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This is one of the few books, in close to four hundred, on Charles that is motivated by Justice and Truth, and stands as a document to the illegality of Charles Manson’s conviction and incarceration.
It’s all in George’s premise- below.
Love Of Brother…

“That basic tale is unchanged: An ex-con named Charles Manson took a group of disaffected young middle-class people and twisted their values, minds, and lives in order to fulfill his own homicidal needs. Using sex, drugs, music, and a kind of hypnosis, he deluded them to such an extent that they enthusiastically committed murder at his command in the furtherance of his mad and racist “Helter Skelter” dream of world conquest. Everybody knows what happened.

But what if that wasn’t what happened? What if the popular perception of Charles Manson and his “Family” is incorrect? What if Charles Manson did not “mastermind” the Tate-LaBiance murders in order to achieve Helter Skelter?

The premise of this book is that the motive that Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi presented at the trial (and ever sense in his best-selling book and in countless media appearances) – Helter Skelter – is a fantasy. And a further premise of this book is that it is possible that Charles Manson had – and has – no legal culpability for the Tate-LaBianca murders (or, for that matter, for any other murders for which he was convicted).”
George Stimson

“The shooting of Bernard Crowe set a standard. Charles Manson and the people in his circle believed that he had committed murder for the benefit – for the survival – of the group. Crowe had been shot because he was threatening to mount an assault on Spahn’s Ranch. Manson would not allow this to happen and had, so everyone believed, committed the ultimate crime of murder in order to protect his friends and his “brother” Charles Watson. Manson had taken the challenge and the risk and had gone into underworld combat to save the people at Spahn’s Ranch. He had demonstrated the extent of his commitment and his love for them.”
-George Stimson

“You just can’t come up and take Shorty away because you
don’t like the way Shorty lives. You got to have earned Shorty.
When you’ve earned the right to take Shorty, you reach over and take Shorty’s hat off and put it on his foot and lay him down and cover him up with dirt if you want to. Because you’ve earned that. Because you walk with God. And when you walk with God, you can run with the devil.”
-Charles Manson

"If you put a large Broadsword in between your hands you will remember much"

“If you put a large Broadsword in between your hands you will remember much”




November of 2013 the Sacramento Bee filed a motion for the release of a 132 minute audiotape of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme‘s pretrial psychiatric examination while she was being held in jail. 5.21.1975. She sounds strong, hard, and certain.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller granted it’s release.
I have only been able to find a small 19 minute excerpt, so far…
If anyone is able to navigate the web and find the whole “tape released to the public” please comment with a link.


-Article from Sacramento Bee- 4.23.14.-Excerpt from Sacramento Bee- 4.23.14.

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Crucified_-_The_Railroading_Of_Charles_Manson .PDF
By Michael White c.1999


WARNING Michael White


Roosevelt Hotel Lobby

Roosevelt Hotel Lobby

I had the pleasure of officially meeting Nikolas in December of 2012, after maintaining a long distance relationship since our initial meeting on 08.08.08. via telephone communication
(Charles thought he and I should meet, and so he gave me his phone number while I was visiting him in the hole, 2008).
A prior post here-
ATWA– an excerpt about “ATWA” and it’s inception prior to the terms “deep ecology” and “revolutionary environmentalism” (and prior to “Earth First!“), from Nikolas Schreck’s huge contribution debunking the “myth” of Charles Manson, “The Manson File – Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman”– provides much needed insight into one of the many pieces of the whole, that is Charles Manson. Truths that hitherto had been mostly non-existent to not only myself, but to the public at large, Nikolas has illuminated through many years of insight. This work that Nikolas has shared with the world is a clear light- a warm wind which counters the cold winds of this dark age.

I hold the highest Regard and Respect for Nikolas, his teachings, his work, and his spiritual evolution over the years (Zeena’s as well).
I consider him a brother, comrade, and teacher.

And so, For All Beings, I wanted to share “Mehr Licht” (More Light) with a couple excerpts from Nikolas’ latest interview for the occult magazine, “Secret Knowledge”, with Nik’s permission of course.
Excerpts used with permission from Nikolas Schreck
“Secret Knowledge” Vol. I

