Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Posted: November 18th. 2002
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- "Lucifer: Means Morning Star; the archangel who protected the throne of God."(75)
NOTE: Lucifer is a Latin name derived from the roots "lucis" ("light") and "ferre" ("to bear"). So Lucifer actually means "bearer of light", NOT "morning star". Rapacki's confusion about this seems to stem from the first appearance of Lucifer in Isiah 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, indicating that it was, in fact, originally a reference to the King of Babylon, who was compared to the morning star. Christians later mythologized Lucifer as the rebellious angel who fell from grace and took the name Satan.
- "Oriens: Rules over all the spirits of the East".(76)
NOTE: Oriens appears in two old grimoires. In the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, Oriens is one of the eight sub princes who can supply as much gold and silver as one wishes, knows all things past and future not opposed to God, can obtain information concerning propositions and doubtful sciences, can cause any spirit to appear in any form, can cause visions, can supply information on how to retain familiars, can bring the dead to life for seven years, can cause one to fly anywhere they like and can cause armed men to appear. In The Magus, Oriens is one of the four princes of the infernal world. Neither text calls Oriens the ruler of all the spirits of the east, though the name Oriens is Latin and means "rising" or "eastern."
Now this may seem like meaningless and trivial stuff, but if Rapacki had read any of the medieval grimoires of ceremonial magic still in print, or even the Bible, he would have known these things, and yet he pretends to be an expert in "the occult" and Occidental Ceremonial magick. An investigator coming across a name like "Oriens" should have been able to trace it back to the two possible sources and this would have told the investigator something about the person using it. Rapacki's list wouldn't have allowed that investigator to do this. In fact, there are only 7 "demons" on Rapacki's 6 and a half page list of terms. I have a glossary of occult terms extracted from such grimoires that I prepared for my own investigative use, and its 2,100 pages lists 214 demons, 838 spirits, 1184 angels, and 455 assorted African orishas and l was.
In Satanism: The Not So New Problem, Rapacki includes twenty four pages of "official" Intel documents, all on Intel letterhead. Each report begins with two disclaimers:
"This document is for use in selective settings and with permission form this office. Any other usage of this document without prior written authorization from this office is strictly prohibited. Infringement upon this restriction may result in legal action. This document is not meant to interfere with First Amendment rights"
"RESTRICTED- RESTRICTED- INFORMATION HEREIN COMMUNICATED FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION USE ONLY". Each ends with "END OF REPORT- For professional education use only. Repeat- prior authorization necessary for release".
Some even have a stamp saying "DECLASSIFIED MATERIAL- OPEN FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION" followed by a date and Rapacki's initials.
This sounds very impressive and gives the impression that this is material not available to the general public. Closer examination of this "declassified" material, however, reveals that these are reprinted newspaper articles and published reports that the general public has easy access to. Considering the content of these files it is hard to figure out why he pretends that they were "classified" in the first place, since most of it is common public knowledge. The "files" in this section include:
- A briefing prepared by Rapacki for the Arizona Supreme Court Judiciary Conference, April 14 1988, in which he makes several of the false statements quoted earlier in this report.
- A newspaper article, "School Board Turns Deaf Ear to Witchcraft." The substance of this article is that a fundamentalist Christian named Diane Daskalaskis founded an organization named "Citizens for Better Education" which had discovered that there are books on what Daskalaskis considers "occult subjects" in the Plymouth, Michigan, school libraries and that kindergarten and first grade children had been shown a six part animated feature called "Winnie the Witch," in which Winnie uses magic to help the mayor of a small town. Daskalaskis also states that high school kids in that area viewed the movies "The Sword and the Sorcerer," "Excalibur" and "What are Friends For?" This is hardly what one would call evidence of Witchcraft or top secret material.
