Laying the Groundwork
Like many of you who have chosen to purchase this book, I am a
seeker of what we generally call “spiritual advancement”.
many of you, I have been in this seeking mode as long as I can
remember - from birth, even. Also, like many of you, in my search for
“spiritual truths”, I have encountered the term “Ascension”
repeatedly in the course of this Quest. And finally, like many of
you, I have come across many definitions of the word, as well as
varied purported techniques to accomplish this allegedly desirable
In seeking a concise definition and philosophy behind it, I decided
to search the Internet for clues. I typed the word “ascension” along
with the word “spiritual” into a popular search engine. It returned
115,000 pages for my edification. This led me to ask: Why, at this
present moment in history, is so much attention being focused on
Well, we all know the answer to that question. It is because of the
frightening state of the World in which we live.
One might think that the Laws of Probability would mandate that,
without any intelligent input, 50% of the time the events in our
world would lead to benefits for mankind. In a strictly mechanical
way, life in our world ought to have manifested a sort of
“equilibrium”. Factoring in intelligent decisions to do good might
bring this average up to about 70%.
That would mean that humanity would have
advanced over the millennia to a state of existence where good and
positive things happen in our lives more often than “negative” or
“bad” things. In this way, many of the problems of humanity would
have been effectively solved. War and conflict would be a rarity,
perhaps 70 percent of the earth’s population would have decent
medical care, a comfortable roof over their heads, and sufficient
nutritious food so that death by disease or starvation would be
almost unheard of. In other words, human society would have
“evolved” in some way, on all levels.
The facts are, however, quite different.
More than 840,000,000 people on the Earth suffer from hunger. That’s
about three times the population of the entire USA.
This is chronic,
persistent hunger, which kills 24,000 people every day, or over 8
million human beings each year.
Three out of four who die from
starvation are younger than five years old.
How can “evolved” human
beings accept that fact as “normal”?
According to the Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, during
the past 100 years there have been approximately 2 billion deaths
(including civilians) resulting from war, tyrannical governments,
and man-made famine. When these figures are broken down into deaths
caused by Communism vs. Capitalism, they are almost equal, with the
figures slightly higher for Capitalism which may surprise some
people who believe that the Capitalistic system is the “right” one.
“By their fruits you shall know them.”
Turning to mortality statistics that are not related to war and
famine, we find that it is a bit difficult to get an actual number
because the statistics are nearly always expressed in terms of
percentages rather than in hard population numbers. One gets the
feeling that the actual count is so frightening that this approach
is used for the express purpose of avoiding having to face the
One thing we do know is that deaths from
cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the leading cause of death in
31 of the 35 Western Hemisphere countries that report disease
related mortality statistics. The highest of these mortality rates
are found in the English-speaking Caribbean, USA, Canada, Argentina,
Chile and Uruguay. Mortality rates from these causes are increasing
in the Central American and Latin Caribbean regions as they come
more and more under the sway of Western capitalism.
Again, “By their fruits you shall know
What we are talking about above are the “quiet” statistics, from our
present reality. They are quiet because nobody ever makes a big deal
about them. The headlines of our newspapers do not trumpet them on
the front page where they rightly belong. Even now it is easy to
forget that there were 65 million deaths from WW II alone and that
deaths from disease and starvation continue as a quiet, steady,
drumbeat of increasing mortality behind the blaring headlines of
school shootings, sensational murder trials, and little Cuban boys
who become the center of international custody disputes.
I don’t think that one single person on this planet will disagree
that they want a better life for themselves and their children; and
most of them will add that they do not presently have the capacity
to make it a reality. Except for a very small minority of very sick
people, I don’t think anybody really likes to see misery and
suffering, disease and death and despair, in any context.
And again we must ask: if these things
are so detestable to human beings at large, if so many people are
working and thinking and praying to improve the conditions of our
world, why isn’t it happening?
Seekers of Spiritual Verity - a large number of whom could be
considered “Intelligentsia” - are always aware of these things, and
they are asking,
“What is the origin of all the misery and
suffering? Does it just happen? Do people and only people cause
others to suffer? Is it that God is good, but allows bad things to
“Don’t forget the power of prayer”, we are told by our religious
leaders, or “positive thinking”, as the New Age gurus tell us.
only problem is, prayers and positive thinking do not seem to have
improved the world very much on the occasions when it is certain
that nearly every human being was praying for a certain outcome.
“If any two of you shall agree and ask... it
shall be done”.
That’s a promise. What do you want or
need? Just ask!
But it doesn’t work and we see it!
Over sixty million people died because God didn’t do what everybody
thought he should do. C.S. Lewis struggled with this issue in the
latter part of his life. He saw clearly that, before World War II,
practically every human being on the planet was praying - to Jesus,
God the Father, the Virgin Mary, Allah, Buddha and whoever else you
can name or mention, so all the bases were covered - that this
terrible thing would not happen. The memory of the previous “Great
War” was still fresh in the mind of mankind. They remembered the
horrible carnage and vowed, never again!
In the end, after the mightiest cry of prayer in human memory,
rising from the earth, almost one-third of the world was
uninhabitable and sixty-five million human beings were dead.
to think that this was God’s answer to prayer? It certainly doesn’t
give us much hope for the “power of positive thinking”.
Think about it.
Throughout history we find one group praying to their God to protect
them from the depredations of another group. The other group is
praying just as fervently that their depredations will be
successful. When one group succeeds in killing another, is that
proof that its God is supreme? What then happens if the members of
the successful group are then reincarnated2
into the group that was defeated?
This is not a rhetorical question since
a very interesting book3 was
written about the great numbers of Jews who died in the holocaust
now being reincarnated as Christians. There has also been some
suggestion that many Nazis are now being reincarnated as Jews.4
What then, does such an idea do to the concept of “my God is the
only right one”?
2 We are
assuming reincarnation to have a high probability of being an
objective fact due to extensive research.
3 Gershom, Yonassan, Rabbi, Beyond the
Ashes (Virginia Beach: A.R.E. Press 1992).
4 If this is so, then we might also
wonder why - that is, what will be the “karmic payoff?”
I can assure the reader from my own experience as a hypnotherapist,
that every single case I have worked with in terms of “past life
therapy”, has demonstrated a “string” of “past lives” in such
variety of nationality and religious orientation, that it literally
makes a joke of anyone stating with absolute certainty, that their
beliefs or religious orientation now, are the only right ones.
It is evident that those who declaim
against another group most vehemently will most certainly find
themselves a member of that very group in the next “round” of
This begs the question of why people cannot remember the previous
lessons in past lives; why the wisdom of the soul is not available
to the person. If humans have souls or spirits, why is the knowledge
of past karmic cycles not part of a person’s wisdom? The answer to
that question is, of course, part of the
Quest for Ascension - to
reclaim that knowledge, among other things.
The questions about how our beliefs may shape our reality are among
the most significant in all of consciousness research. And so it is
that many seekers step outside of the “standard religions” and begin
to seek the “truth” of the ways and means of Ascension.
As noted, “Ascension” is discussed widely in books, articles, on the
Internet, in classes and workshops, and in other media. The general
trend of ideas expressed includes the search for the “one thing that
will transform your life.” Various “techniques” are advertised which
promise to provide stress relief and even the “key to the highest
levels of human consciousness”. The shopper in the market of
ascension “tools” is told that they can now make a choice to
“swiftly and easily free the nervous system from stress, enjoy
maximum creativity, clarity and health, experience inner peace,
fulfillment and joy”, and of course, change one’s self-limiting
Another perspective on “ascension” tells us that ascension is “the
way to integrate all portions of your self in a conscious way”. The
seeker is told that he or she is a “multi-dimensional being who
seeded portions of itself into the physical reality”, and that fully
“remembering who you are” is the act of integration and the “removal
of the veil of time, identities and separateness in yourself”. What,
precisely, the result will be - other than being “healthy, wealthy and
wise” - is not clear.
As we read further in the available literature, we discover other
ideas. One “expert” on the subject tells us that this thing called
“ascension” was only achieved in the past upon dying, and that now
people can do it and take their physical body with them. He suggests
that spirituality is so advanced in the present age that souls can
graduate more quickly. It is as though he is suggesting a “grading
curve” has been instituted so that the requirements are lessened.
Either that, or he hasn’t been paying much attention to what is
going on “out there”.
The evidence of “advanced spirituality“ in our world is severely
lacking in spite of the New Age claims that “light workers” can,
“help bring forth the ascension for the masses before physical
death, before totally wearing out the physical body in resistance to
evolution. Much more energy can be expended on the positive and much
less wasted on the negative”.
