Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors

440px-Andportraits2In 1606 some manifestos appeared in Germany opposing the Catholic Church and claiming secret knowledge from the east. Although the Protestant revolution had been ongoing for nearly a hundred years (having been launched in 1516 by an ordained priest at the University of Wittenburg named Martin Luther), these new mystical manifestos drew on Arabic, Judaic and Greek influences, while Luther’s Reformation was based around the Christian Bible.

Christian Rosenkreuz was listed as author of the manifestos, but many years later Johann Valenntin Andreae (left) claimed credit for authoring at least one of them (the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz) and he revealed the treatise had been initially intended as satire, claiming the fictional Rosenkrutz lived to the advanced age of 106, longevity attributed to a study of Indian mysticism. The secret order was intended to usher in the age of enlightenment and inductees were said to possess magical knowledge that would transform arts and sciences, but according to Andreae it was a hoodwink that took on a life of its own.

The oligarchies have long been fascinated by magic, and easily suckered into a fraudulent seance, and Rosicrucianism became big very quickly because Europe was going through a zeitgeist shift. Secret societies were sprouting everywhere, and many were advancing the concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity, ideas that threatened the status quo ruled by the monarchies and their anointed churches. The largest and most successful secret society was Freemasonry, which had taken much from the outlawed Templars, but Rosicrucianism had a big influence on the evolution of masonry, and some of its mystical concepts were incorporated into the emerging masonic rituals. A few Rosicrucians began charging exorbitant fees for arranging ceremonies and sharing secret wisdom.

Adam_Weishaupt01But in 1776, a new secret society appeared, and it immediately positioned itself as antagonistic to both the Catholic Church and Rosicrucianism. Interestingly, this new secret society was created at a Jesuit university by a Jesuit-trained lawyer who specialized in canon law of the Catholic Church. However, most of the membership never knew his name and a story would be spread on how the Illuminati were actually controlled by a small group of illuminated masters (just like the Rosicrucians supposedly were). This may actually have been the case if Adam Weishaupt was fronting for some hidden force or cabal seeking to infect Freemasonry from within.

Both the Rosicrucians and the Illuminati were recruiting members from within the masonic lodges and other secret societies, but the Illuminati were doing it in great secrecy. Weishaupt’s strategy was to recruit the leader of a lodge because if the leader became Illuminati, the entire lodge could be easily manipulated. Although Weishaupt claimed to be fomenting the downfall of religion and royalty, he was actively recruiting the rich and powerful and seems to have had a somewhat a shifty agenda. Meanwhile, many members of secret societies at the time suspected their lodges had been penetrated by Jesuits, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, or all of the above. It was a very conspiratorial time.

Mt. Vernon, October 24, 1798

Revd Sir: …It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am….

—George Washington

(The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. John C Fitzpatrick, Editor)

I realize there’s a popular movement afoot led by Madonna and others to resurrect the Illuminati as a force for good, something spearheaded by Robert Anton Wilson many decades ago, but I don’t subscribe to that belief, and view the organization much the same as Washington did in 1798. He considered it a “diabolical” plot to separate “people from their government.”

There’s little doubt the Bonesmen of Yale are the closest thing we have today to Weishaupt’s Illuminati, and Bonesmen have penetrated the upper strata of business, banking and intelligence, not to mention the media and the energy corporations. Their objective seems to be self-enrichment and acquisition of power, and apparently has little to do with enlightenment or helping the common people unlock the chains of exploitation.

It’s funny how communists organized in secret cells just like the Illuminati. And they also obeyed an unknown central authority at all cost, just like the Illuminati. I’m fascinated by the history of communism in America because it appears the movement was penetrated and manipulated by spooks from its inception. In April 1958, a leader of the American communist movement named Morris Childs was sent to the Soviet Union and China to meet with top officials and after three months he returned to secretly report to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his national security staff. Enormous penetration ops were embedding secret agents into both sides of this carefully-managed dialectic from day one.

Simultaneously, in 1947, the CIA created the National Student Association (NSA) during a meeting of student activists in Madison, Wisconsin. Interestingly, there was a strong Catholic block inside the NSA that voted as a group. The NSA was one of the few organizations that openly opposed McCarthy’s anti-communist movement, quickly leading to allegations they were a communist front, when, in fact, they were a CIA front pretending to be a communist front.

It’s funny how so many devout communists from this era would emerge later in life as neo-cons, or how members of the violent Weather Underground got professorships, leaving me to wonder if some of these people weren’t spooks all along. John Foster “Chip” Berlet wrote a series of books on student activism for the NSA, and he took thousands of photos of student activists during this period. He also became an active shop steward for the National Lawyers’ Guild, which also opposed McCarthism and was similarly accused of being a communist front, leaving me to wonder about its possible CIA-connections.

