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TinWiki: Bohemian Grove

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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The Bohemian Grove (Bohemian Club) is a private men's art club based at Bohemian Grove (2700 acre) near San Francisco, California, with a membership of many prominent local and global leaders. The club was originally formed exclusively by journalists who lamented the lack of art and culture in the post-gold rush San Francisco and wanted to capture something of 'la vie boheme' which had become popularized among the avant garde of the U.S. at the time. It was quickly apparent that the group needed to relax its rules for membership, and start permitting some people with no talent but with money to join. The membership lists are private, and only a few people outside of the club have ever seen them. Members include some U.S. presidents (usually before they are elected to office), many cabinet officials, and CEO's of large corporations, including major financial institutions. Major military contractors, oil companies, banks (including the Federal Reserve), utilities, and national media have high-ranking officials as club members or guests. Many members are, or have been, on the board of directors of several of these corporations. However, artists and lovers of art are still among the most active members of the club, and the Club's bylaws still require that there be a certain number of artists, writers, and other academics.

Every year the club hosts an annual two-week camp at Bohemian Grove, which has become notorious for its illustrious guest list and its eclectic Cremation of Care ceremony involving a mock human sacrifice. In addition to that ritual, there are also two outdoor performances, often with elaborate set design and orchestral accompaniment. The more elaborate of the two is called the High Jinx, the less elaborate and expensive of the two is the Low Jinx. More often than not, the productions are original creations of the "Talent" members, and the stage crew is composed of the regular members: corporate CEOs, Bank Presidents, Politicians, etc.




 





External links

G. William Domhoff, A sociologist who has obtained unprecedented access to the Club
YouTube Video "David Icke on the Bohemian Grove"

Relevant discussion threads

Bohemian Club Members




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