|'Her Mistress's Voice' art by Grace Slick|
Was the 60's phenomenon of the 'hippies' really a CIA and other assets manipulation of the mind through supplied LSD and created cultural memes? An experiment to see just how well these techniques would work? One that was decades in the making?
Those of us who were around during those times and had a very good time may not want to see ourselves as social lab animals in a grand game but I think we would also want to know some of the hidden details of our past. We're still learning and maybe that's what matters.
Dave McGowan went fairly deep into some aspects of the psyops of psychedelia in his Laural Canyon series.
n 2012 Jan Irvin made an important discovery.
Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin have continued in that tradition with their Manufacturing the Deadhead: A product of social engineering…
excerpts from their conclusion:
The authors are in disagreement about the use of mind-altering drugs. One believes that we do should not dismiss the potential of these substances as biological tools to open doorways of the mind, and possibly spiritual dimensions; but those who consider these substances as only spiritual tools often ignore their dark side and never consider that they can be easily used as much for control. He recommends they not be used without a prior thorough study in something such as the trivium method, and suggests that, like a knife which may be used to cut your food, and also used to kill; psychedelics can be used to empower or control. It is important for people who use these substances to consider what others think of them who don’t use them for spiritual purposes. The other believes that given their provenance, they should not be taken under any circumstances.
We must consider: Does the predator think that these substances are tools for spiritual awakening, or for the control of others? What the reader may believe is not necessarily the whole truth.
Though it seems incredible, Esalen, and Huxley, McKenna, Bernays, Wasson and Dulles appear to have been part of a secret agenda within the U.S. government that intends to usher in a post-modernist, neo-feudalism Dark Age and slavery in America. What makes this particularly difficult to believe is the unanswered question of the organization’s motivation. What would motivate such a group? Racism? Classism? Religious fervor? Power? All of the above? And how would it be able to maintain such secrecy, involving certainly hundreds, if not thousands of individuals over such a long time?
One thing is clear. Whatever is the basis for this organization, it resides within identifiable secret societies. The number of individuals that can be demonstrated to have taken part in creating the Deadhead who are also members of Skull and Bones, the Century Club and the Bohemian Club is simply too large to have been circumstantial. Moreover, Dr. Colin Ross has shown that high level Freemasonry was responsible for funding the original LSD research (waiting for citation from Ross) and this group should also be inspected closely.
We appeal to scholars and to the public to help us find the truth behind MK-ULTRA and the creation of the Deadhead and the post-modernist, neo-feudalism movement.
The authors are not looking to bring anyone out of one cave and into yet another, but to free humanity from this insanity. And only the truth is capable of that. Esalen, Aldous Huxley, Gordon Wasson, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, and the peddlers of this agenda: The spell is now undone and the true secrets of Eleusis, of the CIA and the psychedelic revolution, are now revealed for the entire world to see. more
Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin interview with Vinny Eastwood: CIA, MK Ultra & Origins of Acid Counter Culture
Deanna Spingola interview with Joe Atwill on Manufacturing the Deadhead
Deanna Spingola interviews Jan Irvin on Manufacturing the Deadhead - See more at: http://www.gnosticmedia.com/deanna-spingola-interviews-jan-irvin-on-manufacturing-the-deadhead/#sthash.NfsrMRvv.dpuf
It's an interesting subject. That rabbit hole has not been fully explored. Control through social engineering seems to have around throughout human history and it is reaching a peak today through technology.
I'll leave it to others who experienced the 'acid days' to decide what's what. All I know is that during that period we began to question pretty much everything and some of us are still doing that up to this day.
and Grace Slick was hot in 1969.....
d Jan Irvin
Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin
hat tip to JJ Cale