This sort of oddity is very old.
Gilles de Rais ..I suppose being frustrated by the murder of Joan and thereby becoming disillusioned by Christianity, began to fall into the 'occult' and acquired some sort of expert occult advisor 'from Italy'.
The sort of the occult that involved the rape and murder of children I believe comes from the kabballa... and is associated with the so called 'blood libel' of jeeish ritual murder of children such as Simon of Trent.( who was also killed in Italy near where gilles de Rais occult advisor was from, about 30 years later)...I dunno ...maybe there was some truth to accusations.
Now I am not exactly am expert on kabballa and I cannot say why on earth there would be some ritual around the rape and murder of children. I kinda doubt that it actually gives people any magic powers. (It didn't in his case: Blanchet contacted Prelati
and persuaded him to take service with his master. Having reviewed the magical books
of Prelati and a traveling Breton, Rais chose to initiate experiments, the first in the lower hall of his castle at Tiffauges
, attempting to summon a demon named Barron. Rais provided a contract with the demon for riches that Prelati was to give to the demon later.[citation needed
]As no demon manifested after three tries, the Marshal grew frustrated with the lack of results. Prelati said Barron was angry and required the offering of parts of a child. Rais provided these remnants in a glass vessel at a later evocation, but to no avail, and the occult experiments left him bitter and his wealth severely depleted.
Regardless the association is there.
And I believe that jews currently rule the western world...so the emergence of these kabballistic rituals is not a surprise to me. We know there is some freaky occult stuff going on with our elite.