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Leonard Cohen and MKULTRA - Military Mind Control at McGill and Columbia - Experiments with Sensory Isolation and LSD - Allan Memorial Institute, Montreal - British-Trained Eugenicists

Source: Ann Diamond

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mind Control 101

The man in the photo, taken at McGill University in 1951, is 17-year-old Leonard Cohen. He's wearing a blindfold, and his ears, fingers and hands are encased in padded restraints which prevent movement and cut off all sensory stimulation. This is one of Dr. Donald Hebb's famous/notorious sensory isolation experiments, for which student volunteers were paid the then-princely sum of $20 a day. Some of the volunteers were unable to stand this torture for more than a few hours. Some tore off the bandages and banged on the door of the isolation chamber, screaming and crying to be released.

Back in the 1980s, when I lived next door to him, Leonard Cohen once told me he enjoyed these experiments. He said he learned to dissociate, leave his body, and go on long voyages through the universe. The experience was so pleasant that later he volunteered to be placed in a flotation tank while on LSD. He enjoyed that, too.

We now know that D.O. Hebb's sensory isolation experiments became the foundation for torture techniques used by the CIA etc. in its secret prisons around the planet. Hebb, a neurologist, had CIA clearance, and also allegedly experimented on small children, mainly orphans and aboriginal children who arrived in his laboratory courtesy of McGill and the RCMP. Having access to human guinea pigs made Hebb's research that much more impressive. He also, of course, worked with rats and monkeys. It seems quite likely that his famous "rat" study on the effects of sensory isolation on IQ, would have been based on his experiments with children. McGill, at the time, was controlled by a network that included many British-trained, mind-controlled pedophiles with an interest in eugenics – and probably still is today.

In 1951, when this photo was taken, Leonard Cohen was 17, i.e. still a minor. One wonders who signed the permission slip – his mother? Or perhaps they just didn't bother with those little details, back then.

Leonard Cohen went on to become a poet of note. In fact, that same year, 1951, he published his first book, Let Us Compare Mythologies. It would be interesting to do a textual analysis of all of Cohen's writing – someday when I have more time I plan to do that (: – combing his poetry and novels for references to the secret program that he has been part of for most of his life. Up to now, his biographers seem to have overlooked all the references to hospitals, (Nazi) doctors, psychiatric experiments, electroshock, etc. They also have failed to adequately explain the missing years (mid-1950s, i.e. peak years of the MKULTRA program) when Cohen did some sort of graduate work at Columbia University in New York.

McGill and Columbia happened to be co-epicentres of MKULTRA research into mind control. As were certain studios and film-making teams at the NFB, the arm of British intelligence that brought our Leonard to national attention in 1966, with the film Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen. As was the Silva Mind Control organization, where Leonard met Suzanne in the late 1960s. As was Nashville, where his musical career took him later. And let's not forget the Chelsea Hotel, where he hobnobbed with musicians and CIA programmers like Kris Kristofferson, always mentioned whenever Cohen introduces his song "Chelsea Hotel" about the time he had sex with mind-controlled singer Janis Joplin. That night, Janis was apparently looking for Kristofferson, one of the "handsome men" she preferred, according to the song – one of the creepiest in Cohen's repertoire, in my opinion.

Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen 

Leonard Cohen's Elegy For Janis Joplin - Chelsea Hotel #1

Chelsea Hotel No. 2 - Leonard Cohen 

It's very obvious to anyone who happens to have followed Cohen's career, that the singer-songwriter who composed "I'm Your Man" has spent most of his life surfing the mind control circuit that took him from McGill to New York and then Europe where he connected with the Rothschilds.
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man  

Let's just say that early on, he "volunteered" – and the rest is musical history. This is a topic for a long article, but for now I'll keep it small and personal. Lately, I've been thinking back to times when I witnessed Leonard Cohen's programming either in operation, or failing to operate properly. That is, when I lived next door to him and one or more of his handlers. By the mid-'80s, many people had grouped around him who seemed to be there to smooth things over. He also once told me that he depended heavily on doctors and psychiatrists at the (notorious MKULTRA hospital) Allan Memorial Institute, a half hour walk from his house near Saint Lawrence Boulevard. In fact, during those years, he frequented the swimming pool behind the Allan, where doctors, nurses, and other hospital staffers hung out with people from the Entertainment scene – I was told by a former orderly that the purest cocaine from the hospital pharmacy could be bought beside the pool on just about any summer day.

