Some Precautions And Protections For Star Kids
This chapter is not going to be too long. Star Kids come equipped
with parents or other
guardians. These parents love and cherish their Star Kid, and are
not about to let anything harm
him or her if they can help it. So already Star Kids generally come
equipped with robust
protection. It is the intent of this chapter to respect such
parental protectiveness, and to restrict
itself to proving some information and offering some suggestions
that are intended to assist the
parents in their task of seeing to the well-being of their Star
As alluded to in a previous chapter, parents are not the only ones
interested in Star Kids.
Their government has taken an interest in such exceptional children
for many decades.
Attorney Andrew Basiago wrote a report on revelations made by
Cooper, (who flew in the early pioneering Mercury and Gemini space
was no wild-eyed radical, but in an interview given four years ago,
Cooper laid it on the line,
revealing a secret government program that has been going on for
fifty years, since shortly after
the Roswell Crash, when America entered the Space Age. This secret
program, taken over by
NASA shortly after its creation in 1958, involved secretly
recruiting, analyzing and
programming America’s brightest children to determine their
suitability for classified projects
involving government dealings with Star Visitor representatives and
Mr. Basiago has generously given me permission to reproduce here his
report on what
Astronaut Cooper revealed.
Astronaut Reveals NASA Mind Control Program Involving Children
By Andrew D. Basiago
Special to Sightings.com
(July 20, 2000)
LOS ANGELES --“Astronaut Gordon Cooper, one of the original seven
Mercury astronauts, has confirmed the existence of a mind control
program administered by NASA in the 1950's and 1960's involving
gifted American school children.
“The astronaut's revelation was made during a July 19th interview by
host Mike Siegel on the popular, late-night radio program, "Coast to
“During a discussion that primarily focused on Cooper's beliefs that
extraterrestrial beings are visiting planet Earth and that some
UFO's are alien spacecraft, Siegel asked Cooper: "Who were the space
kids?" Cooper answered: "The space kids were children with
exceptional mental abilities [Star Kids] run through a kind of MK [MKUltra
CIA mental programming] program, like the things that are coming out
now." He went on to describe how NASA's mind-control program, which
emphasized cultivation of the children's psychic abilities, involved
such things as telepathy, remote viewing, and
“Cooper's remarks generally support the claims of a growing cadre of
Americans, now in their thirties, forties, and fifties, [and sixties
-Ed.], who are recovering memories of unusual classes that they were
enrolled in as children during the advent of the Space Age. These
"study groups" included speed reading lessons that enabled students
to comprehend entire passages of English prose at a single glance,
the use of learning machines to teach them vast amounts of
information, advanced memory training, card games and situational
exercises involving clairvoyance, and seminars in the guided
imagination that forms the basis of "remote viewing."
“It is believed that NASA's mind control program was directed at
preparing children who would later be able to communicate with the
non-human intelligent species that humanity might encounter in
space. This thesis is supported by the fact that one experiencer
remembers being tutored in a hieroglyphic alphabet that author Fritz
Springmeier has identified as a set of "intergalactic symbols"
developed by NASA for the purpose of communicating with
“The accounts of some individuals suggest that in some cases, the
children involved were given drugs to enhance memory and learning,
and were physically spun on table top-like devices to induce the
altered state of consciousness associated with OBE's [out-of-body
“Cooper's book, “Leap of Faith”, was released to the public in
[End of Andrew Basiago’s report.]
Given the greater awareness in the UFO and psychic communities about
intelligence agencies’ interest in perfecting the psychic arts for
spying and stealthy control, it is less likely than before that
parents will be persuaded by authoritative strangers saying they are
from the government, and promising that their child will be given an
all-expenses-paid free education to advanced levels, if only the
parents will sign away their child on the dotted line.
Nevertheless, other issues of Star Kid safety and protection remain.
A fundamental place to start is for the parent of a Star Kid to
maintain a non-anxious, gentle overall surveillance of their child’s
health, mental state, emotional behavior over time, psychic
functioning level, and patterns of whom they communicate with. The
parent should also talk to their older Star Kids about informing the
parent if anyone triers to get into theor mind while they are
Almost never are children the target of health-eroding microwave or
other deleterious directed-energy weapons. Any change in a Star
Kid’s health related to outside predation will more likely be due to
the stress of dealing with some other avenue of attempted influence.
