Shortly after the Second World War in 1946, Roger Morneau, having returned home to Canada from the merchant navy, became re-acquainted with a fellow soldier who he had known from his time in the services. This friend, through persuasion, led Roger into the realm of spiritualism, and in doing so ultimately put his life in great danger.
After their re-acquaintance, Roger's friend told him that he was affiliated with a group of people that could talk to the spirits of the dead. And he put it to Roger that they could arrange for him to speak even to his own dead relatives.
Persuaded by his friend, Roger agreed to accompany him to many sessions wherein active séances were held.
During such occasions, the medium whose séances they attended did indeed appear to be able to actively bring the spirits of the departed into their presence. Those who attended, including Roger Morneau himself, were utterly convinced by the veracity of the experiences.
Now it so happened that at the séances Roger Morneau and his friend attended, there also happened to be a very prominent musician of note; the leader of a successful Jazz band who regularly attended the sessions with his wife.
After the end of a particular séance, through very careful planning, the musician engineered it so that he would leave at the same time as Roger and his friend, and in doing so, he offered to take them out to dinner afterwards at a local restaurant. It was during this time, that he sought to draw them deeper still into the occult.
In recounting the experience in that restaurant in Montreal (Canada) many years later as part of a television interview, Roger Morneau (left) related what the famous band leader told him, including his subsequent association with an elite occult society just after the war.
The first thing the band leader said - and he 'came right out with it', was that the séances Roger and his friend were going to were essentially an 'irrelevance'. And that it was silly talking to supposed spirits of the dead. Indeed, he explained that in going to the séances he was going really only to please his wife, who got a good feeling out of the experience. For the band leader himself though it was a very different matter.
Talking to spirits at these venues was not his purpose, and in this he said to Roger most explicitly:
Moreover, in respect to the success of the musician, he asked Roger just how he thought he had achieved it. And to this, Roger suggested that he must have had some good luck.
From this the musician went on to explain further to Roger exactly what was going on at the séances that he was attending:
Now this statement appeared quite remarkable, but what was even more so, was that he appeared to be very interested in the long term future of Roger himself, including his friend.
Roger and his friend were interested to hear more about it. And the band leader continued.
Now in addition to this, and in accordance with further information relayed to him, Roger recounted a most critical position as held by the Satanists.
Following dinner at the restaurant, the band leader extended an invitation to meet some of his people. He invited Roger and his friend to one of the regular 'services' as held by the secret society of spirit worshipers he was involved with.
The service was to take place one week later in Montreal, in a beautiful area. And the meeting place was a small mansion. Moreover, prior to arriving Roger did have certain pre-conceptions as to the kind of people he was going to meet there. Ultimately, he was very surprised:
The priest took Roger down to the worship room of the gods
for a praise session involving singing. They were passing around Church Hymnals
to Roger's astonishment. But they had changed the very words of the hymns to
deride Christ in a blasphemous way.
After being there about half a dozen times, the High Priest wanted to talk to Roger alone, seeking to get him to further commit to the secret society.
Roger had mixed feelings about this, as to a certain extent things looked so good, and it sounded so good...
Roger was very nervous, but kept going back for many sessions. Though it became more out of fear. As he related at this stage:
The individual in question appeared then to have changed his mind and did not want to get initiated when the spirits required it. He was murdered rather than be allowed to leave the occult society. Indeed, the very group that Roger Morneau was himself in contact with was not a low level occult group, as was clearly stated:
What kinds of things happened at the prayer sessions?
In addition to the 'success stories', the High Priest also went into some detail about the great controversy between good and evil, laying out their basic belief about the relationship between God or Jesus, and Satan, and of how Bible prophecy in Revelation will ultimately be fulfilled in their favour:
Roger was asked if he felt that these people were always telling the truth.
Ultimately, they tried to get Roger to commit and become initiated into their secret society. But due to his doubts, Roger sought help. He asked God himself for aid in a simple yet solemn prayer. And in this, the power of God did indeed save him from the clutches of the occult group.
The full story of how Roger Morneau was able to disassociate from the Spirit Worshipers is well worth hearing. His was a rare escape from such a high level group, proving that truly with God, all things are possible. The following presentation is of the complete interview with Roger talking about his experiences: