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Sunday, 28 May 2023

Hypnotised by UFO's: The Story of Betty and Barney Hill.


Electromagnetic Brainwashing and Inducing Hypnotic States.

A strange element of the UFO phenomena is the articulation of some kind of remote hypnosis. The example of Betty and Barney Hill  represents the pattern of many subsequent reports. Something in the saucer communicated with him psychically and instructed him to ‘keep looking’. The following is from the now defunct National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) a non-governmental group formed to respond to the surging tide of UFO sightings at the time:

“As he watched the leader through the binoculars, the leader’s large eyes burned hypnotically into his mind and a ‘voice’ within instructed him to keep coming closer, keep the binoculars to his eyes, and no harm would come to him. The witness said his hands seemed frozen to the binoculars, and he couldn’t put them down. He kept walking toward the craft while the mind-voice directed him to ‘just keep looking’ and reassured him that no harm would come to him.”

Hill said that the occupants of the saucer wore shiny black uniforms with a black peaked caps along with a possible allusion to Nazis:

“The figures reminded the observer of the cold precision of German officers; they moved smoothly and efficiently and showed no emotion except for one fellow operating a lever who, Mr Hill claimed, looked over his shoulder and smiled."

Could this saucer have been under the control of former Nazi officers for some reason still following their military regimen and training? This would certainly accord with Mauri’s account along with the documented proofs of German Nazi saucer development during the war.

Initially, according to the report, Barney Hill encountered a mental block at this point and it was only under hypnosis that much of what subsequently happened could be recalled. This later involved an actual abduction of both him and his wife into the saucer, after the car they were driving was hit with a strange kind of beam of energy. Interestingly Dr Simon, the hypnotherapist who interviewed them, had his own conclusions about the nature of the craft and entertained the possibility, as do I, that it was a: “classified type rather than an extra-terrestrial aircraft".

Barney’s description under hypnosis; his experience of one the craft’s occupants: the possible leader, seeming to enter his mind and since he seemed able to project words into his brain it is possible that the leader was either, as many believe, an extra-terrestrial with uncanny non-human psychic abilities, or that he was a human being just like us, but one who as we have seen previously, had learned various occult psychic abilities generally held to be the domain of the occult and secret societies:

"Oh, those eyes. They're there in my brain…I was told to close my eyes because I saw two eyes coming close to mine, and I felt like the eyes had pushed into my eyes...All I see are these eyes…. I'm not even afraid that they're not connected to a body. They're just there. They're just up close to me, pressing against my eyes."

For the sake of reference, the presence of disembodied eyes is something which has been featured in victim narratives of satanic occult ritual abuse including sketches of eyes appearing in darkness and also of course the reference to the ‘all seeing eye’ in Freemasonry is well known, additionally schizophrenics report hallucinations of disembodied eyes.

They drove off at high speed, and were followed by the UFO hovering above their car:

“.. Almost immediately, the Hills heard a rhythmic series of beeping or buzzing sounds, which they said seemed to bounce off the trunk of their vehicle. The car vibrated and a tingling sensation passed through the Hills' bodies. The Hills said that then they experienced the onset of an altered state of consciousness that left their minds dulled. A second series of beeping or buzzing sounds returned the couple to full consciousness. They found that they had traveled nearly 35 miles (56 km) south, but had only vague, spotty memories of this section of road. They recalled making a sudden, sharp unplanned turn, encountering a roadblock, and observing a fiery orb in the road.”

In the midst of all this we must again return to our friend Evelyn Waugh in his alter-ego as Gilbert Pinfold. His book was published in 1957 and was based on his experiences some three years prior. Part of Pinfold’s delusions about the existence of what the Russians termed psychotronic weapons were fed by one of their neighbours ‘a bee keeping old bachelor’ called Reginald Graves Upton. They had nicknamed him ‘the bruiser’ ‘basher’ and ‘old fisticuffs’ as a sobriquet derived from ‘boxer’ since he was in possession of ‘a box’, and according to Waugh/Pinfold, such a box was similar to one of the many boxes apparently being used in the country at that time.

“According to the Bruiser and other devotees The Box exercised diagnostic and therapeutic powers. Some part of a sick man or animal—a hair, a drop of blood preferably—was brought to The Box, whose guardian would then ‘tune in’ to the ‘life-waves’ of the patient, discern the origin of the malady and prescribe treatment.”

Pinfold himself was sceptical and considers the thing to be some kind of sorcery and fears that his wife is harvesting his hairs for use with the box in order to cure him of his many ailments. Later, when Pinfold is at sea and in the midst of his inadvertent drug-intoxication, and as moved on from the delusion that it is some kind of war-time apparatus which is enabling the transmission of voices around the ship, and that it is some form of ‘wireless technology’ as suggested by Margaret, he uses the recollection of ‘the box’ along with his fraught experience with BBC engineers and an interviewer at his home to construct the edifice of his delusion:

“You might inquire. These B.B.C. people have made themselves a great nuisance to me on board. They have got a lot of apparatus with them, most of it new and experimental. They have something which is really a glorified form of Reggie Upton’s Box. I shall never laugh at the poor Bruiser again. There is a great deal in it. More in fact than he imagines. Angel’s Box is able to speak and to hear. In fact I spend most of my days and nights carrying on conversations with people I never see. They are trying to psycho-analyze me. I know this sounds absurd.”

“The Germans at the end of the war were developing this Box for the examination of prisoners. The Russians have perfected it. They don’t need any of the old physical means of persuasion. They can see into the minds of the most obdurate. The Existentialists in Paris first started using it for psycho-analyzing people who would not voluntarily submit to treatment. They first break the patient’s nerve by acting all sorts of violent scenes which he thinks are really happening. They confuse him until he doesn’t distinguish between natural sounds and those they induce. They make all kinds of preposterous accusations against him. Then when they get him in a receptive mood they start on their psycho-analysis.”

The problem with delusions, particularly the one experienced by Evelyn Waugh, is that many elements of the scaffolding which support the delusion are actually well constructed and broadly based on things previously known or experienced. There can’t have been many people in the mid 1950’s who knew about the Soviet psychotronic weapons development programme and it is by no means common knowledge now and it may be somewhat due to the fact that Captain Evelyn Waugh had been an intelligence officer of the Special Service Brigade which went on to become the British Commandos. Waugh was even seconded to Randolph Churchill to infiltrate into Yugoslavia and support Marshall Tito and the partisans’ resistance but their plane crashed and they had to make their way back to Italy. So, it is clear that Waugh was very much an insider and not only part of the establishment but one of key men, albeit a not particularly successful one judging by his war record.

In general, the only people who seem to be informed about the development and existence of psychotronic weapons are those with an academic interest and/or some personal experience, like mine; those who may have been part of some insider-track and heard such knowledge on some military grapevine and also those, like Pinfold, who find themselves experiencing psychotic symptoms and seek a way to rationalise the experience without accepting that they may be losing their mind. This is very common from conversations with people who experience psychosis but seek to create an ongoing delusion that they are under attack from such weapons. That is not to say such weapons do not exist, but they are incapable of the wide range of experiences which they have been reported to elicit, whereas schizophrenia has a long and documented history throughout the ages and is more than capable of accounting for all of the symptoms reported by those claiming to be under attack by psychotronic weapons.

It is after receiving the message from Pinfold that he is a victim of some kind of technological psychic harassment that his wife instantly and correctly understands that he has become psychotic and he receives a curt telegram from her imploring him to return home immediately.

When first reading the Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold I had assumed that ‘the box’ was entirely a fanciful invention of Waugh’s or something which might have, at the limit, been used by a select and elect quasi occult minded group of the idly wealthy, it seems however that with a little investigation which this book had incited me to do and with the discovery of the work of Robert Beck, in particular his interviews with legendary radio host Bill Jenkins and his proto-parapsychology radio show of the 80’s for Los Angeles’ KABC radio, that there was indeed, an extensive interest throughout England and Europe in a period throughout much of the 20th Century, though fading by the time of the late 1950’s in what might be called the science of Radionics.

The technology Waugh is referring to is Radionics, developed by Albert Abrams and involved the application of electromagnetic energy to the body. He and his technology have since been discredited and relegated to ‘quack-science’ though I suspect this probably coincides with the US and Russian military’s development of secret mind-control technology using similar principles.

Reports indicate that American soldiers captured during the Korean war were subjected to a peculiar type of brainwashing with the use of a small electronic box. A 1984 BBC documentary ‘Opening Pandora’s Box’ explains the operation of a Soviet psychotronic device called Lida which was developed in the 1940’s. Ostensibly it was designed to treat Soviet psychiatric patients by projecting a beam of sound, light and a 40 MHz radio signal at pulse-rates of specific brain-wave frequencies to induce certain states of consciousness to relax and put them to sleep without physical contact, but it seems that it could also be used as a kind of truth drug by inducing a kind of hypnotic trance-state.

The CIA acquired one of these boxes from the Russians using a Canadian front company and it was used, presumably for therapeutic purposes, at Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital where it was operated by Dr Ross Adey.

While the machine was being tested, a member of the staff was alarmed and asked where he had got the North Korean brain washing machine. He explained that it was the same device which had been used on POW’s and recounted how they had used it on him while asking him a series of questions and how the device had made him enter a dreamy trance like-state during which he had had no control over the answers he gave.

In the 1960’s Dr Adey worked on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Pandora project which was a response to the discovery that the Russians had developed psychotronic technology after investigating the development of psychological symptoms of staff working at the American embassies in Moscow and Cuba. It was discovered that the Soviets had been bombarding the embassy with microwaves, which had been dubbed ‘the Moscow signal’.

The Los Angeles based talk radio show Open Minds featured a series of interviews with Dr Robert Beck who went into fascinating detail concerning the possibilities of using bio-feedback machines and focussed electromagnetic energy and magnetic fields to induce particular states of being in a targeted person or persons. If a signal of a particular brainwave frequency is directed at a target, then that person’s brainwave will modulate that frequency to create a change in state.

The version of what could be said to be a more advanced and scientific version of the quasi-quakery of Radionic black magic boxes, was developed in 1965 by Dr Joseph Kamiya of the University of Chicago who monitored brainwaves using an electroencephalograph and used encouragement and reward to induce specific brainwave states ranging from Alpha waves, the ‘meditative’ state of consciousness, Beta waves, the brainwaves of normal human operation and Theta waves, the brainwaves associated with extra-sensory perception and the subliminal state of consciousness at the border between waking and sleeping.

