Strange Therapy |
Author: Kerr Cuhulain
Posted: January 6th. 2003
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Hammond goes on to develop these themes and to bring the Mafia into the conspiracy tale he is spinning:
"...I've found, for example, in one case that Zeta had to do with the production of snuff films that this person was involved with. With another person, Omicron had to do with their linkage and associations with drug smuggling and with the Mafia and with big business and government leaders. So there's going to be some individualism, I think, in some of those. Some of those are come-home programs, "come back to the Cult", "return to the Cult" program. Here's the flaw in the system. They have built in shut-down and erasure codes so if they got into trouble they could shut something down and they could also erase something. These codes will sometimes be idiosyncratic phrases, or ditties. Sometimes they will be numbers maybe followed by a word. There's some real individuality to that. At first I had hoped if we can get some of these maybe they'll work with different people. No such luck. It's very unlikely unless they were programmed at about the same point in time as part of the same little group. Stuff that I've seen suggests that they carry laptop computers, the programmers, which still include everything that they did twenty, thirty years ago in them in terms of the names of alters, the programs, the codes, and so on. Now what you can do is get erasure codes, and I always ask, "If I say this code, what will happen?' Double check. "Is there any part inside who has different information?" Watch your ideomotor signals and what I've found is you can erase programs by giving the appropriate codes, but then you must abreact the feelings. So if you erase Omega, which is often where I've started because it's the most high risk. Afterwards I will get all the Omega, what were formerly Omega alters, together so that we will abreact and give back to the host the memories associated with all the programming that was done with Omega and anything any Omega part ever had to do in a fractionated abreaction."(41)
Hammond now goes on to describe some patients who had been in his care for some time and still seemed to have hidden alters that "wanted to kill [their] therapist." Hammond warns that "the large proportion of ritual-abuse victims in this country are having their ongoing therapy monitored." Hammond then claims that beneath the alters or programs assigned Greek letters there are "backup programs" in his patients that have "erasure codes." Note as you continue to read this how Hammond adds layer upon layer of "codes," "programs," and "alters." This makes it possible for him to explain why the patient never gets better: He never quite gets to the last layer. The reality is that the patients aren't getting better because they aren't really victims of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Hammond then tells a story about a therapist who he taught about this Satanic cult programming stuff:
"She called back and she said, 'This seemed too fantastic. I heard this and I thought, 'Has Cory been working too hard?' she said, I'm embarrassed to admit it, but she said, 'I held you in high professional regard, but this just sounded so off in the twilight zone that I really thought, 'Is he having a nervous breakdown or something?'' She said, "But I respected you enough to ask about this.'"(42)
When I read the text of Hammond's speech, I must admit that I had the same thoughts, and I strongly suspect that, by this time, you the reader are too.
Hammond then returns to the subject of brainwashing and the creation of "Machurian Candidates." He talks about the assassination of Robert Kennedy and claims that Sirhan Sirhan did not remember having killed Kennedy until he was put under hypnosis.
Hammond then arrives at the portion of his speech from which it's name is derived. He begins to speak of "Green Programming." Hammond asks his patients, "If there were a doctor associated with this programming and his name were a color, you know, like Dr. Chartreuse or something, if his name were a color, what color would the color be?"(43) Hammond claims that an overwhelming number of his patients mentioned a "Dr. Green." Hammond then brings the Cabala back into the discussion with the following explanation:
"There appears to be some Green Programming below that and I suspect that you get down to fewer and more central programs the deeper you go. Well, all Green Programming is Ultra-Green and the Green Tree. Cabalistic mysticism is mixed all into this. If you're going to work with this you need to pick up a couple of books on the Cabala. One is by a man named Dion Fortune called "Qabala" with a "q," Dion Fortune. Another is by Ann Williams-Heller and it's called "The Kabbalah." I knew nothing about the Cabala..."(44)
It is obvious that Hammond still doesn't know anything of the Cabala. Dion Fortune was a woman, not a man. Qabalah (variations: QBLH, Qabbalah, Cabala or Kaballa) is a term derived from the Hebrew word QBLH ("qabalah"), which means "received teachings." Its root is the Hebrew word QBL ("qibel") ("to receive"). Another name for the Qabalah is Chokmah Nesthorah ("the secret wisdom"). This word first appeared in the English language as "Cabala," meaning a mystical interpretation of the Old Testament. By 1665 the meaning had changed to mean any mysterious, secret or esoteric doctrine.
