Chapter 3 - Carl
Jung and the archetypes
To sum it up in the words of
Dale Graff, project manager of
“The works of Freud and Jung
reopened a window into our subconscious that had been closed –
almost slammed shut – centuries earlier in Western culture.”
Carl Gustav Jung was born in 1875
and completed his basic medical studies in Basel, Switzerland,
before studying psychiatry in a hospital in Zurich, the town where
he would die in 1961. Graduating in 1905, it was during 1907 and
1913 that he associated himself with the “father” of psychiatry,
Sigmund Freud, before Jung would go his own way.
Whereas Freud reduced almost everything
to sexual drives, Jung expanded into everything, including mythology
Little surprise therefore that Jung was also a student of alchemy
and that he labeled himself as working in the lineage of the ancient
Gnostics and the medieval alchemists. Alchemy itself was the Western
European, medieval inheritor of the shamanic techniques, which
Puharich and others had gone in search of – and had brought back
with them from the Mexican jungle.
Jung stated that the imagery used by the
alchemists coincided with imagery of the subconscious and hence
dreams. He also encountered accounts of the cabiri, the fairylike,
alchemical children whose appearance was part of the latter stages
of the “Great Work”. These cabiri perform a similar function to the
helping spirits of the shamans.
Jung’s opinion was that our brain was indeed a radio, whereby we
could pick up signals from somewhere else:
“The psyche’s attachment to the
brain, i.e., its space-time limitation, is not longer as
self-evident and incontrovertible as we have hitherto been led
to believe… It is not only permissible to doubt the absolute
validity of space-time perception; it is, in view of the
available facts, even imperative to do so.”
From this, he went on to formulate the
theory of the “collective unconscious”, in which each psyche was
somehow linked to a “central repository” of knowledge, “interconnectiveness”.
Each psyche – radio – could enter that pool, and connect with anyone
from there, on a telepathic level, as everyone of us, on an
unconscious level, was connected to it.
To explain Jung’s vision, there is a good analogy to computers: each
human is a workstation connected via a cable to a network,
orchestrated by a server. The server is the collective unconscious,
both receiving the information of each workstation, but at the same
time allowing communication with all workstations – whereby
workstations often forget that it is the central server that
regulates their communication, rather than the workstations on their
own. In short, a good server would work virtually unrecognizably...
but is there.
Furthermore, it sits outside the
workstation itself – in another dimension as it were.
What then are the archetypes, so linked with Jung’s theories?
Though all workstations are separate
computers, to remain on the network, they need to be aligned to the
desires of the server whenever the server gives some instructions.
Otherwise network errors will arise. The server therefore has a set
of commands that will be understood by the workstations as network
These will be universal to all
computers, as they need to be understood by them all. For Jung, the
archetypes were nothing more than the drivers that he had by
observing that within Mankind, despite its apparent diversity, there
were certain images, themes, often noted down during dream analysis,
that were common to all.
Jung’s view on the mind was that “out there”, there was a Global
Consciousness, operated by archetypes, and that this was a
network of our brain. In this approach, there would be a quest to
discover the physical interface between our brain and the matrix –
the framework that would explain how the psychic phenomena work that
had been noted in the various government projects – as well as
private paranormal activities.
As already mentioned, one of the interesting paradoxes was how
Hal Puthoff went from telepathy
to free energy. Nevertheless, Jungian psychologist Murray Stein
pointed out how it was in fact Jung who linked the two many decades
earlier. It is remarkable therefore to find that these two
apparently completely different ideas did walk together – and it
suggests that the decision was influenced by Jung – possibly via his
friend, Allen Dulles, the man who set the American government
in pursuit of the psychic drug.
Physics was popular in Zurich during the early 20th century and for
Jung it had to be translated into what psychic energy really meant.
Jung knew that energy ended up in a state of equilibrium; the law of
conservation of energy had to apply to this as well, he felt. The
amount of energy leaving one object had to be equal to the amount of
energy received by the second. He felt that the archetype was
the primary source of psychic energy: it attracted energy,
structured it and ultimately lead to the creation of civilization
and culture. Jung was convinced that the patterns of the psyche and
the process of the physical world operated in an identical manner,
as if both models were built from the same template.
Though not expressed in his writings, one can wonder whether he or
one of his students therefore wondered whether such archetypes could
be invented to “attract” psychic energy to them. E.g. by having
people think about certain items, could these items be “created”?
This is, of course, what magic purports to be. But another question,
more of our time, is whether belief in ET would mean that people
would begin to see little green men. And would the belief of people
(psychic energy) fuel these archetypes, making them more powerful
One can only wonder, but it is
interesting that this concept has been explored in a novel by Jim
Hougan, Kingdom Come, in which, actually, the role of
Jung and Dulles is also placed at the forefront – including ideas
about UFOs, crop circles, animal mutilations, etc.
