Sherwood Kent Bain’s Theatre of the Absurd: Part III of The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual

I have read the entire book called The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual. I had planned to comment on Section Two:  The Producers, but it was a fluff piece: a  conglomeration of images of the Statue of Liberty, the dog star Sirius, dates which probably have occult significance but were not thoroughly examined by the author, and footnotes taken from the internet for which the author did not bother to read the original source.

An example of the latter is the reference to James Shelby Downard’s argument that “a Sirius cult exists today at the highest levels of US military intelligence…etc.” Now that is a juicy carrot which you would think a donkey would take a nip at.  But rather than reading the context of this comment in the essay, Sorcery, Sex, Assassination, and the Science of Symbolism, the author quotes from  And then our author has the nerve to tell his readers to Google this or that, because he apparently feels too lazy to research the source materials himself.  Somehow all of his yawning, makes me feel too tired to give his words any more  serious consideration.

When it comes to important historical dates affecting the United States, such as July 4, 1776,  Bain fails to even mention that our Independence Day fell on the 17th of Tammuz, linking it to the Jewish calendar. Now that is an interesting fact.   He also fails to convince the reader of the calendar links between the timing of the rising of Sirius and 9/11. And if one proceeds to read the last half of his book which was predictive fiction about 2012 which never came to pass, it is an embarrassing testament of his lack of knowledge of occult planning.

So let us look at four reader comments on which comment on some of these issues.   The first three pertain to the Most Dangerous Book…9/11 as Mass Ritual.    The last comment was made in connection to S. K. Bain’s pen name,  Sherwood Kent, and his most recent book Most Dangerous:  A True Story. 

The first comment is by A. C. Weisbecker of He provides a link to this video which he made called Walter Interview: 9/11, the Media, and Georgie O.  I found his comment on the book on 9/11 as Mass Ritual interesting in that he gave it a five star rating while at the same time sarcastically headlining it Valuable Work from a Shill. By this tricksterism, he is now the most read commenter on this particular book.The second comment is by James Caldwell, and he gave this book 2 stars.  He remarks on the predictive fiction which is the last half of the book, which failed to come to pass.

The third comment is by Benjamin R. Garrison, and he gives this book a 1 star, stating his reasons very succinctly.

The 4th and most curious comment is from Michael A. Hoffman, II author of Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare, who is extensively quoted in The Most Dangerous Book in the World:9/11 as Mass Ritual. 

His comment, however, is found under S. K. Bain’s book where he uses the pen name Sherwood Kent to write Most Dangerous: A True Story. Hoffman gives him a 5 star rating. 

Since I have not read Most Dangerous:  A True Story, but I have read several reviews of James Shelby Downard’s peculiar tale called Carnivals of Life and Death, to which this book was compared, I am not sure that Hoffman’s statement that had “Downard had had a son, he would have been S. Kent Bain” should be considered a compliment.


Pay No Attention To That Little Gray Alien Behind The Curtain: Part II of a Book Review of The Most Dangerous Book In The World: 9/11 As Mass Ritual

Section One-“The Production has ten chapters, or shall we say,  ten emanations from the Sephirot of  S. K. Bain, covering 64 pages, which includes 12 full page images, 34 notes of acknowledged sources, numerous small filler images which are not sourced, sarcastic asides, irrelevancies, and a shallow analysis of occult numerology.   The author has scripted these chapters into Six Acts of a 9/11 theatrical production, stopping every so often to interpret the numerals of the airplane flights and other images of the 9/11 events, in accordance with the writings of  Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey.  I have to wonder why this book is called The Most Dangerous Book In The World when it is nothing more than a compilation of loosely related occult “facts”.

So explain to me why someone would persecute Kent Bain?

After this book was published Bain made some claims which were rather dramatic as shown in these screenshots taken from  The first comment was made by the author, S. K. (Kent) Bain, in response to a negative book review he had received.  The second screenshot regards the “true story” of his persecution complex.

Diversionary Tactics to Avoid Unmasking The Real High Priest of 9/11

To continue on with my review, Bain declared in Chapter Four The Pet Goat that on the morning of September 11, 2001,  President George W. Bush was acting as a High Priest.  While High Priests often are middle men and reconcilers, in the Old Testament they were also Judges and Guardians who militarily protected the Temple.  In contrast to that active role, George Bush sat there passively as any bloated Baphomet, neutered, as the Twin Towers were undergoing attack, giving  the clear message that the Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States had been rendered impotent to act in any capacity.