The Qabalah can be divided into four categories: The practical Qabalah, the literal Qabalah, the unwritten Qabalah and the dogmatic Qabalah. Practical Qabalah deals with talismanic and ceremonial magic. Literal Qabalah deals with the interpretation of words and letters. The unwritten Qabalah is an oral tradition of esoteric knowledge.
The Qabalah is divided into three sciences: GMTRIA ("Gematria"), NVTRIQVN ("Notariqon") and ThMVRH ("Temura"). The Qabalah places four worlds between Jehovah and man: Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah and Assiah. It also divides the soul into three parts: Neschamah, Ruach and Nephesch.
Hammond reveals that he knows none of this and makes the most interesting claims concerning the origins of the Qabalah as he tries to link it into his conspiracy theory:
"...A patient had sat in my waiting area, got there considerably early and drew a detailed multicolored Cabalistic Tree over two years ago. It took me two months to figure out what it was. Finally, showing it to somebody else who said, 'You know? That looks an awful lot like the Cabala Tree' and that rang a bell with some esoteric in an old book and I dug it out. That was the background of Dr. Green. Now the interesting thing about the Green Tree is his original name was Greenbaum. What does "greenbaum" mean in German? Green Tree, Ultra-Tree and the Green Tree. I've also had patients who didn't appear to know that his original name was Greenbaum, volunteered that there were parts inside named Mr. Greenbaum."(45)
The Qabalah developed in the Middle ages in South Western Europe, later taking root in the Galilean city of Safed. It wasn't invented by some German named Greenbaum. The main text of the Qabalah is the Zohar, which was written in Spain in the thirteenth century CE. The Qabalah includes three other major treatises: The Sepher Yetzirah , the Sepher Sephiroth and the Asch Metzareph.
The Tree of Life of the Qabalah isn't named after some German whose name translates as "Green Tree." The Qabalah teaches that the universe was created through a series of emanations from the supreme Godhead or Ain Soph Aur, travelling downward through ten stages called Sephiroth, arranged in a structure referred to as the OTz ChIIM ("Otz Chaiim" or "Etz Chayim") which translates as "Tree of Life". The Tree of Life is used by the Qabalists to organize everything in existence. Its ten ascending Sephiroth are arranged across three pillars: Severity, Equilibrium and Mercy. Hammond seems unaware of this.
Later in the session a therapist in the audience asks Hammond if he'd ever heard of something called the "Seven Systems." Hammond replies, "There has been that described in some patients, yes, the Seven Systems."(46) The therapist isn't satisfied with this answer, so they then ask, "Could you say what that is or a little diagram?" Hammond replies: "I don't think we know enough to know what it is, honestly. I think it may have to do with Seven Cabalistic Trees."(47) There is no system in the Cabala that involves seven trees. There is only one Tree of Life.
