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The DIA & Shamanism

The DIA & Shamanism

by Ronald Thomas West

‘The spirit puts into the mind of a man, to know what to do’ –Native American Proverb

The Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA and FBI, all, have sought the Native American knowledge and advanced understanding of ‘remote viewing’, the Native grasp of this phenomena having been far and away superior to any of the western psychics. Native ‘Remote Viewing’, simply put, is the ability to picture and follow events at a distance, in real time, using only the mind.

The Native ability to do this had been, prior to the enforced Anglo-centric education in modern day Indian country, truly phenomenal. And this fact, the enforced western education, is the first clue to the DIA failure. Coinciding with the western education destroying Native thought forms, is the language barrier, wherein Native concept does not easily translate to western, this is the second clue, and underlying this is the coup de grace; a world view so fundamentally different to western, to bring the understanding across would require a rare and uniquely qualified person indeed. I happen to be that person, and I don’t work for the DIA.

In the 1930s, noted linguist Benjamin Whorf postulated language shapes reality, following his learning and subsequent study of Hopi Language. His work on this observed a different concept of time and ultimately led to his (argued over by academics ever since) conclusion there is a distinct similarity in language to Einstein’s theory of relativity. Hence Whorf’s theory or variant of ‘linguistic relativity’ came into being.

Following Whorf’s pioneering (and much disputed) work, noted ‘action anthropologist’ Karl Schlesier, observed in his book ‘The Wolves of Heaven’ (on Cheyenne shamanism) the resemblance of Cheyenne world view to famed Einstein associate and theoretical physicist David Boehm’s theories. Boehm himself, altogether independently of Schlesier’s observation, entered into an exploratory dialogue on the subject of a Native American world view relationship to Quantum Mechanics with a Canadian Blackfoot Indian, Leroy Little Bear, Director of Native Studies at Harvard. Following Boehm’s death, this dialogue, now comprising a mix of mostly western scientists, some specialized in physics and others in Native American Studies (a form of Western cultural anthropology), had been relocated to SEED Open University at Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was at SEED the dialogue had hosted keynote speaker James O’Dea, then president of the Institute of Noetic Science, and by this time the entire process had been fairly hijacked by New Age influenced science and become hopelessly misguided. How this ties into the DIA will be dealt with in the narrative of this article.

Reputedly based on work initiated in part by the [then new] Institute of Noetic Sciences in the early 1970s, by 1995 the Department of Defense ostensibly discontinued funding of research into remote viewing:

The foregoing observations provide a compelling argument against continuation of the program within the intelligence community. Even though a statistically significant effect has been observed in the laboratory, it remains unclear whether the existence of a paranormal phenomenon, remote viewing, has been demonstrated. “An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications” -American Institutes for Research, Sept. 29, 1995

The problem with this [foregoing] statement, particularly the language “ remains unclear whether the existence of a paranormal phenomenon, remote viewing, has been demonstrated” is, the Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA and FBI, all, are aware in fact it is VERY CLEAR there is ‘existence of a paranormal phenomenon, ‘remote viewing’’, based on investigations into the Native American use of remote viewing technique. Remote viewing had been taken into the lab for studies for a period of roughly two decades. Considering this had been a Defense Intelligence Agency funded study, and further considering the Department of Defense spent $350 million on brain research studies in 2011 alone, and in fact remote viewing is known to have highly detailed and reliable instance outside of the lab (in indigenous cultures), it would seem more likely the effort to exploit this indigenous knowledge had shifted away from the lab failures and amateur efforts of western psychics and into clandestine cultural anthropology fieldwork. This thought is supported by a short study on Transcendental Warfare at the United States Marine Corps War College, proposing the CIA may have done exactly that.

