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Excerpted from:

Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A.

By Alex Constantine

Portland, OR : Feral House, 1995

Chapter Three


Part I:


Swiss newspapers described the carnage inside the charred
farmhouse as a "wax museum of death." Within hours, 27 other
members of the Sovereign Order of the Solar Temple were found
dead at chalets in Granges, Switzerland and Morin Heights,
Quebec. Luc Jouret, the Temple's grand master, the London Times
reported, "espoused a hybrid religion that owed more to Umberto
Eco's novel Foucault's Pendulum than to any bible. His followers
called themselves 'knights of Christ.' The crusading codes of
the Knights Templar, the rose-and-cross symbolism of the
medieval Rosicrucian Order, Nazi occultism and new age mysticism
were joined together into a mumbo-jumbo mishmash that seemed
more designed for extracting money from disciples than saving
        Jouret, born in the Belgian Congo in 1947, set out in
youth as a mystic with communist leanings, but his politics
apparently swung full circle. He has since been linked to a
clutch of neo-Nazis responsible for a string of bombings in
Canada. He told friends that he had once served with a unit of
Belgium paratroopers.
        French-Canadian journalist Pierre Tourangeau investigated
the sect for two years. A few days after the mass murder, he
reported that the sect was financed by the proceeds of
gun-running to Europe and South America. Simultaneously, Radio
Canada announced that Jouret's Templars earned hundreds of
millions of dollars laundering the profits through the infamous
Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI),  closed by
authorities worldwide in 1991. Montreal's La Presse observed:
"each new piece of information only thickens the mystery"--but
the combination of international arms smuggling and BCCI
presented a familiar enough picture of CIA sedition. The
Manhattan D.A. who closed the American branch announced that 16
witnesses had died in the course of investigating the bank's
entanglements in covert operations of the CIA, arms smuggling to
Iraq, money laundering and child prostitution.
        The average coffee table would crumple under the weighty
BCCI Book of the Dead. Journalist Danny Cassalaro and Vince
Foster appear in it--grim antecedents to the Solar Temple
killings. The cult's connection to BCCI (reported in Europe but
filtered from American newspaper accounts) fed speculation among
Canadian journalists that followers of Jouret were killed to bury
public disclosures of gun-running and money laundering.
        But the fraternizing of America's national security elite
and the cults did not begin in Cheiry, Switzerland. Jouret's
Order of the Solar Temple was but the latest incarnation of mind
control operations organized and overseen by the CIA and
Department of Defense.

                        In a sense, we are in the same ethical
                and moral dilemma as the physicists in the days
                prior to the Manhattan Project. Those of us who
                work in this field see a developing potential for
                a nearly total control of human emotional status.

                                -- Dr. Wayne Evans
                                   _U.S. Army Institute
                                   of Environmental Medicine_

