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The Revelation of the Method

Posted Nov 27, 2010 17 comments


I've been in love with that phrase for years: The Revelation of the Method is not my own invention, but borrowed poetry from the world of conspiracy theory. Although it gets referred to as an actual Masonic concept, it's actually a very recent fabrication from a Catholic "Revisionist Historian" named Michael Hoffman. In his original formulation, the Revelation of the Method is an occult ritual, specifically a "Masonic psychodrama."

Used casually, the implication is always the same: when the Cryptocracy commits major crimes, they will broadcast their intentions in advance, through popular movies and television. Hoffman himself was iffy on the actual order of the process: "it's my contention that these are occult rituals and that like the Rosicrucian Manifestos of the early 17th century they are accompanied by anonymous statements of intent like the original Unabom manifesto, as well as scripts that precede the ritual." Later in the same interview, though, he deviates from his own script: "Look at the movie "The Matrix" in the wake of Columbine. Look at "The Wicker Man" movie in the same time frame as Son of Sam. The themes of the killings are in the movies." Whatever its actual merits, the end result of this theory is pattern recognition in the service of a pre-established conclusion. The Revelation of the Method is how the Illuminati, or the Vatican, or the CIA rub it in our faces.


Of course, Michael A. Hoffman II is also a man who devotes a large portion of his life to questioning the historical veracity of the Nazi Holocaust. He's a religious fundamentalist with weird hobbies, and much like myself, badly in need of an honest editor. I'm not discussing him because he's important or correct on much of anything: he is not. He just happens to be the first source using this particular phrase.

As you might expect, he equates Masonry with Judaism and both with pure pagan Evil, which makes for some eloquent and exquisitely researched nonsense. The evidence boils down to drawing connections between violent crimes and violent media, with no actual chain of causality or conspiratorial links involved. Common themes and overlapping symbols are taken as sufficient proof.

Although this approach is similar to the recent "Synchromysticism" movement, it's important to note that the more grounded minds in that field reject Hoffman outright. When Christopher Knowles from the (outstanding) project The Secret Sun addressed The Revelation of the Method, he was blunt enough to bear repeating:

"First of all, there is no such thing as "Revelation of the Method," it's a speculative concept coined by a extreme-right conspiracy theorist and has no basis in esoteric history or doctrine. Second, I have no interest in talking to people who automatically identify ancient mythological symbols with conspiracy or evil. I'm talking to open-minded people who are looking for a deeper narrative in all of this." -- source link


Christian and Conspiratainment commentators who take on the weighty topic of Hegelian Synthesis usually present it as something invented, an intellectual technology that was unleashed upon the world. Actually, Hegel was diagnosing a pre-existing condition of the human species. The endless iterations of Thesis and Anti-Thesis stretch back throughout the history of human culture. It is a binary trap that has always shaped us: East and West, victors and victims, war and peace. Us and them.

Carl Fucking Jung

"History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken." It's a great quote, pure poetry, but I can't get with that particular Thesis, when I really think about it. Humans are incredibly adaptable creatures, our brains are robust sense-making machines, and that's how we quickly come to view these nightmares as normal. History is normal days just like this one. "Business as Usual" is exactly what we need to get involved with. You know, just like the Socialists did.


On the Conspiratainment front, as always, we find a new set of answers. In the Infowars archives, the "Revelation of the Method" is a college essay by Hillary Clinton about the work of political realist Saul Alinsky. Alinsky, much like George Soros, has recently achieved Bond Villian Status in the cosmology of popular Mormon/JBS theorist Glenn Beck. Alinsky is the author of "Rules for Radicals," an explicit guide to achieving and exercising power in the tradition of The Prince, The Arthashastra and The Art of War.


Alinsky is worth being afraid of. He is clearly far sharper than any of the conservative propagandists, because in recent years they've simply stolen his material verbatim and re-named it "Rules for Patriots." (Matt Kibbe, you are lazy as fuck.) Besides, no matter what Hillary Clinton thought about Alinsky in College, she got further illuminated during the 1990's orchestrating the push for Health Care reform. Hillary wasn't cynical enough yet, she couldn't process how easily the American electorate could be motivated to become activists against their own interests. Pretty soon, she was talking about "a vast Right wing conspiracy," too. It was documented in a 331 page portfolio of clippings and connections titled "The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce."

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It's catching. The most remarkable thing about Conspiracy apophenia, to an amoral free agent like myself, is that it's distinctly contagious. Once infected, we always tend toward greater certainty. This is not lost on Michael Hoffman himself, who proclaims: "Give me two hours with any group of average intelligence and I'll have them reading twilight language and decoding occult rituals for the rest of their lives." I see no reason to doubt him.


Of course, Hoffman himself is a Catholic, a willing subject of the single most successful occult conspiracy in the known history of mankind. The Catholics, it should be noted, are the exact reason why the Freemasons and the Perfectibilists were "secret societies" in the first place: because of vulgarians like Tertullian, Torquemada, or Michael Hoffman. Men who could look at Sacred geometry and basic science, the very language of nature, and see only Satanic evil. Men who would torture and murder for the glory of God's Love. It's pathetic. And it's catching.


Then doesn't exactly help that Saul Alinsky dedicated Rules for Radicals to Satan Himself: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer." You can imagine what the NWO fighters make of a quote like that, but to me, it doesn't read like Sympathy for the's more like a sly curse. Perhaps Alinsky was winking at young idealists who are charging headfirst down a road paved with good intentions? Che and Lenin both come to mind, for essentially opposite reasons.


It's not like Socialism has a monopoly on horrifying unintended consequences. In fact, human history teaches something far bleaker: every formalized system of government we've created has been perfectly capable of facilitating mass murder, class warfare and repressive regimes. Conspiracy critics like Michael Hoffman allow themselves the luxury of a solution, an answer, a promised land. An honest study of reality allows for no such sentimentality, and recognizes that the only way out of Hell is through it. This is where we stand in the modern world, and no amount of symbolic connections and "Twilight Language" is going to change these naked facts of our condition. Finger-pointing is a cop out. It is not sufficient to merely expose or destroy the Freemasons: it also falls upon us to replace them.


We don't have to look far for real life examples of power elites committing crimes out in the open, and sneering at the general public every step of the way. It's technically known as the Banking industry and they have been stepping up their game dramatically over the past two decades. More audacious and socially destructive than any "occult ritual crime," the spectacular theft of American wealth by a privileged few has been conducted in plain sight, documented through sober PBS documentaries and bestselling books. These are crimes everybody knows about, yet nobody seems to have the power to stop them.

Why can't the Revelation of the Method be about the actual science of social control? Movies and mass murder is such a tiny, schizoid slice of the entire spectrum of control that shapes our waking lives. Fields like political science and sociology have mostly been philosophy and horseshit, but in recent years they've been able to get ahold of serious data -- sufficient "Big Picture" numbers to start recognizing patterns instead of merely creating theories. The kind of headlines that emerge are grimly predictable but undeniably important: "Low incomes make poor more conservative, study finds" or "UT Professor: Economic Inequality is Self-Reinforcing" or more cheerful material like "The Poverty Trap: Why the Poor Pay More."


"Lee had a great knack to visualize. His whole thing was wedges and magnets. What pulls people apart...and what attracts people? You find ways to bring people to you, and ways to divide the people who are against you. This was his bottom line practical theory." -- Richard McBride

I would like to create a Revelation of the Method that functions as real Political Science, something to replace a field which is currently neither Political nor Scientific. As it stands, it's history, with no science involved, and far too little discussion about actual politics -- the technical details of the ongoing Cold War known as Everybody vs. Everybody Else.


There will always be an eye in the pyramid. The human race is a global superorganism managed by a self-selected Elite, thousands of competing and conflicting conspiracies. The goal of Skilluminati Research is to encourage active engagement instead of opposition and resistance...or as Graham Summer observed: "If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee." I'm not talking about "Democracy" so much as the whole corrupted and invisible System itself. Money, power, religion and war. We need to be engaging with it, because there is no question of working outside of it -- that's a rhetorical flourish, a concept that exists only on paper. Here in the flesh and blood, bombs and bullets, money and food Real World, the System is everywhere at once and consumes all that it touches.

The most dangerous thing about excuses is that they're technically true. There's not much difference between Democrats and Republicans, there's not many avenues to exercise our power safely, and there's way too many problems to deal with simultaneously, it's all true. There's not much hope for the forces of peace. It's also true that all human innovation happens in that tiny space between "not much" and "nothing" -- because we are powerful, and tiny differences will be enough to enact huge changes. Remember, you only ever need 51% of the vote...and best of all, actual voters are already a minority to begin with.


Mark Meckler, the datamining and direct sales guru who created the Tea Party Patriots, has a 40 year plan. Over the weekend of October 2nd, 2010, he got to give a sales pitch the Council for National Policy, asking for a head start on the $100 million dollars it will cost to save America. His "in" was Gary Aldrich, who now sits on the board of TPP. Meckler claims to have 20 million email addresses and he's clearly stated his goals: "Tea Party Patriots plans to convert sixty percent or more of the population to support our core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets."

