EXPOSING THE JOY OF SATAN WEBSITES:
BY MAXINE DIETRICH,
AKA ANDREA M DIETRICH,
AKA ANDREA MAXINE HERRINGTON)
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What is the Real Situation?
Since 2002 the Oklahoma nonprofit organization known as the Joy of Satan Ministries (JOS) has obtained a reputation for being a group of wayward and misdirected teens dabbling in a Satanic masquerade. Members claim that they are Satanists while self-destructively associating with neo-nazi ideals. The many articles available from their websites, give the appearance of being a comprehensive and legitimate guide for the budding Satanist. It has received praise for having rituals and meditations forming a system of magical aspiration. However, the reality is that the whole was a project of plagiarism perpetrated by the website’s deceitful and manipulative owner.
The owner of Joy of Satan Ministries (Andrea Herrington, aka and referred to throughout this essay as ‘High Priestess Maxine Dietrich’ or ‘Maxine’); known by the state of Oklahoma as Andrea M. Dietrich) compiled plagiarized articles into a self-defeating Satanic facade based on anti-religious sentiments, neo-nazi fascism, and fanatic racism. Maxine adds materials for her website directly from whatever sources come to hand. She then claims that they come from a superordinary source: “demons”. She perpetrates this lie in order to attract juvenile, dupable members to her organization via her websites who give her donation money to support her and to pay for her husband’s neo-nazi campaign.[*] By scamming people through her fraudulent nonprofit and peddling plagiarized writings on her Joy of Satan websites, Maxine promotes fascism while providing herself with an income.[**]
Over the years several authors and publishers have confronted her, but that has not seemed to stop her from stealing other writer’s works and selling them for a profit. This essay will expose the false foundation of the Joy of Satan sites and constitutes just compensation for the many authors who have had their work stolen.
Important Copyright Information:
Before we approach the subject of what copyrighted material is used on the Joy of Satan site, we should first look at what copyright standards really are, and what constitutes ‘fair use’ of copyright materials in writing. Since Copyright law is a complex subject, provided here is a brief definition from the US copyright office website.
Copyright is the ownership of a created expression, in the form of music, writing, video, art, web sites, or other mediums. Copyright ownership technically begins at the moment that the work is created. When a creation is copyrighted by the owner it is registered with the copyright office, which then grants the creator proof of ownership of the copyrighted work. This protects the copyright owner legally, and gives them the rights of ownership that can be defended in court.
There is a way to use copyrighted material for the purpose of education or review. This is called ‘Fair Use’ of copyrighted material and this is clearly defined on the US Copyright Office website. According to the law fair use is defined as:
“quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations;…
Also according to copyright law, the fair use of the copyright material is put into in question if it does not meet certain guidelines. The majority of the writings on the Joy of Satan site do not cite the proper reference materials, according to the ‘Fair Use’ guidelines. When a writer uses material gathered from unattributed sources without permission, then subsequently compiles it with the appearance of originality and then publishes it, and sells it for profit, then it is not fair use by any means. Since this is the case, the materials and the books for sale on the Joy of Satan site are plagiarized versions of copyrighted materials.
What is the Definition of Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is something that can destroy a writer’s reputation. This is because the plagiarist intentionally uses direct passages or quotes or deceptively uses ideas or writing styles that belong to authors without properly attributing the source materials to the copyright owners. This is a misleading and dishonest practice that is intended to make the plagiarist appear as the original source of the work.
What is Acceptable Use?
If the material is being used for educational purposes, cited properly and not used for profit, then it would be within fair use of copyright law. Quotes or ideas that are attributed to the original author fall within the definition of fair use. Citing an author to compare or discuss ideas is appropriate. Lying, hiding source materials and claiming others ideas as your own, and selling these things for profit, is not ‘fair use’. Reprinting entire passages of books, and then adding in small lettering at the bottom of a page the title of a book, is not ‘fair use’.
This essay is intended as a criticism of intentional plagiarism of books and websites by Maxine Dietrich, the owner of the Joy of Satan Ministries website. Now, let’s explore the many sources and materials that Maxine used for her websites.
Stolen Materials From Franz Bardon
Maxine Dietrich has many pages on her site that use materials written by Franz Bardon. This author was a stage magician and the son of a Christian mystic. Franz Bardon taught a method of natural magic called Hermetics which had been influenced by Eliphas levi, an ex-catholic turned occultist and Francis Barrett, an English Kabbalist. Bardon also focused on Kabalah and eastern teachings of Tantra. The book, written by Bardon titled “Initiation into Hermetics” contains two sections, one for theory and one for practice. These sections include a step-by step guide to magic empowerment that was carefully copied and integrated into the Joy of Satan website by Maxine Dietrich.
Maxine’s website includes pages about balancing energies, evoking the elements, breathing, visualization, rituals, consciousness, astral travel, clairaudience, and even ‘goodhood’, which is the same program and methods created by Bardon. Unfortunately, Maxine Dietrich used the information and ideas of Franz Bardon in her web pages without giving the author any credit.
Maxine Dietrich has to hide the fact that this knowledge is borrowed. To make the information from Bardon appear more “satanic” instead of Kabbalistic or Christian, she tells people that the instructions come from a demon, “Father Satan”. Here are a few examples of the plagiarism of Franz Bardon’s books found throughout the Joy of Satan site.
Creation of Advanced Thoughtforms
On the Joy of Satan web page called “Advanced_Thoughtforms.html”, Maxine gives instruction on how to create a thoughtform. On this page are two sections of text in quotes which are a copy of instructions that are from Franz Bardon’s Hermetics. There are only a few sentences of added writing in-between on this page. At the bottom of the page is a tiny reference that says “Initiation into Hermetics” which is more of an afterthought to the last several paragraphs on the page enclosed in quotes.The Joy of Satan’s webpage is not a review of the authors work nor is it a discussion of the contents of the book, it is plagiarism. This webpage on thought forms is deceiving because it is made to look as if Maxine is the original author of the writings.
