It wasn’t until after reading various books by the likes of A. Crowley, Manly P. Hall, G. Gardner, A. LaVey, and other occultists, or similar books on the subject, that I began to grasp how widespread “Black Magic”, Wicca and the occult really was, and which is arguably on par with many other religious orders, with as many or if not more followers than that of the Mormons, Church of Scientology or the Unification Church, alias the Moonies, whom combined have a worldwide membership of millions.
I was also rather surprised to find out that various members of our own royal family, alongside many other world leaders and politicians, such as Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, and Russia’s royal families and their own countries leaders, whom many were members of the State Duma, were too all heavily into Black Magick, and in some cases long before the likes of Aleister Crowley even came along.
Rasputin and some of his followers
Stalin loved his Gnosticism, and it’s well known how the Tsar Nicholas II, and Tsarina Aleksandra, - with the help of “Mad Monk” Rasputin, were all well into the occult. The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture; written in 1997 and edited by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, is a book which provides a comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia.
Other contributors document occultism in the cultural life of the early Soviet period,  examining the traces of the occult in the culture at the height of the Stalin era, and describe the occult rise and revival in contemporary Russia today.
It’s seems as if Crowley just happened to be the man of the moment, who too was Freemason, as were many in high society in them days. The occult was a popular pastime, endorsed by the likes of Queen Victoria, and which lingered on for decades and long after she had long passed away.
It appears as if Crowley was employed to advise various world leaders in England, Germany and Russia, - and perhaps even further afield in the realms of an occultist. It was also around this same period of time and without each other’s knowledge, [or so they say], he was simultaneously advising all three of those countries leaders, that was perhaps a contributory reason that gave cause for the worlds press to go on and brand him as being; “The wickedest man in the world, and; A man we’d love to hang”. You could say Crowley was a kind of triple - agent, as it was known he worked as a spy with a code name; The Beast-666.
It also appears as if on one hand he was advising Churchill, thus the British government as to what Adolf and his chums were getting up to. - Whilst on the other hand telling Hitler what a magick bloke he was, and what in his opinion Himmler and his jackboot boys should be conjuring-up in the sphere of occult that could perhaps help them overcome their enemies.
Richard B. Spence writes in his 2008 book; Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult; that Crowley could have been a lifelong agent for British Intelligence.
While this may have already been the case during his many travels to Tsarist Russia, Switzerland, Asia, Mexico and North Africa that had started in his student days, he could have been involved with this line of work during his life in America during the First World War, under a cover of being a German propaganda agent and a supporter of Irish independence
Crowley’s mission might have been to gather information about the German intelligence network, the Irish independent activists and produce unusually propaganda, aiming at compromising the German and Irish ideals. As an agent provocateur he could have played some role in provoking the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, thereby bringing the United States closer to active involvement in the war alongside the Allies. He also used German magazines; The Fatherland and The International as outlets for his other writings. The question of whether Crowley was a spy has always been subject to debate, but Spence uncovered a document from the US Army’s old Military Intelligence Division supporting Crowley’s own claim to having been a spy: Aleister Crowley was an employee of the British Government ... in this country on official business of which the British Consul, New York City has full cognisance. 
Spence writes: “Crowley the spy is approached by two nondescript men, already being a spy, he should have been used to this, but no, these men are from MI5 and he wasn’t expecting what was to come. They take him to London and descend into a military compound deep beneath the city streets. Codenames are exchanged, secrecy was sworn and ‘Operation Mistletoe’ begins”. 
This is one of many secret tunnels and subterranean “worlds”, that are throughout the capital and can be found deep underground at Highgate, Waterloo and Piccadilly stations etc., and that my own father who worked for the Department of Environment - [DoE] during 70’s, has been deep below the streets of London’s West-end, and that some go down three or more levels than the current overhead pavement level. In fact ancient and modern mines, shafts, tunnels and bunkers cover the whole of the UK, many used, many disused and many still top-secret.
