Before the company’s collapse, Holmes gave speeches at universities detailing…when she started Theranos in 2003, she had resolved to never, ever give up on the company, no matter what…“the minute you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted you’re not going to succeed.”…she would stay with Theranos even if it failed, determined to see her life’s work through to the end.
Holmes had always done things her way—she hewed herself to a diet of disconcerting green juices, wore a Jobsian turtleneck, and as I recently reported, walked around the office with a dog whom she repeatedly told people was a wolf, and whom she doted on even when he shat all over the company boardroom. Indeed, Holmes spent Theranos’s final days not in mourning, but at the biggest party on earth. As Taylor locked the door at the company’s lab in Newark, California, Holmes was roughly 375 miles away, dressing in white fur, with pink bug-eyed sunglasses, prancing around the playa at Burning Man with her boyfriend.
I learned this detail, along with plenty of others, after the publication of my recent article [which] struck a nerve with former Theranos employees, many of whom say they hate Holmes like a cartoon villain. One former Theranos employee reached out to me to recount how small and petty her lies could be…Holmes’s comment about being able to quote Jane Austen in a New Yorker profile was nonsense. In public, Holmes often attempted to appear well-read and scholarly, in a dreary New England sort of way, despite her single year of college. She touted the titles of works of philosophy that she had absorbed. According to this former employee, however, it was all fiction. Colleagues who questioned her about the canon found that Holmes’s intellect was mostly superficial. For this person, it was a harbinger of what was to come. “How is it that you can remember every word of Jane Austen but you say ‘I don’t remember’ 600 times during a deposition,” the employee asked me rhetorically, referring to Holmes’s now infamous pattern of response during a series of depositions with 12 attorneys from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Rather than updating that already rather long post, I figured I’d just continue here. There’s some new information and evidence to share.
Yesterday I made a video about the post.
Since both of these publications, a lot of information has been flooding in. Jan has been active on the Internet for almost 10 years, and in that time has burned many bridges. I am not even in the first 100 people he has accused of being a CIA agent, or worse.
“The only game in town is co-operation”, I agree. He made a lot of good points here.
If you were a modern-day Captain Trips who wanted to launch DARPA’s new mind control operation with DMT and Ayahuasca, in conjunction with Joe Rogan, what a great cover to later become a voice “exposing” MKULTRA using decades-old information…then team up with Alex Jones “against” Rogan. Then Alex pulls the rabbit out of the DARPA hat by suddenly making up with Rogan and promoting DMT despite Jesus’ instructions to him to “destroy” Rogan.
Alex Jones suddenly ended his war with Joe Rogan, and shifted his stance on Ayahuasca and DMT from “evil CIA mind control drugs” to “vital Silicon Valley technology from DARPA and the breakaway civilization enabling access to the latest advances from other dimensions”. Yes, really!
Jan Irvin’s name was not mentioned in the 5 hour+ show. He definitely achieved the mission of familiarizing Alex’s audience with DMT and Ayahuasca before this surprise reconciliation. Jan primed them for Alex’s big revelations about interdimensional beings. The episode had more than 200,000 viewers on the live stream and will probably be the most widely viewed podcast in history, a record held by Alex and Joe from their last get-together on JRE #911.
Jan has been deleting any comment from his channel that links to my rebuttal post or video. Some YouTubers have reported their comments being deleted 4 times.
By his own admission Jan has also been trolling me on my channel with sock puppet accounts.
The actual people he says are bots are showing up in my thread and commenting and laughing at him. He acknowledges that “John Smith” is one of his sock puppet accounts, so he has exposed himself doing the things he is projecting onto me.
In the process of trolling, he manages to tell more lies – as we will prove with evidence.
Carl Hassell has given me permission to share the interactions with Jan that they are both referring to:
Apparently Jan caused a massive restructuring inside the CIA. How would he know this information if he was not an insider there? Is there any evidence for this? CIA Director John Brennan announced a major restructuring in March 2015, but didn’t mention Jan in his unclassified press release. Maybe he gets attribution in the classified version?
You can see how Irvin’s logical thinking process works. Joe Atwill was in New Zealand (with his wife who lived here for many years), I was in New Zealand, the two of us got together and recorded a free YouTube show How To Be A Truther…therefore, that is proof that the CIA is funding us. He actually expects people to respect his work while he blatantly ignores the Trivium like that.
“Everything’s in the New Testament and Tartary. All the religions fit together around Israel, I’m the only one who’s figured it out” – OK Jan, whatever you say mate. Publish or perish.
It didn’t take long before Jan’s paranoia kicked in and he turned on Carl, too.
This is the guy who introduced Jan to his wife, remember. You’d think Jan might be more polite. Instead he declined Carl’s offer to share his research; thankfully he’s decided to do that on my CryptoBeast YouTube channel instead.
Carl realized he had been manipulated by Jan, as you can see from this email to Matt Carney:
Date: January 26, 2018 at 1:50 PM Subject: I was manipulated by Jan
Hi Matt. I hope this letter finds you as well as possible. Man, did I get burned by Irvin. I trusted him. He lied & manipulated me for over a year. This morning I started repairing the damage I did in my online relationship with Zos. Zos was receptive and cordial. ( I p.m-d him earlier this morning.) Zos was the only one who answered me when I tagged him, Jan, Atwill, and Forte in a post on Jan.20th. As I told Z this morning, I felt his reply was a spin, and so I did not respond. When it became obvious Jan wasn’t going to answer me regarding the post,I p.m Jan,and the shit storm started, I have saved the p.m.’s with both Z & Jan. Anyway, I always trusted you because you and I shared large chunks of our life to the groups, and that said a lot to me. Socrates & I were bummed that you jumped out. Thanks, take care Matt. Carl Hassell
Here is my email interaction with Carl at the time. You will see the tone of it is rather different from Jan’s:
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 4:06:04 PM Subject: Jan and stuff
Hi Carl. Matt let me know a few months ago that Jan had contacted him privately, saying that I am CIA and that the head of IT for the CIA was the administrator for my Conspiracies group on Facebook.
He laughed it off, as did I. It makes no sense that I would expose as much as I have – at great personal and financial cost – if I was working for them. Nor does it make sense that I would move to New Zealand – wouldn’t they want me to spy on a country that was a threat to the US?
I told Jan that I met Jim Woolsey, former CIA director, at a charity fundraiser in Washington DC about 10 years ago. At that point he had been retired from the CIA for more than a decade. If he had recruited me then as my handler, why would I tell anyone that story? It makes about as much sense as Douglas Dietrich’s claims that Michael Aquino recruited me from New Zealand when I was 6, through a British guy who was 9 at the time that I didn’t meet for another 30 years. I have met plenty of people in my life, heads of state, CEOs. I have been self-employed since I was 22, my business career is public knowledge. You can read about it on LinkedIn or Wikipedia.
My friend Vahid is someone I always used to talk about conspiracies with. Before 9/11 there were not that many of my friends even interested in a conversation about this topic. He and I would always talk about this stuff on Facebook, when I made the group in 2009 I invited him to be an admin – as I did another friend, Eric Doriean, who I also talk about conspiracies with. Vahid is a server salesman, he ran his own company BizCloud and when that failed had a number of jobs before he joined Amazon in 2015. He is a sales guy in their web services division, he is not the head of IT or anywhere near that senior. He launched an “NSA Comedy Tour” after the Snowden leaks came out to expose the deep state. Oh and he is Iranian, why would the CIA hire Iranians who hate the Deep State and put them in charge of their technology infrastructure?
Jan’s idea that we are spying on members of the group is ridiculous. First of all, Facebook was created by the CIA as a spying tool – I covered that in episode 1 of my Burners series. Why would they need a special group with a few hundred members in it? It makes no sense. Second, what spying is going on there? We all share stories and comment on them, there is nothing controversial or national security related in any way. The group has been going for 9 years and I have never once heard of anyone having anything bad happen in their life as a result of being a member.
This is where Jan’s use of the Trivium falls down, he uses grammar “beast = Satan”, “crypto = secret plot” but does not use logic. If I was a Satanist I would be promoting Satanism, not exposing it. I stand by my work, I am highly critical of Crowley and dark occultism and their whole agenda. How is that promoting it? Saying that my nightclub logo is a hat is just ridiculous. Crowley was part of the Top Hat gang anyway. Because some obscure heavy metal band has an album called CryptoBeast, if I name my show after that I must be a fan of the band? No logic at all. My wife loves Beauty and the Beast, a lot of girls do, she calls me her beast. She doesn’t mean it in a satanic way. If I was a satanist I would do and promote evil things, instead of always tweeting about #pedogate I would be trying to justify it and cover up for it.
Jan seems very committed these days to the Bible and his Fomenko theory of history. I understand some of what Fomenko is saying and it makes sense but my wife is Indian, the Indian culture is thousands of years old, there is plenty of evidence of that. Any time I asked Jan about it he called me names – again, this is not what the Trivium is all about. He says that the New Testament is a real book, primary source documentation – and yet there is no evidence at all of that. He says that Jesus is not a historical figure, and he has read Fomenko but I have not. But Fomenko says Jesus was a real historical figure, King Iesu who lived in the 1100’s!
Jan turned on me, as far as I can tell, just because I stuck up for Joe Atwill by saying “if Joe is a disinfo agent, show me some of the disinfo” – when I finally got an answer out of him, he said “Joe believes that Jerusalem was in Israel and Rome was in Italy”. The guy is a looney tunes, Rome is STILL in Italy and Jerusalem is still in Israel. There’s a huge controversy right now about Trump moving the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Before he turned on me, he contacted me privately many times to tell me people were agents. Some of the ones he named were Matt Carney (for being Phil Lesh’s nephew, which he told us about, it’s not some secret that Jan dug out), Nino Teauneaux (who went on Jan’s show, then Jan turned on him), Pearl Vashuda Chanter, Jay Dyer.
I met Joe’s wife on their recent visit to New Zealand. She is a committed buddhist. He hates Zionism and was talking about the history of it at some length in front of her. How can publicly exposing Zionism be promoting it?
It just makes no sense, so you have to wonder what Jan’s real agenda is. Why did he freak out when I and others suggested he debate Joe? Isn’t that the whole point of the Trivium, to prove your point with facts? Watch the interview he did with Robert Forte, you could tell Robert really wanted to share what he knew about Timothy Leary etc but Jan wouldn’t even let him get a word in, he just kept attacking him. Why did Jan block me on Facebook instead of presenting evidence of all the things he claimed about me? He said “i’m sick of the lies and the Crowley bullshit”, but never once said what lies he’s talking about. The only Crowley bullshit is thinking my nightclub logo is a hat, I am not a graphic designer and did not create the logo. I never said anything promoting Crowley, ever. I hate the guy.
Watch Joe’s Powers and Principalities shows with Tim Kelly, he is continuing to do what I liked him for – exposing the agenda of cultural debasement from the Zionists. He talks about that on every other show he goes on too, and has great information that he reveals about it. What has Jan done since his split with Joe? Burned a bunch of people, lost a lot of discussion and engagement from his Facebook page, and heavily pushed Jacob Duellman – who has some good research, but I find to be pretty boring. I guarantee you that within the next year or two Jan will turn on Jacob too.
I have bothered to write this because I like you and your son and have enjoyed your contributions to our Facebook groups, even though we have never met face to face. I hope you and Socrates will friend me again and rejoin the groups.
I am sorry that I could not help you more to get your story out. [redacted]. I have bills to pay and I have been working my ass off since moving to New Zealand last July. I finished off my Burners series with Jan in 2017 but all the research for that was done in the previous years. I want to pick up my research again this year, but the next thing for me will be Charles Babbage in the 1800’s. Cheers Steve
This is Carl’s reply to my email:
———- Original Message ———- Date: January 27, 2018 at 6:32 AM Subject: Re: Jan and stuff
Steve…Thank you for your letter. My apologies for taking so long to write back, I had to lay down for several hours due to [redacted], I stopped narcotic pain meds several years ago. So…ouch! Cannabis only goes so far sometimes! And I can only type with my index fingers and cant look away from the keyboard.First, I was sorry to hear about [redacted] , I am sure you went through the wringer over it. I have had a very, very rocky relationship with Jan since my first frantic phone call (That consisted of him mostly yelling at me!) and a rambling snail mail to him in about April 2016, and a few frantic emails. I originally hoped Jan would expose P.W. At first he was very excited by the thought, and dared me to go on the show. I declined because he was the guy exposing this kind of stuff. I was prepared to give him all of the information I had amassed, along with inside information only Clergy and select members would know. And so I supplied him with many, many things for the Brain Database. He used only a small portion of what I sent him.
Everything on the Brain Pages about Mana Truhill/Trujillo,Peyote Way, Peyote, and Mormons,NAC, etc. came from me. All of it. I also sent Jan a very rare book( I found 5 copies), I kept 2, and sent the other 2 to lifelong friends. After several months of nothing…no questions, comments, or even an acknowledgement that he read the book, I started to insert comments and links on Jans F.B.page, as he only got a small fraction of what I still had. If he had read that short book and compared it to PWCG’s webpage, alarm bells would go off, and he could have done a couple shows on it. I did watch Fortes interview when it happened, and I went back and forth with Forte for 2 days blasting him on Jans F.B.page. He reminds me of so many charlatans I’ve met over the years. I feel as long as one is promoting psychedelics, then they are advocating for it.
When I first contacted Jan, I didn’t know how to cut and paste! I was not internet savvy at all! He frequently and gleefully ridiculed me for my poor internet skills, and herky jerky emails. I improved since then. Jan also told me regarding PW, “We will get there Carl, patience” I finally realized he wasn’t going to do anything. And that puzzled me. I now believe he is probably controlled opposition or something. I suspect Forte has a part in it. I was also puzzled by the lack of interest from the rest of you guys. As for my post tagging all of you on Jan.20…My intent was to have it all on the table, I needed to know why the topic seemed to be dropped cold. AND I didn’t want any secrets, by putting you all on the spot simultaneously, no one could say I went behind their back. After over a year with no real interest shown by anyone, I made the post .I was supremely pissed when no one replied ,and I considered it a snub, as I was always civil, courteous, and cordial. (Except towards Forte!) And my info solid!! That’s when I childishly struck out at yourself & Joe. I am embarrassed and sorry for that. I p.m Jan early in the morning on Jan.21, because it looked like he was gonna ignore the post also…I saved all of the pms.,I will send the whole exchange if you want. let me know, as this letter is already long.
In the pm, Jan got very angry and accusatory and took many things out of context and mis-characterized other things. His rambling comments got quite bizarre. When I said “I may sound crazy, but it looks like Zos may be a Satanist”( Based on what flimsy evidence Jan supplied.) he quickly launched into a tirade of how “the CIA is restructuring because I exposed the whole thing”, and “why the fuck would you write the enemy asking to go on their show” ( I did not ask anyone to put me on a show.) He went into “their all devils using my show to fight” and “Bill Joslins dirty too, he got compromised” “all of them, they are all dirty” he also said I was “trolling his friends list”, when his list is not viewable as you know! We had a mutual friend, (Mark Wharhol) and I asked him if he was the ex-member of PW Jan had told me about. Mark was the only person I asked! Jan also said he “exposed PWCG”, and there was nothing left to say!! WHAT?? He NEVER uttered the words. Never typed the words either!!
