Page 32 "George's cellmate in Mad Dog County Jail had a skull-like face" to Page 42, "the monster who founded the order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776."
Here is the section where George Dorn involuntarily goes through an initiation, courtesy of the mysterious sheriff of Mad Dog, Texas.
Page 37, Hermes. The Greek messenger god, who often suddenly appears and disappears on errands.
Page 37, Lorelei, Rhine maiden who lures men to their deaths.
Page 38, "a Swiss chemist named Hoffman," Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist of LSD fame. Note misspelling in the text.
Page 38, "Now I'm getting it," Mary Lou cried. Initiation through sex is woven through a narrative of initiation through terror.
Page 40, Teenset, March 1969 At the top of the page is the cover of the magazine cited in Memo No. 5. As I detail here, I found the image after reading a comment from Michael Johnson, who says the article was written by Robert Shea. I do not have the text of the article, but the cover headline says, "Diabolical World Conspiracy Exposed!"
Page 40, as nice parody of the authoritarian mind set. "The cult terrorized the Moslem world until Genghiz Khan's Mongols brought law and order to the area. Cornered in their mountain hideaway, the Hashishim dope fiends proved no match for the clean-living Mongol warriors ... " Of course, a large part of the Mongol "law and order" was military brutality and wholesale massacre. Compare the remark of a tribesman in what is now Scotland in Tacitus' Agricola about the Romans: "They create a desolation and call it peace."
Page 41, "Ewige blumenkraft," German for "flower power forever." From Wikipedia:
"Since "flower power" is a modern concept advanced by hippies, it is likely that Shea and Wilson intended this as a joke, although, characteristically, they never say so. They attribute the disclosure of this slogan to an article by Sandra Glass in the magazine Teenset for March 1969. Another possibility is that the rose and lotus flower are an important symbol of spiritual development in both the western and eastern mystery schools.
"Ewige Blumenkraft und ewige Schlangenkraft" is also offered in Illuminatus! as the complete version of this motto. The text translates "Schlangenkraft" as "serpent power"; thus "Ewige Blumenkraft und ewige Schlangenkraft" means "eternal flower power and eternal serpent power" and may allude to the conjoinment of cross and rose within the alchemical furnace. In this interpretation, the authors seem to suggest sexual magic as the secret or a secret of the Illuminati.
Next week: Page 42 "ILLUMINATI PROJECT: MEMO #7" to page 52 "the Islamic and Catholic traditions respectively."