Annotated Bibliography



"Mind Reach" by Harold Puthoff & Russell Targ

Delacorte Press, Dell Publishing, 1977, ISBN 0-440-55665-1

First popular presentation of P & T's studies on RV. The first references I can find to their work otherwise are:

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"Mental Radio" by Upton Sinclair

MacMillan, 1971, {no ISBN}

This book, originally published in 1930, reviews over 100 'picture drawing' experiments conducted with his wife. These experiments are very similar in content to Puthoff & Targ's Remote Viewing experiments, although the experimental protocols were very different. Best serves as more anecdotal evidence of persistent demonstrations of Remote Viewing capabilities having taken place many times in the past. Great book to get if you can find it. Excellent in its revelation of Upton Sinclair's psychological state: "I don't know why or how this is happening, but I have seen my wife do this _so_ often, with so many other related phenomena, that I _know_ there is something unexplained going on, and I think people ought to know about it."

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"The Mind Manipulators" by Alan W. Scheflin & Edward M. Opton, jr.

Paddington Press Ltd., 1978, ISBN 0-448-22977-3

This book is a lengthy catalog of research into many methods for controlling one's mind. It covers psychological manipulation, psycho surgery, hypnosis and drugs, to name a few. It relies heavily on published sources and is quite conservative in its conclusions.

I spoke with Alan Scheflin at a conference on cult abuse and mind control last year and he said that he has become much more accepting of claims of government/military involvement in mind control research since his book was published. I can only wish for an updated version of his book!

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"Journey Into Madness: the true story of secret CIA mind control & medical abuse" by Gordon Thomas.

Bantam, 1989, ISBN 0-553-05357

This book concentrates on the harrowing story of Dr. Cameron, of the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. Cameron, respected and well published in the field of psychiatry, carried out experiments funded by the CIA involving electro-shock, administering LSD to tranquilized patients, and "psychic driving" a method for 'repatterning' the psyche by constantly repeating key phases to a subject via headphones mounted on a helmet that could not be removed!

Particularly chilling is the story of one of his research assistants who began having troubles dealing with the work and ended up as one of his patients later on. It is interesting to note that when Cameron's research was made public, his colleagues were most upset with him taking money from the CIA, and not with the content of methodology of his experiments, per se. This tells you something about the mentality of most "spy-chiatrists" to use Bowart's term.

Related item in Rumor Central
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"Operation Mind Control, researchers edition" by Walter H. Bowart.

Flatland Editions, PO Box 2420, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

This is a new edition of the book that started all of this. I am greatful for the updates and new material, but the current version lacks some of the critical editing the difficult-to-find earlier version maintains. Walter has used the resources of the Internet to the fullest, but this has lead to an unfortunate signal to noise ratio.

Having said all of this, this book belongs on every serious investigator's shelf. I believe that a photocopy of the original paperback may still be available from Tom Davis Books, listed at the bottom of this area.

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"The Franklin Coverup:Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska" by John W. Decamp.

AWT, Inc. 1992, ISBN: 0-9632158-0-9

This book, written by a former state Senator, documents a web of abuses that could easily have been a cover operation for CIA mind control and child-sex entrapment operations. There have been persistant reports of prominent politicians being involved in sex and drug rings of this kind. The potential for blackmail and the position of strength that the managers of such an operation could achieve is staggering. This book shows the tremendous obstacles an investigator must overcome to even have his evidence looked at let alone objectively evaluated. Very worthwhile, if hard to obtain.

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"Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era" by Steven Emerson.

Putnam, 1988, ISBN: 0-399-13360-7

Great expose of renegade and uncontrolled covert operations in the 80's. Clearly shows how compartmentalized these efforts can be and how hard it is to get a good overall picture of these units.

Secret Money + No Accountability = Corruption!

First mention in mainstream media of use of ESP to locate General Dozier, now hot in the news. See p.197 Also mentions INSCOM & General Albert Stubblebine relating to psychics.

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"The Warrior's Edge" by Col. John B. Alexander, Maj. Richard Groller, and Janet Morris.

Avon Books, 1992, ISBN 0-380-71674-7

This book describes the government/military's involvement in Enhanced Human Performance, including RV and PK. This is essentially a rebuttal to the NRC study on the same subject, which was flawed by scientific jingoism. It is interesting to note that the same lack of scientific skepticism that is currently allowing all sorts of "snake oil" to be accepted by the masses, has also created a more permissive environment inside govt. circles for research into paranormal phenomena. Of course, many of you reading this will feel that what I am describing in this document is exactly that same thing: "snake oil." De Gustabus Non Disputatem!

Alexander is the current head of Less Than Lethal weapons research at the Los Alamos National Laboratories. He has written extensively about ESP, among others an article in the December 1980 Military Review called "The New Mental Battlefield: beam me up, Spock." Groller wrote an article on "Soviet Psychotronics" for Military Intelligence magazine back in the 80's. Janet Morris, while well known as a science fiction writer, has supposedly been involved in Remote Viewing research for the past 15 years, and works for a public policy organization specializing in strategic analysis and counter-insurgency research.

All in all a very strange book written by a very strange group for a field that is supposedly not currently being researched by the govt! This book would serve as a good introduction to possibly acquiring some use of ESP, to be followed up by Swann's book, the next entry.

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"Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies" by Jim Schnabel.

Dell, 1997, ISBN 0-440-22306-7

New book which does a good job of pulling together all the available information about the military RV programs which have been publicized since the fall of 1995. Lots of personal interviews. From first readings a very useful book, and now widely available.

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"Everybody's Guide to Natural ESP" by Ingo Swann

St. Martins Press, 1991, ISBN 0-87477-668-6

I must make special mention of this book. As an alumnus of Puthoff & Targ's SRI work, and a colleague of Ed Dames, Swann has now gone public with his methods of training in ESP. In Broughton's book [see next entry] mention is made of the Briggs-Myers (sp) personality profiles currently so beloved of 'pop' psychologists and corporate motivational speakers. It seems that the ENFP type is most likely to exhibit ESP activity: Extroverted, Empathic, Feeling, Processor.
Swann's statement on CIA research and the 'psychic gap'.

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"Mind Trek" by Joe McMoneagle

Hampton Roads Pub Co, 1993, ISBN 1878901729

McMoneagle was one of the first military/CIA Remote Viewers, and this is his story. I have not read it YET, but it got good reviews at Lyn Buchanan's home page

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"Parapsychology: The Controversial Science" by Broughton, Richard S.

Ballentine Books, 1991, ISBN 0-345-35638-1

General discussion of parapsychology by one of the researchers at Foundation for Research into the Nature of Man in Durham, NC. Very well done, not breathless praise, but a good discussion of the advances and difficulties encountered in recent years. Mention's Project SCANNATE.

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"Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in The Physical World" by Robert G. Jahn & Brenda J. Dunne

Harvest/HBJ, 1987, ISBN 0-15-157148-1

Fascinating story of experiments in Micro-PK at Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab. Gives solid statistical proof of the existance of Micro-PK. Interesting discussion of many related topics. Heavy going, but worth reading. There have been many interesting flame wars over the validity of the research, but even critics are having a hard time with this one.

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"Out There" by Howard Blum

Simon & Schuster, 1990, ISBN 0-671-66260-0

Primarily the story(?) of Govt. involvement in UFO research. Flawed by lots of research errors. Persistent rumors abound that the mysterious Col. Phillips mentioned in it was really Col. John Alexander.

Mentions Project SCANNATE and potential interference in RV by ALIENS! [Similar to Ed Dames' views] Most useful for its characterization of the "cognitive dissonance" that govt. researchers must labor under concerning weird stuff: "If there is even a shred of truth to this, its the most important thing in the world, but its SO WEIRD that if I support it, I'll get called a crackpot and lose my job/funding!"

