Dr. Michael Aquino: Church of Satan, Temple of Set, PSYOP Intelligence Officer, Conspiracy Community Punching Bag, Patriot.
It’s quite a resume.
For some, just saying his name aloud is the equivalent of running into an apothecary and screaming at customers, “it’s all hemlock!” I’m not one to scare easily, especially over grainy Geraldo footage of Aquino in Goth attire with an exquisite widow’s peak. But, I must admit, once his book MindWar arrived my first instinct was to walk outside and look up to the sky. Nope, no hellfire raining down from above. It wasn’t even cloudy. So far so good, I thought. I went back inside and opened up the table of contents to discover words like MKULTRA, Magic, Stargate, and ESP. I slammed the book shut. It’s true, it’s all true, all the conspiracies. What hath God wrought? How could it be that a book I ordered on Amazon is about to give me all the answers of the mystery schools? Would he talk about lizard people? Was he a lizard person? Should I get somebody important on the horn? POTUS? The Rothschild’s? No. I cracked my shades and looked out to my street. Empty. My cross-eyed, Russian Blue named Ari-Up watched me with indifference. I could imagine IRS death squads marching in the streets. Stay the course, steady pilgrim! Godspeed! HEMLOCK!
Two whisky sour’s later I delved into the book. Before long I was able to move past the sensational chapter titles and understand that often times these over-the-top subjects are dealt with from the perspective of their limitations or outright ineffectiveness. MKULTRA, Project Stargate, Vietnam, all of it is put on the table and given an often sad and (if we weren’t talking about real human life) comical commentary on the misguided efforts of the US military.
With my preconceived notions and prejudices dissolving after each completed chapter I noticed MindWar was actually, in fact, a magical book, in that it was redirecting my bedrock notions about the nature of existence, and how we as a species perceive it and more importantly how it can be altered with the most basic of mind tricks.
There is a section I found particularly interesting dedicated to time and its influence on civilizations. Time is a subject so basic and invisible I never considered it as something that can be reinterpreted because I never considered the linear concept of time as being something that was optional. “Later the Hebrews and Christians introduced a linear concept; containing both a beginning and an end.” A linear time regime was long ago installed into the western mind; from there it’s been constantly reinforced by the tyranny of the work clock. But it wasn’t always there. Dr. Aquino references multiple cultures and their alternative concepts of time such as the “never-ending present”, which is what it sounds like; there is only the present, no past or future. Knocked around by these ideas my mind was nudged into thinking about other ways of experiencing time. Cyclical, linear, and the “never-ending present”; these three time concepts could have someone approach life with a perspective almost no one else considers. That could be a big advantage in relationships, in how you manage stress, in business. There must have been others that already had insight into alternative understandings of time and used it to their advantage. In my mind I started running down a Keyser Söze style lineup of potential time-benders.
There were many, and all made an impact on the world, but for this article I will only mention one as an example.
W.G. Gann was an early 20th Century mystical figure most identified with astrological finance and the commodities markets. At one point he was one of the wealthiest people in the US. It’s said that knowing the inner workings of W.G. Gann’s time philosophy can give a follower great insight into the cyclical machinery that play a part in everything big and small in the known universe including the markets. Naturally this understanding was based, in part, on the idea that time itself was cyclical and the ebb and flow of those cycles denote not the passing of time, but the ever-present liquidity of it. As expressed in MindWar this would put Gann’s interpretations of time in league with such civilizations as the ancient Egyptians, which sought, “perfection in stability, harmony, symmetry, geometry and a cyclical [as opposed to a progressive or linear] concept of time.” Gann rejected linear time as an invisible master and instead embraced cyclical notes mixed in with a “Never-Ending Present” approach of time, thus making a linear time tyrant his servant.
This is just one of the epiphanies you can walk away with by reading MindWar.
MindWar disguises itself as a simple manual with highlights, acronyms and many of the trappings of a stale, boring textbook. Don’t let it fool you.
What makes MindWar profound are Dr. Aquino’s throwaway musings about topics like time and how our military and intelligence services take advantage of such invisible masters.
Alongside time in MindWar is the lofty subject of space. In MindWar space is couched in terms of national geography. Space centers on the modern “Nation-State” system and its eventual collapse. This wasn’t as inspiring a subject as time, unless images of Emma Goldman or Mikhail Bakunin tickle your political kink. No, on this subject Dr. Aquino is much bleaker.
“While the Nation-State system still clings to many traditions of sovereignty, such as war, taxation, and internal law, it is clearly a concept in inexorable, if not yet terminal disintegration.”