Today Berlet runs a think tank for the CIA-connected Ford Foundation, and has become the leading authority debunking conspiracy theories involving 9/11 and the CIA. Strangely, he momentarily became the Washington DC editor for High Times, and wrote an attack on Lyndon LaRouche that was published in that magazine. LaRouche appears to be an intelligence operation himself because there is migration from his staff to the Pentagon, as in the case of Laurent Murawiec, who became an analyst for the CIA-connected RAND corporation while writing articles for the highly conspiratorial Executive Intelligence Review, leading me to believe there are some staged confrontations and dialectical games at play here.

Was communism created as an op from day one or was it was merely penetrated and taken over after taking root? There’s likely a reason why nearly every modern revolution and progressive movement against colonialism and imperialism has been subverted by communists and that reason may be because communism looks a lot like fascism in disguise.

Could the Jesuits have created the Illuminati to contain the enlightenment? Did MI6 promote communism for a similar purpose? When dealing with the wonderful world of spooks difficult questions like these should be considered carefully because intelligence operations are designed as a wilderness of mirrors where up is down, left is right, and although people have the power whenever they want to take it, and could vote away the wealth of the oligarchy if they were better organized with more effective, focused leadership, and there’s plenty enough resources to take care of everyone if only they could be better distributed, in truth, any successful movement that supports an agenda like that will instantly be penetrated by spooks.

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The Real King of Conspiracy

imagesThe last time I wrote a blog exposing Alex Jones was right after his Super Bowl rant, which included a ridiculous allegation Madonna performed a satanic ritual to honor the Illuminati during the half-time show. That claim was as absurd as David Icke’s contention that the English royal family are shape-shifting aliens from another dimension. For centuries, some English royals promoted the story they were direct descendents of Jesus, a well-hidden secret embedded in their biggest secret society, Freemasonry. Only that hookwink won’t last much longer because Jesus is losing his juice, especially in some areas of Europe, so isn’t it convenient Icke has a new magical story that explains why they deserve to hold their power forever? I only bring up Icke because the English media views him as the King of Conspiracy and I see a lot of similarities in these two characters, Icke and Jones, and suspect some secret agency or society is pulling the strings behind them both.

A blogger on CNN.com recently called Alex Jones the King of Conspiracy, which is really just a transparent attempt to sheep-dip all researchers (especially the 9/11 variety) as paranoid kooks like Jones with tin foil hats on their heads. CNN could be giving coverage to one of many real investigators, a number of whom would have real corruption to reveal, but instead they invite Alex Jones to come on and display what a table-thumping demagogue he is. I don’t think CNN should be allowed to anoint Jones as the “king” of anything, except maybe, the King of Bullshit.

The real King of Conspiracy is the late Antony Sutton (above), and if you don’t know who he is, or if you never heard of him, well, that pretty much explains the problem doesn’t it? Sutton never made it onto CNN.

Take the Disinfo Quiz

Can you tell the difference between a legitimate area of deep-political research and a carefully constructed rabbit hole leading nowhere? When navigating the conspiracy wilderness of mirrors, it’s important to realize 90% of the so-called “research” is garbage being spread by kooks or people pretending to be kooks, unless, of course, it’s a mainstream book parroting the official government line, in which case it will be praised to the skies in all the major media from far and wide. This is how the entire spectrum of conspiracy research has been removed from the accepted borders of reality. In the jargon of mind control ops, all researchers have been “sheep-dipped” as lunatics. Good or bad, crazy or sane, every deep-political researcher is just another conspiracy crackpot. So much for investigative research. Investigative research is practically extinct at this point. So the kookier the stuff that gets published, the farther they drive the center of gravity away from uncomfortable realities that might stir people into action, and the deeper they go into the designated rabbit hole, a place filled with fearful sheeple and paranoid delusions. Manufacturing all this disinfo noise is a sophisticated game played out on several fields. Most religion (and any other mind-control cults) work by first leading the gullible down a designated rabbit hole, to a state of fearful resignation.

This test is designed to measure your ability to navigate the many rabbit holes that dot the conspiracy landscape, so I invite everyone to take my Disinfo Quiz. Most of the theories listed here are discussed in greater detail elsewhere on my blog.

All conspiracy research falls into one of three categories: 1) credible research; 2) manufactured rabbit hole leading nowhere; or, 3) limited hang-out, a deflection of the real story, usually scapegoating the designated patsy. Limited hang-outs are often employed as lightning rods to capture the center of energy on an emerging consciousness.

