The Bible speaks about an end-time Babylon that would lead the whole world astray. The doctrines for this end-time power can be found in ancient Babylon. In this video, the ancient religion of Babylon and its origins are traced through historic time to the very time in which we live. It is clearly revealed how this ancient religion is alive and well in religious systems of our day, dressed in a garb to suitability camoflauge it from the eyes of the casual observer.
n December 1978, a bizarre theater company headed by an actress from the “Slaughterhouse-Five” film was run out of San Francisco.
Members of Sharon Gans’ so-called Theater of All Possibilities had come forward to claim they were pressured into arranged marriages, beaten if they didn’t sell tickets and had gone broke paying for classes — while Gans and her husband lived in a tony home in the posh neighborhood of Pacific Heights.
With the police asking questions and the ex-members’ claims splashed across the pages of local papers, the actress and her theater group closed up shop and seemingly disappeared from public view.
But they never really went away.
A new group sprang up in the 1980s in New York under the name Odyssey Study Group and has been operating here quietly ever since — still led by the washed-up actress, now 84, who reigns from an $8.5 million apartment at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel that was mostly paid for by devotees, according to public records.
A dozen former members have spoken to The Post — telling stories similar to those shared more than four decades ago, including claims that they forked over huge sums to Odyssey while being emotionally abused and exploited.
“In my 30 years of working in this field, this is one of the most secretive groups I’ve encountered,” said cult expert Rick Ross, a key witness in the recent Brooklyn trial of upstate sex cult Nxivm who tried unsuccessfully to stage an intervention for a member in the early 2000s.
“After San Francisco, everything was hush-hush.”
Hot on the heels of her role in the 1972 film version of Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi novel, Gans fell in love with Alex Horn, a playwright and mystic who ran a fledgling theater in the Golden Gate City’s Mission District, and moved from New York to San Francisco, according to divorce proceedings from her first husband.
Their acolytes became known in the neighborhood for aggressive panhandling — stopping passersby and begging them to buy tickets to the shows that were mocked by local theater critics as “punishing,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported at the time.
Inside the theater, members alleged to the paper they were invited to join a class that could help them improve their lives — but were instead brainwashed, beaten and told to sell hundreds of tickets that enriched Gans and Horn.
The group denied doing anything “illegal, immoral or dangerous” — but the couple closed up shop and left town.
They eventually resurfaced in Manhattan in the 1980s, starting a new group with the Odyssey name, real estate deeds and court documents show. When Horn died in 2007 at the age of 78, Gans took the throne, former members said.
Today, Odyssey is headquartered in a fourth-floor loft space in the Garment District. There is a smaller branch in Boston, Mass., where at least another hundred members have passed through over the years, according to former devotees.
It’s unclear how many have joined Odyssey since the 1980s, but ex-students estimate the group has had up to 250 members at any given time over the past 30 years.
Members continue to recruit unwitting New Yorkers — cultivating friendships with strangers in coffee shops, supermarket lines and other public spaces before inviting them to a “philosophy group” or “acting class,” according to former students involved in the recruitment process.
Esther Friedman, 54, says she was recruited when another member struck up a conversation with her in the checkout line at a Whole Foods in Cambridge, Mass., in 2006 and invited her to “meet a group of friends.” It all seemed aboveboard.
“This is not a group where you live in a compound,” said Friedman, a mental health counselor who left Odyssey in 2011. “This is not one of those cookie-cutter images of living in a cult.”
Members meet twice a week to study the teachings of philosophers George Ivanovich Gurdjieff and his protege P.D. Ouspensky, who believe that the path to self-development involves labor and intentional suffering.
In their pursuit of enlightenment, ex-students say, they were told to recruit others — up to 50 people a week, according to one follower who quit in April this year and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Spencer Schneider, a Big Apple attorney who left the group in 2013 after nearly two decades, says Gans asked students to divulge their greatest weaknesses and insecurities to the class –– and then verbally assaulted and berated them.
Students are also forbidden from discussing their participation with anyone, including their spouses, and are warned not to use the internet, former acolytes said.
This is an expose of Revelation chapter 13 where the beast out of the sea and the beast out of the earth become friends, culminating in a new system of worship which honors the first beast. Clear evidence is provided as to the nature of these political powers, their aims, and objectives. Since the issue is a matter of life and death with eternal consequences, it is vital that we understand who these powers are.
In this video, the behind-the-scenes activities of the Antichrist power are revealed – how he places himself in the temple of God claiming to be God with power even over the Almighty, claiming to have the capacity to alter even the precepts of Christ. The implication of these changes whereby the whole world is to be led astray is made plain. Once again, the Bible and the Bible alone are used as sources to expose his activities.