Q. What are the technological factors that you consider decisive in
determining the outcome of the war between the Theocrats and the
A. The first of these involves biological technology, starting with
the development of birth-control pills for females in the early
Q. It’s obvious that the pill, and other methods of birth control,
such as condoms and IUDs, have been important to the sexual
revolution; but I don’t understand why you consider birth-control
technology as important as LSD or electronic mind control.
A. We’re talking only about the pill here, not about birth-control
methods in general. Birth-control pills that prevent ovulation by
increasing the level of female hormones in the bloodstream to
simulate early pregnancy have very important spiritual side effects
on the women who take them. Increased estrogen levels stimulate the
production of astral energy in the physical body: we mentioned this
in Chapter Ten during our discussion of the reincarnation process.
Occultists have known throughout history that women find it much
easier to gain a certain amount of control over their psychic powers
than men do, and the fluctuations of the estrogen level during the
menstrual cycle are one of two physiological factors responsible for
this. The other is that the majority of women have to learn
conscious control over their sexual responses in order to have a
full orgasm. Since the Kundalini energy generated during sexual
activity simultaneously generates psychic energy, when women learn
to control their sexual responses consciously, they are
automatically learning to control their psychic senses and powers as
This is why women have traditionally been regarded as naturally more
psychic and magically gifted than men: they actually are, and for
physiological reasons. Of course, men can deliberately study sex
magic, and also learn to control both their sexual responses and the
accompanying psychic responses; but the process is less likely to
happen to them spontaneously. And because learning the basic skills
of sex magic is extremely important to psychic and spiritual
development, such studies have traditionally been an important part
of advanced occult training in both the East and the West.
Of course, the Theocrats don’t like people to gain conscious control
over their psychic powers, because this makes them harder to
manipulate by subconscious telepathy; so when the Theocrats invented
more sophisticated religions to replace primitive shamanism, they
included the concepts of patriarchy and male dominance in the
doctrines of almost every one of them. Most of the third-stage
Theocratic religions excluded women from social and political power,
but not from being priestesses or magicians.
One very common theme
in ancient Greek and Roman literature was women’s use of their
psychic powers to combat sexism on both the personal and political
level. The Theocrats felt that if women were using their
abilities to fight against men, it would distract them from
discovering and fighting Theocratic mind control. Even more
important, these negative uses of magic would eventually give
conscious psychic training and practice a bad reputation, so the
Theocrats would find it easier to discourage them completely.
And this is exactly what happened when the fourth-stage Theocratic
religions were introduced. First, women were excluded from all the
priestly functions that would teach them conscious control over
their psychic powers. Quite naturally, they invented various forms
of “women’s religion” and continued to learn magic in secret. Then
the Theocrats encouraged man to persecute such women for practicing
“witchcraft” and “sorcery.” This didn’t entirely eliminate women’s
religion – no matter how many times it’s been beaten down, it has
always risen again because it’s a natural way for women to fight
back against sexism – but it did allow the Theocrats to greatly
curtail the conscious working of magic within the fourth-stage
The more the male priests
persecuted women for practicing telepathy, mediumship, divination, psychic healing, etc., the more fearful the
priests became about learning these “forbidden” skills themselves.
Eventually, men who wanted to become conscious psychics or magicians
could no longer do it by joining the clergy of the society’s
official religion. Instead, they were forced to join occult
organizations that were persecuted just as much as the women’s
religious groups were.
This is an excellent example of the subtlety
and sophistication of fourth-stage Theocratic religion.
Women’s religion has always been present in Western society as a
limiting force on patriarchy and male-dominated Theocratic religion,
but it has usually been practiced on an entirely subliminal level.
Until the last few decades, many women have practiced women’s
religion, but few have been willing to talk about it openly.
had control of the armies, the governments, the schools, the
businesses, and the churches; and for many centuries the only
possible recourse against this overwhelming show of force was
passive resistance. Girls were taught by their mothers and other
female relatives to develop their psychic powers in secret and to
use them, along with more overt forms of sexual and emotional
manipulation, for controlling men on an intimate personal level.
