Project MKOFTEN: The CIA and Black Magic

Sidney Gottlieb

Project MKOFTEN was a covert Department of Defense program developed in conjunction with the CIA. A partner program to MKSEARCH, the goal of MKOFTEN was to “test the behavioral and toxicological effects of certain drugs on animals and humans”.[1]

According to author Gordon Thomas‘ 2007 book, Secrets and Lies, the CIA’s Operation Often was also initiated by the chief of the CIA’s Technical Services Branch, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, to “explore the world of black magic” and “harness the forces of darkness and challenge the concept that the inner reaches of the mind are beyond reach”. As part of Operation Often, Dr. Gottlieb and other CIA employees visited with and recruited fortune-tellers, palm-readers, clairvoyants, astrologers, mediums, psychics, specialists in demonology, witches and wizards, Satanists, other occult practitioners, and more.[2]

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    September 07, 2016

    What other information exits other than a rough idea?

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    September 07, 2016

    Not much, as many of the MKULTRA documents were destroyed.

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    December 08, 2016

    Relevance: Deliberate CIA HYPNOSIS of mass shooters to instigate more wars overseas for Wall Street and gun grabs here in CONUS. Remember Sirhan Sirhan was obviously HYPNOTIZED but was attending occult Rosicrucian meetings.

    “Operation MIND CONTROL”, Walter Bowart; 2nd Edition, 818 pages: USG bought all print copies to block Public Access to its Contents


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    December 28, 2016

    I edited out the racist word in your comment. Please don’t do that again.

    I read Bowart’s book when it came out, and there is some great information in it—thanks for the link. Sirhan Sirhan’s story is intriguing, but I’m not sure the Rosicrucian angle is important. Lots of people were into Rosicrucianism (which I don’t really consider “occult”, as it’s more an esoteric Christian organization) and other alternative spiritual practices in the 60s and 70s.

    I also think most mass shooters are exactly what they seem, not victims of mind control. Occam’s Razor shaves pretty neatly in these mass murders, and the copycat syndrome explains their increase over the past years. I also reject that they are intended to take away guns, because in reality they result in increased gun sales, not fewer, so if anything they benefit the gun manufacturers as more frightened people decide they need a gun for protection. And since I know (personally) a grief counselor in Newtown—a woman who knew many of the parents who lost their children—I completely reject the idea that particular mass murder was a psyop, and even came near to punching a denier in his face for insisting it was.

    No one is coming for anyone’s guns in the U.S. In fact, every episode of terrorism or mass violence drives up sales.

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    January 10, 2017

    Jan Irvin covers much of this stuff and has been involved in getting much of what is currently known out to the public.

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    January 24, 2017

    I’m not a fan of Jan’s work. He has slandered some very good people.

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