So the question is, what does the profile look like of the actual person who was the Great Magickal Operator of 9/11? Surely Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey have not returned from the dead!  In this book we are pointed to  clues such as The Church of Satan, or the Skull and Bones Brotherhood.. but nothing stands out in this lineup which would narrow the field of our search.

Surely, we must look for a black magician who has undertaken numerous magickal operations that were dangerous risks; and having escaped the potential blow back, received more power and authority. That would rule the juvenile personality of George W. Bush out, for he held his place of power only due to his family heritage, where he served as the weak front man.

Bain’s simplistic approach to his thesis is unconvincing, because the events of September 11 were anything but simplistic.  When one begins to consider the complexity of knowledge, and the authoritative structure  that was  required to accomplish the military objectives of the 9/11 attack, it also stands to reason that any Satanic prayer rituals that were conducted to bring about the success of this operation would have been undertaken by very serious Kabbalistic high priests who understood the dangers involved.

One of the most popular misconceptions of numerology is that all numbers are to be reduced to their essence in order to analyze them.  The practice of adding the individual digits together until one number prevails  actually veils the true identity of higher numbers.  It is as if a policeman who has caught a thief red-handed, decides to put out an APB describing a subject at large who is a male. Genuine justice requires evidence and proof that can be tied to the actual persons who committed the crime.  One does not take a fact and generalize it to the point that it is of no use; rather one takes evidence and tries to reduce it down to the smallest details that proves who the perpetrator is.

Even in the world of simplistic reasoning,  S. K. Bain misses interesting facts.  He ties flight 93 to the number of Thelema in connection with Aleister Crowley, yet he overlooks the fact that 93 is also the number of the country Afghanistan, which is where 9/11 took us. Bain finds the name Crowley in connection with 9/11 stories, but the connection is  irrelevant to his thesis. His entire chapter on the Korean Airlines flight 85 that was diverted to the Whitehorse Airport in Canada is worthless, in that he is unable to prove that “85” has any relevance to 9/11 as Mass Ritual.

The Author Gives His Readers The Silent Treatment

I am duly annoyed with the laziness of this author who continually places the reader in the position of having to search the internet to identify the source material and images which fill this book.  For example, I wondered what the name of the Tarot Deck of cards is, that he reproduced to illustrate full pages of his book.

The mystery deck turns out to be those from  Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot Deck,  illustrated by Frieda Harris.  There are notable differences in how some of these Thoth Tarot cards are named and illustrated,  when compared against a traditional tarot deck such as Raider-White.

Tarot illustrations are meant to be instructive and insightful, so why does our “21st Century Kabbalist” author not explain to his readers the implications of these alternate meanings? Since Bain has introduced both these tower cards into his book,  what does he think the differences in interpretation mean in connection with the Twin Towers?









Another form of Silent Treatment to which the reader runs into is revealed by an example in  Chapter One of a photo called “Falling Man”,  which became a  source of controversy in 2001.  Our author says nothing about this at all, and uses an image without any words attached,  but the pose in this particular frame is identical to Tarot Card 12, which some decks refer to as “The Hanged Man”, representing  “Sacrifice”. 





Some of the most interesting words in this book are the quotations of writers other than S. K. Bain which set the theme at the beginning of most chapters.   Michael A. Hoffman II is used five times in Section One; while Stephen Knight, Manly P. Hall, and the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz are each quoted once.  The  banal quote from President George W.  Bush should have been avoided altogether.

Whirlwinds as Effectual Satanic Prayer

A good theme setting quotation which Bain used for Chapter 2, is that of Manly P. Hall’s declaration from his Lectures on Ancient Philosophy.  His statement says, Symbols are oracular forms- mysterious patterns creating vortices in the substances of the invisible world.  They are centers of a mighty force, figures pregnant with an awful power, which, when properly fashioned, loose fiery whirlwinds upon the earth.

Now this is an interesting starting point, especially if you are like me and do not see into the invisible realm of our world.  Occultists who walk by sight and “see as gods”, report that magical operations produce forces which appear as whirlwinds.  This capacity of sight goes back to the fall of Eve, and then Adam, in Genesis 3, when the Serpent in the Garden of Eden asked, “Ye hath God said….?….Ye shall not surely die:  for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

In the Introduction to Mouni Sadhu’s The Tarot, a statement similar to Manley P. Hall’s quotation above can be found.  Sadhu states that tourbillons or vortexes “are astral creations of force which are the bases of all astro-mental realizations.  Tradition ascribes the funnel like forms to them.  Knowledge of the laws ruling over the tourbillons and their construction, is one of the foremost principles of magic.  Although it CANNOT be given in open language to the public at large, it has been sufficiently described for initiates in this course, under the veil of Kabbalistic structures. The most guarded secrets of Hermetic magic are:  finding the point of support for the tourbillon on the physical plane, and the formula of transition from the astral to the physical world.”

