There is a sizeable portion of the otherwise reading population that
refuses to look at ANYTHING connected to Lyndon Larouche. In its
most acute form, this intellectual close-mindedness centers
primarily on his lack of what some believe is an essential positive
regard for the British royalty.
Perhaps the most "outlandish" OR "true-blue"
publication has been Chapter VII of EIR,
DOPE, INC. (3rd Ed. 1992).
The Aquarian Conspiracy
In the spring of 1980, a book appeared called
Conspiracy that put itself forward as a manifesto of the
counterculture. Defining the counterculture as the conscious
embracing of irrationality - from rock and drugs to biofeedback,
meditation, "consciousness-raising," yoga, mountain climbing, group
therapy, and psychodrama.
The Aquarian Conspiracy declares that it
is now time for the 15 million Americans involved in the
counterculture to join in bringing about a "radical change in the
Writes author Marilyn Ferguson:
"While outlining a not-yet-titled
book about the emerging social alternatives, I thought again about
the peculiar form of this movement; its atypical leadership, the
patient intensity of its adherents, their unlikely successes.
suddenly struck me that in their sharing of strategies, their
linkage, and their recognition of each other by subtle signals, the
participants were not merely cooperating with one another. They were
in collusion. It - this movement - is a conspiracy!"1
Ferguson used a half-truth to tell a lie.
The counterculture is a
conspiracy - but not in the half-conscious way Ferguson claim - as
she well knows. Ferguson wrote her manifesto under the direction of
Willis Harman, social policy director of the
Institute, as a popular version of a May 1974 policy study on how to
transform the United States into Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The counterculture is a conspiracy at the top, created as a method
of social control, used to drain the United States of its commitment
to scientific and technological progress.
That conspiracy goes back to the 1930s, when the British sent Aldous
Huxley to the United States as the case officer for an operation to
prepare the United States for the mass dissemination of drugs. We
will take this conspiracy apart step-by-step from its small
beginnings with Huxley in California to the victimization of 15
million Americans today.
With 'The Aquarian Conspiracy', the British
Opium War against the United States has come out into the open.
The British had a precedent for the counterculture they imposed upon
the United States: the pagan cult ceremonies of the decadent
Egyptian and Roman Empires.
The following description of cult
ceremonies dating back to the Egyptian Isis priesthood of the third
millennium B.C. could just as well be a journalistic account of a "hippy
be-in" circa A.D. 1969:
"The acts or gestures that accompany the
incantations constitute the rite (of Isis). In these dances, the
beating of drums and the rhythm of music and repetitive movements
were helped by hallucinatory substances like hashish or mescal;
these were consumed as adjuvants to create the trance and the
hallucinations that were taken to he the visitation of the god.
drugs were sacred, and their knowledge was limited to the initiated... Possibly because they have the illusion of satisfied desires,
and allowed the innermost feelings to escape, these rites acquired
during their execution a frenzied character that is conspicuous in
certain spells: "Retreat! Re is piercing thy head, slashing thy face,
dividing thy head, crushing it in his hands; thy bones are shattered,
thy limbs are cut to pieces!"2
The counterculture that was foisted on the 1960s adolescent youth of
America is not merely analogous to the ancient cult of Isis.
It is a
literal resurrection of the cult down to the popularization of the
Isis cross (the "peace symbol") as the counterculture's most
frequently used symbol.
The High Priesthood
The high priest for Britain's Opium War was Aldous Huxley, the
grandson of Thomas H. Huxley, a founder of
the Rhodes Roundtable
group and a lifelong collaborator of Arnold Toynbee.
sat on the RIIA council for nearly fifty years, headed the Research
Division of British intelligence throughout World War II, and served
as wartime briefing officer of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Toynbee's "theory" of history, expounded in his twenty-volume
History of Western civilization, was that its determining culture
has always been the rise and decline of grand imperial dynasties.
the very point that these dynasties - the "thousand year Reich" of
the Egyptian pharaohs, the Roman Empire, and the British Empire - succeed in imposing their rule over the entire face of the earth,
they tend to decline.
Toynbee argued that this decline could be
abated if the ruling oligarchy (like that of the British Roundtable)
would devote itself to the recruitment and training of an ever-expanding
priesthood dedicated to the principles of imperial rule.3
Thomas H. Huxley and
his grandson Aldous Huxley
Trained at Toynbee's Oxford, Aldous Huxley was one of the initiates
in the "Children of the Sun," a Dionysian cult comprised of the
children of Britain's Roundtable elite.4
Among the other initiates
were T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir Oswald Mosley, and D.H.
Lawrence, Huxley's homosexual lover. It was Huxley, furthermore,
who would launch the legal battle in the 1950s to have Lawrence's
pornographic novel Lady Chatterley's Lover allowed into the
United States on the ground that it was a misunderstood "work of
Aldous Huxley, along with his brother Julian (image
right), was tutored at Oxford
Wells, the head of British foreign intelligence during World
War I and the spiritual grandfather of the Aquarian Conspiracy.
Ferguson accurately sees the counterculture as the realization of
what Wells called The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World
The "Open Conspiracy," Wells wrote,
"will appear first,
I believe, as a conscious organization of intelligent and quite
possibly in some cases, wealthy men, as a movement having distinct
social and political aims, confessedly ignoring most of the existing
apparatus of political control, or using it only as an incidental
implement in the stages, a mere movement of a number of people in a
certain direction who will presently discover with a sort of
surprise the common object toward which they are all moving... In
all sorts of ways they will be influencing and controlling the
apparatus of the ostensible government."6
What Ferguson left out is that Wells called his conspiracy a "one-world
brain" which would function as "a police of the mind."
Such books as
the Open Conspiracy were for the priesthood itself. But Wells's
popular writings (Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and so
forth), and those of his protégés Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)
and George Orwell (1984 and Animal Farm), were written as "mass
appeal" organizing documents on behalf of one-world order. Only in
the United States are these "science fiction classics" taught in
grade school as attacks against fascism.
Under Wells's tutelage, Huxley was first introduced to
Crowley was a product of the cultist circle that developed
in Britain from the 1860s under the guiding influence of Edward
Bulwer-Lytton - who, it will be recalled, was the
under Lord Palmerston during the Second Opium War.
In 1886, Crowley,
William Butler Yeats (image left), and several other Bulwer-Lytton
formed the Isis-Urania Temple of Hermetic Students of the Golden
Dawn. This Isis Cult was organized around the 1877 manuscript Isis
Unveiled by Madame Helena Blavatsky, in which the Russian
occultist called for the British aristocracy to organize itself into
an Isis priesthood.7
The subversive Isis Urania Order of the Golden Dawn is today an
international drug ring said to be controlled by the Canadian multi-millionaire,
Maurice Strong, who is also a top operative for British Intelligence.
In 1937, Huxley was sent to the United States, where he remained
throughout the period of World War II. Through a Los Angeles contact,
Jacob Zeitlin, Huxley and pederast Christopher Isherwood were
employed as script writers for MGM, Warner Brothers, and Walt Disney
Hollywood was already dominated by organized crime elements
bankrolled and controlled through London. Joseph Kennedy was the frontman for a British consortium that created RKO studios, and "Bugsy"
Siegel, the West Coast boss of the Lansky syndicate, was heavily
involved in Warner Brothers and MGM.
Huxley founded a nest of Isis cults in southern California and in
San Francisco, that consisted exclusively of several hundred
deranged worshipers of Isis and other cult gods. Isherwood,
during the California period, translated and propagated a number of
ancient Zen Buddhist documents, inspiring Zen-mystical cults along
In effect, Huxley and Isherwood (joined soon afterwards by Thomas
Mann and his daughter Elisabeth Mann Borghese) laid the foundations
during the late 1930s and the 1940s for the later LSD culture, by
recruiting a core of "initiates" into the Isis cults that Huxley's
mentors, Bulwer-Lytton, Blavatsky, and Crowley, had constituted
while stationed in India.
LSD: 'Visitation from the Gods'
"Ironically," writes Ferguson, "the introduction of major
psychedelics like LSD, in the 1960s, was largely attributable to the
Central Intelligence Agency's investigation into the substances for
possible military use. Experiments on more than eighty college
campuses, under various CIA code names, unintentionally popularized
LSD. Thousands of graduate students served as guinea pigs. Soon they
were synthesizing their own 'acid.' "9
The CIA operation was code named
MK-Ultra, its result was not
unintentional, and it began in 1952, the year Aldous Huxley returned
to the United States.
Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, was developed in 1943 by
Hoffman, a chemist at Sandoz A.B. - a Swiss pharmaceutical house
owned by S.G. Warburg. While precise documentation is unavailable as
to the auspices under which the LSD research was commissioned, it
can be safely assumed that British intelligence and its subsidiary
U.S. Office of Strategic Services were directly involved. Allen
Dulles, the director of the CIA when that agency began MK-Ultra, was
the OSS station chief in Berne, Switzerland throughout the early
Sandoz research. One of his OSS assistants was James Warburg, of the
same Warburg family, who was instrumental in the 1963 founding of
the Institute for Policy Studies, and worked with both Huxley and
Aldous Huxley returned to the United States from Britain,
accompanied by Dr. Humphrey Osmond, the Huxleys' private physician.
Osmond had been part of a discussion group Huxley had organized at
the National Hospital, Queens Square, London. Along with another
seminar participant, J.R. Smythies, Osmond wrote Schizophrenia: A
New Approach, in which he asserted that mescaline - a derivative of
the mescal cactus used in ancient Egyptian and Indian pagan rites - produced a psychotic state identical in all clinical respects to
On this basis, Osmond and Smythies advocated
experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs as a means of developing a
"cure" for mental disorders.
Osmond was brought in by Allen Dulles to play a prominent role in
MK-Ultra. At the same time, Osmond, Huxley, and the University of
Chicago's Robert Hutchins held a series of secret planning sessions
in 1952 and 1953 for a second, private LSD mescaline project under
Ford Foundation funding.11 Hutchins, it will be recalled, was the
program director of the Ford Foundation during this period. His LSD
proposal incited such rage in Henry Ford II that Hutchins was fired
from the foundation the following year.
It was also in 1953 that Osmund gave Huxley a supply of mescaline
for his personal consumption. The next year, Huxley wrote The Doors
of Perception, the first manifesto of the psychedelic drug cult,
which claimed that hallucinogenic drugs "expand consciousness."
Although the Ford Foundation rejected the Hutchins-Huxley proposal
for private foundation sponsorship of LSD, the proposal was not
Beginning in 1962, the
Rand Corporation of Santa Monica,
California began a four-year experiment in LSD, peyote, and
marijuana. The Rand Corporation was established simultaneously with
the reorganization of the Ford Foundation during 1949. Rand was an
outgrowth of the wartime Strategic Bombing Survey, a "cost analysis"
study of the psychological effects of the bombings of German
According to a 1962 Rand Abstract, W.H. McGlothlin conducted a
preparatory study on "The Long-Lasting Effects of LSD on Certain
Attitudes in Normals: An Experimental Proposal."
The following year, McGlothlin
conducted a year-long experiment on thirty human guinea pigs, called
"Short-Term Effects of LSD on Anxiety, Attitudes and Performance."
The study concluded that LSD improved emotional attitudes and
resolved anxiety problems.12
Huxley At Work
Huxley expanded his own LSD-mescaline project in
California by recruiting several individuals who had been initially
drawn into the cult circles he helped establish during his earlier
The two most prominent individuals were Alan Watts and the
late Dr. Gregory Bateson (the former husband of Dame Margaret Mead).
Watts became a self-styled "guru" of a nationwide Zen Buddhist cult
built around his well-publicized books. Bateson, an anthropologist
with the OSS, became the director of a hallucinogenic drug
experimental clinic at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration
Hospital. Under Bateson's auspices, the initiating "cadre" of the
LSD cult - the hippies - were programmed.13
Watts at the same time founded the Pacifica Foundation, which
sponsored two radio station WKBW in San Francisco and WBM-FM in New
York City. The Pacifica stations were among the first to push the
"Liverpool Sound" - the British-imported hard rock twanging of the
Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Animals. They would later
pioneer "acid rock" and eventually the self-avowed psychotic "punk
During the fall of 1960, Huxley was appointed visiting professor at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Around his stay
in that city, Huxley created a circle at Harvard parallel to his
West Coast LSD team.
The Harvard group included,
The ostensible topic of the Harvard seminar was "Religion and its
Significance in the Modern Age."
The seminar was actually a planning
session for the "acid rock" counterculture. Huxley established
contact during this Harvard period with the president of Sandoz,
which at the time was working on a CIA contract to produce large
quantities of LSD and psilocybin (another synthetic hallucinogenic
drug) for MK-Ultra, the CIA's official chemical warfare experiment.
According to recently released CIA documents,
Allen Dulles purchased
over 100 million doses of LSD - almost all of which flooded the
streets of the United States during the late 1960s. During the same
period, Leary began privately purchasing large quantities of LSD
from Sandoz as well.14
From the discussions of the Harvard seminar, Leary put together the
book The Psychedelic Experience, based on the ancient cultist
Tibetan Book of the Dead.
It was this book that popularized Osmund's
previously coined term, "psychedelic mind-expanding."
The Roots of the Flower People
Back in California, Gregory Bateson had maintained the Huxley
operation out of the Palo Alto VA hospital. Through "SD
experimentation on patients already hospitalized for psychological
problems, Bateson established a core of "initiates" into
"psychedelic" Isis Cult.
Foremost among his Palo Alto recruits was Ken Kesey (image
right). In 1959,
Bateson administered the first dose of LSD to Kesey. By 1962, Kesey
had completed a novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which
popularized the notion that society is a prison and the only truly
"free" people are the insane.15
Kesey subsequently organized a circle of LSD initiates called "The
Merry Pranksters." They toured the country disseminating LSD (often
without forewarning the receiving parties), building up local
distribution connections, and establishing the pretext for a high
volume of publicity on behalf of the still minuscule
By 1967, the Kesey cult had handed out such quantities of LSD that a
sizable drug population had emerged, centered in the Haight-Ashbury
district of San Francisco.
Here Huxley collaborator Bateson set up a
"free clinic," staffed by,
Dr. David Smith - later a "medical
adviser" for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana
Dr. Ernest Dernberg an active-duty military officer,
probably on assignment through MK-UItra
Roger Smith-a street gang
organizer trained by Saul Alinsky. During the Free Clinic period,
Roger Smith was the parole officer of the cultist mass murderer
Dr. Peter Bourne - formerly President Carter's
special assistant on drug abuse. Bourne did his psychiatric
residency at the Clinic. He had previously conducted a profiling
study of GI heroin addicts in Vietnam.
The Free Clinic paralleled a project at
the Tavistock Institute, the
psychological warfare agency for the British Secret Intelligence
Service. Tavistock, founded as a clinic in London in the 1920s, had
become the Psychiatric Division of the British Army during World War
II under its director, Dr. John Rawlings Rees.16
During the 1960s, the Tavistock Clinic fostered the notion that no
criteria for sanity exist and that psychedelic "mind-expanding"
drugs are valuable tools of psychoanalysis. In 1967, Tavistock
sponsored a Conference on the "Dialectics of Liberation," chaired by
Tavistock psychoanalyst Dr. R.D. Laing, himself a popularized author
and advocate of drug use.
That conference drew a number of people
who would soon play a prominent role in fostering terrorism;
Davis and Stokely Carmichael were two prominent American delegates.
Thus, by 1963, Huxley had recruited his core of "initiates." All of
them - Leary, Osmund, Watts, Kesey, Alpert - became the highly
publicized promoters of the early LSD counterculture.
By 1967, with
the cult of "Flower People" in Haight-Ashbury and the emergence of
the antiwar movement, the United States was ready for the inundation
of LSD, hashish and marijuana that hit American college campuses in
the late 1960s.
'The Beating of Drums...'
In 1963, the Beatles arrived in the United States, and with their
decisive airing on the Ed Sullivan Show, the "British sound" took
off in the U.S.A.
For their achievement, the four rocksters were
awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Beatles and the Animals, Rolling Stones, and homicidal punk rock
maniacs who followed were, of course, no more a spontaneous
outpouring of alienated youth than was the acid culture they
The social theory of rock was elaborated by musicologist Theodor
Adorno, who came to the United States in 1939 to head the Princeton
University Radio Research Project.17
"In an imaginary
but psychologically emotion-laden domain, the listener who remembers
a hit song will turn into the song's ideal subject, into the person
for whom the song ideally speaks. At the same time, as one of many
who identify with that fictitious subject, that musical I, he will
feel his isolation ease as he himself feels integrated into the
community of "fans."
In whistling such a song he bows to a ritual of
socialization, although beyond this unarticulated subjective
stirring of the moment his isolation continues unchanged... The
comparison with addiction is inescapable.
Addicted conduct generally
has a social component: it is one possible reaction to the
atomization which, as sociologists have noticed, parallels the
compression of the social network. Addiction to music on the part of
a number of entertainment listeners would be a similar
The hit parade is organized precisely on the same principles used by
Egypt's Isis priesthood and for the same purpose: the recruitment of
youth to the dionysiac counterculture.
In a report prepared for the University of Michigan's Institute for
Social Research, Paul Hirsch described the product of Adorno's Radio
Research Project.19 According to Hirsch, the establishment of
postwar radio's Hit Parade,
"transformed the mass medium into an
agency of sub-cultural programming. Radio networks were converted
into round-the-clock recycling machines that repeated the top forty
Hirsch documents how all popular culture
- movies, music,
books, and fashion - is now run on the same program of preselection.
Today's mass culture operates like the opium trade:
The supply determines the demand.
The Vietnam War and the Anti-Vietnam War Trap
But without the Vietnam War and the "anti-war" movement,
cult would have been contained to a fringe phenomenon - no bigger
than the beatnik cult of the 1950s that was an outgrowth of the
early Huxley ventures in California.
The Vietnam War created the
climate of moral despair that opened America's youth to drugs.
Under Kennedy, American military involvement in Vietnam - which had
been vetoed by the Eisenhower administration - was initiated on a
limited scale. Under Lyndon Johnson, American military presence in
Vietnam was massively escalated, at the same time that U.S. efforts
were restricted - the framework of "limited war."
Playing on the
President's profile, the anglophile
Eastern Establishment, typified
by top White House national security aide McGeorge Bundy (image
left) and Defense
Secretary Robert McNamara, convinced President Johnson that under
the nuclear "balance of terror," or the regime of Mutual and Assured
Destruction, the United States could afford neither a political
solution to the conflict, nor the commitment to a military victory.
The outcome of this debacle was a major strategic withdrawal from
Asia by the United States, spelled out in Henry Kissinger's "Guam
Doctrine," adoption of the spectacular failure known as the "China
Card" strategy for containing Soviet influence, and demoralization
of the American people over the war to the point that the sense of
national pride and confidence in the future progress of the republic
was badly damaged.
Just as Aldous Huxley began the counterculture subversion of the
United States thirty years before its consequences became evident to
the public, Lord Bertrand Russell began laying the foundations for
the anti-war movement of the 1960s before the 1930s expired.
Russell's "pacifism" was always relative
- the means to his most
cherished end, one-world government on the imperial model, that
would curb the nation-state and its persistent tendency toward
republicanism and technological progress.
Lord Russell and Aldous Huxley cofounded the Peace Pledge Union in
1937 campaigning for peace with Hitler-just before both went to the
United States for the duration of World War.20
During World War II,
Lord Russell opposed British and American warfare against the Nazis.
In 1947, when the United States was in possession of the atomic bomb
and Russia was not, Russell loudly advocated that the United States
order the Soviets to surrender to a one-world government that would
enjoy a restrictive monopoly on nuclear weapons, under the threat of
a preemptive World War III against the Soviet Union.
His 1950s "Ban
the Bomb" movement was directed to the same end-it functioned as an
anti-technology movement against the peace-through-economic
development potentials represented by President Eisenhower's "Atoms
for Peace"' initiative.
From the mid-1950s onward, Russell's principal assignment was to
build an international anti-war and anti-American movement.
Coincident with the escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam under
British manipulation, Russell upgraded the old Peace Pledge Union
(which had been used in West Germany throughout the postwar period
to promote an anti-capitalist "New left" wing of the Social
Democratic Party, recruiting several future members of the
Baader-Meinhof terrorist gang in the process) into the Bertrand
Russell Peace Foundation.
In the United States, the New York banks provided several hundred
thousand dollars to establish the Institute for Policy Studies
(IPS), effectively the U.S. branch of the Russell Peace Foundation.
Among the founding trustees of the IPS was James Warburg, directly
representing the family's interests.
IPS drew its most active operatives from a variety of
British-dominated institutions. IPS founding director Marcus Raskin
was a member of the Kennedy administration's National Security
Council and also a fellow of the National Training Labs, a U.S.
subsidiary of the Tavistock Institute founded by Dr. Kurt Lewin.
After its creation by the League for Industrial Democracy,
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the umbrella of the student anti-war
movement, was in turn financed and run through IPS - up through and
beyond its splintering into a number of terrorist and Maoist gangs
in the late 1960s.21
More broadly, the institutions and outlook of
the U.S. anti-war movement were dominated by the direct political
descendants of the British-dominated "socialist movement" in the
U.S.A., fostered by the House of Morgan as far back as the years
before World War!.
This is not to say that the majority of anti-war protesters were
paid, certified British agents. On the contrary, the overwhelming
majority of anti-war protesters went into SDS on the basis of
outrage at the developments in Vietnam.
But once caught in the
environment defined by Russell and the Tavistock Institute's
psychological warfare experts, and inundated with the message that
hedonistic pleasure-seeking was a legitimate alternative to "immoral
war," their sense of values and their creative potential went up in
a cloud of hashish smoke.
Now, fifteen years later, with nearly an entire generation of
American youth submerged in the drugs that flooded the nation's
campuses, the Aquarian Conspiracy's Marilyn Ferguson is able to
"There are legions of [Aquarian] conspirators. They are in
corporations, universities, and hospitals, on the faculties of
public schools, in factories and doctors' offices, in state and
federal agencies, on city councils, and the White House staff, in
state legislatures, in volunteer organizations, in virtually all
arenas of policy making in the country."22
Like the British inundation of China with drugs in the nineteenth
century, the British counterculture has succeeded in. subverting the
fabric of the nation, even up to the top-most levels of government.
In 1962, Huxley helped found the
Esalen Institute in Big Sur,
California, which became a mecca for hundreds of Americans to
engage in weekends of T-Groups and Training Groups modeled on
behavior group therapy, for Zen, Hindu, and Buddhist transcendental
meditation, and "out of body" experiences through simulated and
actual hallucinogenic drugs.23
As described in the Esalen Institute Newsletter:
"Esalen started in
the fall of 1962 as a forum to bring together a wide variety of
approaches to enhancement of the human potential... including
experiential sessions involving encounter groups, sensory awakening,
gestalt awareness training, related disciplines. Our latest step is
to fan out into the community at large, running programs in
cooperation with many different institutions, churches, schools,
hospitals, and government."24
Esalen's nominal founders were two transcendental meditation
students, Michael Murphy and Richard Price, both graduates of
Stanford University. Price also participated in the experiments on
patients at Bateson's Palo Alto Veterans Hospital.
Fight Training for
Lovers and Couples
LSD Experiences and the Great
Religions of the World
Are You Sound, a weekend workshop with Alan
Creating New Forms of Worship
Non-Drug Approaches to Psychedelic Experiences
Several tens of thousands of Americans have passed through Esalen;
millions have passed through the programs it has sired throughout
The next leap in Britain's Aquarian Conspiracy against the United
States was the May 1974 report that provided the basis for
Ferguson's work. The report is entitled "Changing Images of Man,"
Contract Number URH (489~215O, Policy Research Report No. 414.74,)
prepared by the Stanford Research Institute Center for the Study of
Social Policy, Willis Harman, director.
The 319-page mimeographed
report was prepared by a team of fourteen researchers and supervised
by a panel of twenty-three controllers, including anthropologist
Margaret Mead, psychologist B.F. Skinner, Ervin Laszlo of the United
Nations, Sir Geoffrey Vickers of British intelligence.
The aim of the study, the authors state, is to change the image of
mankind from that of industrial progress to one of "spiritualism."
The study asserts that in our present society, the "image of
industrial and technological man" is obsolete and must be
"Many of our present images appear to have become
dangerously obsolete, however...
Science, technology, and
economics have made possible really significant strides toward
achieving such basic human goals as physical safety and security,
material comfort and better health. But many of these successes have
brought with them problems of being too successful - problems that
themselves seem insoluble within the set of societal value-premises
that led to their emergence...
Our highly developed system of
technology leads to higher vulnerability and breakdowns. Indeed the
range and interconnected impact of societal problems that are now
emerging pose a serious threat to our civilization... If our
predictions of the future prove correct, we can expect the
association problems of the trend to become more serious, more
universal and to occur more rapidly."
Therefore, SRI concludes, we must change the
industrial-technological image of man fast:
"Analysis of the nature
of contemporary societal problems leads to the conclusion that...
the images of man that dominated the last two centuries will be
inadequate for the post-industrial era."
Since the writing of the Harman report,
one President of the United
States, Jimmy Carter, reported sighting UFOs
his National Security
Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski made speeches proclaiming the advent of
the New Age
the Joint Chiefs of Staff every morning read so-called
intelligence reports on the biorhythms and horoscopes of the members
of the Soviet Politburo
The House of Representatives established a
new congressional committee, called the Congressional Clearinghouse
on the Future, where the likes of Ferguson have come to lecture
up to a hundred congressmen.25
What began as Britain's creation of the counterculture to open the
market for its dope has come a long way.
The LSD Connection
Who provided the drugs that swamped the anti-war movement and the
college campuses of the United States in the late 1960s?
organized crime infrastructure which had set up the Peking
Connection for the opium trade in 1928 - provided the same services
in the 1960s and 1970s it had provided during Prohibition. This was
also the same network Huxley had established contact with in
Hollywood during the 1930s.
The LSD connection begins with one
William "Billy" Mellon Hitchcock. Hitchcock
was a graduate of the University of Vienna and a scion of the
millionaire Mellon banking family of Pittsburgh. (Andrew Mellon of
the same family had been the U.S. Treasury Secretary throughout
In 1963, when Timothy Leary was thrown out of Harvard,
Hitchcock rented a fifty-five-room mansion in Millbrook, New York,
where the entire Leary-Huxley circle of initiates was housed until
its later move back to California.26
Hitchcock was also a broker for the Lansky syndicate and for the
Fiduciary Trust Co., Nassau, Grand Bahamas --- a wholly owned
subsidiary of Investors Overseas Services. He was formally employed
by Delafield and Delafield Investments, where he worked on buying
and selling vast quantities of stock in the Mary Carter Paint Co.,
soon to become Resorts International.
In 1967, Dr. Richard Alpert put Hitchcock in contact with Augustus
Owsley Stanley III. As Owsley's agent, Hitchcock retained the law
firm of Babinowitz, Boudin and Standard
27 - to conduct a
feasibility study of several Caribbean countries to determine the
best location for the production and distribution of LSD and
During this period, Hitchcock joined Leary and his circle in
California. Leary had established an LSD cult called the Brotherhood
of Eternal Love and several front companies, including Mystics Art
World, Inc. of Laguna Beach, California. These California-based
entities ran lucrative trafficking in Mexican marijuana and LSD
brought in from Switzerland and Britain.
The British connection had
been established directly by Hitchcock, who contracted the Charles
Bruce chemical firm to import large quantities of the chemical
components of LSD with financing from both Hitchcock and George
Grant Hoag, the heir to the J.C. Penney dry goods
fortune, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love set up LSD and hashish
production-marketing operations in Costa Rica in 1968.
Toward the end of 1968, Hitchcock expanded the LSD-hashish
production operations in the Caribbean with funds provided by the
Fiduciary Trust Co. (IOS). In conjunction with J. Vontobel and Co.
of Zurich, Hitchcock founded a corporation called 4-Star Anstalt in
This company, employing "investment funds" (that is,
drug receipts) from Fiduciary Trust, bought up large tracts of land
in the Grand Bahamas as well as large quantities of ergotamine tartrate, the basic chemical used in the production of LSD.29
Hitchcock's personal hand in the LSD connection abruptly ended
several years later. Hitchcock had been working closely with Johann
F. Parravacini of the Parravacini Bank Ltd in Berne, Switzerland.
From 1968, they had together funded even further expansion of the
Caribbean-California LSD-hashish ventures. In the early 1970s, as
the result of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation,
both Hitchcock and Parravacini were indicted and convicted of a $40
million stock fraud.
Parravacini had registered a $40 million sale
to Hitchcock for which Hitchcock had not put down a penny of cash or
collateral. This was one of the rare instances in which federal
investigators succeeded in getting inside the $200 billion drug fund
as it was making its way around the "offshore" banking system.
Another channel for laundering dirty drug money - a channel yet to
be compromised by federal investigative agencies is important to
note here. This is the use of tax-exempt foundations to finance
terrorism and environmentalism. One immediately relevant case makes
In 1957, the University of Chicago's Robert M. Hutchins established
the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) in Santa
Barbara, California. Knight Commander Hutchins drew in Aldous
Huxley, Elisabeth Mann Borghese, and some Rhodes Scholars who had
originally been brought into the University of Chicago during the
1930s and 1940s.
The CSDI was originally funded 1957 to 1961 through a
several-million-dollar fund that Hutchins managed to set up before
his untimely departure from the Ford Foundation. From 1961 onward,
the Center was principally financed by organized crime. The two
funding conduits were the Fund of Funds, a tax exempt front for
Bernie Cornfeld's lOS, and the Parvin Foundation, a parallel front
for Parvin-Dohnnan Co. of Nevada.
IOS and Marvin-Doorman held
controlling interests in the Desert Inn, the Aladdin, and the Dune - all Las Vegas casinos associated with the Lansky syndicate. IOS,
as already documented, was a conducting vehicle for LSD, hashish,
and marijuana distribution throughout the 1960s.30 In 1967 alone,
IOS channeled between $3 and $4 million to the center.
there is dope, there is Dope, Inc.
Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy (Los Angeles: J.P. Archer,
Paul Ghalioungui, The House of Life: Magic and Medica' Science in
Ancient Egypt (New York: Schram Enterprises, 1974).
Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History (New York: Oxford University
Martin Green, Children of the Sun: A Narrative of Decadence in
England after 1918 (New York: Basic Books, 1976).
See Ronald William Clark, The Huxleys (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968).
H.G. Wells, Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and
Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought (New York: Harper
and Row, 1902), p.285.
Helena P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, A Master Key to the Mysteries of
Ancient and Modern Science and Theology (Los Angeles: Theosophy Co.,
Francis King, Sexuality, Magic and Perversion (New York: Citadel,
Ferguson, Aquarian Conspiracy, p. 126n.
Institute for Policy Studies, "The First Ten Years, 1963-1973,"
Washington, D.C., 1974.
Humphrey Osmund, Understanding Understanding (New York: Harper and
Rand Corporation Catalogue of Documents.
Gregory Bateson, Steps to the Ecology of the Mind (New York:
Ralph Metzner, The Ecstatic Adventure (New York: Macmillan, 1968).
See Clark, The Huxleys.
Michael Minnicino, "Low Intensity Operations: The Reesian Theory of
War," The Campaigner (April 1974).
Theodor Adorno was a leading professor of the Frankfurt School of
Social Research in Germany, founded by the British Fabian Society. A
collaborator of twelve-tone formalist and British intelligence
operative Arnold Schoenberg, Adorno was brought to the United States
in 1939 to head the Princeton Radio Research Project. The aim of
this project, as stated in Adorno's Introduction to the Sociology of
Music, was to program a mass "musical" culture that would steadily
degrade its consumers. Punk rock is, in the most direct sense, the
ultimate result of Adorno's work.
Theodor Adorno, Introduction to the Sociology of Music (New York:
Seabury Press, 1976).
Paul Hirsch, "The Structure of the Popular Music Industry; The
Filtering Process by which Records are Preselected for Public
Consumption," Institute for Social Research's Survey Research Center
Ronald Clark, The Life of Bertrand Russell (New York: Alfred Knopf,
Illinois Crime Commission Report, 1969. The Institute for Policy
Studies (IPS) was established in 1963 by Marcus Raskin, a former
National Security Adviser under NSC Director McGeorge Bundy, and by
Richard Barnet, a former State Department adviser on arms control
and disarmament. Among the board of trustees of IPS were Thurmond
Arnold, James Warburg, Philip Stern, and Hans Morgenthau, with seed
money from the Ford Foundation (later to be headed by McGeorge
Bundy). IPS has functioned as the "New left" think tank and control
center for local community control, community health centers, and
direct terrorist organizations. In its report "The First Ten Years,"
the Institute lists among its lecturers and fellows, members of the
Weathermen group, and known associates of the Japanese Red Army, the
Puerto Rican terrorist Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN),
and the Black Liberation Army. See also Carter and the Party of
international Terrorism, Special Report by the U.S. Labor Party,
Ferguson, Aquarian Conspiracy, p.24.
Criton Zoakos et al., Stamp Out the Aquarian Conspiracy, Citizens
for LaRouche monograph, New York, 1980, pp. 60-63.
Ibid., pp. 10-12.
Mary Jo Warth, "The Story of Acid Profiteers," Village Voice, August