Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

December 28, 2016

The Cassiopaea Experiment: the grotesque cult in Assad’s corner

Filed under: cults,Syria — louisproyect @ 6:33 pm

Cult figure Laura Knight-Jadczyk, co-editor of Signs of the Time with Eva Bartlett

When I discovered last week that David Icke was simultaneously a high-profile propagandist for Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal-like war on his own countrymen and an author who writes that a group of shapeshifting reptilian humanoids are conspiring to destroy the planet Earth, my first reaction was stunned disbelief. When I discovered a couple of days ago that a cult with notions just as bizarre as Icke’s was also carrying Assad’s water, it dawned on me that there was a pattern. If you understand the war in Syria as a conspiracy by the West to remove a popular and progressive leader, you would be inclined to see the world in conspiratorial terms generally and be capable of asserting that alien abductions are real.

As I have pointed out in the past, some of the key Assadist outlets such as Global Research are also committed to 9/11 Truthism. But when I ran into the people behind the Sign of the Times website that like David Icke was all too happy to give Eva Bartlett a platform, it finally became clear to me that the Assadist subculture had bred some truly grotesque creatures out of the conspiracist underground that would repel any sensible person on the left. Not only have dozens of her articles appeared on Signs of the Time; she is also listed as an editor.

I was vaguely aware of sott.net since any number of the imbeciles I have debated over the past 5 years have referred to it as a reliable source of information on the war in Syria. Like Global Research, 21st Century Wire, Canary and Mint News, it is primarily an aggregator of news articles sympathetic to Assad, Iran and the Kremlin.

When I noticed a link to it earlier in the week, I decided to check out its provenance—wondering if it was based in Russia like many of these outlets. In small print at the bottom of the home page you find this: “E-mails sent to Sott.net become the property of Quantum Future Group, Inc (QFG) and may be published without notice.”

Okay, putting on my tinfoil investigative reporting cap, I decided to check out the QFG. They describe themselves innocently enough:

During the the [sic] past hundred years or so, every important idea for social change has been incubated in the nonprofit sector. The struggles for civil rights, for women’s rights, for environmental health, for AIDS treatment, for disabled access, for sustainability, for peace, for family support, for jobs and economic development — these are all ideas that were nurtured and launched through nonprofit organizations that have changed the world. The ideas of the founders and members of Quantum Future Group go to the core of these issues, seeking scientific socio-cultural solutions to the most fundamental problems of humanity.

Nothing wrong with that, I guess.

Looking further as I always do in these instances, I checked out the board of directors. These were the three primary players: Arkadiusz Jadczyk, a physicist with a PhD from a Polish university, his wife Laura Knight-Jadczyk, who attended a community college but lacked a degree, and Joe Quinn, who had an MBA and worked in management before becoming a full-time volunteer for the Quantum Future Group.

Again, no warning signs.

It was only when I went to their Reports page that the plot began to thicken. Ms. Knight-Jadczyk was the author of a forthcoming book titled “Josephus, Pilate and Paul: It’s Just a Matter of Time” that struck me as a bit odd. Meanwhile, her husband had a book titled “Political Ponerology” that struck me as even odder since ponerology is a rather obscure term meaning the study of evil. A quick search on Google revealed that the book had been published by Red Pill Press, which is as you might expect a subsidiary of QFG.

When I went to the Red Pill Press website, that’s when the shit began to hit the fan. Among the books on sale there besides “Political Ponerology” was one called “Manufactured Terror” that was co-authored by the aforementioned Joe Quinn and someone named Niall Bradley and that was described as “banned from Amazon.com”. The book purports to be an investigation of “false flag” incidents, including Sandy Hook where a crazed 20-year old gunman named Adam Lanza killed 20 grade school students and 6 adults working at the school. On Joe Quinn’s blog, he argues that “an elite cabal has existed in the USA for several decades and has been involved in assassinations” and that “it is entirely rational to conclude, on the balance of this collective evidence, that Adam Lanza was not yet another ‘lone gunman’”.

So naturally Eva Bartlett, whose journalism consists mostly of denying that any children were killed in East Aleppo and other outrageous claims, would have an affinity with the likes of Joe Quinn.

There’s also a book for sale there written by fellow QFG board member Laura Knight-Jadczyk titled “The Secret History of the World” that has this blurb:

Conspiracies have existed since the time of Cain and Abel. Facts of history have been altered to support the illusion. The question today is whether a sufficient number of people will see through the deceptions, thus creating a counter-force for positive change – the gold of humanity – during the upcoming times of Macro-Cosmic Quantum Shift. Laura argues convincingly, based on the revelations of the deepest of esoteric secrets, that the present is a time of potential transition, an extraordinary opportunity for individual and collective renewal: a quantum shift of awareness and perception which could see the birth of true creativity in the fields of science, art and spirituality.

What the fuck was a Macro-Cosmic Quantum Shift? Succumbing to my insatiable curiosity about lunatics such as David Icke and the QFG people, I googled “Macro-Cosmic Quantum Shift” and discovered a link to the Cassiopaea Experiment, the bizarre cult that gave birth to the Quantum Future Group that gave spawned Signs of the Time. I now felt like Ripley in “Aliens” after discovering the primal egg-producing creature that had to be destroyed.

Primarily a project of community college drop-out Ms. Knight-Jadczyk, it is described as follows:

Many years of research, experience, and constructive curiosity led to Laura’s experiment in Superluminal Communication that eventually, after two years of experimentation and fine tuning, which included contacts with “dead dudes” (alleged discarnate entities) and deceptive sources posing as higher sources of knowledge, resulted in the Cassiopaean Transmissions. All these years the process has gone through refinement and adjusting all “instruments” for higher accuracy and facilitation of better communication. These communications ARE different from most other channeled information.

Between David Icke’s belief that he was a latter day Jesus Christ assigned the task to save the world and her Superluminal (faster than light) Communication with “dead dudes”, clearly we are in the realm described by Leon Trotsky in “What is National Socialism”: “Fascism has opened up the depths of society for politics. Today, not only in peasant homes but also in city skyscrapers, there lives alongside of the twentieth century the tenth or the thirteenth. A hundred million people use electricity and still believe in the magic power of signs and exorcisms.”

Like David Icke, Ms. Knight-Jadczyk believes in Extraterrestrials but probably more benign than his reptilian interlopers. In an article titled “The Case for the UFO”, she finds thunderstorms a rather convincing demonstration of visitors from another planet:

In our study of storms we have been driven inexorably to admit that some storms have an artificial aspect, a sort of organic appearance, an air of being manufactured for a purpose and to be carrying out that purpose. We therefore postulate some percentage of artificiality, or intelligence, among that small percentage of storms which suddenly appear in otherwise undisturbed skies, proceed with a purposeful manner, as though concealing something, and discharge peculiar materials. They seem too concentrated, perhaps too directive, to be entirely meteorological in their origins.

I believe that space structures of five to twenty miles diameter are sufficiently large to produce such storms, and there may be elements of purposefulness in so doing, if only for camouflage or concealment.

Evidently, some people find the Jadczyk’s much more impressive than I do, so much so that a cult formed around them. Describing herself as an ex-cult member, Colleen Johnson  spilled the goods on the “Malevolent Alien Abduction Research Web Site” of all places. I have no idea whether Johnson believes in alien abductions but her article is mostly about the shady operations of the QFG, the Cassiopaea Experiment and anything else connected to these people.

Former members that wish to remain anonymous, also claim they were scammed out of large sums of money when the Jadczyk’s suddenly uprooted the Perseus Foundation from New Port Richey, Florida and moved it to France leaving many a bewildered cult member feeling emotionally raped by their experience and financially taken advantage of.

The Jadczyk’s raised well over $100,000.00 to $150,000.00 from a bogus raffle to sell their home (AKA the Perseus Foundation) via PayPal then split with the money, leaving an unverified winner unknown to members but close to Laura. According to 2003 documents the home is still up for sale and a former devoted member lives there as caretaker showing the property. Laura is in legal trouble with fraud and embezzlement if she returns to the USA. Many  ex-members would sue her if they could get her back here.

You can get more of the lurid details from “starspray21” on his or her Newsvine website.

The Background – In 1994 a down and out new age spiritualist named Fred Irland along with a very disturbed woman trained in the science of hypno-therapy and thought manipulation began an experiment where they attempted to “channel” beings from a higher state of consciousness through a ouiji board. The pseudo-scientific séance experiment (or scam) was a “success” and the Cassiopaeans revealed themselves. Subsequently the woman, Ms. Laura Knight Jadczyk, made off with the idea and on her websites does not credit Mr. Irland at all for his part in helping to discover these profitable beings. The beings known as the Cassiopaeans are supposedly “herself in the future” (?) from the distant constellation Orion. Basically the Cassiopaeans are used to promote and validate a certain world view. This world view now forms the foundation of her cult. The world view she promotes claims that we are all under the domination of 4th dimensional evil “overlords of entropy” who feed off of our negative energy and keep the humans on this planet the way a scientist might keep lab rats or the way a farmer might keep livestock. After ditching Mr. Irland, she merged a severely edited version of these crazy Cassiopean ‘transmitions’ with a bastardized and twisted version of the teachings of a French philosopher named Gurdjieff. Then abra cadabra, a cult was born. The ideas of Gurdjieff seem on the face of it to lend credibility to Ms. Knight Jadczyk and her crazy money scheme. But when you look closely you see it for what it is – psychosis parlayed into a very profitable scam.

Don’t these people sound exactly like those that would bond ideologically with “journalist” Eva Bartlett, their fellow editor and scam artist?



  1. OK these people are a bit off. Yet if you compare what these people believe with what a what the overwhelming majortiy of field grade officers in the US military apparently believe, I think that any sane person would have to quickly conclude that the people of QFG and Red Pill Press are Pillars of Sanity

    Comment by Curt Kastens — December 28, 2016 @ 7:12 pm

  2. Don’t you understand that the military and the cops are filled with psychopaths? I would not write an article about how the chief of police in Dallas, Texas is a pig. The whole point of the article was to put a spotlight on some characters identified with the left–rather tangentially at that.

    Comment by louisproyect — December 28, 2016 @ 7:16 pm

  3. Speaking of Cults: you forgot to note the Larouche Political Action Committee or “LPAC”. He comes to Assad by way of Putin who Larouche greatly admirers.

    Comment by David Walters — December 28, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

  4. Wow. So many words in a row, with so little success in diverting attention from your groveling capitulation to your own imperialist ruling class over Syria. Why not just come out and raise the slogan openly: “NFZ, NFZ, NFZ”!

    At least it’s a good thing there’s not even a hint of Marxist pretense here.

    Comment by Lumpy Lang — December 28, 2016 @ 8:03 pm

  5. Mr. Lumpy, I am opposed to NFZ’s. You, I take it, are in favor of barrel bombs and extraterrestrials.

    Comment by louisproyect — December 28, 2016 @ 8:20 pm

  6. “The book purports to be an investigation of “false flag” incidents, including Sandy Hook ……”

    The BBC recently ran a human-interest story interviewing the father of one child killed at that school shooting. Now anyone who thinks conspiracy theories are stupid but harmless should listen to that story.

    After suffering the tragic loss of his child, this man’s life was further made miserable by internet trolls who are convinced that no children had ever been killed so anyone purporting to be the “father” of one must be an “actor” in the conspiracy. He received a torrent of on-line harassment including many death threats. With his address being published online, he had to move house a couple times to an undisclosed location.

    Come to think of it though, that was nothing compared to the carnage in Aleppo that these conspiracy theorists support. So I guess the first couple paragraphs of the piece made the important points, and the rest was just to show how crazy they can get.

    Comment by Jeff — December 28, 2016 @ 11:53 pm

  7. Lumpy, you are clearly an apologist for a genocidal mass murderer, Assad.

    You are also a kiss-ass admirer of jihahi’s who fight for the theocratic state of Iran, and all their barbaric militias assembled from around the Middle East, composed of the most hateful and the most reactionary forces who believe in stoning women to death, and who claim to be representatives of God on earth. The Islamic Republic of Iran: Does the name mean anything? The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran are proud about their mass murders, and consider the fall of Aleppo as the expansion of, in their exact words, “the Islamic Revolution”. Did you even realize you’re supporting an Islamic revolution?

    If so, well done mate, your Islamic Revolution is happening! Good on you! Keep it up in the fucking false pretense of ‘anti-imperialism’ not even acknowledging that the real intervention committed by the U.S. was to STOP any meaningful arms reaching the rebels. You are so clueless, you don’t even know who you are supporting.

    Go make love to your langy lump!

    Comment by Reza — December 28, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

  8. and don’t forget that David Icke (on whose radio empire) Bartlett appeared thinks the anti-Semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is an “important” document https://youtu.be/0bUMVLHbRfs The Peace Council in CT sent out a general email telling folks to listen to Venessa Beeley on the same Icke radio program. Beeley went to Damascus and basked in Assad’s glory.

    Comment by Stanley Heller — December 29, 2016 @ 2:57 am

  9. A few days ago I had a document forwarded to me that shows the evolution of math teaching in the US decade by decade since 1950. Well since we are talking about stupidity I decided to look in to the evolution of math teaching at West Point over the past decades. I conntacted the Library at Carliars Barracks near Harrisburg to remote view their archeives of military text books. Here is a summary of what I learned.
    Evolution of West Point Math: A Case Study.
    1980s: It takes 20 minutes for the Iraqis to fuel a V2 rocket. The rocket must fly 1500 miles to reach London. The rocket flys at 3000 miles per hour. How many months will it be until Saddam gives the order to attack London?
    1990s: The blast radius of a V2 rocket is 3 kilometers. The average population density of London is 150,000 per cubic kilometer. How many Londoners will be saved by a pre-emptive attack on Iraq?
    2000s: It would under moral circumstances take Irrational Iran 5 years to build a nuclear bomb. How many retired FBI agents with a Jewish background must Iranian revolutionary guárds kidnap in Maryland and snuggle to Iran to reduce that time to 4 years and 9 months, 25 years from now?
    2010s: The Turkish Army was camped at the walls of Vienna in 1905. How long will it be until Islam becomes the state religion of Europe?
    2020s: The USSR manipulated the US presidential election of 2016. How long will it be until school classes in Brainard are conducted in Russian? At that time will episodes of Fargo have English subtitles so that oder Americans can still understand the program?
    2030s: Louis Proyect was a stupid jack ass to dumb to recognize serious threats to the American way of life. Why was he allowed to run free for so long and praise Sgt. Akbar and Major Hassan as the last American (Union) soldiers in the US Army? If Louis Proyect could not play football, and if he was so accident prone that he could not chew gum and walk five steps without falling down why was he not repatriated to eastern Europe where he came from in the first place by mid March of 2017? Finally why did it take the leadership of the UKA, during the Trump administration, turn down the very practical suggestion to have those people residing in America who were more liberal than Hjllary Clinton steralized. That program, Vasectimies für Das Volk, would have balanced the budget by 2021.

    Comment by Curt Kastens — December 29, 2016 @ 9:49 am

  10. Lumpy, what a bout YOUR “groveling capitulation” to SYRIA’S imperialist ruling class?

    Comment by James Maguire — December 29, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

  11. “Lumpy, what a bout YOUR “groveling capitulation” to SYRIA’S imperialist ruling class?”

    Thus speaks the honest voice of “State Department socialism” …as cultivated by LP and his ilk.

    Comment by Lumpy Lang — December 30, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

  12. I guess Lumpy prefers National Socialism to State Department Socialism–a dichotomy created by cretins like him that has little to do with the genuine socialism we defend.

    Comment by louisproyect — December 30, 2016 @ 5:25 pm

  13. “I guess Lumpy prefers National Socialism …” Or, to put it another way, he likes his socialism Lumpy, over easy. You know; the kind of socialism that easily and automatically lumps fascism and left sounding words together. He likes to eat it raw.

    Comment by Reza — December 30, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

  14. Opposing the schemes of your own imperialist bourgeoisie… instead of chiming in against the latest “new hitler” they are seeking to overthrow… Yep. Sounds like fascism.

    Comment by Lumpy Lang — December 30, 2016 @ 7:16 pm

  15. And what the fuck does this have to do with this article, which does not call for imperialist intervention. It is about a bizarre cult run by woman who has ripped off her followers and that puts out an Assadist website filled with bullshit. Do you think that the left should include people who believe in alien abductions? Do you believe that Assad is an “anti-imperialist”? Was Putin’s war in Chechnya one that the left should have supported? Do you have anything substantial to offer? I don’t give a shit if you support Assad but at least support your beliefs with some substance. If you are incapable of writing nothing but idiotic taunts, maybe you should go to Twitter where that kind of idiocy prevails.

    Comment by louisproyect — December 30, 2016 @ 7:21 pm

  16. Lumpy, Your “state department socialist” deflection is laughable. Forcing regime change from the outside would be wrong, and was never an issue (except for conspiracy theorists like yourself). Assad is a dictator who has oppressed his own people, murders them when they protest, and murders more of them (with the help of a foreign super-power) when they rise against it. WHY WOULD A SOCIALIST SUPPORT THAT? Because, for once, he is not an American-backed dictator?
    Your simplistic “analysis” that all the world’s evil stems from “schemes of your own imperialist bourgeoisie” (i.e. the west) is sooo 20th century.

    Comment by James Maguire — January 2, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

  17. Please relax Mr. McGuire, the polemic isn’t aimed at ordinary liberals like yourself, only at self-described “Marxists” like LP. Yes, and perhaps the descriptive ‘State Department Socialist’ could be updated to ‘White Helmet Socialist’… giving an even clearer picture 😉

    Comment by Lumpy Lang — January 3, 2017 @ 5:15 pm

  18. Hmmm …..defend mass murderers and attack rescue workers… you’ll be a Beeley/Bartlett inspired conspiracy theory socialist then?

    Comment by James Maguire — January 3, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

  19. Ah the sott kooks again! The inner structure bonded by arranged wedlocks. Cult’s adult children used in breeding and marriage. Joe Quinn is husband of LKJ’s daughter. Cult functions to Heaven’s Gate rules in compound. Compound that is French schloss. Sott.net news website is propaganda operation for the cult so may they obtain lonely and sad people and cash in advance of a comet or planet that LKJ has predicted will destroy the world! If people join LKJ projects and give her money you then saved….that is. Cult operating procedure!!! Lingering tale from c 2011 when members of the cult develop possible kidnapping and psychologikal control of a woman and her two children with included bogus accusations that husband was a child molester. Police became involved. At same time cult raised gross sums of cash to ‘fight psychopaths’. It is a black hole of fear…takes other peoples money…residents of the cult kassel-schloss can live the excellent millionaire time for fighting psychopaths. Kooks.

    Comment by Tony V — March 6, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

  20. […] miembros de sectas (usted debe conocer qué es Sign of The Times sott.net y la secta Cassiopaea https://louisproyect.org/2016/12/28/the-cassiopaea-experiment-the-grotesque-cult-in-assads-corner/ y hay otras en España como “Nueva Acrópolis” https://www.acropolis.org/es/ y la […]

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  21. So sad to see misinformed and misguided people stumble upon this twisted information. This is also like a time machine to correct some wrongs. Just read comment number 1 from Curt Kastens, that is as unbiased and fair an assessment as it gets. But lets not delude ourselves any further with the character assassination from the author. If you cannot accept in this day and age that psychopaths rule this world, and their designs for us normies are not spread out openly in society, then you are born with little to no conscience or empathy for your fellow man. If you don’t believe or can’t see that 90%+ of ceo’s, politicians, media corps, central banks, etc, are all positioned by and with psychopaths. You are ready for a rude awakening my friend. This is but one avenue of research laura and her team have done over the years, and continue to do. I value their research and opinions on currents events for their integrity and no bs. If nearly 3 decades of verifiable research and a lifetime of personal lessons don’t give you a close representation of a persons character, then by all means believe this larping author about the great people at sott.net Hopefully you get lucky enough to get pointed back to their studies and research sometime later in this life or the next.

    Comment by Nels — January 8, 2020 @ 7:08 pm

  22. this is a very sick article given the context of the situation.

    Comment by James W — August 3, 2020 @ 2:37 am

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