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Article ID: 6205
Age Group: Adult
Posted: March 15th. 2003
Jopeph 'Doc' Marquis 
by Kerr Cuhulain
Jopeph "Doc" Marquis
The Illuminati Did It Part II
Earlier in this series I wrote about several individuals such as Bill Schnoebelen and Tom Sanguinet who had claimed to be former Satanic priests. Another person who tried a similar ploy was Joseph "Doc" Marquis, born 26 October 1956. Marquis is a former army medic, which is how he got his nickname "Doc." He claims that, at age 4, his foster aunt initiated him into the "Illuminati." Marquis claims that he was made a high priest at thirteen years of age, becoming a "Master Witch" at the age of seventeen. Having attained this title, Marquis claims that he was given control of the towns of Methuen and Lawrence in Massachusetts and Salem in New Hampshire. He claims to have witnessed over a hundred human sacrifices in the 20 years that we was supposedly in the Illuminati. Marquis claims that he left the Illuminati in 1979, resulting in the Illuminati issuing a half million dollar contract on his life. Marquis claims that there have been eight attempts on his life.
As if these claims aren't bizarre enough, Marquis has made the following even more bizarre claims in interviews with the press:
That Mike Warnke, "Dr" Rebecca Brown, Elaine Moses and Lauren Stratford were all members of the Illuminati.
NOTE: Of course Warnke, Brown, Moses and Stratford have a lot in common with Marquis: They have all come up with equally implausible stories about involvement in Satanism.
That Gavin Frost (Church And School of Wicca), Laurie Cabot (Witches League for Public Awareness) and Raymond Buckland (well known Wiccan author) are leaders of the Illuminati.
NOTE: A claim which is absurd.
That in 1990 there were at least 300,000 and maybe as many as 3,000,000 witches in New England alone.
NOTE: By 2000 the total number of Wiccans in the entire US had barely surpassed 750,000.
That he knows of one coven with a membership of 65,000.
NOTE: No one else in the Wiccan community is aware of this alleged coven.
That Laurie Cabot's coven has a membership of 2,000.
NOTE: In 1990 Cabot had sponsored events that barely drew a tenth of this number.
That the 19th century French Ceremonial Magician Eliphas Levi was a Witch.
NOTE: He was not.
That June 21 is called "Melitha" by Witches.
NOTE: Actually it is called "Litha."
That police protect Illuminati gatherings.
If there are over 300,000 members of the Illuminati in New England alone, including covens with memberships of 65,000, why can't the police find and/or infiltrate them? Marquis alleges that police protected Illuminati gatherings but cannot remember the names of officers or the departments they belonged to, something he ought to have known if he was in charge of a region as he has claimed.
Salman Rushdie has a one million dollar price on his head and has gone deep underground. Marquis claims that he has a half a million on his head and takes no precautions whatsoever to avoid assassination. He can supply no details of the 8 alleged attempts on his life. He claims that he only reported the first attempt to police but cannot remember where or to what agency. Marquis excuses his lack of precautions by claiming that "God won't allow" him to be killed.
Despite the fact that Marquis is supposed to have been the head of a major region he states that no one else in his family knew about his membership in the Illuminati. One wonders how a 13 year old boy could possibly have the skills to avoid detection by his friends, teachers and parents, never mind run a coven of adults. How could a 17 year old be capable of running a regional cell capable of the sophistication and secrecy claimed by Marquis?
Marquis claims to have witnessed over a hundred human sacrifices. On the 24 June 1987 Oprah Winfrey show he stated:
"And the thing is, we didn't body bag these people afterwards. We'd just take them, throw them in the woods, the side of the road on a highway. Somebody's going to find them."
If the claims of Marquis are correct, this would make human sacrifice the seventh leading cause of death in the US. In other words, Marquis would have us believe that as many people as were killed in the Vietnam war are sacrificed in the US every year and simply dumped at the side of the road. The problem is that no bodies have ever been found. Marquis later modified his story to try to make up for these shortcomings. He later claimed that bodies were disposed of by cannibalization and by dumping corpses in bodies of water. Marquis claims that bones were kept for use as ornaments or tools. He still cannot explain why no such tools have been found. Marquis has never volunteered to clear up missing persons cases which one would expect to be related to these alleged sacrifices, stating:
"You know, something like this, that was long ago, that in my past now. I mean, I can't worry about it. It may sound cruel and heartless, but I've got things going on right now that I have to do, that really take precedence."
Like making money from selling outrageous tales of Satanism full of lame excuses perhaps? This would indeed sound heartless if it weren't for the fact that Marquis is so obviously making this all up.