Returning to Hammond's speech: Hammond gets weird again as he continues to develop this supposed connection to the "Cabalistic Tree," bringing in the Process Church of the Final Judgement, the Manson Family and the Goddess Diana:
"'In addition to the core,' I ask, 'is there a part inside named Wisdom?' Wisdom is a part of the Cabalistic Tree. Wisdom, I've often found, will be helpful and give you a lot of information. 'Is there a part inside named Diana?'... Diana is a part that, in the Cabalistic system, is associated with a part called the Foundation. You will be fascinated to know that. Remember the Process Church? Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was killed by the Manson Family who were associated with the Process Church? A lot of prominent people in Hollywood were associated and then they went underground, the books say, in about seventy-eight and vanished? Well, they're alive and well in southern Utah. We have a thick file in the Utah Department of Public Safety documenting that they moved to southern Utah, north of Monument Valley, bought a movie ranch in the desert, renovated it, expanded it, built a bunch of buildings there, carefully monitored so that very few people go out of there and no one can get in and changed their name. A key word in their name is 'Foundation...'"(48)
An interesting story, but untrue. As I pointed out elsewhere in this series, the Process Church of the Final Judgement is defunct.
Hammond continues to add new elements to this elaborate tale that he is spinning:
"I've also found that there will often be a part called "Black Master," a part called "Master Programmer," and that there will be computer operators inside. How many of you have come into computer things in patients? There will typically be computer operators: Computer Operator Black, Computer Operator Green, Computer Operator Purple. Sometimes they'll have numbers instead, sometimes they'll be called Systems Information Directors. You can find out the head one of those. There'll be a source of some information for you. I will ask inside, "Is there a part inside named Dr. Green?" You'll find that there are, if they have this kind of programming, in my experience."(49)
Hammond then discusses various techniques on how to deal with alters before giving an example of the thing that he calls "Ultra Green" which leads to the reason this speech of his is referred to as the "Greenbaum" or "Green Bomb" speech:
"I discovered this -- by the way I used to think this programming was only in bloodline people. I've discovered it in non-bloodline people, but it's a bit different. They don't want it to be just the same. I don't think you'll find deep things like Ultra-Green and probably not even Green Programming with non-bloodline people. But let me tell you something that I discovered first in a non-bloodline and then in a bloodline. We were going along and a patient was close to getting well, approaching final integration in a non-bloodline and she suddenly started hallucinating and her fingers were becoming hammers and other things like that. So I used an affect-bridge and we went back and we found that what happened was that they gave suggestions, that if she ever got well to a certain point she would go crazy. The way they did this was they strapped her down and they gave her LSD when she was eight years old. When she began hallucinating they inquired about the nature of the hallucinations so they could utilize them in good Ericsonian fashion and build on them and then combine the drug-effect with powerful suggestions. 'If you ever get to this point you will go crazy. If you ever get fully integrated and get well you will go crazy like this and will be locked up in an institution for the rest of your life.' They gave those suggestions vigorously and repetitively. Finally they introduced other suggestions that, 'Rather than have this happen, it would be easier to just kill yourself.' In a bloodline patient then, as I began inquiring about deep material, the patient started to experience similar symptoms. We went back and we found the identical things were done to her. This was called the 'Green Bomb.' B-O-M-B. Lots of interesting internal consistencies like that play on words with Dr. Greenbaum, his original name."(50)
Hammond gives a number of examples of this, claiming that the Satanic cult members used Amytol and LSD in their programming of one of his patients. The reality is that there is no elaborate multi-level system of traps and blinds to prevent the therapist from getting at the hidden memories. It is a convenient system to explain why therapists other than Hammond are not getting such memories from their patients. It also gives him a built in excuse to keep prying deeper and deeper, lengthening an expensive therapy process.
In the question and answer period that followed Hammond's presentation, he reinforces some of the myths that he presented. One person asked Hammond: "It seems to me that there seems to be some similarity between these kinds of programming and those people who claim that they've been abducted by spaceships and have had themselves physically probed and reprogrammed and all of that sort of thing... I was just wondering is there any sort of relationship between this and that?" Hammond answered that programming people to believe that they had been abducted by aliens was something the Satanic cult members did to destroy the patient's credibility. Another person asked: "You have suggested and implied that at some point at a high level of the US Government there was support of this kind of thing. I know we're short of time, but could you just say a few words about the documentation that may exist for that suggestion?" Hammond replied:
"There isn't great documentation of it. It comes from victims who are imperiled witnesses. The interesting thing is how many people have described the same scenario and how many people that we have worked with who have had relatives in NASA, in the CIA and in the Military, including very high-ups in the Military. I can tell you that a friend and colleague of mine who has probably the equivalent of half the table space on that far side of the room filled with boxes with declassified documents from mind-control research done in the past which has been able to be declassified over a considerable -- couple of decades -- period and has read more government documents about mind control than anyone else, has a brief that has literally been sent in the past week and a half asking for all information to be declassified about the Monarch Project for us to try to find out more."(51)
There isn't documentation of it, because it isn't happening. Note how Hammond again indicates that his information is primarily coming from "imperiled witnesses." Note how his sources aren't the agencies he names but patients who have relatives in these agencies. One wonders why Hammond figures NASA would want to brainwash anyone into being a Satanist?
Another person asked Hammond: "Could you speculate on the relationship between this stuff and the fantasy games that have been proliferating, Dungeons and Dragons and that sort of thing?" Hammond replied:
"Well, there are a lot of things out there to cue people. You want to see a great movie, interesting movie, to cue people? Go see Trancers II. You can rent it in your video shop. Came out last fall. One night in sheer desperation for something at the video store, you know? Nine o'clock on Friday night. Everything's gone. I rented a couple of movies and one of them is that. Fascinating. They're talking about Green World Order. Yes, Trancers II. And who is the production company? Full Moon Productions. I couldn't see much cuing in Trancers I, but who's the production company in Trancers I? Alter Productions. There are lots of things around that are cuing."(52)
Note how Hammond is seizing upon any word or name that is similar to those in his elaborate tale as "clues" that the Satanic cult has left "cues" everywhere. Hammond then brings the Illuminati into the story:
"There's an interesting person in the late sixties who talked about the Illuminati. Have any of you ever heard of the Illuminati with regard to the Cult? Had a patient bring that up to me just about exactly two years ago. We've now had other stuff come out from other patients. Appears to be the name of the international world leadership. There appear to be Illuminatic Counsels in several parts of the world and one internationally. The name of the international leadership of the Cult supposedly. Is this true? well, I don't know. It's interesting we're getting some people who are trying to work without cuing who are saying some very similar things. There was an old guy in Hollywood in the late sixties who talked about the infiltration of Hollywood by the Illuminati. Certainly what some patients have said is all of this spook stuff, horror stuff, possession and everything else that's been popularized in the last twenty years in Hollywood is in order to soften up the public so that when a Satanic world order takes over, everyone will have been desensitized to so many of these things, plus to continually cue lots of people out there. is that true? Well, I can't definitely tell you that it is. What I can say is I now believe that ritual-abuse programming is widespread, is systematic, is very organized from highly esoteric information which is published nowhere, has not been on any book or talk show, that we have found all around this country and at least one foreign country."(53)
Note how Hammond never names the "old guy in Hollywood in the late sixties" that is the source of his claim regarding the Illuminati. Elsewhere in this series I showed you that the Illuminati was defunct, but Hammond certainly believes that it is alive and kicking. Note also how Hammond is perceiving examples of what of he believes to be "cuing" in a Hollywood film.