When asked how Nikolas feels “about the Westernization of Buddhism in our modern society”,
he answers, in part-
“…In the largely secular, materialist, individualist, “rationalist” West, Buddhist teachers have to start from scratch, teaching Westerners the ABC’s of what spirituality is, which wastes a lot of time and energy. And in order to appeal to minds programmed to believe that only what can be scientifically proven is valid, much of the magical supernatural aspect of Tantric Buddhism is downplayed in the West. Another thing that bugs me about Western Buddhism is how it caters almost exclusively to the privileged, spoiled and well-educated elite who can afford the time and money required to take a nice little spiritual vacation by attending the teachings held at ornate dharma centers in a comfortable atmosphere of snobbish self-congratulation. I’d like to see a more socially engaged and classless Buddhism made accessible to the street, to the disadvantaged and despised, to prisoners, the homeless, the terminally ill, where the antidote the Dharma offers is desperately needed. There are 84,000 Buddhist teachings for all types of temperament and lifestyle, but it seems to me that sort of approach would be more in keeping with the wild yogic Mahasiddhas who were the founders and masters of Tantric Buddhism in India and Tibet. If Tantric Buddhism in the West really seeks to free all sentient beings from suffering, it has to develop the skillful means to speak to areas of society it currently ignores. Another factor is that this is the Kali Yuga, the cyclical phase of spiritual degeneracy. The Buddha predicted that in the Kali Yuga, the Dharma would become increasingly less comprehensible to humans until it died out altogether for many thousands of years. It may be that the West’s embrace of egoic individualism, hypercapitalist materialism, non-stop digital entertainment via information overload, and atheist reductionism has sped up the Kali Yugic tendencies to such a toxic degree that only a very few can even truly grasp the Buddhist teaching at all, let alone practice it…”

When asked about Nikolas’ spiritual evolution, and whether his political stance has had a similar evolution, Nikolas answers, in part-
“… To the minimal degree that my political stance was ever understood by the public at large, yes, of course, that’s evolved over the years too. I’m still a monarchist who believes rulership must be guided by divine and spiritual authority rather than corporate-sponsored election by a mob or a dictatorship of the proletariat. But I no longer believe any kind of political system can address the deeper spiritual dilemma facing humanity. All efforts should be directed to ultimate liberation by spiritual practice rather than the futile Samsaric ups and downs of politics. What some mistakenly interpret as a mundane and political agenda on my part was actually an intrinsic facet of my spiritual quest in my exploration of how to change human behavior through magic. You mentioned the counterculture and that’s a good key to this quandary. My understanding that a truly comprehensive politics must be informed by a spiritual perspective, and isn’t simply a pragmatic matter of economics and social policy, comes from my upbringing in the late 60s and early 70s counter-culture. Back then, it was a common utopian belief in radical factions that a total revolution on every level was imminent, and that the entire social, spiritual, sexual framework of human existence would be drastically transformed by mass insurrection against the prevailing establishment values. I expected to be on the front lines of that civil war that unfortunately never happened. If you weren’t there, you can’t imagine how intensely this expectation of revolution was in the air. That revolutionary ideal was imbued with the 1960s magical revival and the sudden awareness of mystical experience mass use of psychedelics revealed. The best example of this magical politics was the ritual banishing and exorcism a collective of pacifist radicals performed on the Pentagon in October 1967. When Squeaky Fromme was accused of trying to assassinate President Ford in 1975, I thought, “Oh, good, here’s that revolution I’d been waiting for.” Now, I know you were expecting me to get into Hitler, not hippies, but there’s a strong similarity between the 1960s American counter-culture revolt against “The Establishment”, and the 1930s German counter-culture rebellion against what was called “The System”. They were both concerned with changing humanity at the root, making a new world, a sharp break with politics as usual, and they were both greatly focused on pioneering radical ecology and getting back to nature and the soil. And more importantly, they were both informed by magical, pagan, and spiritual ideals that few other political movements have ever been concerned with. What interested me about the history of the Third Reich wasn’t the political aspects, but the fact that several National Socialist leader’s planned to bring about a new religion in Europe once the war was won. While in Germany to research my first book in 1983, a study of Nazi occultism which I ultimately decided not to publish, I investigated this subject exhaustively…”

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Heathen Harvest | Review of Horsefly

Charles Manson – Horsefly

Written by: Sage
Artist: Charles Manson
Title: Horsefly
Label: A.T.W.A.R. / The Zou / Parasitic Records
Format: 7″

Genre: Folk

Side A: Revolution
Side B: Air Trees Water Animals

I’ve been sitting and pondering this release for several months now, letting it sit undisturbed in the room adjacent to this one in which I spend most of my time, facing outwards, the portrait of Manson’s one visible eye staring out at me from it’s spot in front of the other vinyl promos awaiting their turn for a write-up, beckoning, taunting as the familiar other half, a portion of the face on the Shroud of Turin, peers with one ghastly dead eye from the other side. Many times, after a momentary connection with the front cover, I have passed it over because, frankly, I just wasn’t ready to write on it yet. This is the type of thing that isn’t a simple artistic expression that someone has put out on record — there is so much more depth, meaning and importance to something like this than some journalists would have the chance to experience in their career, though not all of which are of Manson’s choosing. Symbology, music, artwork and text aside — all the things that normally make up a concrete release for a project — this is at it’s most basic, core level one man’s ability to reach out and show society that the walls that contain his physical body cannot contain his spirit, his writing, or even his music. That man’s modern inhuman, flawed systems can only hold that vessel that carries him, but not that which IS him. That man can implement their forced view of morality and put in chains the body which disrupts their fickle societal reality, but what really makes someone “real” transcends those barriers so long as there are few outside those walls who still believe in what freedom actually means.