- The report: "Case For The Reviewing of Children's School Papers." The substance of this report is that the "Center For Applied Research in Education, Inc" had in 1987 distributed a two page work sheet entitled "Superstitions" (copyright 1984) assisting the student to prepare a report on "occult" subjects. Rapacki makes the preposterous statement that this work sheet "an effective screening tool to see which kids have an interest in, predisposition toward, or resistance to occult involvement. This is a typical recruiting method."(77)
- An interview of an unidentified incarcerated 19 year old who claimed that when he was 15 he was initiated into Satanism. Rapacki has deleted all details as to location, time and identity to make corroboration impossible. I found the same story in the 87-4 issue of Larry Jones's Cult Crime Impact Network Inc "File 18" newsletter, however. The "File 18" story identifies the interviewer as a Louisiana Police Chaplain, though it does not give his name. This "informant" makes the following claims:
- "Then I saw an ad in a magazine... about learning to be a Witch... the Church of Wicca somewhere in California... or Texas... I started doing the things that it said in the pamphlets and books they sent me...".(78) The only organization calling itself the Church of Wicca which advertises mail order courses is the Church and School of Wicca run by Gavin and Yvonne Frost in New Bern, North Carolina. If this unidentified youth was performing sacrifices and Satanic rites then he certainly wasn't doing "the things that it said in the pamphlets and books they sent," since their course teaches their version of Wicca, which involves none of these activities.
- "I think they got my name and address from those Wicca people... I think the Satanists here... got my name from them...".(79) In fact the Frosts have nothing to do with Satanists, a position that they share with the rest of the Wiccan community.
- The informant then describes in graphic detail how he was buried alive and forced to perform all manner of bizarre and disgusting ceremonies involving human sacrifice. His story is strongly reminiscent of Michelle Remembers, suggesting that he is simply parroting to this chaplain what he read in Pazder's book.
- A report by Rapacki entitled "Spells Cast on Christian Pastor." This bears a "declassified" stamp and claims that on September 28, 1986 an "active witch"(80) was caught casting spells in a "large non-denominational church."(81) Rapacki states that this coincides with information contained in the "WICCA letters" (here is the W.I.C.C.A. Letters myth again). The officer who allegedly gave Rapacki this information is only identified as "Det Walt _____, ____ PD."(82) It is, in fact, Detective Walt Parsons of the Arvada Police Department in Colorado. I know this because I have a copy of the newspaper article that Rapacki plagiarized to make his supposedly "classified" report. Rapacki's statement makes it sound like Parsons told him this information confidentially, when in fact all he probably did was send him the newspaper clipping.
- Another supposedly "declassified" report, formerly "classified secret" by Rapacki, giving the disclosures of one of the child victims in the McMartin Daycare case. Rapacki only identifies the officer supplying the information as "Cpl Kurt ____, ____ California PD."(83) I am also familiar with this case and this is Corporal Kurt Jackson of the Beaumont PD in California. The transcripts of the case are not classified secret. Being court documents they are a matter of public record and are available to anyone who wants to spend the money to obtain them.
- Another "declassified" report by Rapacki entitled "Occult Experience Leads to Three Murders" regarding the Sean Sellers case. It concerns Sellers' dubious testimony that in Oklahoma in 1984 he "met a woman who said she was a witch and who gave him a prayer to Satan."(84)
Rapacki's book ends with ads for Chick Publications books, authored by fundamentalist Christian authors including "Dr. Rebecca Brown" (real name Ruth Bailey), Jeff Godwin, Kurt Koch, Johanna Michaelson, John Weldon, and James Byornstad. Rapacki then has:
- Two pages of ads for Intel information packages and tapes, three of which promote fundamentalist Christian views about the "One World Government" concept. This is another urban legend, the substance of which is the idea that there is an international Satanic conspiracy working to create a single world government in order to dominate the world.
- An ad for the video "Gods of the New Age" (discussed elsewhere in this series) which tries to convince us that the New Age is Satanic and part of Satan's "One World Government" plan.
- An "Information package on Moonies, Masons, and other cults, plus their techniques of recruitment, including brainwashing and abduction."(85) The Freemasons are not a cult.
Rapacki's credentials are bogus, his training manual is utterly useless as an investigative tool and his other literature simply hateful Christian propaganda. He is a perfect example of the sort of "experts" setting themselves up in today's society, ready sell the unwary false, incorrect or incomplete information in an attempt to further their religious agendas and make money.
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Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles Ennis. Ennis, a former child abuse investigator, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 28 years ago. Kerr is now the Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write four books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing), Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications), as well as a book based on this series: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet (Spiral Publishing).
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