As part of a document submitted by the Church of Scientology, called Evidence on Religious Bonafides and Status of the Church of Scientology, an affidavit was included from Terry Milner.
This was in one of the files from the recently declassified FDA records – courtesy of a FOIA request by R.M. Seibert.
CD #1, Folder 3 PDF, p. 144
The Part that mentions Terry –
Terry’s affidavit was tacked on to the end of a letter to him from Joel M. Taylor, special agent – the date this listing gives for he affidavit is November 11, 1974.
The letter itself can be found in cd #1, Folder 3 PDF, p. 217.
Plain text –
To Whom It May Concern
My associates in the above mentioned acknowledgement from Mr. Taylor were senior members of the Board of Directors of the Church of Scientology of California.
During the year 1971 a number of individuals involved in a large scale narcotics smuggling operation were arrested. These individuals attempted to link the Church of Scientology with their activities. It is felt that perhaps their motives were related to the Church’s drug rehabilitation programs.
The Board of Directors of the Church requested that I conduct an extensive investigation into the matter at the same time giving me leave to use their considerable resources as necessary. Their concern was directed to insuring that neither the Church nor its drug rehabilitation programs suffered a loss of repute. They also requested that I liaise with appropriate law enforcement, in this case Mr. Joel Taylor, so that effective use of information gained could be made.
I conducted the required investigation with the end result being that key members of the drug smuggling operation were arrested. Over four and one half tons of narcotics were seized in two separate raids. A number of these individuals are still in prison.
Due to the nature of the above statements it is desired that the information contained in this affidavit be held in confidence.
The investigation Terry mentions, is documented as having begun in January of 1970.
The Justice department letter, five months later, says:
I should like to take this opportunity to express to you the gratitude of my office as well as my personal appreciation for your untiring efforts, assistance and cooperation of January this year.
Through your own efforts and those of your associates, we have been successful in a number of criminal prosecutions. In these parlous (sic – perilous) times it is a welcome relief to find citizens who are so willing to come to the aid of law enforcement agencies; especially when that aid is as able as yours has been.
As you know, the war against crime is a cooperative venture, and all honest citizens should be heartened when the private and public sectors of our society work together to achieve the kind of success which we have enjoyed.
Please convey these sentiments to your associates.
Joel M. Taylor
Supervising Special Agent
So, these alleged drug busts of a “large scale narcotics ring” within the Church of Scientology, should therefore have taken place some time before Mr. Taylor’s letter of May 1970.
Ah, but Terry embellishes on this letter with this 1974 affidavit, that’s where it gets interesting. You’ll notice that his affidavit attempts to link drug busts of 1971 with the work between January and May of 1970 that Mr. Taylor commended him on.
However, now we head into deliberately murked-up (mirky) waters.
Mr. Taylor’s letter already mentioned Terry and his “associates” efforts had resulted in a number of criminal prosecutions.
Now, if, and that’s a BIG if, Terry wishes to portray himself and Guardian’s Office executives and scientology officials as having further efforts supposedly taken place – resulting in 1971 with:
…a number of individuals involved in a large scale narcotics smuggling operation were arrested.
– Terry Milner
Then one should wonder, first off, why. Not only that, why is there no letter from the Justice Department saluting those efforts, and why is Terry’s affidavit from over four years later, and why, big WHY, did he say this:
These individuals attempted to link the Church of Scientology with their activities.
Attempted to link? As if it was not already linked?
I smell cover-up.
Worse? I smell truth under that charade of Terry Milner the white-horse-knight.
An ugly one.
What I’m about to get into is part of a much larger body of investigative work that I have been working on. For the purposes of this post, I am going to try to keep it narrowed to just Terry and this “drug bust”, but there will still have to be some cross-over into other events for basic understanding.
The larger expose will be a library article, extensively documented.
So, let’s get to it.
I’m going to start with two things here. Terry Milner’s history with scientology, and a description one of the sub-organizations of the Church of Scientology, an important one to Terry’s history that you need to at least have a basic understanding of.
The second one needs to be addressed first, and that is –
The Guardian’s Office
Ron Hubbard wrote a policy 17 March 1965 Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists The Fair Game Law –
Included in the list of suppressive acts was anyone making public statements against Scientology or Scientologists. Notice there is no qualification made as to whether the statements made were true or not. Even if the statements made against Scientology are true, it does not matter. Any public criticism warrants the label of Suppressive Person.
HCO PL 17 March 1965 Justice, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists, The Fair Game Law –
A Suppressive Person or Group becomes “fair game”.
By FAIR GAME is meant, without rights for self, possessions or position, and no Scientologist may be brought before a Committee of Evidence or punished for any action taken against a Suppressive Person or Group…
…no Committee of Evidence may be called to punish any Scientologist or person for any offenses of any kind against the suppressive person…
The homes, property, places and abodes of persons who have been active in attempting to suppress Scientology or Scientologists are all beyond any protection of Scientology justice…
A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.
All Scientologists must disconnect from a declared Suppressive Person (SP). The Scientologists may not give any communication to the SP and may not receive any communication from the SP. Even if the declared SP is your spouse, child, parent, friend, employee or employer – you must disconnect. If you do not disconnect, you are declared an SP.
I am declared an SP, for speaking out about alterations to Hubbard’s scriptures committed by persons supposedly entrusted to protect them.
The issue we initially spoke out about, revolved around what was called the six-month “check” of advanced level parishioners – called OT 7’s, and that it was a squirrelled (altered) scripture. This was the single largest income line of the Church of Scientology.
The Church of Scientology has both “tech” and policy that REQUIRES someone to disconnect from anyone declared by HCO as a Suppressive Person – like I was.
HCOB 10 September 1983 PTSness and Disconnection states the following:
To fail or refuse to disconnect from a suppressive person not only denies the PTS (person connected to a Suppressive Person) case gain, it is also supportive of the suppressive – in itself a Suppressive Act. And it must be so labeled.
Here’s the documentation – taken from scientology’s Technical Volume XII.
You will note that it starts out trying to PR position disconnection as a “freedom”.