Allan Memorial Institute, Montreal

It is one thing to meet and get to know Leonard Cohen. It would be hard to imagine or find a more charming, generous, affable, funny guy to have as a neighbour. Unfortunately, though, that's only one of many personae, or "alters" – Cohen has many. I wouldn't like to guess how many. I suspect there may be hundreds. What this means is, getting to know him is virtually impossible, because his various alters are not necessarily aware of one another. This explains why, while living next door, I witnessed events that sometimes made no sense, and would have been impossible if Cohen were a normal person, with a single core personality.

Beside Major General Ariel Sharon (center left), Leonard Cohen (white shirt) sings to a group of IDF soldiers, 1973

Leonard Cohen - Field Commander Cohen 

Mind-controlled entertainers and public figures – and this also applies to certain mind-controlled politicians, like Pierre Trudeau, a friend of Cohen's – require handlers to help them manage situations caused by their having various alters that don't all work together. These handlers, e.g. Kris Kristofferson, who likely was Janis Joplin's programmer – are there to coordinate and conceal the fact that these public figures are "programmed multiples."

Pierre Trudeau: "Just Watch Me" (October 13, 1970)

Janis Joplin and Kris Kristofferson, Los Angeles, summer 1970

An incident comes to mind that occurred in about 1985, when I had been living next door to Cohen for two years. During that time, I had rarely seen him – I was busy, in those days, making a living by writing and editing. I also had a weekly program on local community radio, went out with friends most evenings. I had little to do with my neighbours who, in many ways, behaved like members of an exclusive club. The incident I'm thinking of happened out of the blue, one day. I got a phone call from Leonard, whom I hadn't seen in several months. He invited me next door for tea. Cautiously pleased with the invitation, which seemed to suggest we were back on a friendly footing, I rang his doorbell, he opened the door, and we drank tea in his kitchen. We chatted, he may have played me a new song or two, or showed me a drawing. Just like in the old days when we'd been friends.

Then he said he had an appointment somewhere and needed to take a bath. I offered to leave. He said: no, just sit here for a few minutes in case the phone rings. He got in the bath, I sat in the kitchen, and sure enough, the phone rings. It's Hazel, the woman next door. I tell her Leonard is in the bath, and to please call back in a few minutes, which she does. At this point, the story becomes a bit extraordinary. I am standing a few feet from the phone, and I can hear Hazel shouting. I can't make out what she's saying, but she is screaming what appears to be verbal abuse, and Leonard, who has his ear to the phone, becomes rigid and just listens. The screaming goes on for, maybe, half a minute during which he does not move, does not respond, or react. When the screaming stops, he says "OK" and hangs up. The phone rings again; he picks it up. More of the same shouting. Once again, he listens without affect, without moving, and says "OK." Then he hangs up, turns to me, and in a blank tone says "You'd better go now." Which I do.

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen

But I'm upset with Hazel, so I phone her when I get home, and leave a one-line message on her answering machine suggesting that she stop doing whatever it was she was doing when she phoned him, shouting like a drill sergeant.

Later that night, there is a meeting in his front room. I happen to walk by, and unusually, the blinds are up and I see Leonard, encircled by the people I thought of as his "cult followers." He is speaking to them, gesturing dramatic. I only get a glimpse of this meeting as I pass the window, but my snapshot impression is that he is asking for their help in some difficult matter that is causing him great anxiety.

And sure enough, half an hour later, I get a phone call, from a woman called Birgit, whom I know quite well, but consider to be a fairly hardcore Cohen groupie. She has come from the meeting. She arrives as I'm cooking supper, sits in my kitchen, and goes straight to the point. I have to move from the neighbourhood, she says, and stop harassing Leonard Cohen. I'm, well, stunned. It's the first time anyone has spoken to me in two years about how I came to be living next door. The first time anyone has suggested it might be a problem. But I'm not stupid. I'm quite aware that my presence in the neighbourhood has caused concern for certain people. The fact, however, is that I am there as the result of a peculiar coincidence. That there is no way I could have found this apartment on my own – I'm there, and I can't really explain how it happens, in a city of 1 million people, I manage to move in next door to Leonard Cohen – it just happened. That's it, that's all.

