Financial Vipers of Venice: Alchemical Money, Magical Physics, and Banking in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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Financial Vipers of Venice
Alchemical Money, Magical Physics, and Banking in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
by Joseph Farrell
(Feral House)

In Babylon’s Banksters, Joseph Farrell dug up an ancient international class of bullion brokers, their penetration of the ancient temples, their control and suppression of an ancient knowledge and their strategy for usurping the money-issuing power of states and nations. Financial Vipers of Venice is the sequel to that ancient tale where we fast forward to medieval times, in the midst of a 1500-year story of a foggy swamp that became the financial center of the Western World.

Mr. Farrell approaches his books like expanded essays, and structures his contents in clearly delineated outline form. This is fortunate for the reader trying to keep pace with the weaving complexities of Farrell’s narrative. And there certainly is a narrative … only it’s delivered with all the twists and turns of a Tarantino movie.

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 “To sum up, thus far Bruno has accomplished the following…Subtly challenged the Calvinist doctrine of debt-interest in the hands of a private monopoly by distinguishing it from the ‘the public wealth,’ which is, in the final analysis, a not-so-subtle attack on the very idea of private monopoly central banking, that is, upon the banking practices of the northern Italian city-states, Florence and Venice, themselves.”

Giordano Bruno
Our tale begins with Giordano Bruno, a 16th century Hermeticist who was executed by the Inquisition thanks in no small part to the complicity of the Venetian oligarchy. Mr. Farrell asks why. What motivated members of the Venetian elite — who had previously welcomed him in their homes — to hand over Bruno to the Inquisition and denounce him?

The answers Mr. Farrell uncovers reach into the heart of what differentiates Hermeticism — an ancient universal spirituality with roots in ancient Egypt — from the monotheistic religions that sprung up centuries later. Mr. Bruno reportedly had a vision of uniting the whole world under one single spirituality — Hermeticism — in which we are all connected to an infinite divinity — a philosophy of abundance. This vision stood in stark contrast to the debt-based philosophy of monotheism’s “original sin,” a debt which is impossible to repay.

Clearly, Mr. Bruno intended to upset the religious applecart which Mr. Farrell contends was a direct philosophical threat to the time’s dominant fiscal philosophy — a philosophy belonging to the elite oligarchy of medieval Venice.

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“…for not only did these [Babylonian] slaves bring with them their religion and culture — a point that would explain the increasing ‘orientalization’ of the Roman imperium — but they also brought with them ‘their “Babylonian” business and banking practices.’ And of course, when Attila the Hun ravaged the peninsula and threatened even Rome itself, many of these mercantile families fled to northern Italy. It is here that we find, then, the connection between ancient Babylon’s ‘bullion brokers,’ Roma, and the later Italian city-states, with their banking oligarchies.”

Venice
Mr. Farrell engagingly paints a picture of medieval Venice ruled by an oligarchical elite, a network of families and familial relations that even then, spanned the centuries. Members of this elite network played influential roles in all parts of Venetian society — from political and military leaders to heads of banking and business. The tactics that Mr. Farrell illuminates bear a striking resemblance to the playbook of today’s oligarchy.

For instance, in describing one of the Venetian super-companies, Mr. Farrell states:

“A glance — and it can only be a glance — at the rise of the Peruzzi company will demonstrate just how quickly the medieval super-companies mastered all the techniques that many would now ascribe to the conspiratorial machinations of modern banksters, corporations, and groups like the Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and so on.”

Clearly, the oligarchy rigs the game in favor of those within its circles, as the rise of the Venetian super-companies demonstrate. This was done by spreading into society, almost like a cancer.

“The penetration into the loci of public power — the church, professional occupations, military, and the organs of domestic and international politics — became the ‘playbook’ for financial elites ever after, and…the Venetians perfected this strategy to a very fine art.”

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“Maintain careful posture of public neutrality in cases of political conflict, while continuing to act as financial agents for both sides.”

An Unbroken Story
Mr. Farrell outlines certain tactics of the medieval Venetian oligarchy which we find in eerie continuance by today’s 21st century global oligarchy. Using balance-of-power diplomacy to play both sides of a battle; absorb philosophical rivals; suppress hidden knowledge; and on. The continuity of strategy is certainly no passing matter.

“Consequently, one sees two familiar patterns — first appearing in ancient times, and continuing into modern times — of a financial elite that is actively seeking ancient sources of information, and seeking to monopolize and suppress it, lest that knowledge break out of the closed system of finance that made their power, position, and prestige, possible.”

Is it possible that there is an unbroken story that weaves through what we know of ancient Babylon, medieval Venice and our modern New World Oligarchy? Is there an ancient wisdom that has been suppressed this whole time, a wisdom that by its very suppression has allowed a small network of families to maintain control over humanity throughout recorded history?

The idea is definitely tantalizing and logical, at the least. Personally I think this idea holds a lot of weight. Though perhaps we’ll never truly be able to say whether it is or isn’t fact — simply because the genealogical and financial records to prove the theory likely no longer exist. Nevertheless, the Hermetic wisdom that Giordano Bruno tried to spread is likely no small matter. And for that, the Inquisition burned him.

It might be worth considering that if methods of empire are similar between today’s oligarchy and the oligarchy of Mr. Bruno’s time, then perhaps the two share in common methods of enforcing their control as well.

Who’s Really Unaccountable?

I received this email supporting a petition that urges Congress to audit the Defense Department. Naturally, holding Congress responsible for military spending is a cause I can readily get behind. Our so-called “Defense” spending is out of control — what with a never-ending, expanding field of war and a bloated, increasingly paranoid spying culture.

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Source: UNNACOUNTABLE: The High Cost of the Pentagon’s Bad Bookkeeping

But will auditing our military spending really, get at the heart of the matter?

The petition was sent by The Daily Kos, a left-leaning news and activist platform that, from my perspective, feeds into the left-vs-right farce that keeps the people of this country at odds with ourselves, and distracted from seeing who’s behind the curtain, pulling the strings of this divide and conquer strategy. The Daily Kos was motivated to action by a Reuters article entitled UNNACOUNTABLE: The High Cost of the Pentagon’s Bad Bookkeeping. And the Kos’ action blames Republicans for forcing “America into the slowest economic recovery in history thanks to austerity policies focused on cutting vital services for working families while shielding the Pentagon from any non-sequester cuts.”

For Reuters to send that article out on the wire made me scratch my head. Reuters certainly isn’t a bastion of independent thought. Rather, it’s one of the singular sources that helps franchise out a particular view of current events to smaller news sources around the world. Reuters is an important part of shaping the modern reality. And the result of that article — in an atmosphere where Republican congresspeople seem to always be threatening government social spending — fuels a battle among American people between those who want government to spend its money on social services and those who want government to spend its money on the military.

Nevermind the folks who think it ought to be unconstitutional for the United States government to borrow all of this money in the first place via a 100-year-old Federal Reserve counterfeiting scheme. Bill Still reports on this issue eloquently and succinctly.

The Federal Reserve, its charter banks and those who drive the policies of those banks ought to be at the top of anybody’s accountability To-Do list.

Corporations are NOT People: A Constitutional Amendment

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House Joint Resolution 29 introduced February 14, 2013

H.J.RES.29 — Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. (Introduced in House – IH) 

113th CONGRESS

1st SessionProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 14, 2013

Mr. NOLAN (for himself and Mr. POCAN) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),

    That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article–

    `Section 1. The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
    `Section 2. Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.
    `Section 3. Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.’.

UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars …. FREE Online Documentary

“…my mother was killed and now they call us the terrorists?”

“175 children have already been murdered by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.”

“They didn’t know what America was before drones. Now what they know of America is drones and terror.”

The enemy of tomorrow is being created today by drone strikes in Pakistan.

The link to watch this documentary is here: http://www.AmericasDroneWars.com/

The Biggest Protest Against Mass Surveillance in U.S. History – October 26, 2013

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You Are What You Eat – GMO Labeling in Washington State

The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska

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The Franklin Cover-Up
Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska
by John W. DeCamp

For the majority of Americans, it seems, the machinations of the New World Order are beyond comprehension — although, that fog of confusion is slowly dissipating over time as the NWO operates more openly and the truth continues to reveal itself. For most, however, the why’s and how’s of it all are perhaps beyond what seems logical. Or, perhaps most of us are simply too content being cogs in the New World Order machine to even dare pull the curtain back on the Wizard. But to read The Franklin Cover-Up is to no longer have the luxury of keeping the curtain closed.

The Franklin Cover-Up focuses on events centered in Nebraska — events that involve the most powerful, moneyed people in the Nebraskan political and business communities participating in child abduction, molestation and slavery rings that are tied to an underground satanic cult network. All the while, these very same politicians and business leaders are working with the CIA to funnel money and drugs in, out and through the United States.

When people like former Nebraska State Senator John W. DeCamp (the author of this book) got involved — along with a few other very brave investigators, lawyers and politicians — to begin investigating the allegations of child abuse, pedophilia and satanic ritual killings, those people who started getting too close to the truth started dying. And all the while the FBI went out of its way to protect the accused pedophiles from their accusers — the children who stepped forward to tell their tales of molestation, torture, and forced participation in satanic rituals.

Why did the FBI step in to protect satanic pedophiles in Nebraska? Because this is a case that goes well beyond the state of Nebraska into the dark heart of the New World Order machine.

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“What you have to understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. That is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face. You have done your part. You have tried to expose the evil and wrongdoing. It has hurt you terribly. But it has not killed you up to this point. I am telling you, get out of this before it does. Sometimes things are just too big for us to deal with, and we have to step aside and let history take its course. For you, John, this is one of those times.” (p. ix-x)

— former CIA Director William E. Colby to author Senator John W. DeCamp

John W. DeCamp
Senator John W. DeCamp is an attorney, a Vietnam War vet and a 16-year Nebraska State Senator. DeCamp was honored by the White House for his role in “Operation Baby Lift” which evacuated 2,800 Vietnamese/American children orphaned in the war.

