Vigilance noted.

 

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Given that this site you’re looking at now deals with matters of an occult/conspiratorial nature and, as a result, is perhaps the reason you’re here, then would it be presumptuous of me to assume that you’ll be aware of the work of the ‘Vigilant Citizen’ (a.k.a. ‘VC’)? After all, he too studies and reports on esoteric symbolism and the ingredients of world conspiracies that we can see laid out within the media-forms that music is delivered to us, although here on ‘The Occult Beatles’ of course that’s centred almost entirely on all or some or one of The Beatles and their associates whereas VC – in his words – “often talks about young, brand new artists who were groomed by their record-labels and released onto the world with a carefully calculated gimmick.” The reason I mention him here is because, quite recently, just a few months ago, in early April 2019, he published an article that he quite rightly announces is “not about that kind of artist” but “about a 76-year-old icon who was part of the most influential group in the history of Pop music and who attained the title of ‘living legend’ about three decades ago.” No prizes for guessing that the “most influential Pop group” he’s hinting at is The Beatles and the “76-year-old icon” is Paul McCartney. Titled, The Meaning of Paul McCartney’s ‘Who Cares’: It’s About MK ULTRA, the VC article offers us a – in my opinion – deserved, justified breakdown of the singer/songwriter’s most recent music-video which is indeed loaded with ‘MK clues.’ Given that the Vigilant Citizen very rarely ventures into Beatles-related territory, I thought it would be appropriate to flag up his analysis, to archive it here, perhaps in the event that any readers here who might not necessarily visit VC’s site as a rule but who are fans of and/or interested in John, Paul, George and Ringo will get to read it, and will be thankful for that. So, what you’ve got below is selected portions from that article (you can read it all in full here) along with some added commentary from me…

A screen-cap from the video here… it’s McCartney – as a bespectacled psychiatrist:MaccashrinkVigilant Citizen begins his article by giving us a bit of a brief synopsis of McCartney’s achievements as a music-recording artist both with and without The Beatles, “indeed,” VC states, “McCartney began recording music over 60 years ago” and has recorded numerous Number 1 hits and Grammy wins over those years, some with The Beatles, others with his follow-up band, Wings, and solo too. But, of course (as you may indeed be thinking right now), have all these successes been the product of who we’re told is “Paul”? There’s a very brief synopsis of the ‘Paul is Dead’ conspiracy in Vigilant Citizen’s article concluding it by commenting that “whoever Paul truly is, that person went on to have a long and prolific career. And he doesn’t appear to be close to retiring. His latest album ‘Egypt Station’ debuted at Number 1 in the US Billboard 200.” And, as documented in an earlier article here at The Occult Beatles, it’s an album laden with esoteric symbols. VC goes on, “in this day and age, to remain part of the industry (even if you’re a ‘living legend’) you must embrace,” what the Vigilant citizen chooses to describe, as “the elite’s agenda. And” to, he continues, “show your submission. And Paul did what he had to do.” Taken from Egypt Station and released as a single in December 2018, Who Cares, the music-video, “has all of the symbolism and mind-control messages found in countless Pop-videos nowadays.”

VC goes on…

In the video, actress Emma Stone plays the role of an anxious woman seeking treatment from Paul McCartney, who plays the role of a “behavioural hypnotist.” Then things sink quickly into the dark world of Monarch programming (if you don’t know what that is, read this article first). In fact, he turns into a mind-control handler. 

Right from the start, the video uses lots of imagery, references, and symbols that relate to mind-control…

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The video begins with various symbolic images that foreshadow what is about to happen. Here, a hypnotic spiral pattern over a page of text.
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The title screen features a spiral and a lightning bolt – two symbols that will reappear in the video and that will take on an important meaning. There’s also a pair of antique stork scissors. Those were originally used by midwives to clamp and cut the umbilical cord of newborns. Why is it on there?

The actual video begins with Emma Stone entering a building from the emergency exit door. Right from the start, things are topsy-turvy… 

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Emma is wet from the rain because she didn’t have an umbrella. This detail will become important later on.

Then, Emma finds Paul McCartney’s office, who goes by a symbolic pseudonym…

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McCartney’s office door sign says: “Dr. Lorenz, Behavioral Hypnotist, Meteorologist.”

So why is McCartney called Dr. Lorenz and why is he also a meteorologist? These clues point to a specific person: Edward Norton Lorenz.

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One of Edward N. Lorenz’s seminal books. Is it a coincidence that the video is secretly about Monarch programming?

Edward Norton Lorenz was an American mathematician and meteorologist who founded modern chaos theory from which is derived the ‘butterfly effect’ which theorises that the flapping of butterfly wings can lead to a tornado. In Who Cares, the fields of psychology and meteorology are combined to tell a story rife happening in the inner-world of Emma Stone.

When Emma enters McCartney’s office (a.k.a. Dr. Lorenz), we immediately see lots of symbolic objects…

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On the left is a painting of a joker-like figure, drawn in a dualistic black and white pattern (pure Monarch programming symbolism). Of course, it has one eye hidden. Next to the painting is a statuette of Pan- the half-goat, half-human nature god  – a favourite figure of the occult elite. On the left is an umbrella which will end up representing Emma’s programming.
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… As Emma sits with Dr. Lorenz, we see old-school equipment such as CRT TV displaying static and a pair of headphones on the head of a mannequin. It is all about clearing the mind…

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Then Dr. Lorenz begins interacting with his patient with sentences that are reminiscent of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming):

“It’s a bit unruly here but, that’s the way it goes. Disorder. Out of order. Order out of disorder. It all gets a bit chaotic sometimes, doesn’t it?”

This quote may be in relation to the book, as highlighted above, ‘The Essence of Chaos’ authored by the actual Dr. Lorenz, and it will perhaps remind you of, in the words of VC, “the main motto of the occult elite… ‘order out of chaos.’” This is a motto well-versed within the realms of the 33rd Degree in freemasonry of course, the English translation of which is taken from the Latin, ‘Ordo Ab Chao.’ In relation to this phrase, in his book, ‘The Biggest Secret,’ veteran researcher, author and public-speaker, David Icke, opines (and do forgive me if this is old news to you, this is for any newbies reading), “the reason we are so controlled is not that we don’t have the power to decide our own destiny, it is that we give that power away every minute of our lives. When something happens that we don’t like, we look for someone else to blame. When there is a problem in the world, we say, what are they going to do about it. At which point they, who have secretly created the problem in the first place, respond to this demand by introducing a ‘solution’ – more centralisation of power and erosion of freedom. If you want to give more powers to the police, security agencies and military, and you want the public to demand you do it, then ensure there is more crime, violence and terrorism, and then it’s a cinch to achieve your aims. Once the people are in fear of being burgled, mugged or bombed, they will demand that you take their freedom away to protect them from what they have been manipulated to fear. I call this technique problem-reaction-solution. Create the problem, encourage the reaction something must be done, and then offer the solution. It is summed up by the Freemason motto ‘Ordo Ab Chao’ – order out of chaos. Create the chaos and then offer the way to restore order. Your order. The masses are herded and directed by many and various forms of emotional and mental control.”

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In 2005, McCartney released an album titled, ‘Chaos and Creation in the Backyard’

It’s of no consequence, perhaps, if one chooses not to believe Icke’s viewpoint there, that is, when you consider it in the context of the content featured in McCartney’s Who Cares video, reason being that researchers, reporters, commentators and writers within the so-called ‘alternative media’ – who in some ways will have gained inspiration from David’s observations – have been analysing music-vids for many years for their occultic/conspiratorial flavours, and I’m quite sure this won’t have gone past the notice of a number of the people – the directors and folk in the production-teams – who create these visuals, and it might well have, as a result, encouraged them to add little ‘clues’ in as a secret nod and a wink to that.

So, returning to Vigilant Citizen’s analysis… Emma Stone has entered the office of Dr. Lorenz (a.k.a. Paul McCartney) and has sat down opposite him… She then drinks a cup of tea he’s given her…

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Right after drinking some of the tea, Emma spaces out. Was the tea laced with something? Drugs such as LSD are used in actual Monarch programming to facilitate the programming of MK slaves.

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Then the Dr. opens a box that reveals a hypnotic spiral pattern. He tells her to focus on the pattern.

Then, the setting of the video changes drastically. Emma completely dissociates from reality (the goal of Monarch mind control) and enters a bizarre alternate dimension that is rife with symbolism. Not unlike classic MK tales such as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ this alternate world represents the dissociated slaves’ perception of reality while they are being programmed through trauma.

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The world of dissociation is drastically different from the “real world.” It is all based on dualistic patterns.

While dissociated, Emma is constantly surrounded by dudes with faces painted half black and half white, not unlike the painting seen in Dr. Lorenz’s office.

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This painting by Kim Noble (a survivor of trauma-based mind control) uses the same exact dualistic pattern to represent herself as an MK slave.

In the video, these dualistic ‘demons’ torment Emma and take pleasure in subjecting her to various forms of trauma. The credits say that these guys are the “idiots” that McCartney sings about in the song’s chorus.

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Dr. Lorenz is the head handler in charge of the “idiots.”

At face value, Dr. Lorenz teaches Emma to not care about what idiots say and do.

Well, in fact, McCartney has said, in relation to the song, Who Cares, “I was thinking about a song where you actually are talking to the people who may listen to it. And in my case, I was imagining young fans, or just young people generally who might hear this, and who are going through some sort of problem where they’re being picked on, being put on – and these days it would be internet bullying, trolls and all that. In my school days, it would have just been bullies and people just generally picking on each other. So I know that happens all over the world to millions of people. So, my thing was to kind of try and help, try and help, almost kind-of give some sort of advice. So the song says, you know: ‘have you ever been fed up with being bullied? Has this ever happened when people have called you names, have done all these mean things? Has this ever happened to you? Well, who cares.’ And then in a twist at the end of that chorus is like, ‘who cares? I do.’” And here are the lyrics:

Did you ever get hurt by the words people say
And the things that they do when they’re picking on you?
Did you ever get sad by the end of the day
When they’re making you feel like a rusty old wheel

That’s been left in the rain
Who cares what the idiots say
Who cares what the idiots do
Who cares about the pain in your heart?
Who cares about you?
I do

‘Cause you’re worth much more
A fact you can be sure
No need to hide
The love you’ve got inside

Did you ever get lost in the heart of a crowd
Have the people around, people are pushing you down
Is it driving you mad and you’re screaming out loud
And you’re wonderin’ who’s going to recognize you

You’re a ghost in the dark
Who cares what the idiots say
Who cares what the idiots do
Who cares about the pain in your heart?
Who cares about you?

Who cares what the idiots say
Who cares what the idiots do
Who cares about the pain in your heart?
Who cares about you?
I do

You’ve been left in the rain

VC, in his article, comments, “that’s great advice. However, considering the MK symbolism found in the video, there’s a deeper meaning… dissociated, Emma is actually being subjected to trauma by the ‘idiots’… The idiots stab Emma’s exposed heart – a symbolic way of representing physical abuse”…

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VC goes on…

Emma is stuck to a wheel and is spun around. Spinning slaves to cause disorientation is a classic programming technique. The inverted question mark alludes to the advanced state of confusion of the slave:

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Emma is then stuck inside an elevator with eyes and a lightning bolts as eyebrows (more on this later)…

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 Inside the elevator: More trauma by the idiots…

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 As programming progresses, Emma wears a mask that features a big, fat, one-eye sign. While, at face value, the umbrella represents her being “immune” to what the “idiots say,” the general MK context of the video and the umbrella’s dualistic pattern might imply that the umbrella actually represents her internalising the handler’s programming…

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 Then, Emma gets struck by lightning. This is a great way to represent another trauma-inducing technique: Electroshock…

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 In the end, we see the final product of the programming…

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… this is pure MK symbolism: Duality, one-eye hidden and mouth covered. These symbols represent the blindness and the powerlessness of the programmed slave.

Then the video snaps back to reality…

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Emma finds herself sitting alone in the room. There’s no more furniture. How long was she dissociated for?
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The Dr. left a note to Emma saying “Don’t forget your umbrella” atop of the newspaper she used as an umbrella. On a deeper level, “Don’t forget your umbrella” means “Don’t forget your programming.” The signature is quite enigmatic.

The video ends with a prolonged outro featuring some curious objects…

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“Recommended drug doses for children.” So Dr. Lorenz also “treats” children? Hmmm…

So, according to VC’s analysis – which pretty much ends there – in the video, McCartney is ‘the handler.’ When I first watched it and saw him there, in his woolly cardigan looking elderly and giving his brand of counselling to the young Emma, my mind instantly envisaged a similar kinda scene that may well have taken place over fifty years earlier, when Paul, in the prime of his life and at the height of Beatlemania, would have been where Stone is five decades later: the guest – the subject – of an old doctor. I’m thinking of Dr. Richard Asher, father of actress, Jane Asher who, during most of the 1960s, was McCartney’s girlfriend and, for a while, his fiancé – that is, until they broke up in 1968.

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Dr. Richard Asher

For a time – between 1963 and ’66 – the then-Beatle lived with her at her family home in London, which she shared with her parents and her sister and her brother, Peter. Her mum, Margaret, was a musician who’d played in a number of orchestras apparently, and her dad was a medical man of some eminence. The ‘Royal College of Physicians’ describes him as “a notable diagnostician,” and “his special interests were in haematology, endocrinology, and” also, “physical factors in mental disorder.” For example, in 1949, he authored ‘Myxoedematous Madness,’ a paper on Myxoedematous, an illness that, so I’m informed, brings about an underactive thyroid and that results in puffiness of the body, hair-loss, coma, and, as highlighted by Dr. Asher in his piece, psychoses. According to the Royal College of Physicians, “psychoses with myxoedema had often been reported, but,” Richard’s “telling account of fourteen cases ensured that far more would now be recognised and treated.” He was also the author of ‘Nerves Explained,’ a book, that one reviewer around the time of its release in the late 1950s described as a “guide to nervous illnesses,” as well as noting that “hypnosis is treated with rather more respect than the profession generally accords it.” Indeed, Dr. Asher, who for a time was a consultant physician at the mental observation ward at the Central Middlesex Hospital in London, authored a paper in the Fifties titled ‘Respectable Hypnosis’ and in which he informs us that, “I have used hypnosis as an ancillary method of treatment in general medicine… I have devoted one out-patient session a week to it. From this experience I am learning a little about its use and limitations.” I wonder how much more ‘about its use’ he might possibly have learnt about by the time of Paul McCartney’s arrival to the Asher household in 1963? There have been anonymous accusations directed against the doctor in recent years, accusations linking him to MK ULTRA-type experiments with widely-reported ‘Tavistock Clinic’ psychiatrist, Emanuel Miller and the notorious Dr. William Sargant, dubbed the ‘mind-bender General.’ One such claim, and that I’ll bring to attention now, was supplied by an unnamed source to Redwel Trabant, proprietor of the site, ‘Beatles Conspiracy.’ Here’s some of it:

Asher, Miller, Sargant, all 3 were top psychiatrists, I worked with them all. I began helping med-professors train nurses/doctors at 12-years-old, there were many kids, not just me, but I only met 2 others. They decided I was ‘suitable and flexible’ and asked me to help with research, some illegal stuff but they needed to explore even these areas. Basically they were into learning how the brain worked, but they were into other things too. Most of the time I didn’t know what they were getting up to, it was all mixed up and above my head, but they fed me well! They got into drugs as they knew it was becoming a problem, the police wanted to train cops to deal with it, how to work out what drugs they were on e.t.c. They supplied the drugs and were observing the tests most of the time. Sargant was different from the others, he was ‘an outsider,’ the others didn’t let him in on all they were up too, but they needed his input at times. They never spoke of it to me but all did work for the government at times. What I do know is it’s not necessary to hurt or drug people to brainwash them. Sargant had to, as he wasn’t blessed with the psychic-abilities Asher, Miller possessed. All were able to read minds, telepathy, deep hypnosis. Not kidding, mate! For they were using this on me to get deep into my mind to understand how it all worked. Strangely, they all could do it but nobody knew how it worked, it was passed down by word of mouth over the centuries to those who exhibited a talent for it. Sargant wasn’t so blessed; he could do hypnosis, but only Level 1, the one we all know about.

You can read the allegations in their entirety in the link below, and that are part of an article on the Beatles Conspiracy site titled, ‘MK Beatles’:

http://beaconfilms2011.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/mk-beatles.html

The above article explores the view that the Beatles song, ‘Yesterday,’ a song credited to Paul and that he’s quite often publicly said came to him in a dream and during his time living at the Asher household, may have actually been implanted into his brain by Doctor Richard whilst the young musician was asleep. In ‘Many Years from Now’ – the McCartney-supported biography authored by his old friend, Barry Miles – he recalls, “I woke up with a lovely tune in my head. I thought, ‘that’s great, I wonder what that is?’ There was an upright piano next to me, to the right of the bed by the window. I got out of bed, sat at the piano, found G, found F sharp minor 7th – and that leads you through then to В to E minor, and finally back to E. It all leads forward logically. I liked the melody a lot but because I’d dreamed it, I couldn’t believe I’d written it. I thought, ‘no, I’ve never written like this before.’ But I had the tune, which was the most magic thing. And you have to ask yourself, where did it come from? But you don’t ask yourself too much or it might go away. So, first of all, I checked the melody out, and people said to me, ‘no, it’s lovely, and I’m sure it’s yours.’ It took me a little while to allow myself to claim it, but then like a prospector I finally staked my claim; stuck a little sign on it and said, ‘okay, it’s mine!’ It had no words. I used to call it ‘Scrambled Eggs.’” Interesting title that, I think: ‘Scrambled Eggs.’ By that, I mean, the word, ‘egg’ is a part-euphemism to describe a person of high intelligence/intellect (‘egg-head’), so, to have it married here with ‘scrambled’ can be perceived as rather telling when considered within the context of Redwel Trabant’s theory of Paul, a ‘mind-controlled Beatle.’ image-736479So then, if Yesterday was a song that doctor Richard fed into his prospective son-in-law’s sleeping head, where did the tune originate from? Well, it’s worth noting that the Asher household was teeming at that time with musical ability, because aside from McCartney and Margaret, there was of course her son, Peter, a member of the chart-topping 1960s duo, Peter and Gordon, and her husband too, who, I’ve been informed, enjoyed playing wind instruments and the piano. Perhaps it’s also worth noting that Dr. Asher’s alleged co-experimenter, William Sargant, was a practioner in sleep hypnosis, and, with frightening effects if we’re to believe a number of his patients who’ve come forward to talk. Linked over the years to MI5, MI6 and, of course, MK ULTRA, during the Second World War, he worked at Sutton Emergency Hospital in the English county of Sussex (later renamed the Belmont Hospital) where he administered hypnosis, ECT and drugs on people suffering from shell-shock, and a number of them who couldn’t recollect what had caused their mental breakdown were given trauma-causing treatments in a bid to make them relive their often terrifying experiences. He went on and dispensed these various techniques on everyday non-military folk when he became head of psychiatry at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after the war, and where, one of his patients who eventually became a Professor of Medicine following her departure from there, has claimed, “I was put into a room with – I think three other people. It was dark, I was given massive amounts of drugs to try and keep me asleep – something like Chlorpromazine. We were woken-up… I don’t remember so clearly exactly what happened, but they woke us up and I can remember being made to drink a jug of water. I don’t remember eating at all, but I do remember after some time – every time I stood up – I just about passed-out because my blood pressure was down in my boots – which is actually a function of Chlorpromazine as well. And I have no idea exactly how long I was in there but it took me nearly three months to get over the treatment. My father was absolutely shattered when he saw me. He said I just looked like a walking zombie.” She went on, “there was no informed consent at all. I was told that while you were asleep, they were hoping to re-pattern – and that was actually the word that was used – ‘re-pattern’ your thinking, so that you lose all the negative, depressive thoughts. And in fact it did wipe my brain clean of just about everything that happened before that. I can’t remember being in primary school, I can’t really remember much about secondary school, can’t remember the birth of my kids. Certainly, I’ve lost all those memories that most people have.” Another of his patients (or should that be – victims) at St. Thomas’ was the award-winning British actress Celia Imrie, well-known for her collaborations on TV with English comedienne, Victoria Wood and star of such movies as ‘Calendar Girls,’ ‘Nanny McPhee,’ and the ‘Bridget Jones’ and ‘Exotic Marigold Hotel’ series of films. Back in the 1960s when she was a young teenager, her ambition was to become a successful ballerina and she attended classes and exams in the hope that she’d be accepted into the prestigious Royal Ballet School.

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Celia Imrie.

Unfortunately, however, she ultimately failed her audition there being informed that, although “very good and advanced for her age,” she was going to be “too big ever to become a dancer.” Distraught, she launched into a crash-diet eventually weighing just 4-stone (56 pounds). Desperate to reverse her weight-loss and any possible health-risks, her concerned, desperate parents, she claims, “decided to send me away to St. Thomas’ Hospital… ” In a 2011 article published on the mainstream news-website, ‘MailOnline,’ Celia is seen to recall that, once at the hospital, she was entered into “one of the special wards belonging to the Department of Psychological Medicine. And once there I was placed under the care of world-famous psychiatrist William Sargant. I was 14.  Sargant was a world expert on brainwashing. Today his books are said to be studied by Al Qaeda. His work has links to… the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, where 900 people killed themselves; and to the mind-bending and occasionally lethal drug experiments performed on unwitting human guinea-pigs at the Porton Down research centre in Wiltshire (England). Sargant’s methods were simple: electric-shock treatment and insulin-induced comas leading to continuous narcosis, or deep-sleep therapy, complete with tape-recorded brainwashing orders being played at the patients from beneath their pillows. And,” she goes on, “to think that all this came free on the NHS,” Britain’s ‘National Health Service.’ She continues, “at 14, I was the youngest in the ward. Most of the other patients were middle-aged women suffering from depression. From my bed, I watched them howling, moaning and screaming, fighting with the nurses. I thought: ‘I don’t want to be mad. I must get out of here.’ The doctors and nurses did their daily rounds. Twice a week or so, we were treated to a bedside visit from the Great Man himself. Sargant still features in my nightmares. He was brusque and cold, and he never talked directly to you. Instead he issued orders over your head, talking about ‘this one’ and ‘that one’. But that was preferable to making eye contact with this proud, incorrigible man with his dark, hard, evil eyes. I have only seen eyes like that on a couple of other people in my life.”

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William Sargant

Celia continues, “after Sargant left the ward, the nurses would start preparing the horrors he had prescribed for the day – the electro-convulsive therapy. Friends have asked what it was like to have electrodes put either side of your skull before huge surges of power were fired through your brain, while you squirmed and wrestled and shrieked and moaned and dribbled into the pillow. But the truth is I don’t remember. I do, however, remember vividly watching the woman in the next bed when it was her turn to be assaulted in the name of health. I remember every sight, sound and smell. The huge rubber plug jammed between her teeth; the strange almost silent cry, like a sigh of pain; the shuddering contortions and jerky gyrations of the tormented body; the scent of burning hair and flesh.” Celia also claims to recall “being given massive doses, three tumblers a day, of Largactil, an anti-psychotic drug. The effect of this drug was startling. My hands shook uncontrollably for most of the day and I’d wake up to find clumps of my hair on the pillow. But the worst consequence was that everything I saw was multiplied by four. When Sargant came into the room, I saw four of him. It was horrific and terrifying. Even simple tasks such as picking up a glass of water became impossible. The drugs had turned me into a victim. As she increased the dosage one day, I overheard one nurse saying to her senior that I was exhibiting a ‘dangerous resistance’ to the drugs. Dangerous for whom, I wonder? Who could tell in that terrible place where, as far as I can see, the truly insane were the workers rather than the patients. Sargant used to say that every dog has his breaking point – the eccentrics just took longer. I suppose my ‘dangerous resistance’ was what he was talking about. I like to think that I was one of those eccentric dogs he did not manage to break. Many years later, I went with friends to see a film called Coma. It was a second-rate thriller starring Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold, in which Bujold discovers a ward full of patients suspended in hammocks in drug-induced comas… my friends were laughing at the silliness of the plot, but I had the shakes and it took me some days to recover. They probably thought I was coming down with something. In fact, it wasn’t until years later that I saw the link and realised why that film had upset me so deeply.” With regards to sleep-induced treatments, that, as mentioned earlier here, Sargant administered, Celia remembers, in her words, “the famous Narcosis Room.” This was “a ward where patients were forced into a drug-induced sleep for days while tapes played instructions to them from under the pillow. Whenever I have been asked about Sargant’s Narcosis Room, I can describe it perfectly. I used to sneak out of the ward to peer through the portholes in the swing doors, and gaze at dead-looking women lying on the floor on grey mattresses, silent in a kind of electrically induced twilight. When people ask if ever I spent any time inside, I used to reply ‘no’, for I do not remember that ever happening. But it recently occurred to me that everyone, in order to be put into the Narcosis Room, would first be drugged and that although I saw many women come back to the ward from there, I never saw any patient emerge from the place awake. You went in asleep and you came out asleep. I don’t think anyone who was treated by Sargant’s sleep therapy was at any time aware of going in or coming out of that room. While inside, you were totally unconscious. So maybe I was in the Narcosis Room. I could not possibly know. It is probable, I realise now, that I did go in. Like the electric shocks, I presume it definitely happened to me, though I can only recall it happening to others. I was certainly injected with huge doses of insulin. These injections are now understood to be one of the methods Sargant used to kick-start his sleep-therapy process. I cannot know whether his mind-control methods worked on me as I do not know what the tape-recordings under my pillow were telling me to do. Some years back, I tried to find my hospital records, to see whether I could find out the limits of my treatment and if I had been in the Narcosis Room. I wanted to know the exact instructions on the tape constantly playing under my pillow, Sargant’s wishes drummed relentlessly into my young, unconscious brain. Unfortunately, my search was in vain. When Sargant left St Thomas’, he illegally took away all his patients’ records. By the time of his death in 1988, every single piece of paperwork about his inhumane treatment of us, the human guinea-pigs, had been destroyed. So I will never know the absolute truth.” If Paul McCartney was, as posited by Redwel Trabant, the subject of sleep-hypnosis under the control of Richard Asher, then was his alleged colleague, William Sargant, someone who perhaps taught/guided him in the technique? Maybe it’s worth noting that the ‘mind-bender General’ had during his life reported and commented quite a lot on the effect of music on the mind. In his 1957 book, ‘Battle for the Mind,’ he states, “recordings of the human brain show that it is particularly sensitive to rhythmic stimulation by percussion and bright light among other things and certain rates of rhythm can build up recordable abnormalities of brain function and explosive states of tension sufficient even to produce convulsive fits in predisposed subjects. Furthermore, it is easier to disorganise the normal function of the brain by attacking simultaneously with several strong rhythms played in different tempos.” Sargant, we’re informed, paid up-close and personal attention to the way in which African culture dealt with matters of health related to both body and mind. In his book, ‘The Mind Possessed,’ he describes “a healing ceremony” in the Zambian city of Lusaka, again mentioning the power of rhythm. He claims, “I noticed with interest that one of the patients seemed to be much too deeply depressed for it to be possible to excite him with drumming or send him into collapse or make him suggestible. He had a tired melancholic appearance and was sitting listlessly on the ground. We then watched him being drummed and drummed, with a large number of people surrounding him, trying to get him to respond. Finally, after a long delay, he did start to twitch and jerk; he gradually became more and more excited, and ended up in a nervous collapse. In other words, they had been able, by drumming, to induce a state of excitement leading on to a nervous collapse, which I felt would have been much more easily achieved by electric shock treatment. I gathered that this patient would have the same drumming treatment twice a day until he was completely recovered. Two other girls, also being treated, went more quickly into trance and dissociation, and the drumming continued until they fell to the ground.”

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Sargant’s book ‘Battle for the Mind,’ featuring a cover strikingly similar to MK ULTRA victim Kim Noble’s “dualistic” portrait.

With regards to “disassociation,” earlier in this article, if you recall, I included Vigilant Citizen’s comment that the 19th century story, Alice in Wonderland, by author Lewis Carroll, is a “classic MK tale” that “represents the disassociated slaves’ perception of reality while they are being programmed through trauma.” In December 1966, British broadcaster, the BBC, screened a TV adaption of the old tale that starred acting heavyweights Peter Sellers, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Michael Redgrave. It was directed, produced and adapted for television by Jonathan Miller, the stage-director, author, co-member of the seminal 1960s satirical comedy-group, ‘Beyond the Fringe,’ and, son of the previously-mentioned Emanuel Miller. In fact, like his father, he’s a fully-qualified doctor, and he trained under, would you believe, his dad’s alleged colleague, Richard Asher.

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Jonathan Miller, pictured in 2007.

A sequence in the Alice in Wonderland TV adaptation is said to have been shot at what’s been described as once having been the UK’s largest military hospital in the UK, the ‘Royal Victoria,’ also known as, Netley, near the English city of Southampton. Built in the 1800s, it treated casualties from the Crimean War as well as WW1 and Two and, would you know it, is thought to have possibly been the location for MK ULTRA-type tests with LSD on human guinea-pigs during the 1950s, if not – it’s claimed – a place where recipients of Acid-induced treatment were taken to after the actual experiments had been carried out at Porton Down research-centre, a Government-controlled location that most certainly has conducted such tests, and that has been mentioned in this article a few paragraphs earlier with regards to William Sargant, alleged co-colleague, of course, of Richard Asher and Jonathan Miller’s father, Emanuel, who, you might be interested to know, is said to have worked at Netley during the 1940s. Alice_in_Wonderland_1966_DVDInformation linking this hospital with Governmental/military mind-bending/altering Acid experimentation is featured in the book, ‘Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain,’ by Andy Roberts. Perhaps you won’t be surprised to discover that he mentions Porton Down quite often in it, and is it any wonder? LSD was administered to unsuspecting British Royal Marine commandos there, in a mock war/battle setting, in order to test its effects on their soldiering abilities. He writes of an “anecdote” that “suggests that Netley Military Hospital in Southampton might have been used to treat those who didn’t recover quickly from the effects of LSD” after taking part in such an experiment. He goes on…

Brigadier John McGhie was colonel-commander of Netley during the Fifties and Sixties. He would often take his nephew, Robert Owen, with him when he carried out his daily round of the wards. The young boy was shocked by the sights and sounds he witnessed, at first believing the sufferers to be mentally ill. His uncle told him these unfortunate soldiers were “…victims of chemical experiments, such as LSD, from both grenade-canisters and artillery-shells, ‘to see what effect they had on the human mind in a battle situation.’” It also seems probable that servicemen were being used as human guinea-pigs in LSD experiments at Netley.

Roberts then quotes “LSD psychotherapist, Ronnie Sandison.” He was a former trainee at South London’s Maudsley Hospital, where William Sargant was working for a time, and at Tavistock Clinic, reportedly, Emanuel Miller’s old stomping ground of course. In Andy’s book, Sandison’s reported to have said, “I believe LSD was used at Netley, but I have no details of who was involved.” It’s reported that parts of Netley were damaged by fire and fell into disrepair in the early to mid-1960s and were closed. Apparently, in Jonathan Miller’s Alice in Wonderland, we see the hospital in sequences where Alice runs to follow the White Rabbit…vlcsnap-2019-05-11-21h07m50s826This too…vlcsnap-2019-05-11-21h08m22s259In reviewing and explaining the Alice in Wonderland TV adaption, author, Kate Bassett, in her Jonathan Miller biography – that was written and researched with his personal input – and titled, I think you might be interested to know, ‘In Two Minds,’ she draws our attention to “the endless corridor which Alice runs”…vlcsnap-2019-05-11-21h07m26s343Miller’s “Alice seems to hear voices in her head,” Barrett states. Is she “losing her mind?… She keeps sensing she has changed, says that she’s not sure who she is anymore…” Kate also comments, interestingly I think, that the TV depiction may “be haunted by memories of” Emanuel’s wife and Jonathan’s mother, Betty, who “ended her days” in a mental-hospital, dying, it’s noted in the biography, “only the winter before the film was made.” Almost a decade earlier, Richard Asher’s daughter, Jane – when she was a child actress – appeared in a stage-version of the story and also starred in an audio presentation for vinyl LP.

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Jane Asher as Alice, with the mirror.

Now, a question you might like to ask me is, why on earth would Dr. Richard Asher want to feed Paul McCartney’s head with a song whilst he’s sleeping? Well, I dunno… maybe for no other reason than to find out if he could successfully do it. I’m led to perceive from what I’ve read about the man that he possessed an enquiring mind, so, looking at it from that perspective… he might’ve thought to himself, ‘why not?’ However, in an upcoming article to be posted here in the not-too-distant future – most certainly some time in 2019 – I’ll be re-examining this within the much wider context of The Beatles’ effect on the cultural landscape of the 1960s, which was of course, monumental, and it might leave you with the impression, if not the belief, that Asher’s tampering with McCartney’s sleeping head – if it did indeed happen – was part and parcel of something far, far bigger than him merely satisfying his curious, enquiring mind.

 

 

 

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Cover-up?…

Featured below (as you’ll most probably already be aware) is the front-cover of The Beatles’ second album, ‘With The Beatles,’ released in 1963…

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As you can see at the very top of this site – ‘The Occult Beatles’ – there’s a different version of this photo, of my own making, recreated specifically to serve as the header banner because, to my mind’s eye, it conveys a neat enough representation of what the ‘occult’ in ‘Beatles’ may be. We have John, Paul, George and Ringo photographed in black and white, two shades so prevalent in esoteric iconography (such as in Freemasonry of course), considered to be, symbolically, dual opposites (i.e. white is said to be the symbol for good and black for evil). Additionally, all four band-members are partly hidden from us, obscured by a shadow presence and, of course, each of them is looking at us with one eye, a hugely prevalent occurrence in images of modern-day music-stars, constantly flagged up by researchers, reporters and commentators looking into the occultic and dark elements of the entertainment industry. The photo-session that spawned the picture for the album-cover was conducted by British photographer, Robert Freeman, in, it’s said, August of ’63 with the LP being unleashed to the public in November of that year. Now, here’s a thing. Over a year earlier, in February ’62 apparently, came the release of the French short-movie, ‘La Jetée.’ And here’s a screengrab from it… Look familiar?….la jetee beatles

Directed by French film-maker, Chris Marker, ‘La Jetée’ (translated into English: ‘The Jetty’) tells the story of a man in a post-nuclear war world who’s forced to undergo time-travel and, as a result, reaches back into the past and also communicates with the future which is where he sees the four faces in the screengrab above. Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t help feeling a little spooked by this picture, that’s when I look at it within the context of the ‘With The Beatles’ album-cover. Did Robert Freeman, or indeed The Beatles, purposely aim towards recreating this scene from La Jetée, perhaps for some esoteric purpose – especially for those with ‘the eyes to see’ as it were? Well, based on what I’ve been able to gather thus far, no one who was closely involved with the making of the LP has ever mentioned it being a nod or a wink to this movie. Also, as far as I can tell, having watched it, I myself haven’t spotted any clues towards this direction. Nevertheless, further on down this page, there’s a synopsis of it and I’ll leave you to determine whether or not anything of an intentionally occult nature connecting it to the band is there or not… Or, are we looking at what some might no doubt describe as ‘coincidence’? 81dw02lpj6l._ri_sx300_For now though, here’s a little of what we know (or, let’s say, what we’ve been told); According to McCartney, the photo-session for the cover took place in a hotel in the UK town of Bournemouth. In his authorised 1997 biography ‘Many Years from Now,’ authored by his old friend Barry Miles, Paul claims that Robert, to the band as a whole, was considered “much more one of us than the other photographers we’d had. Apparently, a lot of photographers are still trying to work out how he did the famous one on the With the Beatles sleeve with the half-light on the faces. It was in a hotel and we had an hour in which he could take our picture. He pulled out four chairs and arranged us in a hotel corridor; it was very un-studio-like. The corridor was rather dark and there was a window at the end, and by using this heavy source of natural light coming from the right, he got that photo. He got this very moody picture which people think he must have worked at for ever and ever in great technical detail. But it was an hour. He sat down, took a couple of rolls and he had it.” Freeman has a slightly different recollection although he too has said the session took place in the hotel, but in the dining-room, not a corridor. “The ‘With The Beatles’ album-cover was taken soon after I met them for the first time in Bournemouth. Since the photograph was needed urgently, I had to improvise a studio situation in the hotel. The dining-room was the most suitable location. There was a broadside light from the windows and a deep maroon curtain that could be pulled behind them to create a dark background. They came down at midday wearing their black polo-necked sweaters. It seemed natural to photograph them in black and white wearing their customary dark clothes. It gave unity to the image. There was no makeup, hairdresser or stylist – just myself, The Beatles and a camera… They had to fit into the square format of the cover, so rather than have them all in a line, I put Ringo in the bottom right corner. He was the last to join the group, he was the shortest and he was the drummer! Even so, he still had to bend his knees to get to the right level – and look natural!” Apparently, so happy were The Beatles with the LP’s cover-photo that, prior to the album’s release, they became engaged in, Barry Miles’s words, “a full-scale battle” with ‘EMI,’ their record-company because it was “strongly opposed” to the picture describing it “as ‘shockingly humourless’ and one marketing executive said, ‘where is the fun? Why are they looking so grim? We want to project happy Beatles for happy fans.’” Also, “Freeman says that… EMI objected to using a black and white photograph for the cover.” So, whatever the intention behind the photo chosen for the album-cover (whether occult or not), if we’re to believe Barry Miles in his McCartney-sanctioned biography, the band – and their management too – felt so strongly and passionately about this that they took on the might and influence of a record-company as huge as EMI until they got what they wanted. Others might indeed have given up long before, thinking, ‘hey, it’s only an album-cover!’ For whatever reason though, Freeman’s black ‘n’ white shadow photograph is the image the band wanted to convey to the public, to the point of a ‘full-scale battle.’ Just a couple of years later, Robert also photographed and designed the front of The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ album, a cover that conjures up very potent comparisons with the doctrines of infamous occultist, Aleister Crowley… But that’s for another article perhaps. So, looking back at ‘With The Beatles,’ judging by McCartney’s comments regarding how the front-photo for that LP came to be, I’m left with the impression that it was quite accidental, certainly unplanned. However, according to a couple of sites I’ve come across on the ‘net, and Freeman’s own recollections too, this might not exactly be the case. For a start, Robert, who, I’m led to understand, was famed back in the 1960s for his black and white photographs of famous Jazz musicians including John Coltrane, was tracked down specifically because of this by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein when he was looking for someone to come up with a cover for the ‘With The Beatles’ album, and Freeman has recalled, “this cover shot was an extension of my black and white Jazz photography.” Secondly – and here’s where my search for any notable/significant links between the LP cover-photo and the image from La Jetée has resulted in some info of a possibly tangible nature – it’s been claimed that all or some of the members of the band wanted Robert to recreate the look of photographs that had been taken of them during their pre-fame days in Hamburg, Germany by their German artist friend, Astrid Kircherr – such as these ones perhaps, shot in 1962 (bear with me here, I do explain why this might matter, why it might be tangible)…

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Astrid herself has said, “I met Bob Freeman once, and I like his work. His other pictures are great but I’ve got this idea, and I don’t know if it’s true, that The Beatles told him to take a picture like Astrid used to do because that half-lit idea was not his style at all.” This might matter, it might be tangible due to the fact that a German friend of hers and The Beatles, by the name of Jurgen Vollmer, went on to work during the 1960s for famed photographer, William Klein, who, would you believe, is also one of La Jetée’s faces from the future as depicted in the earlier screengrab here. In fact, this is him (so I’m led to understand)…

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Jurgen, same as Astrid, pursued photography and first came to know The Beatles in 1960 when the as-yet-famous band were labouring away honing their musical skills in the clubs and bars of Hamburg. From what I can gather from a number of sources available online, by 1961, just a year or so before the release of La Jetée, he became an assistant to William in Paris. Is it possible that Vollmer recommended Kircherr’s black and white ideas to the movie’s director Chris Marker – perhaps via Klein – prior to or even during the making of the film-short, and also, were John, Paul, George or Ringo privy to that? I’ve yet to find any information to confirm all or some of this, but it is possible I suppose. Certainly, if any of this can be corroborated, it takes the similarities displayed in the earlier screengrab and the front-cover of ‘With The Beatles’ out of the realms of ‘coincidence.’

