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SHADOWLAND—PART 15: Seances, the ‘9’, and Occult Artwork That Tells the Tale

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IMPORTANT EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting with natural events most people can comprehend but ultimately leading to the supra-natural, this online investigative series highlights just a hint of the groundwork covered in Dr. Thomas Horn’s new expose, Shadowland.

PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 / PART 4 / PART 5 / PART 6 / PART 7 / PART 8 / PART 9 / PART 10 / PART 11 / PART 12 / PART 13 / PART 14

Ever heard of SHADOWLAND’S “The Séance that Changed America”? It all started with a man named Andrija Puharich and is linked to Gene Roddenberry, CIA mind-control experiments, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and a group of “aliens” that claimed to be the creators of humanity. As Derek Gilbert and Josh Peck explain:

Let’s back up to World War 2. During the war, Andrija Puharich, the son of immigrants from the Balkans, attended Northwestern University outside Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1942 and his M.D. in 1947. Through an invitation from a well-off family friend, who’d married into the Borden dairy family, Puharich found himself in Maine in early 1948, where he established a research institute to pursue his interest in parapsychology, the Round Table Foundation of Electrobiology, usually shortened to the Round Table.


This book isn’t big enough to hold a full account of what Puharich was up to for the U.S. Army in the 1950s, but the upshot is that he was apparently researching parapsychology and chemical substances that might stimulate the human mind to reach into realities beyond those we can normally perceive with our natural senses. And at one of his gatherings in Maine, on New Year’s Eve in 1952, Puharich and his Round Table,

working with a Hindu channeler named Dr. D. G. Vinod, conducted a seance that

apparently made contact with something calling itself The Nine. Thus began a truly

breathtaking chapter in America’s mostly hidden programs that searched for ways to weaponize the occult.

Some months later, on June 27, 1953, the night of the full moon, Puharich gathered around him what was to be a core group of the Round Table Foundation for another session with Vinod. The membership of this group of nine members—á la The Nine—is illuminating. Henry Jackson, Georgia Jackson, Alice Bouverie, Marcella Du Pont, Carl Betz, Vonnie Beck, Arthur Young, Ruth Young, and Andrija Puharich. Dr. Vinod acted as the medium. Imagine the Fellowship of the Ring, with government funding and a security classification that was, well, “cosmic.” This group included old money—very old money. The Du Pont name is obvious, but some of the others were no less prominent. Alice Bouverie was an Astor—a descendent of John Jacob Astor and the daughter of Col. John Jacob Astor IV, who built the Astoria Hotel and went down with the Titanic. Arthur Young was the designer of the Bell helicopter; his wife had been born Ruth Forbes. Yes, that Forbes. Ruth’s previous marriage had been to another old-money family that traced its roots back to the early days of the American colonies, George Lyman Paine. Their son, Michael Paine, married a woman named Ruth Hyde, and in 1963, Michael and Ruth Paine became friends with a young couple newly arrived from Russia, Lee and Marina Oswald. Yes, that Lee Oswald. Lee Harvey. So. A Du Pont, an Astor, and a Forbes/Paine, in a psychic research group funded by the U.S. government, communicating with…what? And what was the monkey god doing there? Dr. Vinod sat on the floor, the nine members of the group in a circle around him, with a copper plate on his lap, prayer beads in his hands, and a small statue of “Hanoum,” a Hindu god that the

author believes to be Hanuman, the Monkey King [which president Obama kept / keeps in his pocket as a “charm”). If this is so, it is interesting in that Hanuman was a human being, a minister, before becoming divine due to his devotion and courage. The half-human, half-divine image is one that becomes more important and more obvious as this study progresses. Another important aspect of Hanuman is his depiction in much Indian art as holding an entire mountain in one hand (and a club in the other). When—in the Ramayana and during the battle of Rama and Ravana—Lakshmana was mortally wounded, Hanuman raced to a mountain covered with different healing herbs. Not knowing which one Lakshmana required, Hanuman simply brought the entire mountain. Hanuman—as well as his fellow monkey-men, the Vanaras of southern India—is often shown with his hand in front of his mouth, signifying “silence” as well as obedience, in

much the same way western occultists depict Harpocrates. In this sense, replete with silence, obedience, a club, and a mountain of herbs, Hanuman might easily have been the patron saint of MK-ULTRA.

What an interesting, um, coincidence. Remember that Aleister Crowley

believed The Book of the Law was dictated to him by Aiwass, the messenger

of Hoor-Paar-Kraat—Harpocrates.

Anyway, The Nine disclosed that they wanted the Round Table to lead a spiritual renewal on Earth, and eventually revealed that they were extraterrestrials orbiting the planet in a giant, invisible spacecraft.