After listening and watching shows for over a year by the 3 of you guys, I knew PWCG was perfect to bring the research up to the present, as it is an ongoing, current operation with all the ties outlined in the Brain…and then some.I have listened to all the Kelly67 shows with Joe, and have commented on a few. I look forward to each installment. I know you don’t control F.B. Steve, I wasn’t inferring that.
To wrap this up…I’m done trying to expose PW with anyone’s help, I see it ain’t gonna happen. I know I hit some kind of home run with PW, and that’s why it went sideways and nowhere. Something is very strange about Jan’s leading me on for over a year, and then claiming he covered it.As far as who is or is not CIA, it really doesn’t matter to me…I am 60 yrs.old, sick, broke, have no connections, and very insignificant in the scheme of the big picture. I sincerely thank you for this email, Steve. It means a lot to me. Carl Hassell.
P.S.I did email Matt after you & I talked. I hope he gets back to me.
Later Carl and Jan had a public falling out over Jan’s show where he was very disparaging to Alcoholics Anonymous.
None of the people on the show had fully read The Big Book or completed all 12 steps of a program. A.A. has saved millions of lives and has an extremely high efficacy rate. Why would Jan Irvin, a former promoter of hallucinogens, cannabis and other narcotics, be trying to steer people away from A.A. without putting in the time to even read the book? Why not get a guest on to talk about it who had been through the 12 steps? Who benefits from Jan’s attack on A.A.?
Because Carl criticized Jan for getting the grammar wrong, in Jan’s mind this is now proof that Carl is a paid troll in the employ of the CIA:
The information Carl has shared shows that Jan is lying once more. He did not “recently” get a Facebook message from Carl. That was an exchange from more than a year ago – for Jan, more than 1 wife ago. He also clearly did not stop working with Carl because he was part of some troll team. Instead, he declined to publish Carl’s research, then after I had him on my show, decided that Carl was now a troll on the payroll of the CIA targeted at Jan. Once again, no evidence is ever presented for Jan’s allegations. Carl is obviously an independent person just trying to get his research out.
The Gnostic Media Slayer channel has some interesting stuff. Is this why Jan suddenly changed the name after so many years building his brand?
This video is particularly disturbing:
Jan’s Twitter account was the much more recognizable @gnosticmedia from 2013 until 20 January 2019 after a series of tweets attacking black people, feminists, and LGBT. Was he instructed to clean that up before going on InfoWars on 21 January 2019?
A comparison of @LogosMedia01 and the Wayback machine’s last backup of @GnosticMedia on Jan 20 2019 shows that he deleted Tweets from his timeline at the time of the change. This retweet seems particularly controversial:
None of the evidence I have posted so far has been enough to convince Jan to stop slandering me with unsubstantiated information.
If there was something occult in my software company, give an example of it. Jan can’t, because there wasn’t. What part of web authoring is chaos magic? Please explain. Point to somewhere I used chaos magic to do something. You only need to provide one example to show that you are not just making this up.
Meanwhile, here is evidence of Jan Irvin directly connecting himself to occult magic. Why is Jan so pleased to associate himself with the Golden Dawn, Aleister Crowley’s Masonic cult?
How does he claims this topic is “his work” when so many researchers have actually published books about it, and the Church Committee held public hearings on it 45 years ago? The Golden Dawn linked to an Alex Jones video, they didn’t cite anything by Jan Irvin. Perhaps Jan means that “the CIA/DMT Mind Control program” is his work? He seems to have done more to advance that program than almost anyone else.
Is Jan’s very recent Bible study related to his re-joining of the Zionist InfoWarriors?
He published “the Holy Mushroom and the Cross” and wrote a book called “Astro-theology and Shamanism: Christianity’s Pagan Roots” without ever reading the Bible himself? More pretend use of the Trivium.
His own behavior doesn’t stop him from lecturing others:
Another logical leap for Irvin to explain: why am I filing FOIA requests on the CIA if I work for them? Couldn’t I just get the documents from their intranet? If it’s all part of my cover story, why didn’t they respond by giving me anything more juicy – like, say, #InsigniaGate or Dark Overlord?
I have been on the Internet for 25 years, and in all that time have never encountered such accusations as this mentally unhinged person is making against me, entirely without evidence. Was every journalist who ever covered me before completely wrong, and only Jan Irvin got the scoop (from my own words?) Or could it be that Jan Irvin has no idea what he is talking about, can’t remember my first slide – and doesn’t want to admit that – so he is trying to spin falsehoods into truths?
All I can do is present evidence. If you care about that, you’ll be on my side because this is where all the evidence is. If evidence doesn’t matter, what matters are baseless allegations and sophistry, then you can join Jan’s side. The hate group running trolls and sock puppet accounts – at least he has now openly admitted that he’s doing it.
Before Jan introduced Joe Rogan to Ayahuasca (2003), promoted it on the JRE podcast (2011), went on Alex Jones for the first time (2011), and helped launched the CIA’s latest MKULTRA project to popularize modern hallucinogens…we don’t really know what he did. Ethno-botany? Drug advocacy? We know he was in Serbia in the 90’s before, during, and after the war and he speaks the language fluently. His earlier Internet footprints are very light and his resumé is a secret. He has dramatically changed his appearance and even his voice.
The Serbians know all about InfoWar, or “Neo-Cortical Warfare”. Through a combination of diet, music, computers, hallucinogenic drugs, and weaponized use of the Trivium, the actual minds of the youth can literally be re-shaped. Happy Meals become Satanic weapons.
Geomagnetic forces or not, Serbia is ready. According to Spasoje Vlajic, writing in Cudo, the Yugoslavian army has set up a special squad – the secretive para-psychology Unit 69 – to confront the black magic forces deployed by the US army. Vlajic, who played a key role, he says, in setting up the unit for the Yugoslavian general staff, warns his readers that “voodoo warriors and witches are already among US troops in Kosovo“. Vlajic cites an American magazine called The Military Review, and says US warlocks and witches trained at a secret base in Texas for their mission in Kosovo – which is to draw out and defeat the Serbian anti-magic Unit 69. The commander of the American unit is one Mary Palmer, a member of the US army military police, he adds authoritatively. Since the war, dozens of Serbian “clairvoyants” and “paranormal experts” have stepped forward to join these publications, ready to give guidance of a kind to their bewildered readers as they struggle to find their bearings after 72 days of Nato bombing.
Here’s Jan writing in 1999 about the CIA and his involvement with the Serbian war since 1995 (warning: contains graphic violence) link
Here is an interview with Jan talking about CIA, Nazis and his involvement with Yugoslavia. It sounds like a different person with a different accent.
He claims to have predicted the war 3.5 years before it broke out. How did he have access to that level of intelligence? He claims to be against both Slobodan Milosevic and the US/NATO. Controlled opposition?
Jan seems to have gone from the Serbian war, to the War on Drugs – Jack Herer, doing shrooms with Joe Rogan in 2003, a decade or so promoting the psychedelics, then switches over to his work “exposing” them – which is really just calling all the other books exposing them limited hangouts.
The evidence I have shared proves conclusively that Jan Irvin is a liar and a sophist. He is not operating in Truth, “Logos”, trying to help people learn about what is going on in the world despite what #FakeNews tells you. Instead, he has been pushing his own Puritcanical Christian view of how things should be: “cannabis bad, LGBT bad, vegetarians bad, Tartarians good, lies good, ad hominem attacks good, logic bad”.
Jan claims to be a proof-based researcher dedicated to the Truth. But when it was exposed that one of his guests was a child sex trafficking pedophile, part of a Doomsday cult, did he Correct The Record? No, he just deleted some of the pedo’s shows. The one titled “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” got to stay there.
We know that Ayahuasca was part of the CIA’s MKULTRA program, here’s the evidence again straight from the mouth of Willis Harmon (Stanford Research Institute)’s special agent, Canadian Captain Al Hubbard told to CIA operative psychologist Dr Timothy Leary in front of MKULTRA project manager Dr Sidney Gottlieb, and other key project leaders:
To me it is really looking like the CIA launched DMT/Ayahuasca operations with Jan Irvin, with a “double bind” cover built into the plans like a dynamite fuse…at some point during the operation he would then flip. He would attack the exposed in 1975 op MKULTRA using already published evidence. This would provide cover for the “modern MKULTRA” operations, as described by Alex Jones in the video below. This character was promoted as a “Pied Piper” for Internet #truthers. He would then attack every legitimate whistleblower as a “limited hangout” to discredit them.
If you listen to what Alex says in this video he is disclosing in plain speak the entire operation. Start at 56:30
There are some amazing statements made in this video, I may update this post later with a transcript or highlights.
Jan Irvin introduced Joe Rogan to DMT
Jan Irvin introduced Joe Rogan to podcasting
Jan Irvin was being used by people
Jan Irvin was being set up to be the new Timothy Leary
instead it became Joe Rogan
Here’s some eyewitness testimony…short of a memo saying “let’s go commit crime X together” that is about the best evidence you can get. This is about one of the several pedophiles closely associated with Jan who was convicted in court and died in jail, so you know that the evidence behind this is extremely solid.
The police caught Jan in the middle of downloading content from a hard drive. What would Jan be downloading from a pedophile’s computer?
A discussion at The Shroomery provides further insight into Jan’s relationship with Jack Herer and James Arthur. Typically, Jan’s comments were later deleted; but Jack’s wife Jeannie’s responses to them were not.
This is Jeannie Herer responding to parts of Jan Irving’s post.
Jan: About a week later, Jack decided to move in with Jim up in Yosemite to work on the book together. Jack and his wife had been going through some hard times, and his wife had moved out into a nearby apartment.
Jeannie: Jack and I have been together for nearly nine years and the only time we were apart was when Jack went to North Fork to work on the book with Jim. I had rented a room near our apartment to use as an office because our 2-bedroom apartment was way overcrowded. Jack?s son and his cousin had moved into the bedroom Jack used as an office and my office was half of a small closet in our bedroom. Kyle and the H.E.M.P. office were in our dining room. I never spent a night away from our apartment until Jack moved to Jim?s.
Jan: Jack?s wife Jeanie, looked at this situation as ?Jim stole Jack from me,? (her words) even though they were not living together at that time.
Jeannie: When we first met Jim, I was glad Jack had found someone who knew so much about his favorite subject. Jim told us it would only take three months to finish the book. That?s why I stayed in L.A. I had just rented the office and didn?t see any reason to give it up if it was only going to be for three months. If I had known it was going to be 14 months I would have gone up there in the beginning. After a year had passed I did feel like Jim was trying to manipulate Jack.
Jan: Jack?s wife told Jack that she did not want ?Jack Herer? on the cover of a book next to Jim?s name. However, we?ve all since agreed that Jim?s name would remain on the book, and/or to go public with a letter like this, had his name been destroyed?
Jeannie: You say ?we?ve all since agreed.? That sounds like I agreed, too. Jack may have agreed to that but I didn?t.
Jan: Jack also wanted to stand by Jim but Jeanie?s anger that Jim had stolen Jack from her, prevented him in taking any active role in supporting Jim. Jack?s wife threatened immediate divorce if Jack stood by Jim in any way.
Jeannie: The reason Jack didn?t stand by Jim is because he believed Jim molested those children. Three weeks after Jim was arrested, Jack went with you to visit him in jail. At that time, Jim didn?t deny what he had done. He told the two of you to read Wilhelm Reich and you would understand. You both told me after that visit there was no doubt in your minds that Jim was guilty.
Jan: I now also suspect that ?Ms V? robbed Jim?s house while Jack and Jim had been at the Cannabis Cup 5 months before.
Jeannie: She was with Jack and Jim at the Cannabis Cup.
Jan: What I think actually happened is that ?Ms. V? took advantage of the opportunity to take Jim?s property, using Jack for cover as he was getting some books per our agreement. There is no doubt that ?Ms V? had the computers. There is no doubt that she denied it for months. There is no doubt that she attempted to entrap others into this miserable mess.
Jeannie: The reason she and Jack went to Jim?s house in the first place is because Dan called me in a rage and told me to tell her that if she didn?t get her stuff out that night he was going to throw it all out.
Jan: Andy had mentioned briefly to Jim that I had located the computer and went to back it up. Jim, wanting to prove his innocence, and the burglary, sent the sheriff to Jack?s house looking for ?Ms V? and the computer after I had backed up the system.
Jeannie: The police didn?t come after you backed up the system. They showed up while you were sitting on our living room couch downloading things off Jim?s computer. You knew it was stolen because we told you she had admitted to Jack that day that she took it. You stashed it under the table next to the couch when the police came. I didn?t even know you were coming to our house that night until you showed up at the door.
Jan: I also think Jeanie Herer made a grave error by calling everyone involved in this field and telling them only her side of the story, before any conviction had been made.
Jeannie: I don?t know anyone in this field other than you, Jack and Jim. Who did I call? Some people did call us and I told them what I knew.
What is your motive in trying to make me look bad? Is it because Jim wrote the forward to your new book and you want to make him look good?
This is Jeannie Herer again. I’m not used to posting so I don’t know how to do the quotes. That’s why I’m putting names by them.
Jan: Were you and Jack not going through troubles then? I didn’t want to go into the details here. I heard you mention divorce several times during this period.
Jeannie: Yes, Jack and I were having troubles then, but I wasn?t leaving him.
Jan: Due to the size of the manuscript, and the fact that it was clearly not going to take three months, and being that Jack and Jim had told us they expected it to take one year, in what way was Jim trying to manipulate Jack?
Jeannie: When you first brought Jim to our house, he said it would take three months. Jack believed that. The Song of Solomon and Jonah were finished within the first two months. They were working on it about 50 hours a week. At that time they didn?t have a secretary working with them. They were doing all the work themselves. After Jim moved the secretary and her daughter into his house, he was only willing to work on the book 10 to 15 hours a week, at the most. He spent most of his time with the little girl and other kids that came over. Jack says he complained to you about this many times.
Jan: This was my point. You not being a co-author on the book, didn’t have any say so in agreeing or not agreeing. This is Jack’s dream that we were trying to help him realize from the begining. We were trying to make Jack happy, you happy, and trying to figure out what to do in this situation, and, if Jim was guilty, what should be done about the cover. You didn’t want Jack to have anything to do with this book, his dream. You wanted him to just walk away from it.
Jeannie: I?m not implying I had any say so. I?m just clearing up what you said. You said we all agreed since then. It sounded like you were including me. I have always wanted Jack to write this book. The information Jack taught me about mushrooms and religion changed my life. I just didn?t want him having anything to do with a pedophile.
Jan: You weren’t at the jail, and you don’t know what Jim said. Jim said, and I quote: “Do you guys really think I raped those girls, do you know what the charges against me are? I never had sex with this girls…Read Reich and you will understand.” During the first couple weeks, Jack told me that he had never seen anything that suggested this. As the case progressed, he changed his mind. At that time, so early in the case, before seeing both sides, and understanding the burglery, I too thought sure that Jim was more likely guilty than not. All of the other circumstances that have come out since make me question the entire case.
Jeannie: I know what you and Jack told me and you both told me you thought Jim was guilty after visiting him in jail.
Jan: This I did not know for sure. Thank you for clarifying this. Then who did the first burglery? This still needs to be investigated.
Jeannie: I don?t know who did the first burglary but I wish you would just stick to the facts and stop making things up.
