Random Trilogy Snippets, Part Four: The Biggest Battle is Spiritual (Part Five): “For We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood…” (Ephesians 6:12)

‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’ (Ephesians 6:12)

I have memorized a few Bible verses as they are key to my mindset and way of living, and this verse from the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter Six, Verse 12, is one of the most important Bible verses, in my opinion. It basically summarizes the spiritual battle I and many others face daily. It basically says this: as evil as some folks are in this world within the criminal psychopathic elites as well as within the society or community each one of us lives in, including work places, the true spiritual battle is against the ‘rulers of the darkness of this world,’ that is, the spiritual rulers of evil, the spiritual wickedness in high places that rules over their evil minions, the minions that claim to ‘rule’ the world governments, economies, popular culture, etc. Name any evil person or ruler or authority, and it is true that something spiritually evil is ruling over them. Further, it is this verse more than any other Bible verse noted within The Prodigal Band Trilogy that summarizes the reason for this trilogy.

For an example of how the spiritual wickedness rules over the minions of evil within the trilogy—Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau, the Duke of Effingchester, Swmi Negran, and the members of the evil Novordo Club—this snippet from Chapter Four of The Prodigal Band was chosen; the time frame is spring, 1987:

In Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau’s library

Who else but the world’s most powerful banker and power-broker would be chosen to administer pre-ordained Luciferian plots on Earth?

“I have been given a mission,” Baron Torquay pronounced with haughty exhalation. “Our Lord has just given it to me, and that is why he has commanded me to call you four here today.” Our Lord Lucifer, aka Corion.

With Torquay were: the Fifteenth Duke of Effingchester, referred to only by his peers as Marty, who owned the controlling interest in Europe’s largest media conglomerate; Mr. X, CEO of XMedia; Mr. Y, the Baron’s handpicked majordomo for the Torquay-owned conglomerate which had a habit of swallowing its competitors and was now the planet’s leading opinion-maker, and Swami Negran, leader of the Church of the Circle of Unity, which worshiped Corion. They were all members of the not-so-secret, internationalist Novordo Club.

They were all also members of a satanic secret society called the Hellyon Society, or Hellyons.


“What is Our Lord’s plan?” Mr. Y asked.

“We’ll soon be over the rudderless eighties, gentlemen. In this blasted decade no one’s come forward to claim the right to be called the cultural leaders of the young. The nineties are coming. So is Our Lord Lucifer. We need a rock legend. A band or a rock star the young will universally idolize. A front for our plan. He, or they, must acquiesce to our control. A band we will make. And, if they forget who controls them, we will break.”

(Later, Swami gives the men a clue as to which ‘band’ will be chosen to carry out their evil plans)

Just then Negran heard the spirit Corion tell him, “The Baron’s son is behind the bookcase. But let him go, since he will find our band from Walltown this evening. The band I order you to guide. The band that will deliver the world’s youth to me. Tell my servant Torquay.”

Swami complied with his dark master’s wish. He leaned forward toward Torquay, speaking in a near whisper, “Baron, your wayward son Joe is listening behind the bookcase. But do not go after him yet. You are to let him find this band we seek for you. A six-member band of ill-repute. When he finds this band, you must have its members investigated. They must have the background, must want success more than anything, and must be willing to pay the ultimate price for that success.”

In a mock prayer-like trance, Negran whispered, “Your will be done, my Lord.”

That ‘wayward son Joe’ is Joe Phillips, who will take on the task of being the prodigal band Sound Unltd’s manager. He is ‘wayward’ because he does not support his Baron father’s evil agenda. (Note: I truly believe there are members of elite or aristocratic families that do not go along with the evil agendas pushed by their globalist ruling families. They are few, but I do believe these ‘black sheep-types’ exist within the elites. They tend, however, to stay out of the limelight.) In this snippet later in Chapter Four, Joe Phillips introduces himself to the band members, who have just arrived back stage at a popular London night club; prior to this meeting, Phillips met with road manager Billy Hallslip, who agreed Phillips would make a good manager.

“And though I have never managed a rock band before, or any entertainment outfit, I am absolutely sure that I can be the best manager you boys can hope for. I have never managed accounts, or orders, or buildings, or anything, but I have managed people. I have helped my father manage house staff, for instance, and we are talking hundreds of people here. Because, though I go by ‘Joe Phillips,’ my real name is Joseph-Phillip Torquay-Lambourgeau. I am the son of—”

Jack nearly dropped his guitar in shock. “Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau?” And several of them just stared, motionless.


