Psychotronics bridges the esoteric and the scientific. What begins as out-of-the-box Blue Sky research can lead to solid, scientific advances. Blue Sky research (also called blue sky science) is scientific research in domains where “real-world” applications are not immediately apparent. It has been defined as “research without a clear goal” and “curiosity-driven science.”
The arcane, mysterious, and what we don’t know have the most potential to teach us about ourselves and our environment — in fact, we are not separate from it. A decade or so ago, no one but scientists thought about quantum physics — now many are well-aware of theories of the field, our holographic nature and what it means to realize holistically that mindbody is connected to Cosmos. Psychotronics is the science of mind-body-environment relationships, an interdisciplinary science concerned with the interactions of matter, energy, and consciousness.
Public training in Remote Viewing and other programs by noted parapsychologists from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and elsewhere has provided the public a window on early research. The 2009 film, MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS has shown some later military research and experimentation on the same sort of subject matter.
Mankind Research Unlimited (MRU) was the East Coast equivalent of SRI, but invited far less publicity. It also was NOT linked to the notorious “mother of all thinktanks,” Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. It sought to conduct independent research on these matters for the public welfare.
ESP is a natural occurrence. MRU sought to understand how it occurs, and to use that understanding for the benefit of mankind. The technical and scientific aspects of Psychotronics and its practical applications, merge the esoteric/spiritual and scientific worlds. Quantum Mechanics has provided a “scientific” basis which allows the existence of psychic phenomena and unconventional energy effects.
THE PARANORMAL POWER
In 1973, the underground blockbuster Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain came out and former Naval Intelligence Officer, Dr. Carl Schleicher actively wondered why the US had no comparable program in Psychotronics, where esoterics meets science. He resolved to create one, recruited authors Ostrander & Schroeder, and began collecting researchers and creating experimental protocols. Thus, Mankind Research Unlimited in Washington D.C. was born in 1973 as a private company, seeking government and corporate contracts.
In the 1970’s, programs were conducted at SRI in remote viewing and in the 1980’s the Army applied it militarily in the First Earth Battalion, (“Be all that you can be”), subject of the 2009 movie, Men Who Stare At Goats.
Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) in 1973. It explores different ways of “knowing,” including spiritual practices and exploration of transformative relationships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Noetic_Sciences). Its prominent role in Dan Brown’s 2009 book, THE LOST SYMBOL, is fixing the meaning of ‘noetic science’ in the public imagination.
DR. CARL SCHLEICHER, AN ENIGMA WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY
- man-machine cybernetic interactions
- special sensory biophysical activities
- brain and mind control
- telepathic communications or bioinformation transceiving
- bioluminescent and bioenergetic emissions
- effects of altered states of consciousness on the human psyche
- improvement of human performance via bio-feedback techniques
- innovative therapy/prosthetic/diagnostic techniques
- environmental effects upon biological (human) systems
- infrasonic and ultrasonic effects upon biological systems
- geopathogenic factors which induce illness
MRU explored the interaction of mind and body, or energy and matter. Among the first groups to investigate the human energy body, MRU brought together many of the leading scientists and experimenters in the multidisciplinary field of biocommunications which includes the sciences of bionics, biophysics, psychophysics, psychology, physiology, neuropsychiatry, cybernetics and systems engineering. MRU recruited notables such as Eldon Byrd, Christopher Bird, ESP expert hypnotist Milan Ryzl, and remote viewer Ingo Swann, among others. (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/970707/archive_007360_3.htm, http://www.irva.org/conferences/speakers/swann.html)
Founded in 1972, an obscure District of Columbia corporation called Mankind Research Unlimited (MRU) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Systems Consultants Inc. (SCI), operated a number of classified intelligence, government and Pentagon contracts, specializing in, amongst other things: “problem solving in the areas of intelligence, electronic warfare, sensor technology and applications.” MRU‘s “capability and experience” is divided into four fields.