Uncovering the Truth About Franz Bardon, and the Joy of Satan
Maxine is unable to describe magic or the occult in her own words and from her own experience, so she uses materials from websites to fill in information on her site. The Joy of Satan page titled ‘Library.html’ begins with a large portion of text about “Frabato the Magician” that was taken from the ChaosMatrix.org website. This document, “Letter From Germany No. 1. By Frater U.’.D.’.”. from the ChaosMatrix.org site is pasted onto her website as an obvious attempt at explaining her proposed argument that ‘Satan’ gave her the information that she took from Bardon.
Maxine Dietrich claims that this information from Bardon was given to Bardon by Satan, but that it was altered by the ‘Jews’. The only thing that was altered was Bardon’s original writings by Maxine Dietrich in her attempt to make ‘satanic’ materials on her websites for her followers to read. Here is a quote from ‘High Priestess’ Maxine Dietrich about the source of her materials from the “Library.html” page:
“…[the texts] were written by a man known as ‘Franz Bardon’. I asked Father Satan some time ago how Bardon came to reveal the information he did. His reply was “ME.” ” -Maxine Dietrich
Untrue statements like in the quote above, reveal some questionable things about her intellect. This behaviour of lying about source materials is typical of a plagiarist, and even more so it is a method to keep authority as a cult leader. Most members of the Joy of Satan are inexperienced, having never studied writings in the occult before. Those of us who have read magic texts will know where this information comes from, but the members of the Joy of Satan have no idea that they are being deceived.
Teaching How to Invoke the Quintessence
The majority of the page titled “Quintessence.html” is a copy from “Initiation Into Hermetics”. There is one entire paragraph on this page taken from Bardon enclosed within a quote, and the rest of the page is filled in with only a few brief sentences. Other material found on the “Quintessence.html” page is a paste from an article on Wikipedia. Maxine left a notice at the top of the page, which is the only original sentence on this page, and it says :”The following excerpt was taken in some parts from “Initiation Into Hermetics” by Franz Bardon.” This is an unacceptable use of copyrighted materials when the whole web page is just a copy of text from a book, which is altered in minor ways to make it look original.
Maxine claims to have inside knowledge on these subjects, but this example illustrates the point that she lacks originality and true awareness of the things that she presents on her website. Maxine’s assertion that this information comes from Satan is very contradictory, considering that it is a typical Christian belief that all occult texts and materials are satanic, or influenced by Satan.
Citing One Source, Then Taking From Another
Maxine notes on her website that she used one source material for a page, when in reality she plagiarized from another source. On the page titled “Creating_Elementals.html” , Maxine Dietrich claims that the information from this page is from the 1956 edition of Franz Bardon “Initiation into Hermetics”. This is untrue, because some brief investigation on the net revealed a website, a psychokinesis manual that had the same word-for-word phrases and ideas that she used for this page.
The original source material page is called the “Psychokinesis Manual” from a website called PsiPog, a copyrighted work written long ago by a person named ‘Apollo’ [Chris King]. Maxine gives reference on the “Creating_Elementals.html” page for Franz Bardon, while she copied all of the materials from Chris King’s internet essay.
The Real Necronomicon?
Because Maxine uses the text of other writers so that she can create pages in her website, it calls into question her credibility as an author and an occultist. In the page, “Necronomicon.html”, a large portions of text are copied from the ‘1586’ version of the Necronomicon. Maxine Dietrich claims that the 1586 version of the John Dee Necronomicon is the original work of Satan. Here is a quote from The Joy of Satan site about Maxine’s knowledge of the history of the Necronomicon:
“[the Necronomicon] was authored by Dr. John Dee, you know, the man who brought us the Enochian calls.” – Maxine Dietrich
The ‘facts’ about this book that she wrote on her page are incorrect. The Necronomicon originated as a fictional story created by H.P. Lovecraft in the 20th century. This shows her inexperience and lack of knowledge about the origins of her own source material.
Paragraphs of text are pasted from this book with no indication of where this material is taken from, or where the quote begins or ends. On this page is a link to the 1586 copy of the book, in PDF version. This PDF is from the Sacredmagick.com library, but the book is actually hosted at the Joy of Satan website. This violates the user agreement of Sacredmagick.com which states that the materials from the site may not be hosted anywhere else but at the Sacredmagick.com site.
The use of writing from authors for the purpose of review or discussion of those materials would have been considered fair use, but her method is to use other author’s works to build entire pages for her website.
Materials that Were Sourced from the Web
The Wingmakers Forum
Maxine took entire portions of text from a forum called the Wingmakers to create her page, “Thoughtform.htm”. The Wingmakers Forum is not on the net anymore, but searches at the internet archives revealed several essays that were stolen from the author named ‘DrPiglove’ on the Wingmaker’s forum. The writings on this page were changed slightly from the original materials on the forum.
Another page that she plagiarized from is a post called ‘Sex Magick’ by DrPiglove on the Wingmakers website. She used this material to make the “Sex_Magic.htm” page. Also, information from the Wingmakers site was used for the Joy of Satan “Hypnosis.html” page. These pages were integrated into the Joy of Satan website and disguised as instruction, when in reality this material is plagiarized from an internet forum, and contains no original content. Maxine keeps her readers interest by providing them with instructions of other authors works, while she claims to be the original author. It makes her look good, makes her money and she fools everyone into thinking that she has power and authority.
Maxine Deitrich’s Star Magick Lists
Maxine claims to have knowledge on astrology. On the Joy of Satan page, “Star_Magick.html” there is a list, which is cut-and-paste text from a website called BeMyAstrologer.com. This website has been on the net since 2002. She used this information from the BeMyAstrologer page for references on what she calls ‘star magic’. Then she told her website readers that the information and instruction came from Satan. Apparently she feels that it is alright to take materials from people’s websites without their permission or knowledge, and lie to her readers to hide the fact that she is a plagiarist. None of the material on the Joy of Satan ‘Star_Magick” page is original, and there is no citations of the original authors.
