R Gordon Wasson. Who here has heard of him, besides me? I know some of you have!
According to Wikipedia he was an author, ethnomycologist and VP for J.P Morgan.
A Banker (what!) who was interested in intoxicating mushrooms.
I had first come across the name when I heard him connected to the JFK assassination.
A banker, a mushroom afficionado ,connected to a Presidential assassination?!?!
Because on the surface, it doesn't seem to.
As is often the case it is below the surface the connections lie hidden.
Kudos to Jan @ Gnostic Media for making a compelling case that R Gordon Wasson had much more then just a innocent or purely curious interest in magic mushrooms and was a bit more involved with the intelligence agenda then is commonly understood
Quoting from Jan's place here:
"We’re going to reveal how the psychedelic revolution was launched by the CFR, CIA and the elite, and how R. Gordon Wasson, the so called discoverer of magic mushrooms, and the founder of the field of ethnomycology, was himself a government asset, a friend of Edward Bernays – the father of propaganda, and is one of the key figures for launching one of the largest mind control operations in history – information never before revealed until today"
None of this should come as a surprise for those who are familiar with the Mkultra experiments, LSD, mind control, Operation midnight climax, yes, that was it's name.
Oh and can't forget the Laurel Canyon saga brought to us all by David McGowan.
Who by the way- apparently has a book deal for his Laurel Canyon work.
So there will be no more to read on his site.
I want you to check out these jpg's Jan has provided-
R Gordon Wasson attendee of the CFR
R Gordon Wasson linked for John Foster Dulles
Here is the presentation given by Jan:
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:46:35 — 61.0MB)
My comment to Jan regarding this work-
"I commend you, Jan, for taking all this work on.
It must have been a lot.
I intend to post it at my blog, including the transcript all linked back to you.
For me, this connects the dots on so many scenarios
Not so much the mushroom angle
But the agenda of MKultra. The LSD ‘movement’
the drugging of the public without their knowledge
experimentation of prisoners and orphans
I was aware that Wasson had been previously attached to the Kennedy assassination
This work of yours adds another layer to all I have already read
It also ties in with the Laurel Canyon stuff written by David McGowan
The “creation” of the Hippie Culture, ties in to the drug culture, ties in to the intelligence apparatus.
All very relevant. And, thoroughly enjoyable."
I took this in twice. There is a lot contained within and I just had to listen twice to take it all in.
I haven`t read the entire transcript, but understand there are numerous references at the end.
If you enjoy it or find it of any value, let Jan know.
This must have taken a great deal of time and energy to put together.