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Sinister Forces

A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft

Book One: The Nine

By Peter Levenda


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One cannot coerce the Spiritual: if one attempts to enter into the Light without preparation, one always faces the trials and dangers of Darkness. At the very least, an enforced entry into initiation will drive the illegal entrant insane.

— David Ovason, The Zelator

TABLE OF CONTENTS (click go to chapter)

Foreword by Jim Hougan ....................................................................................vii

Introduction: A Study In Scarlet .........................................................................xii

Section One: Deep Background .........................................................................1

Chapter One — The Dunwich Horror: An Occult History of America ......3

Chapter Two — The Mountains of Madness: American Prehistory and the Occult .......................................................................................................43

Chapter Three — Red Dragon: The Ashland Tragedy .....................................79

Section Two: Agents of the Devil ......................................................................113

Chapter Four — Unholy Alliance: Nazism, Satanism and Psychological Warfare in the USA ................................................................................................115

Chapter Five— Bluebird .........................................................................................167

Chapter Six — The Doors of Perception ...........................................................215

Section Three: Crossfire .......................................................................................255

Chapter Seven — JFK .............................................................................................257

Chapter Eight — Rosemary’s Baby ......................................................................291

Appendix

A Field Guide to Wandering Bishops ................................................................333

Index ........................................................................................................................347


INTRODUCTION:

A STUDY IN SCARLET

“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”

— Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1887

August 25, 2000 Rome

It is the centenary of the death of Friedrich Nietzsche, but I am in Rome. A week ago, I was in Turin, standing in the plaza where Nietzsche went insane in January, 1889. He saw a horse being whipped and—out of all character—was so moved to compassion that he threw his arms around the horse’s neck and suffered a nervous breakdown on the spot. Since then, psychiatrists have been of the opinion that this spontaneous gesture of compassion was so alien to Nietzsche’s own writings that it precipitated the breakdown.1 Compassion, that most un-Darwinian of emotions, went against everything Nietzsche thought he stood for.

What blond beast, its hour come round at last…

I am thinking of Nietzsche now, in the intense, unforgiving sun of St. Peter’s Square in a relentlessly hot August, escorting an American executive (my employer) and his fiancée on a tour of Rome. In a way I am coming full circle to my childhood from this moment in time, nearly fifty years after my birth and, like Nietzsche, I am confronted with my antithesis. It is not a whipped horse I see before me, however, but as we descend into the crypt below the high altar it is a small casket said to contain the bones of St. Peter himself, the first Pope and the small rock on which Christ is said to have built his church.

Ecce Homo. Nietzsche’s last work, finished in the months before he went mad, titled after Pontius Pilate’s famous words to the crowd as he asked them to spare the accused Jesus Christ: Behold the Man.

St. Peter was murdered, and died a martyr’s death. This pilgrimage to make contact with his remains—remains over which the entire edifice of Roman Catholicism has been built—is for me a confrontation with the Enemy. And, like all true Enemies, in his face I see my own.

Christ was executed, according to the official version of the story (although this has always been in doubt, both among historians and among members of Western secret societies). His chosen successor, Simon Peter—in whose Basilica I now stand—was also executed, and in fact crucified upside-down. St. Peter’s Cross is a reverse crucifix, such as those the Satanists wear, perhaps marking them as more Christian than they would be comfortable knowing. St. Andrew was also crucified, he of the X-shaped cross. And every Catholic church must have the mortal remains of some saint present in the altar stone. It is, with its gruesome crucified Jesus and saints missing eyes and being roasted alive or torn to pieces, a bloody religion: a faith built on aggression and murder, madness and sacrifice. The Passion. The early Christians met in catacombs, in cemeteries and in darkness. And now I pass lines of sarcophagi containing the remains of dead Popes buried beneath the nave of St. Peter’s Basilica. More death: death in everlasting rows, quiet chapels and candles burning alone, in silence. And there is the sarcophagus of Pope John Paul I. He was Pope for a month, and then he died. Mysteriously, to be sure. There is evidence to suggest he was murdered. Volumes of evidence and, as in the Kennedy assassinations, the spoor of conspiracy and hatred.

“A first class relic is a piece of the saint’s flesh or blood or bone. A second class relic is something the saint is known to have touched, such as clothing worn. A third class relic is something touched to a first class relic.” I am describing Catholic ritual and religion to my guests. They are Lutheran and Methodist, respectively. The woman has wanted to visit the Sistine Chapel since she was twelve. We have already done that, me standing aside and staring up at the Creation, and Adam and Eve in the Garden, not looking too closely at the huge Last Judgment, not being the type who slows down on the highway to gaze at accident victims.

If the blood and bones of saints are relics, what are the blood and bones of the common person: the murder victim? the suicide? the casualty of war? What secret power lies forgotten in their graves, their dump sites, their formaldehyde jars on a serial killer’s shelf?

What Great Beast, its hour come round at last…

Everywhere around me are images of pissed-off prophets: Moses, forever the type-A executive, smashing and smoting and scolding everyone in sight, taking on the Egyptians, a man who has the balls to ask God for a photostat of the Ten Commandments after he, Moses, smashes the first set in anger at his own people. You’ve got to be on pretty intimate terms with the Creator to go up the mountain a second time. Moses, on some statuary, is shown with horns on his head. And then there are Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, full of dire warnings and frightening predictions. John the Baptist, not the sort you would want to invite to your GOP fundraiser. Danger is all around us. Trust no one. The presence of Satan is everywhere implicit. But who is he?

Bogeyman. The word comes from the Russian, bog, meaning “god.”

I stand a little apart as the executive and his fiancée approach the glass window that opens out onto St. Peter’s own resting place. It was to Peter that Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” I am nervous. The crowds are too thick, this being a Jubilee Year and what the Italian papers are calling La Woodstock del Pape. There is no possibility of silent contemplation of St. Peter’s remains, no chance for a psychic connection with the founder of the Christian organization. I glance to my right. There is a metal box there. Peter’s Pence, it says. You’re supposed to make a donation.

Even St. Peter’s Basilica is not immune. Not even the bones of Peter himself. There is no way to avoid the collection plate, the thick envelope, the outstretched, manicured hand. A few feet away, John Paul I lies in a plain, unassuming box, while all around him the bodies of Popes who went along to get along are buried in carved marble splendor.

Get thee behind me, Satan.

I am thinking of Nietzsche again as we make our way over to the gift shop to organize the purchase of a poster of the Sistine ceiling, or il volto as they say in Italian. The vault. A souvenir of the journey for the fiancée, who believes in vampires and crystals and the Knights Templar and Rosslyn. She already has a poster of that famous scene from the Chapel, the one where God leans over and almost—but not quite—touches the languid fingertip of Adam. I sometimes wonder if Adam and God are actually pointing at each other, challenging the other to take the blame for what can only be a pretty messed up Creation. There is supposed to be tension in that painting, the tension of a gun about to go off. As I once wrote, long ago,

I have respect for God, the same respect I have for a loaded gun, or the hand that holds it.2 and God is the only safe thing to be.3

And Nietzsche wrote,

We should reconsider cruelty and open our eyes… Almost everything we call “higher culture” is based on the spiritualization of cruelty, on its becoming more profound: this is my proposition. That “savage animal” has not really been “mortified”; it lives and flourishes, it has merely become—divine.4 and The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us.5

“Rechristen our evil” …an unintended irony?

We find a taxi to take us back to the Hotel Hassler, that ornate pile atop the Spanish Steps. We are lucky; the day is hot and the pilgrims many. Getting a taxi at St. Peter’s Square is no mean feat; I know, I have struggled many times in the past in all kinds of weather. The visit has been overwhelming: too many statues, too many paintings, too many rooms. But the effect has been to bring me back to my childhood, to the smell of stale incense and dusty cassocks, to Latin conjurations and exorcisms, to the roll call of the dead—the murdered and the suicides—that I have known and survived. To the plots and counterplots and subplots that I have been assiduously recording for the past thirty years. And to that Catholic specialty, guilt.

As I bid the other Americans good evening and take the elevator to my room, I wonder if I can start writing the book I have put off for years, as I did one more bit of research, sought out one more lead, read one more dry volume on psychology, or criminology, or assassination. I feel stronger, more capable, articulate in a way writers have to be.

But in the back of my mind glows the small casket of St. Peter’s remains, a silvered shadow of Satan, and that last crazed moment of Nietzsche in Turin, embracing a startled horse and asking for forgiveness. And love. And going insane.

Like all journeys of a thousand miles, this one began with a single step. It was an article in the Village Voice by Craig Karpel, entitled “Patriotic Witchcraft,” and it was in two parts. The Voice is a weekly newspaper, and I waited eagerly for the following week’s conclusion. It was the time of Watergate, and I was wallowing.

I worked during the day for the Bendix Corporation, at their International Marketing Operation on Broadway in midtown Manhattan. At night, I was a struggling writer. I wrote short stories, poems, and novellas, working my way up to the novel. I had no illusions, though; I knew that getting paid for writing is virtually impossible, so I was relatively content to write “for the drawer.” I had no social obligations, I was single, answerable only to myself. I spent more money on books than on any other item in my modest studio apartment in Brooklyn Heights. I treated friends to meals and long, stately coffee sessions on Montague Street, when I had the money, and we would talk about Vietnam, and the Kennedy assassinations, and Watergate, and the Middle East, and World War II and its aftermath. Across the East River from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, we could watch the doomed World Trade Center towers going up. A few blocks from Montague Street is Atlantic Avenue and the Arab Quarter, and we spent at least one day a week eating at the Lebanese or Syrian or Moroccan restaurants there, and attending parties—replete with belly dancers and bromides—that raised money and consciousness for Palestinian charities. It was a time of paranoia and innocence, a kind of national adolescence.

The Watergate revelations were coming fast and furious, and I was amused by the startled and shocked expressions of my friends as each new character took the stand with his or her briefcase full of scandals. None of it surprised me. I read three newspapers every day, and did not own a television set, so I considered myself better informed.

And then the Voice articles, and something ignited inside me.

Karpel was writing about some of the odd dimensions to Watergate that had so far escaped the notice (or fell beneath the contempt) of mainstream journalists. The fact that convicted Watergate “plumber,” and former CIA agent and Bay of Pigs officer, E. Howard Hunt was a part-time novelist who had three occult novels to his credit (á la the Cigarette Smoking Man in the X-Files television series). Or the fact that Richard Nixon had “rushed to judgment” in the case of Charles Manson, declaring him “guilty” while the trial was still under way (a fact that should have caused a mistrial, but didn’t). And the odd set of coincidences that linked Nixon’s resignation date with the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the opening of the Haunted House at Disneyland.

Indeed, it was the very juxtaposition of those words “patriotic” and “witchcraft” that caused some kind of subconscious chain reaction, resulting in the cortical fission that became the idea for this book. Manson, Nixon, Hunt, occultism, Monroe, politics… witchcraft. It was delicious, a kind of Robert Ludlum on LSD experience. Throw in the Church of Satan, Rosemary’s Baby, The Manchurian Candidate and the Kennedy assassinations, and the allure is irresistible.

To what degree does mysticism (including occultism, religious organizations, and secret societies) influence politics? Can it be demonstrated that there is no real separation of church and state, despite most Americans’ belief? Can we show that the world’s political leaders are motivated by (at times bizarre and outrageous) religious or spiritual convictions, thus threatening at the least the very nature of the American way of life… and at the most American lives in general?

Is politics a science? Is it an art?

Or is it religion?

Armed with these uneasy questions, I set out to investigate as much human history as possible to see to what extent—if any—religious or spiritual ideas, convictions, or even regulations have influenced the political lives of nations and contributed to happiness or suffering, peace or war, under the control of visionary leadership. I began with the study of Nazi occultism, since rumors of that were very much in the air at the time. I visited the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the Library of Congress and fell upon a treasure trove of documentation showing Nazi fascination with occult themes… to the extent of financing research in Tibet and hunting down the Grail. This became the central subject matter of my last book, Unholy Alliance. Here was a perfect example of a nation being ruled by what were called—in any other age—occult leaders and “spiritual” visionaries. From the swastika to the SS, the Nazis were little more than the 20th century’s best organized (and best dressed) cult. A political party? Please.

Simultaneously, I set out to “deconstruct” the Manson phenomenon. I read everything available on the Tate/LaBianca killings, on Manson’s childhood and upbringing, and the backgrounds and relationships of his followers. I reviewed Manson’s history in California with the Beach Boys, and with Angela Lansbury’s daughter and other minor celebrities. Manson’s connection to the Church of Satan and to The Process was also important to my research. And then, a strange thing happened (one of many that will be mentioned during the course of this book): I realized that my first real job in New York was with a company whose owner, Willy Brandt, had a son (gossip columnist Steven Brandt) who was questioned by the police in connection with the Manson killings and who subsequently committed suicide—some say in abject fear that he would be the next victim of the “Family.” In other words, I was only two handshakes away from the Tate/LaBianca killings myself. (It was at this same company that I later discovered I was only two handshakes away from the Howard Hughes disappearance and the Clifford Irving affair. Coincidence piled on coincidence, until I finally realized that coincidence itself is an important, although neglected, factor in history, as we shall see.)

I thought I had all this pretty much nailed, until I decided one day to drive to the town where Manson grew up. I found that a relative of Manson’s had been murdered in Ashland a few months before the Tate/LaBianca killings took place. A kitchen knife had been the weapon used, stabbing Darwin Scott nineteen times and pinning him to the floorboards of his apartment. Clearly there was more to be discovered, and a trip to Manson’s “home town” was in order.