I could go into great length and detail about my feelings on the subject of Manson’s incarceration, the hypocrisy involved, the lies and the ignorance/apathy that plagues modern society into simply swallowing what they’re fed instead of looking at facts and taking the time to research much of anything. I could go into great detail on what kind of man Manson really is to myself and others. However, this record comes with a lengthy article as written by Nikolas Schreck whom — and I feel this should go without saying — has had his own battles with media portrayal and backlash from society, both from his spiritual beliefs which have steadily evolved over the years and his musical endeavors (see: Radio Werewolf). In the end, Schreck puts Manson and his life-long ordeal into perspective in a more profound and educated way than I could ever hope to, which shouldn’t come as any surprise given his known sympathies towards Manson as seen in his book “The Manson File”. Regardless, the problems that he speaks of transcend the individual and reach far past Manson himself to other controversial subjects and individuals like Boyd Rice or Adam Parfrey and the rest of “Apocalypse Culture”, though the stigma against both is far less intense. However, this is neither the time nor the place for that discussion.

Moving on, the one thing that Schreck did not hammer home about Manson with his article on the subject that I personally believe is one of the most important characteristics about him is that he is the ultimate symbol of a spiritual man’s unending quest to transcend that which makes him human and live closer to the deity that he is drawn to. In Manson’s case, his belief in and his love for the Gnostic deity Abraxas has led him to constantly have to fight the duality of his own existence in prison — the hatred and the love, the criminal underworld in which he lives and the society which contains and restrains him — to consider and represent in himself the complete reality of right AND wrong / light AND dark that Abraxas himself wholly represents. Equally, Manson represents the human weakness to need a leader or need followers, so much so that murders that were carried out, in some minds, in his name — not on his command — have landed him the legend that he has become, when in reality he merely wishes for individuals to be responsible for their own actions and beliefs — to leave him as a neither a leader nor a follower, but simply a man with a voice. As can be seen on both a literal political and a metaphorical personal level for Manson, Lynette Fromme perhaps put it best when she was quoted in the documentary “Charles Manson Superstar” as writing: “As for Manson’s revolutionary right-wing cause, I believe that if Manson had wings, he’d have at least two of them and a substantial soul-self in the center.”

 Horsefly Back Image
Now that we’re through that, it’s time to focus on the most important part of Manson’s being and ultimately the most important idea that he has to offer humanity from the cage that it has left him in, and perhaps the second biggest influence on this record — the ecological idea of ATWA. It might seem strange to some whom are reading this review and are already disillusioned by my personal sympathies for and ramblings on Manson, but the man himself is an environmentalist, someone who identifies with the ways of wildlife more than he does with the ways of his own species — and for good reason. ATWA simply stands for Air, Trees, Water, and Animals, and has had an “R” for Revolution added to it to create “ATWAR”, a movement and entity completely separate from “ATWA” but based off it’s ideas. This ecological idea is simple and uncompromising on several levels, both preaching the return to the natural world because of our parasitic habit of obliviously destroying everything that we depend on and the realization that one man’s gain in modern society is another man’s labor, that instead of loving our brother, we’re enslaving him. These are obvious thought patterns that have a very modern reality that should need little explaining to the environmentally conscious mind — though it seems the majority of us in the Western world continue to live under the illusion that what we’re afforded here doesn’t come with consequences to someone else (or for ourselves further down the line). Symbology aside, the back cover of the 7″ pictures, in a realistic manner, Manson as a champion for that natural cause, surrounded by the forest and wildlife that he so identifies with, from wolf and raven to the subtle presence of scorpions and a trio of horseflies. There is also a supernatural quality to the art as well, with eyes completely white and the forehead swastika that he has become known for becoming ignited, reaching up and faintly touching the center of a Germanic black sun halo which symbolizes his (in his own way) alignment with the beliefs of pre-christian and pre-industrial thought. Even in those few years in the late 60′s when he had his freedom, he was avoiding the post-modern coming-of-age realities of feminist (and other) philosophies and reverting himself and his followers to look towards the natural world. The wolves being white and black symbolize, once again, the duality of Abraxas through color (black/white and dark/light) and symmetry (left/right). The horseflies at his head remind of old superstitions that state that a horsefly signals the coming of a visitor. Given Manson’s (hinted at) belief that he can astrally project his thoughts out into the world from his confines, it would seem that these symbolize the vehicle for those projected thoughts. The fact that these objects have obvious significance to his ties to occult subjects should go without saying.