This passage was something I had pondered long ago when comparing the prayer of  a Satanist which takes the form of ritual acts directed towards gaining power and authority from demonic entities, versus the prayer of a Christian who through faith, humbly asks the Lord Jesus Christ to grant a request. When Job was in despair and trying to understand the hidden reasons of God concerning his personal calamity, the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind.

S. K. Bain does not seem to understand all that much about occult thinking, much less what has been written in the Bible on the very same subject.  Because occult thinking covets the power and authority of God, and “covetousness is idolatry”, James 4:3, in speaking of answers to prayers, tersely reprimands, Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Bain fails to inquire as to whether 9/11 as a Mass Ritual could ever become an effectual Satanic prayer, and if so, WHY?  Aleister Crowley’s Thelema and Anton LaVey’s the Church of Satan are both based on sexual /left hand path magick; therefore, how do they overcome the reality that a holy God stands against them as their great Adversary?  We see in the Old Testament that the Angel of the LORD stood in the path with sword drawn because Balaam’s ways were perverse.

Back on July 17, 2011 when I wrote my first post on Meroz under my Starlit Gardens blog, I entitled it Eminent Domain based on the Mouni Sadhu statement shown in bold print above, where the sorcerer is seeking to find the point of support for the tourbillon on the physical plane My first sentence referenced the day in January 1985 when I ascended World Trade Tower One for a business lunch. I stood there that day 106 stories up, looking out the windows at the view, oblivious to the future day when those who stood where I stood, became sacrificial victims.   I was thankful to descend again to less elevated floors where it seemed that natural and heavenly laws were more respected.

And then in 2011 I came across a book in the Lampasas, Texas Library called City in the Sky:  the Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center, by James Glanz and Eric Lipton,  published in 2003. After September 11,  2001, I had wondered who was the “behind the scenes” Supreme Architect of the Twin Towers. I am not referencing here the named architects who designed these structures and oversaw their construction.  It would seem that their intent was to design a viable building that would endure over time. I am speaking here of an invisible entity who would have an interest in historical timelines and occult structures.   Had these towers been given the name Cherem, a Hebrew word for something appointed to utter destruction from their very conception?

This unknown, invisible Supreme Architect and Master of the Numbers,  I called Meroz, because of his lack of loyalty to God, for his overriding characteristic is that  he “came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty”.

Now there came a point in real history when the Port Authority in New York City needed a place to build the foundation of their vision, but there was one problem.  The merchants of Radio Row owned the land, and they had no desire to sell and to move their businesses elsewhere, and so they resisted.

In fact, the Appellate Court sided with these merchants in a 3-2 decision, finding that the legislation authorizing the World Trade Center did not constitute a valid public purpose, and therefore was unconstitutional.  Therefore, the Port Authority employed a more clever lawyer, and countered in the Court of Appeals in Albany.  They argued that “the World Trade Center was a public purpose because it would ensure that the city remained a leader in international trade and would help create a new era of greatness for the Port of New York.”  The Court gave the Port Authority the victory in a 6-1 decision.

Eminent Domain.  Remember that phrase when you consider someone’s vision to build something on land  where the transfer of ownership has to be forced by legal power against the will of  small landholders.  Such acts have their inherent dangers when it comes to attempting to master whirlwinds, as noted in Jeremiah 23:19, Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind:  it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.   We may yet see justice done with regard to those who were sacrificed for the sake of illegitimate power.