I also knew, back then and today, that nobody in Cohen's circle believed this. And neither do I, to this day, really understand how things like that happen. But that day, he had invited me over, as if letting bygones be bygones, and it had appeared, for about an hour, that relations were back to normal – until Hazel called, that is, and shouted into the phone, and he went numb.

And who called the meeting? And what was it about? No explanation was ever given. Another cult member, Charlie, phoned me the next day and invited me across the street to his place, for tea. We sat in silence. I didn't feel like talking until someone explained to me what was going on on that block.

No one ever did.

Leonard Cohen - The Window, with live footage (1979)

Leonard Cohen on a tour bus (1979) 

Looking back, in the light of what I know now, but had no notion of back then, I would say: yes, there was a cult. Leonard seemed to be at the head of it. His word held great weight, then and now. But the man who invited me over for tea and chatted normally earlier that day, was not the same man who addressed the meeting later that evening.

These were separate "alters" that might not have known of each other's existence. The alter that addressed the meeting did not recall having phoned me that day, and may not have recalled the two phone calls that came from Hazel – which was when they "switched" –

A few years later, when I had all but forgotten this incident, Leonard phoned me again from next door. This time, he told me, he was in very bad shape. "I can't get from one second to the next," he said. "Can you come over? You're the only one who understands me."

Worried, I rang his doorbell and he let me in. He asked me to go shopping for him, to buy food because he didn't feel able to leave his house. "I'm on this new anti-depressant, but it's not working. I'm in an incredible state of anxiety."

Remembering that other day, five years earlier, I said "You must be doing something wrong. You need to be in some kind of therapy to figure it out."

That suggestion just seemed to alarm him. "The doctors at the Allan are doing everything they can for me. Drugs are the only solution."

That was in about 1990. It was one of the last times I saw Leonard in person. Every so often, I'd read an interview with him, but over the next 20 years it seemed he just kept giving the same interview over and over.

We live in an age of totalitarian Mind Control, and entertainers like Leonard are front-line soldiers – as well as victims. We listen to them at our own risk.


Further reading:

First We Take Manhattan

Whatever Happened to Kelley Lynch?

Un-knotting the Ties

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967, full album) 

Leonard Cohen - I Am a Hotel (1983) 

Prince Charles On Leonard Cohen

Mission Mind Control (ABC News Documentary, 1979) 


  1. In brief, Cohen participated in experiments, purportedly involving mind control, in the 1950's.

    Cohen went on to become a singer.......

    Am I missing something?

    1. Let me get this straight... Our culture is obsessed with famous people but when one is experimented on for the purpose of mass mind control, your attention wanes?
      Nothing to see here, move along... Really nothing strikes a cord? I for one think you are definitely missing something... The big picture

    2. No-one likes a shillApril 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      Hah! Operation MOCKINGBIRD is alive and well!. Using MKULTRA in a post heading is like pushing the Big Red Google "dial me a shill" button.
      Slither off you two...
      Thanks to the authors, great info.

    3. Please do some research into MK-ULTRA and related experiments. There is nothing purported or alleged about the fact that the military-intelligence community have been deeply involved in mind control research since at least the late forties and probably much earlier.

      What do you think about this completely surreal story about Cohen? What do you think its implications are?

  2. Yes, you missed something while you were sleepreading.
    "...and entertainers like Leonard are front-line soldiers – as well as victims. We listen to them at our own risk."
    look at today's popular culture and join the dots.

  3. His song 'Teachers' comes to mind.

  4. I look around the net and when any of these cultural icons get fabulous third party reviews it always comes with the same cultural relativism.Makes identification quite easy.Sick as this sounds, they are the show.

  5. watch this from 0 - 12.15 minutes, it explains this in a nutshell.

  6. Wow, thanks Anonymous for making it so clear.... so entertainers are front-line soldiers I will have to watch out in future. Does that include all those entertainers Field uses to illustrate his stories?

  7. how about we belive that all is good with an open mind, until proven otherwise,failing that we are all going to fragment , lets leave the fragmenting to shadow governments.

  8. The stories of shock treatment and LSD are true. I had a aunt who was a patient of Dr. Ewen Cameron in the 50's

  9. Just wanted to thank Abel Danger for this timely re-posting of my article and very well-chosen Youtube links. Only yesterday I finished a book-length memoir on Leonard Cohen: The Man Next Door. Hope to have it out there soon.