Still, consider that the group assembled that night included highly intelligent, very successful people. Puharich later wrote, “We took every known precaution against fraud, and the staff and I became thoroughly convinced that we were dealing with some kind of an extraordinary extraterrestrial intelligence.” In other words, if this was a hoax, it worked on some very smart people.

On the other hand, the decades-long career of Andrija Puharich suggests

that it may also have been a case of “leading the witnesses,” in a sense. He appears to have been a seeker who, like Fox Mulder in The X-Files, really wanted to believe.

But it was more than that. The Nine declared, “God is nobody else

than we together, the Nine Principles of God.”

So extraterrestrial and divine. Remember that while the Round Table was hearin from The Nine, Aleister Crowley’s acolyte Kenneth Grant was developing his occult system based on an ET god from Sirius.

The Nine, Fifteen Years Later

Dr. Vinod returned to India a short time later, and contact with The Nine was interrupted for more than fifteen years. Then, in 1971, Puharich discovered Israeli psychic Uri Geller.

Geller, best known for his alleged power to bend silverware with his mind, became for a time the new link to The Nine. Through Geller, The Nine informed Puharich that his life’s mission was “to alert the world to an imminent mass landing of spaceships that would bring representatives of The Nine.”

Well, that didn’t happen. And Geller decided to move on in 1973, so Puharich had to find someone else to bridge the gap between Earth and the giant, invisible craft allegedly orbiting the globe. He eventually connected with former race-car driver Sir John Whitmore and Florida psychic Phyllis Schlemmer. She became the authorized spokesperson for their contact within The Nine, an entity who identified himself as “Tom.”

Puharich, Whitmore and Schlemmer then set up Lab Nine at Puharich’s estate in Ossining, New York. The Nine’s disciples included multi-millionaire businessmen (many hiding behind pseudonyms and including members of Canada’s richest family, the Bronfmans), European nobility, scientists from the Stamford Research Institute and at least one prominent political figure who was a personal friend of President Gerald Ford.

A member of Lab Nine in 1974 and ‘75 was Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who reportedly wrote a screenplay based on The Nine. Some suggest that concepts from the channeling sessions Roddenberry attended surfaced in the early Star Trek movies and in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Big surprise there, right?

Before Lab Nine folded in 1978, the identities of Tom and the Other Eight were finally revealed: Tom was Atum, he said, the creator of the Great Ennead, the Egyptian gods worshipped at Heliopolis, near modernday Cairo. Besides Atum, the Ennead included his children Shu and Tefnut; their children Geb and Nut; and their children Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys, and sometimes the son of Osiris and Isis, Horus [so we see this come full circle again to the U.S. capitol city where the dome and obelisk center around the veneration of Osiris].

Connecting dots between Andrija Puharich, who was almost certainly a CIA asset during much of the time he conducted parapsychological research, and the volunteers of his Round Table and Lab Nine, we can link the United States government (and specifically the U.S. Army and CIA during the period of mind-control research projects like BLUEBIRD and MKULTRA), members of upper-class society from the East Coast and Canada, the creator of the most successful science fiction entertainment franchise in history, extraterrestrials, and gods. And not just any gods—the pantheon that included the chaos god, Set, who Crowleyite Kenneth Grant believed was the spirit of the age.

Oh, yes—and the Kennedy assassination.

How do we wrap our heads around this? Considering that Puharich was likely doing this research for the government and that he led the witnesses, suggesting to Geller and at least one of his successors while they were under hypnosis that they were being contacted by The Nine, it appears that this was a long PSYOP to stir up belief in the existence of ETIs and the return of the old gods.

To what end? For Puharich and his superiors, maybe it was an experiment into group dynamics, or maybe a test of how people would react to the imminent arrival of extraterrestrial visitors.[i]



Artwork Demons Love

In Shadowland, we add to the ‘9’ Seances the Podesta-Hillary-Parsons-Puharich alien-sex magic equations that, like John’s brother Tony Podesta, Jeffrey Epstein had a disturbing corpus of occult and pedophilic artwork overtly similar to the highly suggestive and disconcerting collection belonging to Tony Podesta, which depicts numerous ritualist themes including cannibalism, decapitation, mutilation, and what some consider child porn.

For example, among Tony Podesta’s “art” is Louise Bourgeois’ “The Arch of Hysteria”—an eight-foot-long sculpture of a decapitated naked man’s contorted body (which hangs from the ceiling of the Podestas’ stairwell) and pictures of naked children and paintings of near-naked, sad-looking children whose buttocks are red as if they have been punished.