Again, we note that objective reality does not support such a claim.
If anything, since the inception of the New Age “movement,” if it
can be so called, things have gotten a lot worse.
This leads to another point: it seems that we must accept the
objective fact that attempts to change the world spiritually, or to
regulate large scale events, simply do not work. Yes, there does
seem to be evidence that individuals or small groups of individuals
can make small changes or produce effects with a limited range of
influence. But for some reason, the world as it is, seems to operate
based on rules or laws that we do not understand. The fundamental
nature of the physical world seems to be antithetical to this
One recent work that attempts to provide a scientific explanation
for this ability to influence the world, Conscious Acts of Creation,
tells us: This book marks a sharp dividing line between old ways of
scientific thought and
old experimental protocols, wherein human qualities of
consciousness, intention, emotion, mind and spirit cannot
significantly affect physical reality, and a new paradigm wherein
they can robustly do so!5
The book, written by three mainstream scientists, goes on to tell us
…utilizing a unique experimental protocol on both inanimate
and animate systems, that the human quality of focused intention can
be made to act as a true thermodynamic potential and strongly
influence experimental measurements for a variety of specific target
After almost 400 pages of math and speculation and
descriptions of experiments we are told:
Under some conditions, it
is indeed possible to attach an aspect of human consciousness, a
specific intention, to a simple electrical device and have that
device, when activated, robustly influence an experiment conducted
in its vicinity in complete accord with the attached intention.
Thus, if they do it right, humans can
influence their environment via specific, sustained intentions. […]
Some new field appears to be involved in the information passage
that occurs between conditioned locales that are widely separated
from each other in physical space.
Even with transmitters and
receivers located inside electrically grounded Faraday cages, highly
correlated patterns of information appeared in the remotely located
locales.[…] Although we don’t fully understand them, we now have
some new tools with which to probe the deeper structures of the
universe and a new adventure is underway for humanity.6
William A., Ph.D., Dibble, Walter E., Ph.D., Kohane, Michael J.,
Ph.D., Conscious Acts of Creation (Walnut Creek: Pavior 2001) (www.pavior.com).
6 Tiller et al, op. cit.
It is important to note that the “intenders” of the experiments were
long-time practitioners of Siddha Yoga and could thus be considered
metaphysically “in tune” to some considerable extent. The question
is: What did they accomplish? Based on the descriptions, it sounds
pretty earth shaking, right? Well, as noted, after almost 400 pages
we find that the most significant result seems to have been changing
the pH of a small sample of water.
Yup. That’s it.
Nevertheless, this is important for the simple reason that they
managed to scientifically demonstrate a principle, even if the
overall result was that it was most often - an iffy proposition and
there didn’t seem to be a lot of control. Most results were
“statistical” and this has always been a problem with the “create
your own reality” idea. When all the data is examined, what we
generally find is that it is six of one, half dozen of the other.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. What the real rules are,
nobody seems to know.
While we all might like to think we can transform our world by
praying and/or thinking positively, we must remember that there is a
great deal of evidence that real transformations of the planet have
repeatedly been cataclysmic. A philosophy, which ignores this fact,
is courting disaster.
And so we have a clue that the problem may not be as easily solved
as the many promoters of the different “methods or techniques of
Ascension” would have us believe. The question then becomes: if the
process of Ascension is possibly more complex than the many
promoters of the various methods offered in our day would have us
think, what is the reason for the 115,000 web pages?
deserves some discussion in the context of certain problems in our
world that are undoubtedly related.
The Scam of Distraction
In 1931, Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in which he stated:
The older dictators fell because
they never could supply their subjects with enough
bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor
did they possess a
really effective system of mind-manipulation.
Under a scientific dictator, education
will really work - with the result that most men and women will grow
up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There
seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship
should ever be overthrown.
Aldous Huxley also made an early connection between the effects
experienced by those partaking of psychedelic drugs and the
experiences of Eastern Mysticism and this set the
consciousness-raising bomb off with a BANG! Along came Timothy Leary
and Richard Alpert, AKA Baba Ram Dass, with their LSD and other
modes of mind marvels, leading the parade of those who were “turned
on, tuned in”.
Abraham Maslow became a father figure to
the new “wave” of those desiring to fill the gaping hole of their
reality with “peak experiences”. Maslow cited psychedelic drugs as
one of the means in which even ordinary people could have a little
of what the Eastern Mystics worked many years to develop. Now, it
could be had for a weekend seminar at Big Sur, or a study by mail
course at only $29.95 per lesson! What a deal!
Peak Experiences - experience, experience, and experience - became the
pot of gold at the end of the rainbow of the 1960’s. No one needed
to live in Existential Despair any longer! Everyone could become a
“spiritual voyager” and achieve extended periods in realms of
consciousness they had only heard about in veiled, mysterious
allusions down through the ages. 7
Encounter groups, radical therapies, old
and new combinations of theories and practice came rolling off the
conveyor belt of techno-spirituality. The intangibles of spirit had
been harnessed! Anyone could evoke some desirable experience by
manipulating awareness at the basic physical and psychological
levels. Never mind that all of this bypassed the vital processes of
reason and conscious decision making. By its very nature, the whole
techno-spiritual machine operated completely without critical
thinking; it tapped the bottomless pit of feeling-emotion - primal
being. Never mind that much of this emotion was negative, confusing,
anxious and fearful! Let’s just get it all out here in the open and
have a party with it!
Each of the many techniques developed during this time was fully
capable of producing an emotional high of one sort or another. There
were endless “peak experiences”, and dramatic “personal
breakthroughs”. The mixtures of Zen, yoga, meditation, and drugs
along with strict mechanical technology, were a veritable adventure
in awareness! The only problem was: in the midst of all this
peaking, mind-blowing, turning on and tuning in, ecstasy and
encountering, many people encountered things that, perhaps, ought
not have been awakened. Boundaries were breached into unseeable and
terrifying realms of consciousness.
William Chittick, translator of
the works of the great Sufi Shaykh, Ibn al-’Arabi, wrote:
Nowadays most people interested in the spirituality of the East
desire the “experience”, though they may call what they are after
intimate communion with God. Those familiar with the standards and
norms of spiritual experience set down by disciplined paths like
Sufism are usually appalled at the way Westerners seize upon any
apparition from the domain outside of normal consciousness as a
manifestation of the “spiritual”. In fact, there are innumerable
realms in the unseen world, some of them far more dangerous than the
worst jungles of the visible world. 8
So preserve yourselves, my brothers, from the calamities of this
place, for distinguishing it is extremely difficult! Souls find it
sweet, and then within it they are duped, since they become
completely enamored of it. 9
Flo, Siegelman, Jim, Snapping: America‘s Epidemic of Sudden
Personality Change, (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 1978).
8 Chittick, William, The Sufi Path of
Knowledge, (Albany: State University of New York 1989) p. 263.
9 Sufi Shaykh, Ibn Al-’Arabi, in
Futuhat (Unveiling) III 38.23, translated and quoted by William
Chittick in The Sufi Path of Knowledge, p. 263.
By the end of the decade of the 60’s, the “human potential” movement
had become a veritable potpourri of religion, science, mysticism,
magick and “the occult”. The drug use got out of hand, the
“techniques” began to show serious flaws with a number of tragedies
resulting in crime or madness, and the whole idea of human beings
becoming “psychic supermen” hit the skids.
The promise of the 60’s decayed into an
aimless lethargy - old hippies living in communes, braiding their gray
locks and lusting after the sweet young teeny boppers while they
fired up another bong and reminisced about the “good old days” at
But wait! Something else happened here! Remember, this is America!
The home of the Free-Market that is. Many people suggest that the
subsequent proliferation of the “New Age” consciousness raising
movement was the result of big business seeing a pile of money to be
made in the development of slick, newly packaged psychoanalysis and
psychodrama. There was, indeed, mass distribution and Madison Avenue
marketing of things like Mind Dynamics, Arica, Silva Mind Control,
Transcendental Meditation, and on and on. Individual entrepreneurs
knew a good thing when they saw it. However, there is more to this
than meets the eye.
This is important to our subject, so
bear with me.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Richard Dolan’s UFOs and the National Security State is the first
comprehensive study of the past 50 years of the U.S. Government’s
response to the intrusion of UFO phenomena in America. The compiled
evidence - which includes government documents - suggests that a group
of specialists working in the shadows, set up and executed the most
massive cover-up in the history of government; and that the Human
Potential movement and the subsequent New Age movements, were key
elements of this cover-up.
In other words, they not only have used
the “colorful community” of alternative ideas as an unwitting tool
of disinformation, it is highly probable that most of it was
literally created by them as
According to analysts, COINTELPRO was the
FBI’s secret program to undermine the popular
upsurge, which swept the country during the 1960s. Though the name
stands for “Counterintelligence Program”, the targets were not enemy
spies. The FBI set out to eliminate “radical” political opposition
inside the US. What a lot of people do not realize is that this was
a high level psychological operation specifically set up to vector
“ideological” trends - beliefs, etc.
To get a complete picture of the
problem, Dolan writes:
The UFO problem has involved
military personnel around the world for more than fifty years,
and is wrapped in secrecy. […] Because this subject is so widely
ridiculed, it is important to stress why it is worthy of serious
attention.[…] Stories of strange objects in the sky go far back
into time, but the problem received little attention until the
Second World War. […]
During the UFO wave of 1947,
American military and intelligence organizations conducted
multiple, simultaneous investigations of these sightings. […] By
the end of 1947, a contingent of analysts at the Air Technical
Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base believed
that UFOs were extraterrestrial. By the summer of 1948, this
team prepared an “Estimate of the Situation.” […] As the story
goes, Air Force Commander Hoyt Vandenberg rejected [this
In the summer of 1952… UFO sightings were so frequent and often
of such high quality that some in the air force actually
wondered whether an invasion was under way. With some help from
the secret CIA sponsored
Robertson Panel of January 1953, the
air force improved censorship over the problem. Still, it never
quite went away. Civilian organizations began to collect and
analyze interesting UFO reports. […]
Then came the great UFO wave of 1965
and 1966, when the air force could no longer hide behind weather
balloons and swamp gas, nor withstand public scrutiny. […]
Let us pause to assess the situation. By
the mid-1940s, America’s intelligence apparatus had reason to
believe that there were artifacts in the skies that did not
originate from America, Russia, Germany, or any other country. These
objects violated some highly sensitive military airspace, and did
not appear to be natural phenomena. One may presume that the
affected national security authorities made it an immediate
obsession to determine the nature and purpose of these objects, and
we may infer that the issue probably became a deep secret by 1946,
or 1947 at the latest.10
Richard, UFOs and the National Security State, (Charlottesville:
Hampton Roads 2002) Introduction p. xix.
It was at this precise moment in time that the Human Potential
movement was “born”. Do we think that this was a coincidence? By the
mid-50s, it was becoming obvious that things were getting out of
control and in August of 1956, the FBI began its COINTELPRO
operation. When traditional modes of repression (exposure, blatant
harassment, and prosecution for political crimes) failed to counter
the growing insurgency, and even helped to fuel it, the Bureau took
the law into its own hands. Its methods ranged far beyond
surveillance, and amounted to a domestic version of the covert
action for which the CIA has become infamous throughout the world.
Usually, when we think of COINTELPRO, we think of the most well
known and typical activities which include sending anonymous or
fictitious letters designed to start rumors, among other things,
publishing false defamatory or threatening information, forging
signatures on fake documents, introducing disruptive and subversive
members into organizations to destroy them from within, and so on.
Blackmailing insiders in any group to force them to spread false
rumors, or to foment factionalism was also common.
What a lot of people don’t keep in mind is the fact that COINTELPRO
also concentrated on creating bogus organizations. These bogus
groups could serve many functions which might include attacking
and/or disrupting bona fide groups, or even just simply creating a
diversion with clever propaganda in order to attract members away so
as to involve them with time-wasting activity designed to prevent
them from doing anything useful.
COINTELPRO was also famous for
instigation of hostile actions through third parties. According to
investigators, these FBI programs were noteworthy because all
documents relating to them were stamped “do not file”. This meant
that they were never filed in the system, and for all intents and
purposes, did not exist. This cover was blown after activists broke
into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania in 1971. The possibility
of finding evidence for any of it, after that event, is about zero.
To spell it out in Dolan’s words:
Regarding matters connected with
“national security”, there appears to be a wealth of information
that does not exist officially. Thus, a request to find such
documents through a Freedom of Information Act request would be
in vain. Add to this the likelihood that perhaps the most
sensitive information regarding UFOs may not even exist in
document form (“the first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on
paper”, Richard Helms), and one can appreciate the difficulty
that an honest UFO researcher has in ferreting out the truth.11
Now, let us take a few logical steps.
The UFO problem emerged into the national consciousness in 1947, or
thereabouts. Not long afterward, a lot of people began asking a lot
of questions. The government wasn’t answering, and so the people
began to band together to find out the answers for themselves. They
started forming groups. And this is where things get just a bit
curious. The thing that was most threatened by the UFO/alien issue
seems to have been the Standard Monotheistic Religions.
Religion seems to be a necessary
component of political control. Social control - that is the mainstay
of religion - was most definitely under threat. In fact, what seems
to be true is that it is not even clear that religions - as we know
them - would have survived a full disclosure. So the logical
conclusion is that part of the main reason for the cover-up was to
“protect the religious status quo”.
As things stood at the time, protecting the religious status quo - mainly the social controls that stem from religion - was iffy at
best. After a century of scholarly investigation into many religious
texts, and the raising of many questions about the “old time
religion”, there were a lot of people in society who were most
definitely turning away from religious dogma. It’s fairly simple to
take the next logical step and see that a combining of the questions
of those who were disenchanted with religion, with the questions of
those who wanted to know just what the heck was going on in terms of
possible “extraterrestrials”, was seen as a dangerous and explosive
mixture. Something had to be done.
The activities of COINTELPRO in attempting to neutralize political
opposition have been pretty well exposed. But we are now considering
the fact that, in addition to political activists, it seems that
COINTELPRO has particularly targeted groups that are seeking the
truth about the interactions between the US government and Ultra
Terrestrials, or so-called “aliens”. That a long-time cover-up of
these matters has been in effect is certainly evident to any careful
The COINTELPRO files show the U.S. Government targeted a very broad
range of religious, labor and community groups opposed to any of its
agendas, and it is only logical to assume that the same type of
operation would be created to cover up the “alien agenda”. Such a
theoretical COINTELPRO operation also goes far in explaining why,
when the sincere researcher of UFO phenomena enters this field, he
or she discovers only lies, lies, and more lies; confusion and
disinformation. That is most definitely the signature of COINTELPRO.
Considering all of this, would anybody care to suggest that it did
not also occur to the Powers that Be that the chief means of
diverting attention and covering up the truth would be to literally
fund and create the “New Age” and “Human Potential movement”, so
that it would follow their agenda of keeping secrets?
In other words, it is extremely likely that the most successful and
popular of Metaphysical Mavens and New Age Impresarios are
COINTELPRO agents either consciously or as dupes of those who are.
The objective seems to be to attack and “neutralize” those who are
seeking the answers. Those who are sincere, who do bona fide
research and seek to explicate the truth, are infiltrated, attacked,
and marginalized according to standard COINTELPRO procedures.
What all of this seems to suggest is that the Powers That Be (PTB)
have developed COINTELPRO to an all new level of Social Shaping,
Cultural Brainwashing, and the main targets of this activity would
include virtually anyone who is seeking the truth about the shifting
realities of our world.
The cases of COINTELPRO activities
against political groups must be no more than the tip of the
iceberg, given that the great bulk of COINTELPRO-type operations
remain secret until long after their damage has been done. By all
indications, domestic covert operations have become a permanent
feature of U.S. politics and Social Programming, and it is hardly
likely, considering the evidence, that the New Age and Human
Potential fields are exempt.
The implications of this are truly alarming. Those who manage to get
close to the truth of these matters, despite the many obstacles in
their path, face National covert campaigns to discredit and disrupt
their research and reputations. Clearly, COINTELPRO and similar
operations under other names also work to distort academic and
popular perceptions of the problems facing our world.
They have done enormous damage to the
search for the Truth.
“Terrorism is changing. New
adversaries, new motivations and new rationales have surfaced in
recent years to challenge much of the conventional wisdom...”,
wrote Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of RAND.
And he was right.
The only problem is
that the reader is largely unaware of the definition of “new
adversaries” that might be implied in his remarks. A careful reading
of Richard Dolan’s book will immediately reveal what Dr. Hoffman
really meant in his remarks about “terrorism”.