Bolstering this preceding thought is the fact momentous steps have been taken in the field of Quantum Mechanics since the 1980s particularly, to a point where today’s theoretical physicist Bernard d’Espagnat can state:

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment”

The problem faced by DIA/CIA in this instance is, all lab science to now has been based largely on Cartesian dualism relevant to matter, the scientists brains are trained up this way and suddenly the DIA finds itself dealing with an unexplored unity principle, insofar as pursuing indigenous knowledge. The vaunted laboratories of western empiricism are in fact useless to pursue what lies beyond the grasp of nearly the entire body of science on account of how the mentalities of the scientists themselves are shaped through life-long training. Suddenly it makes sense to revert to cultural anthropology in the chase for an understanding of reality beyond the present purview of western knowledge, bringing them to what I’d described in the 3rd and 4th paragraphs of this essay as a point of reference. I will propose not only did the DIA throw away much money in the lab, but continue to chase rabbit trails with their penetration of Institute of Noetic Sciences shamanic studies, where there is as much self-deceit generally, as there is in a culture particularly devoted to exploitation of phenomenal nature they had failed to grasp from the time of Plato and the inception of western science.

Native languages are pretty much ‘noun free’ languages, where everything is described in terms of process, and process is a moving thing, hence the Native differing concept of ‘time.’ The present is never static, it is always perceived as moving and you are moving with it. Past and future, both, have a present tense. Our world is perceived as a living clock of sorts, the clock is time in motion and we all are part and parcel of this clock. So, it is easy to see how the western mentality is not equipped to fathom Native thought and its attending abilities and how enforced western educations in Cartesian based or Platonic philosophies and concepts of time would destroy the abilities of the present Native generations through the deprivation of their language and its attending intelligence. Simply put, western education, from a Native Quantum Mechanics based perception of reality, dumbs people down, severely.

How is the ancient native mind shaped? From infancy, the child is included in nearly everything. An infant sleeps with their parents until they wean themselves, that could be to age three or four. A baby that does not wish to be held, must not be held. A toddler is distracted and enticed away from danger rather than shouted at. Behavior is explained, never demanded. The children are NEVER lied to. Teaching the child is primarily via setting highest ethical example. The same respect accorded the child is accorded all living things, to include trees and even stones. The is no ‘adult’ world versus a child’s world.

The result of this upbringing is the child learning to ‘see’ the world they live in, the ‘living clock’, as a state of self-integrated/ongoing process. The ‘product’ of this process is people who cannot be told what to do except that they should decide for themselves following a leader is in their best interest. Western educations, of course, kill this process, and development in the ancient Native mentality is arrested. But it was my good fortune to experience teachers in the truly ancient Native mentality, and at a point in life I was prepared to listen and discipline myself in ways westerners, as a class, are nearly incapable of, particularly the males. And so it is, over a span of three decades, I learned to ‘see.’ Once set down that road free of the constraints of western culture and education, the ‘sight’ only grows, for the entirety of one’s life. Cartesian/Platonic mentalities can never fully know this, or that is to say ‘science’ and mentalities trained in western thought. The Cartesian/Platonic disciplined mentality is ‘masculinized’ out of the ability to ‘see’ from infancy. And though it may be possible for the westerner to intellectually grasp this, it would be nearly impossible, for the males particularly, to overcome how their minds have been shaped, except they were able to authentically reject everything they have learned, a highly unlikely prospect, and begin from scratch. Ready to throw away that PhD and begin all over again at age 30-50? They can’t do it. Even were there necessarily qualified Native teachers remaining who would agree to share their knowledge, something a properly trained ‘seer’ would NEVER do for DIA, because it would take them out of alignment with the living clock and consequently out the window would go their gift of sight. Why? Recalling d’Espagnat stating human consciousness cannot be arbitrarily separated from objects, which is what Cartesian/Platonic science sets out to do.

When contrasted to the ‘living clock’ Native understanding of reality, the Native could be said to be allergic to the western concept of reality, which is almost certainly why the gifted Native cosmologist, Leon Secatero, became ill and died, following his immersion in Western culture. Leon had tried to bring related ideas from Native Quantum reality across, to among others, Seed Open University, in that organization’s attempts to ‘feminize’ the masculine western reality, but the fact remains the result is not Native reality, but instead a ‘feminized’ western masculine reality. There cannot be any honest integration of the western duality outside of the ‘living clock’, because the androgynous nature of intention in the living nature aspect we are all meant to be integrated to, cannot know separation from the self. This requirement of Cartesian/Platonic philosophy shapes the western culture’s mentalities which only know intention as manipulation exterior to any integrated to Nature experience. Nature hates you and you will die.