Dr. Aquino leaves us with an uncertain future. The modern perceptions domestic populations have of their national identity, geography, and ruling norms are on a diminishing, if not fatal trajectory; with the US being the only remaining major advocate of the 17th century European style Nation-State system left.
The outcome to this eventual collapse is also a real bummer. “Its evolutionary successor will most likely be some form of corporate plutocracy.”
So there you go, the sweet and sour; time and space.
What is MindWar?
The word that most comes to mind when I think of MindWar as a whole is balance. It’s emphasis on balance if not blatantly stated is implied on all topics discussed. Inside this balance is a single guiding principle of the entire book. This nucleus revolves around the “thought process” that physical war or PW has become too costly and too deadly. We are at a crossroads so to speak and can only go only one of two ways. The first is the de Sade route. “If de Sade correctly asserted the human race to be motivated by and committed to its self-destruction,” then our future is in dire circumstances. The second route is the Lincoln route, which appeals to the “better angels of our nature.”
The MindWar process is committed to the latter.
“MindWar is the psychological and psychophysiological conditioning of all participants in a sociopolitical problem, first to cooperatively stabilize it without recourse to violence, then to eliminate its basis by the creation of a moral community to supersede it.”
In other words, MindWar takes two or more opposing groups and redirects their aggression towards one another and channels that anger towards the problem bedeviling all sides. Make the problem the enemy, not each other. It achieves this by a host of means including conditioning of all parties by conscious and subconscious tools such as colors, shapes, ionization, chronobiology, magnetism, hypnotism and even magic to name just a few techniques.
Now that we have covered the central kernel of MindWar, which is avoiding physical war by having all camps recognize the problem is the enemy and not each other, we can go about explaining how that can be accomplished, and what techniques can be deployed to bring about a resolution to the problem.
MindWar is put into direct opposition to Physical War. MindWar is supposed to be a systematic approach to conflict resolution that is carried out with a set of phases and considers the breakout of physical war as a failure of MindWar.
“Utopian appeals for an end to war, whether by international organizations, statesmen, philosophers, or artists, are abundant, eloquent, and futile.”
MindWar is not some impassioned appeal for peace from the podium of dead saints. It accepts mankind for what it is, rather than remaining frustrated about what mankind ought to be. It assumes that Gandhi, MLK, JFK and figures like that are famous and inspirational for a reason. The reason is they are rare and almost everyone else on the planet cannot achieve such noble heights either individually or as a group.
“MindWar accordingly, does not seek to eliminate the war-impulse, but rather to divert it from a physical to a mental battlefield.”
With all this in mind phase 0 has the modest ambition of identifying the ongoing problem between all aggressive parties and then try to reduce the aggravating factors that produced the flair up in the first place.
Aggravating factors can include, but are not limited to paramilitary operations, emotion-arousing violence, false flag operations, population repression and degradation of the individual.
Once contributing factors are identified, all parties are left with a decision to make. They continue with a physical war, where all resources, human, financial and structural capital is decimated by an ongoing, bloody campaign, or end PW operations long enough to give MindWar a chance to take hold and move the aggression from the physical world to the mental.
With the physical war temporarily halted, phase 1 can begin. This is phase is about coming up with a Foundation Diagnosis of the problem\disease and then the subsequent victory\ cure of the problem. What make this step most interesting is that all parts of this process is done out in the open with all parties able to watch and even participate in the diagnosis and prescribed cure. This is a major departure from the way the military works in peace time as well as war time.
“The enemy is the PW-conductive situation, not any individual or group caught up in it.”
By far I find this phase the most fascinating. Reverse engineering is the war cry of this phase. All parties come to an agreement on where it is they want to go. They go over what victory looks like and what they can agree on to get there. Starting at the end of the process (victory) they design each step backwards until it brings everyone to the current situation.
Attack. This phase implements the steps identified in phase 2. All parties take part and make adjustments and compromises as they come up.
Victory. A temporary halt of hostilities becomes permanent. All parties are at least satisfied enough to agree to a lasting resolution.
MindWar is not Mind Control
If you take away all the noise surrounding the public persona of Dr. Michael Aquino and take the text at it word you can easily realize there is no unspoken malevolence here. There is no trick or attempt to get one over on you. MindWar is at times painful in its assessment of the human condition. If this is a piece of disinformation or propaganda put out by some invisible cabal they may have inadvertently given the rest of us a useful tool in conflict resolution not only on the national, but indeed the individual level.
Before I end part 1 I must say another word arises here and that’s honesty. Honesty about a lot of things, including what humans and their respective rulers are capable of.
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