So tell me which of the following categories do these popular internet conspiracy theories fall into?

Credible story? Rabbit Hole? or Limited Hang-out?

 

 

1) The CIA killed JFK

 

 

2) We never landed on the moon.

 

 

 

 

3) 9/11 was a ritual event based on Crowley magick

 

 

4) Chemtrails are poisoning the world

 

 

 

5) Fluoride is poisoning the world

 

 

6) Cannabis cures cancer

 

 

7) The Aurora shooting was a magic ritual event

 

 

 

8) Madonna is Queen of the Illuminati

 

 

9) Circumcision is a form of ritualized child abuse

 

 

 

10) Albert Hoffman, of LSD fame, secretly worked for the CIA

 

 

 

11) A vaccine given in the 1950s is creating an explosion of cancer in Baby Boomers

 

 

12) The Jews are running the world

 

 

 

13) JFK Jr was murdered

 

 

 

14) Elvis is alive

After you compile your score (answers below) find out how you rank, Magus  or Sheeple?

13-14 correct: Magus

11-12 correct: Senior

9-10 correct: Junior

7-8 correct: Sophomore

5-6 correct: Freshman

4 or less correct: you are undoubtedly a member of the brainwashed sheeple

Answers:

1) credible

2) rabbit hole

3) limited hangout

4) rabbit hole

5) credible

6) credible

7) rabbit hole

8) rabbit hole

9) credible

10) credible

11) credible

12) limited hangout

13) credible

14) rabbit hole

Madonna’s Illuminati Moment

A few years ago, immediately after a Super Bowl, Alex Jones’ Info Wars claimed Madonna’s halftime performance was an Illuminati ceremony worshiping the devil. This report was preceded by an update on chemtrails, another valuable barometer for disinfo op in progress.

“Baphomet is an idol used by Satanists to worship the devil,” says the British lad who does most of the broadcasts for Info Wars, while showing the incriminating evidence (left).

Like chemtrails, illuminati is a certified mind-control buzz-word fostered by a well-funded disinfo industry to hype fear, confusion and misdirection. The Illuminati was a secret society that plotted European domination from a base in Bavaria, but they employed science not satanism. The world has always been peppered with such secret societies fighting for a bigger piece of the skim, because powerful people love to plot, they love skim, and they really are running the world!

What is unusual about the Illuminati is they were uncovered, supposedly thanks to a bolt of lightening killing one of their couriers. They were a Jesuit nest inside Freemasonry, which for centuries remained the most powerful secret society, and many of those lodges may have been assets for British intelligence the entire time. Secret societies in Bavaria were banned after the Illuminati plot was exposed, but isn’t it obvious that ban had little impact on Freemasonry?

The Illuminati were recruiting among the noble classes. They were supposed to be devoted to overthrowing the monarchies, but seemed more interested in the pursuit of power and influence. The Enlightenment was spreading across Europe, (just like hippies spread from the West Coast to the East several centuries later). The Enlightenment was attracting insiders in the royal families, some of whom may have been serious about democracy and others who were probably just acting as spooks. If the Vatican didn’t create the society, its spies would have penetrated it fairly quickly. The genius of the Illuminati was constructing cell structures that allowed it to grow without compromising members, most of whom never knew each other. The Communists inherited many of the techniques, which is why some consider Communism an Illuminati op.

Power is an evolution passed through the generations, and every generation has the ability to make its mark. Religion is a tool used by those in power to manage the population. The state religion is easily adjusted when necessary, changes guided through the machinations of secret societies. The vast majority of these societies will never see the light of day. The only known chapter of the Illuminati is Yale University’s Skull & Bones society.

Baphomet was invented by the King of France as a device to take down the Templars, who he was deeply indebted to. It was a bastardization of Muhammad. Much later Eliphas Levy resurrected the concept by creating Baphomet as a pagan deity representing the unification of male and female, heaven and hell, above and below. The same thing as a yin-yang symbol or a star of David, both of which are also ancient male-female unification symbols. Levi was about to become a Catholic priest when he changed direction and took on a Jewish name and created the modern Tarot cards. He had a deep impact on the history of magic, influencing Aleister Crowley among many others, who, we know now, was a sometime agent of British Intelligence. Ian Flemming, who created James Bond, was Crowley’s handler during WWII, although he was most active as a spy during WWI. You want a conspiracy? How about the evolution of a British assassin into the biggest role model in America?

