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  • NEXUS NEW TIMES MAGAZINE Volume 4, Number 4 JUNE - JULY 1997 PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560, AustraliaLETTERS TO THE EDITOR.............................................4 THE SECRET LIVES OF FRANCIS BACON...................53GLOBAL NEWS.............................................................6 By Michael Taylor. Sir Francis Bacon used pen- A round-up of the news you probably did not see. names and ciphers to conceal what he thought should be kept secret. Some of his finest work wasWHY SCHOOLS DONT EDUCATE............................13 written under the name of William Shakespeare. By John Taylor Gatto. An award-winning teacher explains whats wrong with schooling, but his THE TWILIGHT ZONE................................................61 solution involves a paradigm shift that encourages Strange tales from around/within/off the world. This individual self-reliance balanced with family input. issue we feature Dr Steven Greers report on CSETIsTHE PEGASUS FILE—Part 2........................................19 UFO briefings, held recently in Washington, DC. By David G. Guyatt. Former deep-cover agent THE CHUPACABRAS MYSTERY.................................65 "Chip" Tatum continues his exposé on the "Boss By Linda Moulton Howe. Terrifying vampire-like Hogs" who control lucrative drug-running and attacks on animals and humans were reported in money-laundering operations around the world. Puerto Rico, Mexico and southern USA in 1995-96.A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW....................................25 Are chupacabras to blame? Did UFOs bring them? By Sherrill Sellman. Contrary to mainstream REVIEWS—Books........................................................71 medical opinion, the contraceptive Pill has a tragic "The Roswell Message" by René Coudris downside for women, for it is implicated in an A to "Master R: Lord of Our Civilisation" by Michael Taylor Z of side-effects including cancer and infertility. "Enter the Vortex as One Light" by Sizzond Zadore (Jon Whistler) "Sounding the Inner Landscape" by Kay GardnerTHE BIO-ELITES: ENGINEERING OUR FUTURE........31 "The God Hypothesis" by Joe Lewels, Ph.D. By Susan Bryce. The latest developments in human "Colloidal Silver: The Hidden Truths" by Keith F. Courtenay biotechnology promote profit at the expense of "Miracles" by Cassandra Eason genetic heritage and privacy, despite all the "Alternative 4: UFOs, Mind & Body Control" by Alder promised benefits of the gene revolution. "Who Killed the Darling Buds of May?" by Catherine ODriscoll "The Shadow of Atlantis" by Alexander BraghineAN ELECTROMAGNETIC CANCER TREATMENT........37 "The Benefactors Monkey" by Christopher Morten By John Cham bers. Dr J erry Jacobson has "Ancient Tonga & the Lost City of Mua" by David Hatcher Childress conceived a radical approach to treating cancer, "Beyond Roswell" by Michael Hesemann and Philip Mantle but believes his efforts to secure R&D funding have "Betrayal of the Spirit" by Nori J. Muster "Children of a Toxic Harvest" by Eve Hillary been deliberately obstructed by powerful interests. REVIEWS—Lecture Tape.............................................78BRIGHT SKIES—Part 2................................................43 "The Secrets of the Vatican" with Simon Treselyan By Harry Mason. Strange light-energy bursts and REVIEWS—Video........................................................78 beams seen recently over remote parts of Western "Australian International UFO Symposium, Vols. 1-12" Australia are quite probably associated with Tesla- style scalar weapons testing. What is the purpose? REVIEWS—Audio........................................................79 "Acoustic Research Series" by Dr Jeffrey ThompsonNEW SCIENCE NEWS.................................................49 "Bio-Energetic Psychotropic Music" by Boris Mourashkin A selection of interesting news and views from the "Harmonic Resonance" by Jim Oliver u n d e rground science network. Here, Pierre "Healing Key" by SPIN.FX Sinclaire shows how to build the Gravito-Magnetic "Naked Didge" by Dr Didge Device (GMD) as first developed by David Hamel. NEXUS BOOKS, SUBS, ADS & VIDEOS......................97JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 1
  • Editorial NEXUS MAGAZINE This editorial is going to address an issue that I have long bitten my Volume 4, Number 4 tongue on, and that is the subject of various media attacks on myself JUNE - JULY 1997 and NEXUS. PUBLISHED BY NEXUS Magazine Pty Ltd, ACN #003 611 434 These attacks all focus on one point, and that is they allege that I am EDITOR a right-wing extremist and that NEXUS has a right-wing political Duncan M. Roads agenda. CO-EDITOR Catherine Simons Until now, I had considered that it was unnecessary to defend myself ASSISTANT EDITOR in the pages of my own magazine, as it should be obvious to anyone Ruth Parnell reading NEXUS that there is nothing right-wing in or about it. EDITORS ASSISTANT Richard Giles But, since there is an increasing amount of published information OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR being recycled by journalists who dont do their job by checking facts, Janine Carmichael I find it necessary to explain myself to readers who are probably CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE becoming curious as to why these allegations continue to surface. John Taylor Gatto, David G. Guyatt, Sherrill Sellman, Susan Bryce, John Chambers, Nearly all of the information attacking me and NEXUS has stemmed Harry Mason, Pierre Sinclaire, Michael Taylor, from a writer who works variously for the Fairfax media and is also Steven Greer, MD, Linda Moulton Howe listed as a contributor to Australia-Israel Review, a publication LAYOUT & DESIGN Duncan M. Roads regarded as extreme right-wing even by Melbournes Jewish CARTOONS community, as evidenced by documents in my possession. Phil Somerville This person, who will remain nameless here (on advice from my COVER GRAPHIC Alex Clarke Graphic Design, Lismore, NSW solicitor), spends a lot of time making the bullets that other more PRINTING gullible journalists seem content to shoot. Warwick Daily News, Queensland, Australia Journalists in this category (if you can call them journalists) include AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION Newsagents Direct Distribution Phillip Adams of ABC Radio National (who periodically insists that HEAD OFFICE - All Correspondence NEXUS is part of a right-wing new-age conspiracy); and Matthew PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld 4560, Australia. Kalman and John Murray, of Open Eye magazine in the UK, whoPh: +61 (0)7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 (0)7 5442 9381 e-mail address: wrote a lengthy article published in New Statesman linking the new- web page: age movement to neo-Nazis and citing NEXUS magazine as the proof. NEW ZEALAND OFFICE - PO Box 306, Kalman and Murray even went to the expense of printing up leaflets Westpark Village, West Harbour, Auckland. Ph: +64 (0)9 416 7320; Fax: +64 (0)9 416 7340 full of details of NEXUS supposed right-wing, neo-Nazi connections. USA OFFICE - PO Box 177, Kempton, IL 60946- Not one of my accusers has ever bothered to contact me personally 0177. Ph: (815) 253 6464; Fax: (815) 253 6454 to clarify any of the accusations they cheerfully regurgitate. It isUK OFFICE - 55 Queens Rd, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1BG. Ph: +44 (0)1342 322854; patently clear that these people are not interested in the truth: they Fax: +44 (0)1342 324574 just want to cause trouble. In the UK it has gotten to the stage whereEUROPE OFFICE - PO Box 372, 8250 AJ Dronten, some shopkeepers selling NEXUS have been threatened with violence The Netherlands. Ph: +31 (0)321 380558; Fax: +31 (0)321 318892 if they continue to sell the magazine. ITALY OFFICE - c/- Avalon Edizioni, What really hurts is that I used to respect Phillip Adams, Open Eye Piazza Mazzini 52, 35137 Padova. Ph/Fax: +39 (0)49 912 6006 magazine and New Statesman. Now I am left wondering what other STATEMENT OF PURPOSE lies and smears these people and publications have spread. NEXUS recognises that humanity is undergoing a So, for the record, when you hear the next wave of media allegations massive transformation. With this in mind, that I am trying to lead the whole new-age movement into a Libya- NEXUS seeks to provide hard-to-get information so as to assist people through these changes. based, neo-Nazi terrorist training camp, youll know they are wrong. NEXUS is not linked to any religious, philosophi- I am not right-wing, my friends are not right-wing and NEXUS has no cal or political ideology or organisation. political agenda. I am not an anti-Semite, and I am not a Libyan secret PERMISSION-TO-REPRODUCE POLICY While reproduction and dissemination of the agent. I am, however, an information anarchist—and proud of it! information in NEXUS is actively encouraged, Meanwhile, I would like to apologise to readers who were probably anyone caught making a buck out of it, without our express permission, will be in trouble when expecting a more inspiring editorial. Next time! we catch them! Duncan WARRANTY AND INDEMNITYAdvertisers upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication or authorising or approving of the publication of any material INDEMNIFY thePublisher and its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of theforegoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfaircompetition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights or privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and thatits publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of beingmisleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of the Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1974. All expressions of opinion are published on the basis that they arenot to be regarded as expressing the opinion of the Publisher or its servants or agents. Editorial advice is not specific and readers are advised to seek professionalhelp for individual problems. © NEXUS New Times 19972 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • Letters to the Editor ...ADL/Zionist Persecution To begin, we are all telepathic reports of UFOs and the like which we are still suffering". The Dear Duncan: Thank the Lord and we constantly carry out sub- (other than the Air Force)? question is, why the policy offor people like Professor Noam vocalised conversations with peo- If you have any information on appeasement? It was decidedlyChomsky, who I believe is Jewish, ple when we arent around them. suitable groups in the Perth area, not because of fellow travellers infor lifting the lid on the arrogant Sometimes we have real fights on please let me know. If there are the State Department and otherand vicious activities of the ADL a subvocal level—and we feel all none, I am prepared to use my branches of the US Government.[Anti-Defamation League]. [See the emotions as if we were talking home phone as a contact number That was carefully-constructedGlobal News, NEXUS 4/03.] to these people. If they are listen- for anyone who would like to join disinformation. The ADL may present itself as a ing (this need not be simultane- me in getting a group up and run- The appeasement (if that is theCivil Rights organisation but it is ous; they may pick up your mes- ning here in the West. proper word) came from the veryin fact a political movement, the sage later), they can answer. Thus Yours sincerely, Jane Saunders, top corporate-industrial leader-sole interest of which is the a conversation continues. Queens Park, Perth, Western ship. Its purpose was to ensure thedefence of Israels policies regard- I have studied my own experi- Australia, ph/fax (09) 451 7485. survival of the USSR, withoutless of how they impact on other ences and taught myself, as many which there could not have been apeople, and the parent body is the do, how to block other peoples Communist menace and a Cold unpleasant messages so that I am Search for the JASON Society War. Its purpose was to keep theinternational Zionist movement. Dear Duncan: Having succeed- switched off to their signals. This US economy on a war footing for Anti-Semitism is the charge ed the first time in getting a lettermade against anyone at odds with is done by intent. The physical 50 years after World War II, thus published in NEXUS, I will have brain switches off to a certain sig- producing immense profits for theZionist policies, together with another go.charges of Nazism and racism. nal. Whether this signal is from a ruling elites and creating a crypto-Moshe Menhuin, Yehudis father, mind, or synthetic, it need not In all the years Ive been ferret- fascist national security state.was so labelled when he wrote a affect you. ing around to get behind at the The Cold War was the biggestbook on the decadence of Judaism truth, I have seen only two men- The same goes for others trying con job in the 20th century! tions of a secret society of scien- to read your thoughts. There is no Sincerely, John S., Lubbock, It is perhaps pertinent to indicate tists: the JASON Society. Does way anyone can if you dont want Texas, USA.that the Zionist movement does them to. You can shut down youranybody out there have any infor-not represent the Jewish people en broadcasting with intent. The mation? Especially since we now have cloning in progress and Pet Food Pessimism?masse, and in fact probably repre- human brain is a thousand times other man-made miracles, it is more powerful than any technolo- Dear Sir: Thank you for yoursents a minority, many of whom informative article about pet foodswere terrorised into supporting time to expose these varmints who gy and we have every means given to us by nature to protect our-obviously would like to remain [see NEXUS 4/01]. It is great toZionism. be informed. However, I would selves. nameless. One reference I have is On 6 February 1994, the Central from William Coopers document, like to point out that when I, andRabbinical Congress of USA and When I read the article I just had Im sure many others, read suchCanada placed a notice in the New to laugh. It shows up all the some years old by now, on the secret government. articles we are left feeling angryYork Times, stating "...therefore, weaknesses of the dark forces in and disillusioned. I feel that this iswe declare that the Zionist state of government. They are so weak in When I hung out with New- Agers about 15 years ago, there due to the fact that the articles doIsrael is not the legitimate repre- their own psychic abilities that not follow up with any encourag-sentative of our people. Our posi- they have to develop technologywas a persistent story doing the rounds, that many of todays scien- ing alternatives we can pursue.tion on the ceding of land is quite to copy what they dont have! As far as I am concerned, they aretists had been living during the Would it not be possible for yoursimple: any Jewish sovereignty writers to spend 10 per cent of theover the Holy Land before the time of Atlantis, and that their playing their weak little games, nefarious experiments on man/ani- pretending to be big and powerful energy they put into their articlesMessianic epoch is sinful and sure researching positive alternativesto lead to tragedy, and it is certain- mal hybrids were a cause of that when, really, they are afraid of their personal lack of power. country being destroyed. The so we are not left high and dryly absurd to sacrifice even one and depressed after reading yourhuman life for this illegitimate expressed idea these folk had They are very nicely teaching the (they believed in reincarnation) is rest of us how to find our own. As magazine? Actually, I do not sub-State." scribe to your magazine for just Terry Lane, a Melbourne broad- that todays scientists are being time goes on, the more I see this. given another chance this time that reason. Someone happened tocaster, suffered persecution from Kind regards, Linda A., Carrun, give me this article, though I havethe Zionist movement when he Victoria, Australia. around to clean up their act. Anyone for spilling the beans on read your magazine before as mycommented unfavourably on the brother always gets it and I findtreatment of Arabs in Palestine. the JASON Society? Calling Spaceship Perth! Thanks for being there; I find his negative repertoire distressing.His right to free speech and the Dear Duncan: I greatly enjoy some very interesting things in If he could end his stories posi-imparting of information to the reading the NEXUS magazine. I NEXUS. tively, wouldnt that contribute topublic was not supported either by have enclosed my cheque to start our push towards a more harmo-his employer or by the Australian Devra S., Kippa Ring, nious and peaceful life, where we having it delivered instead of rum- Queensland, Australia.Government. And the Zionist maging through the magazine are trying to take action to rectifyofficials scream about oppression stands at newsagents hoping to these wrongs?—something I amand victimisation!? find a copy. Cold War Conspiracy sure you are striving for. Sincerely, James I., Gold Coast, There is one thing I would like Dear Mr Roads: I am a new sub- Please help by giving us theQld, Australia. to do and that is to be able to dis- scriber to NEXUS, having seen tools we need. I am writing this as cuss with others of like mind the the Dec96-Jan97 issue on a news- a suggestion and observation, notPsi-Power Protection type of articles appearing in your stand and being intrigued by a criticism. Dear Duncan: I have read the magazine. "Major Jordans Diary" [NEXUS Anna H., Gerroa, New Southarticle, "The ESP of Espionage: I have tried to find the location 4/01, 4/02]. Wales, Australia.Part 3" and enjoyed it [NEXUS of a group interested in paranor- That article concludes with a [Dear Anna: Please turn to4/02]. It actually had me laughing mal activities here in Perth, with- comment on "a policy of appease- Global News in this issue for aat how weak these technologies out success, so who, if anyone, in ment of Russia from which we suggested alternative to manufac -are! I hope no one is too afraid. Western Australia investigates have never recovered and from tured pet foods. Ed.]4 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • ... more Letters to the Editor NB: Please keep letters to approx. 100-150 words in length. Ed.Fasting for Freedom It took me a long time to come to Vaccinations/Diabetes Link was playing a joke on me. It Dear Duncan: Re your Editorial terms with the information that would be interesting to find out taxpayer-funded Department of Dear Duncan: I enjoyed listen- what exactly is going on there. Iin Feb/March97 issue where you ing to you on the Richard Boydentalk about how we dutifully absorb Health brochures not only present- didnt press him with too many ed very biased misinformation but show on the "Heart of America questions, because sometimes Ithe rubbish "They" throw at us, Forum".Ive found a periodic short fast (up those "Rights" as presented did not feel that the less you ask people actually exist. I was real interested when you like this, the more you are likely toto one and a half days) a great way spoke about the link of diabetes toto get myself back from feeling I communicated with all the rele- get told. vant bureaucratic and political child immunizations. My 13- I continue to enjoy the magazine,that other people are trying to own years-old daughter was diagnosedme. It helps me feel free on all authorities... Without exception and especially like the Global the replies I have received negated with diabetes three years ago. The News, Twilight Zone and the booklevels. I can walk past food doctors told us that the blood testsshops and other shops and think, me and my experiences...they reviews. Dr Greers UFO obfuscated the issues I raised and told them that she contracted dia- Manifesto [NEXUS 4/02] was"I am free of all this." Its a mar- betes during a particular week.vellous feeling in every way. belittled me... really intriguing, but I am a little That week is when she got her doubtful the US Government will (Health note: Im not a medical I learnt of the Rogers v. Whitaker immunizations for school.person and can only suggest peo- High Court decision (1992) in let him and the others get away which the Court delivered a virtual Thanks, Jeff, Kansas City, with it. I guess well just have tople get proper medical info before Missouri, USA. wait and see.any fasting. Ive trained myself blueprint for patients rights—over nearly three decades to do it which, five years later, have still Keep up the great work!safely.) not been enacted in legislation... Top-Secret Bases in Australia Anthony Z., Monterey, NSW, Also, a media fast, i.e., no radio Too many media outlets and Hi, Duncan: I was wondering if Australia.or newspapers (I havent got tele- journalists have been contacted in you or any readers might have any [Dear Anthony: We hearvision) is a great way to free the an endeavour to have these issues information on a top-secret scien- rumours of secret bases all themind. aired. Too many have declined, tific/industrial establishment in the time. As for Dr Greer, please note but always with wishy-washy Somersby area (near Gosford, the update on CSETIs activities in Best wishes, Elizabeth S., Twilight Zone this issue. Ed.]London, England, UK. excuses. Everyone is too fearful about an hours drive north from to take on vested interests whilst, Sydney). at the same time, suppressing A week ago I met a gentleman at Blatant Bias in BroadcastingProfits vs Patients Rights information the public has an my computer course who told me Dear Duncan: Quite some time Dear Duncan: I write concern- inalienable right to know. Talk he worked at Somersby. When I ago Phillip Adams, on his "Lateing my experiences as a result of about censorship! enquired what his occupation was, Night Live" program on Radiomy approaches to the bureaucracy, Real choice and informed con- I was told he couldnt tell me what National (part of the ABC), rub-the legal fraternity and a multitude sent in conventional health care is organisation he worked for, except bished NEXUS as a magazine andof politicians after experiencing a a myth. Since Rogers v. Whitaker, to say that it was a private organi- said that you had been seen in thehighly avoidable medical mistake. the Medical Journal of Australia sation. From there on it got more company of one of the leaders ofI believe it gives grist to the mill has stated that doctors will need to interesting. the Nazi Party here in Australia.of a global conspiracy to defraud, decide what they tell patients... He told me it involved nuclear This attack shocked me because,exploit and kill off those who pay The absence of infrastructure to physics and new energy sources, if anything, my politics are leftish.for these services, thereby making redress violations of patients and that he was covered under the The madness of the far right terri-rich those who provide them. rights epitomises the total disre- National Secrecy Act ( w h i c h fies me—yet I had not seen any- My education into how my gard for the duty of care... unfortunately I know little about). thing in the magazine to indicate itexploitation had been managed In the pursuit of profits and cor- Supposedly he isnt able to use held such a bias. On the otherleft me awed by my own naïvety. porate power, the pharmaceutical anything he has learnt from this hand, I respected Phillip AdamsI accepted my surgeons word that industry is clearly not interested in organisation, if he ever leaves. reporting.hysterectomy was necessary. I patient care or public health. In (Incidentally, he told me he earns Although confused, I continuedbelieved that, when someone is collusion with others whose inter- a six-figure salary, an inducement to read NEXUS, aware of thepaid for performing and delivering ests coincide (national medical not to leave.) When I asked him if shadow Phillip Adams had placeda service, the clients or patients associations, insurance, WHO, it involved our government, he over you and your magazine.welfare was paramount. etc.) there is a concerted and told me it involved both our gov- After 18 months I can find nothing I was given (by my surgeon) a fraudulent effort to exploit med- ernment and the United States to substantiate Adams claims, andbrochure on "Patients Rights" and ical patients relentlessly. Government. I would like your comments!a brochure on "Hysterectomy". I believe that the vast quantity of I jokingly said to him, "So the Yours faithfully, Lyn W.,Both were NSW Department of mostly nonsensical replies from things Brian Wilshire comes out Alberton, Victoria, Australia.Health publications. I went into politicians and bureaucrats I have with arent so far-fetched after [Dear Lyn: Mr Adams claimshospital feeling informed and received in the past six years all?" He replied that fellow work- are totally wrong and reflect bothsecure for my well-being. amply prove all of the above. I ers often come into work, saying shoddy journalism and personal Post-surgically, everything that would be delighted to make all of that something else had been bias! NEXUS is not right-wingcould go wrong, did. HRT was it public, signatures and all... leaked onto the airwaves. He and it has no political agenda. Mrpushed on me with promises that (Anyone who would like copies of remarked how there were so many Adams has fallen under the spellthese nasties would cure my ills. these documents, please send $10 secret facilities in this country that of researchers who work for theNo information was given in to cover copying/postage costs.) people werent aware of. extreme-right-wing A u s t r a l i a -regard to adverse reactions or Thank you once again for your I know it all sounds like some- Israel Review , and seems moredebilitation associated with this very enlightening and evocative thing out of the X-Files, but it does than happy to regurgitate theirprocedure and these medications. magazine. have me intrigued. If anyone has slanderous claims about NEXUS.The positives of both the surgery Yours sincerely, heard anything on the grapevine Mr Adams himself has neverand the subsequent HRT treatment A. M. Vryenhoek, "Upson about this place, I would sure love bothered to contact me regardingwere emphasised. No mention Downs", Nimbin Rd, Bishops to know. This man didnt leave these silly allegations. And hewas made of risks and dangers... Creek, NSW 2480, Australia. me with the impression that he calls himself a journalist?! Ed.]JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 5
  • PROJECT CENSORED 1996 Group because of the environmental Project Censored is a media devastation it has caused—particu-analysis and research program larly in southern Nigeriasbased out of Sonoma State Ogoniland.University, California. Its stated Since the executions, Shell hasgoal is to "explore and publicise also managed to keep the Unitedthe extent of censorship in our States media from informing thesociety by locating stories about public of its actions.significant issues of which thepublic should be aware, but is #3: Big Perks for the Wealthynot, for one reason or another." Hidden in Minimum Wage Bill Following are the 10 most cen- On 20 August 1996, Presidentsored stories for 1996, according Clinton signed into law the Smallto Project Censored: Business Job Protection Act of 1996, ostensibly geared to aid small#1: Risking the World: business owners and their employ-Nuclear Proliferation in ees. The publicised intent of theSpace bill was to raise the minimum wage While much press coverage from US$4.25 to $5.15 an hour.was devoted to the failed Russian However, according to Johnspace probe that crashed into the Judis, senior editor of the N e wSouth Pacific in November 1996—along #2: Shells Oil, Africas Blood Republic, the minimum wage bill includedwith its payload of 200 grams of plutoni- In the wake of Nigerias execution of at least 10 other significant provisionsum-238—virtually no attention has been nine environmental activists, including aimed at neither small business owners norpaid to the 1997 launch of NASAs Cassini Nobel Prize winner and leader of the their employees. Indeed, Judis charges,probe which will be carrying 72 pounds of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni these unpublicised provisions may negatethe same deadly substance. People (MOSOP), Ken Saro-Wiwa, evi- whatever good the bill may do. The plutonium in the Cassini probe will dence has indicated that the Shell oil com-sit atop a Lockheed Martin-built Titan IV pany has fomented civil unrest in Nigeria, #4: Deforming Consent: The PRrocket, which has been involved in a series contributed to unfair trials and failed to use Industrys Secret War on Activistsof mishaps including a 1993 explosion its leverage to prevent the unjustified exe- Exposed are the multi-million-dollarwhich destroyed a US$1 billion spy satel- cutions. clients of major public relations firms thatlite system and sent fragments falling into The executed activists were involved in are behind the creation of false non-profitthe Pacific Ocean. massive protests against Royal Dutch Shell organisations which target activists and proposed legislation that threaten big busi- ness. Most of these organisations focus on environmental, consumer and labour issues. The strategies of these powerful media manipulators include the defamation of activists and their ideas and the decep- tion of American citizens. Through the PR industry and the enor- mous financial resources of their corporate clients, these organisations mobilise pri- vate detectives, lawyers and undercover spies; influence editorial and news deci- sions; launch phony grassroots cam- paigns; and use high-tech information sys- tems to influence and manipulate public opinion and policy. With its array of sophisticated, persuasive weaponry, the PR industry can out-manoeuvre, overpower and outlast citizen reformers. #5: White-Collar Crime: Whitewash at the Department of Justice While white-collar crime costs America 10 to 50 times more money than street6 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • ... GL BAL NEWS ...crime, the Department of Justice (DoJ) These businesses generate yearly rev- to "pan, tilt, zoom and focus".continues to show little interest in taking enues of US$200 to $300 billion and are Another type of surveillance camera cur-the problem seriously. increasingly owned or subsidised by Wall rently in development boasts the equiva- Based on the centralised records main- Street giants such as American Express, lent of X-ray vision and can penetratetained by the DoJ, the data shows that Bank America, Citibank, Ford, clothing to see concealed weapons, plasticwhen it comes to white-collar crime, the NationsBank and Western Union. explosives or drugs. Known as the passivefederal government almost never brings While affluent credit-card holders can millimetre wave imager, it can also seecriminal charges against businesses. Of pay as little as six to eight per cent annual through walls and detect activity.the more than 51,000 federal criminal interest, low-income people are paying as Other emerging fields of surveillanceindictments in 1994, only 250—less than much as 240 per cent for a loan from a include intelligent transportation systemsone-half of one per cent—involved crimi- pawnbroker, 300 per cent for a finance (ITS) which track the movements of allnal violations of the nations environmen- company loan, and even an amazing 2,000 people using public or private transport.tal, occupational health and safety, and per cent for a fast payday loan from a Such systems are linked to ordinary bankconsumer product-safety laws. check-cashing outlet. accounts and can generate records that Given the huge number of corporations, show a drivers name and address and thethe private admissions by business lawyers #8: Big Brother Goes High-Tech exact time and place where tolls have beenthat their organisations often break the Information on individuals in the devel-, and a well-documented record of oped world can now be obtained by gov- Nine states in the US already use similarrepeated violations, the minuscule number ernments and corporations using new sur- systems to track over 250,000 vehiclesof federal criminal allegations hardly veillance, identification and networking every day, and 12 more states will soonsquares with the corporate view of busi- technologies. These new technologies are put their own systems on line.ness as the victim of a federal government rapidly facilitating the mass and routinerun amok. surveillance of large segments of the popu- #9: US Troops Exposed to Depleted lation—without the need for warrants and Uranium During Gulf War#6: New Mega-Merged Banking formal investigations. Depleted uranium (DU) weapons wereBehemoths = Big Risk In Britain, nearly all public areas are used for the first time in a war situation in 1995 was a record year for bank merg- monitored by over 150,000 closed-circuit the Persian Gulf in 1991 and were haileders. Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank television cameras (CCTV). Equipped as a new and incredibly effective weaponcombined to create the nations largest with a powerful zoom lens, each camera by the Department of Defense (DoD).bank, with US$300 billion in assets; while can read the wording on a cigarette packet Although army training manuals wereon the west coast, the merger of First at 100 yards. These cameras can track written in the 1980s to warn tank crewsInterstate and Wells Fargo created a new individuals wherever they go—even within and commanders of the dangers associatedgiant with over US$100 billion in assets. buildings. with DU rounds, the Pentagon failed to The massive consolidation of the The FBI has developed miniaturised warn Gulf War troops of the dangers.nations banking resources has resulted in CCTV units that it can put into a "lamp, The DoD did circulate a memo to Gulf71.5 per cent of US banking assets being clock, radio, duffel bag, purse, picture War commanders that contained three keycontrolled by the 100 largest banking frame, utility pole, coin telephone and points: any vehicle or system struck by aorganisations, representing less than one other [objects]" and then control remotely DU penetrator can be assumed to be conta-per cent of the total banks in thenation. Studies have found that banksin concentrated markets tend tocharge higher rates for certaintypes of loans, and tend to offerlower interest rates on certaintypes of deposits than do banks inless concentrated markets.#7: Cashing in on Poverty Corporate America is in thepoverty business and making hugeprofits from the destitute in theUnited States. Sixty million poorpeople without bank accounts oraccess to competitive-rate loansmust instead use pawn shops,check-cashing outlets, rent-to-ownstores, finance companies andhigh-interest mortgage lenders.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 7
  • ... GL BAL NEWS ... NON-POLLUTED PET FOOD VET THREATENED OVERminated; personnel should avoid entering PET FOOD DANGER CLAIMcontaminated areas; and, if troops must In NEXUS 4/01 we published an articleenter contaminated areas, they should wear entitled "Polluted Pet Food". To the read - A vet who claims that processed cannedprotective clothing. ers who complained about the lack of alter - and dried pet food is ruining cats and dogs Unfortunately, this memo was written on natives, we suggest that they (and their health is being threatened with deregistra-7 March 1991, eight days after the firing of pets) try the recipes below: tion if he doesnt shut up.weapons ceased in the Persian Gulf. Dog Food: Dr Tom Lonsdale has been accused of 500 grams minced beef (not lean); 2 professional misconduct by the Australian#10: World Facing Food Scarcity hard-boiled eggs; 4 cups boiled rice; 6 Veterinary Association (AVA) for voicing The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture slices crumbed bread; 2 tsp calcium car- his concerns over increasing links betweenreleased projections in late December 1995 bonate (crushed antacid tablets). Cook the AVA and the pet food industry.which show a doubling of world grain meat in covered pan until brown; keep fat. Dr Lonsdale, a representative of the Rawprices by 2010. The world prices for wheat Mix well with remaining ingredients. If Meaty Bone Lobby, claims that commer-and rice will exceed twice that of the base too dry, add water (not milk). Makes about cial pet food is helping cause an AIDS-likeyear of 1992. 1.5kg. Keep in covered container in fridge. immune disorder in dogs and cats. Around the same time, World Watch Dog Biscuits: The lobby claims an "unholy alliance"published an article, "Facing Food 1 - 1 1⁄2 cups of dog food recipe; 1 cup between the veterinary profession and theScarcity", which supports the Japanese unprocessed bran; 1 cup uncooked oatmeal; lucrative pet food industry has developed, 1Ministry of Agriculture claim. According ⁄2 cup vegetable oil. Preheat oven to 120°C with vets promoting manufactured foodsto the World Agricultural Outlook Board, (248°F). Mash dog food in bowl. Mix in instead of natural foods in their surgeries.the worlds stocks of rice, wheat, corn and bran and oatmeal. Slowly add oil, mixing Among the evidence cited by the lobbyother grains have fallen to their lowest lev- in more or less oil until mixture can be is the Pet PEP package prepared by theels in two decades. moulded into patties or bone shapes. Bake AVA for distribution to schools to promote The food shortage will become even for 3 1⁄2 hours. Cool; store in airtight tin. "responsible" pet ownership.more acute in light of the conclusions of Will keep one month in fridge. Makes 16 The program was 18 per cent funded bythe recent World Food Summit in to 20 biscuits. the Petcare Information and AdvisoryNovember 1996. Convened by the FAO, Cat Food: Service, which is in turn funded by Unclethe first summit in 22 years decided that 1.25 kg cooked and minced chicken or Bens, the dominant company in thepoor countries will be responsible for feed- beef liver; 2 cups cooked rice; 2 tbsp veg- AUD$700 million-a-year pet food their own people, without the aid of etable oil; 2 tsp calcium carbonate (crushed If found guilty of misconduct, Drwealthier nations. antacid tablets). Mix all in medium bowl. Lonsdale could be struck off the veterinary (Source: Project Censored Web Page: Will keep in fridge for five days, well cov- register and banned from vet practice. ered; or three months frozen. (Source: The Sun Herald, 16 March 1997) sored/Stories1996.html) (Source: Grassroots Magazine, no. 116) OZONE THERAPY UPDATE Despite the best attempts of the gay lobby and the medical profession in Australia to kill off any credibility pertain - ing to ozone/oxygen therapy, reports con - tinue to surface about people who have successfully treated AIDS and cancer with various forms of oxygenation. As we continue to receive calls from peo - ple all around the world asking where the best treatment centre for this modality can be found, it was with some relief that we spotted the following recommendation in an oxygen therapy discussion group on the Internet. Ed. Comments on Oxygen Therapy by Joseph Passero I have attended every major ozone con- gress since 1993: San Francisco, USA, and Baden Baden, Germany, in 1993; Zürich, Switzerland, in 1994; Lille, France, and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 1995; Baden Baden, Germany; Medica 96 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium, in 1996; and, most recently, Havana, Cuba, in 1997.8 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • ... GL BAL NEWS ...I have also visited both private and public legal aid are successful, the class action is microchip and powered by a small batteryclinics and hospitals in all those countries. expected to lead to a flood of similar which is also implanted under the skins I am the person responsible for starting claims for damages. surface. The battery is recharged by plac-the three ozone treatment centres that are HRT is prescribed to one in three British ing the wrist next to an inductive recharger.on the oxytherapy list in the state of New women in their 50s for menopausal symp- The watch would be smart enough toYork, USA. I still do work at two of them, toms (such as hot flushes and a reduction in know when to reset itself for time changes,performing approx. 50 to 70 major auto- bone strength) caused by a loss of oestro- but, if necessary, its setting could be alteredhaemotherapy treatments a week. gen. But recent research has shown that in via remote control. I was also responsible for the Medical the first year of treatment, women taking Researchers believe the same technologySociety for Ozone Therapy of Germany HRT are four times as likely to suffer from could be used to create a range of electron-presenting the ozone therapy courses in deep vein thrombosis, leaving their legs ic tags for criminals, and could be adaptedEnglish in 1993, 1994 and 1995. permanently swollen, and life-threatening to record medical information such as The Ozone Research Center in Cuba is, blood clots in the lungs. blood temperature and my opinion, the best that I have seen in Rosalie Houghton, a Hereford solicitor Prototypes of the watch are reportedlythe world for medical ozone treatment and handling the cases of several claimants, already being tested. The mind boggles!ozone research, both medical and industri- says she has a coroners certificate where (Source: Daily Mail [UK], 29 March 1997)al. If I were looking for medical treatment, HRT has been cited as a secondary causeit is the first place I would consider. of death in one case.Contact details are as follows: (Source: The Sunday Telegraph [UK], BIG BROTHER CAR CONTROL The NRMA motorists group is ready toOzone Research Center 23 March 1997) launch a satellite-controlled road service: a15 Ave & 230 St #1313, Sibony, Playa, orPO Box 6880, C. Havana, Cuba THE WRISTWATCH YOU WEAR Big Brother eye in the sky that can unlockPhone: (537) 787 4141; Fax: (537) 21 0233 IN YOUR WRIST car doors by remote control and deliverE-mail: Conspiracy theorists will love this one! assistance at the push of a button. (Source: Joseph Passero, 13 April 1997, Scientists are testing a revolutionary watch Called "StarTrack", when fitted to mem- e-mail:, via the Internet which can be implanted beneath the skin of bers cars it will provide satellite tracking Oxygen Therapy discussion group: the wrist. The device, expected to be on services using the Global Positioning sale within three years, would be inserted System (GPS). With installation costs at in a cheap and relatively painless procedure A$1,245, it will deliver a range of features, BIG BUSINESS TO RUN at an outpatients clinic. Because skin is e.g., locating your stolen car and disabling SMALL COUNTRIES? partially transparent, the watchs time and its engine, or giving advance warning that A British think tank has proposed that date display would show through. your battery is almost flat. "StarTrack"multinational corporations "privatise" eco- The invention, under development at also provides safety precautions such as anomically troubled countries. In the jour- computer company Interval Research in panic button, which, when pressed, alertsnal of Londons Institute of Economic California, uses a liquid crystal display an operator that emergency help is needed.Affairs, Robert Whelan criticised foreign built into a thin film of plastic and sealed (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald,aid programs, arguing that "cash grants to with a protective layer. It is controlled by a 2 May 1997)Africa" only create "wealthy dictators". Under Whelans plan, the worlds biggestcompanies would bid for leases to operatethird world countries for up to 21 years, inexchange for an agreed-upon return on theearnings. Whelan says, "it might at least beworth a try", but Oxfam Africas KevinWatkins sniffs that, "if they knew their his-tory, they would know that this has beentried before." Its called imperialism! (Source: Earth Island Journal, Winter 1996-97) WOMEN UNITE TO SUE HRT DRUG MANUFACTURERS In a landmark case in the UK, a group of15 women who claim to have suffered seri-ous side-effects through taking hormonereplacement therapy (HRT) are attemptingto sue the manufacturers of the drugs. If the 15 women who have applied forJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 9
