Gangs, Cults & The Occult +++

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The 81 images in this folder are a glimpse into the bizarre initiation rituals and undertakings of secret societies, cults, and gangs. Pictures feature members of groups such as the Polish Falcons of America, Lion’s Club, Scientology, the KKK, Heaven’s Gate, Freemasons and its many Orders (Order of the Masonic Jesters, Order of the Royal Jesters, Woodmen or the World, Shriners, Red Men of America, Fraternal Order of the Police, Order of the Moose, Job’s Daughters, Order of the Rainbow for Girls) and of course, the Anti-Masons.

See also (related folders): Circus – Clowns (for Shriner Clowns), Ceremonies, Symbols & Symbolism.

Chick-Track by Jack Chick

Chick-Track by Jack Chick
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

hailing sign

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shiner Hazing

Evidence that Shriners were so proud of making it through brutal hazing rituals that they hung commercial art celebrating their result.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Are you a mason?

A penny stamp on a colorful postcard promoted one’s favorite fraternal order.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Initiation Rituals

Humorous blast warns of terrible Masonic initiations.
(Anti-Masonic Publication)
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shriner Lodge Rituals

Shriner Lodge Rituals enacted in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

 Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Mask of the Woodmen of the World
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

"Binding myself under penalty of having my throat cut across from ear to ear. My tongue torn out by the roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea." Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

“Binding myself under penalty of having my throat cut across from ear to ear. My tongue torn out by the roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea.”
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shriners

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Interview, June 1991.

Interview, June 1991.
Members of the extremist white supremacist group, the Klu Klux Klan, hiding their faces behind masks.

Members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Interview, June 1991.

Interview, June 1991.
The KKK

Away Team

Sightings, Vol 2, Issue 5. 1997.
Heaven’s Gate homepage

Life, 1997. "The Year in Pictures."

“Heaven’s Gate leader Marshall Applewhite lured seemingly sane adults into a cult and, ultimately, to death in San Diego. Were they still alive, his followers might put it another way: In March, 38 of them–of their own free will–downed poisoned applesauce and vodka in order to break free of their bodily ‘containers’ and catch a ride on a passing spaceship hidden behind comet Hale-Bopp.”
Life, 1997. “The Year in Pictures.”

Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent

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