September 11, 2001 was a day set apart from all other days. The degree of precision of three controlled demolitions, the physical manifestations of someone’s I Will,  were of such perfection that the world is still astonished years later when they regard the free fall of three skyscrapers which had been engineered to withstand catastrophic events.   There is something about the fall of these three towers that brings to remembrance Daniel 7:24, And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise, and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

If there was a Magician, a Magickal Operator of these events, surely he attempted to tap into the power of the words of God. For example, how about Revelation 9:1 describing the key of the fifth angel who held the key of the bottomless pit? Getting back to S. K. Bain’s book, on page 74, a full page black and white print of an artists’ rendering shows an angel with a key.  The author does not name the artist, so once again I must resort to looking it up myself on the internet.  Oh here it is. The artist is Albrecht Durer and his work of art is called The Angel with the key to the Bottomless Pit.And then there is the obvious scripture,  Revelation 9:11, which brings to remembrance the ugly pit of destruction of the twin towers, where molten metal reportedly flowed for weeks like a scene from the Abyss.  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

In Section One-The Production, Bain continually links the Satanism of Aleister Crowley to the numerical symbology of the flights 11, 175, 77, 93, and 85.  “85?” you ask? Well as I previously commented that was the worst written chapter in Section One where he notes that Korean Airlines flight 85 was diverted to Whitehorse Airport in the Yukon. Bain fails to observe that the ICAO code for the airport totals 77, and oddly, says in their write up of this airport that their World Area Code is 911, when a 911 World Area Code does not even exist.

Chapter Nine on WTC 7 as the Trapezoidal Proof of the 47th Problem of Euclid

Chapter Nine is called Kansas? by author S. K. Bain.  I guess the ? is to suggest that he is clueless what to name this chapter.  Perhaps it was for no other reason than to be able to quote the scarecrow in the wizard of Oz, who upon receiving a diploma, “proving”  he had a brain, recites the Pythagorean theorem.  We must note that the author states that the scarecrow gives us a mangled version of the 47th Problem of Euclid.  Bain also offers us the same.

Bain has chosen to highlight  Act Six: World Trade Center 7 in the ninth chapter, and he first begins by describing the New York Emergency Operations Center which had been located on the 23rd floor. This operation had to be relocated once a genuine emergency arose, therefore nullifying the authority of this government agency.

What is important in this chapter is the interpretation which Bain gives to the WTC 7 structure.  He entitles a subsection, Salomon’s Temple, and immediately leads us astray.  He begins, “Completed in 1987 and constructed with a trapezoidal design, the 47-story World Trade Center 7, situated directly beside the Twin Towers, was known as the Salomon Brothers building.  Recalling from Chapter Three that the Twin Towers represented the Two Pillars of Freemasonry, Jachin and Boaz, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn (if you didn’t already know) that according to tradition these pillars were located on the porch of, you betcha, King Solomon’s Temple.”

First,  in accordance with the diagram provided by the author on page 69, it is clear that WTC 7 was not “situated directly beside the Twin Towers”.  Clearly, WTC 6 stood between WTC 7 and WTC 1, and behind and off to one side was WTC 2. The building was not referred to as the Salomon Building until later in 1988 when the firm cancelled their plans to build at another location, and decided to enter into a 20 year lease with Silverstein Properties who owned the building.  It is interesting that Silverstein was  leasing the land from the Port Authority, rather than owning it outright.  Extensive renovations were done by Salomon using their own money so that they could occupy nearly half of WTC 7, thus later on this building was referred to as the Salomon Building.  There is no indication that there was a direct intention when constructing this building to liken it to King Solomon’s Temple.

The placement of the  pillars Jachin (He will establish) on the right, and Boaz (Strength) on the left of the porch of King Solomon’s Temple is not reflected in this 2001 diagram of the layout of  World Trade Center Complex, which Bain also employed in his book.

WTC complex layout in 2001

S. K. Bain asserts on page 71, that “According to the Bible, the Lord gave King David very exact measurements and specifications for Solomon’s Temple, an idea that must have struck the fancy of those responsible for the design of WTC 7, because the building was a deceptively-simple yet powerful modern occult-Masonic construct.  Its trapezoidal shape and 47 stories were an architectural embodiment of the 47th Problem of Euclid, more widely known as the Pythagorean Theorem.”  He then tells us that one of the proofs of interest “was published by future-U. S. President and Mason James A. Garfield, and instead of using the customary square it utilized a trapezoid.”

S. K. Bain  displays ignorance of the 47th Problem of Euclid, and does not prove that the trapezoidal footprint of WTC 7 matches the specifications of the 3:4:5 relationship addressed by this math/esoteric problem.  He is unable to distinguish between the mathematical issues of the Pythagorean Theorem and that of the 47th Problem of Euclid, thus misapplying the veiled interpretation of the 3:4:5 ratio which alone represents the Male, Female, Offspring aspects of the Trinity.

