Episode 188: In early October of 1994, during a bizarre, nearly simultaneous sequence of murder / suicides, in Quebec, and across the Atlantic in Switzerland, 53 members of the Order of the Solar Temple were found dead in burned out buildings. The deaths fulfilled what the cult’s leaders claimed was the group’s “final transit” or return to Unity with God required before the impending end of the world. Even though it appeared to be over, more cult members were yet to die. Over a year later, in December of 1995, sixteen members of the cult died in France. More than a year after that, in march 1997, another five cult members died in Quebec bringing the death toll to 74. 

The cult’s two founders, Luc Jouret and Joseph Di Mambro, were among the dead in 1994, however, some fear there may be future related mass murder / suicides by followers still practicing in secret.


Cult Education Institute :: The Order of the Solar Temple

Order of the Solar Temple – Wikipedia

12 Disturbing Secrets Of The Order Of The Solar Temple Cult

The Cult of the Sun and the Cult of the Dead in Egypt on JSTOR

Read Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages Online by Alan R. Warren | Books

Read Killer Cults Online by Stephen Singular | Books

Read Cults that Kill Online by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar | Books

Read Rampage Online by Lee Mellor | Books

Glass: Akhnaten – Album by Philip Glass, Dennis Russell Davies | Spotify

“Our terrestrial journey is coming to an end”: the last voyage of the Solar Temple

(PDF) The Magic of Death: The Suicides of the Solar Temple | Massimo Introvigne – Academia.edu

CBC Archives — The madness begins for the Solar Temple cult

CBC Archives — Solar Temple cult leader Joseph Di Mambro confirmed dead

Michel Tabachnik – Wikipedia

Swiss conductor acquitted of sect killings – SWI swissinfo.ch

Joseph Di Mambro | Article about Joseph Di Mambro by The Free Dictionary

History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins – RCI | English

Cult Intervention :: Cult Education Institute

Homeopathy | HealthLink BC



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Episode 186: Twenty years ago, on the morning of September 11, 2001, as the world watched in horror, 19 radical Islamist al-Qaeda terrorists launched a group of coordinated attacks using four commuter planes as weapons, hitting several preplanned targets in the eastern United States. Two of the airliners were flown deliberately into each of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane smashed into the U.S. Pentagon. A fourth plane believed to have been bound for the U.S. Capitol building crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers aboard the flight fought back against the terrorists who’d taken over the flight.

Among the 2977 people who died as a direct result of the attacks, 24 of those were Canadian. As with many other countries, Canada stepped up to help in the immediate aftermath. What follows are details of the initial attacks and then some of the stories from that day and its aftermath.

Sources and Further Reading:

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Not a drill – Canada’s air force on 9/11 | Globalnews.ca

Operation Support – Wikipedia

Operation Yellow Ribbon – Wikipedia

Casualties of the September 11 attacks – Wikipedia

Public Safety Canada — Remembering September 11th

The Government of Canada’s response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11



The Cost of 9/11

The Day Canadians Opened Their Homes To Americans

The Anti-Terrorism Act and Security Measures in Canada: Public Views, Impacts and Travel Experiences

Halifax airport employee remembers ‘grateful’ passengers and crew stranded on 9/11 | Globalnews.ca

New York thanks Gander, NL for help on 9/11 with piece of World Trade Center | Globalnews.ca

9/11 Canadian victims | Globalnews.ca

Brian Williams Memory September 11: Why Our Memory May Change | Time

RCMP officer kept stranded air passengers safe on 9/11 | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Front row for history: Doc reveals fates of the ‘9/11 Kids’ at school with George W. Bush | Globalnews.ca

9/11 and Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

‘Global National’ celebrates 20 years in TV special: ‘Disruption: 20 Years of Global National’ – National | Globalnews.ca

Can Watching Media Cause Symptoms of Trauma or PTSD? — Counselling & Therapy Services – The Juniper Center

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