Manufacturing the Deadhead: A product of social engineering…

(Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin)   In 2012 Jan Irvin made an important discovery.  In the course of re-publishing The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by the Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Allegro, Irvin had been researching the letters of one of Allegro’s most prominent critics, Gordon Wasson, at various university archives (including Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford) when he came across primary documents – letters actually written by Wasson – showing that he had worked with the CIA.

Though Gordon Wasson was both chairman for the Council on Foreign Relations and the Vice President of Public Relations for J.P. Morgan Bank, he is most famous as the individual who “discovered”, or more accurately popularized, magic mushrooms. An article in Life magazine described fantastic visions and experiences Wasson claimed to have had while under their influence (see Life, May 13, 1957 – Seeking the Magic Mushroom). Wasson’s claims were the first description of the effects of psilocybin (“magic”) mushrooms presented to the general public.

Irvin saw troubling implications in his discovery. He was aware, of course, of the CIA’s infamous Project MK-ULTRA, in which the organization had given LSD to unsuspecting U.S. citizens. He also knew of the many conspiracy theories claiming that the government has been somehow involved with the creation of the ‘drug culture’.  He was also aware of Dave McGowan’s research on the drug and music movement that had come out of Laurel Canyon in the 1960‘s, which showed that many of the ‘rock idols’ who created it were the children of members of military intelligence.

So the fact that a member of the CIA had also been involved with the discovery of Psilocybe mushrooms fit into a large collection of troubling linkages between the American government and the drug culture that emerged during the 1960’s. Irvin decided to do further research into the government’s involvement with the ‘psychedelic movement’.  An obvious question he hoped to answer was: Had Wasson been somehow involved with MK-ULTRA?

During this research, Irvin came in contact with another scholar, Joe Atwill, author of Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus. Atwill’s research into the origins of Christianity had led him to conclude that Rome had invented the religion. Further, he believed that the Caesars had deliberately brought about the Dark Ages. They had used Christianity as a mind control device to give slavery a religious context intended to make it difficult for serfs to rebel.  Like Irvin, Atwill had become suspicious of the U.S. government’s many connections to the psychedelic movement, which reminded him of the Caesars’ intellectual debasing of their population to help bring on the Dark Ages.

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One Response to Manufacturing the Deadhead: A product of social engineering…

  • This is not a very accurate assessment of Joe Atwill’s theory. He compares the travels of Jesus and of Titus Flavius and finds that they are similar, with each travelling to the same places in the same order and doing things which are comparable. The chances of this happening by accident are tiny, one in a million or more. The consequence of this not being accidental, combined with other statistical probabilities which he points out is that the New Testament cannot, he argues, have been written separately by different authors, but, rather, has to be the work of one person or group. Therefore, unless one can say where his maths are mistaken, he has to be right and the New Testament has to be a collaborative, “conspiratorial” effort. Some have tried to undermine this, Richard Carrier, for instance, but the problem they have is that scoring some dubious points by saying Gadara is now further away from the sea than it used to be doesn’t get to the nub of the issue which is that this is a statistical analysis and people like Richard Carrier, eager to point out Atwill’s lack of credentials as a religious scholar, themselves have no understanding of the statistical basis upon which Atwill says he has to be right and the chances of him being wrong are one in many millions.

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