For those interested in proofs, Garfield presented a proof that involved a trapezoid drawing of the general equation of the Pythagorean Theorem. I do not see where Garfield used his two base triangles to represent only the the sacred geometry of the 3:4:5 relationship, which the 47th Problem of Euclid exemplifies. And the third triangle necessary to his proof involves an isosceles triangle of equal length, therefore all his proof required was that he show that it had a 90 degree angle in accordance with the general Pythagorian theorem.

Now here is a photo of the roof line of the WTC 7 building showing an imperfect trapezoidal shape.  The approximate dimensions are 329 x 149.723 x 247 x 149.723 in feet. You will find that some sites describe a 144 feet depth measure from front to back, rather than the length of the slanted sides.  S. K. Bain does not even attempt to address whether this trapezoid fits the Garfield proof in the singular case where the 3:4:5 ratios of the 47th Problem of Euclid would be relevant. website has an article written by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT,32 degrees, called The 47th Problem of Euclid-The Veil Lifted.  It is extremely well written in that it is highly detailed, yet understandable by anyone with a high school diploma. The author shows the differences between the general mathematics of the Pythagorean Theorem and the specific case of the 3:4:5 relationship, which is the basis for the esoteric interpretation upon which the Male-Female -Offspring/ Trinity depends.  Also of interest is how Burkle shows that the basic theorem also reflects 3 magic squares which represent Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.  And of course on September 11, 2001, which was a Tuesday, the day represented by Mars, the War God,  the Pentagon housing the U. S. War Department also had a flying object strike the building.

Now here is an interesting thing I observe, which Bain ignores, in regard to the esoteric interpretation of the 47th Problem of Euclid as representing male-female-offspring. The tarot card which exemplifies this is Number 7, which is also the number of the WTC building we are discussing. Bain makes the association between this building and the male-female-offspring esoteric symbolism, yet he does not carry this over to the Tarot, which he had leaned on for prior illustrations.

Tarot Card 7 is called The Conqueror, or the Chariot of Hermes. Mouni Sadhu in his book The Tarot says, “Most of the authors who have expounded the Tarot have used a similar construction.  Husband (1) fecundates the wife (2) resulting in the birth of the child (3) which, being fed and nursed physically and astrally (4) attains sufficient authority (4) to manifest itself on the astral plane (5) in the name of the whole family; but there meets with the dilemma of good and evil (6), chooses the GOOD and gains the victory (7).  The corresponding astrological sign is “Gemini” or the “Twins”  The hieroglyph is an arrow in direct flight, and means that once released, the arrow by its regular movement, scores a direct hit on the target…The four columns on the chariot represent the Hermetic virtues, TO DARE, TO BE SILENT, TO KNOW and TO TRY.”

What is interesting is that WTC 7 housed an emergency command center, a center of authority representing a Conqueror.  The nearby Twin Towers represent the astrological sign of Gemini, or the Twins, and the arrow which is represented by the tarot card may have some link to the arrow of flight 93, which somehow ended up being confounded in its mission.  The Conqueror in fact moved to another location, and this building fell as did the Twin Towers.  Probably this was a sign that an old order of authority was being replaced by a new order.

My thoughts on this old to new order comes from what S. K. Bain implies in the second half of his book when he predicted that Christmas 2012 would bring in another 9/11 event to cause a New Aeon to begin. In that prediction he uses the Phoenix symbolism.  Both this idea of a new aeon and of a Phoenix arising from the ashes,  plays heavily in the life of a well known, but retired, Satanist known for his deep involvement in military Psy-Ops. We are speaking of course of Dr. Michael Aquino, founder of The Temple of Set, and connected to an Order of the Trapezoid.

After giving us the confusing imagery of the 47th problem of Euclid in the design of the trapezoidal shaped WTC 7, Bain notes, “In the 1960’s, Church of Satan founder Anton Lavey formed a group which later became the governing body of the church.  Its name?  The Order of the Trapezoid.”

Bain displays 3 images of trapezoids, but does not analyze the implications of any of this.  I am going to discuss the first image which I show here.Elsewhere S. K. Bain does note that the Twin Towers displayed the 3 forked design on the exterior of the building facade.  The Furca (the fork) is the scientific name of the Twenty-First Arcanum, which Mouni Sadhu says on page 453 of The Tarot, “merely explains the strange shape of its letter Shin”.  This tarot card is known as The Fool.

In the above image of the Church of Satan trapezoid, we see the Furca (FOOL) entering through what looks like a doorway into an inverted incomplete pentagram where 3 sixes are written, suggesting the number of the beast 666. Anton LaVey and his Church of Satan based much of their teachings on that of Aleister Crowley.

