ABOUT THIS SERIES:
In Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World, Stephen J. Bergstrom gives creative voice to visionary souls in process of awakening.
Through imaginative device, Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World reveals two contrasting visions that shape contemporary existence.
In one, conquerors traverse the world as a series of endless privileges secured through material means and patriarchal oppression.
In the other, conquered and oppressed individuals and groups perceive that consciousness animates nature, humanity and the spirit of a Living Earth.
To read the completed first volume (100 Artists featured) of Yesterday’s ARTISTS in Today’s World, visit: https://stephenjbergstrom.wordpress.com/yesterdays-artists-in-todays-world-the-first-100/
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Acknowledging Allen Dulles
I preferred a pipe and gray tweeds. Looking back, I chose piercing blue eyes and an open and merry disposition. In the infancy of the OSS, Agent #488, who I first met in a beautiful old hotel overlooking Lausanne, provided the greatest stimulation.
I used my code name, Burns, when we exchanged telegrams through my mistress, Mary B. White-haired and distinguished, Agent #488 read from a dossier. “Hitler,” he said, “could be persuaded to realize a longer-range goal.”
Of all the things he would tell me, that comment would consume my physical life.
That simple observation birthed Operation Paperclip, and resulted in our post war relocation of the best of the Nazi scientists to America. They all came and Von Braun deposited the hidden technologies behind the Foo Fighters and the UFO’s, into our hands, the very means by which we would dominate the world.
So caught up with the transition of the OSS into the CIA and the events of the 50’s and 60’s and the Kennedys, I never experienced the richness of another of Agent #488’s observations.
Famous for his analysis of the collective unconscious, of the anima, the animus and deep mythology, Dr. Jung scribbled a note that, in the mix of the underbelly, I disregarded;
Among all my patients in the second half of life … all have, in the last resort, sought to find a spiritual outlook.
Everything seems distant, different than memory, like a river I am. I have little desire to return. Instead, I flow through galaxies as if I’ve completed the first half of a very long life.
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom