|We'll just wipe your mind to one big enso. Call it emptiness. Call it "a beautiful mind." - CIA|
|Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen|
This historic entanglement of the CIA, hypnosis, and LSD happened because the CIA in the 1950s and 60s experimented with new and devious ways to impact the minds of its enemy.
Enemy? Foreign military personnel, its own agents, and the supposedly-dangerous internal ones -- like college students fighting US War on Vietnam atrocities.
For 50 years no one has stepped forward to reveal the insider true story of how innocent Princeton students got caught up in and nearly done in by the CIA’s late-60s LSD-laced hypnotic research.
Now the story is out in the open. In this book we meet the major participants in the first wild rush up Psychedelic Hill: the psychiatrists, psychologists, and young human guinea pigs who had their sex and university lives perverted by MK-Ultra (MK = mind control).
|C.I.A. Tells Columbia, Princeton of Secret Behavioral Research (New York Times)|
|Zen, yeah! LSD, hell yeah! Vietnam? No!|
The CIA's secret abuse of American citizens ended with the Los Angeles Times 1970's exposé headline:
“The CIA: Blowing America’s Mind: Once again this nation confronts how to prevent its powerful secret intelligence agencies from becoming a threat to the very freedoms they were established to protect.”
|I was tripping balls then the CIA...|
But unlike the story of the breakdown of a Princeton professor, in Blowing America's Mind the dose of madness is deliberately induced.
It is induced in Princeton students at the nearby and now defunct New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute under the guise of "expanding consciousness, attaining nirvana, and improving sex lives."
This fact based account delivers a present-day heads up call for more transparency and transformation regarding the U.S. government’s banning of psychedelic drugs and research.
The theme of endangered personal freedom rings out for attention just as urgently now as it did back then. This is a must read for all students, professors, youth, and elders. More