Metals From Metaphors


Transcribed from Omni Magazine - Archeology section, October/ November 2004:
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METALS FROM METAPHORS

Alchemical manuscripts are famous for their symbolic language. Just what is meant, for example, when a text says "add to the Eagle the icy Dragon that has long had it's habitation upon the rocks", or that "the twofold fiery male must be fed with a snowy swan"? Do reproducable chemical processes lie beneath the florid metaphors? And do they work?

Using Basilius Valentinus' influential "The Twelve Keys", a fifteenth century text, (from which the above phrases were taken), Marcos Martinon-Torres decided to find out.

Each of the keys is an allegorical step in the chemical process leading to the Philosopher's Stone.

The unhelpful text for prima clavis, or the first key, (shown above) reads, "Let the diadem of the king be of pure gold, and let the queen that is united with him in matrimony be chaste and immaculate.....Take a fierce grey wolf which is found in the valleys and mountains of the world, where he roams savage with hunger. Cast to him the body of the king, and when he has devoured it, burn him entirely to ashes in a great fire....". It gets no clearer from there.

Using his knowledge of metallurgy of the time period, and clues in other alchemical manuscripts, (some imagery is common- lead for example, is usually depicted as Saturn.), Martinon-Torres substitued the metaphors with their metallurgical equivalents, noting the crucible and cupel in the lower corners of the key as well.

He translated the first key as a straightforward recipe for using stibnite (the wolf) to separate silver (the queen) from gold (the king) in the crucible, and then using lead (Saturn) to retrieve silver from the stibnite ashes in the cupel.

And it does work. For all his mysticism, Valentinus knew his Metallurgy, and an alchemist familiar with the imagery would have been able to rely on the text.

The first key isn't a step leading to gold via the Philosopher's Stone, but it does lead to gold via metallurgical separation. Matinon-Torres notes wryly, "Our analysis is a lot more explicit than the alchemists themselves".

Sacred Mushroom and the Cross



Sunday Mirror Series, 1970
By John Marco Allegro



In 1970, the famed Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Marco Allegro published the following series of articles in the London Sunday Mirror, UK. This series of articles was to announce that Christianity is based on a fertility-mushroom/drug cult, and that Jesus was none other than the mushroom itself.

Contrary to popular opinion (Wasson in Forte, 1985; Ott: Pharmacotheon, 1993, 1996), this serialization of John Allegro’s The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross was not run in The News of the World. Wasson and Ott’s contentions against “Allegro’s theory” have likewise been put under serious question. See the following sources:

For more information:
The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross by John Allegro (1970)
The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Judith Anne Brown (2005)
Astrotheology and Shamanism by Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit (2006)
http://www.pharmacratic-inquisition.com/ http://www.gnosticmedia.com/
Wasson and Allegro on Amanita Mushroom Trees in the Bible by Michael Hoffman
http://www.egodeath.com/WassonEdenTree.htm

This series of articles kindly provided to Jan Irvin by Judith Anne Brown and the Allegro Estate in March, 2005.

Contents:

Sunday Mirror: February 15, 1970 no. 357
Famous scholar challenges the faith of centuries - CHRIST AND THE SACRED MUSHROOM by DAVID YORK
This news article was the first to break about John Allegro’s May, 1970 book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross.

Sunday Mirror series by John Marco Allegro:
THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS: BEGINNING THE MOST CHALLENGING BOOK FOR YEARS by JOHN ALLEGRO
The first published extracts from John Allegro’s May, 1970 book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross.

(Part 1) April 5, 1970 - BEGINNING THE MOST CHALLENGING BOOK FOR YEARS
(Part 2) April 12, 1970 - JOHN ALLEGRO’s controversial theory that strikes at the very foundations of Christianity
(Part 3) April 19, 1970 - WORSHIP BY ORGY TURNED THESE WOMEN INTO WITCHES
(Part 4) April 26, 1970 - ABRACADABRA –the magic phrase hidden in the Lord’s Prayer

Sunday Mirror
February 15, 1970 no. 357

CHRIST AND THE SACRED MUSHROOM
By DAVID YORK

Lecturer John Allegro examines a dried specimen of the sacred mushroom.
‘Some will accuse me of blasphemy’

A DISTINGUISHED British scholar has written a sensational book that is certain to cause the greatest upheaval in orthodox Christian thinking since Charles Darwin said Man was descended from the ape.

For he not only argues the non-existence of Jesus Christ and the Apostles, but claims that Christianity itself – as well as Judaism and other religions of the near and Middle East—are no more than hangovers from an ancient fertility cult.

Expert
The author of this remarkable book is 47-year-old John M. Allegro, lecturer in Old Testament and Inter-Testamental Studies at Manchester University, and a philologist—a student of words and language.

He is also one of the world’s greatest experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls.


Mr. Allegro told the Sunday Mirror yesterday: “Thousands of years before Christianity, secret cults arose which worshipped the sacred mushroom—the Amanita Muscaria—which, for various reasons (including its shape and power as a drug) came to be regarded as a symbol of God on earth.


“When the secrets of the cult had to be written down, it was done in the form of codes hidden in folk tales.
“This is the basic origin of the stories in the New Testament. They are a literary device to spread the rites and rules of mushroom worship to the faithful.”

Challenge
Such a claim, such a challenge, to orthodox belief, coming as it does from one of the country’s leading experts in his field, is something of a religious H-bomb—threatening a shattering fall-out.


The controversy it will arouse must certainly lead to furious and acrimonious debates and schisms that will divide, not only Christians but Jews, Mohammedans and others whose religions have their origins in the areas covered by Mr. Allegro’s researches.


It is a fundamental challenge. To many it might suggest not only that there was no Christ or Moses, not only-to use Mr. Allegro’s own words – “that the stories in the Gospels and Acts were a deliberate hoax,” but also that there is no God.


Mr. Allegro bases his claims on his researches into the oldest written language known to us—Sumerian “Cuneiform” text dating back to 3500 BC. From this ancient tongue he believes came the language of the Bible.
And so, he says, we no longer have to take the New Testament story at its face value. We can trace the proper names and words used in it back to their true and original meanings.


“It is this,” says Mr. Allegro, “That reveal the cult of the phallic mushroom.”


Mr. Allegro’s book, which is to be published throughout the world, is bound to lead to fierce arguments. He says: “I’ll doubtless be accused by some of blasphemy. But these conclusions are the result of purely scientific dispassionate research.

Languages
“When I left the Royal Navy in 1947 I began to train for the Methodist Ministry as a theological student at Manchester University. This led me to a study of the ancient Semitic languages – including Old Testament Hebrew and Aramaic—and I became progressively more interested in the language and less in theology.


“Then came my appointment as the first British representative on the Dead Sea Scrolls editing team in Jerusalem.


From my work on these texts, the next step was a re-examination of New Testament names and titles, and to the realization that more lay behind them than was generally appreciated.


“And so I probed deeper—to the very beginnings of civilization. To Sumerian. And this book is the result.”


Mr. Allegro’s book, The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, is to be published by Hodder and Stoughton in May.


Why are they handling it? Says their managing director, Mr. Robin Denniston: “John Allegro unquestionably raises fundamental and revolutionary religious questions.


“But even if he can be challenged on some of his interpretations, our feeling is that this is a serious and deeply important contribution to an area of knowledge which is of vital concern, not just to the Christian community, but to every literate person.”

ANOTHER GREAT SUNDAY MIRROR SERIES BEGINS TODAY

Sunday Mirror
April 5, 1970 Page 9

THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS
BEGINNING THE MOST CHALLENGING BOOK FOR YEARS
by JOHN ALLEGRO

FOR primitive man living in the sun-parched, often desert lands of the Near and Middle East, life was almost entirely dependent upon rain.


It came from the sky to make things grown, and in his simplicity he came to believe that somewhere up above him was a mighty phallus in the sky, and that rain was his semen that came down to fertilise the womb we call earth.


From this innocent reasoning all the religions of that area were born—the ancient cults of the Greeks and Persians, Judaism, Christianity, even Muhammadanism. All had their origins in this basic idea of a heavenly phallus.


Once man had worked out his theory about the divine rain, he thought he could help to stimulate rain in much the same way as he did orgasms on earth; by singing, dancing, orgiastic displays and, above all, by performing the sex act—particularly in the fields, where the sacred semen was most needed.


It was then a natural step to want to share the secrets of how to control the power and knowledge of the heavenly phallus.
But how?


Over the centuries there were those who experimented with herbs and drugs and, as I shall show, came upon one drug that really seemed to transport them out of this world into heaven.


But this knowledge was not to be shared indiscriminately. If god was jealous of his powers, so were those to whom he gave this glimpse of divinity. Paradise was for the favoured few.


And so there arose the priesthood with its secret preparations and ceremonies that had to be observed before the chosen ones could take the drug—rituals that gave them great powers over the rest of the community.


Rarely, and then only for urgent practical purposes, were those secrets ever committed to writing.


Normally they would be passed between the priest and the initiate by word of mouth: dependent for their accurate transmission on the trained memories of men dedicated to the learning and recitation of these “scriptures.”


But if, for some dramatic reason – persecution, or the disruption caused by war—it became necessary to write down the precious names of the drug, the manner of its use, and the secret incantations, it was written in a secret form. A code—hidden in a story containing puns or some other word play.


I believe that this is the basic truth about the stories in the New Testament.


The key which unlocked the secret is philology – the study of words and language. Recent discoveries about the origins of the language of the Old and New Testaments—Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek—have revealed to me that from very early times the original meanings of the words and stories were lost or misunderstood.


Christ, for instance, far from being a real person, is now shown to be merely another name for the drug plant.


One of the occasions when the secrets of the drug cult had to be written down was after the Jewish revolt of 66AD.


Swayed by the narcotic-induced madness to believe God had called them to master the world in his name, the cult’s members provoked the mighty power of Rome to swift and terrible action.


Jerusalem was ravaged, her temple destroyed. Judaism was disrupted and her people driven to seek refuge with communities already established around the Mediterranean coastlands.


The mystery cults found themselves without their central fount of authority, with many of their priests killed in the abortive rebellion or driven into the desert.


The secrets, if they were not to be lost for ever, had to be committed to writing—and yet if found, the documents must give nothing away or betray those who still dared defy the Roman authorities and continue their religious practices.


The means of conveying the information were at hand, and had been for thousands of years. From the earliest times the folk-tales of the ancients had contained myths based upon the personification of plants and trees.


They were invested with human faculties and qualities and their names and physical characteristics were applied to the heroes and heroines of the stories.


Some of these were just tales spun for entertainment, others were political parables like Jotham’s fable about the trees in the Old Testament, while others were means of remember and transmitting therapeutic folklore.


The names of the plants were spun out to make the basis of the stories, whereby the creatures of fantasy were indemnified dressed, and made to enact their parts.


Here, then, was the literary device to spread occult knowledge to the faithful…


To tell the story of a rabbi called Jesus, and invest him with the power and names of the magic drug. To have him live before the terrible events that had disrupted their lives, to preach a love between men, extending even to the hated Romans.


Thus, should the talk fall into Roman hands, even their mortal enemies might be deceived and not probe further into the activities of the mystery cults within their territories.


The ruse failed. Christians, hated and despised, where hauled forth and slain in their thousands. The cult well nigh perished. What eventually took its place was a travesty of the real thing, a mockery of the drug’s power to raise men to heaven and give them the longed-for glimpse of God.


The story of the rabbi crucified at the instigation of the Jews was accepted as fact—as an historical peg upon which the new cult’s authority was founded.


What began as a hoax became a trap even to those who believed themselves to be the spiritual heirs of the mystery religion and took to themselves the name “Christian.”

The Crucifixion story was a ruse to guard the Sacred Mushroom. But the hoax became a trap we call Christianity.

Above all the cult forgot, or purged from their memories, the one supreme secret on which their whole religious and ecstatic experience depended.


This secret was the names and identity of the source of the drug, the key to heaven.


The source of the drug? It was the Sacred Mushroom.


The fungus recognized today as the Amanita Muscaria, or Fly-Agaric, had been known from the beginning of history. Beneath the skin of its characteristic red and white-spotted cap, there is concealed a powerful hallucinatory poison.


Its religious use among certain Siberian peoples and others has been the subject of a study in recent years, and its exhilarating and depressive effects have been clinically examined.


These include the stimulation of the perceptive faculties so that the subject sees objects much greater or much smaller than they really are. Colours and sounds are much enhanced, and there is a general sense of power, both physical and mental, quite outside the normal range of human experience.


Although it grows only in certain climatic conditions, the Amanita Muscaria could be dried and transported long distances by cult members.


The mushroom has always been a thing of mystery. The ancients were puzzled by its manner of growth without seed, the speed with which it made its appearance after rain, and its rapid disappearance.


Born from a volva or “egg.” It appears like a small penis, raising itself like the human organ sexually aroused, and when it spread wide its canopy the old botanists saw it as a phallus bearing the “burden” of a woman’s groin.


Every aspect of the mushroom’s existence was fraught with sexual allusions, and in its phallic form the ancients saw a replica of the fertility god himself.


Its drug was a purer form of the heavenly spermatozoa than that discoverable in any other form of living matter.


The drug was God himself, manifest on earth. To the mystic it was the divinely given means of entering heaven: God had come down in the flesh to show the way to himself, by himself.

So far I have not backed these statements of mine with proof. Let me begin by explaining how I set about my researches.