These include : Biophysics — Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields, Research in Magneto-fluid Dynamics, Planetary Electro-Hydro-Dynamics and Geo-pathic Efforts on Living Organisms. The latter focuses on the induction of illness by altering the magnetic nature of the geography. Also under research were: Biocybernetics, Psychodynamic Experiments in Telepathy, Errors in Human Perception, Biologically Generated Fields, Metapsychiatry and the Ultraconscious Mind (believed to refer to experiments in telepathic mind control), Behavioral Neuropsychiatry, Analysis and Measurement of Human Subjective States and Human Unconscious Behavioural Patterns.
Employing some old OSS, CIA and military intelligence officers, the company also engages the services of prominent physicians and psychologists including E. Stanton Maxey, Stanley R. Dean, Berthold Eric Schwarz, plus many more. MRU lists in its Company Capabilities “brain and mind control.” Despite vehement claims by MRU‘s chairman that it is not a “front organization for any branch of the United States Government…” one must treat these claims with a great deal of skepticism. (http://www.meta-religion.com/Secret_societies/Conspiracies/Secret_weapons/toward_a_psycho.htm)
A subsequent CIA directive, summarized in a brochure on the “Cybernetic Technique” distributed by Mankind Research Unlimited (MRU), a research front in the District of Columbia, gleefully discusses the Agency’s development of a “means by which information in modest rate can be fed to humans utilizing other senses than sight or hearing.” The Cybernetic Technique, “based on Eastern European research,” involves beaming information to individual nerve cells. The purpose, the directive states, is the enhancement of mental and physical performance. The cyborg was born.(http://www.freedomdomain.com/mindelectronic.html)
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
MRU conducted client-sponsored researrch and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, foundations and other organizations. Carl said he wanted to further and develop the works of suppressed, maligned or unappreciated researchers on the “frontiers of science”. As a valued member of the United States Psychotronics Assn., Schleicher had access to a wide range of the most innovative minds imaginable. As a former intelligence agent, he had access to classified materials and experts. Associates included Dr. Eldon A. Byrd, Dr. Stanley Krippner, Dr. Georgi Lozanov, Dr. Emanuel Revici, Christopher Bird, Stefan Possony, physicist Richard Alan Miller, various intelligence and counterintelligence operatives for NSA and Naval and Air Force Intelligence who shall remain nameless, MRF Deputy Director and microbiologist Charles Stone, plus a variety of regional and program directors of different projects in science, education, and alternative health. Several of them were more than colleagues and became friends while others remained personally aloof and occassionally adversarial. He claimed to have a few opponents and even enemies.
Mind control is the ever-elusive Holy Grail of the spy game, with roots in the early 1950s. MK Ultra’s mission was complete control of the human mind, including overt and covert techniques of mind and behavior control, brainwashing, truth drugs, and mass psychological warfare or disinformation.
Much MKULTRA evidence was burned and shredded by Sid Gottlieb. Once television became popular, there was less perceived need for other mass hypnotic mind control techniques. No pop culture phenomenon since has been accidental. We know SRI in Palo Alto carried on, and does so to this day. Many of their old players, like Targ and McMoneagle are now lecturing celebrities. Remote Viewing has become a workshop fad, like firewalking.
Elsewhere, Carl admits to a background in mind control and blue-sky studies for Naval Intelligence. His military service dates do place him in the proper timeline, but did he really have time for building the perfect assassin?
We know now, for example, that LSD and hypnotism are unreliable tools for most directive purposes. Newer approaches include brain implants, directed electronic weapons, and heterodyned messages that seem to come from your own thoughts. What was tested as a mental ability of one human to influence another has now been successfully accomplished with electronics. Next come quantum dots that fuse with nerves and direct computer/brain interface.