An interest in ET, ESP and free energy is the backbone of people
like Hal Puthoff and Andrija Puharich. It is also clear, as e.g.
shown in The Hunt for Point Zero and
The Stargate Conspiracy, that
the people involved also disseminate a belief in the
existence of extra-terrestrial beings
– even though there is no evidence for their factual
existence; in some cases, it is shown that the stories propagated
about ET are definitely false, yet were promoted.
A conspiracy to make us believe. But
why? Was it a test to find out whether Jung’s ideas were true, and
whether archetypes could be created and manipulated, using psychic
energy, i.e. thought and belief?
This would put an entirely different
spin on the perception of so-called “grey
aliens”… making them not extra-terrestrials, but
magical entities – demons if you want to put a
Christian perspective on it. But that is not the subject of our
Like the remote viewing experiment, Jung had an empirical approach,
in that he wanted to test the dogma of religion and mystical
experience to scientific investigations. Rather than “believe” in
archetypes, he wanted to validate his theory. Jung had reached the
outline of his theory by the 1930s. By 1934, Jung was president of
the International Medical Society for Psychotherapy and
delivered a presentation in Nazi Germany.
One of his first acts was to modify the
constitution so that German Jewish doctors could maintain their
membership even though they had been excluded from German medical
societies. In a keynote address, he credited the Jewish Sigmund
Freud for his important contribution to the development and progress
of psychotherapy – despite their personal professional differences
at that time and the negative karma that was associated with
Freud at that time.
Nevertheless, after the war, Jung would
still be labeled a Nazi-supporter, a label that greatly upset him
and about which he corresponded with Allen Dulles, the latter
offering his support in refuting such claims. Dulles who would, of
course, import over 800 Nazi scientists…
Such mudslinging and his in general unique style meant that Jung
then – and now – was credited, but never became popular or
mainstream. He himself realized that his theories of archetypes and
the collective unconscious, as well as ideas on ESP, seemed far from
being tested by psychiatrists.
But one person became inspired: Allen
Faced with having to discover new forms
of intelligence gathering, he might have turned towards his friend’s
ideas and deduce methods in testing and experimenting. It is soon
afterwards, in the early 1950s, that the CIA, Dulles’ creation,
would begin with research of testing hallucinogenic plants, as well
as ESP, some within the confines of the military, others in the
“suburbia” of the military-industrial complex, with figures such as
At the time of these experiments, in 1952, Jung himself lined up
with Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli in an
attempt to elucidate the possible relations between nature and
psyche. Twenty years later, when Puharich and Puthoff did their
research on Geller, we find that the same corpus of esteemed
physicists were present to wonder at the psychic phenomenon – and
were trying to make sense of them.
Pauli was merely the last in a series of physicists that had been
exposed to Jung’s ideas on psychic energy and its
relationship to archetypes and the collective unconscious,
his psychic matrix. Before, Albert Einstein had on several
occasions dined with Jung to explore just that enigma.
Intriguingly, Jung added:
“It was Einstein who first started
me thinking about a possible relativity of time as well as
space, and their psychic conditionality.”
He added it was this thinking that
resulted in his co-operation with Pauli on their thesis of psychic
However, Einstein implanted also in Jung
the idea that as such, information could be accessed across time and
space – an idea Jung already knew because of his studies of ancient
cultures and shamanic practices. It seems, however, that Einstein
provided a renovation of his thinking, using a framework – physics –
in which to test the shamanic beliefs. For anyone familiar with
quantum physics, it will be immediately clear that these concepts
equally form the pillars of this scientific discipline… whereby
consciousness is indeed given a central role.
At the same time, Jung realized that “randomness and order” were
intriguing aspects of the new physics. Causal thinking of act and
reaction was disappearing.
To quote Stein:
“Jung recognizes probability as an
important factor in accounting for many events. But there are
series of apparently random events that show a pattern beyond
the scales of probability, such as runs of numbers or other
Again, this is quantum physics 101.
But there was another important implication for Jung, as the result
was what he labeled “synchronicity”: the fact that randomness
suddenly became ordered… possibly by directed conscious attention –
or how the psyche can create order over randomness within the
Jung was also fascinated with the research of J.B. Rhine, as
it showed that ESP could not be explained causally – and the fact
that the method of verifying this was probability. Rhine’s
experiments offered evidence to Jung’s theory that the psyche was
not limited by the boundaries of time and space. In short, it
supported evidence that the psyche operated outside the
boundaries of the physical universe, either in another dimension, or
in a “subuniverse”, which we could perhaps call the quantum
One can wonder therefore whether it was coincidental, a
synchronicity or a causal effect that made the US Intelligence
Agencies embark on the path of ESP at the same time when Jung
published his ideas about psychic energy, man’s ability to use ESP
to explore information diffused in time and space and synchronicity.
In the end, it is clear that the general framework in which the
Remote Viewing projects were run and what they tried to
accomplish was within the domain of what Jung had envisioned – a
view clearly known to Dale Graff, project manager of STARGATE, as
quoted at the beginning of this chapter.
In the Remote Viewing sessions, it was stated to the participants
that the brain had to “empty” itself to reach the best results.
This was already known by Jung, who
stated that synchronistic phenomena appeared most often when the
psyche was operating at a less conscious level, as in dreaming or
“A state of reverie is ideal. As
soon as one becomes aware and focuses on the synchronistic
event, time and space categories resume their way. Jung
concluded that the subjects in the Rhine experiments must have
dimmed their consciousness as they became interested and excited
by the project. Had they tried using the rational egos to figure
out probabilities, their ESP results would have dropped.”
But above all, Jung agreed with the idea
of the “Ennead”, the ordering of chaos.
In The Stargate Conspiracy, these
pop up as
The Nine, or the Nine Principles,
which the ancient Egyptians saw as the ordering principles that
controlled the universe. It is what Puharich tried to make
contact with... That book, however, leaves it outside of its scope
why Puharich was so interested; somehow Puharich experimented with
such bizarre Egyptian concepts out of the blue? Is it not more
logical to assume that he was inspired by the framework he worked
in, which was the Jungian framework?
It seems logical to assume that Puharich
knew this, which makes it appear even more bizarre why he would
label them “extra-terrestrial beings”.
As Murray Stein has pointed out, Jung explored a territory
that is normally occupied by cosmologists, philosophers and
theologians – from which he all differed, as he wanted to test and
validate empirically where they had gone before without such
scientific frame of mind. Above all, that is what the Remote Viewing
project was: bringing the experiences that previously were the
bailiwick of some drug-smoking shamanists into the laboratory.
What is the relationship between our brain and “the
Matrix”? According to Puthoff, it is somehow the “access”
to zero point energy. Details, it seems, of how it works has even
escaped the attention of the likes of Puthoff and Bohm.
There are, however, suggestions that this “switch” and the operating
principle had already been discovered in the time of Jung. One of
the people arguing for such a claim was Byron Weeks, who
claimed that James Clerk Maxwell’s equations which resulted from
Maxwell’s extensive research into electromagnetism – alterations
which drastically affected the entire course of “mainstream” science
and physics forever afterward – had been altered.
He argued that the information made
available to scientists and physicists of his time, such as Albert
Einstein, as well as the subsequent conceptual framework which
Einstein arrived at, had a missing link, which would provide
the key to the unified field theory.
Weeks stated that this had been
deliberately cut out of Maxwell’s equations,
“by a rather sinister group of
scientists before Maxwell’s work was presented to the scientific
community and the world. Of course his original work and all the
implications thereof were and are now known to the covert world
government, as are the resultant advanced sciences and
applications of this knowledge to very high technology.”
It is a grand claim to make… and logic
would suggest it is simply impossible. But let us see how far the
rabbit hole goes… If only because there is discussion about
electromagnetism, which we know – following on from Puharich – is a
key factor in psychic abilities.
Weeks argued that magnetic fields
operated both within our reality, but also had “hyper-spatial
“which are not subject to the usual
electromagnetic constraints of time and space, are generated and
manipulated, they can in turn generate EM effects that have the
capability to influence human biology and consciousness.”
As I said, that’s what Puharich said…
Weeks was not the only person interested in such research. One
American researcher, using the pseudonym
Valdamar Valerian, had issued a
series of books, called Matrix, long before the arrival of
the movie of the same title.
“In late 1864, James Clerk
Maxwell published his epic material on electromagnetic
waves. His material dealt not only with electrical and magnetic
waves, but also the relativistic/ethereal psychoactive component
of these waves (representing electromagnetics of the second
order and above). The equations also included transformations
that enabled the change from inertial frames of reference to
non-inertial frames of reference. Maxwell’s original equations
were written in Quaternion notation, a complex
mathematical system available at that time before Vector
Analysis was introduced by Oliver Heaviside. Today’s
generalized equivalent of Quaternions is Tensors.”
It does not make much sense to me, but I
can tell you that was not the end of it.
"In short, Maxwell’s original work
gave the necessary information for gravitational propulsion and
psychoactive devices. Someone somewhere recognized this, for
shortly after his death, the mathematician Oliver Heaviside, the
chemist Willard Gibbs, and physicist Heinrich Hertz
decided to “edit” or “interpret” Maxwell’s famous equations
which were, in the original form, the foundations of
electromagnetics and Unified Field Theory (UFT).
This “unholy trio”, especially
Heaviside, disregarded the Quaternions or Scalar components of
Maxwell’s original equations, because they represented
potentials and not fields. He thought potentials were akin to
“mysticism”, because “everybody knows” that fields contain mass,
and mass cannot be created from apparently nothing, which
is what potentials are, both literally and mathematically; they
are an accumulation or reservoir of energy.
Furthermore, not only did they throw away the gravitational
component with the Quaternion/Scalar, but also postulated that
gravitation and electromagnetism were mutually exclusive, not
That was the death blow to
subsequent efforts by scientists to realize a functioning
unified field theory. Because of this one act, electromagnetism
was reduced from its original five dimensions to only four: X,
Y, Z, and time. The element of G was removed.”
I think – think – that what this means
is that in essence, a model for our universe and how the forces
inside it operated, but that one part of the equation was removed,
as someone did not believe in it.
As a consequence, the role of
consciousness in the universe was not properly understood – even
though it has since made its reintroduction into physics via
To quote Valerian:
“Because of this deliberate act,
twenty-two other errors exist today in electromagnetic theory.”
That’s a lot, even I know that!
“The very concepts of force, mass
and charge are ill-defined, and the so-called “static”
electrical charge has been discovered by Quantum mechanics not
to be static at all, but to move rotationally by virtue of the
quantum mechanical spin. Finally, adding insult to injury, the
so-called “imaginary components” of Maxwell’s original equations
as well as the mutilated version of the equations have also been
discarded or ignored.
With this last error, the door to
hyper-spatial domains was forever closed, for the present
mathematics and physics of electromagnetic theory do not allow
for hyper-spatial domains (domains outside of three dimensions),
superluminal signals (signals that exceed the speed of light or
are infinite in speed), and a unified field theory.”
In short, there are still some errors in
our model of the universe… but the good news is, we seem to know
what is wrong with it. And even I can offer the solution: find
someone who knows what Valerian and Maxwell are talking about, and
reintroduce that part of the equation that was thrown out. Don’t
look at me…
Back to Valerian:
“The edited version of Maxwell’s
work, which every physicist and engineer has had to contend
with, discards electrogravitation, and avoids the unification of
gravitation and electromagnetics. It also prevents the direct
engineering of gravitation, space-time, time flow rates, free
energy devices, and quantum changes, which is viewed by the
altered equations that are vector-based as only a statistical
change. The quaternion approach captures the ability to utilize
electromagnetics and produce local curvature of spacetime.
Heaviside wrote a subset of
Maxwell’s equations where this capability is excluded. […] Dr.
Henry Monteith has independently discovered that Maxwell’s
original quaternion theory was a unified field theory. Einstein
assumed, because he only had access to the altered equations,
that curving spacetime could only be achieved by the weak
gravitational force due to mass, that the local frame would
always be a Lorentz frame, which would mean that all operations
would be constrained to “conservation laws of physics”.
And just because it may help someone in
figure out the detail:
“In the 1960s, the Hertz (Hz)
replaced Cycles Per Second. Since, everyone thinks that all
electromagnetic waves are Hertzian. Only the upper portion of
the spectrum before Infrared contains Hertzian waves. ELF and
ULF are not; waves in biosystems and natural phenomena are not
Hertzian in nature.”
That’s the same ELF that Puharich was
studying. And all of this discussion about Maxwell and Valerian, I
would think, also involves zero point energy. But I could be wrong
Jung probably never understood any of this either, but he knew
friends who did… But what physicists said and are now rediscovering
bit by bit, very much fits in with what Jung said… and what he said,
is nothing more than what the alchemists said… and in essence what
shamans say too. Jung’s archetypes were closely
akin to the denizens of the Matrix that both old and modern
shamans had seen.
Terence McKenna observed how,
“the shamanic faith is that humanity
is not without allies. There are forces friendly to our struggle
to birth ourselves as an intelligent species. But they are quiet
and shy; they are to be sought.”
This is of course exactly, word for
word, what Puharich did… and it was his quest for the Nine,
which he never went in search of in the darkness of the space, but
in the other dimension that was accessed by the mind… it’s an
illogical place to go in search of ET of… not?
There are several approaches to understanding this “otherworld”. It
is clearly at some level physical, though not in the normal –
traditional – sense of the world. We can use Jungian terms to
describe it. But physicists have slightly renamed these Jungian
terms, with words of their own. Thus, Pribram and Bohm wonder about
holographic structure of the mind.
In 1985, Stanislav Grof, chief of
psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and
assistant professor at the John Hopkins University School of
Medicine, stated that the existing neurophysical models of the brain
were inadequate. Only a holographic model could explain archetypal
experiences, encounters with the collective unconscious and other
unusual phenomena. Things can be altered by quick realizations.
Neurons possess branches like little
trees, and when an electrical signal reaches the end of one, it
radiates outwards. As these neurons are packed together, the
electricity crisscrosses, creating an “interference pattern”, which
in turn might give the brain its holographic properties.
Thus, when scientists were trying to
realize the holographic nature of the brain, Pribram stated:
“The hologram was there all the time
in the wave-front nature of brain-cell connectivity. We simply
hadn’t had the wit to realize it.”
But Dennis and Terence McKenna wondered
whether this holographic approach could be applied to the entire
cosmos at large, including the realm accessible via hallucinogenic
drugs – the world of the archetypes.