Hitler is well known for his dabbling in the occult, as were several of his subordinates, including Rudolf Hess. Crowley is asked by MI5 to perform a complex occult ritual to shift the Nazi power off balance. The ritual took place in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, and for a full rundown and clearer insight of the story, read; The Secrets of Aleister Crowley by Amado Crowley, Crowley’s son, who claims as a teenager was there throughout this ritual.
He also claims very prominent members of society attended and participated in the ritual, among who were members of the royal family and the British government of the day, including the then Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and the James Bond 007 author Ian Fleming. We already know that the Queen Victoria accepted spiritualism as an everyday thing, and that the present Queen Elizabeth II cousin, the Duke of Kent is the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, and as of 2011 still is. At that in 2008 a branch of the Freemasons was formed by members of the Royal Household and the police officers who protect the Royal Family, calling it The Royal Household Lodge.
Ian Fleming's Grave at Sevenhampton
They were all dressed up in hooded robes blazoned with occult symbolism, and which has a meaning and significance to the event. The actual ritual is long and complex, and you can only imagine how visually awe-inspiring it must of been to see such famous faces among hundreds of British and Canadian soldiers, who too were part of this played out ritual, and who also dressed up in the same kind of robes and which they wore over the top of their military uniforms.
When a life size mannequin – an effigy of Rudolf Hess was dressed in Nazi uniform, and was seated on and tied to a throne-like chair.
Two crowds of troops and other prominent members of society moved in circles; one outer and one inner circle, one began to slowly move in the direction of the sun, whilst the other move against it, thus forming two spinning circles going in opposite directions, then with linked arms they fasten the pace of the spin and proceeded to go around faster and faster, and whilst doing so chanting out-loud.
Sylvan’s believe, that in a sense, “trees” represent humans, - and as above, so below, - humans breath in O2, and out Co2, whereas trees do the reverse. The outer part of the tree, is a tree, whilst the underneath [roots] are human, and that if this is so, the outer part of a human, is the human body, whereas underneath is the tree. Human sacrifice greatly enhances power to those who believe in the occult.
And it’s in the Sylvan tradition, among other magic circles and ritualistic practices, where ritual act of scourging is used to urge the dance circle to move round, faster and faster. - Scourging is a form of flagellation, as in being lashed with a cat o’ nine tails. In the bible it sates; Jesus knew that the soldiers were going to then whip him 39 times, with what is called the ‘cat of nine tails’.
The high Priest and Priestess would stand on the outer and inner border of the circle of the linked armed dancers, who would in turn flail-whip the participants with the cat o’ nine, to make them step in a more frenzied manner, so as to elevate the energy from within side the circle.  The circle is normally done so in skyclad tradition, [nude], and once the dance reaches its climax, the priestess would motion the dancers, who would then fall to the ground, and as they did so, she would then funnel the cone for its enhanced energy and power.
The “Ring a Ring o’ Roses” folksong and playground singing game comes to mind, and it was reported being sung to the current tune in the 1790’s. It can be found with various interpretations in America, Germany and England, whereas in the latter we believed it was connected to the Great Plague of London in 1665, or the earlier Black Death, and that the; “...we all fall down”, part of the song, meant you died, - though interpreters of the rhyme before World War II make no mention of this .
Though I believe there is a much older and pagan element to the tale, and connected to such rituals as I’m presently discussing, and with similar attributes to the “Maypole” dance and tradition which has its roots linked to The Tree of Life and Germanic paganism, as there is much speculation that the maypoles were in some way a continuation of a Germanic pagan tradition.
One theory holds that they were a remnant of the Germanic reverence for sacred trees, as there is evidence for various sacred trees and “wooden pillars” that were venerated by the pagans across much of Germanic Europe, including Thor’s Oak  [the Tories symbol is the Oak tree, and Hitler’s SS wore the Oak leave badge, on their collars] and the “Irminsul” a kind of pillar, an Old Saxon, “great/mighty pillar” or “arising pillar” [Masonic].