The Self-Hypnosis Definitions
Maxine Dietrich also used definitions from writers in her website without giving credit to any of these sources. On the ‘Determining_Trance.html’ page, which is a manual for self-hypnosis, Maxine copied the definition for ‘catalepsy’ from a website. Also pasted onto this page about Trance is a quote from the ‘David-Husband Scales’, a manual for determining states of hypnosis. These sources that she has used are not cited anywhere on this web page. It’s a shame because there is no credit given to any of the original authors of this information. That leaves her own credibility in question.
Joy of Satan Chakra Breathing Ideas
The ideas for the Joy of Satan Chakra breathing exercises were developed from a page on the net called Dragon Alchemy. This page “Breathing666.htm” is a basic re-write of these exercises from the Dragon Alchemy site. The Dragon Alchemy site has been on the net since 2003, and they appear to be the original author of these ideas that Maxine copied and used for her website page on chakra breathing. In fact, the original material from the Dragon Alchemy website was not intended for satanism, but she took the liberty to add her satanic information to the page to make it look ‘Satanic’, and therefore useful to the visitors of her site. She has used this same formula with all of the authors that she has stolen from.
Brain Wave Information:
The Joy of Satan “Brainwaves.html” meditation page was created from a Christian prayer site called “Brain Waves and DNA, by W.E.B.” This site has been on the net since 2003. Maxine Dietrich took the information from this Christian site and changed it slightly to try and create a satanic meditation for her website. Of course, Maxine gives no indication on where she got this information on “Brainwaves” from. Her website readers certainly wouldn’t want to discover that she is getting her information from a christian website.
Other Authors Frequently Plagiarized
Anton LaVey and the Satanic Bible, Plagiarized
Searches of older, archived versions of the Joy of Satan site reveal that Maxine used the writings of Anton LaVey’s “The Satanic Bible” and “The Satanic Rituals”. Many of those pages have either been removed or changed over the years, most likely in response to blatant criticism of theft and plagiarism.
Maxine used the materials from “The Satanic Bible”, while she called Anton LaVey a ‘Jew who defaced the Enochian Keys’. There are nineteen Enochian keys in the Satanic Bible which Maxine claims are ‘bastardized’ versions of demonic works. Each key of the Satanic Bible is copied into her website and changed slightly, with absolutely no credit to the author or the source on all nineteen pages. To fill in information about the Enochian language page, Maxine scraped content from a Enochian Dictionary website on the net.
The Joy of Satan page, titled “Rituals_html” is an obvious plagiarism of the Ritual in the Satanic Bible. It is called the Standard Satanic ritual, and the methods and invocation are nearly identical to the invocation to Satan in the Satanic Bible. Of course she tells her readers not to read the Satanic bible, while she takes rituals from them to create pages on her site. She obviously has no experience in Satanic ritual if she can not describe what a ritual is, in her own words.
Maxine Dietrich also copied line for line into the pages of her website a major portion of the Satanic Rituals, called the Al-Jilwah. This part of the Satanic Bible is not in the public domain. The Al-Jilwah is a document which the members of the Joy of Satan believe was authored by what they call, “Satan”. She also reacted to LaVey in a malicious way on her website, while at the same time she used rituals and writings from his books. She also has treated other authors in the same manner, once it is revealed that she has stolen from their writings. Then she ‘corrects’ the writings, adding to it, and tells her readers that the information was given to her by Satan.
Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts
On several pages of her site Maxine Dietrich uses material from the Richard Cavendish book, “The Black Arts”. On the Joy of Satan page, “Herbs.html”, which is a page on the use of herbs in magic, there is a list of herbs created from stolen content found on the internet. There is an article on that page for ‘mandrake root’ on the Joy of Satan page, a direct copy of the same definition given in “the black arts”. Unfortunately for her, there are no sources cited on this page. It is most likely that the information on this page about herbs is a gathered list from many other sources. She wants people to think that she is knowledgeable in occultism, but she is only deceiving her readers. Writing is deceptive when it is not cited, and when it is compiled into a list made to look like an original work.
Extensive Plagiarism of Stephen Arroyo
Found in the Satanic Power Meditations Page “Evoking_Elements.html” are materials from the book “Psychology and the Four Elements” by Stephen Arroyo. There are five pages on the Joy of Satan site which focus on Elemental Invocation, and Maxine uses many passages from this book on each of these page. The true sources on these Joy of Satan pages are never cited. Stephen Arroyo is a professional writer for Llewellyn.
The Complete Book of Spells, Copied
An archived version of “demonolatry.html”, found on the Joy of Satan website, is a page with an invocation and blessing to Satan. The origin of this material is a copied verse sourced from this book, “The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies and Magic” By Migene Gonzolez-Wippler. This page is no longer available on the site, as the owners of the material most likely discovered the plagiarism and had requested to have the materials removed from the Joy of Satan website.
The Satanic Emerald Tablets of Thoth
The Joy of Satan site has a ‘satanic’ version of the Emerald Tablets of Thoth, found on the “Tablet_One.html” page. On this page, Maxine adapts the work by changing verses to try and tries to assert in her writings that the ‘demon’ Thoth is giving her this knowledge. The original book of Thoth can be found at the Scribd website. Unfortunately the use of this material from the Scribd site, externally hosted on another site without permission, violates their copyright and user terms.
Stolen Writing from Donald Tyson
Maxine’s knowledge on demons was created by other authors. On the Joy of Satan page, titled ‘Daemons.html’, the definitions of the word ‘Demon’ are plagiarized from the occultist Donald Tyson, an author published by Llewellyn. Several phrases from Tyson, pasted into her site are never cited, nor is any reference whatsoever given at the end of the article. Further down the page, there is another phrase lifted from the Virginia Tech history department web page on ‘Demons’. Maxine has to grab materials from websites to make others think that she knows what demons are. Unfortunately many have went to her website for advice on demons, but the materials that she presents are not her own.