Epstein too collected and displayed such “art” involving a nude female hanging from a chandelier, prosthetic eyeballs, and even an image of Bill Clinton dressed in a Monica Lewinsky-style blue dress with high heels, gesturing seductively to viewers.

On the decapitated sculpture in Tony Podesta’s home, Harrison Koehli at (Signs of the Times) sees the art as more than the weird and disturbing attraction of deviant minds. He notes something important connecting sex rituals with human sacrifice: “Whether intentional or not, the sculpture bears a resemblance to one of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims.” Koehli then points to a link where one of Dahmer’s fatalities was photographed, which for all intents and purposes looks identical to Podesta’s headless art piece. A caption on the photograph of Dahmer’s subject reads: “Dahmer photographed his victims’ bodies in various positions that he found sexually significant.” Koehli adds, “I could find no indication that Bourgeois (the artist that made Podesta’s figurine) intentionally modelled the sculpture on the Dahmer photograph [but] the similarities are striking, including the arched position, the slender frame, the prominent ribs, and the lack of a head.”[ii]

If readers want to know more about the unnerving art collections of these depraved minds, I suggest reading Shadowland. Meanwhile this curious excursion into the macabre world of deviants and sex fiends finally delivers us to Epstein’s intersecting interests in having his “seed” used to create new versions of humanity, a desire drawn straight from the sexual activity instigated in the demonic, human-sacrificing days of Noah and repeated by Aliester Crowly, Jack Parsons, and L. Ron Hubbard of the Church of Scientology.

Before his death, the New York Times and other news sources discovered that Epstein had what they called “an unusual dream: He hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women at his vast New Mexico ranch.”

“Mr. Epstein over the years confided to scientists and others about his…longstanding fascination with what has become known as transhumanism: the science of improving the human population through technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence.”[iii]

It is worth noting that during this time Epstein worked secretly with billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates to funnel millions of dollars to MIT for what most investigators believe were transhuman and/or population-control projects, monies that the research lab attempted to keep covered up.[iv]

Many of you undoubtedly know that I’ve written extensively on the subject of transhumanism via several books, numerous published papers, and have even argued publicly in media and in conference presentations that this movement could provide fulfillment of end-times prophecy, including the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:37 that says the days just before his Second Coming would be “as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” I was even recently featured in the peer-reviewed Religion and Science journal Zygon in a piece written by Professor S. Jonathon O’Donnell from the Department of Religion and Philosophies at the University of London titled, “Secularizing Demons: Fundamentalist Navigations in Religion and Secularity” in which the good professor determined that I am the face of the modern transhuman resistance. Throughout his heady thesis, O’Donnell repeatedly referred to me and my co-obstructionists as “Horn’s Milieu” or “leaders of the transhuman resistance” (Defender Publishing produced an entire book on this last year titled The Milieu: Welcome to the Resistance).

In pursuing this field of study, I have found most people unaware of the magnitude of resources being poured into transhuman-related and ultimately posthuman revolutionary plans, including those allocations by the United States government through its National Institute of Health and defense department budgets.

This includes research reminiscent of the conduct of fallen angels from antiquity that mingled human and animal biology to create giants and other monstrosities.

In fact, as I was writing Shadowland, several Asian countries including China and Japan announced plans to raise to full maturity part-human part-animal chimeras for xenotransplantation and other experimental purposes.

As the director of the Future of Humanity Institute and a professor of philosophy at Oxford University, Nick Bostrom is a leading advocate of this approach to transhumanism who, as a young man, was heavily influenced by the works of Friedrich Nietzsche (from whom the phrase “God is dead” derives) and Goethe, the author of Faust. Nietzsche was the originator of the übermensch or “Overman” that Adolf Hitler dreamed of engineering, and the “entity” that man—who is nothing more than a rope “tied between beast and Overman, a rope over an abyss”—according to Nietzsche, will eventually evolve into. Like the ancient Watchers before him (Watchers were fallen angels that mingled human dna with animals and their seed to produce giants), Bostrom envisions giving life to Nietzsche’s Overman (posthumans) by remanufacturing men with animals, plants, and other synthetic life-forms through the use of modern sciences including recombinant dna technology, germ-line engineering, and transgenics (in which the genetic structure of one species is altered by the transfer of genes from another).

When describing the benefits of such man-with-beast combinations in his online thesis, “Transhumanist Values,” Bostrom cites how animals have “sonar, magnetic orientation, or sensors for electricity and vibration,” among other extrahuman abilities. He goes on to include how the range of sensory modalities for transhumans would not be limited to those among animals, and that there is “no fundamental block to adding, say, a capacity to see infrared radiation or to perceive radio signals and perhaps to add some kind of telepathic sense by augmenting our brains,”[v] a position verified by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Commerce in the report, Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance.

