The US Government’s secret pursuit of the psychic drug DMT
Chapter 3. Carl Jung and the archetypes To sum it up in the words of Dale Graff, project manager of STARGATE: “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 and folklore.
Little surprise therefore that Jung was also a student of alchemy and that he labelled 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 unrecognisably… 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 commands. 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 civilisation 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 and present? 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 discussions here…
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 labelled 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 realised 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 Dulles. 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 Andrija Puharich. 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 synchronicity.
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 realised 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 extraordinary coincidences.” Again, this is quantum physics 101.
But there was another important implication for Jung, as the result was what he labelled “synchronicity”: the fact that randomness suddenly became ordered… possibly by directed conscious attention – or how the psyche can create order over randomness within the physical universal.
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 universe. 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 pysche was operating at a less conscious level, as in dreaming or musing. “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 components”, “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. Valerian wrote: “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 interdependent. 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 quantum physics.
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 there… 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 the 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 realisations. 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 realise 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, had “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 “out there”. To sum up: “Every cell in our body enfolds the entire cosmos.” Or even more bold: “every cell in our body is the entire cosmos.” 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 true.
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 experiment. 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 organisation 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 dimensions, etc.
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 follow. 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 guy… 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 synchronised. 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 with friends… While the rest of the world has been caught in a public debate between factions, believers and sceptics, 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 Nine”. 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 Geller’s heels. 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 point energy”.
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 realised 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 awareness.” 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 been suspected.”
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 labelled “junk DNA”, even though it was clear that it was not junk. It had been labelled “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 exploration. 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 in languages.
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 archetypes. 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 head start. 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 public too.
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 programme – 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 realisation 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 realisation that the work of the Stargate programme would create a paradigm shift is nothing new. Puharich, 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 government. 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 realised. 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 concludes: “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 also.
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 at Delphi.” 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 and ridiculed. 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 dreams.
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. 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 hallucination.
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. He wrote: “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 experience as “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 at all.” He added: “DMT intoxication is the most profound and visually spectacular of the visionary hallucinogens, remarkable for its brevity, intensity, and nontoxicity.”
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 illegalisation 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 cigarette.
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 MK-ULTRA?
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… When will the robot rebellion occur?