Prevention is of course the place to start. Let your Star Kid know
at as early an age as you think appropriate that there are some
people out there who do not like children showing that they have
psychic abilities. It may damage a little of the child’s innocence,
but today’s children need to be aware of potential dangers, and have
a strategy for dealing with them. The emphasis here for parents
should be not on unduly frightening the child, but rather on
empowering the child to “take care of business.”
As part of such awareness, the child needs to learn from their
parent some basics.
One of the first of these basics is who’s allowed to see you “naked.
“ Just as a child is taught fairly young that generally it is not a
good idea in today’s society to walk down a public street and let
everyone see you naked, so also a Star Kid needs to know that it is
not a good idea to show your advanced abilities to just anyone. The
Star Kid needs to be taught who are the people whom she can act
natural around, so that they see her actively using psychic
abilities; and when it is time to play it cool and keep such talents
in the closet. Generally, close family are okay.
The Star Kid’s best
friends are a judgment call: the parent would want to know them and
their parents before giving the green light. The child’s favorite
teacher is more iffy. A parent would want to feel out that teacher’s
attitude towards psychic abilities before green-lighting the child’s
talking about what she can do to the teacher. Other community
members, such as a Scout leader, pastor or medical doctor, would
need to be decided on a case-by-case basis.
A second strategy is to teach your Star Kid to trust their instincts
and feelings. After all, every Star Kid has especially attuned
sensitivity and high intuition. Use them. If a person they are with
feels open, of clear energy, and relaxed, the child can probably
safely first talk about some psychic thing that they have done in
the past. After the child sees how the other person reacts to that
revelation, then the child can decide if the vibes are right to talk
about a recent psychic feat, or even allow an ability to be shown
right in front of the person.
If the person becomes tense when a psychic ability is talked about
or spontaneously shows up, or changes the subject uncomfortably,
then the Star Kid should quit. If the person becomes unpleasant or
judgmental, the Star Kid can always tell a little white lie and say
that they were just kidding, and brush it off.
Parents need to be aware of the persons in their Star Kid’s life.
Not only teachers but gym coaches, club leaders, youth ministers,
etc. Those who spend more time around your Star Kid are going to get
to know him well. Sooner or later, an advanced ability your Star Kid
has is going to slip out, or manifest spontaneously. A parent needs
to keep aware of how these central figures in the child’s life see
A parent can also “immunize” these figures by telling them that
you have noticed that your child is a little special, and that if
they ever notice anything unusual about your child, you’d like them
to talk to you about it, so that both of you can better understand
what is going on with the child. If they bring up “exotic” powers
that your child exhibited, think ahead of time of how you’re going
to deal with such revelations.
Depending on the personality, world
view and social or political philosophy of the central figure, a
parent is going to need to be prepared to: laugh it off, call such
an event a fluke, talk about a show you saw on television about how
there seem to be more psychic people around these days, or begin to
educate that central figure about the Star Kid phenomenon.
A strong way a parent can help protect their Star Kid is to be
involved in your children’s life and activities. There is no
substitute for your attention and supervision. Such involvement not
only makes it unlikely that a risky situation will develop around
your Star Kid, but your frequent presence allows you to learn better
how your Star Kid is navigating life, and allows you to coach her
moves and make sure she doesn’t set herself up to be ostracized,
belittled or attacked.
Explain to your children why their safety is more important than
being polite. Clamming up when some nosy adult is trying to check
out if the scuttlebutt on the Star Kid is true, that they can see
into the future, may seem impolite, but it is better than the
child’s becoming the object of malicious neighborhood gossip, or of
unwelcome para-governmental surveillance. If another child begs or
dares the Star Kid to do a psychic trick in public, it is not being
impolite to protect your right to privacy and say you’re not that
much different than anybody else, and change the subject.
Another protective measure a parent can do is to be aware of an
adult who is paying too much attention to your children. The adult
may just be curious and nosy. Or they could be interested in how
they might exploit the child. Or they might even be looking for such
exceptional children, either as an outreach agent for some agency,
or private research group, or even a dark metaphysical society which
needs such energy for its rituals. Or they could be scouting out the
child for a kidnapping or a child molestation. Most adults pay only
brief and fleeting attention to a child. If the adult is unusually
fixated on the Star Kid, there is a reason, and the parent needs to
find out what it is. And promptly.