Here are some of the bizarre statements that Marquis made to a New Hampshire Star reporter on 17 May 1990:
"The Illuminati, they are the, basically, just to sum it up, the Illuminati heads all of witchcraft, the occult, worldwide. Every, every organization that's rooted into the occult follows orders through them."
"See, all other organizations, as far as the occult goes, are free to have their own dates of worship also, but they must incorporate within their belief those eight days of human sacrifice. They have to."
NOTE: The "eight days" that Marquis is alluding to here are clearly the eight Sabbats that Wiccans celebrate throughout the year. None of them involve human sacrifice.
"Most witches, its very interesting. It doesn't matter if they're white, what they call white witchcraft, black witchcraft... Say, with the white witches, they say that they're good, they don't practice evil magic or human sacrifice, and what all strikes me off, that for people who do not practice human sacrifice they know the ins and outs of human sacrifice, why its done, the whole theology behind it, everything down to the last jot and tittle. And yet these people are supposed to be innocent, they know nothing but good and all this."
NOTE: Pick up any book on Wicca in a metaphysical book store and you won't find one that contains any rituals or magick involving human sacrifice, because Wiccan's don't practice such abominations. Marquis never advances any evidence to prove this other than his claims.
"What happens is, you know if its anything other than a breeder, the person will usually be drugged to a very passive state, throughout the ceremony , the ceremony will usually start around eleven, because by twelve o'clock they have to kill the person, OK. Depending on the ceremony, about an hour later they'll bring in the person, lay him down on the altar, usually the person is completely naked. The occult term for this is skyclad, they will take a ceremonial knife we call an athame, OK, and they will cut, usually from the throat down to here. Because of the position on the altar... Because they're holding the chalice on the other side catching the blood in it. Then afterwards they will pass it around to all the members. Now the reason this is done, is because a dying person emits a lot of energy, and its believed in witchcraft that a witch can actually add to their own power by feeding off this energy."
NOTE: Wiccans do have a ritual knife, the Athame. It is not used for sacrifices. It is used to cast the ritual circle that Wiccans perform their rituals in. These rituals do not include any form of sacrifice. Here is that concept of breeders again that we encountered in the last chapter.
"Now that's only one style of human sacrifice. We have those witches we call cowans, C-O-W-A-N, that a traitor, that's what I am, because I left the order."
NOTE: The Wiccan term "cowan" does not mean "traitor." The etymology of this word is uncertain, but it appears to be a term derived from the Greek word "kyon" ("a dog"). The use of this word in English originated in Scotland, where it was a term to describe a stone mason who had picked up his trade without serving an apprenticeship or to a mason who built "drystane dykes" (ie.: walls without mortar). Like a dog these persons were supposed to be inquisitive, sticking their noses into that which did not concern them. Later this term was adopted from the Scottish stone masons by the Freemasons to describe those who practice Freemasonry without having been properly initiated or to a person who is not of the brotherhood of Freemasonry. It first appeared in this context in Anderson's Constitutions in 1769 CE. Wiccans later borrowed this term from Freemasonry to describe someone who is not a Wiccan. Marquis is confusing this with the term "warlock," which does mean "oath breaker" or "traitor" and was used by Christians in reference to witches as they felt that we were traitors to Christianity.
"Gavin Frost and that's his wife Yvonne. I'll tell you right now, in the occult, the highest sitting, is what is known as the council of Thirteen. They're the ones who give out all the orders to the Illuminati. Its the absolute highest honor that a normal person can be given. That the sixth level. That's the highest level... You see, most people are under the misconception that a coven consists of thirteen witches. That is wrong. Those thirteen witches are the officers of the entire group. They form what's known as the Inner Circle. The rest from what's known as the Outer Court."
NOTE: In a Wiccan coven, the Inner Circle includes people who are initiated. The Outer Court includes those who may be studying in order to join the Inner Circle but who have not been initiated yet. There are only three levels of initiation in Wicca, not six. Thirteen is the traditional number of members in a coven, related to the number of full moons in a year. These thirteen members may be of any of the three levels of initiation and are not "officers" in any greater council. Here is Gavin and Yvonne Frost's Church and School of Wicca and their mail-order Witchcraft courses again. Individuals like Schnoebelen, Todd, Marquis and Sanguinet mention them because this is how these "warlocks" got what little information they possess on Witchcraft in the first place.
"Another one is Dr. Raymond Buckland. He used to be head of the anthropology department at Harvard University. He's in [the Illuminati]... He sits on the council of Thirteen."
NOTE: Raymond Buckland is a well known Wiccan author. Buckland was never head of the anthropology department at Harvard. This claim was previously made by John Todd. Marquis probably borrowed this error from Chick Publications literature, which relies heavily on Todd's outrageous claims.
"There are witch queens right now who are 13 years old whose entire authority is over an entire state. Their word is law."