Ashland, Kentucky is not a place where nice New York City boys like me hang out. Although it is well-known as the birthplace of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, and Chuck Wollery of The Love Connection, it is a small town dominated by the petroleum and chemical refineries that bear Ashland’s name. I noticed that serial killer Bobby Joe Long came from Kenova, West Virginia, which is a smaller town only a few miles from Ashland, and that serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was born in a Virginia town on the West Virginia border. I wondered what it was about this particular location—this Bermuda Triangle of depravity—that seemed to breed serial killers and mass murderers. Was it the water?

So I rented a cool, cherry-red Ford Mustang convertible and made the drive from New England to Ashland, Kentucky, stopping off first in Washington, D.C. and then in the hollers of rural West Virginia during a thunderstorm. The tale of that trip comes later in this book. Suffice it to say that I found more than I bargained for in Ashland:

• Ancient “Indian” burial mounds in the center of town;

• A large house that was moved entire from its original site to one a few streets over, directly on a line with burial mounds and sporting a pair of griffins on its roof, mythical creatures—according to the town’s own brochure—designed to ward off evil spirits;

• The Ashland Tragedy and Massacre: a savage killing of three children on a Christmas Eve in the late nineteenth century, the subsequent arrest of three suspects, and a massacre of townspeople by militia detailed to protect the suspects from a lynching; and

• Oddest of all, the fact that a Manson relative and sometime petty crook—Darwin Scott—was brutally murdered with a kitchen knife in Ashland a few months before the celebrated Tate/LaBianca killings… a murder case that has never been solved.

It is said that “Kentucky” is an Indian word that means “dark and bloody ground.” I wondered if it was true, if a physical place could be evil, could hold a curse that would affect generations of residents to come. Did the Indians know something we didn’t? Or did we unconsciously suspect that the earth held some sinister secret? Indeed, the name first proposed for the Commonwealth of Kentucky was… Transylvania.

And then I remembered the words of Cotton Mather, he of the Salem witch trials in seventeenth century Massachusetts, who said that America had been the Devil’s land before the Europeans came, and wondered if he meant more than simply that the Native Americans were not Christians.

And then there were the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, the father of Gothic horror, who felt that there was something ancient and evil beneath the hard-scrabble New England soil, a concept amplified by Shirley Jackson in her stories of New England haunted houses and depraved villages.

After all, America has had its share of misery and tragedy, regardless of the beautiful words and even more beautiful intentions of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Why would a fertile and bountiful land, colonized by pious and fervent European Christians of every variety, descend into that maelstrom of civil war, slavery, mass murder, assassinations, and day-to-day violence that shocks the rest of the world, even as the rest of the world has had to deal with its Kaisers and Hitlers and Mussolinis and Stalins and Maos and Hirohitos? Do we have more than our share of violence, or is it simply that we get more PR?

Was the answer to be found in unraveling the skein of violence itself, like the scarlet thread of murder in the very first Sherlock Holmes story, running through the fabric of our history like a timeline? …Was I wrong to look at religious history? Occult history? It bore such interesting and convincing fruit in my Nazi study. Yet surely the roots of American violence and American evil could not grow from the same metaphysical soil?

And as I poked through the debris of American history—the autopsy photos and the police reports and the political manifestos and the trial transcripts and the confessions and the lies and the declassified documents and the bureaucratic memoranda—I saw that American history could not be separated from my own history or from world history, that, as Americans, we can’t look objectively at our own story. Like that famous conundrum in quantum physics, the observer changes the event observed. Is the Kennedy assassination a particle, or a wave?

During the Watergate era a somewhat unsettling revelation was made:that for twenty-five years (or more) the CIA had conducted psychological experimentation upon both volunteers and unwitting subjects—both at home and abroad—to find the key to the unconscious mind, to memory, and to volition. Their goal was to create the perfect assassin and to protect America from the programmed assassins of other countries. This project was known by the name MK-ULTRA, but it had its origins in earlier forms of the same brainwashing” agenda: Operations BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE. To me, this was astounding. A US government agency was conducting what—to a medievalist—could only be characterized as a search for the Philosopher’s Stone, for occult power, for magical spells and talismans. Indeed, some of the CIA’s subprojects included research among the psychics, the mediums, the magicians and the witches of America and beyond. And the Army was not far behind in its mind control testing, as we shall see.

What was even more disturbing was the revelation that nearly all records of this incredible and superhumanly ambitious project were destroyed in 1973 on orders of CIA director Richard Helms himself. In his testimony, he claimed that MK-ULTRA did not come up with anything worthwhile, and that the project had been terminated. Then why were the documents shredded?

We do not know who the test subjects were. We don’t know what was done to them. We don’t know how they have been programmed, if at all. We don’t know what they might do.

Or what they have already done.

We do know, however, that some of our more colorful criminals have spent time at the same institutions receiving CIA MK-ULTRA funding for this “special testing.” People like Charles Manson and Henry Lee Lucas, for instance, as well as “Cinque,” the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army that kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst. It is entirely possible, given the evidence at our disposal, that convicted serial killer Arthur Shawcross is also such an example.

As I stood in the park at Ashland, staring at the ancient burial mounds and looking up at the house with the griffins, I realized that I was standing at a nexus of American history and culture: Charles Manson, unsolved homicides, mind control experiments, mass murder and massacres… and I wondered what Indian burial mounds and griffins, movie stars and spies, witches and Washington, even UFOs and occultists, had to do with any of it.

Our culture in the West—formed as it is by a faith in science, a reliance on the technological—has convinced us to ignore the unseen. There is a web of connections between visible events and visible, measurable phenomena that we cannot see, cannot measure—so our response has been to ignore this web in favor of what we can see and measure. The blind leading the blind. The drunk looking for his keys under a lamp post because the light is better there. We know—can describe—the stages of growth of flowers, animals, people… but not the life force itself, the drive: what engineer, inventor and mystic Arthur Young called “the quantum of action.” Of this we know nothing, and are happy to know nothing. And thus we become victims.

University of Chicago Professor Ioan Culianu was able to show that the technique of secret links and correspondences between objects and events discovered by a Renaissance magician—Giordano Bruno—are applicable to mind control and psychological warfare today. Charles Manson declared himself to be a reincarnation of Bruno,6 an oddly sophisticated choice for the nearly-illiterate convicted murderer. Professor Culianu himself was murdered in 1991, another crime that has never been solved.

The people we trust are those who can measure the measurable. The people we distrust are those who point to the invisible and shout to get our attention. Our world is marching calmly to an obscure and unknowable end because we, the people, hear the drum, feel the beat, know our place in line. That’s better, somehow, than jumping off the path into the dark forest where God dwells like a hungry tiger. There is too much personal responsibility in jumping out of line, and if you then try to jump back in, you will find you have lost your place and your fellow marchers no longer want you to join them. You are dirty; you are crazed; you have seen what they are afraid to see.

In order to conduct this investigation I would have to dig very deep, below the surface of official reports, trial transcripts and conspiracy theories. I would have to dig deep below the surface of the American psyche, and trace pieces of evidence back down through several layers of meaning and relevance to find the connective tissue that would make sense of our history, our politics, our collective weirdness. This would have to be nothing less than a deconstruction of our most cherished beliefs and ideals.

Academia frowns upon historians who get “involved” with their subject personally. It is believed such activity ruins objectivity, makes the historian’s findings suspect. The “New Journalism” changed that somewhat for journalists, but not for historians. Yet, it is virtually impossible for any American my age—born in 1950—to approach such subject matter as the Kennedy assassinations or the Manson killings with pure, detached objectivity. We lived through it all. We either marched on Washington or marched in the jungles of Southeast Asia. We know where we were when Kennedy was killed—and when the World Trade Center went down. We are connected to these events and cannot extricate ourselves from them, even when we let the documents and the primary sources speak for themselves. For there are documents, and there is blood. Politics and religion both are born of documents and of blood. And both documents and blood form the primary sources of the following investigation.

This is a book about evil. Evil ordinary and extraordinary. Evil vigilant. Evil militant. Evil triumphant. Evil ancient and modern, violent and discrete, beautiful and obscene. Evil in the face of God, of man and woman, of children. The evil of vainglorious men and their hollow minions. Evil unseen and fierce. The evil of bodybags and spent cartridges. Of mass graves and crematoria. Of crimes against nature and against heaven. The evil of death and derangement, of murder and madness, of suicide and satanism. This is the evil that is older than humanity, but reflected in our children’s eyes. The evil we can’t grasp, cannot punish, cannot destroy. The evil that contaminates souls as well as bodies, nations as well as people. This is a book about the evil spirits that haunt America. About the sinister forces that rule the world of our dreams, our nightmares, and our sober, trembling, waking reality.

If it is true that the gods of one religion become the demons of the one that replaces it, then we in America must deal with generations of demons once worshipped here who now wander the countryside, the city streets, the interstate highways and dead end roads, the theme parks and fast food restaurants, the shopping malls and parking lots, the peepshow parlors and cathedral aisles, like hungry ghosts on a mission from Hell. We gaze with horror on their crimes, and don’t understand. We stare into the eyes of their hideous creatures, and don’t understand. We clean up the crime scenes and mop up the blood, and don’t understand. We imprison, institutionalize, execute to make it all go away… and don’t understand.

This book is an attempt at understanding. The premise is one that has been embraced by psychoanalysts like Jung and physicists like Pauli: the existence of another mechanism in the universe that binds together events seemingly unrelated. The perspective offered is unique, dangerous, incredible, possibly offensive. The subject matter—serial homicide, genocide, assassination, terrorism, multiple personalities, satanism, sexual savagery, demonic possession, depravity, insanity—makes it impossible to be anything else. We cannot begin to heal until we have identified the disease; we cannot identify the disease until we have studied the anatomy of the body politic. Freud, in order to understand the workings of the human mind, focused on its pathology. We, in order to understand America—and America’s place in the world—must do the same. We must plumb the depths of the American psyche, the American unconscious, and dredge up whatever we find before it’s too late.

How late is it? Listen in the middle of the night. Turn off the television, the radio, the CD player, the computer. Unplug the telephone. Turn off the lights. What do you hear? Beneath the silence and the stoic beating of your humble heart, what do you hear? Can you hear your soul singing?

Or is it Satan laughing?

Endnotes

1 See, for instance, Anacleto Verrechia, “Nietzsche’s Breakdown in Turin,” in Nietzsche in Italy, edited by Thomas Harrison, Anma Libri, Stanford University, 1988

2 Levenda, Citadel, unpublished novel

3 Ibid.

4 Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1966, Vintage Press, NY p. 158

5 Ibid., p. 86

6 Charles Manson, “The Black/White Bus,” in The Manson File, edited by Nikolas Shreck, Amok Press, NY, 1988, ISBN 0-941693-04-X

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For Rose

FOREWORD

BY JIM HOUGAN

Just when the 20th Century went amok, and why, is difficult to say, but the creation of the CIA would seem to have been, at the very least, a contributing factor.

Born in the septic afterglow of World War II, and in keen anticipation of its successor, WW III (a/k/a “the Big One”), the Agency was shaped, in part, by transformative events that had taken place earlier in the century. These were the efflorescence of psychiatry as an important medical practice, and a turn-of-the-century occult revival that reached a crescendo in the 1920s.

Taken together, these events conspired toward unforeseen ends, not the least of which was the conversion of the American heartland into a laboratory experiment in “psychological warfare.”

As Peter Levenda, the author of this extraordinary and deeply scary book, points out, the term is a translation of a German word, Weltansschauungskrieg (literally, “world-view warfare”). By way of example, one battle in this war got under way in 1953, when the Central Intelligence Agency convened “a prestigious group of scientists” (watch out, dear Reader, whenever you see that phrase) to discuss the problem of UFOs. There were waves of sightings at the time, and people, in and out of government, were getting nervous about them. Meeting behind closed doors, with CIA security guards at the ready, the so-called “Robertson Panel” (named for Dr. H.P. Robertson, a physicist and weapons expert at Caltech) studied the Tremonton sightings and other films of lights in the sky, and listened patiently to the reports of experts from the private sector, the Air Force and Navy.

Soon, it became apparent that the experts were in disagreement. Some claimed that the lights could be explained in terms of natural phenomena (e.g., sunlight on the wings of sea-gulls). Others, such as the Navy’s Photo-Interpretation Laboratory, insisted that, on careful study, the same objects appeared to be “self-luminous,” and therefore intelligently guided.

So it was a question of seagulls or rockets or spaceships. Or something.

No matter. Since the experts could not agree on the meaning of the evidence in front of them, the scientific problem was redefined in political terms. Whatever was zipping around in the skies over America, it hadn’t killed anyone (at least not yet, at least not directly). So there didn’t appear to be a military threat.

Or was there?

The question arose as to what might happen if the Soviets tried to exploit the phenomenon, preying on the superstitions and weaknesses of the man in the street. A “War of the Worlds” panic might easily result. “Mass hysteria” would set in, and emergency reporting channels would be overloaded. Air-defense intelligence sources would be compromised.

The Reds could walk right in! If not to Washington, then West Berlin. Something had to be done.

It was decided, therefore, that the subject had to be “debunked.” That is to say, UFOs needed to be made intellectually disreputable in the hope that they would eventually become unthinkable. In this way, the problem (if not the lights themselves) would be made to disappear.