We believe this passive resistance to sexism was ethically
justified, as similar resistance among slaves and prisoners is
justified, but it wasn’t actually healthy for women to have to do
it. As the Invisible College has brought Western Civilization to
higher levels during the last couple of centuries, we have
encouraged the formation of overt feminist movements.
These are much
more healthy than passive clandestine resistance, because women are
finally fighting directly for the right to assume equal status with
men in both privilege and responsibility.
Q. How does this tie in with what you said earlier about
birth-control pills being one of the most important weapons in the
War in Heaven?
A. The main reason we encourage the widespread use of female
birth-control pills has nothing to do with contraception as an aid
in gaining sexual equality. As you pointed out, the pill is just one
contraceptive among many, and probably not even the best. However,
women who take birth-control pills over long periods of time find it
much easier to become highly skilled magicians than women who don’t.
There is much more to this than just increasing the slight
superiority women have over men in psychic sensitivity and the
ability to learn sex magic without formal training.
When we described electronic mind control in Chapter Fourteen, we
mentioned that living people are capable of establishing “threads”
of astral matter connecting their souls together. These linkages can
be extremely important tools for personal spiritual development and
the working of operational magic, and it is much easier for women to
form and control them than it is for men.
At certain points during
the normal menstrual cycle, and especially during early pregnancy, a
woman’s somatic soul prepares itself to accept an astral soul for
early reincarnation. A side effect of the process facilitates the
formation of astral-matter links with the souls of other people.
This is a factor in human pair-bonding, and it also allows some
women to function spontaneously as high-level magicians with very
little conscious knowledge or training. Now you should easily see
why birth-control pills that simulate early pregnancy are an
important factor in the fight against Theocracy.
Of course, preparing women physiologically so they can develop their
psychic powers more easily is just the first step. We also encourage
them to be sexually active so they will start spontaneously learning
sex-magic, and then we provide opportunities for more formal
training in the Aquarian Age occult and religious groups. (It’s only
on this third level that men get actively involved by consciously
learning sex magic.)
One proof that this sexual revolution is of
vital importance to the outcome of the War in Heaven is that the
Theocrats have taken some extremely drastic measures to counter it –
such as the creation of AIDS.
Q. I’ve had an intuitive feeling that AIDS was an artificial disease
ever since I first heard of it. Did the Theocrats create it by
telepathically instructing the scientists in some secret
A. No, they used psychokinetic genetic manipulation to alter a
relatively harmless African venereal disease virus into the HIV
about twenty years ago. (The use of massive amounts of DDT-family
insecticides to combat sleeping sickness and other insect-vectored
diseases in that part of Africa in the Forties and Fifties made the
job easier by putting certain chemicals that facilitate genetic
change into people’s systems.)
The Theocrats were not aware in
advance that AIDS would spread faster among male homosexuals than
among heterosexuals. However, once they discovered this, they
launched a telepathic propaganda campaign to make gays the scapegoat
Q. I’ve noticed that many heterosexuals who used to support gay
rights have now changed their minds. I argue that gays are victims
in exactly the same sense as the Jews were under the Nazis, but it’s
very difficult to get people to listen unless they have made the
breakthrough. And even some of my correspondents who are consciously
aware of Theocracy are so scared of AIDS that they are taking
conservative positions on promiscuity and homosexuality.