Dr Beck stated that this technology was already being applied in the commercial sector at the time of the broadcast and says that a certain fast-food restaurant chain was using magnetic-fields to induce states of mild anxiety and a ‘fight or flight’ response to encourage people to eat more quickly and therefore make them clear their table more quickly thus making room for more customers. He also stated that the military had expressed a strong interest in developing this technology and that it might be used to incapacitate terrorists and rescue hostages, but Dr Beck also expressed reservations and concerns that the government might also seek to use this technology for mass crowd control.

Jose Delgado is perhaps best remembered now as the man who made a spectacle of the practical application of mind-control technology by implanting a bull with an electrical receiver and pressing a button stopping the bull at full charge, but Dr Beck claimed that his researches at New Mexico had reached the point where he could do the same thing remotely without the need for implanted electrodes.

In the early 1950’s at the Hospital for Mental Diseases in Howard, Rhode Island, Delgado had something of a free hand to engage in invasive brain surgeries and fitting electrodes to the brains of patients suffering from a variety of mental and psychological impairments. It is such horror stories which sometimes form the material for our Hollywood entertainment: for instance the movie Shutter Island dramatizes several different aspects of invasive research on defenceless patients as well as alluding to Project Paperclip.

In his book Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilised Society, Delgado alludes to results obtained with surgical interventions of the brain and the use of electrodes and radio signals to inhibit human thinking; inhibit speech and movement and also to induce pleasure, friendliness, laughter and evoke memories. In the book Delgado takes a great deal of time to try to demonstrate in his way that mankind is a kind of mechanical creature with no innate sense of soul or reality which cannot be induced and created. His vision of the human mind is like that of Galvani’s severed frog’s leg that twitches and moves when an electric current is applied to the muscle. It is probably unscientific to call Delgado evil, but he has that very specific outlook of the evil man, that is: the desire to break something to see how it works but also something of the man with no soul, the man with the damaged conscience with the terrible inner emptiness and haunting horrors from which he is eternally fleeing into the outside world, to fill that with more reality than the inner world and to reduce mankind and nature to toys which can be controlled by pressing buttons on a remote control.

70 years later one has to wonder how far Jose Delgado’s initial experiments have been developed, perhaps to the level of astonishing horrors we can hardly conceive. Suffice it to say that Delgado had a particular interest in trying to reach the brain by by-passing the senses, sending visual impression and images directly. This is the stuff of the best tradition of dystopian science-fiction films like the Matrix, I would strongly suspect that such a thing, even in its nascent state, is presently being performed on unwilling and unwitting human guinea pigs somewhere in the world. Delgado himself foresaw a future where men could control other people via computers attached to stimoceivers implanted in individuals’ brains which he imagines will also be able to control people’s minds and create a robotlike humanity. I have to say that I suspect some kind of psychopathy in Delgado, that only a robotised psychopath would envision such a future for humanity, but it is often the case that evil men continually seek to externalise that evil to the world at large. It is hard to know what drives them, perhaps a malicious desire to break and corrupt which they may dress up as scientific progress but fundamentally the impulse is to create an externalisation of their own inner hell. Obviously if Delgado’s world of transhumanism does come to fruition, it would be the ultimate playground for all the forces of evil on planet Earth to come together and rule forever by reducing the vast majority of the population to human robots, devoid of free-thought, emotions or memories of their own except that which the controllers wish them to experience. There is no conceivably ‘good outcome’ for such a world. I only hope that Jose Delgado is presently a resident of Monkey Hell being eternally tormented by the legions of monkeys which he so cruelly tormented with his experiments which after all were only a stepping stone to doing the same to mankind.

Friday, 26 May 2023

US Military UFO's. Eye-Witness Accounts. You can also download the collection as a free Torrent file:

The hugely popular radio talk show Open Mind with Bill Jenkins was something of an America cultural institution all through the 80’s and had such an extensive and eclectic listening audience that even self-confessed long-time listener Deforest Kelly, better known Bones, the ship’s doctor from Star Trek, once called-in to share his experience of seeing a UFO.

One particularly interesting episode featured Leonard Stringfield, public relations manager for NICAP and writer of several books on the alleged retrieval of UFO’s and alien bodies, talking about crashed UFO’s. While most of the guests on this show seemed a little too inclined to believe that UFO’s were coming from a distant solar system a couple of callers joined the show and somewhat upset the apple-cart.

I frankly, consider Leonard Stringfield to be one of ‘the Manipulators’ an agent deliberately working to perpetuate myths about UFO’s and ascribing their existence to ‘little green (or grey) men’. The twofold reasons for the creation of the fake alien agenda are as we have previously seen with the research and investigations of Jacques Vallee: to promote destruction of the old order of society for a secret group with an agenda of social-transformation and simultaneously provide cover for the development of secret military technology. 

It is particularly remarkable that during one of their interviews a caller called David tells the story of how, very early in the morning of 10th December 1964, he saw a UFO when he was on duty, guarding the motor pool, at Camp Forsythe military base in Kansas.

While on guard he was relieved by a soldier in a truck, but instead of going back to the barracks where the guards slept, they drove away from the camp. Coming to a stop he saw two other enlisted men, from a specialist force class and a number of officers. The first thing that struck him as strange was that the men were usually given only three rounds of ammunition, but now each was given a full clip from the back of a truck. 

He was told that a secret aircraft from Offutt Air Force base Nebraska had become disabled and come down somewhere near the camp. They hiked three or four hills, taking about thirty-five to forty-five minutes, it was quite dark, when all of a sudden, he heard a thrashing sound: it was a Huey helicopter with a bright beam scanning the ground, then all of a sudden it moved over the ground ahead and dramatically lit up a large round disc shaped object, some hundred and fifty feet away.

“My god it looks like a flying saucer” he remembers saying jokingly.

It looked like hamburger bun, and he noticed something like a fan or a large round port opening like a large exhaust port. He moved closer to the object, and at about a foot from the object he noticed warm air coming from the saucer.

Then they were told to leave as they were no longer needed. They were told never to reveal or repeat what they had seen because it was a secret object from Offutt air-force base, and as he wondered to himself later, why if that thing was paid in 1964 with taxpayer dollars why hasn’t it been revealed now?

Despite hearing such an amazing first-hand account Leonard Stringfield and Bill Jenkins seemed almost underwhelmed, and Stringfield in particular continued to drone on about the things his sources had told him about seeing the bodies of aliens and spent a long seemingly interminable while just trying to waste airtime by going on in general terms about his sources and how he can’t name them because of what might happen to them, meanwhile David several times tried to get a word in, but was rebuffed and ignored by the host and Stringfield. 

It seemed clear that his story didn’t ‘fit’ with what they were trying to achieve, indeed, in a subsequent episode Bill Jenkins and Leonard Stringfield both agreed that anyone saying the UFO’s are part of a secret military programme and not alien technology are part of a deliberate disinformation campaign.

It was only by sheer good fortune that another caller, Louie, called in after an interminable delay during which Stringfield played for time and seemed determined to try to block David and show no interest or even refer to his story.

Louis was serving with the National Guard at Wichita Kansas and recounts how they were taken to Camp Ripley in Minnesota during June 1964. They were part of some kind of night-time war-games simulation and had been trained on how to use special night vision scopes, and were told that a special assault group was going to attack them and they were not to move from their positions under any circumstances. However, after midnight he got tired of sitting in the same foxhole and went for a walk to stretch his legs, he heard something so he hid himself so he wouldn’t get in any trouble for disobeying instructions.

He saw a soldier with a different kind of uniform and a different kind of helmet, and he had some kind of special night sighting device which looked more advanced than his and also his weapon looked different, like a sub-machine gun but smaller. He followed him for a while and the man seemed to suspect that he was being followed but every time he turned around the Louis managed to hide himself. Then suddenly Louis could no longer see the man and following his footprints he saw that they ended suddenly. He wondered where he had gone, and saw a tree and cursed himself because it must be that he had climbed the tree and had got the best of him. 

Then the air was strangely warm and there was a down-draft and he noticed that strangely there were no stars in the sky, he looked and saw that above him was a large black circular object blocking out the night sky. He heard a metal door slide away and heard electronic sounds and something like the sound of hydraulic equipment. There was a kind of gentle warm air current beneath the saucer, and he thought that this was connected to the form of propulsion. There was no motor noise, just a whine of electronic equipment; he was so startled he fell backwards on the ground. There were red black-out lights inside the open square door and he could hear voices talking inside about 40 feet above him.

He now felt that he was in way over his head and that he had violated orders. The next day the officers were so furious that someone had left their position that they had the whole unit standing out in the sun for three hours and they were screaming at them to find out who had disobeyed orders and left their post to follow the guy, he was so frightened that he didn’t mention it to his best buddies for four years.

He added that on different occasions he also saw vertical take-off planes, they usually took off on a moonless night, from the Lockheed buildings and took off almost without noise, but with a kind of hydraulic whine similar to the sound of the UFO. He, like the other caller, suspected that they were something in the inventory of the US military.

Louis had called in to the radio show because it seemed to be the same kind of UFO which David had been guarding, complete with the feeling of warm air and the black colour. He then recounted how years later he had seen a copy of Mechanix Illustrated and a story about super soldiers and experimental military gear which had not been adopted for general use and he immediately recognised the same radio-helmet with an antenna in the top, he had seen the soldier wearing along with the new night vision scope, which the guy had been carrying.

In order to test the likelihood of these accounts we should look for common themes recurring in disparate and separate accounts. We have observed that UFO’s with spinning sections and telescopic legs were a commonality between several different sightings. In this account from Stevens’ book Hitler’s Flying Saucers we find mention of a distinctive ‘whine’ which was mentioned in the phone-in caller Louis’ account:

“The time of the sighting was in 1944, the place was Gut Alt Golssen, approximately 30 miles east of Berlin. The informant, whose name has been deleted, states that while he was a prisoner of war working for the Germans, a flying object arose nearby from behind an enclosure hidden from view by a 50-foot-high tarpaulin type wall. It rose about 500 feet then moved away horizontally. The only noise the object made was a high-pitched whine. The object was described as being 75 to 100 feet in diameter and 14 feet high. It was composed of a dark grey stationary top and bottom sections five to six feet high with a rapidly moving center section producing only a blur and extending the circumference of the vehicle. Notably, the engine of their farm tractor stalled during this event and the SS guards told the driver not to attempt a restart until the whine could no longer be heard.”

What is it that can cause failure of car engines at distance? Ionized air, which accords with the reported smell of burning or ozone which is often associated with UFO’s. It is likely that the Foo fighters of World War 2 were electromagnetic weapons and the intention was to interfere with the engines or allied aircraft and cause them to stall. The principle behind this is that by ionizing the atmosphere the engine is no longer insulated from the spark required to ignite the fuel, since the ionized atmosphere will conduct the electricity so the voltage leaks out from the battery contacts and cannot form a spark to ignite the fuel and instead forms a static charge in the atmosphere which then grounds itself. As long as the atmosphere around is ionized with free electrons this will continue and the engine will only restart once the ionizing presence of the UFO’s engines had departed and the atmosphere is no longer charged to form a flowing current which dissipates the voltage away from the spark plug.

The NICAP website speculates that microwave radiation is the source of this ionization; this would also account for the warmth or heating effects associated with UFO’s not to mention peculiarities such as temporary spots of discolouration which were reported on the paintwork of the Hill’s motorcar.

However, it is likely that there is not just one type of secret government UFO or one particular means of propulsion. From the following account it seems that during the 80’s there were experiments using nuclear powered UFO’s, and this might seem like a recipe for total disaster and so it proved to be. If there are any doubts that this craft was not man-made then how could it have travelled the countless billions of miles through the vacuum of space only to get to Earth and discover that the technologically advanced alien super beings somehow forgot how to fly their aircraft and promptly crashed it.

Another Betty and another UFO mystery: Betty Cash, her work colleague and friend Vicki Landrum along with her young grandson Colby Landrum were on the way back to Dayton Texas after dining out. On a lonely two-lane road in deep nigh-time woods they suddenly saw bright lights in the sky above the trees. They continued on their way and saw the lights again but suddenly they loomed closer and the alarming and unexpected sight of large UFO shaped like a diamond, but flat at the top and expelling roaring fire bellow.

The thing seemed to be out of control and the fire and heat was so oppressive that they stopped the car. The burning flame bellow seemed to be the only thing stopping the object from crashing completely and the flame burst out periodically, just about keeping the strange diamond shaped vehicle bobbing above the road. In a moment a fresh burst of flame sent the vehicle rising above the trees.

Then suddenly they heard the more familiar sound of helicopters, counting as many as 23 including some Boeing Chinook twin bladed military choppers, in a tight formation as if escorting the strange floundering burning vessel.

The UFO and helicopters went about their business and went off into the night but upon returning home all three of them started experiencing a range of symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea, burning of the eyes and generalised weakness.

Betty Cash however got the worst of it. Painful blisters broke-out on her body and later she could not walk and started losing large patches of skin and clumps of hair; later developing breast cancer. Jerome Clarke in The UFO Encyclopaedia quotes a radiologist “we have strong evidence that these patients have suffered secondary damage due to ionizing radiation.” This story was documented in a 1985 HBO documentary “UFO’s What’s Going on?”

Another example of an UFO phenomenon being associated with high levels of radiation occurred in December 1980 just outside RAF Woodbridge near Rendlesham Forest Suffolk in England and has become known, somewhat ambitiously, as ‘the British Roswell’.

The following is taken from an article on the website for the East Anglian Times:

“Tim Acheson, measured the levels of radiation at locations around the site to see if they varied from other areas of the forest. He found that there were a number of radiation ‘hot spots’ at locations linked to the extra-terrestrial sightings back in December 1980.

In the original Ministry of Defence investigation, the Defence Intelligence Staff assessed the levels of radioactivity documented in Lieutenant Colonel Halt’s official report as being “significantly higher than the average background.

This is a highly impressive and significant piece of work. The levels of radioactivity in Rendlesham Forest are an important piece of physical evidence, and a better understanding of this aspect of the story may prove critical when it comes to resolving the question of what took place back in 1980.”

The US Air Force had previously experimented with using nuclear power as a form of propulsion. Known as Project Pluto the idea was to apply heat from nuclear reactors to ramjet engines. A feasibility study was carried out in 1957 between the US Atomic Energy Commission and the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. The vessel would take the form of a supersonic flying missile which would fly at low altitudes. In 1961 two test engines were successfully operated, mounted on a railroad car the first nuclear ramjet engine burst into life on July 1, 1964, but seven years later the project was apparently cancelled.

The ramjet engine would be fed by what was effectively a compact nuclear reactor which had been made to go critical. The missile was to permanently cruise the skies carrying a payload of nuclear weapons, ready to strike targets in the then Soviet Union.

Another atomic-powered flying vehicle in development in the United States was the Lenticular Re-entry Vehicle. Lenticular is highly suggestive of being saucer shaped and was described in an edition of Popular Mechanics from November 2000 as ‘America’s nuclear flying saucer’. The project was classified in 1962 but cleared for public release in 1999. In 1975 in Australia at Jean Fraser’s farm south of Brisbane not far from a secret base where the British and Americans tested new projects, distinctive honey-comb type debris was discovered from a craft which was said to have crashed and been mostly recuperated in 1966. The idea of crashing saucers powered by critical nuclear reactors might be the stuff of the most pessimistic type of 70’s science fiction thriller but from what we have seen regarding crashing saucers they were probably a fairly common occurrence.

Friday, 19 May 2023

ACH (2156) Truthspoon – Quantum Physics And A Glimpse Of The Ultimate Reality – Part 1



ACH (2156) Truthspoon – Quantum Physics And A Glimpse Of The Ultimate Reality – Part 1

In today’s show originally broadcast on May 19 2023, Andy is joined by Truthspoon, for a show entitled, “Quantum Physics And A Glimpse Of The Ultimate Reality – Part 1.”

We discussed: how TS became fascinated by Quantum Physics; the numerous definitions of Quantum Physics; why the next decade of science could be more important than all previous decades of science combined; and many other topics.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2023

ACH (2114) Truthspoon – Shutter Island: Revelation Of The Method Of MK Ultra Trauma Based Mind Control

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ACH (2114) Truthspoon – Shutter Island: Revelation Of The Method Of MK Ultra Trauma Based Mind Control

In today’s show originally broadcast on April 7 2023, Andy is joined by Truthspoon, for a show entitled, “Shutter Island: Revelation Of The Method Of MK Ultra Trauma Based Mind Control.”

We discussed: how most people who have seen the film “Shutter Island” members of the public and critics alike, do not understand the film; the definition of psychological manipulation; the numerous MK Ultra projects of the 1950’s; the origins of Project Paperclip; gangstalking and workplace harassment; how people can be tricked into being hypnotised; the relationship between mind control and the practices of the ancient mystery schools; the mind control of the “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski; and many other topics.

Click Here For Truthspoon’s Article “SHUTTER ISLAND! Revelation Of The Method Of MK Ultra Trauma Based Mind Control”


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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

The Bloody Mill of International Banker Backed World Revolution in Mediaeval England




I always wondered about the Russian revolution and in what way could the interests of a people and nation ever be said to have been served by the deaths of millions of people and the innumerable terrible atrocities committed against Russians by fellow Russians. It made no sense to me but I knew that there must be a reason for it because it happened after all and for something to take place some groups of very rich and powerful people must have a specific desire to make it occur.

The main thing that strikes me about the Russian revolution is that it seemed to hate Russians. It cut them down mercilessly, executed the best of the officers and generals, imprisoned the best of intellectuals and sent them to far off Siberian gulags where their intelligence could be safely contained and not a threat to the new regime.

The revolution seemed determined to kill the best of people, and had no compunction about bloodying its hands and without shame to achieve its goals and to a disinterested observer those goals appeared to be to murder Russians and strip their country of anything noble, valuable, intelligent and worthwhile. If one reaches the understanding and follows the evidence that indicates that the Russian revolution was not planned, funded and largely carried out by Russians, nor was it carried out for their interests but planned, funded and carried out by non-Russians who had their own reasons for destroying Christian Tsarist Russia, then working backwards one can examine all so called revolutionary movements: the French Revolution and even the English Civil war and the execution of King Charles I, we realise that there has always been some ‘other’ group operating on the world-stage, using their puppets, whether Oliver Cromwell one minute, a Duke of Orleans the next, then Lenin. In the case of Cromwell and Lenin, there is the lingering suspicion that their deaths were not entirely natural but were carried out once the puppets had served their turn and had literally outlived their usefulness. All of these revolutions were said to involve international banking interests. In Cromwell’s case, his great great grandfather, Morgan Williams married Thomas Cromwell’s sister. Thomas Cromwell as chief minister to Henry VIII is known for being the instrument of the schism from the church of Rome.

Thomas Cromwell, as a boy, left his family to travel to the continent and found himself joining the French mercenary army at 13. Leaving the army and starving on the streets of Florence he escaped destitution by taking up service in the household of Florentine banker Francesco Frescobaldi, whose family were said to have once financially conquered England:

"not only in holding the purse-strings of the kings of England, but also in controlling sales of English wool which was vital to continental workshops and in particular to the Arte della Lana of Florence." Braudel, The Wheels of Commerce (‘Civilization and Capitalism’).

The Frescobaldi family financed the wars of King Edward I and were also receivers of customs in England from 1307 and they were also collectors of the papal tax and helped finance the crusades. Amedeo de Frescobaldi absorbed many of the debts incurred by the King and after his death and negotiated all of the customs duty on wool from Ireland and Scotland, no doubt in service to the late King’s debts. However, with the fall of King Edward II and suspicion of foreigners he was eventually arrested and had all his goods seized. He fled England and the royal debt was never paid and the Frescobaldi’s went bankrupt. It seems curious then that such a man as Thomas Cromwell, on the verge of absolute destitution should be ‘rescued’ by a member of the family who once had had such a powerful hand in the Kingdom of England only to lose everything, on the turn of politics. Did they sponsor Thomas Cromwell to return to England and manoeuvre him into setting up a continental mercantile and legal network and to return to London a very influential man with extensive contacts, destined for power by his own evident usefulness. In a sense was the advent of Thomas Cromwell the first time the bankers had wrestled control of the course of England and its destiny, whispering policy into the ears of the king. If so then what do the bankers want? What is their policy?

If we look at what Thomas Cromwell ultimately did to England, we might be able to trace a course which might outline their ultimate agenda and motivations. Renowned English historian Dominic Selwood, Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, in his book Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers states that Thomas Cromwell pursued an agenda of destruction:

“No one can be sure of the exact figure, but it is estimated that the destruction started and legalized by Cromwell amounted to 90% of the English art then in existence. Statues were hacked down. Frescoes were smashed to bits. Mosaics were pulverized. Illuminated manuscripts were shredded. Wooden carvings were burned. Precious metalwork was melted down. Shrines were reduced to rubble. This vandalism went way beyond a religious reform. It was a frenzy, obliterating the artistic patrimony of centuries of indigenous craftsmanship with an intensity of hatred for imagery and depicting the divine that has strong and resonant parallels today.”

This was a period of time when the so called ‘dark-ages’ were perhaps still brightly illuminated in the cultural memory, a time before what I would term the European banker Conquistador: William the Conqueror.  What would be the purpose of effacing more than a thousand years of history leaving nothing but darkness and giving the impression that British history began in 1066?

The first Jews arrived in the country in 1066 and the first written record of a Jewish settlement in the country dates to 1070: there is no record of Jews in England before this time. During the reign of Henry I, Jews tended to represent the King’s financial interest and they had supremacy over Christians: a Jewish person’s oath was worth that of twelve Christians, so in effect, Jewish people during this period had a kind of diplomatic immunity and Jews were to be treat with special consideration as if they were the King’s own property.

One of the oldest town-houses, if not the oldest town house in England is known as the Jew’s House in Lincoln and was built in the 12th Century. It was in Lincoln in 1255 that one of the first instances of the ritual murder of a Christian child occurred. Nine-year-old Hugh disappeared from his home on 31st July and was discovered in a well on 29th August. He had been tortured and crucified in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus according to the confessions of those found guilty. There have been at least 150 accounts of children sacrificed by Jews as part of a ritual murder; though now all such accounts are now classed as ‘blood libel’ and antisemitic canards, as if these children never existed and their murders never happened.

From a logical and rational perspective, not to mention a scholarly and academic one, it is one of the axioms of historical research that the closer you are to the time the events took place the more accurate the recording of the facts. Conversely how can we be expected to believe an analysis that these events never happened 800 years after the facts? On this sound logical basis alone the canard of ‘blood-libel’ should be summarily dismissed as some kind of deliberate mental distortion of reality.

The accounts of these murders have endured for hundreds of years and such reports pervade history throughout the centuries and the different countries of a whole continent. To imagine that tens of thousands of people, for the past thousand years in all the countries of Europe where these blood-sacrifices have been reported have all been engaged in some huge and coordinated plot against Jews is possibly the most paranoid conspiracy theory anyone could imagine, but the Jews are permitted their paranoid conspiracy theories and even questioning them has become a criminal offence in many countries throughout the world.

Blood libel is a contemporary concept which has been summarily invented in order to efface these truths which expose the nature of a people who are not only actively opposed to our best interests, but are hostile to us and will seek to kill our people at any opportunity, whether they pick off a lost child or manage to slay millions in an organised a murderous organisation of engineered social revolution and destruction of institutions and civilisation. It is a common evil to be murdered by an antagonistic force, but to demonise the victims and victimise the demons, this elevates the whole story to a kind of infernal satire and such a level of evil to be permitted in this world convinces me indeed that this world is literally under the thrall of a supernatural diabolical force of malicious evil constantly seeking human blood through revolutions, genocides and wars which seems to have sided with a particular human group claiming ethnic and religious privilege and supremacy, at the expense of everybody else on Earth whose blood is let as remorselessly and without a second thought, as the butchering of animals.

There is an enormous effort to conceal and obfuscate these crimes and call them ‘blood-libel’ and insinuate that they are not true, or were invented in order for certain royal elements to profit by the confiscation of Jewish property. This alone is interesting and a fact worthy of note, and perhaps indicates how deeply our culture and society is controlled by elements which do not share our well-being and interests but instead the preservation and supremacy of their own. If reality can be rewritten to the extent that historical torture and murder of children by known parties can be spun into some kind of bizarre accusation of antisemitism then we are living in a world where a caste system obviously exists and we are not at the top of that system. It might be the kind of behaviour one might expect in a strange parallel world where a literal slave-race comprising 99.8 percent of the world exists, while the other 0.2 percent are the master-race. Any crime reported by the slaves against the master-race would face the full force of the master-race’s machinery of control to silence the complaints of the slave-race.

Thomas Cromwell weakened Europe by encouraging the great schism which would riven it in two and lead to hundreds of years of wars, intrigues and conflict. If there were another force, neither part of England nor of Europe which did not have their interests in mind, then it would likely want to encourage a policy in England of supporting the Protestant reformation and weakening the power-base of the Roman Catholic Church.

It seems strange that on his execution, the man who had been so instrumental in taking England out of the Roman Catholic Empire would declare:

“And now I praie you that be here, to beare me record, I die in the Catholicke faithe, not doubtyng in any article of my faith, no nor doubtyng in any Sacrament of the Chirche.”

Dominic Selwoood in his book Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers is very critical and states frankly that: “Thomas Cromwell was the Islamic State of his day”.

He says of Cromwell whom he describes as Henry VIII’s ‘chief enforcer’:

“ whose record for looting, murder and destruction ought to have us apoplectic with rage.”

He goes on to describe some of the outrages against history and culture which Thomas Cromwell committed and with this analysis, which we being remote in the far distance of history, can see that what Thomas Cromwell achieved was hardly different from the work of the French or Russian Revolution and indeed, could well be seen as part of a single continuum or ongoing project against the religion, culture and lives of the state’s citizens.

As hypothesised before one wonders whether Thomas Cromwell was acting as an agent of the Frescobaldi banking family all along; it is certain that their returns on their investment in the person of Thomas Cromwell had proved highly profitable, aside from any ideological and political agendas they may or may not have had the sequestering of the whole wealth of the Roman church in England must represent one of the world’s greatest booties, and any losses the family may have incurred as a result of the Barons acting against what they considered corrupting foreign elements in the English court had  been well and truly repaid with interest, I therefore consider Thomas Cromwell to be an instrument of banker-vengeance:

“Flushed with the success of engineering Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and his marriage to Anne Boleyn, Cromwell moved on to confiscating the Church’s money. Before long, he was dissolving monasteries as fast as he could, which meant seizing anything that was not nailed down and keeping it for himself, for Henry, and for their circle of friends. It was the biggest land-grab and asset-strip in English history, and Cromwell sat at the centre of the operation, at the heart of a widely-loathed, absolutist, and tyrannical regime. When Anne Boleyn pointed out that the money should be going to charity or good works, he fitted her up on charges of adultery, and watched as she was beheaded.”

And whether there is something innate in human nature or something innate in the ‘revolutionary’ system which has historically always been sponsored by international banking fraternities, the same casual attitude to the liquidation of perceived political opponents with the detached nonchalance of the administrator or clerical functionary.

“With lazy strokes of his pen, he condemned royalty, nobles, peasants, nuns, and monks to horrific summary executions. We are not talking half a dozen. He dispatched hundreds under his highly politicized ‘treason’ laws.”

It is also strange that the barbarousness of the French Revolution is closer to us in time and there are more cultural connections with our present day since there are constant cultural reminders through Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities or musicals like Les Miserables which evoke the post-revolutionary period, there has been a recent interest in the Tudor period through the work of popularising historians such as Dr David Starkey and the television programme Wolf Hall, but these media portrayals serve only to show how remote and estranged from our present period these distant bloodthirsty and quarrelsome Tudors were, it’s almost as if a certain level of barbarity is expected of our mediaeval kings and queens, but what if they were only following the instructions of their advisors and chief ministers, what if the barbarity of tortures and summary beheadings were really the work of some other group with their own interests. This is what I believe.

I do not believe that monarchs have the level of intelligence or malice necessary to have created the deep rivers of blood which have led us to our present moment, nor do I believe their motivations would be so great to kill so many people. Most people are content enough to get through their life with the least possible grief as long as they receive a reasonable degree of respect, understanding and value from other people. A monarch has little to prove to acquire that respect, but they have every chance of losing it by acting poorly, what if they were guided into acting poorly? Then faced with the consequences of popular discontent, the monarch feels alienated from his people, resentful, even possibly fearful, then his minister is on hand to suggest the correct punitive dissuasive remedies. 

Thomas Cromwell was an example of one of the ‘Manipulators’ of his day using a puppet king to do his bidding and the bidding of his owners. We can only speculate as to what kind of international merchant banking fraternity might have existed in the middle-ages, or whether he was indeed really employed in some way by the Frescobaldi family nursing old grievances and eager to exploit an opportunity to train and infiltrate an agent into the very highest echelons of the English royal court. What is known is that both Edward I and Edward III defaulted on their loans and led to the bankruptcy of several large Italian banking firms; Edward I had sought more loans from the banker Ricciardi of Lucca for his war with France in 1294 but they were either unable or unwilling to extend him more credit whereupon he seized their English assets, bankrupting them.

King Edward III defaulted on a debt of 900,000 gold florins to the Peruzzi banking family and 600,000 to the Bardi banking family, this led to the collapse of several Italian banks, along with the ruination of the wealthy patrons who held their money with the collapsed banks. It is argued that this led to a general Europe-wide economic decline, also termed a ‘great depression’ which began in 1340. Considering the toll three terms of English Monarchs had had on the Florentine banking industry and the vast quantity of unpaid debts is it really so unusual to make the suggestion that a member of this deposed banking empire uses an English agent to belatedly settle the bill with ample interest. It’s just an idea, but it is a strongly persuasive one, at least to my reasoning. In history a ‘coincidence’ is often a sign that there is a conspiracy, and can it be a conspiracy that we have witnessed several bloodthirsty attacks on Christian nations in which the priority seems to be the destruction of the church and the murder of fellow Christians? The French Revolutionary moto was based on the phrase of French philosopher and Freemason, Denis Diderot ‘hang the last noble with the entrails of the last priest’.

Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich was a Jewish communist and Stalin’s ‘chief enforcer’ responsible for the deaths of millions of Christian Russians and Ukrainians in the Holodomor along with the destruction of Christian monuments, churches and over a thousand years’ of Russian history, perhaps most notably the great Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow when he proclaimed “Mother Russia is cast down. We have ripped away her skirts.” This is clearly a victory cry of triumph against Russia and the Russian people, along with her culture and history by the outside element which is antithetical to their existence and will employ all the machinery of the modern age to create horrors of bloodshed and destruction.

Like the Guillotine of the French Revolution, named after a French Freemason who was not the actual inventor of the machine, as guillotines had been in use as a means of execution in England since 1280, but as the man who first suggested its use in the Revolution, we find the endless need for piles upon piles of heads of Christians in these revolutions.

