A woman has claimed that she accidentally encountered a “satanic sex cult” during a brunch in a vegan cafe in South London.
Anya Driscoll, who works as a copywriter, dined Saturday with her brother at the Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall when she went to the toilet and encountered the meeting of 20 people in floor robes wearing black robes with ceremonial daggers eating pig patties.
After taking twitter to share her story, she discovered that it was probably a gathering of Order of Eastern Templars, or RTD – a group brought to Britain at the beginning of the 20th century by the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, widely accepted as a satanist, and was dubbed “the worst man in the world.”
Anya told how she enjoyed her lunch when her brother went to the toilet and came back and urged her to find the bathroom.
Anya Driscoll, who works as a copywriter, dined with her brother at the Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall (photo) on Saturday when she ventured to the toilet and encountered the meeting of 20 people in floor-long black robes with ceremonial daggers who ate pork pies
When she went to Twitter to share her story, she said her brother went to the toilet and came back and said she should go to the bathroom too
“He won’t tell me what’s going on, so – assuming I’m going to look at very bad art about veganism – I’m going,” she wrote.
“I was so wrong. I step through a signposted door that takes me to the adjacent building with terrace. The toilet is apparently on the third floor … It feels like I’m walking up the stairs in a private home. At the top of the first staircase is a landing room.
“It seems to be a kitchen. On a table is a classic British buffet with Scotch eggs, breadsticks, cheese etc. The room is full. A party! Except…
‘All people – and there are at least twenty – wear black robes to the floor. Some have ceremonial daggers. They have a polite conversation and chew on mini pork pie. It’s as if Eyes Wide Shut meets Keeping Up Appearances. “
Anya added that she tapped one of the supposed ‘cult members’ on the shoulder and pointed her in the direction of the toilet.
What is the order of Eastern Templars?
Ordo Templi Orientis, also known as O.T.O or ‘Order of the Temple of the East’ and ‘Order of Oriental Knights Templar’, is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th century and loosely modeled after Freemasonry.
It was founded by Carl Kellner and Theodor Reuss as well as the English author and occultist Aleister Crowley, who is the best known and most influential member of the order and was generally regarded as a satanist in his life.
Crowley, who called himself The Beast 666 and allegedly put his teeth into teeth, was known to drink blood and perform large organs fed by heroin and cocaine.
A portrait of occultist Aleister Crowley in ceremonial dress in 1912. Crowley founded the Order of Oriental Templars, an encounter that Anya encountered
He is said to have maimed women by carving characters on their breasts with red-hot daggers, and was accused of eating babies in magical rituals.
Crowley also founded the controversial Thelema religion in the early 20th century. The key message is: “Do whatever you want, the whole law will be.”
Peaches Geldolf, shown in 2012, had a tattoo on her arm with RTD and a heart shape
Despite Crowley’s death as an impoverished heroin addict at the age of 72 in 1947, he became an icon for anti-establishment figures in the 1960s.
Peaches Geldolf was supposed to be a member of the association before her death in 2014, because she often tweeted about the group and her teachings and even had an RTD tattoo on her arm.
Both Jay-Z and Kanye West include famous faces that are linked to the group. Kanye has worn jewelry of the Egyptian god Horus and pyramids, the symbol of Thelema, while Jay-Z caused speculation when he was seen wearing a T-shirt with Crowley’s motto ‘do what you want’.
In 2013, the then head of RTD in Great Britain, John Bonner told the mail that the cult was “misunderstood.”
He said: ‘We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, such as people who say he stuck his teeth into teeth, are nonsense.
“You could call us a sex cult in a sense, because we acknowledge, accept, and worship the entire process that is aimed at making the previously elusive tangible.”
Peaches Geldolf was supposed to be a member of the association before her death in 2014, because she often tweeted about the group and her teachings and even had an RTD tattoo on her arm. Depicted is an Instagram post that she shared from her bookshelf with the bokos of Crowley
RTD devotees say it can take years of study to understand the religion – something that Mr. Bonner acknowledged.
He said: ‘You are not supposed to just jump right into it. It takes time and study, but our rituals are not for public consumption. You must join us and go through the initiation process before you can understand it.
“But we believe we cannot reject anyone. So if you are over 18, reasonably sensible and free to attend initiations, you have an undeniable right to membership. ”
She continued: ‘He points up more stairs and I uncomfortably push past polite members until I reach a completely normal toilet. On the way back someone announces that it is time to “start” and they start shuffling into another room. “
At that time, Anya decided to ask the group about the practice, where they were told that they were ‘just friends’.
She added: ‘It turned out that my brother asked, too, and he was politely closed. He did say he heard one man say to the other, “Oh, so you’re level two then?”
‘All people – and there are at least twenty – wear black robes to the floor. Some have ceremonial daggers. They have a polite conversation and chew on mini pork pie. It’s as if Eyes Wide Shut meets Keeping Up Appearances, “Anya said as she described the meeting
‘I googled the Bonnington Center, searched socially and there is NO EVENT mentioned for this afternoon. Nothing. Nada.
“They were people of all ages, men and women, and apart from the satanic death cult, they looked free every day, i.e. no massive goths or clearly an alternative lifestyle. Anyway, I think it doesn’t matter, but I am INCREDIBLY curious … ”
Anya’s story quickly attracted a lot of interest online, with hundreds of people responding to the thread.
A joke: ‘I love the fact that the swinging satanists are fed by Scottish eggs. Strange British. “
After asking people on Twitter, Anya later revealed that she believed they were members of the Order of Eastern Templars or RTD – brought to Great Britain from Europe at the beginning of the 20th century by the infamous occultist and drug addict Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley is shown as Fo Hi, the Chinese god of laughter and money. Crowley, who called himself The Beast 666 and allegedly put his teeth in teeth, was known to drink blood and perform large organs fed by heroin and cocaine
Crowley (photo on the right) also founded the controversial Thelema religion in the early 20th century. The key message is: “Do whatever you want, the whole law will be.” Despite Crowley’s death as an impoverished heroin addict at the age of 72 in 1947, he became an icon for anti-establishment figures in the 1960s. His book is shown on the left
“Why the hell do they come together where there are such interruptions?” another asked.
“So they ate pork pie and Scotch eggs in a vegan restaurant? Shocked, “said a third.
And a tweette: “I’m not sure if most visitors to the vegan cafe would be more worried about the semi-on-site sex cult or their consumption of scotch eggs and pork pie?”
Another person said: “I have stood on the other side of this exact interaction, at this exact location … I never really thought how utterly bizarre it must have been for muggles.”
The tweets saw hundreds of responses with people who compared Anya’s experience to the movie Hot Fuzz, while others joked about the Scotch Eggs
Within the thread, a super detective emphasized that the meeting was most likely held by AMeTh Lodge, a local RTD agency, in the ‘Middle Room’ of the Bonnington Center.
A booking for ‘Ameth’ for Saturday (between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.) and Sunday (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) is available on the website.
Meanwhile, a former Bonnington Cafe customer said on the Twitter thread: “The Bonnington is still open!? That is excellent news. “