In the book: German History IV The Franks, it reads: "With a well-equipped armies of Charles drew 772 to Saxony and destroyed everything with fire and sword. He also destroyed the fortress Eresburg (at Niedermarsberg) with the Irminsulsäule. This column was a giant of a tree that was on the faith of the Saxons, the universe and therefore was worshiped as divine by them".
The oldest chronicle describing an Irminsul refers to it as a tree trunk erected in the open air.  The Irminsul is also referred to as the chief seat of power in Saxon religion. And Jacob Grimm, one half of the Brothers Grimm, states that “strong reasons” point to the actual location of the “Irminsul” as being approximately 15 miles away, in the Teutoburg Forest, and says that the original name for the region “Osning” may have meant “Holy Wood”. [Elohim/God[s]/ Holy Spirit] - and where “stars are made” today?
It was all timed with great precision by Crowley, using a combination of astrological, astronomy, and referring to the latitude and longitude degrees and measurements - each and every time the crowd came to a sudden stop, and faced inwards, - the runes stitched onto the robes then spelt a different set of messages aimed towards the mannequin of Rudolph Hess.
At the climax of the ceremony, the mannequin was then hoisted to the top of a church tower, doused in fuel and set alight, and then propelled and launched along a long cable in the precise direction of Germany. A squad of RAF men had to follow its track in fighter planes to quench any outburst it may cause, and it was acknowledge that the tops of some Canadian Redwoods and other like fir trees were set alight as the burning effigy of Hess skimmed along the tips of the trees in the night sky.
Sometime later, on the 11th May 1941, Crowley receives a phone call. The news he hears then breaks in the newspapers: Hitler’s Deputy Quits Reich - Rudolf Hess Flees to Britain. 
Rudolph Hess spent the rest of his life in prison. At the Nuremberg trials he tells the doctors why he had to come to Britain: “He had received spirit messages and the gods were demanding that he did something because he was the ‘Chosen One’, and only he alone could bring a new age of peace to the world”. He was conveniently diagnosed insane, and spared the death penalty.
Hess died in Spandau Prison, in what some claim as mysterious circumstances. - Rudolf Walter Richard Hess [26 April 1894 - 17 August 1987] was a prominent figure in Nazi Germany, acting as Adolf Hitler’s Deputy in the Nazi Party. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, but instead was arrested. He was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life in prison at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987. Hess’s attempt to negotiate peace and his subsequent lifelong imprisonment have given rise to many theories about his motivation for flying to Scotland in the first place, which on the surface looks as if he had no intention whatsoever in returning to Germany, otherwise why did he travel alone?
On the 27th - 28th September 2007, numerous British news services published descriptions of conflict between his Western and Soviet captors over his treatment and how the Soviet captors were steadfast in denying repeated entreaties for his release on humanitarian grounds during his last years. His son Wolf Rüdiger Hess claimed that his father was murdered, as on the 17th August 1987, Hess died while under “Four Power” imprisonment at Spandau Prison in West Berlin, at the age of 93. 
If he had been found dead, say in his sleep, or had fallen over, then the argument that he had been murdered could be shot-down and debunked, and especially so if someone was now going to try and raise the issue he had perhaps been poisoned, or pushed over or down a flight of stairs etc., but he didn’t die in any of those kind of ways, and due to the way he was found dead, obviously raises doubt as to what might of really took place. Now when you have reached that ripe old age of 93, one, you’re very lucky to have done so, if of course you view it that way, and two, as I’m sure once you had reach such landmark age, you’d be quite determined to reach the 100 year old mark, or as near to it as your lifespan permitted you to do so, - so as to be able to give your captors and critics, the proverbial middle finger, no matter how old, bent and crooked it was, it’s what you’d love to be able to achieve. However, he was found in a summer house in a garden located in a secure area of the prison, with an electrical cord wrapped around his neck. His death was ruled a suicide by self-asphyxiation, and was buried at Wunsiedel, in a Hess family grave plot.
