THE TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE
Formed in 1947, the Tavistock Institute is an independent not-for-profit organization which seeks to combine
research in the social sciences with professional practice. Problems of institution-building and organizational
design and change are being tackled in all sectors - government, industry and commerce, health and welfare,
education, etc. - nationally and internationally, and clients range from multinationals to small community groups.
A growth area has been the use of a developmental approach to evaluation of new and experimental programs,
particularly in health, education and community development. This has also produced new training events alongside
the regular program of group relations conferences. The Institute owns and edits the monthly journal Human
Relations (published by Plenum Press) which is now in its 48th year, and has recently launched (in
conjunction with Sage Publications) a new journal Evaluation.
Three elements combine to make the Institute unusual, if not unique: it has the independence of being entirely
self-financing, with no subsidies from the government or other sources; the action research orientation places it
between, but not in, the worlds of academia and consultancy; and its range of disciplines include anthropology,
economics, organizational behavior, political science, psychoanalysis, psychology and sociology.
The ideology of American foundations was created by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in
London. In 1921, the Duke of Bedford, Marquess of Tavistock, the 11th Duke, gave a building to the Institute to
study the effect of shellshock on British soldiers who survived World War I. Its purpose was to establish the
"breaking point" of men under stress, under the direction of the British Army Bureau of Psychological Warfare,
commanded by Sir John Rawlings-Reese.
Tavistock Institute is headquartered in London. Its prophet, Sigmond Freud, settled in Maresfield Gardens
when he moved to England. He was given a mansion by Princess Bonaparte. Tavistock's pioneer work in behavioral
science along Freudian lines of "controlling" humans established it as the world center of foundation ideology. Its
network now extends from the University of Sussex to the U.S. through the Stanford Research Institute, Esalen, MIT,
>Hudson Institute, <
>Heritage Foundation, Center of Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown, where State Dept. personal
are trained, US Air Force Intelligence, and the Rand and Mitre corporations. The personnel of the corporations are
required to undergo indoctrination at one or more of these Tavistock controlled institutions. A network of secret
groups, the Mont Pelerin Society, Trilateral Commission, Ditchley Foundation, and the Club
of Rome is conduit for instructions to the Tavistock network.
[Editor, Tim Aho's note: See Watch Unto Prayer report on The Heritage Foundation founded by Paul
Weyrich with funding from Joseph Coors, who also founded and financed respectively the Moral Majority
and Council for National Policy.]
Tavistock Institute developed the mass brain-washing techniques which were first used experimentally on American
prisoners of war in Korea. Its experiments in crowd control methods have been widely used on the American public, a
surreptitious but nevertheless outrageous assault on human freedom by modifying individual behavior through topical
psychology. A German refugee, Kurt Lewin, became director of Tavistock in 1932. He came to the U.S. in 1933 as a
"refugee", the first of many infiltrators, and set up the Harvard Psychology Clinic, which originated the
propaganda campaign to turn the American public against Germany and involve us in World War II.
In 1938, Roosevelt executed a secret agreement with Churchill which in effect ceded U.S. sovereignty to England,
because it agreed to let Special Operations Executive control U.S. policies. To implement this agreement, Roosevelt
sent General Donovan to London for indoctrination before setting up OSS (now the CIA) under the aegis of SOE-SIS.
The entire OSS program, as well as the CIA has always worked on guidelines set up by the Tavistock
[Editor, Tim Aho: See Watch Unto Prayer report on <
>The John Birch Society & Council for National Policy for information regarding CIA operations on the
Tavistock Institute originated the mass civilian bombing raids carried out by Roosevelt and Churchill purely as a
clinical experiment in mass terror, keeping records of the results as they watched the "guinea pigs" reacting under
"controlled laboratory conditions". All Tavistock and American foundation techniques have a single goal---to
break down the psychological strength of the individual and render him helpless to oppose the dictators of the
World Order. Any technique which helps to break down the family unit, and family inculcated principles of
religion, honor, patriotism and sexual behavior, is used by the Tavistock scientists as weapons of crowd
The methods of Freudian psychotherapy induce permanent mental illness in those who undergo this treatment by
destabilizing their character. The victim is then advised to "establish new rituals of personal interaction", that
is, to indulge in brief sexual encounters which actually set the participants adrift with no stable personal
relationships in their lives, destroying their ability to establish or maintain a family. Tavistock Institute has
developed such power in the U.S. that no one achieves prominence in any field unless he has been trained in
behavioral science at Tavistock or one of its subsidiaries.
Henry Kissinger, whose meteoric rise to power is otherwise inexplicable, was a German refugee and student of Sir
John Rawlings-Reese at SHAEF. Dr. Peter Bourne, a Tavistock Institute psychologist, picked Jimmy Carter for
President of the U.S. solely because Carter had undergone an intensive brainwashing program administered by Admiral
Hyman Rickover at Annapolis. The "experiment" in compulsory racial integration in the U.S. was organized by Ronald
Lippert, of the OSS and the American Jewish Congress, and director of child training at the Commission on Community
Relations. The program was designed to break down the individual's sense of personal knowledge in his identity, his
racial heritage. Through the Stanford Research Institute, Tavistock controls the National Education
Association. The Institute of Social Research at the National Training Lab brain washes the leading
executives of business and government.
Such is the power of Tavistock that our entire space program was scrapped for nine years so that the Soviets could
The hiatus was demanded in an article written by Dr. Anatol Rapport, and was promptly granted by the government, to
the complete mystification of everyone connected with NASA.
Another prominent Tavistock operation is the Wharton School of Finance, at the University of Pennsylvania. A
single common denominator identifies the common Tavistock strategy---the use of drugs. The infamous MK Ultra
program of the CIA, in which unsuspecting CIA officials were given LSD, and their reaction studied like "guinea
pigs", resulted in several deaths.
The U.S. Government had to pay millions in damages to the families of the victims, but the culprits were never
indicted. The program originated when Sandoz AG, a Swiss drug firm, owned by S.G. Warburg Co. of London, developed
Lysergic Acid [LSD]. Roosevelt's advisor, James Paul Warburg, son of Paul Warburg who wrote the
Federal Reserve Act, and nephew of Max Warburg who had financed Hitler, set up the <
>Institute for Policy Studies to promote the drug. The result was the LSD "counter-culture" of the 1960s, the
"student revolution", which was financed by $25 million from the CIA.
One part of MK Ultra was the Human Ecology Fund; the CIA also paid Dr. Herbert Kelman of Harvard to carry
out further experiments on mind control. In the 1950s, the CIA financed extensive LSD experiments in Canada. Dr.
D. Ewen Cameron, president of the Canadian Psychological Association, and director of Royal Victorian Hospital,
Montreal, received large payments from the CIA to give 53 patients large doses of LSD and record their reactions;
the patients were drugged into weeks of sleep and then given electric shock treatments.
One victim, the wife of a member of the Canadian Parliament, is now suing the U.S. companies who provided the drug
for the CIA. All the records of the CIA's drug testing program were ordered destroyed by the head of MK Ultra.
Because all efforts of the Tavistock Institute are directed toward producing cyclical collapse, the effect of the
CIA programs are tragically apparent. R. Emmett Tyrell Jr., writing in the Washington Post August 20, 1984, cites
the "squalid consequences of the 60s radicals in SDS" as resulting in "the growing rate of illegitimacy, petty
lawlessness, drug addiction, welfare, VD, and mental illness".
This is the legacy of the Warburgs and the CIA. Their principal agency, the Institute for Policy Studies,
was funded by James Paul Warburg; its co-founder was Marcus Raskin, protege of McGeorge Bundy, president of the
Ford Foundation. Bundy had Raskin appointed to the post of President Kennedy's personal representative on the
National Security Council, and in 1963 funded Students for Democratic Society, through which the CIA operated the
Today the Tavistock Institute operates a $6 Billion a year network of Foundations in the U.S., all of it funded by
U.S. taxpayers' money
. Ten major institutions are under its direct control, with 400 subsidiaries, and 3000 other study groups and think
tanks which originate many types of programs to increase the control of the World Order over the American people.
The Stanford Research Institute, adjoining the Hoover Institution, is a $150 million a year operation with 3300
employees. It carries on program surveillance for Bechtel, Kaiser, and 400 other companies, and extensive
intelligence operations for the CIA. It is the largest institution on the West Coast promoting mind control and the
One of the key agencies as a conduit for secret instructions from Tavistock is the Ditchley Foundation,
founded in 1957. The American branch of the Ditchley Foundation is run by Cyrus Vance, former Secretary of
State, and director of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Winston Lord, president of the Council on Foreign
[Editor, Tim Aho's note: The wife of Winston Lord (CFR, Bilderberg, Skull & Bones), Bette Bao Lord (CFR,
Bilderberg), is Chairman of the Board of Freedom House whose manipulation of the Christian Right via the Religious
Persecution issue is documented in our report <
>Freedom House: A CFR Front.]
One of the principal but little known operations of the Rockefeller Foundation has been its techniques for
controlling world agriculture. Its director, Kenneth Wernimont, set up Rockefeller controlled agricultural
programs throughout Mexico and Latin America. The independent farmer is a great threat to the World Order,
because he produces for himself, and because his produce can be converted into capital, which gives him
independence. In Soviet Russia, the Bolsheviks believed they had attained total control over the people; they
were dismayed to find their plans threatened by the stubborn independence of the small farmers, the
Stalin ordered the OGPU to seize all food and animals of the Kulaks, and to starve them out. The Chicago American,
February 25, 1935 carried a front page headline, SIX MILLION PERISH IN SOVIET FAMINE; Peasants' Crops Seized, They
and their Animals Starve. To draw attention from this atrocity, it was later alleged that the Germans, not the
Soviets, had killed six million people, the number taken from the Chicago American headline by a Chicago
The Communist Party, the Party of the Peasants and Workers, exterminated the peasants and enslaved the workers.
Many totalitarian regimes have found the small farmer to be their biggest stumbling block. The French Reign
of Terror was directed, not against the aristocrats, many of whom were sympathetic to it, but against the small
farmers who refused to turn over their grain to the revolutionary tribunals in exchange for the worthless
assignats. In the United States, the foundations are presently engaged in the same type of war of extermination
against the American farmer.
The traditional formula of land plus labor for the farmer has been altered due to the farmer's need for purchasing
power, to buy industrial goods needed in his farming operations. Because of this need for capital, the farmer is
especially vulnerable to the World Order's manipulation of interest rates, which is bankrupting him. Just as in the
Soviet Union, in the early 1930s, when Stalin ordered the Kulaks to give up their small plots of land to live and
work on the collective farms, the American small farmer faces the same type of extermination, being forced to give
up his small plot of land to become a hired hand for the big agricultural trusts. The Brookings Institution
and other foundations originated the monetary programs implemented by the Federal Reserve System to destroy the
American farmer, a replay of the Soviet tragedy in Russia, with one proviso that the farmer will be allowed to
survive if he becomes a slave worker of the giant trusts.
Once the citizen becomes aware of the true role of the foundations, he can understand the high interest rates, high
taxes, the destruction of the family, the degradation of the churches into forums for revolution, the subversion of
the universities into CIA cesspools of drug addiction, and the halls of government into sewers of international
espionage and intrigue. The American citizen can now understand why every agent of the federal government is
against him; the alphabet agencies, the FBI, IRS, CIA and BATF must make war on the citizen in order to carry out
the programs of the foundations.
The foundations are in direct violation of their charters, which commit them to do "charitable" work, because they
make no grants which are not part of a political goal. The charge has been made, and never denied, that the
Heritage-AEI network has at least two KGB moles on its staff. The employment of professional intelligence
operatives as "charitable" workers, as was done in the Red Cross Mission to Russia in 1917, exposes the sinister
political economic and social goals which the World Order requires the foundations to achieve through their "
Not only is this tax fraud, because the foundations are granted tax exemption solely to do charitable work, but it
is criminal syndicalism, conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States of America, Constitutional Law
213, Corpus Juris Secundum 16. For the first time, the close interlocking of the foundation "syndicate" has been
revealed by the names of its principle incorporators---Daniel Coit Gilman, who incorporated the Peabody Fund and
the John Slater Fund, and became an incorporator of the General Education Board (now the Rockefeller Foundation);
Gilman, who also incorporated the Russell Trust in 1856, later became an incorporator of the Carnegie Institution
with Andrew Dickson White (Russell Trust) and Frederic A. Delano. Delano also was an original incorporator of the
Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Daniel Coit Gilman incorporated the Russell Sage Foundation with Cleveland H. Dodge of the National City Bank.
These foundations incorporators have been closely linked with the Federal Reserve System, the War Industries Board
of World War I, the OSS of World War II and the CIA. They have also been closely linked with the American
International Corporation, which was formed to instigate the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Delano, an uncle of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was on the original Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1914. His
brother-in-law founded the influential Washington law firm of Covington and Burling. The Delanos and other ruling
families of the World Order trace their lineage directly back to William of Orange and the regime which granted the
charter of the Bank of England.