    1. Ann:

      You're welcome. Well done. And timely. "Manufacturing the Dead Head" over at Gnostic Media and Dave McGowan's work and now your work are all meshing like a perfectly synchronized Rolex Submariner wrist watch. I was fascinated reading thorough the comments section on your blog and elsewhere on this material.

      Agent Rooster Cogburn

  10. Fascinating insight from that period from Ann Diamond, as usual. I look forward to reading her new book.

  11. “Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers."

    1. Many a true word is spoken in jest,Epsilon;Mickey Mouse Club

  12. Abel Danger, you have propelled me to publish a bootleg edition of (Leonard Cohen) The Man Next Door. Please visit and LIKE it at:

  13. This is half truths with a whole lot of disinformation. seriously get a life you fucking loser

    1. Um, what? Your comment is almost as bizarre as the story presented here. Where is the disinformation and the "half truth"? And how would you be in a position to know such a thing unless you were present for these events?

  14. First, we take Manhattan...

    1. MKULTRA IS ALIVE. I had an experience last august 2013 in NYC where I was kidnapped by the nypd and taken to Bellevue, mother of all psych wards. They drugged me to remove my clothes (this has happened before when admitted) and 2 days later I was told I had had a meeting with 5 people that I have no memory of. One of them later admitted that those particular drugs cause short term memory loss. Were they trying to program me to do something? who knows. This is how they do it. I have been writing about psychiatry since l998, and apparently preached to them in my sleep. When I asked what I had talked about, they said "The t 4 euthanasia program" This was the program by the Nazis to murder mental patients with psych drugs, which has continued worldwide since using mental health as a cover. Dr Peter Breggin was the first to expose it & has written many books exposing toxic psych drugs. (

    2. God had sent me into the psych system to be a witness against it & write a free book exposing it; the title came to me in a dream.
      Manual for Transformational Healing-God's Answer to Psychiatry
      also in chapters on my blog

      It exposes atheist psychiatry which FALSELY calls Christians & anyone with spiritual beliefs or experiences schizophrenic, a nonsense label, and their genocide by drugs which are deadly by design, and tells how to heal mental and physical illness thru prayer and worship.

    3. I have read recently that they are testing lsd again in psych wards. Something weird happened to me in Bellevue. I was lying on my bed with all kinds of inspirations coming to me - funny ones - thinking "This feels like a marijuana spirit" which I had not used since l977 when I was 20. I thought maybe it came from the kid who made my bed and touched my pillow, transmitting the spirit to my head. (that would do it) OR something else - in the food, for eg. I have no doubt they drug the food in those places. The whole country is being programmed to accept legalization of pot - which these days I have read is more sedative, like psych drugs, than it used to be since it is synthetically altered - the whole purpose is to make people docile so they can be slaughtered. The Nazis used fluoridated water to make prisoners docile. It is like being on nitrous oxide while your teeth are being drilled - in this case our heads are being drilled by the continuous mind control music which is demonic in all the restaurants and stores, and they are simultaneously drugging people to numb them to it, like laughing gas. My "trip" felt like laughing gas too, though I don't remember ever experiencing it, and I never did LSD. The whole music business is run by devil worshippers who pray demons onto the masters of the records. This testimony comes from John Todd, an illuminati bloodline family member who became a Christian in the 70s. He says they are devil worshipers and he was high up on the council of 13, which answered to the Rothschilds who answer to Lucifer the devil. He says he controlled all the record labels. He recounts a conversation with David Crosby who says they prayed a spirit of 'rebellion' onto their lp 4 way street so people would rise up against Nixon and the Vietnam War. It worked, but that spirit had the effect also of turning people against God which is whey the boomer generation of lawyers, doctors, etc is also so atheistic and secular. Crosby said that in order to get a record deal one has to be a witch and in order to advance as a witch one has to be bisexual. This is why the pop stars now are doing gay things - to indoctrinate the public into bisexuality and gay sex. Gay sex is non procreative and supports the depopulation agendas of the illuminati social engineers.
      John Todd's video
      Demons behind the Music Business - John Todd

      see my article
      Illuminati Mind Control in Psych Drugs, Music & Education

    4. They have been testing microchips for years in jails and psych wards too, and also in the military in the first gulf war. I got one in a jail in Florida in l997. God had warned me. I had heard a radio announcement that they were thinking of testing them in jails and psych wards, before this happened. My dentist x-rayed my arm and we both saw something.