Senator DeCamp was elected to the Nebraska State Senate in 1971 while still serving in Vietnam (without ever having personally campaigned on U.S. soil). During his 16-year term, Senator DeCamp attended two parties thrown by Larry King, Republican Party activist and manager of Nebraska’s Franklin Community Federal Credit Union — the bank through which Mr. King was able to wield his formidable influence, and concurrently do the bidding of those above him within the NWO power structure. According to evidence and testimony presented in The Franklin Cover-Up, Larry King was the ringleader of the Franklin fiasco — facilitating the running of drugs, money and children through the NWO’s satanic meat grinder.

Senator DeCamp’s term in the Nebraska legislature ended in 1987. The following year, the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union was raided by the FBI and IRS — spurring the Nebraska legislature to launch the Franklin Committee and investigate the theft of millions of dollars that were unaccounted for in Franklin’s books. Nebraska Senator Loran Schmit became the committee chairman, and Mr. DeCamp was his private attorney. Mr. DeCamp also ended up as private attorney for Paul Bonacci, one of the youths who was victimized by the satanic/pedophile ring that operated in Nebraska via Larry King.

Mr. DeCamp has been intimately — even life-threateningly — tied into the Franklin story and cover-up ever since the case became public. He possesses an enormous storehouse of facts and primary source material on this case — along with a substantial amount of evidence that points directly to a cover-up by some of our nation’s most powerful institutions — namely, the FBI and the Justice Department. If there is anyone qualified to tell this story, it is Senator John DeCamp.

The Two Sides of the Franklin Story
On the one hand, the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union case is a financial one. When the the FBI and the IRS raided the credit union in November 1988, $40 million dollars was determined to be missing from the bank’s coffers. Later that same month, the Nebraska legislature voted to investigate the Franklin scandal.

With the Franklin Credit Union and Larry King under the spotlight, the allegations of child abuse linked to Mr. King could no longer be ignored. The Nebraska Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) and the Department of Social Services had been receiving victims’ testimony since 1985, yet their pleas to the authorities to take action had, until that time, been ignored.

“After the first session [of the Franklin Committee] , on December 12, 1988 Senator [Ernie] Chambers made a dramatic announcement about the probe. The investigation would go into not only financial wrongdoing, he said, but also the physical and sexual abuse of children by persons connected with Franklin.” (p. 56-57)

One week later, FCRB official Dennis Carlson gave eye-opening testimony:

“The nature of these allegations are something that is going to shock the Committee. They deal with cult activities, they deal with sacrifices of small children, they deal with sexual abuse…” (p. 57)

The FBI Protects Pedophiles
The FBI’s actions clearly showed that not only was the agency solely interested in prosecuting the financial side of the scandal, but FBI agents went out of their way to attempt to disprove the testimony of those children who bravely came forward to expose the abuse they suffered at the hands of Mr. King and his ilk. The FBI threatened the victim-witnesses with criminal prosecution if they didn’t recant their testimony.

With the threat of federal prosecution looming over his head, Troy Boner, one of the victim-witnesses, recanted. As a result, on July 23, 1990, the Omaha World-Herald newspaper trumpeted the banner headline: “Grand Jury Says Abuse Stories Were a ‘Carefully Crafted Hoax.'”

In the public eye, the allegations of child abuse and satanic ritual killings were now a closed case. The two other children victim-witnesses, Alisha Owen and Paul Bonacci, were found guilty of perjury and sentenced to as much as 27-years in prison.

According to Mr. Carlson,  U.S. Attorney Tom Thalken said:

“…the federal authorities were investigating Mr. King…But their investigation was confined to the money issues, and they were not specifically investigating allegations of child abuse.” (p. 183)

In fact, according to one officer in the Omaha Police Department:

“…the [FBI] was concerned that our child pornography/abuse investigation might hamper their investigation…we were to either ‘slow down or back off’ in our investigation…” (p. 183)

It seems clear that the FBI wanted the Franklin scandal to be only about the money — and FBI agents went well out of their way to ensure that.

In light of this, former special agent-in-charge of the Bureau’s Los Angeles Field Division, Ted Gunderson’s observation about FBI policy becomes quite telling:

“The FBI has an accurate count of the number of automobiles stolen every year. It knows the number of homicides, rapes, and robberies, but the FBI has no idea of the number of children who disappear every year. They simply do not ask for the statistics. Every month, every major police department in the United States files its uniform crime statistics with the FBI. It would be simple for the bureau to add one more column to the statistics and get a breakdown of every reported case of missing children — not to even mention children who are kidnapped for ritualistic purposes, and, in some cases, murdered. I am convinced that the FBI does not ask for these statistics because they do not want to see them. They would be confronted with an instant public outcry for action, because the figures would show a major social problem. That problem would demand action.” (p.xxi)

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“The Franklin investigators had lifted a corner of the rug, under which could be glimpsed a national and international organized crime syndicate, engaged in pedophilia, pornography, satanism, drugs, and money-laundering, and protected, as their own limited investigation began to show, by federal authorities.

