Aug 17, 2016

Tragic Death or Blood Sacrifice - Stuart Sutcliffe

All religions require blood.  The religion of fame is no different.  In "The Night the Devil Came for John Lennon" we looked a the words of John Lennon to give compelling evidence that he made a pact with Satan.  Through thorough research into the occult, we find evidence that such deals are sealed in blood.  Their adherents are directed to do unspeakable things, from eating fecal matter, to bestiality, to bizarre and painful sexual rituals, to blood sacrifices. (source)  Was John's best friend part of the pact?  Was Stuart Sutcliffe the sacrifice or was he merely a casualty by association?  Perhaps he was just a life cut short.

(Author's note:  This piece is a bit different than other works I've done.  It deals with tales, innuendo, and circumstances rather than a cold presentation and examination of facts.  I'll leave it to the reader to make up their minds about whether or not the tragic death of the "fifth Beatle" Stuart Sutcliffe was anything other than a young life cut short.  I'm not convinced either way.)

Lennnon's Anti-Christian Sentiments - the Beginning:

Lennon Biographer, Joseph Niezgoda observers that Lennon became a virulent Anti-Christian after December 27, 1960 (source).  This date marks the first day the girls stormed the stage and Beatlemania began.  The story goes that in early December 1960, Lennon went down to the "Devil's Bridge of Rose Lane" and made a 20 year pact with the devil.  (source)


This hatred of Christianity became pronounced during the two years the Beatles spent in the seedy red light district of Hamburg Germany (Source).  They lived in squalor behind the screen of a pornography movie theater.

Philip Norman writes, "While in Hamburg, John, each Sunday would stand on the balcony, taunting the churchgoers as they walked to St. Joseph's. He attached a water-filled contraceptive to an effigy of Jesus and hung it out for the churchgoers to see. Once he urinated on the heads of three nuns."(Philip Norman, Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation, p. 152).

There were five of them, John, Paul, George, Pete Best, (the band's first drummer) and Lennon's college roommate, bassist Stuart Sutcliffe.  

Stuart Sutcliffe
Lennon's Relationship with Stuart:

Stuart was Lennon's first muse, followed by McCartney, and then Yoko Ono.  Stuart and John shared a room at Liverpool Art College.  Their relationship was deep and passionate by Lennon's own account.  Many suspected there was more than friendship going on between them.  Given what we know about the occult, it is not outside of the realm of possibility that the young Lennon was forced to show his loyalty by experimenting with homosexual sex.  Later in life, John allegedly admitted to a relationship with Stuart Sutcliffe (source).

The Violence of John Lennon:

In 2003, Sutcliffe's sister, Pauline Sutcliffe, said "I believe that the cerebral hemorrhage that cost Stuart his life was caused by an injury inflicted by John in a jealous rage. A postmortem revealed Stuart had a dent in his skull, as though from a blow or kick. And a few months earlier, John had viciously kicked my brother in the head in a sustained, unprovoked attack." (source)

The alleged attack on Stuart Sutcliffe was not the last time John Lennon would go into a murderous rage and almost kill someone.  After returning to Liverpool from Germany, Lennon was teased about being gay by DJ and friend of the band, Bob Wooler.  Lennon flew into a "blind rage, John proceeded to beat the stuffing out of a very surprised Bob Wooler, literally kicking him repeatedly in the ribs as he lay on the ground in a bloody heap.

According to John, the only reason he actually stopped the savage beating was because, “I realized I was actually going to kill him…  I just saw it like a screen. If I hit him once more, that’s really going to be it. I really got shocked and for the first time thought: ‘I can kill this guy.'” (source).

Sutcliffe's Documented Deterioration:

Pauline Sutcliffe auctioned off several sketchbooks that show the rapid deterioration of the gifted artist after the fight.  This work, compared to earlier pre-fight sketches demonstrate a traumatic brain injury. His sketch book after the alleged incident contained radically different scrawls and expressions of pain.  Witnesses tell of a rapid decline in the months leading up to his death.  (Source)

Stuart Sutcliffe's Art Before the Fight
Stuart Sutcliffe's Art After the Attack
Sometime after the alleged altercation, Stuart Sutcliffe left the Beatles to pursue his art, earning a scholarship in Germany which was very rare for a non-German in those days.  His health deteriorated rapidly and he was often bedridden with excruciating head aches.  He died in an ambulance on his way to the hospital on April 10, 1962. (Source)

The Price to be Paid:

So what was the price of Lennon's deal with the devil?  Was Stuart Sutcliffe the blood sacrifice that was needed to seal the pact?  When John learned of Stuarts death, it is said he began laughing hysterically.  (source)  What exactly was going through his mind at the news of the death of his friend, could it have been that the power that promised fame and fortune also demanded a price be paid?  Was Lennon recognizing the truth?  Was he remorseful over the injury that started the brain bleed that killed Stuart?  Was it a simple response to the grief he did not know how to process?  We do see the devastation in Lennon's face later that day when he asked to go to the studio where his friend lived and painted.  The grief over his friend is captured hauntingly by Stuart Sutcliffe's fiance, Astrid Kirchherr.  

Lennon in "Stuart's Attic"
Interestingly, George Harrison moves behind Lennon in an act of comfort that foreshadowed their dual descent into the occult.

George Harrison Joins Lennon in the Dark
The day after on Wednesday April 11, 1962. John told the audience in Hamburg: “Stuart Sutcliffe was a very special human being and a remarkable man. He once told me that he had the ability to see into the future and I for one now believe that Stu was telling the truth.”

What had happened to convince Lennon that Sutcliffe had the gift of precognition? There were rumors that Sutcliffe had told John Lennon the Beatles would be bigger than anyone – even Elvis. Sutcliffe had, however, possibly predicted that he would never see that success himself for he tragically died at age 21 from bleeding in the right ventricle of his brain. (source)"

In the end, the tragic life and death of Stuart Sutcliffe is surrounded in mystery but given what we know about how the enemy works, it is a distinct possibility that he was indeed the first sacrifice on the altar of The Beatles.