In 1971, Dennis McKenna wrote how
he and his brother, during their stay with the Amazonian Indians,
“somehow stumbled upon or been led
to the trigger experience for the entire human world that would
transform the ontological basis of reality so that mind and
matter everywhere would become the same thing and reflect the
human will perfectly.”
And this is also the conclusion drawn by
Michael Talbot, in his
The Holographic Universe, one of
the best accessible books on the subject.
Talbot commented on remote viewing:
“The idea that consciousness and
life […] are ensembles enfolded throughout the universe has an
equally dazzling flip side. Just as every portion of a hologram
contains the image of the whole, every portion of the universe
enfolds the whole.”
Talbot states that this means that the
Andromeda galaxy is as much in the thumbnail of our left hand than
To sum up:
“Every cell in our body enfolds the
Or even more bold:
“every cell in our body is the
Oh yes, the McKennas were also talking
about a paradigm shift…
To underline the fact that Puharich did not start from scratch:
psychic studies in the US preceded the Second World War. Joseph
Banks Rhine opened the psychic research centre at Duke
University in Durham, North Carolina. Rhine had become interested as
a result of a chance encounter with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Conan Doyle was intrigued by psychic
phenomenon. He had done extensive research into the Cottingley
Fairies, where children in English Yorkshire had photographed
faeries. Doyle, a member of the Society for Psychical Research,
even interested Harry Houdini in a study of those events. Rhine also
succumbed to Conan Doyle’s enthusiasm. One of the sponsors Rhine was
able to find was James McDonnell, who founded the aircraft
design company McDonnell-Douglas in 1930.
Rhine was not a psychologist, as many have believed. A fact that is
often overlooked is that J.B. Rhine and his wife Louisa were in fact
both botanists – plant experts, which is an intriguing coincidence
as certain “plants” of course offer “psychic drugs”.
Starting in 1927, Rhine,
“was conducting groundbreaking
research that demonstrated under rigorous, scientific conditions
that certain persons could acquire information without the use
of the known senses. He introduced the term extrasensory
perception (ESP) to describe this ability and adopted the word
parapsychology to distinguish his experimental approach from
other methods of psychical research.”
When Rhine died in 1970, ESP and
psychokinesis, the ability to move physical objects, had become
household names – and, in fact, scientifically discussed.
Dream research performed by the Rhines showed that spontaneous psi
events were found in over fifty percent of the participants,
underlining the theoretical model that all radios are able to hear
this wave. Furthermore, most of these “psi dreams” were
precognitive, alerting the dreamer to events that would later come
Rhine’s torch was passed to
Charles Tart, who in 1957
joined Rhine’s team at Duke’s University. Two years later, Tart was
given a massive dose of mescaline – a hallucinogenic drug, once
again. The experiment was run by Ivo Kohler, a professor from
the University of Vienna, who had been testing mescaline on human
beings since the 1930s.
During a visit, Kohler stated that he
had never administered the drug on an American, and Tart
volunteered. Tart had been in awe of Aldous Huxley, and soon would
be experimenting with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms. He would then
join forces with Targ and Puthoff, writing books and articles on
ESP. And, yes, that is the Puthoff of the Remote Viewing
So with the arrival of Tart, all of a sudden hallucinogenic
substances had entered the world of Remote Viewing. It was an area
of research that none of those involved had spoken about. Why not?
Particularly, as in origin, it was crystal-clear that people such as
Puharich were interested in both.
And the evidence was there, in the books
that Puharich had written: his first book was about hallucinogenic
mushrooms, followed by a book on telepathy, later followed by an
account of Geller and the SRI experiments. It’s not as if he was
jumping from subject to subject…
The strange link between physics and ESP came to the forefront in
the character of Jack Sarfatti, whom we already introduced.
Sarfatti was, in 1952, part of an after-school group of gifted
children, being tutored by Walter Breen of the Sandia
Corporation, an organization famous for atomic weapons research and
development. Breen was helped by others from Sandia to lecture to
these children. In 1952, Sarfatti received a phone-call from outer
space – quite literally, he felt. It seemed to predestine him to
become a leading physicist, interested in time and space, other
Reading material written by Sarfatti brings you in contact with the
mind of a person who lives and breaths physics. But before becoming
this physicist, he had to study it and it was the same Walter Breen
who got Sarfatti a scholarship at Cornell University. Breen
predicted that Sarfatti “would make revolutionary discoveries in the
foundation of physics”. His professors were no doubt intrigued, as
they were all part of the Manhattan Project, the study and
development of the atomic bomb.
Like Valerian, Sarfatti is not easy to
It may be that it is a very complex
subject, it may just be they are too clever to express it clearly to
the likes of me… But let there be no doubt that Sarfatti is a clever
Let us try to understand a bit about what he and others have been
doing, by showing some examples. Edgar Mitchell wrote about
some of the tests that were performed at SRI.
He talked about a telepathy test that
involved an EEG.