“Pull a thread on any corner of this vast, seamless web, and the whole begins to unravel.” (p. 228)

How Far Does This Scandal Reach?
Testimony by the children victim-witnesses in the Franklin scandal demonstrated clearly that the issue was not localized to Nebraska politics. Rather, the children (most notably the ones that were plucked from Boys Town, a large orphanage outside of Omaha) were often whisked around the country to be the sexual party favors at political fund raising affairs and parties. According to the children’s testimonies, Larry King was the man in charge of supplying children on many occasions.

While Mr. King was, on the one hand, shuffling children around the country to be used as sex slaves, his credit union was busy funneling funds for the CIA.

“Former political associates of King, sources on Capitol Hill, and intelligence specialists suggest that Larry King was one of dozens of owners and directors of savings and loans and other financial institutions, used by the CIA to help finance covert operations. From their information, a picture takes shape.

“S&L managers, allegedly including King, would secretly lend CIA operatives bundles of depositors’ money, supposedly on a 30-day basis. In some instances, hundreds of thousands and even millions of these dollars would be flown out of the United States, to destinations such as Switzerland and the Bahamas. The money would be invested for profit in short-term high-yield financial instruments or other overseas hot-money schemes. Before federal auditors could notice any money missing, it would be returned. Some of the profit would be used to pay off the cooperating financial officer and other intermediaries. The rest was funneled into slush funds for covert operations.” (p. 172-173)

Ultimately, this financial activity tied into the Iran-Contra affair — which itself leads to then-Vice President (and former CIA boss) George H.W. Bush.

Following the money, however, is the easy part. Linking Mr. King’s satanic pedophilia to the White House, however, isn’t quite as cut and dry. Nevertheless, with Paul Bonacci’s testimony citing Mr. King as the point man during the 200-300 trips to various parts of the country to be used as a sex slave during political parties, Mr. King’s rise within the Republican power structure starts looking more than a little suspicious.

According to Omaha Star newspaper, in 1983:

“Chairman King has accepted a position in the Reagan/Bush re-electioin campaign. He was appointed by National Black Republican Council Chairperson LeGree Daniels, who was named Chairperson of the Black Voters for the Campaign, in the Reagan/Bush ’84 re-election bid…In brief this means that Mr. King will be responsible for meeting with the Party officials and the Black Republican leadership within each of the 17 targeted states. He will coordinate the efforts of these groups in support of the Reagan/Bush campaign…Mr. King will also be traveling to the 17 targeted states when President Reagan does, to draw state party officials and Black Republican leadership together.

“Mr. King has also accepted the Chairmanship of the National Black Republican Council, Development Committee for Fund Raising.”

It ought to raise red flags that the man most notorious for providing children to be used as sex slaves at political parties was given the chairmanship of fund raising for the National Black Republican Council. It’s like we’re just a short step away here from an official Republican sanction of political pedophilia parties.

No Justice
The case of pedophilia against Mr. King and the public investigation into the dark heart of satanic ritual killings ended when Troy Boner recanted his testimony. The financial investigation continued, however, and Mr. King ended up in prison for embezzlement, conspiracy and making false financial record entries — a 15-year sentence under a plea bargain arrangement reached prior to Mr. King going to trial.

No trial meant that the evidence of child abuse was never presented in any court.

“As [Alisha Owens] remarked, she will be in jail longer than Larry King.” (p. 225)

The cover-up of child abuse, satanism and murder in Nebraska was successful … and one can only assume that the perpetrators, to this day, continue to engage in the horrific crimes detailed by the survivor testimony in this book.

Sirius the Film: Disclosure’s Next Step?

Originally published in New Dawn #139

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This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation and not the subject of rubbishing by tabloid newspapers.
– Lord Hill-Norton, Former Head of The Ministry of Defense – UK, 5 Star Admiral, during an interview for The Disclosure Project1

The Disclosure Project is widely regarded as one of the most credible events within the whole disclosure movement. [Dr. Steven Greer] is, if not the godfather, one of the godfathers.
– J.D. Seraphine, Producer of Sirius2

On 22 April 2013 an enigmatically titled documentary named Sirius premiered in Los Angeles, California – and there was nothing ordinary about it. Sirius brings to light a leading edge perspective on the issue of extraterrestrial disclosure and the web of secrecy that surrounds it. It’s a story based on the life work of Dr. Steven Greer, a man who left behind a successful career in medicine to walk a path that has already demonstrated significant results in raising the extraterrestrial subject above the crest of the tabloid wave.

Over the past 20-plus years, Dr. Greer’s name has become synonymous with the Disclosure movement, thanks in no small part to the dozens of testimonies from former military, government and intelligence witnesses he assembled for The Disclosure Project, “an effort that was designed to identify firsthand military and government witnesses to UFO events and projects, as well as other evidence to be used in a public disclosure.”3

The Disclosure Project – released in 2001 to the public as a 4-hour DVD of witness testimony and brought to the media via a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. – focused on perhaps the most immediately relevant aspect of the extraterrestrial discussion: the energy systems that propel the unidentifiable vehicles in our skies. The conclusion was reached that not only do these overunity and free energy systems exist, but we have them as well – tightly compartmentalized in the deep recesses of the US military’s black projects.