Spandau Prison in 1951 - with traditional Masonic pillars and Royal Arch
Spandau Prison was then allegedly demolished to prevent it from becoming a shrine. At the time of his death, he was the last surviving member of Hitler’s cabinet, and Hess has become a figure of veneration among neo-Nazis. After Hess’s death, neo-Nazis from Germany and the rest of Europe gathered in Wunsiedel for a memorial march and similar demonstrations have taken place every year around the anniversary of his death. These gatherings were banned from 1991 to 2000 and neo-Nazis tried to assemble in other cities and countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark. Demonstrations in Wunsiedel were again legalised in 2001.
Over 5,000 neo-Nazis marched in 2003, with over 9,000 in 2004, marking some of the biggest Nazi demonstrations in Germany since 1945. After stricter German legislation regarding demonstrations by neo-Nazis was enacted in March 2005, the demonstrations were banned again, however over 6,000 neo-Nazis descended in Dresden for the annual march in 2009, though last year  the rain was so bad, the attendance was reported as being in its low hundreds, though I have a feeling it’s going to be much bigger this year, the next and the following, - despite it being banned.
Author Philip Heselton writes about in his books; Wiccan Roots:- Gerald Gardner and the Modern Witchcraft Revival and Gerald Gardner and The Cauldron of Inspiration. Gardner was close friends of fellow Freemason Crowley, and who met regularly with other people who too were into witchcraft. He and his wife lived in the New Forest region, where Gardner [portrayed on front cover of book below] was involved with the Fellowship of Crotona, an occult group of Co-Freemasons, a Masonic order established by Mrs. Besant Scott, daughter of the Theosophist Annie Besant of the Theosophical Society .
This group had established the first Rosicrucian theatre in England, which presented plays having occult themes. Members of the Fellowship of Crotona claimed to be hereditary Witches, whose family members had practiced the craft for centuries, and such practice had not been interrupted by the witch-hunts of the middle-ages and Renaissance period . This group met in the New Forest [no connection with Ashdown Forest], and just days before World War II began in 1939, Gardner was initiated into the coven by the high priestess Old Dorothy Clutterbuck, despite its suggestion, she was younger than the 55 year old Gardner, who had white wild candyfloss shaped hair and a grey goatee beard .
Dorothy Clutterbuck-1880-1951-was a wealthy Englishwoman and is perhaps the most elusive and secretive of the high priestesses and witches to have come to the forefront of the modern era of witchcraft. And very little was known about Old Dot, that for many years sceptics and historians had believed that she was a figment of Gardner’s imagination, who had invented her solely to justify his belief, that there was still the existence of practicing witches of the Witch-Craft.
And it wasn’t until after two years research and investigations, that in 1980, Doreen Valiente, who was also a pupil of Gardner’s, and the reason she seems to have wanted to clear this matter of uncertainty up, was able to prove through birth and death records that Old Dorothy was indeed a real person through church records held at India House, London. Doreen has been able to establish Dorothy’s parents, and a record of Dorothy’s birth. It revealed that in India where Capt. Thomas St Quintin Clutterbuck, aged 38, married Ellen Anne Morgan aged 20, at Lahore, India, in 1877. Three years later they had a child and young Dorothy was born in Bengal, India on the 19th January 1880. 
She baptised in the church of St Paul’s, Umbala, on the 21st February 1880, and it appears she came to England following the death of her father. She was a practising Christian, and never publicly identified herself as a witch, and appears like most Freemasons do, to have been an outwardly respectable member of the local community, and a supporter of the Conservative party. One scandal attached to her, was an allegation that Rupert Fordham a local JP and high ranking officer in the Salvation Army, who was already married to a mentally ill woman, whilst still with Old Dot, who took on his name, though the two were not legally married. Fordham died in May 1939 in a car accident, and Clutterbuck had reverted to her maiden name by the time of her death.