Here is the part of this issue where it specifically discusses how to disconnect and that to fail to do so from a Suppressive Person is itself a Suppressive Act.
“Suppressive Acts” are a scientology ethics offense. This means that if the person does not disconnect from a declared SP – they will be declared.
In 2010 my husband created a blog and we both began publicly writing along the lines of our actual interests. My father was a member “in good standing” of the Church, as it is called, but was not active at this time.
In 2012 approximately, our writings began being heavily documented concerning scientology’s true origins.
With no notification and with no public actions whatsoever on his part, that same year apparently, my father was secretly declared an SP for refusing to disconnect from me.
He was never even told about it.
Dead file list – Dad on it, captured video
You can see the SP list yourself, as well as links to the captured videos and the forums where a complete list was compiled, in the Just Dox – Scientology section of our Reading Library.
We, my husband and I, and now my father, have all been (and are still) subjected to Fair Game practices against us.
Our families SP declares comprise both ends of the SP spectrum. My husband and I declared for speaking out against the Church and my father declared for refusing to disconnect.
Put together with over 15 years of Fair Game against us – our family story now comprises a picture-perfect microcosm of scientology’s extreme (and very Catholic-based) practices in action.
Hubbard actually formed a whole organization specifically for dealing with “enemies” of the Church – people labeled SP, like me, my husband, and my father.
To get things started, Ron Hubbard wrote a policy 1 March 1966 The Guardian. It established the Guardian Office, some of its bureaus were Intelligence, Public Relations and Legal. The GO dealt with critics of Scientology and its bureaus leveled a combined assault on targeted critics.
The Guardian Office was the vehicle for applying the Fair Game Policy previously mentioned. Especially the Intelligence unit, which ran black intelligence operations against critics to cost the person his job, to get him jailed, and any other way possible to ruin the critic’s life completely.
The Church’s Intelligence unit has staff in Churches all around the world.
The Guardian Office and it’s 1981 replacement created by Mark Rathbun, the Office of Special Affairs, have four bureaus that work together to deal with people labeled as Fair Game by the Church. The 4 bureaus are Intelligence, Public Relations, Legal, and Finance.
Intelligence runs black intelligence operations on the person, as a way to stop the attack. This is called Fair Game.
Public Relations tries to PR their way out of the “attack”.
Legal tries to sue their way out of the “attack”.
Finance buys their way out of the “attack”.
When the first three bureaus fail to stop the “attack”, Finance bureau then pays to stop it.
This, in a nutshell, is what the Guardian’s Office was, and what the current Office of Special Affairs is.
Further reading material –
- Scientology Roots, Chapter 32: Scientology Thought Police
- Catholicism and Scientology – Satanic Cults
My husband Mike McClaughry, back in the 1970’s, headed the Guardian’s Office intelligence bureau in San Francisco – his position was called Assistant Guardian for Intelligence – or AG/I. In public, they often called that bureau “information” instead of intelligence, in order to camouflage, somewhat, what it really was.
Mike did a video expose of some operations he ran and someones he personally knew of, at the Lisa Mcpherson Trust back in 2000 – filmed by Mark Bunker.
Mark Bunker graciously responded to our request to have the video re-mastered digitally, and just recently he completed doing so for us – which we are very thankful to him for.
The re-mastered video includes some bits of previously unavailable footage, such as showing Jesse Prince and Stacy Brooks – who were both present at the time of the filming.
Here it is.
Mike personally knew Terry Milner, while Terry was the Deputy Guardian for Intelligence for the entire United States – title: DGI/US.
And that takes us to –
Terry Milner’s history with the Church of Scientology
Terry’s history is where we have to start getting into a number of correlating events.
Terry Milner got into scientology in Los Angeles during the summer of 1961, the same time period that Grace-Marie Haddy, Willy Legate, and future Grateful Dead members Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were all coming together.
– Auditor magazine #16, 1966 – PDF
Six months earlier in March, the International Foundation for Advanced Study LSD Therapy opened for business, under the auspices of Stanford Research Institute at the Menlo Park VA hospital – it was part of a CIA sponsored MKULTRA project. Willis Harman, Stolaroff and “Al” Hubbard now began their second stage of testing LSD, this time on young, intelligent college students. Experiments were previously taking on hapless mental patients at the VA hospital.
Over the next three and a half years extensive data was gathered on approximately 350 patients who went through a one-month therapy program consisting of preparatory interviews and brief induced altered-consciousness experiences, followed by a single, relatively large-dose psychedelic experience. Clinical and test data were gathered at the beginning of the program, immediately following the psychedelic session a month later, and again at two months and six months post-session.
The foundation also offered LSD therapy for $500 a session. In late 1961, the foundation released: The Psychedelic Experience: A New Concept in Psychotherapy.
Just one month later in April of 1961, Jerry Garcia met Robert Hunter, who was a Scientologist*. Robert’s real name was Robert Burns, don’t ask me why he changed it.
*ref: Jackson, Blair (1999). Garcia: An American Life. Viking Adult. pp. 62, 179.
Robert, together with Ken Kesey (who had been experimenting on patients at the VA hospital) started their participation with the college student LSD-testing plan, just another month later – in May of 1961.
Just at this time  Hunter underwent a most extraordinary experience. He’d been making some money by taking psychological tests at Stanford and somehow that gave him the opportunity to earn 140$ for four sessions, one per week, taking psychedelic drugs at the V.A. hospital under the auspices of what would prove to be the CIA.
He received LSD, the first week, psilocybin the second, mescaline the third, and a mixture of all three on the fourth. Danny Barnett told him he was crazy, but he ignored the doubts…
His friends passed around his notes [he took notes while he was high] and then took him for coffee pumping him for details. Garcia’s reaction was simple: “God, I’ve GOT to have some of that.”
…Vic Lovell, was a psychology graduate student who kept his friends well supplied with this interesting new stuff, especially his pan Ken Kesey, a graduate student in writing who happened to work as a janitor at the V.A. Hospital.
– A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of The Grateful Dead – Dennis McNally, p 43,44
The Trists – Eric and Alan, had just arrived from England just in time for all the ‘fun’ and games of the MKultra LSD experiment at Stanford – recruitment of test subjects was obviously in the forefront of their minds.