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  • When John Taylor Gatto was named New York Citys Teacher of the Year (for the sec - ond year in a row) in 1990, his acceptance speech was not a quiet thank-you, but a loud-and-clear challenge to the conventional wisdom surrounding the role of educa - tion, family, individual and community today. Not just about New York City schools and children, his remarks address concerns that educators and parents feel, more or As teacher John less deeply, no matter where they reside. The challenges we face in the education and engagement of our children are serious and complex, and they are not simply the Gatto pleads, the responsibility of our schools. Yet schools can provide much of the context necessary for making our society and our world the kind of place in which we all want to live. So we inherent take pleasure in publishing the impassioned remarks of one of the most vocal and artic - ulate champions of educational reform. problems with — Jon Wilson, Editor & Publisher, HOPE magazine schooling could I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers Ive known over the years whove struggled to make their transactions with children honourable ones: men and women be solved with who are never complacent, always questioning, always wrestling to define and rede- fine endlessly what the word "education" should mean. A "Teacher of the Year" is methods that help not the best teacher around—those people are too quiet to be easily uncovered—but a standard-bearer, symbolic of these private people who spend their lives gladly in the ser- children develop vice of children. This is their award as well as mine. We live in a time of great social crisis. Our children rank at the bottom of 19 industrial self-knowledge nations in reading, writing and arithmetic. The worlds narcotic economy is based upon our own consumption of this commodity. If we didnt buy so many powdered dreams, the business would collapse—and schools are an important sales outlet. Our teenage suicide and self-reliance, rate is the highest in the world—and suicidal kids are rich kids for the most part, not the poor. In Manhattan, 70 per cent of all new marriages last less than five years. and which Our school crisis is a reflection of this greater social crisis. We seem to have lost our identity. Children and old people are penned up and locked away from the business of the encourage family world without precedent; nobody talks to them anymore. Without children and old people mixing in daily life, a community has no future and no past; only a continuous present. In involvement. fact, the name "community" hardly applies to the way we interact with each other. We live in networks, not communities, and everyone I know is lonely because of that. In some strange way, a school is a major actor in this tragedy; just as it is a major actor in the widening gulf among social classes. Using school as a sorting mechanism, we appear to be on the way to creating a caste system, complete with untouchables who wander through subway trains begging, and who sleep on the streets. Ive noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my 25 years of teaching— that schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. A Speech by John Taylor Gatto No one believes any more that scientists are trained in science classes, or politicians in civics classes, or poets in English classes. 235 W. 76th Street The truth is that schools dont really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is New York, NY 10023, USA a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as Originally published in HOPE magazine teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms Vol. 1, No. 4, Sept/Oct 1996 their individual contributions. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the POB160, Naskeag Rd, Brooklin, ME 04616 institution is psychopathic; it has no conscience. It rings a bell, and the young man in the Telephone: +1 (207) 359 4651 middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he Fax: +1 (207) 359 8920 learns that man and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. Our form of compulsory schooling is an invention of the State of Massachusetts aroundJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 13
  • 1850. It was resisted—sometimes with guns—by an estimated 80 society is disintegrating, and in such a society the only successfulper cent of the Massachusetts population, the last outpost in people are self-reliant, confident and individualistic—because theBarnstable on Cape Cod not surrendering its children until the community life which protects the dependent and the weak is1880s when the area was seized by militia and children marched dead. The products of schooling are, as Ive said, school under guard. Now here is a curious idea to ponder. Well-schooled people are irrelevant. They can sell film and razorSenator Ted Kennedys office released a paper not too long ago blades, push paper and talk on telephones, or sit mindlessly beforeclaiming that, prior to compulsory education, the state literacy a flickering computer terminal, but as human beings they are use-rate was 98 per cent, and after it, the figure never again reachedless—useless to others and useless to themselves.above 91 per cent, where it stands in 1990. I hope that interests The daily misery around us is, I think, in large measure causedyou. by the fact that—as Paul Goodman put it 30 years ago—we force children to "grow up absurd". Any reform in schooling has toH ere is another curiosity to think about. The home-school- deal with its absurdities. ing movement has quietly grown to a size where one and a It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system that compels you half million young people are being educated entirely by to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age andtheir own parents. Last month the education press reported the social class. That system effectively cuts you off from theamazing news that children schooled at home seem to be five or immense diversity of life and the synergy of variety. It cuts youeven ten years ahead of their formal- off from your own past and future,ly trained peers in their ability to sealing you in a continuous presentthink. much the same way television does. I dont think well get rid of the Here is another curiosity to think It is absurd and anti-life to be partschools anytime soon—certainly notin my lifetime—but if were going to about. The home-schooling of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when youchange whats rapidly becoming a movement has quietly grown to a want to learn to construct buildings,disaster of ignorance, we need torealise that the school institution size where one and a half million construction aof buildings when you or to sit with stranger discussing theschools very well, but it does not young people are being educated want to read poetry.educate. Thats inherent in the It is absurd and anti-life to movedesign of the thing. Its not the fault entirely by their own parents. from cell to cell at the sound of aof bad teachers or too little money gong for every day of your youth inspent: its just impossible for educa- an institution that allows you no pri-tion and schooling ever to be the same thing. vacy and even follows you into the sanctuary of your home Schools were designed by Horace Mann, Barnas Sears and demanding that you do its "homework".W. R. Harper of the University of Chicago, Thorndyke of "How will they learn to read?" you ask, and my answer is,Columbia Teachers College, and others, to be instruments of the "Remember the lessons of Massachusetts!" When children arescientific management of a mass population. Schools are intend- given whole lives, instead of age-graded ones in cellblocks, theyed to produce, through the application of formulae, formulaic learn to read, write and do arithmetic with ease if those thingshuman beings whose behaviour can be predicted and controlled. make sense in the life that unfolds around them. To a very great extent, schools succeed in doing this. But our But keep in mind that in the United States almost nobody who reads, writes or does arithmetic gets much respect. We are a land of talkers; we pay talkers the most and admire talkers the most, so our children talk constantly, following the public models of television and schoolteach- ers. It is very difficult to teach the basics any more because they really arent basic to the society weve made. T wo institutions at present control our childrens lives: television and school- ing, in that order. Both of these reduce the real world of wisdom, fortitude, temperance and justice to a never-ending, non-stop abstraction. In centuries past, the time of a child and adolescent would be occupied in real work, real charity, real adventures and the real search for mentors who might teach what one really wanted to learn. A great deal of time was spent in community pursuits, prac- When John Gattos seventh-grade class threw bottles with notes into the waters off Coney Island, tising affection, meeting and studying every Wilma Amaros bottle washed up on a New Jersey beach where it was picked up by the police level of the community, learning how to chief. That led to a lunch invitation from the chief to Wilma and her mother, lessons about how pollution happens, and happy apologies from the students and the school. make a home, and dozens of other tasks nec- essary to becoming a whole man or woman.14 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • But here is the calculus of time the children I teach must deal passion for misfortune, they laugh at weakness, they have con-with. Out of the 168 hours in each week, my children must sleep tempt for people whose need for help shows too plainly.56. That leaves them 112 hours hours a week out of which to 6. The children I teach are uneasy with intimacy or a self. My children watch 55 hours of television a week, They cannot deal with genuine intimacy because of a lifelongaccording to recent reports. That leaves them 57 hours a week in habit of preserving a secret self inside an outer personality madewhich to grow up. up of artificial bits and pieces of behaviour borrowed from televi- My children attend school 30 hours a week, use about eight sion or acquired to manipulate teachers. Because they are nothours getting ready, going and coming home, and spend an aver- who they represent themselves to be, the disguise wears thin inage of seven hours a week in homework—a total of 45 hours. the presence of intimacy, so intimate relationships have to beDuring that time they are under constant surveillance, have no pri- avoided.vate time or private space, and are disciplined if they try to assert 7. The children I teach are materialistic, following the lead ofindividuality in the use of time or space. That leaves 12 hours a schoolteachers who materialistically grade everything, and tele-week out of which to create a unique consciousness. Of course, vision mentors who offer everything in the world for kids eat, too, and that takes some time—not much, because 8. The children I teach are dependent, passive and timid in theweve lost the tradition of family dining. If we allot three hours a presence of new challenges. This timidity is frequently maskedweek to evening meals we arrive at a net amount of private time by surface bravado or by anger or aggressiveness, but underneathfor each child of nine hours. is a vacuum without fortitude. Its not enough. Its not enough, is it? The richer the kid, of I could name a few other conditions that school reform willcourse, the less television he watches, but the rich kids time is have to tackle if our national decline is to be arrested, but by nowjust as narrowly proscribed by a broader catalogue of commercial you will have grasped my thesis, whether you agree with it or not.entertainments and his inevitable assignment to a series of private Either schools or television or both have caused these pathologies.lessons in areas seldom of his choice. Its a simple matter of arithmetic. Between schooling and televi- And these things are, oddly enough, just a more cosmetic way sion, all the time children have is eaten up. Thats what hasto create dependent human beings, unable to fill their own hours, destroyed the American family: it no longer is a factor in the edu-unable to initiate lines of meaning to give substance and pleasure cation of its own their existence. Its a national disease, this dependency and What can be done? First, we need a ferocious national debateaimlessness, and I think schooling and television and lessons—the that doesnt quit, day after day, year after year—the kind of con-entire Chatauqua idea—have a lot to tinuous emphasis that journalism findsdo with it. boring. We need to scream and Think of the things that are killing argue about this school thing until itus as a nation: drugs, brainless com-petition, recreational sex, the pornog- Last month the education press is fixed or broken beyond repair, one or the other. If we can fix it, fine; ifraphy of violence, gambling, alcohol, reported the amazing news that we cannot, then the success of homeand the worst pornography of all:lives devoted to buying things—accu- children schooled at home seem schooling shows a different road that has great promise. Pouring themulation as a philosophy. All are to be five or even ten years ahead money back into family educationaddictions of dependent personalitiesand that is what our brand of school- of their formally trained peers in might kill two birds with one stone, repairing families as it repairs chil-ing must inevitably produce. their ability to think. dren. Genuine reform is possible but itI want to tell you what the effect is shouldnt cost anything. We need to on children of taking all their rethink the fundamental premises of time—time they need to grow up—and forcing them to spend schooling and decide what it is we want all children to learn andit on abstractions. No reform that doesnt attack these specific why. For 140 years this nation has tried to impose objectivespathologies will be anything more than a façade. from a lofty command centre made up of experts—a central elite 1. The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world. This of social engineers. It hasnt worked. It wont work. It is a grossdefies the experience of thousands of years. A close study of betrayal of the democratic promise that once made this nation awhat big people were up to was always the most exciting occupa- noble experiment.tion of youth, but nobody wants to grow up these days—and who The Russian attempt to control Eastern Europe has explodedcan blame them? Toys are us. before our eyes. Our own attempt to impose the same sort of 2. The children I teach have almost no curiosity, and what little social orthodoxy, using the schools as an instrument, is also com-they do have is transitory. They cannot concentrate for very long, ing apart at the seams, albeit more slowly and painfully. It doesnteven on things they choose to do. Can you see a connection work because its fundamental premises are mechanical, anti-between the bells ringing again and again to change classes, and human and hostile to family life. Lives can be controlled bythis phenomenon of evanescent attention? machine education, but they will always fight back with weapons 3. The children I teach have a poor sense of the future, of how of social pathology: drugs, violence, self-destruction, indiffer-tomorrow is inextricably linked to today. They live in a continu- ence, and the symptoms I see in the children I teach.ous present: the exact moment they are in is the boundary of their Iconsciousness. ts high time we looked backward to regain an educational phi- 4. The children I teach are anhistorical; they have no sense of losophy that works. One I like particularly well has been ahow the past has predestined their own present, limiting their favourite of the ruling classes of Europe for thousands ofchoices, shaping their values and lives. years. I think it works just as well for poor children as for rich 5. The children I teach are cruel to each other: they lack com- ones. I use as much of it as I can manage in my own teaching—asJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 15
  • much, that is, as I can get away with, given the present institution with the real world as fast as possible so that the independent timeof compulsory schooling. can be spent on something other than more abstractions. This is At the core of this elite system of education is the belief that an emergency. It requires drastic action to correct. Our childrenself-knowledge is the only basis of true knowledge. Everywhere are dying like flies in our schools. Good schooling or bad school-in this system, at every age, you will find arrangements that place ing, its all the same: irrelevant.the child alone in an unguided setting with a problem to solve. WSometimes the problem is fraught with great risks, such as the hat else does a restructured school system need? Itproblem of galloping a horse or making it jump, but that, of needs to stop being a parasite on the working communi-course, is a problem successfully solved by thousands of elite ty. I think we need to make community service achildren before the age of ten. Can you imagine anyone who had required part of schooling. It is the quickest way to give youngmastered such a challenge ever lacking confidence in his ability to children real anything? Sometimes the problem is that of mastering soli- For five years I ran a guerrilla school program where I hadtude, as Thoreau did at Walden Pond, or Einstein did in the Swiss every kid, rich and poor, smart and dipsy, give 320 hours a year ofcustoms house. hard community service. Dozens of those kids came back to me One of my former students, Roland Legiardi-Laura, though years later and told me that this one experience changed theirboth his parents were dead and he had no lives, taught them to see in new ways, toinheritance, took a bicycle across the United rethink goals and values. It happened whenStates, alone, when he was hardly out of boy- they were thirteen, in my Lab School pro-hood. Is it any wonder that in manhood he The Russian attempt to gram—only made possible because my richmade a film about Nicaragua, although he had control Eastern Europe school district was in chaos. When stabilityno money and no prior experience with film- has exploded before our returned, the Lab closed. It was too successful,making, and that it was an international at too small a cost, to be allowed to continue.award-winner—even though his regular work eyes. Our own attempt We made the expensive, elite programs lookwas as a carpenter? to impose the same sort bad. Right now we are taking from our children There is no shortage of real problems in thisthe time they need to develop self-knowledge. of social orthodoxy, using city. Kids can be asked to help solve them inThat has to stop. We have to invent school the schools as an exchange for the respect and attention of theexperiences that give a lot of that time back. adult world. Good for kids, good for the restWe need to trust children from a very early instrument, is also of us.age with independent study, perhaps coming apart at the Independent study, community ser-arranged in school, but which takes seams, albeit more vice, adventures in experience, largeplace away from the institutional set- doses of privacy and solitude, a thousandting. We need to invent a curriculum slowly and painfully. It different apprenticeships—these are allwhere each kid has a chance to develop doesnt work because its powerful, cheap and effective ways touniqueness and self-reliance. start a real reform of schooling. But no A short time ago, I got $70 and sent a fundamental premises large-scale reform is ever going to repairtwelve-year-old girl with her non- are mechanical, anti- our damaged children and our damagedEnglish-speaking mother on a bus down society until we force the idea of schoolthe New Jersey coast. She took the human and hostile to open—to include family as the mainpolice chief of Sea Bright to lunch and family life. engine of education.apologised for polluting his beach with The Swedes realised this in 1976 whena discarded Gatorade bottle. In they effectively abandoned the system ofexchange for this public apology, I had adopting unwanted children and insteadarranged for the girl to have a one-day spent national time and treasure on rein-apprenticeship in small-town police procedures. A few days later, forcing the original family so that children born to Swedes weretwo more of my twelve-year-old kids travelled alone from Harlem wanted. They reduced the number of unwanted Swedish childrento West 31st Street, where they began an apprenticeship with a from 6,000 in 1976 to 15 in 1986. So it can be done. The Swedesnewspaper editor. Next week, three of my kids will find them- just got tired of paying for the social wreckage caused by unwant-selves in the middle of the Jersey swamps at six in the morning, ed children, so they did something about it. We can, too.studying the mind of a trucking company president as he Fdespatches eighteen-wheelers to Dallas, Chicago and Los amily is the main engine of education. If we use schoolingAngeles. to break children away from parents—and make no mistake, Are these special children in a special program? Theyre just that has been the central function of schools since Johnnice kids from central Harlem, bright and alert but so badly Cotton announced it as the purpose of the Bay Colony schools inschooled when they came to me that most of them couldnt add or 1650, and Horace Mann announced it as the purpose ofsubtract with any fluency. And not a single one knew the popula- Massachusetts schools in 1850—were going to continue to havetion of New York City, or how far it is from New York to the horror show we have right now.California. The curriculum of family is at the heart of any good life. Weve Does that worry me? Of course. But I am confident that as gotten away from that curriculum; its time to return to it. Thethey gain self-knowledge theyll also become self-teachers, and way to sanity in education is for our schools to take the lead inonly self-teaching has any lasting value. releasing the stranglehold of institutions on family life; to pro- Weve got to give the kids independent time right away because Continued on page 81that is the key to self-knowledge, and we must reinvolve them16 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • D uring his 22 years as a deep-cover CIA and DIA operative, Gene "Chip" Tatum saw or participated in a remarkable series of covert operations. Foremost in his mind are the years 1986-92, when he operated for a group he called "Pegasus". This group operated on behalf of the US and other governments, undertaking tasks that ranged from narcotics smuggling to assassinations. The name "Pegasus" was, in fact, a cover designation used by Tatum to protect himself against possible prosecution. Earlier this year Tatum revealed the true structure of the Former CIA/DIA group and explained why he felt the need to conceal it. Timing was all important. In a message to this writer, Tatum stated, "It has now been well past the five-year statute of deep-cover agent limitations which could have come back and haunted me. That date was January 22, 1997. On January 21, 1992 I walked out of the Jupiter Island meeting to which I referred "Chip" Tatum earlier." Few individuals, even now, are aware of the significance of Jupiter Island. Located on reveals more the Atlantic coast of Florida, just a few miles north of Palm Beach, the island measures a mere half a mile wide and nine miles long. According to authors Webster Griffin Tarpley disturbing details and Anton Chaitkin, island residents read like a "Whos Who" of the Anglo-American establishment. Many have close connections to the intelligence apparatus and not a few about high-level are, or have been, members of the notorious Skull and Bones Society, a secretive and influential Masonic lodge formed at Yale law school.1 Interestingly, many of the early control of global residents, including Averell Harriman and Prescott Bush—George Bushs father—were strong supporters of Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party prior to World War II. drug-running and Even in recent years, George Bush continued to have unfinished work with Nazis domi- ciled in South America, Tatum says—especially while the worlds eyes were turned towards Saddam Hussein and Iraq during Desert Storm. That, however, is another story. money-laundering Jupiter Island boasts hyper-security. All vehicles are tracked by sensors placed in the roads and every housekeeper, gardener or other non-resident is required by ordinance to operations. be fingerprinted and registered. Residents themselves are carefully screened prior to being permitted to purchase real estate (many purchase by invitation, it is thought) and one of their primary duties as good residents is to perform active surveillance to ensure the island remains secure.2 It was here that Tatum met with and discussed sensitive pro- jects with then Vice President and later President Bush, at the residence of his mother, Rose Bush. Part 2 SECRET GOVERNMENT APPARATUS The so-called Pegasus groups organisational structure, as provided by Tatum, demands recounting in detail. The various presidential orders, which led to the formation and oper- ation of the covert activities in which Tatum and others participated, are significant for they constitute a secret government within a government. This is the power that hides behind the open face of democratic government. Some have called this power base "the by David G. Guyatt ©1997 Octopus". Activities include high-level narcotics trafficking, illegal transfers of ultra- All correspondence c/- NEXUS Office high-tech weaponry, money laundering on a massive scale and an odd "hit" or "align- 55 Queens Road ment" to keep wobbly-kneed individuals on the straight and narrow. East Grinstead, W. Sussex RH19 1BG It was in 1981, according to Tatum, that "President Reagan signed National Security United Kingdom Decision Directive number 3 (NSDD-3) which authorised the Vice President to chair the Special Situation Group (SSG). The Special Situation Group was a division under the Telephone/Fax: +44 (0)1702 217523 National Security Council (NSC). One entity formed to support the SSG was the E-mail: Terrorist Incident Working Group (TIWG), established in April 1982 by authority of President Reagan in NSDD-30. This group consisted of representatives of the following:JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 19
  • Director of Central Intelligence, Department of Defense (DoD), Secord. Following the exposure of Oliver Norths role inFBI, NSC staff and others as required.3 Contragate in 1987, North resigned as head of OSG-2 and his spot Tatum explained that, "The purpose of TIWG is to provide SSG was taken over by Secord. Tatum moved up to command OSG-3with direct operational support. TIWG then recommended to the at the same time.President that a Terrorism Task Force be formed and chaired by All three OSGs answered to those individuals who sat on thethe head of SSG (the Vice President). Reagan approved NSDD- TIWG. General Colin Powell represented the Department of138 in April 1984, which extended TIWGs arm and ability to Defense; William Casey, the CIA; and Donald Gregg, theform sub-groups. As a result of NSDD-138 was the formation of National Security Council. "FBI guys rotated in and out," Tatumthe Operations Sub-Group (OSG). The Sub-Group was a select says. "It was like they couldnt get anyone," he concludes.NSC-DoD-CIA-FBI-foreign intelligence agency which operated Representing British Intelligence was Sir Colin Figure. Formerlyso as to bypass the regular operations of intelligence/military/law- head of MI6, Sir Colin transferred in 1986 to become "Securityenforcement agencies. OSG was Coordinator", one of the top slots atformed in February 1986." the Cabinet office under the premier- Having revealed the framework of ship of Margaret Thatcher. Hethe authorising presidential directives retired in 1989. Amiram Nir repre-necessary for the conduct of these Amiram Nir represented Israeli sented Israeli interests until his assas-covert operations, Tatum then interests until his assassination by sination by an "Archer" team led bydetailed the nitty-gritty of the OSG: Tatum—at the request of high-level"I was an operative for OSG from an "Archer" team led by Tatum— Israeli individuals—in 1988. Any ofApril 1986 through January 1992.When I was operating under the at the request of high-level Israeli addition, George"call a could do like- these six could Bush mission". Inauthority of the OSG I would report individuals—in 1988. wise. Of significance, too, was thedirectly to the OSG, not to the CIA or occasional representation on theDIA. This secret government appa- TIWG of Lord Chalfont. The Britishratus, built by Bush from 1981 to lord was an adviser on "Mid-East1986, was able to draw upon assets affairs" between 1986 and 1990.from the CIA, the DoD Special Operations units and the private From the moment Chip Tatum was recruited to the OSG, hesector. Using the private sector clause, Don Gregg, VP Bushs was posted to upstate New York where he established a numberNational Security Advisor, included a representative from British of cover businesses. One of these was Cedar Shores Estates, Inc.5Intelligence and Israeli Intelligence. To date I have called this This was his base of operations throughout the next six years.6group Pegasus in an attempt not to divulge its true identity until I It may be no more than sheer coincidence that the name of thewas on safe ground. Although most of the missions performed by company is similar to Cedar Holdings, a British company that hadOSG-2 are classified, the existence of the organisation is now a relationship to former British Conservative Party Treasurer,declassified." Lord (Alistair) McAlpine. Author Peter Jones, in an unpublished Until Tatum forwarded these details, the existence of more than book, looked in some detail at the business activities of thisone OSG was unknown. In fact, Tatum has now revealed the Conservative Party "Grey Eminence" and leading Freemason. 7 Ofexistence of three OSGs. OSG-1 was headed by Ted Shackley no little interest was the authors detailed connections of numer-and was "our anti-narcotics group".4 OSG-2 was the anti-terror- ous companies that he believed were involved in all manner ofism group and OSG-3 was "our alignment group". Tatum was dark activities. Interestingly, these included a company calledoriginally posted to OSG-2 which was commanded by Col. Oliver Leisure Circle that has a sinuous connection to Sir John Cuckney,North. The third group, OSG-3, was commanded by Richard one of the central figures of the Scott Inquiry into arms sales to Iraq. Whilst these connections are admittedly tenuous, to say the least, it should be noted that Tatums upstate New York operation was also involved in shipping the most sophisticated weapons across the border to Canada. Not least are the known connec- tions between Oliver Norths related gun- running operations that saw dirty money being laundered through the British Channel Islands and the London-based BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International). Money laundering was one of the principal activities of Col. Oliver North. THE "SUPERBILLS" STING One operation of which Tatum has knowledge concerns the so-called "Superbills" or "Supernotes" sting. Years earlier, in the late 60s or early 70s, the CIA had secretly provided to the Shah of Iran a perfect set of printing plates that could20 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • reproduce US$100 bills without blemish. Also provided was an The operation was complete apart from some necessary mop-intaglio printing press. This special printing press ensures that the ping-up which occurred over the following years:etched plate meets paper with tremendous force, creating the dis- 1) In 1989, Pablo Escobar was targeted by an intensive US-tinctive embossed feel of a genuine banknote. In addition, the Colombian "War on Drugs" campaign. He fled into hiding, inShah was also given the ink and banknote-quality paper, enabling fear of his life. Eventually, in 1993, he was tracked down andhim to produce perfect counterfeit US dollar banknotes. The killed in a police shoot-out. A British TV documentary revealedShah later fled Iran and left the plates and press behind in his con- that the "Cocaine King" was gunned down while attempting tofusion. The whole caboodle sat in the mint at Tehran, according escape and was probably unarmed. The campaign waged againstto some experts.8 Escobar ensured he could not withdraw the $8 billion in According to Tatum, a deal was arranged in the early to mid- Superbills. Following his death, the quantity and quality of80s between VP George Bush, Panamas Manuel Noriega and the cocaine shipments from Colombia immediately increased mani-Iranian leadership. A sum of US$8 billion deposited in the Banco foldly, giving lie to the "War on Drugs".Nacional de Panama on behalf of 2) Also during 1989, PanamasColombian cocaine king Pablo General Noriega was captured in theEscobar was "lent" to George Bush. US invasion of Panama. NoriegaOf this, US$4 billion was shipped byplane to Iran where it was exchanged ...only one figure emerged was later convicted and placed in US federal prison under constant guardat a ratio of one good bill for two unscathed: George Bush, who to ensure his silence.10counterfeit bills. On the return trip, 3) Penultimately, Nana DeBusiathe 707 aircrafts cargo container car- alone retained control of was indicted on 32 counts includingried two shrink-wrapped pallets con-taining $4 billion each. The 707 US$3.8 billion in laundered bank fraud and thereby effectively silenced.11arrived at Howard/Albrook Air Force funds. 4) Earlier, in 1987, DCI WilliamBase in Panama where the pallets Casey died of a brain tumour—justwere offloaded under armed guard of days before he would have beenthe Panamanian military. The coun- required to attend the Senate hearingsterfeit notes were re-deposited into into the Contragate affair.Escobars account at the Panama central bank. Under no circum- According to Tatum, only one figure emerged unscathed:stances could the counterfeit bills be permitted to leave the bank George Bush, who alone retained control of $3.8 billion in laun-vault—for fear of devaluing the US currency with forged notes— dered funds. Obviously, the CIA still retained control over theand active steps would later be taken to ensure this. balance of their $4 billion share of the sting operation. The other half of Escobars "good" money was placed into the It is of considerable significance that this operation has beenhands of Nana DeBusia, the grandson of Guyanas first democrat- corroborated by another source whose credibility is not in ques-ic leader. DeBusia was chosen by the CIAs William Casey to tion.12 This individual was present in Tehran during many oflaunder the massive sum into numerous bank accounts under the these events, and was later posted to another sensitive location injoint signatures of VP George Bush and Director Casey. this connection. Moreover, it has additionally been revealed that The next leg of the operation was to retrieve the $4 billion Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) was heavily involved in theexchanged with the Iranians for the Superbills. This was facilitat- Superbills sting. That BNL was an intrinsic part of Oliver Northsed by the supply of military equipment, arms, ammunition and so-called "Enterprise"—in reality, the OSGs of the Terroristreplacement parts for weapons systems. This part of the deal was Incident Working Group—is beyond doubt.13arranged by Col. Oliver North on behalf of the CIAs William However, the question remains: What did George Bush intendCasey. The results of these complex manoeuvreswere twofold. On the one hand the CIAacquired $4 billion via the arms sales, foruse in future black operations, without theneed to rely on congressional oversight orauthority. If later caught, Tatum says "...theCIA can report the source of funds as beingfrom an arms transaction with Iran". Someof these funds were then used to support theContras, whilst the rest disappeared downthe ultra-black hole of the Companys covertfinances. Meanwhile, Nana DeBusia had begunlaundering the remaining $4 billion throughvarious banks, including the Vatican Bank.9For his trouble, DeBusia was entitled totake a commission amounting to $200 mil-lion. The remaining $3.8 billion was thensecreted in private, numbered accountsaround the globe and controlled by George George Bushs favourite Ibero-American leader, Venezuelan President Carlos AndrésBush and William Casey. Pérez, meets with Bush in Washington. (Photo by Stuart Lewis)JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 21
