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OKLAHOMA CITY – Alternative media and social media sites are “a-twitter” this week over the tragic news regarding the mysterious death of socialite and Ordo Templi Orientis initiate Peaches Geldof.

On Nov. 22, 2013, on the 16th anniversary of the death of INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, we noted, in our piece “Never Tear Us Apart: Remembering Michael Hutchence,” how the popular Australian rock singer was likely murdered, noting that Paula Yates, Hutchence’s partner and the ex-wife of Sir Bob Geldof, told The Daily Express in England that Bob Geldof had Michael Hutchence killed.

“That bastard killed Michael,” Yates said. “He is called Saint Bob. That makes me sick. He killed my baby. We have had three years of this.”

Yates would die in 2000 and the child Yates and Hutchence had together – Tiger Lily – would be forcibly handed over to Geldof, much to the shock of the Hutchence family.

And now we have Tiger Lily’s half-sister and proud member of Aleister Crowley’s O.T.O. sex cult found dead. Little information has come out about what caused the 25-year-old to be found dead in her home in Wrotham, Kent.

Kent police – echoing the botched investigation into Rolling Stone Brian Jones’ murder in July 1969 – said Geldof’s death is being treated as “unexplained and sudden.”

Peaches Geldof was definitely comfortable in the limelight. She even brushed off a 2012 incident where her infant Astala nearly falls out of a pram while Geldof chats on a cell phone - and continues the conversation as she comforts the child, which she claims was not injured in the fall.

Back to my article in November. At the time, I wrote: “Hutchence and Yates, an unmarried couple at the time of his death, were fighting for custody of her children, Peaches and Pixie Geldof. The couple also had a child named Tiger Lily in the summer of ’96. Yates had told law enforcement that Geldof – a really sinister character and one of the key people involved with Live Aid and “Spoiled-Grain Gate” – had told Yates he was “above the law” and had threatened them.”

And interestingly (and synchromystically), going on my usual Donnie Darko thread, the intro features Donnie waking at dawn – like Jesus in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, the 1988 film director Richard Kelly pays homage to and notes in a later scene  – and the song “The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen is playing as he cycles home.

Sings Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch: “Fate, up against your will / Through the thick and thin / He will wait until / You give yourself to him.”

Yet, that ominous song is replaced in Kelly’s Director’s Cut with INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart.”

As Peaches Geldof said in an interview in 2013: “O.T.O. is about using magical acts to become a stronger, more effective person.”

This powerful occult secret society, notes Vigilant Citizen, is “(b)ased on Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, the O.T.O. revolves around the concept of sex magick to attain spiritual illumination.”

Peaches Geldof was clearly a seeker. She was involved in Scientology (recall the shocking death earlier this year of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who received wide acclaim for his role in The Master, loosely based on Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, who himself was linked to JPL rocket scientist Jack Parsons and his Crowley-approved O.T.O. lodge in the Los Angeles area in 1945. In 1952, Hubbard referred to then-dead Crowley as his “very good friend.”)

A stint with Judaism, the religion of her husband Thomas Cohen, ended with her stumbling upon O.T.O., a cult that she publicly highlighted on social media.

“She dabbled with the most powerful spiritual currents of the occult elite,” writes Vigilant Citizen.

Of course while more sensational elements in the blogosphere suggest Peaches was ritually sacrificed, it's coming out that she was living on an extreme juice diet

Writing for the Oklahoma Gazette last summer, RDR writer Louis Fowler did a piece on the Sekhat Bast Ra Oasis, the Oklahoma City chapter of the O.T.O. We also did a follow-up piece on that article which can be read here.

And while there in renewed interest in Michael Hutchence, with the Australian release (and North American release soon to follow) of the documentary "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" one wonders what Sir Bob Geldof thinks of all of these things happening with people close to him and his family. Wealth, acclaim and undeniable tragedy.

We hope the family of Peaches Geldof finds peace, somehow. 

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