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Paul visits Jurgen in Paris in 1961

Unfortunately, any more info connecting The Beatles personally to La Jetée and/or its makers hasn’t materialised during my research. In a bid to remedy this, I considered sending maybe an e-mail or private ‘FaceBook’ message to either Jurgen or his former boss, William Klein and asking them outright (why not?), but I was unable to do so in the end as it appears both guys don’t have websites. I’m also at a loss in seeing any occult clues linking the band to the narrative of the film or its imagery (with the exception of the screengrab earlier in this article). But, of course, that might be just me failing to spot the signs, so, please, do take a look yourself and share any information or ideas you might come up with here at ‘The Occult Beatles’ via the ‘comments’ box, or, alternatively, you can e-mail me – Matt – at: conspiromail@gmail.com. There’s also some discussion about what’s been posted here taking place on this site’s ‘FaceBook’ partner-page, ‘Conspiro Media’: https://www.facebook.com/pg/conspiromedia/posts/?ref=page_internal  as well as at the group, ‘Strawberry Fields Beatles Mysteries’: https://www.facebook.com/conspiromedia/posts/292753394762542. Go take a look at one or both of these links and, perhaps, contribute to them too.

So, as promised, here’s a brief synopsis of the 26-minute film, which was constructed almost entirely from still photos – and that you can watch in its entirety below… (Incidentally, the entire plot of the film including its ending isn’t revealed in the synopsis in case you’d like to watch the movie and don’t want your viewing of it spoilt)…

As mentioned earlier, La Jetée is set in a post-nuclear war world and the film’s story is told through narration by William Klein.

We see Paris in ruins, destroyed by the Third World War. Many have died. Some believe themselves to be victors. Others have been taken prisoner. The survivors have gone underground, settling beneath the French city which has become riddled with radioactivity as has the rest of the planet. The prisoners down below are subjected to experiments by the victors who stand guard over them:jet1

The story of La Jetée centres on one of the guinea pigs up for experimentation…jet2

He’s frightened. He’s heard about the ‘Head Experimenter’ – The mad scientist, but what he gets instead is a reasonable, calm man who explains to him that the human race is doomed. The only hope of saving it is by travelling through a loophole in time, where it might be possible to reach food, medicine and sources of energy. This is the aim of the experiments; to send people into the past and future for the benefit of the present. So far there’s been little to no success, but this particular guinea pig – the protagonist of this story – is different to the others because he’s obsessed with an image from his past, an image the victors have identified from reading his mind. And so, the experiment goes ahead as planned…jet3

On the tenth day of this, images begin to appear, images in peacetime; children, countryside, birds, a girl on a jetty… She smiles at our protagonist from a car…jet4

As the experiment continues and he drifts in a trance back to his present and to the past again, he sees more of the girl from the jetty. They meet, befriend each other and form a relationship, its exact nature not explained fully…jet5

This is the starting point of a whole series of experiments for our protagonist who meets the girl in them again and again.jet6

When she sees him, she calls him her ghost. She accepts as a natural phenomenon the ways of this visitor – our protagonist – who comes and goes, who exists, talks, laughs with her, listens to her, then disappears.

Then, back in the experiment-room, in the present, back deep below the radiation-infested city of Paris, his masters plan to transport him to the future. He then realises he’ll never see the girl again…jet7

And so, he is transported to the future: Paris rebuilt. Others are waiting for him. It’s a brief encounter…la jetee beatles

Back in the present our protagonist awaits a dark, doomed fate from his masters who have no more use of him. But then, the figures from the future, who can also travel through time, visit him and invite him to join them, to be one of them. But he has a different request; He wants to return to the girl from the past. And so, he is taken back to her, on the jetty, from his memories…

Watch La Jetée, the movie, here:

 

 

 

REFERENCE LINKS

http://www.masonicworld.com/education/files/apr02/include/colour_symbolism_in_freemasonry.htm

http://freemasoninformation.com/2009/03/the-checkered-flooring/

https://www.hamiltondistrictcmasons.org/upload/lecture_file87.pdf

http://secularfreemason.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-masonic-chequeredcheckerboard-floor.html

https://www.myfreemasonry.com/threads/what-does-the-checkered-pavement-symbolize.12461/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_the_Beatles

https://www.beatlesbible.com/albums/with-the-beatles/2/

http://www.wingspan.ru/bookseng/myfn/bmiles04.html

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056119/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Jet%C3%A9e

https://www.amazon.com/Beatles-Private-View-Robert-Freeman/dp/1592261760

McCartney.com: Robert Freeman – All You Need Is News!

https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/505/astrid-kirchherr-beatles-photographer-interviewed-1994-young-free-and-wild/

http://5b4.blogspot.com/2007/07/le-jetee-by-chris-marker.html

http://www.spiegel.de/einestages/filmfotograf-vollmer-a-949010.html

https://books.google.de/books?id=KbY5AQAAQBAJ&pg=PT223&lpg=PT223&dq=jurgen+vollmer+beatles+william+klein&source=bl&ots=oGhY-t7CuD&sig=8Jk4XWI3mDyYOfHohWMmC0p_Tl0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiiyenXzOrfAhW0hqYKHfVUA0IQ6AEwDXoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=jurgen%20vollmer%20beatles%20william%20klein&f=false

https://books.google.de/books?id=1BMCBQAAQBAJ&pg=PT86&lpg=PT86&dq=the+beatles+William+Klein&source=bl&ots=edNMK_Faan&sig=h62dunYI-EpqM5sBB_FrlrwSAc4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZzfC6yerfAhVFhqQKHVBsD1o4ChDoATAIegQIAxAB#v=onepage&q=the%20beatles%20William%20Klein&f=false

http://citizenuniverse.blogspot.com/2007/05/real-wild-child-by-wendy-cavenett-in.html

 

In the Beginning – Part One

It’s fitting that this, the very first post on this blog, should focus on Liverpool. For it’s not only the birth-city of The Beatles but, as Bill Harry, an old friend of the band since their early days living there has said, a place with “ghosts, hauntings, pacts with the Devil – everything.” The veteran journalist, author and former teenage art college-mate of John Lennon’s has also suggested that, actually, its history is so infested with all manner of spookiness and devilish goings-on, “you could call Liverpool: ‘Shiverpool.’” He made the observations during a 2009 interview with Bill Noory, host of the ‘Coast to Coast’ radio and internet-show.

Bill Harry (right) with The Beatles
BILL HARRY (RIGHT) WITH THE BEATLES

If The Beatles were indeed ensconced to some degree or other within what is termed, The Occult, it makes sense for this site to begin by focusing on the dark, chilling and arcane aspects of this city where they grew from. For example…

There’s the oft-told tale of a noted 19th century English builder of railways who’s said to have had his corpse entombed in an upright position and above ground in a Liverpool graveyard in a bid to ward off the attentions of the Devil who he had made a deal with. So Bill Harry recounts, this man who’d made the pact “was a railway magnate who was completely hooked on gambling, and he gambled so much… he was losing a fortune, and he said, ‘I’ll make a pact with the Devil. I’ll sell my soul to the Devil if I can win this hand.’ So, he did it and he says he was so afraid that the Devil would take his soul – his name was William Mackenzie – that he left instructions that when he died, he wasn’t to be buried… he thought, if he was buried sitting upright and not buried in the ground, then the Devil wouldn’t be able to take his spirit.” William Mackenzie? Any relation to Eleanor Rigby’s “Father McKenzie” who, according to the Beatles lyric is “wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave… no one was saved”? Consider that alongside what’s been claimed by a member of UK band, Amsterdam. In a posting on the group’s official website, their vocalist and guitarist, Ian Prowse has declared that the inspiration for their early 2000s landmark single, ‘Does This Train Stop on Merseyside?’ came in the form of an email he’d read that was all to do with the various stories surrounding Mackenzie’s life and alleged pact with the Devil. “Mackenzie made and lost fortunes most men can only dream of,” he states. “He backed the early railways and financed George Stephenson’s locomotive machines. He was seen as (a) pillar of the community and a backer of commerce and industry; but there was another unsavoury side to the man few people were aware of. He was a compulsive gambler and an ardent atheist…. there were strange rumours about the man… In 1826, eleven bodies were found in barrels in the cargo-hold of a ship at Liverpool Docks. The police traced the barrels to a house at Number 8 Hope Street. That house was being looked after by a James MacGowan, who was an associate of… Mackenzie. Anyway, the police arrested Mr. MacGowan after they found 22 corpses of men, women and children that had been dug up from the local cemetery. Mr. MacGowan refused to name names, but everyone suspected Mr. Mackenzie of being the instigator. There were whispers that he had turned Number 8 Hope Street into a body-snatcher’s warehouse, where the corpses were pickled in barrels, ready to be shipped to the medical schools in Scotland. The going rate was £15 per corpse, be it a man, woman or a baby. But Mackenzie needed the money.” A few short years after Mackenzie’s death in the mid-1800s, a large granite pyramid was erected at his grave. It’s what he’s said to now be sitting upright in. Incidentally, it’s situated in a churchyard in Liverpool’s Rodney Street – the birthplace of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.