For what, and why – you ask?
I’ll let Eric tell you.
Eric Trist (of the Tavistock group) revealed what was the real direction all this “assessment” business they had engaged in during WWII was going to be redirected towards – civilians.
By the end of the war a considerable number of psychiatrists and social scientists had become involved in this comprehensive set of innovative applications of concepts of social psychiatry. They saw in these approaches a significance which did not seem to be limited by the condition of war, and were determined to explore their relevance for the civilian society. Obviously, individual programs could not be transferred without considerable modification; entirely new lines of development would have to be worked out. Nevertheless, a new action-oriented philosophy of relating psychiatry and the social sciences to society had become a reality in practice. This event signified the social engagement of social science.
Source: Eric Trist and Hugh Murray, The Foundation and Development of the Tavistock Institute to 1989, Tavistock Institute
Members of the British Tavistock group, together with anglophilic Americans during WWII, were involved in “assessing” people for MI6 and the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services – an intelligence organization created as a sister organization to British Intelligence to forward British Empire goals.
The OSS later became the CIA.
Accordingly, Eric went to Stanford University and helped steer the direction of the newly formed Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1961.
What were some of these “advanced” studies?
- LSD. Mescaline. Psychotropic drug cocktails.
- MKultra experimentation on college students as well as patients at the local Veteran’s hospital.
As to SRI itself, it too was an intelligence controlled organization, right from the beginning.
Stanford Research Institute (SRI) was formed by OSS agent William Talbot in 1946.
Note: In 1943, Harvard historian Dr. William Langer headed up the OSS R&A (Research and Analysis) Branch – previously named the OSS psychology branch when it was created in 1941. William Talbot was Dr. Langer’s assistant from 1944 on.
SRI, through it’s connections to British intelligence through the OSS and CIA, was an integral part of the Tavistock network, which specializes in developing methods of mind control.
Eric brought his son* Alan with him, in a (unknown to most) British intelligence capacity. Alan helped to get the drug scene going in the Bay area, through hob-knobbing with scientologists and Rock groups like the Grateful Dead.
Grace-Marie Haddy, who would be Terry’s future “communicator” or right-hand girl, was very involved with these people right from the beginning.
Apparently Grace had quite a record collection, one item of which was Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, which was a collection of dozens of folk tunes recorded between the 20s and the 50s that were originally released as 78s. Among The Dead afficianados, (called Dead-heads) this represents a bit of a ‘holy grail’ of music to have.
Robert (Burns) Hunter (Scientologist) and Jerry Garcia used to break into Grace’s apartment when she was at work just to listen to this particular music collection.
Garcia’s lyricist and longtime friend Robert Hunter tells the story.
“Back in 1961 there was only one copy around our scene, belonging to Grace Marie Haddie. The six-disc boxed collection was too expensive for guitar-playing hobos like me and Garcia, even if we had a record player, or a place to keep a record player. Grace Marie had a job and an apartment and a record player. We would visit her apartment constantly with hungry ears. When she was at work, we’d jimmy the lock to her apartment door or crawl through the window if the latch was open. Had to hear those records.”3
Blogger Chuck Taggart apparently remembers her well, even years later.
… As I listen to the CDs, I experience vivid recollections of those listening sessions in 1961. I can see Grace Marie’s cluttered apartment, sense the season and the whole flavor of the time in sudden windows of memory. The joy and excitement of discovery. Reminds me of the astonishment H. Rider Haggard’s adventurer experienced uncovering the treasures of King Solomon’s Mine.
Blog post Chuck Taggart Thursday, July 18 – 2002
Brigid, the “love of Garcia’s life” – described Grace-Marie –
…met one of Garcia’s other friends, an older woman named Grace Marie Haddy [Grace was 29 at the time] who seemed like someone from a Doris Lessing novel. Grace Marie lived alone and was, Brigid recalled, “arch, erudite, practiced free love, smoked pot, drank wine, and had something to say about everything.”
Since Lessing’s trademark themes were how love, obsession, self-knowledge, and fate unify her characters’ lives – I’m not sure that’s exactly a compliment.
As you can see, Grace Marie was right on the cutting edge of steering America’s youth in a certain direction – in this case the band that would become literally the “house band” for the CIA MKULTRA lsd.
It isn’t much of a surprise to see her showing up in just a few short years, smack dab in the middle of one of the highest levels of Scientology’s intelligence bureau. Especially considering her ties to CIA MKUltra experiments and Dianetics (later Scientology) clear ties to the intelligence community going all the way back to the very beginning of the movement.
A word on Timothy Leary –
Timothy Leary was recruited around 1947-48 by CIA agent Cord Meyer, under Projects ARTICHOKE and MOCKINGBIRD when Leary and Meyer were being intelligence agents undercover as members of the communist front group The American Veterans Committee. Cord was also President of The World Federalist association which sought to establish a one-world government (see Time article on Cord from 1948).
This is the goal of Cecil Rhodes secret society, and its public face – the Round table.
You can view my two library articles, extensively documented, here:
The Time article also said:
*Note the cover (see definition of cover and “window dressing”) being employed by Time for Mr. Meyer, as if he was just a ‘low-level marine in a fox-hole’ – this is a point blank lie as he was heading up the SI division in the Turkey area, then was in charge of lieing to the world about the Nazi monsters of the Gehlen organization.
Cord Meyer Jr., 27, is a pale young man with a preoccupied smile and wavy brown hair. His paleness and his preoccupation are the marks of war: he was very nearly killed on Guam. He lost an eye and had his face shattered when a Jap grenade exploded in his foxhole. Since his discharge from the Marines, Cord Meyer has been a young man on a crusade. He is the president of United World Federalists, which seeks to save the world through a limited federation before an atomic war destroys it.
Only a few years later, L. Ron Hubbard would use the same cover. He formed an organization on that exact same pattern, called the Allied Scientists of the World.
Even more interesting, however, is that just a year earlier than Cord Meyer, in August of 1947, Hubbard had written a sci-fi series called the End is Not Yet, wherein he also promotes a world government, claiming nationalism is the cause of war – and – he also says (within the story):
For a little while three atomic scientists and an ex-naval officer and myself attempted to form a group to be known as the Allied Scientists of the World.