The main factor that has made these new discoveries possible has been the recovery of the oldest written language known to us—Sumerian “cuneiform” texts, dating back at their earliest to about 3,500 BC.


It now appears that this ancient tongue provides a bridge between the Indo-European languages, which include Greek, Latin and English, and the Semitic group which includes Hebrew and Aramaic.


For the first time, it becomes possible to decipher the names of gods, mythological characters – classical and biblical – and plant names. Thus their place and functions in the old fertility religions can be determined.


Stories and characters which seem quite different in the way they are presented in various locations and at widely separated points in history can now be shown to have the same central theme.


Gods previously considered as widely different as the ancient Greek Zeus and Jehovah can be seen to embody the same fundamental conception of the fertility deity, for their names have precisely the same origin.


Suddenly almost overnight, the ancient world has shrunk. All religious roads in the Near and Middle East lead back to the Mesopotamian basin – to ancient Sumer.


In biblical studies, as far as the origins of Christianity are concerned we must look not just to inter-testamental literature, the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and the newly discovered writings from the Dead Sea, nor even merely to the Old Testament and other Semitic works.


We have to bring into consideration Sumerian religious and mythological texts and the classical writings of Asia Minor, Greece and Rome.


Above all, it is the philologians—the students of language—who must be the spearhead of the new enquiry. It is primarily a study in words.


The earliest writings was by means of pictures, diagrams crudely incised on stone and clay. However lacking such symbols may be in grammar or syntax, they do convey in an instant the one feature which seemed to the ancient scribe the most significant aspect of the object or action he is trying to represent.


“Love” he shows as a flaming torch in a container, representing a womb; a “foreign country” as hills (because he lived in a plain).


As the art of writing developed further, we can begin to recognise the first statements of ideas which later had tremendous philosophical importance – “life,” “god,” “priest,” “temple,” “grace,” “sin,” and so on.


To seek their later meanings in religious literature like the Bible we must first discover their basic meaning.
For example, “sin” for Jew and Christian originally had to do with the wasteful emission of human sperm—a blasphemy against the god who was identified with the precious liquid.


To have discovered this is not just of limited academic interest—its original meaning lies at the root of modern Catholic strictures against the Pill.


So language is important. Because of it, identification of the main characters of many of the old classical and biblical mythologies is at long last possible.


To a reader brought up to believe in the essential historic truth of the Bible narratives some of the attitudes displayed in my approach to the texts may seem strange.


I appear to be more interested with the words than with the events they seem to record.


Similarly, a century or so ago, it must have seemed strange to the average Bible student to understand the approach of a “modernist” of the day who was more interested in the ideas underlying the Creation story of Genesis and their sources than in dating, locating and identifying the real Garden of Eden, and to solving the problem of whence came Cain’s wife.


Then, it took a revolution in man’s appreciation of his development from lower forms life, and a clearer understanding of the age of this planet, to force him to abandon the idea that Genesis was historically true – that the whole of the human race could trace its origin to two people living in the middle of Mesopotamia, and that the earth had come into existence in the year 4,004 BC.

The inquirer must begin with his only real source of knowledge – the written word. As for as Judaism and Christianity are concerned, this means the Bible.

There is precious little else than can give us details about what the Israelite believed about his god and the world about him, or about the real nature of Christianity.


The sparse references to one “Christus” or “Chrestus” in the works of contemporary non-Christian historians, tell us nothing about the nature of the man, and only dubiously—despite the claims often made for them—do they support his historic existence.


They simply bear witness to the fact (never in dispute) that the stories of the Gospels were in circulation soon after 70 AD—after the revolt of 66 AD.


If we want to know more about early Christianity we must look to our only real source, the written words of the New Testament.


The New Testament is full of problems. Among the most perplexing have always been the foreign, presumed Aramaic, “nicknames” given to characters like James and John—“Boanerges,” and Joseph, surnamed “Barnabus.”


The New Testament says these nicknames mean respectively “Sons of Thunder” and “Son of Encouragement” (or “Consolation”). Unfortunately, they don’t, and no amount of diddling with the text will make the “translations” fit the names.


Scholars usually assume that mistakes have crept into the writings through the unfamiliarity of later copyists with the language Jesus and his companions are presumed to have spoken—Aramaic. So they have tended to pass these “mistakes” by with a shrug.


But they are of crucial importance. They provide us with a clue to the nature of the original “Christianity.”
Concealed within the “nicknames” and their “translations” are names of the sacred mushroom, the sect’s “Christ.”


The deliberately deceptive nature of the mistranslations puts the lie to the whole of the “cover-story” of the man Jesus and his activities.


Once the ruse is penetrated, then research can go ahead fast with fitting the Christian phenomenon more firmly into the cultic patterns of the ancient Near East.


So our first task is to find out what these “nicknames” really meant, just as, in the Old Testament, we have to attach more importance to the names of its chief characters than the situation in which they are depicted.
Of course, history now and again forced itself on my attention during my researches. Did Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ever exist as real people?


Was there ever a sojourn in Egypt of the Chosen People, or a political leader called Moses? Was the Exodus historical fact?


These and many other questions are raised afresh by my studies, but it is my contention that they are not of prime importance. Far more urgent is the meaning underlying the myths in which these names are found.


In the case of Christianity, the historical questions are perhaps more acute. If the New Testament story is not what it seems, then when and how did the Christian Church come to take it at its face value, and make the worship of one man, Jesus—crucified and miraculously brought back to life—the central theme of its religious philosophy?


For Christianity under various names, had been thriving for centuries before the supposed birth of Jesus.
We are, then, dealing with ideas rather than people. We cannot name the chief characters of our story.

Doubtless there were real leaders exercising considerable power over their fellows but in the mystery cults they were never named to the outsider.


We cannot, like the Christian pietist, conjure a picture of a young man working at his father’s carpentry bench, taking little children in his arms, or talking earnestly with a Mary while her sister did the housework.


In this respect, our study is not an easy one. There is no one simple answer to the problems of the New Testament discoverable by just reshuffling the Gospel narratives to produce yet another picture of the man Jesus.


The question we have now to ask is: does the Christianity revealed for the first time by my researches fit adequately into what went BEFORE the first century—not what came after in its name?

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Sunday Mirror
April 12, 1970 Pg. 10

JOHN ALLEGRO’s controversial theory that strikes at the very foundations of Christianity..

THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS

ALL THE religions of the Near and Middle East—Judaism, Christianity and Muhammadism, as well as many of the old Greek and Persian mythologies—had the same common origin:


EXPLAINED: THE MYTHS OF MOSES AND PETER

A simple, primitive belief that God was a phallus in the sky whose orgasmic rain fertilized the womb we call earth and so produced crops and vegetation.


Then priesthoods arose – men who said they were able to act as intermediaries with the divine phallus.
And it was believed that they were able to do this by the use of a powerful drug that did indeed seem to transport them from this world to some celestial paradise.


This drug was the mushroom, Amanita Muscaria, or Fly-Agaric.


At first the secrets of the mushroom cult – the procedures and incantations that had to accompany the gathering and use of the plant—were passed on only by word of mouth.


But when the time came for them to be written down, the instructions were given in the form of a code.


Old and secret names of the sacred fungus were woven into a story about a rabbi called Jesus. On the surface his sayings and actions seemed politically blameless, and religiously and morally praiseworthy.


Under the surface, however—concealed by word-play or punning, false “translations” and similar literary devices—were the real secrets of the cult.


In the sense that the story of Jesus and his friends was intended to deceive the enemies of the sect, Jews and Romans, it was a hoax, the greatest in history.


Unfortunately it misfired. The Jews and Romans were not taken in; but the immediate successors of the first “Christians” (users of the “Christus,” the sacred mushroom) were.


The Church made the basis of its theology a legend revolving around a man crucified and resurrected—who never, in fact, existed.


Why worship a mushroom in the first place?
For one thing the hallucinations caused were a known fact. And to the ancients its very appearance added to its magical quality. A plant that grew rapidly like the male sex organ when aroused, and when it spread wide its canopy it was seen as a phallus topped by the woman’s groin – a symbol of the supreme act of fertility.

To the ancients the mushroom was a replica of the phallus in the sky.


To the Roman naturalist, Pliny, the fungus had to be reckoned as one of the “greatest of the marvels of nature,” since it “belonged to a class of things that spring up spontaneously and cannot be grown from seed.”


Until the invention of the microscope the function of the spore, produced by each fungus in its millions, could not be appreciated.


One explanation among the ancients for the creation of the mushroom without apparent seed was that the “womb” had been fertilized by thunder, since it was commonly observed that the fungi appeared after thunderstorms.


It was thus uniquely begotten. The normal process of procreation had been by-passed. The seed had not fallen from some previous plant, to be nurtured by the earth until it produced a root and stalk.


The god had “spoken” and his creative “word” had been carried to earth by the storm – wind – an angelic message of heaven.


To see the mushroom was to see the Father, and it was as “the Holy Plant” that the sacred fungus came to be known throughout the ancient world.

HOW can we come to these conclusions?


The answer is in the study of philology—the science of words and language—and the discovery of the true origins (and therefore meanings) of the names and stories told in the Bible.


The key is only about a hundred years old: the discovery by Sir Henry Rawlinson of clay writing tablets in the ruins of ancient Nineveh in Mesopotamia.


On them were written message in a hitherto unknown language called Sumerian. The “letters” consisted of wedge – shaped (“cuneiform”) signs impressed into soft clay which was then baked in the sun.


The wedge-shaped symbols developed from small pictures of common objects like a head, leg or other parts of the human body.
Each picture represented an idea, and such primitive “writing” can offer a better understanding of the thought behind the word than later, more stylized, methods of expressing letters and syllables.


The languages of the Bible, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, all derive ultimately from this ancient Sumerian, so we can now trace basic religious ideas farther back than ever before.


Furthermore, since proper names, like those of the gods and biblical and classical legends, tend to resist change, we can now begin to decipher their original meanings.


For example, Esau means “canopy” – the mushroom cap (hence the idea of his red skin, like the red and white-spotted cap of the Amanita muscaria).


“Moses” means “emergent snake” – a reference to the mushroom seen as a snake emerging from its hole in the ground (hence the conjuring trick with the serpent and the rod: Exodus 4.2-4). And so on.


More important, we can now decipher the names of the Jewish and classical gods, especially Jehovah and Zeus. Both mean the same: “Juice of fecundity,” the source of life.


So, despite everything we had previously thought, Jehovah was a fertility deity, and not, as commonly supposed, a desert god implacably opposed to the nature gods of Canaan and their sex rites.


Now we can begin to understand such biblical descriptive names of Jehovah as Sebaoth—“of Hosts,” as it is usually translated. Actually “Sebaoth” comes from two Sumerian words meaning “penis of the storm.” The name “Joseph” is a shortened form of the same title.


Similar phallic designations are given, as we now see, to many Sumerian, Greek and Semitic gods, tribal ancestors and heroes. Hercules, that great “club – bearer,” was named after the grossness of his sex organ, as was the Hebrew tribal ancestor Issachar.


This is just one example of how we can now span the whole area of our study and bring together apparently quite disparate religious cults simply through being able to decipher the names and epithets of their gods.


The ancients believed that under the earth’s crust lay a “sea of knowledge” formed by the heavenly rain. Thus the souls of the dead must necessarily know more of the mind of God.


It followed that, since plants had their roots under the earth, certain of them, the drug-plants, could also tap the reservoir of divine knowledge.


So, if man could but discover by experiment those more powerful plants, he, too, could be permitted to share the secrets of the dead—and of God. He could know the future, and also be endowed with a god-like, superhuman strength of mind and body.


Among devotees of the mushroom cult, it was the Amanita Muscaria which contained this divine juice more than any other drug-plant.


It is not surprising, therefore, that the cult should have become, in the Near East, a mystery religion which persisted for thousands of years.


There seems good evidence for believing that it swept from there into India in the worship of the Soma drug, subject of many hymns of the Sanskrit Rib Veda, some 3,500 years ago.


The cult certainly flourished in Siberia in more recent times, and a possibly related version in South American has been the subject of much recent inquiry.


Partly because of the religious use of the sacred mushroom, and the fearful respect with which country folk have always treated it, its more original names became taboo and folk-names and epithets proliferated at their expense.


It is as if, in our own language, the only name by which we knew the mushroom was the folk – name “toadstool,” and that some researcher of the future was faced with the problem of deciding what species of plant life served as the habitual perch of large frogs.


In seeking for the mushroom folk-names and epithets, one of our main sources obviously will be its distinctive shape of a slender stem supporting an arched canopy, like a sun-shade. This characteristic

Was made much of in mythology. Extended to gigantic proportions, this figure is reflected in such imagery as huge men like Atlas holding up the canopy of heaven, or of mountains like Olympus serving the dual function of supporting the sky and providing a connecting link between the gods and earth.


Above all, the mushroom provoked sexual imagery and terminology. The manner of its rapid growth from the volva, or “womb,” the rapid erection of its stem, and its glans-like head, all stimulated phallic names.


Of such, as we may now recognize, is the most common Semitic name for the mushroom—phutr (Arabic), pitra (Aramaic)—portrayed in the New Testament myth as “Peter,” an invented disciple of the non-existent Jesus.
The deciphering of plant and drug names not only allows us to share the imagery their shapes provoked in the minds of the ancient botanists, but to learn of the power they were supposed to wield. This is particularly important with regard to the mandrake – an old name for the Holy Plant.