Mackenzie's pyramid tomb
MACKENZIE’S PYRAMID TOMB

What was the thinking behind erecting such a monument? Perhaps Mackenzie was a high-ranking Freemason? Or maybe not, if we’re to believe the opinion of Dr. David Harrison who – in his own words – “is a UK-based Masonic historian archaeologist who has written six books on the history of Freemasonry.” He states “there is no evidence” to suggest he was. Whether he was or whether he wasn’t, the very fact that a 15-foot tall pyramid was built on his grave does raise questions as to the possible occult connotations behind such a move.

By the way, with regards to Freemasonry… Some members within the fraternity have publicly hailed Liverpool and the county it lays within, Lancashire, as pivotal to the organisation. This has certainly been stressed in no uncertain words in an address said to have been given back in 2008 by Worshipful Brother, Grahame Dunn, a Liverpudlian and then-officer in the Hawke’s Bay Research Lodge, No. 305, New Zealand. He’s quoted as saying, “the province of West Lancashire is not only the largest of the provinces ranged under the banner of the Grand Lodge of England, it also has claims to be the birthplace of English Freemasonry. The initiation of Elias Ashmole in Warrington in Lancashire on October 16th 1646 is the earliest recorded initiation into English Freemasonry.” Furthermore, “any description of the province inevitably begins in Liverpool. Here is the headquarters of the province…”

Liverpool and its surrounding areas are home also to a significant number of vast underground constructions of a mysterious, occult nature. Check out the research-data and the speculation, rumours and grisly accusations in connection to what’s referred to as, the Williamson tunnels, the ‘Crank Caverns’ near Merseyside, as well as the ancient carvings and subterranean sights of Bidston Hill, which is roughly six miles from the city. On a smaller scale, there’s the legendary ‘Cavern Club’ too of course, the cellar-bar situated in Liverpool centre where the pre-fame Beatles performed regularly in the very early 1960s to their growing base of fans. It closed its doors in 1973 and ended up buried in rubble when the warehouse-block it was housed in was taken over by ‘British Rail’ and then demolished. In the early 1980s, efforts began to excavate and re-open the site to the public, a goal that was finally reached in 1984. In his book, ‘The Cavern Club: The Rise of The Beatles and Merseybeat,’ music-author and veteran Merseyside BBC radio-presenter, Spencer Leigh states, “when The Cavern was excavated in 1982, the builders stumbled upon an old shaft that led into a huge hole, a cavern underneath The Cavern as it were. It was filled with water and the architect and the site-agent bravely investigated it in a rubber dinghy. The lake was 120 feet long and 70 feet wide and, in parts, eight foot deep. There was no other exit and because of the scrapings in the sandstone wall, they could tell it was man-made. But why was it constructed?” Why indeed? It’s said to have been built by Mathew Pluckington, a wealthy 18th century merchant who owned the old dirt-road above it, one that eventually became an invaluable trade-route and then a street that bears his first-name, and that’s been made world-famous thanks to The Cavern. It’s been claimed that he was a dabbler in the occult and that the excavators’ unexpected findings back there in the early ’80s were the remnants of an underground temple he’d built.

the old Cavern Club
THE OLD CAVERN CLUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE BEATLES AT THE CAVERN CLUB, 1962

Let’s now venture from The Cavern and head approximately seven miles out to Woolton, an area of Liverpool regarded as affluent and well-to-do. It’s where John Lennon grew up. He lived there for the majority of his childhood and his teens with his aunt in her semi-detached house, ‘Mendips’ in Menlove Avenue. If you look at the small ‘Google’-map below, you’ll see, not far from there, is Calderstones Park, named after and home to, ‘the Calderstones’ which are, “six sandstone blocks of varying size which originally formed part of a small megalithic tomb,” states Mike Royden, a noted lecturer, researcher, author and historian of Liverpool.

Woolton map

Said to be of the Neolithic period, the stones currently stand inside a greenhouse, but this isn’t the site where they initially stood. They’re thought to have been removed from their original position either in the 18th or 19th century.

“The Calderstones are covered in carvings of spirals, cups, circles and other shapes.” – Historian, Martin Greaney from the book, ‘Liverpool: A Landscape History.’
“The Calderstones are covered in carvings of spirals, cups, circles and other shapes.” – Historian, Martin Greaney from the book, ‘Liverpool: A Landscape History.’

Royden informs us, “during the mid and later 19th century, certain academics had declared the Calderstones to have been part of a druidic circle.” Interestingly, as you can see in the map, the names of two of the locations facing Calderstones Park and connecting to Menlove Avenue are, Druids Cross Road and Druidsville Road. Additionally, you’ll find, if you choose to inspect this vicinity even closer, that there are a couple of leafy suburban areas here going by the names of, Druids’ Cross Gardens and Druids Park. Not more than a mile and a half a way from there (at Booker Avenue on the map) and enclosed within railings on a road-corner, stands what’s called, Robin Hood’s Stone, an upright structure said to be related in some shape or form to the Calderstones. Mike Royden notes that the “suggestion has been made that the stone was formerly a druids’ altar” and had felt “the blood of sacrificial victims(!)”

ROBIN HOOD'S STONE
ROBIN HOOD’S STONE

Look at the map again, and not far off from Mendips you’ll see Quarry Street. In his book, ‘800 Years of Haunted Liverpool,’ John Reppion, a writer and son-in-law of occultist and ‘V for Vendetta’ author, Alan Moore, states that Woolton wasn’t always “a quiet, predominantly middle-class, suburban area… Thoroughfares such as Quarry Street were once overcrowded slums with underprivileged families crammed into tiny houses. Quarry Street was at the time home to more than a dozen public-houses, despite the fact that it is less than half a mile in length; this led to problems with drunkenness and disorderly behaviour and brought about the construction of a new police-station and courthouse in the late 1800s. During the 1970s the building was used as a training-centre for ambulance-men and women and in the first week of October 1974, staff complained of odd disembodied noises and windows seemingly breaking of their own accord. Apparently, similar incidents had occurred in the station previously, at least according to the retired police officer, Jack Elsworth, who was born in the building back in 1889, when his father was sergeant there.” Reppion goes on to inform us that Jack had told a Liverpool newspaper “that he had heard tales from his father about strange goings-on in the station; at one time a corpse had been laid out on a table in the back room, covered with a tarpaulin and locked up until morning when it could be taken away by a doctor. When the door was unlocked, the body was found lying on the floor still covered as if it had been carefully lowered to the ground.”

A YOUNG, TEENAGE GEORGE HARRISON OUTSIDE HIS HOME IN SPEKE, LIVERPOOL
A YOUNG, TEENAGE GEORGE HARRISON OUTSIDE HIS HOME IN SPEKE, LIVERPOOL

Woolton is where, at the age of 16, John Lennon first met his co-Beatle-to-be, Paul McCartney, who’d only just turned fifteen. He lived in nearby Allerton which, as it happens, is where Calderstone Park is situated. All three of these locations are based in South Liverpool which, John Reppion reckons “is possibly known as ‘Beatle territory’” to its non-residents. For example, “a few miles south of Woolton is Speke where a young George Harrison would have once caught his morning bus up to Dovedale School, just off the now world-famous Penny Lane.” Speke is where you’ll find Liverpool John Lennon Airport, “formerly known as Speke Airport and RAF Speke… one of the UK’s oldest operational airports. Scheduled flights began leaving from Speke in 1930… The modern site is about 2 miles south-west of the original airport which has since been converted into a business-park housing a hotel, restaurant and gym amongst other things.” It’s also said to be the home of the ghost of Captain Thomas Campbell Black. He “found fame when he and his co-pilot Charles William Anderson Scott won the London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race (also known as the MacRobertson Air Race) in 1934. They completed the journey in a record seventy one hours and were awarded the huge sum of £10,000 in prize-money as well as the Britannia Trophy. Black and Scott were regarded as true luminaries in their field and their names became known across the globe. On September 19th (1936), Captain Black was in the cockpit of his Percival Mew Gull (newly-christened: ‘Miss Liverpool’) preparing for takeoff. Out of the blue, a Hawker Hart bomber came in to land and collided with the craft. The bomber’s propeller ripped through the side of Black’s cockpit and into the captain himself.”