This is echoed back in the time some two hundred years previously where Selwood describes, what I would term the ‘revolutionary legacy’ of Thomas Cromwell:

“We only have to survey the smashed up medieval buildings the length and breadth of the country, or contemplate Cromwell’s record of public beheadings and other barbarous executions.”

Thomas Cromwell was eventually beheaded at Tower Hill on the 28th July 1540 prior to his execution he begged the king for mercy, perhaps he asked for the same mercy he had shown those he had executed for there was none and for once justice was done, although Henry apparently regretted killing such a useful and important minister. It is curious that on the same day as his death one of his protegees, Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury, who had reached his position through the patronage of Cromwell, was also executed, ostensibly for buggery but he was also known to have been part of a seditious group which had even practiced magic to attempt to shorten King Henry’s life and ascertain the chances of success of a Catholic rebellion in Lincolnshire.

This brings us to another strange element to this story which might cause us to wonder that perhaps Cromwell was just employed to disrupt the Kingdom and had no particular deep ideological reasons for causing the split from the Roman Church since he (and even King Henry himself) confessed that they had remained Catholic.

The man who was executed: Lord Hungerford, whom Cromwell brought to prominence and patronised, was connected to people sympathetic to The Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion against Henry’s break with the Roman church and the policies of Thomas Cromwell himself. This uprising began not far from where I was born in Lincolnshire in a pleasant market town called Louth at the Saint James church and as many as 40,000 people marched on Lincoln to demand the freedom to practice as Catholics (just like King Henry and Thomas Cromwell himself) and protection for the Church treasures of Lincolnshire.

Ultimately Hungerford was executed for his suspected involvement or sympathy with the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion since he employed William Bird his chaplain, and it was claimed that Hungerford knew the man to be a traitor, and such associations, along with the Rector of Fittleton and the Vicar of Bradford, cast doubts on his loyalty to the king.

Oliver Cromwell, like his great great grand-uncle, was a pawn and puppet of international finance. Why was King Charles murdered? Follow the money. He had angered the merchants and bankers by seizing gold coins from the Royal Mint which were destined to the merchants and creditors of Government debt and just as King Henry had ordered Cromwell’s death, Oliver Cromwell ordered King Charles’ death. There are no coincidences in history, instead, evidence of an underlying agenda.

Thursday, 5 May 2022

The Mystery of Adrenochrome



In the free Tokyo English language ex-pat newspapers and magazines one finds, at least when I lived there, advertisements and notices which raise many questions in themselves. If you were to go there now and thumb through the classifieds and jobs sections, the chances are you will find offers of certain kinds of special employment available exclusively to Filipino women. One such advert I found said something along the lines of: “wanted, psychically gifted Filipinos for ethical work in Tokyo area...” This raises two main questions immediately. Firstly, are there various agencies which know that psychic powers exist and they can use them for some purpose? Secondly if it is necessary for them to make the distinction that the work offered is ‘ethical’ then what else is going on out there behind the scenes involving ‘psychically gifted Filipinos’ which is not ethical?

What these ‘psychically gifted’ women or ‘witches’ as I would classify the bunch I happened to be sharing a house with, seemed able to do: and a South African Shaman friend of mine later confirmed to me that it was something she could also do, was to be able to project their consciousness into the mind of another person.

In the book The Chasm of Fire, Irene Tweedie documents a woman’s experience in India studying under a Sufi shaman. In the account she details the occurrence of her mentor actually entering her mind at night time and projecting all sorts of unsettling and unpleasant images into her mind. Most of the images are of a sexual nature and Tweedie fails to understand the process and why her mentor is doing such a thing to her. Eventually she comes close to a nervous breakdown and becomes very lonely and depressed to such an extent that she abandons the training.

The process which Irene Tweedle had chosen to enrol herself in and later abandoned, was a deliberate attempt by her Sufi mentor to drive her insane through the relentless terror and shock of the visions he was implanting in her mind. To Tweedle this made no sense, but if she had known perhaps that schizophrenia is the key to the Sufi ‘enlightenment’ and indeed the key goal of all such secret society initiatory programmes, then this knowledge would have allowed her to make sense of what was happening to her, although perhaps knowing the method to the madness may actually impede that goal. It is harder to be scared of the unknown if the unknown becomes known and difficult to remain in a state of confusion about the purpose if one can see that confusion IS the purpose.

But madness or schizophrenia isn’t quite the mystery it appears, in fact there is a clear bio-chemical origin behind the transformation from sanity to what is generally termed ‘insanity’. Barbara O’Brien reveals in her book that she:

“…became very curious about the psychiatrists who suspected a relationship between schizophrenia and a dysfunction of the adrenal gland.”

Under conditions of mental or physical stress the body produces adrenalin. There’s no mystery here and this process is well understood by most people. What is slightly more arcane and what has caused a stir in the truth community is adrenochrome. Unfortunately, a lot of what the truth movement is saying about adrenochrome is unfortunately wrong. The elite do not drink it as some kind of elixir of eternal youth, this is all disinformation and nonsense.

Adrenochrome is oxidised adrenalin, that is adrenalin which has gone bad. It is a neurotoxin and free-radical and is not something you want in the body. Adrenalin is produced in the body as a result of stress and anxiety, and it naturally degrades to adrenochrome, however in a healthy body and with a small release of adrenalin, it is safely scavenged by anti-oxidants in the body and excreted. However, if the period of stress, anxiety or prolonged uncertainty, can be sustained over a long time, then the release of adrenalin becomes continuous and the body can no longer safely scavenge the adrenochrome toxin and it starts to build up in the body. 

Adrenochrome is a psychoactive compound; its effects are somewhat like LSD but whereas a bad LSD trip will eventually wear off, adrenochrome build up, in a suitably stressed or terrorised individual, will not wear off: leading to a potentially permanent condition of what is effectively intoxication by a powerful psychoactive compound running perpetually through the bloodstream. This condition is known as schizophrenia. Dr Abraham Hoffer’s work in identifying adrenochrome as the ‘schizophrenia’ toxin as well as the possibility of treatment with high doses of niacin also known as vitamin B3, would clear up some of the great mysteries of our times as well as almost instantly solving the world-wide mental illness epidemic; but there are powerful vested interests who perhaps would lose countless millions of dollars in such an event.

Adrenochrome is not an elixir of life, it does not have any positive effects on the body. Hoffer conducted experiments with the ingestion of Adrenochrome and reported his findings in his research paper entitled The Effect of Adrenochrome and Adrenolutin on the Behavior of Animals and the Psychology of Man.

Previously Hoffer had apparently administered adrenochrome to various creatures including spiders, fish, and pigeons to the mammals including rats, cats, dogs, monkeys.  One wonders how the spiders felt about being given adrenochrome, one suspects none of the animals had a particularly good trip.

To quote from the paper:

“Some of the changes produced by adrenochrome may persist several days, and in some cases, the effects lead to nearly disastrous results.

The changes in thinking induced by adrenochrome are similar to those observed in schizophrenia. Adrenochrome causes an elective inhibition of the process, which determines the content of associative thinking.”

The mind under a burden of adrenochrome enters a different state of consciousness. Schizophrenia is basically a form of consciousness and it is precisely this state which the UFO cults, the secret societies and Sufi mentors are trying to induce.

The scientific explanation for how it works is complex but basically adrenochrome is antagonistic to GABA fluid. GABA fluid is an electrical brain insulator which keeps the brain synapsis and neurons under control by reducing electrical charge. With adrenochrome the electromagnetic structure of the mind is totally changed. The usual natural dampening mechanisms of the brain’s physiology which control the mind, and one might even say, protect the soul from too much awareness in the physical realm, are bypassed leading to a break-down in the mechanism of control over the mental processes of the mind and that sense of estrangement from reality which so familiar to the schizophrenic.

Where things get really strange is that some of the experiences which go along with this altered state of consciousness are not necessarily unreal because they are taking place in altered consciousness. For instance, if you are sleeping you are in a different level of consciousness. What is happening in your dream to your unconsciousness mind is real for that level of consciousness. When you are awake you are in a different level of consciousness, and in effect, a different level of reality.

The adrenochrome experience, actually puts you in a different level of reality and this level of reality is shared by high level Illuminati people and other types who have had specific experiences which have put them in this same level of reality. While in this level of reality they can hear each other's thoughts and are able to perceive demonic and spiritual energies. The Illuminati consider this the peak of human development and call it ‘Illumination’. They deliberately induce this state because they find it allows them to have psychic and clairvoyant faculties because the brain is operating beyond its normal limits. We find this curious attitude even within the scientific community as attested by Barbara O’Brien:

“Consider the most extreme of the theories. ‘I am almost convinced,’ said one biologist, ‘that the schizophrenic is an attempt on the part of nature at forming a mutation.’

Historically, the ancient cults believed that there were ways to access altered states of consciousness and in these states, they could communicate with the unseen spirits, or ‘Gods’. Every culture in the world has a mythology that the Gods taught them the various crafts, arts and skills which enabled the human race to create the first civilisations within a time frame reaching back to the last 10,000 years, a period which coincides with the end of the last ice-age.

The oracles of the ancient world were usually people who through various methods, existed in a semi-permanent state of altered consciousness which allowed them to see the future and contact the unseen spirit world. Such abilities have always been lauded by the occult and secret-world which has always existed since the very dawn of human civilisation, after all, it would seem that these people were instrumental in gaining such knowledge using occult methods, if the ancient records which come up time and time again are to be believed and since the records all seem to say the same thing regardless of the geographical location, then there must be some truth behind these myths.

“According to the psychoanalyst who treated me, spontaneous recoveries are rare and weird events in advanced schizophrenia and when they occur they present a mysterious spectacle – that of a mind walking out of a fourth dimension into which it has been propelled”

For a schizophrenic to describe their condition as being propelled into the fourth dimension is quite apt, though for some they consider the feeling like being in hell, or even like being in a state of living death. One can see how such an enigmatic and mysterious state of reality might have become the interest and domain of a particular group of people a very long-long time ago in human history. There is even the possibility that the ‘curse of Cain’ refers to this condition but this is superstition and theorising and nothing more.

Perhaps a brief psychotic episode was also a feature of many of the ancient mystery school initiations: a figurative period in the underworld mired in despair and the fear of death only to pass beyond and out of this realm, back to the realm of life, but this time transformed and with the sure knowledge that there is a whole mysterious hidden realm behind the scenes or normal consciousness; this state being induced either through various trials and tribulations, or through fasting and the ingestion of psycho-active compounds.

