Ronald Regan is re-elected.
The Boland Amendment – The last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA Director William Casey is already prepared to “hand off” the operation to Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the CIA’s informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes “humanitarian aid” donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by Iranian arms sales.
In January, Apple computer introduces the “Macintosh” the first even remotely inexpensive GUI-based computer with a mouse.
In England, British Telecom is ‘privatized.’
“USSR: New Beam Energy Possible?“, possibly associated with early Soviet weather engineering efforts over the U.S. (From “Tesla’s Electromagnetics and Its Soviet Weaponization” by T. E. Bearden.)
According to former Reagan aide Barbara Honneger, “the fundamental reason for the increased interest [in psi research] is initial results coming out of laboratories in the United States and Canada that certain amplitude and frequency combinations of external electromagnetic radiation in the brain-wave frequency range are capable of bypassing the external sensory mechanism of organisms, including humans, and directly stimulating higher-level neuronal structures in the brain. This electronic stimulation is known to produce mental changes at a distance, including hallucinations in various sensory modalities, particularly auditory.” (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin’s Press, 1984, pg 136)
[Hambone writes in regard to the above]
The overlap between these two fields can be described as:
Some ELF mind-control studies have been discussed under the heading of psychotronics. Many, myself included, don’t agree with this label, as there is no psychic component in the study of the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the central nervous system.
As in most scientific fields, research that is tangential for one project may be central to another. Navy studies in ELF communications included a portion on possible health effects. When these findings were revealed, the possibilty of using ELF as a weapon arose, and studies were continued in that direction. However, we can’t say that all of the Navy’s research into ELF radio was a front for mind-control, as they have a definite interest in communication with their submarines.
The same may be true for remote-viewing studies. Studies at SRI and elsewhere measured and analyzed subject’s brain waves, and also studied the effects of ELF waves as a possible carrier for telepathic information.
Tech Enhanced Psi:
Some studies, especially those involving dolphins, tried to use technology to enhance psychic phenomena. Most of this is pure bunk, including most of the inventions I’ve seen created by the Russians and the US Psychotronic Association. Some of it resembles telepathy simulated by technology, such as the attempt to carry signals from dolphins to humans via the Neurophone. This would seem to to fit better under misidentification.
Remote viewing, like UFOs, has been postulated by some researchers as being used as a cover story for covert mind-control experiments. This plan would convince the victims that the “voices” or sensory data they were unnaturally receiving was due to channeling, telepathy, or remote-viewing. It would also have the “high-weirdness” factor, which would preclude a serious treatment of the subject by the mainstream media. However, I’m hesitant to lump the entire spectrum of government interest in psi in this category.
Both psychic ability and things like non-lethal weapons are considered to be on the “cutting edge” of military theory. This is an alternative explanation as to why individuals like John Alexander and David Morehouse are interested in both fields.
The degree to which these cross-overs apply to specific cases are dealt with individually, and to this subject as a whole in the conclusions.