      Nick Rockefeller TOLD filmmaker Aaron Russo that his family wants to chip the entire planet for control . Russo made a film From Freedom to Fascism, then ran for governor of Nevada, which induced Rockefeller to befriend him. His testimony is at

      transcript in article:
      Nick Rockefeller, microchips, and the new world order microchips-new-world.html

      I also have known Abby Rockefeller over 30 years. She is David's daughter. As John Todd said the Rockefellers work for the Rothschilds. David's plan for over 50 years is world government, destruction of the US constitution & sovereignty. She once told me he is toxic. When praying about her, I said to God "gee its like knowing Hitlers daughter". God said back "It's worse"
      She owns a toilet company in Cambridge MA which I believe is a prophetic sign that the family is social engineering the US down the toilet.
      Abby Rockefeller's toilet company & Rockefeller social engineering

      God guides all of our lives for HIS purposes which often get revealed years later. As I was in Bellevue, I felt like God was showing me how he had been 'lining up the dominos of my life to reveal his purposes" like your life flashing before your eyes.

      I am a lifelong musician/composer. I played piano since 4. I remember having the thought as a kid "I am put on earth to do music and it is holy" I met Abby at NEConservatory where she taught. She is also a musician.

    5. also see
      Former NYC mayor's quote about Rockefeller Social Engineering & Shadow Government
      (from Wikipedia page of John Francis Hylan, former NYC mayor)

      Warning microchips, toxic vaccines, toxic fluoride

      Obamacare sneakily mandates microchips
      In jails and prisons it is normal protocol to get a tb shot to avoid solitary - they are sneakly chipping people. avoid all vaccines. they also have squaline, a poison designed to kill people, for depopulation.
      God had me write a book for musicians
      WHAT KIND OF MUSICIAN ARE YOU GOING TO BE? GOD'S CALL TO MUSICIANS. Musicians are called to be prophets intercessors & healers
      While writing this I said "maybe all musicians are not called to serve you with their music" God boomed back THEY ARE!
      Even though most pop stars have sold their souls to Lucifer to get famous, God is still using them prophetically to warn everyone about what is going on. He uses us prophetically regardless. In the old testament the musicians were prophets.

      Katy Perry has said she sold her soul and in her grammy performance and video about Dark Horse - it is a warning about witchcraft- the lyrics are "if you want to play with magic then youre gonna get burned - and it shows the fires of hell. The devil is obligated to warn people so we can't later say we weren't warned and God can hold us accountable. This is the whole reason God uses prophets - to warn people so He can later judge them. The packaging of the music has always told us what is spiritually behind the music. Heavy metal records have pix of demons.
      see free books, music & articles at
      see ARTICLES BY CATEGORY page articles in most recent order

  15. see my free book in progress
    ADVENTURES IN PRAYER - testimony of a prophet-intercessor
    probably one of the strangest things you've read. I wrote it to figure out my strange life.

    also see article
    Hurricane Sandy & the Grace Building - a testimony of God

    Your name is often a sign of the call on your life by God! Everyone has a calling

    anyone named after a prophet is called by God to be one. Anyone named Christopher is called to be a witness to Christ. It means Christ-bearer

    All drugs which affect the mind are openings for unclean demonic (lying) spirits. This includes caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, pot, lsd etc and all psych drugs. These spirits transmit thru verbal and physical contact like germs.

    all mental and physical illnesses are caused by spirits whose 'assignments' are the names of the disease. Jesus rebuked them and gave his followers authority to do it. It works. I have rebuked asthma-, cancer-, depression.

    Jesus healed people as a testimony that he was the savior and God heals today for the same purpose.

  16. I'd like to know how you (the author, not prophetess d) actually ended up in the neighborhood. You say it was a coincidence, but sort of glaze over how that coincidence occurred. And, even though everyone had a meeting and asked you to leave the neighborhood, you didn't and Leonard still called you years later? Did anyone question why you remained there? Kinda confusing.

  17. @ uplift ananda: if you want answers to these questions, they can be found in my ebook

    Some things in life just happen, despite our efforts to keep things sane and logical. Hindsight reveals many background influences which were invisible at the time. The psychiatrists at the Allan Memorial just up the street from that neighbourhood continued to monitor their former patients literally for decades. Montreal was in many ways a human laboratory during the Cold War and thousands of people were damaged -- some of the damaged became artists, writers and entertainers. As Leonard once said: Caveat emptor.


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