It was with the mandrake that Leah bargained with Rachel for a night of connubial bliss with Jacob (Genesis 30.14-16). It appears frequently in folk-lore as the prime magic plant and aphrodisiac.


I can show that the Greek name, Mandragoras, comes from a Sumerian phrase meaning “Fateplant-of-the-field,” and is philologically related to the classical “Nectar,” the food of the gods.’ Both in fact, represented the sacred mushroom.

AT LAST we can understand some of the legends about this magic plant.


We can see why it was thought to resemble parts of the human body; why it shrieked when pulled from the ground.
The Christians believed that they were the true spiritual heirs to ancient Israel.


So it was an obvious device to convey to the scattered cells of the cult reminders of their most sacred doctrines and incantatory names and expression concealed within a story of a “second Moses,” another

Law-giver, named after the patriarch’s successor in office Joshua (Greek Iesus, “Jesus”).


Thus was born the Gospel myth of the New Testament.


How far it succeeded in deceiving the authorities, Jewish and Roman, is doubtful.


I can now show that one or two of the sparse references to Jesus that the ecclesiastical censors have allowed to come on in Jewish written traditions demonstrate without doubt that, at least at the beginning, Jews knew full well what the “Jesus” was that the Christians worshipped. The references also show clearly that the Jews despised the whole business as much as did the Romans.


The Romans could not find words low enough to describe the Christians they hounded out from their secret meetings and tortured to death. And the Romans were famed for their religious tolerance!


Those most deceived appear to have been the sect who took over the name “Christian” (“semen-smeared”), and formed the basis of the modern church.


But by then the prime ingredient of their sacred meal had been lost—or suppressed – and its priests offered the initiates in its place a wafer and sweet wine, assuring them that before the Host touched their lips it would have changed into the flesh and blood of God.


Foremost among the literary devices used to encode secret names for the sacred mushroom was word-playing or punning. There are many examples of this in the Old Testament, and it was commonly used by Jewish teachers to discover supposed hidden meanings in Bible texts.


Here are examples of mushroom-name puns in a New Testament writer’s passage on the wisdom and foolishness of Christian teaching.


He ingeniously inserts the following phrase:
“For the Jews demand signs and the Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling – block to Jews and folly to Gentiles . . .” (I Corinthians 1.23).


The word “stumbling-block” (Greek skandalon, our “scandal”) is properly used of a “trap” or “snare.” It denotes a knobbed stick or bolt upon which the bait is placed, and which, if tripped by the prey, sets off the trap itself.


So metaphorically it is used for any impediment which hinders or traps an unwitting person.


The Greek word skandalon, we can now appreciate, originally meant “bolt.” Its Aramaic equivalent was tiqla, and the phallic mushroom was sometimes called a “bolt – plant” because the shape of the primitive key or bolt was, in essence, a short rod surmounted by a knob.


So we may decipher the first part: To the Jews (i.e., in the Jewish language), the “Christ crucified” (the semen-anointed, erect phallic mushroom) is a “bolt-plant” (tiqla – mushroom, “stumbling – block”). The second part neatly confirms the first: “and folly to the Gentiles” (that is, Greeks). The Greek work for “folly” is moria, and Morios was a Greek word for the mushroom! Now the pun is made clear.


The “stumbling-block” (tiqla, “boltmushroom”) pun appears quite frequently. We know it best in the text in Matthew 16 about Peter and the “keys” of heaven. In it, Peter—the mushroom—is given the “key,” or “bolt” of paradise (v. 19), and is called a “stumbling-block” (v. 23).


The other part of that text about Peter being the “rock” foundation of the Church-on which the Roman Catholics place so much emphasis—is a double wordplay.


Not only is there the long-recognised pun on Peter-Petros in Greek and petra (rock) and pitra (mushroom)—but there is also a pun on the Latin cepa, one of a number of “onion” words which were used of the similarly formed bulbed mushroom. (The French still call certain mushrooms “cepe” or “ceps”—after the Latin.)


Even calling the name “satan” (“Get thee behind me…v. 23) is in line with the depa pun, since Setanion is another Latin name which also means onion or mushroom.


One of our common vegetables is chicory, a variant form of whose name in Greek is Korkoron. This last occurs also as a mushroom name, and Pliny’s description of “chicor” shows that whatever plant he is describing it is not the culinary root we know so well:


“Those who have anointed themselves with the juice of the whole plant, mixed with oil, become more popular and obtain their wishes more easily…so great are its health-giving properties that some call it Chreston…”

SOME ancient confusion through similarity in words has taken place here.


The juice was to be “rubbed on” or “anointed” (christos), and its properties were so beneficial that it was called Chreston (Greek khrestos, “good honest, health-bestowing,” etc.).


One is reminded of the form of the name by which non-Christians spoke of the object of the sect’s adoration – Chrestus.


Suetonius speaks of the emperor Claudius having to expel Jews from Rome because they were making a disturbance “at the instigation of Chrestus.”


What Pliny is describing then is the “Jesus Christ” mushroom whose consumption brought upon the first-century Christians the vilification and contempt of the Roman historians.

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Sunday Mirror
April 19, 1970 Pg. 34

WORSHIP BY ORGY TURNED THESE WOMEN INTO WITCHES
A startling theory that Christianity is a hoax based on a sex-drug cult
By JOHN ALLEGRO


AS WE now know from our studies of ancient Sumerian writings dating back to 3,500 BC, God was originally thought of as a giant phallus in the sky.


His fertile seed—rain—fell to the womb called earth, causing it to “give birth” to crops and vegetation.


And we also know that this let to a special priesthood – men who could act as intermediaries with the heavenly phallus.


They achieved this by the use of the “Holy Plant”—a plant whose juices were a powerful hallucinatory drug that could indeed seem to transport its users to another world.



This plant was the mushroom known as Amanita muscaria.


And from my researches as a philologist—a student of languages and words—I know now that when the time came for the secrets of the mushroom cult to be written down to preserve them intact in a hostile world, it was done in a kind of code.


Within the story of a rabbi called Jesus were woven names and incantations used in the gathering and consuming of the sacred fungus.

The Church made the basis of its theology a legend revolving round a man Jesus, crucified and resurrected, who never, in fact, existed.


In the sense that the story of Jesus and his friends was intended to deceive enemies of the sect, Jews and Romans, it was a Hoax—the greatest in history.


Unfortunately it misfired. The Jews and Romans were not taken in; but the immediate successors of these first “Christians” (users of the “Christus,” the sacred mushroom) were.


It was a concentration of the powerful juice of the “Holy Plant” that the Magi—the magicians or Wise men (the great pedlars of the ancient world) – believed would give anyone anointed with it amazing power. They could “obtain every wish, banish fevers and cure all diseases without exception.”


So the Christian, the “smeared or anointed one,” received “knowledge of all things” by his “anointing from the Holy One” (I John 2.20).


Thereafter he had need of no other teacher and remained for ever-more endowed with all knowledge.


Whatever the full ingredients of the Christian unction may have been, they would certainly have included the aromatic gums and spices of the traditional Israelite anointing oil: myrrh, aromatic cane, cinnamon and cassia.


That these ingredients formed only part of the sacred formula is well known. Josephus, the Jewish historian of Roman times, says there were thirteen elements, and the Talmud names eleven, plus salt, and a secret herb which was added to make the smoke rise in a vertical column before spreading outwards at the top.


With the characteristic shape of a mushroom in mind we can now hazard a fair guess at the secret ingredient.
Knowledge and healing were two aspects of the same life-force. To be rubbed with the Holy Plant was to receive divine knowledge. It also cured every sickness.


Josephus suggests that anyone of the Christian community who was sick should call the elders to anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus (the Epistle of James 5.14)—in other words with the juice of the sacred mushroom.

Use of the name “Jesus” as an invocation for healing was appropriate enough.
Its Hebrew origin which we know as “Joshua” comes from a Sumerian phrase meaning “semen which saves” or “restores.”


The fertility god of the Greeks, Dionysus (otherwise known as Bacchus, the good of the wild women known as Bacchantes), whose symbol was the erect penis, has virtually the same name as Joshua (or Jesus), as we can now recognise from their mutual Sumerian source.


Their orgiastic rites were derived from the same maddening drug of the Amanita Muscaria.


The Twelve Apostles are sent out among their fellow-men casting out demons and anointing the sick with oil (Mark 6.13). Healing by unction persisted in the Church until the 12th century, and the anointing of the dying—“extreme unction”—has persisted in the Roman Catholic Church.


The principle behind this practice remains the same: God’s “seed-of-life” imparts life to the ailing or the dead.
Things, as well as people, could be anointed so that they became “holy”—that is separated to the god’s service. The Semitic word for “holy” is fundamentally a fertility word.


The anointing into holiness of kings and priests is again largely imitative in character. The prime duty of the king was to ensure the fertility of the land and well-being of his subjects. Many of the Greek and Semitic words for “lord” and “lordship” convey this idea when seen in their Sumerian form.


The priest’s function was also to see that the god played his part in inseminating the land.

THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS


The most common Hebrew word for “priest” –kohen—familiar as well-known Jewish surname, comes from a Sumerian title meaning literally, “guardian of semen.”


Pouring the sacred juices over the heads of these dignitaries was intended to represent them as “gods”—replicas of the divine phallus.


So we anoint our Sovereign at the coronation ceremony.


In our churches the ritual processio0n through the nave to the alter, headed by the fertility symbol of the cross and the anointed Bishop, preserves the ancient idea of the fertility god entering his house.


In the phallic mushroom—the “man-child” born of the “virgin” womb – we have the reality behind the Christ figure of the New Testament story.


By imitating the mushroom by eating it and sucking its juice (or “blood”), the Christian was taking unto himself the panoply of his god, as were the priests in the sanctuary.


As the priests “served” the god in the temple—the symbolic womb of divine creation—so the Christians and their cultic associates worshipped their god and mystically involved themselves in the creative process.


In the language of the mystery cults they sought to be “born again,” when –purged afresh of past sin—they could apprehend the god in drug-induced ecstasy.

Women had their roles in the ancient cult. There were the sacred prostitutes—an office well known in the ancient world.


It is usually assumed that the woman dedicated herself to the service of the god as a sexual partner in some imitative ritual designed to stimulate the generative faculties of the fertility deity.


Doubtless, in many of the cults she did perform such a function, copulating before the alter with the priests or other male worshippers at certain festivals.


There are also indications that it was considered necessary to make some sort of booth or covering for the prostitute and the magic plant during the seduction.


Hosea specifies that the sacred prostitutes practised their art under the trees, where “the shade is good” (4.13).


Ezekiel speaks of some kind of full-length veil by which they “ensnared souls” (13.18).


The Holy Plant had not be uprooted under cover of darkness, “lest the act be seen by the woodpecker of Mars” (perhaps a folk-name for the red-topped Amanita Muscaria), or “the sun and moon.”


The sexual power of women was vital to the mystery cults and accounts in large measure for the attractiveness of cuts to women from the earliest times.


It also has much to do with the antagonism towards sexuality generally and the distrust of women displayed by the laser Church, and the readiness with which supposed witches were hounded by Christians until quite recent times.


The telepathic control over people’s minds exercised by such females, known the world over as “the evil eye,” came originally from this ability to arouse men’s passions.


The Latin fascinus, from which our “fascination” comes, as well as meaning “bewitching,” was also the proper name of a deity with a phallic emblem, and this as we can now appreciate, is the original source of this word and the Greek baskanos, “sorcerer.


It was believed that the malign influences of “fascination,” which came to be extended to any form of mental dominance, could be averted by wearing on the person a model phallic symbol—rather as the Christian symbol of the Cross is currently displayed by those within and without the Church toward off evil.


A similar connection between sexual influence and sorcery appears in the derivation of our word “magic.” Its immediate source is the Latin magus, representing the Old Persian magush, the title of a religious official whose power of mind and body earned him a reputation for sorcery—and shoes name meant originally “big penis.”


Ezekiel, in describing the necromantic (divination from the dead) ritual of the witches, says they fastened on their wrists “magic bands,” as our English versions translate the Hebrew (13.18).
As we can now appreciate, the Sumerian original means “magical imprisonment,” and is portrayed in scenes of mystery rites of the Dionysiac cult as a basket from which a serpent’s head is emerging.


The symbolism here represents the matted vulva bursting open to reveal the emergent mushroom, anciently identified with the snake.


Here is the origin of the magic practice of serpent-charming, as well as of such mythologies as Moses (“emergent snake.” as his name means) in his basket in the bull-rushes (exodus 2-3).

The snake is an important feature of Dionysiac (Bacchic) imagery and cultic rites.


The Maenads are pictured with serpents entwined in their hair and round their limbs.


In the case of Ezekiel’s witches, their soul-catching “baskets” were brought along partly to offer some imitative encouragement to the dormant fungus to open and reveal itself.


It is not difficult to understand the reasoning behind the ancient identification of the mushroom and the serpent. Both emerged from holes in the ground, could erect themselves, and both bore in their heads a fiery poison which the ancients believed could pass from one to the other.


The prime example of the relation between the serpent and the mushroom is, of course, in the Garden of Eden story of the Old Testament.


The cunning reptile prevails upon Eve and her husband to eat of the tree whose fruit “made them as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen 3.4).


The whole Eden story is mushroom-based mythology-not least in the identity of the “tree” as the sacred fungus.