  • to do with his black $3.8 billion? What was the ultimate purpose holders". In addition there are to be five departments: "Dataof the operation? Perhaps some of the money was to be used to Resources; Political Management; Economic Manage-ment;grease palms and otherwise finance Bushs bid for the presidency Military Management; Environmental Management".14following the completion of President Reagans second term.Maybe it was used to finance other lucrative projects. Perhaps it THE COMPLETE "BOSS HOGS" LIST But it is in the realm of narcotics traffick- EL SALVADOR COUNTRY UNKNOWN ing that Tatum is most vociferous. Part 1 of Duarte Santa Cruz this article recounted the names of high- Balestaros Echeverri level US individuals, given to Tatum by Maty Bolinik Barry Adler Seal before he was killed in UNITED STATES 1986. Seal called this the "Boss Hogs" List HONDURAS Casey Clair George and it included senior individuals in 11 dif- Suazo Bush Singlab ferent countries who, Seal claimed, con- Cordoba Kissinger Colby trolled the global narcotics network. The Alverez Haig Secord complete list is reprinted verbatim (includ- Gregg Weld ing spelling mistakes), and in the manner in MEXICO Clairage Rodriguez which it was written by Tatum on the Salinas brothers Fernandez Peroot reverse of a flight log:15 Albrego North FULL CIRCLE US STATES In a very real sense, Chip Tatums story Arkansas: Clinton Young has now gone full circle. In March 1996, Louisiana: Edwards (Barrys buddy) Marcellas family Tatum wrote to former Director of Central Kentucky: Gov. in pocket Intelligence, William Colby. Readers will recall that it was Colby who originally NICARAGUA recruited Tatum into the CIA in 1971 and COLOMBIA Colaro set him on his career as a covert intelligence Ochoa Borge operator. Since that time, Tatum developed Leder Bermudez a fondness for the super-spook, and Colby, Navarro Commanders: in turn, played the role of mentor. In his Richardo Fernando letter, Tatum asked Colby to write a fore- Duran word for his book, Operation Red Rock , Franklin Sarmiento which he had completed just two months Martin Chamoro earlier. But there was another purpose in SAUDI ARABIA writing to the former DCI. Pastora Fahd Four years earlier, when Tatum resigned Nora (a woman) Prince B [Tatum believes this to be his OSG command, he had volunteered to Lacayo Prince Bandar] plead guilty on a felony charge in order to ISRAEL discredit himself. This was part of Tatums IRAN strategy of survival, as he was aware that Rabin Gorba one didnt resign this particular team and Kimchi Nir remain alive for long. The fact that he had PANAMA collected a body of evidence (including (P Ben or Guatamalian [s i c .] arms Noriega & his brother video and audio tapes and other related doc- dealer for Israel) Harrari umentation) as life insurance, gave muscle Harrari to his negotiation. At that time he had notwas to be used to inject financial muscle into another, grander planned to reveal any of the details that he has now provided. Inscheme, of which Tatum has recently spoken, involving George the event, his offer was taken up and he served a prison sentenceBushs "scope and mission" paper for a New World Order. of just over one year. That is where matters should have ended. A copy of the "scoping" paper supplied to Tatum by George However, having served his sentence—thus complying with hisBush outlines the formation of a Corporation whose purpose is to part of the agreement—both Tatum and his wife, Nancy, were"...provide a central network of information, analysts and strate- subsequently arrested and charged with another misdemeanour.gists on an international basis in pursuit of world order and eco- Tatum got angry. His letter to Colby stated: "I have always keptnomic stability". The "scope" of the Corporation involves four my word with you. I told you that I would discredit myself. Ifeatures: dont need your help to accomplish this. But to charge Nancy 1) Centralisation of informational services; with a crime, and expect me to allow this, is beyond my compre- 2) Analysis of data by region-specific analysts; hension." He angrily continued: "I know that North and 3) Provide recommendations based upon analysts reports by Rodríguez are the fuel for this, but havent you warned them that Iinternational experts; wouldnt sit still for this?" He then added: "I do not blame you 4) Provide international master plan for world growth and eco- for this; I am disappointed that you have allowed the Pond Scumnomic stability. to control you!" The Corporation is to be privately owned with a board of direc- There then followed a warning: "The second book that I havetors "consisting of twelve members, elected annually by the share- already started will contain my movements from 1980 through22 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • today. I will not only write about the missions but about the abiding fear of water. It would have been entirely out of characterNWO [New World Order] timetable and planned events including for him to step voluntarily into a boat, let alone a canoe.a chronology." Ominously he added: "And I will name names. Despite this, Colbys death officially remains an accident. ThisYou must detach yourself from these people!" has come as no special surprise to Tatum, who recently stated to Tatum then continued by outlining how he would enter evi- this writer: "I knew the OSG were bulletproof when one of ourdence for his forthcoming trial and warning that if disallowed for targets, a 25-year-old, was reported to have died of a heart attack.reasons of classification, then "a Special Prosecutor will be His name was Al-Jarrah." That, however, is another story.required to investigate the information, and the videotape tells nolies." He added: "I also had stills and an audio clip of a meeting POSTSCRIPTadded to the video. Out of respect for you I have kept your name At 3 pm on Friday 4 April 1997—shortly after publication ofout to this point, but if you dont separate yourself from these ter- Part 1 of this article—Chip Tatum was roused from a mid-after-rorists I will have no choice but to reveal your involvement also. noon snooze and told to report to the warden of his prison. HeEither way, the group will be exposed—by the media or by the was informed that he was being released—less than midwayinvestigating committee. Either way, theyre out of gas!" Tatum through his 27-month sentence—with immediate effect, followingclosed the letter by saying: "Mr Colby—youve done too much an appellate court decision that found his conviction by Judgefor your country to be disgraced in the manner that these men will Adams to be" The Tatums are now freely enjoying together the sunshine and Less than two months later, the former DCI was reported miss- cajun cooking of Florida, as Chip turns his attention to beginninging. By Monday 6 May 1996, Colbys body was found. It was a new career—his first real job-hunting in 26 years. "Spy stuff"later reported that Colby died following a "canoeing" accident on will not form part of his job-search efforts. Meanwhile, he hasthe Wicomico River, Maryland. Tatum and many others (includ- written and published his Chronicles that detail many of his alle-ing this writer) doubt this. Throughout his life, Colby had an all- gations.15 ∞ Endnotes Place Capital & Development, and American Tobóada lives in fear of his life—a state of affairs1. Tarpley, Webster Griffin and Chaitkin, Anton, National Home Builders. that the US Department of Justice dismisses out ofGeorge Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, 6. Tatum has provided me with a number of docu- hand.Executive Intelligence Review, Washington, DC, ments of this proprietary company, including details 11. Following the intervention of the CIA, DeBusiaUSA, 1992. of incorporation, board minutes, bank statements, was acquitted on all counts. Effectively discredited,2. ibid. legal billings and copies of cashed cheques. In he will continue to maintain silence.3. Additional standing members were the addition he has also provided documents relating to 12. Private communication with this writer.Department of State and the Federal Emergency other front companies he was involved with. 13. See Alan Friedmans The Spiders Web (Faber &Management Agency (FEMA). NSDD-30 was 7. Jones, Peter, The Obedience of Australia, private- Faber, 1993) for a more detailed role of BNL in theclassified "Secret". Now partly declassified, the ly published, 1995. This book covers in consider- Contragate affair. I have been reliably informedredacted sections nominated NSC staffer Col. able detail Masonic business connections that are that significant portions of Friedmans original man-Oliver North responsibility for "antiterrorist opera- shadowy to say the least. uscript were excised by a wary publisher.tions". This included so-called "active measures" to 8. For additional details see the article by Fredric 14. It is impossible to judge the veracity of this doc-"deter or pre-empt terrorist attack", and established Dannen and Ira Silverman, published in the New ument for a number of reasons. Principally, thethe administrative framework for "CIA projects Yorker, 23 October 1995. name of the Corporation is not stated and the docu-aimed at killing leaders of radical Islamic organiza- 9. Tatum says DeBusia laundered this sum through ment itself is typed on blank A4 paper running totions". As such, it was an illegal presidential direc- banks in London. Coincidences abound in this three pages. Readers must make of it what theytive. My thanks to Steve Aftergood of the story and they may be no more than coincidences. will.Federation of American Scientists, Washington, However, I think it is worth citing Gerald James, 15. A copy of the original flight log is in thisDC, for providing research extracts of these and former Chairman of Astra Plc and one of the princi- writers possession.other NSDDs drawn from Christopher Simpsons pal figures in the Scott affair and arms sales to Iraq. 16. The Tatum Chronicles, an A4-sized, softboundbook, National Security Directives of the Reagan In his book, In the Public Interest (Warner Books, manuscript, can be ordered by credit card by tele-and Bush Administrations (Westview Press, San 1996), Gerald James has reproduced an internal phoning (352) 330 1650 (in USA) or +1 (352) 330Francisco). company memorandum referring to the massive 1652 (outside USA). It is priced at USD$19.954. Shackleys involvement in the narcotics industry British-Saudi Al Yamamah arms deal in which a plus postage and handling. The Chronicles containis legion. Not least, Col Bo Gritz—the most highly sum of US$4 billion is mentioned in connection reproductions of Chips flight logs with notes (frontdecorated Special Forces officer in history—has with a bribe to Saudi Prince Bandar, a nephew of and back), along with an eye-opening commentary.spoken of his encounter with the Burmese warlord King Fahd. The memorandum stated: "This 4 bilKhun Sa. Housed in the centre of the "Golden US was mentioned in connection with M.Triangle", Khun Sa is one of the worlds leading Thatchers son." Interestingly, the sum of $3.8 bil- About the Author:exporters of raw opium. In an interview captured lion is mentioned in the Kerry Report that looked Born in England, David Guyatt is aon camera, the warlord stated that his primary con- into the Iran-Contra affair. freelance investigative journalist whosetact in the heroin business was the CIAs very own 10. One of the principal prosecution witnesses former career in stockbroking and bank-Ted Shackley. Shackley worked closely with Mafia against General Noriega was Gabriel Tabóada. in g gave him the backgro und thatchief Santos Trafficante, according to Khun Sa. Arguably, without Tabóadas testimony (he was5. Tatum has stated that it was routine for all the regarded as the "star witness") the prosecution case inspired his research into the shadyOSG operatives to establish their own businesses as against Noriega may well have failed. Tatum has world of international weapons financ-"covers". Funding was provided as a line of credit provided this writer with a number of private letters ing, drug-running and money launder-with the Key Bank of Central New York, and other documents written by Tobóada. These ing. His current research interests areWatertown, New York state, by Republican Harry clearly show that Tobóada was "coached" by the focused on military/intelligence mind-Hyde. The company was formed by attorney Ben prosecution in what to say and, more significantly, co ntro l pro grams a nd non -leth alWhittaker. Legal representation was through what not to say. Tobóadas correspondence makesOHara and Crough in Syracuse, NY. Tatum also it clear he was aware that the prosecution case weapons systems, as well as the hiddenoperated through a number of other similar "fronts". against Noriega was severely flawed by perjury—a influence of elitist groups around theThese included Progressive Structures, Inc., Irving fact known to the prosecution team. Today, globe.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 23
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  • A revolution was about to begin when the birth control Pill arrived on the scene in 1960. It heralded an era that would emancipate fertile women from the burden of unwanted pregnancies, thus opening the door to greater equality and free- Women have dom. For the past 37 years, about 200 million women around the world have chosen the Pill as their preferred method of contraception. This medical miracle has achieved greater enlisted almost 90 per cent of Western women of reproductive age on some kind of con- traceptive at some time in their lives. sexual freedom at The choices of the steroid hormone contraceptive have now expanded to include the combined Pill and the low-dose Pill, made with oestrogen and synthetic progesterone, i.e., terrible cost to their progestin, or the mini-Pill, implant and injection, made only with progestin. The Pill has been proclaimed as one of the most studied drugs in history. After three health and well- decades of experimentation (unfortunately, on unsuspecting Pill-users) we are told that safe dosages are, at last, finally known. However, as the thin veneer of advertising hype, being. pharmaceutical cover-ups and sanitised clinical trials is peeled away, another picture emerges revealing the devastating consequences to womens health and well-being from Contrary to the the use of steroid hormones found in the Pill, as well as in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which uses the same steroid drugs. advice of drug Far from being safe and risk-free, it is now being recognised that these steroid hor- mones are actually dangerous and potentially life-threatening drugs that cause grave harm companies and to women. The sexual freedom that women have fought so hard to attain has been won at doctors, the Pill has a terrible price. In fact, with hindsight, it will very likely be recorded in history that the widespread prescribing of synthetic hormones to women was the biggest medical bungle grave side-effects, in history. Most women taking the contraceptive pill (or, for that matter, HRT) have very little idea about the hormones they are putting into their bodies; nor are they knowledge- including cancer, able about the potential side-effects. A soaring incidence of breast and cervical cancers as well as strokes, cardiovascular disease, blood clots, impaired immunity, infertility and heart disease and major nutritional imbalances are only some of the conditions undeniably linked to these hormones. stroke. THE PILLS HIDDEN AGENDA In the 1950s, the spectre of a world doomed by overpopulation was alarming scientists and governments in the industrialised West. Thus began a frantic rush to control popula- Part 1 tions. This coincided with the discovery of a relatively inexpensive process for making synthetic oestrogen and progesterone that could be used as contraceptives, known as the combined Pill. Even though as early as 1932 it was known that oestrogen and progestin could cause cancer of the breast, womb, ovaries and pituitary glands in animal experiments, the Pill was believed to be an effective solution to the overpopulation crisis. Plans for manufac- turing sex hormones were well underway and the required clinical trials were initiated. by Sherrill Sellman ©1997 Nobel laureate Frederick Robbins expressed the prevailing attitude of the time when he Light Unlimited Productions addressed a meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges, stating that "the Locked Bag 8000-MDC dangers of the overpopulation are so great that we may have to use certain techniques of Kew, Victoria 3101, Australia conception control that may entail considerable risk to the individual woman". Telephone: +61 (0)3 9249 9591 And considerable risks they did contain. Envoid, the first oral contraceptive, was given Fax: +61(0)3 9855 9991 a clean bill of health by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960 on the basis E-mail: of clinical studies which involved only 132 Puerto Rican women who had taken the Pill for a year or longer. Five women died during the study, but no effort was made to deter-JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 25
  • mine the cause of their deaths. Not surprisingly, the initial trials "Although not risk-free, the Pills benefits far outweigh its risks.were flawed and inadequate. 1 The fact that there was no evidence Another way of saying this is that the Pill is safe—but somethat the product was safe did not seem to be a cause of great con- women are dangerous."5cern to the researchers. In spite of what should have been a seri- Such double-speak lulls doctors and women into a false senseous warning, the Pill was promoted with all the enthusiasm that of security, assuring them that the newer generations of oral con-the pharmaceutical companies could muster. traceptives are now perfectly safe. Unfortunately, nothing could Although it was known early on that the Pill caused blood clots, be further from the wasnt until the mid-1970s that the death toll for young womenfrom heart attacks and strokes began to get public attention. The HOW THE PILL WORKSprophetic warnings from some doctors—that the widespread rise Hormones are very powerful substances. Begin tampering within use of oral contraceptives would create health hazards on a Natures finely tuned messengers of lifes processes and you arescale previously unknown in medicine—were coming true. asking for trouble. This is especially true for women. A womans Dr Ellen Grant, an early researcher into the harmful effects of psyche is intimately connected to her monthly flow of hormones.the Pill and author of The Bitter Pill and Sexual Chemistry, said Hormones not only direct and determine physiological process-way back in the 1960s that she was shocked when synthetic hor- es but also influence emotional and psychological states. Besidesmones were not withdrawn from the market due to their then controlling sexual development and function, hormones also helpknown, serious side-effects. to control growth and muscle building,Statistics have confirmed that the and regulate the digestive system,early Pill users were up to 11 times blood sugar levels, blood pressure andmore likely to have thrombo- "The Pill allows experiments on fluid balance.embolisms.2 In effect, there are presently about the general population that would jective feelings and changes into sub- Hormones also hold the key blood60 million women trialling the Pill never be allowed as a planned chemistry associated with stress.around the world. It is evident that Hormonal imbalances not only createthe early reassurances by govern- experiment." myriad health problems and diseasesments and pharmaceutical compa- but can also undermine self-esteem,nies were lies. A recent study for — Dr David Clark, neurologist, the sense of well-being, emotionalthe Inspector Generals Office of the University of Kentucky School of Medicine balance and mental acuity.US Department of Health and The two main hormones in a wom-Human Services disclosed that more ans body are oestrogen and proges-that 70 per cent of oral contraceptive terone. Nature has choreographedadvertising to doctors is "misleading or unbalanced"—making these two hormones to work together with exquisite timing andcontraceptives the most "deceptively advertised" category of pre- balance. Oestrogen, which is produced in the first half of a cycle,scription drug, with antibiotics in second place.3 is responsible for the sexual development of females: the growth While the Pill in its many forms has been accepted successfully of breasts, the development of the reproductive system and theinto the lifestyles of millions of women, the fact remains that the shape of the female body. It also stimulates the growth of cellslong-term effects from artificially altering a womans hormonal preparing the endometrial lining for fertilisation each month. Theand reproductive life bode ill for the health not only of the women target organs of the breast, uterus and ovaries as well as the skinthemselves but also of future generations. Dr David Clark, a neu- are particularly sensitive to oestrogen.rologist with the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Progesterone halts oestrogens effect of rapid cell growth. Itexpressed the truth when he said that, "The Pill allows experi- also develops the proliferative lining of the uterus, ensuring thements on the general population that would never be allowed as a implantation of a fertilised egg (it is the progestation hormone).planned experiment."4 How generous of women to be donating Progesterone is known as the mother of all hormones since oestro-their bodies to medical science, even if no informed consent has gen (which is really made up of three kinds: oestradiol, oestroneever been given. and oestriol) and testosterone are all made from it. Progesterone By 1975, the devastating effects from young Pill-takers dying is not only a sex hormone; it is also intricately involved in main-from blood clots and heart attacks caused public outrage. The taining many other vital physiological functions.ensuing pressure from consumer groups convinced the FDA In 1836, a surgeon named Cooper published his observationCommissioner to propose that oral contraceptives be accompanied that the stage of the menstrual cycle influenced the speed ofby package inserts: full-length comprehensive warnings about growth and division of breast cancer cells. They proliferatedpossible side-effects of the recommended dosage. It was expected more rapidly in the early part of the cycle when ovaries are secret-that there would be opposition from the manufacturers. What was ing oestrogen. By 1896 the Lancet reported the experiments ofnot anticipated, however, were the heated attacks from the Beatson who removed the ovaries of women with breast cancer,American Medical Association and the American College of causing their advanced disease to go into remission. At the sameObstetricians and Gynecologists. It seemed that if the medical time it was discovered that the secretions of the yellow cyst in theprofession, not wanting to trigger undue alarm among patients, ovary prevented the release of any more eggs once a pregnancywasnt fully informing women of the risks, then nothing else had started. This gave rise to the idea that oestrogen and proges-should either. terone could be used as a contraceptive.6 With almost four decades of knowledge of the many side- By 1932 it was known that oestrogens and progestins couldeffects of the Pill, there are still few doctors who adequately warn cause cancer of the breast, womb, ovaries and pituitary gland intheir patients of the many risks and potentially serious problems experimental animals, but the plans for manufacturing sex hor-associated with taking the Pill. In 1995 Professor John mones were well underway.Guillebaud, a noted English expert on family planning, wrote, The bodys own internal hormones are endogenous, while those26 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • from outside, eaten in food or prescribed as medication, are THE PILL AND BREAST CANCERexogenous. Most oestrogens, whether natural and endogenous or For the best part of two centuries we have known that sex hor-synthetic and exogenous, like Premarin, still act exactly like mones cause cancer in hormone-dependent tissues, such as in theoestrogens, have the same action and attach themselves to oestro- breast. In 1940, around the time that pharmaceutical oestrogenicgen receptors. All exogenous hormones tend to cause biochemi- chemicals were first appearing on the market, an American wom-cal stress.7 ans lifetime risk of breast cancer was 1 in 20. In 1995 the risk is When a women is pregnant, levels of oestrogen and proges- now 1 in 8. In Australia, it is presently 1 in 14.terone rise and further egg production is stopped. The hormones "Every study shows an increase now," confirms Carol Annlevels continue to rise during pregnancy, signalling the brain to Rinzler, author of the authoritative book, Estrogens and Breaststop secreting its egg-stimulating hormones. The contraceptive Cancer. Rinzler is especially worried about the youngest usersPill hormones mimic this effect and continually dupe the brain who may take the Pill for four years or longer prior to the birth ofinto thinking that pregnancy has occurred, thus suppressing ovula- their first child. These young women, she explains, have thetion. highest risk of developing cancer from using the Pill, and the Present-day oral contraceptives are made up of varying doses of highest risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases. Teenagersoestrogen-progestin formulations (the combination Pill) or prog- are particularly vulnerable to the potent artificial steroid drugsestin-only products (the mini-Pill or implants such as Depo- contained in the Pill. According to a report in the November 1995Provera). Natural Fertility Management newsletter, the Pill causes 150 The Pill literally stops menstruation. Bleeding only occurs each chemical changes in a young womans body.month because the synthetic hormones are not taken for seven The prevailing myth that the Pill is a safe and natural way todays of the cycle. The bleeding that occurs would be more accu- correct hormonal imbalances has led to its widespread use in cor-rately termed "withdrawal bleeding", not menstruation. In fact, recting teenagers menstrual cycles or alleviating painful periods.there is nothing natural about taking the Pill. The action of the Puberty has now been medicalised. Even though Nature oftenPill actually castrates a woman by stopping her natural reproduc- requires several years to help balance out a teenagers menstrualtive cycle, sometimes permanently damaging her ovaries and even cycle, girls as young as 13 who complain of irregularities will allcausing infertility. To varying degrees the various formulations too often be recommended or prescribed the Pill, supposedly toof the Pill signal the brain to suppress ovulation.8 help regulate their periods. Such common practices are both irre- In addition, all formulations of the Pill cause alterations to cer- sponsible and highly dangerous.vical mucus. The cervical mucus may become thicker and hence Professor Vincent, formerly chief hydrologist at the Departmentmake it more difficult for sperm to move through the neck of the of Hydrology at Paris University, pioneered what has becomecervix.9 This presents obvious difficulties when a woman decides known as the Bio-electronic Vincent Method of assessing healthyto stop taking the Pill in the hope of becoming pregnant. blood and tissue parameters. By conducting tests that measured Both the progestin-only and oestrogen-progesterone formula- such indicators as pH, resistance and redox potential in blood,tions act to cause alterations to the lining of the womb, converting urine and saliva, he was able to determine a subjects generalthe proliferative nature of the endometrium—which is naturally health. When he directed his testing methods to assess the healthdesigned to accept and sustain a fertilised ovum—to a secretory of women using the Pill, his results were quite shocking. Womenendometrium, which is a thin, devasculating lining, physiological- on the Pill showed a definite shift of parameters towards a malig-ly unreceptive to receiving and sustaining a zygote.10 nant pattern within just a few months of starting to use it! The Pill also causes changes to the movement of the Fallopian By the mid-1970s a new test, allowing doctors to identifytubes which may alter the time taken for the passage of the ovum oestrogen-dependent tumours, established that approximately one-and hence reduce the possibility of the ova being fertilised.11 third of breast cancers contain cell chains that hook up with Clearly, when you tamper with a womans hormones you are oestrogen molecules. Such tumours are called "oestrogen recep-tampering with her most sensitive physiological and psychologi- tor positive", or "ER+".12 Very simply, they grow when exposedcal processes. By interfering with these vital processes, many to oestrogen and shrink when their source of oestrogen is with-profound changes are initiated in a womans body. drawn. This new technology has allowed epidemiological The Pill is contraindicated • Epilepsy • Recurrent or active hepatitis for women with a personal • Fibroid tumours of the uterus • Unusual vaginal bleeding • Gall bladder disease or gallstones • Varicose veins (large, swollen, or history or family history of: tender) • Heart or kidney disease • Angina pectoris • High blood pressure • Very irregular menstrual cycles or • Blood clots • High cholesterol or triglycerides late menarche • Breast nodules or fibrocystic • Liver tumours • Women who are currently disease of the breast • Migraines or recurrent headache breast-feeding • Cancer, known or suspected, of • Multiple sclerosis • Women over 35, especially if the breast or reproductive organs they smoke or suffer from poor • Obesity • Cigarette smoking circulation • Pregnancy-triggered diseases, • Depression e.g., jaundice, herpes, chloasma (Source: Natural Fertility, • Diabetes • Pregnancy, known or suspected by Francesca Naish)JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 27
  • researchers to examine which kinds of breast cancer tumours, Pill/breast cancer link. Dr Claire Chilvers released a major studyER+ or not ER+, are increasing at a faster rate. in the Lancet in 1989. She found that "there was a highly signifi- In 1990 a study based on information from the Kaiser cant trend in risk of breast cancer with the total duration of oralPermanente tumour registry in the US revealed that from 1974 to c o n t r a c e p t i v e s " . 18 Women using the Pill between 49 and 961985 the nationwide incidence of ER+ breast tumours rose 131 months had a 43 per cent greater risk of developing breast cancer,per cent—about five times faster than the incidence of tumours and women using it for more than 97 months had a 74 per centwithout oestrogen receptors.13 greater risk. In 1995, after publication of a study on trends in cancer inci- This research was further backed up by a paper, published indence and mortality in the United States, Dr Joseph Fraumeni Jr, the American Journal of Epidemiology in 1989, that reported aan epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, told the New 100 per cent increased risk of breast cancer which extended fromYork Times that the rise in tumours that are stimulated by oestro- 10 years of Pill use down to just three months of use!19gen (but not in those that do not respond to oestrogen) "suggests Another source of support came from Harvard School of Publicthat some hormonal factor may be involved". Fraumenis list of Health in a review paper published in Cancer: " combinedpossible influences include contraceptives and menopausal hor- from case-control studies revealed a statistically significant posi-mones, exposure to oestrogen-like compounds in plants, and chlo- tive trend in the risk of premenopausal breast cancer for womenrinated hydrocarbons that act like oestrogens.14 exposed to oral contraceptives for longer duration. This risk was Dr Max Cutler, a highly respected Los Angeles surgeon, gave a predominant among women who used oral contraceptives for atchilling testimony in 1970 at a least four years before their first-US Senate hearing which was Minor (non-life-threatening) term pregnancy."20investigating the Pill. This fore- Since the breast tissue ofmost authority on breast cancer Side-Effects of the Pill: teenage girls is still developinghad been performing microscopic and is particularly sensitive tostudies of biopsy material from • Allergic reactions overstimulation from syntheticpatients who had taken oral con- • Breakthrough bleeding oestrogen, the earlier a womantraceptives. "I have a series of • Decreased immune system function uses the Pill, the greater the riskpatients who have had two or • Disturbances in liver function not only of developing breast can-three breast biopsies. In some, • Eye disorders, double vision, inflammation cer but also large tumours—and athe biopsies were performed • Facial and body hair growth worse prognosis. In a study bybefore the patient started to take • Fluid retention and bloating Olsson ( C a n c e r, 1991) it wasthe contraceptive pill, and a sec- • Fungal infections and tinea shown that the Pill caused chro-ond or third biopsy was per- mosomal aberrations in the breastformed after the patient had been • Hair loss tissue of young female users of theon the Pill for several years. • Hay fever, asthma, skin rashes Pill.21 One study found the mostStudy of surgical specimens • Loss of libido terrifying results: the younger theunder these circumstances pre- • Lumpy or tender breasts women were at the time of diagno-sents a unique opportunity to • Migraines sis, the greater the possibility theyobserve the tissue changes."15 • Nausea would be dead within five years.22 As Dr Cutler feared, his biop- • Psychological and emotional disorders, John Wilks, author of Asies revealed "increased cellular depression, mood changes Consumers Guide to the Pill andactivity, reflecting the stimulating Other Drugs, sums up this scan-effects of the oestrogen". He tes- • Secretions from the breast dalous abuse of steroid hormonestified that "the risk is a potential • Skin discolouration by stating that, "...given thesetime-bomb with a fuse at least 15 • Weight gain results, it is not beyond the boundsto 20 years in length...this is a • Systemic Candida infection (or yeast infection) of reasoned argument to suggestgamble which is difficult to justi- • Urinary tract infection that this situation could be cate-fy because of the large numbers • Vaginal discharges, including gorised as drug-induced vandalismof women at risk. The available much greater tendency for vaginal thrush of the female physiology. Yet lit-evidence, indicating a relation- • Varicose veins tle or nothing is heard of this lam-ship between the steroid hor- entable betrayal of young womens • Venereal wartsmones and the induction of breast health."23cancer, suggests that this relation- Instead of relying upon the Pillship is dose-related and time-related. The higher the dose given to regulate problem periods, girls would be much better off toand the longer the exposure, the greater the number of cancers correct the problem at its source through improved diet, nutrition-produced..."16 al supplements, exercise and attention to emotional stresses. It Dr Cutlers purpose for testifying was to urge that only the low- would save them from the horrors of breast cancer and the highest effective doses of the Pill be prescribed and for the shortest risk of dying from the disease.period of time. Another 17 years would elapse before the US The assault on womens breast health comes not only from thewould heed Dr Cutlers prophetic warnings. It was only when Dr effects of oestrogen but also from progestins. Depo-Provera, anPhilip Corfman became Director of the Endocrine and injectable form of synthetic progestin, should be of great concernMetabolism Division of the FDA that the pharmaceutical industry to women. The British Medical Journal reported in 1989 thatwas persuaded at last to withdraw the high-dose preparations.17 women who used progestin before the age of 25 increased their Since the development of breast cancer is related to length of relative risk of breast cancer by 50 per cent. For women using ituse, by the late 1980s studies began to reveal the full extent of the for six or more years, the risk increased significantly to 320 per28 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • cent. There is no doubt that progestin also stimulates breast tissue found that women on HRT are also more likely to developgrowth.24 melanomas. The American Walnut Creek study found that Pill and HRT users were more likely to develop melanomas. All theTHE PILL AND CERVICAL CANCER women who developed melanomas under the age 40 had taken the The most common cancer in young women is cervical cancer. Pill. By 1981, the overall increased risk for Pill users was statisti-With the introduction of the Pill, not only have the rates of cervi- cally significant at three times.30cal cancer increased but so has the incidence of sexually transmit- An Australian case-control study, led by Dr Valerie Beral,ted diseases (STDs). The sexual freedom that the Pill ushered in described how more than five years of Pill use significantlywas also responsible for more sexually transmitted infections or increased the melanoma risk if the Pill had been started 10 yearsvenereal diseases. Dr Ellen Grant observed that, "...few of the before the cancer was diagnosed. Dr Beral found increaseshundreds of women I examined before the Pill was first pre- among women who had been given hormones to regulate theirscribed had either cervical or vaginal infections and none of the periods, as well as hormones in HRT or to suppress lactation.31smears was positive. Now, one in five of my preconception Stress, zinc deficiency and lack of protective antioxidantspatients, many of whom have taken the Pill for over five years, increase the chance of developing moles, any of which canhas had a positive smear—a sign of very early cervical cancer— change for the worse when hormones are taken.before they are 40 years old."25 Based upon international medical research projects on the unde- A form of viral infection niable relationship between theknown as HPV (human papillo- Pill and various forms of cancer,ma virus), found in genital warts Major Side-Effects of the Pill: it is quite puzzling and rather dis-and cervical tissue, has molecu- tressing that a government-lar receptor sites within their • Disturbance to blood-sugar metabolism approved patient informationrespective structures which (possibly contributing to diabetes or hypoglycaemia) leaflet for the Pill can state therecognise and interact with hor- • Greatly increased chance of suffering a stroke following: "At present, there ismones such as those in the Pill. (increasing with age and duration of Pill usage) no confirmed evidence fromNot only are the receptors within • Increased chance of hardening of the arteries human studies which wouldthe cervical tissue adversely and high blood pressure indicate that an increased riskinfluenced by hormones but so of cancer is associated with oralare sites within the HPV which • Increased risk of blood clots contraceptives." ( A u s t r a l i a ninfect the same cervical tissue. • Increased risk of gall bladder disease (gallstones) Government-approved drugThe hormones stimulate an • Increased risk of liver tumours information for Triferme, pro-increase in the self-replication (as duration of Pill usage increases ) duced by Ayerst Laboratories,rate of the virus. For Pill users, • Osteoporosis 1996.) The reality is quite thethis constitutes a form of double • Possible link with cancer of the endometrium, opposite and the evidence isjeopardy.26 The combination of cervix, ovaries, liver and lungs indisputable.HPV and the Pill represents a • Significantly increased risk of ectopic pregnancygreater increased risk of cervical REGAINING P ERS ONALcancer than does the Pill alone or • Strong probability of more rapid development CONTROL OF FERTILITYHPV alone.27 of pre-existing cancers and progression to Far from emancipating women, A 1992 study in the American cancer of abnormal cells the Pill and other steroid hor-Journal of Obstetrics and • Threefold to sixfold increase in risk of heart attack mone variations have condemnedGynecology reported that women (according to age) them to a life of potentially debil-starting on the Pill at an earlier itating health risks and an earlyage were at increased risk of cer- (Source: Natural Fertility, by Francesca Naish) grave. We are only just begin-vical cancer compared with those ning to realise the price we arestarting later. The risk was 50 per cent greater for Pill users. paying for being part of a culture where fast food, fast cures andMany studies worldwide have shown increases in both squamous fast sex are predominant.carcinoma of the cervix and the rarer adrenocarcinoma with pro- There are safer, effective birth-control methods available—bar-longed Pill use. Women who have had a positive smear and con- rier methods such as diaphragms and low-toxin spermicides andtinue to take hormones are more likely to develop more severe condoms. There is also a highly effective method developed bycancer.28 Invasive cervical cancer in young women is another rea- Francesca Naish, author of the book, Natural Fertility.32 Calledson for early-age hysterectomy. "Natural Fertility Management", it incorporates various methods In addition, the Pill causes production of a type of cervical to monitor fertile and non-fertile times naturally, rather than over-mucus which makes it easier for cancer-causing agents to gain ride or manipulate them. Women using her technique are becom-access to a womans body.29 ing highly attuned to their bodies and are not only reclaiming their Mineral and vitamin deficiencies, especially deficiencies of health but are safely avoiding or achieving conception.folic acid, have been linked with cervical cancer. Such deficien- Maintaining choice and control over ones reproductive freedomcies are prevalent among hormone-takers and smokers. is the right of each woman in our modern-day culture. However, perhaps it is time for women to rethink the entire Pill issue.THE PILL AND MELANOMAS Women are indeed recognising that they have succumbed to a The numbers of melanomas have increased sharply among highly successful advertising and propaganda campaign promot-young women in the principal Pill-taking countries of Australia, ing the joys of sexual reproductive freedom. In fact, the hiddenNorth America and Europe. It has been found that the tumours,like breast cancer cells, have oestrogen receptors. It has also been Continued on page 82JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 29
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  • THE REVOLUTION IN HUMAN BIOTECHNOLOGY T he gods of the new millennium may not be aliens from another planet, but multi- billion-dollar biotechnology companies that own plant, animal and human genes. The gods will create new life through genetic manipulation, cloning and tissue culturing. Their disease-resistant creations, developed in sterile laboratories, will be the alien life-forms of the 21st century. What happens if elite groups have control of our genetic destiny? What happens if human clones are produced; if humans are genetically adapted for deep-space travel; if education, employment and insurance are determined by our genes; if human genes Despite promised become the intellectual property portfolios of transnational corporations? The new world of human biotechnology currently being ushered in by genomic corpo- benefits, the latest rations, technocratic government agencies and the pioneers of medical science makes developments in the Aldous Huxleys Brave New World look like a freedom-loving paradise. Human biotech- nology is currently undergoing a revolution. Many of the techniques Huxley envisaged human for the distant future are already available or are being forecast by reputable scientists. Human genes have become industrial commodities to be bought, sold and patented. biotechnology Transnational genomic corporations, known as the "Life Sciences" industries, are swal- lowing up biotechnology companies, and a few enormous genomic corporations are con- industry have grave solidating the ownership of life. The government-sponsored Human Genome Project, haunted by the shadow of Nazi ethical implications eugenics and likened in size and importance to the Manhattan and Apollo projects, has for our genetic given biotechnology a shot in the arm. Operating in a virtual regulation and policy vacuum, where compliance to standards privacy and and ethics is voluntary, the rampant and uncontrolled progress of the human biotech industry has the capacity to impact seriously upon our collective destiny. integrity. Genetic engineering and other disciplines such as embryo transfer, molecular biology and tissue culture are part of modern human biotechnology. Biotechnology involves the development of products by exploiting biological process- es or substances for human purposes. It involves using organisms to provide us with food, medicine, clothes and other products. Traditional biotechnology was based on activities such as the farming of animals and plants and the use of micro-organisms in the manufacture of beer, wine, bread, yoghurt and cheese. However, since the mid-1970s, when a small group of individuals began to realise that computers and gene sequencing were a natural marriage, advances in biotechnology have given the discipline a more menacing edge. What started as pioneering research to devel- op cures for genetic diseases, cancer and AIDS has turned into a lucrative, profit-moti- vated industry. To its advocates, modern biotechnology is ideologically neutral. Properly supported, by Susan Bryce ©1997 biotechnology can bring immense benefits to humanity, for it is infinitely adaptable to counter all sorts of unforeseen threats. If we cast it down through hostility or faint-heart- edness, we will be losers. c/- Post Office Critics see biotechnology as the expansion, misapplication and institutionalisation of a Mapleton, Qld 4560 particular scientific creed, with the potential for the devaluation and exploitative manipu- Australia lation of life. Jeremy Rifkin, quoted in The Human Body Shop: The Engineering and Telephone: +61 (0)7 5445 7345 Marketing of Life, describes human biotechnology as "the devil at the door, cleverly dis- guised as an engineer and an entrepreneur".JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 31
  • LICENSING LIFE: THE BIOTECH BILLIONS are bound up in a web of alliances and interests. Research and On 14 March 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark development is concentrated in the hands of a few companies.Office issued the first patent on a human cell line to the US One example is the "superclub" set up by the France-based multi-National Institutes of Health (NIH). The unmodified cell line was national drugs company Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, and operated bydrawn from an indigenous person from Papua New Guinea. its subsidiary, RPR Gencell of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA. Human life is now officially a commodity whose ownership can The "superclub" is touted as an admirable venture because itbe legally enforced by patents awarded to genomic corporations will accelerate the development of gene therapies for cancer, car-on human genes and their by-products. diovascular disease, obesity, etc., through the use of shared data Since this new and outrageous era in intellectual property was and technology. It will also accelerate the profits raked in bylaunched, the life industries have raced to identify and commer- RPR Gencell. One of the conditions of joining the "superclub" iscialise human genes and other human biological materials. that researchers should withhold publication of their findings for a The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) year until RPR Gencell files for patents to protect discoveries ordescribes the frenzied endeavours to profit from human biological inventions. This gives RPR Gencell a great deal of control overmaterials as a modern-day gold rush, a gene rush: researchers findings. ...silent and reckless with incalculable stakes for The 14 "superclub" members include: humankind...the commodity they seek to exploit is not gold • CNRS (Frances National Centre for Scientific Research) but biological information. The raw material they need is • Généthon, Paris human DNA: the blueprint of human life. • Gustave Roussy Institute, Paris Each human cell contains up to 100,000 genes. A single patent- • Transgène, Parised cell line can be worth US$1.5 billion dollars per year to a com- • Applied Immune Sciences, Santa Clara, Californiapany involved in the life sciences industries. Research conducted • Darwin Molecular, Seattle, Washingtonby RAFI reveals that more than 1,000 DNA patents on sequences • Genetix Pharmaceuticals, New Yorkhave already been issued to over 300 companies and government • Introgen Therapeutics, Houston, Texasinstitutions. • Lawrence Berkeley Human Genome Center, Berkeley, Just one small portion of the human biotechnology industry can Californiayield lucrative profits. The US consulting firm Frost and Sullivan • Virogenetics, Troy, New Yorkestimates that the worldwide market for cell lines and tissue cul- Another example is the company Human Genome Sciencestures brought in US$427.6 million in (HGS) of Rockville, Maryland, whichcorporate revenues in 1996. Frost owns the details of DNA sequencesand Sullivan predict that the market that could identify 35,000 humanwill grow at an average annual rate Human life is now officially a genes—more than a third of the totalof 13.5 per cent over the next seven thought to exist.years, to be worth US$914.1 million commodity whose ownership can In October 1994, HGS announcedby 2002. be legally enforced by patents that any researcher who wanted to use Biotech companies are rushing to the information held by HGS could doisolate a plethora of disease-carrying awarded to genomic corporations so for free, on the basis that if thegenes, including the genes that cause on human genes and their researcher came up with somethingcolon cancer, lung cancer, prostate that could be commercialised, such ascancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease by-products. a test or treatment for a disease, HGSand asthma. Once patented, these would have the right to negotiate agenes are worth billions of dollars in marketing contract. HGS sees thislicensing fees and spinoffs from the seemingly modest demand as a way tomanufacture of other pharmaceuticals and gene technology. pay back its investors, such as the pharmaceuticals company Some patents already awarded include: SmithKline Beecham which has poured US$100 million into HGS • The hepatitis C virus sequence, patented by the US biotech and its non-profit arm, The Institute for Genomic Researchcompany, Chiron Corporation. (TIGR). • The gene for breast cancer susceptibility, patented by Myriad In biotechnology, as in many other fields, government agenciesGenetics. are forming alliances with corporations. In 1995, the US Patent • A European patent on the use of stored stem cells from umbil- and Trademark Office issued a patent to the US Nationalical cord blood, granted to the US company Biocyte Corporation. Institutes of Health, covering the principle of removing cells fromSuch cells are widely thought to hold considerable therapeutic a patient, altering their genetic makeup and returning them to thepromise for bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy. body. Almost all gene therapy trials that have been approved so • The gene for H2-relaxin, a protein produced within the ovaries far rely on this technique. The NIH has given GTI, ofwhich relaxes connective tissue to allow a womans pelvic girdle Gaithersburg, Maryland, exclusive rights to develop the techniqueto widen during pregnancy and while giving birth. commercially. Rival companies wanting to do research must now Once a company has a patent (say, on a gene-sequencing right), pay a licensing fee to must be paid a royalty or licence fee by others using that Alleged industrial espionage is rife as biotech companies pro-sequence. Chiron claims that it invests more than five times its ceed with litigation against each other. One legal battle involvesincome from hepatitis C licensing in its research program—a total mice that have been developed to secrete human antibodiesof US$344 million in 1995. Thus, the income received from the which may help treat AIDS and cancer. The humanised mice,hepatitis C virus sequence licensing fees would be valued at worth millions, were the subject of a bitter dispute between theUS$68.8 million for that year alone. two US companies Cell Genesys and GenPharm. Cell Genesys Companies involved in human, plant and animal biotechnology withdrew its legal action upon learning that the US Patent and32 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • Trade Mark Office had awarded GenPharm a third patent on the become a statistic in the international human tissue trade—inmouse technology. Cell Genesys will now use its own patents to some cases even if the tissue donor simply gave blood for abattle GenPharm. blood bank. Donors cells may be frozen and/or immortal - ized and shipped across town, across the world, or both.AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: THE SAME STORY Genetic profile information from analysis of cells...may be Not only is ownership of human biological materials being con- created and placed in a database available to thousands.solidated by "life sciences" companies; but the products of agri- RAFIs enquiries revealed one Internet directory of tissue cul-culture have met with the same fate. ture-related enterprises that lists 38 companies in the US which The "life sciences" company Monsanto, with 28,000 employ- specialise in selling cells, cell products and tools for cell cultur-ees, has a net worth of US$9 billion and pours US$200 million ing. Some have Internet home pages where customers can peruseper year into research. Monsantos Robert Fraley said of their on-line catalogues of "normal" and/or "mutant" human tissue foragricultural biotechnology interests: sale. Human biological samples are being exchanged and used in ...what youre seeing is not just a consolidation of seed com - ways that donors would not be aware of, nor would be likely to panies, its really a consolidation of the entire food chain. endorse. Through its shareholdings, acquisitions and licensing agree-ments, Monsanto has a controlling interest in the worldwide pro- THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECTduction of canola oil, soya, cotton and maize, to name a few. The aim of the Human Genome Project is to determine the Last year, the two giant pharmaceutical/chemical companies exact genetic structure of our species—the sequence of all of ourCiba-Geigy and Sandoz amalgamated in what was the largest cor- DNA. The idea for the project has been in the pipeline since theporate merger in history—even larger than the Time-Life merger. US military began studying the genetic effects of radiation on sur-The resultant new company, Novartis (whose Latin name means vivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."new skills" or "new arts"), spans the health care, nutrition and In the mid-1970s, technological developments enabledagribusiness industries. Its estimated global net worth is 58 bil- researchers to use high-speed computers to sequence or maplion Swiss francs—more than the value of most nations. Novartis genes. Previous methods of gene-mapping relied on laboriousglobal research expenditure for 1996 hand-made drawings of gene maps.was US$3.1 billion, while worldwide In the late 1980s, biologists realisedsales revenue for 1996 was US$27 that with new technologies they couldbillion. ... indigenous peoples are sequence the entire human genome. For obvious reasons, this realisationBIOPIRACY OF HUMAN currently being exploited by was supported by the US government,GENETIC MATERIAL governments and genomic military, educational institutions and Third world populations and biotech companies. The US govern-indigenous peoples are currently corporations seeking to ment moved quickly to merge fund-being exploited by governments and commercialise genes and other ing for various biotech projects.genomic corporations seeking to The Human Genome Project wascommercialise genes and other bio- biological materials. officially launched in 1991, fundedlogical materials. primarily by the Department of When the US government patented Energy and the National Institutes ofthe cell line of a Papua New Guinean Health in the USA as well as theindigenous person, there was no documentation of his informed European Commission.consent or any approval from the Papua New Guinea government. Using high-speed computers and working with zenith nanotech- Documentation obtained by RAFI under Freedom of nology (i.e., single molecules), the human genome is now beingInformation legislation revealed that the patented cells from the entered onto the GenBank database at Los Alamos (weapons)Hagahai indigenous person from Papua New Guinea had potential Laboratories in New Mexico, USA—site of the Manhattan Projectin the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia and related retroviral and more recently linked to the alleged Roswell alien autopsydiseases. These genes are now the exclusive property of the US scenario.government. Various acts of biopiracy have been the subject of Researchers from the far corners of the globe are able to con-investigation by RAFI, which concludes: tribute information to GenBank via the Internet. Laboratories are Pieces of indigenous and remote rural peoples very bodies offered incentives to submit genomic information. Another are now, without any doubt, the potential intellectual motivation to submit information to GenBank is the growing property of corporations and governments... number of journals that will not publish genomic articles without Cells, DNA and other human biological materials are being proof that the authors have submitted their data electronically toshuttled into the intellectual property portfolios and cash boxes of GenBank at Los Alamos.the life industries. GenBank is operated by the US Department of Energy-owned RAFI has also raised concerns about the collection, handling national laboratory but funded by the National Institutes ofand exchange of human tissue samples taking place ad hoc across Health, the Department of Defense, the National Scienceinternational borders. Perhaps what is most controversial about Foundation and the Department of Energy. There is also athe patenting of genes and the use of human biological products Human Genome Center at Lawrence Berkeley and at Lawrencefor profit is that it is all largely taking place in an unregulated Livermore national According to RAFI: Once the first complete human DNA sequence is obtained, we An unfortunate reality currently confronts the enormous will have what has been described as the biological grail—a number of people who, for clinical and research purposes, complete record of the human genome. This will be of great use give blood or other samples of tissue. They may unwittingly to the life sciences industries because it will provide a database ofJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 33
  • information from which companies can obtain the DNA sequence, from HTLV-1 blood samples.and hence protein sequence, of all the proteins in humans, includ- As documented by RAFI, several key US research institutes—ing those which are the potential targets of new drugs. The including the National Cancer Institute and the Centers forHuman Genome Project will also be of substantial assistance in Disease Control—and the US Navy have global research pro-medical genetics, including the diagnosis of inherited predisposi- grams tasked with collecting blood samples for HTLV-1 research.tion to disease. Some readers of NEXUS will be familiar with the AIDS-HTLV The first complete human genome sequence is expected to be a link, reported in 1988 (see the NEXUS supplement, AIDS: Thecomposite person with both an X and Y sex chromosome. This Real Story). HTLV-1 can be used to manufacture large quantitieswould formally make the composite person a male, but he of the AIDS-related virus, HTLV-3.would comprise autosomes taken from men and women of severalnations: the United States, European countries and Japan. He NAZI EUGENICS AND ECONOMIC RATIONALISMwould be a multinational, multiracial mélange, a kind of "Adam A plethora of ethicists and historians have raised concernsII", his essence encoded for the 21st century and beyond. about connections between experimental processes involving human biotechnology and the Nazi legacy.THE HUMAN GENOME AS A WEAPON OF WAR Nazi genetic experiments were not an historical aberration that The Human Genome Project is a vital part of the US post-Cold can be dismissed. The forces that inspired them did not die withWar military strategy. Psychological, biological and defensive them. The Nazis drew inspiration from many sources, not least oftechnology for conflict short of war is of growing importance. To which was the eugenics movement in the USA.this end, the human genome was recently declared a potential Indeed, fear of a eugenics revival is a key anxiety surroundingweapon of war. the Human Genome Project in the United States and Europe. Eighty member-countries of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Eugenics involves any attempt to improve the biological char-Convention added "molecular biology" and "any application acter of a race. Under Adolf Hitler, German scientists—amongresulting from genomic studies" to the list of technologies, such as the most respected in the world before the Nazi era—took part ingenetic engineering, that could possibly be employed as weapons. an ignominious attempt to create an Aryan blue-eyed, blond- Scientists are concerned that haired master race through geneticaggressors might develop a disease manipulation and experimentation.or poison to which only an enemy is In a paper titled "Nazi Biomedicalgenetically susceptible. "...once the human genome has Policies", published in the book, The member countries failed toagree to a deadline for monitoring been mapped, it has the potential When Medicine Went Mad, Robert N. Proctor gives this stern reminder:breaches of the convention because to become a standard, or norm, The Nazis sought to transformof opposition from a group of problems of racial, sexual ornations including Russia and India. for all people—against which we social deviance into medical In October 1989, at the Human will then be measured for our problems; Germanys social andGenome I Conference held in San political problems would beDiego, USA, James B. Watson, the normality or abnormality." solved by diagnosis, disinfectionHuman Genome Projects first direc- and surgery. Murder was prac -tor (and co-discoverer of DNAs tised in the name of quarantine;structure in 1953) told the audience: apartheid in the name of public We have to be aware of the really terrible past of eugenics, health... where incomplete knowledge was used in a very cavalier and Could modern eugenics programs be prompted by the engine rather awful way, both here in the United States and in of economic rationalism now driving the economies of most Germany. We have to reassure people that their own DNA is nations? Policies are characterised as eugenic if their intent is to private and that no one else can get it... further a social or public purpose, such as reducing costs or spar- In light of the above reports about gene patenting, it would ing future generations unnecessary suffering.seem that Watsons words of caution fell on deaf ears. Could genetic inheritance become a new basis for discrimina- tion? This was a topic of discussion at the Human GenomeHUMAN GENOME DIVERSITY PROJECT Organizations Second International Genome Summit, held in The Human Genome Project should not be confused with the Canberra, Australia, in October 1996. It was an informal meetingHuman Genome Diversity Project (HGDP), which is a separate of about 50 people. Australian GeneEthics Network Coordinatorbut related project concerned with collecting cells from over 700 Bob Phelps was the lonely voice of the people in a wilderness ofindigenous clans and tribes worldwide. heavyweight experts including scientists and lawyers. The unscrupulous methods for collecting cells and the traffick- The GeneEthics Network is involved in lobbying against genet-ing and trade in indigenous peoples biological materials is well ic engineering of plants, animals and humans and raising publicdocumented by the Rural Advancement Foundation International. awareness of biotechnology. Most recently the network has been The US Navy has also been undertaking its own private involved with a campaign against Monsantos "Roundup Ready"research activities involving the collection of cells and tissues genetically engineered soybean.from remote tribes and clans in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, At the Australian Genome Summit, one participant, Dr DavidPeru and Colombia. Of particular interest are blood samples con- Cox of the Stanford School of Medicine, California, USA, stated:taining the retrovirus HTLV-1. Genetic discrimination to exclude people from employment, The previously mentioned Hagahai cell line, patented by the US insurance and access to health care is a potential adverseNational Institutes of Health, contains the human leukaemia retro- consequence of the data generated by the Project. Protectionvirus HTLV-1. Thymus lymphocytes (T-cells) can be separated against such discrimination should prevail over conflicting34 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • societal values; such protection must be mandated... Other more exotic schemes include adapting humans for deep- Despite moves in the US and Europe to tighten controls on space travel. This may sound like a giddy science fiction sce-genetic discrimination, to date no such protection exists in nario, but, already, one Australian company is developing pineAustralia. and eucalypt species that do not require open pollination. It was Bob Phelps of the GeneEthics Network told this writer that: shown in studies carried out in the "Biosphere" project that the ...once the human genome has been mapped, it has the poten - pollinators had difficulty surviving. Is the biotech industry ready- tial to become a standard, or norm, for all people—against ing to create artificial environments outside the Earths biosphere which we will then be measured for our normality or abnor - in deep space? mality. It is going to lead potentially to some great discrimi - Could we adapt the human species to explore the deep oceans, nations and other adverse social consequences... or produce soldiers resistant to agents of biological war? Such This has great significance for us all. The coercive forces of proposals are currently under consideration.economic rationalism that equate progress with cost efficiency In publicity over the recent cloning of "Dolly" the sheep, itcould dictate that it would be cost-effective to reduce the number seems to have been forgotten that human embryos have alreadyof genetically disabled people. People with disabilities or illness- been cloned. In 1993, researchers Stillman and Hall, of Georgees could become doomed by their genes. Public policy could Washington University, USA, cloned 48 human embryos, none ofpressure or even compel people not to bring genetically damaged which grew for more than six days.children into the world for the sake of the gene pool and in the Dolly, the cloned sheep, born at the Roslin Institute in Scotlandinterests of keeping down public health costs. in July 1996, was unveiled in February 1997 after patent applica- New genetics techniques that might extend our lives could justi- tions were filed and research papers prepared for publication. Thefy experiments on the terminally ill on the basis that they are non-profit Roslin Institute is part-funded by PPL Therapeutics, adoomed anyway and so have nothing to lose. Equally, projects biotech company formed in 1987 to commercialise the Roslinthat generate large incomes for researchers and potentially huge Institutes research.profits for private corporations could be oversold. According to RAFI, PPL Therapeutics has several human pro- George Annas, lawyer and Professor of Public Health at Boston tein products in development and holds a US patent on a methodUniversity, says there are powerful to produce therapeutic proteins in theforces at work in our society that milk of transgenic sheep. PPL hascould combine to affect dramatically research agreements with at least fourthe rights and welfare of the less than major pharmaceutical corporationsgenetically perfect, creating a culture including Novo-Nordisk, Americanin which people are valued anddevalued based on their genetic Other more exotic schemes Home Products, Bayer and Boehringer Ingleheim.endowment. Embryos could be include adapting humans for Scientists believe that cloned ani-screened and nurtured based on mals with genetically engineeredgenetic quality. deep- space travel. traits will become highly efficient, Writing about the Human Genome living drug-factories for use in theProject, Annas says that our fetish manufacture of therapeutic proteins.for efficiency, our quest for immor- The market for therapeutic proteins istality, our belief in commercialism currently about US$7.6 billion perand its handmaiden hype will contin- annum and is expected to grow toue the slide down the slippery slope. The question now is: how US$18.5 billion by 2000.far and how fast? Cloned animals could be exploited as spare parts factories for humans. Transgenic pig clones, for example, could be geneticallyTHE BIO-ELITES VISION FOR THE FUTURE engineered to be a source of replacement organs for humans. The brave new future that Aldous Huxley depicted is already In the twilight years of the 20th century, human biotechnologyupon us, with many techniques he envisaged already available or joins the ranks of environmental decay, nuclear conflict, surveil-at least being taken seriously by reputable scientists. lance technology, monopoly ownership and government-spon- The 1995 "foresighting program" conducted by the Australian sored corporatism as one of the most dangerous threats to ourScience and Technology Council (ASTEC) provides an insight physical, intellectual and spiritual freedom.into the future. Under the heading, "Scenario for 2010: Impact of The slide down the slippery slope has already begun, but publicResearch into the Human Genome and Environmental Impact on opinion can dictate how fast and how far we go. If we do not actHealth", ASTEC suggests that our future may be determined by a now, our future will be determined by the bio-elites.genetic profile—which would determine that individuals shouldeat certain designer foods and have certain designer therapies References: Books • Annas, George J., "The Human Genome Project in Perspective: Confronting our Past tothroughout life to prevent the onset of genetic disease. Protect our Future" in When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust (Arthur L. If people were not willing to be engineered in such a way, they Caplan, ed.), Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey, USA, 1992.could be refused insurance, employment and education. This • ASTEC (Australian Science and Technology Council), "Developing Long-Termway, genetic destiny would be manipulated by designer foods and Strategies for Science and Technology in Australia", findings of the study, Matching Science and Technology to Future Needs 2010, Australian Government Publishingdesigner therapies. Service, Australia, 1996. The advocates of the recently developed concept of "auto-evo- • ASTEC, Gene Technology Issues for Australia, Occ. Paper No. 27, AGPS, August 1993.lution" theorise that elite groups of humans should use existing • Bains, William, Biotechnology from A-Z, Oxford University Press, UK, 1993. • Cook-Deegan, Robert, The Gene Wars: Science, Politics and the Human Genome,gene technologies to start directing the evolution of their off- W. W. Norton &Company, New York, 1994.spring. Auto-evolutionists envisage that in six generations, or 350 Continued on page 83years, humans would be unrecognisable.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 35
  • A GENIUS INVENTOR/THEORIST FIGHTS THE FORCES OF SUPPRESSION C an electromagnetic fields, only one ten-millionth of the Earths gravitational field in strength, cure cancer by jiggling masses from the subatomic to the mol- ecular in such a way as to provoke the oncogenes in malignant cells to revert to For many years, normal genes? No, says conventional medical wisdom. Yes, says Dr Jerry I. Jacobson, 50, head of the Perspectivism Foundation in Jupiter, Florida, USA. Jerry Jacobson has At least two world-class medical researchers think Jacobson is right. "Jerry Jacobson should receive the Nobel Prize for Medicine," says Prof. Björn Nordenström, M.D., Ph.D., of Stockholm, Sweden, chairperson of the Nobel Committee on Medicine in 1985- been promoting his 1986. Dr Nordenström is the inventor of balloon catheterisation and the needle biopsy (a technique using X-ray guidance to insert a needle through the body wall into a suspected paradigm-busting tumour to remove a tissue sample). For Dr William S. Yamanashi, Professor of Medicine, Cardio-Vascular Section, at the approach to University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, USA, Jacobson is a trailblazing thinker who should be taken with great seriousness. "Jerry has had an important insight into electro- treating cancer, magnetism and its application to biology," declares Korea-born Yamanashi, himself an early pioneer in magnetic resonance imaging research and developer of the first interstitial AIDS and other hyperthermia performed under an MRI device. Jacobsons insight, affirms Yamanashi, has "far-reaching implications, even beyond those in medicine". diseases, yet his Both researchers acknowledge that the proper application of what is now, in scientific circles, termed "Jacobson Resonance" will be difficult. Jacobson has shown that healing attempts to secure can only be effected if the precise amount of electromagnetism required, in the function of particular diseased cells, is calibrated using no less complex a yardstick than Einsteins sufficient funding theory of relativity. Jacobson says this entails calculating the interrelation of inertial velocities such as the orbital velocity of the Earth, the length of the organism (i.e., the for experimental patient), magnetic fields such as the Earths steady magnetic field, and critical molecules in biological systems. trials have been For close to two decades, and in particular over the last five years, Jacobson, originally from Brooklyn, New York, has been trying to secure venture capital to put into practice stymied. his revolutionary techniques which, he says, can also cure AIDS and other diseases. But the tall, wiry Brooklynite with the curling grey hair and misty black eyes already has two strikes against him. The first is that, although he has had more than 50 peer-reviewed papers explaining his ideas published in the worlds most reputable medical journals, and, in the bargain, has published two books with the prestigious Philosophical Library Press in New York, he still lacks the conventionally acceptable academic qualifications, for Jacobson is not a medical doctor, but a dentist; and, though he has taken two dozen cours- es in the field, he does not have a Ph.D. in physics. The second difficulty Jacobson must contend with is that not only do his concepts go by John Chambers ©1996 completely against the grain of accepted scientific wisdom, but they are deeply threaten- ing to the medical profession. If the now-retired dentists ideas were successfully imple- 22491 Vistawood Way mented, they would render obsolete the work of literally millions of doctors. And that Boca Raton, FL 33428, USA possibility, claims Jacobson, provoked a harsh response from the American Medical Telephone: +1 (561) 482 5971 Association (AMA) when he first sought to promote his ideas. Fax: +1 (561) 852 8322 In 1981, when then-Brooklyn-based dentist Jacobson called a major press conference in E-mail: New York City to announce his revolutionary cure for cancer, not a soul attended. Invitations had been sent out to several hundred dignitaries. Some, like New York StateJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 37
  • Governor Mario Cuomo, had given their word they would come. Biologically Closed Electric Circuits (IABC). In 1993 and 1994,The press conference was held one floor above the famed Sardis Dr Nordenström personally invited Dr Jacobson to be a guestRestaurant in Manhattan, in conjunction with a Salmagundi Art speaker at the associations annual conference in Stockholm.Club painting exhibition that Jacobson had organised to add inter- Oest to the press conference for those who had been formally invit- ver the years, Jerry Jacobson has written eloquently abouted and to serve as an enticement for those who might have heard his theories and methodologies. As he conceives the treat-about it in some other way. ment protocols, the patient would be placed inside a multi- But not a single person showed up to hear Jacobsons announce- coiled length of wire in a tub filled with water to promote conduc-ment and request for funding. Jacobson, then 34, was already not tivity. A weak electrical current would be sent through the wire,only a successful dentist with two patents to his credit, but also aproducing a carefully calibrated magnetic field within the coilpainter whose works were frequently exhibited in art galleries in which would pass through the patient and regulate, "in a resonantNew York, a clarinetist who performed in nightclubs around the situation", the structures of relevant genes, RNA, growth factorscity, the author of a book, Perspectivism in Art, on the relation- and enzymes.ship between art, philosophy and science, and, two years later, a In a paper published in the Israeli Journal of Medical Sciencessecond work on the same subject, titled The Meaning of Life. in March 1994, Jacobson described his theory, its application and its effects in the following way:J acobson had singlemindedly been pursu- "Let us consider the possibility of using an ing a cure for cancer ever since he had extremely weak extrinsic magnetic field to been a student at middle school. But the treat various diseases by placing humanappearance of dilettantism would be exploit- organisms in water to promote conductivity.ed by his rivals. His vulnerability as a den- It was then that Jacobson We might place the patient within a largetist was already being exploited. In the year coil of wire immersed in water. The coilfollowing the abortive press conference, became certain of what would be connected to a power source whichJacobsons practice was successfully sabo- he had been increasingly would be regulative, and a weak electricaltaged by a deliberately inept, record-tamper- current sent through the wire would produceing assistant dentist who eventually con- suspecting: that the a very well controlled magnetic field withinfessed to being in the pay of the FBI. It was then that Jacobson became certain AMA, its ways of thinking "If we viewed the patient as a straight con- the coil which would cut through the patient.of what he had been increasingly suspecting: deeply threatened, was ductor and placed the patient at right anglesthat the AMA, its ways of thinking deeplythreatened, was collaborating with feder- collaborating with to the magnetic lines of force in the coil, we could induce an electromotive forceal law enforcement agencies to make sure federal law enforcement across the patients body. (The magneticthe Brooklyn dentist/theoreticians para- agencies to make sure field lines would all be relatively paralleldigm-busting new approach to the treat- to one another in the axial centre of thement of cancer would never see the light [his] new approach to the conductor.) In so doing, we mightof day. attempt to regulate in a resonant situation By late 1983 Jacobsons dental practice treatment of cancer the structure of genes, RNA, growth fac-had been destroyed, and the multi-talent- would never see the light tors and enzymes.ed researcher had moved to Florida and "Consider an oncogene. The energy insemi-retirement with his wife, Debra, a of day. a given oncogene is determined bydancer, and their two children (they now Einsteins formula, E = mc2, where (m) ishave four). Settling in the oceanside the molecular weight or mass of thetown of Jupiter, just 25 miles north of oncogene, the transforming DNA seg-West Palm Beach, Jacobson set about ment; (c) is the speed of light; and (E) isestablishing the credentials he now felt the intrinsic energy of the gene.he needed if he were to find funding for his ideas. "If we then utilized Michael Faradays expression, E = BLV Within a decade he had published more than 50 peer-reviewed [namely, (E), or the induced EMF, is equal to the magnetic fieldpapers in professional publications such as the Journal of (B) times the velocity (V) of a conductor of length (L)], we couldTheoretical Biology, the Israeli Journal of Medical Sciences, the calculate the electromagnetic interaction energy that was pro-International Journal of Neuroscience and Panminerva Medica. duced by the interaction of the patient with a particular magnetic During that time he was also able to increase the number of his field exogenously applied. EMF is energy per unit charge.patents to four in the US and 20 overseas. Among them was a Therefore, mc2 = BVLq.patent for the basic design of the sophisticated equipment he "In this model, (L) is the height of the patient. Lets say wewould need to provide patients with the treatment over which he have a patient about six feet tall who is traveling with the Earth athad theorised for years. an orbital velocity of 18.5 miles/sec. There is an interaction Over this ten-year period, Jacobson had also been a speaker at between the patient and the magnetic field. Since the magneticmore than two dozen conferences worldwide, including two inter- field travels at the speed of light, according to Einsteins theory ofnational meetings convened by his now-friend Dr Björn relativity, the magnetic field is not said to be travelling with theNordenström, in Stockholm, Sweden. A leading cancer Earth as the patient is. The particles that make up the field areresearcher at Swedens Karolinska radiology institute in independent of the inertial frame of reference. This means thatStockholm, Dr Nordenström has in recent years developed a con- the interaction between the patient and the magnetic field wouldtroversial electrochemical method for treating cancer. In the late be instantaneous. The result would be a gravity wave that would1980s he founded the related International Association for travel through the patient.38 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • "According to Einstein, gravity waves jiggle space and influ- microampere are associated with human functioning.ence the structures of masses just very slightly. We propose that Jacobson himself has written that, "It was McClintock who firstwe can jiggle the oncogene by setting up a resonance condition in showed us that genes do not occupy stable loci; they move. Theywhich the energy of the electromagnetic interaction is equal to the do not crawl as does the cystic fibrosis gene; they jump as well."inherent gravitational energy of the oncogene in terms of its mass. Such observations suggested that if a gene could be appropriatelyWe might then induce a vibration of the crystalline lattice of the stimulated it indeed would have the ability to change place—anoncogene. Some specific examples of these proposed correlations effect that Jacobson had predicted through his theorising.have been published, relating specific oncogenic masses to previ- Late in 1994, significant support came for the Jupiter, Florida-ously measured magnetic fields associated with the brain and the based thinker/researcher in the form of proposals from three uni-heart... versities—Baylor, in Houston, Texas; the University of Nebraska, "It is speculated that the jiggling of the transforming DNA seg- in Omaha, Nebraska; and the University of Oklahoma, inment would reorient the atomic crystal lattice structure and con- Oklahoma City—to research aspects of the application ofvert the oncogene back into a normal gene. It is also speculated Jacobsons theories.that base substitution, that single point mutation that has created The Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecularthe cancer gene, could be negated by shaking the erroneous sub- Physiology and Biophysics, for one, proposed to " thestituted base out of the space; and the appropriate base could then interaction of extremely weak magnetic fields (i.e., the range ofjump into that space. If these weak magnetic fields are physiolog- Jacobson Resonance) on cells, organelles and molecules, usingic, we can easily assume that the jiggling of the mass would not the technology of scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM)." Theharm genes that are normal and of the same mass." first year was to be spent upgrading the STM electron microscope so that it would be powerful enough to observe JacobsonI n the early 1990s, Jacobson received affirmation of the cor- Resonance, wrote Chief Investigator Dr Carlton Hazlewood. Two rectness of his approach with the publication of separate more years would be required to carry out the actual experimenta- research reporting success in the treatment of Parkinsons dis- tion, with total costs running to an estimated US$400,000.ease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis using picotesla (extremely Yet, despite the seriousness of these proposals, Jacobsonsweak) electromagnetic fields. Perspectivism Foundation has had great difficulty raising the nec- The researchers were Dr Reuven Sandyk, of the Department of essary matching funds. Jacobson senses that there is a still-to-be-Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, expected—perhaps in some ways subtly orchestrated—resistanceand Drs P. A. Anninos, N. Tsagas and K. Derpapas, all of the to his ideas.University of Thrace in Greece. The dosages—ranges of about In September 1994, Jacobson made a second major attempt to400 to 1,200 femtotesla for epilepsy patients, and a field magni- go public with requests for funding, this time introducing at atude of about 7.5 picotesla to treat Parkinsons disease—were press conference Angelie Diya—a ten-year-old girl, also ofclose to those predicted by Jacobson using relativity theory. Jupiter, Florida, who was born HIV-positive and developed AIDS Though later independent research would suggest, to some, that earlier that year. Angelie, said Jacobson, represented the sort ofthe cures effected in the course of the American-Greek research human tragedy he could avert if he were given the means to putwere shortlived, at the time the discovery created enough excite- his theories into practice.ment to elicit a laudatory article from at-first-sceptical Science CBS-TV, which had taped a story about an AIDS childrensMagazine editor Dr Sidney Weinstein who went especially to summer camp that Angelie had attended, was present at the pressGreece to view the results. conference. In the coming months CBS taped extensive footage Jacobson had developed his concept ofJacobson Resonance independently of otherresearchers who, as far back as 25 yearsbefore, were already laying the groundworkwith key discoveries. In 1971, Denis Cohen demonstrated thatvery weak magnetic fields are associatedwith brain waves—specifically alpha anddelta waves. Other researchers had shown that veryweak magnetic fields are associated with thehuman heart—fields one to ten milliontimes weaker than the normal steady field ofthe Earth, which is a weak field itself. The magnetic field of nerve impulses,also first measured in 1971, was found to beapproximately a million times weaker thanthe Earths magnetic field. M. Zanakis and M. Politis demonstratedin the 1980s that sharks, rays, monkeys andhumans display electrical sensitivities froma tenth of a volt per centimetre down to thelevel of a tenth of a microvolt per centime-tre. The two researchers were also able to Dr Jerry Jacobson (left), with Dr Björn Nordenström at the 1994 IABC that electrical currents in the order of aJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 39
  • of Jacobson, including interviews, making him, his views and finding a cure for cancer since the age of six—when, one day, hisactivities an integral part of a two-hour documentary, Angelies father arrived home from an unexpected stay in hospital toSecret, which was aired nationally in the US in June 1995. announce in a whisper to his horrified son that he had cancer of Yet, though Jacobson had finally received the kind of national the larynx and that his larynx had just been removed. He did notexposure he needed, the CBS program largely succeeded only in go the normal route of a medical researcher, he says, because hesuggesting, by focusing mainly on the scientist/thinkers non-med- felt his mind should remain free of the influence of all authority.ical interests and talents, that Jacobson was a sort of amateur Even now, Jacobson, together with Dr Nordenström, is plan-"Renaissance man" whose activities should not be taken seriously, ning an international conference, to be held in West Palm Beach,and even that he might be, however subconsciously, something of that will bring together 300 international scientists who area con artist. The program failed to involved in the use ofmention Jacobsons multiple publica- Nordenströms electrochemicaltions and medical conference appear- In the early 1990s, Jacobson treatment (ECT) against cancer.ances, and the success he has had in received affirmation of the The conference will include 30 sci-obtaining from reputable universities entists from China, where theproposals for the development of his correctness of his approach with the Swedish scientists innovations areideas. Though it briefly showed the publication of separate research meeting with significant, it did not mention the dedica- reporting success in the treatment of Jacobsons determination to fighttion of a number of publicists who had on is the best indication that thisquit their jobs to work full-time, at no Parkinsons disease, epilepsy and bold adventurer into forbiddensalary, raising funds for Jacobson. multiple sclerosis using extremely realms of medical wisdom might one day escape from the visible and weak electromagnetic fields.T he CBS treatment of Jacobson not-so-visible coils of the forces raised the spectre of organisa- that suppress revolutionary scientif- tions like the AMA and the FBI ic thinking in our world today. ∞moving in determined if shadowy fashion behind the scenes tomake sure Jacobson did not get the funding that he needed. For further information, contact: "Jerry is the smartest man I have ever known, and also morally Foundation for Jacobson Resonancethe best," says Harvey Grossman, who quit his position as execu- 17829 Pine Needle Terrace, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USAtive director of the prestigious Weissman Institute in West Palm Telephone: +1 (561) 997 8833; Fax: +1 (561) 989 0335Beach, Florida, to act as director of publicity for Jacobson. "The E-mail: Web page: is that the world may simply not be ready for him." A spokesperson for the national American Cancer Society in About the Author:Atlanta, Georgia, says he has heard about "numerous variants" on A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, John Chambers holds an M.A. in English from the University of Toronto. He hasJacobsons theories, and refers all reporters to the newly-formed worked as a full-time instructor in English at Dawson College,Office of Alternative Medicine of the US National Institutes of Montreal, Quebec; and as a senior editor with McGraw-HillHealth. The Office says the field of alternative medicine is so Publishing Compa ny an d a ma na gin g e dit or with"unregulated", and its own operations so new, that its policy is not International Thomson Transport Press, both in New Yorkto comment on the effectiveness of alternative medicine or prac- City. He currently lives with his family in Boca Raton,tices. Florida, where he writes articles on new age/new para- The odds seem stacked against Jacobson, despite his brilliance digm/anomalous phenomena-related subjects and is anand his determination to fight. He has focused his energies on adjunct professor of writing at Florida Atlantic University.40 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • RECENT EXOTIC AUSTRALIAN LIGHT-ENERGY EVENTS W hilst researching the 1993 Banjawarn fireball-explosion-earthquake inci- dent, I became aware of an entirely different spectrum of bizarre, non-fire- ball-related light phenomena events reportedly being observed in our skies by very reliable Western Australian bush observers (such as those who Strange light-events described the fireballs over the town of Tom Price). In common with the fireball events, these events were rarely, if ever, being reported in the press and do not appear to have have been reported been commented upon by our scientific community. over many remote These events vary in style, but nearly all involve essentially static atmospheric light- emission events that have apparently never been reported or observed before the 1980s, parts of Australia in have been reported rarely post-1985, but now have an increasing event periodicity in post- 1993 years. recent times. One such event type commonly reported consists of massive high-energy five-to-ten- second bursts of blue-white light seen in the night-time skies of the upper atmosphere. Such events have been reported in WA by many observers including meteor experts and amateur astronomers who are categorically certain that these are not transient light bursts due to single meteors or multiple meteor showers. With the meteor Normally, no massive object or moving light source is seen in association with these events. However, the massive blue-white light energy emissions are at times quite similar theory ruled out, in power output to those very bright, blue-white light flash events often reported occurring could these energy in conjunction with fireballs and their explosion (as described in Part 1 of this article series). bursts and beams Similar events involving massive blue-white light burst emissions have also been reported as occurring at ground level. For example, one October 1994 incident that was be part of some seen from Minara station (50 kilometres east of Leonora in the Eastern Goldfields of WA) possibly involved a night-time UFO landing and small beings with torches combing classified Tesla-style around the station buildings. The exotic, brilliant blue-white flare was observed at ground level as the alleged alien spacecraft accelerated off the nearby Minara airstrip. The light weapons program? from this flash lit up the entirely dark station buildings in a brilliant and "beautiful" blue- grey glow silhouette. Another 1996 night-time incident was observed near Rocky Gully in the south-west of WA and was described as a very scary event where massive blue-white streamers of arc- ing electricity issued from the forest floor into the atmosphere, creating an intense, vio- Part 2 lent, blue-white glow (and an attendant "electrical noise") that was visible for miles— "like someone with a giant arc welder". This event persisted for at least several minutes. The observers fled the area in fear for their lives, phased out by the apparently enormous energy involved in the event. These massive energy bursts of high-altitude, blue-white light and/or ground-level elec- trical arcs are reasonably common and I have about 100 such documented events in the by Harry Mason, B.Sc., M.Sc. WA database. Publicity from my first NEXUS article has resulted in three similar ©1997 All Rights Reserved events—one of them from eastern Victoria—being reported to me. I am unaware of any such similar events being reported historically in the literature anywhere on planet 1313 Armstrong Road Earth—except as referred to below in connection with circa-1900 high-frequency, high- Jarrahdale WA 6203, Australia voltage EM wave experiments by Nikola Tesla. Phone: +61 9 525 5999 Other exotic events involve post-1993 night-time and daytime observations of golden- Fax: +61 9 525 5944 orange or silver-blue-white beams or cylinders of energy propagating vertically down- E-mail: ward from high altitude and hitting the Earths surface—with no noise or surface damage and no thunderstorm activity reported—usually in isolated outback areas.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 43
  • Another style of light-energy emission event being observed ing film exposure times or variations in the beams actual light-involves orange-red- coloured forms hanging statically in the emission intensity.night sky. Commonly pencil-beam-shaped (vertical or at 45 On the original colour photos one can see beside the orangedegrees), but including rare spherical forms, this style of event has beam a band of weaker red lines, then blue lines, then an evenbeen reported since about 1985, with an apparent increase since weaker band of red lines, and then blue lines again, as follows (toabout 1990 but with many more sightings reported since 1993. the left of the major beam): O RRR BBB rrr bbb, and so on.Some 100 such events have been reported. Note that similar spectra also exist to the right side of the beam. Luckily, in this case, an alert amateur meteor astronomer, expe- The spectral lines are distributed either side of the major orangerienced in night-time astrophotography, has captured one such beam across a considerable width of sky—at least twice the lengthcase on film. John Goldsmith photographed this beam from his of the visible beam length and possibly more. These photos alsohome in Bedfordale (east of Fremantle in the Darling Ranges) at suggest that a ghost basal tail of the central major beam goesabout 9.50 pm on 24 May 1990. Johns photographs are shown on much lower, possibly to ground level.the following pages. The photos were taken in the dark at about 9.50 pm (sunset here I took a compass reading (at the spot indicated by John in WA on 24 May 1990 was at about 5.30 pm). Note that theGoldsmith near his telescope observing platform) across the trees near-vertical white line on the left hand side of image no. 2 is anas visible in photos 2-4. The bearing was about 262-263 degrees original film glitch and not an event of the time.magnetic (local deviation is a degree or less as is the compass and It was originally suggested that this beam was an effect createdreconstruction accuracy). The beam bearing is on a direct line to by a ground-based laser, but checks by atmospheric scientists whothe "prohibited" area of the Fremantle Garden Island Naval Base. employ such devices in Australia and the USA have completely This "island", or promontory, discounted such a theory. Oneis riddled with underground major problem is that the light-installations from World War II form appears well up in thewhen it was used as a submarine atmosphere and is not connectedbase by the US Navy/British to any ground-based laser.Royal Navy/Royal Australian Another problem is the largeNavy. The southern end of width of the beam when com-Garden Island is occupied by pared to normal pencil-thickHMAS S t i r l i n g—our current laser probes which are normallysubmarine base—where most of only visible within two kilome-the Australian Collins Class tres of the beam. In addition,subs are to be based. Naval there are harmonic spectral linesyards are also present under the visible across the image.beam bearing on the mainland. Another suggestion was that Although we cannot deduce the beam is a searchlight, yet itthe exact range of the beam, it cannot be a normal searchlighthas to be fairly close to the as it appears at high altitudeobserver as it is in front of the with no connection from groundclouds and lights up some of Photo #1 of orange light beam over Fremantle Garden Island level. It also has no conical sec-them. It is therefore a good bet Naval Base on 24 May 1990 (© John Goldsmith) tion diverging upwards, and itthat this beam was hanging above, or very close to, the Garden has exotic parallel harmonic spectral lines.Island naval facility. In 1991 a Japanese astronomy magazine published an article John Goldsmith had come out of his house that night to do with a very poor black/white version of the photo, suggesting thesome astronomical telescope work. He saw the orange beam main beam was caused by refraction of ships lights by a horizon-hanging vertically in the sky and raced back inside for his camera. tal layer of different density air. If so, why has this effect notBeing used to capturing transient meteorite events, he knew exact- been previously documented anywhere over the worlds oceans?ly how to set up the photo. He used 400 ASA film on settings of I now have many eyewitness accounts of such vertical orange30 seconds, 60 seconds, 120 seconds and 120 seconds for photos beams seen at night over land over the past two years here in WA.1 to 4 respectively. These land locations are generally uninhabited and have no light John stated that the beam lit up some clouds and was not as sources (such as searchlights, etc.) for refraction by air layers asbright as the images captured on film—probably due to light cap- suggested by the Japanese magazine.ture in the exposure time, or perhaps his recall of the intensity is a One 1996 Brisbane beam event report was very significant asbit out. The beam did not appear to move around or change much the observers saw very-high-voltage, blue-white dischargeover the five to six minutes that it was in view, but John was con- streamers issuing from their house wall-mounted mains powercentrating hard on the camera. box as an orange beam hovered nearby in the sky. Members of A video reconstruction utilising his four photos, each registered another household reported their power box hummed violently ason the same bright stars, demonstrates that, indeed, the beam loca- the orange beam hovered some distance away in the sky.tion is entirely static over the duration of the event. Finally, after This data confirms the probability that Tesla-style longitudinalabout five to six minutes, the beam just faded away to nothing. scalar EM potentials were involved in this Brisbane event (andThere was no sound event. therefore were possibly present during the other beam events), The stars are seen to move over the exposure time, and possibly probably created by a remote Tesla EM transmitter and issuingthe centre of orange light intensity changes a bit, downwards from local space-time vacuum at the standing wave target node,along the beam. The overall beam light energy varies up and i.e., the beam location.down in intensity from photo to photo—possibly due to the vary- One quite feasible explanation for the orange beams is that they44 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • are due to electromagnetic holograms of light-energy being emit- BANJAWARN NUCLEAR BOMBted from invisible but concentrated slugs of EM standing waves. SCENARIO?Such waves may be of natural (e.g. Earth stress lights), human or During my early research enquiries in 1995 into the "Banjawarnalien origin, but all involving multiple scalar EM wave interfer- Bang" of 28 May 1993, Australias ABC radio broadcast a newsence. item from the USA referring to US Senator Sam Nunn who was The massive, high-altitude, blue-white light energy flashes are chairman of a US Senate Inquiry into the "Japanese Aum Sect andpossibly due to Tesla EM wave emission coupling briefly with the Weapons of Mass Destruction". Nunn was reported to have statedupper atmosphere, whereas the ground-level flashes are possibly that the Senate inquiry team had evidence that the Aum Supremedue to the operation of a Tesla Magnifying Transmitter (located Truth (Aum Shinrikyo) sect had attempted to purchase nucleareither in Australia or overseas) that is transmitting EM energy weapons from the Russians and had also attempted to developthrough the planet to the antipodean target site where electrical same from their own scientific laboratory base—and had probablyarc energy is being violently released. succeeded. I became worried that, since the 28 May 1993 None of the reported events involving either blue-white light Goldfields event did have characteristics similar to a nuclear blast,energy flashes or orange-red beams or spheres occurred during or possibly these Aum sect loonies had indeed acquired nuclearnear any kind of electrical storm or unsettled weather pattern. weapons and some sort of pulse jet (i.e., Nazi V1 type cruise mis-There is a possibility of some unknown natural phenomenon elec- sile) delivery system.trically charging selected Earth fault plane systems across WA, I contacted Dan Gelber, chief counsel of the US Senate inquiry,thence creating huge "Earth stress lights" hanging above selected and told him of my data and research. His agitated response was:energy concentrations. "Please express airpack everything that you have to us asap—at Solar charged-particle output, our expense." I compliedcoupling in some peculiar style with his request, and alsowith the Earths ionosphere/sur- spoke to him and his assistantface, is a further possibility, but several times more on thethis implies that there has been a phone.very significant recent change in I now believe that,the Earth-Sol electromagnetic although the energiesand/or electrostatic equilibrium. involved in the Banjawarn Such powerful and localised event were of nuclear-bombexotic light events, occurring in power level, the explosionlarge numbers and in such a rel- was not of nuclear but ofatively short time-span of a few scalar EM technology origin.years, have never been previ-ously reported from WA, or THE TESLA C ONNEC-anywhere else on planet Earth, TIONin documented scientific histo- In an early telephone call,ry. Dan Gelber informed me that However, on occasion, isolat- the US had found evidenceed single high-energy (Earth Photo #2 of orange light beam over Fremantle Garden Island that in 1992 the Aum sect hadstress light?) events have been Naval Base on 24 May 1990 (© John Goldsmith) sent a research team to studyreported; e.g., in Eastern Tibet in 1947, prior to the Red Chinese at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Theirinvasion, a large earthquake struck this border area and was fol- objective was to get data on Teslas electromagnetic wave trans-lowed by huge, high-power, orange-red glows of spherical light- mission technology, as related to an earthquake-inducing weaponsforms which hung for days over the eastern sky. Buddhist monks system. Gelber, being a lawyer, did not seem to understand muchreported that these apparitions were visible from Lhasa and they about this weapons system, but discussed it in passing as evi-considered them at the time to be very evil omens (and correctly dence for the Aum sects deep desire to obtain exotic newso!). weapons systems with potential for mass destruction—such as These Australian events are very high-power events and should nuclear bombs, nerve gas technology, etc.not mistakenly be compared with the average, isolated and very Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was the scientific genius who single-rare, low-power "Earth stress light" and/or "min-min light" reports handedly invented modern AC electrical rotating fields and elec-as occasionally observed near seismically active earthquake zones trical generators, motors, plus radio (Marconi apparently stoleand only rarely reported in historical literature. Teslas ideas whilst apprenticed at Teslas New York laboratory) The concentrated high energies involved in the recent and a host of other electrical and electromagnetic devices. MostAustralian fireball and associated events and in the exotic static of the foundations of modern 20th century electrical civilisation islight events, as well as their increasing event periodicities, suggest due to Teslas pioneering work in the period 1880-1908.a non-natural origin, or possibly a rapidly evolving natural system As it happens, I have a large library of Teslas works and manyof unknown type. books written about him. Teslas electromagnetics and his under- At this time, scalar EM wave interference is the preferred standing of physics have always intrigued me and I have spentphysics mechanism for the formation of both fireballs and their many hours pouring over his patents, attempting to visualise theassociated phenomena as well as the exotic static light emission circuits and his I was greatly intrigued by Gelbers comments and pondered Alien UFO activities cannot be completely discounted, but they over their possible significance, if any, to the Banjawarn events ofdo not fit the available human intelligence pattern which strongly 28 May 1993. I began to reread my Tesla library, searching forpoints to Earth-based technological activity. any possibly relevant information.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 45
  • TELEGEODYNAMICS AND TESLA WAVES two or more widely separated Tx sites. I found references to Tesla constructing a vibrating mechanical It is important to realise that he was not transmitting standardoscillator with a perfect periodicity that he used to ping the Hertzian waves which vibrate transversely to the string directionEarth. He also tried it out on his laboratory building structure and in normal 3D space with a constant rate of time flow—as in stan-found that when it received a return signal of longitudinal (i.e., dard HF radio transmission. Lord Kelvin of the London Royalscalar) seismic or sound wave energy it added a new impulse Society of Physics once had a serious argument with Tesla at a"ping" to the return. After a few minutes this wave reinforcement scientific meeting in New York as Kelvin considered transversebuilt to such a level that harmonic oscillatory forces created local vibrational E- and H-field Hertzian waves to be the only form ofground earthquakes and/or began to vibrate the target building to EM wave propagation.pieces. Tesla built this device to provide a mechanical analogy to However, when invited to Teslas laboratory, Kelvin washis EM wave research and to help him visualise the system astounded to see by experimental demonstration that Tesla wasdynamics. indeed creating longitudinal vibrational or scalar EM waves of Tesla describes taking a sledgehammer to one of his first pure electrostatic potential—or, as Tesla called them, n o n -devices, as this was the only method capable of stopping the rapid Hertzian radiations. Kelvin then apologised in public and con-collapse of his laboratory and nearby buildings which were all firmed the existence and nature of the new Tesla wave.vibrating increasingly violently and in sympathy with the mechan- Recent private research in the USA has demonstrated that Teslaical oscillators seismic wave packets. wavescan propagate in n-dimensional space and may be engi- There were vague references in the literature to Teslas mechan- neered to operate in a non-linear time dimension at any speedical telegeodynamics theories coupled to suggestions that he could from zero to infinite (not being limited to c, the speed of light).create the same seismic effects Several Tesla waves sent fromwith EM "Tesla waves", as pro- different transmitters may alsoduced by his "Magnifying be engineered to combine byEnergy Transmitter"—a giant interferometry to produce anTesla coil linked to a special EM slug of very-high-levelcircuit design and a large, infolded or contained energy,spherically shaped aerial. with any desired light emission Tesla utilised these "Tesla shape, colour and intensity.waves"—longitudinal (scalar) This slug of EM energy may beEM waves (like sound waves) moved around the planet atof pure electrostatic potential will—visibly or invisibly). Thewith no E (electrical) or H contained energy may be(magnetic) transverse vibra- released by a further specifictional fields. He certainly transmission. The EM slug canproved that he could transmit be moved into the Earth,usable electrical energy in very through the air or into the sea.large quantities, without any If detonated in the Earth, anwires and with only minor ener - earthquake is the result. In agy losses, via his EM Photo #3 of orange light beam over Fremantle Garden Island building or a city, a violentMagnifying Energy Naval Base on 24 May 1990 (© John Goldsmith) explosion of pseudo nuclearTransmitter. He claimed that he was bouncing these Tesla waves style is the result (even up to nuclear force levels).through the Earths core to the antipodes and back to the transmit-ter (Tx) site. A relatively small, 10 kW-generator energy supply TESLAS "DEATH RAYS" AND SUPPRESSED EM WEAPONSof just a few horsepower would rapidly allow the buildup by reso- TECHNOLOGYnance of millions of horsepower in the coil circuits of this In his later years Tesla claimed that he could produce a "deathMagnifying Energy Transmitter device. ray", with a range of hundreds of miles, which would be useful Sheets of man-made lightning and blue-white electrical stream- against aircraft. Tesla also stated that another of his inventionsers would arc out of the circuit to Earth grounding points, or from would allow entire cities to be devastated by explosive EM trans-the top spherical aerial system. Locals, many miles away from missions across intercontinental distances, to anywhere on theTeslas Colorado Springs laboratory, complained of experiencing planet, with no defence possible; and that EM "Tesla shields",sparks and blue-white streamers of electrical energy issuing from produced by the same new device, could defend an entire countrypower lines, generators, electric motors, etc., and even from the or a city against aircraft and shells.soles of their boots to the ground. He certainly made several public announcements about the Tesla had previously demonstrated that fire and flames can be "death-ray" and "city-buster" EM weapons systems in the 1920sexactly reproduced by very-high-tension, high-frequency, electro- and 1930s, but no details of techniques have survived in the pub-static potential waves (in fact, that is all a fire is when considered lic domain to my physics)—dimensions higher than the standard burning of, say, In 1924 a plethora of "death ray" and "anti-aircraft ray" storiescarbon in oxygen philosophy of atomic molecular chemistry. appeared in the New York Times . The Western Australian In his patent for the EM Magnifying Energy Transmitter, Tesla Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper also published stories on thesementions that it can transmit electrostatic potential energy to the inventions during the 1920s.planetary antipodes, or create a grid of standing waves and nodes Various inventions were linked to scientists from severalof pure electrostatic potential energy across the entire planet. He nations, e.g., Grindell H. Mathews (UK), Dr T. F. Wall (USA),provides a method for steering the antipodean target site by utilis- Herr Wolle (Germany), and Grammachikoff (USSR) (as revealeding two or more waves of differing frequency and amplitude from by belligerent statements by Trotsky). Details of the technology46 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • allegedly employed by these systems are currently unavailable in upper atmosphere or ionosphere and a standard evacuated fluores-the Western literature. cent tube: both can be lit up by a Tesla coil radiating Tesla An Australian inventor of such a "death-ray" device, Charles waves, without any wires having to be used.Sidney Way, was found dead—shot through the heart under mys- Tesla believed that nuclear radiation from specific isotopes,terious circumstances—on the promenade of an English seaside such as radium or uranium, was not just the result of atomicresort in late 1937. nucleus instability, but that the decay was caused by interaction of News stories were also published in the USA about Teslas the nucleus with a special ray emanating throughout the universe."death ray" inventions in 1924, 1934 and, finally, in 1938. He stated that it would be possible to engineer EM "shielding" to The 1938 press releases stated that Tesla would employ 50 mil- stop the rays and hence terminate the action of nuclear disintegra-lion volts in a new form of ray wave, only one-hundred-millionth tion, and that therefore, presumably, it would be possible to gen-of a centimetre in diameter, based upon an entirely new principle erate concentrations of such rays and stimulate the nucleus intoof physics that produced a great repelling force. Tesla stated that explosive or rapid general transmutation.this device could melt any engine and that there was no defence Teslas radiation and other theories, as well as more recent theo-against it. It could travel through interstellar space faster than retical studies by US physicist Tom Bearden, have enabled a fulllight and, if aimed at the Moon, it would turn a spot on the surface elucidation of the reasons for a series of quite bizarre activitiesinto incandescence. associated with the Japanese Aum Supreme Truth sect at It would appear that Tesla was referring to something vaguely Banjawarn station, Western Australia, during 1993, and demon-similar to modern concepts of laser or particle beam weapons, but strated the sects close connection to the Banjawarn fireballs,possibly utilising micro-wave EM transmissions of enormous explosion and mini-Tunguska earthquake events.power, travelling at speeds As research into thegreater than c, the velocity of "Banjawarn Bang" has pro-light. In actual fact, physicists gressed, an entire collection ofcall waves with dimensions of bizarre events and coincidencesone-hundred-millionth of a cen- has begun to unravel—but youtimetre (i.e., 10-9 metres) X-rays, will have to wait for Part 3 forbut the size mentioned by Tesla also quite close to the arbitrary The next article in this seriesboundary designated for even will cover intelligence on thesmaller radiations—defined as Japanese Aum sect as regardsgamma rays. their interest in EM weapons and To achieve such wave-packet their activities in Australia. Itvelocities of greater than c was will also summarise the knownthought to be impossible in physics and effects of modernEinsteinian Western physics— scalar EM weapons systems,until the recent redevelopment of including their wave-transmis-new ideas in physics concerning sion health effects on human andthe theoretical relativistic hyper- other life-forms, and will detail aspace transmission of scalar EM variety of recent Earth history Photo #4 of orange light beam over Fremantle Garden Islandwaves—or Tesla waves. events where such weapons are Naval Base on 24 May 1990 (© John Goldsmith) It is also now known that lon- believed to have been employedgitudinal scalar EM waves do indeed produce a great repelling by Russian, Japanese and covert US power groups.force on the atomic nucleus, bypassing the outer electron shellsand directly engineering or interfering with the components of the Note:nucleus. Any persons seeing, having seen, or knowing anything about Tesla was not known to make idle statements, but some of his exotic meteor fireballs or other static exotic light emission events, or knowing anything about EM weapons systems tech-ideas were so incredible and beyond the ken of so many other nology or deployment and/or testing in Australia or anywherephysics peers that mainstream academics commonly just ignored else on planet Earth, are invited to contribute to this project byhis work. Only in recent years have some brave souls come out telephoning the author on +61 (0)9 525 5999 (after 10.00 amwith experimental and theoretical studies that confirm the bril- WA time = gmt + 8 hours), faxing on +61 (0)9 525 5944, or e-liance of this amazingly practical and innovative mind. Most mailing on Western university physicists simply ignore Teslas work.Only Eastern European and Russian universities normally include About the Author:a study of Teslas work in their curricula. Harry Mason, BSc, MSc, MAIMM, MIMM, FGS, is a UK-born As early as 1914, Tesla predicted the electrical control of geologist/geophysicist, resident in Perth, Western Australia.atmospheric moisture, and he gave some thought to how this His 30-year career in mineral exploration has had him sta-weather control could be achieved using his magnifying trans- tioned all over the world, including Alaska, India, Norway,mitter. He implied that it would be possible even to affect the Mexico, Morocco, Sudan and UK. He has extensive fieldSuns EM fields and output, or certainly modify its effects upon experience in geo-recce, geological mapping, geophysics/geo-the Earth, by means of EM Tesla wave transmitters. chemistry, prospecting, remote-sensing/computer imaging technologies, and seismic and electromagnetic studies. He Tesla suggested a means for lighting the ionosphere by EM specialises in the geology and resource exploration of WAswaves to produce a dull white glow—to turn night into day and Eastern Goldfields. Lately he has been devoting his time andmake sea and air navigation safer. This apparently magical thesis expertise to researching mysterious Australian outback phe-would work along the lines of an analogy between the rarefied nomena of natural and man-made origins.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 47
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  • CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCIENCE claimed could produce antigravity and an extremely strong and it radiates, causing GRAVITO-MAGNETIC DEVICE abundant amount of energy. Also to sup- interruptions of electron flow in normal (GMD) port his claim, he said that he had built four electrical systems, i.e., lights, cars, road ©1996 by Pierre Sinclaire prototypes that demonstrated these effects. transformers and electromagnetic transmis- Prepared for the 3rd International The first one was built in a 45-gallon drum, sions. So, when completed and activated, Symposium on New Energy, USA the second one was built on a trailer, the this machine must be taken extremely seri- April 1996 third one was built on a plywood base, and ously. But dont be alarmed: if a control the fourth one was built on an eight-foot- system is in place, it is easy to stop thisACKNOWLEDGEMENTS diameter platform at 10 feet in the air. effect. This paper is dedicated to a man whom I His work paralleled the research that I One of the main purposes of the GMD isrespect very much: David Pierre Hamel, a was doing so I devoted the past six years of to understand the effects of enclosedman who helped me tremendously in my research, in collaboration with David opposing magnetic fields that have varyingquest to understand antigravity and who Hamel, to understanding the unusual phe- vector angles—such as in theories set forthpushed me to look at science in a new way. nomenon and to building a prototype that by Tom Bearden. This paper is also dedicated to those who would demonstrate and conclude that such In my opinion, David Hamel has broughthave the time and resources to duplicate the a technology is obtainable today. about an incredibly powerful and usefulGMD. At this time, the GMD is almost com- technology which also generates antigravi- plete; so, too are the drawings. This paper ty. The GMD has a powerful upwardABSTRACT will help you understand the basic func- thrust which causes it to rise into the air. In this short paper I would like to convey tions of the GMD. [More detailed informa- Similar work has been done by John Searlenough information to help anyone who tion is now available, together with a of England with his levi-disc experiments.would like to undertake research into the videotape on how to build, step by step, the When we understand the inner workings ofGravito-Magnetic Device (GMD). I will model discussed in this paper. The draw- what causes the secondary electrogravita-give a brief description of the hardware and ing and videotape are available through tional fields, the possibility of creating var-the theory behind the GMD. I will also Project Magnet, Inc. Ed.] ious devices to produce plentiful energy oftalk about various researchers who have I should note here that all building mate- different types is mind-boggling.come up with very similar theories and rials for the GMD are readily availableresults. almost anywhere in the world and the cost OVERVIEW OF CONSTRUCTION is relatively cheap. A lot of hand work is It should be noted that the configurationINTRODUCTION required, but nothing that is unattainable. of the parts inside the GMD is such that it At the end of 1989, I was fortunate to No special machining or parts are required. promotes an enclosed constant variation ofmeet a man named David Pierre Hamel. Only patience and devotion are needed. opposing magnetic fields. In the restingMr Hamel had been working for the previ- Finally, I would like to emphasise that state, the moving cones are balanced andous 14 years on an energy system that he the power generated around the GMD is stabilised in a magnetic field repulsion, likeLegend: For better detail, visit the Project Magnet webA) Control Mechanism Fig. 1: SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM OF THE GRAVITO-MAGNETIC DEVICEB) Collar Magnet Ring page at Inverted CupsD) Round MagnetsE) Wall Ring Magnets B AF) Ring Magnet Fig. 3 Air SpaceG) Ring Magnet CH) Moving Cones C I) Plywood Base J) Shell KK) Inverted Cones H E Fig. 4 L 38.61 cm G D F J I 182.5 cm 202.39 cm 243.84 cmJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 49
  • NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCE Fig. 2 (Refer to legend in Fig. 1) the ball bearings which fit into the inverted A Air Space cups. B D: Each of the D magnets is attached to C C a small aluminum inverted cone, L, which reaches from the magnet to the collar of the H lower K cone and the two H cones. Each of the D magnets, including the magnet inside the control mechanism, A, is identi- cal. E : Attached to the wall are two L D adjustable magnetic rings. The purpose of these rings is to hold the H cones centred and at the tip of the J small double-sided For better detail, visit the Project Magnet web page at cones. F : Attached to the outer edge of thea magnetic bearing. This is the hardest part wood base; (J) double-sided cones; (K) moving cones H are ring magnets at a 90-to accomplish. cone enclosures; and (L) inverted cones. degree angle to the G magnets. Their pur- The start-up of the GMD is initiated by A: In the aluminum casing is the control pose is to support part of the weight of thelowering a magnet at the centre top of the mechanism. It is composed of a large bari- moving H cones and to generate moreshell, inside the shell towards the momen- um ferrite magnet that is raised or lowered opposing magnetic fields. Each cone, Htarily magnetically-balanced moving by the use of a corkscrew-type device. The and K, has its F magnet aligned in thecones. Referring to Fig. 1, as the central aluminum casing is bolted to the upper same polarity.magnet, which opposes the one attached at body of the GMD. It should be noted that G: Attached at the extreme circumfer-the centre of the upper moving cone, is 1/2-inch spacers are utilised to allow for air ence of the moving cones, H, are ringlowered inside the GMD, it forces the flow. The magnets used in the control magnets which are perpendicular to the Gupper cone to move sideways, shifting the mechanism are identical to all the D-type ring magnet. They repel the field of themagnetic balance between the cones inside magnets in Figures 1 and 2. magnetic rings around the outer wall, E,the GMD. The cones stay offset to each B: Riveted to the collar of each cone is a of the GMD. This is to ensure that the Hother for a short while, and then plasma- ring of magnets. Each ring is composed of cones are kept in the centre at a proper dis-like energy starts to build up around the several individual magnets with all their tance. The distance between the E and GGMD. The energy buildup creates a shift magnetic poles in the same direction, rings is determined by the strength of eachof colour from red-orange to light blue and which creates the desired effect of oppos- magnets magnetic field. Here it should bethen white. Following this effect, the ing magnetic fields. The purpose of the noted that all spacing arrangements areGMD starts to lose weight and has an configuration of these rings is to minimise based on magnet field strength.upper lift in a greater ratio than its total the physical weight of the moving cones, H: The two cones are identical to the Kweight. H. cones except that attached to the outer cir- The GMD is composed of 12 major C: Next to the collar, attached to the cumference of each cone is a ring magnet,components (see Fig. 1): (A) the control wall of the moving cones are three pairs of G. Note that it is important that themechanism; (B) four individual rings of inverted aluminum cups set 120 degrees attached ring magnet, G, is distanced farmagnets; (C) inverted cups; (D) three mag- apart from each other. The dimensions of enough from the E ring magnets so thatnets attached to inverted cones; (E) wall all the inverted cups are determined by two their magnetic fields do not interfere withrings; (F) outer-edge rings; (G) outer-edge factors: (a) the distance between the E each other.extended ring; (H) moving cones; (I) ply- and G magnetic rings; and (b) the size of I: It is desirable to use plywood as a base, as it is easier to attach, move and Fig. 3 (Refer to legend in Fig. 1) For better detail, visit the Project Magnet web page at remove parts as necessary. J : There are six small double-sided cones that sit in 12 cups. The size and B design of the cups allow sideways and C wobble movement of the H cones and act as a locking mechanism to restrict the swaying movement of the H cones. K: These two cones are mainly utilised to provide an enclosure, as well as for mag- netically clamping the moving H cones. L: The small, inverted aluminum cones are designed to support and attach the D magnets to the lower K cones and the H cones at the collar. It is important to have these cone arrangements to allow an air- flow path between the layers of the cones,50 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • NEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCENEWSCIENCEthus triggering the swaying movement of Fig. 4 (Refer to legend in Fig. 1) For better detail, visit the Project Magnet web page atthe moving cones, H, when the GMD is its electrogravitational field. EEXPERIMENTAL NOTES G So far, the prototype has demonstratedthe same mechanical effect that David FHamel claimed. It has shown that when theH cones are manually moved, the air flowsin and out of the central hole and the outeredges of the GMD. Since the control system has not yet beencompleted and the outer wall not covered[at the time of this presentation], it was notpossible for me to tell if the secondaryeffect showed up around the GMD. But,because all the construction of the differentsections of the GMD plus all the mechani- would oppose each other. He showed a About the Author:cal functions have proven to be right, I direct relation with the field strength inside Scientific researcher Pierre Sinclaire,believe that the secondary effect should the can and the electric field appearing out- from Fort Langley, British Columbia,show as predicted. side the can. Canada, has devoted years to advanced • Floyd Sweet , who made several research into alternative sources of ener -GENERAL COMMENTS devices proving that stressing a magnet gy. His work has drawn the attention of To my knowledge, there are five people with an opposing magnetic field would various groups who commissioned himwho have come up with devices which use cause the magnet to generate a secondary to build prototypes and experiment withthe principle of opposition of magnetic field in the surrounding space which could these sources of energy.fields at vector angles—devices which then be trapped with scalar-wound coils. Pierre Sinclaires research focus overdemonstrate unusual and similar effects to • Wilbert Smith, who demonstrated that the last six years has been on Davidthe David Hamel devices: using electromagnetic coils wound in the Pierre Hamels theories and devices. In • John Searl, with his levi-disc machine. same fashion as Hoopers, but with two collaboration with Hamel, he is now • John Hutchison, who has demonstrat- overlapping coils of the same, would also close to completing a duplicate of oneed the opposing magnetic field using Tesla produce unusual effects. of four prototypes that demonstratedcoils with varying frequencies. • Tom Bearden, who, in my opinion, has antigravity and other unusual effects • W. J. Hooper, whose test apparatus, advanced the best theory to explain the rea- when te sted at Ma ple Rid ge, BC,employing an enclosed, shielded metal can, sons for the unusual behaviour of this ener- Canada.utilised an electromagnetic coil wound in gy. He also explains what causes this reac- Pierre Sinclaire can be contacted by e-such a way that each electromagnetic field tion at the nuclear level. ∞ mail on: H Fig. 5 (Refer to legend in Fig. 1) For better detail, visit the Project Magnet web page at J IJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 51
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  • MASTER R: THE MASTER OF THE ROSE R osicrucian, Theosophical and New Age writings over the last century have dis- cussed a master soul, known as the Master R., who has incarnated many times to give guidance to the emergence of Western society. These writings also discuss a hidden spiritual hierarchy on or involved with this planet. This hierarchy has seven so-called "Ray Lords", each of whom rules over an aspect of life that is defined by Sir Francis each ray. The Lord of the 6th Ray was Jesus Christ—the avatar (spiritual leader) of the age of Bacon had Pisces. The 6th Rays characteristics include devotion and idealism, central tenets of Christianity. The Lord of the 7th Ray is said to be the Master R. The 7th Ray is the ray many reasons of transmutation, synthesis and purification—or alchemy. It is the ruling ray for the Aquarian age which we are now entering. It is interesting to note that Jesus Christ proph- for passing off esied the coming of the "water-bearer" (Aquarius) at the Last Supper. He told his disci- ples to go into the city where they would meet a man with a pitcher of water, and that they should follow this man. some of his own The Lords of the Seven Rays appear in Hindu mythology, except they are called avatars—manifestations of gods in human form. Here we approach the crux of the Ray great literary Lords mythology. In Hindu mythology there are 10 avatar incarnations in each cycle of existence, each one 2,000 years apart. The avatar of the Arian age was represented by work under the Abraham (meaning "I am Brahma"), who embodied the Brahma aspect of the Hindu trini- ty. The Brahma aspect symbolises being and willpower. The next avatar was symbolised pen-name of by the fish—the symbol of Christ and the age of Pisces. Following on from this is the boar avatar—the symbol of the Master R. and the age of Aquarius. The next avatar, sym- bolised by the turtle, will appear 2,000 years hence, according to the mythology. William In Hindu myth, the boar avatar manifests the Vishnu, or wisdom, aspect of the Hindu holy trinity. The age of Aquarius is the age of the mind, of wisdom, and Aquarius, of Shakespeare. course, is an air sign. The avatar of the Aquarian age is also known as John, equated with the Christian John the Beloved and the Master R. Not only do the Hindu and Christian religions foretell the coming of a master for the Aquarian age, but other signs have manifested themselves. The alchemist Paracelsus (1493-1541) foretold the coming of the Master R. after observing the supernova in the constellation of Cassiopeia in 1572-74. He saw it as: ...the Sign and Harbinger of the approaching revolution: there is nothing concealed which shall not be revealed, for which cause a marvellous Being (Elias the Artist) shall come after me, who as yet lives not, and who shall reveal many things. One of the greatest incarnations of the Master R. was as Sir Francis Bacon (1561- 1626?), who was Lord Chancellor of England from 1618 to 1621. That Bacon was the Master of the Rose is made clear by his family symbol, the boar. Bacon is also regarded by Michael Taylor ©1996 as the father of the Rosicrucian secret society. That this "Elias the Artist", mentioned by Paracelsus, was Francis Bacon is clear from Excerpted from his book Rosicrucian writings: Master R: Lord of Our Civilisation Elias Artista! Genius Director of the Rose Cross, symbolical personification of the Published by The Rawley Trust Order… Paracelsus the Great has predicted thy coming… PO Box 2831, Christchurch 8015 In his Mathematical Magick, Dr Wilkins of the Royal Society referred to the "Director New Zealand of the Rose Cross" as "Francis Rosicross". Wilkins was the first secretary of the Royal Telephone: +64 3 366 2943 Society, the original idea for which came from Bacon. E-mail: By looking at Francis Bacons life we can understand the long-term goals and plans of the Master of the Rose, which even now are still coming to fruition.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 53
  • FRANCIS BACON: MASTER OF THE PROSE Novum Organum and The Advancement of Learning: Elizabethan England was anything but a free society. As in Now for my plan of publication; it is this. Those parts of thecontinental Europe at the time, the authority of the monarchies work which have it for their object to find out…such minds asand the Church was undisputed. Sovereigns held the power of life are prepared and disposed for the argument, and to purgeor death over their subjects. Authorities encouraged informers— the floor of mens understandings, I wish to be published tospies—to hand in heretics and political radicals, who were then the world and circulate from mouth to mouth; the rest Itortured into confessions before being executed. England was in would have passed from hand to hand with selection andthe midst of a theological split between Catholicism and judgment…a sound foresight, which tells me that the formulaProtestantism. Its coming Renaissance was but a flicker in the itself of interpretation, and the discoveries made by the same,minds of a tiny, learned elite. will thrive better if committed to the charge of some fit and Amidst this unstable background, Elizabeth I came to the selected minds, and kept private.2throne in 1558. By the time Charles I succeeded to the throne in1625, the English language had BACONS CIPHERS ANDbeen transformed and English PEN-NAMEScommerce and trade led the So, Francis Bacon keptworld. America was being much of his works hiddencolonised, and foundations had from the public by using bothbeen laid for a revolution in ciphers and pen-names. Manypolitical thought and science. historians make reference to As W. T. Smedley, a biogra- the abovementioned passagepher of Francis Bacon, stated: and conclude that Bacon never From 1576 to 1623…the finished his publishing plan. English language was But there is much evidence to made…the finest examples indicate he used pen-names to of its capacities which conceal his literary output. today exist. But the knowl - A clue to the greatest of his edge and wisdom pos - pen-names is given by sessed by the classical Anthony Bacon, Francis fos- writers, the histories of the ter-brother. In a sonnet principal nations of the Anthony wrote in 1595-96, he world, practically every - stated that Francis Bacons thing that was worth muse was the goddess Pallas knowing in the literature Athena—the shaker of the of other countries, were spear of knowledge at the ser- for the first time made pent of ignorance writhing at available in the English her feet. The sonnet read: tongue…1 Therefore Bacon, if it chances that my Muse But this remarkable English praises someoneRenaissance was not a sponta- It is not because she isneous happening—not much in eloquent or learned,history ever is. It was the Although your Pallas hasdeliberate design of a small taught me better (how togroup, led by Sir Francis speak);Bacon. Bacon called his plan It is because my Lute"The Great Instauration" for sings the saintly glorythe "worldwide reformation of Or in these artless linesthe arts and sciences". This (naïve) his image isplan was the result of a vision imprintedhe received in his youth—a Or that thy Virtue brightvision of a world transformed shines in my shade.3by science and reason. During his youth, Bacon had stayed for three years with the Even one of Bacons titles, Lord Verulam, translates asFrench court where he mixed with a group of philosophers, "the "Spearshaker".Pléiade", labouring to bring about a revolution in thought in Bacons use of pen-names and the ciphers within his writingsFrance. Inspired by their efforts to reform the French language have been extensively written about for over a century.4 Ciphersand set learning at the pinnacle of human endeavour, he applied a run through all of Bacons works, regardless of pen-name, fromsimilar program in England but on a grander scale. the Shepheards Calendar, published in 1579, to the First Folio, Bacon was a visionary in every sense of the word. His writings published in 1623. It is more commonly thought that Edmundcovered every conceivable area of human endeavour from science Spenser was the author, but he could not have been as he was onlyto romance, from politics to the use of ciphers; but his method of 11 years old when Shepheards Calendar was first published. Thedissemination was unusual, though not unusual for the times in first editions of that work were published anonymously. Indeed,which he lived. Bacon partially revealed his method in his works, most people of any importance at the time wrote in cipher in order54 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • to protect themselves. Bacon was in more need than most of pro- expecting a child by Lord (Robert) Dudley, Keeper of the Queenstection, as his secret parentage was of extraordinary importance to Horse.5the future of Britain. Bacon used many different cipher systems Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, Elizabeths Ambassador in France,to record details of Elizabethan England and his life which he wrote to Sir William Cecil on 31 December 1560, stating that thecould not utter publicly. Spanish Ambassador had just visited him, who did "earnestly The ciphers tell the real story of the authorship of the enquire me to tell him whether the Queens Majesty was notShakespeare plays. For instance, the first message of the 6th line secretly married to Lord Robert; for, said he, I assure you, thisword cipher in Shakespeares First Folio states: [the French] court is very full of it, and the rumours of her doings Bacon—a strange beginning—this hath some seeming—first be very strange in all courts and countries".6 to show the name—I find tis wonderful I perform for On her succession, Elizabeth made Dudley Master of the you...Dost though not perceive—you may aske—I am Bacon. Queens Horse. He was given rooms interconnecting with the Queens and access at all times to the Queens chambers. By April This message from the word cipher in Shakespeares First Folio 1559, their affection for each other was also revealing. It states in part (with Queen Elizabeth I speak- Count de Feria, the Spanish Ambassador, reported to Philip IIing to Bacon): of Spain that, "During the last few days Lord Robert has come so How now, thou cold-blooded slave, wilt though foresake thy much into favour that he does what he likes with affairs, and it is mother and chase her honour up and down? Curst be the even said that Her Majesty visits him in his chamber day and time of thy nativity... I am thy mother... night."7 Soon afterwards, Dudleys wife, Amy, fell down the stairs at her That Bacon used the name of an illiterate actor from home and died. According to the word cipher in ShakespearesStratford—William Shak-spur—and changed the name to echo First Folio, soon after Amys death Elizabeth and Dudley went tohis muse exactly, becomes clear in the ciphers of Bacons plays. Baynards Castle, the London townhouse of Lord Pembroke, aThe ciphers are vast, stretching over 56 member of the Privy Council, whereyears, tens of thousands of pages, they were secretly married. Sirnumerous editions and many different Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of thesystems. Some of the cipher messages Great Seal, performed the ceremo-are still waiting to be discovered. ny, which was observed by Sir Bacon, with the aid of his Even one of Bacons titles, Nicholas wife, Lady (Anne) Bacon."Rosicross" literary fraternity, changedthe shape of the English language, Lord Verulam, translates as Francis Bacon was born on 22 January 1561, and taken into theinvented over 10,000 new words andplanted his thoughts and phrases in the "Spearshaker". care of Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon.minds of every man and woman in theWestern world. Yet this was only part THE GROUNDWORK IS LAIDof Bacons contribution to the develop- Sir Nicholas provided Francisment of the modern world. with the best education England could provide at the time. Surrounded by learned men andBACONS ROYAL BIRTH learned works, Bacons home tutoring was unsurpassed in those In Dr William Rawleys Resuscitatio (1670 edition) was pub- times. His education at Trinity College, Cambridge, was an anti-lished a Bacon work, entitled "In Happy Memorie of Elizabeth, climax in comparison.Queen of England". Bacon wrote: At age 12, Francis Bacon had a powerful vision which showed Childless she was and left no issue behind her, which was the him a future based on rationality and science, where philosophy case of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Trajan and was put to practical use rather than pedantic argument. Inspired others. by this divine vision, Francis embarked on the "worldwide refor- mation of the arts and sciences"—"the Great Instauration" In fact, all these rulers did have children, but their children were (Magna Instauratio, published in 1620). Bacon articulated this innot recognised as successors to the throne. So Bacon was saying the proem to The Interpretation of Nature (written in 1603, butthat the Queen had a child or children who could not succeed to not published until 1734):the throne—but who? But when I searched, I found no work so meritorious as the Pierre Amboise, in his book, Life of M. Francis Bacon, discovery and development of the arts and inventions thatChancellor of England (1631), stated that Bacon was "born in the tend to civilise the life of man…Above all, if any man couldpurple". According to a law passed in 1464, commoners were not succeed, not merely in bringing to light some one particularpermitted to wear purple, the colour of royalty. When Bacon invention, however useful, but in kindling in nature a lumi -married in 1606, he was clad from top to toe in purple. Bacon nary which would, at its first rising, shed some light on thewasnt a commoner, but born of royal blood. Amboise went on to present limits and borders of human discoveries, and whichwrite that Bacon was "destined one day to hold in his hands the afterwards, as it rose still higher, would reveal and bring intohelm of the Kingdom". There was no way he could hold the reins clear view every nook and cranny of darkness, it seemed toof the Kingdom unless Bacon was Elizabeths son and destined to me that such a discoverer would deserve to be called the truebe Francis I. Extender of the Kingdom of Man over the universe, the Foreign ambassadors, writing in cipher to their sovereigns, Champion of Human Liberty, and the Exterminator of thereported the Queens pregnancy in 1560. According to Madame necessities that now keep men in bondage.Deventer von Kunow in the book, Last of the Tudors, a secretdespatch among the escurial papers reported that the Queen was From 1576 to 1579 Francis stayed with the French court whereJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 55
  • he was influenced by the Pléiade philosophers, led by Ronsard. Francis Bacon fought in Parliament for union with the Scots toThey acquainted Bacon with the various traditions such as the increase Englands strength against threats from the continent.Egyptian mysteries, Gnosticism and the Knights Templars. The This eventuated under James I and finally put an end to threats ofPléiade opened Bacons mind to the secrets and history of the instability to the north of England.Western mystery tradition, thus influencing his later plans and Bacon also pushed for expansion of colonisation in America,work. notably Newfoundland and Virginia, and donated much time and Bacons subsequent political career in the Elizabethan money to establishing those colonies. He was respected by allParliament and under James I seems a mere sideshow to the vast mainly for his virtue, but held in jealousy by his enemies, like thephilosophical undertaking he had set himself. Even so, he repre- hunchback Robert Cecil who knew the secret of Bacons birth andsented many constituencies, notably the foremost seat of desired to keep him down.Middlesex, and later, simultaneously, St Albans, Ipswich and Under James I, Bacon was knighted in 1603, appointedCambridge. Francis Bacon is the only person in history to have Solicitor-General in 1606, and achieved the post of Attorney-been a member of the House of Lords and the House of Commons General in 1613. In 1618 he became Lord Chancellor ofat the same time. In Parliament he served on no less than 29 com- England—the highest government post in the land next to themittees and was regarded as one of the most eloquent orators ever have stood before the House of Commons. Yet Bacon saw that omnipotent government was not the THE FALL FROM GRACEanswer: "The truth can never be reached by listening to the voice In 1621, Francis Bacon fell from public office after beingof authority," he wrote. He opposed subsidies for business and framed by Edward Coke, his parliamentary colleague and nemesisgovernment-granted monopolies. In 1589 Bacon moved that a from Elizabethan times.subsidy bill (a taxation bill) to give monies to the Queen be extra- Coke, the Leader of the House of Commons, was determined toordinary; in other words, be meant for war only. The amendment find evidence to indict Bacon and bring about his downfall.was passed, establishing the base for the eventual ascendancy of Others were involved in the conspiracy, including the cleric DeanParliament over the Crown. Williams who coveted Bacons post as Lord Chancellor. In 1593, under the threat of imprisonment by Elizabeth, Bacon In 1621 Dean Williams had an audience with the King, whereagain spoke against the Crowns encroachment on the right of the he advised James I to make Bacon a scapegoat to divert attentionHouse of Commons to set taxation levels. Bacon believed the from Jamess abuses of monopoly patents.amount requested would press heavily on the poor and that many Shortly thereafter in Parliament, Coke, a friend of Williams,would not be able to pay it. Bacon won against the Crown, and charged that the Lord Chancellor was suspected of bribery andsecured freedom of speech for the English in their own Parliament corruption—for accepting considerable monetary bribes inand the right of the Commons to set the amount of supply to the exchange for favourable verdicts in court. It was alleged thatCrown. This set the tone for future democracies that adopted the Bacon had made hundreds of thousands of pounds in this manner.Westminster system of government. Initially considering the charges to be a joke, Francis Bacon Bacon spoke against feudal privileges and opposed the enclo- soon realised the seriousness of the situation. He started vigoroussure of common lands by landowners. He also proposed to alter preparations for his defence.the language of the laws to make them accessible to the common On 24 April, however, the Lord Chancellor admitted guilt to theman. Bacon, himself trained as a lawyer, said in Parliament: charges, although he had never seen these charges and didnt Laws are made to guard the rights of the people, not to feed know how many there were. On 3 May the House of Lords pro- lawyers. nounced its verdict. Bacon was ordered to pay a huge fine, was stripped of office and was sentenced to the Tower of London. Francis Bacon was bound by oath to obey his monarch, and James I had ordered him to confess to the charges in order to protect himself (the King) and Jamess favourite courtier, Buckingham, from their abuse of the monopoly patents. This fact was discov- ered in Dean Williams private papers, uncovered many years afterwards by Bushell, Francis Bacons confidential secre- tary. It should also be remembered that the charges never went to trial; nothing was ever proved against Bacon.8 James I pardoned his sentence that year, and Bacon returned to his country estate, Gorhambury, to complete his secret literary work. BACONS DEATH The accepted history is that Bacon died on Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, 1626, after coming down with a chill, but there are so many inconsistencies in the story that56 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • even Bacon biographer Parker Woodward, a solicitor, called the philosophical, historical and literary treasures, all waiting to bedeath a "spoof". rediscovered. The ciphers which give the exact location of the Bacon was at Highgate with Dr John Wedderburn, the Kings vault are recorded on the title page of Bacons The New Atlantis,physician no less, when he came down with a chill. Wedderburn and on various tombs in the Bruton churchyard itself. Fortook Francis to the empty Highgate House and placed him in a instance, the cipher on the Ludwell tomb states:damp bed. That the Kings physician did this is beyond belief. A Under the secret foundations of former Bruton lies Francisfew days later, on Easter Sunday, Bacon reportedly died. Bacons Great Virginia Vault of Freemasonry. However, there is anecdotal evidence, in the last words of There have been several attempts this century to dig up theBacons sonnet diary, hinting at his real fate: vault and disclose its contents, but each attempt has been frustrat- You shall hear the surly sullen bell ed by the Church owners who refuse to cooperate with the contro- Give warning to the World that I am fled versial Baconians. It is only a matter of time before the vault is From this vile World with vilest Worms…to dwell. uncovered. What is inside is a matter of conjecture. Given Bacons literary achievements, it is likely to be a remarkable dis- In the 1671 edition of Resuscitatio, Molloy stated: covery. Bacon made a holy and humble retreat into the cool shades of rest, where he remained triumphant above fate and fortune BACONS LEGACY till heaven was pleased to summon him to a more triumphant Bacons method for permeating his philosophical ideas into the rest. collective unconscious of the age can best be summarised in his motto: Bene visit qui bene latuit (One lives best by the hidden Henry Oakley of Trinity College wrote of Bacon: life). He used secret societies to infuse his ideas into the main- He is gone, he is gone. The Word suffices. That he is dead stream of society. Bacon resurrected the Rosicrucian mystery tra- we say not.9 dition and the actual organisation of the Freemasons, injecting new life into them so that they became vehicles for the new Bacon was allegedly buried in a tomb at St Michaels Church, Baconian philosophy of reason and scientific enquiry.St Albans, but when the tomb was opened 100 years later nothing Bacon, like Goethe, scorned knowledge that did not lead to pos-was found: no bones, no valuables, not even a coffin. There is no itive action and also scorned the denial of evil in ourselves.mention of his funeral in contem- Bacon was grateful to Machiavelli forporary records, nor is there any his frank appraisal of the shadowyitem for funeral expenses in the side of human nature in politics:accounts of the administrators of We are beholden tothe estate. There is also no record Machiavelli, and writers of thatof his burial in the registers of St Francis Bacon is the only person in kind, who openly and unmaskedMichaels. Given Bacons prestige history to have been a member of declare what men do in fact,and former high standing, it is and not what they ought to do;remarkable there is no record of the House of Lords and the House for it is impossible to join theanyone even attending his funeral. Manly Hall, the American of Commons at the same time. In wisdom of the serpent and the innocence of the dove, withoutMasonic writer, claimed that Bacon Parliament he served on no less the precious knowledge of thefaked his own death and fled to thecontinent to continue his work than 29 committees... nature of evil.10 Bacons works touch on allstrengthening the Freemasonic aspects of humanity—politics, reli-lodge system. Probably residing in gion, theology, scientific method—Germany, Bacon may have been but his most brilliant observationsthe mystery publisher of are psychological. ForeshadowingRosicrucian literary works. the discoveries by Carl Jung about the nature of the unconscious One Rosicrucian painting indicates an association between con- and the shadowy side of man, Bacon realised that the baseness oftinental Rosicrucian history and Francis Bacon. This painting is man should be recognised and dealt with openly, rather thanfrom the archives of Frau le Coq, wife of the late Professor Von le repressed and personified as the devil.Coq, of Berlin University, who was an expert in Rosicrucian his- In modern political vernacular, Bacon was a conservative. Hetory. It shows Bacon as an old man, but clearly shows his initials, saw an ideal government as one which was benevolent without"F" and "B", on two of the crests. the worst excesses of despotism by rulers or by the majority: Not only may Francis Bacon have spent more years on the con- It is almost without instance that any government wastinent after 1626; he may also have visited America. And it is in unprosperous under learned governors.11the New World—in Williamsburg, Virginia—where a still more Bacon had a goal to be that governor, a philosopher-king, asremarkable mystery is waiting to be solved. Francis I of England—until Elizabeths death ended this dream. In science, Bacon sought nothing less than the construction of aTHE BRUTON CHURCH VAULT system that could be applied to the relief of mans suffering. He Bacon was a master of the treasure hunt, leaving clues for constructed a new "Classification of Science" (The Advancementfuture ages so the truth could be revealed. Discovering his of Learning , 1605) and described a new "Method for theciphers has been part of the treasure hunt, but these same ciphers Interpretation of Nature" (Things Thought and Seen, 1607; Threadpoint to another remarkable mystery. of the Labyrinth, 1606; Novum Organum, 1608). He investigated In Williamsburg, Virginia, is the Bruton Parish Church. Buried the phenomena of Nature in Natural History (1622), and showedin the grounds is a vault reportedly containing Bacons writings— how the writers of the past had advanced their truths to the time ofJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 57
  • Bacon in Forest of Forests, published in 1624. Bacon recorded founders named Bacon as their model and inspiration. The great"anticipations" of scientific results he felt would come from appli- minds of the French Enlightenment dedicated their masterpiece,cation of his methods in On Origins (1621). He described in The Cyclopédie, to Francis Bacon.New Atlantis (1624) the basis of a new society that would emerge The French Enlightenment philosopher Diderot (1713-1784)as a result of applying these principles. said of Bacon: Magna Instauratio (the Great Reconstruction) was inspired by That extraordinary genius, when it was impossible to write athe vision Bacon had in his youth, and was an Herculean task history of what was known, wrote one of what it was neces -without precedent in the history of thought. As Bacon stated in sary to learn.the preface to Magna Instauratio: ...and I…am labouring to lay the foundation not of any sect Will Durant stated in The Story of Philosophy: or doctrine, but of utility and power... Knowledge is power, The whole tenor and career of British thought have followed not mere argument or ornament. the philosophy of Bacon. The inductive method…gave John Locke the idea of an empirical psychology, bound by obser - In The Advancement of Learning , Bacon suggested that all vation and freed from theology and metaphysics; and hisareas of life—medicine, psychology, even dreams, predictions emphasis on "commodities" and "fruits" found formulation inand other occult phenomena—had rational rules and an empirical [Jeremy] Benthams identification of the useful and thebasis, yet he went full circle at the end of this survey, concluding good.12that science needs to be guided by philosophy. Bacon applied thisto politics, for he saw that the pursuit of politics becomes a The political reformer Edmund Burke was also greatly influ-destructive bedlam when divorced from science and philosophy, enced by the Lord Chancellor:or, in other words, from rationality and higher goals. Genius the most profound, of literature the most extensive, of So Bacon suggested the organisation of science itself, of com- discovery the most penetrating, of observation of human lifemunication between centres of learning to share research and the most distinguished and refined.13resources, and of royal patronage ofthe sciences. As a direct result, the Thomas Jefferson was also pro-Royal Society was later formed, with foundly influenced by Baconsthe financial support of the Crown. writings. Jefferson thought that in Novum Organum represents the his founding the United States hesummit of Francis Bacons open was fulfilling Bacons dreams asworks. It introduced a new method Under the pen-name Shakespeare, summarised in The New Atlantis.of logic to learning, to replace the Biographer Hepworth Dixonold ways which had borne so little Bacon had the most significant summarised the contribution thatfruit. Bacon pointed to errors in thought effect on English literature of any Bacons open works have made to our world:that had to be corrected in order for single person in history. The obligations of the worldhumanity to advance. Firstly, Bacon to Francis Bacon are of a kindsaid that experience of the world that cannot be overlooked.should have primacy, not the realities Every man who rides in aor misconceptions held in the minds train, who sends a telegram,of men, and that observation should who follows a steam plough, who sits in an easy chair, whobe the cornerstone of scientific crosses the channel or themethod. Secondly, he observed that different people look at the Atlantic, who eats a good dinner, who enjoys a beautiful gar -same experience in different ways, filtering reality to suit their den, or undergoes a painless surgical operation, owes himpresent state without seeing what is really there. Thirdly, Bacon something.saw the inappropriate and careless use of language as an enemy to ...the patriot, the statesman, the law reformer, the scientifictrue understanding. Lastly, Bacon saw errors in looking at the jurist, the historian, the collector of anecdote, the lover ofworld through the eyes of other philosophers. good wit, of humorous wisdom and of noble writing, also owes Francis Bacon went on to explain the scientific method of him something.14enquiry: that of experimentation and observation. He noted thatby accumulating data one can arrive at the form or essence of a A guiding spirit behind the schemes of Raleigh and others to setphenomenon. fledgling colonies on an untamed continent, Francis Bacon was The modern secular age of science was foreshadowed in The tireless in lobbying the King and his fellow countrymen to exploreNew Atlantis, the story of an island utopia in the Pacific where and colonise prevailed over ignorance and superstition in all spheres of Under the pen-name Shakespeare, Bacon had the most signifi-human life. Politically, the island had no elections, no ruler; just a cant effect on English literature of any single person in history.learned council of men who had proven themselves by scientific He literally recreated the entire English language and wroteachievement; in other words, a government without politicians. arguably the greatest literary works of the Western world.Most of the time these rulers were engaged in trying to control It is without precedent that one man could achieve so much inNature rather than their fellow man. one life, but Francis Bacon can be credited with laying the groundwork for our modern age of reason, science and liberty inTHE FUTURE OF LIBERTY the West. Bacon effectively laid the foundation for a new age of secularwisdom. When the Royal Society was formed in 1662, the Continued on page 8458 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • REPORT ON THE CSETI Nations leadership, members of the Senate to all pertinent offices of the United States BRIEFINGS and House of Representatives, international Government asking for a determination on Washington, DC, USA leaders and leaders in foreign governments, the validity of national security oaths relat- 7-11 April 1997 among others. ed to the UFO/extraterrestrial subject. In by Steven M. Greer, M.D. ©1997 It has always been our intent to effect this letter, which is available on the CSETI this disclosure in cooperation with the website (, it was stated that BACKGROUND United States and other governments, if it was our assessment that these oaths andC SETI [Center for the Study of possible. We are acutely aware of the vast restrictions were null and void, since the Extraterrestrial Intelligence] found- and profound implications of this matter oversight of the projects related to this sub- ed Project Starlight over three and a and for this reason have carefully included ject was improper, illegal and extra-consti-half years ago as an initiative to identify key government figures and offices in our tutional. [See Manifesto in NEXUS 4/02.]the best scientific evidence related to UFOs deliberations and plans. From the start, it Further, it was stated that, unless other-and extraterrestrial intelligence. Of partic- was made clear that, while we desired a wise directed by 1 January 1997, we wouldular importance is the identification of cooperative effort leading towards disclo- regard all military, intelligence and otherbona-fide military, intelligence, govern- sure, the matter would be disclosed through government-related witnesses to UFO/ment contractor and other government a civilian-led initiative should the govern- extraterrestrial projects and events as freeagency employees with direct, first-hand ment choose to be uninvolved. to speak openly about what they know con-knowledge of the UFO/ET subject. Through exhaustive and repeated private cerning this topic. The goal of the CSETI Project Starlight briefings with various government leaders, No corrective measures or statements—initiative is to present the best available we learned that this subject was being man- oral, written or otherwise—were submittedevidence and witness testimony in a man- aged in a way which kept the majority of to us by 1 January 1997. Through back-ner which would constitute a definitive dis- our constitutional leadership uninformed door channels it was conveyed that weclosure regarding the reality of the on the subject. It became clear that we would be allowed to move forward, andUFO/ET subject. This is to be done in a should collect the best evidence and wit- that our progress was being noted by vari-scientific, non-sensational and hopeful nesses and provide unmistakable and ous military, intelligence, government andmanner, assiduously avoiding an alarmist unambiguous information to these leaders private groups connected to the subject.tone or emphasis. so that they could make a decision on how Pursuant to the above letter, since no Since 1993, Dr Steven Greer, CSETI to proceed. Obviously, unless the leader- instructions stating otherwise were sent byDirector, and other CSETI P r o j e c t ship was informed, there could be no the US Government, CSETI proceeded toStarlight team members have provided pre- chance of their disclosing any information plan a Washington, DC, Briefing for thisliminary briefings for White House staff, a to the public, or even of convening an open spring, as promised.sitting Director of Central Intelligence, hearing and inquiry. During the week of 7-11 April, thesenior military leaders, senior United On 15 November 1997, a letter was sent CSETI Project Starlight team convened aJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 61
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONEgathering of nearly 20 first-hand govern- forward today, as a unified coalition, to dis- testimony of the US Government and mili-ment witnesses to UFO/ET events. These close what they know about the subject. tary witnesses. This briefing was designedgatherings principally took place at the There are 44 such witnesses thus far identi- to present the best scientific evidence andWestin Hotel in Washington, DC, although fied. witness testimony to establish the reality ofseparate briefings took place at the • Level Two Witnesses: These are wit- the subject matter, and to ask specificallyPentagon and elsewhere in the Washington nesses who have been identified but feel for open congressional hearings on thevicinity. intimidated about coming forward and matter. All of the US Government witnesses request the protection of congressional • To conduct a background educationalwho were present signed a statement that hearings and the protective effect of a con- briefing for interested members of thethey are willing to testify under oath before gressional subpoena. They number 55. open hearing in the US Congress con- • Level Three Witnesses: These are wit- • To provide private briefings to othercerning the UFO/ET projects and events nesses who are known to us but who are military, intelligence and political leaderswhich they personally and directly wit- considered probably hostile or uncoopera- as needed.nessed. These government UFO witnesses tive witnesses. They would need to be sub- All of the objectives listed above werespanned from the early 1950s to the 1990s, poenaed and treated as potentially hostile met.and represented events and/or projects witnesses. There are at least eight such All members of Congress plus theobserved while these witnesses were in the witnesses in this category. President, Vice-President and key cabinetAir Force, Army, Navy, NASA, private officials, as well as key military and intelli-industry and intelligence operations. Most THE WASHINGTON BRIEFINGS gence leaders, were invited to the briefing.of these witnesses had top secret clearances 7-11 April 1997 Further, they were offered the opportunityand were testifying regarding events which The purposes of the events of 7-11 April to receive private briefings at their conve-took place while they had those clearances. were as follows: nience during the week. It should be noted that the witnesses who • To gather together bona-fide first-handwere assembled during the week of 7-11 government UFO witnesses to further On 9 April, a closed briefing was heldApril are the courageous tip of a much solidify the coalition of such witnesses who for members of Congress and congression-larger iceberg. There are 107 such first- are willing to come forward with definitive, al staff, etc. Nearly 30 congressionalhand government UFO witnesses who have unambiguous information concerning the offices were represented by either membersbeen identified to date, and who should be UFO/ET subject. of Congress or staff members. Also pre-subpoenaed by the Congress to testify in • To convene a closed, confidential brief- sent were VIPs from the executive branch,open hearings. Conceptually, these wit- ing for members of Congress, congression- foreign embassy staff, government scien-nesses may be divided into three levels: al staff, White House staff, military leaders tists, representatives sent to the briefing by • Level One Witnesses: These are wit- and other Washington leaders on the sub- two state governors offices, and manynesses who are ready and willing to come ject, and for these leaders to hear the direct other dignitaries. During the briefing, participants were introduced to a substantial Briefing Document which contains numerous scien- tific cases and over 250 pages of definitive and unambiguous US Government docu- ments related to the subject. The govern- ment documents were selected from a larg- er collection of several thousand. Many were provided to CSETI by the CIA in 1994. These participants also viewed a collec- tion of excellent photographic, video and movie footage evidence spanning over 40 years and from every continent. Eleven first-hand government and mili- tary witnesses were selected to testify before this group of government leaders. For over one and a half hours they provid- ed definitive and unambiguous testimony regarding UFO/ET events. Their testimony ranged from a world-renowned astronomer who was present when an apparent extraterrestrial signal was received at the Harvard Observatory (SETI) facility; to an Eisenhower military top-secret witness who saw ET metal debris from a UFO62 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONEcrash; to a NASA employee who saw a tape of multiple UFO encounters, with ject was provided by Dr Greer. Followingpicture with a UFO, clearly in broad day- transcript. the briefing, a question-and-answer periodlight, which was destined to be airbrushed Following the presentation, a number of took place, and the media all had excellentout before release; to a Navy employee congressional staffers remained to discuss and insightful questions.with a top-secret clearance who was pre- this subject with the witnesses, CSETI It should be noted that the above meet-sent in 1981 during a major encounter off staff and leaders. ing was a background press briefing, not athe eastern seaboard, which was tracked by On the morning of 10 April 1997, a press conference. The purpose of thesatellite and radar and chased by military briefing was held at the Pentagon for very meeting was to provide scientific back-planes, with a resulting clear daytime pho- senior military staff. The CSETI team pre- ground materials, and to introduce thetograph. sent included five members: Dr Steven invited media to the concept of open con- The richness of detail of this testimony Greer, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Shari gressional hearings on the subject. Theand the down-to-Earth sincerity of these Adamiak, CSETIs military advisor and an CSETI media team felt that such a meetingwitnesses was very moving to the gathered Eisenhower-era first-hand UFO/ET wit- would be an important step towardsofficials. ness. This historic briefing lasted nearly preparing the mainstream media for a At the end of the briefing, one of the one and a half hours and was enthusiasti- future disclosure, and would encouragecongressional staffers came to the podium cally received by senior Pentagon staff them to cover the subject in an informedand, unsolicited by us, appealed to those present. and serious manner...congressional staffers and members of During the afternoon, a follow-up with The time has come for the world toCongress gathered, to take definitive steps various congressional staffers, other know that we are not alone in this vast uni-to let this information out to the public. Washington VIPs and the media took verse. The era of excessive secrecy, which Numerous congressional offices repre- place. is so corrosive to a free and democraticsented at this historic briefing expressed a At 7 pm there was a reception for an society, must end. Working together, wesincere desire to move this subject forward invitation-only media briefing. Uninvited can create a truly open and free society,and to work with us in obtaining open con- media were not allowed into this meeting; which, through much deliberation and wisegressional hearings as soon as possible. for example, long-time debunker Phil efforts, may someday take its place amongThere was great enthusiasm for this, and Klass appeared without an invitation and other planetary staffer from a congressional office has was politely removed from the receptionvolunteered to coordinate these efforts in area. Similarly, had tabloid media 15 April 1997Washington with CSETI. appeared, they, too, would have been Steven M. Greer, M.D. The combination of the extensive brief- asked to leave. This meeting was a back- Director, Center for the Study ofing materials, videotape evidence, first- ground educational briefing for major Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI)hand witness testimony and the participa- media only. PO Box 15401tion of so many congressional offices and At 7:30 pm the media briefing began. Asheville, NC 28813, USAother Washington leaders and dignitaries Present were UPI, the Boston Globe, NBC, Telephone: +1 (704) 274 5671certainly constitutes the most historic civil- ABC the BBC and others. Seven first- Fax: +1 (704) 274 6766ian gathering in UFO/ET history. hand witnesses provided statements to the E-mail: In planning this event, we had hoped for media, and a general overview of the sub- Website: www.cseti.orgpositive RSVPs from fiveto 10 congressionaloffices. The participationof nearly 30 such offices,as well as representativesfrom the executive branchand two state governors,certainly exceeded ourexpectations. Each congressionaloffice and VIP was pro-vided with: • The CSETI BriefingDocument and relatedcase materials; • The videotape summa-ry of photographs, videosand movie footage ofUFOs; • A copy of the 1965Edwards Air Force Baseair traffic control towerJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 63
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  • T heres a dangerous, mysterious beast lurking in the wilds of Puerto Rico," the San Juan Star newspaper announced on 19 November 1995. A similar creature that locals say punctures its victims and leaves bloodless holes made headlines in 1996 in Miami, Florida; Tucson, Arizona; San José, Costa Rica; and in Juárez In 1995-96 a and several other areas of Mexico. But it was Puerto Rico where the current cycle of vampire-like attacks was first reported. strange vampire- On 11 March 1995, near a town called Orocovis in the centre of the island, Enrique Barreto Hernandez found eight of his sheep dead. Each sheep had three strange puncture like creature went holes in the chest, and the wounds were described as "bloodless". Over the spring and on the rampage in summer months, reports of similar attacks spread from the centre of the island to far-flung towns such as Guánica on the southwest coast, Naguabo on the east coast, and Canovanas regions of Puerto between San Juan and El Junque rainforest. As word spread that blood was being sucked from sheep, goats and other farm animals by an unidentified creature, the Spanish words Rico, Mexico and chupar ("to suck") and cabras ("goats") were put together in a catch-all word, chu - pacabras, as a name for the marauder. southern USA, By November, several hundred animals including goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, dogs and guinea hens had been found with puncture holes which averaged about a quarter-inch killing animals and wide and three-quarters of an inch deep. Veterinarian Dr Carlos Soto of Levittown, Puerto Rico, examined one rabbit that had an exceptionally deep wound. He reported that even attacking the "puncture wound was half a centimetre wide at the base of the jaw and extended humans. about three to four inches into the base of the brain. There was no haemorrhaging either; no blood at all. I dont know what kind of natural predator could do that." Eyewitness descriptions have varied in different parts of the island. On the west end, in the Sabana Grande and Lajas regions, there have been reports of a primate-like creature. For instance, on 21 December 1995 near Guánica on the southwestern coast, 44-year-old With links to UFOs mechanic Osvaldo Claudio Rosado was washing his car at 3 am, but when he went to shut off the water faucet he was suddenly grabbed from behind. As Rosado tried to fight off and age-old fables, the intruder, he was shocked to see a black-haired "gorilla", about five feet tall. The ani- mal ran off and Rosado drove to the Tito Mattei hospital in Yauco to have doctors exam- these chupacabras ine and treat cuts in his abdomen, possibly torn by fingernails or claws on the animals hands. incidents still defy I visited the University of Puerto Rico Primate Center which studies rhesus and patus monkeys now living inland. Those animals escaped from an island south of Lajas where a explanation. government research project was conducted in the 1960s. A Civil Defense investigator told me: "Back then, they didnt know those monkeys could swim. But they can, and now those monkeys live north of Guánica and Sabana Grande." However, rhesus and patus monkeys dont stand five feet tall and are basically vegetarians, not bloodsuckers. At the other end of the island in towns such as Dorado, Aguas Buenas and Canovanas, residents have come face to face with a large-eyed creature that has red-coloured feathers or spikes from its head to the bottom of its spine. Some say the eyes glow red in the dark. by Linda Moulton Howe ©1996 Homicide detective Eliezer Rivera Diaz from Carolina, Puerto Rico, told television LMH Productions reporters that he watched the spikes on such a creature glow with light as it rose straight PO Box 300 into the night sky. Jamison, PA 18929-0300, USA The chupacabras hands and feet are described as having only three toes and fingers but Telephone: (215) 491 9840 with two-inch-long nails. It is also said to have small, pointed ears and "thin, patchy or Fax: +1 (215) 491 9842 spotted hair" in shades of grey, brown and orange. "It smelled like a wet dog or like it had E-mail: been in a sewer," said one Canovanas police officer who shot at a peculiar creature while it attacked his dog.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 65
  • Some residents are convinced that the chupacabras is linked tothe flying discs that are often seen in the skies above Puerto Rico.In June 1995, Mrs Enrique Gonzales and her six-year-old daugh-ter were outside around 11.30 pm on a warm summer evening. The Carolina homicideMr Gonzales heard both of them scream and immediately ran overto them, whereupon he saw a huge, round, glowing object. His detective said he watchedwife and daughter told him they were watching the object whensuddenly a red beam of light came out and touched the little girlon her upper right arm. Mr Gonzales reported that his daughters in disbelief as the strange,skin reddened in a circle and "bubbled up" where shed been hitwith the beam. glowing animal rose into Photographer Eddie Deese Conde, from El Vocero newspaper,eventually heard about the incident and travelled to the Gonzales the air.home. Conde told me later that by the time he got there the littlegirls upper arm had several bumps, but the redness had gone. Two months later in September, Mr Gonzales wire chickencoop was violently torn apart and nine of the birds lay dead with mechanic. His wife, Madalyne, was home with their children andbloodless holes in their necks, legs or backs. "It was the chu - that day she was helping her mother who lived next door.pacabras," he said emphatically, "and I think it came from that Miguels first job was to fix a truck he had left with its hood upUFO!" the night before. He said that when he got into the drivers seat to Even though there was no direct or proven connection between start the engine, "There was a terrible noise, a loud thumping, andthe two incidents, the notorious chupacabras was beginning to be then I saw a creature land on the ground near me. It was aboutblamed for every animal death. Privately, many locals worried three to four feet high and it moved in a crawling way. But then itthat the chupacabras might attack humans. just stood next to the cyclone fence about eight feet away and In the town of Canovanas, in the first week of August 1995, jumped straight over into the tall grass. A few hours later, myMiguel Agosta got up in the early morning to walk across the wife and her mother saw the same creature on the sidewalk instreet from his home to the auto garage where he works as a front of our house." Madalyne Agosta told me that she was helping her mother clean her house and was washing the front window when she saw two people walking backwards on the sidewalk, not more than five feet away, with their eyes wide open as if scared. Puzzled, she continued to watch and was shocked when a "creature I had never seen before" came walking slowly in front of her on the other side of the window. "This creature was standing in front of me for at least a minute," Madalyne said. "And the thing that really impressed me were the eyes. I get scared every time I have to talk about this because it seems to me it looked like one of those extraterrestrials that you see in movies: long, slanted eyes that were dark grey. The whole eyes were like wet Jello. It was holding two hands up kind of limply and I could see three fingers that looked human except there were nails about two inches long. The feet looked human, too, but they had only three toes separated by big spaces in between. There was a lot of mud on the feet. Going down the back were red feathers or something about four inches long. When I started screaming, thats when my mother came." Madalynes mother told me, "At the beginning I thought it was a kangaroo because the nose and face was kind of long and point- ed out a little. But when I saw the back, I could see some red feathers that were laid down. And I looked to see if it had a tail, but it had no tail. Then I thought it was not a kangaroo. Then it just started running across the street and hid itself in the grass." The mud and water smell suggests that the creature hides out in sewer ducts, underground caverns and springs or somewhere that is wet. The situation is even more confusing when scattered reports that the chupacabras can fly are taken into consideration. The Carolina homicide detective said he watched in disbelief as the strange, glowing animal rose into the air. This high strange- ness in the chupacabras reports has provoked some investigatorsDrawing of a large, black creature with huge, round, red, reflective to speculate that the creature might even be a new biologicaleyes, which computer technician Juan Murati saw as it sat in a tree android created by whatever pilots the discs. More terrestrialnear his home in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, at the end of September explanations have been fruit bats or flying foxes which have big1995. (Drawing by Juan Murati) wing spans—but their bodies arent four to five feet long.66 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • Chronicle reporter Dudley Althaus in early May. "A coyote never kills the way these sheep were killed. The coyotes and jungle cats in the area devour their prey, rip it apart. The dead sheep had Finally, he managed to free himself only puncture wounds." and started running. Then he was The sheep that Dr Lara referred to belonged to Violeta Colorado, a 27-year-old mother with two small children. startled to hear a loud noise, like a jet Colorado found nine of her sheep dead in a pasture next to her taking off. When Pulido turned and house. None of the sheep had been eaten, but their throats had been punctured, leaving bloodless holes. Several of the dead looked back, the creature had already sheep were taken to Villahermosa, the Tabasco state capital about mysteriously disappeared. 30 miles away, for further examination. So far, no official reports have been released to the public. Mexican eyewitnesses in close encounters with the c h u - pacabras report hearing a screeching sound like a wild turkey or even a sound similar to a jet airliner taking off. And what was sitting on a tree branch near the home of com- In the first week of May 1996, a man named José Angel Pulidoputer technician Juan Murati at five oclock in the afternoon at the from Tlajomulco, Jalisco state, reported to doctors and police thatend of September 1995? As he explained, "I was walking to my he was walking home through the small farming community atcar when I had the feeling someone was looking at me. I take a 11.30 pm when, ahead of him in the dimly-lit street, he saw a darkglance and I see it, and I see the big red eyes, and I say, shape that he first thought was a dog lying asleep. When he gotChupacabras! And I got worried, scared." closer, the dark shape sprang for his head. Pulido said he felt pain Pointing at a tree branch about 50 feet away, Juan said, "He was in his right arm and tried to fight off the creature with his left arm.right there. He was sitting upright, not hanging down like a bat, He said the attacker had no hair and that when he was hitting it,but upright about two feet tall. And he was all black, a non- it felt like "a plastic bag filled with soft jelly; no bones, no mus-reflective black, like a bat, but non-reflective. The eyes were real- cles". Pulido also said that the shape of the creatures headly round, the size of oranges. And the eye colour was red like a reminded him of an owls—large and round. Finally, he managedketchup bottle or a Coca-Cola can. Very reflective, very glassy, to free himself and started running. Then he was startled to hear athe eyes. I kept walking without showing the animal I had fear. loud noise, like a jet taking off. When Pulido turned and lookedThen I hear this sound, plah, plah, plah, plah, plah, and hes fly- back, the creature had already mysteriously away." Juan Murati has his house surrounded by a tall chain-link fencewith barbed wire on top and guarded by five pit bull dogs. Oneday, a month after he saw the black flying creature in the tree, hefound his largest and strongest male pit bull with two punctureholes in its neck. "I came here as I do every day to feed the dogs," Juan said,"and I saw the classical vampire marks on the big dog, the male.So I went to the police and from the police I went to MayorChemo Soto in Canovanas. He asked me what I thought it was—if I thought it was the demon, the devil, or from outer space. All Ican say is I saw what I saw and that was it." I showed a Philadelphia vertebrate biologist (who wishes toremain anonymous) several chupacabras drawings I have collect-ed, including Juan Muratis sketch. The biologist emphasised thatvampire bats dont sit upright in trees and dont make 3/4-inch-long punctures. Their front teeth are sharp and the bat makes sev-eral shallow cuts on its victims skin and then licks off the blood.He doubted the credibility of the reports because "animals fall intocategories which have long been studied and are recognisable.This is like a concoction that makes no sense, and therefore Idoubt the accuracy of the eyewitnesses." When I showed himJuan Muratis drawing, he guessed the creature was an owl butadmitted that owls are not solid black in colour.CHUPACABRAS REPORTS BEYOND PUERTO RICO On 11 May 1996, Molly Moore, reporting from Mexico Cityfor the Washington Post, wrote: "First came the reports of goats,then lambs and roosters, massacred in the night and drained oftheir blood. The only evidence of their attackers: large fang Drawing by José Miguel Agosta of the chupacabras creature hemarks on the animals necks." saw early one morning in the first week of August 1995. The But Dr Mario Santiago Lara, a veterinarian from Zapotal, unknown animal leapt from a truck that Agosta was repairing. Itsoutheast of Mexico City, disagrees that the wounds are fang hit the ground about eight feet away and then leapt straight up over a chain-link fence and disappeared into tall grass.marks. "I have never seen anything like it, ever," he told HoustonJUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 67
  • several Juárez children showed drawings of what they had seen. The drawings showed round objects, some with a row of coloured lights around the middle. One nine-year-old girl drew a picture of the creature that attacked her dog as she watched. Her draw- ing has several similarities to the creature drawn by Miguel and Madalyne Agosta in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. A team of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) investigators, led by Yolika Stone of El Paso, reported that "the area is very isolated and extremely poor. The peo- ple live in cardboard and tin shacks with no electricity or running water. It doesnt seem that they could have been influenced by something on TV because they dont have access to television. "These children told us that there were two types of beings that appeared from UFOs on various occasions: one short and one slightly taller. The beings floated to theThe two puncture marks surrounded by a red inflammation, assumed to have been caused ground by a beam of light coming from theby the creatures mouth sucking on Mr José Angel Pulidos arm when it attacked him UFO that hovered one metre from theduring the first week of May 1996 in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, Mexico. (Photograph from Telemundo News videotape, with their permission) ground. "The children told us of another incident Pulidos attacker put two puncture holes, each about one-quarter with their school bus. A bright light hit the bus and the busof an inch wide, in his right arm about two inches above his elbow stalled. The light came from a UFO that hovered over the bus."crease. A third triangle-shaped puncture was evident in Pulidos The UFO was estimated to be 50 feet in diameter.right wrist where he thought his arm had been held while the crea- "The children also told us about their animals. The dogs wereture sucked at the puncture holes. Videotape of the wound shows put into suspended animation. There were also animal mutilationsa reddish ring around the puncture holes that looks like a suction of horses, dogs, sheep, goats and cows. Apparently they were bit-mark. Pulido said he felt nauseous for about three days afterward. ten and the blood was drawn out." Some people wonder if the chupacabras is beamed up into an Over the border in Tucson, Arizona, 28-year-old José O.overhead UFO, especially since eyewitnesses in Juárez, Mexico, Espinoza of North Palomas Avenue on the west side of the city,have reported seeing silver, saucer-shaped craft and strange, small encountered a creature in the house in the early morning of 1 Maybeings since January 1996. 1996. "It had big red eyes, a pointy nose, pointy ears and a wrin- The NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas, sent a camera crew to kled face," Espinoza said. It "mumbled something" at him andinvestigate. In one of their reports, broadcast 27 March 1996, "hopped away" into his seven-year-old sons bedroom, hopped up onto the bed and then out of the open win- dow. Espinoza said the animal smelled like a wet dog and left footprints and handprints all over his house. He called the police who came with an unfortunate attitude of ridicule, examined a handprint on the refrig- erator door and told Espinoza it was his three-year-old sons handprint. Whatever people are seeing in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica and southern parts of the United States, there are correla- tions in the historical records of recurring cycles of events involving unknown crea- tures which attack animals. HISTORICAL REPORTS OF STRANGE ANIMAL KILLINGS In the spring of 1975 in Moca, a town in the northwestern corner of Puerto Rico, "theJuan Muratis pit bull dog suffered two puncture holes in its neck, just one month after Juansaw the black creature sitting in the tree near his house. This dog, one of five which patrol Vampire of Moca" was on the rampage,Muratis house as protection, survived the attack. "But," Juan asked, "how did anything get killing livestock and scaring residents. Onto my pit bulls neck like that without a horrible fight?" The dog had no other marks on its 15 March, the local newspaper, El Vocero,body and there were no signs of struggle inside the high barbed-wire fence that surrounds appealed to the government to investigate.Juan Muratis home. The first victims of "the Vampire" were68 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • cattle. Then came a report from farmerHector Vega Rosado who was shocked tofind two of his goats dead with woundsunder the thorax and above the haunchesfrom something very sharp. The next dayhe found 10 more of his goats dead, sevenwounded and another 10 missing altogether.He could see no blood around any of theone-inch- deep holes in the carcasses. In 1925, the Woodbury Daily Times inNew Jersey, USA, printed a detailed draw-ing by an alleged eyewitness of what wasdubbed the "Jersey Devil". According tothe newspaper report, a farmer found astrange beast that was consuming his chick-ens. He described it as being "as big as agrown Airedale with dark fur, having a kan-garoo-fashioned hop; forequarters, higherthan its rear, which were always crouched, José Angel Pulido from Tlajomulco in Jalisco state, Mexico, showing a Telemundoand hind feet with four webbed toes. Its television reporter the puncture marks in his arm after the attack in early May 1996.eyes are very yellow and its jaw is neither (Photograph from Telemundo News videotape frame, with their permission)dog, wolf nor coyote. Its crushers in thelower jaws each have four prongs into which the upper teeth fit Rico there is the tradition of the plena—songs which describe aperfectly." "terrible animal" having an oxs head, a bulls horns and a serpen- In December 1993, a park ranger named John Irwin was tine tail. One of these songs implores, "Free us from all evil; pro-patrolling the Wharton State Forest in New Jersey. He reported tect us from this terrible animal".that he "noticed a large, dark figure emerge from the woods. It What are these strange creatures that seem to recycle them-stood like a human, over six foot tall, and it had black fur that selves through the centuries? Are they some unknown, under-looked wet and matted." ground life-form that cohabits with us, the surface life of this The official Forest Service report about the incident continued: planet? Do they come from UFOs, despatched like worker bees"John sat in his car only a few feet away from the monster. His to gather tissue and fluids as part of some unknown agenda? Orinitial shock soon turned to fear when the creature turned its deer- do they slip into and out of an unimaginable place, another time,like head and stared through the windshield. But instead of gaz- another space beyond this dimension? Whatever their origin, theying into the bright yellow glow of a deers eyes, John found him- have left behind hard physical evidence in the foreheads, necks,self the subject of a deep glare from two piercing red eyes." backs and stomachs of animals, both dead and still living. And In Europe and other countries, fables about mythical beasts of thousands of people are afraid to go out after dark.horrible form which attack people and animals have been passeddown through the centuries. And back on the island of Puerto POSTSCRIPT There have been no other reports of chupacabras attacks on humans since those May 1996 incidents described in this article, and puncture attacks on domestic animals have almost ended for unknown reasons. As quickly as the mystery began in March 1995, it seems to have come to an end, or at least a pause, in the summer of 1996. ∞ About the Author: Linda Moulto n Ho we is a graduate o f Stan fo rd University, USA , and h as a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her film/TV career to documentary and studio productions on science, medicine and the environment. Her documentaries, A Strange Harvest and Strange Harvests 1993, explored the world- wide animal mutilations which have been ongoing since the late 1960s. She has written several books, including An Alien Harvest and Glimpses of Other Realities, vols. I and II. Ms Howes investigations have taken in such diverse subjects as the crop circles phenomenon, the evi- dence for UFOs and ETs, humanitys hidden history and, more recently, the chupacabras mystery. For further information about the authors books andDrawing of the "Jersey Devil", based on an alleged eyewitness documentaries, contact LMH Productions (see details atclose encounter. It was published in a 1925 edition of the the beginning of this article).Woodbury Daily Times, New Jersey, USA.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 69
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  • REVIEWS tain humanitys entrapment and manipulate human energy that they might free them- music and developing ways of using sound as an integrative, therapeutic and transfor- selves from their own bondage. mative tool for promoting health on all lev-ENTER THE VORTEX AS ONE LIGHT: This "Path of Freedom and Light" is not an els—physical, emotional, mental and spiritu-A Journey to Interdimensional Freedom easy one. Zadore reminds us that not even al. The techniques she presents can beby Sizzond Zadore (Jon Whistler) the so-called "new age" philosophies and applied to self-healing or to aiding the healthPublisher: Light Pulsations, 1997; PO disciplines are free from the tainted influ- of others.Box 102, Mowbray Heights, Tasmania ence of negative astral vibrations, so it is up Gardner has written Sounding the Inner7250, Australia, ph 1-800 63 0290, fax to each individual to be vigilant. However, Landscape for composers and musicians+61 (0)3 6328 1539 attunement to the Vortex is about more than who want to write and play healing music orISBN 0-646-31591-9 (266pp s/c) personal healing, for as each of us is an who want to inject more spirit into theirPrice: AUD$27.00; NZD$36.00; antenna of Light, self-healing ensures the work. She begins with an emphasis on theSTG£16.50 (all prices include p&h) healing of the Earth and galaxies beyond. chakras, medicine wheels and tones, and theAvailable: Aust—NEXUS Magazine, ph This is an insightful, empowering collection. importance of clear, pure intent in the sound07 5442 9280; NZ—NEXUS Office, ph healing process. Drawing on Indian,09 416 7320; UK—NEXUS Office, ph SOUNDING THE INNER LANDSCAPE: Chinese, Tibetan and Greek legacies, she01342 322854. Music as Medicine explains the functions of droning, toning, This book is the follow-up to One Light, by Kay Gardner chanting and mantra in vibrational healing,Jon Whistlers story of the unearthing of an Publisher: Element Books, USA, UK, and suggests a number of exercises for self-artefact through which the messages of 1997; Jacaranda Wiley, Australia, 1997 attunement.Zadore were communicated—to awaken us ISBN 1-85230-973-3 (267pp s/c)all to the higher dimensional consciousness Price: AUD$29.95; NZD$29.95;that is our true essence. This sequel has no STG£9.99; USD$16.95; CAN$23.99storyline as such, but comprises those trans- Available: Aust—Cameron Books, phmissions which could not be included in (047) 58 7676, fax (047) 58 9047;One Light, plus some comments from Jon Sydney Esoteric Bookshop, ph (02) 9212Whistler and his companion Rose Medlin. 2225; NZ—Penguin Books, ph (09) 444(We recommend that you read One Light 4965; UK—Element Books, ph 01747first; see review in NEXUS 3/04.) 851339; USA—Element Books, ph (508) The information imparted in the transmis- 546 1040.sions is not channelled; rather, it is described The use of music in ritual healing practicesas a flow that comes from a true two-way has been common among many cultures,connection with the "One Light". According both ancient and modern, but its healing roleto Sizzond Zadore, the first step in achieving in the civilised Western world has beenthis "surrender" to the "Vortex of Light" is downplayed in favour of aesthetic and enter-for the individual to align the intellectual tainment values. In an attempt to redressand emotional polarities that comprise the this imbalance, musician/composer/spiritualEgo or Soul. This assists one to break free therapist Kay Gardner has written this pow-from the illusion of the astral planes, partic- erful book, Sounding the Inner Landscape.ularly those lower realms inhabited by She has devoted her career to exploring"Astral Lords"—entities who seek to main- and explaining the mysteries and science of72 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • REVIEWS belief in the power of life, though belief in God or a divine cause is not a prerequisite condition. While colloidal silver is effective against a Throughout these pages are dozens of sto- veritable A to Z of illnesses, Courtenays ries from ordinary people whose lives have selections by no means cover the full gamut, been touched by miracles. Their experi- which may disappoint readers keen to treat ences affirm the power of miraculous inter- specific complaints. In any case, his advice vention in healing the sick and dying against on what constitutes an effective colloidal insurmountable odds; in establishing tele- silver formula is essential knowledge in pathic links beyond the physical world; and making this universal germicide work for in rescuing people from almost certain death you. in wartime and in accidents. Stories of weeping statues and dancing MIRACLES suns, and the transphysical abilities of by Cassandra Eason Indian avatar Sai Baba, defy the sceptics but Publisher: Piatkus Books, UK, 1997 many who experience these miraculous ISBN 0-7499-1690-7 (178pp s/c) signs and powers often report positive, Price: AUD$22.95; NZD$24.95; inspirational changes in their lives. STG£8.99; USD$n/a; CAN$n/a Do miracles happen more often to those Available: Aust—Cameron Books, ph who suspend their scepticism? This is an (047) 58 7676; Sydney Esoteric B/shop, intriguing, optimistic book that could well ph (02) 9212 2225; NZ—Dist. by David change your view on life. Bateman Ltd, ph (09) 415 7664; UK— Piatkus Books, ph 0171 631 0710; USA/ ALTERNATIVE 4: UFOs, MIND & Canada—Dist. by General Publishing, BODY CONTROL Don Mills, Ontario, fax (416) 445 5967. by Alder In the whirl of our daily lives its easy to Publisher: Alpha Education, UK, 1996 dismiss the fact that miracles can and do ISBN 0-9529567-0-5 (458pp s/c) happen, particularly as they tend to defy Price: STG£17.50 inc. p&h in UK; logic. This book reminds us that life is not STG£21.50 inc. overseas p&h always as random as it may seem. Available: UK—Alpha Education Ltd, In Miracles, well-known UK PO Box 2518, Rottingdean, East Sussex author/broadcaster Cassandra Eason says it BN2 8EW, ph +44 1273 278640. is not uncommon for ordinary people all Alternative 4 is an ambitious attempt to over the world to have life-changing, life- reveal the machinations behind the psycho- enhancing experiences that can only be civilised society that we are becoming— described as miraculous. A miracle, even and which has been in the pipeline for 3,000 when it can be explained in terms of natural years. The book is written by a biochemist phenomena, often involves synchronistic who has stepped way beyond the confines factors which suggest its occurrence was not of her own scientific discipline. a random event. Frequently, a belief in the The title suggests a development of the power of love and prayer are factors, as is a "Alternative 3" theme, and, indeed, it is all that and more, for it purports to reveal a devious conspiracy aimed at the enslave- ment of the human race and the "total disso- lution of the spiritual memory". Alder draws on the new science field to try to explain the UFO phenomenon as well as potential dangers of HAARP and GWEN. These technologies, she argues, are the work of a secret cabal that has manipulated humanity and history through the millennia. Alder claims to have deciphered symbols and codes from ufology which correspond to the occult symbology of some secret soci- eties as well as to symbols of ancient cul- tures such as the Minoan—symbols which, in this case, suggest that in 1400 BC Crete was taken over by a patriarchal order who set into motion a diabolical plan that would seem to be coming to fruition in our times. Alder distills a vast amount of research, but makes so many connections at once that it is easy to lose the thread of her argument.74 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • WHO KILLED THE DARLING BUDS OF REVIEWS NEXUS Offices; USA—AdventuresMAY? 1) VACCINATION: What Vets Unlimited, PO Box 74, Kempton, ILDont Tell You About Vaccines 60946, ph (815) 253 6390, fax (815) 253by Catherine ODriscoll 6300.Publisher: Abbeywood Publishing Ltd, First published in 1940, Colonel AlexanderDerbyshire, UK, 1997 Braghines classic work, The Shadow ofISBN 0-9523048-1-3 (314pp s/c) Atlantis, is still a fascinating and importantPrice: STG£16.47; other prices on appln treatise for its broad scope covering theAvailable: Aust—Viera Scheibner anthropological, archaeological, cosmologi-Publications, ph (047) 87 8203; UK— cal, geological and historical evidence forAbbeywood Publishing, PO Box 1, the existence of a lost continent in theLongnor, Derbyshire SK17 0JD, ph +44 Atlantic Ocean.1298 84737, fax +44 1298 84739; Colonel Braghine, whose speciality wasUSA—Abbeywood Publishing, PO Box linguistics, eschewed the theosophical and182, Danville, IN 46122; Canada—Out anthroposophical approaches to AtlanteanPets Inc., ph (403) 553 4140. information-gathering. Despite the revela- Amidst the often heated discussion about tions that can be had using occult methods,the efficacy of vaccines, let us not forget the he thought they fail to provide true descrip-plight of animals in our care, for the same tions of civilisations that existed and eventsarguments on both sides of the debate are which occurred many millennia ago. Hisapplicable regarding the vaccination of ani- approach was to draw on diverse scientificmals. Anyone who is seriously concerned disciplines but without being so rigid as tofor the welfare of their domestic pets or live- reject the commonalities amongst the arte-stock should be aware of the facts before facts, languages and myths of many ancientproceeding with vaccination—if at all. and modern cultures around the globe. Author Catherine ODriscoll got involved When Braghine wrote this book, the relat-in this issue when several of her cherished ed literature comprised more than 25,000pet dogs suffered adverse reactions to vac- volumes, classical and modern, so he wascines. Two of the dogs ("the darling buds of not at a loss for research material. BraghineMay") died, and the others continue to have has proposed some convincing argumentschronic autoimmune dysfunction. that the continent of Atlantis did exist in the As she discovered in her research, vaccine Atlantic Ocean and its territorial influenceadverse reactions in animals are grossly was so expansive as to take in South andunderreported by veterinarians. The prob- Central America, Ireland, northern Africalem is further complicated by vets and vac- and Egypt as well as Crete and Greece. Hiscine producers insisting that animals receive conclusion—that Atlantis was finallyan array of annual booster shots, often destroyed during a cataclysm caused by aagainst diseases they are never likely to con- close call with a comet some 11,000 yearstract. While the drug companies do not rec- ago—is gaining greater acceptance amongstommend that unhealthy pets be vaccinated, modern-day Atlantis researchers.vets go ahead anyway, oblivious to the massof evidence that vaccines compromise theimmune system on an ongoing basis. ODriscoll has gathered an array of heart-rending case studies, yet she has balancedthe emotional concerns with cold, hard factsgleaned from discussions with vets and vac-cine makers and drawn from both the veteri-nary and medical science literature whichshe quotes throughout her book. She alsodiscusses homoeopathic alternatives whichhave few, if any, side effects and manyreported successes. For pets sake, inform yourself!THE SHADOW OF ATLANTISby Alexander BraghinePublisher: Adventures Unlimited Press,USA, 1997 (first published in 1940)ISBN 0-932813-33-X (288pp s/c)Price: AUD$25.00; NZD$34.00 + p&h;STG£16.50; NFLƒ19.90; USD$16.95+p/hAvailable: Australia—NEXUS Magazine,ph (07) 5442 9280; NZ/UK/Europe—JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 75
  • REVIEWS elite group intent on reducing the worlds population by 250 million a year. The geneticist is commissioned to produce a bio- THE BENEFACTORS MONKEY logical agent that would quickly wipe out by Christopher Morten the unwanted millions. He succeeds, but Publisher: Christopher Morten, 1995 also creates an antidote as "insurance". ISBN 0-646-25891-5 (350pp s/c) Though written as a fiction thriller, Price: AUD$15.00 inc. p&h in Aust; Mortens story contains many elements of AUD$20.00 overseas p&h truth in view of the mounting research point- Available: Australia—Morten Media, 9 ing to AIDS being man-made. Kawanna St, Mudjimba, Qld 4564, ph/fax +61 (0)7 5448 7464. ANCIENT TONGA & THE LOST CITY Author Christopher Morten lived in OF MUA Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) off and on for 25 by David Hatcher Childress years (half his life), working in varied occu- Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press, pations including farmer, policeman and war Illinois, USA, 1996 correspondent. In late 1978, while serving ISBN 0-932813-36-4 (216pp s/c) as a volunteer in the Police Anti-terrorist Price: AUD$25.00; NZD$32.00 + p&h; Unit (PATU) in the northern war zone at the STG£16.00; NFLƒ31.90; USD$15.95+p/h height of the Rhodesian civil war, he heard a Available: Aust—NEXUS Magazine, ph medic warn confidentially of a highly conta- (07) 5442 9280; NZ—NEXUS Office, ph gious, lethal, unnamed sexually-transmitted (09) 416 7320; UK—NEXUS Office, ph disease that was being carried by black 01342 322854; Europe—NEXUS Office, insurgents entering the Zambezi Valley. ph +31 (0)321 380558; USA—AUP, ph Because of an ethical conflict he was unable to report on this at the time. (815) 253 6390. However, it was not until several years From the intrepid David Hatcher Childress later that the significance of this "New comes this absorbing investigation into the Death" struck him: he realised he had seen archaeological and anthropological history the first days of the terrifying scourge of of the great Polynesian empire that once AIDS. But how could so much already have existed with Tonga at its centre. He has been known about this deadly agent back in encapsulated an impressive array of evi- 78, when it didnt even have a name? Was a dence and research that suggests the region much more sinister plot behind it? evolved in stages, being subject to migration Morten has woven his hypothesis about waves and periodic influences from India, the origin and purpose of this disease into a Egypt, Phoenicia, Libya, East Africa, South gripping yarn, The Benefactors Monkey. America and China. The fact that islanders His scenario involves a genetics genius of different racial heritages, separated by being recruited by his rich, powerful uncle huge distances, use similar root words in ("the benefactor") who is connected to an their languages only deepens the mystery. Scattered through the islands of Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Rarotonga are the ruins of megalithic structures—pyramids, platforms, tombs, as well as roads, wharves, forts and moats—that point to a much earlier civilisa- tion, one which had well-developed astro- nomical and technical skills in common with other now-lost megalithic cultures. This begs the question of whether a vast land (Mu or Lemuria), occupied by an advanced cul- ture, did once exist in the Pacific Ocean— until it was ravaged by Earth changes many millennia ago. Childress has reprinted some choice archival photos, illustrations, maps and sym- bols and contributed many of his own on- site colour photos of such wonders as a mas- sive trilithon stone arch in the lost city of Mua on Tonga, and the recently discovered stone wall in New Zealand which is similar to ancient walls found in much of Polynesia. Unlike many books by Childress, this is not a travelogue as such, but its engrossing narrative will nevertheless transport the reader for a glimpse into lost worlds.76 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • BEYOND ROSWELL: The AlienAutopsy Film, Area 51 & the US REVIEWS players so as to put faces to names. The authors expand upon recent revela-Government Coverup of UFOs tions over the Santilli autopsy film as wellby Michael Hesemann & Philip Mantle as the theory that the autopsied alien wasPublisher: Marlowe & Company, New retrieved from an earlier 1947 crash site atYork, USA, 1997 Socorro, NM (see Hesemanns article inISBN 1-56924-781-1 (303pp h/c) NEXUS 3/06).Price: AUD$45.00; STG£15.99; Included are analyses by Hesemann, andUSD$22.95 Native American Robert Morning Sky, ofAvailable: Aust—Cameron Books, ph hieroglyphs, retrieved from the crash site,(047) 58 7676; UK—Michael OMara which have remarkable similarities with aBooks, ph 0171 720 8643; USA—Publ. number of ancient Earth scripts.Group West, ph 1-800 788 3123. One thing is certain: the Roswell phenom- Fifty years after the infamous Roswell enon is not going to go away!incident, isnt it high time the US govern-ment ended the cover-up on the truth about BETRAYAL OF THE SPIRIT: My LifeUFOs/ETs? This sentiment is echoed in Behind the Headlines of the HareBeyond Roswells foreword, written by Jesse Krishna MovementMarcel, MD, who, in 1947 at age 11, was by Nori J. Mustershown debris from a UFO crash retrieval Publisher: University of Illinois Press,site by his father, Major Jesse Marcel, USA, 1997whose name is now legendary in ufology. ISBN 0-252-02263-7 (231pp h/c) Michael Hesemann (editor of the German Price: USD$24.95 + p&hUFO publication, Magazin 2000) and Philip Available: USA—University of IllinoisMantle (investigations director of BUFORA Press, ph (410) 516 6927, 1-800 545in the UK) have teamed up to produce as 4703, (217) 333 0950 (orders).definitive an examination as possible of the Betrayal of the spirit is a rare glimpse intoevents surrounding the Roswell UFO/alien the workings of the Hare Krishna movementcrash retrieval scenario. They have drawn in the US by a former insider. Author Norion the available archival material concern- Muster joined the International Society foring the circumstances and the personalities Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1977involved with Roswell, as well as the body and left in 1988, disillusioned with the wayof knowledge painstakingly built up since that the mechanisms of the institution inter-the late 1970s by researchers like Stanton fered with her pursuit of spiritual truth.Friedman. Hesemann and Mantle have Nori Muster joined the group not long afteradded to the storehouse their own interviews the death of its founder and master, Swamiwith still-living eyewitnesses and have Prabhupada—which ushered in an era ofincluded archival and recent photos of key considerable disarray for ISKCON. In her position as public relations secretary and an editor of ISKCON World Review Muster was especially privy to the groups workings and many times had to present cover stories to soften the impact of the many scandals that rocked the movement—scandals involving membership schisms, fund-raising anom- alies, child abuse, drugs, weapons stockpil- ing and even murder. Her narrative serves on two levels: as behind-the-scenes historical reportage and as a very personal account of her journey into Krishna consciousness and her search to find meaning within the confines of religious institutionalism. Despite her frustration with the inner workings and the rampant religious hypocrisy and sexism that forced her to leave her job and the group in 1988, Nori remains true to her spiritual path and even sympathetic about ISKCON and its short- comings. Nori Musters balanced critique gives many helpful insights for those seeking a better understanding of the structure and nature of religious cult groups at the fringe of society.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 77
  • REVIEWS CHILDREN OF A TOXIC HARVEST by Eve Hillary plethora of household chemicals, environ- mental pollutants and food preservatives— Publisher: Lothian Books, Victoria, forcing her to adopt a total change in Australia, 1997 lifestyle. Her real-life story, Children of a ISBN 0-85091-850-2 (190pp s/c) Toxic Harvest, is testimony to her triumph Price: AUD$19.95; NZD$29.95; over adversity as well as a call to remedial STG£11.99; USD$n/a environmental action. Available: Aust— Cameron Books, ph (047) 58 7676; Sydney Esoteric B/shop, ph (02) 9212 2225; NZ—Forrester Reviewed by Richard Giles Books, ph (09) 415 2080; UK—Gazelle Book Services, ph 01524 68765; USA— THE SECRETS OF THE VATICAN Seven Hills Book Distributors, ph (513) Lecture by Simon Treselyan 381 3881. Producer: Seventh Wave Seminar A new breed of heroes is emerging in the Promotions, Qld, Australia, 1996 latter 20th century: individuals who have Price: AUD$25.00 + $3.00 p&h in Aust; endured enormous suffering due to environ- STG£12.50 + £1.50 p&h in UK (3hrs, mental illness, yet have managed to summon double cassette) the strength to improve their own lives and Available: Australia—Seventh Wave and warn the rest of us that we are all at risk. Seminar Promotions, PO Box 171, One such champion is Eve Hillary, a regis- Woodford, Qld 4514, ph +61 (0)7 5496 tered nurse, who experienced debilitating 4653; UK—Simon Treselyan Seminars, health symptoms for over 10 years before ph +44 01332 672104. she found a doctor who diagnosed her condi- Simon Treselyan, guest speaker at the tion as chronic fatigue syndrome brought on 1997 NEXUS Conference, presents a fasci- by multiple chemical sensitivity. He started nating, revealing and even witty coverage of her (and her son) on a path of recovery with the history of the major religions, with a spe- chemical-detoxifying chelation therapy and cial focus on the Papacy, Templars and immune system-boosting treatments. Masons. He looks at CIA and Mafia links Eves nightmare began in 1982 when, with organised religion, the coming collapse working with her now ex-husband on their of the system and the dawning of a new age isolated NSW property, she was exposed to of honesty. In this lecture given in Sydney sheep-dip chemicals and a multitude of toxic in November 1996, Treselyan recounts agricultural pesticides and herbicides. She amazing stories of corruption, manipulation was three months pregnant when first and murder behind the scenes of churches, exposed, and her son went on to develop a banks and governments. His past experience host of health problems including acute lead with the intelligence community means he is poisoning and behavioural difficulties. well qualified to speak on these subjects. Eve had no idea then that their farm chemi- cals were the cause of her immediate and quickly worsening symptoms, such as severe migraine, nausea and dizziness. This ener- Reviewed by Duncan Roads getic person soon had trouble even lifting a finger. As she eventually discovered, her 1996 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL immune system had been so compromised UFO SYMPOSIUM, Vols. 1-14 that she developed acute sensitivity to a Producer: QUFON, Australia, 1996 Price: AUD$29.95 each + p&h (PAL/VHS) Available: Australia— MUFON (Qld), PO Box 2183, Mansfield MC, Qld 4122, ph/fax +61 (0)7 3849 6450. Vol.1: Walt Andrus (Director, MUFON) Vol.2: Keith Basterfield + Kelly Cahill Vol.3: Peter Davenport + Alec Newald Vol.4: Ademar Gavaerd (Brazil) Vol.5: Soledat Wilson + Moira McGhee Vol.6: Dr Joe Lewels + David Summers Vol.7: John Carpenter (USA) Vol.8: Jaime Maussan (Mexican UFOs) Vol.9: Bill Chalker + Warren Aston Vol.10: Stanton Friedman (USA) Vol.11: George Wingfield (UK) Vol.12: Pat Bailey + Glennys Mackay Vol.13: Prof. John Mack on abductions Vol.14: Whitley Strieber (USA)78 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
  • REVIEWS HARMONIC RESONANCE by Jim Oliver Producer: Jim Oliver for The Relaxation Reviewed by Richard Giles Company, NY, USA, 1995SOUND THERAPY SELECTIONS Available: Australia—New WorldFeatured here are several sound therapy Productions; USA—The Relaxation Co.,CDs which employ vibrational frequen- Roslyn, NY, ph 1-800 788 6670.cies to heal body, mind and spirit. Jim Oliver has been playing piano since the age of five, and in the course of hisACOUSTIC RESEARCH SERIES: musical development he discovered that dif-(1) Brainwave Journey; (2) Brainwave ferent sounds resonate within different partsSuite; (3) Delta Sync Sleep System of the body. By applying these principles,by Dr Jeffrey Thompson he developed an approach for his workshopsProducer: Relaxation Company, 95-96 and recordings using sound to stimulateAvailable: Australia— New World body cells. He uses the base note frequen-Productions, Red Hill, Qld, ph (07) 3367 cies as carrier waves for higher frequencies.0788; USA—The Relaxation Co., Roslyn, By interweaving sounds and emotions, hisNY, ph 1-800 788 6670. harmonic resonance compositions are1. Brainwave Journey: This 4-CD set is designed to carry the listener beyond thedesigned to decrystallise mental patterns and physical to a deeper-level soul healing.belief systems that prevent one from achiev-ing full potential. With imagery instructor HEALING KEYOwen Morrison, Dr Thompson uses embed- by SPIN.FXded pulse sounds, comprising alpha, delta Producer: Luis Miguel Trapaga, ND, forand theta waves, in a soundtrack with spo- SPIN.FX, Australia, 1996ken words to guide the listener to a relaxed, Available: Australia—SPIN.FX, PO Boxaltered state of consciousness. 230, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089, ph +612. Brainwave Suite: These CDs stimulate (0)2 9909 1654.the brain to produce natural wave patterns to Luis Trapaga, a naturopath and soundmatch ones desired state of mind. Naturally engineer/composer, uses sound frequency asderived 3D sounds are combined with beta, a therapeutic tool. In creating Healing Keyalpha, theta and delta frequencies to entrain he recorded male and female voices chanti-the brain with maps of sound for fostering ng "Om", then filtered out the frequenciescreativity, relaxation, insight, stress release, that diverged from the targeted seven mainrejuvenation and other preferred states. notes. The tracks, each 7.5 minutes long,3. Delta Sync Sleep System: A 2-CD set comprise the tuned frequencies of the sevendesigned to coax the bodys own brainwave main chakras, starting with the base chakra,frequencies into a deep, rejuvenating sleep "C", at 261.63 Hz. The effect of the tones isstate. As most sleep problems result from extraordinary.prolonged stress, this sound approach pro- This is a valuable therapeutic technique,motes the relaxation necessary for entering useful in massage, meditation, makingdeep sleep. An accompanying 12-page vibrational remedies, etc. The CD comesbooklet explains how it all works. with a chart that lists the colour, spinal nerve, aromatic oil, Bach remedy and gem-BIO-ENERGETIC PSYCHOTROPIC stone corresponding to each chakra.MUSICby Boris Mourashkin NAKED DIDGEProducer: The Relaxation Co., 1995 by Dr DidgeAvailable: Australia—New World Producer: Tarshito for Dr Didge, NSW,Prodns, ph (07) 3367 0788; USA—The Australia, 1997Relaxation Co., ph 1-800 788 6670. Available: Australia— Dr Didge, The music therapy developed by Siberian "Rainbow Hill", Fox Rd, Rosebank, NSWhealer/poet/composer Boris Mourashkin dif- 2480, ph +61 (0)66 88 2290.fers from other sound therapies in that it "Dr Didge", a medical doctor practising instimulates the widest range of frequencies northern New South Wales, has been experi-within the human audio and kinesthetic menting with toning, tuning forks andrange of perception. It is a healing music didgeridoo for many years. He utilises thethat has been shown to enhance immune laws of sympathetic vibrational resonance tosystem responsiveness, and has been used produce healing music. On this CD hesuccessfully to treat dental patients, the employs the ancient sound of the didge tochronically ill as well as handicapped chil- stimulate the seven main chakras and elevatedren. The efficacy of Mourashkins tech- body and mind. The first nine tracks focusniques is now being praised by medical on chakra stimulation, and the next fivehealth practitioners in the US where encourage freedom of movement, voice andMourashkin now resides. breath. Excellent spirit/body workout.JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 79
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  • — Why Schools Dont Educate — Continued from page 16 Editors Note: We asked Mr Gatto if hed eign countries. I dont advertise, but I go write a few words on what had transpired anywhere Im invited as long as my hostsmote, during school time, confluences of since he delivered the above speech. He dont tell me what I have to say.parent and child that will strengthen family wrote the following in reply. We should Being in an airplane seat about one daybonds. That was my real purpose in send- note that, when hed decided to stop teach - in every two has added 85 pounds, so Iing the girl and her mother down the Jersey ing in the school system, he had no idea expect to translate to the spirit worldcoast to meet the police chief. exactly how he was going to generate an momentarily if I dont come up with a strat - I have many ideas to make a family cur- income. — J. W., HOPE Magazine egy, but in the meantime Ive met an amaz-riculum, and my guess is that a lot of you Dear Jon, ing cross-section of fine and courageouswill have many ideas, too, once you begin A year and a half after I gave that ordinary people from every point on theto think about it. Our greatest problem in speech, I quit teaching (on the Op-Ed page political/social spectrum—enough to con-getting the kind of grassroots thinking of the Wall Street Journal, July 25, 1991). vince me an American renaissance is latentgoing that could reform schooling is that A week later, I was asked to speak to the in the common folk of this country if wewe have large, vested interests profiting engineers at NASA-Goddard Space Center, can figure out a way to restore the democ-from schooling just exactly as it is, despite and a week after that I was at the White ratic promise.rhetoric to the contrary. House. Then in rapid order I was invited to I think we will. I have faith, as well as We have to demand that new voices and open the full season at the Nashville Center hope, that we can do ideas get a hearing—my ideas and for the Arts, be the Keynote speaker for the — John Taylor Gattoyours. Weve all had a bellyful of autho- Colorado Librarians Convention, and spend About the Author:rised voices on television and in the press. eight private hours with the comptrollers of John Taylor Gatto, a New York City pub-A decade-long, free-for-all debate is called the 32 operating divisions of United lic school teacher for 30 years, wasfor now—not any more expert opinions. Technologies Corp. in Hartford, CT. From named NYC Teacher of the Year in 1989,Experts in education have never been right; there to The Farm commune in central 1990 and 1991, and NY state Teacher oftheir solutions are expensive, self-serving, Tennessee, an Indian reservation in New the Year in 1990 and 1991. He is theand always involve further centralisation. Mexico, and a Christian home-school con- author of Dumbing Us Down, T h eEnough! vention in Atlanta. Exhausted School, and The Empty Child: Time for a return to democracy, individ- All in all, since I quit teaching five years A Schoolteachers Intuition about theuality and family. ago, Ive given 522 talks and workshops in Problem of Modern Schooling (due out in Ive said my piece. Thank you. 49 states (missed Oklahoma) and six for- early 1998 from Simon & Schuster).JUNE - JULY 1997 NEXUS • 81
  • — A Bitter Pill to Swallow — Continued from page 29 Endnotes 66(11):2253-63. 21. Wilks, op.cit., p. 58. 1. Archer, John, Bad Medicine, Simon & Schuster, 22. op. cit., p. 59. Australia, 1995, p. 210.agenda all along was to curb womens fer- 2. Australian Prescription Products Guide (APPG), 23. ibid.tility through the use of synthetic hormones 24. op. cit., p. 84. Minulet monograph, 1995, 24th ed., p. 1540. 25. Grant, op. cit., p. the hope of putting the reins on the over- 3. Seaman, Barbara, The Doctors Case Against the 26. Wilks, op. cit., p. 39.population problem. Along the way, it also Pill, Hunter House, USA, 1995, p. 7. 27. ibid.spawned a multi-billion-dollar industry for 4. ibid., p. 225. 5. The Australian Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 76, 28. Grant, op. cit., p. 194.the pharmaceutical companies and medical February 1995, p. 112. 29. op. cit., p. 37.researchers. 6. Grant, Ellen, M.D., Sexual Chemistry, Reed 30. Beral, V., Ramchara, S., Faris, R., "Malignant Consumer Books Ltd, UK, 1994, p. 23. melanoma and oral contraceptive use among women One prominent clinical researcher has in California", published in The Walnut Creekcompared the Pill to the Vietnam War: 7. ibid., p. 38. 8. Wilks, John, A Consumers Guide to the Pill and Contraceptive Drug Study, NIH, vol. III, 1986, pp."We got into it with the best intentions and Other Drugs, Freedom Publishing Company Pty we dont know how the hell to get Ltd, Australia, 1996, p. 16. 31. Beral V., Evans, S., Shaw, H., Milton, G., "Oral 9. Rahwan, Prof., Contraceptives, Interceptives and contraceptive use and malignant melanoma inout."33 Australia", Br. J. Cancer (1984) 50:681-85. The change that is needed to stop the Abortifacients, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, 1995, pp. 7. 32. Naish, Francesca, Natural Fertility, Sally Milnerexploitation of womens health for profit 10. Wilks, op. cit., p. 17. Publications, NSW, Australia, 1991.will require women as well as conscien- 11. Rahwan, op. cit., pp. 7-8. 33. Seaman, op.cit., p. 14.tious health professionals to make new, 12. Seaman, op. cit., 223. 13. ibid. About the Author:informed, safe choices. The health and Sherrill Sellman runs a private psy- 14. ibid.well-being of millions of women world- 15. op. cit., p. 225. chotherapy practice in Melbourne. She lec-wide and the health of future generations 16. ibid. tures extensively on womens hormonalmust no longer be sacrificed for any cause. 17. op. cit., p. 226. health and is also the author of the best-sell- 18. Chilvers, C. et al., "Oral contraceptives use and ing book, Hormone Heresy: What Women breast cancer risk in young women", The Lancet, 6 Must Know About Their Hormones. She isNote: Part 2 will cover the Pills links May 1989, pp. 973-982.with heart disease, strokes, blood clots, a contributing writer to publications in 19. Miller, D. R., Rosenberg, L. et al., "Breast can- Australia, NZ, Canada and the US.nutritional deficiencies, birth defects cer before age 45 and oral contraceptive use: new This June 1997, Sherrill is giving a seriesand infertility—as well as the Pills effect findings", American Journal of Epidemiology (1989) 129(2):269-80, Ma. of lectures in southeast Queensland andon womens psycho-spiritual health. 20. Romieu, I. et al., "Oral contraceptives and breast Tasmania. For more information, contact To be continued next issue... cancer: Review and meta-analysis", Cancer (1990) Light Unlimited (see details on first page).82 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997
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  • — The Secret Lives of Francis Bacon —Continued from page 58 Endnotes Additional Reading 1. Smedley, W. T., The Mystery of Francis • Hall, Manly P., Sages and Seers, Bacon, p. 98. Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles,POSTSCRIPT 2. Bacon, Francis, Novum Organum, London, The following message was relayed in 1620. USA, 1959.1993 to writer Peter Dawkins, a student of 3. Dodd, Alfred, Francis Bacons Personal Life-Francis Bacon and the Master R. It begs Story, Century Hutchinson Ltd, London, 1986, p. About the Author:the question, "Where is the Master R. 101. Michael Taylor was born in 1969 in 4. References to the Bacon-Shakespeare contro-now?" Christchurch, New Zealand. He has a versy and the ciphers in Shakespeares plays can be found in: degree in history and political science My name is a mask. (a) Dawkins, Peter, Arcadia, Francis Bacon from Canterbury University. He works I am one yet more than one. Research Trust, Warwick, UK, 1988; as a computer graphics artist but devotes My name is a cipher: it is 1.90 and 9.3. (b) Dawkins, Peter, Dedication to the Light, much of his time to the study of esoteric C.R.C. is an epigram. Francis Bacon Research Trust, Warwick, 1987; (c) Dodd, Alfred, Francis Bacons Personal Life- history. He currently resides in Saint Saint-Germain is a pseudonym. Story, ibid.; Albans, Christchurch. My life is my own, yet my life is that of (d) Johnson, Edward D., Francis Bacons Maze, all souls, Francis Bacon Society, London, UK, 1961; Note: (e) McDuff, Euan, The Dancing Horse Will Tell a parable of what is, what was and what You, Eric Faulkner-Little, Shoreham-by-Sea, Copies of Michael Taylors book, Master may be. UK, 1974. R: Lord of Our Civilisation, are avail- My life is my work and my love. 5. Dawkins, Dedication to the Light, pp. 38-39. able at the price of AUD$30.00, I cannot name myself, 6. op. cit., p 42. NZD$30.00, STG£12.00, USD$20.00 7. ibid., p. 38. (including postage & handling) from: as the intention of my work is that you 8. Dodd, op. cit., pp. 520-525. should seek, 9. op. cit., p. 542. The Rawley Trust and by seeking discover me, 10. Bacon, Francis, The Advancement of PO Box 2831, Christchurch 8015 and by discovering me, know me. Learning, XXI, 2, 1605. New Zealand 11. Bacon, Francis, Magna Instauratio, Preface, Telephone: +64 3 366 2943 My essence is silence, 1620. like the voiceless fragrance of a Rose. 12. Durant, Will, The Story of Philosophy, p. 142. E-mail: Who can name Silence? 13. Dodd, op. cit., p. 551. Web page: ∞ 14. op. cit., p. 550. Bacon-stgermain/84 • NEXUS JUNE - JULY 1997