Bostrom and the U.S. government are correct in that the animal kingdom has levels of perception beyond human. Some animals can “sense” earthquakes and “smell” tumors. Others, like dogs, can hear sounds as high as 40,000 Hz—and dolphins can hear even higher. It is also known that at least some animals see wavelengths beyond normal human capacity. This is where things start getting interesting, perhaps even supernatural, as Bostrom may understand and anticipate. According to the biblical story of Balaam’s donkey, certain animals see into the spirit world. Contemporary and secular studies likewise indicate animals may at times be reacting to intelligence beyond normal human perception. Will this have peculiar consequences for enhanced humans with animal dna? Elsewhere I have described how opening supernatural gateways that exist within the mind can be achieved through altered mental states induced by psychoactive drugs such as dmt and absinthe. Do transhumanists and/or military scientists imagine a more stable pathway or connection with the beyond—the ability to see into other dimensions or the spirit world—as a result of brain enhancement through integrating men with beasts? Do they envision reopening the portions of the mind that some scholars believe were closed off following the fall of man? Late philosopher and scientist Terrance McKenna, originator of “Novelty Theory,” speculated that brain enhancement following Technological Singularity might accomplish this very thing—contact with other-dimensional beings. A few years back, at Arizona State University (asu), where the Templeton Foundation has been funding a long series of pro-transhumanist lectures titled “Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, Technology,”[vi] some of the instructors agreed that radical alteration of Homo sapiens could open a door to unseen intelligence. Consequently, in 2009, asu launched another study, this time to explore discovery of—and communication with—”entities.” Called the Sophia project (after the Greek goddess), the express purpose of this university study was to verify communication “with deceased people, spirit guides, angels, otherworldly entities/extraterrestrials, and/or a Universal Intelligence/God”[vii]—in other words, those same specters that Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and Jack Parsons before them sought contact with. Imagine what this could mean if government laboratories with unlimited budgets working beyond congressional review were to decode the gene functions that lead animals to have preternatural capabilities of sense, smell, and sight, and then blended them with Homo sapiens. Among other things, something that perhaps Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has envisioned for years could be created for use against entire populations—genetically engineered “Nephilim agents” that appear to be human but that hypothetically see and even interact with invisible forces. Overnight, the rules for spiritual warfare as well as regular warfare would take on an unprecedented (at least in modern times) dimension.

No matter how daring that sounds, the ramifications of using science to manipulate human DNA or to create entirely new species could lead to mysterious germ-line connections with the armies of Armageddon and the kingdom of Antichrist. This is because as interbreeding begins between transgenic animals, genetically modified humans, and species as God made them, the altered dna will quickly migrate into the natural environment. When that happens (as is already occurring among genetically modified plants and animals), “alien” and/or animal characteristics will be introduced to the human gene pool and spread through intermarriage, altering the human genetic code and eventually eliminating humanity as we know it. According to many theologians, this is what happened before the Great Flood, allowing for Nephilim incarnation and perhaps has been the whole idea for the end times as well—to create a generation of genetically altered “fit extensions” for the resurrection of underworld Nephilim hordes in preparation of Armageddon.

Think that will never happen? I encourage you to read Derek and Sharon Gilbert’s groundbreaking new masterpiece Veneration: Unveiling the Ancient Realms of Demonic Kings and Satan’s Battle Plan for Armageddon to learn just how deeply this concept is tied to Bible prophecy.

Regardless how this all ultimately turns out, it appears Jeffrey Epstein and his pedophilic friends certainly craved more from young people than physical pleasure. They were—as many in the Deep State continue to be—allured by forbidden spirits through promises of immortality… even if that bargain with Mephistopheles requires their souls as payment.

This is something even Freemason Manly P. Hall, whom we have cited in this series, understood. Speaking of the misuse of science with dark magic he acknowledged in The Secret Teachings of All Ages:

By means of the secret processes of ceremonial magic it is possible to contact these invisible creatures and gain their help in some human undertaking… but the evil spirits serve only those who live to pervert and destroy…The most dangerous form of black magic is the scientific perversion of occult power for the gratification of personal desire… A man will barter his eternal soul for temporal power, and down through the ages a mysterious process has been evolved which actually enables him to make this exchange.[viii]

UP NEXT: The Deep State’s Occult Vision for the Future



[i] Ibid, 81-86




[v] Nick Bostrom, “Transhumanist Values,”

[vi] “Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, Technology,” Arizona State University,



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