Even as late as the 13th century some recollection of the old tradition was known among Christians, to judge from a fresco painted on the wall of a ruined church in Plaincourault in France.


There the Amanita Muscaria is gloriously portrayed entwined with a serpent, while Eve stands by, her hands on her belly.


As we saw, women had an important part to play in the mushroom cult.


Another of their activities lay in that curious phenomenon – religious lamentation. This sympathetic identification of the worshipper with a suffering god seems to be a necessary part of most religions.


To see Catholic women, particularly in Mediterranean countries, racked with real grief at Eastertide as they contemplate the Crucifix and the wounds of their Lord, can leave little doubt that they are suffering real mental anguish.


There is apparently in human beings, and in women particularly, a capacity for sympathetic grief – which demands dramatic expression – however historically improbable the tragic events and persons they re-enact in their imaginations.

Ritual lamentation has a sexual significance as can now be demonstrated by its terminology.


Whatever inward emotional satisfaction the practice of lamenting the dead god may have achieved, its basic intention was to bring him back to life.


In the case of agricultural communities, the dead god is a personification of the fertility of the soil deemed to have perished during the hot summer months, but capable of being revivified under the influence of the autumn and spring rains—the fertilization of the father-god in heaven.


Thus the lamentation ceremonies were intended to rejuvenate the dormant phallus of the fertility deity.

The common word in the Hebrew Old Testament for “lamentation” we now recognise as having come from a Sumerian term meaning “erect”.


It is related to other words in Hebrew and Greek for a musical instrument, kinnor and kinura (“penis erector”) respectively. This is the harlot’s “harp” of Isaiah 23.16, the “lyre” of David, whose playing relived the maniacal fits of Saul (I Samuel 16.16, etc.).


The priestesses whose task it was to make ritual lamentation for the dead god—or the dormant mushroom—by screeching and wailing had their classical counterpart in the female votaries of the god Bacchus/Dionysus – the so-called Bacchantes, “raisers of the phallic mushroom,” as we now understand the term.


They were noted for their drug-induced frenzy, at one moment whirling in a mad dance, tossing their heads, and driving one another on with screaming and wild clamour of musical instruments. At another, they were sunk in the deepest lethargy.


The Bacchantes both possessed the god and were possessed by him; theirs was a religious “enthusiasm” in the proper sense of that term—that is, “god-filled.”

NEXT SUNDAY: What John Allegro says the Lord’s Prayer really means.
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Sunday Mirror
April 26, 1970 Pg. 28

ABRACADABRA –the magic phrase hidden in the Lord’s Prayer


THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS


JOHN ALLEGRO’s startling theory that challenges all Christian belief.

THERE always have been extreme difficulties in understanding the story of Jesus.


There are in the New Testament problems posed on historical, geographical, topographical, social and religious grounds which have never been resolved.


But to the Christian scholar they have always seemed of less relevance than the apparently incontrovertible fact of the existence of one, semi-divine man who set the whole Christian movement in motion, and without whose existence the inauguration of the Church would seem inexplicable.


But if it now transpires that Christianity was only a latter-day manifestation of a religious movement that had existed for thousands of years—what then?


Let it be emphasized: if only one of the mushroom references of the cryptic phrases of the New Testament text were correct, then a new element has to be reckoned with in the nature and origin of Christianity.

If the stories of Jesus are no more historically real than those of Adam and Eve, Jacob and Esau and even of Moses, what of the Bible’s moral teachings?


How far can our new appreciation of the origins and nature of Judaism and Christianity allow us to accord its teaching universal authority?


This, perhaps, is the most crucial issue raised by the present discoveries.


And in my mind there is no doubt that thanks to these discoveries about the origin of the languages of the Bible—Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and their related tongues – the stories of the New Testament have indeed been exposed as myths.


Just as years ago Bible commentators realized that when the writer of the New Testament Book of Revelation wrote “Babylon” in his political diatribe he meant the enemy Rome, so we know now that when the Gospel writers speak of Jesus, Peter, James and John, and so on, they are really personifying the sacred mushroom – the Amanita Muscaria. They are spinning stories from its cult-names.


But what of the crucifixion of Jesus?


Well, for a start, one of the names for the mushroom which has come down in Aramaic, with a somewhat different reference, was “The Little Cross.” To understand the significance of this folk-name, we have to appreciate the nature of the ancient instrument of death.


The Roman crux, or “cross” itself, was a straight or forked piece of wood which the criminal carried across his shoulders like a yoke to the place of execution.


There his wrists were tied to the extremities of the “yoke” and this stretcher was then hoisted to the top of a pole set in the ground (the Greek stauros).


This gave the well known form of the cross of Christian symbolism.


Sometimes, some of the weight was taken off the wrists or hands by providing the upright with a projection peg to support the wretched man’s crutch. It was called a “saddle” (Latin sedile).


In all this, the ancient worshipper of the sacred mushroom saw a striking, if gruesome, similarity with the adored object of his religion.


The cross piece was the mushroom cap and the upright support was the stem of the fungus.


Every aspect of the phallic mushroom was replete with sexual allusions, and the sign of the cross was primarily a sexual fertility symbol.


It is with this significance that the cross became the sign of the phallic god Hermes, erected throughout the ancient world at cross-roads, and thought to bring good luck to travelers, as the Crucifix is commonly displayed by the roadside in Catholic countries today.


In the case of the Hermes symbol, not only have we the upright and two “arms but half-way up the vertical post was fixed a replica phallus, to remind the passer-by of the god’s fertility powers.


This phallus—“saddle”—is possibly preserved symbolically today in the double cross-piece of the characteristic crucifix of the eastern churches.


The Semitic verb for “crucify” as used in the Old Testament means stretch out, disjoint. So the “crucifixion” of the “Christ” fungus in these terms meant the stretching out of the mushroom at its fullest extent.


Thereafter the fungus speedily wilts and rots away. The ancient saw in its fast “growth,” and speedy death, a microcosm of nature.


For they believed the fungus no less miraculously came to life again, and after a day or two its red tip could be seen pushing its way through the pine needles of its natural habitat.


The god had been resurrected.

THE Easter story of the New Testament simply puts into human story terms the “crucifixion” of the sacred mushroom.


This is followed by its return to the mother earth that gave it birth and its resurrection to life after thirty-six hours.


And what of the words supposedly spoken by Jesus at the time of this crucifixion?


“At the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’” which means “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15.34).


Unfortunately, it doesn’t. “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” is an ingenious approximation to ancient incantation to the mushroom.


The whole name will have meant “the cone of the erect mushroom.” That is the cap, or “glans” of the fungus.
It has, of course, nothing at all to do with a Semitic phrase about “forsaking” anyone.


The invocation was meant to be made when the devotee was on the point of pulling up the sacred mushroom—that is, after it had been “crucified” or stretched out to its full.


It reminds us of another invocation to God. When Jesus speaks of the deity he is often made to say “My father who art in heaven,” and the Lord’s Prayer starts off similarly: “Our father who art in heaven…”


“My/our father who art in heaven” conceals at a Semitic level of understanding another secret name of the sacred fungus.


The original, which meant “sky-stretched canopy of the cone,” was cleverly teased into an Aramaic phrase “abba debaregi’u,” “O my (our) father who art in heaven!”


Having now penetrated the disguise and laid bare the original Sumerian from which the name must have been derived, we can recognise it in a somewhat jumbled form in a phrase we have all known from our childhood story-books—“abracadabra.”


Originally it had a far more serious intent, and is first found in the writings of a second-century physician of a heretical “Christian” sect, the Gnostics.


This author left precise instructions for the use of “abracadabra,” which by that time had come to be used simply as a magical phrase to ward off evil.


Having broken the code of the “Lord’s Prayer” to this extent, we can go on and solve a number of perplexing problems in the text which have engaged scholars’ attention for centuries.


The Ten Commandments form part of a mushroom myth in the Old Testament story of Moses and Mount Sinai.
Even the two slabs of stone on which the “Ten Words” were inscribed by the finger of God originated from the “bun” shape of the primitive writing tablet, resembling the top of a mushroom. Indeed, it is from one of the names of the fungus that, through Greek and Latin, we derive our word “tablet.”

The Old Testament Story of Moses and the Ten Commandments
was a myth disguising mushroom worship, Allegro Claims.

THE name of the sacred mountain, Sinai, comes, as we can now see, from a Sumerian word meaning “brazier.”
This accounts for its description as “wrapped in smoke…like the smoke of a kiln” (Exodus 19.18)
The fiery-topped Amanita Muscaria seemed to the ancients like a brazier.


When Moses, the serpent-mushroom character, meets Jehovah there and receives the “tablets of testimony,” he finds after the interview that his face is glowing so much that people are afraid to approach him (Exodus 34.30).


The substance of the Ten Commandments, hover well rooted some of them may have been in ancient tribal laws, owe their form and position in the story to word-play on ancient mushroom names.


The ancient Israelite religion of Jehovah worship was based largely on the mushroom cult. Many other of the old myths about the patriarchs—stories like Jacob and Esau, representing the stem and red cap of the sacred fungus respectively—now reveal for the first time their mushroom connections.


The earlier legends are not cryptic writings, like those of Jesus and his friends. They are merely mushroom folk-lore, illustrating in entertaining story form, aspects of the mysterious fungus.


Later the cult came under pressure from a new “orthodoxy” in Judaism which tried to root out all traces of the fertility religion that gave it birth.


The sacred mushroom cult then went underground, to reappear with even more disastrous results in the first and second centuries AD, when the drug-crazed “Zealots” (another pun on a mushroom name) and their successors again challenged the might of Rome.


A “reformed” Christianity then drove its drug-takers into the desert as “heretics,” and eventually so conformed to the will of the State that in the fourth century it became an integral part of the ruling establishment.


By then its priests had forgotten the codes and the true meaning of Christ’s name—and were taking the words of the hoax literally—trying to convince their followers that the Host had miraculously become the flesh and juice of the god.


But, as I said at the beginning, what matters is the moral teaching of the Bible.
Can it be argued that the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount embody a store of moral idealism that will serve mankind for a long time –irrespective of their origins?
If some aspect of the Christian ethic still seem worth while today, does it add or detract from their validity that they were promulgated two thousand years ago by worshippers of the Amanita Muscaria?

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Myth of the Baphomet - "Here is wisdom..."

harrynote:
This follows along the same lines as what I discovered a few years ago.

The famous Eliphas Levi drawing of Baphomet has a set of tattoos on it's forearms. "Solve" is on the right, and "Coagula" on the left. "Solve et Coagula" in Latin.

Solve et Coagula, or Solution and Coagulation is an Alchemical concept, where you break down something into it's smallest components, or base elements (solution), cleanse this solution of any impurities, and then reassemble these components (coagulation) into a more useful or valuable substance.

In exoteric terms, it refers to "Transmutation of Metals", where, through alchemy, you ideally would be able to turn a base metal such as lead into gold using this method.

In it's esoteric meaning it's talking about 'information' or 'knowledge'.

The end goal is to find "The Philosopher's Stone" - allegory for a rock solid base of truth.

REALITY.

If you have this, it's very hard for someone to deceive you.

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” - Sherlock Holmes

Back to Baphomet...

In the Atbash Cipher Code, it translates to "Sophia", who was the Goddess of Wisdom in mythology.

I've also seen it translated as meaning "Baptized of Wisdom", which, in some Mystery Schools, is the "baptism of fire"
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Myth of the Baphomet

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/anti-masonry/baphomet.html

Baphomet (bæ ·fomet). [a. F. Baphomet; cf. Pr. Bafomet, OSp. Mafomat.] a. A form of the name Mahomed used by mediæval writers. b. Alleged name of the idol which the Templars were accused of worshipping. (According to l'Abbé Constant, quoted by Littré,1 this word was cabalistically formed by writing backward tem. o. h. p. ab., abbreviation of templi omnium hominum pacis abbas, 'abbot' or 'father of the temple of peace of all men.') Hence Baphomet·ic a.


1818 Hallam Mid. Ages (1872) I. 140 Baphomet is a secret word ascribed to the Templars. 1855 Milman Lat. Chr. _VII._ xii. ii. 278 The great stress .. in the condemnation of the templars is laid on the worship of Baphomet. The talismans, bowls, symbols, are even called Baphometic. 1831 Carlyle Sart. Res. II. vii, My Spiritual New-birth, or Baphometic Fire-baptism.
Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984 (23rd Printing) p. 659.