A short manner of restating all of this preceding is, if “the kingdom of heaven is within”, and you “must be like little children” to get there, a culture subsequently shaped by the worship of a sadistic political murder of those very ideas, can never know the experience.

Having much of my youth in close proximity to the Montana Blackfeet and knowing Indians growing up, it was a no-brainer [in my thinking] to immerse in that culture when I’d realized I was not adjusting to western culture on my return from Vietnam. Our Indian tribes have a special –and different- relationship to their veterans and the fact of my being a veteran, as well acquainted with Indians for some years already, eased my move into that culture in the middle 1970s. I immersed in the Blackfoot language community, their way of life and ceremony. I was fortunate to be initially ‘adopted’ by an old couple living on the Rocky Mountain Front, south of Browning, Montana. He was a healer, she was a ‘seer.’ Via my relationship to this old couple, I became a member of the ‘Black Door’ clan.

I gathered fire wood for the old couple, cut holes in the ice at the edge of a small lake, so their few cows could drink, made better deals for them when doing business with White ranchers to buy hay and was their driver. The old woman, the ‘seer’, was my primary teacher. I learned to play the ‘stick game’ and became perhaps the only White grandmaster, of that ancient oracle, in Blackfoot history. To be a grandmaster player of the stick game, you must be able to ‘see’ and to ‘see’ quite well. But what the old lady could do, outside of the context of that [in my case] ‘training’ game, was extraordinary. She was reminiscing one time about her younger days when she’d owned a small accordion and was thinking aloud she would like to play one again. Then she looked at me and said “Ron, you know someone who will give me an accordion.” I did not say anything, did not react, only waited for her to continue. She described a man she was absolutely certain I would know, and thinking about it, I thought perhaps she was talking about a German neighbor I’d known growing up but I’d never known him to play accordion. I drove her across the mountains to visit this man I’d not seen in several years, he welcomed us, listened to my explanation, produced an accordion from his storage closet and gave it to her.

I thought that was a pretty interesting event, but it paled by comparison to events to come. Going to this thought, I will recount one more of the old lady’s ability to ‘see’ that was nothing short of amazing. In the 1970s reservation area south of Browning, telephones were nearly unknown. Our rural house had electric lights and that was it. But with the old lady around, we did not need any form of electronic communications. One day she announced we would drive to the house of people she knew on the Blood Indian (Canadian Blackfeet) Reserve at Cardston, Alberta. We would wait there and there would be people driving from the other direction, looking for a healer skilled in the art the old man knew, and they would stop at that house to inquire. I drove the old couple to their stated destination and there we waited and in drove a car of Cree Indians from the north, looking for a healer with a certain ability and the old man was already there, waiting for them. It worked out precisely as the old lady had stated it would, consistent with our planned timeline and departure. In 1981 the old man became ill, he eventually died and she retired. Then began my next experiences, with a new teacher.

It was in 1981, having moved to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the border of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation west of Browning, a remarkable man knocked on my door. This man was Pat Kennedy, a Plains Ojibwa Oral Historian and Medicine Man who had married into the Blackfeet tribe 30 years before. Speaking seven native languages fluently, including the Blackfeet language, and with a fluent and creative use of the native pidgin English we held our initial conversation in, Pat had never been to school. His Irish name had been assigned to his family by the government when the apartheid system called Indian reservations had been established. When Pat had knocked and I opened the door for him, his introduction was: “I’m Pat Kennedy. I like where your house is and I would like to use it for ceremony.” For the following 24 years, until he died, I was this remarkable man’s student and became one of his close and best friends. For the first eight years of my learning with Pat, I traveled with him widely and met other masters of the Native American science based in advanced understanding of Quantum Mechanics. These people live a reality that can only be described in western terminology as sort of low key ‘lucid dreaming.’ Here again I met ‘seers’ with uncanny accuracy in describing real time events which manifest precisely as predicted, in one instance it had been announced by a ‘seer’ another medicine man was approaching in company of several persons he was not acquainted with. The old man detailed each individual precisely as they appeared on arrival. Now begins the journey of several ‘coincidence’ [noting coincidence is not a valid concept in Native American thought] that take Pat and myself to the Institute for Noetic Sciences, but first a bit more on the ‘seers’ in Indian country, and Pat’s relating experience to me about meeting the FBI and information on ‘others’ involved with seeking out Native American’s gifted with accurate real time ‘remote viewing’ skill.