Fast forward eleven years to 2012 and Dr. Greer announces that he is beginning work on a documentary called Sirius. He appeals to the public to support funding the project. By July, Sirius raised its goal of $250,000, and by the time the movie premiered in April 2013, it had raised half a million dollars, making Sirius the most crowd-funded documentary yet.

“[Dr. Greer] is a lightning rod,” said Sirius director Amardeep Kaleka.4 Many believe Dr. Greer will succeed in spearheading free energy systems into mainstream consciousness, and Sirius is a big step forward towards turning that dream into a reality. Mr. Kaleka takes the viewer to the frontlines of the Disclosure Movement, and in doing so propels Dr. Greer into the next phase of what is surely to go down in history as a legendary journey.

Dr. Steven Greer
At the age of 8, Steven Greer had his first UFO encounter, an incident which spurred an early interest in the UFO field – an interest bolstered by his uncle, L. Macon Epps, who helped design the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969. It was a relation ideally suited for the road Dr. Greer would later take.

At age 17, Dr. Greer had a near death experience, and the doors opened to a much broader perspective of existence. “I then became very interested in exploring higher states of consciousness,” Dr. Greer said.5 He began studying and practicing meditation. And at age 18, he had his second UFO encounter – this time, however, with an extraterrestrial biological entity (EBE).

During this second encounter, the entity touched him on the shoulder and he found himself aboard a craft, meditating in a state of what he describes as “cosmic consciousness” with a group of EBE’s. As the EBE’s and Dr. Greer learned to connect metaphysically with each other, in that state of cosmic consciousness, Dr. Greer was being taught what would later become known as the protocols for CE-5 – close encounters of the 5th kind, or human-initiated contact. This was 1973.6

Although Dr. Greer went on to earn a medical degree, raise a family and become a successful doctor, he continued to study consciousness and ET contact.

In 1990, Dr. Greer opened CSETI (Center for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) in response to experiences that he said “are too strange to talk about casually, but which caused me to feel that it was time to do something to organize people around the world to view the UFO phenomenon in a new way.”7 Dr. Greer began putting his CE-5 protocols into action, using group meditation to invite our cosmic neighbors to make contact. In March 1991, Dr. Greer and a group of CSETI colleagues experienced their first CE-5.8 Since then, they have videotaped over 200 encounters9 and have been training a global network of CE-5 ambassadors to use Dr. Greer’s protocols to initiate contact.

The Disclosure Project

I do think the reason for secrecy… [has] much more to do with the economic order, and the fact that the technologies related to these extraterrestrial vehicles – as well as human breakthroughs unrelated to these extraterrestrial vehicles – have given us energy and propulsion systems within the black budget, compartmented, unacknowledged world which would have a significant beneficial effect for the world, but would have a deleterious short term effect for certain special interests. I believe these special interests would include the conventional energy part of our economy – the internal combustion engines, the fossil fuel plants, gas, oil, coal, and ionizing nuclear technology, technology related to nuclear power plants. We know that those technologies are already obsolete. 

I want to emphasise here that this is not a theory. We have testimony from people who have worked on these projects, within these projects, that can establish the fact that we have fully operational technologies which would enable the world to have no need for these polluting forms of energy.
– Dr. Greer, from The Disclosure Project’s 4 hr. Witness Testimony10

From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Greer began assembling whistleblowers from military, intelligence and government circles – people like former astronaut Gordon Cooper; former FAA division chief John Callahan; Admiral Lord Hill-Norton, former Head of the British Ministry of Defence; Merle Shane McDow, US Navy Atlantic Command along with many others, including scientist Dr. Eugene Mallove, publisher of Infinite Energy magazine, who was found murdered in 2004 under suspicious circumstances.

Additionally, Dr. Carol Rosin, an aerospace executive and former Corporate Manager at Fairchild Industries, gave testimony of private conversations she had with the father of rocket science, Dr. Werner von Braun, who, in the 1970’s was Vice President for Engineering and Development at Fairchild. Dr. Rosin’s testimony seemed to give The Disclosure Project an impending urgency. According to Dr. Rosin, in Dr. Von Braun’s dying years he believed he had figured out the game, imploring that Dr. Rosin speak out to prevent the application of space-based weapons. First the enemy will be the communists, he told her, then it will be terrorists, then it will be an asteroid and finally it will be the extraterrestrials. And all of it, he told her, would be fake.11

By 2001, Dr. Greer had assembled over 120 hours of witness testimony from ex-military, intelligence and government whistleblowers. He distilled the testimony down to a four-hour DVD made available to the public and assembled his most noteworthy witnesses for a landmark presentation in front of the prestigious National Press Club, in Washington, D.C. in May 2001. On that day, the witnesses made it abundantly clear that a nefarious UFO cover-up exists, and the public was given a plausible, real-world explanation for an out-of-this world subject. The UFO cover-up is an energy cover-up.12

The goal of the Disclosure Project was an audience on Capitol Hill, and the level of acceptance Dr. Greer had brought to the UFO topic was unprecedented. By mid-2001, it seemed possible the momentum Dr. Greer was driving forward may have resulted in making Disclosure a reality.

But just after 11 September of that same year, people were understandably less inclined to put the UFO topic at the front of the agenda.

The Movie

What the people in power right now don’t want us to know is that free energy is available to everybody.
– Daniel Salter, US Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant – National Reconnaissance Office13

The 2001 Disclosure Project documentary did not force the secret government to confess to its involvement in a UFO cover-up nor unravel its hold over free energy technology. Nor did the ripples of Dr. Greer’s efforts seem to spread out into mainstream consciousness… at least not at first.

Like a midnight cult movie, the Disclosure Project has stood the test of time, organically, through a word-of-mouth, grassroots interest among a growing number of people. For the past decade or so, the Disclosure Project has taken on a life of its own, spreading at its own pace into a welcoming public awareness, while Dr. Greer has been busy training CE-5 ambassadors.

This time, Dr. Greer is demonstrating we don’t need our government agencies to make official statements heralding the era of Disclosure. Disclosure is already here. All it takes is a desire to make contact and the willingness to work on the spiritual nature of that cosmic connection.

Then, on 27 April 2012, Dr. Greer sent out an email with the subject line in all caps: MAJOR DISCLOSURE MESSAGE. He announced teaming up with Emmy award winning filmmaker Amardeep Kaleka “to make an historic new documentary on Disclosure, Contact and the suppression of New Energy.”14

Mr. Kaleka and producer J.D. Seraphine had recently been contracted to do a narrative feature relating to the topic of UFOs, ancient aliens and the current interest surrounding those topics. “Once you start cracking that research as a writer, it takes you down a deep, deep rabbit hole,” said Mr. Kaleka.15

Mr. Kaleka cold called Dr. Greer for permission to reference DisclosureProject.org at the end of his movie as a place for people to go for more information. Dr. Greer must have immediately recognizgraved the opportunity before suggesting they meet for dinner.

“When we were at dinner, he was telling us fantastical story after fantastical story,” Mr. Kaleka said. Eventually he asked Dr. Greer, “Have you ever thought about doing a documentary?”

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Dr. Greer’s reply was, “In fact, we want to do a documentary.”16

The Conspiracy

Once they found out they could really control gravity, in 1954, it all went black.
– Dr. Greer, Sirius17

At the outset of Sirius, Dr. Greer sits alone, deep in thought, waiting to take the stage to deliver a presentation while the ominously deep voice of narrator Thomas Jane explains the meaning of “dead man’s trigger.” Dr. Greer is one of those rare men with a dead man’s trigger, and those on whom he is shining the light must know this, because no one has put the free energy topic into the public discussion with as much success as Dr. Greer. That’s a dangerous job. And he’s still doing it.

“Dead man’s trigger is a safety valve,” Mr. Jane explains. “For reasons of security, a person prepares a recourse of such severe action that if harmed, they will release a cache of damaging evidence against those enemies.”18

In Sirius, Dr. Greer exposes the four primary members of the banking cartel – Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorganChase and Citibank – as the controlling interests in the four largest oil companies – Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP. These four banks are among the controlling shareholders of the Federal Reserve,19 a private corporation20 that controls the currency economy of the United States, and arguably the world. With the value of the American dollar so closely tied to the price of oil,21 it’s clear who stands to lose the most when free energy becomes public.

Sirius takes the conversation well beyond whether or not ET exists. The documentary makes it clear that we’ve not only been working on free energy and anti-gravity technology since Tesla, but we’ve also had demonstrable success in this field since at least the 1950s. It seems new energy scientists have always had two roads from which to choose: Do their research under the auspices of the American military, or get bullied out of the game.

Yet there is one additional thread weaved into this exopolitical tapestry – the Atacama Humanoid.

The Atacama Humanoid
A six-inch fossilised skeleton known as the Atacama humanoid might be the least relevant subplot in Sirius, but it’s certainly the most sensational. At the very least, the Atacama humanoid is an anomalous example from humanity’s fossil record that suggests perhaps we haven’t yet figured out the entire story.

The Atacama humanoid was first discovered in 2003 in the remote Atacama desert region of Chile. Dr. Greer found out about it in 200922and, apparently, has had his eye on it ever since.

“Dr. Greer was aware of the specimen,” Mr. Seraphine said in an online interview. “He had once visited the facility that has it, taken some photos, he’d shown it to us and said, ‘If we can raise enough money, at some point down the line I’d love to get some samples and do this’.

“We also ended up getting in contact with the geneticist from Stanford, Dr. Garry Nolan, through the crowdsourcing process, who, once he found out about it, said he’d love to step up and do the scientific analysis and research.”23

Dr. Garry Nolan (Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine) headed the team investigating the Atacama specimen. The genetic results, though incomplete, could not account for the abnormalities of the humanoid. Dr. Ralph Lachman, also of Stanford University, is one of the leading experts in the world on skeletal dysplasia and abnormalities. He also studied the skeleton and concluded that the “humanoid’s appearance is NOT the result of any known deformity, genetic defect, skeletal dysplasia or any other known human abnormality.”24

According to Dr. Lachman, the little humanoid lived to between six to eight years old and Dr. Nolan confirmed that the specimen is not a non-human primate, yet nothing in its genes or biology suggests it is a deformed human.

After the Movie
Following the release of the movie, the story of the Atacama humanoid hit some major news outlets, like NBC.25 And one week later on 29 April, the well-timed Citizen Hearing on Disclosure began. For the hearing, the main ballroom of the National Press Club was configured to resemble a Senate hearing room and for five days, dozens of experts and whistleblowers testified in front of a committee of eight former politicians and professionals hoping to “accomplish what the US Congress has failed to do for forty-five years – seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.”26

Perhaps the most important result of Sirius will be the new energy research facility that the creators of this movie hope to fund with the movie’s revenue – once the movie itself is out of the red.27

“Over, above and beyond, anything that is made in terms of what’s black goes to a new energy facility that we talk about in the film. According to Dr. Greer, who’s going to run it, it’s going to be an open source building that has cameras on it 24-hours a day. It allows researchers and inventors to come in and do their work without feeling like anyone’s going to suppress them.”28

Let’s hope the documentary is a huge success and Dr. Greer gets a research facility. It could become a game changer. Perhaps that game of knocking on politicians’ doors in hopes of getting a peek at what they’ve gotten hidden in their top-secret filing cabinets is over. Or, as Dr. Greer says in Sirius, “It isn’t about overthrowing the Pentagon. It’s about leaving them behind.”29

To learn more about Dr. Steven Greer’s work visit www.disclosureproject.org. To download or purchase the DVD of the film Sirius, go to www.siriusdisclosure.com.

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Footnotes

1. 4 hr. Witness Testimony, DVD (2001; Crozet, VA: The Disclosure Project, 2006)
2. TheLip.TV, “UFO’s and Free Energy with SIRIUS Documentary Makers,” YouTube video, 12 May 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLr1sndVlCY
3. Steven M. Greer, M.D., “Project Background,” The Disclosure Project, April 2001, http://disclosureproject.org/background.shtml
4. TheLip.TV, “UFO’s and Free Energy with SIRIUS Documentary Makers”
5. CE5 Initiative, “Steven Greer Explains Origin of CE-5 Protocols,” YouTube video, 3 March 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKcYQwDQsWc
6. Ibid.
7. Keith Thompson, “If We Call Them, Will They Come?” Yoga Journal (July/August 1995), 72
8. Thompson, “If We Call Them, Will They Come?”, 73
9. Sirius, directed by Amardeep Kaleka (2013: Neverending Light Productions)
10. 4 hr. Witness Testimony
11. Ibid.
12. 2001 National Press Club Event, DVD (2001; Crozet, VA: The Disclosure Project, 2007)
13. 4 hr. Witness Testimony
14. Steven M. Greer, M.D., “MAJOR DISCLOSURE MESSAGE from Dr. Steven Greer,” The Disclosure Project, 27 April 2012. Email, 16 May 2013.
15. Open Minds Magazine, “Interview with Sirius UFO film director, Amardeep Kaleka,” OpenMinds.TV, 2 May 2013, www.openminds.tv/sirius-ufo-director-amardeep-kaleka-interview-1000/
16. TheLip.TV, “UFO’s and Free Energy with SIRIUS Documentary Makers”
17. Sirius
18. Ibid.
19. “Top 50 holding companies Summary Page,” Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, 31 May 2013, www.ffiec.gov/nicpubweb/nicweb/Top50Form.aspx
20. Bill Still, “Still Report # 81 Philly Fed Intro,” 5 May 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mP_GsfytH4&list=WLF6265E22014A2D11
21. Petrodollar, Wikipedia, 2013, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrodollar
22. Steven M. Greer, M.D., “Stanford University Research: Atacama Humanoid Still A Mystery,” Sirius Disclosure, 22 April 2013, http://siriusdisclosure.com/evidence/atacama-humanoid
23. TheLip.TV, “UFO’s and Free Energy with SIRIUS Documentary Makers”
24. Greer, “Stanford University Research: Atacama Humanoid Still A Mystery”
25. Jeanna Bryner, “Teensy alien-looking skeleton from Chile poses a medical mystery,” Science on NBC News, 30 April 2013, http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/30/17989892-teensy-alien-looking-skeleton-from-chile-poses-a-medical-mystery?
26. “About the CHD,” Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, 2013, www.citizenhearing.org/chd_about.html
27. TheLip.TV, “UFO’s and Free Energy with SIRIUS Documentary Makers”
28. Ibid.
29. Sirius

Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality

Originally published in New Dawn #139

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Cave and Cosmos
Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality
by Michael Harner
(North Atlantic Books)

Michael Harner, more so than Carlos Castaneda, more so than Gordon Wasson, Terence McKenna, Alan Watts, Abbie Hoffman or Timothy Leary, has perhaps done more than any other to enlighten the West on the truly global nature of shamanism — a cultural and spiritual heritage that seems to unify every archaic and indigenous culture around the world. Mr. Harner has been studying this cross-cultural enigma since the 1950’s when, as a budding student anthropologist, he studied firsthand the Jivaro tribe of the Amazon.