The Baphomet is not a masonic symbol, nor is it worshiped by freemasons. It has no traditional relation to the pentagram, nor the Goat of Mendes, nor Pan, nor the Green Man. The name seems to have first appeared in twelfth century France and its image first appeared in 1855. Then Anton Szandor LaVey and his atheistic Church of Satan adopted it in 1966. But it all starts with the Roman Catholic Inquisition and the Knights Templar. 16


Established in 1118 by Hugh de Payen and André de Montbard 2, the Knights Templar — from September 13, 1128, properly styled Pauperes commilitis Christi et Templi Salomonis — are forever linked to the history of the Baphomet. But of 231 knights examined by the pope’s Commissioners in Paris, only 12 admitted, under torture, to knowing anything about the icon, as against 183 who confessed that they renounced Christ and 180 who confessed to defiling the cross in various ways.3


The term’s identification with Mahomet appears to be derived from its usage in Provence. This had been the centre of the Cathar Church in France, until the Albigensian Crusade of 1209-1229 killed its protectors and the nascent Inquisition killed or silenced any survivors. Montague Summers4 suggested, without proof, that the name was a combination of two Greek words (baphe and metis) and meant 'absorption into wisdom.'15
It should be noted that the term Baphomet is not to be found in King Philippe’s grounds for arrest, issued September 14th, 1307, the 127 articles of accusation drawn up on August 12th, 1308, nor in any of the papal bulls issued by Pope Clement V. The articles of accusation refer to the adoration of idols: a cat or head, sometimes having three faces. The descriptions revealed during the trials varied but generally were of a "head with one face or two faces, sometimes bearded and sometimes not, made of silver or of wood, a picture of a man or of a woman, an embalmed head that glowed in the dark or a demon."5 The trials say little of the actual head, but there are some textual accounts of it. Guillame de Arbley who was the preceptor of the Templar house at Soissy in the diocese of Meaux testified on October 22, 1307 that he had seen the bearded head twice, which he claimed was gilded and made of silver and wood.6


Although modern writers will occasionally refer to the Templars' use of the pentagram, or five-pointed star, they fail to provide examples. The seals of the Masters generally depicted crosses, castles, fish, lambs, lions and the like. The plans of their castles and strongholds — those few they constructed — in Europe were dependent on topography and sightlines, not sacred geometry.14

Éliphas Lévi
What does this have to do with Freemasonry, or more particularly, anti-masonry? The presumed link is the pentagram. Over six hundred years after the suppression of the Knights Templar, one Éliphas Lévi took it upon himself to determine the value of the pentagram and equate it with the Baphomet. He termed the Baphomet, "the Goat of Mendes" and included a fanciful illustration of it as a frontispiece to his Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic in 1861.7 Although his frontispiece illustration depicts a one-point-up pentagram, he is also credited with being the first to arbitrate that the one-point-down image represented the Baphomet.8 No known graphical illustration associating the pentagram with evil appears before this. Michael Howard claims that Lévi based the illustration on a gargoyle that appears on a building owned by the Templars; the Commandry of Saint Bris le Vineux.9 The Catholic Inquisition of the early 1300s does not appear to have made a connection between the Templars' alleged worship of the Baphomet and the pentagram. Goldberg’s Sacred fire : the story of sex in religion depicts an image that could act as a link between the Templars and Lévi. But there is no mention in the text and no source is cited.10


Abel Clarin de la Rive, 1894 [17] The next similar depiction appears in 1894 when self-confessed fraud Leo Taxil incorporated a similar figure into his attacks on Freemasonry.11 These three images, and subsequent imitations,19 constitute the complete catalogue of images purporting to represent the Baphomet. They have no historical precedent. They have no existence other than in the imaginations of their authors. And the point cannot be made too strongly — they have nothing to do with Freemasonry.


It is a literary and historical curiosity that masonic author, Albert Pike quoted extensively, and apparently uncritically, from the writings of Éliphas Lévi. He writes: "Hierogliphically to express this law of prudence, they gave their mercury, personified in Egypt as Hermanubis, a dog’s head; and to their Sulpher, represented by the Baphomet of the Temple, that goat’s head which brought into such disrepute the occult Mediaeval associations." "The Gnostics held that it composed the igneous body of the Holy Spirit ; and it was adored in the secret rites of the Sabbat or the Temple, under the hieroglyphic figure of Baphomet or the hermaphroditic goat of Mendes." 18 It is clear that Pike’s authority was Lévi, who had no authority.


Placing the image of a goat face inside a five-pointed star appears to be the inspiration of Paul Jagot, in his Science Occulte et Magie Pratique (Paris : Editions Drouin, 1924, p. 172). It incorporated an open star, not a pentagram, and Jagot provided no citation.


The image next appeared in The Handbook of Magic & Witchcraft by Charles W. Olliver (London : Rider & Co., 1928, p. 47). As reproduced at the top left of this webpage, the head is now contained in a pentagram, with the addition of the words "Samael" and "Lilith". Olliver also failed to provide citation.


In 1931 Oswald Wirth included the goat head and pentagram in his La Franc-Maçonnerie Rendue Intelligible à ces Adeptes, Deuxième Partie: "Le Compagnon," (Paris: Derry-Livres, 1931, p. 60). Again, the image was uncited.


Maurice Bessy provided an illustration of the goat head and pentagram inside two circles, with the word "Leviathan" written between the lines in Hebrew, in his A Pictorial History of Magic and the Supernatural (London :1964, p. 198). He also provided no source.


Only in the later twentieth century, with the creation of the American Church of Satan, did the inverted pentagram, with or without the goat head, become a popular symbol for Satan. Their source appears to be Oswald Wirth and Maurice Bessy, neither of whom identified it with the Baphomet.12

1.Littré, Emile, (1801-1881) Dictionnaire de la langue francaise : contenant ... la nomenclature ... la grammaire ... la signification des mots ... la partie historique ... l'etymologie / par E. Littre. Paris : Librairie de L. Hachette, 1863- [v in ; 33 cm] Note that he is quoting Éliphas Lévi as Constant. ^


2.William of Tyre Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum The Council of Troyes, where the Rule of the Temple was drawn up, began on January 13, 1128. Note: xii. 7, in Recueil des historiens des croisades: historiens occidentaux, i (Paris, 1844), 520. Other twelfth-century accounts: Chronique de Michel le Syrien, xv. ii, trans. J. B. Chabot, iii (Paris, 1905-1910), 201-3, and Walter Map, De nugis curialium, i. 18, ed. T. Wright (Camden Society, 1850), pp. 29 ff. ^




4.Rev. Alphonsus Joseph-Mary Augustus Montague Summers (1880-1948) British priest and man of letters; editor and compiler of The History of Witchcraft and Demonology 1926, and The Geography of Wichcraft1927. Also see Francis King, Sexuality, Magic and Perversion. New English Library, Times Mirror. 1972. 174 p., p. 87 : "Joseph Von Hammer... considers it to simply be the Greek word metis, wisdom... He considers that the name Baphomet is derived from the Greek words Baphe Metis, i.e. the baptism of Metis...." ^


5.Edward Burman Supremely abominable crimes : the trial of the Knights Templar London : Allison & Busby, 1994. 304 p. ISBN: 0749002689 ^


6.Reference from Stephen Dafoe, found at templarhistory.com/head.html ^


7.Baphomet illustraton from Dogme et Rituel Haute Magie par Éliphas Lévi. Paris: Germer Bailliele, 1861. Art and Symbols of the Occult. Vermont: Destiny, 1993. p. 70 ^


8.Image shown top left. Éliphas Lévi, Transcendental magic, its doctrine and ritual. trans. Arthur Waite 438p illus. ii, p. 55. ^


9.Howard, Michael, (b. 1948) The occult conspiracy : the dark side of politics from ancient Egypt until today. London : Rider, 1989. 196p,[8]p of plates : ill : 1facsim, ports ; 25cm. ISBN: 0712622403 ^


10.B. Z. Goldberg, (Ben Zion Goldberg) b. 1895 The Sacred Fire: The Story of Sex in Religion. London : Jarrolds, 1931. 287 p. 24cm. illustration entitled: "Idol" of Knights Templar, showing semitic influences (p 177).^


11.Frontispiece engraving with text from Leo Taxil’s "Le Mystères de la Franc-Maçonnerie - Le Mysteres de la Franc-Maçonnerie Dévoilés - La Franc-Maçonnerie Dévoilée et Expliquée" Dessins de Méjanel - Gravures de Pannemaker, Édition de Propagande Populaire, Manuel résumé du grande ouvrage, Engraving signed: P. Méjanel: Letouzey & Ané, Éditeurs, 17, Rue du Vieux-Columbier Paris^


12. Oswald Wirth, La Franc-Maçonnerie rendue intelligible a ces adeptes II, "Le compagnon," Paris: Derry-Livres, 1931, p. 60.. Maurice Bessy, Histoire en 1000 Images de la Magie, Editions du Pont Royal, 1961.^


13. Malcolm Barber, The Trial of the Templars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998 c. 1978 ISBN: 0 521 45727 0 pbk, 312 p. Piers Paul Read, The Templars. London: Weidenfeld & 1999. ISBN: 0-297-84267-6. 350 p. J. Michelet, Les Procès des Templiers, 2 vols. (Collection de Documents Inédits sur l'Histoire de France), Paris, 1841-51 [ notarial record of Paris hearings, October and November 1307 and hearings of papal commission between 1309 and 1311, based upon the copy deposited at Paris at the close of the papal commission.


14.A. J. Farey, Templars in the Corona de Aragon. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ISBN: 01 97131379. Appendix IV, p. 453.^


15.Cf. Hugh [Joseph] Schonfield (1901-1988), The Essene Odyssey. Appendix A, "The Essenes and the Templars", 1984. Dr. Schonfield used the atbash, an Hebrew substitution cypher, to translate "Baphomet" as "Sophia", the Greek goddess of wisdom and theorized that the Templars had been influenced by the Cathars. ^


16.Cf. <templarhistory.com/baphomet.html>. ^ 17.de la Rive, Abel Claren. [b. 1855] La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maçonnerie Universelle. Paris & Lyon: Delhomme & Briguet, Editeurs, 1894. cover art detail.^ 18.Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike. Charlestion : Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree, 1871. pp. 735, 779.^ 19.See Appendix 1, Baphomet imitators.^

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THE LAWS OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The main principles governing the pharmaceutical “business with disease”:

It is not in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry to prevent common diseases – the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the financial growth of this industry.
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1 The pharmaceutical industry is an investment industry driven by the profits of its shareholders.
Improving human health is not the driving force of this industry.

2 The pharmaceutical investment industry was artificially created and strategically developed over an entire century by the same investment groups that control the global petrochemical and chemical industries.

3 The huge profits of the pharmaceutical industry are based on the patenting of new drugs. These patents essentially allow drug manufacturers to arbitrarily define the profits for their products.

4 The marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry is the human body – but only for as long as the body hosts diseases. Thus, maintaining and expanding diseases is a precondition for the growth of the pharmaceutical industry.

5 A key strategy to accomplish this goal is the development of drugs that merely mask symptoms while avoiding the curing or elimination of diseases. This explains why most prescription drugs marketed today have no proven efficacy and merely target symptoms.

6 To further expand their pharmaceutical market, the drug companies are continuously looking for new applications (indications) for the use of drugs they already market. For example, Bayer’s pain pill Aspirin is now taken by 50 million healthy US citizens under the illusion it will prevent heart attacks.

7 Another key strategy to expand pharmaceutical markets is to cause new diseases with drugs. While merely masking symptoms short term, most of the prescription drugs taken by millions of patients today cause a multitude of new diseases as a result of their known long-term side effects. For example, all cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the market are known to increase the risk of developing cancer – but only after the patient has been taking the drug for several years.

8 The known deadly side effects of prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the industrialized world, surpassed only by the number of deaths from heart attacks, cancer and strokes (Journal of the American Medical Association,April 15, 1998). This fact is no surprise either, because drug patents are primarily issued for new synthetic molecules. All synthetic molecules need to be detoxified and eliminated from the body, a system that frequently fails and results in an epidemic of severe and deadly side effects.

9 While the promotion and expansion of diseases increase the market of the pharmaceutical investment industry - prevention and root cause treatment of diseases decrease long-term profitability; therefore, they are avoided or even obstructed by this industry.

10 Worst of all, the eradication of diseases is by its very nature incompatible with and diametrically opposed to the interests of the pharmaceutical investment industry. The eradication of diseases now considered as potential drug markets will destroy billions of investment dollars and eventually will eliminate this entire industry.

11 Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that optimize cellular metabolism threaten the pharmaceutical “business with disease” because they target the cellular cause of today’s most common diseases - and these natural substances cannot be patented.

12 Throughout the more than one hundred year existence of the pharmaceutical industry, vitamins and other essential nutrients, with defined functions as cofactors in cellular metabolism, have been the fiercest competition and the greatest threat to the long-term success of the pharmaceutical investment business.


13 Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that effectively prevent diseases are incompatible with the very nature of the pharmaceutical “business with disease.”

14 To protect the strategic development of its investment business against the threat from effective, natural and non-patentable therapies, the pharmaceutical industry has – over an entire century - used the most unscrupulous methods, such as:

(1) Withholding life-saving health information from millions of people. It is simply unacceptable that today so few know that the human body cannot produce vitamin C and lysine, two key molecules for connective tissue stability and disease prevention.

(2) Discrediting natural health therapies. The most common way is through global PR campaigns organized by the Pharma-Cartel that spread lies about the alleged side effects of natural substances – molecules that have been used by Nature for millennia.

(3) Banning by law the dissemination of information about natural health therapies.

To that end, the pharmaceutical industry has placed its lobbyists in key political positions in key markets and leading drug export nations.

15 The pharmaceutical “business with disease” is the largest deception and fraud business in human history.

The product “health” promised by drug companies is not delivered to millions of patients. Instead, the “products” most often delivered are the opposite: new diseases and frequently, death.

16 The survival of the pharmaceutical industry is dependent on the elimination by any means of effective natural health therapies. These natural and non-patentable therapies have become the treatment of choice for millions of people despite the combined economic, political and mediaopposition of the world’s largest investment industry.

