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Chad and Lori Daybell: Examining Dangerous New Age Delusions with Saturn Rx and Neptune Rx in Pisces

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

On July 31, 2023, Lori Vallow Daybell was sentenced to three life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole, following convictions on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her children, Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan, and three counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Lori was also convicted of conspiring with her husband, Chad Daybell, in the murder of his then-wife, Tammy Daybell. Lori received an additional 10 years for grand theft. Chad Daybell will be tried separately in 2024. He is charged with three counts of murder for the deaths of Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow, and Tylee Ryan. He is also charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Lori's then-husband, Charles Vallow, was shot and killed in July 2019 by Lori's brother under suspicious circumstances after Charles pleaded for help from police because he was afraid of Lori and afraid for his life. Lori's children, JJ and Tylee, went missing in September 2019. Chad Daybell's then-wife Tammy Daybell died in October 2019. On November 5, 2019, Chad and Lori were married in Hawaii. The remains of Lori's children were found buried in shallow graves on Chad Daybell's property in June 2020. The bodies had been dismembered and burned. Chad and Lori Daybell are horrifying illustrations of how dangerous New Age delusions can be. People mistakenly believe New Age is innocuous. It absolutely is not, and this is why I have worked to expose and deconstruct the New Age scam for the past 15+ years. The astrology world is rife with the stuff. Chad and Lori Daybell had set themselves up as New Age doomsday gurus, creating their own hybridized version of the New Age scheme. Reading about the dangerously delusional beliefs espoused by Lori and Chad, as well as their manipulative tactics, is like reading out of a (slightly-customized) New Age 101 Playbook. From the October 8, 2021 Newsweek article, "Accused Killers Chad and Lori Daybell Had Cult-Like Belief System, Documents Reveal," written by Zoe Strozewski:

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"Believing in the presence of both good and evil, the Daybells employed a unique scoring system, assigning every person a "light" or "dark" rating to designate whether that individual had made a contract with God or Satan, according to the court documents. They also assigned people a number in reference to how many previous lives they had. They scored people on a "vibration" scale, with those deemed as having high-enough "vibrations" to have special powers, or be "translated... Lori Daybell's close friend Melanie Gibbs told investigators Chad and Lori Daybell drew people into their circle of believers by giving them bits of information and flattered followers by telling them they were part of the select few who were supposed to carry out a special spiritual mission. Those who questioned the beliefs were pushed out of the group, investigators said... The group also believed that once a person became "exalted," they couldn't be held responsible for their actions on Earth."