“Yes, but do not equate me with royalty, or aristocracy. I have refused the title of baron. I would have been the nineteenth baron, but I want nothing to do with any baronial title. In fact, I would have no problem if the Torquay-Lambourgeau bloodline just died out.”

“Why?” Jack asked, now composed. “Don’t you people practically run the Earth?”

Joe smiled and nodded, but then smirked. “That is precisely why! My father, and people like him—the so-called ‘elites’— are running this planet into the ground out of their own greed and lust. For money, for resources, for wars, for destruction, for control. Of everything! Now my father wants to control popular culture, rock & roll, everything. They stand for evil. Wanting control of everything is evil. They have no right to this control. They have no right to control the rock music I listen to. That you boys play, and sing, so awesomely. I do not want you boys to be forced to do their bidding just to ‘make it’ as you might say. With them, you will make it, but then when the next thing comes along, they’ll dump you for the next big thing. And screw you in the process. But with me, I will always have your back, and you can, with hard work and professionalism and dedication, continue to be the ‘next big thing’ for as long as you want. With me, no one will tell you what to do, except yourselves.”

And Phillips did ‘have their backs’ even when they did indeed side with evil until that evil became too much to bear, beginning with that hospital scenario at the end of Battle of the Band, when Swami’s evil crystal nearly took the lives and souls of singer Erik and Bassist Keith. Yet while most of the band pursued various other life paths from being fathers and husbands to seeking truth in medieval documents and songs and even mountain climbing in the Himalayas or learning banjo in Appalachia, guitarist-producer Mick, who grew up studying the occult, decided to continue to pursue ‘the rabbit hole trip’ to discover more truth about the evil he had immersed himself in as a former member of a satanic group as well as the Swami Corion-worshiping cult church. In Chapter Twelve of The Prodigal Band, each of the six band members gave their testimony as to why they each decided to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; this snippet features parts of Mick’s testimony.

Mick’s Revelation

“It isn’t just one thing, like ‘who created everything,’ or something else Jesus did like cure the sick or something. It’s many things rolled up into one, and that one thing is this: evil. And I have seen true evil, like none of you have ever seen. Remember when I joined the Hellyons back in 1989?”

Several ‘yehs’ abounded.

“And I was the only one of us who did, right? Well, I joined it kinda like why Bry became a biker—for the excitement and the risk. Like you, Bry,” facing the synthist, “I grew up sheltered, only unlike your folks who were simply rationalists, my folks were, shall I say, totally irrational! The square-root-of-two had nothing on my parents! My dad was a clerk, an actuary—maybe the most boring job on the planet. He was just as boring as could be except when I found out he was gay.”

“Are you serious?” Tom shouted. “Well that explains—”

“Are you freaking done, Shorty?!” Mick yelled right in his ear.

He continued. “Yeh, he was, and he let me know that like the night before I left Walltown with you guys. And, yes, Tom, that does explain things! But anyway, it wasn’t my dad that was crazy though, but my mother, who had some kind of disability, neuralgia, or something to where she couldn’t work. She was always in some kinda pain and I was always being asked to rub her back or feet or legs or arms. The more sensitive parts came later.”


“Well, that was the beginning of my exploration into evil, beginning with my crazy mother. Why do you think I got into Simon Pettigrew Badlove and occult stuff? The Crag-Dwellers? Then Swami, Adam, Cole, the Artists Foundation, and of course, the Hellyons? Because I wanted to find out just how far down the rabbit hole was, without actually taking part in it. When I joined the Hellyons—and mind you, I almost never met with them, which drove Ally and Melanie nuts!—but when I joined the Hellyons I did it for the sex. Just like I told Ally and Melanie, I wanted sex, not Satan. So I joined the Hellyons just to see if they were really Satanists or not, or just playing at it like many other rockers were. When I found out they really did worship Satan, I bugged out. I think that’s why Ally lied about us being Satanists at that court inquiry to have us banned. She was getting back at me. What they wanted me to do before they sacrificed some bird on the beach below Jack’s house that New Year’s Eve party in 1989, was for me to move up a notch and join the intermediate Hellyon group, the Slake of Satan, which is where you partake in some small animal sacrifice and drink the blood of that animal, which I wouldn’t do. So they stomped off and left me on the beach, and wanted nothing to do with me afterwards. Adam of course did join the Slake, but he never got to join the Inner Sanctum like Ally and Melanie did. They whacked him instead. Well, Swami did, with that crystal, by the way. It was his ruling crystal that turned all our crystals on and off.

“But it took me a while to figure that one out… (as he mentions other truths he discovered in his ‘rabbit hole trip’).

“So then the day of the Victoria Park gig, Blessing shows up with Mo and the kids, but he can’t get passed The Tooters statue. The angels that inhabited that statue made him sick, right? Because the spirit in him was evil, and I’m thinking it had to be the spirit of Corion. That Corion could not defeat The Tooters. And then a few days later Blessing’s body is found impaled in the hotel room, with his crystal stolen again. Which means that Corion is inhabiting someone else, likely an Inner Sanctum Hellyon like Swami and Cole were.

“So, where does the rabbit hole lead? Back to Satan, right, or I should say, Corion. Now, who does Satan oppose? God, right? And who did Satan try to tempt to help him rule Earth if only He would bow down to worship him? Jesus Christ, right? But Christ said no way, man, and then angels helped him out of the cave or pinnacle or whatever, and at the same time, Christ tells Satan to ‘get behind him’.”

“Are you serious? Christ can control Satan?” Tom said.

“Well,” Mick answered, “isn’t that what Bobby said? He said, ‘even Satan believes in God’.” (Bobby was a former roadie-turned-Christian-DL) “So therefore, ipso facto, Christ as well as God can control Satan. But it is also true that—now I know for a fact it’s in the Bible but I don’t know where—an Epistle of Paul, I think—but it says that God allows the evil spirits to rule on the Earth when God allows it, but only if God allows it. Which means that all this evil on Earth is happening because God allows it to, for some purpose of His. Well, I’m not sure what His purpose is other than to eventually defeat evil.”

The verse referenced was Ephesians 6:12—‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’

Looked at all of them squarely. “So I asked myself, ‘if this is the case, what side would I want to be on? The winning side—Christ—or the losing side—Satan?’ I have seen the losing side more than most people have, more than most supposedly devil-worshiping rockers have. But do these guys really believe that Satan will deliver them from evil? Because all Satan will do is to deliver them to evil! Now, if it’s evil they want, they can have it! I have seen enough true evil that I want no part of it, and I realized that the night Erik and Keith were in the hospital and Swami nearly took their souls with his ‘ruling’ crystal. That is what did it for me. But it took until being in that void for me to decide, once and for all, that to do our mission we had to accept Christ, and in order to help defeat the evil I know exists, I had to accept Christ as my Savior. So, I did. Because nothing else can defeat evil! I can’t do it, not without Christ leading me to do it. And, guys, the evil we have seen—and what I repent of, so please forgive me, Christ, of reveling in it, ‘cos I’ll never do that again!—and will also see when we get drugged and bagged or whatever Joe told us before by the Hellyons has got to be defeated!”

And the ‘evil that rules this world’ will be defeated!

The next snippet post will be after Thanksgiving, likely early December.

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The Prodigal Band Trilogy © 2019 by Deborah Lagarde, Battle of the Band © 1996 by Deborah Lagarde, The Prophesied Band © 1998 by Deborah Lagarde and The Prodigal Band © 2018 by Deborah Lagarde. Permission needed to copy any materials off this page.

Author: deborahlagarde

Born on Long Island, NY, in 1952, now live in the mountains of far west Texas. Began writing fiction stories at about 8 years old with pen and loose leaf paper, and created the characters in my Prodigal Band Trilogy as a teenager. From the 70s to the 90s I created the scenario which I believe was inspired. While bringing up and home schooling my two children I continued to work on the novels and published "Battle of the Band" in 1996 and "The Prophesied Band" in 1998. Took off the next several years to complete home schooling and also working as an office manager for the local POA. In 2016, I retired, then resumed The Prodigal Band, a FREE PDF book that tells the whole story to its glorious end. Hint: I'm a true believer in Christ and I'm on a mission from God, writing to future believers, not preaching to the choir. God gave me a talent and, like the band in my books, I am using that talent for His glory, not mine (and, like me, the band is on its own journey, only fictional.) I also wrote for my college newspaper and headed up production, was a columnist in a local newspaper in the early 2000s, and wrote for and edited "Log of the Trail," the news letter for the Texas Mountain Trail Writers, and wrote for and edited it's yearly catalog of writings, "Chaos West of the Pecos." OmegaBooks is my self-publishing sole proprietorship company founded in 1995. Other jobs included teaching secondary math, health aide, office worker, assembly line work, and free-lance writing and bookkeeping,much of it while home schooling.

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