Be aware of any changes in your children’s behavior or attitude.
These signs are telling you something significant. Find out what it
is. Except for that challenging time at the onset of adolescence
when pubescent “tweens” want to be left alone and sulk, if your Star
Kid suddenly shifts emotional gears, or starts an uncharacteristic
new behavior pattern, something is going on. A parent has the right
to find out what it is.
Make sure you know where your children are at all times, and whom
they are with, and have a pre-agreed time set when they are to be
home. While this is good advice for any parent raising a child in
today’s world, it is even more important for Star Kids. Sometimes
the issue is not your Star Kid hanging with marginal friends and
smoking a joint under a bridge.
The Star Kid may be being pushed by
a best friend to show other kids some aura-reading ability that the
best friend knows she has, but which could get the Star Kid in
trouble if some other child in the circle runs home and tells their
fundamentalist parents, who in turn tell their firebrand pastor who
is looking for a new scapegoat to rail against.
A parent needs to teach their young Star Kid that, if somebody tries
to take them somewhere, they should run away, and yell or scream
that "this person is trying to take me away." It works to scare off
child molesters, and it works to dissuade business-suited operatives
in black limousines. The Star Kid should be instructed to really
make a scene like never before, to run away from danger and yell
loudly. It is their one legal opportunity in life to really ham it
up and get extreme.
Yet, it is also possible to go too far in seeking to lay a
protective shield around your Star Kid. Author Judith Levine, in her
wonderful book, Harmful To Minors, (2002) makes the argument that
excessive attempts to protect children are worse than ineffectual.
It is the global assumption of danger and the exclusive focus on
protection that are themselves harmful to minors. We do not need to
turn the wonderful young growing generation of Star Kids into a
nation of paranoids. We need for these children to be emotionally
healthy, balanced, and self-confident, so that hey can take their
places in creating a society where paranoia will be a rarity.
Let’s now look at some of the ways in which a Star Kid’s special
gifts can provide necessary advance warning as well as protection.
Mental telepathy, intuition and heightened empathic sensitivity are
natural allies. If the Star Kid gets vibes or mental impressions
from a person that make the Star Kid uncomfortable or leery, don’t
wait to find out the hard way whether your impressions were correct.
Begin disengaging from the situation as gracefully as possible, but
firmly if you must.
If a Star Kid has a precognitive “dream”, or a daytime “flash”
vision, about a perilous situation, and then later finds himself in
that situation, the Star Kid needs to extract himself as soon as
possible, before the foreseen unpleasant event occurs.
Occasionally a threatening situation arises where the Star Kid’s
ability to do telepathic mental influencing can come in handy. For
example, a jealous bully appears inclined to egg on the Star Kid
into a physical confrontation. The Star Kid may choose instead to
stay calm, focus very intensely on the bully’s bladder and induce
the thought about body sensations, that the bully needs to get to a
bathroom very urgently, and “let nature take its course.”
Telekenesis can be a risky power to employ as a protective measure,
but in extreme circumstances, it can have its place. If an assailant
is chasing the Star Kid, and the Star Kid sends out the psychic
energy that the assailant will get one leg in front of the other,
trip and fall, oh well, such are “the fortunes of war”.
In extreme situations a Star Kid can undertake to call upon their
Star Visitor Guide or Companion/Ally to step in or affect the scene
in a way that neutralizes the danger. This is an extreme measure,
and Star Visitors are not always available at a moment’s notice. Nor
is there any guarantee that their evaluation of the situation, and
of the karma involved in an intervention to break up the situation,
is going to result in their actually actively intervening.
This was not a fun chapter to write, and it very likely is not a fun
chapter to read. No one likes to think about innocent children in
danger. It is important to keep perspective, and to realize that
every day millions of Star Kids and their families go about their
lives without trouble or danger.
The odds of a given Star Kid who takes simple basic precautions
actually being hassled or endangered are quite small. Star Kids and
their parents should not let a few simple precautions take the joy,
wonder and beauty out of living each day in the more complete way
that Star Kid gifts make possible. And remember: we are the future.
Every day there are more of us.
And in numbers there is always
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