Also have a look at this.
A participant in the founding of the United Nations and an advocate of one-world government, Meyer spent almost three decades (1951-1977) with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), becoming one of its highest-ranking officers. His papers, however, bear little reference to his CIA career except in clippings from published sources. They relate more fully to his activities on behalf of one-world government after World War II and document in great detail many facets of his personal and family life.
What is known as an actual date for when Cord “officially” began working for the OSS successor, the CIA, is 1951. Allen Dulles had approached Cord Meyer, and it is on record that he then became a “principal operative” of Operation Mockingbird, a covert operation meant to sway American print and broadcast media toward “the CIA line” – which if you understand the back history of America’s intelligence organizations, you know that means BRITISH interests.
Frank G. Wisner was Meyer’s handler at the CIA. Frank, was a cross-over from the OSS, where he was also a high-ranking official, and this is where Cord Meyer’s previous intelligence activities were also hosted under. Frank, at one point, (per documents in our CIA Declassified Document Library) had been the Chief of Special intelligence (SI) in Istanbul Turkey, and even at that time had been involved with planting articles in foreign newspapers.
After WWII, Frank was put in charge of handling the Gehlen organization, a Nazi intelligence network – this is part of what Meyer was expected to hep “spin” to the America public.
In 1954, Timothy Leary’s first assignment for the CIA was to devise a personality test. It became “The Leary,” Test which is used by the CIA to test prospective employees. Leary also worked with CIA contractor Frank Barron at the Berkeley Institute for Personality Assessment and Research.
By 1955, funding for these types of CIA MKULTRA operations were being funded by the CIA front group, the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology based at Cornell.
A 1963 statement by the CIA’s Inspector General shows what the real point of Personality Testing was and how it fit into “operations”:
The [Clandestine Services] case officer is first and foremost, perhaps, a practitioner of the art of assessing and exploiting human personality and motivations for ulterior purposes. The ingredients of advanced skill in this art are highly individualistic in nature, including such qualities as perceptiveness and imagination. [The PAS] seeks to enhance the case officer’s skill by bringing the methods and disciplines of psychology to bear…. The prime objectives are control, exploitation, or neutralization. These objectives are innately anti-ethical rather than therapeutic in their intent.
In 1960, Leary’s mentor Barron, under CIA auspices, founded the Harvard Pyschedelic Drug Research Center. Leary follows Barron to Harvard and becomes a lecturer in psychology. After Barron administers to him some CIA-supplied psilocybin and LSD, Leary begins tripping regularly.
At Harvard, Leary’s mentor is chief pyschologist Henry A. Murray, who in the 1940′s also developed personality tests for the OSS/CIA, and monitored military experiments on Truth-Drug brainwashing and interrogation. By the time Leary got to Harvard Murray already had contracts with the Pentagon and CIA to test student volunteers.
Leary also consulted British intelligence agent Aldous Huxley. Huxley, who was at Harvard on a visiting professorship, urged Leary to form a “secret order of LSD” to launch and lead a psychedelic conspiracy to brainwash influential people for the purposes of human betterment.
“That’s [drugs] how everything of culture and beauty and philosophic freedom has been passed on,” Huxley told Leary. “Initiate artists, writers, poets, jazz musicians, elegant courtesans. And they’ll educate the intelligent rich.”
– Tinker, Tailor, Stoner, Spy: Was Timothy Leary a CIA Agent? by Mark Riebling
Note: Aldous and Francis Huxley were also mixed up with Tavistock’s Stephen Abrams. In 1961 Abrams came back from Oxford to the U.S. at the urging of a CIA MKULTRA projects recruiter, to be involved with classified projects that were ongoing into telepathy and other psi abilities at Duke University – together with Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass) and Timothy Leary.
*For much more information on that, including documents, please see The Man Who Murdered My Mother – Duke University: The Anti-Life Zone
Timothy Leary left Harvard for his new assignment (firing him in May of 1963 was more of a public relations thing than a no-longer-a-spy thing). His new assignment was to work under William Mellon Hitchcock who founded the CIA front group,-The International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF).
Leary was paid $2,000 a month and provided a place to live and conduct his LSD experiments on the 2,500-acre Mellon-Hitchcock estate in the small upstate New York community of Millbrook.
A Village Voice article from 1974, presented the views of one of their staff. Don Mcneill, who had visited Millbrook in mid-1968.
[Don McNeill] …returned after a weekend to describe an Eastern version of the electric koolaid acid test (of the Grateful Dead). Leary, said McNeill, rarely took acid, but preferred to preside over the scene, manipulating people’s trips, directing sexual liaisons, conducting the whole house like a psychedelic orchestra.”
…Leary spent most of his time at Millbrook until 1966, and didn’t actually move out until 1968, two years after the Brotherhood of Eternal Love was established as a tax exempt corporation in California.
Note: This is almost exactly the same time that L. Ron Hubbard started the whole “tax-exempt” thing for the Churches of Scientology – also in California. Yet another LOCKSTEP with CIA front groups.
Leary was a fully witting agent, but also a handler, for the CIA LSD experiments (that means he knew) – which he finally admitted in 1978 –
If you look back, many things that we thought were accidents turned out were not accidents. The entire LSD movement itself was sponsored originally by the CIA, to whom I give great credit. I would not be here today if it had not been for the foresight and prestige of the CIA psychologists, so give the CIA credit for being truly an intelligence agency.
– Timothy Leary High Times magazine interview February 1978
Leary’s sugar-daddy, Mellon Hitchcock, later financed a huge black-market LSD manufacturing operation, which the Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Leary were part of.
Leary also acted as the initial CIA handler for the founder of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a major LSD supplier and distributor group out of Southern California.
Note: Another Mellon, Paul Mellon, had been the OSS station chief at London, and was the brother-in-law of David K.E. Bruce, ROOM secret society member and OSS London head. Paul was the son of Andrew Mellon, and the uncle of Billy Mellon Hitchcock. Richard Helms during his tenure as CIA director (1966-1973) was a frequent weekend guest of the Mellon patriarchs in Pittsburgh.
There is a reason that I’m telling you all this, it’s very key to just what this “drug ring” was that Terry supposedly broke up.
And, this is what’s going on in the time frame, when after taking various courses, Terry joined staff in scientology – around 1963.
In 1963 on New Year’s Eve, Jerry Garcia meets Bob Weir, and by 1964 they had started Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions – what was called a “Jug band”.
Source: Lost Live Dead February, 2012
A commenter adds:
… an earlier Nelson band. As he said, “Me and Hunter came up with the name “Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions.”
And then comes Scientology at the San Francisco Church of Scientology.
From a retrieved website article –
It was in Hamilton Street Scientology meetings when everyone became acquainted with Scientology as interactive. However, later on, at the L.A. home I shared with these folk, I became more aware of the precepts and through auditing, all those in L.A. intimately involved with the technique.
Robert Hunter, David Nelson and Willy Legate then go to LA to take more advanced courses –
Hunter, Nelson and Legate…had briefly settled in Los Angeles, where they were studying Scientology, looking for what they later described as science-fiction magical powers. For some time they had been experimenting with Legate’s e-meter, a primitive type of lie detector and it had been fascinating to monitor their own inhibitions and limits.
– A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of The Grateful Dead – Robert McNally
Right when Terry Milner is on staff there in Los Angeles, is when the Grateful Dead mkultra LSD bunch came to LA.
Willy, Hunter, Nelson and Grace Marie Haddie got into Scientology deeply enough that they moved from the Bay Area down to Los Angeles, in part because more advanced courses were taught at a center there.
…That day, in early May of 1964….Jerry and Sandy…drove down to Los Angeles, where they stayed for a couple of days with Bob Hunter – Billy ray Latham, the hot banjo picker from the Kentucky Colonels came over one night and jammed…
– Garcia: An American Life, Blair Jackson, p. 62,63.
That is when Terry met Grace-Marie Haddy.
It was in the summer of 1964, that CIA LSD project participant Ken Kesey, was tasked to launch a yearlong cross-country trip in a Day-Glo painted school bus nicknamed Further; they called themselves the “Merry Pranksters” and distributed thousands of doses of LSD, supplied by CIA operative Ronald Hadley Stark.
In New York, Kesey hooked up with Timothy Leary, who as we know was already tasked by the CIA/MI6 (through Aldous Huxley) to form a “secret order of LSD” to launch and lead a psychedelic conspiracy to brainwash influential people for the purposes of human betterment.
Meanwhile, Robert Hunter is actually working at a scientology organization, somewhere in here apparently.
Robert Hunter’s job description at the org implied trust, since each entry level test [OCA tests] came under the scrutiny of his all seeing eye (Agamoto) ~ he knew everything about everyone.
The Los Angeles hidden agenda was due, in part, to Scientology course requirements. It was necessary to polish techniques, but not with classmates. Since everyone signed on for the same course, people required someone from outside the course ready to volunteer. Of course, my timing couldn’t have been better so, as the result of a win-win situation, I’ve chalked up more free hours of auditing than anyone else on the planet, probably.
Robert Hunter was one of the Class IV auditors ~ really in a class all by himself. He ‘groked’ the system – made it his own. And Hunter ‘confronts’ anything – as well as anybody.
– Retrieved website
Meanwhile, Terry Milner takes off for training at Hubbard’s new Saint Hill organization in England, arriving the very same month that the Fair Game policy was issued – March 1965. He graduated Hubbard’s special briefing course in December of that year, staying on to do the clearing course and solo-audit himself to “Clear”, as well as train further as an auditor. Terry was only the 5th person to be called Clear. John McMasters being the first.
While Terry is off in England, the forerunner band to the Grateful Dead – The Warlocks – made their electric debut in July.
Ken Kesey, just back from New York and having his marching orders from Leary and Mellon/Hitchcok, soon recruits Jerry Garcia and the Warlocks to become the ‘house band’ at his notorious Acid Tests, a series of now-legendary public LSD parties and multimedia “happenings” mounted prior to the drug’s criminalization.
The coming together of the Warlocks, Ken Kesey and the Pranksters at La Honda was the first Acid Test, and for six months thereafter all they did was play at tests.
The Acid Test was the prototype for our whole basic trip. – Jerry Garcia
Bob Hunter, scientologist and Class IV auditor, attends a couple of these Acid Test gigs.
1991 interview with Blair Jackson:
Q: Where were you when the Warlocks started?
HUNTER: I must’ve been down in LA at that point; I’m not really sure.
GARCIA: He was doing other stuff, but he only barely missed it. The first time I saw him after we’d been playing – there was a big hole there for a while because he wasn’t around for the Acid Tests either, except at the very end, were you?
HUNTER: No, I was there at the San Jose Acid Test and the Fillmore Acid Test. [December ’65]
GARCIA: That’s right, I remember you at the Fillmore Acid Test.
HUNTER: I made most of the local ones.
GARCIA: And you and me first talked about writing tunes together sometime after our first record came out.
HUNTER: That sounds about right.
As 1965 drew to its close, the Warlocks rechristened themselves the Grateful Dead, the name taken from an Egyptian prayer discovered in a dictionary by Garcia; bankrolled by the local CIA-subsidized chemist/LSD manufacturer Owsley Stanley, the band members soon moved into a communal house situated at 710 Ashbury Street in San Francisco, becoming a fixture on the local music scene and building a large fanbase on the strength of their many free concerts.
When the Acid Tests stopped in the spring of 1966 and Kesey went to Mexico, the Dead got off the bus and started their own
Terry was there at Saint Hill, when Hubbard created the Guardian’s Office in March of 1966.
Foreground: Solo Audit Students, Gwen Kearns and Naomi Lutyens with Supervisor John Cox.
Background: Peter Jackson, Milton Gordon and Fran Bergman.
In 1966 – (late in the year) L. Ron Hubbard begins plans to form his SEA ORGANIZATION.
The “Advanced” courses were then moved to Ron’s cruise ship in the Mediterranean. The Sea Org was established on 12 August 1967.
