Studies in Psychopathy

The Secret History of The World by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Discover the Secret History of the World - and how to get out alive!


Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes by Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Ph.D.
with commentary and additional quoted material
by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
The Psychopath: The Mask of Sanity Special Research by Quantum Future School
Discussion of Psychopathy Traits From The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley
A Basic Hypothesis of Psychopathy From The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley
Official Culture - A Natural State of Psychopathy? by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
The Inner Landscape of the Psychopath - Hervey Cleckley
"Stanley," a chapter from Hervey M. Cleckley's classic study of psychopaths, The Mask of Sanity
How Psychopaths View Their World
Retreat from Zaca - (3 files)

Dr. Strange, New Age Grifter or COINTELPRO?

"Dr. Strange" - Psychotherapist or Hacker and Thief?

Is Truth Defamatory?

Maynerd Most's Rebuttal
"I am the webmaster for Zecharia Sitchin..."
The Psychopath As Physician The Mask of Sanity - Hervey Cleckley - Excerpts
The Bad Seed: The Fledgling Psychopath
Sam Vaknin Revisited
An In-Depth Look At Where Sam Vaknin is Leading NPD
The Ambassador of Narcissism: An Interview with Sam Vaknin
A Soul With No Footprints
Antisocial Personality, Sociopathy, and Psychopathy
Anatomy of Malignant Narcissim
The Socially Adept Psychopath
The Origins of Violence: Is Psychopathy an Adaptation?
Bush isn't a moron, he's a cunning sociopath
The Partial Psychopath
Adventures with Cassiopaea by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Ark and Laura's Correspondence 1997 (8 files) Supplement to Adventures
Reader's Comments on Adventures With Cassiopaea
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall - Quantum Future School
Alvin Wiley's Letter
Alvin Wiley's subsequent letters to the public

the "Alvin Wiley" correspondence (10 files)

Letters from Readers About Jay Weidner
Dear Webmaster: - (2 files)
What is Laura Hiding? The Cassiopaeans Answer

Reader's Comments on "Is Laura Hiding Something?"

Transcript of direct channeling via "Frank Scott" on computer, July 22, 1994
Statement by Terry and Jan Rodemerk
Maynerd Most's post to the Cassiopaea Guestbook
Death Threat?
Organic Portals: The Other Race Quantum Future School (2 files) Disclaimer
Vincent Bridges, Jay Weidner: Magickal Mystery Tour Scam
Is Cassiopaea a Cult?
The French Connection by Laura Knight-Jadczyk Censored!
Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley PDF - book download FREE!
Kubrick's Psychopaths Society and Human Nature in the Films of Stanley Kubrick
The common problem with psychopaths... “Is they don’t see a problem with their behavior.”
Psychopath Support Group
“Non-victims can’t understand this, but the psychopath really does suck the life out of a caring person. I try to think of them now as a slimy suckerfish right out of the swamp, vacuum-lips out and prowling for someone vibrant and attractive to con and eviscerate.”

If you are a good person you will meet many evil people in your life, you need to recognize them and their actions. More importantly you need to recognize which evil behaviors you have been conned into accepting as reasonable and to reject those behaviors - both in yourself and in others - as unacceptable.

The English language has a variety of terms for psychopaths, of which "bastard" is perhaps the most polite. They have always been with us, and despite their corrosiveness and rejection of social mores, they show no signs of going away.

Think you can spot one? Think again. In general, psychopaths aren’t the product of broken homes or the casualties of a materialistic society. Rather they come from all walks of life and there is little evidence that their upbringing affects them.
Most of the two million psychopaths in North America aren’t murderers. They’re our friends, lovers and co-workers. They’re outgoing and persuasive, dazzling you with charm and flattery. Often you aren’t even aware they’ve taken you for a ride – until it’s too late.
The problem of plausible lies is the most serious problem facing humanity today....Most good people are only aware of the least intelligent part of the evil distribution; those are the people who are obviously evil: criminals. The normal and intelligent ends of the evil distribution totally escape most good people's understanding.

Only as of late, with all the Enron scandals and related crimes, people are waking up to the fact that the most dangerous psychopath of all is the educated, socially adept psychopath, in fact, Dr. Hare recently said that he would probably be able to find many psychopaths involved in the stockmarket. It is time for American to "wake up" says Dr. Wolman, because we are being threatened by a serious epidemic of psychopathy.