Based on the documents assembled by Dolan, it is obvious that the
governments of the world do indeed see the UFO problem as a very,
very serious matter. In the course of assembling the documents and
reporting the events, Dolan came to the inescapable conclusion that
there exists an “Above Top Secret” group with access to all
available UFO data, and that this group “straddled” the worlds of
government, military, and industry. The evidence proves that the
military created a complete fiction for public consumption designed
to convince the masses that the UFO problem was “nonexistent”.
They were assisted in pulling the wool
over the eyes of the public by “heavy handed official media and
culture”, and they were obviously under orders to consistently and
repeatedly “debunk” the idea that aliens were ensconced in our
world. What seems to be true is that most of our elected officials
are as much victims of the debunking as anybody else.
And the same is true about mainstream
Next to the bureau, the military
intelligence services became the most important component of the
domestic intelligence scene. Army intelligence had nearly
unlimited funds, extensive manpower, specialized personnel, deep
planning and training resources, and the most sophisticated
communications and data processing capability. [...] The army’s
intelligence surveillance did not focus on tactical and
reconnaissance data, but on political and ideological
intelligence within the United States. (This was wholly
Then there was the CIA. By the late
1960s, there were more spies than diplomats in the State
Department, or employees in the Department of Labor. [...] When
the Weather Underground, a radical splinter of the SDS, had an
“acid test” to detect agent’s provocateurs, they had no idea
that the CIA had been tripping on LSD throughout the 1950s,
creating a special caste of “enlightened agents” for precisely
these occasions. [Based on this, we wonder about “agents
provocateur” in the New Age and UFO community who are “specially
The agency continued its work on mind control. Following the
work of Dr. Jose Delgado [experiments in] Electrical Stimulation
of the Brain [were conducted.] This involves implanting
electrodes into the brain and body, with the result that the
subject’s memory, impulses, and feelings could all be
controlled. Moreover, ESB could evoke hallucinations, as well as
fear and pleasure. “It could literally manipulate the human will
at will,” [said Dr. Robert Keefe, a neurosurgeon at Tulane
In 1968, George Estabrooks, another
spook scientist, spoke indiscreetly to a reporter for the Providence
“The key to creating an effective spy or assassin,
rests in creating a multiple personality with the aid of hypnosis”,
a procedure which he described as “child’s play.”.
By early 1969, teams within the CIA were running a number of bizarre
experiments in mind control under the name Operation Often. In
addition to the normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and
conventional scientists, the operation employed psychics and experts
Over at the NSA, all one can say with certainty is that its budget
dwarfed all others within the intelligence community.12
Dolan documents how the intelligence organizations of the United
States - and very likely other countries who are working in concert
with them, despite their outward show of opposition - have
terminal mind-control experiments, biological spraying of
American cities, human plutonium and syphilis injections, illegal
communications interception, nationwide domestic surveillance of
private citizens, political assassinations and coups, ongoing media
manipulation and outright public lying on a continual basis, most
especially in regards to UFOs. The above organizations, via any and
all means available, made sure that, to the public at large, UFOs
and aliens were a “dead issue”.
Scientist and UFO disclosure advocate James McDonald said in 1969,
“I am enough of a realist to sense that, unless this AAAS symposium
succeeds in making the scientific community aware of the seriousness
of the UFO problem, little response to any call for new
investigations is likely to appear”.
McDonald presented a brilliant
paper entitled, “Science in Default: Twenty-two Years of Inadequate
Dolan comments that it was “perhaps the
most damning statement about UFO research ever made”. Speaking
before the convention at Boston’s Sheraton Plaza Hotel, McDonald
came down hard on everyone: Condon, Menzel, Hynek, and finally the
scientific establishment itself.
“No scientifically adequate
investigation of the UFO problem has been carried out during the
entire twenty-two years that have now passed since the first
extensive wave of sightings of unidentified aerial objects in
the summer of 1947. ...In my opinion, the UFO problem, far from
being the nonsense problem that many scientists have often
labeled it, constitutes a problem of extraordinary scientific
interest. The grave difficulty with essentially all past UFO
studies had been that they were either devoid of any substantial
scientific content, or else have lost their way amidst the
relatively large noise content that tends to obscure the real
signal in the UFO reports.” 13
quoted by Dolan, p. 368.
This high noise to signal ratio is,
based on the evidence, the direct product of the frenzied activities
of the “National Security State” in their promulgation of the New
Age/Human Potential smoke and mirrors magic show. What is also
clearly evident is that this noise is the fundament of the
prevailing scientific doctrine. What we see is that the Scientific
Community - though they claim to be seekers of advanced scientific
truth - have been as easily duped as Joe Sixpack and Shirley Seeker
The former is interested in little more
than his truck, his dog, and his weekend football game, while the
latter is generally looking for a lifestyle of higher “experiences”.
What I also suspect is that even the lower echelons of the
intelligence and military organizations must be included in this
rather large grouping of the duped and deceived sheep.
An example of this duping of those investigating the matter from the
“bottom up”, is Andrew Tully who wrote The Super Spies, supposedly
an early report on the NSA. He, and many who have followed him,
suggest that the UFO is an “intelligence” device and that it evolved
out of Nazi Secrets brought to the US under
Convinced that German scientists could help America‘s postwar
efforts, President Harry Truman agreed in September 1946 to
authorize “Project Paperclip,” a program to bring selected German
scientists to work on America’s behalf during the “Cold War” .
However, Truman expressly excluded
anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi party and more than
a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of
Nazism or militarism.” The War Department’s Joint Intelligence
Objectives Agency (JIOA) conducted background investigations of the
scientists. In February 1947, JIOA Director Bosquet Wev submitted
the first set of scientists’ dossiers to the State and Justice
Departments for review.
The Dossiers were damning.
the State Departments representative on the JIOA board, claimed that
all the scientists in this first batch were “ardent Nazis.” Their
visa requests were denied. Wev wrote a memo warning that “the best
interests of the United States have been subjugated to the efforts
expended in ‘beating a dead Nazi horse.’”
He also declared that the return of
these scientists to Germany, where they could be exploited by
America‘s enemies, presented a “far greater security threat to this
country than any former Nazi affiliations which they may have had or
even any Nazi sympathies that they may still have.”
When the JIOA formed to investigate the backgrounds and form
dossiers on the Nazis, the Nazi Intelligence leader Reinhard Gehlen
met with the CIA director Allen Dulles. Dulles and Gehlen hit it off
immediately, Gehlen was a master spy for the Nazis and had
infiltrated Russia with his vast Nazi Intelligence network. Dulles
promised Gehlen that his Intelligence unit was safe in the CIA.
Dulles had the scientists dossier’s
re-written to eliminate incriminating evidence. As promised, Allen
Dulles delivered the Nazi Intelligence unit to the CIA, which later
opened many umbrella projects stemming from Nazi mad research.
(MK-ULTRA / ARTICHOKE, OPERATION MIDNIGHT CLIMAX) By 1955, more than
760 German scientists had been granted citizenship in the U.S. and
given prominent positions in the American scientific community. Many
had been longtime members of the Nazi party and the Gestapo, had
conducted experiments on humans at concentration camps, had used
slave labor, and had committed other war crimes.
In a 1985 expose in the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists Linda Hunt wrote that she had examined more than
130 reports on Project Paperclip subjects - and every one “had been
changed to eliminate the security threat classification.” President
Truman, who had explicitly ordered no committed Nazis to be admitted
under Project Paperclip, was evidently never aware that his
directive had been violated.
Dolan lays out the evidence and disabuses us of the notion that the
UFO activity could be human, technological breakthroughs, as such
naive conspiracy theorists propose. As he says, “all of the
indicators point to a definitive NO”. He then points out that, every
single person who actually studies the UFO problem [yours truly
included - who began as a flaming skeptic], becomes convinced that it
IS a problem of Alien invasion of our planet.
Every official study of UFOs persuaded
the researchers that aliens were the explanation for the data. But
that data has been denied, and when denial no longer worked, it was
obscured by the noise, the smoke and mirrors that prevail today in
UFO research and the New Age and Human Potential movements.
think that this is coincidence?
Another evident production of “noise” is the nonsense that passes
today as “channeling“ or “alien contacts”. Indeed, our own work
involves what can certainly be called inspirational material, but as
we have noted repeatedly, it is not your usual “channeled” info, nor
do we treat it as such. For us, a controlled
channeling experiment is the 10% inspiration that must be matched by
the 90% perspiration of real research.
With a broad historical
awareness of the facts, a firm grounding in the realization that
most of what is out there is deliberate disinformation, the
individual who surveys the plethora of “alternative information” in
books and on the Internet, can easily recognize the “noise” factor
produced by the Secret State.
Dolan tells us:
By the early 1970s, there were
already means available to alter the moods of unsuspecting
persons. A pocket-sized transmitter generating electromagnetic
energy at less than 100 milliwatts could do the job. This is no
pie-in-the-sky theory. In 1972, Dr. Gordon J.F. McDonald
testified before the House Subcommittee on Oceans and
International Environment on the issue of electromagnetic
weapons used for mind control and mental disruption.
[T]he basic notion was to
create, between the electrically charged ionosphere in the
higher part of the atmosphere and conducting layers of the
surface of the Earth, this neutral cavity, to create waves,
electrical waves that would be tuned to the brain waves.
...About ten cycles per second. ...You can produce changes
in behavioral patterns or in responses.
The following year, Dr. Joseph C.
Sharp, at Walter Reed Hospital, while in a soundproof room, was
able to hear spoken words broadcast by ‘pulsed microwave
audiogram’. These words were broadcast to him without any
implanted electronic translation device. Rather, they reached
him by direct transmission to the brain.
Consider the above in terms of “chemtrails”.
Also, note the comments of our own experimentally obtained material
regarding the above - not from “aliens”, but rather from “us in the
Q: (L) But, the fact still remains, in my opinion, that there
are a LOT, LOT, LOT of planes flying above us in the past few
years! Whether they are dumping anything on our heads, or what,
there are an extreme number of planes flying in these upper
level criss-cross patterns. Now, whether they are just playing
war-games, or they are spy planes, they are doing SOMETHING!
What is the reason for all of this upper level flying that
results in these criss-crossed contrails that everybody is
A: A lot of it is “training maneuver” oriented.
Q: Why are they training so many pilots? What are they preparing
A: Military budgets must be justified, you know. Review
“Military-Industrial Complex 101”.
Q: So, this is just training flight, justification of budget,
and nothing more than that?
A: Well, we would not say “not anything more to it than that,”
but, when you say “M-IC,” you have said a lot!
Q: Are you implying that there is a build-up of the
Military-Industrial Complex for a reason?
A: To preserve status quo during “peacetime”. This peace
business is not very profitable, you know.
Q: Does that suggest that they are building up to set off a war
so they can make more money?
A: Maybe if indeed, and if the populous can be hoodwinked. But,
fortunately, the public is less hoodwink able. Maybe the real
enemy is “out there”, rather than “over there”. Was it not
Q: Does any of this increased aircraft activity have anything to
do with the increased awareness and activities of aliens in and
around our planet?
A: As always. But, this awareness is factionalized and
The C’s comments take on a whole new
meaning in light of the present situation - 9-11 and all that - as
well as Bush’s drive for “war”. We also note the most interesting
remark that, “awareness of the activities of aliens in and around
our planet” is “factionalized and compartmentalized”. This is where
we come to the COINTELPRO function of creating bogus organizations
to attack or disrupt bona fide groups.
We have already noted the fact that research in Electrical
Stimulation of the brain can produce hallucinations. If you put
hallucinations together with words, you can produce just about
anything that you want in the way of “noise” to obscure the truth - including the “shape-shifting reptoids-as-humans”, or a “gray dude
in the bathroom”, a “Guardian Alliance”, a “Nibiruan Council” or an
“Ashtar Command”, or talking whales and dolphins, etc.
You name it - they can produce it via
voices in the head and hallucinations and transmissions of
frequencies that produce ecstatic states, healings, or whatever. And
so it is that the human element of the Cosmic COINTELPRO operation
manages their many “agents” of disinformation - pied pipers leading
the masses of New Age seekers so that whatever the real truth is
remains their secret. And that’s exactly the way they want it.
Notice the dates in the above quote from Dolan’s book telling us
that in the early 70s certain technologies were being developed that
could “broadcast” signals over the entire nation. We certainly
suspect that this technology was developed further in the subsequent
years. The question is: what did they do with it? Better yet, what
ARE they doing with it?
What strikes me as an essential turning point in this COINTELPRO
operation was the beginning of the “expose” of two particular items
that hold sway in certain “conspiracy” circles to this very day:
Alien Abduction and Satanic Ritual Abuse.
The Gray alien scenario was “leaked” by Budd Hopkins. Whitley
Strieber’s alien abduction books, including Communion, followed a
few years after. Prior to the publication of these books, the
ubiquitous “Gray aliens” had never been seen before. In fact, a
review of the history of “contact” cases show that the type and
variety and behavior of “aliens” around the world are quite
different across the board. But, along came Budd, followed by
Whitley and his glaring alien on the cover, and suddenly the Grays
In respect of Whitley and his Grays, allow me to emphasize one of
Dolan’s comments quoted above:
“By early 1969, teams within the CIA
were running a number of bizarre experiments in mind control under
the name Operation Often. In addition to the normal assortment of
chemists, biologists, and conventional scientists, the operation
employed psychics and experts in demonology.”
This, of course,
brings us to the parallel event of that period of time: Satanic
ritual abuse. SRA is the name given to the allegedly systematic
abuse of children (and others) by Satanists.
As it happens, keeping our timeline in mind, it was in the mid to
late 1970s that the allegations of the existence of a
“well-organized intergenerational satanic cult whose members
sexually molest, torture and murder children across the United
States”, began to emerge in America. There was a panic regarding SRA
triggered by a fictional book called Michelle Remembers.
The book was published as fact but has
subsequently been shown by at least three independent investigators
to be a hoax. No hard evidence of Satanic Ritual Abuse in North
America has ever been found, just as no hard evidence of abductions
by Gray aliens has ever been found. Nevertheless, the allegations
were widely publicized on radio and television talk shows, including
Geraldo Rivera’s show.
Religious fundamentalists promoted the hysteria and, just as during
the Inquisitions, endless self-proclaimed “moral entrepreneurs” both
fed the fires of prosecution and earned a good living from it. Most
of the early accusations of satanic ritual abuse were aimed at
working-class people with limited resources, and with a few
exceptions, the media and other groups that are ordinarily skeptical
either remained silent or joined in the feeding frenzy of
accusations. The few professionals who spoke out against the
hysteria were systematically attacked and discredited by government
agencies and private organizations.
The question has to be asked: If there are thousands of baseless
accusations of SRA and thousands upon thousands of cases of
unverifiable alien abductions, how do they originate?
Most of the SRA cases are said to originate with children. Since
there is a widespread belief that children wouldn’t make up stories
of eating other children or being forced to have sex with giraffes
after flying in an airplane while they were supposed to be in day
care, the stories are often taken at face value by naive
prosecutors, therapists, police officers and parents. Researchers
have found that children are unlikely to invent stories of satanic
ritual abuse on their own. So, where do the stories come from?
Accusing the therapists, district attorneys, police and parents of
inducing such stories from children doesn’t seem to be a very
productive answer. Yes, it may happen in some cases, but certainly
doesn’t seem likely in the vast number of cases.
Now, let’s go back and think about our timeline. As it happens,
Michelle Remembers was published in 1980, co-written by Michelle
Smith and Lawrence Pazder, M.D. Budd Hopkins finished
in December of 1980, with an “afterward” by Aphrodite Clamar, Ph.D.
It’s looking pretty “coincidental” from where I sit.
What occurs to me - putting the pieces of the puzzle together - is
that there is some general kind of imagery being widely broadcast in
the “neutral cavity” described above, and that it depends a lot on
the individual and their cultural programming how it “takes”.
When we consider the fact that Operation
Often employed “the normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and
conventional scientists” and “psychics and experts in demonology”,
we begin to think that electronic COINTELPRO includes a whole
supermarket of new “beliefs” - Gray aliens and “alien contacts” for
the New Age crowd and a whole range of “sexual/ritual abuse
scenarios” for those who are not open to the alien shtick.
Is the whole thing beamed out as some sort of “free-formal imaging”,
and, based on the conscious acceptance of one or another version, it
takes on its individual characteristics in the minds of the millions
In other words, is it picked up by the subconscious
in alpha states or in sleep, perceived as traumatic in a general
scenario that can then be interpreted by the individual belief
systems in terms of either being examined and or sexually
manipulated by aliens on a table or “raped on an altar” by
Are the public productions, books by Hopkins, Strieber,
and the SRA scandals, just variations on the closing of the circuit
by the conscious mind accepting or creating one or the other
scenario as the explanation for the constant bombardment of such
signals as described in Dolan’s book?
Is it the job of COINTELPRO to
create “bogus organizations” that produce various “explanations” to
close the circuit and “make it real” in the person’s mind?
One has to wonder about the name of the program:
Operation Often in
terms of the claims of abductees - victims of repeated and “often”
abductions - as well as the claims of those who suggest the SRA
explanation. In either case, the believer is being “herded” into a
“response camp” of either faith in alien saviors, or faith in Jesus
to save them from the demonic/satanic Illuminati, Jews, Pagans - take
Let me make it clear that I am in no way suggesting that
“abductions” or some whacked out satanic rituals do not ever take
place somewhere, under some circumstances. What I am suggesting is
that the Gray Alien and SRA phenomenon most certainly was not
restricted in any way by COINTELPRO, and may indeed be the smoke and
mirrors that hides a far more insidious state of affairs.
In essence, Dolan’s book shows us the history of how the many levels
of society have been duped and deceived - or directly controlled - from the average citizen, to the seeker of higher truths, to the
scions of science and industry, to the hallowed halls of government.
Each “type” has been targeted in the way most likely to “manage”
them best. Those who cannot be “managed” generally die, as scientist
James McDonald, and others, did.
But all the while, the UFOs kept
coming, and people kept seeing them, and they kept asking questions.
In April 1971, an engineering research magazine, Industrial
Research, published the results of a poll in which 80 percent of its
members rejected the Condon Report; 76 percent believed that the
government was concealing UFO facts; 32 percent believed that UFOs
were extraterrestrial. Poll or no poll, the CIA continued to lie
about its UFO interests. [...]
The worst story of 1971 was the demise of James McDonald.
[Atmospheric physicist from the University of Arizona.] As far as
anyone could tell, McDonald was fine all through 1970 and into 1971.
On March 2, 1971, he testified as an expert in atmospheric physics
at the House committee on Appropriations regarding the supersonic
transport (SST) and its potentially harmful atmospheric effects.
McDonald’s opponents questioned his credentials and ridiculed him as
someone who believed in “little men flying around the sky”. Laughter
broke out several times.
Shortly after this incident, McDonald shot himself in the head and
became blind. He was committed to the psychiatric ward of the VA
medical Center in Tucson. In June, he signed himself out. On Sunday
morning, June 13, a woman in south Tucson, identifying herself as a
doctor, said a deranged blind man had taken a cab to the area. She
wanted to know where the driver had dropped him off, and she made
several calls. Meanwhile, a married couple and their children,
walking along a shallow creek, found McDonald’s body under a bridge
at 11:40 a.m. A .38 caliber revolver was in the sand, near his head.
A brief note attributed his suicide to marriage and family problems.
We know that many intelligence agencies were skilled in “creating”
suicides. But, one might ask, wasn’t McDonald’s mental condition
already deteriorating? Jerome Clark stated that McDonald was ready
to “crack” in the aftermath of the SST hearings. But what caused
this? Embarrassment at the SST hearings? His marriage? Perhaps, one
supposes, but both of these explanations feel flimsy. Without
exception, those who knew McDonald described him as possessing great
integrity and courage. Was he really the type of person to commit
McDonald had been described as a man who was “afraid of nothing”.
What seems to be so is that this was why he was destroyed. Hynek had
written that McDonald was considered by the Air Force to be an
With the mind control arsenal that has been described at their
disposal, we have a good idea of what “they” can do to the mind.
Even the strongest. Courage and integrity, it seems, are no
protection. We would like to note another curious death that of
Edward Ruppelt. After years as an advocate of disclosure, he
suddenly did an about face - re-wrote his book recanting his belief
that UFOs were extraterrestrial craft, and was dead within a year at
a very young age.
It looks to me as though, if they can’t corrupt you, they kill you,
and if they can corrupt you, they still kill you so you won’t have a
chance to change your mind and recant your recantation like Jacques
de Molay did when the Templars were destroyed. Those who get close
to the belly of the beast are generally subjected to a new
“approach” it seems. And that approach is the biggest betrayal of
Many important and influential people have attested to the reality
of the UFO phenomenon as an “alien reality”. Within the military
organizations, those who affirm the “alien hypothesis” are
widespread and numerous. But, as Dolan shows us, they cannot discuss
those views without risking the penalties of imprisonment and stiff
In the present day, we have
Steven Greer’s “Disclosure Project”.
Based on the mail I get, it seems that many in the New Age/UFO
community think that this is a great and novel idea. However,
history shows that it has been tried before. The one thing about
Greer’s effort that suggests it is just more and better COINTELPRO
is his attachment to the “aliens are here to help us” idea, which is
directly contradicted by history, though widely promoted by most
Even Linda Howe, for a long time the
most reputable of careful researchers - and no stranger to the
machinations of the Secret State - seems to have fallen for this one COINTELPRO. It is also now being promoted in
Fate Magazine by
Rosemary Guiley, who has the odor of COINTELPRO about her with her
notable connections to military “agents”. Jerome Clark, quoted
above, is also a regular contributor to Fate.
Let me make it clear at this point that I am convinced that a lot of
honest, sincere, hard-working individuals are being duped and/or
controlled without being fully aware of it.
Dolan documents the failure of civilian groups in their efforts to
really “end UFO secrecy”.
NICAP had prominent and active members,
connections to Congress and to the military, and their effort
continued for over ten years.
NICAP fought diligently for
congressional hearings, and yet every time they got “close” to
bringing it to the table for public consideration, the congressional
sponsorship “backed off” and reversed their support.
What kind of group is it that can control our government officials
in this way?
An even deeper question might be: What kind of group is
it that can control the media, the military, the CIA, the FBI, NSA,
and even the President?
What do they do to intimidate and dominate
ethical and substantial persons in positions of authority?
it is, we would certainly like to know because it suggests that they
are hiding something so significant that even hints of it behind
closed doors can send the most powerful congressmen running with
their tails tucked between their legs.
This brings us back to the problem of the Secret State and its
Some people believe that this secrecy is absolutely
essential. They say that the public simply could not handle the
truth about aliens. They say that there is no reason to spoil
people’s lives with the truth because there is nothing that the
average person could do about it anyway. Is that really true? Would
there be so much effort to conceal the alien agenda if disclosure of
the truth wasn’t harmful to that agenda?
Dolan’s chronological history of the actual interaction between UFOs
and the public and the corresponding behavior of the military, the
intelligence community, the media, and the scientific community in
its interaction with the public, make this abundantly clear.
Some believe this is, as it ought to be. Can the public really
handle the truth about aliens? If the presence of others constitutes
a threat to humanity, for example, what could the average person
even do about it? There are those who believe that secrecy about
UFOs is in the public’s best interest. 17
What is clearly evident, and most especially so in the past year or
two, is that the “public interest” is not the concern of those
making these decisions. As Dolan rightly says, secrecy is being
utilized not to protect the public, but to protect those keeping the
secrets - the “Above Top Secret” group - and very likely, even the
When we consider the modus operandi of the intelligence community,
in its historical perspective, what we see is that, at every level,
right up to the very top, there is control and manipulation. This
leads me to suggest that even those at the top level of the human
Consortium are being duped and deceived and are as unable and/or
unwilling to consider that possibility as those at the lower levels.
It seems obvious from the documentary evidence as well as the
behavior of the military in response to UFOs and the “alien matter”,
that the aliens do have an agenda, and that, at some level in the
layers of secrecy, there are those who know on a “need to know”
basis - what that agenda is. It seems abundantly evident that the
secrecy has been enjoined on this group by the aliens themselves.
Even more alarming is that a careful assessment of the evidence does
not suggest a benevolent agenda.
As a result of the manipulations of this “Consortium”, the majority
of Americans are inculcated into the fiction of a representative
government, a democracy, and that our scientists and representatives
are “taking care of business” for us, and even if they are sometimes
corrupt, they aren’t as bad as a totalitarian regime. It has become
most definitely obvious in the past couple of years that this is not
the case and probably never was. We don’t even really elect our
representatives. It’s all a sham. But the fiction propagated by the
media has clouded the ability of the American people to see their
society and government for what it really is: an oligarchy that
pretends to be a democracy to placate and deceive the public.
To those who suggest that it doesn’t really matter since it is an
efficient way to organize and manage millions of people, let us
suggest that it is suicidal to think that an oligarchy is not
primarily interested in maintaining its own position to the
exclusion of all other considerations. When we consider the
evidence, we see that the groups in question have never acted in the
best interests of the public. If you doubt this, spend some time
reading about nonconsensual human experimentation. Logically
speaking, there is no reason to even suggest that the secrecy
surrounding the “alien reality” is any different.
Dolan notes that, as a result of the concerted “debunking” of UFOs
perpetrated on a populace that has been mind manipulated and dumbed
down by public “education” for a very long time, our society has
become extraordinarily schizophrenic about UFOs. At the level of
“officialdom”, as in academia, mainstream media, government and so
forth, UFOs are either ignored or treated as a joke.
You won’t find UFOs or Aliens - or their
repeated invasion of sensitive airspace - discussed on the nightly
news. You won’t find Ted Koppel analyzing them as a threat to
National Security. And this state of affairs is totally bizarre
because it is abundantly - overwhelmingly - clear and evident that our
military and intelligence organizations consider them to be so
important that information about them is classified “Above Top
However, being classified “Above Top Secret” does not seem to matter
to the aliens. They arrogantly do as they please and leave the
“clean up” to their human lackeys the same way some media
personalities have been reported to destroy hotel rooms, and then
have their accountants write checks to cover the damages, while
their agents give press releases that deny any such thing ever
This brings us back to the efforts of COINTELPRO. Since the military
is in the position of dealing with beings of such arrogance that
their checks don’t cover the damage they do, the “press releases”
are issued in the form of diversion and division. UFOs and the
“alien reality” are promoted in ways that simply do not relate to
the documentary evidence or the factual data.
UFOs and aliens are
given cachet in the New Age and metaphysical communities, and groups
studying them or “channeling” them are “managed” so that the
possibility of exposure of the Truth is completely minimized in the
plethora of conflicting, generated “beliefs”. At the same time,
there are organizations that are set up to operate as “professional
debunkers” and disinformation artists; smoke and mirrors and endless
What is evident from the documents and statements of those “in on
the secret”, is that the current “popularity” of aliens and New Age
presentations of the subject are the direct result of deliberate
infiltration by intelligence personnel who are continually “spinning
the wheel” of lies and distortion.
UFOs have national security implications for a lot of reasons, not
the least of which is that they have involved military and
industrial personnel of many nations around the globe. This
situation has existed for over fifty years. In fact, a careful study
of history shows an intersection between UFOs and the military for
hundreds, if not thousands of years! Unauthorized airspace
violations continue to occur; attempted interceptions repeatedly
take place, and the secrecy orders are more severe now than ever.
We have to ask ourselves why this is so?
If the military organizations are as interested in UFOs and Aliens
as we know them to be, based on the evidence, and if they are in the
dark about them, as the evidence also suggests, would they not be
utilizing the many claimed “alien contacts” among the New Age
community as resources, if there was the possibility that such
sources really were in contact with the “real aliens” in and about
the planet ?
There are certainly many of these
contactees that claim “extreme military interest” in their work.
However, based on the facts of the operations of the National
Security State, we can pretty well objectively assess that if this
were true, such contactees would not be out there promulgating their
information. That they often operate unmolested, and even achieve
great popularity is compelling evidence that their “information” is
useless to the military, if not created by it.
What seems to be true is that most contactees and channelers are
dupes of the military cover-up - victims of COINTELPRO - created to
generate the noise that hides the signal of the true Alien Reality.
In short, the majority of claims of channelers, contactees, new age
gurus, UFO researchers and the like, both in books and on the
internet, about the “alien reality”, is COINTELPRO at its finest.
Take that to the bank.
One thing is clear: the UFOs themselves are not under the control of
the military - or anybody else. The evidence that the Consortium
continues to debunk and cover this up - in the face of its violations
of their own airspace - suggests again the analogy of arrogant and
powerful Masters of Reality, aided and abetted by their military and
intelligence organization servants who, while obeying the powerful
overlords, seek to keep everything quiet, trying desperately to
discover the secrets of power, so as to arrogate it to themselves.
And it seems evident that, in the
present time, the game is afoot in the citadels of Power and
Secrets. Something is happening and the servants of the alien
masters are running scared.
They are trying to cement controls, to
solidify their power base, because Something Wicked This Way Comes.
COINTELPRO and Ascension
This brings us back to the subject of Ascension. As I noted, the
subject of Ascension seems to be the number one topic of the New Age
and Human Potential movement. If, as we suspect, the New Age and
Human Potential movement is the product of COINTELPRO, that means
that targeting the correct understanding of, and process of,
Ascension is their major goal.
Does that mean that such a potential
does not exist at all? No.
The concepts of Ascension have been with
us a long time, as we will examine further on. What is different
about the present day promotions is the type of process that is
being promoted. Based on an assessment of the potentials of
Ascension, it is obvious that the reason it is such a popular
subject is that it is one of the main things that COINTELPRO is
designed to obstruct and prevent.
Let me repeat the observation I made above:
Would there be so much
effort to conceal the alien agenda if disclosure of the truth wasn’t
harmful to that agenda?
Would there be so much
effort to divert the Ascension process if it wasn’t harmful to the
As the fellow at RAND noted,
“Terrorism is changing. New
adversaries, new motivations and new rationales have surfaced in
recent years to challenge much of the conventional wisdom...”.
already have the idea that the Consortium, the National Security
State, does not have our best interests at heart, and that at some
level, they seem to be operating at the behest of the alien
invaders. Considering this, we might wish to look with new eyes at
some of the ideas of Ascension that are currently being promulgated.
In order to understand the growth of the “Ascension Industry”, we
need to look at a close parallel: general culture. Among the
observers of the American sociocultural scene, there are many
experts who tell us that there has been a deliberate effort for over
100 years, to “dumb down” the American population both in terms of
intellect and ethics. This subject is too vast to be covered in
detail here and will be dealt with fully in a future volume.
For now, let us just point out that the
same process that has been used to dumb down the population in
social and intellectual terms has been used to dumb us down in terms
of philosophy, metaphysics and spiritual awareness.
We might observe that it is hardly
likely that the effort would be expended on mind control of the
masses for the purposes of external controls, without a parallel
program being instituted to pervert the spirit and bring it under
While everyone will readily admit that there is probably too much
violence on television and that the ads are revoltingly juvenile,
very few people have a real conception of the precise nature and
extent of the hypnotic influence of the media. Still fewer have any
idea of the purposes behind this inducement.
Wallace and Wallechinsky write in
“After World War II, television
flourished... Psychologists and sociologists were brought in to
study human nature in relation to selling; in other words, to
figure out how to manipulate people without their feeling
manipulated. Dr. Ernest Dichter, President of the Institute for
Motivational Research made a statement in 1941... ‘the
successful ad agency manipulates human motivations and desires
and develops a need for goods with which the public has at one
time been unfamiliar - perhaps even undesirous of purchasing.’"
Discussing the influence of television,
Daniel Boorstin wrote:
“Here at last is a supermarket of
surrogate experience. Successful programming offers
entertainment - under the guise of instruction; instruction - under the guise of entertainment; political persuasion - with
the appeal of advertising; and advertising - with the appeal of
[…] programmed television serves not only to spread acquiescence
and conformity, but it represents a deliberate industry
Allen Funt, host of a popular television
show, Candid Camera, was once asked what was the most disturbing
thing he had learned about people in his years of dealing with them
through the media.
His response was chilling in its ramifications:
“The worst thing, and I see it over
and over, is how easily people can be led by any kind of
authority figure, or even the most minimal kinds of authority. A
well-dressed man walks up the down escalator and most people
will turn around and try desperately to go up also... We put up
a sign on the road, ‘Delaware Closed Today’. Motorists didn’t
even question it. Instead they asked: ‘Is Jersey open?’”
by Wallace and Wallechinsky in The People’s Almanac, pp. 805, 807.
Thus, we have submission to minimal signs of authority; lack of
knowledge and awareness; and a desire for a quick fix and an easy
Paraphrasing Daniel Boorstin:
“For seekers of Ascension, here at
last is a supermarket of surrogate experience. Successful
[ascension philosophies] offer entertainment - under the guise of
instruction; instruction - under the guise of entertainment;
[metaphysical] persuasion - with the appeal of advertising; and
advertising - with the appeal of [Cosmic Drama].”
When we consider the information about
mind programming and its potentials compiled in Dolan’s book, UFOs
and the National Security State, and how it has probably been used
on the masses of humanity, we must also consider, as a logical step,
that the major and most popular components of the New Age
alternative approach to interpreting reality and seeking spiritual
advancement, have also been produced by this same process in the
context of electronic COINTELPRO.