As part of the MKULTRA restructuring by new CIA director Richard Helms and Mkultra head Sidney Gottlieb, there was a shift to “private” practices of the ongoing mind-control research.
Hubbard beginning the formation of his cadre of ocean-going vessels, happens to be EXACTLY when the shift of drug distribution and manufacture (and concurrent money laundering) occurred with Leary, Mellon/Hitchcock, and the creation of the “Church” of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. What better place to move drugs and money, than a “cult group of fanatics” on a Fantasy Island cruise around the world, eh?
And…all under the knowing eye of Mellon family buddy Richard Helms, who was now heading the CIA.
Guess where the idea of a fleet “sea going bunch of vessels” to move money and drugs around came from?
Paul Helliwell, CIA man.
During World War II, he had served as chief of Special Intelligence (SI) in China with the OSS.
Maochun Yu well-documents this fact, in his book OSS in China : prelude to Cold War. Describing the team chosen to head the OSS office in China, he writes:
Lieutenant Colonel Willis H. Bird would be D/Chief, Major Richard Farr was executive officer; Colonel Paul Helliwell and Colonel John Whitaker would be in charge of SI; Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Willis in charge of SO; Roland E. Dulin would run MO; Julia Child’s husband Paul would head the visual presentation branch, and Major Quentin Roosevelt was to be the liaison between Wedemeyer’s headquarters and the OSS.
Note: Prior to the war, Quentin was a ROOM secret society member. The ROOM was an informal anglophilic intelligence organization devoted to promoting BRITISH interests and empire building using America. See my article Covert British Intelligence Organizations in the U.S. – The ROOM.
Helliwell actually stayed in the Far East when the CIA was formed and had himself a bevy of spies to boss around, including E. Howard Hunt of later Nixon-Watergate fame.
In the early 1950s, his main job was to help Chiang Kai-shek to prepare for a future invasion of Communist China. Helliwell created a pair of front companies to supply and finance the surviving forces of Chiang’s Kuomintang Army.
He organized Sea Supply, a CIA proprietary a shipping company in Bangkok with a “sea going bunch of vessels” that furnished weapons and other material to anti-Communist guerrillas in the hills of Burma, Laos, and Thailand. He established Civil Air Transport (CAT), a Taiwan-based airline, later Air America.
Using Sea Supply, Helliwell imported large amounts of arms that were ferried into Burma on CAT airplanes. CAT then used the ‘empty’ planes to fly drugs (from fields of opium poppies that this mercenary army had cultivated) from Burma to Taiwan, Bangkok, and Saigon. There the drugs were processed for the benefit of the Chiang Kai-shek’s corrupt government on Taiwan.
When Helliwell was assigned to the Bahamas in 1964 (until 1975) to help launder LSD and marijuana profits, he formed (and controlled) Castle Bank and Trust Company, which also laundered Mafia money. Helliwell served the Mafia in a dual capacity as CIA banker and legal counsel. Helliwell’s law firm also represented Louis Chesler and Wallace Groves, both partners in Resorts International, another CIA front group.
That’s actually what he was assigned there to do, set up offshore banks for CIA use, and he set up other banks as well. He established the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company in the Bahamas, and then later the American Bankers Insurance Company based in Galveston, Texas. He also established a Miami office of the Sea Supply Corporation – the primary reason was to create closer ties between the CIA and the Cuban Mafia. This included Santos Trafficante, that brought in Chinese white heroin that the Mafia distributed in the U.S.
So – now that Leary and Mellon/Hitchcock’s good buddy Richard Helms was heading the CIA here in 1966, everything was all set up and hunky-dory – the drug-running and money laundering then began in earnest.
And there sat L. Ron Hubbard, the long-term intelligence asset, with his newly formed mini-fleet of ocean going vessels filled with gullible “save-the-world” types, all conveniently available to join in on the CIA “fun”.
Important note: Helliwell also served as the paymaster for the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation in 1961.
Terry Milner arrives back in LA from England in the summer of 1966, and is now on post as the Deputy Guardian for Intelligence for the entire U.S.
This is the exact time that the drug distribution company, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, is formed.
Farmer John Griggs, the leader of a rag-tag motorcycle gang in Hollywood, traveled to Mellon’s estate in New York to meet with Timothy Leary. Leary was quite taken with him, and Griggs revered Leary. Leary suggested that he start his own church. This seemed like an excellent idea to Griggs.
Ref – ACID DREAMS, THE COMPLETE SOCIAL HISTORY OF LSD: THE CIA, THE SIXTIES, AND BEYOND
Note: British propagandist author, using the pseudonym George Orwell wrote in 1938: “But I have always thought there might be a lot of cash in starting a new religion…” L. Ron Hubbard, as early as 1947, is said to have repeatedly said the same basic idea as Orwell.
By the time Griggs got back to California and formed his church, LSD had been made illegal just 10 days earlier.
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, consisting of approximately thirty original members, was formally established as a tax-exempt entity in October 1966.
The articles of incorporation announced the group’s objective:
“…to bring to the world a greater awareness of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ, Buddha, Ramakrishna, Babaji, Paramahansa Yogananda, Mahatma Gandhi, and all true prophets and apostles of God, and to spread the love and wisdom of these great teachers to all men…. We believe this church to be the earthly instrument of God’s will. We believe in the sacred right of each individual to commune with God in spirit and in truth as it is empirically revealed to him.”
The Brothers settled in Laguna Beach, a small seaside resort thirty miles south of Los Angeles.
Billy Mellon Hitchcock arranged for the production of the LSD, and the laundering of the profits through his connections to Castle Bank, where he already had a private account.
In a rare, candid conversation……Hitchcock said he thought of himself as mired in a Robin Hood syndrome. He said he got involved with The Brotherhood of Eternal Love because kicking the establishment in the teeth was exciting. Of course, William Mellon Hitchcock is the establishment”
– Mary Jo Worth, The Acid Profiteers Village Voice, 1974.
Between 1966 and 1971 the Brotherhood was virtually untouchable, but when they came under investigation over 750 members had been identified in a business the IRS estimated to be worth $200 million – the IRS wanted their cut.
