Michael Hollingshead

Michael Hollingshead was a British CIA/MI6 agent, used in mind control experiments with LSD and other drugs, and in the media to create a mythology around the counterculture of the 60's (the New Age Church). In 1961 he worked for propaganda office Institute of British-American Cultural Exchange (IBACE) in NY.

The Institute consisted of:

- Malcolm and Natalie Douglas-Hamilton (first wife cousin of Queen Elizabeth II)
- Lionel Trilling (NY Intellectuals, Partisan Review of Sidney Hook CCF, teacher at Columbia of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Norman Podhoretz CFW)
- Huntington Hartford (artist colony in Rustic Canyon, owner of Paradise Island)
- WH Auden (gay agenda with Christopher Isherwood, friend of Igor Stravinsky, Aleister Crowley, Allen Ginsberg)
- Frank Howley (vice-chancellor of New York University, Greenwich Village)
- Buell Gallagher (LSE of Fabian Society, president of City College of NY, training of CCF propaganda writers).

Hollingshead supplied LSD of Sandoz Laboratories in Switzerland, owned by the Warburg family to Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary, CIA agent at Harvard.

He participated in the Concord Prison Experiment with Leary and Ralph Metzner. He lived with Leary, Richard Alpert at Milbrook Estate of the Hitchcock-Mellon family (Allen Ginsberg, Brotherhood of Eternal Love,..).

In New York he worked with jesuit Jean Houston and co-founded the Foundation for Mind Research, with millionaire Howard Teague as patron. Jean Houston was promoted by John Lennon, lived with jesuit Margaret Mead of Tavistock.

He also worked with Victor Lownes (Playboy Enterprises).

In 1965 he moved to London (MI6 project Swinging London), set up the World Psychedelic Center and supplied LSD to William Burroughs, Roman Polanski, Alan Watts (Esalen), Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John Lennon,  George Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Berke (worked with RD Laing of Tavistock).

He was a member of the Castilla Foundation, worked for Psychedelic Review and High Times (interview with Robert Anton Wilson). 

He was a friend of Scottish novelist Alexander Trocchi, a heroin addict and Beat poet who promoted Crowley's sodomy religion and was published by Olympia Press (Vladimir Nabokov, William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett) of Maurice Girodias.

He worked with Scott Bartlett on A Trip to the Moon (1968) in anticipation of the moon landing in 1969.

He died in 1984.

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