AIWASS, aka The Fool: the man behind the curtain

Aleister Crowley channeled an entity called Aiwass, who he likened to the FOOL of the Tarot. Aiwass apparently had the appearance of a gray alien, as shown here.

I had mentioned that perhaps the fall of WTC 7 represented the changeover of authority in some manner, and sure enough The Church of Satan long before 2001, had a church split, with the result that a new Order of the Trapezoid was initiated by Michael A. Aquino, the founder of the Temple of Set.  Set and Typhon are other names for Aiwass, the channeled entity of Crowley.  He also linked the number 93 with his  Thelema (meaning Will) philosophy, and of course flight 93 ended up in the ground on 9/11, creating an awkward condition for bringing WTC 7 down in the same manner as the Twin Towers.

Regarding our prior observation that S. K. Bain at the time of the publishing of his book on 9/11 included his predictions of a New Aeon at the end of 2012, using Phoenix as his main motif, we know the Phoenix bird  represents resurrection/transformation from the ashes of a fire.  But Michael A. Aquino just happened to be part of the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, an assassination Psyop, discussed at this link. And Aquino also channeled an entity which explained that while the Anton LaVey Church of Satan represented an old era,  the new aeon was being handed over to Aquino’s Temple of Set. Michael Aquino channeled a book of Coming Forth By Night, linked here, in which this transfer of power was acknowledged.

Regarding Flight 11, the number eleven is connected by The Many Faces of the in this link.  This screen shot shows the connection with Aiwass and Aquino.The following three links are background material on Michael Aquino:

A. Constantine black Michael Aquino Revisited Michael A. Aquino-Temple of Set, by George Knowles 

The Many Faces of the Zodiac:  Michael Aquino Styles His Eyebrows like Aleister Crowley

Dr. Michael Aquino is retired from the military, having had numerous problems of accusations involving child abuse.  I do not know that he has any connection at all to the magickal workings of 9/11, but if you examine his history and influence, you will begin to grasp the difference between the practical power and authority which he had gained during his lifetime versus that of a George Bush, Jr. who is tied with the Skull and Bones Brotherhood through family relationships.

What is the profile of the head person, the Magickal Operator of 9/11? It is someone who one-on-one wrestled with dark powers, and prevailed.  It is not a man who is a mere figure piece of a secret society.

We are discussing S. K. Bain’s book on 9/11 as Mass Ritual, and noting that he considers himself daring if he “unmasks” occult generalities. Arguing on behalf of dead men, Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey/ Church of Satan as having direct connections to 9/11, Bain then drops the whole matter like a hot potato when he brings up the Order of the Trapezoid, and its living successor.  What Bain points to which is useful, is that the magickal operations behind the 9/11 events appear to have roots in the darkest left hand paths of the occult.

My next stop will cover Comments from others who have read the works of S. K. Bain.  But I want to leave you with this thought:  Bain overlooked a connection, when he examined the number 175. You see, he does not see the mathematical characteristics of  numbers.   The 175th prime number is 1039.  Strong’s Concordance Hebrew word #1039 is the house of the leopard. How a 21st century Kabbalist overlooked that one, I have no clue.

The Brotherhood Buried Alive: Part I of A Book Review of The Most Dangerous Book In The World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual

I am usually busy throughout the day, so often my best reading times are just before sunrise, alone, with a cup of coffee.  So at that dark hour I have been looking over a book by S. K. Bain called The Most Dangerous Book in the World:  9/11 as Mass Ritual.

How did I end up at this end of the spectrum of 9/11? Well, as I moved away from the  Christian Alternative Media, I noted a Doug Hagmann interview of Rebekah Roth which was conducted in April 2017, and from there took a closer look at one of the endorsers of her book, Barbara Honegger, a former Reagan  White House insider.

In the Seattle Truthers’ 9/11 video featuring Honegger,  she lays down a foundational power point at the beginning, referencing the Project for the New American Century’s paper,  Rebuilding America’s Defenses:  Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century.   This rather dull, over generalized, piece of writing, has been presented as a key component in the 9/11 Truthers’ arsenal. It would seem that an argument was presented in 2000 that a new Pearl Harbor was necessary to provide the impetus for a sustained build up of our military.  And in the same manner that the Protocols of Zion  have been presented as “proof” of the Illuminati game plan, so this paper has been put forth as “proof” of the methodology and strategy behind the 9/11 events.

So here is our stopping off point on this journey and why we are going to examine The Most Dangerous Book in the World:  9/11 as Mass Ritual.   On the back cover we read this paragraph linking the author to the PNAC organization:   “S. K. Bain is the former art director of The Weekly Standard magazine, where he worked with William Kristol, Fred Barnes, David Brooks, Tucker Carlson and others for over five years.  During part of that time, the Project for the New American Century shared offices with the publication, and next door was the Philanthropy Roundtable, where Bain art directed for Philanthropy magazine.  The Roundtable at that point was under the leadership of John P. Walters, who went on to become President George W. Bush’s Drug Czar.”

There is a sort of Alice in Wonderland connection between an author who decides to write a book interpreting the occult symbolism of 9/11 as “Mass Ritual”, and the fact that office space was shared with the Project for the New American Century.  And given that the subject matter of 9/11 as a mass ritual  fits in with the underlying motif at Tracking the Leopard Meroz, which is subtitled The Wisdom, Madness and Folly of Satan’s Sacrifices….a book review seems in order.

The Most Dangerous Book in the World-9/11 as Mass Ritual was copyrighted in 2012 and published by Trine Day LLC out of Walterville, OR.  I had previously, in this blog, reviewed another one of their publications, Expendable Elite:  One Soldier’s Journey Into Covert Warfare by Lieutenant Colonel USASF (Ret.) Daniel Marvin. That true story involved the attempted CIA assassination of a Special Forces operation group in Vietnam that refused to take part in an illegal operation.

The Prologue of Bain’s book was written by Peter Levenda in July 2012, and is titled, Knock, Knock in reference to the act of requesting entrance into the meeting places of secret brotherhoods.  He begins, “It was inevitable that this book would be written.  There is, among conspiracy aficionados, a kind of brotherhood. (I use the gender-specific term “brotherhood” deliberately.)  It is a brotherhood buried alive.  What does that mean?”

Levenda says that his use of the term brotherhood is gender specific, meaning it excludes female participants.  So good-bye Rebekah Roth and Barbara Honegger!  We are entering into the male dominated world of conspiracy and occult enthusiasts.

His second paragraph begins, “Imagine a person buried alive”. My mind comes to a complete halt upon reading this,  as back in February 2002 I had a very strange personal experience involving such a scenario.  I was living in Denton, Texas at the time, and one day when I went to Walmart I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of fear in the parking lot.  This same sense of fear hit me on 3 occasions over a week, at that same locality.  I wondered why, as I could not see any rational reason for it.

Across the street from Walmart,  a new shopping center called Denton Crossing was undergoing site preparation.  As it turned out, after huge holes had been unearthed by a bull dozer, a man who was a soil engineer went down to get soil samples as required.  He was buried alive as tons of soil dropped on him, while he was at the bottom of a hole, apparently unnoticed by anyone.   It was a horrific scene to contemplate.  His wife had not known why he had not come home in the evening. As all possible reasons for his disappearance were examined, they began to be haunted by the impossible…and so they dug his lifeless body out of the ground.  What personally struck me was that my sense of horror across the street from this locality did not come after the event, but days before.  I was left wondering what exactly I  had perceived in my spirit.

Levenda,  after saying, “Imagine a person buried alive”, tells the reader,  “Imagine yourself…”. He discusses the ritual and symbolic “slain, burial, and raised again” initiatory programs around the world, but does not mention the case of the life and death of Jesus Christ, who was both man and God, and the only reason why occultists throughout the centuries have attempted through ritual to gain the power of His resurrection by God.

Peter Levenda says  this ritual is “a liminal event:  you are on the threshold of living and dying, and in that sacred spot you can see in both directions”.  Liminal means threshold and refers to that sensory, barely perceptible threshold which is crossed when going through a doorway.  I  presume that “seeing in both directions” is an oblique reference to the initiatory process which turns a double-minded man into a Double Headed Eagle.

At this point I must insert an observation I had made when scanning the first part of this book on 9/11 as a mass ritual.  The author displays 5 full page photos of tarot cards, and when I saw that two of these cards were the same, but from two different decks, my curiosity was piqued.  In order, these cards are:  Tower card 16 from the Rider-Waite deck, Tower card 16 from an unknown deck with the word Trumps across the bottom, Devil card 15, Death card 13, and The Star card 17. The total equals 77,  a number which the author devotes much space to interpreting.

So if the author, S. K. Bain is playing number games with his illustrations,  we ought to be observing where he is incorporating the Tarot into his work in a hidden manner.

