Originally published April 18, 2019. Last updated September 2023.
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I was a member of the Holy Tabernacle Ministries for a few years, a cult started by a man named York – or Malachi Z York as I new him at the time, but also going by many other names. I spent time so-called “propagating the doctrine,” i.e., teaching classes. Eventually I moved to Georgia to be close to purported holy land of the organization, called “the land,” “Kadesh,” or eventually “Tama Re,” primarily to escape the purported celestial catastrophe of the year 200. But soon I learned it was all a sham. Pun intended.
“Malachi” York was good about identifying the faults in other religions. However, when I applied the same logic to his“teachings” I began to find the same flaws… and more! Here are a few things I’ve found, observed, and experienced. References are cited in the text and in a reference list at the end of the article.
Ask the Nuwaupians / Nuwaubians, Are the Four Friends, Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick, Some Of The Masters Who Guide Malachi York’s Pen?
The book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man was first published in July of 1987. This was well before Malachi York “authored” the book El Maguraj in the 1990’s. In this article I will show that Malachi York’s claim of authorship of El Maguraj is a farce. I will show that the book El Maguraj is plagiarized from the book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man by the Four Friends: Dean Hardy, Mary Hardy, Marjorie Killick, and Kenneth Killick. Furthermore, with the help of diligent research by Chuck Morgan (https://nuwaupianism.com), I’ll show that York’s basis for “spiritual alignment” presented in El Maguraj was plagiarized from The Book of Knowledge: Keys of Enoch by Dr. James J. Hurtak. There seems to be no end to the extent to which York would plagiarize someone else’s work.
To establish the point of Malachi Z York’s plagiarism further, Pyramid Energy is itself a combination of two previously published works by this group of authors (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, pp. II-IV). The previous two books are Pyramid Energy and the Second Coming by Dean & Mary Hardy and Marjorie & Kenneth Killick, published in 1981, and Pyramid Energy Explained by Mary Hardy, Dean Hardy, Kenneth Killick, Jim Keating, and Three Initiates, published in 1979. To repeat: these two even earlier books are combined by these authors into the single publication Pyramid Energy, all published before York’s El Maguraj.
The El Maguraj book was the first instance of plagiarism I became aware of in York’s writings and teachings. I first saw El Maguraj when I was a disciple living in a Holy Tabernacle Ministries community in New Orleans, Louisiana. I remember El Maguraj being published in the 1990’s. But it wasn’t until a few years after I left the community – due in part to finding inconsistencies in York’s teachings – that while researching pyramids I found his plagiarism of the book Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.
I began to share what I had found. But surprisingly, I communicated with Nuwaubians who began to deny York wrote all the books. Even though beforehand they happily promulgated the (false) idea that York is divine, by claiming that he authored hundreds and hundreds of books (personal conversations, 2002-2019). So to combat this denial, first I want to clearly establish that York is claiming authorship of El Maguraj – so there is no question that he is guilty of this plagiarism.
We can see on the cover of El Maguraj one of York’s pseudonyms; where authors’ names are commonly placed on book covers: Pharaoh: Amunnubi Ruakhptah.
On the first page of El Maguraj is a full color image of York, further showing him to be the “author” of the book. He’s in full regalia, with an apron and fez, and staff and chalice. Tassels on his shoulder, and so forth.
On the cover page of El Maguraj it says “AUTHORED BY: THE SUPREME GRAND MASTER NAYYHA: MALACHIZODOK YORK-EL.” So, there is no question that York is claiming authorship of the book El Maguraj. This point will be revisited and amplified later in this article.
The El Maguraj book details a prayer/pilgrimage that is carried out while walking a path around a small black pyramid formerly on the former Nuwaubian land.
The reasoning was that we needed to undergo this ritual to become “aligned,” to survive the energy of the soon-coming alignment of planets that would occur in May of the year 2000 A.D (personal conversations, 1997-1999). I remember devotees of York thinking this was a very serious matter – those who didn’t get aligned would end up physically damaged by the energies coming through the planet, and perhaps beyond repair (personal conversations, 1997-1999).
To wit, Chuck Morgan (http://nuwaupianism.com), another former Nuwaupian, has put forth that the very concept of needing alignment dealt with a supposed “ionized field” around our blood cells (Morgan, 2017). Morgan informs us that this “ionized field” idea, and its attending “proton-electron-proton” versus “electron-proton-electron” idea, were both plagiarized from Dr. James Hurtak and his The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch (Morgan, 2017).
The original: “(15) The ionized field around the blood cell loses its proton-electron-proton relationship to a new electron-proton-electron field as the life form is moved into the next phase of the electromagnetic spectrum. The former proton orientation is dropped and a new re-combination process results.” (Hurtak, 1999, as cited in Morgan, 2017).
York’s plagiarism: “(171) The ionized field around the blood cells, loses its proton-electron-proton relationship to a new electron-proton-electron field as the life form is moved into the next phase of the electromagnetic spectrum.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).
The original: “(17) In other words, man will be able to participate in higher evolutionary worlds because his hemoglobin chain will shift with his phylogenetic tree to a new system of balance whereby singular group, and vacuum to allow for a quantum relocation. The combination of these three types of waves will allow the organic form of life to pass through the old molecular density into a new molecular density as a “holistic system”. (Hurtak, 1999, as cited in Morgan, 2017).
York’s plagiarism: “(172) In other words, Enosites will be able to participate in higher evolutionary worlds because his hemoglobin chain will shift with his phylogenetic tree, to a new system of balance whereby a singular, group.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).
And York’s plagiarism on these matters continues even into his supposedly holy secret order organizations, such as his “Ancient Egiptian Order” and its writings (Morgan, 2017):
“Human beings must realize first of all, what type of environment we are in. Right now, we are living in a more PROTON ELECTRON PROTON ATMOSPHERE, were you have more POSITRONS within the atmosphere. The Holy Tablets Chapter 6 Tablet 15: 147-197, teaches you that you are going into a NEW ATMOSPHERE, as the planet is shifting into a, ELECTRON PROTON ELECTRON ATMOSPHERE, which simply means, Humims will have to use more of their minds than there physical bodies…” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017).
Notice that York says, “The Holy Tablets… teaches you” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017), citing himself, as if he really is the source of the information (Morgan, 2017). But not only is the information itself a sham (pun intended) due to it being plagiarized. I’ve since learned from Chuck Morgan that it was clear that the black pyramid itself (central to the ritual) wasn’t truly some special thing – even among the Nuwaubians living on “the land” (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45):
“Honestly the black pyramid was only fixed up when they were gonna have people coming through to take that fake pilgrimage. For the most part it was a place where you just had a bunch of storage stuff stored in it like books, tools, work tools. Sometimes people had sex in it. They used the loudspeaker to play music or the OM chant. And later on to play Christian songs and Jesus chants. But it was pretty much used as a storage unit. Every year during the Savior’s day of course they fixed it up to make it look good. I remember when we cleaned it out. He had a lot of junk in there. He had a lot of books stored up in there. You know we just had to clean the stuff out because the Savior’s Day was coming around, so he had to make it look like it was a Holy of Holies… It was a front. It was Christmas time to him. But it was Savior’s Day, or Savior’s Week. It went from day to week, where he made the bulk of his money. You know he can do nearly a million dollars during that whole week, or more, cuz of the books being sold, all the things people donated, all kinda stuff.” (Chuck Morgan’s eye witness testimony on the black pyramid on the Nuwaubian land.) (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45).
So, whatever their reasons for doing so, it’s clear that York’s deception was an undertaking perpetuated and maintained by many. Perhaps it’s the so-called Stockholm syndrome, where for instance a kidnap victim starts to identify with and even join their kidnapper (Lambert, 2019). Whatever the case, it’s an interesting situation.
On page 14 of El Maguraj there is an image of a pyramid with a double helix rising from it. (And notice the alteration in the bottom image as if energy is coming from the smaller pyramids there were on the cult’s grounds.)
I found this “double helix” image to be directly plagiarized from the Introduction on page X (10) of the aforementioned Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.
And the explanation for Malachi York’s plagiarized “Double Helix” image is plagiarized by York as well. In “York’s” El Maguraj on page 15 we see:
“…A Word Taken From Neteru, Ptahite Egyptian For Beings Of The Skies, Who Had The Real Truth Of The Knowledge Of The Pyramid And How They Deal With Tachyon Energy. The Pyramid Refocuses Light Into Its Sub-Atomic Particles Which We Call Tachyon Energy. The Term Tachyon Energy Is Used Because It Is The Best Term That Describes This Energy. The Word Tachyon Is Defined In The American Heritage Dictionary As: A Hypothetical Subatomic Particle That Travels Faster Than The Speed Of Light, Which Comes From The Root Tachy, Meaning: Rapid; Accelerated; Tachymeter. [Greek Takhu-, From Takhus, Swift.] To Tack On Means “To Stick On”, Tachyon Energy Is The Glue Of The Universe. It Is The Bond Between The Spiritual And Physical Realms Of Reality.” (York-El, n.d., p. 15)
Yet in the previously published Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man, (which again was published as two separate books even prior to that), on the page 1 we see:
“The nature of this knowledge deals with TACHION ENERGY. We have discovered that the pyramid refocuses light into its sub-atomic particles which we call tachion energy. We use the term tachion energy because this is the term that best describes this energy. To “tack on” means to “stick to.” Tachion energy is the glue of the universe. It is the bond between the spiritual and physical realms of reality.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p. 1)
Then in York’s El Maguraj the plagiarism continues, for example on page 15 and through page 16. We see:
“If You Were To Look At The Rain Dance Of The Hopi Of The Native Americans Called (American Indians), Who Got It From Their True Father, The Dogon Tribe Of Mali, Africa, Their Original Descendants, Who Got IT From Beings They Called Nommos, Who The Hopis Call Kachina. You Would Find The Same Clocking Action Of The Tachyon Pairs Is Used In Their Rain Dance And The Dances Of The Whirling Dervishes, Or More Of North Africa The Sufi. The Hopi Native American Indians Would Use This Action to Build (SCW) Standing Columnar Waves. By Building These Standing Waves, We, The American Indians, Could Cause Rain. A Secret They Got From Us Their Ancestors From Nuwba In America, Called Olmecs, Through The Deity Hapi Of Egypt, North America, Same As Hopi, The Son Of Horus. The Dogon Of Mali, And The Yoruba Of Nigeria, Africa And Many Others All Use This Principle.” (York-El, n.d., pp. 15-16)
When we go Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man, on page 42 we see:
“Interestingly enough, if one were to look at the rain dance of the Hopi Indians he would find the same clocking action of the tachion pairs is used in their rain dance. The Indians would use this action to build standing columnar waves. By building these standing waves the Indians could cause rain. The results of the dancing is a charged column. We see the same standing wave column appear in a typical thunder storm or in the electrical process used to produce a capacitor. The clocking motion of the dance pattern is similar to the motion clocking of the electromagnetic fields of the atom. What happens over the dancing Indians is that a band of energy is formed.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p.42)
Notice that York also copied the image and diagram depicting the Indian rain dance configuration directly from the previously published Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man. (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p.42)
And if you continue through both books, you’ll find still further plagiarisms by Malachi York. Both of images and text. For instance, on page 21 of El Maguraj and page 165 of Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man.
“In Ancient Khamite (Egyptian) Drawings You Find Pictures Of Men Holding Coils. These Coils Were Tuned To The Reverse Flow Of Vortex Energy Generated Between Sites. A And B Are Tuned To The South Pole Vortex. The Stone Was Struck By The Rod And Tuned To The South Pole Field. Two South Pole Fields Repel Each Other. The Block Would Then Float Down The Walkway.” (York-El, n.d., pp. 21-22)
“In the Egyptian Museum are found statues of men holding coils. These coils were tuned to the reverse flow of vortex energy generated between sites. A and B are tuned to the south pole vortex. The stone was struck by the rod and tuned to the south pole field. Two south pole fields repel each other: The block would then float down the walkway. In this fashion, using levitation, the temples and pyramids were built.” (Hardy, D., Hardy, M., Killick, M., & Killick, K., 1987, p. 165)
It’s clear that throughout the El Maguraj book, Malachi York – or those under his control, as I’ve learned from someone while I was living in Georgia that he had teams of people helping him put together these books (personal conversation, 2000) – either plagiarized directly himself and took credit for it, or people under his control did so and he had his name put on the book and he thus assumed or pretended authorship of the work. Either he alone is guilty of plagiarism from these four authors and Dr. Hurtak, or York and those who helped him are guilty of plagiarism. And it’s clear that York knew very well what plagiarism is (Morgan, 2017).
Even in the El Maguraj book as quoted and imaged earlier, York references a word being “Taken From” the Egyptians (York-El, n.d., p. 15). But furthermore, as Chuck Morgan shows (2017), York makes several direct references to what plagiarism is throughout his writings:
“…the Torah was before the Qur’an and Jerusalem is mentioned in there as Shalom, and they translate it from the 3 letters what, sha-laa-ma as peace. Now, being you STOLE the word, PLAGIARIZED it…” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)
“…While on the subject of PLAGIARISM, the Ten Commandments of Exodus 20:1-19 were taken from the ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead, ‘Declaration of Innocents Before The Neteru Tribunal.’ While Jews have recorded in their Bible that Egyptians were Pagans, they were busy STEALING THEIR CULTURE.” (York, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)
Just like the pastor who rails against homosexuality, while behind the scenes being busy fielding male prostitutes, York is denouncing the plagiarism of others, all the while diligently carrying out his own plagiarisms of other’s works. To quote Chuck Morgan on the matter:
“So based on Malachi York’s views on PLAGIARISM, it’s the act of ‘stealing’ from someone else, be it the writers of the bible, the Qur’an, The United States Constitution, or the theft of any body of work, and using it as your own. This is the same definition used world wide, from politicians to College students, plagiarism is simply intellectual thievery. Now that we have York’s interpretations and explanations of Plagiarism, let’s see the standard and universally accepted definitions of plagiarism.” (Morgan, 2017)
“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own… to use (another’s production) without crediting the source… to commit literary theft… to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, n.d., as cited in Morgan, 2017)
“In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.” (Morgan, 2017)
And let’s see who these Four Friends are that York so diligently plagiarized from:
This is an image of the Dean family in Pyramid Energy: The Philosophy of God, the Science of Man. “White people.” This is important because the Nuwaupian group was a religiously racist organization. Therefore these authors were people who, by their complexion and the continental origin of their ancestors, York oft said are “devils” and shouldn’t be trusted. Furthermore, when someone would find information to refute or that contradicts York’s teachings, Nuwaubians might say, “You’re going to the white man’s teachings,” or, “That’s the devil’s teachings, learn from your own.” Therefore members were discouraged by their fellow cult members from reading other people’s books. It’s reminiscent of Scientology and other cults. (See for instance ‘Leah Rimini’s Scientology and the Aftermath’ series and other testimonies, writings, and works on Scientology.) And just like L Ron Hubbard of Scientology, Nuwaubians’ “Master Teacher” Malachi York consistently plagiarized – moreover, from the people he himself called “white devils.” (See Chuck Morgan’s www.Nuwaupianism.com for more.) Ironically, York preached “don’t believe me, check it out” – however, that was clearly just something said and not practiced.
It is clear to any honest and critically thinking person that a great divine being with “76 trillion years of knowledge” (Morgan, 2014) would not need to plagiarize even one sentence (Morgan, 2017, final three paragraphs), and especially not from “the devil”. Furthermore, it’s clear to any sufficiently informed person that racism is nonsensical and baseless. Moreover, certainly a divine ancient being supposedly from an advanced extraterrestrial race instrumental in building of the ancient pyramids wouldn’t need to learn about pyramid energies and building pyramids from a contemporary Earthling!
It is of note that I have never found any follower of York, whether in the tabernacle community or not, to question that Malachi York wrote all the books UNTIL York’s plagiarism was found. Before that it was always very clear among York’s followers that York was the “Master Teacher,” and a divine extraterrestrial angelic being, who was Malachi in The Bible… and a Yamasee Indian… and a Pharaoh… and a Rizqiyian (meaning someone from a planet called “Rizq” in the 19th galaxy called “Illyuwn”)… among other ludicrous and often contradictory things (personal communications, 1997 through 2019; Mark Lamont Hill on HOK, 2021). Someone who had 720 degree of knowledge, and also channels knowledge, all with neither implicit or explicit reference to mere earthly beings – and definitely not “the devil” (personal communications, 1997 through 2019). York was the “Master Teacher,” the only and direct or indirect (channeled) source of the information (personal communications, 1997 through 2019). But suddenly talk of him not being the author and not claiming authorship comes up when plagiarism is found (personal communications, 2019)! Thus for those who choose such dishonesty and/or lack of critical thinking, I thoroughly establish that Malachi York claims authorship of the plagiarized work El Maguraj.
I remember when living in the community, the lady of the house (it was a married couple and I who ran that store and lived in that community) was so in awe of this new name “Amunnubi Ruakhptah”. But now it seems that he would just change names and identities to whatever he felt would keep him in power or would give some type of advantage or allure, like when he tried to get Native American status by claiming to be a Chief Yamasee Indian. Even in an earlier quote from El Maguraj it says, “We, The American Indians.” Or later, when he tried to claim to be a diplomat of Liberia. (See online videos of Chuck Morgan and Wudjau for more on this.)
As a writer myself I know it takes time to produce a quality book. I have published three books of my own as of this writing. (See www.darryleberryjr.com.) The first edition of one of my books, the one on forgiving flat Earth believers, was rushed. And I could see the difference. Thus, in order to produce so many books – or perhaps any books at all, since clearly he is a fraud – I can see why he resorted to plagiarism. As Chuck Morgan shared with us (quoted earlier), book sales were a major income source for Malachi York (NoopooH, 2017, 1:46:45). And in order even to put out material fast enough – or, again, even to put out material at all, since clearly Malachi York is a fraud – Malachi York apparently had to resort to plagiarism. This outcome was apparently better than directly undermining his own teaching by honestly referencing “the devil,” when he’s supposed to be virtually if not literally all-knowing.
York’s plagiarism extends not only to his writing, but to his actual teaching or instruction. I thought even with the plagiarism at least he has a good memory, or a sharp mind. But in addition to having people help him plagiarize written works, he had people prepping him to give talks and sound like “The Master Teacher”:
“Being in the publications department, [I saw that Malachi York] would take a book and he would just plagiarize it, but he would also just make up shit… A lot of the doctrine was made up, it was plagiarized. He would add things in… So when people go about his religion they need to read for themselves and look for the actual books… He would actually have a team of us there to help concoct the story to make it match [things he said before]. And if he ever got in a class and there were sisters who before he got up and sounded like “the master teacher,” it was us who was making note cards for him to remember what he was saying. And if he said something and he was stooped on a question, he would get mad that the sisters didn’t prepare him to answer those questions. So when people talk about a doctrine I don’t even really want to hear it because it’s mostly bullshit” (Niki Lopez on Dagger Squad 2:08:52).
I myself once asked him an honest question but then saw him fumbling trying to recall the answer, and then admitting he couldn’t recall it. Nevertheless, here is the book El Maguraj having people to go to the Nuwaubian land on a purportedly life or death, salvation-necessary pilgrimage decreed by a supposedly divine being. I remember the other guy in the tabernacle speaking specifically of people’s “brains being fried” if they didn’t get aligned via the pilgrimage (personal communication, 1999). This “pilgrimage” brought more consumers to buy more books, and buy food while there, and to make donations. Therefore, the con of York supposedly being a master teacher is apparent.
My experience, observations, and the more and more I learn from others who were in the organization, show that York is a good entertainer and con man. He falls far short of a divine being – and even what’s considered a good and decent regular human being. Some, still deluded by his deceptions, believe he did much for “black people”. Some of his plagiarized information was helpful. However, I find that his net impact is a detriment to people’s lives – including my own. Thankfully, he reached only a relatively small number of people. And now he’s in prison, persuant to various abuses he enacted upon children in the Nuwaubian community. His detriment to “black people” – or any people who give him any kind of credence or support – is apparent to me, and to more of his previous followers as time goes on.
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