Plagiarism of Astrology Authors, Judy Collins and Linda Goodman
Maxine Dietrich obviously wants everyone to think that she is smart. But, she is not smart enough. Time after time, phrases searched from her website can be found in other searches on the net, mostly from books, revealing the sources that she copied word for word onto her webpages. One of these sources is her Astrology page, “How to Read a Natal Chart”. This entire page is a copy from Judy Collins, ASA Education Director and her essay ‘Delineating a Chart ‘, approximately dating from 2005. Maxine needed a professional astrologer’s writings to help sell her very expensive computer-generated astrology readings.
Another page at the Joy of Satan that is a work of plagiarism, is the “Star_Magick.html” page, copied from professional astrologer Linda Goodman. She copied the list of star signs and their meanings in exact phrases from Linda Goodman’s personal website forum. The Forum is no longer on the internet but the information at Linda’s site had been available since 2002. There is no indication of the source of Maxine’s references from Linda Goodman, at the “Star_magick.html” page. copying the work of another author, and then claiming it as her own is identical to theft, especially since she sells this information in books at her website.
Plagiarism of Frater UD, High Magic in Theory and Practice
Another page that Maxine created through plagiarism, is the “Magic_Mirror.Html” page. This page tells how to make and use a magic mirror. While some of this information can be found in general occult references, Maxine took almost direct word for word phrases from the Frater UD book. High Magic in Theory and Practice to create her page. She then added minimal instruction on how to use the the mirror for Demons. She gives no references to where she got this information from, so her website members are left to assume that ‘Satan’ taught her these things. What really happened is that she copied it all from the Frater UD book. High Magic in Theory and Practice, published by Llewellyn. What is interesting is that through the internet archive search, the ‘Magic Mirror’ page did not appear until 2007, while she has a copyright notice on this page dating from 2002! She lies about when her pages on the internet were created.
Plagiarism of DJ Conway
The plagiarist Joy of Satan page, “aura_colors.html” was taken almost word for word, in the same sequence from the book by DJ Conway, “A little book of Candle Magic” Each description of color was slightly changed with her ‘satanic’ information added. the entire section of this book describing candle colors was copied into her website, one after the other. The Little Book of Candle Magic is published by Crossing Press 2004.
The Joy of Satan web page, titled “Incense for Ritual” was plagiarized liberally from DJ Conways’ book, Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, published by Llewellyn in 1997. Each listing of planetary incense on this page is almost identical to DJ Conway’s book. While some of this information in Conway’s book is common to the occult, Maxine copied his lists almost word for word and gave no references on her page as to where the information had come from.
Archived References, Now Removed
The brotherhood of the snake is a web page at the Joy of Satan site. This page was inspired by several different authors. After a few years, the page was re-written, but the source notes were removed. These sources were, The Gods of Eden by William Bramley, The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, and a 2001 illustration of the Book of the Dead. It is interesting to study the page that was created in 2005, that contained references, and compare it to the new page that now has no references and was carefully re-worded. essentially it is a work of plagiarism, similar to the other pages that have been described in this essay. The archived page shows the original authors that were copied, word for word. In the notes below this essay, is a link to the archived page as it has appeared in 2002.
Theft of Ideas from Aaron Donahue
Maxine Dietrich of the Joy of Satan Ministries uses other authors’ ideas and then ridicules the original authors by saying that the knowledge came from ‘Satan’. It is said by some former members of the Joy of Satan that the ritual for “Freeing the Demons” on the JOS site is an imitation of the ideas and works of Aaron Donahue. On her forum she denies these accusations that her ideas come from Donahue, while claiming to have invented the idea herself. Here is a quote from the Joy of Satan Yahoo Group:
“[Donahue]..is also a liar. He claimed to have freed the Goetic Demons, which he did not. He claimed to have freed Andras from the confines of a nine-foot circle “because he was so dangerous.” – Maxine Dietrich
Maxine has failed to prove in any way whatsoever that she was the originator of this concept, considering that Aaron Donahue and others have written about the concept before Maxine Dietrich had. In fact, the only thing that she has succeeded in proving with her statements is that she knows how to defend herself in clever ways when she is confronted with her lying and deceitful behaviour.
Zechariah Sitchin, Others
Maxine also took some of her cosmology and eclectic beliefs from authors like the Jewish Scholar, Zechariah Sitchin. While Sitichin was a Jewish scholar she conveniently avoids this fact and claims that his writings show the truth of her brand of Satanism. She is very contradictory in preaching against Judaism, and then using the words of a Jewish scholar to promote her ideas. Also, Maxine makes available an illegal version of the Lost Book of Enki, scanned and transferred into a PDF. This copyrighted work is not in the public domain, and as a PDF file it is an illegal distribution of Sitchin’s writings. Essentially, it defrauds the writer and publisher from sales money when people like Maxine scan, distribute and make these copyrighted writings available for free.
Maxine also makes available PDF copies of other authors works. For example, at their Yahoo group, an illegal pdf scan of Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson is available. Also available is the an illegal sacan of Willam Bramley The Gods of Eden, The Necronomicon Spellbook Edited by Simon, illegal pdf scan of The 12th Planet by Zechariah Sitchin, Journeys out of the Body by Robert Monroe, and others whom she feels entitled to make free to the public despite the laws that prohibit the copying and distribution of copyrighted work without the permission of the authors.
Maxine also promotes ideas of neo-nazi beliefs from using material from books such as “the White Man’s Bible” by Ben Klassen. Maxine portrays herself as a prophet of Satan’s knowledge, claiming that all of her information comes from demons, like “Thoth; “Satan” and “Azazel”, when the real source of this information are various authors and internet sources. If Maxine really had experience in the occult, or with Satanism, she would not have to steal writings and ideas from other writers.