Pat related to me that, some years previous to our becoming acquainted, he had been one of the Indians the FBI had expressed an interest in, on account of ‘remote viewing’ (Pat did not call it that) and he had initially been amenable to meeting with these people but soon changed his mind and decided not to work with them. The best way I can explain Pat’s and other of the valid Native seers rationale, is to state a well know fact in Indian country: “Coyote is crazy because he has a maggot in his brain.” Now, if the FBI (or for that matter, the DIA/CIA) were to hear this perfectly logical statement (to the ancient Indian mentality) given as a reason (the Indians do not provide the reasoning, they simply do not show up), they’d be stumped, because they cannot translate Native thinking to begin with, let alone Native proverbs. What has actually been stated concerning Coyote is crazy because he has a maggot in his brain in relation to the FBI is, ‘these people are killers.’ Alternatively it is a polite way of saying ‘we saw a murder agenda.’ Well, of course they would see an agenda, where any agenda might be, because they are ‘seers.’ So, in the end, the FBI, CIA and DIA investigations of the Native ‘seer’ phenomena, became stuck with the petty sorcerers, the self-employed dilettantes and out & out fakes in Indian country, because the real McCoy wanted nothing to do with them. This coyote proverb refers to an ancient method of murder in Native America, by introducing a particular larva into the nostril of a sleeping person, a method that almost invariably killed the victim, after a period of insanity. In certain contexts, Coyote represents the Mankind when at his worst behavior.

In the ‘living clock’, which has its own power of volition, there is no concept of coincidence or accident. And so it was my teacher, Pat Kennedy, had been the first Native American awarded the “Temple Prize”, for creative altruism, by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in 1997. On first sight, the actual award was a disaster. Nominated by an IONS member so low as to be a worm, speaking of the dualistic nature of many western personalities, the man’s name is not worth mentioning here, but better consigned to the ash heap of history. Once the prize had been confirmed as awarded to Pat, his nominator had a panic attack of ego driven self-importance and the moron completely and totally hijacked Pat, in a quite literal sense. Rather than allow Pat to ‘see his way through’, which would include the route taken on the drive to Palm Springs for the award ceremony, the nominating ‘worm’ who’d manifested a side no one of us (except his ex-wife, I called her and was debriefed after the fact) had seen before, took the wheel in a fury of self-importance and direct intention he would be ‘the man.’ As it happened, I’d taken a carload of other supporting cast from Indian country, on a separate route and arrived at the IONS convention site first. Pat arrived literally shocked, battered and bruised, his ‘worm chauffer’ had hit the brakes so hard on the drive down that Pat, in a wheelchair recovering from surgery, had been sent flying across the van and crashed inside, wheelchair pounding him on top of having been violently thrown out of it. I assessed the circumstance, saw the totally changed personality and emergence of the ‘worm’ only in it for himself and stepped in as Pat’s inseparable bodyguard.

For an ancient Native mentality, to be knocked out of the timing, can be fatal. Pat was not able to recover his equilibrium but at least I was able to keep him from the ‘worm’s’ intentional self aggrandizing ego-inflation and other persons who would be pleased to exploit him. For Pat, it was all worthwhile in the end, because he was able to spend the better part of two hours in a private conversation with ‘the man who’d gone to the Moon’ [Edgar Mitchell] while I sat nearby with a near literal ‘I’ll kill you’ look for anyone who it even crossed their mind to get close to the two of them as they talked. Pat used the prize money to begin a series of annual ‘Peace Camps.’

Meanwhile, in the early 2000s, I’d taken an interest in the SEED Open University’s sponsorship of  ‘Language of Spirit’ dialogues, originally initiated by the theoretical physicist and Einstein associate David Boehm, attempting reconciling Native American Quantum reality to western science. Concurrent to this I was also investigating organized crime in government related to American intelligence agencies and charter schools providing cover/training environment, for CIA officers. It is no accident the famed Anna Chapman Russian spy ring appears never to have gotten any closer to Americans with sensitive connections and information than charter schools. But if you are the USA counter-intelligence authorities and the massive push for, and funding of, charter schools as cover for intelligence embeds throughout society, this is not something you’d want to escape the ‘pound’ and most certainly the USA would prefer the Russians looked incompetent, something they most certainly are not, in matters of HUMIT (human intelligence, i.e. spies.) Meanwhile, having penetrated a charter school serving precisely this purpose, the East Mountain High School at Sandia Park, New Mexico, staffed in some part by CIA, I was also attending the SEED dialogues in Albuquerque, with a continuing interest in bridging the chasm between Native American Quantum reality and western concept, if only to try and point out to the Cartesian/Platonic science they are at a world threatening dead end, with their attitude and approach shaped by western thought.

The expression ‘as fate would have it’, a dim memory in western culture of faraway time lived in the ‘clock’ that is nature, is an apropos expression to describe what happens next.

Former Amnesty International (USA) board director Francis Boyle had stated:

My conclusion was that a high-level official of Amnesty International at that time, whom I will not name, was a British intelligence agent. Moreover, my fellow board member, who also investigated this independently of me, reached the exact same conclusion. So certainly when I am dealing with people who want to work with Amnesty in London, I just tell them, “Look, just understand, they’re penetrated by intelligence agents, U.K., maybe U.S., I don’t know, but you certainly can’t trust them

And viola! A MI6 officer, James O’Dea, in a quid pro quo relationship with DIA/CIA based on information sharing, had gone from Director of the Amnesty International’s Washington DC office, to head up the Institute of Noetic Sciences and took enough interest in the dialogues at SEED, in Albuquerque, to attend as “keynote speaker”, where we became acquainted. In fact O’Dea took a direct interest in me at this event. It was not long after this, by now I’d penetrated the spy cover at the East Mountain High School to stir a hornet’s nest of intelligence agency paranoia, I’d experienced my first brush with assassination in some years, since I’d been an civil investigator in Indian country. I had to bail out of the USA and within four months of my arrival in Germany exile, a senior CIA trainer from the school, assassin Vince Langan, made the first attempt on my life abroad and blew it because I know how to ‘see’ my way through. And although I knew James O’Dea personally, and had copied him on communications prior to sorting this, Amnesty International had shut down any hearing of my fugitive status, cold. Former Amnesty executive O’Dea, with it all falling apart, quit IONS and returned to ‘international work’, likely to assist tracking down and eliminating this reporter. Since, Amnesty International has provided new leadership to Freedom House, a CIA front fingered by rogue CIA Officer Phillip Agee, when Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn took over that organization. And so it is humanitarian organizations intermingle with intelligence agencies in support of humanitarian violence.

The nice thing is, the ‘living clock’ is failsafe, Cartesian-Platonic shaped personalities will never be able to exploit it. The DIA, CIA and FBI come out the losers, irrespective of what happens to me.

The author, Ronald Thomas West, is a fugitive anti-corruption investigator with military special operations intelligence experience. His online books are Penucquem Speaks (ranked five stars by Howard Zinn at Amazon), Napi Mephisto, and Queer Chicken Dinner (a rebuttal of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’.) Ronald presently writes folk stories, prurient social satire, and exposés revealing crimes of the power-corrupt.

On account of his past anti-corruption work, particularly in relation to CIA associated corrupt corporate personalities, Ronald is a fugitive from multiple intelligence agencies and political exile since July, 2007.