Valiente also went on to interpret Gardner’s statements which implied that Old Dorothy had personally initiated him into the coven, though later authors such as Philip Heselton and Eleanor Bone, claim that his initiator was in fact his true magical partner Edith Woodford-Grimes, and to this day it hasn’t been proved one way or the other. 
The coven, including Gardner, joined with other witches in southern England on the 31st July 1940 on Lummas [Lammas] Eve, normally regarded as a Harvest Festival, to perform a ritual to prevent Hitler’s forces from invading England. It is claimed, that the oldest and frailest members of the coven gave themselves up as a voluntary human sacrifices and five members died as a result, - they intentionally left off the flying ointment used to keep their sky-clad/naked bodies warm on cold nights, and so that they might die of exposure instead. It is said Gardner himself, felt his health had been adversely affected following this particular ritual.
Lammas Eve or Oidche Lugnasa is the festival celebrated on this night in honor of the sun god Lugh. His yearly sacrifice at the end of the harvest ensured the fertility of the corn and grain for the next growing season. An old August Eve tradition practiced by rural Scots is predicting the following year's marriages and deaths by throwing sickles into the air and drawing omens from the position in which they fall.
Human sacrifice is thousands of years old and its practice, if you can excuse the pun, has never died out, and if you think it no longer happens in 2011, as it did in 2001, then you’re even a bigger fool than you thought you were in the first place.
Human sacrifice, as depicted in ancient Greek pottery
Human sacrifice can take on a whole array of situations and circumstances, war being a classic, it’s purely done to enhance the power to the believer of the occult, - and as I’ve said before, - is the reason I believe the wooded area and the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania was chosen for Flight 93 on 9/11 - 2001, to have appeared to have crashed there, as opposed to it being shot down, blown-up and part-vaporised-thus helping to dispose of a lot telltale evidence.
Then in the New Forest a Great Circle was created, and a cone of power raised and sent across the Channel Sea with the telepathic message: “You cannot cross. You cannot come. You cannot come.” - A similar rite was allegedly performed by old-time witches to stop the French, and earlier the Spanish Armada. Not everyone accepts this story as fact. One Gardnerian High Priestess dismissed it as one of Gerald’s fairy tales, though Old Dorothy turned out to be true. Cecil Williamson  claims that Gardner based it on the already covered wartime Operation Mistletoe ritual  in the Ashdown Forest.
Again debunkers may try and dismiss certain claims and details I have covered here, but remember we are dealing with sensitive information about secret societies, fraternities, groups, fellowships and other organisations in general, all who are renowned for their oath taking and initiations rites, that are deeply ingrained within in loyal member’s makeup, as their minds have been branded, which has gone straight to the psyche of who they think they really are, and what they truly believe in. And this is how such secrecy and loyalty is maintained, and the reasons there is this unwillingness to reveal information about themselves, their covens, fraternities, clubs and organisations etc., and whereas on the rare occasions they may choose to do so, it’s normally done in order to help create misinformation, that leads onto disinformation and red-herrings being placed in front of the inquisitor, which thus causes even more of a confusion and cries of conspiracy theories are more likely to be made. I decided to include the above-said; Gardner-New Forest ritual, so as not to confuse the reader with the actual Crowley - Operation Mistletoe, Ashdown Forest ritual, - and again if in doubt, shout it out, and do your own further research on these matters.
Freemasonry can be generally separated into two time periods: before and after the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717. Before this time, the facts and origins of Freemasonry are not absolutely known and are therefore frequently explained by theories or legends. After the formation of the Grand Lodge of England, the history of Freemasonry  is extremely well-documented and can be traced through the creation of hundreds of Grand Lodges that spread rapidly throughout the world. The Illuminati, [Plural of Latin Illuminatus, - enlightened.] is a name that refers to several groups, both historical and modern, and both real and fictitious. Historically, it refers specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment era secret society founded on May 1, 1776, by Johann Adam Weishaupt [1748-1830], who was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of Illuminati, a secret society with origins in Bavaria] 
The Masonic/Illuminati world is a complex as the universe itself, so I go into much more detail about this world throughout the book that should help the novice be able to get a wider understanding into how multifaceted, intricate and difficult this whole subject is. There are thousands of Masonic/Iluminati groups. - Old Orders, New Orders, breakaway Orders, Second or Third Orders and Splinter Orders among an array of other kinds of fraternities and organisations spanning the globe. And it is because of these reasons it can be quite complicated for me to easily explain, and for you to simply understand when I am perhaps talking about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, aka as simply the Golden Dawn of England, or the Golden Dawn of Germany etc., as I simply don’t have the room to fully satisfy the stickler-to-details, or the purist on this subject within this book.
So I hope you can perhaps understand, by bearing in mind what I’ve just said, and accept my non-preciseness of certain information and details, and especially so in other sections of the book that isn’t necessarily dedicated to that particular subject in the specific part you’re reading, but whereas I have just included it as part of an overall picture, and will, and do go into more precise details in other chapters that are perhaps actually dedicated to that precise subject. – I say this because at certain times I may well be explaining something, and to the knowing reader of a specific topic they might stop and think; “Hold up, this isn’t right, blah, blah, blah...” As for example in the forthcoming text, I state that many leading Nazis’, were members of the Order of the Golden Dawn of Germany, whereas the stickler of facts, even though they could well be wrong, may well say: “But this is incorrect as Hitler banned Freemasonry, so I find it unlikely many leaders of the Nazi’s were Freemasons or alike, as on Hitler’s rise to power, all ten Grand Lodges of Germany were dissolved, and many prominent dignitaries and members of the Order were sent to concentration camps. The lodges were looted and much of what was taken was then exhibited in an Anti-Masonic Exposition  to provide some background information and inform the German people about the Masonic influence within their country and was inaugurated in 1937 by Herr Dr. Joseph Goebbels in Munich, blah, blah, blah...”
And yes, it’s true Hitler did ban Freemasonry, but he also loved everything about it, he was after all funded and pushed forward to become what he became with the help of the Illuminati, as believe me, without such help, he wouldn’t have been able to do so, nor would have Mussolini. In one of his famous speeches he threatens and vow’s to crush and drive out of Germany “all” the other then 30 odd political parties in opposition at that time, including Freemasonry and the Church, as he was simply wanting to eradicate any form of opposition. “Their [the Freemasons] hierarchical organisation and the initiation through symbolic rites, that is to say without bothering the brains but by working on the imagination through magic and the symbols of a cult - all this is the dangerous element and the element I have taken over. Don’t you see that our party must be of this character? ...An Order, - that is what it has to be - an Order, the hierarchical Order of a secular priesthood.” - Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf.
And many seem to overlook the fact that the planning of the Second World War, started when Hitler joined an occult secret society called the Thule Society in 1919. It was in this group, - that is as close to Freemasonry as you can possibly expect to get, and something similar to the Order of Demolay, [whom I explain about further on], and it was at the Thule Society where he found his beliefs, that were later to lead him in his control of the German government. In the Thule Society: ... the Sun played a prime role... as a sacred symbol of the Aryans, in contrast to... the moon, revered by the Semitic peoples.
Hitler saw in the Jewish people, with their black hair and swarthy complexions, the dark side of the human species, whilst the blond and blue-eyed Aryans constituted the light side of humanity. Hitler undertook to completely remove from the material world its impure elements. - In addition to Sun [or light] worship, the Thule Society also practiced Satan worship: The inner-core within the Thule Society, were all Satanists who practiced Black Magic.
The Thule Society was not a working-man’s group, as it included amongst its members: Judges, police-chiefs, barristers, lawyers, university professors and lecturers, aristocratic families, leading industrialists, surgeons, physicians, scientists, as well as a host of rich and influential middle classes, - sounding familiar? - Membership of the Thule Society became the foundation of the Nazi Party: it’s Committee and the forty original members of the New German Worker’s Party were all drawn from the Thule Society. 
