Cult Connections

Is Crestone/Baca, Colorado, “The Vatican City of the New World Order?:” An Exposé of the Occult “New World Religion”
Cult Connections

Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom, Emeritus Professor of Geography, CSUS

November, 2013

Evil on this scale is impossible to comprehend.  To know who murdered JonBenet Ramsey is to know what world we live in.
James R. Gaines, Time Magazine, 1997

Despite pronouncements to the contrary, the CIA is still very actively engaged in mind-control research.  Communities around the world have been converted to laboratories.  Cults in their midst are led by operatives practiced in the techniques and technology of behavior modification.  And media disinformation conceals the work of this mind control fraternity….

               Alex Constantine, Psychic Dictatorship in America (1995)

The United States of America has not openly declared war on private citizens.  But illicit human experimentation and vicious “non-lethal” radio frequency assaults have been carried out by agencies within a number of federal institutions for 50 years.

Alex Constantine (1997), Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America

People should be reminded that the individual sovereignty, of our minds and bodies, is our most valuable possession.  We must educate the populace about the programs of control that have gone on for at least the latter half of this century.  We must expose mind control programs that are currently going on in the military, in religious cults, and in psychiatric experiments, in the media, and see to it that these operations are brought to an end.  Mind control fascism should be turned worldwide into a hot button topic so that at the mere mention of new incursions on our freedom, the public uproar will be overwhelming.

Jim Keith, Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness (2003) 

A. Introduction

Mind control, ritual abuse, and destructive cults are vast and depressing topics indeed.  The “rabbit hole” seems to just keep expanding into larger and darker cavities.  As caveat, I come to these onerous subjects with no formal training in psychology but rather, simply as one who wants to learn and then share the truth.  I was baptized in the Lutheran church and raised as a Unitarian.  My search for “the Truth” began in earnest when I was in high school and college, during which time I read many religious classics and existentialist writers.  At various times in my life I have unofficially “signed up” for Christianity (Catholicism) and Tibetan Buddhism.  But most of my intellectual energy has been applied to my career as a physical geography professor.  Herein, I try to discern the general outlines of a huge puzzle picture based on examination of the many often contradictory puzzle pieces I find in written reports, books, internet articles, etc.  Readers who are willing and able to join me on this demanding journey are encouraged to evaluate the evidence  and come to their own conclusions.

In Part VI, we learned that systematic ritual torture, murder, and genocide of innocent children and adults has been and is being covertly committed by a Network (or networks) of individuals who have for the most part, not been held accountable.  This Network includes individuals highly placed within our own and other governments (DeCamp, 1996; McGowan, 2004).  Author Walter Bowart (1976) refers to this hidden ruling elite as the “cryptocracy” (‘rule by secrecy’).  David McGowan refers to this ruling elite as the “pedophocracy.”  (‘rule by pedophiles’,

After posting Part VI on my website (, I took a much needed respite from writing about this toxic topic.  I needed to refresh myself with nature, music, travel, and good people; to find reassurance that this is still a beautiful world.  It is.  Last spring, at a dulcimer shop in Mountain View, Arkansas, after a lady customer gave an excellent impromptu performance on the hammered-dulcimer, she smiled and said: “Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with your talent is your gift to God.”  It seems God sometimes speaks to us through others.  I heed her words.  This past year, I recorded and produced a new CD, Paradise Divide, that features my banjo- and guitar-picking and bluegrass/folk-style singing (

What’s Tagore’s phrase?  “God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.”  Greek philosophers and Catholic theologians  have referred to truth, beauty, and goodness as “transcendentals.” because they can lead us to the experience of infinite Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.  St. Bonaventure stated:

Our yearning for truth, goodness, beauty,

and happiness together with our awareness

of our own limitations cry out for the

existence of that Supreme Truth, Goodness,

and Beauty which is God.


By cultivating and pursuing these “transcendentals,” I believe we follow paths toward our highest calling; our true vocation.  Thus, I presently consider my pursuit of truth, in this investigative series and my websites, etc., and beauty, in my music, as important components of my spiritual practice.  But, you might argue, the truths presented in this series are so unbeautiful that they should not even be mentioned in polite company.  To that, I respond as follows:  First, John 8:32 states, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”  (Interestingly, this is also the CIA’s motto).  Second, a hard truth is far preferable to a pleasant lie, particularly in situations where conflict is involved and crimes are being committed.  When under overt or covert attack, an accurate understanding of reality is required in order to devise appropriate defensive measures.  Finally, if, as the New Testament affirms, Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, Christians and decent people everywhere have the responsibility to oppose the diabolical mind control programs described in this and the previous section.  Indeed, these issues may quite possibly resolve into Biblical verities.  But for now, I prefer to follow traditional, academic methodologies and attempt to outline the scope of these issues via a review of the pertinent literature.

Even so, the information presented in this series (and on this website) indicates that, whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a war against covert, undeclared, and very organized enemies.  And it seems that this war is, to a certain extent, a spiritual war.  As St. Paul stated in Ephesians 6:12:


We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Over the past year, I have continued to share my research in public radio interviews, mostly on the various topics related to my websites (, and These topics include mind control, the global warming fraud, and geo-engineering, which, like mind control, has been secretly developed by governments since WWII and provides a vast array of covert weapons that can be applied against civilians (see Part VII of this series).  I have continued to read widely on the topics of mind control and cults.  And I have been involved in some of our nearly non-stop Crestone/Baca/Saguache County political battles, which often seem to take on epic and very nasty proportions.  A number of my fellow Crestonians and I find it ironic that in this purportedly “love and light” “spiritual community,” a small cabal seems determined to control our town and county for its own ends, even to the point of steeling our elections (Appendix 5).  One foreigner here (British), who serves on various local boards, and who deports himself in the style of a “colonial master” like for instance, the British Raj, is said to have stated: “The important thing is to keep things stirred up.”   What’s going on here?   Has our community been “converted into a laboratory” with various “cults in our midst that are “managed by operatives practiced in the techniques and technology of behavior modification,” as Constantine states in the second quote above?   Is our community really meant to be the prototype of the New World Religion?  Obviously, I’m trying to answer these and other questions through writing this series.

Clues can be garnered simply by living here, however.  One friend exclaimed: “You can’t throw a stick around here without hitting a “change agent.”  I have also often had the impression that “change agents” (aka “spies”) come and go frequently here to fulfill various objectives and to spy on our community (see my Appendix 1: Crestone/Baca “Group Dynamics”  The combination of aggressive “revolutionary local politics” and the presence of numerous, obvious “change agents” (spies) tends to render life in our “Shangri-la” a bit less than the peaceful, idyllic, utopia portrayed in magazines such as Crestone or films such as The Flame. One former neighbor of mine, a professional psychologist who recently left our community, concludes that we who live here are guinea pigs in some “cultish?” experiments.

Even so, this is still a spectacular place to live and I remain here and because I built my house here and because our U.S. Constitution guarantees that we American citizens are master, not servant, of our government.  Also, there are good people here, many of whom are genuinely dedicated to spiritual practice.  The fact that the various spiritual paths being pursued in this “Refuge of World Truths” entail radically different cultural values and worldviews does make life here somewhat schizophrenic.  Is this the crux of the experiment; to create a modern, syncretic, Tower of Babel and to induce “doublethink” via close juxtaposition of dissimilar worldviews?  I recall the scene at the end of Orwell’s 1984, after Winston Smith has been broken down by party leader O’Brien’s mind-control methods.  Winston is sitting alone at a table, staring blankly off into space.  Others in the room each sit at their own table and also stare blankly off into space.  Each has been reduced to zombie-like status and is soon going to be discarded (killed) by “the party,” aka “INGSOC,” a contraction for ENGLISH SOCIALISM.  But Winston finally loves “Big Brother.”  Actually, this scene does seem familiar; this is how people behave at silent Buddhist retreats.

B.  Headlines from Parts VI and VII

Parts VI mainly dealt with the top-secret, post-WWII mind control programs and experiments of the CIA and other government agencies that derived from earlier experimental programs conducted by Nazis, the British, the Russians, the Illuminati, etc.  Part VII introduced electronic forms of mind control and weaponry.  In Part VI, we read that Psychiatrist, Dr. A. Collin Ross (2000), summarized the goals of the government-sponsored programs as follows:

The major goal of the Cold War mind control programs was to create dissociative symptoms and disorders, including full multiple personality disorder (MPD).  The Manchurian Candidate is fact, not fiction, and was created by the CIA in the 1950’s under BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE mind control programs.  …… Manchurian Candidate is an experimentally-created dissociative identity disorder that meets the following four criteria:  1) Created deliberately, 2) A new identity is implanted, 3) Amnesia barriers are created, and 4) Used in simulated or actual operations.


The mind control experiments were interwoven with radiation experiments and research on chemical and biological weapons…. Subjects did not give meaningful informed consent.

(CIA contractor and UCLA psychiatrist) Dr. (Jolyon) West devoted four decades to study, writing, and experimenting on dissociation, hypnosis, Communist mind control, hallocinogens, sensory deprivation, and methods of social influence; he concluded that the methods used by destructive cults result in the creation of new identities and dissociated states (West and Martin, 1994).  The same methods, when applied to experimental subjects under BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE and MKULTRA, also resulted in the creation of amnesia, new identities, and dissociated states. 


Hence, the MKULTRA-related programs convinced elites that cults provide the kinds of closed, totalitarian systems in which mind control methodologies can be employed with minimal risk of public exposure.  Please let us never forget, however, that such activities, whether secretly conducted in hospitals, universities, military bases, or in cults, constitute crimes, treason, torture, and in many cases, mass murder of innocent citizens.  Non-consenting “human guinea pigs” who are the victims of these programs are the very citizens that our leaders are sworn to serve and protect.  Worse yet, the draconian techniques of mind control that are tested and refined on unwitting citizens are being covertly applied on other unsuspecting citizens at home and abroad.  The inescapable conclusion is that our government is controlled by those who view the American citizenry as enemy, for these are acts of covert warfare.  We can infer that the techniques and technologies of mind control are amongst the most potent weapons of the “secret government” (“crypotocracy”/pedophocracy) that manages the duly-constituted government.  I identified our would-be “controllers” in Part IV of this series.

In previous sections, we gleened that some of the elite regard themselves as gods.  One survivor of government-sponsored mind control programming, Carol Rutz, stated:

Dr. Black (aka Joseph Mengele, the Nazi “angel of death”) talked about how Hitler had not died but had ascended to a god-state.  He didn’t seem to worship Hitler, but seemed to honor the perfect idea of the man.  None of them worshipped him that I could tell, because they were too absorbed with the idea of also becoming gods.

Hence, apparently, elite psychopaths, who themselves could be victims of torture-based programming, inflict the same kinds of tortures on other innocent victims, thereby creating new psychopaths to help implement their “Plan.”  (Or, alternatively, does a “race” of “alien” psychopaths dwell amongst us and work covertly toward our destruction?  See Part IV).  Goals of the programming include creating mind-controlled slaves to perform various functions such as assassins, sex slaves, couriers, spies, etc.  Such “Manchurian Candidates”/” Montauk Boys,” etc. are fictionally portrayed in movies, including “The Manchurian Candidate” and the “The Borne Identity,” and in TV series such as “The Doll House.”

As noted previously, researchers estimate that some 2 to 10 million individuals in America, already programmed in this manner, are “sleepers” who can be triggered to perform various functions in the future.  Some authors refer to an immanent “Black Awakening,” in which “Satan’s Super Soldiers” could be activated to initiate war and chaos (Disdair, 2009).  Mind-control programs also seem to be related, in part, to Nazi, Illuminati, and/or Jewish concepts of “master race.”  Members of the “Satanic elite” are often referred to as “chosen ones” or the “chosen generation.”  Additionally, many sources distinguish “bloodline” from “non-bloodline” programmed slaves.  We may hypothesize that the “bloodline” slaves (the ones for whom both parents were involved in their programming), may be synonymous with the “chosen ones” or “master race.”

We have shown that the “Network” of elite psychopaths that apparently rules the world is international in scope.  Their power base has allowed such arch-criminals and mass-murderers as Nazi, Joseph Mengele, to conduct their “research” in secret, confident that “the system” would protect them.  Unfortunately, the “world system” does protect them.

Nonetheless, there is some hope on the horizon.  During the last several decades, legitimate, altruistically-motivated psychologists and psychiatrists, have developed methods to begin to “deprogram” victims and begin to recover their free will and their lives.  In the process of extended therapy, victims have identified their programmers and programs that were used on them.  I review some of this literature herein.

When one embarks upon a project of discovery like this, one often finds that in answering one question, new questions emerge.  Hence, this paper could now proceed in many different directions.  In my opinion, testing the hypothesis posed in the title of this series, (“Is Crestone/Baca the Vatican City of the New World Order?”) now requires a review of the literature on cults.  This topic is also vast, controversial, and possibly dangerous.  It is especially controversial because “one man’s cult is another man’s religion.”  And since people’s sense of identity is often wrapped up with their religious beliefs, they can be so fiercely attached to those beliefs that, for them, belief becomes “fact” and they may be willing to die to defend those beliefs.  This study demonstrates that by creating and/or infiltrating and controlling new belief systems (i.e., counterfeit, false religions or cults, aka “new religious movements”), elites have found potent means to manipulate individuals’ worldviews and behavior even to the point of changing their identities and deceiving them into performing acts they would otherwise never perform.  These, after all, have always been among the prime goals of the mind control programs.

Examination of these cults does offer some moments of comic relief, however, at least for those who find humor in the absurd.  Particularly outrageous and ludicrous examples of contrived cults include the “Neo-American Boohoo Church” and the “Church of the Living Swing,” which emerged in America in the 1960’s and 1940’s, respectively (Lee and Shlain, 1992).  Hundreds and even thousands of other cults (aka “new religious movements”) have appeared, whose members subscribe to belief systems that others might regard as “crazy” or even “insane.”  As I plow through the literature on some of these cults and “new religious movements,” I am reminded of these statements:

The Holocaust is not a religion for Jews.  It is a religion par excellence for goyim.


Israel Shamir, Israeli Journalist, in an email to Ingrid Rimland, Ernst Zundel’s wife

It is difficult for us to imagine what it is like to have been born in 1948, but it is very much like being born into an insane asylum.


Arthur Kleps, Chief Boohoo of the Neo-American Boohoo Church (from Lee and Shlain, 1992)


Falsifying religion


From Jones

C.  Forging Ahead

Most people hold some kind of religious belief.  Perhaps belief in the transcendent is “hard-wired” into human consciousness.  Other reasons why these topics are so daunting and complicated is that they relate to the very nature of knowing (consciousness) and reality itself (epistemology and ontology, respectively).  And, as noted above, cults are very often created and used as fronts for covert intelligence operations.  Because the subjects involved are so complex, I herein rely heavily on the work of others more qualified and experienced in these matters than me.  Review of pertinent literature here is intended to help answer the following questions:

1)    Could some of our 32 different spiritual groups in Crestone/Baca be considered cults or destructive cults?   If so, what cult behaviors are exhibited and what functions are being fulfilled, and are these functions related to the New World Order/One World Government agenda?

