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Secret CIA 'Magic' Manual Reveals Cold War Spy Tricks

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posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 08:51 PM

Secret CIA 'Magic' Manual Reveals Cold War Spy Tricks

For decades, rumors of top-secret "magic" manuals swirled within CIA circles.

The file contained once highly-classified manuals written in the early 1950s by American magician John Mulholland that detailed the secrets of magic that could enhance the art of espionage.

"The lesson of Mulholland is that events don't happen as single isolated events. ?They become part of a clandestine choreography that when successful allows the operation to take place without any awareness of surveillance or bystanders," he said. "Mulholland taught that the world is a stage and everywhere you perfor
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posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 08:51 PM
Here is the book

To stealthily remove a document from a desk, Mulholland recommends dotting the bottom of a book with a special wax. When the book is lowered on top of the paper, it will affix the
paper to the book and allow the spy to remove the paper without attracting attention.

Mulholland describes how a modified fuel tank, only partially filled with gas, could conceal a person in a special cavity.

To deliver a special liquid, Mulholland suggested inserting a small container in the fold of a wallet. When the wallet is closed and squeezed the liquid would be discharged.

Anyone know where to get this book maybe as an e-book?

i'd love to read it!
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posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 11:11 PM
Hehe youll find that literally everything is just a trick and I guarantee all of it was created by necessity... ie using only materials at available for you.

Like they say necessity is the mother of invention, Ive seen some crazy uses for every day things that will put McGuyver to shame!

posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 11:49 PM
Some info on the Magickian/MagiCIAn, Aleister Crowely.

According to Dave McGowarn, Aleister Crowley was a "notorious occultist and British intelligence asset."

Aleister Crowley is best today as a founding father of modern occultism. His wide, hypnotic eyes peer at us on the cover of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and his influence can be found everywhere in popular culture.

"The Great Beast" has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence...

Secret Agent 666 - Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence And The Occult
By Richard B. Spence

(4) Occultists At War

...There is some evidence to suggest that Crowley was working for MI5 during this time, spying on his fellow OTO initiate Karl Germer, a German intelligence agent, so perhaps his excuse for working for The Fatherland is sound. Whatever the case, he was definitely hired by MI5 during WWII...

"Crowley was an adept amateur psychologist, had an uncanny ability to influence people and probably utilized hypnotic suggestion in his undercover work," Spence added. "The other thing he made good use of was drugs. In New York, he carried out very detailed studies on the effects of mescaline (peyote). He would invite various friends over for dinner, fix them curry and dose the food with mescaline. Then he observed and took notes on their behavior."
Mescaline, Spence noted, was later used by intelligence agencies for experiments in behavior modification and mind control...

Aleister Crowley Was A British Agent
Encouraged Germany To Sink Lusitania
Historian Reveals The Double Life Of 'The Great Beast 666'

... Fleming was a British intelligence operative during (and after) World War II, when he worked closely with Nazi 'defector' Rudolph Hess and a rather notorious character named Aleister Crowley – a flamboyant occultist, British and probable U.S. intelligence operative, and avid German and Nazi propagandist during World Wars I and II...

Celluloid Heroes: Part I
or: You Can See All the Blood as You Walk Down Hollywood Boulevard
David McGowan

posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 12:33 AM
Ah, our secret!!

You're dead on, you will find every magician, psychic, mind reader whatever, is actually just a psychologist. We can pick up on 'tells' of the body, or way words are said, etc and know mind 'archetypes' to the point you can predict what someone is going to do or say!

...or if they're in it for the money *cough* john edwards then you also have to know how to prey off the gullibility of people who need something to believe in.

posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 12:38 AM
Looks like you can just buy it on Amazon.

posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 04:41 AM
Wow amazing! I must read this book, sounds alot of fun!

Just to see what crazy things the spies, agents and whatnot used.

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 01:15 AM
Illuminati Use "Magick" Against Us

December 2, 2009

By L.C. Vincent

The Illuminati and their minions enjoy the certain knowledge that the spiritual realm not only exists and at all times interpenetrates our phenomenal world; they also know how to manipulate elements of these spiritual dimensions to make things occur at a given place and time according to their wishes...

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