Barbara O’Brien seems to see her experience in these terms, almost like a kind of journey through madness and return to normalcy:

“The guidance was clearer than the planning. I had been maneuvered into a hospital when I unconsciously suspected pneumonia; maneuvered into visiting a doctor when I unconsciously suspected a mastoid; maneuvered to a mountain cabin when I was exhausted from bus traveling; provided with a flashlight so that I wouldn’t fall on a dark road; rescued from a mountain lion; maneuvered out of the mountain cabin the morning after the mountain lion incident; reminded punctually of meal times and the necessity for eating; reminded punctually (during the last month) of the need for brushing my teeth and other grooming. Whatever mental level the guidance had come from, it was clearly some level other than the this-is-I dry beach, and it had made certain that the organism was kept in good physical condition while the dry beach was incapable of providing the car

The planning was almost as obvious. Even on the first day, the voices had sketched in the picture of things to come. This was an experiment the Operators had told me. My mind was going to be controlled by Operators and I should have to be cooperative for my own sake as well as for theirs. And Nicky had added, as if the success of the experiment were being weighed, I would have one chance in three hundred of escaping the Operators and I would have to be lucky in the bargain. I had been manoeuvred away from home, where publicity of my insanity would have made life difficult after sanity had been regained, and where also there existed a company for which I persisted in working and toward which I had developed long established, difficult-to-change attitudes. I had been induced into riding Greyhound buses, where I could sit in schizophrenic apathy while I lived in my mental world, a state of being almost identical on the surface with the usual bus passenger who stares at the landscape, his mind on inner reflections. I had been coaxed into writing letters that would keep the home folk happy, manoeuvred to California by the Lumberjacks, figures apparently created for that very purpose, and had been induced to stay in California for the final act. And when the fall of the final curtain was sense

It had occurred in an article by a psychiatrist who had cautiously avoided jumping into the lake of guesswork and who, instead, had stood on the center of a seesaw and observed carefully both sides of all the mysteries of schizophrenia. One of these observations was, “Whether the schizophrenic really creates a dream world intentionally and purposefully, or whether he finds himself in one is debatable.”

It is possible that she has rationalised it thus since she has the luxury of having sanity to put the experience into some kind of rational framework. Most people having such an experience of schizoid-psychosis of this kind are not so lucky and have to remain permanently in the underworld.








Monday, 18 April 2022

The Mystery of the Alumbrados: Spectres in the Quiet Gloom.



The Mystery of the Alumbrados 

 Once again the word 'chew' has been substituted to circumvent Google censorship and shadow banning of this wesbite.

An interesting historical character to emerge from the gloom of the Jesuits is Miguel de Molinos. As a youth he was educated by the Jesuits and ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1652, joined the brotherhood of the School of Christ. He was sent to Rome where he became very influential and soon developed a powerful network of patrons including the exiled Queen of Sweden.

While in Rome he developed the ‘philosophy’ or perhaps more accurately, the heresy for which he has become recorded in history: ‘Quietism’, the details of which he thoroughly outlined in his book ‘The Spiritual Guide which Disentangles the Soul’.

The key point of the book is Miguel’s advocacy for what he terms ‘contemplation’ over the ‘meditation’ of the Jesuits. Meditation in his terms refers to the Jesuit techniques of visualising key scenes from the Bible, specifically the Passion of Christ and also visualising hell itself as we have just read in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignacio Loyola. The ostensible purpose of Molino’s Spiritual Guide was to teach man a method of drawing closer and knowing God by curtailing the activity of the mind and the personal will.

After a hitherto successful career in the church and Molinos’ doctrine of Quietism having become broadly accepted and not then considered heretical, something changed. Jesuits felt they needed to rebut the specific attacks made in the book about their methods of ‘meditation’ and there was a lively back and forth between Quietists and Jesuits as to which method was the best, whether the ‘meditation’ (which is more like a form of contemplation) of the Jesuits or ‘contemplation’ (which is really a form of meditation) of the Quietists. The Inquisition took an interest and investigating in 1681 declared the Spiritual Guide of Miguel de Molinos orthodox and compatible with the teachings of the Church. However, in 1685 the tide turned against him and he was arrested under instruction from French authorities and while many in Rome were sympathetic to Molinos in 1687 he confessed his errors to the Inquisition and died after spending nine years in prison. At his trial according to

“Molinos defended sexual aberrations committed by himself and his followers as sinless, purifying acts caused by the Devil. He claimed they were passively allowed in order to deepen a quiet repose in God.”

Pope Innocent XI wrote of Molinos:

….these doctrines were leading the faithful from true religion and from the purity of Christian piety into terrible errors and every indecency.”

The Catholic Herald online summarises thus:

“In that same year, however, he published his Spiritual Guide, which purported to lead the reader through the various stages of the spiritual life to perfection in this world, whereby one would remain perfectly passive before God as the highest state. Once there, a person need not fear sins committed under the temptations of the Devil, but should remain at peace, even after committing the vilest acts.”

This ‘doctrine’ if we can call it that, ought to recall what we have seen of the Kabbalah and the idea of ‘holy sin’ or sin even serving a useful purpose in making a person more righteous before God.

We even find this very dangerous idea had crept into the theology of Pope Gregory I to whom Molinos refers:

“That we may not make Poison of Physick, and Vices of Vertues, by becoming vain by ‘em; God would have us make Vertues of Vices, healing us by that very thing which would hurt us: So says St. Gregory.”

And Pope Gregory reaches this conclusion by some highly Kabbalistic logic worthy of Simon Magus himself:

“I'd like to look inside the fortified bosom of grace with how much God keeps us by the favor of mercy. Behold, he who exalts himself about virtue returns through vice to humility. But he who is extolled for his virtues, is wounded, not by the sword, but, so to speak, by medicine. For what is virtue but medicine? and what is vice but wound? Because, therefore, we treat the wound as a medicine, he makes the medicine of the wound, so that we who are smitten by virtue may be cured by vice.” 

It is all rather unfortunate because most of the early elements of the Spiritual Guide and the core of Quietism is basically a form of Zen meditation which is an extremely useful spiritual and psychological tool which can be used to experience other states of being once the mental chatter of the brain has been quietened, however this is not an idea original to Molinos and it is likely he learned about it in his studies and decided to adopt it as a plausible cover for his true aims which may have been deliberate subversion or at least, an excessive enjoyment of physical pleasures. The Catholic Herald reports how:

“Cardinal Benedetto Odescalchi and the exiled Queen Christina of Sweden became admirers (although the Queen regarded Fr de Molinos’s huge appetite for food with sceptical amusement).”

The true origins of Molino’s ‘Quietism’, or at least those to emerge in the West, are to be found in the works of a late 5th Century Greek philosopher using the pseudonym of a 1st Century Greek convert to Christianity by Saint Paul known as ‘Dionysius the Areopagite’. Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite as he is known was a philosopher who apparently was both a Christian and conversely, a Neo-Platonist. He expounded proto-Kabbalistic ideas which we can derive from the following from Corrigan & Harrington (2014):

“According to pseudo-Dionysius, God is better characterized and approached by negations than by affirmations. All names and theological representations must be negated. According to pseudo-Dionysius, when all names are negated, ‘divine silence, darkness, and unknowing’ will follow.”

A PHD thesis by R. A. Agnew for the University of Edinburgh comments on Pseudo-Dionysus linking his philosophy to the ‘Illuminati’:

“He, further, explains that Quietude and Silence are necessary, since ‘only like can know like’; and ‘God is peace’ and ‘Repose’, ‘the One all perfect source ... of the Peace of all’; and He is Silence ‘the angels are, as it were, the heralds of the Divine Silence’.

In silence then ‘let the intelligent soul transcend intelligence and it forgets itself ... Closed, ... mute and silent ... and sheltered, not only from exterior but also from interior impulses; he is made God.’ This is deification, the principle of Eckhart, the doctrine of the Brethren of the Free Spirit, and the teaching of the Illuminati.”

Agnew in his PHD paper writes, citing Pseudo-Dionysius:

“We find in Dionysius the doctrine of the three ways: the Purgative; the Illuminative; and the Unitive. Through him this division has become the standard for all later exponents of mysticism. To explain it, he writes Moses was enjoined first to purify himself, then he saw the light from the smoking mountain, and then the face of God. It is after the soul has been freed from the world of sense that it enters the mysterious obscurity of holy ignorance ... to be lost in Him, who can neither be seen nor felt."

Molinos writes, showing the debt he owes as does the mediaeval hermetic tradition which had infiltrated the church, to the mysterious Greek philosopher in his quasi-alchemistic references to a three-step path (one might say degrees) of ‘cleansing’ or ‘purgation’, ‘Illumination’ and finally ‘unity’.

“Because if thou wilt serve God, and arrive at the sublime Region of Internal Peace; thou must pass through that rugged Path of Temptation; put on that heavy Armor; fight in that fierce and cruel War, and in that burning Furnace, polish, purge, renew, and purifie thy self.

For which reason St. Ignatius Loyola said very well in his Exercises, that in the cleansing way, Corporal Penances were necessary, which in the illuminating way ought to be moderated, and much more in the unitive.”

All of this was of course probably very novel for the church of 17th Century Europe: the introduction of what we might consider techniques of transcendental meditation, and it is a pity that Molinos tarnished these valuable techniques (as indeed to this day many Christians consider meditation of this kind to be dangerous and a way for permitting ‘demonic’ influences). It could be that Molinos having found the genuine peace of meditation, misinterpreted the reward of having a still mind and extrapolated that it is necessary to surrender the will as well, that is to abandon any objective frame of morality or reference and surrender the mind. Either that or like so many people who achieve notoriety, success and a throng of admirers, he wasn’t devoted enough to resist the Earthy temptations such a position can present:

“You must know, that this Annihilation to make it perfect in the Soul, must be in a man’s own Judgment, in his Will, in his Works, Inclinations, Desires, Thoughts, and in it Self: so that the Soul must find it self dead to its Will, Desire, Endeavour, Understanding and Thought; willing, as if it did not will; desiring, as if it did not desire; understanding, as if it did not understand; thinking, as if it did not think, without inclining to any thing, embracing equally Contempts and Honours, Benefits and Corrections. O what a happy Soul is that which is thus dead and annihilated! It lives no longer in it self, because God lives in it: And now it may most truly be said of it, that it is a renewed Phenix; because ‘tis changed, spiritualized, transformed and deified.”