(harrynote - make sure to check out the comments section below for 1st hand information from people in the field)
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CLINTON BODY TRAIL

CLINTON BODY TRAIL

Charles Ruff
Clinton lawyer.
died: 11/20/00
Charles Ruff was one of Clinton's attorneys during the impeachment trial and was known to have inside information on the White House emails scandal as well. Original reports were that he died in an accident in his home although no details were given. Then the report changed to claim that he was found in his bedroom unconscious, then declared dead on arrival at the hospital. The authorities will provide no details other than the usual (and quite premature) assurances that there was no foul play involved.

Tony Moser
Anti-Corruption Journalist.
died: 6/10/00
Tony Moser, a critic of the Arkansas Democratic Party political machine, was killed as he crossed a street in Pine Bluff 10 days after being named a columnist for the Democrat-Gazette newspaper and two days after writing an article which exposed the looting of programs designed to obtain money from "Deat beat" parents to then give to their children. The police declared that no crime had been committed since the anonymous driver of the 1995 Chevy Pickup truck that struck and killed Moser was not intoxicated nor was he speeding. In Arkansas, that apparently makes it legal to run down a politically unpopular journalist.


James McDougal
Crook
Died March 8, 1998
Jim McDougal was serving his 3-year sentence for bank fraud at the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center in Texas, a facility operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons for inmates who need medical attention. Just prior to another round of testimony before Kenneth Starr's grand jury, and while the reporters who were covering that story were two hours away covering a standoff situation in Waco that just "went away", Jim McDougal suffered a heart attack while in solitary confinement. Left alone for too long, when Jim McDougal was taken out of solitary, instead of attempting to defibrillate his heart with equipment on hand at the facility, he was driven over to John Peter Smith hospital. Not the closest hospital to the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center, John Peter Smith hospital is a welfare hospital, where (in the words of one local) ,"They let interns practice on deadbeats". NEW! The Fort Worth Star-Telegram acquired the official report of the McDougal death via a Freedom Of Information Act request, and report that doctors ignored McDougal's signs of imminent death.

John Millis
Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee
died: 6/4/00
Millis had just helped the HPSCI complete it's "investigation" into alleged CIA cocaine smuggling which predictably (given that Millis was himself a long time CIA agent) concluded that the CIA was innocent of all allegations of wrongdoing. Fairfax, Virginia police were tipped off by an anonymous phone call claiming that "a man" was threatening suicide in a motel room. Police arrived to find Millis dead of a gunshot wound. As was the case with Vincent Foster and Sandy Hume, the death was immediately declared a suicide.

Ron Miller
Witness
Died October 12th 1997
Ron Miller, investigated by authorities over the sale of his company, Gage Corp. to Dynamic Energy Resources, Inc. was the man who tape recorded Gene and Nora Lum and turned those tapes (and other records) over to congressional oversight investigators. The Lums were sentenced to prison for campaign finance violations, using "straw donors" to conceal the size of their contributions to various candidates. Indeed, Dynamic Energy Resources, Inc. had hired Ron Brown's son Michael solely for the purpose of funneling $60,000 through him to the Commerce Secretary, according to Nolanda Hill's testimony. Reportedly a healthy man, Ron suddenly took ill on October 3rd, and steadily worsened until his death 9 days later. (This pattern fits Ricin poisoning.) Owing to the strangeness of the illness, doctors at the Integris Baptist Medical Center referred the matter to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office promptly ran tests on samples of Ron Miller's blood, but has refused to release the results or even to confirm that the tests were ever completed.

Sandy Hume
Journalist
On Sunday, February 22nd, 1998, Sandy Hume, the 28-year-old son of journalist Britt Hume, was reportedly found dead in his Arlington, Virginia home. Aside from the statement that this was an "apparent" suicide, there remains in place a total media blackout on this story, possibly out of concern that the actual facts will not withstand public scrutiny. Indeed, it was reported in Associated Press that the Arlington Police were not responding to any inquiries. Hume was a reporter for The Hill magazine, newspaper about Congress for Congress, and had broken a major story in 1997 regarding the friction between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and a faction led by Representative Paxon (who announced his resignation just 24 hours after Hume's death). In addition, Sandy Hume had just joined the staff at Fox TV News and was just three weeks into a job that represented the pinnacle of his young career. Oddly enough, aside from echoing the one Associated Press story, the Fox News website has ignored the death of its newest commentator. Sandy already had a reputation for getting the story that nobody else wanted to look at. It is worth noting that his death came hard on the heels of reports that "a reporter" was about to break a story confirming the White House's use of investigators to dig up dirt on critics. It has recently been confirmed that the man who performed the as-yet-unreleased autopsy is none other than Dr. James C. Beyer, who has a record of concealing homicides behind a ruling of suicide. Kenneth Starr's "suicidologist" Dr. Alan L. Berman has waded in again and as he did in the Foster death ruled it "100% certain that this is a suicide and can be nothing else".

Daniel A. Dutko
C-chairman of Leadership 2000
died: 7/27/99
Daniel A. Dutko, 54, was the co-chairman of Leadership 2000, the Democratic National Committee's main fund-raising effort. He held many other high-level political positions, including vice chairman of finance for Clinton-Gore in 1995; finance chairman of the 53rd inaugural ball; and vice chairman of finance for the DNC in 1996 (when the Chinese money poured in). Attributed to a bicycle accident in which it's claimed he struck his head on the concrete twice.

THE MOST FAMOUS

John F. Kennedy Jr.
Potential Candidate for Senator from New York.
died: 7/16/99
Within days of an NBC Dateline story hinting at a possible run for the Senate seat currently assumed to be the property of Hillary Clinton, JFK Jr. and his wife and sister-in-law died when the Piper Saratoga II TC JFK Jr. was piloting crashed in to the ocean just short of Martha's Vineyard. The NEWSWEEK issue for the following Monday, which NBC Dateline had reported would announce JFK Jr's candidacy, was yanked from distributors and destroyed. Even before the wreckage of the plane had been found, the media was saturated with news stories declaring the weather to have been very hazy (the weather was VFR conditions, and 8 mile visibility, plus weather radar and witnesses on Martha's Vineyard all reported clear skies) making it impossible for JFK Jr. to know which way was up (he also had working instruments in the aircraft). As was the case when TWA 800 was shot down, the United States Navy took control of the crash site, ordering an unprecedented 5 mile wide no-fly zone while the wreckage of the aircraft was recovered and taken to a military base. Reporters Cindy Adams and Andrew Goldman have documented the planting of false information about JFK Jr. in the media in the days following his crash. The feeding of false information to the press proves there is a cover-up. The existance of a cover-up is why JFK Jr. gets an entry on the Dead Bodies List. According to some reports, Mrs. Kennedy was pregnant.

Mary Mahoney
White House Intern
died 7/97
An attractive 25-year-old woman, Mary was a former White House Intern for Bill Clinton working as the Assistant Manager at a Starbuck's Coffee shop in Georgetown. In the pre-trial publicity surrounding Paula Jones lawsuit Mike Isikoff had dropped hints that a "former White House staffer" with the initial "M" was about to go public with her story of sexual harassment at 1600 Pennsylvania. Just days later, gunmen entered the Starbuck's while the crew was cleaning up after closing. Mary's two associates, Aaron Goodrich, 18 and Emory Evans, 25, were taken to a room and shot. Mary herself had five bullets in her, from at least two different guns, most likely with silencers. A total of ten shots were fired; none of them heard by neighbors in the densely populated Georgetown section. Mary was shot in the chest, her face, and in the back of the head. Someone wanted her very dead. Or to send a message. Even though more than $4000 remained in the store, the police have categorized the triple murder as a robbery, even as they acknowledge the "execution style" killings. There was no sign of forced entry, which means that either Mary of one of the employees let the killers in (at least one hour after closing). That means that the killers included at least one person known to the victims. One report is that the Starbuck's was still locked when the bodies were found the next morning. Robbers don't bother locking doors. George Stephanopolis, Monica Lewinsky, and Chelsea Clinton were all regulars at the Starbuck's. UPDATE: On August 1, 1998, yet another young female government intern with the initial "M", Christine M. Mirzayan, was murdered, beaten to death with a heavy object near Georgetown University. Eventually, Mike Isikoff's "former White House staffer" has finally surfaced and its NOT Mary Mahoney, but Monica Lewinsky. If the killing of Mary Mahoney was to silence a "bimbo eruption", they got the wrong woman! (Just how many of the interns was Clinton getting oral sex from anyway??) Carl Cooper, the man charged with the Starbuck's murders on the basis of a confession has now recanted that confession, claiming that it was obtained under coercion (not unlike that of James Earl Ray). UPDATE: A recent affidavit filed by NOAA's Sonya Stewert, confirms that the Department of Commerce was selling trade mission seats in exchange for campaign donatations, and illegally blocking FOIA requests. Named in the affidavit as the White House staffer directly connected to this obstruction is Doris Matsui. Doris's assigned intern during this period was Mary Mahoney.

Vincent Foster
White House Counsel
died: 7/21/93
Found dead in Ft. Marcy Park in Washington, DC, of a supposed suicide by gunshot. A suicide note was supposedly found a few days later, torn into several pieces, in his briefcase, after his office had been entered by white house staff and materials removed. The gun which he supposedly used to kill himself was reported to be still in his hand, but the person who first found the body reports that there was no gun at that time. Many irregularities surround the death and the investigation of it. Foster was also from Hope, Ark., like Clinton, and also worked for the Rose Law firm. Foster had intimate knowledge of the Clintons' personal finances. Foster was involved in an investigation of their finances, and reportedly made a phone call to Hillary Clinton, in Los Angeles, just hours before his death. Recently, the signed report of M.E. Dr. Donald Haut was uncovered at the National Archives, proving that Foster had a previously unreported gunshot wound to his neck. Finally, an FBI memo has surfaced dated the day after the date of the official autopsy, in which the autopsist informs the FBI that there was NO exit wound. The "suicide" note, (leaked despite official efforts to keep it from view) has since been revealed to be a forgery.

Admiral Jeremy Boorda
Chief of Naval Operations
Died May 16th, 1996
Boorda supposedly went home for lunch and decided to shoot himself in the chest (by one report, twice) rather than be interviewed by Newsweek magazine that afternoon. Explanations for Boorda's suicide focused on a claim that he was embarrassed over two "Valor" pins he was not authorized to wear. Former CNO Admiral Elmo Zumwalt said on the May 17 Larry King Live show that Admiral Boorda was not only authorized to wear the "V" on his medals, but that had personally authorized him to do so when he was serving as Commander Naval Forces Vietnam. When it turned out that Boorda was entitled to those decorations, blame shifted to stresses over the down sizing of the Navy, and even (Washington Times) the adverse affect that feminism was having on the Navy's morale. Boorda supposedly left two suicide notes, neither of which was released. On Thursday, June 25, 1998, Navy Secretary John Dalton formally acknowledged that Boorda had been entitled to wear the decorations. So, like Brown, and like Foster, the proximate cause for the "suicide" turns out to be fraudulent.

William Colby
Director of Central Intelligence (ret)
Died - April 27(?), 1996
William Colby had been the DCI from 1973 to 1976 under Nixon and Ford. At age 76, Colby had found a new career and had just started writing for Strategic Investment at the time of his death. This had worried many insiders in the intelligence community who felt that Colby had already divulged too many of the CIA's secrets in the preceding years. Indeed, his dismissal by Ford because of his over-cooperation with Congressional investigations into CIA wrongdoing. It was Colby who had revealed to Congress the plans to kill Fidel Castro, the spying on American citizens (in direct violation of the CIA charter) and the conducting of biological tests by the CIA on unsuspecting citizens. George Bush replaced him. According to the original CNN report, Colby was reported missing by neighbors who "recovered" his canoe, by one story from under the dock at Colby's house, by another report, 1/4 of a mile downstream from Colby's home. Colby was by all report a methodical, tidy man, yet police found his home unlocked, his computer on, and a partly eaten dinner on the table. The official story is that Colby just put down his fork and decided to drop everything and go canoeing. Colby at 76 was still a world-traveler and consultant to many corporations. He recently became an editor of an important financial newsletter, "Strategic Investment," which covered the Vince Foster "suicide" in detail. Its editors hired three renowned handwriting experts to investigate Foster's suicide note, which hadn't been found when his briefcase was first searched, but later materialized, torn into pieces, with no fingerprints on any of the pieces. Upon comparing this document with others of Foster's writings, these experts declared it was a forgery, and a not very good one at that. Colby had old enemies as well as new, with plenty of motives for his extermination. He was in charge of the infamous Operation Phoenix during the Vietnam War, in which more than 20,000 South Vietnamese citizens -- supposedly Vietcong sympathizers -- were rounded up, tortured and executed. In the 1970s he opened some of the secrets of the CIA to Congress: "Colby insisted on going public about the agency's role in tapping the telephones and opening the mail of Americans; plotting the assassination of Fidel Castro, and using human guinea pigs for mind-control experiments involving LSD," the Times reports. On Monday, May 6th, Colby's body was found just 20 yards from where his canoe had been recovered, in an area that had been thoroughly searched several times by helicopters and search teams. Most notable about the body was the absence of a life jacket, which according to his wife, Colby always wore on the water. As has since been proven to have happened in the JFK Jr. case false stories were being deliberatly planted in the media, including one quoting Mrs. Colby herself as having been told by William Colby by phone that he was going canoeing. Mrs. Colby denied any such story.