So as I’ve explained, I can’t keep defending, or constantly supplying all the information all the time, but will and shall do so at the appropriate time and place within the book the best I can.
William Wynn Westcott [1848-1925] was a coroner, ceremonial magician and a Freemason, born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England.  Was a Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia [S.R.I.A] and went on to co-found the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn [HOGD] with Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and William Robert Woodman in 1887, using the motto V.H. Frater Sapere Aude [Magica motto, Frater = Men, Dare to know]. - Around this time, he was also active in the Theosophical Society. In 1896, he abandoned public involvement with the HOGD due to pressure regarding his job as a Crown Coroner, with which it was seen as an ‘unseemly association’, and I’d wish that was pointed out in the Ian Tomlinson Inquiry. He continued to head the S.R.I.A. and later was involved with the HOGD breakaway Stella Matutina [Morning Star, i.e. Venus, also referred to as Lucifer]. The Stella Matutina was an initiatory magical order dedicated to the dissemination of the traditional teachings of the earlier HOGD.
In 1897 Westcott was replaced as head [of the London lodge] of HOGD by a woman, Florence Farr. Crowley too joined the English Golden Dawn in 1898, though was expelled some afterwards, as many members viewed him as a fool, as to claim association with the 666 Beast of Revelation 13, whereas they preferred to keep their association with such things secret . After Crowley’s expulsion from the Golden Dawn, the organisation was ruined by scandals; it splintered and for all practical purposes became ineffective with the publicity of its secret rituals and activities. But through all this, an Anglo-German,  Theodor Reuss [1855-1923] was an Anglo-German tantric occultist, anarchist, police spy, journalist, singer, and promoter of Women’s Liberation; and the successor to Carl Kellner as head of Ordo Templi Orientis. Reuss attempted to gather up an assortment of Illuminati groups, including Golden Dawn and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, which he then united under the name, Ordo Templi Orientis [OTO].
Reuss had also been a member of the SRIA [i.e. as was the Golden Dawn’s founder, Westcott]. Westcott had claimed the Golden Dawn of Germany to have accepted a rarity in Freemasonry - that was the inclusion of both men and women as members. Reuss also admitted men and women in OTO. Apparently, then, OTO was intended as an extension of the German branch of Golden Dawn, but in any case was emphatically an extension of the British branch. Indeed, OTO should be viewed as the fixer-upper of the fallen and ailing Golden Dawn.
So with this in mind, it’s said the reason and logic behind the Operation Mistletoe, Ashdown Forest rituals, had something to do with the fact that many leading Nazis were members of the occult secret society the Order of the Golden Dawn of Germany. Occultism was the driving force behind many of the Nazi Party’s organisations. The SS were brainwashed and indoctrinated using occult ceremonies. Two German SS officers, codenamed: Kestrel and Sea Eagle were contacted through the Romanian Mission in London. They attended the rituals in Ashdown Forest, and no doubt reported back to Rudolf Hess that the Order of the Golden Dawn was alive and kicking amongst prominent members of British society, and that they were waiting to take power once peace was established. Hess was convinced that his plan to bring peace with Britain could lead to greater things. Perhaps even Britain joining Germany in Hitler’s Armageddon-like struggle against Soviet Russia.
However, it was believed it was unlikely Hess would be convinced by just Astrology, the occult, and correspondence through Albrecht Haushofer [adviser to Hess] alone. Hess would need more substantial proof concerning the Peace Party in the UK. So a major plot was hatched by British Intelligence SO1’s contacts in the banking and commercial world, whom ex-banker Fleming had many contacts, to fool perhaps Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the Abwehr [German Intelligence], and Hess, a lover all things English such the “Saxe-Coburg Gotha” family no doubt, and believer in astrology and the occult, whose connections with Britain were through the pro-British Albrecht Haushofer family who were German decent Royal Family, thus as close to our own Royal Family as you could get, - that by Hess defecting to the UK, he could help bring about the end of the war. 