So it was that a covert operation was mounted, with the Ozzie & Harriet world of Middle America as its target. Celebrities such as Arthur Godfrey were enlisted to make fun of the subject and ridicule those who were interested in it. UFO watchdog groups, such as Wisconsin’s Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), were placed under surveillance and infiltrated. The Jam Handy Organization, which produced World War II films for the American Army, was retained, along with the Walt Disney organization. Journalists working for Life and the Saturday Evening Post were dragged into the fray, as was the Navy’s Special Devices Center on Long Island.

It took a while, but UFOs eventually became a kind of in-joke among those who hoped to be taken seriously. To raise the issue in public was to invite ridicule and trigger snickers. By 1960, curiosity about mysterious lights in the sky was regarded by many as evidence of mental “instability.” While an expression of interest in the subject would not be enough to get you committed, neither would it enhance your resume.

Other psy-ops followed, at home and abroad. Levenda discusses many of them, including Gen. Edward Lansdale’s manipulation of the vampire myth in the Philippines, and the CIA’s scheme to eliminate Fidel Castro by persuading his constituents that he was, in fact, el Anticristo.

The JFK assassination was, of course, a focal-point in the world-view war waged by the CIA. Just as the Agency conspired to make curiosity about “flying saucers” a litmus test for an addled mind, excessive interest in the President’s murder was made to seem “ghoulish” and trivial. For a journalist or historian to write critically about either subject was professional suicide.

Eventually, psy-ops like these combined to redefine the parameters of acceptable discourse in America. Principal among the notions placed beyond the Pale was the practice and theory of “conspiracism”—which soon came to include criticism of mainstream reportage. More than a matter of seeing cabals behind every murder, it was a way of thinking, a stance toward the networks, the press and the feds. Anyone who looked too deeply into events, or who asked too many questions, was dismissed as “a conspiracy-theorist.” (This, after MK-ULTRA, Iran-Contra, BCCI and the destruction of the World Trade Centers.)

In some ways, it is as if the century itself has been encrypted, so that if an historian would be honest, he must also become an investigator reporter. Failing that, we are left at the mercy of ambitious academicians and journalists, stenographers to power who are themselves complicit in an astonishing string of cover-ups and atrocities that stretch from Dealey Plaza to Watergate, Waco to 9-11.

Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian poet and film director who was stomped to death by a street-hustler in 1975 (unless, as some insist, he was beaten to death by a gang of fascists) understood. Fascinated by the 20th Century vectors of politics and violence, Pasolini despaired of the way in which the age has been encrypted. Writing in Corriere della Sera, a left-wing newspaper, he declared,

I know the names of those responsible for the slaughters...

I know the names of the powerful group...

I know the names of those who, between one mass and the next, made provision and guaranteed political protection...

I know the names of the important and serious figures who are behind the ridiculous figures...

I know the names of the important and serious figures behind the tragic kids...

I know all these names and all the acts (the slaughters, the attacks on institutions) they have been guilty of...

I know. But I don’t have the proof. I don’t even have clues.

Well, here they are: the clues, seething in the evidentiary equivalent of what the French call “a basket of crabs,” in the first volume of what promises to be a virtual encyclopedia of clues. Levenda calls Sinister Forces “a grimoire,” or manual for invoking demons.

Certainly, there are demons enough in its pages: Charles Manson and Richard Helms, Aleister Crowley and David Ferrie, Jack Parsons and the Son of Sam. The “usual suspects,” you say? Well, yes, of course. But the suspects are served up with an entourage of angels and demons you may never have heard of: Arthur Young and C.D. Jackson, Andrija Puharich and The Nine, not to mention a claque of “Wandering Bishops” and the proprietors of Music World in Wilder, Kentucky (surely the model for the nightmare-cantina in Quentin Tarantino’s “From Dusk Til Dawn”).

But that’s just for openers. Levenda’s study is broad and deep, a life’s work that runs to volumes. What distinguishes it from other efforts, such as those of Pasolini, is not merely its comprehensiveness. Rather, it is Levenda’s realization that a matrix of politics and violence is incapable of explaining the demented century that shuddered to an end in Manhattan, not so long ago. What’s needed is a third dimension, and that dimension, he tells us, is “the occult.”

By this, Levenda means something broader than a mix of magic and religion. When he writes of the occult, he means to include whatever is secret, hidden, or unknown. Add this dimension to those of politics and violence, and the century shivers into focus. Sinister Forces is about evil in what is now the digital age: Evil 2.0.

Time magazine long ago, and famously, posed the question: “Is God Dead?” Implicit in Levenda’s study is a related inquiry: Did the Devil survive Him? If he did not, then how are we to explain a century of recreational homicide and political mayhem?

Perhaps with reference to what seems to be a Fortean element: the pattern of coincidence that enfolds these highly strange events, adding a distinct “woo-woo factor” to Levenda’s study. Whether it is Lee Harvey Oswald’s habit of hanging out at the Bluebird Cafe in Atsugi, Japan (“Bluebird” was the code-name of a CIA mind control program to produce “programmed assassins”), or the famous chain of coincidences surrounding the Kennedy and Lincoln assassinations, (eg., Lincoln’s secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy’s secretary named Lincoln each warned the President not to make his fatal sojourn). It seems almost as if an early warning system is embedded in the passage of time itself, or in what Carl Jung called the Collective Unconscious. And that system would seem to be sending a stream of warning signals, enciphered as synchronicities.

Exploring topics like this is what makes Sinister Forces: The Nine one of the darkest and most provocative books that you are ever likely to read (pending publication of Book II). That said, it also one of the most enjoyable, easy to pick up (start reading on any page), and hard to put down. Levenda’s intuitions are a delight, and his choice of subject-matter unerring. Both a compendium of 20th century evil and an investigation of it, Levenda’s study is deep, intuitive (and, often, droll).

It is, in other words, parapolitics at their most bizarre and, I suspect, their most illuminating. Like UFOs, conspiracies and assassination, serial killers, mind control and the occult, “evil” isn’t something that serious people are supposed to think about. If they did, the emergency reporting system would soon be overloaded. And you know what happens when that occurs.

All hell breaks loose.

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SECTION ONE: DEEP BACKGROUND

In the colonial period, when religious creeds, institutions, and communities exerted a major impact on life and work, there was bound to be some spillover into politics. Because the contribution of religion to American political culture covers such important beliefs as obedience, the design of government, and the national mission, the religious roots of American political culture merit close investigation.

— Kenneth D. Wald1

Beware when the righteous prepare for the practice of evil.

— Kenneth Patchen2

In absurd terms, as we have seen, revolt against men is also directed against God: great revolutions are always metaphysical.

— Albert Camus3

Possession and exorcism had always symbolized the rhythms of the historical process.

— Stuart Clark4

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CHAPTER ONE

THE DUNWICH HORROR: AN OCCULT HISTORY OF AMERICA

When a rise in the road brings the mountains in view above the deep woods, the feeling of strange uneasiness is increased. The summits are too rounded and symmetrical to give a sense of comfort and naturalness, and sometimes the sky silhouettes with especial clearness the queer circles of tall stone pillars with which most of them are crowned.

— “The Dunwich Horror,” H.P. Lovecraft5

Lovecraft was writing in the 1920s, when most of his more famous stories were published. He was writing of a New England that, in his imagination, had ancient roots in unknown cultures; where Druidic circles and pagan chants would infest the countryside; where a kind of subterranean culture existed, parallel to the world of our own reality. He peppered his stories with references to the works of archaeologists and anthropologists (some real, some fictitious), and connected the American Indian culture to the worship of strange, perhaps extraplanetary or extradimensional beings who viewed humans as little more than undercooked hors d’ouevres. His work has attracted a great deal of attention in the past 30 years or so, oddly enough in France where—like the films of Jerry Lewis—he is an adopted obsession, but also certainly in America where he maintains a cult status even now, more than sixty years after his death. He has attracted serious, albeit fringe, attention from academics and historians of both literature and mysticism, and has even been graced with an anthology of his work prefaced by no less a literary light than Joyce

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THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS: AMERICAN PREHISTORY AND THE OCCULT

To wrangle the Devil out of the country, will be truly a new experiment: Alas! we are not aware of the Devil, if we do not think, that he aims at inflaming us one against another; and shall we suffer ourselves to be Devil-ridden? or by any unadvisableness contribute unto the widening of our breaches?

— Cotton Mather1

Religious insanity is very common in the United States.

— Alexis de Tocqueville2

It was a cheap apartment in a small Appalachian town, and the sitting room was full of blood. The body had been savagely attacked, and bore nineteen separate stab wounds. The attack was so passionate, so bestial, that the murder weapon—a kitchen knife—was still in the body, pinning it to the floor.

It might have been a love affair gone terribly wrong. People from Ashland, Kentucky have been known to get emotional, even irrational, over love and the promises of love and the mistaken assumptions of love and its follies, like a town out of a country and western song.

Or it might have been something else. Something more sinister. A warning, borne of a hatred so deep and a malevolence so strong that slain flesh and spilled blood were only symbols—mere tokens—of its power.

The victim was a nobody. An ex-con, once convicted of writing bad checks. A man down on his luck, working for a trucking company.

He had been stabbed in a fury of nineteen slashing, slivering strokes—in a wood frame house in the middle of the night or the early hours of the morning on a side street in a small country town—and no one heard a thing.

The perpetrator left no clues, no identifiable fingerprints, nothing. The body might have lain there for days, except that the victim’s co-worker stopped by to see why he hadn’t shown up for work that morning. The body was found. The police were called.

The officer who responded to that call and who was the first policeman at the scene is today the Chief of Police of Ashland, Kentucky. The murder took place in 1969. He told me it remains unsolved—and the murder open on the books—to this day.3

The victim’s name was Darwin Scott. He was the brother of one Colonel Scott. Colonel Scott had been sued—successfully—for paternity of a boy, one “No Name Maddox,” by a girlfriend and sometime prostitute, Kathleen Maddox. No Name Maddox would soon be known by another name. Charles Manson.

Darwin Scott was Charles Manson’s uncle.

His murder took place in May. In August, the Sharon Tate and LaBianca murders would occur in Los Angeles. In December, Charles Manson would be charged along with several of his associates for those crimes. Crimes committed with knives. Crimes that turned beautiful Hollywood people into corpses, beautiful Hollywood homes into abattoirs awash in gore. Manson would be convicted of those crimes. But no one was ever arrested for the murder of Darwin Scott, his uncle.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER

Nixon was president, and the Vietnam War was in full swing. The Tet Offensive of January 1968 had occurred the previous year, and Walter Cronkite had bitched about it on network TV. The Days of Rage had flamed in Chicago, and Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Marcus Garvey was assassinated, Malcolm X was assassinated, the Weathermen were plotting against banks and Army recruiting stations, and I was on the telephone, talking to someone at the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in New York City, when I heard a blast and the tinkling sound of breaking glass as my party shouted at me, “There’s been a bomb! I have to hang up!” The Weathermen had blown up a brownstone in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, across the street from the church. It was an accident, a bomb-making enterprise gone wrong. It would be years before one of the surviving Weathermen would give herself up to the authorities.

But still we had not heard of Charles Manson. That would happen in December of 1969. I turned 19 the day he was arrested: that tiny terrorist dragged fuming and sneering from a crawl space under a wooden cabinet in the desert, but we would not know that he was the supposed mastermind of the Tate/LaBianca killings for some weeks yet. And he would not be convicted for many months more, after one of his own attorneys died under mysterious

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CHAPTER THREE

RED DRAGON: THE ASHLAND TRAGEDY

The old folk have gone away, and foreigners do not like to live there…. It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled, but because of something that is imagined. The place is not good for the imagination…

— “The Colour Out of Space,” by H. P. Lovecraft1

…a strong man with homicidal and religious mania at once might be dangerous. The combination is a dreadful one.

Dracula, by Bram Stoker2

I was convicted of witchcraft in the Twentieth Century.

Charles Manson3

If the Pentagon ever formulates the Manson Secret, the world’s in trouble.

The Family, by Ed Sanders4

The word “Kentucky” is a Native American word which means “dark and bloody ground.” That is probably as good a name as any for a Commonwealth that has had its share of violent death, madness, and mania. Americans tend to think of Kentucky in terms of horse races, bluegrass music, or the ubiquitous KFC which is probably Kentucky’s most famous export to world markets. Yet, even Kentucky Fried Chicken has its ominous side, its darker shadows, as we shall see a bit later on.

In 1991, there was an exorcism of a nightclub in Wilder, Kentucky (a small town near Covington, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati), due to a lawsuit by one of the customers.5 Claude Lawson claimed that the owner of Music World—Bobby Mackey—was running a haunted establishment and that he had been attacked by evil spirits during the time he worked (and lived)

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AGENTS OF THE DEVIL

To sustain the “master race” in its war-making, they enslaved millions of human beings and brought them into Germany, where these hapless creatures now wander as “displaced persons.” At length bestiality and bad faith reached such excess that they aroused the sleeping strength of imperiled Civilization. Its united efforts have ground the German war machine to fragments. But the struggle has left Europe a liberated yet prostrate land where a demoralized society struggles to survive. These are the fruits of the sinister forces that sit with these defendants in the prisoners’ dock…. What makes this inquest significant is that these prisoners represent sinister influences that will lurk in the world long after their bodies have returned to dust.

— Robert Jackson’s Opening Statement at the Nuremberg Trial1 (emphasis added)

“Do you know which way technology is headed? It is headed for the metaphysical. Radio waves are no longer anything concrete; wireless is already a highly abstract technique; the transmission of pictures infringes on the realm of religion; the extermination weapons are a point of contact with the universe. The physical world has its boundaries; only the psychic is ‘oceanic,’ as the author of Civilization and its Discontents puts it. That is why mankind’s next bold step must be the materialization of the psychic.

— “General von Greehahn” (General Reinhard Gehlen) in Agent of the Devil by Hans Habe2

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CHAPTER FOUR

UNHOLY ALLIANCE: NAZISM, SATANISM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE IN THE USA

The secret services of all nations are directed or influenced by personalities which are marked by a criminal, a perverted, a criminal-pathological, or, in any case, an exceedingly vulgar imagination…. But the worst perversion of the secret services—and how could there be a worse one—is that of human sacrifice.

— Agent of the Devil, Hans Habe3

On New Year’s Day, 1969, the petite body of Marina Elizabeth Habe was found nude at the bottom of a ravine off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, about four miles from home.4 The seventeen-year-old student at the University of Hawaii and aspiring actress was the victim of multiple stab wounds in the neck and chest, had been raped, burned, and had contusions in her eyes. It was a savage attack reminiscent of the later attack on Darwin Scott in Ashland, Kentucky. She had been returning from a date with friend John Hornburg in Brentwood the early morning of December 30, 1968 and was kidnapped from in front of the home she shared with her mother in the Hollywood hills after returning from a night out on Santa Monica Boulevard. The case remains unsolved, but there was a lot of speculation at the time that her killer was a Manson “family” member, since she was known to have befriended various members of the group. Manson himself has no alibi for the day and time of her death, and is known to have been in Los Angeles on the day she was kidnapped and killed, attending a New Year’s Eve party at the home of musician John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas.5 Phillips himself is known to have been friendly with elements of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. The day before and the day after the killing Manson was with his Family at the Barker Ranch, which was located in the Panimint Mountains of Death Valley.

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CHAPTER FIVE

BLUEBIRD

Our contest is not against flesh and blood, but against powers, against principalities, against the world-rulers of this present darkness, against spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places.

— Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, 6:12

We deal now, not with things of this world alone, but with the illimitable distances and as yet unfathomed mysteries of the universe…. Of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy; of such dreams and fantasies as to make life the most exciting of all times. And through all this welter of change and development your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars.

— Speech of General Douglas MacArthur to West Point cadets, May 12, 1962

…the sinister forces which profit from the maintenance of international tension are clinging tenaciously to their positions. Though only a handful of individuals is involved, they are quite powerful and exert a strong influence on the policy of their respective States.

— Speech of Nikita Khruschev before the United Nations, September 23, 1960

Have you the grass here that sings, or the bird that is blue?

— The Blue Bird, Maurice Maeterlinck

Most persons of the author’s generation look to 1968 as the pivotal year of their lives. It was a time of multiple assassinations, civil unrest, the escalation of the war in Vietnam, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the election of Richard M. Nixon as President. For many of our generation, it signaled the death of a dream.

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THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

…we intend to investigate the development of a chemical material which causes a reversible non-toxic aberrant mental state, the specific nature of which can be reasonably well predicted for each individual. This material could potentially aid in discrediting individuals, eliciting information, and implanting suggestions and other forms of mental control.

— Richard Helms, memorandum to Allen Dulles, April 3, 1953

…it had always seemed to me possible that, through hypnosis, for example, or auto-hypnosis, by means of systematic meditation, or else by taking the appropriate drug, I might so change my ordinary mode of consciousness as to be able to know, from the inside, what the visionary, the medium, even the mystic were talking about…. I took my pill at eleven.…

— Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, May 4, 1953

The LSD experience is an enormous obstacle in the way of understanding what the latter half of the twentieth century was all about; those who have not taken LSD (or the other hallucinogens available at the time, such as mescaline and psilocybin) cannot appreciate the effects these substances have on one’s perception of reality. Those who have taken the drugs are often considered to be in no position to be objective about them! Yet, LSD and the other hallucinogens form a core of experience that has molded the lives and behavior of millions of people, both in the United States and abroad. This behavior is the result of an altered perception of reality and, hence, of social values. The shock to the system that results when coming down from such a drug and seeing the “real world” once again is often transformed into a rejection of consensus reality, a rejection of human institutions based on what the acid-tripper sees as an imperfect understanding of the workings of the cosmos.

Just as Communism was perceived by the West as a rejection of its values and the establishment of a “counter culture” in which institutions such as the government, the church, the school, marriage and other forms of civilization were reinterpreted, redesigned or even rejected altogether to create what the Communists believed would be a paradise on earth, the acid-tripper similarly rejected all forms of Western “establishment” culture in favor of something more ethereal but no less paradisiacal; but the acid-tripper rejected Communism as well, and any governmental authority, and was thus a problem for establishments both in the West and in the East.

The acid-tripper was also a problem for religious organizations in general, at least those which attempt to monopolize access to the Godhead, because the acid trip can be a mystical one, a religious experience equivalent to the visions of the Saints. Direct access to God is always frowned upon by religious institutions, for such access renders the institution irrelevant. Thus, the acid trip is primarily a political problem, as the role of interpretation (of laws, of scriptures, of experience), and thus of control, is taken out of the hands of human authority and placed squarely into the mind of the tripper.

Ironically, it was human authority who created the problem in the first place. As is well-known by now and referenced in many studies of the LSD problem, the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency was the nation’s first LSD connection,” providing the drug to researchers all over the country, including to young professors such as Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Ralph Metzner, and others who would popularize use of the drug among their students and, by extension, among the rest of the nation’s youth. The purpose behind this unprecedented largesse was not altruistic: it was to further the research into what Richard Helms and others involved in scientific R&D at the Agency believed was a super-drug for behavior modification and mind control tasking. In other words, the Agency needed a much larger base of test subjects than was available to them from within the Agency’s own personnel pool. They began by farming the drug out to hospitals—for instance, to Dr. Abramson at Mount Sinai in New York—and to prisons, such as Dr. Harris Isbell’s program at the Addiction Research Center at Lexington, Kentucky. Isbell’s operation was part of the Federal Penitentiary system and although his subjects were referred to as “patients,” they were, in reality, inmates of the prison system.

Another obvious benefit to having the LSD administered by doctors and professors who were not part of the CIA itself was that any adverse reactions, bad trips, and “accidents” would not be laid at CIA’s door. The Olson affair was still fresh in everyone’s mind, and even though no one was officially reprimanded for their role in his “suicide,” the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) did not want to take any more chances that a person with a high security classification—dealing in ultra sensitive matters of national security, such as biological weapons—would start tripping down Fifth Avenue, naked in a

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SECTION THREE: CROSSFIRE

Mystery is an occult force or efficacy that does not obey us, and we never know how or when it will manifest itself.

—Octavio Paz1

…given that in the course of history many have acted on beliefs in which many others did not believe, we must perforce admit that for each, to a different degree, history has been largely the theater of an illusion.

—Umberto Eco2

For not all true things are to be said to all men.

—Bishop Clement of Alexandria (c. AD 150-215)3

After all, the fundamental question of philosophy (like that of psychoanalysis) is the same as the question of the detective novel: who is guilty?

—Umberto Eco4

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CHAPTER SEVEN

JFK

Imagine the man that committed this outrage going away quietly and peacefully, free and proud through life, as though it was nothing! …Ah, no, no! …I am in his path, and you will be in his path, too! …If others forget him, we will never forget. …We will seek and search everywhere for years if need be, but we will find the track.

The Cloud That Lifted, Maurice Maeterlinck5

It is not the intention of the author to review the entire debate over the assassination of President Kennedy, a controversy that has filled volumes already. It is not the intention of the author to go over all the evidence and prove, conclusively, that so-and-so committed the murder, or that such-and-such an organization was responsible, or even try to prove that Oswald acted alone. For this, one imagines the reader will be grateful.

What the author does intend to do, however, is to present additional evidence that so far has not been considered by mainstream journalists and researchers. This is evidence that may support one or more conspiracy theories, to be sure. The author feels that the conspiracy—if such existed—went much deeper than can be traced through the witness testimony and what passed for forensics reports in the Warren Commission Report. Like Peter Dale Scott,6 the author believes in “deep politics,” i.e., a layer of interrelationships that exists below the level of the simple facts of the case. In the author’s case, though, he believes that there is a layer below Professor Scott’s: a web of threads of cause and effect that run parallel at times, perpendicular at others. To that end, the author has pulled at some of these threads—these “scarlet threads of murder” that run through history—and has found relationships that are, if anything, more incredible than those presented in Oliver Stone’s film, JFK, or in some of the more popular books on the assassination. Yet, they are fact, and supported by ample documentation.

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ROSEMARYS BABY

I knew by now that when a group of individuals gravitated toward one another for no apparent reason, or a group of individuals inexplicably headed in the same direction as if drawn by a magnetic field, or coincidence piled on coincidence too many times, as often as not the shadowy outlines of a covert intelligence operation were somehow becoming visible.

— Jim Garrison1

Chains of more-than-coincidence occur so often in my life that, if I am forbidden to call them supernatural hauntings, let me call them a habit. Not that I like the word ‘supernatural’; I find these happenings natural enough, though superlatively unscientific.

— Robert Graves2

I don’t believe you can ever solve a murder.

— George P. Pelecanos3

The President was in his Navy uniform. He had completely recovered from the assassination and looked better than ever.

— Ira Levin4

The day after the assassination of President Kennedy, his former mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer phoned LSD guru Timothy Leary to tell him that the President was murdered by a conspiracy at the highest levels of government.

Mary Pinchot Meyer (1920-1964) had once been married to CIA Chief of Covert Action Operations Cord Meyer, Jr. Cord Meyer, a former Marine lieutenant who was badly wounded on Guam in 1944, joined the CIA in late 1950 and gradually rose through the ranks, being at one time Chief of Station in London and later Deputy Director of Plans. Mary Meyer was something of a free spirit, however, a painter and the woman who smoked pot with Jack Kennedy. She had been a friend of Leary since the early 1960s—and of the Kennedys before that—and spoke to him of a very important friend of hers who was interested in the LSD experience, and asked for tips on how to guide the LSD trip, leading some investigators to believe that she had turned the President on to acid, as well. Leary certainly provided Mary Meyer with acid, without knowing the identity of her important friend. When Leary began to actively promote acid consumption by the masses, Mary warned him that this was not what the CIA wanted him to do, but rather that he should study the effects of the drug on his test subjects and report back discretely. She had already succeeded, she told him, in turning on certain high-ranking members of the Washington establishment. Leary, however, had other ideas. “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” became the slogan of the disaffected young of the 1960s, a sly counterpoint to “You Shall Know The Truth, And The Truth Will Set You Free,” the slogan or motto of both the CIA and NASA.

Mary Meyer was murdered less than a year after the Kennedy assassination—on October 12, 1964 (coincidentally Aleister Crowley’s birthday, and of course the day Columbus discovered America)—and her diary disappeared. She seemed to have been the victim of a mugging in Georgetown during the lunch hour, shot in the face at close range on a towpath, although the level of violence in the attack made it look suspicious to some, and the accused murderer was acquitted by a jury due to lack of evidence. The disappearance of her diary caused some concern in her friends—after all, she was married to a high-ranking CIA officer and had turned the President (and who knew how many others) on to pot and possibly LSD as well. But evidence later would show that the diary was found by her sister, and surrendered to James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s paranoid Chief of Counter Intelligence and one of Cord Meyer’s closest friends, who had been in Mary Meyer’s apartment with a key long before her other friends arrived, looking for the same diary. Meyer was single, no longer married to Cord Meyer by this time, having divorced him much earlier. Her sister, Tony Pinchot, had been married to Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post. This is perhaps an indication of how incestuous these relationships become: Mary Pinchot Meyer, Tony Pinchot Bradlee, Ben Bradlee, Cord Meyer, Timothy Leary, Jack Kennedy…

Angleton did not destroy the diary, however. What he did with it while it was in his possession is open to debate, but he eventually gave it back to Tony Bradlee, who then destroyed it herself. It seems very odd that the Bradlees would have given the diary to Angleton to destroy in the first place; destroying a book is not exactly rocket science. It would have been a simple matter to rip out the pages and burn them, or flush them for that matter. But the diary went to Angleton, who took it to the CIA, who then did not destroy it, who then gave it back to the Bradlees to destroy.

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A FIELD GUIDE TO WANDERING BISHOPS

The world of the wandering bishops—episcopi vagantes—is rife with confusion. This confusion is largely due to the frenzied efforts of the bishops themselves. What is offered here is a general guide to the phenomenon; it is by no means exhaustive. It couldn’t hope to be. Instead, the author concentrates on some of the better-known personalities, intending to demonstrate where individuals such as Ferrie, Stanley, James et al. appear in the food-chain. In other words, the emphasis is more on how this phenomenon may impact any study of post-World War II American history, particularly in the areas of intelligence, mind control, and assassination studies, as well as the parallel world of cults and occultism. While several well-known wandering bishops were felons and ex-cons, others lived on the fringes of the intelligence community, while still others were heavily immersed in occultism, from the ethereal Theosophical variety, with its sinister emphasis on spirit guides and root-races, to the more hard-core rituals and beliefs of Aleister Crowley, Theodor Reuss, and the Rosicrucian orders.

The wandering bishop phenomenon largely owes its existence to a schism between the Jansenists in Holland and the Roman Catholic Church in the seventeenth century. This culminated in the creation of something called the Old Roman Catholic Church at the end of the nineteenth century. It is from there that many of the “wandering bishop” denominations can trace their apostolic lineage, since the Old Roman Catholics had valid apostolic succession but were not answerable to the Pope. Still others trace their lineage to an attempt by the Russian Orthodox Church to broaden its influence in the United States after the Russian Revolution, and thus were vulnerable to accusations of being Chekist: running agents within US borders, as indeed


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Index

SYMBOLS

1st Mobile Broadcasting Company 120

4th Mobile Broadcasting Company 119

509th Bomb Group (Roswell, NM) 176

A

Abraham, Book of 40

Abramson, Dr Harold 196 199 , 201 , 216 , 235

Acambaro, Mexico 248 , 251

Acheson, Dean 179

Acid Dreams 253

Adams County, OH 51

Addiction Research Center 216

Adena people 52 57 , 59 , 60 , 62 , 63 , 72 , 74 , 75 , 90 , 91 , 98 101 , 160

Adeptus Minor Ritual 261

Adyar Lodge, Pasadena 298

Aerojet Corporation 149 , 152 , 159 , 249

Aftermath (Farago) 46

Agape Lodge (OTO) 149 , 150 , 155 , 160

Agency for International Development (AID) 264 , 265

Agents of the Devil (Habe) 113

Agrippa, Cornelius 16 , 31 , 33

Akhnaton Lodge, Pasadena 297

Akron, OH 75

Aku Aku (Heyerdahl) 49

Al-Abub, Dr Aziz 200

Albany Medical College 226

Alchemy 17 , 18 , 32 , 33 , 247

Aldine Hotel (Ashland) 102

Alhambra 7 , 8 , 10 , 11 , 20 , 41

Alice in Wonderland (Carroll) 223

Alien abductions 20 , 46 , 144

Alien Agenda (Marrs) 162 , 183 , 213

Allan, Sir Hugh 226

Allan Memorial Institute 226 , 230 , 231 , 233 , 238

Allen, Corey 207

Allen, Major 106 , 107

Allen, Morse 318 , 321 , 326

Alley, Sedley 81

Allied Enterprises 152

Ally, Kirstie 151 , 295

Alopecia 275

Alpert, Richard 216

alternate personalities 319

Aluya, Bishop H.P. (Holy Prophet) 282

Alvarez, Antonio 335 , 336

Amarillo, TX 179 , 248

Amazing Stories (Palmer) 170

Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles 309 , 324

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 268 , 270

American Eastern Catholic Orthodox Church 281

American Grotesque (Kirkwood) 281 , 290

American Holy Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church 341

American Magazine 189

American Museum of Natural History 294

American Orthodox Catholic Church 276 281 , 287 , 311 , 312 , 334 , 337 , 341 344

American Orthodox Church 278 , 279 , 337 , 341

American Psychiatric Association 41 , 230

American University 128 , 162

America B.C. (Fell) 64

Amity Street, Brooklyn 288

Anasazi 48 , 51 , 72

Ancient Earthworks and Temples of the American Indians (Brine) 68 , 77

Ancient Evenings (Mailer) 184

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley 59

Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) 297 , 298

Ancient Orthodox Catholic Church 339

Anger, Kenneth 152 , 206 , 297 , 306 , 307

Angleton, James Jesus 175 , 292 , 293

anthrax 195 , 199 , 224

Anti-Masonic Convention 34

Anti-Masonic movement 33

Antichrist 146 , 156 , 157 , 160 , 161

Antigones (Steiner) 180 , 213

antimensia 72

Apocalypse 151 , 157 , 181 , 262 , 330

Aquino, Michael 301 , 329

Arawaks 11 , 12 , 18 , 40

Arbenz (Guzmán), Jacabo 247

Archaeological Survey of Kentucky 98

archetype 127 , 194

Arendt, Hannah 117

Argentum Astrum (A.A.) 307

Argillite Furnace 97

Ark of the Covenant 72 , 99

Arlene Grant (Candy Jones’ alter) 320 , 321 , 324 , 325 , 327

ARMCO Steel 97

Armies of the Night (Mailer) 183

Armstrong, Colonel Harry 142 , 163

Army Chemical Center 133 , 241

Arnold, General “Pap” 148

Arnold, Kenneth 169 , 171 174 , 176 , 205

Arroyo Seco 146 , 147

Artaud, Antonin 302

Arthur, Davison Quartey 339

Arthur Avenue, Bronx 276

ARTICHOKE, Operation xx , 187 , 194 , 217 , 234 , 244 , 314 , 328

Artorius Rex Discovered 66

Art of War (Sun Tzu) 126

Ashland, Kentucky xviii , 43 - 47 , 75 , 81 , 82 , 97 , 99 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 115 , 133 , 307

Ashland A Long Time Ago 111

Ashland Cemetery 102

Ashland Oil 96 , 97

Ashland Plaza Hotel 97

Ashland Public Library 101

Ashland Tragedy and Massacre xix

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy; The Conspiracy and Cover-up, The 310 , 330

Association of Former Intelligence Officers 245

Astor, Ava Alice Muriel 245

Astor, Col John Jacob IV 245

Astor, John Jacob 245

Astoria Hotel 245

Astrologers 13 , 18 , 128

asuang 128

As It Is (Moore) 297

Atalanta Fugiens 260

Athena 73

Atkins, Susan (“Sadie”) 206 , 299 , 306

Atlas der Luftfahrtmedizin 140

Atsugi Air Base (Japan) 210 , 211

Augusta, ME 243

Aumont, Jean-Pierre 117

Auschwitz 141

Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of America 278

Avco Manufacturing 144

aviation medicine 139 142

Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (Butler) 18

Ayad, Professor Boulas 65

Aztecs 9 , 49 , 53 , 54 , 72

A Brave New World 225

A Chorus Line 281

A Clockwork Orange 295

A Fire On the Moon 183

A Journey To Other Worlds 245

A Proud Hungarian 119 , 162

A Study In Scarlet v , xiii , 28 , 38

A Thousand Shall Fall 117

B

Babalon Working 151 , 161 , 295

Bacon, Roger 17

bacteriological tests 195

Bailey, F. Lee 312

Bain, Donald 209 , 315 , 316 , 320 323 , 326 , 331

Bala, Licci 123

Balabanova, Dr Svetla 75

Baldwin, Dr Ira 195

Balfour Place, London 296

Ball, George 120

Balokovic, Joyce 237

Balokovic, Zlatko 237

Bancroft, Mary 269 , 274

Banister, Guy 173 175 , 203 , 212 , 275 , 284 , 285

Barbados 13 , 19

Barber, Forest Ernest 336 , 340

Barbie, Klaus 135

Barker, William 27

Barker Ranch 115

Barnes, Mary 17

Barnett, Grady L. 176

Barrett, Francis 28 , 33

Barry, Representative Robert R. 285

Bartlett, Hedley Coward 339

Bartol Research Foundation 265

battle fatigue 220

Battle for the Mind, The (Sargant) 91 , 189 , 200 , 202 , 219 , 253

Battle of France 117

Battle of Tours 6

Bat Creek Stone 55 , 57

Baudelaire, Charles 180

Baughman, J.M 55

Bavaria 34

Bavarian 34 , 122

BCCI 46

Beach Boys xviii , 207 , 208

Bear (constellation) 56

Beatles 168

Beat Generation 185 , 223

Beausoleil, Bobby 152 , 297 , 306 , 307

Beck, Vonnie 244 , 246

behavior modification 191 , 192 , 202 , 216 , 222

Bekessy, Imre 116 , 119

Bekessy, Janos 116

Belgian Congo 282

Belgium 309

Bell, Art 315

Belli, Melvin 312

Bell Aircraft Corporation 249

Bell Helicopter 168 , 239 , 245 , 249 , 265 , 266 , 289

Beltane 305

Bendix Corporation xvi

Bennett, Alan 91

Berger, Peter L 286

Berkowitz, David 31 , 301 , 330

Bertiaux, Michael 336

Besant, Annie 310 , 335

Betrothal, The (Maeterlinck) 193

Betz, Carl 244

Bey, Hakim 280

Biafra 282

Big Sandy River 96

Bilderbergers 123 , 124

biophysics 236 , 237 , 241

Birnes, William J 213

Bishara, Sophronios 337

Bishop, Bridget 24

Bishops At Large (Anson) 334

Blackburn, Gov. G.W. (KY) 105

Blackett, Baram 66 , 75

Black Dahlia (murder) 168

Black Jesus (film) 207

Blade Runner (film) 97

Blanchard, Col. William 177

Bleicherode 137

Blind Eye to Murder (Bower) 122 , 162

Block, Rabbi A. Allen 283

Blowback (Simpson) 135

BLUEBIRD, Operation xx , 187 191 , 193 , 194 , 211 , 212 , 217 , 234 , 244 , 313 , 314 , 328

Bluebirds Over The Mountain (Hickey) 207 , 208 , 210

Bluebird Café (Yamato, Japan) 210

Blue Bird, The (Maeterlinck) 167 , 185 , 188 194 , 213

Blue Bird Found Again, The (Maeterlinck) 189

Blum, Howard 182 , 183 , 330

BMW 34

Bogota,Colombia 260

Bohdan, Bishop 278

Boise, ID 169

Bolivar, Simon 12

Book of Ballymote 61

Book of Black Magic and Pacts, The (Waite) 32

Book of Ceremonial Magic, The (Waite) 32

Book of Mormon 28 30 , 35 , 39 4 2 , 51 , 52 , 55 , 56

Book of Revelations 204

Book of Shadows (Gardner) 306

Book of the Concourse of the Forces, The 261

Book of the Dead, The (Egyptian) 40 , 260

Book of the Law (Crowley) 274

Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, The 260

Borden family 237

Borges, Jorge Luis 4 , 41

Bormann, Martin 46

Boston 19 , 20 , 41 , 75 , 110 , 237 , 239 , 240 , 249 , 286 , 312

Boston Strangler 286 , 312

botulinum 199

Bouverie, Alice 244 , 245

Bouvier, Jacqueline 263

Bower, Tom 120 , 138 , 162 , 163

Boxford, MA 29

Box Canyon 261 263

Boyd County, KY 104

Boyd County Circuit Court 104

Boyle, Robert Raleigh 338 , 340

Boys Town 84

Boys Town (film) 84

Bradford, William 15 , 41

Bradlee, Ben 292

Brahmins 246 , 247 , 250 , 252

brainwashing xx , 46 , 91 , 94 , 143 , 189 , 202 , 217 , 222 , 234 , 288 , 308 , 312 , 313 , 315

Brandt, Steven xviii , 45

Brandt, Willy xviii , 45

Brazel, William 176

Brazil 46

Breslaw, Elaine 19

Breton, Andre 117

Bricaud, Jean 338

Brighton, NY 208

Brine, Lindesey 68 70 , 77

British Museum 36

Brooklyn Heights, NY xvi , 288 , 300

Brooks Air Force Base 141

Broshears, Raymond 338 , 341 , 343

Brotherhood of Saturn 148

Brotherhood Synagogue 283

Brothers of Charity 232

Brothers of Notre Dame de la Misericorde 232

Brown, Judge George N 104

Brown, Lt. Frank M. 170 174 , 178

Brown, Sgt. Melvin E 177

Broyard, Anatole 259

Brunner, Alois 136 , 163

Brunner, Mary 203 205

Bruno, Giordano xxi

Bruno, Major Sam 155

Brush Creek Tablet 55

Brussel, Mae 135

Bryan, Dr William Joseph Jr 80 , 286 , 310 315 , 324 , 343

Bryan, Pearl 80

BSSR (Bureau of Social Science Research) 128

Buchenwald 136

Buckley, William 200 , 201 , 214 , 267

Buddhism 52 , 57 , 73 , 132 , 217 , 219 , 246 , 247 , 249 , 264

Bundy, Ted 73

Bureau of Prisons 84

Bureau of Public Relations (War Department) 118

Burger, Dr Marshall (pseud.) 322 324

Burgess, Anthony 295

Burghoelzli Clinic 226

Burial mounds xix , xxi , 48 , 51 , 54 , 55 , 63 , 68 , 70 , 73 , 75 , 83 , 90 , 98 101 , 107 , 108

Burnett, Mark 181

Burnham, James 267

Burr, George Lincoln 13 , 41

Burroughs, George 24 , 27

Bush, George H.W 260

Butler, Professor John 18 , 184 , 258

Butte, MT 173 , 174

BZ (drug) 143

C

“Cease to Exist” (Manson) 203 , 207

“Colour Out Of Space, The” (Lovecraft) 79 , 109

Cabell, Brig. Gen. Charles P. 142 , 163 , 179 , 247

cadmium poisoning 305

Caer Sidi 90

Cahokia Mound 57

calendar, pagan 108 , 305

California xviii , 12 , 39 , 45 , 82 , 88 , 93 , 100 , 145 , 147 149 , 151 , 153 , 155 , 159 , 164 , 170 , 204 207 , 213 , 223 , 236 , 253 , 262 , 267 , 288 , 290 , 297 299 , 306 , 307 , 309 , 310 , 315 , 322 , 324 , 326

Caliphs 8

Caltech (California Institute of Technology) 146

Cambridge 14 , 253

Camden, ME 236 , 237 , 238 , 243

Camelot 66 , 75 , 259

Cameron, Dr Ewen 225 , 226 , 230 ,– 233 , 288

Cameron, Marjorie 152 , 154 , 159 , 160 , 164 , 297 , 306

Campbell, Joseph 219

Camus, Albert 40

Candlemas 146 , 147

cannabis 142

cannibal 19

Carfora, Carmel Henry 285 , 335 , 339

Caribs 11

Carico, Emma 101 10 4

Carswell Air Base 176

Carter County, KY 105

Carthage, IL 30 , 37

Carthaginians 48 , 57 , 71

Casa Malpais, AZ 72

Cascade Mountains 170

Cassini, Igor 119

Cassini, Oleg 119

Castle of Ariadne 90

Castro, Fidel 128 , 158 , 173 , 187 , 203 , 264 , 275 , 279 , 343

Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) 46 , 120

Cathars 53

Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection 276 , 280 , 342

Catholicos of Armenia 336

Catholic Church 46 , 277 , 278 , 285 287 , 311 , 312 , 333 335

Catlettsburg, KY 96 , 97 , 102 105 Celtic Orthodox Church 300

Celts 49

Celts, The (Chadwick) 110

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) xvii , xx , 42 , 45 , 47 , 121 , 124 , 128 , 130 , 134 , 136 , 138 , 142 144 , 158 , 162 , 168 , 169 , 171 , 173 175 , 179 182 , 184 187 , 191 , 192 , 194 , 196 201 , 203 , 207 , 209 211 , 213 , 214 , 216 , 218 220 , 225 231 , 234 , 235 , 238 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 244 , 247 , 248 , 25 0– 25 3, 262 , 264 , 265 , 267 , 271 276 , 283 , 284 , 286 , 288 , 289 , 291 296 , 313 , 315 , 317 329 , 343

Central Park (Ashland, KY) 98 1 00

Ceram, C.W. 75

ceremonial magic 4 , 17 , 18 , 28 33 , 29 , 30 , 31 , 32 , 33 , 36 , 42 , 100 , 151 , 219 , 258 , 287 , 305 , 306 , 328

Chadwick, Nora 41 , 110

Chagall, Marc 117

Chalais Meudon 141

Chang, Iris 163 165

Chappaquiddick (scandal) 308

Charcot, J. M 26

Charleston, WVA 82 , 91

Charlestown, MA 14

Charlestown, NH 288

Charles Wain (constellation) 56

Chartres Cathedral 72

Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) 143 , 194 , 195 , 199 , 201 , 202 , 217 , 242 , 247

Chemical Warfare Division, US Army 242

Cherokee 49 , 67 , 69 , 74

Chestnut Lodge Hospital 202

Chicasaw 49

Chief Oconostota 67

children’s bodies 101

Chile 46 , 64 , 65 , 145 , 225

Chillicothe, OH 51 , 58 , 59 , 62 , 74 , 85 8 8, 92 , 243

China 5 , 9 , 48 , 71 , 131 , 159 , 160 , 186 , 195 , 219 , 221 , 234 , 239 , 270 , 271

Christian, Bishop John (Chiasson) 276

Christian, Jonn 310 , 314 , 330

Christopher, Warren 117

Churchill, Winston 34 , 42 , 136 , 168

Church of Holland (Utrecht) 311

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) 28 , 30 , 34 , 40

Church of Satan xvii , xviii , 28 , 109 , 205 , 297 , 299 301 , 303 , 305

Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz 33

CIC (Counter Intelligence Corps) 120 , 136 , 137 , 155 , 171 , 177

City Island, New York 14

Civilization and its Discontents (Freud) 113

Civil Air Patrol 264 , 275

clairvoyance 244

Clark, Stuart 41

Classified Ad Rapist (Bobby Joe Long) xviii , 31 , 81 , 95

Clay, Henry 100

Clement, Bishop of Alexandria 255 , 289

Clinton, Hillary Rodham 82

Clinton Furnace 97

Cliveden Estate 245

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (film) 188 , 300

Cloud That Lifted, The (Maeterlinck) 208 , 211 , 212 , 214 , 257 , 290

Clovis (people) 49 , 50 , 56 , 62 64 , 71

Coast Guard 92

Coffin Texts 260

Cole, Leonard A 214

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 180

Cole Street, San Francisco 297

Colombia (South America)) 12 , 260

Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 336 , 338

Colonia Dignidad 46 , 81 , 145 , 226

Colquhoun, Ithell 110 , 290

Columbus, Christopher 4 , 5 , 8 , 9 , 11 , 12 , 18 , 40 , 41 , 48 , 49 , 54 5 7 , 60 , 62 , 65 , 67 69 , 71 , 74 , 292

Combat Mission (TV series) 181

Committee of Public Information 126

communism 186 , 233 , 271

Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophecy, The (Gibson) 202 , 214

Condon, Richard 308

Congo Republic 129

Connecticut Medical Society 17

Conover, Harry 316

Conrad, Joseph 295

consecration 277 285 , 334 339 , 341 , 345

Constantinople 11 , 336

Control of Candy Jones, The (Bain) 315 , 331

Conversion Disorder 25 , 26

Coppola, Francis Ford 283

Cops (TV series) 181 , 185 , 213

Coptics 260

Cordoba 8

Corona Borealis 90

correspondences xxi , 188 , 260

Corso, Col. Philip J. 121 , 177 , 213

Cortez, Hernadez 12

Council on Foreign Relations 310

Counter Intelligence Corps 120

Cox, Harvey 330

Coxe, Eliza Middleton 249

Craft, Ellis 100 , 102 107

Crane, Ichabod 20

Crisman, Fred Lee 109 , 121 , 169 172 , 174 , 175 , 203 , 205 , 284

Crittenberger, General Willis D. 285

Cronkite, Walter 44

Cronyn, Hume 117

Crossfire (Marrs) v , 183 , 255

Cross of Lorraine (film) 117 , 121

Crow, William Bernard 339

Crowe, Bernard 207

Crowley, Aleister 31 , 32 , 37 , 42 , 80 , 93 , 99 , 110 , 120 , 146 , 148 , 149 , 152 , 154 , 156 , 164 , 168 , 184 , 189 , 203 205 , 219 , 258 , 274 , 278 , 280 , 287 , 300 , 304 307 , 333 , 338 , 339

crucifixion 109 , 233 , 261 263

Cruise, Tom 93 , 151

Crusades 6

Cthulhu 4 , 303

Cuba 5 , 12 , 173 , 267 , 340

Cuban Missile Crisis 296

Culianu, Professor Ioan xxi

Culling, Louis 164 , 258

Culver City, CA 159

cuneiform 61 , 65

Current Affair (TV series) 181

Current Biography 1943 116

Current Biography 1977 116

Cutler, Manasseh 58

Cybernetics 237 , 238

Cyprus Street, Oakland 317

D

“Dunwich Horror, The” (Lovecraft) v , 3 , 41

Dachau 139 , 141 , 143 , 145 , 163

Dagon 4 , 12 , 15

Dahl, Harold A. 168 172 , 174 176 ,

Dakota (apartment building) 303

Dalai Lama 221

Dale Carnegie 92 , 204

Dali, Salvador 298

Danforth, John 56 , 284

Daughters of the American Revolution 75

Davenport, IA 65 , 162

Davidson, Capt. William 170 , 172 174 , 178

Davies, Joseph E. (Ambassador to Russia) 118

Davies, Mrs Marjorie Post Hutton 118

Davis, Dr Edwin H 58 , 59

Day, Doris 207

Days of Rage 44

Day After Roswell, The (Corso) 121 , 177 , 213

Dead Sea Scrolls 46 , 168

Death Valley 115 , 133

Dee, John 35 , 54 , 151 , 260

Deep Creek Rendezvous 196

deep politics 257 , 298

defectors, phony 271

DeGrimston (see Robert Moore, Mary Anne MacLean)

Deigh, Khigh 209

Delgado, Dr Jose 238 , 293 , 294

Della Mirandola, Pico 16 , 31

Deloria, Professor Vine, Jr 75

Delta Metal Industries 284

del Valle, Eladio 205

Democratic National Convention 167

Democratic Republic of the Congo 130

Denning, Vivian 340

Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky 108

Department of Defence 158 , 171 , 185 , 274

depatterning 227 , 229 , 230 , 294

Deplussis, Maurice 231

Derrida, Jacques 127

Der Morgen 116

Der Tod in Texas: Eine amerikanische Tragoedie (Habe) 123

Deutsche Lebensgebiete 124

Devers, General 285

Devil, the v , xix , 16 , 18 , 20 , 22 , 23 , 27 , 43 , 113 , 115 , 118 , 138 , 161 , 205 , 303 306 , 330

Devils’ Gate Dam 146

Devils of Loudon, The (Huxley) 223

Devil Rides Out, The (Wheatley) 307

Dewey, Thomas 276

de Grazia, Alfred 120 , 162

De Mohrenschildt, George 266 , 267 , 271 , 274 , 289

de Molay, Jacques 9

de Ortega Maxey, Bishop 340

de Tocqueville, Alexis 43 , 75

de Valitch, Bishop Pierre Michel Lorenzo 283

de Witow, Theodotus Stanislaw 278 , 334 , 340 , 341

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III, DSM-IV) 24 , 25 , 41 , 319

Dianetics (Hubbard) 151 , 152

differential amnesia 226 , 231

diffusionism 49 , 51 , 75

Dighton, MA 56

Dillehay, Thomas D. 64

DiSalvo, Albert 312 314

Discourse on the Aborigines of the Valley of the Ohio 58

disinformation 143 , 144 , 157 , 170

Disneyland xvii

dissociative identity disorder 94 , 319 , 320 , 327

Divine Art of Healing, The (Hall) 309

Dolwyddelan Castle 67

Dome of the Rock 9 , 72 , 155

Dominican Order 9

Dominican Republic 5 , 289

Donovan, Gen. William “Wild Bill” 317

Doors of Perception, The (Huxley) 215 , 223 , 229 , 251 , 253 , 289

Dora 136

Dornberger, General Walter 122 , 145 , 156 , 171 , 175 , 245 , 266

Douglas, John 110 , 167 , 179 , 180 , 290 , 303

Dowling, Kristopher 300

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan xiii , 38 , 42

Draco (constellation) 51

Dracula (Stoker) 79 , 109

Duchamp, Marcel 117

Dugway Proving Grounds 242

Dulles, Allen 187 , 215 , 217 , 221 , 225 , 234 , 240 , 247 , 265 , 266 , 268 , 269 , 272 274 ,

Dulles, Clover 225

Duran, Lt.Col. Albert L. 177

Duvalier, “Papa Doc” 289

Du Pont, Marcella 244 246

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library 123

E

E.S.I 306

Early Man In the New World 58

Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (Quinn) 17 , 41

Easley, Maj. Edwin 177

Eastern Airlines 173 , 275

Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Diocese of America 341

Eastern Orthodox church 136 , 272 , 276

Easthampton, Long Island 14

Eastland, Senator James 177

Easty, Mary 29

East Oregonian 170

Echo der Woche 121

Eckardt, Rt Rev Benjamin C 285

Eco, Umberto 181 , 185 , 213 , 289

Edgewood, MD 241

Edgewood Arsenal 143 , 194 , 199 , 201 , 241 , 244 , 247

Edwards, Michael 214

Edwards, Sheffield 187 , 189 , 203

Egypt 49 , 50 , 58 , 63 , 65 , 76 , 90 , 136 , 184 , 242 , 306 , 345

Einhorn, Ira 252

Einstein, Alfred 134 , 179 , 244 , 248

Eisenhower, Dwight D 123 , 285

electrical stimulation of the brain (ESB) 294 , 295

electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) 222 , 227 , 228 , 231

Eleusis 219

Eliade, Mircea 219

Elijah 7

Elizabeth, NJ 97

Elizabethan era 261

Elk River 91

Ellis, George 100 10 7

Eloy Alfaro Award 285 , 286

El Paso 138

Emerson, Ralph Waldo 239 , 249

Empty Mirror, The (de Wettering) 185 , 213

Encausse, Gerard (“Papus”) 338

Enchiridion of Pope Leo, The 32

Endecott, John 15

Enochian magic 35

Enquirer (Cincinnati) 107

Ephrata 33

epigraphy 55

episcopi vagantes (wandering bishops) 272 , 277 , 280 282 , 289 , 333 335 , 339 , 345

Erickson, Leif 67

Ernst, Max 117

Esalen 206

Estabrooks, G.H 320 , 327 , 331

Evans, Robert 307

Executioner’s Song, The (Mailer) 182 , 183

Exon, Brig. Gen. Arthur E 177

Exorcism 177

exorcism 1 , 26 , 27 , 46 , 79 , 304 , 305

Exorcist, The (Blatty) 181

Explorer I 146 , 147

Externsteine 306

Extrasensory Perception (ESP) 133 , 191 , 235 , 238 , 240 , 241 , 251 , 268

Eye of the Devil (“13”) (film) 205

F

Fair Play for Cuba Committee 173

Faithfull, Marianne 297 , 298 , 306

Falklands War 181

Fama Fraternitatis 33

Family, The (Sanders) 79 , 110 , 116 , 161 , 213 , 298

Farago, Ladislas 46 , 125

Farmington, CT 17

Farnsworth, Clyde H. 253

Farragut High School 236

Fatima 73

Fayette County, KY 54

Fearless Vampire Killers (film) 305

Feast of the Beast 303 , 304

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 47 , 53 , 87 , 92 , 123 , 146 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 152 , 153 , 155 160 , 163 , 164 , 173 175 , 182 , 203 , 212 , 242 , 264 , 275 , 276 , 279 , 284 , 285 , 295 , 296 , 310 , 312 , 317 , 329 , 339 , 343

Federal Bureau of Narcotics 317

Federal Reformatory, Chillicothe OH 85

Federal Reformatory, Petersburg VA 84

Federal Reserve System 34

Fell, Professor Barry 4 , 50 , 56 , 57 , 60 , 61 , 64 , 65 , 66 , 76

feng shui 72 , 260

Ferdinand, King of Spain 5 , 8 11

Ferguson, Dr Margaret 197

Ferguson, Thomas Stuart 39 , 40 , 42

Ferrell, Mary 184 , 258

Ferrie, David 47 , 173 , 205 , 258 , 272 , 275 289 , 312 , 333 , 334 , 338 , 341 , 343

Fitzroy Street, London 296

Flammonde, Paris 212

Flanagan, Father 84

Fleming, Ian 149

Fletcher, Ella Rose 81

Fletcher, Tommy 81

Fletcher, Tommy Jr. 81

Flint, Professor Valerie I.J 36 , 42

Florida 12 , 51 , 69 , 95 , 96 , 152 , 179 , 340

Fludd, Robert 17

Folger, Abigail 206

Ford, Gerald xviii , 81 , 316

Fordham University 283

Forman, Edward 147 , 154

Forrestal, James 171 , 185

Fort Ancient culture 98

Fort Bliss 138

Fort Detrick, MD 199 , 201 , 273

Fort Knox, KY 178

Fort Niagara, NY 33

Fort Worth, TX 176 , 266

Fountain of the World (sect) 261

Fourth Air Force 170

Four P 299

Fowles, John 223

Fox, Father 283 , 284

Frankenheimer, John 209 , 308 , 309 , 324

Frankenstein (Shelley) 34

Franklin, Benjamin 18 , 36

Franklin, KY 178

Frazer, Jame 132

Freedom of Information Act 135 , 146 , 320

Freeman, Morgan 108

Freemasonry 17 , 28 , 33 , 34 , 108 , 124 , 148 , 151 , 299

Free Europe Committee 123

French Revolution 34 , 42

Freud, Sigmund xxii , 24 , 26 , 182 , 286

Friedman, Stanton 150 , 164

Fromm, Erich 204

Fromme, Lynette “Squeaky” 204 , 205

Fry, Varian 117

Funkhouser, W.D 98 , 100

G

“Great Guns” (Disney) 210

G-2 (US Army intelligence) 125

Galbraith, Kenneth 120

GALCIT (Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology) 145 14 8 , 154 , 158 , 159

Game of the Foxes, The (Farago 125

Gangland (Blum) 182

Garbage People, The (Gilmore) 85

Gardner, Gerald 295 , 305 , 339

Garlick, Elizabeth 14

Garrett, Eileen 238 , 239

Garrison, Jim (New Orleans District Attorney) 121 , 169 , 173 , 203 , 240 , 263 , 275 , 281 , 284 , 290 , 329 , 343

Garrison Dam 74

Garroway, Dave 276

Garuda 90

Garvey, Marcus 44

Gehlen, General Reinhard 113 , 135 138

Gehlen Organization 135 , 136

Geiger, D.D 104

Geiger Extension 104

Gein, Ed 182

Geller, Andy 110

Geller, Uri 235 , 244 , 247 , 252 , 253

General Electric 237

General Foods 118

General Tire and Rubber (GenCorp) 149

Geometry of Meaning, The (Young) 250 , 252

George Washington University 300

Gerathewohl, Dr Siegfried 144 , 145

Gere, Richard 89

German Aviation Medicine 141

German Psychological Warfare (Farago) 125

German Shepherds 297

Geschickter Fund for Medical Research 322

Gettysburg, PA 119 , 122

Gibbons, Fannie 101 , 102

Gibbons, J. W. 101

Gibbons, Robert 101

Gibbons, Sterling 101

Gibson, Dr Robert 202

Gibson, Walter B. 202 , 214

Gilbert, Adrian 66

Gillette, George 74

Gilmore, John 85 , 110

Ginsberg, Allen 185

Giraud, Francois 336 , 338

girl in the polka dot dress 309 , 324

Gittinger, John 322

Gnosticism 157 , 260 , 281 , 282 , 300 , 301 , 334 , 336 , 338

Gnostic Catholic Church 281 , 282 , 334 , 336 , 338

Gnostic Mass 281 , 300 , 301

Goa, India 336

Goddard, Robert 154

Godfather, The (film) 125 , 283

Goebbels, Josef 124 , 297 , 302

Golden Dawn 31 , 37 , 91 , 110 , 184 , 219 , 258 262 , 278 , 280 , 286 , 290 , 296 , 298

Goldman, Emma 42

Gold of Exodus, The 183

Gonzales, Sgt. Thomas C 177

Goodwin, Jean 210 , 214

Gordon, Cyrus 55 , 187 , 194 , 200 , 213 , 214 , 225 , 230 , 251 , 253 , 290 , 329 , 334

Gospel According to the Son, The (Mailer) 184

Gospel of St Thomas 46

Gottlieb, Dr Sidney 193 196 , 198 201 , 235 , 241 , 252 , 294 , 328

Gould, John 29

Granada 7 , 8 , 11

Granger, Francis 34

Granite State (steamer) 106 , 107

Grant, Kenneth 4 , 99 , 111 , 160 , 165 , 299 , 320 , 321 , 324 , 325 , 327 , 336

Grant, Maxwell 202

Grateful Dead 204

Graves, Robert 90 , 91 , 110 , 202 , 203 , 329

Grave Creek mound 58 , 63 , 74 , 83

Gravitis, Dorothy 270 273

Gray Nuns of Montreal 232

Greater Key of Solomon, The 32 , 151

Great Beast xiv , 151 , 157 , 304

Great Dying 56 , 70

Great Hopewell Road 51 , 75

Great Pyramid of Gizeh 63

Greek Order of St Denis of Zante 283

Greek Orthodox Catholic Church (Alexandria Patriarchate) 341

Greek Orthodox Church 273 , 278 , 311

Greensmith, Nathaniel 17

Greensmith, Rebecca 17

Greenstreet, Sidney 342

Grier, Roosevelt 309

griffins xix , xxi , 99

Grimoire of Pope Honorious, The 32

GRU (Soviet military intelligence) 245 , 296

Guadalajara 159

Gurdjieff, George Ivanovich 239

Guthrie, Colin James 341

Guyana 18 , 19 , 38

Gwynnedd, Owain 66

H

“Horror at Red Hook, The” (Lovecraft) 288

“How to Lose a War” (Habe) 118

Habe, Hans 113 , 115 118 , 120 12 3 , 134 , 137 , 144 , 161 , 190

Habe, Marina Elizabeth 109 , 115 , 133

Haber, Dr Fritz 144

Haber, Heinz 120 , 122 , 144

Haberman, Maggie 110

Haiti 5 , 289

Hakluyt, Richard 67

Halifax Explosives Company 147

Hall, Manley Palmer 309

Hall, Ralph 14

Halloween 20 , 146 , 147 , 286 , 305

hallucinogens 215 , 229 , 234 , 251 , 252

Hamilton Field, CA 170

Hamlin, WVA 101

Hanners, Arnold 111

Hannibal (Harris) 87

Hanoum (Hanuman) 246

Hansen, Chadwick 2 4 28 , 41 , 42

Hardt, Eloise 123 , 133

Hardwicke, Cedric 117

Hard Copy (TV series) 181

Harlot’s Ghost (Mailer) 182 , 183

Harpocrates 246

Harriman, Averell 285

Harris, Thomas xxiii , 87

Harrison, Katherine 14

Harrison, William Henry 58 , 70

Hartford, CT 17

Hartmann, Phil 204

Harvard University 4 , 17 , 50 , 265

Harvey, Laurence 209 , 308

Harz Mountains (Germany) 136 , 137

hashishin 260

Hatfield, Ellison 106

Hatfield, Johnson 106

Hatfield, R. 104

Hatfield and McCoy feud 105 , 106

Hawaii 115 , 149 , 206 , 209

Hawaii Five-O (TV series) 209

Hawthorne, Nathaniel 38 , 80

Hearst, Patty xx

Heart of Darkness (Conrad) 295

Heath, Dr Robert G 294

Heaven and Hell (Huxley) 223 , 251 , 253 , 289

Hecate’s Fountain (Grant) 111 , 165

Heflin, Deputy Marshall 102 , 103

Hegira 6

Heidelberg 122 , 140 , 141

Heiden, Konrad 117

Heller, Joseph 182

Helms, Richard xx , 45 , 142 , 175 , 193 , 200 , 201 , 215 217 , 220 , 248 , 269 , 294 , 328

Helter Skelter 110 , 161 , 206 , 330

Hensley, Douglas 110

Hercules Powder Company 147

Herz, Martin 120

Hess, Rudolf 225 , 228 , 234

Heyerdahl, Thor 49

Hickey, Ersel 207 , 208

Hicks, Robert 330

Hidatsa 74

Hidell, Alec 212 , 267

Highland Park, TX 266

Hill, Barney 328

Hill, Betty 328

Hill, Bishop Leonard G 276 , 342

Hillenkoetter, Roscoe 180 , 185 , 187

Hill Cumorah 51

Himalayan Institute 206

Himmler, Heinrich 73 , 137 , 140 , 141

Hinduism 224 , 246 , 249

Hinman, Gary 207 , 306 , 307

Hippke, Lt-General Professor Erich 140

Hirschfield, Harry 283

Hispaniola 5 , 289

Hitler, Adolf 108 , 117 , 134 , 137 , 206 , 222

Hively, Richard 143

Hizbollah 200

Hoffmann, Friedrich 143

Hohokam culture 64

Holand, Hjalmar 67 , 68 , 74 , 76

Holmes, Sherlock xiii , xix , 28 , 38 , 42

Holt, Dr Herbert 285 , 286

Holy Apostolic Church 275

Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln) 46

Holy Grail 217 , 259 , 289 , 323

Holy Kingdom, The (Gilbert) 66

Holy Land 7 , 11 , 12 , 155

Holy Orthodox Church 278 , 280 , 341

Hong Kong 131 , 322

Honolulu 88

Hoover, Herbert 285

Hoover, J. Edgar 158

Hopewell people 54 , 63

Hopi 49

Hornburg, John 115

Horror Hotel (film) 86

Hotel Hassler xv

Hotel Pennsylvania 198

Houdini, Harry 146

Hougan, Jim 182 , 183 , 212

House Intelligence Sub-Committee on Assassinations 193

House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) 211 , 273

House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) 168

Houssaye, Julien 338

Howe, Ellic 290

Howl (Ginsberg) 304

How To Become A Bishop Without Being Religious 275

Hubbard, L. Ron 93 , 146 , 150 15 4 , 164 , 188 , 189 , 203 , 288 , 295

Hubbard Hill 288

Hubbard Institute of Scientology 295

Hughes, Howard xviii , 28 , 39 , 42 , 45 , 47 , 146 , 158 , 159 , 164 , 173

Hughes Aircraft Company 158

Hughes Tool 183

Huguenots 10

Huk insurrection 124

Human Ecology, Society for the Investigation of 251 , 288 , 322 , 323

Human Ecology Fund 128

Hungary 116 , 119 , 186 , 189

Hunt, E. Howard xvii , 47 , 187 , 193 , 267 , 269 , 275 , 289 , 325 , 327 , 331

Hunt, Linda 135 , 163

Huntington, WVA 87 89 , 95 , 101

Hurkos, Peter 238 , 248 , 250 , 251 , 253

Hurricane, WVA 87

Huxley, Aldous 215 , 223 , 224 , 229 , 235 , 247 , 250 253 , 288

Hyatt, Christopher S. 290

Hyde, Bishop George A. 279

hypnosis 85 , 143 , 144 , 187 , 191 , 215 , 227 , 286 , 295 , 302 , 303 , 312 , 314 , 315 , 317 321 , 323 , 325 329

hypnotherapy 218

hysteria 13 , 20 , 24 28 , 34 , 234

I

I, Claudius (Graves) 91 , 202

Iberia 60 , 61 , 64 , 71

IBM (International Business Machines, Inc) 120 , 162

Illuminati 34 , 42 , 183 , 310 , 314

Illuminatus! 300

image magic 24

imaginary playmates 319

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (film) 306

Incas 9 , 49 , 72

Indian Head, MD 242

individuation 235

Indonesia 47 , 136 , 305

Industrial Employment Review Board 158 , 164

Inez, KY 81

initiation iv , 150 , 161 , 204 , 223 , 224 , 235 , 246 , 261 , 303

Intelectron Corporation 237

International Rescue Committee 117

Invocation of My Demon Brother (film) 306

Ireland 61 , 71 , 90 , 283

Ironton, OH 101 103

Iron Guard 310

Iroquois 49

Irving, Clifford 45

Irving, TX 266 , 267 , 269

Irving, Washington xviii , 7 , 8 , 10 , 20 , 41

Isaac Newton, the Last Sorcerer 17

Isabella, Queen of Spain 9

Isbell, Dr Harris 197 , 235

Islam 5 , 6 , 9 11 , 32 , 280

Italian Embassy, NY 283

Itkin, Bishop Michael Francis Augustine 279 , 280

Ivanov, Yevgeny 296

I Ching 209

I Pledge Allegiance 182

J

Jacobinism 42

Jaggers-Chiles-Stovall 274

Jakobson, Gregg 208

James, Bishop Earl Anglin Lawrence 284 , 285 , 341 , 343

Janitschek, Hans 116

Japan Air Lines 328

Jaroshevich, Konstantin 341

Jarvik, Murray E 197

JATO (Jet-Assisted Take-Off) 148 , 149

Jefferson, Thomas 18 , 58

Jenkintown, PA 249

Jensen, Dr Gilbert (pseud.) 315 328

Jerusalem 6 11 , 21 , 40 , 72 , 233

Jessup, Morris K. 179

Jesuits 234

Jesus Christ xiii , xiv , xv , 7 , 16 , 28 , 30 , 46 , 73 , 91 , 128 , 155 , 184 , 185 , 205 , 207 , 259 , 262 , 287 , 292 , 302 , 345