This review has become somewhat of a biography, but it’s imperative that if you’re reading this that you try to open your mind beyond whatever preconceived notions that you have about the man and understand who Manson is from a perception that lies beyond the usual media hysteria. This record represents a man towards the end of his life who is simply just doing his thing as he has always done. It’s a genuine piece of music from a soul who has carried a banner of authenticity even through his flirtation with Hollywood and the “big time”. This isn’t meant to simply be a historical artifact or an attempt to document someone who may soon no longer be part of our reality. It’s certainly not a fickle attempt to make a dime off a famous figure. The very nature of the movement behind this release, A.T.W.A.R., firmly aligns the people behind this release as being behind Manson himself, and when this is looked at in relation to the other recent releases of similar themes, it should show that this release envelopes and captures who Manson is on a level seen in only glimpses before.

The music was released on November 11th, 2011, which was Manson’s 77th birthday — a mathematical anomaly that one has to admit is stranger than fiction. The music itself is what one would expect from an older Manson whom hurriedly recorded his soul on two tracks via a smuggled recorder. Grimy Southern old-time prison folk that heralds back to the influences of his youth but in that unique Manson sound that concentrates more on a linear path of thought that is streaming out of him rather than a concrete, constructed song — a style that symbolizes the chaos that Manson has faced in his life, both internally and externally, since his birth. The lyrics and vocal style, especially on side A are somehow incredibly similar to the likes of both Captain Beefheart and David Tibet (Current 93) in their psych overtones and, specifically Tibet’s spiritual ramblings, yet are also completely different, simply meeting somewhere in a combination of those two gentlemen with a little bit of bluesy soul. The guitar can act as both an accent to his current mood in the track or as a simple backdrop to his spoken word, but it is always changing and not necessarily evolving — it’s always becoming something new, not simply progressing from the previous line. The other side of the insert that contains Schreck’s article on Manson contains a beautiful portrayal of how I prefer to see him — as one with the wilderness, raven on wrist. This side of the insert also contains the lyrics for both tracks that, like the songs themselves, contain no structure and are only transcriptions by the label — a truth that is made apparent through segments that are marked “[inaudible]” and can unfortunately only be heard as such on the recording.

With ATWA, it appears that his primary reasoning is that words don’t mean anything. Only action matters in this life, and it has to be action that doesn’t utilize a hypocritical engine (“You can’t protest cutting down trees by writing papers”). In the end though, even if he could read them, Manson couldn’t care less about my thoughts on who he is or his music. He isn’t concerned with having followers, but only his own survival — he doesn’t want the attention, but rather to return to where he was before his latest incarceration — to the desert. So in the end, that soul that reached out and will be touching 1,000 individuals through this release, in reality, it’s just one man doing his thing and nothing more. Music is his religion, and he’s going to express that religion by any means necessary. But to the listener, he offers only words. Whether we choose to do anything with them is on us, but if you do, be prepared to take responsibility for your actions, and to do it alone. This realization doesn’t change the fact, though, that in his own way, intentionally or not, Manson is slowly influencing a growing number of people on an ecological front, and perhaps one day, will fully overturn the perspective that he has achieved falsely in life through disinformation that he is a murderous mastermind and turn that legend towards the status of folk hero. It would seem that this is quickly becoming the state of things as recent years have seen an influx of activity from Manson’s musical offerings via this release and a few offerings from Magic Bullet Records. The basic point in the end though is that if you want to get into Manson’s head — REALLY get into his head — this is the release to do so with.

