All fans of the 13th Floor Elevators should see this film. It's a dark comedy about the "Psychic Warrior" project of the the Seventies and Eighties. This was where the Army tried to weaponize the New Age Movement. Instead, they created a squad of peaceful "Jedi" warriors.
Oh yeah! All of the Jedi Warriors that the Army trained had a pyramid with an eye tattoed on their chest! The Commander was an old acid head/Special Forces Green Beret played to perfection by Jeff Bridges.
When all of the other green berets were doing push ups, these guys were doing yoga, tai chi and interpretative dance.
They talk a LOT about shit that Tommy Hall talked about. They also talk a LOT about perception. Like, change one's perception, or change the enemy's perception, and you change your/their reality.
They did cool shit like Remote View a mission. Their Commander would send them to Iraq and then remote view their mission to them. They would remote view and pick up the mission.
When Bush Sr. came to power they took the Jedi Warriors and had them kill goats by staring at them and stopping their hearts. The peaceful soldiers say that this was when the "curse" was put on them. The Bush Administration also dredged up the MKULTRA studies and began trying that shit out again. They tried to dose soldiers with LSD to "help" their remote viewing. This was a disaster.
The Commander (played by Jeff Bridges) began to say that his project was going to change the Army from within. That's when the Army drummed him out. In a hilarious scene, at his Court Martial, he was charged with using his rank and influence to obtain prostitutes and drugs for his men. Jeff Bridges leaps to his feet and bellows that "the thing about the prostitutes" is a damned lie!
It was fucking funny as shit!
The Bush (Jr) Administration took the dirty stuff and began using it in interegations of prisoners. The Jedi Warriors called this the Dark Side.
Real-life psychic warrior Major Paul H. Smith, US Army (ret.) presents the true
story behind the book and movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats.
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7:00–9:00 P.M.
BookPeople, Third Floor Meeting Room
603 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 70703
Free and open to public