NOTE: "Witch Queen" is the title given to every woman initiated into the third degree in Alexandrian Wicca. There is an example of the use of this title in an Alexandrian Third Degree ceremony in Farrar's What Witches Do. Another place that they might have found a reference to this is in Doreen Valiente's book Witchcraft For Tomorrow: In her first chapter, "The Old Gods," she speaks of how "Churchmen and other writers" described a naked girl at the Sabbats "regarded as the Queen of the Sabbat." Stories like this inspired Gerald Gardner to describe a scene like this in his only work of fiction, High Magic's Aid. In Wicca, being a "Witch Queen" doesn't really make you the Queen of anything. It simply indicates that you are qualified to act as High Priestess of a coven. If there are several third degree females in the coven, then you've got more than one "Queen." This usually results in one of these third degree priestesses leaving to start her own coven. Other than this, the title isn't that significant. It isn't possible for a thirteen year old to be initiated into most Wiccan traditions, never mind attain the third degree. Most Wiccan covens won't accept anyone for training until they have reached the age of eighteen.
"Most initiations, most people who are recruited into witchcraft, its done at the junior high and high school levels, and a lot of the people who do the recruiting are the teachers themselves."
NOTE: Again, Wiccans don't accept people this young for initiation. One of the principle tenets of Wicca is that we do not proselytize. The religious organizations recruiting in high schools are mostly Christian.
"Laurie Cabot is secretly a member of the Illuminati... 'cause most of the leaders of the Earth Mother Religion are actually members of the Illuminati."
NOTE: Laurie Cabot is the founder of the Witches League for Public Awareness (WLPA), a Wiccan anti-defamation organization. She has never been a member of the Illuminati.
"[Laurie Cabot] puts out a monthly, bi-yearly newsletter called 'The Report.' She made some of the most horrendous, slanderous remarks, outright lies, combination of sentences that would have thrown a compound into a cardiac arrest that I have ever seen in my entire life."
NOTE: Marquis is referring to the WLPA Report here. The reason that he is making references to slander and lies here is because the WLPA challenged the ridiculous claims that Marquis had been making in public. Marquis wasn't happy about this.
"You always have drugs involved in the occult. You'll find it, I don't care, if there isn't drugs somewhere I'm going to be surprised. I mean, they're going to be exceptions, 'cause the thing is, drugs and the occult walk hand in hand, because its a multi-million dollar business. That also supports these types of activities, I mean, part of the activities also helps to support white slavery."
NOTE: Drugs are not required in the rituals of Neo-Pagan religions. I'm not aware of any Neo-Pagan organization that sells drugs or engages in "white slavery" to support itself.
"The problem is Satanism, just like witchcraft, the Mother Religion, the Rosicrucians, are all protected by the First Amendment. This falls under religious worship. Freedom of Religion. They will get better tax exemptions that most Baptist churches I know of. So we're having a problem here as far as the leniency of the First Amendment."
NOTE: While Marquis's comment about Neo-Pagan religious groups being protected by the First Amendment is true, his comment about occult groups getting better tax breaks than the Baptists is laughable. Most Neo-Pagan religious groups are still fighting for recognition, thanks to misinformation such as this. I'll comment on the Rosicrucians a little later when examining one of Marquis's books.
"Whitney Streiber, is the biggest, the most obnoxious individual I've ever met..."
NOTE: Whitney Streiber is a well known author who has written books like Cat Magic that are sympathetic to Wicca. Streiber appeared alongside Marquis on Oprah Winfrey's show on 24 July 1987 and ended up making Marquis look foolish by disproving all of his so called statistics. Obviously this is still a sore point with Marquis.
"[The Illuminati] have been around for thousands of years. Now what happened was Sharon Tate wanted out. And she tried. They sent Charles Manson in because they were going to use Sharon Tate as an example to all other witches who might have thought to get out."
NOTE: The Manson "Family" had nothing to do with the Illuminati.
"Well, one of the big things, you'll have to call up Dale [McCulley], he'll verify what I'm about to say, one of the big problems we have as far as getting a lot of this to court, or getting people arrested is that a lot of police officers are involved in it themselves. And trying to get past them is one the biggest tricks."
NOTE: McCulley founded an organization that makes documentaries that attempt to prove the reality of Satanic Conspiracy myths: Cavalcade Productions. Suffice it to say for now that McCulley has accepted the claims of Marquis. Here is that old excuse again: The reason that there aren't any prosecutions isn't because there is a lack of evidence, it is because the system has been infiltrated by Satanists.
"And that was the founder, its interesting, we're taught this in the Illuminati, that the founders of witchcraft were Semiramis and his some Nimrod [sic: I believe that Marquis meant "son" not "some"]."
