The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and The “Manson Family” Mythos by Adam Gorightly

The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and The “Manson Family” Mythos

By Adam Gorightly

I like to refer to Adam Gorightly’s The Shadow Over Santa Susana as the cliff notes to all the Manson books. This book takes many of the different theories and stories and assembles them together in one easy to read volume, saving newcomers both time and money. The most unique section is near the end, when Gorightly writes a number of chapters on mind control and C.I.A. conspiracies, surely to be a big hit with conspiracy buffs.

Book Description: In The Shadow Over Santa Susana, Adam Gorightly takes his readers on a black magic carpet ride from the Hollywood “Beautiful People” scene of the late 60’s through to the vast desert landscapes of a Death Valley gone mad — with all the love-ins and creepy-crawls that happened along the way. Buy this book and blow your mind!

Pages: 600

Publisher: iUniverse (September 19, 2001)

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4 Responses to The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and The “Manson Family” Mythos by Adam Gorightly

  1. william zabel says:

    I think that the CIA mind control angle needs to be further explored. CIA personnell called to testify before Congress on the matter of mind control admitted that they were using cults and specifically Satanic cults for their mind control operations.

    Most people do not know this but Scientology is a CIA front and Manson was introduced to Scientology concepts in prison and when he got out he lived in a building with his followers in Haight-Ashbury just a few doors down from a CIA safehouse used for mind control experiements.

    As far as the CIA and Scientology goes I should know as I was married to one for two years and she found a letter in a file at their L.A. headquarters that thanked the CIA for getting them out of trouble in Argentina in the 80’s.

    Golightly is definitely on to something with the Beatles, Beach Boys, and the hippie counter culture which was started for the most part by the CIA and military intelliigence through LSD and other drugs.

    • starviego says:

      Also check out Charlie’s parole officer up in the Haight. He was doing experimental drug research via the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, which was itself funded via the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a Federal Agency. They even sent a researcher to live with the Family at Spahn for a time, though his role has gotten no attention.

  2. Unclegilly says:

    Immensely readable, with all the sidelines and tributaries of truth with these cases Gorightly gives lots of counter theories and much food for thought .

  3. Valerie says:

    I ordered this book expecting a tome to arrive in my mailbox – 600 pages that I couldn’t wait to creepy crawl through ! But, what I ended up with was a slim, 191 page collection of the more unverified & un- fact checked side of the Manson Family saga, i.e.: stuff from Ed Sanders’ slapdash book. So, I’m guessing there are 2 versions of this book, and the “updated” version is a companion to the original ? Can you tell me what the story is with the size discrepancy, cielodrive ?

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