Fact: Maxine is a Known Plagiarist
Maxine’s underhanded behaviours have not gone unnoticed. Beginning in 2002, Maxine copied from writers, and had been caught several times by book publishers who made her remove the materials from her website. She had several incidents with authors and book publishers who made her remove information from the Joy of Satan site. Maxine had compiled information from the author Valerie V. Hunt, and her book, “Mind Mastery Meditations” in order to fill in a page on her website called “Scalar Wave Meditations”. When Malibu Publishing discovered this, the meditations and materials plagiarized from that book were immediately removed. Despite this, the copied ‘Scalar Wave Meditation’ is still published by the Joy of Satan in their “Spiritual Warfare hand book”.
Maxine “borrowed” the majority of her information about chakras, auras and kundalini from the largest occult and pagan book publishers, Llewellyn. This material came from a book written by Douglas DeLong, titled “Ancient Teachings for Beginners”. The publishers were notified and Maxine heavily revised the material on her site, but still uses the same concepts and systems without giving any credit to Llewellyn or DeLong. The author threatened to sue Maxine, and she subsequently agreed to remove the information from the site. Instead, she let time pass, the pages at the Joy of Satan were reworded, and the ideas of DeLong were not removed. When confronted about the change in information on her site by her own group members, she deceitfully told them that the corrected information came to her from Satan!
Authors Delong and Valerie Hunt have made Maxine Dietrich a lot of money over the years. Maxine reads a passage in a book and then interprets it into her website, in a deceptive way, to make her web pages seem instructional and original, when they are nothing but re-written ideas of other authors, carefully reworded without references. Many of her readers are attempting to do the exercises on her page. They would be better off reading the original books, rather than taking it from a secondary source like Maxine.
The kundalini section of her website was written into books and are being sold at the website for a profit, violating the copyright of Llewellyn, Malibu Publishing, Valerie Hunt, and Douglas DeLong. Both Hunt’s and Delong’s writings can be purchased at the Joy of Satan Site, carefully re-written in Maxine’s words, and hidden from internet searches inside PDF’s and books that she sells, despite the fact that she has been previously warned by both the authors, and the publishers, to stop plagiarizing these writings.
Copyrights and Ownership: The Joy of Satan Site
The majority of the web pages on the Joy of Satan site have a copyright notice with a library of congress number. Maxine obviously does not want people to copy the writings on the Joy of Satan website. This notice is pasted on almost every page on the site:
“- Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, Joy of Satan Ministries; Library of Congress Number: 12-16457 ” – Joy of Satan site
Research at the Library of Congress shows that there is no reference found for the number’12-16457′, which is the same number that Maxine pasted on many pages of her site. The JOS website materials are not on record with the library of congress since 2002, or a record of this could easily be found through the search page at the LOC. Obviously, Maxine does not know much about the copyright law or the proper use of copyright notices. The extensive plagiarism on the Joy of Satan website proves that even if Maxine did want to apply for a real copyright, she would be denied, if not pursued legally, immediately, for numerous violations.
In Fact, Archived Versions of this website that go back to 2002, show how the majority of her writings were taken from the Linda Goodman forum, as she had several pages of astrology information before the ‘Joy of Satan’ formed in 2005. This means that any copyrights that she tries to claim on her writings from 2002 are certainly false, and the ‘Joy of Satan’ web page, and writings, never existed prior to 2005. View the entire Archive
Donation Money, Funding of the NSFM
Andrea [Maxine] owns a web site, called “The Black Sun”  where she writes web pages on Antisemitism and hate, and lectures on anti-Christianity. The racist and racial ideals of the Joy of Satan were created after Maxine met a man named Clifford Herrington. Herrington is the former leader of the “National Socialist Movement” [NSM], an organization for Neo-Nazi activists. The majority of the members of the NSM are Christian, and Herrington got thrown out of the organization in July of 2006, when they discovered that he shared the same post office box as the Joy of Satan. Clifford Herrington created a new group, the “National Socialist Freedom Movement” [NSFM].
The NSFM is a legal tax-paying organization. Both Maxine and her husband promote their twisted ideals to teenagers and others who are unwitting enough to send them money via donations on the web sites, and from book and cd sales. The compromised religious organization she runs shares its address with a neo-nazi organization, while both organizations are being used as a front to secure donation money.
There is evidence from ex-Joy of Satan members that she uses the money from donations to pay her bills and to fund her own personal needs. Maxine also went on a luxurious vacation with the money that she raised from her websites. Here is a quote from the Joy of Satan Yahoo group where Maxine tells the members how she claimed to spend her vacation in Vegas, and trips to several different national cities while she stayed in 5-star hotels.
“The past week and a half, Father Satan rewarded me with a most pleasant vacation to several different cities and national parks. I was indulged to an extreme. Part of my family invited me and we had an awesome time… I was able to get to only two internet cafes where I could get online, the last one in Las Vegas and it was crowded…”- Maxine Dietrich
In 2005, some of the ex-members of the Joy of Satan left the group because they felt that Maxine was misappropriating funds by paying her bills and vacationing with the donation money. Her plagiarist writings paid for her housing, her bills and her vacations.
This web page establishes the fact that Maxine Dietrich cannot claim copyright on the majority of the writings on her websites, because they are plagiarized writings.This page was created for educational purposes, to expose the source materials of this pseudo-satanic neo-nazi organization.
Overall, the Joy of Satan site seems promising to so many new seekers of occult and Satanism. it appeals to this audience because the ideas in the website were taken from professional authors. Maxine misleads people by making them think that she is knowledgeable about the occult, so that she can collect money for her neo-nazi organization. Not even one bit of effort was given to reveal the sources of her material. Its more convenient for her to hide this, so that the members of her group trust in her self-proclaimed authority. This accounts for the popularity of her website. People like the sources and techniques that she writes about, but they do not realize that the majority of it is cut and pasted from other authors. If the Joy of Satan techniques are so good, as some have claimed it to be, then maybe her readers would be better off reading the original source materials, instead.
Also, accounting for the popularity of the Joy of Satan, is the fact that the website appeals to a certain demographic. The young, disaffected and uninformed. These types have no idea that they are being fed lies and mis-information and they take what the website owner writes on faith, instead of using their own minds to decide what is right for them. Why should they bother to research any of the sources used at this site when the site owner proclaims with authority that the original authors of these ideas and writings are ‘liars’, while she takes their words and uses them as her own? She uses a typical method of religious revisionism as she attempts to use all of these sources to create her version of history, despite the many historical facts that prove otherwise.
- The main website of entry is “Joy of Satan” (Andrea Herrington. Web: March, 2005), http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/ (accessed 10/1/08). Yet as will become obvious through the course of this article and its references and notes, the organization disperses its online presence to numerous web constructs, including Yahoo groups and web boards. For more information supporting the contention that this is a massive work of plagiarism, continue reading the present article.
- “Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code”, Circular 92, Chapter 1, Section 107. U.S. Copyright Office. Web. http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107 (accessed 10/1/08).
- [for a brief explanation visit Wiki article on Plagiarism, accessed 10.1.08]
- [Information on the history of Franz Bardon, accessed 10.1.08]
- [This Joy of Satan page is copied from Bardon, accessed 10.1.08]
- [The Franz Bardon Page on the Joy of Satan Site, accessed 10.1.08]
[This is the source of the original text: accessed 10.1.08]
Currently, “Initiation into Hermetics” is published by Merkur Publishing, Inc. 1999.
- [“Invoking the Quintessence” Joy of Satan page, a Copy from Bardon. accessed 10.7.08]
- [Joy of Satan Elementals page, accessed 10.1.08]
[The original essay, Copyright, Chris King email@example.com, accessed 10.1.08]
10.[The Joy of Satan Necronomicon Page, accessed 10.1.08]
[The Real History of the Necronomicon, accessed 10.7.08]
- [User agreement at sacred-magick.com, accessed 10.1.08]
- [The Joy of Satan Page, copied from Forum posts of Dr. Piglove, accessed 10.1.08]
[See the original version at the Internet Archives site] http://www.archive.org/index.php
- [Joy of Satan page on ‘Fixed Star Positions”, accessed 10.1.08]
[The original, copied source available since 2002`] http://www.bemyastrologer.com/fixedstars.html
14 [The Joy of Satan Determining Trance Page, accessed 10.1.08]
[Uncited definitions, – Davis-Husband scales, accessed 10.1.08]
- [The Joy of Satan Chakra Breathing page, accessed 10.7.08]
[Inspired by The Dragon Alchemy site, accessed 10.7.08]
16.[The Joy of Satan page, ‘Brainwaves and Magic’, accessed 10.7.08]
[The ‘Brainwaves’ information was taken from this Christian Prayer site,
BRAIN WAVES & DNA by W.E.B. accessed 10.7.08]
17.[Joy of Satan Enochian Page, accessed 10.1.08]
[This is the original source for the JOS Enochian Dictionary, accessed 10.1.08]
[“The Satanic Bible” by Anton Szandor LaVey, Avon (December 1, 1976)].
18.[The Joy of Satan ‘Al-Jilwah’, accessed 10.1.08]
[The Satanic Rituals: Companion to The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey, Avon (December 1, 1976)]
- [Joy of Satan List of Herbs, accessed 10.1.08] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Herbs.html
[Original un-cited references on this page from Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts,
Time Warner International; New edition edition (30 April 1996)]
- [Joy of Satan Elemental Energies, accessed 10.7.08]
[Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements: An Energy Approach to
Astrology & Its Use in the Counseling Arts, by Stephen Arroyo published by CRCS publications, 1975]
21.[Joy of Satan page on Demonolatry, plagiarized invocations, accessed 10.7.08]
[archived version, accessed 10.7.08] http://web.archive.org/
[‘Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies and Magic’ By Migene Gonzolez-Wippler, published by Llewellyn Worldwide, 1988]
- [The Joy of Satan ‘Emerald Tablets of Thoth’, accessed 10.1.08]
[Original Version, accessed 10.1.08]
23.[Joy of Satan page on ‘Demons’ accessed 10.1.08]
[Original source material, definition of “demon” Donald Tyson “Ritual Magic: What It Is & How To Do It”,
page. 244, Llewellyn Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1992)]
- [how to read a natal chart] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Astrology.html
[Judy Colins, Delineating An Astrology Chart http://astrotribe.tribe.net/thread/71dbed24-fe67-4704-84db-d9b43513f185 accessed 04.7.09]
- [Drawing Down Energy from Luminaries] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Star_Magick.html
[Linda Goodman, Website Forum, http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/014295.html accessed 7.3.09]
- [Using and Empowering a Black Mirror] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Black_Mirror.html
[Frater U D. High Magic in Theory and Practice, Llewellyn, 2005]
- [Aura Colors] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Color.html
[DJ Conway, A little book of Candle Magic, Crossing Press, 2004]
- [Incense for Ritual] http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpentis666/Incense.html
[DJ Conway, Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, Llewellyn, 1997]
The Gods of Eden by William Bramley 1990 pages 53-54
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchizedek Volume 2, pages 262-268
The Illustrated Egyptian Book of the Dead : a new translation with commentary by Ramses Seleem, 2001>
[ web archive version: http://tinyurl.com/brotherhoodSnake accessed 05.3.09 ]
- [Joy_of_Satan@yahoogroups.com From: “High Priestess Maxine Dietrich” Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007
Subject: [Joy_of_Satan Re:’Belial on Earth in Human form’ message:100051, accessed 10.8.08]
31.[These allegations are documented by the former members of the Joy of Satan,
at the ‘SIJOS’ forum, accessed 10.1.08]http://z13.invisionfree.com/SIJOS/index.php?
- ibid. see above; Also, the “Spritual Warfare Handbook” contains the plagairzed material from Douglas DeLong, and Valerie Hunt – and this publication is still available from the Joy of Satan site in PDF form. [ http://www.geocities.com/enkicaimisis/home.html ] and [ http://www.geocities.com/enkicaimisis/Documents/SpiritualWarfareTrainingProgramforSatanists.zip ]
- [Joy of Satan Copyright number, not found in the LOC search, accessed 10.7.08]
http://catalog.loc.gov/ Library of Congress Online Catalog Search
[ Library of Congress Number: 12-16457]
34.[The Black Sun, Joy of Satan Site, accessed 10.1.08] http://www.666blacksun.com/
- [The history of the NSM, accessed 10.1.08]
36.[Information about this can be found at the SIJOS forum, accessed 10.1.08]
- Quote from the Joy_of_Satan Yahoo Group Message 76175 Mon Mar 20, 2006 Maxine Dietrich
[Some of the members of the yahoo group left when it was found out that money was being used for
Maxine’s own personal needs. “I am aware that the former clergy..leaving because HP
[Maxine was] using donations for paying her electricity and water bills..
[Joy_of_Satan Yahoo Group, ‘Angel’ Sun May 22, 2005″, message 54661]
* – Andrea’s husband, Clifford Herrington, was at one point in time the head of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-nazi and white supremacist organization whose primarily Christian membership didn’t appreciate discovering that their former leader’s wife was running a Satanic facade in his home and using the same post office box for correspondence, ejecting both of them from the organization. See documentatin below.
“The National Socialist Movement inherited its Third Reich fetish directly from the American Nazi Party, which was founded by George Lincoln Rockwell in 1959. After Rockwell was murdered in 1967, two of his chief lieutenants, Robert Brannen and Cliff Herrington, formed the National Socialist American Workers Freedom Movement in St. Paul, Minn. Herrington assumed sole leadership of the group in 1983 after Brannen’s health failed. Over the next decade, the group achieved little, managing only to open a handful of chapters outside Minnesota.
“Then, in 1993, Herrington and one other member of his tiny group attended a Minnesota state legislative committee meeting in full Nazi dress to protest a proposed gay-rights ordinance. A pair of anti-gay rights protesters clutching Bibles and quoting Leviticus might have been ignored by the local media. But a couple of neo-Nazis sporting swastika armbands and hailing Hitler made the evening news and the next day’s front page. Capitalizing on that success, Herrington and his small but suited band of Nazis began vigorously exercising their First Amendment rights. They quickly became the most infamous public nuisance in the Twin Cities.
“The year after his debut at the legislature, Herrington handed over leadership of the group to Jeff Schoep, who was then 21. Schoep had been a member since at least his late teens and Herrington, who remains active with NSM today, believed that Schoep was more capable of attracting a new generation of American neo-Nazis.”
“Nazis Rising”, by David Holthouse, In Intelligence Report 121, Spring 2006. Web.
“In July, the NSM underwent a minor crisis following the resignation of Virginian slumlord und NSM Fuhrer (‘media liaison’) Bill White over the involvement of members of the group’s leadership in Satanic activities (The Joy of Satan). According to Alexander Zaitchik (“ Nazis Falling“, Intelligence Report, 123, Fall 2006):
It couldn’t have been scripted any better in Tinsel Town. After surging ahead of the sieg-heiling pack in membership and notoriety, the “Hollywood Nazis” of the National Socialist Movement have imploded in a debacle featuring hate-radio jocks, anti-racist provocateurs, superhuman egos, allegations of underage sex, and Satan.
‘The party’s problems began last June, when Citizens Against Hate discovered that NSM’s Tulsa post office box was shared by The Joy of Satan Ministry, in which the wife of NSM chairman emeritus Clifford Herrington [Andrea Herrington a/k/a Maxine Dietrich] is High Priestess. Knowing that NSM ally and hate-radio host Hal Turner was a Catholic-raised convert to the white supremacist theology of Christian Identity, the anti-racist group decided to plant a metaphorical banana peel under NSM’s unsuspecting jackboot….”
“All I want for Crassmas is a Satanic, Hollywood Nazi”, by Andy ‘@ndy’ Fleming, In Slackbastard Anarchobase.
(December 24, 2006) http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=524 (accessed 4/20/10).
“Hal Turner broke into the Gordon Young show with breaking news stating that he had just been informed by NSM member Tim Bishop that Chairman Clifford Herrington had resigned. He stated that Bishop and Schoep had engaged in a three way conference call with Herrington where they confronted the Chairman with allegations of Satanism and pedophilia. The Chairman was asked to resign and when Herrington refused and got nasty, he was expelled from the group.
That was the initial report. However, the statement made today by Jeff Schoep is just a little bit different:
Comrades, “NSM Chairman Emeritis Herrington is currently retiring from his position, and will be stepping back from active duty, as he attends to some personal and family matters. On behalf of the Party, I would like to thank him for his many years of service to the NSM, and all the sacrifices he has made for us all during that time. He has been a tireless and valuable worker for the cause, and we have all learned alot from him over the years. “The Chairman has retired once before in 1993, and returned to the Party years later to assist us. Perhaps after his personal matters are squared away, we will see him again in the future.
“Hail Victory! Commander Schoep”, Fight dem back!. (July 14, 2006)
http://www.fightdemback.org/2006/07/14/im-dreaming-of-a-bill-white-christmas/ (accessed 7/30/07).
“Clifford Herrington …is a very high profile Nazi and has been so for over 35 years” and “Being a Nazi, Cliff has always walked a straight line” and “At one time, I WAS a full member of the NSM and still have my membership card.” and “I wrote to Cliff for some information as he was the head of the NSM. That is how we met.”
“Two former powerhouses of the neo-Nazi scene, Aryan Nations and the National Alliance, were in states of more or less suspended animation last year. Aryan Nations still exists but is barely active. In early 2007, two of the group’s leaders, Clark Patterson and Jonathan Williams, quit to form a new Christian Identity group called the United Church of YHVH after complaining that Aryan Nations had forgotten its roots in Identity, a theology that says people of color are soulless non-humans and Jews are biologically descended from Satan.”
“The Year in Hate 2007”, by David Holthouse and Mark Potok, In Intelligence Report 129, Spring 2008, http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2008/spring/the-year-in-hate (accessed 4/20/10).
** – The author’s belief that the not for profit church known as the Joy of Satan Ministries (incorporated in the state of Oklahoma July 2004) was fraudulent is based on the testimony of one of its incorporators, “Danniel Stafford”, aka “HP Dann”, who claimed that at the time of his signing of the incorporation papers for the church he had falsified his information, was underage, and that Maxine had no real reason to incorporate for shelter against lawsuit because she was so impoverished. See below (spelling and punctuation left as found. “laugh.gif” was changed to a smiley emoticon).
“Your right, but thats when you have a board of directors, which seperates the “blame”. Unfortunately she doesnt have a board of directors so everything will be placed on her regardless 🙂 Plus she rents so its not like they could take her house away, her cars are probably worth less than 200$ each lol I dont really think they could take much more away! lol She doesnt even work so they cant cut her paycheck! Youd have to be an idiot to sue Maxine lol she doesn’t have anything! – (Posted: Apr 22 2006, 04:44 PM).
“Maxine was far to paranoid to do that [make her husband president and a batch of other people board members], not to mention all the information I gave her was false except my first name 🙂 , plus none of them have anything in their names :), Willard [Chapman] lives with his grandma, Salem [Burke] lives with his parents and brother, I doubt they both have very expencive cars anyway cosidering Willard cant even pay for internet so.. in reality, anyone who sues the JOS is an idiot lol. Edit: Oh I forgot, I was also under 18 when I signed that as well making it null and void because minors cant sign contracts :)” – (Posted: Apr 23 2006, 3:18 AM).
*** – It is not clear to the editor who it was that wrote this hoax Preface attributed to “Dr. Joseph Talbet, PhD., D.Litt, Harvard University”, but its text is identical to an eBook30.com page linked from a page at filepie.us which describes the ‘buzz’ on “John Dee (mathematician)”, quite possibly as part of the construction of a novel, or one more in a series of hoaxes involving the Necronomicon or John Dee’s translation of it. Maxine and her group have either been completely hoaxed or they know it is a hoax and are using it to dupe many others to their interests, since the scholarly world has nailed the origin of the book to Lovecraft in Weird Tales. See below for the concise explanation of both the first hoax Preface to the book and the origin of the idea that John Dee did a translation.
“It used to be that Necronomicon hoaxes were limited to bogus ads in book dealer trade journals or fake card catalog entries. No more. Nowadays, various mischief-makers have gone to the trouble of writing and publishing whole books spuriously claiming to be Alhazred’s Necronomicon. L. Sprague deCamp, biographer of Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, writer, scholar, was party to the first of these tongue-in-cheek tomes, the Al-Azif, published by Owlswick Press in 1973. … Sprague wrote a Preface, …in which he apologized for the untranslated state of the text, explaining that the last few scholars who had ventured the job would not be venturing any jobs against soon! I have also included his later commentary on the project:
“‘…when George Scithers published Al-Azif (The Necronomicon) by “Abdul Alhazred,” I concocted a fanciful account of my doings in Baghdadon January 2, 1967. The Necronomicon was a sinister unwritten volume of magical spells invented by H.P. Lovecraft for his fantasy stories in Weird Tales. The work, he said, was written in the eighth century by a mad Arabian poet, who suffered the spectacular fate of being devoured by an invisible entity before terrified witnesses.
“‘Lovecraft’s scholarly use of this fictitious voume convinced many that the book existed, and innumerable peple have plagued librarians and booksellers for copies. Having decided that if the Necronomicon did not exist, it should, George Scithers hired an artist to decorate blank pages with a series of squiggles vaguely resembling Arabic and Syriac writing.
“‘I composed the preface, telling how the Iraqis sold me the manuscript after three of their servants had tried to translate it and had disappeared under strange and sinister circumstances. George’s edition, comprising 348 copies, promptly sold out.'”
The Necronomicon: Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab, edited and introduced by Robert M. Price, Chaosium Inc., 1996; p. 128, quoting L. Sprague deCamp.
“One of the most intriguing facts about the Necronomicon is its association with the Elizabethan Magus Dr. John Dee, Court Astrologer to the Queen. He employed a scrying crystal to communicate with angels, from whom he learned the Enochian language. [Analyzed by linguists to be a cipher, not a language at all. – nocTifer] (Why ‘Enochian?’ Because a long Jewish and Christian tradition made the antediluvian patriarch Enoch a great revealer of heavenly secrets.) The Dee connection was the brainchild of Lovecraft’s pal Frank Belknap Long. In his early tale ‘The Space Eaters’ (1928), Belknapius headed the tale with an epigram from ‘John Dee’s Necronomicon‘ and featured the book later in the story, as a deus ex machina. I have always had the impression that Frank intended Dr. Dee as the actual author of the dreaded volume, despite Lovecraft’s ascription of it elsewhere to Abdul Alhazred. Maybe we have a parallel here to the time Lovecraft’s imagination ran ahead of him, filling in bibliographical lore for Richard F. Searight’s creation The Eltdown Shards, unaware that Searight himself had simultaneously dreamed up his own version. Lovecraft did incorporate Long’s mention of John Dee by making him the translator of Alhazred into English.”
Ibid., Robert M. Price, p. 128.
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