2)    Do the synergistic syncretism and/or political influence of spiritual groups cause our Crestone/Baca community itself to function somewhat like a cult?  If so, is this an intended or accidental effect of juxtaposing many spiritual traditions in a small community?

3)    Are intelligence agents and agencies and/or other political/economic entities involved in our community?  If so, are they involved in mind-control programming within some  spiritual groups (or undeclared groups) and/or in controlling our local politics/economics from behind the scenes, perhaps using spiritual groups as a front?

4)    If the answer to any of the above is yes, what goals are being pursued/accomplished/tested here in this “Refuge of World Truths?”  And why was Crestone/Baca chosen to accomplish these goals?

5)    Is it possible to identify and distinguish mind-controlled individuals and their handlers/programmers from “normal” people?

6)    Are the various religious leaders and practitioners being monitored by intelligence or psychiatric professionals?

7)    Is there evidence of “possession” of individuals in our community?  Is there evidence that rituals are followed that are meant to create possession states?

8)    Some researchers assert that a goal of the New World Order is to create a “hive mind.”  Do “programmed” or “possessed” individuals think identically and/or have the means of communication/cooperation/coordination with each other?

9)    Another apparent goal of the New World Order is to create an “occult theocracy.”  Do elements within our community and/or the entire community itself exhibit characteristics of an “occult theocracy?”

10)Does a worldwide “master cult” somehow coordinate activities of the multitude of smaller cults?

Other researchers are also asking these kinds of questions.  Noblitt and Peskin (2000) consider the following hypothesis: “There is an international Satanic conspiracy engaging in ritual crime.”  From this, we can derive the question:

11)Whose agendas and what agendas are being pursued in the multifarious cult activities?

There is an internet article entitled: “Jewish Sabbateans Rule the World for Satan,” (, makes a declarative statement that we can turn into a question:

11) Do Sabbatean (Cabbalistic/Talmudic) Jews rule the world for Satan?”   This question actually includes three questions:  a) Do Jews rule the world?  b) Does Satan rule the Jews (as Jesus states unequivocally in the Gospels)? C) Or is “the Network”/”the cult,” if such exists, mostly non-Jewish in its identity and goals?

Information presented in Parts IV and V of this series seem to affirm hypotheses a and b.  However, deception is a hallmark of both cults’ and intelligence agencies’ behavior.  So in this paper, we can further test hypotheses a and b and also provide information needed to test hypothesis c.

12)     Are some of the victims of mind-control programming (“sleepers”) created to fulfill apocalyptic objectives, as per the “Black Awakening” scenario?

13)    If the answer to question 12 is yes, does Crestone/Baca have a specific role to play in such a scenario?

14)     Finally, what is the relationship, if any, between the so-called “chosen ones” or “chosen generation” (programmed mind controlled slaves) and the so-called “chosen people” (Jews).

There is now an extensive literature by psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists, and theologians/Christians that bear on these questions.  And since these phenomena are closely linked with religion, politics, economics, and the military, much can also be gleened from written sources that extend far back in history.  Clearly, these subjects are interdisciplinary and multi-cultural, and transcend both time and place.


D.  Legitimate Psychologists and Psychiatrists to the Rescue?


As noted, courageous psychologists, psychiatrists and others have dedicated their lives to healing the victims of mind control/ritual abuse.  The fruits of their research and experience are available (Epstein et al., 2011, Miller, 2012, Noblitt and Perskin, 2000, Ryder, 1992, 1997; Ross, 1995, Amstutz et al., 1985).  The motivation of these individuals, of course, seems diametrically opposed to that of the government “spychiatrists” who refined the torture-based mind control techniques outlined in previous sections.  The altruistically-oriented scientists have often faced fierce opposition from the media, the courts, and the government “spychiatrists” and agencies who conducted the mind-control programming in MKULTRA and other programs.  For instance, “The False Memory Syndrome Foundation” was created by pedophile ‘spychiatrists’ in order to protect themselves and their colleagues from the accusations of their victims.  (FMSF is clearly a CIA false front because 1) it was founded by CIA spychiatrists to discredit their victims/accusers and 2) the American Psychiatric Association does not recognize any such thing as the “false memory syndrome”).

Despite this fierce and determined opposition, however, legitimate psychiatrists have, to some extent, learned to “reverse-engineer” mind control programs by working with the victims of mind-control programming.  This knowledge is now helping victims to overcome their programming and recover their lives.  It should be noted, as well, that Christian exorcism (deliverance) may provide the most effective means of healing individuals who are victims of “possession” and/or “Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA)” that have Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)  (Amstutz et al., 1985; Amorth, 1992, 1999; Lozano, 2010).  While I take these more traditional, spiritual approaches quite seriously, I will focus on reviewing the academic clinical psychology literature at this point in order to better understand the phenomena.

Dr. E. Lacter (2011), notes that “torture-based mind control” exerts continuous control over its victims and that the programming typically involves a combination of torture, drugs, smoke and mirrors, and dissociative processes and that.  Dr. Lacter defines “torture-based mind control” as:

… systematic application of 1) acute torture, including pain, terror, drugs, electroshock, sensory deprivation, oxygen deprivation, cold, heat, spinning, brain simulation, and near death, and 2) conditioning, including coercive hypnosis, directives, illusions (staged tricks, films, stories), spiritual threats, manipulation of attachment needs, and classical operant, and fear conditioning, to coerce victims to form altered mental states, including a) hyper-attentive blank states (tabula rosa) mental states that arise spontaneously to perceived threat to physical survival; b) self-states that spontaneously form to threat to psychic survival… and c) ego-states that develop more gradually through conditioning, all three of which are subject to programmer” strategies to define, control, and “install” with them perceptions, beliefs, fear, pain, directives, information, triggers, and behaviors, to force victims to do, feel, think, and perceive things for the purposes of the programmer, including execution of acts that violate the victim’s volition, principles, and instinct for self-preservation, and to cause ego-states that usually have executive control of mental functions (the host, front tor apparently normal personality) to have no conscious memory for the torture, conditioning, programming, controlled ego-states, or executed programmed behaviors.


Torture-based mind control is practiced by individuals and groups who seek to maximally control and exploit others, particularly children.  Included are practitioners of abusive religious rituals (e.g., Satanism and abusive witchcraft), organized crimes against children (child pornography, prostitution, and trafficking), and groups with political, military, and espionage agendas.


Survivors commonly report torture using electroshock, spinning, isolation, confinement (cages, coffins, etc.), sexual abuse, beatings (especially to the head), hanging or pulling with ropes and chains, suffocation, drowning, being held over fire, blinding or flashing light, forced ingestion of blood, urine, feces, flesh, etc. hunger thirst, sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, submersion in ice water, drugs to induce paralysis, pain, confusion, amnesia, etc., application of snakes, spiders, maggots, rats, etc. and being forced to perform or witness abuse, torture and sacrifice of people and animals.

….. Some of the strongest corroborative evidence for mind control is a 2007 internet survey in which 1471 people from at least forty countries responded as survivors in the Extreme Abuse Survey (EAS) (Becker, Karriker, Overkamp, and Rutz, 2007).”

A sample of the EAS survey’s findings include:

1)    63% of respondents (640) report that perpetrator(s) deliberately created/programmed dissociative states of mind (such as alters, personalities, ego-states) in them.

2)    Over half (53%) perceive that internal programmers, abusers, demons, and human spirits watch and control them.

3)    Novel tortures, including near-death torture (including anoxia, brachycardia, and cardiac arrest due to suffocation, electrocution, freezing, drowning, etc.) were used to induce tabula rosa programmable states to form. Fifty one percent report being subjected to near drowning experience (51%) and 50% report being subjected to electro-shock.

4)     Torture was used to influence the host (front personality) with no conscious awareness.  The host experienced unexplained behavior compulsions to perform particular behaviors, and programmed self-states would take “executive control” to follow programmed directives, unbeknownst to the host.

5)    Respondents report that self-states (alters) were programmed to perform particular roles, such as soldier, courier, assassin (12%), cult leader, etc. and skills such as speaking a foreign language, flying an aircraft, remote-viewing or other psychic enhancements (14%), and specific sexual behaviors.

6)    Fourteen percent claim being subjected to government-sponsored mind-control programs between the ages of 0 and 2 and 34% report that one or more of their alters had access codes.  Some report self-states as human tape-recorders and computers that could be used to store information.

7)    Respondents report programming to ‘punish the victim’ (themselves) when any self-state threatened to disobey abuser directives, especially to never remember or disclose their abuse.  If they even considered disobedience or confiding in others, they experienced anxiety, pain, spinning, or drugged sensations, illness, self-harm, and suicidality.  Fifty seven percent report having ‘self-destruct’ programming installed in case they began remembering programs, and 68% had suicidal thoughts just before remembering traumatic programming.

8)    Numerous participants report their perception of internal mental “structures,” or mental representations of objects, usually inanimate, in the body or mind.  Often-reported structures include buildings, walls, containers, grids, computers, and devices of torture.  Structures serve organizational purposes for programmers, as a way to organize groups of self-states (alters) that serve particular functions, storing files of information, serving as barriers (walls, caps, seals) to separate groups of self-states (alters), and hiding deeper levels of programming and structures.

In other EAS surveys:

1)    Twenty-eight percent report they have or have had at least one robot alter.

2)    Geographically distant survivors report identical abuser names and titles not available in books or on the internet.

3)    Of 1000 EAS respondents in one survey, 26% reported having been programmed in secret government-sponsored mind control experiments when they were children.

4)    Many survivors report that programmers ultimately seek to install mind control beneath the level of all self-states (alters) in what their programmers called the “unconscious mind.”

Lacter continues:

Survivors report that the unconscious mind is accessed in lengthy near-death torture by a complete breach of self-agency after all self-states have been taxed beyond endurance, before the victim can create another self-state, before the victim loses physical consciousness, or occasionally in the moments between two pre-existing states taking executive control.  One psychological-survivor explained (2009): “When you have an alter, you are fortified.  You are motivated to protect the self.  The space in between alters is when they can get to the unconscious mind.”

And of course, as shown in Part VI, documents prove that the CIA and other government agencies have been extensively involved in these kinds of programming since WWII.

1. Imaginary Mental Structures emplaced During Ritual Abuse

One way to answer questions 9-12 above is to examine the kinds of “internal structures” that have been programmed into victims’ minds.  As noted, these “structures” help programmers organize, name, manage, and trigger the various “alter-states” they create, much as computer files are used to organize and access different files of information.

In 1992, at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality, Dr. D. C. Hammond, then professor at the University of Utah and President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, explained the nature of internal “structures” in a presentation entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse.”  This talk is now generally known as the “Greenbaum Speech” (  Hammond observed that victims of ritual abuse in separate parts of the world who never had the opportunity to communicate with each other share what he called “Green Programming.”  “Greenbaum” apparently refers to a particular Nazi programmer, or sometimes a group of programmers, and also to “Green Tree,” the “Cabalistic Tree of Life.”  Dr. Hammond stated:

When you start to find the same highly esoteric information in different states and different countries, from Florida to California, you start to get an idea that there’s something going on that is very large, very well coordinated, with a great deal of communication and systematicness to what’s happening…..


In his talk, Hammand reveals many unexpected connections with well-publicized cults, cult figures and cult crimes:

Remember the Process Church?  Roman Polansky’s wife, Sharon Tate, was killed by the Manson Family, who were associated with the Process Church?   A lot of prominent people in Hollywood were associated and then they went underground, the books say, in about 1978 and vanished?   Well, they’re alive and well in southern Utah.  We have a thick file in the Utah Department of Public Safety documenting that they moved to southern Utah, north of Monument Valley, bought a movie ranch in the desert, renovated it, expanded it, built a bunch of buildings there, carefully monitored so that very few people go out of there and no one can get in, and changed their names…


A key word in their name is “Foundation.”  The Foundation is part of the Tree…. I’ve also found that there will often be a part (sub-personality) called “Black Master,” a part called “Master Programmer,” and that there will be computer operators inside…. Computer Operator Black, Computer Operator Green, Computer Operator Purple….. Sometimes they’ll have numbers instead, sometimes they’ll be called Systems Information Directors.


Question from the audience:  There seems to be some similarity between these kinds of programming and those people who claim that they’ve been abducted by spaceships and have had themselves physically probed and reprogrammed…..  


Answer:  I’ll share my speculation that comes from others really.  I know a therapist who I know and trust and respect who I’ve informed about all this… and he has found it in a lot of patients and so on…. He is firmly of the belief that the so-called “alien abductees” are in fact ritual-abuse victims who have been programmed with that sort of thing to destroy all their credibility.  If somebody’s coming in and reporting abduction by a flying saucer who’s going to believe them on anything else in the future?


Q: What’s the difference between this kind of program and the cult-type abuse and Satanic abuse in the kind of cults with the candles and the….


A:  This type of programming will be done in the cults with the candles and all the rest…   People say, “What’s the purpose of it?”  My best guess is that the purpose of it is that they want an army of Manchrian Candidates, tens of thousands of mental robots who will do prostitution, do child pornography, smuggle drugs, engage in international arms smuggling, do snuff films, all sorts of very lucrative things and do their bidding and eventually the megalomaniacs at the top believe they’ll create a Satanic Order that will rule the world.


The interesting thing is…. how many people that we have worked with who have had relatives in NASA, in the CIA, and in the Military, including very high-ups in the Military.


Thus, in this presentation in 1992, Hammond seems to have connected many seemingly unrelated and extremely puzzling topics, including Manchurian Candidates, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Cabalism, the Tree of Life, cults, organized crime, child pornography, snuff films, international arms and drugs trafficking, UFO’s/aliens, CIA/military mind control programs, and a coming Satanic world order!!!!!   Much subsequent research confirms that these topics are integrally related and suggests that they are also directly related to many high profile serial killings, terrorist events, etc.  Each of these connections will become apparent in this paper.

The connection between mind control and computer operators is implied in Hammond’s testimony regarding “Computer Operator Black, Computer Operator Purple,” etc. and “Systems Information Directors.” In Mind Control World Control (1997), Jim Keith states:

By 1969, it is rumored, the CIA was able to achieve direct communication between computers and the brain.  Whether the precise date is correct or not, in 1994 a Colorado company, Advanced Neurotechnologies, came up with a device called Brainlink consisting of a brain-to-computer interface that amplified to 0.5 to 40 Hz brainwaves, and turned them into coded computerese.