In order to keep MKULTRA from being easily detected, the CIA segmented its subprojects into specialized fields of research and development at universities, prisons, private laboratories and hospitals. Of course, they were rewarded generously with government grants and miscellaneous funding. The names and locations of some of the major institutions involved in MONARCH programming experimentation were/are: Cornell, Duke, Princeton, UCLA, University of Rochester, MIT, Georgetown University Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (Washington D.C.), Bell Laboratories, Stanford Research Institute, Westinghouse Friendship Laboratories, General Electric, ARCO and Mankind Research Unlimited. Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan-Sirhan, Charlie Manson, John Hinckley Jr., Mark Chapman, David Koresh, Tim McVeigh and John Salvi are some notable names of infamy, strongly suspected of being pawns who were spawned by MKULTRA. (http://www.think-aboutit.com/Conspiracy/project_monarch.htm)
Project MK-ULTRA, 1953-present, underground Black Ops., CIA:
- Drugs, Electronics, Psychotronics and Electroshock
- Targeting: Short Range Frequencies: VHF, HF, & UHF modulated at ELF Transmission and Reception
- Purpose: Programming behavior, creation of “cyborg” mentalities
- Effects: narcoleptic trance, programming by suggestion
- Sub-projects: Many
- Pseudonym: Project Artichoke
- Functional Basis: Electronic Dissolution of Memory, E.D.O.M.
It was not until the middle 1970’s that the American public became aware of a series of hitherto secret programs that had been conducted over the preceding two decades by the military and intelligence community. These extensive covert programs bore the project titles MKULTRA, MKDELTA, MKNAOMI, MKSEARCH (MK being understood to stand for Mind Kontrol), BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE and CHATTER. The principal aim of these and associated programs was the development of a reliable “programmable” assassin. Secondary aims were the development of a method of citizen control.
I would deduce that MRU (Mankind Research Unlimited) must be involved with the development of mind control technology & illness inducing techniques. Also, these technologies must be used by these invisible personnel of surveillance station/system. That’s because this company first researched the area in Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields and the latter focuses on the induction of illness by altering the magnetic nature of the geography is obviously involved with invisible personnel to induce illness from surveillance station/system.Also under research were, Metapsychiatry and the Ultraconscious Mind (believed to refer to experiments in telepathic mind control), Behavioural neuropsychiatry, Analysis and Measurement of Human Subjective States and Human Unconscious Behavioral Patterns could be used by invisible operatives as mind control technologies & techniques to mind control others. (Some Aspects of Anti-Personnel Electromagnetic Weapons, David G. Guyatt, 3/8/96. Accessed from http://mindjustice.org/9.htm).
Shrouded in mystery to the very end, friends and family characterize Schleicher’s death at the age of 66 in 1999 as “untimely and highly suspicious”. Carl believed for years that certain domestic agents had targeted him for unknown personal reasons dating back to the mid-60s and his NSA days. No cause of death was forthcoming, so the truth may never be known.
Perhaps one of Schleicher’s greatest contributions came in the field of superlearning. Volume. 25, Journal of Accelerating Learning & Teaching (Kelly & Morrissey, 2000) eulogizes his pivotal role in accelerated learning, popularizing the research of Dr. Georgi Lozanov of Bulgaria. Even in this arena, Carl remained controversial for his control and anger issues. He threatened to sue anyone employing his franchised technique, purchased in 1975.
But in his case and that of MRF, this “California-style” self-development center or mind spa he envisioned always had a “dark edge” that can never really be ignored nor dismissed. At it’s heart, it was undeniably shadowy as mankind’s deepest subconscious. It must have been an ethical struggle, a battle of mind and heart, reconciling a background in coercive psychophysical tactics with a futuristic humanitarian optimism – the essentially destructive with the constructive.
But what is known or revealed can now be told of this long cold war. It will still be up to you to connect the dots and decide what it all means. Is there any direct connection between MKUltra->MankindResearch Unlimited->Mankind Research Foundation?
*This post is a compilation of various posts written by Iona Miller, unless otherwise noted. Iona’s databank of work used can be found at the following website: