How many people, I wonder, have read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and wondered about this passage:

HANDLING THE SOMATIC STRIP

There are two little men on each side of the brain, a set for each lobe, hanging by their heels. The outer one is the “motor strip,” the inner one, the “sensory strip.” If you wish to know more about the structure of these pairs dianetic research will have the answer in a few more years.

Readings can be taken in the vicinity of them — just aft of the temples — if you have a very sensitive galvanometer, a galvanometer more sensitive than any on the public market today. Those readings show emanations of a field of some sort.

…When we know exactly where the thinking is done in the body we will know more about these strips.

Day by day, hour by hour, in normal life the somatic strip ranges up and down this track as engrams are restimulated.

…The whole body, the cells, whatever it is that is moving we do not really know. But we can handle it and we can assume that it at least passes through the switchboard of the little men who hang by their heels.

– Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, Book III: CHAPTER IX, PART ONE Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy, THE CASE ENTRANCE

How about those who didn’t wonder and either skipped right over it calling it “humorous”,  or worse – substituted some idea of “entities” or body thetans as being what Hubbard was referring to? Did you Know? – The Latin word ‘homunculus’ means little man!

Actually, this is a veiled reference to the cortical (brain) homunculus.

The word itself was apparently coined in the 1600’s, and Dutchman Nicolas Hartsoeker began what was called the spermists’ theory – aka preformation – the idea that the sperm was in fact a “little man” that was placed inside a woman for growth into a child.

Preformation, drawn by N. Hartsoecker 1695

Centuries later, however, the term came to take on a whole new meaning. In fact, this happened right around the time Hubbard wrote the passage I quoted.

Wilder Penfield –

wilder_graves_penfield_at_princeton– pic from his college years at Princeton

Neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield was an early leader in efforts to map the cerebral cortex via direct electrical stimulation of the brain.

Born in Spokane, Washington in 1891, when he was eight years old his mother moved the family to Hudson, Wisconsin. When he was 13, literally just after the Cecil Rhodes Oxford scholarship fund had been created, his mother decided that was “the thing for him”.

In his last will, Rhodes provided for the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University. They are a method of getting able men to come to Oxford where they could be recruited and trained as agents for the British rule-the-world guys. They were then sent back to their own country, especially America, where they served as British intelligence agents.

Quote taken from The Anglo American Establishment by Carroll Quigley  –

The Rhodes scholarships were to be one of the instruments by which the members of the secret society could carry out his purpose. This purpose, as expressed in the first will (1877), was:

“The extension of British rule throughout the world,  …the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of a British Empire, the consolidation of the whole Empire, …and finally the foundation of so great a power as to hereafter render wars impossible and promote the best interests of humanity.”

Whitney Shepardson was the first Rhodes Scholar and he went to America where he became a key British intelligence agent in their covert takeover of the American government.

Whitney H. Shepardson - The First Rhodes ScholarWhitney Hart Shepardson

Shepardson would later become head of the Special Intelligence branch of the OSS and a director of Council on Foreign Relations.

So, in 1913 Penfield graduated Princeton, and by 1914 he had been “chosen” for grooming by the British slavemasters – he won the Rhodes Scholarship to Merton College, Oxford.

There he studied neuropathology under Sir Charles Scott Sherrington. In the meantime, he obtained his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Penfield in Oxford - Sherrington’s mammalian physiology laboratory in 1916. (Wilder Penfield Archive).Penfield at Sherrington’s lab in Oxford – 1916

He then spent a further several years training at Oxford, where he met William Osler. Sherrington sent him around to various places for other “training”, including Germany and New York, where in 1918 he took a surgical apprenticeship under Harvey Cushing – who was also heavily tied into the British slavemaster network in the U.S.

A couple of examples illustrating just how tied in – from Sections I, II, and V of my British Security Coordination compendium.

In 1935, the major powers at the Yale School of Medicine including C.E.A. Winslow and his assistant Ira Hiscock, and Harvey Cushing…and his crony Samuel Clark Harvey, replaced Winternitz with Stanhope Bayne-Jones.

[Harvey was the uncle of Edward Henry Cushing, who just a few short years later would be involved with experimenting with sodium-pentothal and other drugs on mental patients – he was a part of the Overholser OSS truth drug experimentation committee. at St. Elizabeth’s hospital – L. Ron Hubbard’s “research” stomping grounds. See BSC Compendium Section II.

His assistant Oliver Pepper was related to John Pepper, Stephenson’s right-hand man who came over on the same ship with him in June 1940. See BSC Compendium Section I]

– Chapter 5, The Boom Years. A History of Yale’s School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others, by Gerard N. Burrow. Yale University Press, 2002.

This article excerpted from U Penn Gazette in 1941 shows Pepper’s involvements in Medical “research”.

