The Vice of Kings

How Fabianism, Occultism, and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse

“A brave journey into a family’s heart of darkness by an intrepid prose artist.  .  . . Meticulously researched and beautifully written.” ~ James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and the World Made By Hand novels

The Vice of Kings provides the much-needed deep background and broad context for understanding the predations of Jimmy Savile and the ever-growing accounts of high-level power & sexual abuse within British society, taking a long-backwards-view at the cultural streams of Fabianism, occultism, and sexual politics that have shaped both our world and our psyches.


Beginning as an investigation into the author’s childhood inside a closet aristocracy of “progressive” British entrepreneurs, Vice of Kings uncovers a history both disturbingly personal and shockingly universal. By juxtaposing disc jockey Jimmy Savile’s secret cultural, criminal, and political affiliations in the second half of the 20th century with the life and teachings of Aleister Crowley in the first, it uncovers an alarming body of evidence that organized child abuse is not only the dark side of occultism, but the shadowy secret at the heart of culture, both ancient and modern.

“Anything Jasun Horsley writes compels me to an uncanny degree; the stakes feel enormous. He exemplifies a mind grappling to the very edge of itself and to the edge of collective human experience simultaneously. Language, in his hands, seems pressured into use as spacecraft into unknown territory.” ~Jonathan Lethem, author of Chronic City
“THE VICE OF KINGS, is brave enough to face the truth. [It] makes a convincing argument for Crowley having been involved in genuine ritual child abuse . . . More people should pay attention to this book than probably will, just as they should consider the genuine evidence available to them even when that evidence suggests guilt in people they like and / or admire – and that is a crime in itself, or should be, because those who ignore disclosures become as guilty as the perpetrators themselves. An important work, and highly recommended: 11 out of 10.” ~Nathaniel Harris, author of the Neuronomicon


3 thoughts on “The Vice of Kings”

  1. The Vice of Kings would be a timely read at any point in one’s life. The simple prerequisite is being an adult who cares to understand the world we live in, but perhaps especially now with the Epstein’s case drawing so much public attention. Not that any of this is new, the recent exposé of paedophile rings in the UK have shocked, and to a limited extent informed, the masses on the topic of elite child sexual abuse. One curious thing is how many articles and case studies have been done over the decades and yet how rarely this topic is followed up by the media and given a historical context. It may appear sensationalist, it may seem suitable only for the tabloids, but one undeniable fact is that our society is rife with child abuse and that this phenomenon has been well documented.

    Jasun Horsley’s study, investigation and exploration of the topic is nothing short of heroic because he dares to involve his own and his family’s personal history in investigating the subject matter. He explores systematic and institutional abuse with academic rigour and unflinching sincerity providing a conclusive investigation (as far as I’m concerned) of child sexual abuse within an occult context and by members of the highest social strata. While undoubtedly a wordsmith, Jasun’s ability to leave no stone unturned, his willingness to persevere by laying the groundwork for verifiable facts while staying clear of conjecture, avoiding logical traps in the desire to prove a (his) point almost reads like a Dostoyevsky novel. Jasun occasionally addressed the reader, making sure that we’re aware that he refuses to fall into any trap that such research can abound in. He lets us know that he also sees the potential hole in the argument as well. And just as the reader thinks that a piece of the puzzle is missing, he takes the time to explain the broader context or the specifics of the matter, to distance himself from speculation and to elucidate the point.

    Correlation does not imply causation is Jasun’s mantra. I find it to be a mature and professional approach to research of any subject. What he uncovers (not entirely new to me because I’ve been reading his blog for over three years) is exceptionally well-sourced, paramount in exposing this type of phenomena, something we’ve all heard about but never really had the opportunity to read so succinctly and meticulously explored. It’s interesting, as an aside, that one man could complete such a project in this dense book using public records available to all, while the media most often present a single case as a shocking aberration to human behaviour and rarely present it in the broader historical and ideological context it occurs in. It is truly a work of commitment, care for the very process of investigation and research, and dare I say, love. The outcome, The Vice of Kings, leaves the reader without any doubt how common this ‘predilection’ is in our society and what goals it serves. I urge anyone who is attempting to take a peek behind the veil to give this book a go. It is demanding, challenging and rewarding.


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