We have a further ‘alchemistic’ reference, this time to the ‘Phenix’ which informs me, as well as references to a spiritual guide, that Molinos was actually a disciple or novice of some mentor figure who was guiding him through some ongoing transformative, alchemical process. A process which has existed since the earliest records of history and shrouded in mystery even until the present day where this process has now taken on almost industrial proportions in terms of its influence on many members of the public institutions, media and political realm, but is still a complete mystery to the vast majority.

Unfortunately, there is perhaps something in the character of Miguel de Molinos which allowed itself to justify his ceding repeatedly to temptation by blaming the devil and refusing to take personal responsibility. But there is much in his ‘Guide’ which suggests a background in Kabbalah as there are too many obvious Kabbalistic elements which show themselves partially submerged in his doctrine. We can also see how in recent times Molinos has been upheld as some kind of prophet by certain hermetic movements and Aleister Crowley wrote extensively in praise of him:

“In more remote times, the constituent originating assemblies of the O.T.O. included such men as … Molinos” Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.

Crowley considered Miguel de Molinos to be one of his ‘Gnostic Saints’ as detailed in Liber XV and refers to the Spiritual Guide in the following terms:

“That you may gain some insight into the nature of the Great Work which lies beyond these elementary trifles, however, we should mention that an intelligent person may gather more than a hint of its nature from the following books, which are to be taken as serious and learned contributions to the study of Nature, though not necessarily to be implicitly relied upon.”

Indeed, Crowley’s reference to ‘crossing the abyss’ which was a personal spiritual boast for him may have been inspired by the writing of Molinos in his reference to mediation:

“By not speaking, not desiring, and not thinking, one arrives at the true and perfect Mystical Silence, wherein God speaks with the Soul, communicates himself to it, and in the Abyss of its own Depth, teaches it the most perfect and exalted Wisdom.”

Molinos refers to the ability to better deal with anxiety and worry, which might be termed ‘invisible enemies’:

“The strong Castle, that will make thee triumph over all thine enemies, visible and invisible, and over all their snares and tribulations, is within thine own Soul, because in it resides the Divine Aid and Sovereign Succour. Retreat within it and all will be quiet, secure, peaceable and calm. When thou seest thy self more sharply assaulted, retreat into that region of Peace, where thou’lt find the Fortress. When thou are more faint-hearted, betake thy self to this refuge of Prayer, the only Armor for overcoming the enemy, and mitigating tribulation: thou ought not to be at a distance from it in a Storm, to the end thou mayest, as another Noah, experience tranquillity, security.”

It would seem to me that Molinos despite apparently fully engaging in a kind of pure Zen meditation and breaking through the threshold of darkness to the realm of mental bliss beyond, something seemed to have gone wrong and at a certain point reading through the Spiritual Guide we find a very different tone emerge, one which I myself cannot reconcile with my experience of such meditation and can only assume that something went wrong somewhere with Molinos, that either he was not able to master his will and became a prey to some negative force which was able to take control of his mind. We notice a corner being turned and suddenly, something appears to have gone wrong somewhere with Molinos’ meditation because he starts to speak of pain and adverse physiological effects.

“With new efforts thoul’t exercise thy self, but in another manner than hitherto, giving thy consent to receive the secret and divine operations, and to be polished, and purified by this Lord, which is the only means whereby thou will become clean and purged from thine ignorance and dissolutions. Know, however, that thou art to be plunged in a bitter sea of sorrows, and of internal and external pains, which torment will pierce into the most inward part of thy Soul and Body.”

It is possible that Molinos was unduly influenced by the Alumbrado tradition of ‘ecstatic’ rites and believed that this was the way to experience the divine and he refers in his book to a certain “Illuminated Mother of Cantal” which is not traditional clerical terminology but more of the mystical and occult. Perhaps he was part of this tradition or at least sought out this experience, much to his cost I would say since whatever it was which possessed him and gave him ‘pains’ and ‘torment’ also seemed to influence his life and lead him to moral dissolution which was ultimately his undoing:

“Thou wilt think verily, that thou art possessed by an evil Spirit; because the signs of this interior exercise, and horrible tribulation, seem as bad as the invasions of infernal Furies and Devils. Then take care to believe thy Guide firmly, for thy true Happiness consists in thy obedience.”

“The invisible enemies will pursue thee with scruples, lascivious suggestions, and unclean thoughts, with incentives to impatience, pride, rage, cursing and blaspheming the Name of God, his Sacraments, and holy Mysteries. Thou’lt find a great lukewarmness, loathing, and wearisomness for the things of God; and obscurity and darkness in thy understanding; a faintness, Confusion and narrowness of heart; such a coldness and feebleness of the will to resist, that a straw will appear to thee a beam. Thy desertion will be so great, that thou’lt think there is no more a God for thee, and that thou are rendered incapable of entertaining a good desire: so that thou’lt continue shut up betwixt two walls, in constant streights and anguish, without any hopes of ever getting out of so dreadful an oppression.”

And the tenor of the book changes and now Molinos speaks of acquiring a spiritual guide, one who will apparently think on your behalf and in whose judgment, one should trust even above one’s own:

“Thou shalt find thy self encompassed with troublesome scruples, griefs, anguish, distress, martyrdoms, distrusts, forsakings of the Creatures, and troubles so bitter, that thy afflictions shall seem past comfort, and thy torments unconquerable. O blessed Soul! how happy wilt thou be, if thou dost but believe thy Guide, and subject thy self to to him and obey him? Then wilt thou walk safe by the secret and interiour way of the dark night, altho thou may’st seem to thy self to live in Errour, and that thou art worse then ever; that thou seest nothing in thy Soul, but abomination and signs of condemnation.”

And Molinos now, with a dim awareness of his true condition, namely that of being in the thrall of some kind of demonic control, yet this is still within his ‘system’ of Quietism and is a necessary part of some mystical process. I suspect something in his earlier Jesuit training and the endless contemplation of hell and his sins had evoked some spirit of the mind or of some other realm which perhaps has been fully loosened with the quietening of the controlling faculty of the mind and the will:

“Here thou wilt see thy self forlorn and subject to Passions of impatience, anger, rage, swearing, and disordered appetites, seeming to thy self the most miserable Creature, the greatest Sinner in the World, the most abhorred of God, deprived and stript of all Vertue, with a pain like that of Hell, seeing thy self afflicted and desolate, to think that thou hast altogether lost God; this will be thy cruel cutting and most bitter torment.”

We also find a comment which may recall to experiences of Swedenborg and his being assaulted by the voices of demonic spirits:

“…because it would naturally be impossible, considering the force and violence wherewith sometimes they attack, to resist one quarter of an hour.”

We find a similar account in the story of the Catholic Saint Teressa whom Molinos references and praises and calls ‘the great Doctoress, and Mystical Mistress.’ It also seems that she like Molinos was continually affected by ‘troublesome thoughts’:

“There is a necessity of suffering the trouble of a Troop of Thoughts, importune Imaginations, and the impetuosities of natural Notions, not only, of the Soul through the dryness and disunion it hath, but of the Body also, occasioned by the want of submission to the Spirit, which it ought to have.”

She also wrote, or rather her confessor who recorded her words wrote:

“Devotion of Ecstasy, is where the consciousness of being in the body disappears. Sensory faculties cease to operate. Memory and imagination also become absorbed in God, as though intoxicated. Body and spirit dwell in the throes of exquisite pain, alternating between a fearful fiery glow, in complete unconscious helplessness, and periods of apparent strangulation.”

It would be a good idea at this point to examine this Catholic saint, one of the few women to have been sanctified and furthermore declared a ‘Doctor of the faith’ by the Catholic church. Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila Spain in 1515. Her paternal grandfather was a Marrano, a Chew forced to convert to Christianity under pain of expulsion. In a fine example of the illusory nature of many of the Chews’ conversions to Christianity, her grandfather apparently returned to the Chewish faith after ‘conversion’ and was investigated by the Inquisition but later managed to reintegrate himself into Christian life. Teresa’s father was a wool merchant and one of the richest men in Avila and was knighted.

At 20 she entered the Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation which had been built on top of land which had been used as a Chewish burial ground. It was here that she started to experience ‘spiritual ecstasy’ combined with debilitating physical illness brought on by self-imposed physical mortification including excessive fasting which was to lead to continual ill-health throughout her life. Her fondness for self-flagellation was such that when she received Papal sanction for her principles; she created a new constitution for her convent which involved stricter rules and three lots of ceremonial flagellation every week.

During her illnesses she believed she had reached a ‘perfect union with God’ although many at the time suggested these experiences could be the result of diabolical rather than divine influence. She became convinced that Jesus Christ himself had physically presented himself to her although he was invisible to others and one vision in particular caused her further pain when an invisible seraph or angel repeatedly stabbed her in the heart with a golden lance:

“I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it …”

Naturally this has nothing to do with God or anything divine and quite rightly the suspicions of some of her friends at the time seem well founded that there was a diabolical origin to these visions and torments. It was even reported that she experienced levitation and sometimes the other sisters at the convent had to physically hold her down.

Another female mystic later made ‘Doctor of the Catholic church’ was Saint Catherine of Siena. She was an early Christian mystic who emerged long before the Alumbrados and died a 100 years before the birth of proto-Alumbrado Maria de Santo Domingo. From her we can also find a development of the work of Pseudo-Dionysius and she may also have influenced the work of Molinos; in a letter to leader of the Dominican order, Raymond de Capua, who acted as her mentor and confessor, she wrote:

"Build a cell inside your mind, from which you can never flee."

However, this ‘cell’ that Catherine created was a theatre of nonsense and delusions where her mother was turned into the Virgin Mary, her father was Christ and her brothers became the apostles.

Like Saint Teresa she practised self-mortification and fasted to an extreme degree. Her confessor ordered her to eat properly but in the final year of her life she could no longer even eat or swallow water; whether this was psychosomatic and a kind of self-induced mania is unknown but is probably likely. Shortly before her death she suffered a stroke which paralysed her from the waist down and she died at the pitiably young age of 33 years old. Here we have to wonder why a woman could consider it useful to fast and abstain from food and even water to the point at which she eventually becomes crippled and incapable of even walking, then dies. There can be nothing inspired from God in any of this and I find the cases of these women, (some of whom have been canonised and are recognised as saints of the Catholic church) and those women who were persecuted and imprisoned as Alumbrados to be one and the same and to be inspired by a diabolical doctrine which is antagonistic to humanity and the message and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Catherine of Sienna was said to give away the clothing and food from her family without asking their permission and she pointedly refused to eat with her family claiming she preferred to eat in heaven with her ‘real family’. In her own writings she also claimed that she was married to Jesus Christ as her mystic husband and that she had received a ring made of the 8 day old boy Christ’s foreskin, which of course, was invisible to other people, like Saint Teresa whose physical Christ companion was also invisible to other people.