Here are some of the other points that Hammond made in his answers to the audience:
"...I think you will find variations of [people making spontaneous disclosures about robots and about Omega] and that they've changed it, probably every few years and maybe somewhat regionally to throw us off in various ways but that certain basics and fundamentals will probably be there. I have seen this in people up into their forties including people whose parents were very, very high in the CIA, other sorts of things like that. I've had some that were originally part of the Monarch Project which is the name of the government Intelligence project."(54)
"...I have one non-bloodline multiple, complex multiple who had this kind of programming where they have a lot of access to the patient as neighbors and where the doctor, by the way, you'll find physicians heavily involved. They've encouraged their own to go to medical school, to prescribe drugs to take care of their own, to get access to medical technology and be above suspicion. There have been a couple, in fact, in Utah who've been nailed now. We now in Utah have two full time ritual-abuse investigators with statewide jurisdiction under the Attorney General's Office to do nothing but investigate this. [Applause] Okay? In a poll done in the State of Utah in January by the major newspaper and television station, they found that ninety percent of Utahans believe that ritual abuse is genuine and real. Not all of them believe it's a frequent occurrence but some of that was imparted from two years of work by the Governor Commission on Ritual Abuse, interviewing, talking, meeting people, gathering data. Now when people say, by the way, 'There's no evidence. They've never found a body,' that's baloney. They found a body in Idaho of a child. They've had a case last summer that was convicted on first-degree murder charges, two people that the summer before that were arrested where the teenaged girl's finger and head were in the refrigerator and they were convicted of first-degree murder in Detroit. There have been cases and bodies. Back to risk. I know of no therapist who's been harmed. But patients inform us that there will come a future time where we could be at risk of being assassinated by patients who've been programmed to kill at a certain time anyone that they've told and any member of their own family who's not active. If that would come about is speculative. Who knows for sure? Maybe, but I don't think it's entirely without risk."(55)
NOTE: Ultimately the Utah Ritual Abuse task force that Hammond refers to here was shut down after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and finding nothing (more on this later). Hammond hints at homicide cases, but notice how he never actually gives you evidence which proves that these homicides were linked to Satanic Ritual Abuse. To date Hammond's concern that programmed patients were going to start assassinating their therapists has proved unfounded.
"This type of programming will be done in the cults with the candles and all the rest. My impression is this is simply done in people where they have great access to them or they're bloodline and their parents are in it and they can be raised in it from an early age. If they are bloodline they are the chosen generation. If not, they're expendable and they are expected to die and not get well. There will be booby traps in your way if they aren't non-bloodline people that when they get well they will kill themselves. I'll tell you just a little about that. My belief is that some people that have ritual abuse and don't have this have been ritually abused but they may be may be part of a non-mainstream group. The Satanism comes in the overall philosophy overriding all of this. People say, 'What's the purpose of it?' My best guess is that the purpose of it is that they want an army of Manchurian Candidates, ten of thousands of mental robots who will do prostitution, do child pornography, smuggle drugs, engage in international arms smuggling, do snuff films, all sorts of very lucrative things and do their bidding and eventually the megalomaniacs at the top believe they'll create a Satanic Order that will rule the world."(56)
NOTE: Here is that Christian urban legend about the "one world order" again.
"One patient I had treated for quite a while, a non-bloodline person... She described the overall system... as being like this. The circle represented harm to the body, a system of alters whose primary purpose was to hurt her including symptoms like Munchhausen's, self- mutilation, other kinds of things. Each of the triangles represented still another different system... In the middle of all this was still another system consisting of the Cabalistic Tree... That represented another system. Then once we got past that she implied that this entire thing was somehow encompassed by, what do you call it, an hourglass. I kept thinking we were at final integration then I'd find some other parts... Finally this part, as I got angry with him and said, 'Why when I give these ideomotor inquiries am I getting lied to?' This part said, 'Because you don't understand. You're going to get us all killed.' We started talking and then she basically said, 'It's been programmed so that if you succeed and think you've succeeded, you will fail. They build it in as a way to laugh at you, that if you ever get us integrated, we will die.' Here's what she said, this part said, 'I'm one of twelve disciples,' and I've seen this in others, twelve disciples within this hourglass each of whom had to memorize a disciple-lesson which were basic Satanic kind of premises, philosophies of life like 'be good to those who hurt you, hate those who are nice to you,' on and on and on. There may be two or three sentences like that associated with each that they had to memorize them. They said, 'We are like grains of sand falling and when the last grain of sand falls, there's Death.' I said, 'Is Death a part?' 