Jan: This I also did not know. This is not how Danny told me the story. Thank you for bringing this to light.
Jeannie: Why are you taking everything Danny tells you as God?s truth? Why don?t you ask Jack?
Jan: Actually, I was finished backing up the system. I was looking for any evidence against Jim at the time the police showed up. I was not aware it was stolen before this day, before I drove back up there, that night. When the sheriff showed up, that was when I realized the magnatude of the situation.
Jeannie: You said Valerie admitted to you on the 16-hour trip that she had taken it. Jack and I didn?t find out it was stolen until the day you came up there to download the hard drive.
Jan: I also know that you told High Times, and anyone else who called. You always implied that Jim was already guilty, and that he had a previous, never explaining the details of the previous situation, or, to my knowledge, about Ms V.
Jeannie: You are the one who went to the police station and confirmed to Jack and I that Jim had a prior in the first place. I don?t know for sure what he did and you don?t either. You?re taking Dan?s word for it. After Jim was arrested, the Fresno Bee reported that he had two priors, one in 1984 in Salt Lake City when he was convicted for a sex crime with children under 14. The second one was in 1996. I don’t know the details of either of them.
Jan: I’m sorry Jeannie, I’m not trying to cause any malice between you and I. These are the facts of the matter (some I had confused) to the best of our knowledge, which need to be told for people to understand the entire situation, and the attacks against your husband.
Jeannie: The facts of the matter to the best of your knowledge seem to be much more than confused to me.
Joe Rogan tells the story from about 56 minutes about the first time he met Jan at Jack Herer’s place with James Arthur. Joe immediately identified the pedophile as a “dangerous animal” who he wanted to kill. Irvin obviously didn’t get that sort of vibe from the guy, instead trying to download content from his laptop until the police showed up.
There’s quite a bit of discussion on Reddit from people suspicious of Jan Irvin’s appearance on the psychedelic scene with a pedophile guru. Is Dugovic a Serbian name? From another Reddit thread:
Lowest rung on the ‘independent research’ fringe ladder.
Irvin’s ‘inspiration’ and or-RIDGE-ins, are a skeleton in his closet. His imitation or plagiarism of ‘research’ of – an ‘independent ethnomycologist researcher’ (as Irvin claims for himself) – one of the sickest fakes in fringe history:
Irvin’s whole operation started as an imitation of “James Arthur” – and his ‘association of psychedelic mushrooms with Christianity’ traveling ‘research show’ …
But ‘James Arthur’ was actually J. A. Dugovic. Irvin’s inspiration, hero, and soon Best Friend – was a convicted child sex assailant, not a researcher. When Dugovic, or “Arthur” to his loyalists – got out of jail – he faced a problem much like Chas Manson upon his release from prison. Livelihood. Like Manson, Dugovic saw what he liked and liked what he saw – opportunity! – in the gullible circus tent of psychedelia’s fringe bottom lands. Similar with Irvin – no college degree, no job skills or prospects only … bills to pay. McKenna too would ‘understand’ … although he was no pedophile, by accounts.
Irvin’s self-promo began by soliciting Dugovic fans, citing his ‘research,’ not knowing “Arthur’s” real name – and real interest – stalking fresh prey. The truth came out, true colors shining thru, when Dugovic ‘repeat offended’ – and got arrested again on yet another pedophilic rampage. That’s when it all unravelled … and the legacy, what a sickness.
For Irvin’s investment, urgent ‘damage control’ need arose – to cover up his ‘debt’ to ‘Arthurian legend; a tainting reflection upon NostickMedia’s debt to – a pedophilic ‘sheep clothing’ act.
Like Irvin the “James Arthur” show rips off Allegro, and gets all up into stained-glass windows, to ‘decode’ the Secret History of psychedelics. A story line of sensational cover up and scandal etc.
Seems fitting for one like Irvin, with such a sick puppy of a skeleton in his closet – no clue that “Arthur the Researcher” of whom he’d became so enamored – was not just a charlatan; a psychosexual child assailant of a fake. Considering how high “Arthur” had risen in his little scene, & how far he now was falling – he opted out: killed himself. But before his distinguished finale, Irvin – as “Arthur’s” devoted friend with privileged access to “Arthur” house, computer – got there before police.
But as reflects at the shroomery exchange – Jack Herer’s widow Jeannie showed up to bust Irvin’s act. Jeannie’s husband had gotten drawn in by the “Arthur / Irvin” duo – she was none too impressed by their act from the gitgo.
As the posted exchange reflects, Jeannie – calling Yawn out on his story-time bs – copied some in his remarks into her posts – to answer. And in so doing, she not only put lie to his Irvin’s ‘damage control’ 911 attempt – to cover up the “Arthur” scandal (in which he centrally figured). She also preserved some of his naked deceit – against his incompetent retraction or ‘unposting’ attempt. She foiled his desperate back-peddling maneuver – in effect, preserving Yawn’s blatant lies for posterity, in the record (and let it reflect).
Yet based on appearances and suspicions raised – “Arthur’s” “work” may have been published after all, ‘re-authored’ – or plagiarized – by Irvin – as his own. As convenient for him, with his Good Buddy “Arthur” self-destructed – per another saying:
“Deadmen tell no tales”
Under UV ‘black light’ of Irvin’s ‘untold history’ – his act lights up. His preoccupation with some Secret History – consumed with skeletons in peoples’ closets – fluoresces like true colors that try to hide, but come shining thru.
Tabloid scandalizing is the very axis of Irvin’s story cycles, 24/7 – all cover ups, all the time. Irvin’s compulsive themes are all scandalous cover ups, ‘smoking guns’ and finger pointing etc – always 180 degrees away from himself – toward others.
Is it because Irvin desperately needs to keep directing ‘bombshell’ attention toward others in a 360 circle – surrounding him – lest such interest wonder, even ask inconvenient questions – about him? Gee, I wonder. Knowing what I do …
People who live in glass houses can worry over its fragility – even be driven a little mad, into throwing stones at others. Courting disaster as it were, proverbially. Not the smartest thing for people in such predicaments.
The skeleton in Yawnni’s closet is no doubt a source of chronic fear to him – for what it could spell, if topic ever turned that way.
A lot of NoStick Media looks like a driven effort to keep it hidden from view. He’s driven to inflammatory diversion tactics – sensationalism about easy targets (Tmac, Leary etc). Irvin seems to live in fear, and his paranoiac psychodrama is off the scale. No wonder. His nightmare scenario might aptly be designated: “Arthurgate”
Another post by Doctorlao from the same thread highlighted the “Texas Two-Step” behavior of Jan in befriending researchers then turning on them:
About a claim posed here, as if running interference on behalf of poor misunderstood Gnostic (in a post by our OP, ostensibly replying to one of mine) – alleging Carl Ruck is a friend of Irvin.
Like Irvin has friends? Mkay.
I know Ruck personally (and don’t generally find his analyses involving fly agaric compelling). On ‘insider’ personal contact basis, I’m well aware – of how he’s been exploited by Irvin’s deceit and manipulative self-promotion routine. From my own standpoint, and from Ruck’s, both. But Ruck is only one in an entire raft of experts in various fields, on whom Yawn has played his scurrilous game. I guess he has to, for his purposes – he’s got bills to pay, and gets people to toss donation pennies to him for the show he puts on.
Once Upon A Time – Irvin solicited Ruck, to ‘befriend’ him. It’s exactly how Irvin operates, desperate for some “PhD” expertise to lend its weight to his ‘Psychedelic Mushrooms’ (which fly agaric isn’t – hello?) ‘and Christianity’ story telling. Its part of the Gnostic M.O. to panhandle rubes who don’t see through his Fly Agaric Oil medicine show. Irvin needs guys like Ruck, as expert coat tails to ride.
Ruck, as I can attest, in no way considers Irvin a friend – by any measure. Same as everyone else Yawn has played his relational ‘double cross’ scam on. He first emails whoever he’s set his sites on, to introduce himself. He panders to them at stage one, plays up to them with interest in their work, flattery and etc. All on account of what he wants – as Aesop’s fox craved those grapes and damn well meant to have them, by hook or crook. See NoStick is poverty stricken, academically speaking – no college degree. Nor any shred of disciplinary education in any curriculum.
Geez even Tmac had an undergrad degree, Bachelor’s.
After getting whatever input or info from his target – Ruck and a raft of other specialists unwarily tagged ‘It’ by Irvin – he turns on them, abruptly and malignantly. In his Gnostic finale, Irvin starts talking shit about Ruck or whoever has tried, in generosity and good faith – to help. As ‘the thanks they get’ from Irvin – he turns Ruck and others into characters for his staged ‘Gnostic Theorizing Comics’ show – super friends make good super villains?
What shines through is the consistency of Irvin’s Texas Two Step modus operandi: ‘first flatter & befriend – then ambush-backstab & betray.’
Irvin’s guile, as the treachery of his ulterior motive – the way he keeps his true intentions up his sleeve, until he’s gotten what he wanted by acting the ‘friend – and cues the ‘ambush’ moment – is what shines through as his essential character distemper. About like the friendly spider invites the fly into it parlor, all hospitality – not to mention, such honesty. But the spider is hungry, and its a predator – so, what else is it supposed ta do?
Ask John Hoopes, Mayan specialist solicited by Friendly Yawn – who for years kindly tried to ‘help’ him in his ‘interest’ just like Ruck – neither realizing the ‘trap’ – the set up for despicable Gnostic back stabbing finale.
Yawn likes to portray himself as a ‘colleague’ of the degreed – like he’s an ‘associate’ of distinguished experts – trying to act himself “Innocent By Association.” Then comes the Gnostic ‘bait and switch’ – the true and dark purpose revealed, what he had in mind from the gitgo. He pulls his out his verbal prop dagger, and starts assassinating their character – from the ‘integrity’ of – right – his critical (terminal) absence of character. Cain would understand. He maliciously envied the favor his brother’s sacrifices got – that his didn’t. Sic semper sickness – as in mythology so in psychology: grimly determined intent of ulterior motive, to the bone, is incorrigible character distemper.
There’s no treatment for that kind of disorder. Guys like Yawn neither seek help, nor think there’s anything wrong with them. Incorrigible character disorder has no limits – Yawn displays a complete lack of healthy boundaries.
Seems to me (as one deeply and extensively informed) Yawn might be more careful dragging names through the mud – lest he get any of it splashed on himself. Especially considering his fawning imitation and/or plagiarism of … a pedophile acting himself a fake “independent entheogen researcher” (like his eager protege Yawn). Not even a real fraud, a psychosexual child assailant pretending to be a fake ‘researcher’ – as instrument of a much sicker psychosexual child stalking ‘interest.’ It was merely Dugovic’s way of playing idiotic Yawns of psychedelia’s fertile ‘bottom lands’ for all they’re worth. That’s Yawn’s training and mentoring – the ‘what and how’ ropes he learned, as he does … desperately fearing what lies ahead, his fate as it were. Like a one-man would-be Greek tragedy… and oh the suspense, gee, I wonder how it will all transpire.
Arthurgate – should be interesting to watch the trajectory of Yawn’s desperate cover-up of his ‘credentials’ and ‘tutoring’ – his debt to his former Best Buddy and inspiration, Alias James Arthur.
“Only amateurs and the ignorant take Irvin seriously. Is it coincidence that every single person who ever supported him in the psychedelic research community wants nothing to do with him? From his former writing partner A. Rutajit (who has a restraining order against that lunatic) to Carl Ruck at Boston Univ, a TRUE scholar who considers Irvin a phony. No one with any historical training or basic sense believes Jan Irvin. Even Judith Anne Brown, John Allegro’s daughter – thinks Irvin is a fraud at this point. Ben Sessa tried to give him a platform to speak, and Irvin started acting a maladjusted fool (as he is wont to do) – Sessa pulled his invitation.”
“I’ve had some pretty interesting experiences myself on rare occasions of having the feeling that I was talking to a plant…
Speaking of that real quick, I remember one time being on ayahuasca and I looked over at a friend and I could see that he was sick and suddenly I could see the problem and I just started telling him: Hey, you need to do this, this and that. And it was nothing I had ever recalled having an ability to do before, but suddenly I could just see all of this person’s ills and exactly what was going on…
I’ve had extreme cases of telepathy with it on one or two, actually two, occasions that were with a couple of other friends, with several sitters in the room and several people witnessing what was going on; us also verbalizing the telepathic thoughts that were happening. But it started out while we were all in different rooms and suddenly we basically mind-locked, like the Vulcan mind meld or something. It was just a pure connection between me and the other partakers of the ayahuasca”
[Update March 6 2019 1:24pm]
I caught YouTube red-handed reducing the view count on my Debunking Jan Irvin video. Why would they do that if he was just a civilian, a poor humble truther just praying to Jesus and looking up things on the Internet?
I found out that the account “Grace” that was trolling my YouTube comments was actually Jan’s current girlfriend, who he returned to after his divorce from Holly. She reveals their “it’s my way or you’re a Satanist” philosophy in this Facebook thread.
Her 18 year old daughter Bella participates in the thread too, she was recently on Jan’s show talking about sex and contraception.
Jan accused me of running teams of trolls, I have presented evidence now that 2 trolls in the comment section to my video – almost the only negative comments other than Jan himself – are accounts operated or influenced by him. He projects onto me as accusations what he himself is guilty of – a classic inversion.
Lately his lies about me have escalated and so has his platform. He has now been on Alex Jones for the 2nd and 3rd appearances, and his latest video guest hosting on Jesse Spots channel is being remixed and promoted by such salubrious Internet characters as Fkn Freddy, Matthew North and Monkey Savant. Are these people all evidence-based researchers? Or actors (lifetime or otherwise), trolls or LARPers trying to direct the narrative towards their own agendas?
In this post I am going to use Logic and Grammar to defend myself from a number of allegations that Jan Irvin has been making about me on various social media channels. Rhetoric will be kept to a minimum, and only to keep the dialog flowing. If you read it all the way to the end, then bless you: you are one of my truest fans, and do me the greatest honor. If you want to skip it and wait for something more entertaining, that’s perfectly fine too.
The main purpose of this post is to get factual information on the record in defense of spurious allegations against me. I will present evidence, and I ask my detractors to do the same.
The information presented is staggered, so in the earlier sections you will get the gist of the post, with important details presented further towards the end.
Meme Wars Begin
Editing a 23 year old video to cherry pick certain words is a new low for someone who claims to be a truther. Many in the comments are sadly “convinced” by this, that’s all it takes.
Jan edited this video to emphasize that in 1996 people using cia.gov email accounts bought software licenses from my company for $29.95. He misses out the many other government agencies and corporations around the world who also bought licenses, but supposedly my disclosure of this to an Australian news program in 1996 is “proof” that I was actually recruited by the CIA and working for them – doing what is never stated by these bozos, but the insinuation is it is something nefarious.
If you are going to accuse me of disinformation, then point to an example of the disinformation.
Here’s the very first slide from my 7.1 part series on Jan’s channel, The 23.5 hours of meticulously compiled and referenced content exposes a major project of the intelligence community, and much of this series is original research that has not been presented anywhere else on the Web. I draw your attention to the “Customers” section in the middle.
The claim that the CIA bought software from my company came directly from me, because it’s true. The software was $29.95, millions of people used it and tens of thousands of organizations, hundreds of thousands of people bought it.
There were more Deep State users than just the CIA, including others I listed on this slide. Why is Jan Irvin so obsessed with this one agency, as if none of the rest of them exist? Shouldn’t he have at least asked me about it? Why did Jan continue hosting me on his channel for dozens more hours of shows if he had any issues with any of my disclosures? Why would I disclose this if I was involved with it in any hidden way? Surely it would be classified.
My unique life experiences have made me an expert on the subject matter I choose to speak about on the Internet. Those who wish to call me a liar need to:
a) provide an example of something that was false
b) show that was deliberate misinformation and not a mistake
c) suggest a motive for me to lie
Reasonable request, right? I’m providing evidence, let my detractors do the same.
If you are going to accuse me of being a secret agent, you are going to have to speculate on what the motive would be. I have released tons of thorough research, much of it brand new to the Internet. How does that do anything for the CIA, or any other group? If you follow my Twitter feed you will see I’m pro-Trump and against the #DeepState and the #PedoGate perps. So are they saying that’s all pretend? Why? Who am I supposed to be spying on, fellow New Zealanders? Burners? They are happy to make insinuations and allegations against me but can’t be bothered to attempt a plausible theory of motive or objective.
The Front Lines of the Internet
Alex Jones seems to be using Jan Irvin as part of his “Jesus sent me” war against Joe Rogan. If you haven’t caught up with the biggest news in alt-media in 2019 yet here’s a quick introduction:
We have the #1 podcast in the world vs the #1 news broadcast in the world, so this is kind of a big deal. Potentially hundreds of millions of viewers of both audiences combined, with Alex Jones’ platform playing a massive part in the election of Donald Trump in 2016. As a result it is now at the front lines of the Internet battle for freedom of speech vs deplatforming of evidence-based reporting.
Jan Irvin turned Joe Rogan on to DMT and Ayahuasca, and they consumed many other types of hallucinogenic drugs together. Alex said that Jan was one of the people the CIA used to launch this movement on the American people.
Alex claims Joe Rogan is a CIA agent. I have recently shown evidence from Alex’s own statements about AJ’s recruitment into military intelligence. There can be no question that InfoWars is a military/intelligence operation, they even tell you that it is.
Coinciding with Alex’s claims that Joe Rogan is a CIA agent, his new re-guest Jan Irvin is now making the same claims about me – hence the unfortunate need for this post.
Jan claims to be some sort of Christian but has recently been promoting the Russian historical revision of Fomenko (but not the Mudflood), including his insistence that Rome is not in Italy, Jerusalem is not in Israel, and the New Testament was written before the Old Testament. #YMMV, in my opinion Jan has done some good research over the years but also skates a lot on the contributions of his guests and frequently refuses to credit those who have researched the same topics before him.
Jan has made a number of accusations against me recently:
that I am a CIA agent
that I run “teams of trolls” against him
that I am a “pseudo billionaire”
that I am a pedophile
that I am a Satanist
that I walk the Left Hand Path and promote the kabbalistic inversion of the Bible
Every one of these statements is false. I challenge them to present one piece of evidence for any of it – and point out that it is outrageous for people to make such accusations without providing proof.
I’m not a “pseudo” anything. I never claimed to be a billionaire or did anything to promote Satanism. I walk in the light.
The art on the walls of my office is Hexen 2.0 by Suzy Treister. I like that it freaks some people out, art is supposed to have a provocative effect.
Have a look through the cards, there’s nothing evil there other than aspects of the subject matter itself. It is all about the Macy Conferences, cybernetics, the counter-culture, DARPA, the Internet – that is, all the things I talk about and research. There is nothing occult or Satanic in the artwork and I do not use the posters to play Tarot cards or do any witchcraft. The Internet is a net, and we all got caught in it. Suzy spent 4 years researching and illustrating the same complex, intertwined shadow history that I did. We came to many of the same conclusions, and I still learn things from her work. It is awesome to sit surrounded by 78 of these amazing artworks, very inspiring.
I commissioned the installation directly from Suzy, whom I have never had the pleasure of meeting. She was a pleasure to deal with and since then she was chosen by a jury of experts in art and science to become artist in residence for a fully funded two months at CERN followed by a month at FACT in Liverpool – which I just visited, but the gallery was closed.
Perhaps in the “connect the dots” logic of Logos Media, this will be “evidence” that I am an agent working for CERN – a UNESCO project founded by Julian Huxley.
Why the Names?
My HTML editor was called HotDog because the main competitor was HoTMetaL and I was trying to think of a name that went with sausage.com
My company was called Sausage Software because that was my nickname at college, I figured if they could have “Apple Computer” why couldn’t I have Sausage Software? When I first got on the Internet in 1994 I had my own corporation Sausage Software Pty Ltd and registered the domain name sausage.com . It turned out to be a great name, catchy and memorable and amusing. Oscar Mayer offered me $1 million for it 3 weeks after launching my company. I turned them down and it ended up being worth a lot more.
I created great software that made it easy for people to make web pages, in a time when that used to be pretty difficult. It’s something we take for granted today. WIRED magazine named HotDog as the #3 most downloaded sofware on the Internet in 1997. People liked it because it was good software, easy to use with good help files and a bit of irreverence. The media liked the name “Sausage” because they could come up with all sorts of double entendre headlines. I followed Donald Trump and Richard Branson’s (and Burning Man’s!) proven strategies of using the media for free advertising, the media lapped it all up. I took the company public, the stock went up and down, we got some big corporations like Intel, Telstra and St George Bank to invest large amounts of money (and make massive profits), and I managed to sell about half my stock before the dot com crash in 2000. The company made more than a dozen acquisitions and became something different from what I started, so I left.
What part of that was the CIA? People loved my software, downloaded it, typed in their credit card number and got a license key, some of them bought stock in the company. We saw the email addresses of our customers but never met the customers, there was no one from the CIA saying “hey can you go ask Jan Irvin for evidence, if you troll him we’ll buy another thousand licenses”. Tens of thousands of companies bought it, we had well over 90% of the Fortune 500 using it for example. Most major universities in the world bought licenses. We’re talking about the third most downloaded software on the Internet, it went everywhere. 250,000 downloads a day. How did anyone have control over that?
If someone who works for the CIA buys a copy of Lorde’s album , does that make Lorde a CIA agent? Of course it doesn’t, this is preposterous. Yet this is what is being alleged of me.
As someone who professes to be trying to educate people about the Trivium, Jan understands well that it’s impossible to prove a negative [pseudologic]. I can’t prove I don’t run teams of trolls any more than I can prove I don’t own a spaceship. The burden is on the accuser to provide proof. In Jan’s case, he has not provided a single citation or any other kind of “evidence”. He appears to believe that anyone trolling him is being paid by me to do so – he can’t imagine a world in which anyone might genuinely question any of his increasingly erratic claims. Trolls get banned from his social media, to create an echo chamber where his “research” cannot be questioned – but people really need to send him money. This is a cult, not something grounded in #truth.
Here is evidence directly refuting Jan’s claim that I run teams of trolls against him two different people denying that they are troll accounts for me. How many denials are required before people realize Jan is making all this up? At what point should he have to produce evidence that a “troll account” has some connection to me?
The Lost Boys? WTF is he talking about? There is nothing about a zone in Lost Boys. He is the one off in Never Never (Show Evidence) Land.
I published this comprehensive guide on how trolls operate, taking information Jan had re-appropriated from the GCHQ playbook released by Edward Snowden and adding some of my own insights and research from other web sites. If Jan would like to accuse me of trolling, I suggest he takes a look at that guide for examples of the types of things he can show evidence for. I can’t prove I didn’t troll him, so he will have to prove that I did troll him. Since his claim is that I have been doing it with teams for years, it should be easy for him to provide just one example…right? I already found 2 denying it, and I’m not even involved with this claim.
Jan is also insinuating (repeatedly) that I am a pedophile. Outrageous! Of course I am not, I believe pedophiles should be lined up in the public square in front of a firing squad. Get them out of the gene pool and off this planet.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I think kids at Burning Man is completely wrong and comes from Crowley worship. I’ve done way more to expose that than Jan has, that’s on record. I have denounced pedophiles on Jan’s show. Meanwhile he had an actual pedophile sex trafficker on multiple times, and even defended the guy after he had been exposed.
The Knight of the Crystal Blade was not the first pedophile in Jan’s circle of friends:
The basis of the allegation against me appears to be that “hotdog” is pedophile code for “boy”. This is something that came out when WikiLeaks released emails from Stratfor (Obama flying $65k of hot dogs into white house) and John Podesta (dreaming about your hotdog stand in Hawaii). Any serious #PizzaGate researcher would know that the origins of the “code words” have never been found to be anything other than 4chan. It is one of the weakest parts of the large body of evidence that suggests PizzaGate is real. Not saying the code’s not real…but nobody has been able to prove that it is real.
Applying logic to deconstruct this claim against me, what they are saying is in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia I must have been a 22 year old pedophile who knew the US code words. I called my company Sausage and my product HotDog to signal to other pedophiles. Then sex traffickers at the CIA bought licenses for $29. Then…what? It is hard for me to reverse engineer their theories because they are so ludicrous. Why would I campaign against children going to Burning Man and expose the pedophiles that do go there, if I were actually one myself? These claims are not simply false and offensive, they are also self-contradictory.
Maybe “hot dog” is a pedophile word, how would I know? I got out of that company 20 years ago so what does any of that have to do with the research I am sharing? “Hot Dog” is definitely a word used to describe a food item that is widely sold around the world. Not everyone who likes to eat a hot dog or a cheese pizza is a pedophile, if you think that way you have been mind controlled.
If “hotdog” was pedophile code in 1995 then there should be evidence of that somewhere – a web page or a book or an email or a magazine article or a letter using it in that context. The #PizzaGate community routinely refer to the FBI list of pedophile symbols revealed by WikiLeaks in 2007, why wouldn’t it be in there?
To make this case, the accuser needs to:
Prove that anyone anywhere was using “hotdog” as pedophile code before 1995.
Show how I could have got that information.
Demonstrate what any of that has to do with an HTML Editor, which is like a cross between “Word” and “Notepad”.
Show how the CIA created my fortune and compromised me to make me their agent.
Provide an example of one thing I did on the CIA’s behalf in my whole career.
I’ve just told you the true version of events, why I chose the name, where the money came from. I made a product that people liked. Millions of people downloaded the software for a free 30-day trial, hundreds of thousands liked it enough to pay $29.95 (or $99.95 for a Professional version) and tens of thousands of corporations used it. Millions of web pages were created with it. I took the company public at 75 cents a share and the first trade was $1.50. The peak share price was $8.20 and at one point it was as low as 8 cents. We did big deals and grew the company and I sold the shares. It was a public company so all of this is on the record.
If you want to dispute any of that, provide evidence. If you have another version of events in which none of the above was real and the CIA just “did” it all, provide evidence. At least suggest a motive or a logically feasible hypothesis.
Since I can’t prove or disprove a negative, in this post I am going to stick with what evidence I can share. I’m not expecting anyone to be interested enough to read this all the way through, but I do need to get this on the record. The Internet is forever, after all. I can live with people criticizing me, and have always welcomed open dialog here and on our Twitter and Facebook groups – total following, about 300,000. I have only had to block a tiny handful of people over the years, people talking extreme smack about me don’t get blocked…isn’t that right, Pooh Bear/aka/whatevs ?
Meanwhile, Jan the self-proclaimed promoter of the Trivium “Method” (and constant discusser of “kabbalistic inversion”) blocks me, then escalates his slander about me knowing I can’t respond. Even if I made another account to respond, that would be blocked too. Is this truly evidence-based research? Or a cult of personality, manipulating and distorting the Trivium, beguiling people with rhetoric and emotional triggering into following a path far away from sound logic and solid grammar?
Jan will no doubt describe this as a “hit piece” on him; when in fact it is a response to the escalation of his recent attacks on me:
calling me out (but not by name) on Jesse Spots show
asking Jesse Spots to ban me from his channel for asking “evidence please” when Jan started lying about me
releasing an edited 18 minute segment of the Jesse Spots interview to paint me further into his narrative
blocking me from comments on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
making a video edited to highlight me talking about selling my HotDog software ($29.95) to the CIA
calling me a CIA agent
calling me a Satanist
saying I run teams of trolls to manipulate people against him
gaslighting his audience with many logical fallacy-based criticisms of me, all done behind my back where I have no opportunity to respond.
All I can do is to share the evidence I have, people can consider it and make up their own minds. I invite Jan to do the same…I will even present some of his so-called “evidence” in this post.
I would be able to share much more information if Jan hadn’t gone to great lengths to block me and erase all history of our interactions from social media. This is the best of what I am able to put together from what I saved of our interactions.
I can categorically state:
I am not a Satanist, my family are Christians. I believe in intelligent design, a God of Infinite Love, and the values of 1776 America. The revolutionary spirit enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I disavow all Satanists and Luciferians, and have published plenty of work that supports that.
I do not run teams of trolls, against Jan or anybody. Why would I?
I only ever tried to help Jan, with research, money, advice, contacts, books, ideas. He is the most ungrateful person I have ever met in 25 years on the Internet, since before there was Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo! or Google
I do not (and have never) work(ed) or acted for in any way the CIA, the “5 Eyes”, or any other organization or agency or secret society or cult or religion. I have been self employed for more than half of my life and quite successful at that, which is well documented public knowledge with hundreds of mainstream media articles.
Nobody has ever paid me to write anything on this blog, ever, in almost 2000 posts in more than 7 years; or anywhere else
I have never promoted drug use or cultural debasement; I point you to many posts written by our (paid) guest writer Terry Gotham specifically for harm reduction. There is very little of this content on the Internet, and both Terry and I stand by the information that has been shared here.
My only agenda is the truth
Every single person on the Internet criticizing me at the moment is e-begging for donations and subcriptions at the same time. I challenge any of them to show they have done more research than me, or presented more evidence to support their claims.
Jan Irvin has done far more in his life to lead people towards the “left hand path” of hallucinogenic drugs and debauchery than me. I’m not saying I never indulged in it, but I never sought after it and never promoted it. Too many other things to do in this world that require focus and full mental faculties.
My life’s journey has exposed me to many people who abused psychedelic drugs, and some of the behavior I am forced to deal with from Irvin is consistent with known side effects of long term drug abuse. I should also point out that some of it is consistent with more recent drug abuse, comedowns, withdrawals and so on. Jan claims to have given up all drugs including marijuana, only drinking alcohol (tequila). However we do not know what prescription medications he may be on; he admits to eating an unusual diet where “if I eat wheat I will die”. He believes that veganism is the same as Satanism.
Jan Irvin is lying, which is easy to prove. My last show with Jan was actually at the time of Burning Man: August 26, 2017. As you will see from other posts here, Jan was still working with me then and actively trying to recruit me into his attacks against Joe Atwill. October 10 2017 is when he turned on me over Facebook, I will share the full dialog at the end of this post.
Let’s show another example of Jan lying. Remember this is no ordinary YouTube scammer, this is someone who insists that he is living in the Word of God (Logos) and that he uses the Trivium Method so everything he says is evidence-based research and demonstrably true:
Here’s the video he’s referring to. As you can see, it was published by Brian Smith, the first programmer I handed off HotDog code to when I had to concentrate on being a CEO and growing the company. He put it on the web in February 2007.