“The brain waves of the percipients
showed a marked change a few hundred milliseconds before the
percipients reported an answer. Conscious awareness hadn’t
received information until nearly a half second after
subconscious processes had received the signal.”
This suggested that our brain, at a
subconscious level, received signals quicker than our conscious mind
received it. But only certain people had an “active link” between
their subconscious and conscious thoughts. It were those people whom
were termed psychic. Or in SRI parlance: remote viewers.
In short and to rephrase, the experiment showed that telepathy was
an everyday occurrence, but only some picked up the signals from
their subconscious and “realised” it.
How did this work?
Again, SRI found part of the answer: the
brain waves of two people could be synchronized. When a light was
shown in the eyes of one, it would cause an EEG pattern. When the
second person thought of the first person, he would acquire the same
EEG pattern. Telepathic communication, which, SRI learned, was
enhanced when the people were in a Faraday cage, a conclusion
Puharich had also drawn.
Now I can personally subscribe to this… there have been
circumstances, often in a relaxed environment, whereby one person is
finishing off a sentence or asks a question before the other person
has said it. You may think that some things are logical, but in many
such occurrences, the thoughts are dramatic departures from the
topic of conversation. If I have experienced this, logic dictates
everyone else has too – provided you have relaxed, social gatherings
While the rest of the world has been caught in a public debate
between factions, believers and skeptics, the US government has not
bothered about such perceptions and “gone with the flow”. It has led
them to uncover that psychic abilities were genuine, and with the
help of Mitchell, Puharich and several others, has tried to map how
the laws of the “nonphysical” behaves.
Several authors have made a point about how it was difficult to
“prove” that psychic phenomena existed.
The credibility problem, as Willis
Harman had named it. Mitchell underlined how science had
traditionally dealt with the “objective” reality,
“accepting the Newtonian belief that
matter could be studied independently of mind.”
But Harman has stated that all
observations are essentially subjective events.
I however adhere to the belief that the “powers that be” had relied
on this credibility problem to make sure that their black budget
projects were not aired in public. And when Puharich threatened to
create the paradigm shift with his book on Geller, it seemed they
had leaned on him: Puharich had to make sure that the book could
still be discredited, so that the paradigm shift would not occur.
And the only way it seemed Puharich had
been able to pull off that stunt was by introducing “The
As the projects at SRI had nothing to do
with that, it was only a matter of time before Geller and Puharich
would grow apart. And Geller without his sponsor was just another
psychic crying in the wilderness. To make sure he remained a topic
of debate, James Randi was – according to Puharich – set on
What was the world concept in which Mitchell and Puthoff operated?
Mitchell wrote that he felt that the
universe arose from an,
“unlimited field of energy, without
time, omnipresent, resonating within and reflecting each action
in the manifest world.”
This ties in with Maxwell’s theory of
the universe. Mitchell claimed that the link between zero point
energy and mystical experiences had been an insight he had
experienced in 1985. As mentioned, there were pointers in the work
of Puharich about a link between gravity and the human mind. It was
this connection that had perplexed many, when Puthoff had left SRI
International, to begin work on an exotic type of research, “zero
As early as 1965, Puharich had written about his “hunch” that there
was a relation between psychic ability, and hence the mind, and
gravity. This is again Maxwellian. To test his prediction, Puharich
carried out an experiment under changing gravitational conditions
and his choice fell on the different lunar periods, because the
sun-moon system affects the gravitational forces, as visible in the
tides. He proposed that perceptual psi would increase around full
moon and new moon, but decrease at the half-moons, an idea that was
confirmed by the experiments.
This in itself is a remarkable conclusion: that gravity had an
effect on the mind and on our ability to have psychic abilities.
What immediately came to mind was Ed Mitchell’s mystical experience
he had on his trip to the moon, when he stated how he suddenly
“felt” and realized that everything in the universe was connected.
Was it the change in gravity that had given this insight?
Even without leaving our earthly cocoon,
it is also clear that such conclusions, as drawn by Puharich,
underline how emotions – part of how the human mind operates – can
change under different lunar settings.
As to Puthoff: Puthoff was a physicist, a major advantage when
trying to learn about the physical world. In an unpublished article,
he had suggested that resonance with and through the zero-point
field was the source of all mystical experiences and psychic
functioning. It was, furthermore, this zero-point gravity that the
US government was funding as an alternative source of energy, a type
of energy that was very much like the “anti-gravity” energy of the
middle of the 20th century.
Puthoff stated that laboratory work had
demonstrated how resonance between humans and matter existed.
To quote Mitchell:
“Religious and mystical experiences
and all psychic effects are […] a result of the individual
bringing nonlocal information to the level of conscious
This nonlocal information was the
“Collective Unconscious”. Or
the Matrix. That which the remote
viewers had access to.
To put it quite simple – if not too simple: the difference between
our Reality and that of the Matrix seems to be time. Our reality is
bound by time, the Matrix is timeless. Terence McKenna had
speculated, based upon insights received from the “Matrix
Information Centre”, that time could possibly be an object. If so,
then it meant time could have cycles, as well as units.
McKenna wondered what the “smallest
duration relevant to physical processes” would be. That unit he
termed the “chronon”, a particle of time.
“I believe the chronon
exists, but it is not distinct from the atom. Atomic systems are
chronons; atoms are simply far more complicated than had
McKenna had this insight in 1971 and
soon freely shared his ideas across the world. He underlined how his
concept was in line with modern physics.
Where is the “interface” between our normal and the “other” world?
Is it a gland in our brain? Is it our brain? In the epilogue of
The Stargate Conspiracy, its authors introduced the work of
Jeremy Narby to a large audience that so far had largely not
heard of this anthropologist’s findings. I had met Jeremy for the
first time in 1995, at the same conference which Schnabel was
supposed to attend.
Narby can be considered as a thinker in
the line of Terence McKenna and throughout the conference, both
could often be found in each other’s vicinity. Narby focused a lot
of his attention on DNA, specifically highlighting that 97% of our
DNA had been labeled “junk DNA”, even though it was clear that it
was not junk. It had been labeled “junk” only because
scientists were unable to understand it. We cannot really blame
them for this, as DNA is still very much a recent topic of science
But bit by bit, it is becoming clear
that this part of DNA is not junk at all and in have has a clear
mark-up to it, which seems to resemble the same logic that is seen
Narby argued that his shamanic experiences, as well as his
discussions with shamans, had argued that the “psychic drugs”
somehow entered this “other dimension” through our DNA.
So it seemed that DNA somehow was a
gateway… the stargate.
At the same time, we note that in the
holographic interpretation of the universe, to paraphrase Talbot,
each cell – and hence DNA – contains an aspect, and all, of the
universe. But it is difficult to go much beyond that, at present.
97 percent of DNA remains unexplored.
Though the US government may have made
extreme advances on the psychic field, it is clear that most of
these will have remained in the practical applications of the
psychic realm: training and working with remote viewers; information
retrieval; practical applications that influenced the mind; perhaps
social experiments, if not magical exercises to work with
But I somehow doubt that they have the
full working module… though, for sure, after half a century of work,
including some of the best and brightest in the field, they have a
There is nothing inherently wrong with this. The work of
quantum physics, which
re-establishes the role of consciousness as a key operator in the
universe, is slowly becoming “common knowledge” for the general
Simply because some of the work that the US government has done in
secret lacks official oversight and involves some major lies, does
not de facto make it wrong. They are working on the threshold of a
major paradigm shift… Getting it right is all important, for the
risk management is tremendous. At the same time, the secrecy of the
program – rather than the individual projects such as the remote
viewing project – also means we do not know whether there is a drive
to bring the truth out.
Marrs concluded how,
“the army’s psi spies may have found
the techniques that might propel the human species into a future
of heightened consciousness, knowledge, and hope. It would
certainly be ironic if the oft-maligned United States military
proved to be the innovating force that leads a fearful and
hesitant public into the mind-expanding 21st century.”
That, indeed, it is.
The work of the Stargate project
is at the cutting edge of a paradigm shift: the realization that the
universe – and Man – is so much more, and that each of us has at
least latent abilities that can interface with the very fabric of
the “space-time continuum” has so many implications I will not even
begin to list some of them.
The realization that the work of the Stargate program would create a
paradigm shift is nothing new.
Einhorn and their backers wanted to
change the world. But it did not happen with Geller, as they had
hoped, and it did not happen in 1995, when vital information about
scientific research into the paranormal was squashed by the
Will it happen soon? Later? Or never?
Truth works in mysterious ways. The stakes are high. The western
world has, for centuries, downgraded the possibility of a “latent
superhuman potential”. If anything, it has focused on the “big
brother mentality”, in which checks and balances are built into
society whereby these potentials are not realized. But truth always
finds a way to come out. If not sooner, then later…
To some extent, it is not up to “them”, but to all of us. In
1974, Puthoff’s boss, Bonnar Cox, wanted to satisfy himself
that the SRI tests were scientifically rigid. He volunteered an
experiment: he would randomly drive around the area and at a
specific time, the remote viewer would have to describe where Cox
was at that time. Remote viewer
Pat Price succeeded in this
mission… ahead of time.
Twenty minutes before the time of the
test, Price described the place where Cox would be at the designated
time, at the time still twenty minutes in the future. As Marrs
“According to Time-Life editors,
Price performed similar feats seven out of nine tests against
odds calculated at 100,000 to one.”
This alerted SRI that remote viewing was
not limited to the past or the present; the future could be learned
Though this might have come as a revelation to SRI, it shouldn’t
have. Once outside of space and time… there is no past or future.
This should not have come as a surprise, as experiments in the
1920s, performed by Dunne, had already shown that all humans often
knew, most often in dreams, of future events.
Russell Targ stated:
“The laboratory evidence from more
than one hundred years of parapsychological research makes it
clear that we sometimes obtain information about the future
which is not available to us by normal means or through logical
inference. This observation of precognition or paranormal
foreknowledge has puzzled thinkers since the time of the Oracle
I would rephrase it as “since the
beginning of Mankind”.
Targ added that mystics had known this
“fact” since the earliest Hindu Vedas of 2000 BC, the known but
untested knowledge that our consciousness is not bound by time and
space. It is a reality that with the advent of Christianity and its
reductionist doctrine on life and death, possibly 50,000 years of
acquired thinking onto how to access the “Matrix” were swept aside
J.W. Dunne was one of those in the 1920s and 1930s who argued
that the future could make itself known to us at an earlier time. He
stated that causality did not apply – a statement Jung would later
agree with. Dunne constructed a framework in which he believed that
space and time were concepts of the mind that were not accurate
reflections of reality, as it was apparent to him, based upon the
experiments he had performed, that future events could often be
known before they occurred – and were often experienced during
In this, Dunne also agreed with Immanuel Kant, a person Jung
stated he identified himself with. It was Kant who stated that space
and time were modes of human perception only; not attributes of the
physical world, and therefore space and time was an invention of
Mankind. This “opinion” is echoed by quantum physicists.
Reality, Bohm suggested, is “non-local”
and is “a holographic ordering of the universe, where each region of
space-time contains information about every other point in
space-time”, and hence every point in space is able to access all
information available in another time. This idea is, as mentioned,
the “holographic universe”, proposed by Bohm, the physicist who was
principally involved in 1972, at SRI, with Geller, Puthoff, Puharich
and the rest.
It’s a small world… in more than just
one meaning of the word.
What is providing the greatest hope? It is a psychic drug:
DMT is everywhere: in our bodies, in
plants, animals, grasses, peas, mushrooms, flowers, barks, etc. Some
believe it should be classified as where it is not found, rather
than does occur. It is a substance that is known to provide an
entrance into another dimension, which few dare to describe as a
McKenna has stated how the vision of the psilocybin mushroom is
identical to DMT, except that the mushroom visions are longer, with
access to the “alien intelligence” lasting for a few hours. The same
was echoed in the clinical studies of Rick Strassman.
Strassman, however, pointed out the scientific literature was
mentioning such “contact” induced by DMT as early as the 1950s.
Strassman further pointed out that he
had been unable to locate similar reports with other psychedelics.
“Only with DMT do people meet up
with ‘them’, with other beings in a nonmaterial world.”
Or as Terence McKenna had stated:
“The sense of being literally in
some other dimension.”
Jeremy Narby states that it was
only in 1979 that they discovered that DMT was naturally secreted by
the human brain.
“Unfortunately, the scientific
research on DMT remains confidential. To this day, the clinical
studies of its effects on human beings can be counted on the
fingers of one hand.”
McKenna described the DMT
“This isn’t a drug, this is magic!
This is a dimension to reality that most people never even
suppose exist. It was really the DMT that empowered my
commitment to the psychedelic experience. DMT was so much more
powerful, so much more alien, raising all kinds of issues about
what is reality.”
As DMT occurs endogenously in the human
brain, McKenna stated that DMT “should not be thought of as a drug
“DMT intoxication is the most
profound and visually spectacular of the visionary
hallucinogens, remarkable for its brevity, intensity, and
In short, DMT is present in our brain…
and DMT seems to be a key ingredient in tuning our radio – our brain
– into the frequency of another dimension.
With the illegalization of drugs, DMT was also made illegal.
This, in itself, was strange. Not only that: DMT was a Schedule I
compound, thus outperforming cocaine. Officially, it also
has no proven medical application.
DMT, furthermore, is not addictive – and
if it was, it would only be in the sense that people want more and
more trips – long for them. Like a cigarette. In fact, the full
effects of a DMT trip last less long than the smoking of a
Why did the US legislation go
overboard on this drug?
Why make it a top-grade drug?
Was it because they wanted it
all to themselves?
After all, if, as argued, DMT
potentially allows limitless knowledge, do we want everyone
to access that knowledge archive?
Or do we want to seriously limit
access to it?
In the latter scenario, grading it a
Schedule 1 drug, would be a most logical scenario.
And do we need to see the actions of the
US Government in its treatment of DMT as a stand-alone event, or do
we need to see it in light of the
Remote Viewing project and other
drug projects, such as
As McKenna stated,
“Psilocybin and DMT were made
Schedule 1 without any scientific evidence at all being
presented for or against their use.”
Schedule 1 is the most
restrictive category, resulting in the fact that even medical
research was virtually impossible, as Rick Strassman had
discovered. Rather than over-reacting, the government had made sure
all possible usage of DMT was strictly controlled – and withheld
from the American population.
In short, the US government tried to
outlaw a drug that is present in almost every fabric of our reality.
It is a psychic drug. Not the only one, but the most potent
one, and the one native to all of us…
the robot rebellion occur?