pg 7.
78. Ibid, pg 9.
80. Ibid, pg 7.
81. Ibid, pg 3.
82. Ibid, pg 3.
83. Ibid, pg 3.
85. Ibid, pg 4.
86. Ibid, pg 4.
87. Ibid, pg 6.
89. Ibid, pg 10.
91. Ibid, pg10/11, emphasis mine.
92. Ibid, pg 17.
93. Ibid, pg 29.
94. Ibid, pg 30.
95. Ibid, pg 35.
96. Ibid, pg 35.
97. Ibid, pg 41.
98. Ibid, pg 43.
100. Ibid, pg 50.
101. Ibid, pg 51.
104. Ibid, pg 52.
105. Letter to Children of the Earth Mother from Clifford Alford, dated 27 June 1988.
106. Letter to Children of the Earth Mother from Clifford Alford, dated 6 July 1988.
107. Letter to Children of the Earth Mother by Clifford Alford, dated 29 July 1988.
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