Whether or not Jan did any due diligence before having me on his show and saw this video before we did our series together is irrelevant, since I told everybody that the CIA had bought software from me in my very first slide. There is no deception here. I started the YouTube series in 2016, so you’re talking about a few $29 transactions from 21 years earlier. What was I supposed to do, refuse to do business with US government agencies? Why shouldn’t they be allowed to buy my software if they like it? How does them buying a software license prove they recruited me to become a secret agent doing their bidding? This is a non-sequitur.
Summary of Financial Transactions
I am reluctant to donate to any other content creators after my experience with Jan Irvin and Gnostic Media – since renamed to Logos Media.
We met face-to-face on August 5 2015 at Jan’s home in Southern California. Jan had reached out to me on Facebook asking me for advice on monetizing his Internet platform. I took him for a spin in my McLaren, which he seemed to appreciate.
Jan encouraged me to make the Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon – the Shadow History of Burners series as long as necessary to get everything out. I felt bad that he had to do a lot of editing so I could include slides and brief video clips. Initially I paid him for his time, and later I helped set him up with OBS so that he could live stream his shows and bring my PowerPoint slides up on the screen as I was talking.
All up it comes to $8,706.26. I’m sure most YouTubers would be happy to get that sort of cash donation from someone in their audience, and wouldn’t feel the need to attack their guest once the money stopped.
If you believe his claim that I am a CIA agent, then this must be evidence that he is on the payroll of the CIA. To me it’s just even more evidence that he’s a douchebag.
In addition to the transactions listed here, I bought him books and computer equipment and paid for his travel and meals when he came up to San Francisco to meet with Joe Atwill at my home.
At the very least, you would have to say that he is ungrateful to probably his biggest ever donor. On top of the cash and gifts is his ability to monetize and gain subscribers from all the high quality content I have given him, which has been widely praised and has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people on his channel. I brought him many subscribers from my large social media following.
Standing On The Shoulders of Giants
Jan keeps talking about “his research” but most of what he talks about was first exposed by other people. This 1978 Executive Intelligence Review (RIP Lyndon LaRouche) article exposes Aldous Huxley’s role in MKULTRA and Timothy Leary as a CIA agent.
Jan insists he has still never read this article. Why not, given that it is some of the earliest research published on the topics he seems focused on? As a researcher why would you not read it when it had repeatedly been brought to your attention by others?
Jan was also not the person who found original documents linking Robert Gordon Wasson (RGW) to the CIA’s MKULTRA Sub-project 58.
John Marks got the documents by FOIA request for his 1979 book. Marks is dismissed by Jan because he had insider connections to the CIA, and therefore the book must be a limited hangout. It’s funny how so many whistleblowers, myself included, get accused of that identical thing by Jan – and yet, he never bothers to point out what disinformation is being provided. A limited hangout where everything is 100% true is not a psyop designed to trick people. Are 30 whistleblower books about the intelligence community all lies? Is Douglas Valentine’s? Fletcher Prouty’s? This is the knowledge I promote.
The extent of Jan’s counter-cultural research publications is his 5 essays, one co-written with Joe Atwill. He kept wanting me to alter my brain database so it would be easier for him to ingest all the content from it into his. I deliberately kept the two separate.
Here are the original messages from Carl Hassell to Jan on January 1, 2018, bringing his attention to this girl speaking about his work. [As an aside, Carl and I will be recording the next CryptoBeast Part 2 of Mana – the Man of Mystery very soon]
The video they are talking about has now been removed. Jan trying to control the narrative again?
The relationship progressed staggeringly quickly, from commenting on a stranger’s YouTube video to getting married less than 3 months later. How long was it between their first meeting in person and heading to the courthouse? It seems to have been perhaps 1 month. Holly says they got married in May, Jan says it was April, in fact they announced that they had got married on March 27 2018. It seems a rather important detail to get straight, doesn’t it? How could they both be wrong?
Jan’s “Slut Shaming” of Holly Before Dumping Her
The clip below is seriously one of the worst things I have ever seen on the Internet. Jan publicly humiliates his wife while telling her he loves her. If you watch one video in this post, watch this one – just the first couple of minutes will give you the general idea.
About 5:50 in Jan describes it as an “arranged marriage”. At 36 minutes in Jan asks for more superchats so he can buy a steak. I shit you not.
The poor girl looks about half Jan’s age. She is now his third ex-wife. Holly was in tears by the end, and so were many people in the chat. Almost everyone in the live chat and YouTube comments were supportive of Holly and disgusted by Jan; so he disabled the comments, and then took down the video. A typical pattern of trying to control the spin through rhetoric rather than dealing in the world of truth: grammar and logic.
I did manage to screenshot some of the comments before they were removed:
Somehow this horrific public crucifixion of his wife gets twisted around by Jan into I’m a Satanist gang-stalking him with trolls. Can he not even take responsibility for this? I was just a guy watching the live stream in dismay, crying along with Holly and everyone else.
“Turns out he was a Crowley type Satanist”. Again, evidence please.
Here’s a series of emails from Jan salivating over a 2-volume first edition of Aleister Crowley’s Equinox being available for $1200-1500. Perhaps he was dropping a hint for me to buy it for him; he was already traveling to see his girlfriend (Elizabeth, not Holly) based on a $1000 donation I sent him.
I never bought the books, why would I? I collect rare books because I am looking for rare knowledge, I don’t need a fancy edition of something readily available in print. I have never read any of Crowley’s books, or Austin Osman Spare for that matter, but I have some of their books on my shelf for reference. I bought “Anathema of Zos” because I liked the name, but that was many years after the club was sold. Thanks to Amazon, I can prove it:
My Amazon order history, which dates back to 1995, also disproves another claim that Jan has made publicly: that he is the one who got me into reading Richard Spence’s excellent book about Crowley Secret Agent 666. I purchased it May 10, 2014, before I ever met Jan or made any contact with him.
Are you getting the picture yet? Under the guise of the Trivium he just constantly puts out disinformation.
Aleister Crowley is a major figure in my research. Up there with Charles Babbage on how influential he was. If I worshipped him and promoted his values then where is the evidence of me doing that, ever? It is nonsense again.
Meanwhile Jan’s third wife is dressing as a witch for All Seeing Eye themed events and doing nude photo shoots; here’s some evidence of that:
A couple of Holly’s burlesque rituals were saved to the Internet archive in July 2018:
I personally don’t see anything wrong with any of this, Holly was a free adult (24) when she participated in these plays. Jan glosses over the part of the story where he deceived her about his second divorce never being finalized, which is arguably a worse sin. Why not just deal with all this in private? Call me old fashioned, but why not get to know each other before deciding to marry?
Holly’s earlier videos talking about marriage and slut-shaming are sad in light of what happened. Did Jan even watch these videos and understand this woman’s worldview before promising to spend the rest of his life with her? Or was she deliberately targeted for a takedown by a narcissistic disinformation operative because she made these videos?
Any researcher worth their salt could easily find out about Holly’s background, since she was not ashamed of it and not trying to hide it.
It’s a little harder for me to understand Jan getting married to someone who championed transgender rights for children, given his many shows talking about the “transgender agenda”
A year before, Jan had been madly in love with Elizabeth, also out on the East coast. The anti-Semitic positions he expresses in this email are a little hard to reconcile with a frequent InfoWars guest.
Jan Unhinged vs Chris Dorsey
This video discussion with Commander of the Virginia Militia Chris Dorsey is extremely revealing. Jan does not seem to be in a balanced emotional state.
A good point is raised here. How many false allegations that others are government agents does one have to make, until suspicion turns on the alleger themselves?
The “Agent” List
Here are some of the people who’ve gone from being Jan’s friends or guests to being secret agents out to get Jan in the last couple of years.
Maybe some of these people actually are agents, I’m open to it. Robert Roe turned out to be a pedophile from a weird Mormon cult. Some of these people openly admit they have intelligence community connections. But all of them? Are they really secret agents in some massive propaganda/disinformation campaign, or are they just people who disagreed with Jan so got blocked?
The best case scenario for Jan is that he’s an appalling judge of character and easily duped by the Deep State.
Usually the people running round the village saying “I’m surrounded by agents” are sent to the loony bin. In Jan’s case, there is some indication from YouTube comments that he has spent time in such facilities – though this has to be treated as hearsay, it doesn’t meet the standard of court-admissible evidence. The second person is at least claiming direct, first-hand knowledge and that there is paperwork and other metadata to back it up.
Court Orders do meet the standard of evidence admissible in court. There is obviously some sort of underlying issue, since a court required Jan to complete anger management classes.
A *Real* Pizzagate Connection?
If there was one event that seems to have marked a turning point in Jan’s life, and a dramatic shift in his behavior and treatment of those around him who thought of themselves as his friends, it would have to be his involvement with someone from an infamous CIA family. Nora Maccoby made a video about “growing up in a CIA family”. Her Dad is James Alefantis’ lawyer. She seems to have reached out to Jan and tried to engage with him around the time he started turning on everyone.
Further bizarre connections to this family come from Stephen Biss, who happens to be the lawyer for Defango, Robert David Steele, and Timothy Holmseth. Biss’s wife has been giving large superchat donations to truther channels under the name Ahme, trying to “correct the record” about the Maccoby’s Friends of the Orphans charity not being the same one that Haitian child trafficker Laura Silsby and her lawyer were connected to.
As you can see from the dialog, Jan is the one actively cultivating relationships with the CIA and Pentagon in 2017. I am the one trying to warn him about it. Why would I do that if I was in fact a CIA agent? Part of my cover is to always be working against their interests?
What Jan admits he was doing is much more intimate and immediate than me meeting a guy at a charity event 10 years ago who worked at the CIA 14 years before that. After he started talking to Nora, everything seemed to change and his behavior started becoming increasingly erratic.
It was not long after the above exchange with Jan that I was contacted by Matt Carney.
Whisper Campaigns – Black Magic
Going behind peoples’ backs to spread disinformation in direct messages is a propaganda technique known as a whisper campaign. It’s commonly used in the Burnersphere. I have caught Defango doing it against me, trying to poison my relationships with other researchers. In fact as I was writing this post Titus Frost admitted that exact thing in the comments to Jan’s video about me:
Here, Jan was caught red-handed in a whisper campaign. This is the technique of a coward and a sophist, not a scholar. This particular attempt did not work because Matt just laughed at Jan and contacted me. It was not something Jan did as a one-off, there is a pattern of behavior and this is one of the tactics he frequently employs. There is also a playbook of behavior, and it is interesting to see Jan Irvin and Defango both utilizing that same playbook.
A year and a half later, Jan is still spreading his disinformation by direct message. You have to wonder, why? I have not spoken about him since we did Part 7, unless it was to promote his work. He has blocked me everywhere so I don’t even see his messages. I only occasionally watch one of his shows, they used to be quite good when Atwill was on but lately the guests and topics haven’t been as interesting to me.
Why does he have this obsession with me, and this belief that I am chasing him with teams of trolls/agents?
Carl was understandably freaked out to receive this message out of the blue from Jan. Paid by me to help CIA agents attack him? None of us even know what he is talking about. Why would it matter that he is banned from Facebook, since he blocked me there ages ago? What did he get banned for?
CIA Fact Check #1 – Facebook Spying
FACT CHECK: False. Vahid is not the head of Amazon and there is nothing special about any Facebook groups.
Jan’s theory is that I work with the “head of Amazon” and use two secret Facebook research groups to study the responses of the members. He wants people to leave the groups without telling me why and stop collaborating with me on research.
As usual, no evidence is posted about What, Where or When nor any logical explanation given about How or Why. A Facebook group is just people sharing links to web pages. Facebook itself is “the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented”, the Deep State already has back-door access built-in, why would they need additional projects talking about conspiracy theories and shadow history? Jan should know this since it’s information I presented at length in both the first and last episodes of our Burners series. Maybe he wasn’t paying attention.
The basis for Jan’s claim here appears to be that my friend Vahid who was a mod in one of the groups is the “head of Amazon”. Amazon cloud hosts some databases for the CIA, therefore anyone who works at Amazon is CIA and anything they do outside of work is actually a secret CIA project. I mean, that really is Jan’s theory, as far as I can tell from this interaction with Matt. He repeated it again here:
You can read Vahid’s book Ethics In Tech Or Lack Thereof about his experiences at Amazon for free here. Decide for yourself if that’s a cover story for a secret agent, or someone’s actual life story. He was a mid-level sales guy who got shafted by Amazon and Computer Sciences Corporation. He’s a victim of the Deep State not an agent for them. Vahid organized the NSA Comedy Tour in 2013 and the Big Tech Comedy Roast in 2018. I guess the biggest threat to Homeland Security is laughter, so the NSA has to create these events to secretly spy on tech comedy aficionados, in between identifying conspiracy theorists and plotting their responses.
Magic and Misinformation
He’s saying that because I go by zos.org I am a devotee of Chaos Magic. That’s because a famous magician named Austin Osman Spare wrote a book called “Zos Kia”. Elsewhere Jan points out that the name ZOS stands for Zone of Separation. These two facts cannot both be true at the same time, if it was named for one then the other could not be the reason and therefore must be false. So at least one of his statements is a falsehood, by its very premise. In fact both his statements are false, the real reason I go by “zos.org” is that my nickname is Saus, like Sausage – that’s why my company was called Sausage Software. The business owned sausage.com but I was not able to get saus.com/net/org in 1995. I was able to get zos.org though. I used to play a video game at the fish and chip shop called “Galaga”, where if you got in the high score leaderboard you could enter 3 initials. I put “SOS” once meaning “Saus”, and my buddy looked at it and read it out “S – O – S” – like the emergency call. So next time I put ZOS.
I have read a few books about Crowley, but not any written by him. I’ve bought a few over the years, they’re sitting on the shelf unread.
Zone of Separation
When they wanted to name the club ZOS was one of the names suggested because I had the domain name in my portfolio. My friend Lee Glezos, Playa name Cusp, who came with me to our first Burning Man in 1998 was I think the one who came up with “Zone of Separation”. He may have had more time to think about acronyms in the past, given that he had the letters in his own name.
ZoS had the words “REALITY” over the dance floor entrance and “ILLUSION” over the exit door. The Zone of Separation, the fine line between reality and illusion. The “Twilight Zone” might have been in our thinking, but “Temporary Autonomous Zones” were not. There was nothing in Burning Man’s marketing materials back then about Hakim Bey or “Zone Trip 4” or Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker.
It was only later that I learned “Zone of Separation” was a term used to refer to the Inter-Entity Boundary Line aka “No Man’s Land” dividing Serbia and Bosnia. There’s even a TV series about it now. Funny because Jan was there back in those days…doing what, he’s never said.
I was never involved in the management or operations of ZoS Entertainment but they always worked hard to maintain an excellent standing with the local authorities and community. The last thing a nightclub in Australia – where police wait outside festivals with rows of drug dogs – would want to promote to anyone is a “Temporary Autonomous Zone”, ie a place where laws and rules do not apply. Melbourne has one of the most highly regulated clubbing environments in the world – which doesn’t stop Melburnians from partying hard AF. They just try to make it safe. Zos Entertainment promoted their clean track record, health and safety compliance, cameras, metal detector, and carefully chosen professional security. Like every other large club in Australia, there were multiple undercover police officers there every night. The cops held events there and brought their own security – which was by far the most raucous crowd I’ve ever seen! Trust me when I say I’ve seen a lot, I mean I’ve been to Burning Man 11 times. Imagine what you see in that alone. But I digress.
The club had a rock wall of giant Easter Island-style faces, carved out of foam by one of the stonemasons who worked on Lord of the Rings. They looked dope, if I do say so myself. I guess you could argue that’s occult, “graven idols” or whatever, but have you ever been to a nightclub with a 24/7 liquor license and the world’s top DJs playing that had big statues of Jesus, Mary in the manger and so on? Maybe that sort of thing is cool in San Bernardino but it would never fly in Melbourne, Australia. It was more about lasers and glowy shit.
If the image on one of the nightclub’s web pages is supposed to be “Satan” then what is Jan’s supposed to be? An alien? A self-transforming machine elf?
Jan has combed through the Wayback Machine looking for examples to cherry pick, but he is not showing you the other images from the club web site like the most recent one saved:
The image below was a placeholder page before the club’s web site was built. It looks like a dancing spaceman to me, some people see horns, some see an eyeball or a fireball. There’s no tail or anything, to say this is Satanic symbolism is drawing a very long bow. Is it tribal tech house? Fuck yeah! Sure looks like that to me.
In previous exchanges Jan has said the ZOS logo looked like a “Crowley Hat”
I can’t see the resemblance in any way. Maybe someone can try to explain it to me in the comments. A pointy tip? I guess I can kind of see how one could get a hint of “All Seeing Eye” out of the ZoS logo, but if so it’s very different from the “Egyptian eye” in Crowley’s hat.
The actual, main public logo, in neon above the club entrance is below for comparison. The effect is slightly different.
I always thought of the bit behind the O as a shield or a Star Trek-style badge. Maybe a window. I can sort of see an eye, I guess. Is it the Illuminati “all seeing eye”, though? I can’t see that. I can definitely confirm that we never briefed any graphic designers to put anything Satanic in the logo or fitout or web site or anywhere.
Designer Ralph Moser created the look of the club, one of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with. He never struck me as a Satanist or into the occult. The theme I gave him was “tribal tech house”, which is also my favorite style of music. Once the venue is fitted out and opens, the nights at a club are all sub-let to promoters. The music and themes of club nights are normally nothing to do with the club owners. Promoters bring the DJs and the crowd, they choose marketing that attracts the crowd they want. Whatever images they used were up to them, I never saw anything overtly Satanic and I don’t think our staff would have found that acceptable. Some of them did use occult imagery or names like “Majik” or “Babylon”, but that doesn’t mean I got into the nightclub business for Satanic reasons. If I did, why wouldn’t it be full of that symbolism – a la Voodoo Donuts? Decide for yourself, here’s photos and video of the opening night. INXS were there! Everyone’s having a great time, that’s what it’s all about: entertainment. I just loved the music and the club’s sound system got international recognition.
If the whole thing is a Satanic dark occult thing, where is the evidence of that in any of the photos or video? Wouldn’t we have to be promoting it because that’s what we were all into? Surely there would be at least one pentagram or something? Another claim that leaves me scratching my head because the logic makes no sense, there’s no grammar, only empty and accusatory rhetoric.
In 2002 Virgin booked the club for a VIP event for the re-opening of the Virgin Megastore next door to ZoS on Chapel St, which is the main fashion street in Australia. It was the biggest event in Melbourne that year. Closing Chapel St to traffic is the equivalent to when Howard Street outside the Moscone Center gets closed for Salesforce or Oracle conferences in San Francisco. It is absolute chaos for the rest of the city, and I’m not sure if it has ever happened again since.
Virgin’s corporate booking of the venue was the biggest bar tab and best crowd ZoS ever had. It wouldn’t look great for their PR to have Sir Richard Branson, owner of famous London nightclub “Heaven“, dressing up as a monk only to be photographed surrounded by Australia’s biggest celebrities going to a Satanic club – and these people are the best in the world at PR. Read the brief: “media attention was the primary focus of the night”.
Jan Irvin, of course, says that Richard Branson is a CIA agent. Never mind that he’s a British citizen with a knighthood bestowed directly by the Queen.
CIA Fact-Check #2: “Dinner With the DCI”
Fact Check: FALSE. Jan is knowingly repeating disinformation.
I distinctly remember a conversation with Jan and Joe Atwill at my house in Marin County where Joe said “you’re an asshole, but I like that about you”. My memory is Jan taking offense to that and walking into the kitchen, I don’t remember the situation he’s describing other than that. I wouldn’t have thought that anyone at the CIA would want to work with Jan given all the stuff he says about them, but as it turns out maybe they did…more on that later.
As for “dinner with the DCI” Jan knows the complete story, I have reminded him many times of the details. He is choosing to mischaracterize the situation, he is only interested in his distorted spin not the true story. Again it is information that comes from me, freely volunteered.
I met James Woolsey at a fundraising dinner for Conservation International in Washington D.C. in 2009. At the time Woolsey had been retired from the CIA for 14 years. I was a +1 for my friend Pablo Sanchez-Navarro (may he rest in peace). We were both guests of Nick Pritzker, family friends with Pablo since he was a small boy. Nick’s son Joby and Pablo’s brother Santiago are both Burners. Also at the table was William McDonough (“call me Bill!”), widely regarded as the godfather of eco-conscious architecture. I was seated next to James Woolsey (“call me Jim”). I recognized him from Fox News. At the time he had just served as John McCain’s Energy Policy Advisor for his Presidential Campaign.
I used the opportunity to pick his brains, within the context of energy. I didn’t ask him if Burning Man was a Deep State operation, I’d never even considered that possibility at that stage. I did ask him about Tesla energy, and felt he skillfully deflected the question. He recommended I read the book “Empires of Light” by Jill Jonnes, about Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse – which was one of the best history books I’ve ever read, 10/10, a must read. He also recommended “Florence of Arabia”, which was OK but nothing special. He told me about fracking, and how it was going to change the world’s geopolitical landscape given the massive domestic oil and gas reserves that could now be unlocked. This advice actually made a difference in my decision to abandon plans to pursue a $20 million solar plant we’d been working on in Cabo San Lucas when the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008. I could see solar having a lot of challenges to be cost competitive if there was about to be an oversupply of natural gas. So if you’re reading this Jim, thanks very much! I got out of renewables at the right time, one day their time will come again.
At no time did Woolsey say anything about the CIA, or try to recruit me into anything. We didn’t even exchange business cards. Nor did anyone else at the table. It was a great night with a fascinating group of older people. Nick regaled us with stories of his adventures around the world with his mates like U2, and was a lively and entertaining host. Harrison Ford dropped by our table, one of the patrons of the charity. He was pretty wasted, and had a flashy diamond earring in one ear. The charity showed some encouraging slides about their projects to reforest the Amazon. Steven Chu’s speech was a little boring. I met Tom Friedman, nice guy.
When I met Woolsey he had not been in the CIA for 14 years. Jan knows this, but continues to mischaracterize this chance encounter with a long-retired former employee at a charity event as “Steve had dinner with the Director of Central Intelligence”.
Again, this is a piece of evidence that I volunteered freely, rather than something Jan dug up from his own research. If I was recruited at this meeting then why would I tell people about it? It is guilt by association once again. To meet famous people is really not that big of a deal if you live a life where that happens frequently. I’ve had a long and successful international career and have met many elite people, including Mr & Mrs Trump. How does that make any of my information invalid? Isn’t that more of an indication that I really know what I’m talking about, and have to be careful to only speak the truth?
I have been a self-made man since the age of 22, why do I need to work for anyone? Isn’t the CIA supposed to hire American citizens? What am I doing now, spying on New Zealand for Australia? There is no logic to these theories, there is no evidence, there is a huge amount of sophistry and ad hominem attacks.
Why did I work with Jan in the first place? General Bert Stubblebine was the highest level whistleblower from the military/intelligence community about 9/11. He felt comfortable going on Jan’s show and confirming at least some degree of British involvement in MKULTRA. He was the boss of the team of “JEDI warriors” in Project GRILL FLAME that I talked about in Part 2 of my Shadow History of Burners series. So it seemed like a channel that was a good fit for my content, if it was OK for a whistleblower General to go on it then it should be fine for me.
Sadly, later Jan would tell me that General Bert was “dirty”.
Douglas Dietrich and Jan Irvin seem to both be mentally unhinged, suffering from consequences of long term drug abuse, and convinced that I am a secret agent gang stalking them with teams of trolls. Welcome to the Internet!
I spent years helping Jan, not to mention thousands of dollars, and none of my time trolling him or causing trouble. Not one second. This post has taken time to write that I would rather have spent elsewhere, but at least now everything is on the record. People are welcome to make up their own minds, I’ve presented as much evidence as I thought was relevant, now the onus is on Jan Irvin to present his.
The rest of this post is a series of message dialogs that will show the timeline of what really happened between Jan, Joe and I.
The Most Recent Run-In
Here’s the video I’m talking about, which Jan holds up as “evidence” that I was recruited by the CIA. If I had been, why would I then go on TV to talk about it? This is a logical fallacy known as non sequitur.
Sausage Software sold software license keys from a web site, in exchange for credit card numbers. We never met our customers. Most of the Fortune 500 used our product HotDog, and thousands of universities. Does that mean I was recruited by all of them too? Another logical fallacy is at work here, guilt by association – but how can they claim I am “associated” with people and organizations I have never met, who pay $29 for a 20-digit software license key?
You can read Clint Richardson’s Open Letter to Jan Irvin for yourself. There’s a lot of confirmation in the comments too. If you do, I think you will find it hard to characterize it as “a hit piece cause [Jan] found out he’s gay”.
There is no evidence that I do chaos magic or run trolls, I know that for a fact because I don’t do those things. For merely asking “evidence, please” in the chat to his live stream with Jesse Spots, he accused me of trolling and demanded I be immediately banned.
Jan seemed to turn on many of his friends at the same time.
I emphatically deny that I am “spinning chaos magic” or “running trolls”. These allegations are absurd, and presented without evidence: they are literally the rantings of a madman.
I did indeed go on his show talking about “Teen Love”, when he invited @auticulture and myself on Unspun 63 with @joeatwill. Jan chose the topic for his show. I wanted to get more information from Jaysun about the Isis-Urania sect.
We did 50 Years of Flower Power with Hans Utter on the 50th Anniverary of the Human Be-In, exposing the shadowy connections between the military/intelligence combine and the “Summer of Love”.
We were all friends back then. Did we all suddenly turn into agents at the same time? Or did something change in Jan?
If we’re all agents, then how does any of the information help any Deep State agenda? We are presenting evidence-based research from primary sources, including videotapes of people saying these things themselves. How could this be disinformation or propaganda of any kind? The Trivium requires logic, but Jan is unable to back up evidence-based claims with logical explanations. Point to some disinformation! Criticize some of the evidence!
As Miles Mathis points out, Jan Irvin has strangely light Internet footprints. I have asked him several times about his time in Yugoslavia, and how it coincided with America’s involvement in the Serbian war. He has changed his appearance a great deal since those days.
So I don’t have the CIA or any other groups or their money or any occult crap. I guess that means I have nothing. His rebuttal to the allegations made at ISGP (reproduced at the end of this post) are “he has an HP printer”. Make of that what you will, I am providing plenty of examples in this post of false information and misrepresentations being made by Jan, meanwhile anything I’ve ever seen at ISGP has been of the highest calibre research available online about parapolitics. #YMMV
I think Jan’s done good research. But he’s lying about me and misrepresenting the Trivium. You could argue he’s running a kabbalistic inverstion of the Trivium, where the grammar is based on false premises and distorted assumptions, the rhetoric is all ad hominems and other logical fallacies, while the logic itself is preposterous. Why?
Who sows confusion? Who sows chaos? Who presents true information with confirming evidence? Me, the last one. Never the first two. Can Jan say the same? I have pointed to plenty of his disinformation here, and plenty of my own evidence.
Here you see the hypocrisy on open display:
Alex Jones was talking about this stuff long before Jan Irvin ever was. Alex has shared the story of technocracy all the way back to the 19th century, encompassing IBM, the birth of the UN and cybernetics, and the evolution of programming devices via weaponized Disney and MindWar.
Where The Rift Began: Jan vs Joe
The falling out seems to have at first been triggered over some headphones, which later Jan would try to argue was actually some form of weaponized Jesuit hypnosis black propaganda attack. No really:
So I decided to go back to UnSpun 065 to see when/if Joe starts messing with the interview when the feedback loops derail my line of thought. I am pretty sure I nailed him in the act. Start at approx 28:00. At 28:30 I am equating the return of Borneo headhunting to the communion ceremony of Catholicism, or, the body and blood of Christ, ie cannibal symbolism. Joe verbally lets out a grunt “yuuuhh” and then drops his hand when I say this. The feedback starts IMMEDIATELY along the course of Joe’s reactions. It’s all there. WATCH! He is trying to derail my train of thought This was a huge connection that I was excited to share and this just seems too coincidental. He knows through my notes that I am onto cultural manipulation, weaponized anthropology, fake cultures and all the leads I gather from Tom Harrisson lead me further into the faking of Israel and historical chronology through the Left Book Club, the Gollancz Family, Rothschilds, the British Academy and the Mandate—which I will be exposing further thanks to the source materials I am putting together over the course of the last several months.
On top of this, our high suspicion of a Saturn Cult and the ties of this into Fomenko’s work really starts to add up. Saturn devours his children. Jesus is the son of Christ. Catholicism is devouring Christ, the original religion and is passing on its cannibal joke, ie the god as noun versus God as verb. Joe seems to be covering the field by leading a false narrative of ancient Rome when none of these timelines are correct and these Emperors might be fabrications or other rulers in Europe/Asia/Mediterranean at a different time entirely.
Jacob Duellman and Jan Irvin email thread to Steve Outtrim, Aug 28 2017
The spat quickly escalated to perhaps its true nature, Jan’s new-found love for Russian alternative history theorist Anatoly Fomenko. Fomenko’s ideas are making a resurgence at the moment in the guise of “Mud Flood”, which is a fascinating rabbit hole that I enjoy exploring on YouTube.
Jan seemed excited that Fomenko could disprove Joe, even though to my mind there was no reason why Caesar’s Messiah couldn’t be compatible with Fomenko’s chronology. After all, Fomenko was not saying there were no Caesars. I could never get Jan to even entertain that possibility or find a way to keep working with Joe and research Fomenko at the same time
You can see from the exchange above than Jan and Joe had a falling out over his mic, headphones, and Fomenko. Nothing to do with anyone being an agent; that all came later.
Jan claims Fomenko “proves” the New Testament was written before the Old Testament (so much for “god’s word”, I guess). In Jan’s eyes, this invalidates the claim of Joe’s book Caesar’s Messiah that Jesus was a psyop created by the Roman Flavian emperor family.
Joe has given me permission to share their chat exchange and a recording of a phone call.
Formenko claims that the Gospels were written before the OT. He provides evidence for the claim on P 180 and 181.
Formenko cites a possible connection (note that Morozov only “suggests” the connection and does not claim he can prove it) between Zechariah and the term ‘thunderer’ because ‘thunderer’ was synonym for Jupiter who was based on Yahweh. But Formenko does not mention the possibility that the ‘thunder’ aspect could have been added to Jupiter at some later point in time and was never been a synonym for Yahweh.
Formenko then claims that “All this together with distinct astrological hue leads to the thought” (notice the ambiguity of the terms “hue” and “leads to the thought”) that the ‘Thunderer’ in the OT isn’t some unknown Hebrew god but Jesus.
Formenko’s claim is total bullshit. There is no logical foundation laid by Morozov’s conjecture concerning Yahweh being thought of as a ‘thunderer’ and the notion that the OT authors knew about the character in the Gospels.
Formenko then gives his evidence and presents the OT story with the of thirty pieces of silver and the Potter which he compares to the Gospels story with the thirty pieces of silver and the Potter’s field.
Formenko then claims that, “this alone” should tell us Zechariah was written after the Crucifixion.
Formenko’s claim is total bullshit. The relationship only shows dependency, not that the OT was written first.
Formenko then switches from erroneous logic to outright sophistry and changes his conclusion. He claims (P 182) that the dependency between the OT and the Gospels “most probably” (notice his claim is now just a “probably”) means either they were written at the same time or the “editing” of the Gospels lasted hundreds of years.
Obvious sophistry. Formenko knows his analysis is bullshit and so he changes his conclusion to one that cannot be disproven. In other words, he changes from his bullshit claim that the Gospels were written first to their being written at the same time, to maybe, sometimes, in some cases, being written before.
Ask Formenko to provide a single example of OT typology in the Gospels that proves they were written first.
Otherwise don’t waste my time with bullshit.
[6/16/17, 9:56:45 AM] joe atwill: you around?
[6/16/17, 11:29:36 AM] joe atwill: Call
[6/16/17, 11:30:20 AM] Jan I: with my son and very busy. We’ve put together a rebuttal of your comments and omisions and straw man. I never said to read only pages 181 and 182 but the entire book. But you entirely omit a paragraph there that debunks your own email. I’ll get to writing you soon.
[6/16/17, 11:30:59 AM] Jan I: I had mentioned to read the entire book, not 2 pages… that’s a hefty straw man you’ve created there.
[6/16/17, 11:31:40 AM] Jan I: This message has been removed.
[6/16/17, 11:32:22 AM] joe atwill: you could not cite any grounds for your claim to debunk my work. Instaad you told me to read the book to somehow find in it your basis. Right?
[6/16/17, 11:35:35 AM] joe atwill: my critique exposed Fomenko’s claim regarding the Gospels being written first as crackpot. I don’t need to do any more.
[6/16/17, 11:36:00 AM] Jan I: You created a bogus straw man and ignored most of the evidence he presents.
[6/16/17, 11:36:07 AM] joe atwill: bullshit
[6/16/17, 11:36:07 AM] Jan I: You don’t like the use of “suggest” and requires more diligence in asserting Jupiter and YHVH. One page of a book equates to obvious sophistry and time-wasting bullshit? What about the paragraph prior to the one he questions?
“The combination YHVH was pronounced as Jehovah by the translators of the Bible; it is often translated as The Lord God. “YHVH” can also be the future tense of the verb “to be”-“God-to-be,” or “God-to-come.” Latins transformed this word into Jovis, or Jupiter–an abbreviation of Jovis-Pater, or Jovis-Father. The Greeks transformed this name into Zeus. This historian Eunapius who had allegedly lived in 347-414 A.D. writes that “the Italians call Zeus Iovius” (, page 86).
N.A. Morozov suggests translating the name YHVH, or Jehovah, as “Thunderer,” since it is a widely used synonym for J-Pater (Jupiter).”
History: F or S? 179-180
In Google Translate, Jupiter translates to Iovi. If memory serves correctly, the letter ‘J’ did not exist at this time and the letter ‘I’ was used in its place.
Zeus /ˈzjuːs/ (Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús, [zdeǔ̯s]; Modern Greek: Δίας, Días [ˈði.as]) is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter.
“Jupiter” comes, ultimateley from the Sanskrit root “Dyaus Piter” = “Sky Father”. “Dyaus” also was the root for “Zeus” and for “Jove”. Please note (as we were taught in Latin) that “J” is pronounced and “Y” and “V” as “W”, so “Jove” comes out more like “Yahweh”, which is the Hebrew name for god. For which I suggest you read Elias Auerbach’s book “Moses”.
[6/16/17, 11:37:27 AM] joe atwill: nothing in your stream of consciousness takes away from my analysis right?
[6/16/17, 11:37:29 AM] Jan I: Fomenko tells you directly:
The analysis of the Bible he can look in the Chronology 1, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5. In particular from the point of view that New Testament preceeds to the Old Testament (from the chronological point of view). I am sending the corresponding fragments of the Content:
Chapter 3 The new dating of the astronomical horoscope as described in the Apocalypse By A. T. Fomenko and G. V. Nosovskiy
[SNIPPED – Jan posted the contents pages from some of Fomneko’s chapters – Ed.]
[6/16/17, 11:38:25 AM] Jan I: You also ENTIRELY avoid the issue of the dark ages being manufactured which creates a massive problem with your whole “debunking bullshit” theory.
[6/16/17, 11:39:25 AM] joe atwill: how?
[6/16/17, 11:40:04 AM] Jan I: You’ll need to finish reading the book rather than creating a straw man from 2 pages and omitting one paragraph that directly refutes your own claim against Fomenko.
[6/16/17, 11:40:11 AM] joe atwill: bullshit
[6/16/17, 11:40:22 AM] joe atwill: you are in dream world
[6/16/17, 11:40:37 AM] joe atwill: you show me the error in fact or reasoning
[6/16/17, 11:40:44 AM] Jan I: That’s enough for today. With my son.
Chronology is entirely off. You clearly haven’t even gotten to Tartary yet.
[6/16/17, 11:40:54 AM] joe atwill: I am not going to do your scholarship
[6/16/17, 11:41:11 AM] Jan I: I know… you’ll just avoid it. I figured you would. It threatens your entire thesis.
[6/16/17, 11:41:16 AM] joe atwill: we will talk later
[6/16/17, 11:41:26 AM] joe atwill: avoid what?
[6/16/17, 11:41:33 AM] joe atwill: you are in a dream world
[6/16/17, 11:41:51 AM] Jan I: Reading the rest of Fomenko’s work… I never cited you to those 2 pages… you cherry picked that out of 3000+ pages.
[6/16/17, 11:41:53 AM] joe atwill: please cite your position and evidence
[6/16/17, 11:42:05 AM] Jan I: I cited it above. Read. thanks.
[6/16/17, 11:42:21 AM] joe atwill: what?
[6/16/17, 11:42:27 AM] joe atwill: the list?
[6/16/17, 11:42:36 AM] Jan I: If you can’t read the work, just admit it. But don’t create a straw man of 2 pages when I never cited those two pages to you. I had said to read the entire book.
[6/16/17, 11:42:54 AM] Jan I: That’s just Chron 1 of 7 books of THAT series, of 30 books on the subject in English.
[6/16/17, 11:43:08 AM] joe atwill: please reference the error in my critque
[6/16/17, 11:43:12 AM] Jan I: The problem gets pretty serious with the dark ages, which you’ve avioded reading entirely since that’s ch. 7
[6/16/17, 11:43:18 AM] joe atwill: LOL
[6/16/17, 11:43:25 AM] Jan I: I already did… I cited how you omited that paragraph entirely.
[6/16/17, 11:43:35 AM] joe atwill: how can it be serious if you won’t explain how it even exists?
[6/16/17, 11:44:04 AM] joe atwill: how does the timing of the dark ages effect analysis in CM?
[6/16/17, 11:44:12 AM] Jan I: Joe, you want me to give a full analysis of someone else’s work rather than just reading it. That’s lazy and a circular arguement. You want me to present all of Fomenko’s work as if I’m fomenko.. again, that’s Lazy. Just read it.
[6/16/17, 11:44:46 AM] joe atwill: Dude you said you had the grounds to debunk CM but wouldn’t give it
[6/16/17, 11:44:53 AM] joe atwill: you said read the book
[6/16/17, 11:44:59 AM] Jan I: What you’re worried most about is his theory that the old testament comes after the new… if the Dark Ages didn’t exist, then all of that chonology, even when the books were written, has to be entirely questioned.
[6/16/17, 11:45:40 AM] joe atwill: I have shown that his analysis of the NT coming before the OT is crackpot
[6/16/17, 11:46:04 AM] Jan I: You can’t even admit ANY of the points he raises about Scaligerian chronology, and using the trivium, he’s clearly correct about massive chunks of history.
You didn’t show it was crack pot, you cherry picked 2 pages out of the book and used that to create a straw man. Finish the book.
[6/16/17, 11:46:24 AM] joe atwill: so there is some magic stuff in Foment that you won’t tell me but if I read the book it will be clear?
[6/16/17, 11:46:27 AM] Jan I: Even if his work is only 10% correct, massive chunks of history must be reconsidered.
[6/16/17, 11:46:47 AM] joe atwill: what 90% is incorrect?
[6/16/17, 11:46:56 AM] Jan I: You’ll need to finish reading the book rather than creating a bogus straw man of 2 pages which I never suggested. Just read the work in an honest way using the trivium.
[6/16/17, 11:47:19 AM] Jan I: I didn’t say 90% was incorrect… you’re using a straw man again.. that’s bullshit sophistry, Joe… I said EVEN IF ONLY…
[6/16/17, 11:47:38 AM] joe atwill: I won’t do your scholarship – too busy – if you have something please send it to me
[6/16/17, 11:48:02 AM] joe atwill: but you can’t right?
[6/16/17, 11:48:11 AM] joe atwill: so why should I waste time?
[6/16/17, 11:48:12 AM] Jan I: No, I’ve read the book. I won’t do YOUR scholarship. Again with your sophistry… you also ignored / avoided how he destroys carbon dating.
[6/16/17, 11:48:22 AM] joe atwill: how?
[6/16/17, 11:48:34 AM] Jan I: thought you read it? you clearly didn’t. You’ve been bullshitting. I have to go.
[6/16/17, 11:48:57 AM] joe atwill: let me know if you come up with something
[6/16/17, 11:50:35 AM] Jan I: Oh, we have… but you’re clearly avoiding this and using sophistry for a reason. You even pretended to have studied Fomenko in the call yesterday… but reading 3 paragraphs of wiki is not studying his work… You should deal wiht his work honestly as we’ve done on any other subject, rather than creating straw mans and avoiding the work and cherry picking. I thought you’d be more honest than this.
[6/16/17, 11:50:50 AM] joe atwill: I recorded call
[6/16/17, 11:50:57 AM] joe atwill: what are you claiming I said
[6/16/17, 11:50:59 AM] Jan I: Me too.
[6/16/17, 11:51:04 AM] Jan I: I record all calls.
[6/16/17, 11:51:15 AM] joe atwill: so what did I say?
[6/16/17, 11:51:19 AM] Jan I: With my son. Gotta go. You avoided all the points already posted above, too.
This was followed up a couple of months later by a long email thread from Jan and Jacob Duellman trying to tag-team me into joining their “gang” to go after Joe:
I never bought into the game these guys were playing, and they ended up going their separate ways. I remain friends with Joe Atwill and hope to do more shows with him in the future, we are both semi-retired scholars.
Where The Rift Began: Jan vs Steve
Here is a Facebook conversation from October 10 2017, I am using Zos Dotorg my personal account (and Burner name). This is where Jan’s attacks on Joe now widened to include me too. I was blocked by him almost immediately after this exchange, luckily I anticipated he would do that and was able to screenshot much of our conversation. His misuse of the Trivium is predictable, and is displayed once again.
I am far from the only person Jan has publicly called a CIA agent, then blocked so he can continue to lie about them without giving them the chance to rebut his claims with evidence.
Why share your research if you don’t want to share your research? I bet there are links to ISGP articles in Jan’s brain. That’s just how the Internet works. If we are all trying to promote truth and awareness of the secret societies manipulating order in the Matrix, isn’t it great if we all build upon each others’ research? That only works if the research can be trusted, and by extension the researcher.
I have no idea how HP came up in the logs when Jan was going through ISGP’s site in the Netherlands. I do know that Jan said “they’re dirty”, just like me and everybody else. Again, no evidence offered. All I said about HP was this had never been addressed, to my knowledge. Jan addresses it here by saying he had an HP printer. VPN maybe? Or perhaps Jan really is being spied on by the Deep State, via some sort of “man in the middle” interception.
I don’t recall saying he worked for HP, and the speculations from ISGP was more along the lines that he may be receiving donations via their network of foundations. Publish the emails, or something, Jan. Whatever you got. Evidence beats speculation.
It’s interesting that Joe Rogan’s first question of this dramatically younger looking Jan is about Anthony Bourdain, whose name came up on Holly’s witchcraft show too. Jan proudly told me how close he lived to Satan’s castle.
Larry Harvey and I were onstage together in 2000 as part of a panel discussion at SOMARTS in San Francisco’s SOMA District. The event was called Webzine. Everyone in the panel was Gen X and some sort of web developer or coder, except for Larry. I was in my early 30s and Larry had to have been in his early 50s. He was there because he was an influencer, a voice of the counterculture. I had worked with Larry from 1992-1996 on the Burning Man Festival (Larry did proudly call it a “Festival” back then) but I had quit working on BM in 1996, when someone died on the playa, multiple others were badly injured and there were numerous arrests. Larry and I remained cordial, he was always a valuable friend and mentor. Larry obviously carried on and the Burning Man legacy continues.
During the panel discussion, we fielded many questions from the audience, largely about the role of early internet corporations such as Yahoo!. This was before google, facebook and today’s internet giants, in an era when much of the internet was still being built by small design firms and ad hoc coalitions of mercenary contractors such as myself. Larry- who didn’t write code- was a brilliant intellectual, cultural engineer and visionary, and he made a statement on that panel that still rings true in my head today. Larry had the audacity to say to a large audience of young, independent creative people in an art gallery in San Francisco that corporations were not bad. In essence, Harvey explained that you didn’t want to be milling the rubber for your own tires, or soldering together circuit boards for your own computer. Words of wisdom.
It was still a few years before Harvey introduced the 10 Principles to the Burner community. “Radical Self-reliance” is one of those principles. Looking back at the context of the mid-90s, San Francisco- which spawned Burning Man- was a beacon for DIY culture. The 1995 film ‘Tank Girl’ felt like it was about my friends.
SOMA was home to young women with nose piercings who’d be chain smoking while fixing their motorcycle, talking about wanting to go to welding classes- and crudely painting things in garish colors with their spiky hair in disarray- while wearing grimy paint-stained coveralls. I miss that nuts and bolts era, years before everyone was glued to their phones. Even at the 2000-era Webzine conference, the community there was hand coding its own web sites, DIY in full effect. But there’s reasonable limits to DIY. For example, we were able to figure out how to rent a generator from a construction supply company, cart it out to the Black Rock Desert with enough fuel to run some lights or sound system or coffee maker or whatever we wanted out there for a few days. For the most part- I can’t speak for everybody, because there were crazy Tesla coils being trucked out there back then- most of us had no interest in building our own generator, or processing our own fuel. Radical self-reliance wasn’t entirely literal. Larry didn’t design or weld together his own Airstream trailer, or hand-stitch his own trademark Guayabera shirts.
