“Like so many Department of Defense programs, it all leads back to the Nazis.” So says 2016 Pulitzer Prize history finalist author Annie Jacobsen in an interview to promote her new book “Phenomena” on the Saturday edition of CBS This Morning. The program she was referring to that was a Nazi creation is the Department of Defense’s program to examine psychic phenomena, their attempts along with the CIA to tap into what they believe to be the human mind’s supernatural capabilities of extrasensory perception (ESP).
Jacobsen was stunned to discover that in our advanced scientific society that the government would spend millions of dollars over several decades to study something that is conjecture and cannot be quantified scientifically. When the Nazis were defeated, the US and Russia divided a cache of Nazi documents from Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler who ran a paranormal program on psychic mediums to strengthen Nazi power and knowledge. Despite the fact nothing conclusive has come from the programs since that time, the CIA and Defense Department still believe such capabilities are real and worth trying to tap to strengthen their military-industrial complex. Jacobsen pointed out that these programs continue today, but now they include “computer technologists [and] neurobiologists.” This may be a veiled reference to transhumanism in a way that melds man and machine to attempt to make super-soldiers and superhumans with mind-manipulating powers to foresee the future, uncover things hidden in the present, or physically cause things to happen with thought.
The pursuit of psychic phenomena has been around since ancient times. God even warned his people against it in the Bible using several terms because it has its roots in the occult, with the origin of such powers coming from Satan and his fallen angels–aka demons. Whether they be called astrologer, diviner, soothsayer, medium, necromancer, wizard, or any other term, their psychic powers are Satan’s way of mimicking God’s spiritual gifts of prophecy and word of knowledge to deceive people into thinking they can rise to godhood status instead of letting God be God. People have become so deceived in our era because of confusion between the two that they equate the two. Even some people who regularly attend church have become involved in it by hiring the services of mediums or by reading their horoscopes, which I like to call “horrorscopes.”
Any God-fearing student of history can see chasing after psychic phenomena has only served to advance corruption and cause downfalls of whole societies or empires. It’s one reason why the Canaanites, Babylonians (Daniel 5:7), and Alexander the Great (who was obsessed with oracles) were all defeated. Czarist Russia fell to Bolsheviks thanks in part to Rasputin, an occultist Catholic Jesuit priest medium who bewitched the czar’s wife, Alexandra. Most recently, South Korea’s president was impeached due to corrupt practices she followed on consultation of her medium. It also obviously didn’t help the Nazis. The only reason anyone would embrace a practice that caused so many failures is rebellion against God. It is only Jehovah through his only begotten son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who can cause any individual, society, or nation to experience the type of success that brings true prosperity.
Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Jeremiah 14:14
The secret history of the US government’s “psychic arms race”, CBSNews.com, April 1, 2017.
Video version: CBS News, “Phenomena” explores U.S. government investigations on ESP, Dailymotion.com, April 1, 2017.