In the early ’60s, Mr. Harner studied with the Conibo tribe and was introduced to a powerful hallucinogenic plant medicine named ayahuasca. He was among the very first Westerners who would be transformed spiritually by nature’s hallucinogens into an era that would become the next step of the West’s spiritual re-awakening — a re-awakening that had been previously interrupted by two world wars. The country’s post-war mass hypnosis into a consumer-driven American Dream was about to get jolted back to a multidimensional reality.

While the children of this era were being fed synthetic hallucinogens, thanks to the research done by government-sponsored chemists, Mr. Harner began a quest into the true purpose of nature’s psychotropic gifts. Mr. Harner traveled the world studying the unifying techniques that would become the basis of what he termed “core shamanism,” or the unifying techniques, irrespective of the culture in which those techniques were colored, that sent shamans worldwide on otherworldly journeys for healing power, protective power and guidance from an infinite wisdom.

Most of the credit for the shaman’s journey was understandably ascribed by the researchers of the West to the hallucinogens. Psychedelics cast aside the veil to a much broader spiritual reality. “However,” Mr. Harner writes, “as a result of my cross-cultural research, by the late 1960s I was beginning to conclude reluctantly that shamans in most of the world’s indigenous cultures did their work without the appreciable use of psychedelic substances. It was becoming inescapably obvious to me that throughout the world, percussion sound, most notably by drumming was far more widely used than psychedelics by indigenous shamans.”

Since then, Mr. Harner has been working to preserve humanity’s ancient shamanic heritage. In 1979, he founded the Center for Shamanic Studies in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1980, he published The Way of the Shaman, a seminal work on the study of shamanism. And in the early 1980’s he opened the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS). Today, the FSS archives nearly 5,000 accounts of Westerners’ journeys to either the Upper or Lower Worlds using Mr. Harner’s core shamanism techniques.

Cave and Cosmos is Mr. Harner’s first book since The Way of the Shaman, and consists of an in-depth overview of shamanism from a man who is an unequivocal expert on the subject, as well as an analysis of the shamanic journey via the accounts contained in the FSS archives.

“Since the appearance of my last book, The Way of the Shaman, more than three decades ago, my teaching has been primarily oral, in keeping with the age-old traditions of shamanism. The time has come, however, for me finally to address publicly certain questions that urgently deserve wider attention in the contemporary world. Two fundamental questions are whether there is more than one reality and whether we need to be alone in solving the challenges of existence.”

For some 40 years, Mr. Harner has been teaching students to journey inward to the non-consensual realities of the Upper and Lower shamanic realms, and his students have been keeping records of these journeys. Cave and Cosmos introduces apprentice shamans into a framework of what to expect when trying these techniques on their own.

But when Western, non-shamans journey using only the “auditory driving” of the drum, are they truly journeying, or only imagining it?

“Although indigenous shamans consider their journeys quite real,” Mr. Harner writes, “it is often difficult at first for many Westerners to accept that these ascensions are more than just their imagination. Experienced journeyers usually do not have this problem, having learned, through extensively practicing the technique, the existence of another reality.”

Like anything else, shamanic journeying, independent of the use of psychotropic plants, takes work.

“Shamans differ from those who believe in spirits, because they know from firsthand experience that spirits exist. They see the spirits, touch them, hear them, smell them, and converse with them…Shamans no more believe spirits exist than you believe your family, friends, and acquaintances exist.”

At the very end of Cave and Cosmos, Mr. Harner provides appendices elucidating the techniques of core shamanism — techniques to take journeyers to meet their power animals, teachers, healers and guides who exist in the realms beyond this one. And for those planning on using these techniques for their own journeys, perhaps Mr. Harner’s apprehension at publishing the book might be taken as a suggestion: journey prior to reaching chapter 6, “The Westerners’ First Journeys.”

“For years I have been loath to publish this knowledge prematurely, for fear that once it was ‘out there,’ it might deprive new students and other Westerners from having uninfluenced, autonomous experiences.”

Perhaps it’s worth trying the journeys first and then comparing those uninfluenced beginning journeys to the accounts of other Western journeyers within the pages of Cave and Cosmos.

Regardless of one’s intention to journey, Cave and Cosmos is likely the most important modern work on the preservation of shamanism and our reunion with humanity’s original spiritual heritage. Mr. Harner is often credited with sparking the shamanic revival after publishing The Way of the Shaman. Cave and Cosmos carries that torch in a way that is as relevant towards humanity’s re-awakening as anything else.

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