 Air Trees Water Animals REVOLUTION

ATWA- excerpt from “The Manson File – Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman”

Nikolas and Charles, April 4, 1988

An excerpt from Nikolas Schreck’s “The Manson File – Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman”, taken from Chapter Six- The Revolutionary… Hermetic Politics, Countercultural Confusion, and Radical Ecology
(Used with permission)

Nikolas Schreck

“”It isn’t generally recalled that Manson’s arrest in Death Valley in October of ’69 was unrelated to the Tate/LaBianca murders. He was originally apprehended for his part in setting a Park Service road vehicle on fire. Manson later admitted to carrying out this arson against state property, claiming that he wanted to stop the Death Valley rangers from “tearing up the land” and “destroying the water and destroying the animals and the deserts”. Manson has described that every time he was released from prison, he would notice that more damage to the environment had been caused while he was inside. Manson has said that he and others at the Spahn and Barker ranches carried out other acts of pro-ecology sabotage, but this incident is the only one of these actions that was documented. It was in this spirit that Fromme and Good began their militant campaign to further the cause of what Manson was now calling ATWA – an acronym for Air, Trees, Water and Animals, At War, and All The Way Alive. Long before scientists’ warnings about the threat to the survival of life presented by global warming and pollution became common knowledge, Manson pioneered an extreme return-to-nature lifestyle. Manson’s ATWA is not a political theory to read about or debate. It’s a way of life that must be enacted in deeds rather than words. Bearing many similarities to the better-known Earth First!, the Deep Ecology movement, and Europe’s Green political parties, ATWA proposes that mankind’s blind and self-destructive greed and obsession with “the money mind” has led the species to the brink of self-extinction. Through the corporate despoliation of natural resources for maximum profit, Manson argues, a state of ecological emergency has been brought about. If radical measures are not taken, the complete destruction of life on earth is guaranteed. Those who have brought about this state of catastrophe, Manson stated, are the “big money benders and lenders that are selling the next generation of children out.” He advocates the complete cessation of the automobile industry and its accomplice in eco-side, the oil industry, as a necessary step: “Our air is dying. We’ve got to stop the fossil fuel, if we don’t stop that oil consumption there’s nothing of us left.” As an alternative, Manson recommends returning to the horse as a means of transportation. Manson considers the gravity of the ecological crisis so dangerous that he proposes that only what he specifically terms a “One World government and a One World court” whose resources are completely dedicated to the reseeding and regreening of the poisoned earth at all costs can possibly effect the necessary change. Mankind, he believes, has a spiritual obligation to become a servant to the earth, rather than an exploiter of its resources. For this to happen, a new understanding of man’s subordinate position in the natural world must be reclaimed. ATWA rejects the arrogant anthropocentric secular humanism that has led to this situation since the Enlightenment. Manson confronts the basic underpinnings of “rational” and profane liberalism with a pantheistic and pagan recognition of the holiness and interconnectedness of all of nature. He recommends adopting a vegetarian diet, and actively working against experimentation on animals, the whaling industry, and all other human exploitation of the animal kingdom. Manson’s belief in reincarnation and karma informs his pro-animal stance, as does his shamanic practice of communion with totem animals. ATWA goes against the grain of the modern world by repudiating the computerized, digital, mechanized robot system mankind has been enslaved by and urging a return to a life deeply bound with the natural world. Fromme and Good, who were co-creators of this developing ecological evangelism, became soldiers on the front line of Manson’s “holy revolution against pollution.” Most of the political extremists of left and right who’ve been drawn to Manson have tended to reduce his revolutionary creed to strictly rational political goals, selectively ignoring the fact that Mansonian metapolitics is indivisible from his spiritual understanding. Manson continually stresses that ATWA begins in changing thought, and bringing one’s own inner being into balance. Without first undertaking the work of this internal revolution, Manson has maintained, any attempt at external revolution will only “reflect the confusion of old reruns of programming they got everything fucked up in the first place… How can you go into a new thought world if you drag in the old one with you in your mind?” That ATWA is essentially a religious movement rooted in the transformation of mind was also emphasized in Manson’s statement that “I won’t sell my soul 4 it’s for ATWA. That’s the only way life on earth can be alive. The will of God is life. Get in God’s will or die. Die can be done in the mind’s thought pattern and new life can be brought in focus.” Obviously, this clearly stated theistic basis of ATWA would make it anathema to those violently irreligious “Satanists” and other secular atheists who ignorantly claim allegiance to Manson, but this fine point seems lost on them.””

And I should add here that I urge anyone who is TRULY searching for what this books title illustrates- to separate the “myth and reality” of Charles Manson, an “outlaw shaman”-
to purchase a copy of this piece of work, a collection of close to 25 years research and insight, thoroughly debunking much of the regurgitated nonsense that has spewed from too many writers, journalists, polished news anchors and publishers for over four decades. This is a thoroughly honest and intelligent perspective that is now available to ALL who TRULY wish to know the ALL, and thereby end ALL the “sourcing” and “citing” of the above mentioned vomiting of fabricated hearsay and patch work postulations that have already aided enough in further perpetuating the vast surplus of party line ignorance and misinformation. Thanks to Nikolas for being the one to finally put the proper context to print.
X- Haze