What seems to be so is that most of the New Age and Human Potential
movement consists of a new sub-set of programmers that work to
“prepare the ground”, so to speak, so that the audience will be
warmed up and ready for the final drama. They are the “sales team”
that sells the ideas upon which the “closer” depends for success.
They are here, now, in our world running New Age Circuses, seminars,
workshops and “methods” or techniques for “ascension”, or
accomplishing any of a dozen occult or purported spiritual aims.
They are the New Age COINTELPRO in its
function of creating “bogus organizations”.
The Real Prize
If we cannot rely on what is passing as “New Age Theology”, or
philosophy, to guide us, what is the key to REAL ascension?
What the modern day seekers of ascension are looking for - whether
they realize it or not - is the age-old quest of the Knight - the
quest for the Holy Grail. When we begin to research the matter, we
also discover that the Great Work of Alchemy is described in terms
of a “great battle” with forces - dragons, deception, difficult and
prolonged work on the self - which make us realize that the stories
of the Grail Quest must have originally been stories of “alchemical
They never were stories about a “real”
object - cup or otherwise - that must be found. Or were they both?
What is most fascinating is the way the Grail Stories, and the
writings of the Alchemists about their “sacred science”, also relate
quite closely to the most ancient of heroic myths.
What this means is that the Quest for the Holy Grail and the Work of
the Alchemists hold many clues for us as to the real work of
ascension. Repeatedly they present allegories of struggle,
deception, battles with dragons, deceivers, and evil forces of all
kinds. The story of the Knight who slays the Dragon and rescues the
Princess from the Tower after years of seeking, struggling,
suffering and overcoming, is an allegory that is as valid today as
it was in ages past. It is the true path of ascension.
As we present the information in this volume, the reader will be
introduced to the idea that the science of the ancients may have
included a very comprehensive knowledge of the deeper reality that
present day sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, and
astrophysics, are only rediscovering. And here we do not mean the
ancient Egyptians or Babylonians or Sumerians, but rather peoples of
far greater antiquity than they, and that the Egyptians,
Babylonians, Sumerians, and so on, retained only a distorted and
corrupted version of these ideas in the form of myths and legends
which they elaborated and utilized in their “magical practices”.
Further, that it is only in the light of
the present day scientific knowledge that the true ancient
knowledge, depicted in these myths, legends and religious rites can
be properly understood. This is not to say that we are suggesting
that we understand or have interpreted all of them. We are only
saying that there are many ideas in these ancient stories that
suggest the former existence of an advanced science that may have
enabled an interface between layers, or dimensions of reality, on
this planet in archaic times.
This idea is not original to us, as many readers will know. However,
we do think that we have been able to shine a light into certain
dark corners that have been, heretofore, poorly understood.
C. Clarke pointed out,
“Any sufficiently evolved technology
is indistinguishable from magic.”
When we divest our minds of preconceived
notions about what the ancients may or may not have known, and we
just look at myths and legends, the substrate of religions, over and
over again we see descriptions of activities, events, terms and
potentials that express such things as a knowledge of free energy,
anti-gravity, time travel, interplanetary travel, atomic energy,
atomic molecularization and demolecularization; just a whole host of
doings that were formerly understood as the wild and superstitious
imaginings of howling savages, that today - with scientific knowledge - are becoming commonplace activities.
Many scholars explain that such stories
were attempts to understand the environment by personifying, or
anthropomorphizing, the forces of nature. Other interpreters make
the mistake of assuming that it was a “sacred science” in terms that
strictly deny any form of material interpretation.
I gave this idea a great deal of thought at one point, all the while
observing my five children develop, paying close attention to how
and when they noticed things in their environment, how they
explained phenomena to themselves and each other; avoiding my own
input as long as possible so that the child’s originality would
develop as naturally as possible. One of the earliest observations I
made about my children (and other children with whom they
interacted) and their reactions to their environment, was that they
pretty much just accept it as it is.
They don’t seem to need “explanations”
for it. It is what it is until some adult repeats to them some story
about it which may entertain them or frighten them. Until “stories”
are told to them, children are intensely busy just imitating what
they see other people do, most generally the adults in their lives.
Without fantastic tales being told to them, their games of
make-believe consist of ordinary mundane dramas. Even when they are
told magical stories about flying horses or people with super
powers, they often resist these dramas in preference for those that
directly apply to their own experience and observation.
Perhaps the comparison of the development of a child’s thinking in
relation to their environment, to the development of evolutionary
thinking of human beings in general is a stretch. But, I do think
that it ought to give us some pause to question just where and how
the creation of myth and legend actually served human beings,
Why would anyone tell a story about a
man with magic sandals that enabled him to fly if they are merely
anthropomorphizing the forces of nature? If it is a “magical being“
such as a “God”, why does he need sandals to fly with? He could just
as easily have wings that are part of his physical structure. He’s
already a God, after all. He’s not human. So why the sandals? Why
should a technological device that enables a man to fly be part of
an archaic ontology?
Indeed, there may be an “archetypal pool of ideas” from which all
humanity may draw in dreams and visions, but that leads us into
realms of thought that do not answer the simple question of what
benefit there was for howling savages to make up fantastic tales
about the forces of nature, tales that also included certain
elements that suggest a technology and not only a “magical state of
In the present day, there are all sorts of “mystical” groups and
organizations that claim to be the recipients of ancient knowledge,
what is commonly called “occultism”, or the “esoteric”, or magical
practices. There is a plethora of books that purport to be
scientific, but which totally reject mainstream science in any
Subjects such as sacred geometry,
archaeoastronomy, and new physics have all become subjects of
fevered study in order to discern the “occult significance” of the
works of the ancients. And, invariably, it is done in strictly
ritual terms, positing that all of the abilities of the ancients
were accomplished strictly by magical rites or rituals - controlling
what is “up there” by rituals “down here”.
Occultists claim that the mental and spiritual powers of the
ancients were what we have lost. They then assert that this ancient
wisdom was broken up and obscured in magical doctrines, which those
who are not “initiated” simply cannot grasp. They claim that parts
of it have been handed down by continuous tradition, and released to
the world at opportune times, and other parts have only been
released to an elect few, of which exalted company, they, of course,
are obviously members.
When considering such ideas, we do come to the thought that it is
very likely that there are rites or stories or myths behind the
rituals that may, indeed, have been passed down in such secret
groups in a more pure form than the stories that make their way
around the globe across millennia. But that does not mean that the
“priesthood” of such groups truly understands the stories or rites
of which they are guardians - especially if they do not consider the
possibility that such information may be scientific codes and
require a trained scientist to decode them.
Most of the so-called “occultists” and “sacred geometers” remind me
of David Macaulay’s Motel Of Mysteries,20
a humorous account of an archaeological excavation of a twentieth
century motel, in which everything is meticulously excavated,
recorded and then totally misinterpreted. The “vast funerary”
complex unearthed by Howard Carson contains wonders such as the
“Great Altar” (Television), a statue of the deity WATT (bedside
lamp) and the Internal Component Enclosure (or ICE box).
Macaulay, David, Motel Of Mysteries (Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1979).
There are other promulgators of the occult who seem to be part of
the very Control System we have described above and who seem to have
extremely dangerous proclivities, as we will discuss further on.
In terms of archaeology, there are processes involved in the
formation of the archaeological record. A lack of understanding of
these formation processes is not always confined to the
non-professionals. It has only relatively recently been suggested
that the archaeology of a site is not a direct record of what went
on there, but instead may have been distorted by a whole series of
We are suggesting that the same may be true regarding myths and
legends and religious rites. They are a sort of archaeological
record of the history of mankind held in archetypal terms, buried in
stories, distorted by a whole series of processes.
Even if some of the purported ancient schools and mystical paths
have kept some of this information intact, or in a purer state, it
still seems that much has “faded on the page” due to the long period
of time since such things were part of the external reality.
But still, there are those who have seen
the contradictions in our reality and our beliefs and who have
sought in these ancient teachings to discover what might have been
known. Many of them have made discoveries that, when considered with
information from many other fields, assists us in this essential
discovery of our true condition and purpose.
The question naturally arises,
What does the history of our
subject - Ascension as Ancient Science - have to tell us
about what may or may not “really work”?
Can we examine it; can we track
it and discover not only the obstacles to the process, but
also the real benefits that might accrue to the Seeker?
Can we track and discover the
apparent abilities that are the signs of accomplishment of
the successful Quest?
In short, what is the real
What can the Hero really
accomplish when he finds the Holy Grail?
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