Dr. Hammond indicated that the Caballa-Tree-of-Life programming is used in programming internal mental structures.  Considerably greater details on this topic are provided by “ex-trainer,” Stella Katz,  in her article, “A Reverse-Kabbalah Trainer Speaks” (in Miller, 2012).  The reader is cautioned that what Katz graphically describes here are some of the procedures used in what is called “Satanic Ritual Abuse.”  I do not include this material to shock, but rather to help readers better understand these phenomena:

An internal Kabbalah is installed when alters are split off.  In most cases, binding and hurting parts of the body is sufficient for this.  A cardboard cutout of a body, called “Kaballah,” is held where the baby can see it. Somebody points to a spot on the cutout while the baby is probed or stabbed at that spot on its body.  The cutout is marked into layers.  Initially there are just three layers- from genitals down, genitals to throat, and heat.   As the child gets older the body is more differentiated….


By the age of six months, the child should have at a minimum 18-20 alters with distinct names and colors…. Internal structures are fixed by the trainer and the specific group.  They are purposefully designed to that the trainers can easily retrain alters over time.  Some groups use structures consisting of geometric shapes, others use trees, others use the Kabbalah.   Each structure has a department head and workers.  


It is important to remember that not all of what is seen or believed by members of these groups is real.  For instance, you know there are alters who believe they are cats or dogs or snakes or demons, although you also know they cannot possibly be real.  But to the alter they are as real as you or I.  Tricks, technology, and “stage magic” are used to deceive the child.  These are regarded as legitimate parts of magik.


The Demon and Animal blocks are built before the age of five years from harm to both knees….. For demon and animal alter creation, puppets are used to simulate demons.  The puppets are operated from above, and some are spiked.  Some are hand puppets, others are on strings and fly in the air.  They come at the child, who then gets a shock.  The child is strapped down and wired.  Probes are used to create pain.  Some demons appear to fly right through and inside the child.  Little girls are raped anally as well as vaginally.  Little boys are raped anally while the penis is manipulated, and then they are raped orally.  The rapist is using a drug that maintains his erection.  


The purpose of the demon alters is to keep the child in line and in constant fear of being grabbed and harmed by a demon.  They represent actual demons, just as idols may represent deities in the Hindu faith.  A total of thirteen demons are wanted, including the original one, and six animals.  The job of demons is to come up during rituals and during times of potential disloyalty.  If the child is about to disclose something to an outsider, a demon will come up and scare him, so as to ensure compliance.  The demons are set up in a hierarchy.  They given names of actual demons.  Animal alters are used for purposes consonant with that animal’s nature.  The large animals such as dogs are also used for sexual intercourse with real animals.  


After the sacrament of marriage to Satan (at 13 the child participates in a sex orgy as an adult for the first time), the children begin training on the Kabbalah.  The Jewish Kabbalah, or “tree of life,” is a structure like a tree, with pathways representing different aspects of sacred mysticism.  It also represents the shape of the human body.  The Kabbalah, which was initially presented to the baby on his or her own body, is now represented in the training center both in that way and by pathways along which the child must walk.  Most paths contain thirteen doors.  Each path has a guardian at the opening and a black angel at the end.  Doors on the first path always contain the first symbols of the major triggers of obedience, such as roses, sounds, smells, words, or music.


… In the upper part of the Kabbalah, the child is taught a higher form of black magik and demon spell work, with the blackest magik, including the use of the Lords of Demons, being in the head region.     

Clearly, what Katz is describing is “Satanic Ritual Abuse.”  Lacter (2011) provides additional information on internal imaginary “structures:”

Survivor Patricia Baird Clark (2001) describes use of models and hypnosis to install her inner world:


…. a child may be…. shown a castle…. She spends several days in the castle going through painful, terrifying rituals in many of the rooms.  She is forced to memorize the castle’s entire layout.  There will be a small replica of the castle much like an architectural model…… Once this has been memorized, she is subjected to magic surgery.  A tiny replica of the castle is shown to the child and she is told that is being placed inside.  The castle is now “within”…. In this person’s inner world she can now walk through the rooms and this castle has become as real to her in the spiritual dimension as it had been in the physical world.


In subsequent rituals… the alters formed will be assigned to live in various rooms.   These rooms are guarded by demons and booby traps are placed in strategic places so there is no escape…. These castles have cold, dark dungeons filled with rats and snakes along with torture rooms…..

According to Katz, the following techniques are used as props for deception and training of child victims:  “Stage magic,” drugs, spinners, “red light flashing machine, helmet with electrodes, sensory deprivation room, sound machine, electronic board (bed equipped with electrodes), and virtual reality glasses.  The red light flashing machine is used as follows:

The perpetrators believe that when the eyelids are closed, (flashing) light seen through them confuses the mind so that the person is unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy.   You can tell such people that what they are seeing is a spaceship and they have been abducted by aliens.

Katz here describes specific mechanisms by which victims of mind control can be fooled into believing they have been abducted by aliens.   Lachter (2011) also describes mechanisms by which programmers deceive their victims:

Many survivors who initially believed that they were tortured in Nazi concentration camps later realized that these memories were black and white and that a number flashed at the beginning of the memory.  They then realized that they were forced to watch a Second World War Nazi film.


Further connections between mind-control programming and some of the other topics mentioned above will become clear throughout this paper.

E.  What is a Cult?


The term “cult” derives from the Latin term, “cultus,” or “worship.”  However, the term is often used pejoratively by Christians to refer to “false religions.”  The Cult Hotline and Clinic website estimates there are some 3,000 to 5,000 cults in America today and 5 to 7 million Americans have been involved in cults, with about 180,000 new cult recruits added every year.  By contrast, referring specifically to Satanic Cults, “Butler” (2012) estimates there were over 100,000 Satanic cults in America in the 1980’s and that there are considerably more now.

In “Warning signs of dysfunctional cults,” Conway (2007) distinguishes between healthy from unhealthy cults, and notes that cult-like systems and cult-like behavior are common in modern life:

All the traditional major religions either started as cults or involved cultic circles at diverse times and places in history…..

Unhealthy cult behavior is not just found in religious groups.  Such dysfunction is found within political parties, business corporations, professional societies (e.g., medicine, psychiatry, academia), and other social groups.  Hitler’s Third Reich entailed nightmarish cult behavior on political, social and quasi-religious levels.  Former Republican John Dean and others have extensively pointed out the dysfunctional “cult” dynamics of the Republican Party or GOP in the United States,

… numerous other religious cults have achieved terrible notoriety in recent decades.  Consider The People’s Temple (Jim Jones’ mass murder/suicide of 913 followers in Jonestown, Guyana, 1978); Scientology (featuring the greed, mania, lust and sinister strategems of cruel swindler L. Ron Hubbard); the Unification Church (led by paranoid right-wing “Christ,” Rev. Sun Myung Moon); the Branch Davidians (80 of whom died with their self-appointed messiah, serial child molester David Koresh, in battle with federal agents in Waco, Texas, 1993); Luc Jouret’s Order of the Solar Temple (over 50 members killed by him in Switzerland, Canada and France in 1994 and 1995); the Children of God (the “Family” of sex-crazed, depraved David Brandt Berg); the Temple of Love (led by murderous, sex-mongering “Brother Love” Hulon Mitchell “Yahweh Ben Yahweh” in Miami);Aum Shinri Kyo (led by sex-and-blood obsessed Shoko Asahara, instigator of the 1995 sarin nerve-gas attacks on innocent people in Tokyo’s subway system, killing 18 and poisoning over 5,500); Heaven’s Gate (38 UFO-obsessed members dead from suicide during Easter week, 1997, following demented leader Marshall “Do” Applewhite); and Uganda’s Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God (over 900 members killed by Joseph Kibwetere and cronies in March, 2000).

On an even more violent level, of course, are the pseudo-Muslim al-Qaeda international terrorist network and the Taliban of the Afghanistan and northern Pakistan region, and other puritanically, repressively “Islamicist” groups expressing the militant, cancerous strain of Wahhabi Islam.  (This fringe form of Islam, centered in Saudi Arabia, over the last 250 years has killed many progressive Muslims and non-Muslims, destroyed mystical Sufi shrines and adherents, etc., and in the last few generations grown far more powerful with substantial financial support from Saudi petro-dollars).

Far less lethal, in some ways quite benign, yet still very problematic are some sizeable Indian or Indian-influenced groups such as the Sathya Sai Baba cult (which has done so much service work worldwide but whose leader was finally significantly exposed in 2000 for serial molestation of male youth and other terrible improprieties); and, as further example, the voracious personality cults of three other supposed God-men, American Franklin Jones or “Adi Da” (1939-2008); the Indian “Bhagwan”/Lord Incarnate Rajneesh/Osho (1931-90); and the latest “Divine” pretender, Bhagavan Kalki (Vijaykumar) and his Deeksha Oneness Movement.

Conway, 2007

Yikes.  Too many cults!  Herein, we examine some of these cults and cult leaders in greater detail in order to better understand them.  Hopefully, we can also learn to identify “cult-like behaviors” that many of us regularly participate in our own lives (Deikman, 1994), as well as recognize “cult-like behaviors” that may occur in Crestone/Baca.

The Cult Information Centre (UK) outlines 31 criteria for identification as a religious cult, stating:  “Every cult can be defined as a group having all of the following five characteristics:


1.  It uses psychological coercion to recruit, indoctrinate and retain its members

2.  It forms an elitist totalitarian society.

3.  Its founder/leader is self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic, not accountable and has charisma.

4.  It believes ‘the end justifies the means’ in order to solicit funds and recruit people.

5.  Its wealth does not benefit its members or society.

Mind Control techniques used in cults include:


1. Hypnosis; inducing a state of high suggestibility by hypnosis, often thinly disguised as relaxation or meditation.

2. Peer Group Pressure; which has the effect of suppressing doubt and resistance to new ideas by exploiting the need to belong.

3. Love Bombing; creating a sense of family and belonging through hugging, kissing, touching and flattery.

4. Rejection of Old Values; thereby accelerating acceptance of new life style by constantly denouncing former values and beliefs.

5. Confusing Doctrine; encouraging blind acceptance and rejection of logic through complex lectures on an incomprehensible doctrine.

6. Meta-communication; implanting subliminal messages by stressing certain key words or phrases in long, confusing lectures.

7. Removal of Privacy; achieving loss of ability to evaluate logically by preventing private contemplation.

8. Time-Sense Deprivation; destroying the ability to evaluate information, personal reactions, and body functions in relation to passage of time by removing all clocks and watches.

9. Disinhibition; encouraging child-like obedience by orchestrating child-like behavior.

10. Uncompromising Rules; inducing regression and disorientation by soliciting agreement to seemingly simple rules which regulate mealtimes, bathroom breaks and use of medications.

11. Verbal Abuse; desensitizing through bombardment with foul and abusive language.

12. Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue; creating disorientation and vulnerability by prolonging mental an physical activity and withholding adequate rest and sleep.

13. Dress Codes; removing individuality by demanding conformity to the group dress code.

14. Chanting and Singing; eliminating non-cult ideas through group repetition of mind-narrowing chants or phrases.

15. Confession; encouraging the destruction of individual ego through confession of personal weaknesses and innermost feelings of doubt.

16. Financial Commitment;, achieving increased dependence on the group by ‘burning bridges’ to the past, through the donation of assets.

17. Finger Pointing; creating a false sense of righteousness by pointing to the shortcomings of the outside world and other cults.

18. Flaunting Hierarchy; promoting acceptance of cult authority by promising advancement, power and salvation.

19. Isolation; inducing loss of reality by physical separation from family, friends, society and rational references.

20. Controlled Approval; maintaining vulnerability and confusion by alternately rewarding and punishing similar actions.

21. Change of Diet; creating disorientation and increased susceptibility to emotional arousal by depriving the nervous system of necessary nutrients through the use of special diets and/or fasting.

22. Games; including dependence on the group by introducing games with obscure rules.

23. No Questions; accomplishing automatic acceptance of beliefs by discouraging questions.

24. Guilt; reinforcing the need for ‘salvation’ by exaggerating the sins of the former lifestyles.

25. Fear; maintaining loyalty and obedience to the group by threatening soul, life or limb for the slightest ‘negative’ thought, word or deed.

26. Replacement of Relationships; destroying pre-cult families by arranging cult marriages and ‘families’.


F.  Types of Cults

Noblitt and Perskin (2000) provide historical and anthropological perspectives on destructive cults and their relationship to ritual abuse and dissociative identity disorder (i.e., “possession”).  They find that destructive cults are characterized by use of abuse, exploitation, and mind control and include the following types:

1)    Destructive religious cults are associated with specific religious or ritual practices and include:

a)  Destructive apocalyptic cults that promote fear and paranoia and use exploitation and mind control methods  based on unfounded predictions that the world is about to end.  Examples would include the Branch Dividians, Order of the Solar Temple, Aum Supreme Truth, etc.

b) Destructive pre-industrial cults, such as African, New World Vodoun, and Santeria sects.

c) Destructive demonic cults, that promote the worship of a destructive or demonic deity, spirit, or principle or cults that use others’ fears of demons, etc. to control them (Ex. Satanism, Luciferianism).

2)    Fraternal organizations, which are often secret, including the Bizongo of Haiti, Egbo of Leopard Society of West Africa, various subgroups of Freemasonry and quasi-Masonic groups.

3)    Destructive socio-political cults such as the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Brotherhood, and Neo-Nazi groups.

4)    Organized crime groups that function as destructive cults to support criminal activities such the child pornography/prostitution/snuff film industries.

5)    Government and intelligence-related destructive cults conduct top-secret activities and operations.  Examples include Iran-Contra, the Watergate break-in, the use of U.S. citizens for radiation experiments, and countless other examples.  Because of what is called “Sensitive Compartmented Information” and the resulting extreme compartmentalization of various government/intelligence/military activities, these groups themselves are essentially “dissociated.”

6)    Experimental destructive cults are groups that conduct experimental mind-control research such as Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron, past President of the American Psychiatric Association, under the auspices CIA’s MKULTRA projects.

Noblitt and Perskin propose that a new category of disorder, “Cult and Ritual Abuse Trauma Disorder,” should be included in future revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders.  Among their insights:

1) cult abuse is similar but not identical to ritual abuse, which they define as any deliberate abuse carried out in a ceremonial or circumscribed manner for the purpose of creating or manipulating already-created dissociative states.

2) Whereas cult abuse does not always cause dissociation, ritual abuse is not always carried out in cults.

3) Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) are synonymous with “possession.”

4) Abusive religious rituals are often used to create “sacred” mental states that can be catalyst for profound visions and possession by gods (or demons).

5) Some of this activity is associated with Satanic, Luciferian, and other occult groups.

6) These kinds of activities occur in most of the world’s cultures:

… in an anthropological study reported by Bourguinon (1973), the investigators found that 90% of a sample of 488 societies worldwide demonstrated “one or more institutionalized culturally patterned forms of altered sates of consciousness.”  Furthermore, in 51% of these societies there was evidence of spirit-possession phenomena.  


7) Anthropological studies suggest that cults throughout the world share common symbols and beliefs.  This suggests there is some degree of connectivity between cults in various cultures and continents:

According to Gersi (1991), who indicates that he lived for five years in Haiti studying and participating in Vodoun ceremonies, Haitian Vodoun has also been influenced by the occult practices of indigenous Arawak Indians and a variety of traditions from Europe including many aspects of Freemasonry, as well as esoterism, the Kaballah occultism, alchemy, astrology, metaphysics and Theosophy.

8) Historically speaking, England is a very important occult center.  It is the birthplace of Freemasonry, Wicca (white witchcraft), the Hell Fire Club, the Friars of Mendenham, and Aleister Crowley, founder of the OTO and self-described as “the beast” (666).

9) There apparently are links between (British) Wicca symbols and Judaism:

… in Haining’s (1975, p. 92) book, An Illustrated History of Witchcraft, he provides a photograph of one of the pages of the book of spells and conjurations of the famous English cunning man, James Murrell of Essex (1780-1860).  The page shows Hebrew characters, geometric figures, a Seal of Solomon, and two inverted pentagrams, suggesting Kaballistic influence (also possibly as Satanic, Luciferian, or other diabolical magical style)…..


Based on the above, we see that destructive cults are commonly associated with occult doctrines and that they can provide a mechanism by which an individual, or a small group, can control the thoughts and behavior of large numbers of people.  Members’ identities can be altered and members can be turned into de facto slaves.  Might these kinds of groups be formed and controlled by individuals and groups with totalitarian agendas as a means of covertly subjugating others?  The answer, of course, is yes.

G.  Cult Leaders: “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing?”


In Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships (2006), Lalich and Tobias state:

A cult cannot be truly explored and understood without understanding its leader.  Psychologists Edward Levine and Charles Shaiova write that a cult’s formation proselytizing methods, and means of influence and control “are determined by certain salient personality characteristics of the cult leader…. Such individuals are authoritarian personalities who attempt to compensate for their deep, intense feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and hostility by forming cultic groups primarily to attract those whom they can psychologically coerce into and keep in a passive-submissive state, and secondarily to use them to increase their income (status, or other gain.)

In examining the motives and activities of cult leaders, it is painfully obvious that cult life is rarely pleasant for devotees, since the power imbalance in cults breeds injustices and abuses of all sorts.

In “Characteristics of Cult Leaders,” Finny notes that cult leaders often share the following traits (from “UFO Cults,”

1)    intense self-absorption,

2)    profound lack of empathy for others;

3)    a disrespect for social norms and accepted rules of behavior;

4)    a tendency to project one’s own faults on other people;

5)    a lack of interest in anyone else’s feelings or beliefs;

6)    a high degree of dishonesty and manipulation in interpersonal dealings;

7)    a tendency to see others strictly in terms of one’s own needs.

The following characteristics may also be present:

8)    the tendency to hierarchy;

9)    the drive for power and wealth;




13)superficial judgments of people and events;

14)a one-sided scale of values favoring the one in power;

15)interpreting kindness as weakness;

16)the tendency to use people and see others as inferior;

17)a sadistic-masochistic tendency;

18)incapability of being ultimately satisfied; paranoia.


Numerous researchers, in fact, assert that Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD, aka “egomania”) is a common trait of cult leaders.

In “The Personality Disorders,” the New England Institute of Religious Research states

Ten to thirteen percent of the world population suffers from some form of personality disorder….   Many leaders of destructive groups (David Moses Berg, Children of God; Jim Jones, People’s Temple; David Koresh, Branch Dividians, etc.) also appear to be examples of a particular disorder called Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  Clearly, not all Narcissistic Personality Disorders are leaders of destructive groups.  However, in our experience, all leaders of destructive groups, if not true NPD’s, exhibit extreme narcissistic traits and/or tendencies.

Narcissism (n. sing.)

          A pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with one’s self to the exclusion of all others, and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one’s gratification, dominance and ambition.  

          “Pathological narcissism is a ubiquitous phenomenon because every human being, regardless of the nature of his society and culture, develops healthy narcissism early in life.  Healthy narcissism is rendered pathological by abuse, and abuse, sadly, is a universal human behavior.  By “abuse” we mean any refusal to acknowledge the emerging boundaries of the individual.

          There are malignant narcissists among subsistence farmers in Africa, nomads in the Sinai desert, day laborers in East Europe, and intellectuals and socialites in Manhattan and London.  Malignant narcissism is all pervasive and independent of culture and society.  (Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited, Sam Vaknin, PhD.)

What is NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder)?

          The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD, 301.81) has been recognized as a separate mental health disorder since the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM), 1980.

It is described as an all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy.  It usually begins by early adulthood and is present in various contexts.  Five (or more) of the following criteria must be met (all quotes are from Dr. Sam Vaknin’s Malignant Self Love:  Narcissism Revisited):

1.  Feels grandiose and self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents to the point of lying, demands to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements);

          “The narcissist is prone to magical thinking.  He thinks about himself in terms of ‘being chosen’ or of ‘having a destiny’.  …He believes that his life is of such momentous importance, that it is micro-managed by God.  …In short, narcissism and religion go well together, because religion allows the narcissist to feel unique.”

          “God is everything the narcissist ever wants to be: omniscient, omnipresent, admired, much discussed, and awe inspiring.  God is the narcissist’s wet dream, his ultimate grandiose fantasy.”

2.  Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion;

          “The narcissist is haunted by the feeling that he is possessed of a mission, of a destiny, that he is a part of fate, of history.  He is convinced that his uniqueness is purposeful, that he is meant to lead, chart new ways, to innovate to modernize, to reform, to set precedents, to create.  Every act is significant, every writing of momentous consequences, every thought of revolutionary calibre.  He feels part of a grand design, a world plan and the frame of affiliation, the group, of which he is a member, must be commensurately grand.”

3.  Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special    or unique, or high-status people (or institutions);

          “The narcissist despises the very people who sustain his Ego boundaries and functions.  He cannot respect people so expressly and clearly inferior to him, yet he can never associate with evidently on his level or superior to him, the risk of narcissistic injury in such associations being too great.”

4.  Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation – or, failing that, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (Narcissistic Supply);

          “A common error is to think that ‘narcissistic supply’ consists only of admiration, adulation and positive feedback.  Actually, being feared, or derided is also supply.  The main element is ATTENTION.”

          “He feeds of other people, who hurl back at him an image that he projects to them.  This is their sole function in his world: to reflect, to admire, to admire, to applaud, to detest – in a word, to assure him that he exists.”

          “In short: the group must magnify the narcissist, echo and amplify his life, his views, his knowledge, his history…”

5.  Feels entitled.  Expects unreasonable or special and favorable priority treatment.  Demands automatic and full compliance with his or her expectations;

He considers his very existence as sufficiently nourishing and sustaining (of others).  He feels entitled to the best others can offer without investing in maintaining relationships or in catering to the well-being of his ‘suppliers’.”

6.  Is “interpersonally exploitative”, i.e., uses others to achieve his or her own ends;

          “He will not hesitate to put people’s lives or fortunes at risk.  He will preserve his sense of infallibility in the face of his mistakes and misjudgments by distorting the facts, by evoking mitigating or attenuating circumstances, by repressing the memories, or simply lying.”

7.  Devoid of empathy.  Is unable or unwilling to identify with or acknowledge the feelings and needs of others;

          “But the narcissist does not care.  Unable to empathize, he does not fully experience the outcomes of his deeds and decision.  For him, humans are dispensable, rechargeable, reusable.  They are there to fulfill a function: to supply him with Narcissistic Supply (adoration, admiration, approval, affirmation, etc.).  They do not have an existence apart from the carrying out of their duty.”

8.  Constantly envious of others or believes that they feel the same about him or her;

          “First there is pathological envy.  The narcissist is constantly envious of other people: their successes, their property, their character, their education, their children, their ideas, the fact that they can feel, their good mood, their past, their present, their spouses, their mistresses or lovers, their location.”

9.  Arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes coupled with rage when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted.

“That which has cosmic implications calls for cosmic reactions.  A person with an inflated sense of self-import, reacts in an exaggerated manner to threats, greatly inflated by his imagination and by the application of his personal myth.”

          “Narcissists live in a state of constant rage, repressed aggression, envy and hatred.  They firmly believe that everyone is like them.  As a result, they are paranoid, suspicious, scared and erratic.”


          “NPD is a pernicious, vile and tortuous disease, which affects not only the narcissist.  It affects and forever changes people who are in daily contact with the narcissist.”

          “Sooner, or later, everyone around the narcissist is bound to become his victim.  People are sucked, voluntarily or involuntarily, into the turbulence that constitutes his life, into the black hole that is his personality, into the whirlwind which makes up his interpersonal relationships.  Different people are hurt by different aspects of the narcissist’s life and psychological make-up.  Some trust him and rely on him, only to be bitterly disappointed.  Others love him and discover that he cannot reciprocate.  Yet others are forced to live vicariously, through him.”

H.  Cults and Intelligence Agencies


Many researchers document the relationship between the CIA’s MKULTRA and Monarch-type programs and cults.  In Psychic Dictatorship of the U.S.A. (1995), Constantine states:

CIA behavior control scientists and the cults have formed an alliance.  The Agency uses the cults to further the techniques and technology of mind control.  In exchange, the CIA provides behind-the-scenes legal assistance and public relations.  A perpetrator of ritual abuse, when nabbed, is often treated to friendly press coverage.  In contrast, ritually abused children and their therapists have been targeted for harassment because they threaten perps, cults and the Agency alike with exposure…. Stories critical of those in the field of ritual abuse often bear an uncanny resemblance to a CIA disinformation campaign- and that, if the truth, be known, is no accident.


Testimony before the 1977 Church Committee’s probe of the CIA hinted that, as of 1963…. the CIA’s mind control regimen, code-named MKULTRA, had abandoned military and academic laboratories, fearing exposure, and mushroomed in cities across the country.  Confirmation arrived in 1980 when Joseph Holsinger, an aide to late Congressman Leo Ryan (who was murdered by a death squad at Jonestown) exposed the formation of eccentric religious cults by the CIA.  Holsinger made the allegation at a colloquium of psychologists in San Francisco on “Psychosocial Implications of the Jonestown Phenomenon.”  Holsinger maintained that a CIA… base had been in collusion with Jones to perform medical and mind control experiments at People’s Temple.  The former Congressional aide cited an essay he’d received in the mail, “The Penal Colony,” written by a Berkeley psychologist.  The author had emphasized:  Rather than terminating MKULTRA, the CIA shifted its programs from public institutions to private cult groups, including the People’s Temple.


The CIA and Pentagon cooperate in the creation of cults.  The Association of National Security Alumni, a public interest veterans group opposed to covert operations, considers it a “primary issue of concern” that the Department of Defense has a “perceived role in satanic cult activities, which qualify in and of themselves as very damaging exercises in mind control and behavioral modification.”


In 1993, Dr. Corydon Hammond, a professor at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, conducted a seminar on federally-funded mind control experiments.  Topics covered by Hammond included brainwashing, post-hypnotic programming and the induction of multiple personalities by the CIA.  Hammond contended that the cult underground has roots in Nazi Germany, and that the CIA’s cult mind control techniques were based upon those of Nazi scientists recruited by the CIA for Cold Warfare. (Researcher Lenny Lapon estimates in Mass Murderers in White Coats that 5,000 Nazis resettled in the U.S. after WW II.)  Hammond was forced to drop this line of inquiry by professional ridicule, especially from the CIA’s False Memory Syndrome Foundation, and a barrage of death threats.  At a recent regional conference on ritual child abuse, he regretted that he could no longer speak on the theme of government mind control…..


….. Electronic warfare was the invisible axis of the Cold War (aka World War III).


Earlier in this series, we learned that Madame Blavatsky’s 19th-century Theosophical Society was founded, in part, by intelligence agencies and served political agendas of those agencies.  Indeed, if we look deeper, we see that even some large ‘mainstream’ denominations, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, originated out of Freemasonry, which, in turn,  is based on the occult Jewish Cabala.  Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormon Church, in particular, are recipients of CIA subsidies, in part because their international missionary endeavors provide good cover for intelligence operatives and operations (Desborough, 2000).  And as noted above, cults around the world, including Freemasonry, most commonly incorporate elements of the Jewish Kabbalah.  In 1866, Dr. Isaac M. Wise (a Jew) wrote:

Masonry is a Jewish institution, whose history, degrees charges, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end:


                                                            The Israelite of America, August 3, 1886

Jones (2012) writes;

Freemasonry is the crucial link between the ancestral Jewish hatred of Christ and Revolution.  Freemasonry is Cabalistic.  Like (John Dee), Freemasonry derives its magic from the Cabala. 


And Jones quotes Barruel (1995) as follows:

(The Freemason)…. looks upon communication with, and apparitions of the Devils, whom he invokes under the appellation of the Genii, as a special favor, and on them he relies for the whole success of his enchantments.  

Barruel, A., 1995, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobism


In “Religious Mind-Control Cults,” Desborough (2000) explains how the “hidden hand” of intelligence agencies and their powerful overseers typically control 20th and 21st century religious cults:

Many religious cults are merely fronts for mind-control or occult activities.  Such cults are structured in the form of concentric circles, the outer circles being restricted to conventional religious doctrines, the members of which serve as a front for the occult or satanic rituals conducted by core members.  A typical cult of this nature has been the Process Church for the Final Judgment founded during the 1960’s in England by Church of Scientology initiates Mary Anne and Robert DeGrimston.  The cult opened branches in Mexico and America, mainly recruiting from centers of counterculture such as Haight-Ashbury and Hollywood.  According to author Maury Terry, church members were heavily involved in human sacrifice, drug trafficking, and kiddie-porn.  The “Son of Sam” and the Charlie Manson murders were both linked to the (Process) Church.

According to Desborough, a minister of the International Church of Christ admitted that his church practiced mind control.  This cult has 350 branches globally.  Desborough also notes that some forms of mind manipulation have roots in Protestantism.  American Evangelist and Oberlin Professor of Theology, E. G. Finney (1792-1875) discovered that when normal brain functioning is disturbed through strong fear, anger, or shock, etc., one’s judgment is temporarily impaired and people are more susceptible to suggestion.  This facilitates implantation of new belief structures.  Finney used this knowledge to perfect his “fire and brimstone” preaching style that became associated with the “Boston Movement” and the Fundamentalist Christian Church.

Similar techniques were utilized in the Jesus Movement of the 1960’s and by the Children of God religious cult, which had established communities in 60 countries by the late 1970’s.  Founder, David Berg’s pamphlets promoted pedophilia, sex between children, and it encouraged female children to use sex to “recruit” new adult males into the church.  Joyanne Treadwell Berg, granddaughter of the cult’s founder, alleges she was forced to have sex with important government officials.  And one of Berg’s daughters claimed her father had incestuous relations with her and her sisters.  Berg went by various pseudonyms, including King David, Moses David and Father David.  And the cult, likewise, changed names from the Children of God to The Family of Love, to The Family, and more recently, to The Family International.


I.  Specific Cults and Related (Intelligence) Operations


It would take many thousands of pages to document the many various activities of mind-control cults during the past few centuries.  My purpose here is to examine some of the cults that have been best researched and to try to discern how their activities relate to each other and to the goals and policies of the New World Order.  In this segment, we shall examine the “field” applications of mind control programs in clandestine operations in this and other countries.  And as we shall see that, in such operations, “the devil is in the details.”

In Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness, Jim Keith states:

It is difficult to overestimate the role of religion and occultism in the history of world control.  This is one means by which zealots are molded who are unable to evaluate effectively, and who thus can be turned to the purposes of their controllers.  In many religious or occult groups the zombieism of the mind controlled is the entry fee, and the “disposal” problem for getting rid of the victims of mind control is not so formidable since cult members have often become disaffected with their former friends and family.   


1.  Jim Jones, the People’s Temple, and beyond



Photos clockwise from upper left:  Map of Guyana (Jonestown was in the northeast corner near Venezuela), Jim Jones, Rosalyn Carter with Jim Jones, black slave laborers at Jonestown, and dead bodies of Jones’ followers at Jonestown,

The author of “Latin American Weirdness: “Hand of Death” CIA Cult Network provides a compelling and highly informative overview of several important covert cult operations (

Since the end of the second World War Latin America has become something of a playground for the Cryptocracy.  Cults, medical experiments, UFOs, drugs, Nazi war criminals, and the like have been in abundance in this region of the world in an especially bizarre fashion for over a half-century.  The isolation of many parts of Latin America coupled with its close proximity to the United States are a big reason for this.  I also suspect that its potent mixture of religious practices make it an especially fertile region for PSYOPs.


The ‘New World’, being in relative isolation from the Old, maintained some very ancient religions practices up to the time of the arrival of the Spanish.  Even then, ancient native American rituals, such as those involving entheogens, continued to be practiced amongst isolated tribes up to modern times.  Into this stew was then added African folk traditions courtesy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in addition to Catholic mysticism and European occultism.  Some nations are even more diverse – Brazil features the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, for instance.  Naturally, their religious practices followed.

It was into this stew that the sorcerers of the US intelligence community and their allies in Europe (including former Nazis) boldly entered in the wake of World War II.  For instance, Andrija Puharich, when he wasn’t busy developing chemical and ELF weapons for the US military or contacting the Nine for some very aristocratic families, managed to make several pilgrimages to Latin America in the 1950s and 60s. 


… the legacy of UFOs in South America is certainly the most bizarre I’ve encountered in modern accounts.  While all of this was going on another curiosity began to appear in certain spots in Latin America beginning in the early 1960s:  Self-sustaining communities, usually comprised of Americans or Europeans, often described as ‘Utopian’ or ‘Agricultural’ experiments, with bizarre ‘religious’ agendas.  What’s more, many of these communities had a knack for appearing in countries that were considered essential in the Cold War struggle between the USA and the USSR.  By the far the most famous of these communities was Jonestown of Guyana, South America.


In Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People (2008), Tim Reiterman summarizes the geo-political context for what actually occurred in Jonestown:

With the Cold War and the Cuban revolution to the north, the United States was absolutely determined not to let another ‘domino’ fall in the Caribbean.  So it entered the power struggle in obscure Guiana.  (British-educated lawyer) Burnham had a more opportunistic side than the more doctrinaire (Marxist Prime Minister) Jagan, whose pro-Soviet sympathies were no secret.  When the Central Intelligence Agency injected $1 million into labor unions to finance street disturbances, enough internal instability was created that Forbes Burnham toppled (Prime Minister) Jagan in 1964.


The official “cover-story” version of events surrounding the massacre of about 913 Americans at Jim Jones’ People’s Temple on November 18, 1978 is still widely believed (see Wikipedia today ( However, numerous researchers have disproven the official story.  Here, researcher Jim Keith (2003) summarizes actual events:


A prime instance of CIA involvement in a cult in recent years is the case of Jim Jones’ Peoples’ Temple, although nary a word of these dark underpinnings has slipped into mainstream accounts of the group.  Evangelist Jim Jones started out as a member of Bertrand Russell’s Fellowship of Reconciliation, which sponsored him at Butler College in Indianapolis.  The Fellowship is reported to have financed his first trip to Brazil, in 1961. Jones at the time told the Brazilians that he was in the employ of Naval Intelligence, and both his food and lodging during his stay were provided by the U.S. Embassy.


While in Brazil, Jones took regular trips to Belo Horizonte, the location of CIA headquarters in the region, and returned to the United States with an unexplained $10,000 cash windfall.  Apparently Jones was doing more than missionary work.   According to one account, Jones had been part of a CIA effort attempting a government overthrow in South America, and he distributed leaflets and stirred up revolutionary sentiments during his stay.


It is alleged that one of Jones’ earliest sources of financing for his work was Rabbi Maurice Davis, who provided him a church in Indianapolis.  Davis was on the board of the American Family Foundation, the founding group for the Cult Awareness Network, and worked as a chaplain at the National Institute for Mental Health’s infamous Lexington Addiction Research Center, where MKULTRA research had been done.


Jones moved his growing fellowship to Ukiah, California, where reports from disaffected from his group said that behavior modification experiments were performed on the congregation.   According to People’s Temple researcher Michael Meiers:


“Early Temple experiments in the sensory deprivation are not well documented, but it is known that Jones imparted his expertise to Donald DeFreeze, who utilized the technique to brainwash Patricia Hearst.”  Also, according to Meiers:  “Tom Grubbs, a psychologist with the University of California, was in charge of “the box.”  Grubbs, who was also principal of the Jonestown school, personally constructed Jones’ “sensory deprivation chamber.”


In Ukiah, Jones became chairman of the county grand jury, and worked with many wealthy collaborators, including persons connected to military and intelligence agencies.  The Jones group also infiltrated and took over the Mendocino State Hospital as part of a government pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of deinstitutionalizing mental patients.  After a reduction in state funding for psychiatric institutions, most of the patients at Mendocino were released into the custody of the People’s Temple.


Among the most important of Jones’ supporters were the Layton family, whose head, Dr. Lawrence Laird Layton, had relocated to America from Germany after Word War II.  Layton had worked on the Manhattan Project, and was Chief of Chemical and Ecological Warfare Research at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, where Army LSD research was carried out.  Layton’s wife Eva had worked for the CIA at Berkeley University. According to Dr. Colin Ross, “her job at the library was to keep track of all the left-wing literature taken out of the library and the names of the people who took those books out and report that to the CIA.”


Another home for Jones’ flock was set up in Guyana at the former site of the Shalom Project, allegedly a CIA training camp for guerrillas to be used in operations in Angola between 1973 and 1975.  Jones received assistance from the U.S. embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, which was also the headquarters for the CIA in the area.  It has been alleged that all of the members of the embassy in Georgetown were agents of the CIA.


At Jonestown, children were kept in line with electric cattle prods.  When Congressman Leo Ryan attempted to investigate Jonestown, members of the U.S. Embassy attempted to prevent him.  This was finally left up to Jones’ followers.  (Ryan was executed in Guyana by Jones’ followers).


The Jonestown deaths were the ultimate in “assisted suicides.”  According to the officiating pathologist in Guyana, 80 to 90% of the victims had fresh needle marks on their bodies.  Other victims had been shot or strangled.  Orders were sent to the U.S. military officials by an aide to national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski to remove “all politically sensitive papers and forms of identification from the bodies.”


Jim Jones may have survived the destruction of the People’s Temple compound.  The body identified as being Jim Jones was so decomposed as to be unidentifiable, although it is reported that the corpse did not have Jones’ distinctive chest tattoos.


Examining the evidence, the conclusion is simple, inevitable: Jonestown was a project of U.S. intelligence agencies and the psychiatric establishment, and the mass murders or suicides there probably took place to cover that fact up.  American media is in collusion in keeping the information from the public.



Jim Jones                        Jones and dead followers   Congressman Leo Ryan

Keith’s version of events is confirmed and expanded upon by others. As noted, “the devil is in the details.” Hence, it is important to know the “rest of the story.” In The Black Hole of Guyana (1985), John Judge reveals that Jonestown also functioned as a brutal labor/concentration camp as well as a center for mind-control experimentation and various lucrative criminal enterprises. Most astonishingly, Jonestown was just one in a network of many such slave-labor/mind-control facilities scattered throughout Guyana, Latin America, and other Third World countries! As of 1985, the Jonestown slave labor camp was still fully operational and exploiting victims from another minority, Hmong tribesman, who had been repatriated from Laos after the Vietnam conflict! Judge continues:

(The) final choice for Jonestown, the Matthew’s Ridge section in Guyana is an interesting one. It was originally the site of a Union Carbide bauxite and manganese mine, and Jones used the dock they left behind.[149] At an earlier point, it had been one of seven possible sites chosen for the relocation of the Jews after World War II.[150] Plans to inhabit the jungles of Guyana’s interior with cheap labor date back to 1919.[151] Resources buried there are among the richest in the world, and include manganese, diamonds, gold, bauxite and uranium.[152] Forbes Burnham, the Prime Minister, had participated in a scheme to repatriate Blacks from the UK to work in the area. Like all earlier attempts, it failed.[153]

Once chosen, the site was leased and worked on by a select crew of Temple members in preparation for the arrival of the body of the church. The work was done in cooperation with Burnham and the U.S. Embassy there.[154] But if these were idealists seeking a better life, their arrival in “Utopia” was a strange welcome. Piled into buses in San Francisco, they had driven to Florida. From there, Pan American charter planes delivered them to Guyana.[155] When they arrived at the airport, the Blacks were taken off the plane, bound and gagged.[156] The deception had finally been stripped bare of all pretense. The Blacks were so isolated and controlled that neighbors as close as five miles from the site did not know that Blacks lived at Jonestown. The only public representatives seen in Guyana were white.[157] Guyanese children were “bought” also.[158]

According to survivors’ reports, they entered a virtual slave labor camp. Worked for 16 to 18 hours daily, they were forced to live in cramped quarters on minimum rations, usually rice, bread and sometimes rancid meat. Kept on a schedule of physical and mental exhaustion, they were also forced to stay awake at night and listen to lectures by Jones. Threats and abuse became more common.[159] The camp medical staff under Dr. Lawrence Schacht was known to perform painful suturing without anesthetic. They administered drugs, and kept daily medical records.[160] Infractions of the rules or disloyalty led to increasingly harsh punishments, including forced drugging, sensory isolation in an underground box, physical torture and public sexual rape and humiliation. Beatings and verbal abuse were commonplace. Only the special guards were treated humanely and fed decently.[161] People with serious injuries were flown out, but few ever returned.[162] Perhaps the motto at Jonestown should have been the same as the one at Auschwitz, developed by Larry Schacht’s namesake, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi Minister of Economics, “Arheit Macht Frei,” or “Work Will Make You Free.” Guyana even considered setting up an “Auschwitz-like museum” at the site, but abandoned the idea.[163]

By this point, Jones had amassed incredible wealth. Press estimates ranged from $26 million to $2 billion, including bank accounts, foreign investments and real estate. Accounts were set up worldwide by key members, often in the personal name of certain people in the Temple.[164] Much of this money, listed publicly after the massacre, disappeared mysteriously. It was a fortune far too large to have come from membership alone. The receivership set up by the government settled on a total of $10 million. Of special interest were the Swiss bank accounts opened in Panama, the money taken from the camp, and the extensive investments in Barclay’s Bank.[165] Other sources of income included the German banking family of Lisa Philips Layton, Larry’s mother.[166] Also, close to $65,000 a month income was claimed to come from welfare and social security checks for 199 members, sent to the Temple followers and signed over to Jones.[167] In addition, there are indications that Blakey and other members were supplementing the Temple funds with international smuggling of guns and drugs.[168] At one point, Charles Garry noted that Jones and his community were “literally sitting on a gold mine.” Mineral distribution maps of Guyana suggest he was right.[169]

To comprehend this well-financed, sinister operation, we must abandon the myth that this was a religious commune and study instead the history that led to its formation. Jonestown was an experiment, part of a 30-year program called MK-ULTRA, the CIA and military intelligence code name for mind control.[170] A close study of Senator Ervin’s 1974 report, Individual Rights and the Government’s Role in Behavior Modification, shows that these agencies had certain “target populations” in mind, for both individual and mass control. Blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, the young, and inmates of psychiatric wards were selected as “potentially violent.”[171] There were plans in California at the time for a Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, expanding on the horrific work of Dr. José Delgado, Drs. Mark and Ervin, and Dr. Jolly West, experts in implantation, psychosurgery, and tranquilizers. The guinea pigs were to be drawn from the ranks of the “target populations,” and taken to an isolated military missile base in California.[172] In that same period, Jones began to move his Temple members to Jonestown. They were the exact population selected for such tests.[173]

The meticulous daily notes and drug records kept by Larry Schacht disappeared, but evidence did not.[174] The history of MK-ULTRA and its sister programs (MK-DELTA, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, etc.) records a combination of drugs, drug mixtures, electroshock and torture as methods for control. The desired results ranged from temporary and permanent amnesia, uninhibited confessions, and creation of second personalities, to programmed assassins and preconditioned suicidal urges. One goal was the ability to control mass populations, especially for cheap labor.[175] Dr. Delgado told Congress that he hoped for a future where a technology would control workers in the field and troops at war with electronic remote signals. He found it hard to understand why people would complain about electrodes implanted in their brains to make them “both happy and productive.”[176]

On the scene at Jonestown, Guyanese troops discovered a large cache of drugs, enough to drug the entire population of Georgetown, Guyana (well over 200,000)[177] for more than a year. According to survivors, these were being used regularly “to control” a population of only 1,100 people.[178] One footlocker contained 11,000 doses of thorazine, a dangerous tranquilizer. Drugs used in the testing for MK-ULTRA were found in abundance, including sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic), demerol, thalium (confuses thinking), and many others.[179] Schacht had supplies of haliopareael and largatil as well, two other major tranquilizers.[180] The actual description of life at Jonestown is that of a tightly run concentration camp, complete with medical and psychiatric experimentation. The stresses and isolation of the victims is typical of sophisticated brainwashing techniques. The drugs and special tortures add an additional experimental aspect to the horror.[181] This more clearly explains the medical tags on the bodies, and why they had to be removed. It also suggests an additional motive for frustrating any chemical autopsies, since these drugs would have been found in the system of the dead.

The story of Jonestown is that of a gruesome experiment, not a religious utopian society. On the eve of the massacre, Forbes Burnham was reportedly converted to “born again” Christianity by members of the Full Gospel Christian Businessman’s Association, including Lionel Luckhoo, a Temple lawyer in Guyana.[182] This same group, based in California, also reportedly converted Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt prior to his massacres there and they were in touch with Jim Jones in Ukiah.[183] They currently conduct the White House prayer breakfasts for Mr. Reagan.[184] With Ryan on his way to Jonestown, the seal of secrecy was broken. In a desperate attempt to test their conditioning methods, the Jonestown elite apparently tried to implement a real suicide drill.[185] Clearly, it led to a revolt, and the majority of people fled, unaware that there were people waiting to catch them.

In the current period, Jonestown is being “repopulated” with 100,000 Laotian Hmong people. Many of them grew opium for CIA money in Southeast Asia. Over 1,000 reside there already under a scheme designed by Billy Graham’s nephew Ernest, and members of the Federation of Evangelical Ministries Association in Wheaton, Illinois (World Vision, World Medical Relief, Samaritan’s Purse, and Carl McIntyre’s International Council of Christian Churches).[194] Similar plans devised by the Peace Corps included moving inner-city Blacks from America to Jamaica, and other Third World countries. And World Relief attempted to move the population of the Island of Dominica to Jonestown.[195] It is only a matter of time before another Jonestown will be exposed, perhaps leading again to massive slaughter. 

Our story so far has hinted at connections to U.S. intelligence, such as the long-term friendship of Jones and CIA associate (and expert torturer- ETK) Dan Mitrione. But the ties are much more direct when a full picture of the operation is revealed. To start with, the history of Forbes Burnham’s rise to power in Guyana is fraught with the clear implication of a CIA coup d’état to oust troublesome independent leader Cheddi Jagan.[196] In addition, the press and other evidence indicated the presence of a CIA agent on the scene at the time of the massacre. This man, Richard Dwyer, was working as Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Guyana.[197] Identified in Who’s Who in the CIA, he has been involved since 1959, and was last stationed in Martinique.[198] Present at the camp site and the airport strip, his accounts were used by the State Department to confirm the death of Leo Ryan. At the massacre, Jones said, “Get Dwyer out of here” just before the killings began.[199]

Other Embassy personnel, who knew the situation at Jonestown well, were also connected to intelligence work. U.S. Ambassador John Burke, who served in the CIA with Dwyer in Thailand, was an Embassy official described by Philip Agee as working for the CIA since 1963. A Reagan appointee to the CIA, he is still employed by the Agency, usually on State Department assignments.[200] Burke tried to stop Ryan’s investigation.[201] Also at the Embassy was Chief Consular officer Richard McCoy, described as “close to Jones,” who worked for military intelligence and was “on loan” from the Defense Department at the time of the massacre.[202] According to a standard source, “The U.S. embassy in Georgetown housed the Georgetown CIA station. It now appears that the majority and perhaps all of the embassy officials were CIA officers operating under State Department covers . . .”[203 ] Dan Webber, who was sent to the site of the massacre the day after, was also named as CIA.[204] Not only did the State Department conceal all reports of violations at Jonestown from Congressman Leo Ryan, but the Embassy regularly provided Jones with copies of all congressional inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act.[205]

Ryan had challenged the Agency’s overseas operations before, as a member of the House Committee responsible for oversight on intelligence. He was an author of the controversial Hughes-Ryan Amendment that would have required CIA disclosure in advance to the congressional committees of all planned covert operations. The Amendment was defeated shortly after his death.[206]

Strangely enough, almost every map of Guyana in the major press located Jonestown at a different place following the killings. One map even shows a second site in the area called “Johnstown.”[187] Perhaps there were multiple camps and Leo Ryan was only shown the one they hoped he would see. In any case, the Jonestown model survives, and similar camps, and their sinister designs, show up in many places.

Inside Guyana itself, approximately 25 miles to the south of Matthews Ridge, is a community called Hilltown, named after religious leader Rabbi Hill. Hill has used the names Abraham Israel and Rabbi Emmanuel Washington. Hilltown, set up about the same time as Jonestown, followed the departure of David Hill, who was known in Cleveland, a fugitive of the U.S. courts. Hill rules with an “iron fist” over some 8,000 Black people from Guyana and America who believe they are the Lost Tribe of Israel and the real Hebrews of Biblical prophecy.[188] Used as strong-arm troops, and “internal mercenaries” to insure Burnham’s election, as were Jonestown members, the Hilltown people were allowed to clear the Jonestown site of shoes and unused weapons, both in short supply in Guyana.[189] Hill says his followers would gladly kill themselves at his command, but he would survive since, unlike Jones, he is “in control.”[190]image018

Rabbi Hill, on the right

During the 1970s and 1980s, a religious group known as the House of Israel became an informal part of the PNC’s security apparatus and engaged in actions such as strikebreaking, pro-government demonstrations, political intimidation, and murder. The House of Israel was led by an ardent PNC supporter, David Hill, locally known as Rabbi Washington. Hill was an American fugitive wanted for blackmail, larceny, and tax evasion. Despite its name, the House of Israel was neither Israeli nor Jewish-oriented. It was, instead, a black supremacist cult claiming that Afro-Guyanese were the original Hebrews. Cult adherents further believed that modern-day Jews were, in fact, descendants of other non-Jewish biblical peoples and were in Israel illegally. Serving as a paramilitary force for the PNC, the House of Israel had 8,000 members, including a 300-member guard force known as the ‘royal cadets.

Similar camps were reported at the time in the Philippines.

The above accounts reveal explosive and important information regarding the modus operandi and identity of the “cryptocracy.” Here is a recap of these important points:

1) In his early career, Jim Jones was a member of Bertrand Russell’s Fellowship for Reconciliation, worked for Naval Intelligence (Office of Naval Intelligence or ONI), and was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. Jones was also a lifelong personal friend/associate of Dan Mitrione, one of the CIA’s most infamous torturers, who taught torture techniques to many police interrogation units throughout Latin America.

2) The Fellowship financed Jones’ first trip to Brazil in 1961, at which time he visited and received money from CIA headquarters there. By one account, he distributed leaflets, tried to stir up revolutionary sentiments, and participated in a CIA effort to overthrow the Brazilian government.

3) A major funder for Jones’ first church in Indianapolis was Rabbi Maurice Davis, who had worked as chaplain at the Lexington Addiction Research Center, where MKULTRA research had been done, and who was a board member of the American Family Foundation.

4) After Jones moved his fellowship to Ukiah, California, there were reports that behavior modification experiments, including sensory deprivation, were being conducted on his congregation, which was predominantly comprised of blacks.

5) Jones’s group infiltrated and took over the Mendocino state hospital, as part of a government pilot project to deinstitutionalize mental patients. When California Governor cut funding for mental institutions, most of the patients at Mendocino were released to custody of the People’s Temple.

6) Among key supporters of Jones were the Layton family, headed by Dr. Lawrence Laird Layton, who had immigrated to America from Nazi Germany after WWII (ETK- In Operation Paperclip?). Dr. Layton had worked on the Manhattan Project, government programs in chemical and ecological warfare, and Army LSD research. In fact, Layton was Chief of the US Army’s Chemical Warfare Division between 1952 and 1954.

7) The People’s Temple was established at Matthew’s Ridge in northeastern Guyana (near Venezuela), at the site of Union Carbide’s bauxite and manganese mine where precious metals such as gold, diamonds, and uranium are present. This site had been considered as a relocation site for Jews after WWII. Later, Guyanese Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, participated in a failed plan to relocate blacks from the UK to work there. Prior to it’s use as Jonestown, the CIA established their “Operation Shalom” there, training camp for guerillas to be used in operations in Angola between 1973 and 1975.

8) Jones received support from the U.S. embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, which was headquarters for the CIA and may have been staffed exclusively by CIA officers.

9) Behind its religious front, Jonestown functioned as a brutal slave labor/mind control experiment that exploited mostly blacks, an official “target population” who made up the majority of Jones’ followers (total 1,100). Guyanese children were also “bought.” Jones’ “followers” worked 16 to 18 hours days, were forced to live in cramped quarters, and fed minimal rations. They were forced to stay awake at night and listen to lectures by Jones. Threats and abuse were common. Punishments included forced drugging, sensory isolation in an underground box, electro-shock, physical torture and public rape and humiliation. As we shall discover in other accounts, Jones was bi-sexual and used sex, particularly sodomy, a means of humiliating and controlling both men and women.

10)The camp medical officer, Dr. Lawrence Schacht, kept meticulous daily notes and drug records. His staff was known to perform unnecessary surgery without anaesthetic.

11)Jones became extremely wealthy (estimated worth of between $26 million and $2 billion) and stashed his money in foreign bank accounts, foreign investments, and real estate. Key members set up accounts worldwide. Evidence suggests Temple funds were augmented by profits from members who were involved in international smuggling of guns and drugs.

12)Much of this money disappeared after the mass murder of 913 of Jones’ followers.

13)Congressman Leo Ryan, a member of the House Committee responsible for oversight on intelligence operations was co-author of the Hughes-Ryan Amendment that would have required the CIA to disclose all future covert operations. When Ryan visited Jonestown, he was executed by some of Jones’ white “special guards.” The massacre of some 913 mostly black followers ensued shortly thereafter. The Congressional Amendment was defeated shortly after Ryan’s murder.

14)The ‘cool-aid’ myth is disproven by the fact that the coroner’s report indicates 80 to 90% of the dead had fresh needle marks on their bodies. Others were shot or strangled.

15)Press reports indicate that CIA agent, Richard Dwyer, was on the scene at the time of the massacre.

16)That Washington officials were aware of the Jonestown massacre is indicated by the fact that an aide to National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, brought orders to remove “all politically sensitive papers and forms of identification from the bodies.”

17)The corpse alleged to have been Jones was unidentifiable but did not have Jones’ distinctive chest tattoos.

18)The Jonestown model persists today in other concentration/mind control camps in Guyana and elsewhere in the Third World. Twenty-five miles north of Matthews Ridge is a much larger community called Hilltown, run by Rabbi David Hill (aka Rabbi Washington), of the House of Israel black-supremacist cult. There, some 8,000 black people provide(d) slave labor and mind control subjects. A 300-member guard force known as the “royal cadets” helps keep order. Hill himself was an ex-convict from Cleveland, Ohio.

19)The mass-murder of Jones’ followers was carried out by employees of the American intelligence establishment when Ryan’s visit threatened to expose the operation. The same intelligence establishment controlled the cover-up of the crime and ensured that the media maintained the fiction that Jones was merely a deranged leader of a crazy religious cult.

20)Postscript 1: According to Judge, on the eve of the massacre, Guyanese Prime Minister Forbes was converted to “born again” Christianity by members of the Full Gospel Christian Businessman’s Association. This group, based in California, also reportedly converted Guatemalan dictator, Rios Mont, prior to his massacres there. This same group conducted the daily White House prayer breakfasts for President Reagan.

21)Postcript 2: As of 1985, the People’s Temple site in Guyana was being “repopulated” by Laotian Hmong people, many of whom had grown opium for CIA opium trade during the Vietnam war. This more recent project was designed by Billy Graham’s nephew Ernest and members of the Federation of Evangelical Ministries Association in Illinois.

22)Conclusion 1: The cover story of Reverend Jim Jones and his People’s Temple utopian religious cult/agricultural experiment is merely a front. Actually, Jonestown was a tightly run slave labor/mind control concentration camp run by American intelligence, complete with medical and psychiatric experimentation. It was one of many such camps located throughout the world that were and are being used to advance various geo-political objectives.

23)Conclusion 2: The Jonestown operation fulfilled several intelligence objectives: a) support for a coup d’etat of a left-wing Guyanese Prime Minister, b) cheap labor for the concentration camp, c) test site for continued MK-ULTRA type mind control programs, and d) cover for various international criminal activities.

24)Conclusion 3: The modus operandi of the Jonestown massacre seems similar to that used in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and 9/11. That is, it was an intelligence operation with multiple objectives that was covered up at the high level politicans and by the media. The crimes are attributed to “patsies” or “lone-nuts,” who themselves were groomed for their roles by the intelligence agencies.

The concluding comment from “Latin American High Weirdness,” re: Congressman Ryan’s brave and quixotic attempt to reign in the rogue activities of the CIA:

Nobody interferes with the CIA and gets away with it.

“Something very bad is going on within the CIA and I want to know what it is. I want to shred the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the four winds.”

( JFK, shortly before his assassination)

2. Chile’s “Colonia Dignidad” (Dignity Colony)

The article, “Latin American High Weirdness: “Hand of Death” CIA Satanic Cult Network” (, provides further details of Jonestown and similar cults (or cults “fronts”). Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Colony) was, another so-called “utopian experiment/religious cult” created and controlled to fulfill covert, illegal political objectives:


President Allende Nazi Paul Schafer Colonia Dignidad compound

In Chile, a similar Utopian community would be called in service under the notorious Pinochet regime after the first democratically-elected Marxist president of Latin America, Salvador Allende, was removed and assassinated during a military coup in the early 1970s. This community, which would become a close alley of the Pinochet regime, was known as Colonia Dignidad. Like Jonestown, it was described as an agricultural experiment and headed by a controversial minister.

In Unholy Alliance (1995), Lavenda states:

Paul Schafer was one of the founders of the Colony of Righteousness and was, and is, its only leader.  (Ex-Nazi) Schafer jumped bail in Germany in 1961 on charges of child sexual abuse, but that did not stop him from taking a group of families with him when he fled to Chile, arriving there in 1962 at the age of forty with around sixty ‘blonde, blue-eyed settlers’… including some children who were brought there under false pretenses, taken from their families back in Germany. 


His flock came from the town of Siegburg, across the Rhine from Bonn, where Schafer claimed to be a psychologist, and where he ran a youth home where the sexual-abuse charges originated.  Schafer, also the leader of a Baptist sect (a sect which evidently condones sexual intercourse between adults and children among other peculiarities), bought an old ranch called El Lavadero about 250 miles south of Santiago in the Parral region and quickly converted it into a self-sufficient, model community known as Colonia Dignidad, the ‘Colony of Righteousness’ or ‘Dignity Colony.’


The population of the Colony eventually grew to about 350, composed of 250 adults and 100 children.  According to reports in the Chilean and German press, the sexes are rigorously separated and sexual intercourse is forbidden (except, one gathers, at the discretion of Schafer).  And, since sex is prohibited, the only way the Colony has been able to increase its population has been by ‘importing’ children from Germany. German authorities have been investigating charges that from thirty to forty children reported missing from Bonn and Cologne areas have wound up at the Colony.  Thus, charges of both child abuse and international child abduction have been leveled at this remote cult community by eyewitnesses, escapees, and responsible members of the West German and Chilean governments.  The parallels between Colonia Dignidad and the stories told by ‘satanic cult survivors’ however, are even stronger.

Spanish is not spoken: instead, only German, and, oddly, English are used.  Old-fashioned, 1940s-era clothing is worn and fourteen-hour workdays are the norm.  No television, radio, or newspapers are allowed in the Colony.  There is, however, a shortwave unit on the premises which is used to communicate with an office the Colony maintains in Santiago…

The Colony established a free clinic on its premises: free, that is, on specific days of the week to members of the local population.  They also have their own factory for processing meat, power plant… and their own airfield.  By 1985, they had even opened their own roadside restaurant on the Pan American Highway.

Accounts of the size of the Colony vary from news report to news report.  Everything from 12,000 acres to 37,000 acres has been offered, and accounts of its operations also include a mine, a lumber mill, and a gravel factory.  The author believes it is safe to say that the Colony has grown considerably over the years and that estimates of a 37,000-acre settlement might not be far from the mark, considering the other purposes to which the Colony was put both during and after the Allende regime.


…in 1966, the first of many accusations against Schafer and the Colony surfaced when Wolfgang Muller escaped the ‘watchdogs, electronic alarms and six-foot barbed wire fences to describe life inside the Colony. Muller – who had been brought over from Germany as a member of the original Sieburg group when he was sixteen – claimed that he had been forced into slave labor at the Colony, was beaten, and had been sexually abused by Schafer in Germany when he was twelve years old.  One of Muller’s more interesting claims – especially in light of later events – is his insistence that Schafer had given him ‘memory-altering drugs’ when Muller attempted to rebel or to reveal the details of his abuse at Schafer’s hands.  He also complained of electroshock treatments being administered by camp doctors (shades of Barbie at Montluc Prison).  After his escape, he wound up at the West German embassy in Santiago and now lives in that country under an assumed name, still afraid for his life.”  


Child abuse, memory altering drugs, electroshock treatments – it was into this fertile environment some of the Pincochet regime’s more unfortunate political prisoners found themselves.  The primary liaison between Colonia Dignidad and the Pincochet regime was an American CIA agent named Michael Townley who also served as a member of the Chilean secret police in addition to helping plan the military coup that ousted Allende.


Michael Townley,   Dr. Josef Mengele, Nazi  Bound for Gitmo

CIA agent                             and MKULTRA torturer   

Levenda (1995) continues:

By the spring of 1973, however, rumors of an impending military coup were rampant in the capital.  Among the conspirators creating discord both in the city and in the countryside was a young American, Michael Vernon Townley.  Townley was a member of Patria y Libertad and an associate of other right-wing terror groups.  A right-wing fanatic himself who carried out assignments for a variety of masters, Townley also contributed to the development of the interrogation program at Colonia Dignidad.

Working directly for, and reporting to, the generals, Townley was given the rank of major in the Chilean Army and together with Colonel Pedro Espinosa and the Chilean Secret Police (DINA), liaised with Patria y Libertad to create a climate of terror in the country conductive to a military coup…

With the coup, however, the Colony got a chance to put its electroshock and narcotics ‘therapies’ to the test.  Townley and DINA agents had the run of the Colony, both at Parral and at the Colony office in Santiago. While DINA maintained contact with its agents all over the world through the Colony’s radio link, Townley helped design the specially equipped interrogation cells.  These were tiny, soundproofed rooms built underground where ‘poltical prisoners’ were taken not only for actual interrogation of a political or military nature, but also for the purpose of developing new methods of torture. 

At first, each prisoner was questioned closely to obtain sufficient information concerning his or her personality in order to develop an appropriate torture and interrogation scheme.  This individualized approach is already well known to the intelligence professionals the author has come into contact over the years. The ostensible goal is to enable the interrogator to so finely tune the torture procedure that the victim surrenders his or her will more completely, more expeditiously.  In practice, however, and with such a ‘scientifically’ adjusted scheme of programmed sadism, there is tremendous room for an interrogator who is so inclined to subject the victim to unimaginable suffering over a long and sustained period of time.  That this is what, in fact, took place at the Colony is beyond doubt…”


The author of “Latin American High Weirdness” continues the grim saga:

According to a UN report Levenda cites, detainees of the Colony had their heads covered with leather hoods, and were then taken to these underground cells were they were subjected to a bombardment of electronic equipment including loudspeakers and microphones in addition to electric shocks.  The Colony’s interrogation techniques have shades of both Gitmo and 1984 in addition to the CIA’s own experiments in its various MK-ULTRA projects.


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Over course, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that Paul Schafer was a former Nazi who maintained ties with some of the more notorious war criminals in hiding in South America.  Josef Mengele is widely believed to have been a guest of the Colony, for instance.  Certainly his ‘expertise’ and first-hand experience in ‘enhanced’ interrogation methods would have been much appreciated there.  Mengele and Michael Townley would have surely had some interesting conversations.


Paul Schafer was finally forced out of Chile in 1997 as charges of child molestation were finally brought against him.  In 2005 he was arrested in Argentina and extradited to Chile where he was given a 20-year prison sentence.  Shortly after Schafer’s arrest, the Colony was raided which led to the discovery of a massive cache of weapons that included machine guns, rocket launchers and even a tank.  As of 2005 the Colony had been taken over by Chilean officials.


While it’s certainly lovely that Schafer and the Colony were finally brought down, researchers have asserted that Colonia Dignidad was but one such camp in South America.  Another rumored campsite supposedly existed at Pisagua, Chile.  It is now acknowledged that there was some kind of prison camp at this location. The similarities between Colonia Dignidad and Hilltown (Guyana) are also striking.  Both communities, which featured fanatical followers from foreign countries driven by doctrines of racial superiority, were incorporated into the security apparatuses of the two nations they became involved in.  The major differences seem to be that Hilltown, with over 8000 residents, was more of an overt paramilitary force while Colonia Dignidad was geared more toward ‘intelligence’ work.


Colonia Dignidad was another ‘religious’ community with a political agenda (it had been used as a torture and interrogation center by the Chilean secret police during the overthrow of President Salvador Allende in 1973), was completely populated by German citizens (as Jonestown was by American citizens), was run by a minister of religion who was also a sexual sadist, etc.  In both cases, orphaned children and foster children were exported to the colonies, and financial subsidies derived from their respective governments.  In both cases, the colonies used shortwave radio communications with their officers in the country’s capitols.  Those offices were used by members to influence government officials, and, in the case of Jonestown, one Temple member was ordered to become the paramour of a Guyanese government official.  And on and on.  The parallels are almost too numerous to mention.”

Various authors, including Klein (The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, 2007), document that the September 11, 1973 coup in Chile was an American CIA operation.  The Amnesty International website states that after coup:

     Tens of thousands of men and women were subsequently arrested and tortured.   Many are still missing and many thousands left the country as exiles.  3,216 people are officially recognized as missing or murdered, while 38,254 people are recognized as survivors of political imprisonment and/or torture.

It seems clear that Colonia Dignidad fulfilled a role in the overall coup strategy, both as a center for torture and interrogation of political prisoners and as a slave labor camp.  Important revelations from the above the testimony re: Colonia Dignidad include:

1)    Paul Schafer, a former Nazi accused of child molestation, jumped bail in Germany in 1961 and relocated to Chile in 1962. There, he became founder of the ‘Colony of Righteousness’ and then, its sole leader.  In Germany, Schafer had been leader of a Baptist sect as well as a youth home, from whence the charges of pedophilia derived.

2)    Cult members were exclusively imported from Germany.

3)    The Colonia Dignidad compound involved partnership between cult leaders, Chile’s secret police (DINA), CIA officers such as Michael Townley Welch, and Nazi war criminals such as Joseph Mengele.

4)    Although officially described as an “agricultural center,” the compound functioned as an interrogation and torture center for “disappeared” Chilean political dissidents at the time of the 1973 (CIA-orchestrated) military coup, in which democratically-elected Allende was replaced by Pinochet, a fascist, military dictator.

5)    MKULTRA style torture techniques were refined and “personalized” at the camp.

6)    Another Chilean torture camp exists(ed) at Pisagua, Chile, some 25 miles away.   There were probably others as well.

7)    Schafer’s followers were forced to work 14-hour workdays.  Commercial operations included processing meat, a power plant, a mine, a lumber mill, a gravel factory as well as a restaurant.

8)    No sex was allowed for cult members.  Charges of child abuse and international child abduction were leveled at the community.

9)    Detainees claim that ‘memory-altering drugs’ and electroshock treatments were administered by camp doctors.  Detainees had their heads covered with hoods (as at Gitmo and Abu Graib), were taken to underground cells, and were subjected to bombardment by electronic equipment, including loudspeakers, and electric shocks.

3.  Adolfo Constanzo, the Matamoros cult, and Satanism

The author of “Latin American High Weirdness,” states:


The Matamoros cult… run by the notorious Adolfo Constanzo (was) one of the most concrete examples of a ‘Satanic’ cult of the past few decades….


In Programmed to Kill; The Politics of Serial Murder (2004), McGowan describes the grizzly details of unearthing ritually murdered victims in Mexico.


After a decade had passed… yet another excavation was begun, at a ranch near Juarez, Mexico.  That property was, strangely enough, located precisely where Henry Lee Lucas had claimed that the ‘Hand of Death’ cult maintained a ranch.  The first reports on the Juarez ranch surfaced on December 1, 1999… a Los Angeles Times report noted that the ‘clandestine burial grounds [were] practically within sight of the U.S. border.’


Early reports indicated that authorities anticipated exhuming between 100 and 300 bodies from mass graves on the ranch, including twenty-two missing U.S. citizens and a number of former FBI and DEA informants. The investigation was quickly expanded to include at least three more possible burial grounds in the area…


Of course anyone who follows the news will remember that Juarez has seen a massive amount of women murdered, some with ritualistic overtones, over the past decade.  Once U.S. authorities took over the 1999 investigation of the Juarez ranch the body total dropped from at least 100 to only nine victims – shades of Jonestown and its ever-changing body count.  Naturally, any possibility that there were other sites was also quickly dismissed.


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From left to right:  Unearthing more victims at Matamoros, Mexico, newspaper headlines proclaiming the criminals are Satanists, and Perception Management (PSYOP) logo.

The above brief introduction to the Matamoros cult resonates with now familiar themes; mass murders, ritual murders, connections with intelligence agencies, foreign influence, and media cover-up.   The author of “Latin American High Weirdness” explores these connections:

Though downplayed in most press reports, the Matamoros cult was largely an American entity.  Its leader was Adolfo Constanzo, a Cuban-American born in Miami, Florida and raised in Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Its ‘high priestess’ was Sara Aldrete, an honor student at Southmost, Texas College in Brownsville.  One of the cult’s top lieutenants, Serafin Hernandez Garcia, also lived in Brownsville and attended Southmost – as a law enforcement major.  Serafin’s grandfather was the owner of Rancho Santa Elena, where the cult performed its ritual sacrifices and buried many of its victims.  Another cult member, drug baron Elio Hernandez Riveria, also hailed from Brownsville.  Yet another lived in Weslaco, Texas.

I can’t help but be reminded of the People’s Temple and Jonestown when considering the perception of Constanzo’s cult. While they are generally regarded as a Mexican entity in many accounts of the cult, their genesis and leadership was clearly from north of the border.  The People’s Temple was dominated by African-Americans yet the hierarchy was predominately white. The tragedy that was Jonestown unfolded in Guyana, South America, yet it was a tragedy largely involving Americans. Constanzo, a Cuban-American hailing from Miami, would relocate to Mexico in 1984.  By 1989 he had built a modest, but ever-growing, drug ring that was centered around the Afro-Caribbean cult practices of Santeria and Palo Mayombe.  The cult would include several Mexican celebrities in addition to both fellow drug smugglers as well as several high ranking Mexican police (who were instrumental in the rise of Constanzo).  Sacrifice was central to Constanzo’s cult – both animal as well as human.


Adolfo de Jesus Costanzo

There are strong suggestions that both the cult members and leaders were victims of mind control.  In Buried Secrets: A True Story of Serial Murder (1992), Hume relates:

Many of the cult members displayed bizarre, detached behavior. In many cases they were described as emotionless – robotic, even. This was especially true of Elio Hernandez and other cult members who were arrested in the initial wave around Rancho Santa Elena.


One of the most vicious of the Matamoros cultists, ‘Little’ Serafin Hernandez Garcia, was especially unnerving to the police.  The interrogation of Little Serafin took five hours.  As they listened, the agents sometimes crossed themselves.  Some of them had wondered why their superstitious commandante kept strings of garlic, religious candles, amulets, and other charms of good luck in his office.  Now they were glad to have them as they listened to young Hernandez’s tale unfold.

They had heard of black magic all their lives.  Now they were seeing it work.  A man with no soul.  And Little Serafin did seem cold, without feeling, without any idea that what he had done was morally monstrous.


In the case of Sara Aldrete, there was even evidence of a split personality.  (Aldrete was the American honors student from Texas College in Brownsville, Texas.)


In Hell Ranch: Nightmare Of Voodoo, Drugs, & Death In Matamoros

(1992), Linedecker adds:

But investigators with the Mexico City attorney’s office were unsure how to take Sara’s confession because the accused ‘godmother’ of the cult had begun to show disturbing signs of a split personality.  As the days wore on, three separate personas became evident – one for the police, one for the television cameras and a third that emerged when she talked to herself.

U.S. Customs Service Agent Oran Neck told a reporter with the Houston Chronicle just days after Sara’s arrest that she had lost touch with reality.  He said that she was demonstrating a dual personality


McGowan (1994) offers this historical portrait of the cult’s charismatic leader, Adolfo de Jesus Costanzo:

A modeling assignment took the handsome young sorcerer to Mexico City in 1983, and he spent his free time telling fortunes with tarot cards in the city’s infamous ‘Zona Rosa.’  Before returning to Miami, Adolfo collected his first Mexican disciples, including Martin Quintana, homosexual ‘psychic’ Jorge Montes, and Omar Orea, obsessed with the occult from age fifteen.  In short order, Constanzo seduced both Rodriquez and Orea, claiming one as his ‘man’ and the other as his ‘woman,’ depending on Adolfo’s romantic whim.

By mid-1984, Adolfo had moved to Mexico City, where he served as something of a ‘psychic to the stars,’ earning extravagant fees and living quite lavishly.  His fastidiously neat and orderly home in a high-dollar suburb of Mexico’s capital was, interestingly enough, located directly across an elementary school.  Described as having a magnetic personality, Constanzo attracted an array of famous and colorful people – including entertainment stars, fashion models, transsexual nightclub performers, politicians, businessmen, crime lords, police officials and civil servants.

In Raising Hell: Encyclopedia Of Devil Worship And Satanic Crime

(1994), Newton states:

At first glance, the most peculiar aspect of Constanzo’s new career was the appeal he seemed to have for ranking law-enforcement officers.  At least four members of the Federal Judicial Police joined Constanzo’s cult in Mexico City: one of them, Salvador Garcia, was a commander in charge of narcotics investigations; another, Florentino Ventura, retired from the federales to lead the Mexican branch of Interpol.  In a country where bribery – mordida – permeates all levels of law enforcement and federal officers sometimes serve as triggermen for drug smugglers, corruption is not unusual, but the devotion of Constanzo’s followers ran deeper than cash on the line.  In or out of uniform, they worshipped Adolfo as a minor god in his own right, their living conduit to the spirit world.


(It was in fact the Mexican police who paved the way for Constanzo’s entrance into the lucrative world of drug trafficking.)


In 1986, Florentino Ventura introduced Constanzo to the drug-dealing Calzada family, then one of Mexico’s dominant narcotics cartels. Constanzo won the hard-nosed dealers over with his charm and mumbo jumbo, profiting immensely from his contacts with the gang.  By early 1987, he was able to pay $60,000 cash for a condominium in Mexico City, buying himself a fleet of luxury cars that included an $80,000 Mercedes Benz. When not working magic for the Calzadas or other clients, Adolfo staged scams of his own, once posing as a DEA agent to rip off a coke dealer in Guadalajara, selling the stash through his police contacts for a cool $100,000.”