THOMAS CAMPBELL BLACK
THOMAS CAMPBELL BLACK

Reppion continues, “despite all efforts, Tom Campbell Black died on the way to hospital. The shadowy figure of a man has reportedly been sighted on numerous occasions pacing around what was once Hanger Number One, where Miss Liverpool was kept. Some claim that this apparition could be Old Tom out in search of a new plane or else trapped in some kind of perpetual repeat of events leading up to his death. Certainly, stories of Black’s phantom were still circulating amongst airport employees right up until the old site’s closure in the mid-1980s.”

South Liverpool was also the childhood home of Richard Starkey, more commonly known today of course as, Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles. He’d grown up around the Toxteth area. He once recalled, “it was really rough… There were… gangs and fights and madness and robberies.” There have been hauntings here too it’s said – and, of a particularly dark and nasty flavour. We’re told they occurred at a site where a hospital – the Royal Southern – had existed between 1842 and the late 1970s when it was replaced and closed. Reppion claims he’s spoken to an individual, referred to in his book somewhat anonymously as, “Mr. D.,” who’s alleged to have experienced spooky goings-on during the 1980s whilst working at the building that now stands in its place, Toxteth ambulance-station. The mystery source is quoted as saying, “when the station was quiet at night, you would often hear sounds which would normally be associated with old hospitals.” These “sounds,” he assumes, were perhaps old metal porter’s trolleys and iron concertina doors rattling and banging, although, Reppion informs us, “there were no such things at the station.” Mr. D. is then reported to say that he‘d also heard during his time working there, “footsteps, as though someone was coming out of an office, walking a few paces across the corridor and then going into another office. I discussed the noises with other staff and many admitted to hearing them. It was a very modern building and there really wasn’t any explanation for those sounds.” Situated just over a mile away from where Ringo once lived, Toxteth ambulance-station stands on Grafton Street. Reppion adds that nearby “Caryl Street, where the hospital’s entrance once stood, is very close to the docklands and it has been alleged that this area was once the location of a dreadful place of confinement.” The allegations, he states, are that African slaves were held and confined to cells in this part of the city before being shipped off to plantations in America and the West Indies. The restless spirits of those who died whilst incarcerated in this docklands prison, it’s claimed, now haunt the site where the old hospital was. For sure, the city’s links to this most despicable of trades is a reality. The official website of Liverpool’s ‘International Slavery Museum’ states that “Liverpool was a major slaving port.” Furthermore, “nearly all the principal merchants and citizens of Liverpool, including many of the mayors, were involved. Several of the town’s MPs invested in the trade and spoke strongly in its favour in Parliament.” One such merchant was James Penny, a slave-trader who’s said to have had the Liverpool street, Penny Lane named after him, the very same one that The Beatles made famous in their 1967 hit single. Reppion claims “stories of ghostly slaves and hidden cells are common along the docklands. Tales are told of strange happenings during the renovation of the Albert Dock” in Liverpool. For example, there have been reports of “spectral arms reaching out toward workmen as they sandblasted walls which still had ‘slave chains’ attached to them. The ‘Baltic Fleet’ public-house, about one mile north-west of the ambulance-station, is rumoured to have its own subterranean passageway leading to the docks and again, there are stories of wall-mounted chains and slaves hidden away in dank cells.” Reppion asks, “are these macabre tales echoes of some clandestine part of Liverpool’s history, unrecorded but known to the few, or is this simply a city haunted by its past misdeeds?” Good question. And here’s another… George Noory asked Bill Harry during their chat on ‘Coast to Coast’ if the ghostly, occultish atmosphere pervading over Liverpool affected the young John Lennon, to which he replied, “well I think it sort of must have… but, I had all these sort of strange things happening to me in Liverpool, and I suppose John did as well, you know, because you can’t live there without having some sort of strange things happen to you, you know?” If it did indeed have an effect on him as Bill Harry suggests, then how so? And what about his fellow Beatles? What influence would this environment have had on them? Well, what is evident certainly from anecdotal accounts given by those who’ve been close to those in the band – if not from the group itself no less – is that some of its members – whether consciously or not – had tapped into or dabbled in various forms of the occult during their early days in Liverpool, and a number of years prior to 1963 when they first began to experience mass-fame and adulation. They practised it in ritual form within the boundaries of the so-called, ‘paranormal,’ and they expressed it through the use of art and imagery too – as far back as the late 1950s in fact. Indeed, it seems one or two of them had been at it long before the word, “Beatles” was even uttered, and certainly more than a decade before the face of Aleister Crowley was chosen for inclusion on the front-cover of their Sgt. Pepper album in 1967.

Be sure to check back here as there’ll be an instalment to come that’ll delve into those early pre-fame years of occult discovery.

 

REFERENCE LINKS:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2009/12/08

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Harry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mackenzie_(contractor)

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vpm55d6FoqcC&pg=PR11&lpg=PR11&dq=william+mackenzie+civil+engineer&source=bl&ots=MhDedfT1jR&sig=q4e6e0zWlNS3iu7P5rww8d0qwsQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXvu-Y3IPOAhVJnRQKHRq_B_sQ6AEISTAI#v=onepage&q=william%20mackenzie%20civil%20engineer&f=false

http://www.itsliverpool.com/lifestyle/mackenzies-ghost/

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/william-mckenzies-tomb

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beatles/eleanor+rigby_10026674.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_(band)

Does this train stop on Merseyside?

https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1361914

http://liverpoolwalks.co.uk/002/mackenziev.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andrew%27s_Church,_Liverpool

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-31558437

Dr.DavidHarrison.com: It Looks Masonic But It’s Not Masonic

http://minervalodge.com/category/province-of-west-lancashire/

http://www.mastermason.com/hbresearch/pages/lecture17.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crank_Caverns

https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=50716

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150902-the-lost-tunnels-of-liverpool

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2342183.stm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Williamson_(philanthropist)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidston_Hill

http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=167357#Post167357

http://www.cavernclub.org/history/1950s/

http://www.cavernclub.org/history/1970s/

http://www.cavernclub.org/history/1980s/

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http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpools-mathew-street-only-spelt-10282263

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-340000-384000/page/6

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3185510/Cilla-Black-left-11million-property.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/12/15/woolton_mansion_walk_feature.shtml

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2wEnCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT6&lpg=PT6&dq=woolton+liverpool+wealthy&source=bl&ots=Km4ffIMnzP&sig=lSTinSObIECg4na7RvI7iWyc3zU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm1o632I3OAhWHWBQKHd4nAawQ6AEIVzAJ#v=onepage&q=woolton%20liverpool%20wealthy&f=false

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https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZNex7OJh8kQC&pg=PA184&lpg=PA184&dq=original+site+of+calderstones&source=bl&ots=-M7_DcD8nV&sig=wGXNcDBd0vSVBNdU_Zoni9GeUrw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSvqqcwpLOAhXRFsAKHQ3LDRc4FBDoAQgbMAA#v=onepage&q=original%20site%20of%20calderstones&f=false

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Druids+Cross+Rd,+Liverpool+L18+3EA/@53.3845788,-2.8907835,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b1f89c485e0a5:0xfc172858eea67af8!8m2!3d53.3845756!4d-2.8885948

Historic-Liverpool.co.uk – Robin Hoods Stone

TheBeatlesBible.com: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_Forthlin_Road

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MqyOBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT26&lpg=PT26&dq=penny+lane+haunted&source=bl&ots=RiVJJHkGs5&sig=Q25ArVrTKu7SQl6qV43sb54FBrU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi–smRtYjOAhWHKMAKHVzaBGs4ChDoAQhXMAk#v=onepage&q=penny%20lane%20haunted&f=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_John_Lennon_Airport

http://www.wingspan.ru/bookseng/ant/04.html

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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=1196

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/europe/liverpool.aspx

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