Extra-terrestrials posing as gods – or perceived as gods by us, earthlings.
This was the same premise as that of the movie Stargate and hence the title of the publication was called The Stargate Conspiracy. In the end, the authors concluded that from 1950-ish onwards, a small group of people had been working on an agenda to persuade Western civilization that the Council of Nine were genuine extra-terrestrial beings, which had been responsible for the creation of the Egyptian civilization, and which were still “out there” now.
The goal of this agenda? To cultivate us into believing this “myth”.
Subsequent publications took Clive
Prince and Lynn Picknett towards the mystery of Rudolph Hess
and other political intrigues of the 20th century, but the
inconsistencies kept nagging away in the back of my mind, whenever I
chanced upon an episode of Stargate-SG1 on television, or
other circumstances. I realized that there were both gaps in our
understanding – hinted at by inconsistencies that had fallen by the
wayside of that book – and our research.
In the case of Andrija Puharich, who had been instrumental in launching the belief in these nine entities, there would have been no genuine interest, passion or belief in what he did. But he did care. Rather, if it was a campaign “to make us believe” and nothing more, it would only take a small group of people, operating from behind the scenes, propagating material either directly in the press, or via other channels. Also, this clique would not have directly involved Puharich in the manner Puharich had been involved.
Though there was evidence that this was
going on with the UFO-subject, the evidence uncovered during the
research stage of The Stargate Conspiracy, had not unearthed
such material. Though “the Nine” were being created as a modern
myth, this was note the original goal of the original players, but
something that developed along the way, by people with a different
agenda, abusing the original research… which we know happens all too
often in life.
In fact, the experiments seemed to have the full backing of the military. This suspicion became accepted fact in the following decades, when Puharich played a key role in the so-called “remote viewing” projects of the American military community, which started in the 1970s. Puharich roamed the world in search of potential psychics who would participate in the endeavor to try and uncover information only accessible via “paranormal”, psychic means, a technique they labeled “remote viewing”.
It was clear that the new label was merely a selling point, as the words “paranormal” and “psychic” had received a negative connotation – one the military wanted to do without. At the same time, the new spin also allowed for a quiet bland name, which could mean anything, such as viewing via satellite (often labeled remote sensing). In the end, Puharich uncovered at least one such “remote viewer”, Uri Geller, who would after his co-operation in the project become famous for his spoon-bending exploits.
To this day, Geller has remained a
celebrity, who ranks American pop star Michael Jackson amongst his
closest friends – at least until Geller told Jackson that an
interview with Martin Bashir would be beneficial for the pop
Officially, the project was a reaction to rumors that the Soviet Union had a similar project underway and hence the Americans needed to start immediately so as not to be outdone by the opposition.
However, Helms reversed his own position in 1964 when testifying before the Warren Commission, which was investigating the JFK assassination.
There he claimed that,
But using the Soviets as the scapegoat why such research was occurring in the 1960s did not apply to the early origins of the endeavor. Why, in 1952, with no such rumors of Soviet involvement floating around, did a military doctor, a powerful airplane developer and other influential people receive the backing of the American government in their endeavors to contact a “higher intelligence” on a “higher plane”?
One nagging thought kept lingering in my mind, and this was a disturbing one:
The idea seemed to belong in a bad “B science fiction movie”, but the strangeness of the question is merely because we all “know” that there are – of course – no such denizens of a hyper-dimension. Much later, in the 1980s and 1990s, when people described encounters that in medieval times would have been labeled as “witches’ experiences of being taken on a ride with the devil to his world”, these encounters were labeled “UFO abductions”, i.e. abductions by extra-terrestrial beings of humans to spaceships orbiting our planet.
Even though science was progressing with
quantum physics and required many more dimensions than we
experience, those same scientists apparently could not accept that
there were intelligences existing in those higher dimensions.
Furthermore, many of the best and earliest quantum physicists
were part of the small circle that hung around Puharich.
He was also brother to the Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles. During World War II, Allen Dulles was based in Switzerland and in what is known but seldom highlighted, was a close friend of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Jung, together with Sigmund Freud, the most famous psychologists of the 20th century, had created a psychological philosophy that stressed the existence of “archetypes”.
These archetypes were somehow external forces, “principles”, present inside the collective unconsciousness, the sum of all our individual brains – or souls? – that somehow was bigger than the sum of the individual parts and hence was a force that worked both on another dimension, but whose effects were also visible on our plane of existence, i.e. our everyday reality.
In short: it is like the computer code and the Artificial Intelligence that operates in the The Matrix movies. Jung’s theory was furthermore in line with the thinking of many religions, including the Australian Aboriginals, who believe that our reality is like a dream, with the soul living a “real existence” on a higher plane of existence, or to use modern parlance, dimension.
As such, Jung was interested in many
things, including UFOs, mandalas, in short: anything
to do with a possible higher dimension and the soul. He himself
claimed to have been in contact with such higher dimensional
entities and it may even be argued that these experiences were at
the basis of his theory of the collective unconscious.
At the same time, it was known that Nazi “doctors” had been experimenting with genetic modification programs, to create the “Master Race”. And I often wondered why amongst the scientists that were transferred to America there were so many psychologists and psychiatrists, and doctors? What could they do for the American government?
Either they had been paid by the American government to do nothing, either they had all left to work in the private industry (begging the question why the government had gone to the lengths it had to get them to America) or they had been employed by the American government on projects that had so far not seen the light of day.
I could not help but wonder in the
latter case whether I had landed in the world of Fox Mulder
and Dana Scully and their “X Files”.
Hal Puthoff was a physicist. He had set up, in the early 1970s, the first visible (or should that be official) – though at the time secret – “remote viewing” project. People’s careers often take strange leaps, and why a physicist ended up working with psychics was somewhat bizarre, but not beyond the realm of the possible.
What was stranger was what Puthoff did next. When he left the project after roughly 15 years, he began to study so-called “zero point energy”, another “newspeak” word that had become the substitute for anti-gravity. From “normal” physicist, Puthoff had become what would have been deemed an alchemist in medieval times. To remove its newspeak wrapping, “zero point energy” is nothing more than an energy from another dimension, if not the energy from “the” source – God – which brings us back to the nine entities, who seem to be from that same source.
Physicist David Bohm had defined zero point as how the “wave particle” of gravity has a zero point energy.
So zero-point meant no space, no time boundaries. As our reality is based upon neatly ordered space and time, zero-point was going beyond this… to a point in which there would be an enormous release of energy: “free energy.” It was felt that if this door was opened into the “zero point”, energy would somehow continue to roll out of it.
A skeptic might have thought that Puthoff was a loony-tune anyway:
But such labeling was the easy way out. And it seldom was the right answer.
As a physicist, Puthoff must have been thinking about the physics of it all. And whereas that did not seem to fall within the scope of the remote viewing project, it could very well be that as soon as he was liberated from that limited scope, he wanted to explore that possibility.
Hence his choice.
Non-lethal warfare seemed to include bombarding “the enemy” with sound, electro-magnetism and more… and it also suggested some form of mind control, another project the CIA had been playing with in the 1950s and 1960s. Again, officially, such research had been stopped many decades before, without resulting in any specific applications.
But it was known that even in the 1950s, Puharich had been working on a “tooth transmitter”, in which a radio could be implanted in a tooth, used either for communication with soldiers or to create “religious ecstasy” in people who did not know such a device had been implanted in them, and who suddenly heard voices – which brings the bailiwick of religious experiences into an entirely new light of day.
So I had to go back to basics, which was
the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the exploits of Andrija
Puharich, to find out whether there was anything to my initial