1174703_712960455384150_520959446_nThat Vulcan hand signal, by the way, is an ancient Judaic priestly mudra designed to infer long life and blessing, and can be found on many tombstones (left). Leonard Nimoy saw it used in his synagogue and introduced it to mainstream culture.

Anytime anyone attacks an entire spiritual cultural, whether it be Christians, Jews, or even Satanists, they are spreading hate speech and playing into the hands of the sorcerers who manipulate religion to manifest war for profit. There are good and bad people in all cultures, and when it comes to investigating black ops it’s important to stay focused on real people, with real names. I’d just as soon watch a halftime show with pagan symbols rather than Christian symbols, but I respect all cultures and seek to unify them all as they are rivers flowing to the same sea. And in a land with freedom of religion, all religions that do no harm are tolerated.

But I know nothing I say will stop the manipulated tin-foil hat patrol from having a knee-jerk reaction and believing that Madonna is an agent of the devil, when, in fact, the real message of her show was: World Peace. See the real Illuminati, they create wars for profit, which is why all potential peace messiahs die young. So spreading peace really isn’t what the Illuminati are all about. They foster racism, hatred and war. But the Illuminati are very clever and being a wolf-in-sheep’s clothing is their practiced art, and their campaigns are always well-hidden behind some great charity or worthy cause, or appeal to your inner goodness, or disinfo campaign like Alex Jones. It’s called the “hoodwink” and Alex has a role in the game.

Madonna and me

Monica from Tommy Boy Records wanted me to check out the Fun House. “Arthur Baker and John Robie are hanging out there all the time,” she said. After writing the first story on hip hop in the Village Voice, Monica felt I should turn my attention to the way break dancing was spreading out of the South Bronx and into the other boroughs.

The first night I arrived at the club, Randy, the lighting guy, offered to introduce me to Madonna right off the bat. At the time, she was the girl friend of the house deejay, Jellybean, and already had a reputation as a voluptuous siren. I probably said, “naw, that’s okay.”

See, I was just finishing my book on the origins of hip hop, and I’d already heard the electro-bubblegum sound Madonna was working on. In the early stages of any new cultural wave, its often very hard to distinguish the truly talented, from the talentless opportunists (who always rush in). Aside from the bubblegum melody, Madonna’s voice didn’t sound all that impressive to me. But, then, I’d never met Madonna in person—or seen her perform.

That night Madonna came up behind me and started talking to me like we were old friends. I was wearing a Levi vest that East Village artist Ellen Berkenblit had customized with one of her iconic punk ponys in white marker on leather. Ellen was a very obscure artist, but one Rene Ricard was currently gushing over. Rene was already famous for “launching” Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

“Ellen, right?” she said.

“Uh, yeah.” I mumbled, keeping my full attention elsewhere.

Madonna wasn’t one to stick around where she wasn’t wanted. (That night she would tell someone I was probably gay.)

Actually, I’d already decided to base my Fun House article around a girl named Alyse, and the Juice Crew. I had this feeling Jellybean wanted a story mostly about him, and Madonna. Maybe I was channeling the responsibilities of power regarding my status as a Village Voice cover-story writer. I’m sure I came off as arrogant at best.

Later that week, however, I got to see Madonna perform on stage at the Fun House with her backup dancers. She was amazing and captured my full respect immediately. She obviously had a gift for choreography and oozed with youthful sex appeal. I knew right then she was going to be a star. I suddenly wished I  could turn that unfortunate first encounter around, and wondered if that opportunity would ever present itself.

Unfortunately, any plans along those lines were dashed forever the day my Fun House article appeared on the cover of the Voice, because the police raided the club early that evening. It just happened to be Jellybean’s birthday, and Madonna had a huge party and special command performance planned, so I’d become very unpopular in some circles. A couple of rumors came down the grapevine: “Madonna hates you” and “The Fun House is going to have you knee-capped.” Apparently, the club didn’t like the references to illegal substances included in my story. Some felt those comments were the reason the police felt compelled to make the raid in the first place.

“Steve Hager’s story on the Fun House is still remembered as a classic,” Baird Jones would write later in his gossip column. “Although when the expose got that illegal club busted, Steve had to lie very, very low for a few months.”

I did run into Madonna a few weeks later in the basement dressing room at Danceteria. She looked through me like I didn’t exist, while effusively welcoming my sidekick, German photographer Andre Grossmann. She even let Andre follow her home and take pictures of her in her own environment, until she had to throw him out because he wouldn’t stop taking pictures. At the time, Andre probably had no clue he was going to make a lot of money off those photographs many years later.

To read the story that closed the Fun House, Bugging Out on the Endless Peak click on the link below. It is republished in Hip Hop:  The Complete Archives.