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"The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, The CIA and Mind Control" by John Marks

W.W. Norton, ?, ISBN 0-393-30794-8

Required reading for anyone interested in illegal government drug testing, psychology applied to interrogation, the ties between Science and Espionage, cover-ups, Orwellian viewpoints, and more. It is important to note that this book was written some time ago, and that Marks was very conservative in evaluating the material he chose to include in his book. Only a few lines of research were closed down as a result of the Church hearings, and even the documents available to Marks on these were incomplete. It is certain that current capabilities and areas of study far outstrip anything in Marks' book, and *it* is bad enough to give you the heebie-jeebies as it stands.

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Candy Jones

"The Control of Candy Jones" by Donald Bain

Playboy Press, 1976, ISBN 0-87223-457-6


Story of famous post-WWII model Candy Jones, who was the subject of mind-control experiments by the C.I.A. This is the story of her and her husband's struggle to find the truth and put Candy's life back together again. Very interesting for its emphasis on the development and encouragement of alternate personalities as a secure means for carrying out covert operations and courier duties.

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"Hypnotism" by G. H. Estabrooks

E.F. Dutton, 1943, no ISBN

Excellent book on hypnotism. Covers possibility of programmed couriers and assassins, among other jewels. Addresses the old saw about a person not being able to be hypnotized into doing something they would not do otherwise. Also discusses different researchers getting different results as a result of the researcher's own bias and the hypnotic subject's desire to please the hypnotist.

Estabrooks was a long time consultant and researcher for the OSS and later the CIA, based at Colgate Uiversity. The 1943 edition is the most interesting, crammed with accounts of personal experiments and anecdotes of effects of hypnosis that are striking to say the least. His most intersting comments have to do with the top 5 % of hypnotically susceptable individuals. Mentions work done with the War Department, but not in detail since WWII was still going on. Very thought provoking. Fits in well with previous listing.

I recently found a reference to a monograph Estabrooks wrote when a young man called "The Lure of Telepathy." I am still trying to find a library which will send a copy to me.

I have finally found a copy of the April 1971 Science Digest article on Hypnosis written by Estabrooks. Many thanks to Dr. Colin Ross for providing me with the hard copy. Estabrooks flatly admitted in 1971 to creating hypnotic couriers and programmed multiple personalities for Military Intelligence purposes in this article. MUST READ!!

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“The Controllers” by Martin Cannon

Available from Prevailing Winds Research

P.O. Box 23511
Santa Barbara, CA 93121
805) 899-3433

Very thought provoking monograph explaining some alien abductions as covers for mind control experiments. Worthwhile just for the bibliography, which formed the basis for our extended bibliography. Prevailing winds is a great source for other materials concerning cover-ups, conspiracies and general governmental skull-duggery. Please help these guys out by ordering a catalog and buying some books!

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"Dream Baby" by Bruce McAllister

Tor Books, 1991, ISBN 0-812-51098-4

This book posits an organized effort by the CIA to find military ESP 'talents' towards the end of the Vietnam war and essentially test them to destruction while making use of them during covert operations. Last part of book goes off deep end, but first 4/5ths is very believable! I am making an effort to contact McAllister in order to determine where he got the idea for his story, but have not done so yet

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Another general source for books on right-wing renegades and other government gross excesses is:
Tom Davis Books
P.O. Box 1107,
Aptos, CA 95001-1107

Ed Dames company PSI-TECH can be reached at:
Box 212, P.O. Box 27800, Albuquerque, NM 87125

References to PSI-TECH's work can be found in the Washington DC 'Washington Times' dated 19 NOV 91, detailing efforts to locate concealed Iraqi weapons.

References to CIA use of ESP and a first view of the SCANNATE project work can be found in August 7, 1977 Washington Post Sunday Magazine. Not much spin control in this story.

Lyn Buchanan, another INSCOM veteran and sometimes colleague of Dame's, can be reached at:

1005 Bosse Drive,
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Tel: (301)884-5856

Lyn Buchanan's home page
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