On April 30, Guillermo Calzada and six members of his household vanished under mysterious circumstances. They were reported missing on May 1, police noting melted candles and other evidence of a strange religious ceremony at Calzada’s office.  Six more days elapsed before the officers began fishing mutilated remains from the Zumpango River.  Seven corpses were recovered in the course of a week, all bearing signs of sadistic torture – fingers, toes, and ears removed, hearts and sex organs excised, part of the spine ripped from one body, two others missing brains.  The vanished parts, as it turned out, had gone to feed Constanzo’s cauldron of blood, building up his strength for greater conquests yet to come.


The author of “Latin American High Weirdness” continues:

We will start with Constanzo’s religion.  He is in many instances in the blogosphere (and even by researchers such as David McGowan and Michael Newton) described as a Satanist.  His mother and other family members have sworn up and down that Constanzo was nothing but a good Catholic boy.  Many have claimed that he practiced Santeria.


Constanzo was initiated into both the occult and the criminal underworld at a young age.  His first teacher was his mother, who was a practitioner of Santeria.



A Santeria ritual                       Delia


Hume (1992) states:

Adolfo Constanzo’s earliest childhood memory was not of a favorite toy or a parent’s smile, but the gurgling death rattle of a chicken’s slit throat, its blood offered up to the ancient African gods.  He knew a home filled with decay and blood, inuring him to death.  His reward for good behavior was the gift of an animal to mutilate or kill…

There was the power that shedding blood brought, the essence of Santeria.  Give blood to the gods, and they will answer your prayers.  There was the daily embrace of death and decay inside Delia’s filthy and bloodstained home, the basis of Palo Mayombe’s magic.  Above all, a palero must relish the stench of decomposing flesh, for he must take the evil spirits of the dead inside him, becoming possessed by them.


In addition to being a follower of Santeria, Delia was also quite a frequent small time criminal.

Newton (1994) states:


Adolfo’s mother had introduced him to the santeria cult around age nine, with side trips from Puerto Rico to Haiti for instruction in voodoo, but there were still more secrets to be learned, and in 1976 he was apprenticed to a practitioner of palo mayombe.  His occult ‘godfather’ was already rich from working with local drug dealers, and he imparted a philosophy that would follow Adolfo to his grave: ‘Let the nonbelievers kill themselves with drugs.  We will profit from their foolishness.’”


Of Costanzo’s godfather, Hume (1992) writes:

Constanzo’s Haitian padrino was such a man.  He was not interested in love spells or acts of benevolence, only in spilling blood and taking life.  He passed that bloodlust on to his young apprentice, dispensing lessons, beatings, and exposure to the macabre in equal measures until nothing had an effect on him. Adolfo took the beatings as if they were a part of growing up; he met the horror with a child’s eagerness.


image048 A Palo Mayombe shrine, which Adolfo’s Haitian padrino would have taught him how to make

Linedecker (1992) provides background on Santeria and Palo Mayombe:


Santeria in its present form was first practiced around 2500 B.C. in what is now known as Nigeria, on the banks of expansive Niger River.  It was then that Yoruba tribesmen first developed the nature religion that allowed mortals to approach the gods through worship of natural objects such as shells, feathers, and herbs.




Santeria – Spanish for ‘worship of saints’ – spread to the New World in the 1500s when slaves brought captured black Africans to the Southern United States and the Caribbean as an inexpensive source of manual labor.

The Africans had no choice but to work for their new masters, but they didn’t really abandon their old gods.  Ordered to adopt the white man’s religion, many of them outwardly complied and, to their masters, seemed to have adopted Catholicism and its saints. But among themselves, the slaves learned to identify each of the saints with one of their own African gods.  So when they were seen by owners apparently praying to a small clay image of Saint Lazarus, for instance, they may instead have been petitioning the ancient Yoruba god and patron of the sick, Babalu-‘Aye’.  Or if they were kneeling before an image of Christ on the cross, they may have been seeking communion with Oloru’n-Orofi, the Creator Himself.

The clandestine Santeria ceremonies helped homesick and frightened slaves maintain a strong bond with an Africa thousands of miles away.  Gradually, the religion based on old Yoruba beliefs, with a strong meld of Catholicism, spread through the islands, Central and South America.  The religion flourished in the New World, and although it maintained many of its secret ways, it gradually moved into the open; today it is widely practiced alongside Catholicism in the islands and in Latin America.  Santeria established an especially strong foothold in Cuba and in Brazil, where, in slightly different form, it is known as Macumba, or Umbanda.  And increasingly, worship of the old Yoruba gods has moved onto mainland North America and is growing in popularity among Hispanics, blacks, and Anglos.

Practitioners of Santeria, called Santeros, worship a bewildering array of deities, called Orishas, who are represented in their dual role as Catholic saints and ancient African gods.  They can be summoned for help during times of need or crisis.  Santeros maintain that the orishas are extremely powerful, and each control specific aspects of life, such as purity, employment, health – and death.


Described by experts as an evil black-magic flip side of Santeria, Palo Mayombe is a religion where disciples call for help from Catholic saints, ancient African spirit gods and the tortured souls of the enslaved dead.  It has its roots in the impenetrable jungles of the African Congo, and like Santeria, its practice was melded with Catholicism by slaves after reaching the New World.

Some santeros keep two altars in their house – one for Santeria and one for Palo Mayombe.  Their approach to natural magic is similar, but there are vast differences between the two beliefs.  Santeria reputedly offers its gods the blood of animal sacrifices killed quickly and humanely, while the animal and human sacrifices offered during some Palo Mayombe rituals are deliberately tortured and horribly mutilated.  Pain and fear are powerful elements of the rites.

Sometimes the blood of the sacrificial victim is consumed by participants in ceremonies, acts occasionally followed by other vile forms of necrophilia and cannibalism.  Parts of victims are boiled in black n’gangas – similar to the crimson-tinged cauldrons found in the ceremonial hut on the Santa Elena Ranch. Palo Mayombe cultists believe that the spirits of the victims will become trapped in the cauldrons and enslaved, to be called on for protection or to carry out evil.  Some Palo Mayombe practitioners prefer that brain tissue be left in skulls used in the obscene acts of necromancy so that the agonized spirits they have summoned can think and act more intelligently.


Constanzo also seemingly added aspects of Mexican folk magic and rituals of the Aztecs to his belief system.  Many of his victims were found with their hearts ritualistically removed in a fashion similar to how the Aztecs were thought to remove them, for instance.  Is it also possible that the Sirius/Sothis religion that I’ve chronicled before also influenced Constanzo’s belief system?

Probably the two chief advocates of the so-called Sirius tradition are Robert K.G. Temple, an Oriental Studies and Sanskrit major from the University of Pennsylvania and fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society, and Kenneth Grant, the former head of the Typhonian Order and Aleister Crowley disciple.  Unlikely bedfellows indeed, yet both presented compelling theories of a cult whose belief system revolved around the star Sirius and that has existed in some form or other since at least ancient Sumeria.  Temple built his theory off of the traditions of the Dogon people while Grant’s was based upon the occult traditions Crowley taught him.  Both theories held Africa to be a kind of repository of occult traditions.

I’ll allow the great Robert Anton Wilson to sum up Temple’s theory:


Temple claimed that Earth had been visited by an advanced race from a planet in the system of the double star, Sirius, around 4500 B.C.  Temple based this assertion on the fact that definite and specific knowledge of the Sirius system can be found in the mythology of the Babylonians, the Egyptians, and some surviving African tribes – knowledge which modern astronomy has only rediscovered with the fantastically delicate instruments of the last two decades…

…Temple’s evidence… could be interpreted to indicate the arrival of people from Sirius who had come here in a physical space ship around 4500 B.C.  According to Temple, information about this had been passed on through various initiatory orders in the ancient Mediterranean and in Africa to the present time…”


(from Wilson’s, The Cosmic Trigger, pg. 9-10)


The author of “Latin American High Weirdness” interjects:


I’ve speculated that the ancient goddess cults revolved around Sirius worship before here.  Santeria and Palo Mayombe, the two belief systems of which the bulk of Constanzo’s magical practices were based around, both derived from Africa and both were very ancient belief systems.  Is it possible that parts of the Sirius tradition were incorporated into these belief systems long ago?  I do not know enough about either religion to answer definitively either way to that question. However, I have chronicled the overlap between Freemasonry and Haitian Vodou before here (, so perhaps there are ties between Santeria and Palo Mayombe and even more ancient occult traditions.  It may even be that Santeria and Palo Mayombe represent the Sirius tradition in its rawest incarnation.

As I noted in part IV of this series, the first major ritual slaying attributed to the Constanzo cult was the killing of the Calzada family, one of the prime drug cartels in Mexico at the time. Constanzo sacrificed several prominent members on Walpurgis Night, one of the chief holidays in northern and central European paganism.  Is this further evidence that a more ancient occult tradition, possibly one tied to Sirius, influenced Constanzo’s cult?  This is the only overt evidence that I’ve found linking Constanzo’s practices to European occultism, but I can’t help but feel there are much deeper connections.


The author draws out another interesting North American connection with Costanzo’s Matamoros cult:

Interestingly, one of Constanzo’s chief recruiting tools for his blood cult was apparently the 1987 horror film ‘The Believers’, starring Martin Sheen.


“…gang members told police that they were initiated into the religious ways of the cult through repeated viewings of the movie, The Believers.


“Young Serafin Hernandez Garcia told authorities it was his favorite film.


“There were startling similarities between Constanzo’s gang and the evil cult portrayed in The Believers.  Most significantly, both groups practiced human sacrifice to attain protection and power from the gods…


                                             (Hell Ranch, Clifford L. Linedecker, pgs. 95-96)

The obsession Constanzo’s cult had with ‘The Believers’ is very interesting.  The film concerns a police psychiatrist (Sheen) who becomes involved in a series of child murders occurring in New York City.  The children are killed in a highly ritualistic fashion and it is soon revealed that a cult with high society connections (including ties to the police) is behind the killings.

Even more significantly, ‘The Believers’ was written my Mark Frost, who would go on to create the legendary TV series ‘Twin Peak’s with maverick filmmaker David Lynch.  ….  I consider “Twin Peaks” one of the finest accounts of magick to ever be released.  I’ve written heavily on the TV series here, the viewing of which I compared to an initiation into an occult society…. Frost’s script demonstrates both an accurate depiction of occult rites in addition to compelling links between the occult and high society.


The author of “Latin American High Weirdness” speculates that Jim Jones was also actually an occultist, citing this first hand account  (Levenda’s Sinister Forces Book II, 2011)

…. Jones began to speak of revolution, and of Jesus as a socialist. He began to gradually mock and vilify the God of the Jews, the ‘Sky God’ as he called him, and to identify Jehovah with satanic forces bent on the destruction of humanity.  It was pure neo-Nazism, except it was so convoluted that most of his followers would never have recognized it for what it was… the Nazi ideologists of the Third Reich had reinterpreted the bible in such a way that the God of the Israelites was Satan.  This has become standard theology in such racist organizations in America as the Christian Identity movement.

“Lucifer was the ‘light-bringer,’ and intent on delivering humanity from the clutches of the evil Jehovah.  This is also a Gnostic belief, as demonstrated in the scriptures uncovered at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945.  In this system, the Serpent in the Garden of Eden was the true God, who wanted to deliver the human race from the blind Creator God, the Demiurge who wanted Adam and Eve as his personal slaves…

This multiplicity of gods with Biblical genealogy is what gave rise to the theology of the Process Church of the Final Judgment… This form of Gnosticism also influenced Charles Manson, and he began to identify himself with Abraxas, a famous Gnostic deity whose numerological equivalent is 365, the same as the number of days in the year and thus representative of time itself.   With the Nazis, the neo-Nazis, and the Christian Identity movement in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, we are experiencing a strange resurrection of first and second century Gnosticism: Gnosticism with a vengeance.





Finally, there is ample evidence all three men (Jones, Manson, and Costanzo) adopted radical religious systems as a means of controlling their followers.  In the case of both Manson and Jones, this system seems to have been based upon Nazi-tinged Gnosticism.


What additional insights can we gleen from the above information?  And how is the Matamoros cult similar or different from Jonestown and the Colonia Dignidad?

1)    Just as Donald DeFreeze, Patty Hearst’s mind control programmers, was himself a victim of mind control programming at Vacaville and the recipient of some training from Jim Jones, so Sara Aldrete, the “high priestess” of the Matamoros cult, also seems to have had MPD (multiple personality disorder).  We may infer that this Adrete was also a victim of some kind of MKULTRA or Monarch programming.

2)    Like Jim Jones’ and Paul Schafer’s cults, Adolfo Costanzo’s cult seems to have been a front for various criminal activities, in this case, selling of drugs and performance of occult ritual murders.

3)    Like Jonestown and Colonia Dignidad, the Matamoros cult, was lead by foreigners, in this case, Americans.

4)    Occult and Satanic factors are particularly evident in the Matamoros cult, as indicated by the numerous ritual murders and creation of zombie slaves.  Costanzo was involved in deeply occult, “Satanic” activities of Santeria and Palo Moyambe.

5)    The Matamoros cult was connected to highly placed individuals within the Mexican police, certain Mexican celebrities, and other drug cartels.

6)    Whereas the Jonestown and Colonia Dignidad cults obviously advanced political objectives, such as deposing left-wing administrations and installing and supporting right-wing fascist dictatorships, the political functions of the Matamoros cult are less clear-cut.  And it does not seem there is evidence it functioned as a slave labor camp.

7)    My speculation is that the Matamoros cult was also the creation of either American intelligence or else the “master cult” and that it functioned as a terrorist cult and criminal drug enterprise.  Certainly, the mass murders near the Mexican/American border near Juarez struck fear and terror into both Mexican and American civilians.  This part of the operation would essentially be a PSYOP against the civilian populations of both countries.

8)     Fear and terror would have served several functions.  First, it presumably resulted in significantly reduced tourism from Americans.  The effect would have been to lower needed tourist revenues in impoverished Mexico.  Second, terror would have helped solidify the power of various drug cartels as rivals to the established government.  Third, by further lowering living standards in Mexico, it would have had the effect of increasing the gap between rich and poor in Mexico and of increasing illegal immigration of poor Mexicans into the U.S.   Since these Mexicans work for less than minimum wage, this has the effect of keeping wages low in America and serving the interests of the “corporatocracy.”

9)    While Jonestown, Colonia Dignidad, and the Matamoros cult all seem to be related to larger international intelligence, crime, and cult networks, the Matamoros cult in particular, seems to point to the power, character, and methodologies of a (worldwide? “Satanic”?) “master cult.”

10)Both Jonestown and the Matamoros cults seem to share neo-Nazi-style, Gnostic occult belief systems and methods.


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