DEAD BODYGUARDS

Maj. Gen. William Robertson,Deputy Commanding General, V Corps, Europe
Col William Densberger,V Corps Chief of Operations and Plans
Col. Robert Kelly,V Corps Chief of Intelligence
Spec. Gary Rhodes, Crew Chief
died: 2/23/93
All were killed when their Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Weisbaden, Germany. No cause was ever determined. - V Corps figured prominently in the US Bosnia-Serbia peacekeeping operations, along with the carrier Roosevelt. These men, and 8 others associated with Clinton's visit to the Roosevelt all died within 4 months of each other.

Steve Willis, Clinton bodyguard
Robert Williams, Clinton bodyguard
Conway LeBleu, Clinton bodyguard
Todd McKeehan, Clinton bodyguard
died: 2/28/93
"executed" by gunfire in the Waco, Texas assault on the Branch Davidians. - All four were examined by a "private doctor" and died from nearly identical wounds to the left temple, so-called execution style. According to Linda Thompson, videotapes and other evidence indicates that none died from guns fired by Branch Davidians. In his address to employees of the Treasury Department in the Cash Room on March 18, 1993, Clinton said: "My prayers and I'm sure yours are still with the families of all four of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who were killed in WACO -- Todd McKeehan and Conway Le Bleu of New Orleans; Steve Willis of Houston, and Robert Williams from my hometown of Little Rock. Three of those four were assigned to my security during the course of the primary or general election." However, the Little Rock, Arkansas office of the ATF confirmed that all four had at one point been bodyguards for Bill Clinton, three while he was campaigning for President, and while he had been governor of Arkansas. In the videotape by the American Justice Federation, "WACO II, the Big Lie Continues," Linda Thompson demonstrates that 15 shots were fired from six separate weapons into and out of a room into which three of the four agents had entered through a window. Four of these shots were fired from an overhead helicopter, an agent outside the window, firing an MP5 submachine gun, who also threw in a concussion grenade, fired at least two shots into the room. In the autopsies of these agents, three had virtually identical wounds to the left temple that exited through the rear of the head, execution-style. A "private physician" treated all four.

Alan G. Whicher
Oversaw Clinton's Secret Service detail.
In October 1994 Whicher was transferred to the Secret Service field office in the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Whatever warning was given to the BATF agents in that building did not reach Alan Whicher, whom died in the bomb blast of April 19th 1995.

Cpl Eric S. Fox.
Crewman for Marine One, the Presidential Helicopter.
Died 3/22/99.
Shot in the head, and declared a suicide.

Five Navy aviators, Clinton bodyguards/escorts
(names not determined)
died: 3/26/93
all died in a crash of an E-2C Hawkeye in Italy. The crash occurred shortly after the plane was "waved off" from a landing attempt on the Carrier Roosevelt, due to a "foul deck". - All five men had been Clinton's escorts during Clinton's visit to the Roosevelt 2 weeks prior. Three other men, who had flown Clinton to the Roosevelt for that visit also died later in a helicopter crash.

Staff Sgt. Brian Haney, Clinton bodyguard
Marine Sgt. Tim Sabel, Clinton bodyguard
Maj. William Barkley, Clinton bodyguard
Capt. Scott Reynolds, Clinton bodyguard
died: 5/19/93
All four men died when their helicopter crashed in the woods near Quantico, Va. - Reporters were barred from the site, and the head of the fire department responding to the crash described it by saying, "Security was tight," with "lots of Marines with guns." The Marines seized a videotape made by a firefighter. All four men had escorted Clinton on his flight to the carrier Roosevelt shortly before their deaths.

Aldo Franscoia, Secret Service Agent
Cpt. Kevin N. Earnest, Aircraft Commander
Cpt. Kimberly Jo Wielhouwer, Pilot
2Lt. Benjamin T. Hall, Navigator SSgt.
Michael J. Smith Jr., Loadmaster
Sr. Airman Rick L. Merritt, Flight Engineer
SSgt. Michael R. York, Loadmaster
Sr. Airman Billy R. Ogston, Crew ChiefAirman
Thomas A. Stevens, Loadmaster.
Killed when the C-130 carrying the Presidential Limos crashed near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. August 18, 1996. All nine people on board a White House support plane were killed late Saturday (10:48pm MDT), when it crashed into Sheep Mountain (also known as Sleeping Indian Mountain) near Jackson Hole Wyoming. The aircraft was en route from Jackson Hole to John F. Kennedy International airport. The Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130 Hurcules transport aircraft was carrying a presidential vehicle and many pieces of luggage, all related to the president's vaction (50th birthday celebration in the Grand Tetons). President Clinton said Sunday afternoon that he was told the pilot was attempting to return to the Jackson Hole airport when it crashed (CNN news report). The Air Force reported finding no evidence of an in-flight mechanical emergency after examining the flight data and flight voice recorders and could not find evidence that the pilot radioed mechanical trouble before crashing into the mountainside as reported by the White House. The victems included 8 crew members and one Secret Service agent. The aircraft and crew were stationed out of Dyess Air Force Base.

Four Marine Pilots,
Marine One Presidential Helicopter pilots.(names not determined)
died: 4/8/00 - all died (with 15 others) in a crash of a V-22 Osprey near Tucson. Witnesses reported the craft burst into flames in mid-air, then crashed.

DEAD FUNDRAISERS
C. Victor Raiser II, National Finance Co-Chairman, Clinton for President Campaign
Montgomery Raiser. Son of C. Victor Raiser II
died: 7/30/92
Both men died in a private plane crash in Alaska, en route to a fishing expedition. The crash was blamed on the pilot, who survived. Five others not connected to Clinton died in the crash. - DeeDee Meyers described Raiser as a "major player" in the Clinton organization. Victor raiser was also chairman of Mobile Telecomm Technologies Corp., whose subsidiary, SkyTel Corp. is an international paging company used by federal police agencies such as the FBI. Victor Raiser was a Washington lawyer and he was counsel to the Washington law firm of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue until 1991. At his death, he was the national finance co-chairman of the Clinton for President campaign. The campaign's press secretary, Dee Myers, described him as a "major player" in the Clinton organization. He and his wife had been friends of the Clintons for ten years. He was the past national finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He served on the boards of the Democratic Business Council and the Center for National Policy and the board of advisers of the Democratic Leadership Council. On May 29, 1993, President Clinton announced that he had selected Raiser's widow, Molly Raiser, 50, former Democratic co-chair of the Women's Campaign Fund, to be his protocol chief and stated that he planned to nominate her for confirmation as an ambassador.

Paul Tully
Democratic National Committee Political Director
died: 9/24/92
Found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock Arkansas of "unknown causes." No autopsy allowed. - Described by Clinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor. Tully authored several key strategies for Clinton and the party. Paul Tully, 48, Democratic National Committee political director and architect of a strategy to make the party competitive again in presidential elections, was found dead in his hotel room on September 24, 1992, in Little Rock, Arkansas of unknown causes. Authorities speculated his death was from a heart attack or stroke. In a press release, then-presidential candidate Clinton called Mr. Tully "a dear friend and trusted adviser." He said he was "deeply saddened by the loss." Tully devised a strategy of targeting states based on their value in the Electoral College, and coordinating the presidential campaign with state and congressional races.

Ed Willey
Real Estate Attorney, Clinton Fund Raiser
died: 11/30/93
Died of a shotgun blast to the head. Body found in deep woods in Virginia. Ruled a suicide, no note was found. Died on the same day his wife was sexually assaulted in the White House by Bill Clinton. - Intimately involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

Hershell Friday
Attorney and Clinton fund raiser.
died: 3/1/94
Killed when his plane exploded. Cause unknown.

Duane Garrett
Radio Host and Al Gore fund raiser
died: 7/26/95
A lawyer and a talk show host for KGO-AM in San Francisco, Duane was the campaign finance chairman for Diane Fienstein's run for the senate, and was a friend and fundraiser for Al Gore. According to Garrett's lawyer, Garrett was under investigation for defrauding investors in Garrett's failed sports memorabilia venture. There was talk of a deal to evade prosecution. On July 26th, Garrett canceled an afternoon meeting with his lawyer because he had to meet some people at the San Francisco airport. Three hours later he was found floating in the bay under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Daniel A. Dutko
C-chairman of Leadership 2000
died: 7/26/99
Daniel A. Dutko, 54, was the co-chairman of Leadership 2000, the Democratic National Committee's main fund-raising effort. He held many other high-level political positions, including vice chairman of finance for Clinton-Gore in 1995; finance chairman of the 53rd inaugural ball; and vice chairman of finance for the DNC in 1996 (when the Chinese money poured in). Attributed to a bicycle accident in which it's claimed he struck his head on the concrete twice.

DEAD WITNESSES

Luther Parks
Head of Clinton's Gubernatorial security team in Little Rock.
died: 9/26/93
Gunned down in his car at the intersection of Chenal Parkway and Cantrell Road, near Little Rock. Parks was shot through the rear window of his car. The assailant then pulled around to the driver's side of Park's car and shot him three more times with a 9mm pistol. His family reported that shortly before his death, unknown persons were following them, and their home had been broken into (despite a top quality alarm system). Parks had been compiling a dossier on Clinton's illicit activities. The dossier was stolen. When news of the discovery of Vincent Foster's body came over the news, Parks is reported to have said, "Bill Clinton is cleaning house".

James Bunch, Influential Texan
died: ???
Died from a gunshot suicide, similar to Vince Foster. Was discovered to have a "little black book" containing the names of many influential persons in Texas and Arkansas who visited certain prostitutes.

John Wilson
Former Washington DC Council member
died: 5/18/93
Found dead from an apparent hanging suicide. Claimed to have info on Whitewater and was threatening to talk.

Bill Shelton
Arkansas state trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson
died: 6/94
allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at the grave site of his fiancée - Officer Shelton was the fiancée of Kathy Ferguson, who was the ex-wife of Trooper Danny Ferguson. Kathy Ferguson also committed "suicide" 6/94 when she shot herself in her living room. Oddly, next to the body were her packed bags, as if she was expecting to be going somewhere. Danny Ferguson is a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in Paula Corbin Jones's sexual harassment suit. His ex-wife was reported as a corroborating witness for Ms. Jones.

Kathy Ferguson
Ex-wife of Trooper Danny Ferguson
died: circa 5/94
Died of a supposed gunshot suicide in her living room. There was a suicide note found by the body. However, friends were surprise at having noticed nothing wrong previously. And even more curious, found nearby were several packed suitcases, as if she expected she was going somewhere. She was the former wife (since changed her name) of Trooper Danny Ferguson, who is the Arkansas State Trooper alleged to have escorted Paula Corbin Jones to the hotel room for her alleged episode of sexual harassment by then-Governor Clinton. Ferguson's wife was reported as a possible corroborating witness for Ms. Jones.

Gandy Baugh
Attorney representing Mr. Lassater in a case concerning alleged financial misconduct.
died: 1/8/94
Died in an alleged suicide by jumping out of a window of a multi-story building. - Mr. Lassater was a close associate of Gov. Clinton, and was later indicted on drug related charges, among other things. Baugh's law partner was "suicided" one month later on 2/9/94

Dr. Ronald Rogers
Dentist from Arkansas
Killed in plane crash as he was on his way to an interview with a "London Sunday Telegraph" reporter to reveal some Clinton dirt. Stanley Huggins, Partner in Memphis law firmInvestigating Madison Guaranty. Reported to have succumbed to viral pneumonia (See attack on Russel Welch). His 300-page report has never been released. Stanley had been at a Cotton Carnival Party on a Friday night. He was supposed to escort his wife all week during the 7 day event, but told her he couldn't as something important was going down. He has recently left the law firm in Little Rock where Hillary C worked and set up a small office in Memphis. On that Friday night I saw Stan and spoke to him briefly. He seemed extremely nervous & about to jump out of his skin. The word circulated throughout the party that he had been involved in some secretive issue that was under the microscope. Soon after that we were told by his wife that he had flown up to a NE University to give a speech on a Saturday. He checked into the provided dorm room, by the university employees that said he looked fine. When they called up to his room later in the day he didn't answer the phone, so they went to check on him and found him dead. His wife has tried to get the hospital records, but they were sealed by Janet Reno under presidential orders of Clinton. Over that weekend his Memphis office was broken into and the only noticable thing taken were his files.

Florence Martin
Accountant subcontracting to CIA
Related to the Barry Seal case. Dead of three gunshot wounds to the head. At the time of her death she had the account numbers and PIN for a bank account in the Cayman's in the name of Barry Seal which held 1.4 million dollars. Immediately following her death, the money was moved to someplace in the Virgin Islands.

Calvin Walraven
24 year old Walraven was a key witness in Jocelyn Elder's son's drug case. Ten days after Elder's son was convicted of trafficking in cocaine, Walraven was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot blast to the head.
Tim Hover, a Little Rock police spokesman says no foul play is suspected.


Neil Moody
Died Aug. 25, 1996
Following Vincent Foster's murder, Lisa Foster married James Moody, a judge in Arkansas, on Jan 1, 1996. Near the time Susan McDougal first went to jail for contempt, Judge Moody's son, Neil died in a car crash. There were other reports that Neil Moody had discovered something very unsettling among his stepmother's private papers and was threatening to go public with it just prior to the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. He was alleged to have been talking to Bob Woodward of the Washington Post about a blockbuster story. Witnesses said they saw Neil Moody sitting in his car arguing with another person just prior to HIS CAR SUDDENLY SPEEDING OFF OUT OF CONTROL AND HITTING A BRICK WALL.