PDF – Oliver Hazard Perry Defense Committee Medical Research 1941

The article contains a rare picture of him –

Dr._O.H._(Oliver_Hazard)_Perry_Pepper_1941

Through his Uncle Harvey, Edward Cushing had multiple family connections into the anglophilic “nobility” of the United States. Harvey Cushing’s daughter Mary (Minnie) married Vincent Astor, who had started the ROOM intelligence service in 1927, and his other daughter Betsey married Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s son James!

Cushing’s training/operating room

cushing-surgery

So, that’s who Wilder Penfield was now all connected into.

While apprenticing under Harvey Cushing, he obtained a position at the Neurological Institute of New York, where he carried out his first solo operations to supposedly “treat” epilepsy.

While in New York, he met David Rockefeller, who wished to endow an institute where Penfield could further study the surgical treatment of epilepsy. Academic politics amongst the New York neurologists, however, prevented its establishment in New York, so, in 1928, Penfield accepted an invitation from Sir Vincent Meredith to move to Montreal. There, Penfield taught at McGill University and the Royal Victoria Hospital, becoming the city’s first neurosurgeon.

In 1934, Penfield founded and became the first director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and associated Montreal Neurological Hospital at McGill University, established with the Rockefeller funding. That year, he also became a Canadian citizen.

Well before the infamous Jose Delgado, he pioneered the technique for electrically stimulating the brains of conscious patients, in order to locate and remove abnormal brain tissue causing seizures, while sparing surrounding tissue involved in important functions such as language and memory. To do so, he applied local anaesthetic to the patients’ scalps, opened up their skulls to expose the surface of the brain, then used electrodes to apply a current.

numbered-tickets-penfield  penfield_procedureHe used this device to record neurological activity.

penfield-recording-electrodes

Penfield operated on about 400 patients altogether in this way, using his electrodes to probe many brain regions systematically. Because his patients remained conscious throughout, they could report back on the sensations they experienced. He found that stimulating the medial temporal lobe, for example, could evoke vivid memories.

In 1937, Penfield introduced an entirely new concept for illustrating the relative sizes and locations of discrete functional regions within the sensorimotor cortex–the homunculus-to exemplify the “order and comparative extent” of specific functional regions.

The “little men” of the brain.

homunculus - the little men that live in your brain

This 3D clay model of the sensory homunculus (originally a cartoon character drawn by Penfield’s secretary) show the areas of motor and somatosensory cortex devoted to each part of the body, and their proportions relative to one another.. Therefore, lips and fingers with their high number of nerve endings are larger than arms and legs.

To review – Hubbard said:

HANDLING THE SOMATIC STRIP

There are two little men on each side of the brain, a set for each lobe, hanging by their heels. The outer one is the “motor strip,” the inner one, the “sensory strip.” If you wish to know more about the structure of these pairs dianetic research will have the answer in a few more years.

Readings can be taken in the vicinity of them — just aft of the temples — if you have a very sensitive galvanometer, a galvanometer more sensitive than any on the public market today. Those readings show emanations of a field of some sort.

…When we know exactly where the thinking is done in the body we will know more about these strips.

Day by day, hour by hour, in normal life the somatic strip ranges up and down this track as engrams are restimulated.

…The whole body, the cells, whatever it is that is moving we do not really know. But we can handle it and we can assume that it at least passes through the switchboard of the little men who hang by their heels.

– Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, Book III: CHAPTER IX, PART ONE Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy, THE CASE ENTRANCE

Penfield’s homunculus – cartoon form

homunculus penfield 1950 diagram

It’s interesting that the exact same year that the first Dianetics book came out, Penfield published a book of his 1947 Lane Medical Lectures called The Cerebral Cortex of Man. Also interesting, is that Hubbard must have known about these 1947 lectures to have even been specifically referencing – the little men –  (without citing it) which was Penfield’s work!

What’s even more interesting, is just what else that strange little passage by Hubbard means.

You see, just a year before the Society of Biological Psychiatry had been formed, and it’s first publication was titled: The Engrammes of Psychiatry. Engrammes, being the original German term coined by Richard Semon. The first use in the english form “engram” was by Charles Darwin’s son, Francis. (see The Covert Origins of Dianetics)

Penfield was well-connected into the newly formed Society, and the underlying actual purpose for his research was about the mind of man, and could it be controlled.

His lectures – the same year as the Society’s Engrammes article – covered that he had perhaps located the the elusive memory trace, or “engram”. Which is exactly what Hubbard devoted his entire Dianetics book about.

In a number of patients undergoing temporal lobe stimulation, Penfield elicited an inextricable combination of dreams, memories and hallucinations. Because he could not separate them from one another, Penfield concluded that these three phenomena rely on the same neural mechanisms in the temporal lobes.

1952_-_Penfield_MKULTRA_research

I [Penfield] had been very astonished, that really every time when I advanced my electrode, an answer of the patient could be elicited. How could this be? It had to do with human consciousness! I now began to perceive such answers as ‘experiental’ in nature and awaited to collect even more data. – Penfield, 1975 book.