NOTE: If the Illuminati did exist then neither they nor Marquis seem to know their Christian scripture very well. Semiramis was a female, not a male. Semiramis is a Greek rendering of the Assirian name Sammuramat. Sammuramat was the mother of the Assirian king Adadnrari III, who reigned from 810- 783 BCE. Her husband was Shamshiadad V (823-811 BCE). She is the founder of the city of Babylon. Nimrod was not the son of Semiramis/Sammuramat. According to the Bible, Nimrod was the son of Cush. While Semiramis was a real person, there is nothing outside of the Bible which indicates that Nimrod was an historical figure. The Bible calls Nimrod the founder of Nineveh.
"Satanists, ah, no, we don't bother with them. They're considered, ah, lower class, in the occult. They believe in Satan, you see. The Illuminati, we don't. That's because we believe in Lucifer. We don't believe in Satan."
NOTE: This is an interesting twist. Most of the individuals that I discuss in this series try to link the Illuminati and Satanism and treat Lucifer and Satan as synonymous.
Lucifer is another mythical figure who features largely in the stories of Satanic Conspiracy myth supporters, so let's examine who Lucifer is. Lucifer is a Latin name meaning "bringer of light" ("lucis" ("light") and "ferre" ("to bear")). It first appeared in the Bible in Isaiah 14:12: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" The original word translated as "Lucifer" in the Bible was "Helel" in the Hebrew texts. Some scholars argue that this indicates that it was, in fact, a reference to the King of Babylon, who was compared to the morning star. Others point out that the story of Helel, a Canaanite diety, was very similar to the later story of Satan. Christians have mythologized Lucifer as a rebellious angel who fell from grace and took the name Satan. In Paradise Lost Lucifer was described as a demon of sinful pride. Many modern Satanists have picked up on this and use Lucifer as a alternate name for Satan. For example, in Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible, Lucifer is described as one of the four crown princes of Hell, related to air and the East. Lucifer is also a name used in the performance of a Black Mass and in the Satanic Baptism in LaVey's The Satanic Rituals.
Yet many other groups have used the name Lucifer to represent quite different things. You saw when I was discussing Lucifer Calaritanus and the Luciferians earlier that Lucifer was once a popular name in common usage. One can find many other examples. For instance, in astrology Lucifer is the name sometimes given to the planet Venus as the morning star. In the Royal Masonic Cyclopedia, Lucifer is listed as one of the seven genii of the week, listed in the Scale of the Number Seven. In many grimoires of Occidental Ceremonial Magick Lucifer usually appears as a spirit quite separate from Satan:
In the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage:
Lucifer is one of the four "superior princes", the others being Leviathan, Satan and Belial.
Lucifer is a name that appears on the first line of a double acrostic square used to cause a spirit to appear in human form.
In the Grimorium Verum Lucifer is called the emperor of spirits and is named in a conjuration of Beelzebuth
In Pseudo-Monarchia, Wierus lists Lucifer as Beelzebuth's lord chief justice.
In the Grimoire of Honorius Lucifer is a spirit associated to Monday.
In The Magus Lucifer is the Prince of Rebellion, Angels and Darkness and ruler of the Infernal World.
Lucifer is the original name of the archdaimon Satan in the Diabolicon.
Lucifer is a demon of pride listed by Binsfield.
Lucifer is a spirit listed in the Grimoire of Armadel. He rules over Belzebut and Astarot. Lucifer is said to be able to teach one about the rebellion and fall of the angels who rebelled against Jehovah.
In Aleister Crowley's Liber Aervm Vel Saecvli:
Lucifer is a devil mentioned in the cry of the aethyr Zon. Crowley compares Lucifer in this case to the Hindu deity Brahma.
A demon mentioned in the cry of the aethyr Arn.
Marquis also told this reporter that he had degrees in Sociology, History and Christian Education and claimed that he would get his doctorate in psychiatry from Baptist Christian University in Shreveport, Louisiana, the following year. Marquis wasn't attending this University, but this didn't prevent him from claiming that the University chancellor was accepting a book on the occult that Marquis was working on as his doctoral dissertation. Marquis said that as he is a registered high school teacher in New Hampshire he is thus able to teach himself.
Marquis wrote several books, and it may have been the text of one of these that he was referring to here. It isn't difficult to see why a university chancellor would have difficulty accepting any of them. Marquis's books include:
America's Occult Holidays
The Illuminati's Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
Front Men of the Illuminati.
The Illuminati's New World Order.
Inner Circle of the Illuminati.
Memoirs of a Former Illuminati Witch.
Secrets of the Illuminati.
Signs and Symbols of Satan.
(Continued... Go to Part II)
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