'Yes. When the last grain of sand falls the Sleeping Giant awakens.' The Sleeping Giant was Death, who was then to kill them on Day-One or Day-Six after awakening unless certain things were followed and we did some of those. Well we also found Death had a sister as a backup, used with mirrors to create the sister part. We had to get past and deal with that too. Death had certain things that they said had to be done to integrate. I started to say, 'Oh, come on, they lied to you before.' She said, 'Wait a minute. This what they said you'd say. They said that no doctor would ever believe that they had to go these extremes to get us well and that's part of the reason they'd fail.' I said, 'Well, tell me, tell me again.' She said, 'I have to be dressed all in red. I have to have Demerol onboard, have taken Demerol. A code has to be given and it has to be in a room that's totally dark. It has to happen on Day-One or Day-Six after this part's been awakened.'... Well, so we go on and then we find another part. There's Death And Destruction, another backup also with a sister that we had to get through. In fact, I think there were two backups there. Interestingly, the very last part was an extremely nice part, made especially that way so that they wouldn't want to lose them because they would be so adorable and so loving and so sweet that they wouldn't want to maybe get rid of them. Then we found that she continued to have these feelings with this last part left now of darkness and blackness inside. What did we find? A curtain. She said, 'They assumed that if you ever got to this point, you would,' and along the way, by the way, we had encountered this stuff about the LSD stuff, the Green Bomb programming. The message was that she said, 'There is a curtain behind which are the remaining feelings and memories, but it can't be opened from the middle. It's like a stage curtain. It has to opened this way,' that it can't be opened. They assumed that you would try to deal with all the feelings. That can't be opened until you've dealt with that last part and they've integrated. So far it looks like we've got integration that's holding. So I found Death And Destruction and the Hourglass in non-bloodline. 'The Tree and the Hourglass,' this patient informed me, 'were made of sand because we were meant to die. We're expendable. We're the unchosen generation.' I've heard variously that it's crystals or blood that fills the Hourglass in bloodline people."(57)
NOTE: Here Hammond expanded on the "Greenbaum/Green Bomb" theme about self-destruct programming. Notice the layers upon layers that Hammond has created to explain his system.
"There's an identification code that people have. It will involve their birth date. It may involve places where they were programmed and it will usually involve a number in there that will be their birth order, like zero-two if they were second-born. It will usually involve a number that represents the number of generations in the Cult, if they are bloodlines. I've seen up to twelve now, twelve generations."
NOTE: This is a variation on the Mystery Mark stuff that people like Texe Marrs rant about. Following this remark a person in the audience asked Hammond: "Have you ever had any evidence where any of these people have been tagged and there have been anything of their body-parts that might be related to this, private parts in particular?" Hammond replies:
"Well, there are certainly people that have had tattoos, that have had a variety of other kinds of things, some of which have been, you know, documented in cases, but I mean to say, well, maybe they did that to themselves or had it done consciously to really prove something, not that occurs to right off the bat."(58)
At this point someone thanks Hammond for this time and for coming forward and Hammond got a standing ovation.
According to a report by Dan Harrie in the Salt Lake Tribune on September 19, 1993, the Utah task force charged with the criminal investigation of stories of satanic ritual abuse conspiracy crimes that Hammond mentioned in his "Greenbaum" speech spent $250,000 and found nothing. All but a handful of cases had been discounted or set aside for lack of evidence. The Attorney General of Utah at that time, Jan Graham, never settled the issue. "She says satanic ritual abuse may be real, may be phony, or may be a practice used by child abusers to terrorize victims and make them unbelievable witnesses."(59) Harrie interviewed Hammond and reported that by that time he seemed to want to distance himself from his previous position on Satanic Ritual Abuse. Harrie reported that Hammond said he had ceased practising or lecturing in that area. After making a speech of this sort, one can understand why.
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Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles Ennis. Ennis, a former child abuse investigator, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 28 years ago. Kerr is now the Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write four books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing), Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications), as well as a book based on this series: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet (Spiral Publishing).
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