It’s important to realize that the 10 Principles are not Burning Man’s actual rules. Rules are things like ‘no dogs’ or ‘no firearms’. There were almost no rules in the early days on the playa, and there are pages and pages of rules now. Without rules, Black Rock City could not exist at today’s scale. In my opinion, Larry drafted the 10 Principles to try and explain- Larry was quite an explainer- shared cultural values that had become common among a good number of- but not necessarily all- Burners, based on years of shared communal experience.
Today’s Burners can be an odd set of internet trolls- myself included- and it’s hard to make sense of all the snarky comments and jokes online about bacon or sparkle ponies and so on. “Radical Self-reliance” has become a weaponized keyboard warrior shout down directed at classes of burners who are perceived to be ‘doing it wrong’ by the “Burnier than thou” types. /eyeroll. When I first went out to the Black Rock Desert, we had no idea that we’d need goggles. People would do stuff like take a nap on the playa surface in the midday sun. There were lots of errors in the trial and error. But the beauty of shared wisdom and interaction helped create this enormous culture. So to all of you zealots who keep repeating “Radical Self-reliance” without thinking it through, do you really want to go to the playa and spend the whole week camping by yourself, without saying a word, saving all your own fecal and urine waste and dutifully carrying it back home in your vehicle? Of course not. Actually, it would be cool performance art if you did.
But the point I’m making is that it’s okay to realize that in a city of 70,000 people there are folks who are going to highly specialize in what they can offer to the city. It’s okay to eat food prepared and paid for by someone else for example. Or to experience art that you didn’t make yourself. As Larry said, you don’t need to mill the rubber for your own tires or solder your own circuit boards. If you did, that’s great too, go for it.
“Immediacy” has to be my favorite of the ten principles, especially in how it relates to the default world. Harvey used to explain that when people would go out to the void of the Black Rock Desert, people’s true essence would shine out of them, because there were no other reference points, it was an authentic experience, you saw people for what they really were when we were “Out There.” There were no cell phone towers anywhere back then, and certainly not on the playa. Today’s world is this crazed media-fueled monster. Stuff that happens thousands of miles away to people we don’t know and will never meet suddenly becomes instant narrative with cultural battle lines being drawn out over every minor detail, true or not true, it doesn’t matter. This world we inhabit today can be as far from actual “Immediacy” as possible, it’s not based on our actual individual experience right in front of us.
I’m going to argue that Larry missed a few principles. “Gifting” probably could be interpreted to include the Burner slogan “The Playa Provides.” But “The Playa Provides” would be a great 11th principle. The last time I was on the playa in 2017, my favorite incident was as follows: I had befriended a Cigar Camp and was sitting in the shade smoking one of their fine gifted cigars, watching people walk and ride by. It’s got to be 105 out in the sun. A young, slight woman trudges by, her skin burning hot, she’s out of breath, on the edge of tears, dragging her playa bike behind her with considerable effort. “Hey hey hey” I yell at her, “you need to get out of the sun! Did you ride your bike behind the water truck?” She nodded yes and looks like she’s about to cry in frustration. Sure enough- a burgin- she rode her playa bike behind a water truck, and as the wet playa mud dried and hardened, her bike seized up and was unrideable. We get her into the shade, tell her she should rest a bit, get her some water or a beer or soda or something.
Communicating to the camp mates there, we are able to retrieve a screwdriver, a chisel, some water, some WD-40. We show the young woman how to remove the hardened playa from her bike. Eventually and with considerable effort on her part, it’s in fine running order, she’s cooled off and happily rides away. I can’t remember her name, Australian. Anyway, that vignette sums up ‘gifting’ and ‘the Playa Provides.’ It wasn’t some pre-meditated intention, it was a spontaneous episode that showed how great people can be when we truly need some help to get by. Immediacy.
Let’s go back to Webzine in SOMA in 2000. I was booked to DJ the end of the event, and a reporter from a TV station in Holland was out to see me play. But my set was cancelled, as Survival Research Labs set off a jet engine in the adjacent parking lot next to SOMARTS, shaking the geiger counter, it was like a terrorist attack, event immediately over. This sort of hazing from older artists was normal back in the day. SRL I think was quite pleased to deliberately show up all these young web coder kids and shut down a ‘rave’. SRL to this day is amazing and awesome, and their vibe very much corresponds to the early SF Burner ethos- hardcore industrial anarchist pranksters- all the respect possible to this tribe.
Connecting this to the Burner timeline, I was part of the first DJ camps at Burning Man from 1992-1996, and I would say that other than the main trio of BM organizers then, namely: Larry Harvey, John Law and Michael Mikel, the other older Burners as a whole typically hated our musical contribution, treated us like pariahs and blamed us ‘ravers’ for just about everything possible that went wrong.
Let’s go back to the concept of immediacy. If you’ve followed the Burner culture this offseason, news stories have been published as far and wide as the New York Times and BBC talking about official new Burning Man policies against a certain camp- friends of mine- who were singled out and named by name by the official CEO of the org itself, who is also my friend. No one was killed or injured or arrested, as happens now every year at Burning Man. And then hundreds if not thousands of people starting chiming in online in gleeful accord against the new ‘bad’ guys camp because of the news articles flying around. We’re half way around the sun from the burn, and people are openly dissing a camp they’ve never visited or experienced, spewing random heresay, speculation, falsehoods and slander, based on their own biases, prejudices and tilted belief systems. This is as far from immediacy as possible you people, get a freaking clue.
This one camp has been blamed for just about every crime possible against core Burner values, despite their insisting on adherence to the 10 Principles and putting their blood, sweat and tears into their inspired and meticulously planned camps like everyone else. Reading comments from people online who claim to hate this camp after allegedly camping near them, I can’t help but think, why couldn’t you befriend this camp and enjoy the burn with them? I certainly did when they were my burgin neighbors back in 2016! Or if things were going bad for them, why didn’t you help your neighbors in the moment instead of heaping scorn on them on the internet half a year later? WTF. Even worse, I can’t help but take this whole episode of hating on one camp personally, as BM has a long history of blaming people for “ruining” Burning Man. [link]
I am- with my early 90s campmates- very high up on this list of ruining the early years and subsequent trajectory of the ‘festival’ which is no longer officially called a ‘festival’ anymore. To be clear, the org doesn’t owe anyone anything and they can determine whichever camps they choose to work with or not work with, that’s up to them, right or wrong, good or bad, arbitrary or not. If it was up to me, the org would never publicly shame a group by name for failure or errors, myriad or minor, deliberate or accidental. But that’s not my decision to make. We’ve just witnessed the ferocious power of the mainstream news media permanently destroying the reputation of a specific Burning Man camp. We’ve come so far… but for this?
I somehow feel like Emmanuel Goldstein from Orwell’s 1984 as I type, a historical early adopter turned outcast dooming themselves to eternal damnation for speaking up against the controlling regime. I’m not sure I’m ever welcome again in Black Rock City, home to 70,000 people. I would be scared to show my face in First Camp now that Larry has passed, as they are well known to aggressively boot interlopers, random wanderers and unescorted guests out of their space, where guest chefs prepare amazing gourmet meals with the finest ingredients for the anointed hand-picked intelligentsia. The real missing 11th Principle is “Conform or be Cast Out.” Toe the line or else! You will be ostracized! All you Instagram models better dress exactly like all the other Instagram models in perfect Burner costume, or you’ll get singled out and attacked for doing it wrong! Conform or die! Hmpf.
About the storyteller:
Terbo Ted first visited the Black Rock Desert in 1992 when there was no gate, no perimeter, no road, no trash fence and you could drive your car as fast as you wanted in any direction. Terbo was the first DJ to play in Black Rock City, with no one there to hear his set on a dusty Friday afternoon. Later, in the early years he was the only one ever to be called “Mayor of the Techno Ghetto.” His playa self and default world self can be remarkably similar these days.
We’ve been checking out if this guy is who he says he is. Results have been mixed.
Rather than being simultaneously a “technophobe” and a “world expert on artificial intelligence and forensic economics”, he turns out to be a less successful version of George Webb – a computer sales guy prone to exaggerating his own accomplishments and telling fantastic, graphically detailed violence-laden gruesome stories of make believe as if they were God’s honest truth. Does Jason have a type?
Claims That Don’t Stack Up
Claims to have a degree from Cambridge with First Class Honours. Was unable to verify if he was a student between 1963-1967 because those records are no longer available. Christian Science Monitor article from 1984 mentions he is a graduate, but says nothing about honours. Former co-worker verified that he attended Cambridge.
Claims to have attended Cambridge University on a Foundation scholarship. Cambridge has no knowledge of this scholarship.
Claims to have graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2 years. It’s a 4 year degree.
Claims to have blown up a diesel engine while an undergraduate at Cambridge. Diesel does not explode. Why not show his degree, rather than offering this unverifiable story as “proof”?
Claims to have bought his Masters’ degree for 5 pounds. This is not possible with degrees from Cambridge.
Claims to be a Forensic Economist. An actual forensic economist was found, who confirmed that a PhD is required for this profession because you are testifying in legal cases.
Claims to be a world expert in artificial intelligence and virtual reality simulations; in fact, other than a single paper in 1983 about expert systems, we could find no published academic papers or presentations at conferences. He turns out to have been working for the past 8 years in a parking lot picking up cigarette butts for $20 an hour. A butt-man.
Claims to have designed the HESPER system which was runner-up for the gold medal from the British Computer Society. There is no record of this on the BCS web site. The system was in fact designed and built by others, he worked on the tender for the project and failed in his attempt to license the technology for his own business.
Claims to have 2 patents in the field of artificial intelligence. In fact they are patent applications that were never granted in 30 years after filing. Neither is in the field of artificial intelligence. Both were registered well after the development and public debut of the HESPER system.
Who’s The Expert?
An expert system is more like Quora or Wikipedia than SIRI.
The paper presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 1988 by R.C.A. Peveraro and J.A. Lee from Britoil Plc contains proof that the artificial intelligence expertise to create HESPER did not come from David Hawkins:
Hawkin’s patent application for the “Computer Paintbox System” is still pending after 30 years.
According to Google, neither of these patents were granted.
It’s been 36 years since Hawkins published his only cited academic paper. “Publish or perish” is the rule in academia, and world experts usually are frequently invited to speak at conferences. We could find no evidence of any of this activity.
No disrespect is meant to Field, Gobsmack, or anyone else at Abel Danger, who have promoted content from this blog before and appear to have been duped by Hawkins as much as anyone. They distanced themselves from him after he engaged with Jason Goodman, which has turned out to be a prescient move on their part.
Hawkins has not responded directly to any of the allegations against him, but has now removed “forensic economist” from his latest bio.
A 1951 insight into the strange (?) mind of David Hawkins. When he was about 8 years old, David’s mother asked him why, when he walked back from his village school at Chartham near Canterbury, Kent, his trouser pockets would get so dirty. David explained that he was concerned that the pebbles in the ditches didn’t get to see the sun rise or set. He described how he would climb in the ditch, stuff his pockets with the pebbles, walk off the road and up a hill, brush the dirt off the pebbles, place them side by side along branches of trees with a good view of the sun going up or going down and leave the scene content in the knowledge of a good deed done to or for the pebbles. David’s mother understood!
Yes, that’s really what he’s saying. He claims on his Patreon page that events in the 1980’s and 1990’s were staged in a wide-ranging multinational LGBTQ conspiracy to profit from carbon credits, even though the Kyoto Protocol wasn’t signed until 1997 and carbon trading didn’t being until 2005.
Recently Agent SERCO and I tracked down a gentleman by the name of Ross, who was the Chief Operating Officer of Oilfield Systems Limited. He was able to confirm many aspects of David Hawkins’ identity. He put to bed speculation that the person speaking on Jason Goodman’s show now had assumed somebody else’s persona.
Ross has given me permission to post our email exchange. I am not publishing the header information to protect his privacy. The quotes below are copy and pasted verbatim, they have not been edited.
If anybody claimed outlandish things it was David Hawkins! He was both brilliant and incredible, funny and persuasive. I enjoyed my two times working with him. I’ll provide a potted history and hopefully answer your questions along the way. My Oilfield archive is back in Turkey (I am in UAE at the moment) so I can’t get all the details I’m afraid.
So, the original company was Oilfield Expert Systems Ltd (known as OESL pronounced “ooze-ill”. It was founded in March 1984. I joined in the summer of ’86 after completing my MSc in Knowledge Based Systems at Uni Edinburgh. David had worked with Marconi and SCL to prepare the tender to Britoil to build a model-based expert system which became known as HESPER. By the time I joined there was a programming team based in Britoil in Glasgow equipped with Symbolics computers. David and I worked out of SCL’s office in Burgess Hill in Sussex. All the HESPER design was, as far as I know, in the original tender documents (which I think I still have) and so David’s, or at least OESL’s. The development team was headed by a brilliant LISP programmer but I forget his name. Maybe he coauthored the HESPER paper by Peveraro. As far as I know, Peveraro was the Britoil ‘expert’ who subsequently wrote the paper on Hesper that was published. I am not aware of any Statoil or DTI funding, though the latter would make sense. I recall HESPER winning some award but can’t confirm it was from BCS. I do not see it listed for 1988 at https://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/1926
In 1987, the project in Glasgow came to an end. David had hoped that OESL would have the intellectual property rights and be able to commercialise HESPER. When Britoil refused, David was left with no choice but to let all the employees go. He worked alone for two years preparing an application for funding from DTI and a consortium of oil companies including Oxy, Bow Valley and Deminex for a new product, a geological workstation called GeoScene. A new team was brought on board in late 1989, in an office in Winchester, of which I was one. By 1992 the board and David decided to bring on board a new Managing Director, Glen Kendall, an American who had founded Terrasciences. David and I became the marketing and sales department. Glen decided to ditch the ‘expert’ in the name and so the company changed to Oilfield Systems Ltd in 1993. Glen also downplayed the whole expert assistant aspect of GeoScene. David left the company in 1995. He moved to Vancouver, and I met up with him a few years later at a petroleum show in Calgary where we were showing off GeoScene. I became COO and later, when Glen left suddenly, CEO. We had to wind up OSL in 2001 when oil was $12/bbl and our sales outlook was bleak. All employees transferred to Paradigm.
Glad to have helped. Sure the right-hand photo is a young David! Yes, that was the last time I saw him, in Calgary in late 90’s. Laughed until I cried at his stories of tape worm infection and wireline ops in Australia. Not seen any of his videos. But listened to his podcast about MH370. He was bitter about effectively being ousted by the very man he brought in to lead the company – reminiscent of Jobs and Sculley. Glen and most of the employees thought David was nuts. His ideas for a Deductive Computing Machine, which he patented, were indeed far fetched. But I still think his ideas of model-based expert systems, in contrast to rule-based (which everybody else was doing) were spot on. Even today in the realm of digital rock analysis, in which I have been involved these last nine years, I see the relevance of his ideas… more so with the recent renewed uptick in machine learning and AI.
David was laughed at because he suggested his DCM could one day be used to predict earthquakes. Funny, then, to receive from Kaggle just a few weeks ago news of an AI/ML contest to predict earthquakes from historic data. David was years ahead of the rest of us!! I used to think he lived a few feet off the ground… not tied down in his thinking as most people are.
If World Expert Hawkins has been developing his A.I. technology for 35 years, why wouldn’t he enter it in this contest? Instead he appears to have withdrawn the long-dormant patent application in the face of scrutiny.