What we are dealing with here are, at best, psychotic delusions or at worst some kind of genuine contact between a human who has chosen to deprive himself of psychic protection in order to make contact with what he or she thinks is God, but something which perhaps does not have their best wishes at heart. Like those first seen at the beginning of this book with Barbara O’Brien but here we can trace them to a specific Alumbrado root which in turn has its root in the Chewish community and is likely an externalisation of the community practising the doctrines of the Kabbalah. It can be no coincidence that the Kabbalah in its final form also emerged from mediaeval Spain.

The result of this pathway seems to hint at a loss of personal volition but more pertinently, as Molinos records in a letter from “an illuminated Mother of Cantal wrote to a Sister, and great Servant of God” who is following some kind of Illuminati doctrine, provides some kind of demonic bridgehead which I would claim is the purpose of the Jesuit movement and these mystical movements arising from mediaeval Spain:

“To this purpose I remember, that a few days since, God communicated to me an Illumination, which made such an impression upon me, as if I had clearly seen him; and this it is, That I should never look upon my self, but walk with eyes shut, leaning on my Beloved, without striving to see nor know the way, by which he guides me, neither fix my thoughts on any thing, nor yet beg Favours of him, but as undone in my self, rest wholly and sincerely on him. Hitherto that Illuminated and Mystical Mistress, whose Words do Credit Authorize our Doctrine.”

But what is that ‘doctrine’? What has been specifically recorded about the Alumbrado’s by history? The inquisition found the Alumbrados had some strange ideas which might conflict with what we today might imagine as a group of free-thinkers and pleasure seekers, but there seems to be something stranger and more complex at work. A strange kind of psychological journey which I hope this volume has at least partially tried to illuminate. It seems, at least from reports, that the sexual excesses of the Alumbrados and people like Miguel Molinos and the Kabbalists in general, could be, if Miguel is to be believed, a result of being wholly under the control of demonic impulsions. Naturally it might seem like a bit of an easy cop-out to say ‘the devil told me to do it’ as a way to evade responsibility, but the fact that we see the same trends occur again and again: the lack of conscious physical control of the body resulting in various kinds of hysteria and even attempts at levitation indicate that there is something more than a person’s own will.

If one has a difficult time accepting the reality of discarnate spirits, one could say that subconscious psychological forces may have been unleashed as a result of the rigours of the various self-mortifications and repeated morbid Jesuit style visualisations of the horrors and terrors of hell, and that it is this which may lead to the wanton licentious excesses which the church authorities reported in connection with Alumbrado doctrines, doctrines which Molinos more or less explicitly alluded to being a follower of.

The book The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources, compiled and translated by Lu Ann Homza is an invaluable resource for first-hand recorded documentation about the Alumbrados. Naturally the information is that which was recorded by the church authorities and the Inquisition during the court processes against those Alumbrados suspected of heresy but there are many witness statements which are brought to bear and feature the words of the Alumbrados themselves.

All in all it paints a strange picture of those involved in the Alumbrados, with many apparent contradictions in the words of the defendants themselves and paints a tragic picture of people who, for whatever reason, whether an intention to subvert Spanish society and the church or from a genuine experiment in free-thinking, regardless the end result is the same: a picture of confused, disordered thinking, with some genuine wisdom which appears in sharp relief to the blurry mental background with a certain sense of emotional estrangement and likely mental impairment.

In 1525 the Inquisition published an edict on the numerated heresies of the Alumbrados which had been elicited from Alumbrado members themselves with the promise that “no punishment, public penance, or confiscation of goods would be imposed upon them”. The most common response from the church authorities to each proposition or heresy was a familiar refrain: “This proposition is erroneous, false, heretical ….” and sometimes with more apt descriptions, in the instance of proposition 46 “That the end of the world had to occur in twelve years.” The church authorities were succinct: “This proposition is crazy.”

And indeed, a lot of them are; it really is a poor reflection on your particular brand of mysticism if you manage to make the Catholic Church look sensible.

Some of the propositions are strange and hint at something almost anti-human; a list of directions one would follow in order not to take pleasure from life or possibly, propositions which had been arrived at as a result of a certain psychological transformation which may indicate some kind of schizoid illness. How else can one explain such items as proposition 31:

“That he held it as a mortal sin if he read some book to console his soul.”

Or proposition 36: “That a man sinned mortally every time he loved a son, daughter, or other person, and did not love that person through God.”

Or proposition 40: “Because a girl crossed the street, he said she had sinned, because in that action she had fulfilled her will.”

Proposition number 1 is fairly unambiguous and quite a statement of intent:  “There is no Hell, and if they say there is, it is to frighten us, just as they tell children, “Watch out for the bogeyman.”

It is clear however that anyone believing such a thing in all its bald and unnuanced simplicity would feel no compulsion to moderate their behaviour and attempt to lead a good life nor any compunction about leading a bad one.

Such a statement really calls into question the whole of creation itself to some extent and that, if one is to believe there is a spiritual component to life and that another state of higher reality exists, then one is hardly likely to want to spend that in the company of the spirits of evil rogues looking to continue committing atrocities against their fellow spirits for all eternity. Clearly there must be some kind of spiritual filtering mechanism and a kind of like-with-like which is one of the most natural and readily comprehendible principles of reality, and such a mechanism would necessarily relegate those with irredeemably malicious or evil inclinations to be with their own kind where they can furnish and fashion their own mutually unpleasant spiritual reality.

Proposition 6 reported that one of the Alumbrados:

“…was sorry he had not sinned more; and knowing what God’s mercy was, he wished he had sinned more in order to enjoy that mercy more. Because the greater the sinner, the more God loves him.”

This Kabbalistic thinking should be very familiar to us by now after reading through this volume and indicated perhaps, the element of Kabbalistic Chewish ‘Oral Tradition’ working into Spanish society through the current of those who had only superficially converted to Christianity.

The picture which emerges of the Alumbrados is that they believed themselves infallible, since according to them: “God could not make a person more perfect or more humble than he already was,” and also unrepentant of any wrong doings since “They call those people who lament their sins ‘penance-addicts,’ ‘proprietors of themselves,’ and ‘weepers.’

They also believed that sex was a kind of holy sacrament: “married people were more united to God while making love than if they had been praying.” And temptation should be welcomed:

“They did not have to renounce temptations and evil thoughts, but rather should embrace them and take them as a burden, and walk onward with this cross.”

This particular Alumbrado trap is the snare which caught Miguel Molinos and cemented his reputation as a heretic and caused him to be sentenced to prison where he died. It is likely that without the stain of personal immorality which cast the whole of his life’s work into disrepute, his Spiritual Exercises and the benefits of the kind of transcendental meditation could well have become part of the liturgy of the Catholic Church and have developed into a useful way to contact the divine principle for, in the words of Jesus: “…nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

But pure nonsense cannot survive without the oxygen of truth and like all attempts at subversion or deceptive stratagems, it is necessary to accompany the lies with a bodyguard of truth and so this is why within the doctrines of the Alumbrados we find some very reasonable and evident truths such as Maria de Cazalla saying of the Catholic Church:

“I believe that the Child Jesus is lost in the sophisms and arguments that you pronounce.”

Or of her “considering papal bulls, indulgences, and pardons to be a joke, and believing they benefited no one and achieved nothing, said, ‘Look, I’ve bought Christianity and am carrying it around, for one is not a Christian unless you have these bulls; I’d rather throw the money into something else.’”

She was quite right of course, but even now we as a modern reader with a delicate taste for nuance might detect that the mockery goes a little too far and we can perhaps detect a veiled disdain not only for the Church but for Christianity itself. But there is something more, some of Maria de Cazalla’s statements betray something more than scepticism or irreverence:

“María de Cazalla and others believed that there was no Mary Magdalene, nor a St. Anne who married three times, nor were there three Marys; they thought the whole thing was a joke. When she was told that the Church held such matters as true, she replied that it was a joke, and some stupid people had so ordered it….”

They seem to indicate a claim to some other information or knowledge since it is unlikely that most church goers of the time would question such things, but what if someone were part of a tradition which had its own information about such things, quite outside of the Catholic Church. Again, the connection to the Chewish community with its own extensive written historical records and oral traditions would fit this bill perfectly.

But if the accounts of Maria de Cazalla can’t help but reveal a parallel knowledge-stream they also show again a certain inhumanity, one would also say, sociopathic or even borderline psychotic aspect of the Alumbrado tradition. What are we to make of such statements, which even the dreaded Inquisition rightly described as ‘horrific’:

“She heard from Bishop Cazalla that María de Cazalla said she conceived her children without carnal pleasure and did not love them as if they were her own, but rather as if they were her neighbors’. 

And another similar reported statement from Maria de Cazalla:

“She reprehended a certain lady who deeply loved her own children, calling that lady a butcher of the flesh who had a piece of her heart in each child.”

And after giving birth, instead of feelings of joy or such as might be normal this report similarly evokes a singular anti-human perspective:

“Likewise, when asked why people didn’t come to see her after she had given birth, María de Cazalla said, ‘May God remove that disgrace from me,’ as if she considered childbirth disgraceful.”

From this we can create a psychological profile strongly suggestive of Maria de Cazalla being in the population percentile suffering from a degree of psychopathy since an inability to feel emotions and even being repelled by them is a strong marker of such a disorder, also it was reported that “she felt no carnal pleasure in sex,” a dissociative condition known as sexual anhedonia and if we factor in this dissociative element we might not be far from the mark if we consider that Maria de Cazalla may have been a schizophrenic.

It is possible however that she was not always like this, reports indicate that Cazalla was somehow ‘changed’ by conversing with other Alumbrados:

“Asked how she knew that María de Cazalla held the opinions of the Alumbrados, she said she knew because she saw María de Cazalla converse in secret with Isabel de la Cruz and Pedro Ruiz de Alcaraz. She saw them confer night and day, and saw her altered in all her habits and spiritual exercises, so much so that the needleworkers of Orche said María de Cazalla was crazy.”

I'm on FIRE with dat TROOF.

I'm on FIRE with dat TROOF.
Kundalini refugee doing a bit of landscaping.