        Scientists in the CIA's mind control fraternity lead
double lives. Many are highly respected, but if the truth were
known they would be deafened by the public outcry and drummed out
of their respective academic haunts.
        Martin T. Orne, for example, a senior CIA/Navy
researcher, is based at the University of Pennsylvania's
Experimental Psychiatry Laboratory. He is also an original member
of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation's advisory board, a
tightly-drawn coterie of psychiatrists, many with backgrounds in
CIA mind control experimentation in its myriad forms. The
Foundation is dedicated to denying the existence of cult mind
control and child abuse. It's primary pursuit is the castigation
of survivors and therapists for fabricating accusations of ritual
        Dismissing cult abuse as hysteria or false memory, a
common defense strategy, may relieve parents of preschool
children. In a small percentage of cult abuse cases it's possible
that children may be led to believe they've been victimized.
        But the CIA and its cover organizations have a vested
interest in blowing smoke at the cult underground because the
worlds of CIA mind control and many cults merge inextricably. The
drum beat of "false accusations" from the media is taken up by
paid operatives like Dr. Orne and the False Memory Syndrome
Foundation to conceal the crimes of the Agency.
        Orne's forays into hypno-programming were financed in the
1960s by the Human Ecology Fund, a CIA cover at Cornell
University and the underwriter of many of the formative mind
control experiments conducted in the U.S. and abroad, including
the gruesome brainwashing and remote mind control experiments of
D. Ewen Cameron at Montreal's Allen Memorial Institute. Research
specialties of the CIA's black psychiatrists included
electroshock lobotomies, drugging agents, incapacitants,
hypnosis, sleep deprivation and radio control of the brain, among
hundreds of sub-projects.
        The secondary source of funding for Dr. Orne's work in
hypnotic suggestion and dissolution of memory is eerie in the
cult child abuse context. The voluminous files of John Marks in
Washington, D.C. (139 boxes obtained under FOIA, to be exact,
two-fifths of which document CIA interest in the occult) include
an Agency report itemizing a $30,000 grant to Orne from Human
Ecology, and another $30,000 from Boston's Scientific Engineering
Institute (SEI)--another CIA funding cover, founded by Edwin
Land of the Polaroid Corporation (and supervision of the U-2 spy
plane escapades). This was the year that the CIA's Office of
Research and Development (ORD) geared up a study of
parapsychology and the occult. The investigation, dubbed Project
OFTEN-CHICKWIT, gave rise to the establishment of a social
"laboratory" by SEI scientists at the University of South
Carolina--a college class in black witchcraft, demonology and
        Dr. Orne, with SEI funding, marked out his own mind
control corner at the University of Pennsylvania in the early
1960s. He does not publicize his role as CIA psychiatrist. He
denies it, very plausibly. In a letter to Dr. Orne, Marks once
reminded him that he'd disavowed knowledge of his participation
in one mind-wrecking experimental sub-project. Orne later
recanted, admitting that he'd been aware of the true source of
funding all along.
        Among psychiatrists in the CIA's mind control fraternity,
Orne ranks among the most venerable. He once boasted to Marks
that he was routinely briefed on all significant CIA behavior
modification experiments: "Why would they come to him," Martin
Cannon muses in The Controllers, which links UFO abductions to
secret military research veiled by screen memories of "alien"
abduction, "unless Orne had a high security clearance and worked
extensively with the intelligence services?"
        To supplement his CIA income, the influential Dr. Orne
has been the donee of grants from the Office of Naval Research
and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. "I should like
to hear," Cannon says, "what innocent explanation, if any, the
Air Force has to offer to explain their interest in post-hypnotic
        According to Army records, Orne's stomping grounds, Penn
U., was a bee-hive of secret experiments in the Vietnam War
period. The Pentagon and CIA--under the auspices of ORD's Steve
Aldrich, a doyen of occult and parapsychological studies--
conferred the Agency's most lucrative research award upon the
University of Pennsylvania to study the effects of 16
newly-concocted biochemical warfare agents on humans, including
choking, blistering and vomiting agents, toxins, poison gas and
incapacitating chemicals. The tests were abruptly halted in 1972
when the prison's medical lab burned to the ground.
        Testimony before the 1977 Church Committee's probe of the
CIA hinted that, as of 1963, the scientific squalor of 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 rear-support 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:
People's Temple.
