Photo via Augustus Sol Invictus website and WWSB ABC 7
Augustus Sol Invictus (left) and Adrian Wyllie (right).
The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie, resigned from his post this week because the party’s executive committee was unwilling to oppose the party’s only candidate for U.S. Senate, Augustus Sol Invictus, the News Service of Florida
According to the News Service, Augustus Sol Invictus means “Unconquerable Sun God,” but Politico
has it as “Invincible Sun Emperor.”
If that wasn’t weird enough for you, Wyllie accused Invictus in a Facebook post
of supporting eugenics, vowing to start a second Civil War and being a fascist. Wyllie says he wants to ensure “these violent ideologies are not associated with the Libertarian Party in any way.”
"Mr. Invictus practices Thelema, an occult pagan religion based on the teachings of Aleister Crowley," Wyllie wrote. "Mr. Invictus was ejected from Ordo Templi Orientis for brutally and sadistically dismembering a goat in a ritualistic sacrifice."
Invictus told Politico
that Wyllie was spreading half-truths and lies for political gain. He denied supporting eugenics and dismembering a goat but said he has performed animal sacrifices as part of his religion.
“I was expelled from the order for political reasons,” he told Politico. “And animal sacrifice was part of it. But that is a deliberate misrepresentation by Wyllie.”
In a recent August blog post on his LinkedIn page called “A Call for Total Insurrection
,” Invictus said he is “an Old World pagan and a White Southerner, so I know what it’s like to be treated as the wolf in the hen house.”
Calling for insurrectionists, Invictus said:
“I do not want you to vote, so much as I want you to wake up. I want you to drop out and tune in. I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery. I want you to listen to trap music and black metal, to learn the law and to break it deliberately, to find your own religion. I want you to learn the use of firearms and subject yourselves to rigorous physical training. I want you to treat your bodies as Holy Temples and to take your girlfriend to a strip club so you can seduce a dancer in the back room. I want you to worship Nature and dance naked in the moonlight ‘round the fire, screaming in ecstatic joy. I want you to revolt. Raise Hell. Break your limitations. Renounce your life and go into the Wilderness, that God may speak to you of things to come.”
Invictus runs a law firm in Orlando called Imperium Law.