Johnny Franklin Lawhon, Jr.
Died March 29, 1998
In the spring of 1997, a tornado ripped through some junked cars at Johnny's transmission and opened up the trunk of a car that proved to have a box of Whitewater records in it, including a copy of a $27,000 cashiers check drawn on Madison and payable to Bill Clinton. Johnny Franklin Lawhon, Sr. realized what he was looking at and turned the box of documents over to the FBI. According to police, Lawhon Jr. (the son) and a friend hit a telephone pole at a high rate of speed after their car had become airborne and left the road. They had driven less than 1/4 of a mile at the time of the accident. This manner of death is similar to the single vehicle accidents that killed Paula Grober, and Neil Moody.

Col. James Sabow
Died 1991
Supposedly about to blow the whistle on drug running activity taking place on the naval base where he was stationed, Col. James Sabow was found by his wife in the backyard of their home with his head blown off with a shotgun. The Navy ruled it a suicide. In all, more than 40 deaths by individuals concerned with drug traffic on military bases have been declared as suicides despite evidence that murder was involved.

Eric Butera
An informant who came forward offering information regarding the murder of White House intern Mary Mahoney. He was then sent into a known crack house to make an undercover buy for the police and was beaten to death.

Maynard Webb
Owned a small aircraft repair business, and had stumbled on several aircraft whose tail numbers were being changed on a regular basis. Was about to go public when he walked headfirst into a spinning propeller.

Caetano Carani.
Witness to a shooting near the White House. Suffered an unknown infection just before he was to tesify. Death attributed to "apparent" food poisoning.

Terrance Yeakey.
First police officer to arrive at the Murrah Building following the OK City bombing.
One year later, his patrol car was found abandoned along a dirt road, the front seat covered with blood. Officer Yeakey himself was found a short distance away, with cut wounds on both arms and his throat, plus a gunshot through the head. No gun was ever found, and the death was ruled a suicide. He had collected together a vast amount of hard data on the bombing of the Murrah building. That material was never found following his death. His life had been threatened.

DEAD WOMEN

Suzanne Coleman
Had affair with Clinton when he was attorney general.
Died of "suicide" with gunshot wound to the back of her head. No autopsy allowed. Was 7 months pregnant at time of her death. She had told friends it was Bill Clinton's child. (See Danny Williams). She was 26 at the time of her death.

Paula Grober
Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf.
died: 12/9/92
Died in a one-car accident with no known witnesses. Her body was thrown 33 feet from the car, indicating a very high speed. A very attractive women, Paula traveled extensively with Clinton from 1978 until her death. Clinton, through a spokesman, called Grober's death "a great personal loss." He also said, "Hillary and I extend our sincere sympathy to Paula's family. I had the privilege of working with her over many years."

Judy Gibbs
Penthouse model, and call girl
died: 1996
Judy Gibbs (along with her sister Sharon) appeared in the December 1979 issue of Penthouse, and later worked at a bordello near Mena, Arkansas which also ran a blackmail operation with photos taken of the customers with their girls. According to the Gibbs family, Bill Clinton was a regular customer of Judy. While cooperating with law enforcement in a drug investigation, Judy was burned alive when her house burned down. In a sworn statement, Clinton bodyguard Barry Spivey related how he had been with the governor when the governor's plane had flown over Judy Gibb's house and Clinton had shown Judy's penthouse photos on the plane and pointed out the house.

DEAD INVESTIGATORS

Paul Wilcher
Washington attorney investigating gun running out of Mena, Arkansas.
died: 6/22/93
Found dead on a toilet in his Washington apartment. No cause of death was ever reported by the coroner. At the time of his death, he was investigating connections between the "October surprise" during the 1980 federal election campaign and drug and gunrunning out of Mena, Arkansas, as well as the BATF assault on the Waco, Texas Branch Davidians. Was planning on producing a television documentary on his findings. He had delivered a 105-page affidavit to Janet Reno detailing the evidence he had collected regarding the drug operation at Mena, just three weeks before his death.

Jon Parnell Walker
RTC investigator
Mysteriously fell to his death from an apartment balcony. The same apartment which was alleged to have been a secret getaway which Foster may have visited.

DEAD COMMERCE DEPARTMENT DEATHS

Ron Brown,
Former Chairman, DNC; Commerce Secretary
died: 5/3/96
Ron Brown died along with 39 other people when the T-43 (a converted 737 used by the Air Force) carrying the group on a trip to Bosnia crashed while approaching the Dubrovnik airport. On the verge of being indicted and having stated publicly his willingness to make a deal with prosecutors, Ron Brown's death brought to an end his ability to testify. As of this writing, Judicial Watch has petitioned for the investigation into on Brown's dealings to be expanded to include his death. (NOTE: Also belongs under dead fundraisers)

Barbara Wise
Commerce Department Staffer
died: 11/29/96
As the scandals continued to swirl around the John Huang, one of Huang's associates, Barbara Wise, was found dead in her locked office on the fourth floor of the Department of Commerce, partially nude (by one report completely nude) and covered with bruises. No cause of death has ever been announced even though an autopsy was conducted (prior to next of kin being notified). Calls to the D.C. autopsist, Dr. Jaardemal have gotten an assurance that the bruises were not from being beaten but nothing else. Despite claims of ongoing illness, no record of a hospital visit in the months leading up to her death has surfaced. Oddly enough, following the discovery of her body, Bill Clinton made an unscheduled return to the White House from Camp David, claiming he needed a book of poetry in order to complete his inauguration speech.

Charles Meissner
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy.
John Huang was placed on a Commerce Department contract that allowed him to retain his security clearance by Charles Meissner. Charles Meissner died on the plane with Ron Brown.

THE HENRY - IVES DEATHS, A.K.A. THE "TRAIN DEATHS"

Kevin Ives & Don Henry
Initial cause of death was reported to be the result of falling asleep on a railroad track in Arkansas on August 23, 1987. This ruling was reported by the State medical examiner Fahmy Malak. Later it was determined that Kevin died from a crushed skull prior to being placed on the tracks. Don had been stabbed in the back. Rumors indicate that they might have stumbled upon part of the Mena drug operation, specifically a drop site in the area of Bauxite and Alexander, Arkansas.

Keith Coney
Keith had information on the Ives/Henry deaths.
Died in a motorcycle accident in July 1988 while being chased by a car. Ruled a traffic accident.

Keith McKaskle
McKaskle has information on the Ives/Henry deaths.
He was stabbed to death in November 1988. He had told his family someone was out to kill him and told them "good bye".

Gregory Collins
Greg had information on the Ives/Henry deaths.
He died from a gunshot blast to the face in January 1989. Declared a suicide.

Paul Olson
A Federal witness in investigations to drug money corruption in Chicago politics, Paul had just finished 2 days of FBI interviews when his plane ride home crashed, killing Paul and 130 others on Sept 8 1994. The Sept. 15, 1994 Tempe Tribune newspaper reported that the FBI suspected that a bomb had brought down the airplane.

Jeff Rhodes
He had information on the deaths of Ives, Henry & McKaskle.
His burned body was found in a trash dump in April 1989. He died of a gunshot wound to the head and there was some body mutilation, specifically that his hands and feet had been partially sawn off, leading to the speculation that he was tortured prior to being killed. The body was then burned.

James Milam
Milam was decapitated.
The state Medical examiner, Fahmy Malak, initially ruled death due to natural causes, claiming that the victim's small dog had eaten the head, which was later recovered from a trash bin several blocks away.

Richard Winters
Winters was a suspect in the deaths of Ives & Henry, and had offered to cooperate.
He was killed by a shotgun blast to the face during a "robbery" in July 1989, which was subsequently proven to be a setup. Dan Harmon, the Prosecutor who Winters reportedly made the offer to, has since been implicated in the Kevin/Ives deaths and is now in jail for running his office as a racket.

Jordan Kettleson
Kettleson had information on the Ives & Henry deaths.
He was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup in June 1990.

Barry Seal
Now known to have been a drug runner for the CIA, operating out of the Mena airport, Barry Seal had reportedly kept in contact with Bill Clinton's head of security at the governor's mansion, Raymond "Buddy" Young, the ex rodeo clown who is now the number 2 man at FEMA. Following his fall from CIA grace, Barry was sentenced to live at a YMCA by a judge who also prohibited Barry Seal to either have any guns or to employ any bodyguards. Corruption doesn't become any more obvious than this. Barry was gunned down with machine gun fire in the parking lot of the YMCA. In violation of the court order, Barry had hired bodyguards who worked a rotation schedule. But the bodyguard who was to be there when Barry was killed never showed up. That bodyguard, according to video producer Daniel Hopsicker, was a former associate (meaning drug pilot) of Barry's named William "Bear" Bottoms. Bottoms continues to this very day to prowl the internet insisting that there never was any drug running operation at Mena, Arkansas.

Anonymous
Barry Seal's aircraft mechanic at Mena (name unknown as of this time)
died March 21, 1995 of an "overdose of mouthwash". Regarded by local authorities as an obvious homicide.

MISC DEATHS/NEAR MISSES

Stanley Heard
Chairman National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee
Steve Dickson
Counsel to Mr. Heard
died: 9/10/93
Both died in a plane crash outside Dulles airport, after their aircraft, rented after Heard's personal craft developed troubles, crashed while attempting an emergency landing after reporting a fire on board. Let's repeat that. They took off in a plane. It developed problems. They got it back to the airport. They rented a new plane. They took off in the new rented plane and IT developed a problem. On the way back to the airport it crashed. - Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton's advisory council, also personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather, and brother.

Carlos Ghigliotti
Thermal Imaging Expert
Carlos Ghigliotti: 42, was found dead in his home just outside of Washington D.C. on April 28, 2000. There was no sign of a break-in or struggle at the firm of Infrared Technology where the badly decomposed body of Ghigliotti was found. Ghigliotti had not been seen for several weeks. Ghigliotti, a thermal imaging analyst hired by the House Government Reform Committee to review tape of the WACO siege, said he determined the FBI fired shots on April 19, 1993. The FBI has explained the light bursts on infrared footage as reflections of sun rays on shards of glass or other debris that littered the scene.

Don Adams
Died Jan 7 1997
Long before Whitewater's land flips made the Clinton's circle of friends rich, many of the same players had been involved in a similar land swindle in Branson. Don Adams was a lawyer in Arkansas who got involved trying to help the people who were being swindled out of their life savings.

Jim Wilhite
Vice Chairman, Arkla, Inc.
died: 12/21/92
Died in a one-person skiing accident. - Wilhite had extensive ties with Clinton and Mack McLarty, with whom he visited by telephone just hours before his death.

Theodore Williams, Jr., Bettie Currie's brother.
died: 12/16/97
Traffic accident. A passing car hit the brother of Presidential Secretary Betty Currie after his own car had somehow run off the road. Bill Clinton called Monica Lewinsky at 2:00 AM the next morning to tell her of the death and alert Monica that her named appeared on the Paula Jones witness list. Betty's brother had also been beaten shortly before Betty testified in a previous matter.

INSLAW deaths:

Larry Guerrin
Was killed in February 1987 while investigating the INSLAW case.

Alan Standorf
An employee of the National Security Agency in electronic intelligence. Standorf was a source of information for Danny Casalaro who was investigating INSLAW, BCCI, etc. Standorf's body was found in the backseat of a car at Washington National Airport on Jan 31, 1991.

Dennis Eisman
An attorney with information on INSLAW. Eisman was found shot to death on April 5, 1991.

Danny Casalaro
Danny was a free-lance reporter and writer who was investigating the "October Surprise", INSLAW and BCCI. Danny was found dead in a bathtub in a Sheraton Hotel room in Martinsburg, Virginia. Danny was staying at the hotel while keeping appointments in the DC area pertinent to his investigation. He was found with his wrists slashed. At least one, and possibly both of his wrists were cut 10 times. All of his research materials were missing and have never been recovered.

Ian Spiro
Spiro had supporting documentation for grand jury proceedings on the INSLAW case. His wife and 3 children were found murdered on November 1, 1992 in their home. The all died of gunshot wounds to the head. Ian's body was found several days later in a parked car in the Borego Desert. Cause of death? The ingestion of cyanide. Declared a murder/suicide.

Wounded or attempted murder:
Gary JohnsonNot dead, but beaten near death and left for dead. Had videotapes of Clinton entering Gennifer Flowers' apartment. His tapes were taken.

Dennis Patrick
Court clerk. Had millions of dollars laundered through his account at Lassater & Co without his knowledge. Four attempts on his life.

L.J. Davis
Reporter investigating Clinton scandals.
Attacked at his hotel room in Little Rock. His notes were stolen.

Larry Nichols
Former official at ADFA and author of "The Clinton Chronicles." The man who broke many of the Clinton scandal stories. Several attempts on his life.

Russel Welch
Infected with military grade anthrax.

Charles Wilbourne Miller
Died 1/12/99.
Vice President and Board Member for Alltel, the computer company that wrote the White House "Big Brother" computer system. Found shot to death with two guns. Multiple shots had been fired. Declared a suicide.

Gordon Matteson
Died 5/15/97.
Clinton associate. Shot in the head. Declared a suicide.

David Drye
Died 8/1999.
Pat Matrisciana, owner of "Jeremiah Films" (which produces such vides as The Clinton Chronicles), and David Drye planned a trip to Washington DC by Private plane. At the last second, Pat had to cancel and David left without him, dying when the plane crashed.

Sadly, the list goes on......