        Jonestown had its grey eminence in Dr. Lawrence Laird
Layton of the University of California at Berkeley, formerly a
chemist for the Manhattan Project and head of the Army's chemical
warfare research division in the early 1950s. (Larry Layton, his
son, led the death squad that murdered Congressman Leo Ryan,
who'd arrived at Guyana to investigate the cult.) Michael Meiers,
author ofWas Jonestown a CIA Medical Experiment?, scavenged for
information on the People's Temple for six years, concluding:
"The Jonestown experiment was conceived by Dr. Layton, staffed by
Dr. Layton and financed by Dr. Layton. It was as much his project
as it was Jim Jones'. Though it was essential for him to remain
in the background for security reasons, Dr. Layton maintained
contact with and even control of the experiment through his wife
and children." The African-American cult had at its core a
Caucasian inner-council, composed of Dr. Layton's family and
        The press was blind to obvious CIA connections, but
survivors of the carnage in Guyana followed the leads and
maintained that Jim Jones was "an employee, servant, agent or
operative of the Central Intelligence Agency" from 1963--the
year the Agency turned to cult cut-outs to conceal MKULTRA mind
control activities--until 1978. In October 1981 the survivors of
Jonestown filed a $63 million lawsuit against Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance and Stansfield Turner, former director of the CIA,
currently a teacher at the University of Maryland and a director
of the Monsanto Corporation. The suit, filed in U.S. district
court in San Francisco, accused Turner of conspiring with Agency
operatives to "enhance the economic and political powers of James
Warren Jones," and of conducting "mind control and drug
experimentation" on the Temple flock.
        The suit was dismissed four months later for "failure to
prosecute timely." All requests for an appeal were denied.
        Ligatures of the CIA clung to the cults. Much of the
violence that has since exploded across the front pages was
incited by CIA academics at leading universities.
        Small wonder, then, that Ted Goertzel, director of the
Forum for Policy Research at Rutgers, which maintains a symbiosis
with the CIA despite media exposure, should write that the most
susceptible victims of "cryptomnesia" (a synonym for false
memories) believe "in conspiracies, including the JFK
assassination, AIDS conspiracies, as well as the UFO cover-up."
The problem, Goertzel says, "may have its origins in early
childhood," and is accompanied by "feelings of anomie and anxiety
that make the individual more likely to construct false memories
out of information stored in the unconscious mind."
        This side of gilded rationalizations, the CIA's links to
the cults are no manifestation of "cryptomnesia."
        Like Jonestown, the Symbionese Liberation Army was a mind
control creation unleashed by the Agency. The late political
researcher Mae Brussell, whose study of The Firm commenced in
1963 after the assassination of John Kennedy, wrote in 1974 that
the rabid guerrilla band "consisted predominantly of CIA agents
and police informers." This unsavory group was, Brussell
insisted, "an extension of psychological experimentation
projects, connected to Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park."
(She went on to lament that "many of the current rash of
'senseless killings,' 'massacres,' and 'zombie-type murders' are
committed by individuals who have been in Army hospitals, mental
hospitals or prison hospitals, where their heads have been
literally taken over surgically to create terror in the
        Evidence that the CIA conceived and directed the SLA was
obvious. The SLA leadership was trained by Colston Westbrook, a
Pennsylvania native. Westbrook was a veteran of the CIA's
murderous PHOENIX Program in South Vietnam, where he trained
terrorist cadres and death squads. In 1969 he took a job as an
administrator of Pacific Architects and Engineers, a CIA
proprietary in Southern California. Three of Westbrook's foot
soldiers, Emily and William Harris and Angela Atwood (a former
police intelligence informer), had been students of the College
of Foreign Affairs, a CIA cover at the University of Indiana.
Even the SLA symbol, a seven-headed cobra, had been adopted by
the OSS (America's wartime intelligence agency) and CIA to
designate precepts of brainwashing.
        When the smoke cleared at SLA headquarters in L.A., Dr.
Martin Orne was called upon to examine Patricia Hearst in
preparation for trial. The government charged that she had
participated voluntarily in the SLA's gun-toting crime spree.
Orne's was a foregone conclusion--he sided with the government.
His opinion was shared by two other psychiatrists called to
appraise Ms. Hearst's state of mind, Robert Jay Lifton and Louis
Jolyon West. Dr. Lifton was a co-founder of the aforementioned
Human Ecology Fund. The CIA contractor that showered Orne with
research grants in the 1960s. Dr. West is one of the CIA's most
notorious mind control specialists, currently director of UCLA's
Neuropsychiatric Institute. It was West who brought a score of
mind control psychiatrists of the ultra-right political stripe to
the UCLA campus.
        Drs. Orne, Lifton and West unanimously agreed that Patty
Hearst had been "persuasively coerced" to join the SLA. She had
been put through a grueling thought reform regimen. She'd been
isolated and sensory deprived, raped, humiliated, badgered,
politically indoctrinated with a surrealistic mutation of Third
World Marxism. Ms. Hearst was only allowed human companionship
when she exhibited signs of submission. Orne and his colleagues
assured that attention was narrowed to their psychologizing,
conveniently rendering evidence of CIA collusion extraneous to
consideration by the jury.
        Another psychiatrist called to testify at the trial of
"Tania" surfaced with Dr. Orne in 1991 on the board of the False
Memory Syndrome Foundation. (The FMSF board is almost exclusively
composed of former CIA and military doctors currently employed by
major universities. None have backgrounds in ritual abuse--their
common interest is behavior modification. Dr. Margaret Singer, a
retired Berkeley Ph.D., studied repatriated prisoners-of-war
returning from the Korean War at the Walter Reed Army Institute
of Research in Maryland (1952-58).
        Singer turned up in 1982 on the book jacket of Raven--
the CIA's code-name for Jim Jones--by San Francisco Examiner
reporters Tim Reiterman and John Jacobs, a thoroughly-researched
account of the People's Temple that completely side-steps CIA
involvement. Co-author John Jacobs was supposedly one of the
country's leading authorities on CIA mind control, a subject he
studied at length for a series published by the Washington Post.
Reiterman had been the Examiner  reporter on the Patricia Hearst
beat. Yet both writers managed to avoid obvious intelligence
connections. Dr. Singer commended the book as "the definitive
psychohistory of Jim Jones." Raven, she opined, conveyed "the
essence of psychological and social processes that Jim Jones, the
ultimate manipulator, set in motion." The true "manipulators," of
course, were operatives of the CIA, and the public disinformation
gambit lauded by Dr. Singer was, according to Meiers, in tune
with "a concerted attempt to suppress information, stifle
investigations, censor writers and manipulate public
        The CIA and Pentagon have quietly organized and
influenced a long line of mind control cults, among them:
        The Riverside Lodge of the Ordo Templis Orientis: Also
known as The Solar Lodge of the OTO, which followed the teachings
of cult messiah Aleister Crowley, whose fixed gaze on the astral
equinox resulted in instructions from his deities to form a
religious order. Crowley, high priest of the OTO and a British
intelligence agent, gave Winifred T. Smith a charter to open an
OTO lodge in Pasadena. The high priest of the lodge was Jack
Parsons, a rocket expert and founder of the California Institute
of Technology. Parsons, who took the oath of the anti-Christ in
1949, contributed to the design of the Pentagon under subsequent
CIA director John J. McCloy. He was killed in a still unexplained
laboratory explosion. There is a crater on the moon named after
        The OTO's Solar Lodge in San Bernardino was presided over
by Georgina "Jean" Brayton, the daughter of a ranking Air Force
officer in the 1960s. The cult subscribed to a grim, apocalyptic
view of the world, and like Charles Manson believed that race
wars would precipitate the Big Cataclysm. In the Faustian Los
Angeles underworld, the lodge was known for its indulgence in
sadomasochism, drug dealing, blood drinking, child molestation
and murder.
        Candace Reos, a former member of the lodge, was deposed
by Riverside police in 1969. Reos said that Brayton controlled
the thinking of all cult members. One poor soul, she said, was
ordered to curb his sexual urges by cutting his wrists every time
he was aroused. Mrs. Reos told police, according to the report,
that when she became pregnant, Georgina was angry and told her
that she would have to condition herself to hate her child. Reos
told police that children of the cult's 43 adult members were
secluded from their parents and received "training" that took on
"very severe tones."
        "There was a lot of spanking involved," she said, "a lot
of heavy criticism. There was a lot of enclosed in dark rooms."
The teachers, she added. "left welts."
        If so ordered, adult cultists would beat their children.
        According to a Riverside County Sheriff's report, a six
year-old child burned the group's school house to the ground. The
boy was punished by solitary confinement in a locked shipping
crate left in the desert, where the average temperature was 110
degrees, for two months. The boy was chained to a metal plate.
        When police freed him, they were nauseated by the
suffocating stench of excrement. The child was smothered in flies
swarming from a tin-can toilet.
        The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Movement: In 1985 the Portland