JFK (film) 263 , 275

jihad 72

Johnson, Andrew 263

Johnson, President Lyndon B. 81 , 106 , 263 , 285

John Birch Society 268

Johphiel 37

Jones, Candy 209 , 315 328 , 331

Jones, Charles Stansfeld 258

Jones, Jim 38

Jones, Margaret 14

Jonestown massacre 19 , 46 , 247

Jonson, Ben 15

Josiah Macy Jr Foundation 251

Journal of Psychology 197

Journal of the American Chemical Society 143

Journey Into Darkness 110

Journey to the West 246

JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) 146 , 148 , 154 , 168 , 179

JPL and the American Space Program 154 , 164

Judd, Ashley 107 , 108

Judd, Naomi xviii , 107

Judd, Wynonna xviii , 107

Jung, Carl G. xxii , 26 , 219 , 222 , 235 , 263

Jureidini, Paul 128 , 162

JUSPAO (Joint United States Public Affairs Office 131 , 132 , 144 , 162 , 163

K

Kahn, Fritz 117

Kaiser, Robert Blair 305

Kaiser Permanente Hospital 236

Kaiser Permanente Research Foundation 236

Kanawha River 91

Kaohsiung 322

Karnataka 50

Karpel, Craig xvi , xvii , 45 , 47

Karpis, Al 203

Katanga Province, Congo 130

Katyn Forest Massacre 276

Keehner, James 325

Keel, John A. 89 91 , 110

Keeler, Christine 245 , 296

Keller, Charles William 339

Kelley, Edward 151

Kelly, Gene 117

Kelpius, Johannes 32 , 33 , 108

kenaima 19

Kendall, Elizabeth 14

Kennedy, Caroline 253 , 330

Kennedy, Edward 205 , 308

Kennedy, John F. v , 47 , 123 , 169 , 175 , 180 , 183 , 209 , 211 , 239 , 240 , 257 263 , 267 , 275 , 285 , 286 , 289 293 , 296 , 298 , 308 , 310 , 313 , 314 , 322 , 324 , 330

Kennedy, John F., Assassination of xiv , xvi , xvii , xx , xxii , 121 , 124 , 135 , 169 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 179 , 183 , 184 , 203 , 205 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 214 , 235 , 242 , 243 , 257 259 , 262 264 , 266 , 269 , 272 275 , 278 , 285 293 , 308 , 309 , 313 , 330 , 343

Kennedy, Joseph Sr 308

Kennedy, Robert F. 44 , 286 , 298 , 305 , 308 310 , 313 , 314 , 322 , 324 , 330 , 343

Kennedy, Ted 308

Kennedy administration 259

Kennedy Curse 308

Kennedy family 158 , 267

Kenova, West Virginia xviii , 81 , 87 , 88 , 95 , 96

Kensington Stone 67 , 68

Kent, Lenny 283

Kentucky xviii , xix , 43 , 44 , 47 , 53 , 54 , 59 64 , 66 , 69 , 73 , 75 , 79 83 , 96 , 97 , 98 10 2 , 104 111 , 115 , 133 , 178 , 186 , 197 , 216 , 307 , 342

Kentucky Fried Chicken 79

Kentucky Highlands Museum 97 , 98 , 110

Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Co. 98 , 100

Kentucky Supreme Court 97

Kerouac, Jack 185

Keyhoe, Donald E. 212

KGB 183 , 211 , 271 , 272 , 293 , 310 , 330

Khruschev, Nikita 167

Kiefer Mound 52 , 53

Kierkegaard, Soren 180

King, Dr Martin Luther Jr 260 , 309

King, Stephen 73

King Arthur 66 , 71 , 259

King Jesus (Graves) 91

King Philip’s War 16

King Solomon’s Temple 7 , 9 , 72

Kinski, Nastassia 307

Kintigh, Keith W. 64

Kipling, Rudyard 306

Kirkwood, James 281 , 282 , 290

Kiss the Girls (film) 108

Klimovicz, Joseph 341

Knightley, Phillip 253 , 330

Knights Templar xv , 9 , 69 , 72 , 155 , 243 , 260

Koenig, Peter 300

Koestler, Arthur 117 , 220

Konowe, Joseph 283

Kontogiorgios, Christopher 341

Kon Tiki (Heyerdahl) 49

Koot Humi 310

Koppes, Clayton R. 154 , 164

Koran 6

Koreagate 46

Korean War 187 , 189 , 195 , 209 , 247 , 265 , 308 , 312

Koresh, David 38

Korff, Kal K. 213

Kremlin 110

Krenwinkle, Patricia (“Katie”) 206

Kress, Dr Kenneth A. 240 , 241

Krishnamurti 335

Krishna Venta 261

kriss 305

Kuhn, Bela 42

Kuthumi 310

Kyoto, Japan 185

L

L’Affaire Paperclip (Hunt) 135

LaBianca, Leno 44 , 133

LaBianca, Rosemary 44 , 133

LaGrande, OR 171

Lakshmana 246

Landas Berghes, Prince Rudolph 335 , 339

Lansbury, Angela 209 , 308 , 315

Lansbury, Deirdre (“DiDi”) 208

Lansdale, General Edward G. 127 , 128 , 162

LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) 93 , 157 , 309

Larson, Stan 42

Lashbrook, Dr Robert 196 20 2

Lasky, Victor 158 , 165

Latvia 270 , 271

Laugheads 248

LaVey, Anton Szandor 205 , 297 306 , 330

Lawson, Claude 79

Layton, Dr. Laurence J. 242 , 247

Leadbeater, C.W. 335

Leary, Timothy 216 , 223 , 251 , 291 293

Lebanon 123 , 283

Lecter, Hannibal 87 , 88

Lee, Christopher 307

Lee, Martin A. 253

Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Irving) 8 , 20 , 41

Lemmon, Jack 45

Lenape dog-rib Indians (Grant) 100

Lennon, John 46 , 303

Lesser Keys of Solomon, The 32

Levi-Strauss, Claude 132

Levin, Ira 305 , 329

Levy, Erika 117 , 118

Lewis, Dr Dorothy Ortnow 96

Lewis, Jerry 3

Lexington, KY 82 , 98 , 104 10 7 , 197 , 216

Lexington Guards (KY) 104

Ley, Willy 147

Liberal Catholic Church 280 , 335 , 339

Liber 777 (Crowley) 37

Library of Congress xvii

Libyans 65

Liebniz 17

Life magazine 124 , 251

Life of the Bee, The (Maeterlinck) 188

Lifton, Dr Robert Jay 195 , 227 , 253

Lincoln, Abraham 13 , 41 , 58 , 262 , 263

Linedecker, Clifford L 110

Link, Mae Mills 144 , 163

Lippmann, Walter 127

Little Franciscans of Mary 232

Long, Bobby Joe xviii , 14 , 31 , 81 , 95 97 , 111 , 141 , 209 , 241 , 284 , 301 , 315 , 328

Long, Cindy 96

Long, Earl K. 284

Lookout Mountain 67

Loren, Sophia 296

Lorre, Peter 117 , 342

Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age (Rudgley) 50 , 75

Los Lunas stone 56

Louisiana 80 , 275 , 281 , 284 , 323

Lovecraft, H.P. xix , 3 , 4 , 15 , 18 , 41 , 99 , 108 , 109 , 263 , 288 , 303

Love Connection, The (TV series) xviii

Loyola, St Ignatius 234

LSD, Man And Society 197

Lucas, Henry Lee xviii , xx , 31 , 74 , 81 , 304 , 305

Luce, Henry 269

Lucifer Rising (film) 297 , 306

Luftwaffe 139 , 140 , 145

Lughnasad 146

Lumumba, Patrice 129 , 130 , 131

Luxembourg 283

Luxembourg, Rosa 42

Lysergic Acid (LSD xvii , 109 , 194 , 196 201 , 205 , 210 , 215 217 , 219 , 220 , 224 , 229 , 241 , 244 , 252 , 261 , 291 294

M

MacArthur, General Douglas 167 , 179 , 180 , 285 , 303

MacGowan, Kennet 58

Machen, Arthur 263

Mackey, Bobby 79

MacLean, Mary Anne 295 297 , 299 , 317

Maddox, Luke 44 , 83 , 92

Maddux, Holly 168

Maddux, Kathleen 44

Madoc 66 68 , 70 , 74 , 75

Maeterlinck, Maurice 167 , 187 189 , 191 , 193 , 203 , 208 , 211 214 , 290

Magickal Childe Bookstore 300

Magnalia Christi Americana (Mather) 56

Magruder, General John 175

Magus, Simon 36

Magus, The (Barrett) 28 , 29 , 31 , 37 , 42 , 223

Maheu, Robert 158 , 164 , 173 , 203

Mailer, Norman 182 184

Majorca, Spain 91 , 202

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church 335

Malaya 71 , 295 , 305

Malays 49

Malaysia 7 , 47

Malibu, CA 92 , 206 , 308

Malina, Frank J. 146 , 149

Mamas and the Papas, The 115 , 133

Manchester, NY 51

Manchurian Candidate 188 , 194 , 218 , 284 , 295 , 308 , 313 , 318 , 323

Manchurian Candidate, The (Condon) 308

Manchurian Candidate, The (film) xvii , 209 , 286 , 324

Mandans 67 , 67 71 , 68 , 69 , 70 , 71 , 74

Manhattan Project 120 , 137

Manhunter (film 87

Manifesto of the Antichrist (Parsons) 157

Mannlicher-Carcano rifle 267

Mansfield, Jayne 205

Manson, Charles xvii xxiii , 31 , 44 , 45 , 47 , 74 , 79 , 81 8 6 , 88 , 92 , 92 95 , 98 , 107 110 , 115 , 116 , 133 , 151 , 152 , 161 , 190 , 203 209 , 243 , 252 , 259 , 261 , 262 , 297 299 , 301 , 305 307 , 306 , 307 , 316 , 330

Manson, Charles Jr 92

Manson, William 83

Manson: The Unholy Trail of Charlie and the Family 85 , 110

Manson File, The (Schreck) xxiii , 109 , 110 , 161 , 330

Manson II 206 , 299 , 301

Manson secret 190

Mantell, Capt. Thomas 178 , 186

Man Hunt (film) 58

man in black 19 , 20 , 171 , 172

Mao Ze Dong 221 , 245

Marcel, Major Jesse A. 176

Marcello, Carlos 275 , 289 , 300

Marchetti, Victor 271 , 329

Marcuse, Herbert 175

Marianne K. 304 , 305

Marietta, OH 58

Marks, John 142 , 143 , 163 , 187 , 199 , 200 , 213 , 214 , 225 , 290 , 318 , 319 , 325 , 329 331

Marranos 9

Marrs, Jim 162 , 175 , 182 184 , 213

Marseilles 118

Marshall, Gen. George 102 , 149 , 237 , 322 , 323

Martel, Charles 6

Martin, Jack S. 275 , 285

Martin, Malachi 304 , 305 , 330

Martinism 338

Marx, Karl 42 , 186

Mar Ignatius Peter III, Patriarch of Antioch 336

Mason County Guards (KY) 104

Massachusetts xix , 9 , 13 15 , 17 , 21 , 23 , 24 , 28 , 29 , 37 , 40 , 56 , 226 , 269

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 249

Massachusetts Medical Society 17

Masson, Andre 117

Mather, Cotton xix , 18 23 , 27 , 30 , 33 , 41 , 56 , 75 , 80

Mathers, MacGregor 31 , 32 , 91 , 110 , 219 , 258 , 290

Mathew, Arnold Harris 334 3 41

Mattachine Society 279

Maury Island, WA 121 , 168 176 , 205 , 284

Mauss, Marcel 132

Mauve Zone (Grant) 100

Maya 39

Mayflower Hotel 286

Maypole 14 , 15

Maysville, KY 103 , 104 , 106

Ma Barker gang 203

McCord, James 173

McCoy, Bud 106

McCoy, Harmon 106

McCoy, Pharmer 105

McCoy, Randolph 106

McCoy, Roseanna 106

McCoy, Tolbert 105

McCreary Guards (KY) 104

McCulloch, Warren S 237 , 238

McGill University 226

McInerney, James M. 158 , 164 , 173

McMechen, WVA 83 , 84 , 85 , 88