I know: Braindead horseshit. This frat boy has a 40 year plan, though.

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  • 1. Justin Boland on Nov 28, 2010 at 2:25 AM permalink

    Do online PDF copies of ”The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce” exist??

  • 2. Andy Lugo on Nov 28, 2010 at 3:34 AM permalink

    Very cool Justin,
    I have to read more of your stuff, I am always busy chasing mice.
    So much information going on and such a shot life. I do appreciate your hard work digging vigorously though the crates. And then sharing what you find. So what your saying is don’t resist infiltrate and change from with in. Resistance in this solid system of layered doors is futile. Join the club??
    Really like the thing on the media,I refused to watch the blockbuster movie 2012 because I was on this kick that we create our world and the media is helping us form it.  Is that even possible?  I don’t want to help destroy the earth, I don’t know man. Are they just rubbing it in our faces (HARP)??
    Striving to stay positive these days, can’t do this conspiracy shit anymore but I guess that’s the point and why it’s so main stream now. It’s like a rubix cube that freezes up right before you solve it. I’m ready for solutions! Glen Beck!? LOL
    Thank you for the alternative views on this bullshit game. Can’t wait to read more. Back to chasing mice. ONE

  • 3. 82_28 on Nov 28, 2010 at 5:30 AM permalink

    Well done.  Well done. 

    Say, you don’t want any help with Skilluminati Research do you?  I would love to put 2 and 2 together in a real article.  I need a kick in the ass about the mysteries of Colorado. . .

    But great article wombat!

  • 4. Eric Patton on Nov 28, 2010 at 12:46 PM permalink

    I’ll keep my eye out for a copy.

    Speaking of Lucifer, the ONA is flickering back to life in the States and abroad again. They’re encouraging people to begin the fight against the “system” by joining either white nationalist or an islamic jihadi organization of their own choice (those being the two that really wedge themselves against the current values and ideals of society) as part of their training to becoming an adept. The same old tribal/cell structure that has worked so well for millions of years is still in use.

    Rules (however arbitrary) are not just the foundation of influence and control, they form the identity of the group. The highlighted difference is the magnet and the wedge. The weirdness of their arbitrary rules helps to define them as a group.

    You can live with all of the ideals of being a good citizen, vote, give to charity and volunteer. But if you don’t believe in the rules of the freemarket you aren’t a Republican. If you don’t believe in government healthcare, you aren’t a Democrat. I like the term magnets and wedges.

    As for the 40 year plan, I’d bet it’s closer to a prophecy than a plan. It’s hard to stretch anything out that long with much success, though people have done it.

  • 5. Noble on Nov 28, 2010 at 8:13 PM permalink

    I’ve read “King Kill 33” which uses the term “Revelation of the Method,” but I don’t have much luck holding my nose for some of the more extreme anti-Jewish statements in Hoffman’s other works.

    If you’re interested in “Revelation of the Method,” you should also check out Lucius Trust sweetheart Alice Bailey’s (reportedly channeled) work, “Externalization of the Hierarchy,” in which she/it discusses how the New World Order will be manifested into being by the Hidden Masters and their initiates, going into quite a bit of detail. You’re probably read it.. I probably got it from the Brainsturbator library.

    If there’s any truth to it, the “Revelation of the Method” must condition the minds of those it has been revealed to, pre-greasing the mental tracks toward its inevitability. Subconscious, unconscious, blah blah blah.

    I appreciate this post. I’m reminded of a great quote from Catherine Austin Fitts, “You shouldn’t be worrying about whether there is a conspiracy. You should be starting one of your own.”

  • 6. Aliyah on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:25 PM permalink

    I applaud you for wanting to take “Revelation of the Method” away from Hoffman and his ilk.

    I am less enthusiastic about the direction you want to take it in.

    I do not see any value in “engaging” with a system that is designed to corrupt us.  You are essentially serving as a propagandist for the status quo with this piece, like it or not. You justify it without a second thought, apparently.

    I do not want to see young radicals getting their Rove on, I want them moving in the opposite direction.  This is just a 2010 update of “You hippies should cut your hair and work inside the system.”

    Interesting reading but I cannot support your message.

  • 7. malakai on Nov 28, 2010 at 11:59 PM permalink

    “Quite a few of those I have known have had decision-making powers that could, and often did, affect human affairs in major ways.  Much of their decision-making integrated with thousands of decisions made by other Earthians.  The integrated thousands of decisions inadvertently were compounded with a myriad of unforeseen technological, exploratory, and environmental happenings.  The individual decision-makings and unforeseen happenings around the world and in Universe at large altogether synergetically produced historical results not contemplated by any.”
    - Bucky Fuller

  • 8. Jon Storvick on Nov 29, 2010 at 7:21 AM permalink

    The goal of Skilluminati Research is to encourage active engagement instead of opposition and resistance…

    Maybe I’ve been reading too much Derrick Jensen (well, I know I’ve been reading too much Jensen), but a quote of his has been rolling around in my head for a while.  I don’t have the book handy, so I’m paraphrasing here:

    “The most effective thing the Nazis did was to convince the Jews that at every turn, it was in their rational best interest to cooperate.  Do you want to get an ID card, or resist and possibly get killed?  Do you want to move into this ghetto, or resist and possibly get killed?  Do you want to get on a cattle car, or resist and possibly get killed?  Do you want to take a shower, or resist and possibly get killed?  You see, at every step they made it rational for the Jews to go along.  But I’ll tell you this: The Jews who participated in the Warsaw ghetto uprising had a higher rate of survival than those who went along. Repeat that in your head over the next ten years.”

  • 9. Thirtyseven on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM permalink


    Engagement is not submission—or at least, I sure as shit don’t mean it that way. When the terms of engagement are being dictated through the barrel of a gun, then the Revelation of the Method is as simple as kill or be killed.

    I appreciate the reminder, intentional or not, that race and class figure into my writing and opinions. I am a white middle (upper?) class male with a lot more options for “engagement” than someone who is not. From this fortunate position, I write what I know.

    I like Jensen a lot, but I’m not ready to live in the woods and occasionally go on book tours where I tell college kids to rise up and fight the machine. I appreciate the principles behind his stance but I also leave him to them: I need to keep looking for my own answers.

    (And book tours.)


    There’s only so much I can get into in the course of a single post. I will be addressing that.

  • 10. Eric Patton on Nov 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM permalink

    ““The most effective thing the Nazis did was to convince the Jews that at every turn, it was in their rational best interest to cooperate.  Do you want to get an ID card, or resist and possibly get killed? ...”

    The key is understanding what level of violence is needed to overcome a situation. Violence works, and the more of a pacifist the target is the stronger the effect will be. For the most part this level of survival violence has been eradicated from our society, excluding places where young men fight over territory, where junkies prowl or where people slip into altered states of consciousness.

    There’s many levels of violent behavior, I like the way Rory Miller put it. Starting from very low to all our fights for survival. Manipulation (subtle threats, back alley deals, ect), assertive behavior , aggression (yelling, threatening, insulting), assaultive (brawling/fighting) and finally murderous. If someone chooses to engage you in one level of violence, you can either try to cool the situation down or up the ante to another level. It’s all in the subtle context, the problem is people living sheltered lives do not have experience to tell the difference between them. If you do go higher than their level, you will shock them, and if you attack with a lower level it will tend to appear like an empty gesture. Your local self defense laws will alter how you approach the situation, obviously. There is also a COST involved in violence and it isn’t always measured in man-power alone.

    The Nazi’s threatened them, they also used the Jewish leadership to convince them to go along with the Nazis. Many people in leadership cooperated with them to have themselves spared and get special treatment. It’s one thing to have a foreign invader, it’s another to have your leaders selling you out. That is the unpopular part of the history of the holocaust. There is no such thing as a two sided war.

  • 11. Jon Storvick on Nov 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM permalink

    I think it certainly might be a good idea to really define what you mean by “engagement.” In a sense, using the system to change the system has historically been a losing proposition - what doesn’t completely fail outright or drudge along for decades without accomplishing anything tends to be co-opted into pushing for the very things that were being opposed in the first place.

    Also, I think that at its most basic level, the issue IS ALREADY one of “kill or be killed,” or “do something or face violence,” or perhaps more accurately, “since you are going to be facing violence regardless, you might as well do something about it.” When you aren’t living in someplace like Bosnia in the 90’s, or Detroit now (to list 2 very narrow examples), it’s hard to see the violence that underlies every aspect of industrial culture - but yet, as the analogy goes, try to stop paying rent or go to the grocery store and start eating the food (or, for that matter, try to directly stop a corporation from blowing up a mountaintop or dumping toxins into a river) and see how long you can make it before the guys with guns show up.

    It has taken me a while to appreciate the issues of race and class as well, and that while they are arbitrary categorizations, they are delusions which have very real consequences in the “real world.” I try to remind myself of that quite often.

    Yeah, Jensen is an armchair revolutionary who seems quite content to keep writing without actually getting his hands dirty.  But I think the issues he raises are valid and worthy of consideration, particularly his emphasis on careful selection of goals and tactics.  What is it that “we” - I, you, whomever - really want, at its most basic, fundamental level?  And once we figure that out, what are the most appropriate and effective means to achieve that?

    It takes all kinds - armchair revolutionaries writing exhortations to direct action, actual monkeywrenchers, community gardeners, tech specialists, bloggers, hackers, permaculturists, people to file lawsuits, people to protest, people to engage with the system, and people to oppose and resist it. It’s all about what talents you possess and how you are willing to put those talents to use in service of your goals.

  • 12. Eric Patton on Nov 29, 2010 at 3:04 PM permalink

    Anarchists have been giving the system a big pain in the ass in cities all over the world simply by squatting on unused properties. In order to be arrested from taking something from a grocery store they first must establish guilt, usually by proving you were trying to hide the items and therefore steal them. Even if you resist arrest you won’t be facing a “kill or be killed” situation unless you have a weapon. Being tased or having force used against you, in spite of it not always being non-lethal, isn’t quite on the same level as being shot full of holes.

    It takes a different, deeper mindset to purposefully go out and kill someone instead of simply reacting to escalating events.

    When the guys with guns show up, do they form squads to hunt you down and kill you, without alerting you of their presence? If they used an organized military solution to wipe out environmentalists then they would be dead or in hiding. The game that is played is more subtle.

    Who needs to even go as far as working “inside of the system”? The Tea Party’s main power has been it’s ability to influence people, to work the “magnets and wedges”. It’s practical capitalism, instead of taking peoples desires and discontents and turning it into a product we turn it into a movement. They use the same email list building techniques and market research that builds successful companies.

  • 13. Theophage on Dec 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM permalink

    Watching some of the RFK footage brings the contradictory/transparent MO to mind. This MO seems designed to make it obvious that the named perp could not have been solely responsible for committing the crime. OTOH, the cover up seems intended to withhold evidence leading to other perps. One obvious question--why would the MO call for transparency if that meant the government/media would have to work so hard to cover up the truth?

    In pretty much any discussion on these assassinations (and 9/11) this issue comes up. One is left to wonder if there is a psychological component (some sort of cognitive dissonance manipulation or raw intimidation), unintended sloppiness (i.e. due to a factor like compartmentalization) or sloppiness to due arrogance of power.

  • 14. Dude Overgame on Dec 19, 2010 at 5:49 PM permalink

    “If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.” I’m not talking about “Democracy” so much as the whole corrupted and invisible System itself. Money, power, religion and war. We need to be engaging with it, because there is no question of working outside of it—that’s a rhetorical flourish, a concept that exists only on paper.

    I’ve argued this same sentiment in conversation before, that we can’t work outside of the system - we can only use it to our advantage, so don’t go about touting a philosophy of “tune in, turn on, drop out” because we already know that doesn’t get us anywhere.

    Your comments remind me of a more radical take on Robert Anton Wilson’s take on the conspiracy. While I find RAW’s approach inspiring like an antiquated hippie euphemism, I find your approach inspiring like a punch in the face.

    Now that I’ve been punched in the face, I feel the need to fight back. How do I engage? That’s the question that’s been haunting me for the past week of holiday depression, how does a young man of my stature - working a minimum wage job with nothing more than a GED - make efficient use of the time and money available… and to what goal?

    Then there’s the man inside me that doesn’t even want to bother. I’ve already accepted that I wont become powerful and I’m actually pretty happy with that. I try to keep up this zen facade that changing the world, making money and having more things doesn’t matter at all. I’m rather content to pay my rent, work a day-job and quietly sneak by, promoting subversive thought on the sly.

    I don’t know, man, I just don’t know…

  • 15. wicker man on Sep 07, 2011 at 2:04 PM permalink

    Did you just weave Masonic ritual drama into Saul Alinsky into the Tea Party? This might be my new favorite website.

    What do you do for a living?

  • 16. Thirtyseven on Sep 07, 2011 at 2:14 PM permalink

    I work. What else is there?

    Glad you dig the material. This site is going to be a lot more active for the second half of 2011, although probably a great deal less esoteric.

  • 17. trinity on Sep 09, 2011 at 6:15 PM permalink

    How did I never catch the fact Alinsky dedicated that book to the Devil? Wow. No small detail.

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