Hitchcock made more permanent arrangements for the Brotherhood, later on, through Helliwell and the CIA’s cut-out of Resorts International, a conduit for huge amounts of Mafia money.
CIA agents organized the first ‘Human Be-In’ in 1966 San Francisco. They printed up paisly posters to advertise the Be-In. It was to be a ‘gathering of the tribes’ to join together in Golden Gate Park for a love pow-wow, to celebrate “love, peace, compasion, and the unity of mankind’. The CIA provided the LSD. John Starr Cook was the CIA asset in charge.
Terry Milner married Kathy Betts on February 3, 1967 in Los Angeles, announced in Auditor #24, and recruits Grace-Marie Haddy as his personal communicator.
Mike McClaughry adds:
Grace Marie Haddy was Terry Milner’s communicator. She adored Terry, and loved being his communicator.
1967 – The Brotherhood of Eternal Love opens Mystic Arts World in Laguna Beach.
The next thing the Brotherhood did, was establish a vast marijuana smuggling network out of Mexico, with Pedro Aviles.
Then Timothy Leary moves to Laguna to help facilitate the Brotherhood being the new supplier of LSD.The dealing operation was already in high gear by the time he decided to pull up roots and head for the West Coast
Billy Hitchcock moves to Sausalito to help facilitate production of LSD for the really big push that the CIA was about to engage in.
By May, before he moved, he had met up with Mr. Scully, a young chemist. Scully meets up with him in Sausalito a few months later. They agreed to form a business partnership. Hitchcock would lend him money for supplies and equipment, and Scully would synthesize LSD and other psychedelics. Hitchcock also bankrolled another chemist named Nick Sand, and the two men worked together.
At first they were both hard-pressed to find ergotamine tartrate (which they referred to as “ET”), one of the key ingredients of LSD-25. Hitchcock contacted a European source with legitimate access, and Sand and Scully were off and running.
On October 2, 1967, at 710 Ashbury Street in San Francisco (where the Grateful Dead had taken up residence the year before) was raided after a police tip-off. Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan were apprehended on marijuana charges which were later dropped, although Garcia himself was not arrested.
“Bear” Owsley Stanley, the “LSD King” and supplier for the Hell’s Angels, was also caught red-handed by federal agents at his tabbing factory in Orinda, California, with a large stash of LSD and STP that would have netted $10,000,000 on the black market. He was eventually sentenced to three years in prison and fined $3,000 for tax evasion.
Scientologist Robert Hunter brings the lyrics for Dark Star and joined up with the Grateful Dead band officially right after this “drug bust” in the fall of 1967 – He and Tom Constanten (also a scientologist) get Weir into Scientology.
Weir had listened to T.C. over the winter and studied L. Ron Hubbard’s ideas as a way of strengthening his position in the band.
Tom Constanten was a Scientologist, and was adopted as the seventh member of the Grateful Dead during the recording of the band’s second album, Anthem Of the Sun (Warner Brothers, released in 1968). The pianist was a child prodigy who wrote orchestral pieces as a teenager while growing up in Las Vegas. In the summer of 1961, TC met Dead bassist Phil Lesh at Berkeley, where each professed a love for classical music. The two became roommates and enrolled in a graduate-level course taught by Berio at Mills College in Oakland. Constanten joined the Air Force in 1965 and was a sergeant stationed in Denver who specialized in computers when the Dead enlisted him to record Anthem Of the Sun with them during his weekend leaves. When he was selected as Airman of the Month, Constanten used the three-day pass to record with the band. The day after an honorable discharge, TC made his stage debut with the Dead on November 23, 1968 at the Memorial Auditorium in Athens, Ohio.
– A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of The Grateful Dead – Robert McNally, p. 321
So, LSD is now in production again, and the Brotherhood of Eternal love is off and running.
Skipping forward a few years – Terry Milner and Jerry McDonald start smuggling drugs with the Brotherhood, to…wait for it…handle rumours about Sea org ships running drugs!
February 1970 – Milner tells JM that US customs believed Scientology was promoting and smuggling drugs because some expelled Scientologists were engaged in drug trafficking. And further that a person had been picked up by customs while smuggling drugs and claimed that he was on a secret mission for the Sea org.
– U.S. Customs “timetrack” done by Guardian’s Office intelligence personnel, Ref: Exhibit XII  – Clearwater Commission Hearings (main page here). p189
JM is Jerry McDonald.
More from Exhibit XII –
February through July 1970 – JM (Jerry McDonald) is reported as working with Customs and LAPD as an informant of the cycle set up by Milner to remove X-Scientologist drug runners off Scientology lines.
February 16, 1970 – Us Customs official calls Jerry Mcdonald in Salt Lake City, Utah “ to inquire about the Aires (Aries – McDonald’s ship) and JM’s involvement in Scientology”. He asks questions like – Why is Scientology going back and forth between Mexico and the US, is Scientology running dope?
February 17, 1970 – Jack Enoch, Customs, calls Jerry McDonald and tells him that the Scientology investigation is just local now but should soon be widespread. Jerry lies, and says that he is no longer involved in Scientology but that his wife and kids are.
June 16, 1970 – In a report by Terry Milner to Mary Sue Hubbard (the Guardian – MSH for short) he says that Doug Rambo is busted by Customs and offered a break if he would provide unfavourable data on Scientology – allegedly Customs later denies this to Jerry McDonald.
Just one month before Jerry (still working with Terry Milner) gets busted with Brotherhood aboard the Makaira (and walks – scot free) – Hubbard goes on about busting people for drug running.
You notice Jerry McDonald is not mentioned.
1970 – June 22 –
You should write all your friends to correct field impression of Flag with brutal ethics and cat-o-nine.
I worked out what really happened. In Melilla in the Spring of ’68 we had a flood of raw, relatively untrained, unaudited people arrive. We also had five people who were very heavy handed and suppressive, since blown or dismissed (Berez was booted out of the SO for drug use and is in jail for drug running and possibly Taunton). The ship during the VIII Class was (a) poorly manned (b) had SPs aboard and (c) had very few trained Scientologists and (d) was under heavy enemy attack (the Greek affair with bird dogs aboard). (The UK ban.)
What happened was, we trained and processed up the crew, we opened the gate on the SPs and dumped them, we made quite a few auditors and beat the enemy attack with excellent PRO Area Control and the “dead agent” caper, meaning getting documentary proof that what was said of us was lies and getting the agents booted out of the country.
Two years ago we built up a ship and have since been improving it and all Orgs.
It is quite a tribute to Dianetics and Scientology that we could make it go so right so fast. It is an accomplishment that should not be invalidated by silly rumours about how mean and vicious we are. The vicious actions today are not in the SO.
You should spread the word.
Five months later – Hubbard declares “SP” the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.
1970 – 30 November – Squirrel Groups – excerpted
“The following people have been found by their consistent activities to destroy Scientology to be dangerous to Scientology orgs and staffs.They are few in number compared to our own, but regularly create more havoc than would be expected from their apparent spheres of influence[.]”
The Brotherhood – USA
- Church of the final Judgement – USA, UK, EU, Mex.
- Church of Satan – USA, UK, EU, Mex.The Process – USA, UK, EU, Mex.
- Baron Berez
- Marrianne De Grimston
- Robert De Grimston (AKA Robert & Marrianne Moore or De Grimston-Moore)
- Doug Rambo
- Bill Deitsch
…Anyone who has PT or recent connections with any of these people is under suspicion and the information regarding the person should be forwarded to Internal Security Bureau 4.
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To see how ludicrous this all is – please see my post Scientology’s Elusive Jerry McDonald – Drugs, Guns, and The Brotherhood.
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Now, as to the part of Terry’s affidavit where he talks about his “associates” – we know one of them was Jerry McDonald, but Terry also used a private detective agency, pioneering the deniability aspect for church intelligence work.
Before he left post….[Terry Milner] established a private detective agency which employed several of the [B1] US staff. The agency was hired by the C of S and this was not hidden, It provided a cut-out so that agents would be traced back to the agency if caught. This was not its original intent, but it was because people talked more easily to investigators and it provided a place that people could contact to check someone out if there was doubt about them.
Prior to November 1974 – When [Milner] left, the company was dissolved, as he owned it. Duke, the new DGI, put a B1 staff member [Greg Willardson] through his exams to obtain a license with a view to setting up a new agency along the same lines. Greg passed his exams in November ’74.
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So, as you can see, Milner had been booted, and it was by Jane Kember.
See Exhibit 43, a document obtained during the FBI raids of the Church of Scientology on July 8, 1977.
Here is the PDF.
But, before he left, he was obviously tasked to write this affidavit to attempt to spin the drug running he and Jerry McDonald were engaged in.
And, while he tries to portray himself as some kind of knight-in-shining armor, it’s extremely important to remember that while he was supposedly saving the world from evil drug-runners – he was hard at work trying to destroy Paulette Cooper.
He was Fair Gaming her.
Note: The following information is primarily from my husband’s Scientology Roots, Chapter 28: Scientology Thought Police.
Terry Milner wanted to find ways to destroy Paulette, preferably to have her put in jail for “her crimes”. 5
Scientology intelligence operatives covertly got access to Paulette Cooper’s apartment. This gave them access to blank pieces of paper with Paulette’s fingerprints on them and access to her typewriter.
Several bomb threats against the New York Church of Scientology were typed out, using Paulette’s typewriter and pieces of paper with Paulette’s fingerprints on them. It appeared that the bomb threats were done by Paulette, but in truth, she was being framed by Terry Milner, head of Intelligence Operations in the United States, on behalf of the Hubbards and the Church of Scientology.
In December 1972 the New York Church of Scientology received the first two bomb threats “from Paulette Cooper”. Milner and one of his cut-outs promptly contacted the FBI regarding “bomb threats against a Church.”
A little time-line for 1972 –
- 8 December — NY Church receives first bomb threat. 5
- 13 December — NY Church receives second bomb threat. 5
- 15 December — Cooper moves to new apartment at 300 E. 42nd St. The FBI questions Cooper about the bomb threats. 6
When the first two bomb threat letters failed to produce a satisfactory result, Milner, Bob Thomas, and others, planned a new death threat letter to Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
By May of 1973, Paulette Cooper was indicted for bomb threats and perjury by a Federal Grand Jury. 6
They made calls to her family, they knew a way to get to her was to harass her parents.
Scientology filed 18 lawsuits against her and stole her book from all the public libraries.
Cooper developed insomnia, sleeping for only two to four hours a night, and wandered around in a daze of exhaustion. At this point, she met Jerry Levin, who took pity on her terrible situation. At last she had a friend and confidant who would listen to everything. And having listened, she later discovered, Levin would file his report with the Guardian’s Office. His real name was Don Alverzo, he worked for the Scientology intelligence unit.
Terry Milner was the senior handler for Don Alverzo. Don told me (after the fact) that he had been tasked to infiltrate Paulette Cooper by becoming her boyfriend under the false name Jerry Levin.
Two other covert operations they ran on Paulette, was an attempt to have her committed to a mental institution and an attempt to have her commit suicide. Mitchell Hermann told me about that some years later, when he was working at USGO intelligence under the cover name of Mike Cooper. I don’t believe that these have previously been exposed by anyone before me.
The covert operations against Paulette Cooper, were code-named “Operation Freak Out” – named as such by Bob Thomas and Terry Milner.
Terry’s Operation Freakout took a a heavy toll on Paulette.
In addition to all of the above – they put out libelous publications about her; sent letters saying that she was soon to be imprisoned. They also sent false reports about her to the Justice Department, the District Attorney’s Office, the IRS.
That very same Justice Department that was praising Terry and his “associates” so-called assistance, just two years earlier.
I think not.
By Virginia McClaughry
- 4. A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of The Grateful Dead – Robert McNally
- 5. Letter from Bob Thomas to Terry Milner – Bomb threat letters Documents of the United States District Court, District of Columbia, Washington, DC 20001. Criminal Case Number 78-401. United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard, Jane Kember, and Morris Budlong – Paulette Cooper Timeline
- 6. Inside Scientology by Robert Kaufman