Oregonian published a 36-part, book-length series linking the
cult to opium trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, arson,
slave labor, mass poisonings, illegal wiretaps and the
stockpiling of guns and biochemical warfare weapons. The
year-long Oregonian investigation revealed cult ties to
CIA-trained mercenaries in El Salvador and the Far East.
Domestically, Rajneesh's secret police force worked with Agency
        Finders: On February 7, 1987 Customs agents raided a
child-porn ring in Tallahasee, Florida. Eight suspects and six
children were taken into custody. The children, according to a
Customs Department memo, behaved "like animals in a public park,"
and "were not aware of the function and purpose of telephones,
televisions and toilets."
        The children told police that they were forced to live
outdoors and were given food only as a reward. A check on the
backgrounds of the adults turned up a police report, "specific in
describing 'bloody rituals' and sex orgies involving children,
and an as-yet unsolved murder." Customs agents searched a cult
safe house and discovered a computer room and documents recording
"high-tech" bank transfers, explosives, and a set of instructions
advising cult members on moving children through jurisdictions
around the country. One photographic album found in the house
featured the execution and disembowelment of goats, and
snapshots, according to a Customs report, of "adults and children
dressed in white sheets participating in a bloody ritual."
        An American passport was found. The investigating agents
contacted the State Department and were advised to "terminate
further investigation."
        They investigated anyway, reporting that "the CIA made
contact and admitted to owning the Finders ... as a front for a
domestic training organization, but that it had 'gone bad.'" The
late wife of Marion David Pettie, the cult's leader, had worked
for the Agency, and his son had been an employee of Air America,
the heroin-riddled CIA proprietary. Yet Pettie denied to a
reporter for U.S. News & World Report any connection to the Firm.
Police in Washington refused to comment. Officials of the CIA
dismissed as "hogwash" allegations of any connection to the
Finders cult.
        MOVE: On May 13, 1985 MOVE's Philadelphia headquarters
was firebombed by local police. Not only did the fire consume the
cult's home--it devastated the entire neighborhood, leaving 11
dead and 250 homeless. The group was cofounded by Vince
Leapheart, aka John Africa, a Korean veteran. His intellectual
mentor and source of funding was Donald Glassey, a lecturer at
the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Work. Glassey
was an admitted police "informant," but conducted himself like a
paid provocateur. He purchased weapons for the cult with cash
drawn from city coffers. John Africa, the cult's titular head,
claimed to be a messiah, and like Jim Jones to have Godly
"healing" powers and "total control" over his followers.
        O.T.A.: The Order of the Temple of Astarte in Pasadena,
California is a "hermetic" occult organization that practices
"Magick in the Western Tradition." The cult is led by Fraters
Khenemel, a police officer, and Aleyin, a veteran Green Beret.
The cult's everyday language is unusual for a mystical order--
one group schedule is laden with words like "operation,"
"sixteen-thirty hours," and "travel orders." Demonology is among
the OTA's primary occult interests.
        The police connection recalls the statement of Louis
Tackwood, the former LAPD provocateur whose revelations of secret
police subterfuge set off a political tempest in Los Angeles in
1973. "You don't know," he told journalist Donald Freed, "but
there's a devil worship cult in Pasadena. Actually in Altadena."
Tackwood alleged that the cultists were "on the LAPD payroll."
        The CIA and Pentagon cooperate in the creation of cults.
To be sure, 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."
        It is beginning to dawn on the psychiatric community at
large that the CIA's mind control clique is a menace reminiscent
of Nazi medical experimentation. 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.
        The psychological community is waking to the threat in
its ranks, to judge by APA surveys and personal communications
with ranking members of the mental health field, but the world at
large remains in the dark. The "mass hysteria" and "false memory"
bromides disseminated by the establishment press obscure federal
and academic connections to the mind control cults, which are
defended largely by organized pedophiles, cultists and hired guns
of psychiatry. An ambitious disinformation gambit has led the
world at large to side with cultists operating under federal
protection. As at Jonestown and Chiery, Switzerland, the
denouement of cult activity often ends in the destruction of all
witnesses. This cycle of abuse and murder can only be ended by
full public awareness of the federal mind control initiative.

Part: II


        The conference session bears a passing resemblance to a
12-Step meeting. Assembled in a Portland religious retreat,
members of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF), all
accused of child abuse, are encouraged to unload their anguish.
Only women take the stage (they leave reporters with a
sympathetic impression--men stigmatized by child abuse do not).
Pamela Freyd, a Foundation founder, assures these victims of
pernicious therapies they are not alone. The Foundation's office
in Philadelphia, she says, takes 60 calls on a typical day from
distraught adults hounded by their own confused children, rogue
therapists and sensation-seeking pack journalists.
        The number of dues-paying members (each contributes $100
a year) varies according to the source. The group reported in
January 1993 that 1,200 families had made contact in its first
year of operation. The same month, the San Jose Mercury News
declared flatly that "nearly 3,000 families" from across the
country had been recruited. The FMSF now claims 5,000 families.
Time magazine raised the figure to "7,000 individuals and
families who have sought assistance."
        The Foundation's distinctive handling of statistics is
incessant. In April of this year the FMSF claimed 12,000 families
have been strained by false child abuse allegations. A month
later, the figure dropped to "9,500 U.S. families." Yet the
Foundation prides itself on accuracy. One FMSF newsletter advises
members to insist the media "report accurate information. The
rumors and misinformation surrounding the false accusations based
on recovery of repressed memories are shocking." The same author
regrets that "65% of accusations of abuse are now
unsubstantiated, a whopping jump from 35% in 1976." This figure,
once gleefully disseminated by such pedophile defense groups as
NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) and VOCAL
(Victims of Child Abuse Laws) was debunked years ago. It was
fabricated by Douglas Besherov of the American Enterprise
Institute, a hard right-wing propaganda factory fueled by the
Olin Foundation, a CIA funding cover. (Christian conservatives
are often accused of propagating ritual abuse "hysteria," yet in
the 1992 presidential election the para-conservative wing of the
Republican Party slipped into its platform a strategy to put an
end to investigations of child abuse.)
        The FMSF selectively ignores child abuse data that
disagrees with their own. Judith Herman, author of Trauma and
Recovery, reported in the Harvard Mental Health Letter that false
abuse allegations by children "are rare, in the range of 2-8% of
reported cases. False retractions of true complaints are far more
common, especially when the victim is not sufficiently protected
after disclosure and therefore succumbs to intimidation by the
perpetrator or other family members who feel that they must
preserve secrecy."
        Other statistics shunned by the False Memory Syndrome
Foundation include a survey presented at a 1992 psychiatric
conference that found that a full 88% of all therapists in a
large sampling consider ritual child abuse to be a very real
social problem with devastating emotional effects. Another: In
1990 the State University of New York at Buffalo polled a
national sampling of clinical psychologists on ritual abuse.
About 800 psychologists--a third of the poll--were aware of
treating at least one case. Only 5% of all child abuse cases ever
enter the courtroom--half of these end with the child in the
custody of the abusive parent..
        The recovered memory debate was discussed at a 1993
conference on multiple personality disorder. Richard Lowenstein,
a psychiatrist from the University of Maryland Medical School,
argued that the Foundation is "media-directed, dedicated to
putting out disinformation."
        Other conference participants contemplated funding
sources and "possible CIA connections."

The Devil Denuded

        The CIA, in fact, has several designates on the FMSF
advisory board. They have in common backgrounds in mind control
experimentation. Their very presence on the board, and their
peculiar backgrounds, reveal some heavily obscured facts about
ritual child abuse.
        Martin T. Orne, a senior CIA researcher, is an original
board member of the Foundation, and a psychiatrist at the
University of Pennsylvania's Experimental Psychiatry Lab in
Philadelphia. In 1962 his forays into hypno-programming (the
elicitation of "anti-social" behavior, dissolving memory and
other mind-subduing techniques) were financed by a CIA front at
Cornell University. He was also funded by Boston's Scientific
Engineering Institute, another front, and a clearinghouse for the
Agency's investigation of the occult.
         The CIA and Pentagon have formed a partnership in the
creation of cults. To be sure, the Association of National
Security Alumni, a public interest veterans group opposed to
clandestine ops, 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."
        The smoothing over of the national security state's cult
connections is handled by academic "experts."
        A forerunner of the Foundation is based in Buffalo, New
York, the Committee for Scientific Examination of Religion, best
known for the publication of Satanism in America: How the Devil
Got More Than His Due, widely considered to be a legitimate
study. The authors turn up their noses to ritual abuse,
dismissing the hundreds of reports around the country as mass
"hysteria." Cult researcher Carl Raschke reported in a March,
1991 article that he coincidentally met Hudson Frew, a Satanism
in America co-author, at a Berkeley bookstore. "Frew was wearing
a five-pointed star, or pentagram, the symbol of witchcraft and
earth magic," Raschke says. Shawn Carlson, a contributor to the
book, is identified by the media as a "physicist." Yet he runs
the Gaia Press in El Cerrito, California, a New Age publishing
house with an  emphasis on witchcraft and occultic lore. Carlson
is also a "scientific and technical consultant" to the Committee
for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal" (a
promoter of the "false memory" theory of ritual abuse and UFO
abductions), publisher of the Skeptical Inquirer.

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