A. Medical science will probably discover at least the beginnings of
a means for preventing or treating AIDS within a year or so, but
this will turn out to be an extremely mixed blessing. Are you aware
that practically all of the research to find a vaccine for AIDS
involves genetic engineering, and that the AIDS scare is the chief
reason why such research is now being sanctioned and financed on a
Q. Most AIDS researchers interviewed on the news are postulating
that a vaccine can be found only by doing gene-splicing on the AIDS
virus itself, but I wasn’t consciously aware that this research has
resulted in a sudden and virtually unpublicized relaxation of the
public and governmental resistance to allowing scientists to
experiment freely with genetic engineering. However, once you point
this out, it’s self-evident. Genetic engineering to produce
frost-resistant food plants is still controversial; similar research
to discover an AIDS vaccine isn’t. No one dares to speak up against
A. We won’t suggest that AIDS research involving genetic engineering
be curtailed, but our experience on other worlds has shown that
genetic-engineering research is potentially much more dangerous than
atomic research. It can produce a wider variety of weapons of mass
destruction easier and cheaper, and the hazard of accidental release
of such weapons is much higher than the risk of accidental nuclear
war. For example, imagine what would happen if an
immune-system-destroying virus as contagious as the flu virus got
Also, AIDS and genetic engineering have some extremely frightening
political implications, even if the overt use of biological weapons
doesn’t happen. For example, political reactionaries are already
privately conspiring to pressure governments into treating AIDS with
“benign neglect” so it will continue seriously threatening sexual
liberation. That’s one reason why less money and energy is being put
into fighting AIDS on the social level than one would expect from
the seriousness of the situation.
However, AIDS is involved in another right-wing conspiracy that is
much less obvious. Reactionaries of the “capitalist-imperialist”
persuasion are now plotting to withhold an AIDS vaccine from public
distribution as long as possible after it’s discovered. This
conspiracy is only secondarily targeted on gays and sexually
Primarily, the conspirators want AIDS to
spread very deeply into the Third World, so the means of preventing
or curing it can eventually be used as a weapon to further
First-World interests. And if an AIDS vaccine gets into circulation
soon, then these same conspirators will pressure the secret “dirty
tricks” departments of First-World governments to release diseases
from their biological-warfare arsenals in Third-World countries.
Whether the disease involved is AIDS or some other biological agent,
the power-brokerage scenario will be the same. Only after the
disease has been allowed to infect hundreds of millions of people in
the Third World will the advanced Western nations start
mass-producing the vaccine to prevent it or the drugs to cure it.
The pharmaceutical establishment will produce enough to protect most
of the First World’s population before they even announce that a
defense exists. Then the defense against the disease will be offered
to the Third World in a grand humanitarian gesture “freely as it
However, for several years, it will become available only in amounts
sufficient to protect the westernized elites of Third-World
countries and the workers who run the machinery of
capitalist-imperialist exploitation that supplies the First World
with so much raw material and cheap labor.
governments begin to collapse under the pressure, and the starving,
plague-stricken masses destroy their own elites, then the
First-World nations will say that they are unable to continue
medical aid because of logistical problems, and that there is simply
no way to get the medicine to people because of transportation and
communications breakdowns. In other words, they will just back off
let millions more people die.
After this has happened in a
country or two, it will send an unmistakable message to other
“You’d better keep control of your
populations and you’d better keep those goods and materials flowing,
And if Third-World countries started resisting with a massive
campaign of terrorism, as they undoubtedly would, then this same
system of medical power brokerage, bribery, and blackmail could be
used to make them fight among themselves. For example, the U.S.
government might announce.
“There’s so much hostility against our
sincere humanitarian efforts – especially these vicious lies that
the plague itself was created in American germ-warfare laboratories
(laboratories, which, by the way, don’t even exist) – that we’ve
decided we can no longer offer direct medical aid to the following
countries. Instead, we will provide extra medical and transportation
supplies to the following countries, and they are now responsible
for assisting the countries on the first list.”
The reality wouldn’t
be that simplistic, but this gives a general idea how it could be
Q. I assume you are telling me about this plot so I can spread the
word and hope that enough opposition develops to prevent it from
being carried out.
A. Of course. But don’t expect the plotters to give up just because
a few people know what they’re doing. This is just one example of a
general campaign by fifth-stage Theocrats to make nuclear war more
likely by causing political upheavals all over the world. They hope
that if they can cause enough turmoil, we won’t be able to maintain
the nuclear stalemate.
Q. I assume that these same Theocrats are trying to get nuclear
weapons into the hands of terrorists and irresponsible governments
A. This is true. But they also have a major campaign underfoot to
eventually cause a nuclear war between the United States and the
Soviet Union through the
Star Wars program.
Q. Many leftists are saying that the existence of Star Wars defenses
might tempt politicians into a nuclear first strike, but I don’t
consider this especially probable. I assume both sides will achieve
parity in developing Star Wars system just as they have maintained
it in offensive nuclear weapons for decades now, so I really don’t
see how it makes the nuclear stalemate less stable.
A. Like biological engineering, the technologies being developed for
the Strategic Defense Initiative are potentially much more dangerous
than nuclear bombs. Are you aware that the very name is a lie, and
that defense against missiles is only a cover for the program’s real
Q. I’ve always suspected this, but I don’t have sufficient technical
knowledge to explain exactly why I think the idea of shooting down
nuclear missiles with rays and lasers is impractical.
A. Your intuition is correct. Destroying ICBMs in mid-flight with
lasers and similar weapons is theoretically possible, but highly
impractical under combat conditions. If the energy beam were very
narrow, it would be extremely difficult for it to hit a target only
a few feet across at a distance of thousands of miles. If the beam
were more diffuse, it might not be able to destroy missiles,
especially if they had protective casings to resist such attacks.
The idea that Star Wars is intended as a missile defense is just
propaganda to get political support. In reality, the “Strategic
Defense Initiative” is mostly a program to develop offensive
weapons. Its primary goal is to do basic research on lasers,
magnetic pulses, and other forms of coherent radiation. The purpose
of such weapons is disruption of the enemy’s electronic equipment.
Q. When I hear the words “electronic disruption,” I think of the
best selling science-fiction novel
Warday, co-written by Whitley
Strieber. The book is set a few years after the USA and USSR fought
a limited nuclear war which didn’t destroy much of the population or
industry of either country, but did destroy all electronic devices
using computer chips.
This universal electronic disruption was
EMP weapons: specialized nuclear bombs that
generate coherent electromagnetic pulses. It turned both of the
superpowers into second-rate nations, leaving Japan and the Western
European countries in control of the world. The authors also assume
that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union was able to
recover economically or militarily.
I didn’t find either assumption particularly plausible. Both
superpowers are certainly doing major research to develop EMP
weapons, but I’ve never seen any serious speculation by scientists
that high-altitude EMPs could fry every computer chip on an entire
continent without also destroying the target country with blast and
And history has proven over and over that both
Americans and Russians are tougher and more resourceful in adversity
than Warday postulates. I really couldn’t figure out what the point
of the novel was supposed to be, but I assume you dictated the ideas
for it into the authors’ minds, so please tell me what you intended.
A. We are really not that worried about EMP weapons. They would
cause a great deal of electronic disruption if used, but they would
be dropped only within the context of a nuclear war. They are, after
all, nuclear weapons. So they really don’t affect the nuclear
stalemate, and we are reasonably certain that our influence on Earth
is now strong enough to maintain that stalemate indefinitely.
What worries us about Star Wars is something entirely different: we
are quite afraid of electronic-disruption weapons that are not
triggered by a nuclear explosion. Technology on Earth is reasonably
close to being able to produce such weapons, though their actual
development would require a great deal of expensive research.
However, once the technology itself were discovered, the weapons
themselves would be reasonably easy and cheap to build.
fall into the hands of terrorists and Third World governments much
more easily than nuclear weapons, and could seriously upset the
balance of power between the superpowers that prevents nuclear war.
Q. This warning explains my instinctive aversion for Star Wars, and
I hope the politicians decide to scrap the SDI program. But I still
feel extremely uneasy about this and the other things you’ve told me
in the last few chapters. You say you feel optimistic about the
future of the human race on Earth, but it’s obvious this world is a
time bomb ticking toward an inevitable explosion. It looks as if the
will come true, and the world will end
with the twentieth century.
A. The very fact that we could make the prediction centuries in
advance is evidence that we know what we’re doing, isn’t it?
continue discussing this subject in the next chapter.