Inside Gandhi’s Secret World

Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 11.42.08 AMGandhi has an interesting pedigree. At age 19, he departed native India for London, armed with a set of introduction letters to prominent Indians; he checked into London’s poshest hotel, ate at the poshest restaurant, and before long, looked and talked like a London gentleman.

He employed tutors in French, violin and dancing, and enrolled in the elite (and expensive) Inner Temple, quite an achievement for such a young immigrant. One thing I notice in my research is how many spooks get recruited while in law school. The Inner Temple is England’s most exclusive enclave for barristers, and named for its linkage to the Knights Templar, who were the original Illuminati rulers of money and monopoly during their heyday, before the King of France outlawed their order.

There are some notable connections that inspired Gandhi, inspiration that soon compelled him to give up dancing, violin, speaking French, and wearing Western clothes. Gandhi made contact with Helena Blavatsky and Ann Besant.

Blavatsky fabricated a head-spinning early biography that placed her in Cairo, Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City and San Francisco in the mid-1800s, where she supposedly held meetings with important mediums. She claimed to have become the only westerner to gain access to the holy city of Tibet, an obvious fabrication. She claimed secret masters had given her special abilities, among which were telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, controlling the consciousness of others, and materializing and dematerializing physical objects.

Annie Besant was involved in the fight for Irish independence, played a leading role in fomenting the rally that turned into “Bloody Sunday.” She was a leading speaker for the Marxist Social Democrats and her conversion to Theosophy was considered one of Blavatsky’s greatest coups. She soon established a new form of Freemasonry known as Co-Freemasonry. After Blavatsky’s death, she would take charge of Theosophy and her cohort Charles Leadbeater was an accused pedophile. It was Leadbeater who picked out a young boy Jiddu Krishnamurti, who they began grooming as a sort of New Age Jesus Christ. Besant and Ledbeater established a school for boys in Benares, the Central Hindu College, with the aim of building a new leadership for India.

Annie Besant.

Gandhi wrote a 150-page diary while in London, only 20 pages of which remain, leading to much speculation on those missing pages, although Gandhi did reveal that his contact with Theosophy is what got him interested initially in reading the Bhagavad Gita. Blavatsky, Besant and Gandhi would all play roles in the elevation of Hinduism into the world’s third largest religion. Like most Indians, Gandhi had zero awareness of the ancient Sanskrit documents because those had all been kept private by the Brahmins.

The history of India is a bit like the history of Sicily: one bloody invasion after another. First came Alexander the Great, then Arabs, Turks and Portuguese. Muslims ruled most of India for 800 years until the British East India Company seized control. India’s upper class, those Brahmins, typically collaborated with invaders to subjugate the masses in order to retain their status. English census workers created the term Hindu to signify anyone who wasn’t Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish or Jain.

Gandhi’s first published writings appeared in the Vegetarian, run by his friend and president of the London Vegetarian Society, Arnold Hills. Is it worth noting Hills was also the managing director of the Thames Iron Works, where Britannia’s greatest iron warships were constructed? Strange that such a bulwark of England’s military industrial complex would take an interest in what most people in England considered a passing fad, but throughout his career, Gandhi was supported by powerful people.

His arrival in South Africa was greatly distorted in the famous film, which shows him being ejected from a first class compartment. In fact, the dispute had been over Gandhi’s refusal to ride with blacks, whom he considered an inferior race. In an open letter to the Natal Parliament in 1893, Gandhi wrote: “I venture to point out that both the English and the Indians spring from a common stock, called the Indo-Aryan. … A general belief seems to prevail in the Colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than savages or the Natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw kaffir.”

Upper and Lower House.

None of his alliances come close to Gandhi’s infatuation with a rich German named Hermann Kallenbach, an affair that began in South Africa while Gandhi was formulating his philosophy of non-violence and non-cooperation. Kallenbach built a house just for the two of them and for two years they remained inseparable. Kallenbach became uncle to Gandhi’s children and the two corresponded for the rest of their lives. Interestingly, Kallenbach became an ardent Zionist and helped colonize the state of Israel. All Kallenbach’s love letters to Gandhi were destroyed at his request, but there remain a few penned by Gandhi who wrote that cotton wool and Vaseline were a “constant reminder” of Kallenbach…”how completely you have taken possession of my body. This is slavery with a vengeance.” Gandhi nicknamed himself “Upper House” and Kallenbach “Lower House” and requested the Lower House refrain from looking lustfully upon any woman. The two pledged “more love, and yet more love….such love as the world has never seen.”

Later in life Gandhi would sleep naked with naked teenage girls, and receive enemas from them several times a day. He claimed never to achieve orgasm, and encouraged others to follow this practice in order to retain their essential bodily fluids. He wanted India to return to the stone age and rejected all forms of technology, and falsely tried to position himself as leader of the untouchable class, ignoring the untouchables already had their own highly educated and inspirational leaders, people he pushed off the national stage. After Gandhi helped lead India to independence and partitioning into two nations, one Hindu, one Muslim, he responded to repression of non-Muslims in Pakistan by staging hunger strikes that were largely ineffectual and only served to terrorize his own followers.

After his death, correspondence surfaced of Gandhi encouraging German Jews to practice non-violence against Nazis, and he even suggested the English should surrender to Hitler to avoid war.

Tangled up in Spooks: The Bob Dylan Story

It would be difficult to describe the impact the cinema-verite masterpiece “Don’t Look Back,” made on my teenage psyche when first viewed in the summer of 1968 at the Illini Student Union. Bob Dylan had already transformed my generation with some inspiring folk-rock anthems when this glimpse behind the curtain appeared and made clear our hero was flawed, as heroes should be according to Aristotle. Dylan had plugged into the folk revival and rearranged some classics with contemporary lyrics, and since some of these concerned subjugation of the masses, the civil rights movement fit right into the paradigm, igniting the imaginations of kids everywhere, transforming Dylan into a lighting rod for social evolution. Almost overnight, he went from unknown to most famous songwriter in America. And when avatars like that appear, they draw spooks, because spooks seek influence over centers of psychic gravity. Creative energy and spirituality go hand-in-hand, as any student of improvisational theater can attest.

But Dylan soon disappeared and everything written about him became speculation, and rumors ran wild. I can’t pretend to have penetrated this world, but I do have some thoughts formulated over the decades.

No one attached themselves more firmly to Dylan than A.J. Weberman, who famously revealed the contents of the songwriter’s garbage, which is when the world discovered he was dabbling in hard drugs. Not only did Weberman hound Dylan physically and emotionally, he compiled a convoluted analysis of Dylan’s lyrics claiming to have broken a secret code that revealed Dylan was a Manchurian Candidate puppet who required liberation from his controllers. “Dylan’s brain belongs to the people, not to the pigs!!” shrieked Weberman, ignoring the obvious fact Dylan’s brain belongs to Dylan and nobody else.

Weberman would soon write a revealing book about the JFK assassination that correctly fingered the CIA for fomenting the heinous act. But he built this thesis around E. Howard Hunt as mastermind of the operation, and never once mentioned James Angleton or Allen Dulles.

His crowning evidence was unleashing pictures of the three tramps, falsely claiming one was Hunt. In truth, Hunt was sent to Dallas that day, but likely did not participate. It appears his role was that of potential backstop because years later Angleton released a memo wondering how they were going to explain Hunt being in Dallas that day. Fingering Hunt as the instigator was a blind alley leading nowhere.

Mark Mordechai Levy, a close associate of Weberman’s, ran the militant JDO spin-off from Irv Rubin’s JDL. Levy tried to murder Rubin following the split when Rubin attempted to serve a subpoena on him. The bullets missed and wounded an innocent bystander. Levy served 18 months on a 4 1/2 year sentence for attempted murder. Obviously, Weberman and Levy have spook links and no doubt enjoy access to insider information. If you ask Weberman about 9/11, he’ll tell you Osama did it just like the Pentagon. Going through a target’s garbage is spook ops 101 and always has been.

To visit a completely different social strata, I was fascinated by Dylan’s 2004 autobiography (Chronicles, Volume One), especially by Dylan’s encounters with Archibald McLeish, prominent member of Yale’s powerful and highly secretive Order of Skull & Bones and former OSS operative. Broadway producer Stuart Ostrow had a massive hit with “1776” and wanted to follow-up with a musical remake of “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet, with McLeish penning the script and Dylan providing the music and lyrics. Ostrow’s version of events differs significantly from Dylan’s, and the reason is obvious: At least three songs on Dylan’s comeback album “New Morning” were written for this production, but after a few meetings and some disagreements, Dylan dropped out of the project. Without Dylan’s music, it flopped, closing after three performances. Perhaps Dylan saw the flop coming as he writes: “MacLeish tells me about J.P. Morgan, the financier, that he was one of the six or eight persons at the beginning of the century who owned all of America…the play was dark, painted a world of paranoia, guilt and fear—it was all blacked out and met the atomic age head on, reeked of foul play….this play was up to something and I didn’t think I wanted to know….”

Undoubtedly, there were many more attempts from many angles to get a piece of Bob Dylan, and these but two examples. Dylan’s removal from political and social spheres of influence was likely the only way to end the predatory intrusions.