The Daybells believed that Lori was a Goddess who had supernatural powers. This is a commonly held delusion by people who ascribe to New Age beliefs. Because of this "Goddess status," Lori could not be held to the same rules as other people on Earth, and apparently, in their clouded minds, this extended to serial murder. The Daybells took New Age to a new and bizarre level, however, because they believed that people could become "zombies" after their bodies became inhabited by a dark spirit. Once people became zombies, they believed their physical bodies had to be killed in order for the spirit of that person to be released to heaven. The Daybells believed Lori's children had become zombies and that they were basically doing them a favour by killing them. Lori even reiterated these delusions, insisting she had done nothing wrong, at her sentencing hearing. They added their own bizarre twists, to be sure, but the Daybells were living and espousing their own hybridized version of the New Age paradigm. The New Age paradigm teaches adherents that there is a hierarchy of "vibrations" and that the "highly-vibrating" people (New Age adherents or "chosen ones") exist at the top of that hierarchy. Adherents are taught that they are spiritually special and superiour to common people. The terms "enlightened," "awakened," and "evolved" are often applied to them. Those caught up in the New Age paradigm promote the belief that these "highly-vibrating" people will "ascend to the 5th dimension" while the "3D, density-dwellers" (non-New Age adherents) will simply die off or disappear. There is an unbalanced and unnatural focus on "light" and "positivity" in the New Age paradigm. "Love and Light" is a common catch phrase, and toxic positivity in all circumstances is enforced. Those labeled "dark," "dense," or "negative" (or in this case, "zombies") are demonized, de-humanized, and considered "3D." Throwaway people, basically. There is also often a devaluing of the physical body and the Earthly life, as people's sights are set on the paradise of the spiritual realms instead. New Age espouses a paradigm built on false spiritual hierarchy where, again, New Age adherents exist at the highest levels of that hierarchy, above the common people, and are to be looked up to, followed, and emulated. The New Age paradigm is set up as a pseudo-spiritual pyramid scheme where adherents blindly follow those they consider to be gurus or higher up the ladder of pseudo-spiritual hierarchy. Adherents seek to "raise their vibrations" until they, too, reach "Ascended Master consciousness" or "God/Goddess consciousness." At this point, they are told, they will become gurus with their own herd of followers or - in the case of the doomsday version - simply disappear into the blissful spiritual realms (often referred to as "the 5th dimension" or "the New Earth."). New Age is set up akin to a multi-level marketing scheme with people bringing others into the fold, using "consciousness," "vibrations," and "enlightenment" as its product and currency. There is great pressure to adopt the ideas of the guru, Goddess, or Ascended Master, and anything or anyone critical of those ideas is viciously rejected as "dark," "unenlightened," "unawakened," "unevolved," or "living in density." Again, in the case of the Daybells, the terminology used was "zombies." The Daybells, like all New Age leaders, were to be considered the ultimate authority, no questions asked. Followers who had differences of opinion or questions were ejected from the group, and this is a common practise in New Age. Because people are taught that they are far beyond the consciousness of the common person, the scheme often includes separation from family, friends, and the rest of society. This isolates people and makes them more dependent on the leader or leaders. New Age is a form of false spirituality with roots to consciousness-based eugenics. The New Age pseudo-spiritual pyramid scheme has existed in its current form since the late 1800s. The "Mother of New Age" is considered to be Russian mystic Helena Blavatsky who lived from 1831 to 1891. The religious umbrella under which Blavatsky operated was called theosophy, and she founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Her most famous book was The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888, and it promoted the foundational tenets and false spiritual hierarchy that we still see promoted by New Age adherents today, including Chad and Lori Daybell. An excerpt from The Secret Doctrine: "Mankind is obviously divided into god-informed men and lower human creatures. The intellectual difference between the Aryan and other civilized nations and such savages as the South Sea Islanders, is inexplicable on any other grounds. No amount of culture, nor generations of training amid civilization, could raise such human specimens as the Bushmen, the Veddhas of Ceylon, and some African Tribes, to the same intellectual level as the Aryans, the Semites, and the Turanians so called. The 'sacred spark' is missing in them and it is they who are the only inferior races on the globe, now happily – owing to the wise adjustment of nature which ever works in that direction – fast dying out. Verily mankind is 'of one blood,' but not of the same essence. We are the hot-house, artificially quickened plants in nature, having in us a spark, which in them is latent" (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2, p 421). Blavatsky's successor was Alice Bailey, who lived from 1880 to 1949. Bailey and her husband Foster founded the Lucis Trust in 1922, and the activities of the Lucis Trust included the formation of a United Nations group called "World Goodwill" in 1932. The Baileys also founded the Lucifer Publishing Company. These very sinister organizations used glowing promotional terms for their work, and we hear much of the same glossy terminology and PR spin in the United Nations framework today. Bailey believed there would be a rise of a "New Group of World Servers" and openly supported global government and the "New World Order," making the declaration: "[And] out of the spoliation of all existing culture and civilization, the new world order must be built." We have seen these same calls for globalized government, called the "New World Order," echoed by high-level politicians throughout the world, up to current day. Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, used to refer to it (slightly euphemistically) as "Global Governance." The idea is that the common people are too unintelligent and unconscious to govern their own lives and affairs and require an "enlightened and awakened" globalized elite to dictate their lives and set out their choices for them. This is far from the first time that New Age delusions have caused physical injury or death (not to mention the rampant psychological and sexual abuses). It would be impossible to recount the full list of crimes - both ethical and legal - committed over the past 150 years by those in the New Age paradigm, but I will offer one example from 2009 that I covered extensively at the time. Another self-styled New Age guru and "Harmonic Wealth" pusher, James Arthur Ray, was responsible for the deaths of at least three people and the injuries of a couple dozen more during his reign of Love and Light-fueled terror. "Harmonic Wealth" was Ray's regurgitation of the so-called "Law of Attraction," also promoted by Blavatsky. Ray's scheme occurred during the craze around The Secret, a New Age book and video that centred around the "Law of Attraction," "creating your own reality," and "manifesting abundance." In November 2011, Ray was given a slap-on-the-wrist prison sentence of two years after he was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide. The three deaths and more than a dozen injuries, some permanent, followed a deadly and botched sweat lodge seminar near Sedona, Arizona where proper sweat lodge practises and safeguards were not followed. The sweat lodge was improperly constructed and had a plastic tarp over it, blocking ventilation. Participants were bullied into staying inside the faulty sweat lodge after they expressed a desire to leave. I wrote a series of articles on this New Age huckster, including this one from September 30, 2011: White Men Can't Sweat Lodge: Background An excerpt: "As the faulty sweat lodge participants grew uncomfortable and ill and wanted to leave the plastic tarp-covered hothouse, Ray told them to push past their boundaries. He told them they were "better than that." He sat at the entrance of the hothouse so people had to pass him (badgering them to stay) to get out." James Arthur Ray never should have been allowed to continue his schemes to the point of causing the three deaths and scores of injuries at that botched sweat lodge ceremony in 2009. Multiple people had been injured (including a suicide) at his previous events, stemming back to 2005. These injuries included a woman shattering her hand after being badgered repeatedly by Ray into trying to break a board with it; a woman who jumped to her death during an exercise where Ray convinced people to dress like homeless people in public; a man injured by an arrow after being encouraged by Ray to press it against his neck; and a previous sweat lodge injury that required medical assistance for the injured participant in 2005. Ray had been warned by multiple indigenous leaders, following the participant injury in 2005, to stop using sweat lodges in his seminars because he was not properly trained in how to build the lodges or conduct the ceremonies. Examining the Dangers of New Age Delusions with Saturn Rx and Neptune Rx in Pisces The-buck-stops-here Saturn is transiting Pisces from March 2023 to February 2026, and it will meet Neptune in late Pisces in conjunction during the later part of the transit. Saturn and Neptune will not make an exact conjunction until they reach the zero-degree of Aries (the birth point of the zodiac) on February 20, 2026. Until then, we are working through the many challenges and problems (Saturn) related to false versions of spirituality; delusions; illusions; escapism; spiritual narcissism; spiritual ego; spiritual materialism; charlatanism; cults; mind control; and the difficulty in determining real from fake (Pisces). Exposing, deconstructing, and then nullifying the harmful, even deadly, influence of New Age is part of this work, and it is ongoing. Both Saturn and Neptune are currently retrograde in Pisces, and this indicates a theme whereby we must learn from the past if we are not to repeat unfortunate history in the present and future. This very much applies to the crimes of New Age hucksters and scammers and to the mistakes made by their sadly misguided followers. The truth is: there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of Chad and Lori Daybells out there. There are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of James Arthur Rays out there. Still misguiding people. Still harming people. Still wrapping people up in that special brand of Luciferian false Love and Light(TM). Still glossing over their crimes (ethical and legal) with pretty facades and a whole lot of smoke and mirrors. The New Age pyramid scheme has tentacles that reach around the globe, into every city and small town. The New Age tentacles reach into the worlds of natural health and healing and spiritual healing; into the worlds of astrology, tarot, psychics, and other readers; into the yoga world; into the world of organic food; into the metaphysical bookstores and crystal shops; into the world of essential oils; into the worlds of Hollywood and corporate music; into the worlds of organized religion; into the worlds of politics, government, and non-governmental organizations. The reach of it is mind-boggling, and it has only gotten much more widespread in my 20 years of astrological study and work. I work on an ongoing basis to lift the parasitizing veil of New Age delusion and falsity from people's minds, spirits, and eyes, and I will continue to do this work as long as it's needed. I hope all those who see through this miserable scheme will do the same.

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This article is also posted on the main blog: Chad and Lori Daybell's Hybridized New Age Beliefs: Examining the Dangers of New Age Delusions with Saturn Rx and Neptune Rx in Pisces -

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