And why not see what is not mentioned in the Prologue written by Lavenda using the knock, knock attempt to gain Gnosis by crossing a threshold of a doorway to a secret brotherhood. Oh, that act just happens to be represented by Tarot Card 2.  He also makes comments about the author  which declares Bains to be a 21st century Kabbalist, and of course that would represent Tarot card I, the Magician.

Peter Levenda quotes Robert Anton Wilson on his concept of consensus reality.  But here is an interesting side quote which Wilson had noted in his book, The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles, as being spoken by Sigismundo Celine, saying, “Is”, “is’, “is”–the idiocy of the word haunts me.  If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense.  I don’t know what anything “is”, I only know how it seems to me at this moment.

It reminds me of Bill Clinton’s manner of justification for his White House intern tryst…. when he protested, whatever Is is.   It is also of interest that Neuro-linguistic programming is called a Magic Operation by its originators and has as one of its key features, the attempt to eliminate from the human language all references to a state of being.  Out goes words like be, is, am, etc. which reference the existence of something real which was created by the Creator.

We see that this same attitude of rebellion, that of the creature against the Creator, is inherent in this “consensus reality” which Levanda claims is a manmade social contract, the “We obey the laws that are created by other people….”.  There is nothing suggested by Levenda that the foundation of many laws are from the Holy Bible and given for our benefit.  Even the Declaration of Independence acknowledges  natural rights that come from our Creator.   Levanda says that conspiracy theorists have one foot in the world of consensus reality” and the other foot in “the darker mechanisms of reality.  As usual, in this Alternative Truther Universe, reference is made to those who are asleep and those who are awake.

Noting  those persons who go beyond the 9/11 evidence to acknowledge the “transcendental sources of power”, Peter Levenda adds, “This involves studying their texts, their social structures, their stated goals, their secret conclaves, their antinomian beliefs and practices.  One comes face to face with the Occult.  A strange journey, indeed, from a presidential assassination to an interview with the Devil”.

His words are the prologue to a book and so twice, Levenda identifies  the author, S. K. Bain as the 21st century Kabbalist, “we have been waiting for, and this —The Most Dangerous Book in the World—may prove to be his Sepher Yetzir, his Zohar, his Liber 777.  What he is saying is that Bain, as the Magician, has created his own grand grimoire, and I suppose the readers of such are being led down the road of the initiated in the dark arts.

Finally, Peter Levenda concludes, “Whether or not you believe in a conspiracy surrounding 9/11 is not really important.  The nature of Bain’s argument is such you will find your mind expanded by the new possibilities, the arcane possibilities lurking behind political and historical events.  By choosing to see 9/11 as a ritual on a massive scale, we paradoxically may better be able to understand it, to accommodate its message on a psychological –even spiritual–level as we approach the end of 2012 and the birth of a new aeon.”

S. K. Bain thought he had a predictive gift based on his own occult knowledge and could read the future of 2012, the year of the so-called birth of a new aeon.   This fictional predictive work was  called, The Next 9/11?  2012:  Black Christmas, and forms the second half of his book.  In hindsight, he was wrong, but he gets out of being called a false prophet, by calling it fiction. Knowing human nature, we presume that if he had been right, surely he would have triumphed in the level of  his magical skills, and felt himself a prophet.

One last word on Prologue writer,  Peter Levenda, who was accused of being the man behind the pen name Simon who wrote The Gates of the Necronomicon The book is copyrighted under Levenda’s name, as shown above. But he says he is not the author Simon, only the front man.  This is strange business.  See this link for an explanation from Levenda.

Under the Acknowledgements page of the 9//11 as Mass Ritual book, S. K. Bain notes two books on which he bases much of his interpretations.  These are Prophet of Evil:  Aleister Crowley, 9/11 and the New World Order by William Ramsey, and Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare by Michael A. Hoffman II. Overall, Bain has not written a scholarly work,  and so I am dismayed that he lifts so much material from that brilliant researcher and scholar,  Michael Hoffman II.

S. K. Bain has a very bizarre comment in the Acknowledgements page which I quote here:  “Lastly, I would like to express my deepest regrets to Nermal, the “forever kitten,” who didn’t survive the writing process due to a massive failure of patience on the part of the author late one night.  PETA notice: animals were harmed during the production of this work”.  There is a Tarot Card for Sacrifice, only it does not involve cats, but shows a man hanging upside down, as in the photo Bain uses to illustrate the jumpers from the Twin Tower buildings.

In Part II, I will explore Section One, called The Production.