Apparently, none of Penfield’s patients that were willing participants in these “brain-mapping” experiments, had been specifically instructed about the actual research intention of the general neuroscientific programme ie: MKULTRA applications.

Hence – Hubbard’s passage takes on even more of a direct connection to this work.

Not only that, but in 1943, it was Wilder Penfield who invited the infamous Dr. Ewen Cameron to McGill University to establish (under Penfield) the Allan Memorial Institute for psychiatry. The institute was established by a combination of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, money from John Wilson McConnell of the Montreal Star, and a gift of Sir Hugh Allan’s mansion on Mount Royal, the Allan Memorial Institute for psychiatry was founded.

This is part of the genus of electroshock therapy – where the electrodes are placed on the temporal lobes. Their insane theory being that since this was “the source” of memory, therefore one could erase memory (and the personality) through shocking this area of the brain. Isn’t it fascinating that Hubbard was after the exact same result  – erasing memories – with his “auditing” therapies?

The first experiments (under MKULTRA) using “deep brain stimulation” – which means opening up the brain and putting electrodes on it directly, began in the 1950’s to treat psychiatric disorders at McGill university under Penfield and in the U.S. by Jose Delgado and Robert Heath (Tulane University) – violating the rights of patients and any even vague approximation of ethical standards in medical practice.

Implanted electrodes - penfield

Also at McGill, under Penfield, a Dr. Scoville surgically removed a structure called the hippocampus from both hemispheres of a man’s brain, in an effort to alleviate his epileptic symptoms (September 1st, 1953). The procedure had severe consequences – the poor guy was left with an inability to form any new memories, apart from simple sequences of movements.

brain stimulation - temporal lobes - penfield

hippocampus

Let’s take a couple things by themselves, from the quoted passage by Hubbard.

HANDLING THE SOMATIC STRIP

There are two little men on each side of the brain, a set for each lobe, hanging by their heels. The outer one is the “motor strip,” the inner one, the “sensory strip.” If you wish to know more about the structure of these pairs dianetic research will have the answer in a few more years.

Readings can be taken in the vicinity of them — just aft of the temples — if you have a very sensitive galvanometer, a galvanometer more sensitive than any on the public market today. Those readings show emanations of a field of some sort.

– Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, Book III: CHAPTER IX, PART ONE Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy, THE CASE ENTRANCE

Both Penfield and Cameron were involved with researches into electro-magnetism, especially as relates to memory and personality. Their work was financed originally through grants by the Rockefeller fund and the U.S. Army, but when British Intelligence had succeeded in controlling the creation of their sister branch in the U.S., the OSS (and its final form of the CIA in 1947) their work began to be transferred under the CIA, first with Project Bluebird, and then crossing over into the new top-secret MKULTRA program in 1952.

Several subprojects of MKULTRA dealth with this “energy” manifestation (and the manipulation of it) in regards the temporal lobes.

For example, one of the MKULTRA subproject 62 documents states that: “certain kinds of radio frequency have been found to effect reversible neurological changes in chimpanzees”.

Another interesting one was headed by Maitland Baldwin (another infamous brain experimenter) where he gave LSD to monkeys, but he found that it only worked on monkeys with their temporal lobes intact. Baldwin was assigned the very first MKULTRA subproject, #1. Like Hubbard, he was also a Lieutenant in the Navy (from 1944 to 1947) and part of the Naval Reserve – which is intelligence.

Subproject 54 – studied producing concussions (temporal lobes) from mechanical blast waves from a distance. It said that “such concussion is always followed by amnesia for the actual moment of the accident”.

So, yet again, there was L. Ron Hubbard in total lockstep (in top secret knowledge and projects) with the Biological Psychiatry boys – not only with many of the premises in his Dianetics book, but more importantly, his personal obsession with controlling the changing of both the memory and the personality of man.

Furthermore –

Readings can be taken in the vicinity of them — just aft of the temples — if you have a very sensitive galvanometer, a galvanometer more sensitive than any on the public market today. Those readings show emanations of a field of some sort.

– Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, Book III: CHAPTER IX, PART ONE Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy, THE CASE ENTRANCE

Considering that his “e-meter” to be used in auditing was exactly that – a electro-galvanometer – to measure the “fields” or force of these “engrams” as they supposedly “react” to questioning by an auditor? Well, there he is again, right in step with the last people you would think – the biological psychiatry boys. It was them that first introduced the supposedly unknown engram in 1947 – that Hubbard dutifully parroted 3 years later in the Dianetics book.

Note: it was Malmo that had pioneered work on galvanic skin response to measure anxiety.

Despite all his huffing-and-puffing as supposedly being against psychiatry – the proof is in the pudding.

He was a wolf – just like the all the other wolves of psychiatry, trying to pass off the con of “unknown engrams” being the “cause” of insanity.

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You would do well to pay attention to such “coincidences”.

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– article researched and written by Virginia McClaughry.

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