Monday, September 25th 2017

A mastermind of mind control re-brands himself as a prison artiste (He has a movie version: “Savage Messiah”)

A mastermind of mind control re-brands himself as a prison artiste. The real-life movie version of his techniques: Savage Messiah

BY PAUL KAIHLA — While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer apparently negotiates with U.S. Justice Department officials to stay out of jail, news broke in Canada related to a far more tragic set of crimes. A polygamist cult-leader named Rock Theriault, serving a life sentence for murder and mayhem, is poised to profit from his prison art and poetry on a Cornelia, GA-based site called

A mini eBay for “murderabilia,” the site sells autographs and letters by American serial killers ranging from Charles Manson to Ed Gein, an inspiration for the kidnapper in Silence of the Lambs. (Now Theriault is represented on this elite bazaar.) Grok this: owner, Tod Bohannon, 30, is a kindergarten teacher.

We are intimately familiar with the strange permutations in the sorry saga of Rock Theriault; one of the founders of this site is responsible for the book and movie documenting Theriault’s rise as a doomsday prophet and cruel crimes (DVD cover pictured above).

polly-walker1A charming and intuitive master of mind-control techniques, Theriault has fathered more than 30 children with nine different women — three of them while he was in prison! Polly Walker (right), who was the leading lady in HBO’s Rome series, played the real-life social worker in the movie verson of Savage Messiah who rescued many of the kids from Theriault’s cult.

From a March 10, 2008 report, in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail:

Mr. Thériault is still visited regularly by some of his former cult “wives,” who have moved to New Brunswick to be close to him and have borne him more children as a result of conjugal visits.

Here is our take-away from the Theriault case — discern both personal and professional relationships with people who present the following traits:

  1. A grandiose sense of self-importance
  2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, beauty or ideal love
  3. Exhibitionism
  4. Expoitation of others (especially using sex or marriage as an economic strategy)
  5. Lack of empathy toward others
  6. A propensity for relationships that alternate between extremes of idealization and denigration

Call these personalities narcissists. Call them borderline. Call them whatever you want. The more you let them in, the more you court becoming one of their emotional — or literal — casualties.

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