It’s a very simple but effective plan that I haven’t the room to explain more fully here, and mentioned it mainly due to the Operation Mistletoe connection. SO1; was the Special Operations 1 unit who’s staff formed part of the Political Warfare Executive [SO1/PWE] and was a British clandestine body created to produce and disseminate both white and black propaganda, with the aim of damaging enemy morale and sustaining the morale of the ‘occupied countries’ . The Executive was formed in August 1941, reporting to the Foreign Office. In March 1940 Peter Fleming, the brother of Ian Fleming lay in bed ill. There he wrote a book called Flying Visit.  The book was a “What If”, fictional account. It asked: “What if the Fuhrer flew to Britain and made peace?” And who else was better placed than Ian Fleming's own brother, and perhaps it formed the basis of one of the greatest sting operations ever carried out, and again you only have to look at such other operations Ian Fleming was the mastermind behind, such Operation Ruthless, Operation Mincemeat and Operation Northwoods to understand these kinds of plans are anything but far-fetched.
I would like to point out, that in my humble opinion, and of what I have read and researched, Hess would very likely have known exactly what he was doing, and the reason as to why he travelled alone to Scotland in the first place. However it appears like most historical facts, that historian and commentators have constructed a good cover story and narrative of the Hess flight drawing together many interesting parallels and threads by portraying him as the unwitting victim of British psychological warfare, as opposed to being fully aware as to what was going on, and working in direct collusion and alongside his fellow Freemasons across the waters from Germany.
On the 10th April 2010, its been alleged a passenger airplane crashed due to “foggy bad weather” conditions in Smolensk, Russia, killing the Polish president Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, their chief of the president’s chancellery, chief of the National Security Office; Slawomir Skrzypek the National Bank of Poland chairman, the deputy speaker of the lower house, the Foreign Ministry’s undersecretary of state, deputy minister of national defence and Przemyslaw Gosiewski the Law and Justice party deputy chair and many more top officials, - where in total all 96 passengers were killed. The fact that so many top officials were all on the same plane is itself suspect, and goes without saying when so many officials are all together like that, then you wouldn’t be wrong thinking so kind of tragedy was being planned. It’s been alleged the dark forces of Russia was in some way involved in the crash, as oddly enough Kaczynski and his officials were visiting Smolensk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ‘Katyn massacre’, which took place in forests outside the town. The massacre of Polish officers by Russian ‘secret police’ was one of the most notorious incidents of WWII, and has long been a source of bitter tension between the governments of Poland and Russia.
You may wonder what the above mentioned air crash has to do with what I’m saying, - and nothing really other than the way it crashed, and what again seems to always look like a coincidence of events, in the oddest of situations. And here’s some food for thought, - in which many believe that the “real” Rudolf Hess didn’t actually appear in Nuremberg, and that a double was used instead. Hess: A Tale of Two Murders is a book by Hugh Thomas who covers this argument. – Winston Churchill said: “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” It’s always been alleged Prince George [the Duke of Kent] was killed on 25th August 1942 when the Short Sunderland flying boat in which he was a passenger, crashed due to “foggy bad weather” into a hillside near Dunbeath, Caithness. 
It’s also been alleged that Britain’s intelligence service and with the knowledge of Churchill assassinated the Duke of Kent by using a similar scenario to him kill off, as they got wind he was on the verge of a private peace-pact with Germany, and had it gone through, Churchill would have humiliatingly been ousted from power. Investigative journalist Frank Nancarrow said Rudolph Hess was on this ‘same flight’, and that the man in Spandau prison, was the imposter Hugh Thomas was referring to in his book, as do authors Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior where in their books: Double Standards: The Rudolf Hess Cover-up and War of the Windsor’s, also claim that the Duke of Kent’s plane stopped to pick up Hess.
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Sources can be found in Part III
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