The Psychopathic or Sociopathic Personality

Based on twenty-five years of groundbreaking research, WITHOUT CONSCIENCE is a fascinating journey into the minds of these dangerous individuals. Are they born unable to feel empathy, or are they created by circumstance? How and why do they get away with cheating, conning, and murdering? Are they mad or simply bad? In what Dr. Hare calls our "camouflage society," how can we recognize and steer clear of these predatory people?

WITHOUT CONSCIENCE explores their shocking patterns- and exposes one of the most frightening, often-hidden social problems affecting our lives today.


The Psychopath is much more successful than you and I because he is not hemmed in by all sorts of impediments or worries.

A discussion with Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig & James Hillman

“We fall prey to the seduction, it is irresistible. Then the nightmare of horror begins. The shabby treatment, the avoidance. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. He had been so sincere, so kind. It was Jekyl and Hyde.”
“They go for the strongest and the best, but preferably those who are something of rebels within the group...the LEAST controllable. Because if they can crush them, they crush most of the rest at the same time. If they start at the bottom, with the weakest, it’s a long way to work their way up…The ideal target is therefore, strong, smart, rebellious and vulnerable through previous abuse.”
“A favored technique is to debilitate your identity [personally, I hate the term self-esteem] by levelling false accusations and/or questioning your honesty, fidelity, trustworthiness, your “true” motivations, your “real” character, your sanity and judgement.”
“They are absolutely the world’s best manipulators, liars, and fabricators of truth. They do so convincingly because they believe their own lies. After all their life is nothing but a lie, a sham, how can we possibly assume they know anything different.”
“Others around me would get so tired of the whole thing and insinuate that I was perpetuating things. All I wanted was for him to leave me alone. Part of the hurt and damage was done because others could but would not see what was actually happening. He would always try to ingratiate himself to others it was sickening. Usually psychopaths put on the nicest act, and you look like the harpy and bitch, and so everyone takes their side, it is a horror story, a psychopath can be very charming, and manipulative and manipulate the smartest of people.”
“My biggest frustration and source of anger, is at those who have refused to take a stand when they see the abuse . No matter how outrageous his behavior others often stood by and inadvertently fuelled his grandiosity and denial... although denial is too mild a word for it.
“If a psychopath throws the “bad childhood” stuff at you, keep in mind he might be trying to get sympathy and make an excuse for his atrocious behavior towards you and/or others. If we let these people make us feel sorry for them, we ultimately end up in the submissive position again...just what they want. I can “pity” them yes...but I refuse to shed another tear over the tragedies suffered by who is now, only a shell of a person.”

Regarding a psychopath: Considering a longitudinal section of his life is hard to avoid the conclusion that here is the product of true madness - of madness in a sense quite as real as that conveyed to the imaginative layman by the terrible word lunatic.

With the further consideration that all this skein of apparent madness has been woven by a person of (technically) unimpaired and superior intellectual powers and universally regarded as sane, the surmise intrudes that we are confronted by a serious and unusual type of genuine abnormality.

Not merely a surmise but a strong conviction may arise that this apparent sanity is, in some important respects, a sanity in name only. We find instead a spectacle that suggests madness in excelsis, despite the absence of all those symptoms that enable us, in some degree, to account for irrational conduct in the psychotic.

Only very slowly and by a complex estimation or judgment based on multitudinous small impressions does the conviction come upon us that, despite these intact rational processes, these normal emotional affirmations, and their consistent application in all directions, we are dealing here not with a complete man at all but with something that suggests a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly.

So perfect is this reproduction of a whole and normal man that no one who examines him in a clinical setting can point out in scientific or objective terms why, or how, he is not real. And yet we eventually come to know or feel we know that reality, in the sense of full, healthy experiencing of life, is not here.


“Leaving is hard because of all that goes along with the going. It is not just the person you have to give up but your hopes and dreams and fantasies. It only happened for me in increments and I cried UNCLE often thinking if I gave it one more go I’d break through. It wasn’t until I really knew that no matter what I said or did or didn’t do this person could never love me or anyone.”
“The fantasy was exactly that, a FANTASY, that he created for himself, and presented to me as reality. My head said the fantasy wasn’t valid. I kept reminding myself: if the fantasy was real, I wouldn’t be treated like dirt, and feel like shit!”
“I have finally come to the conclusion that they cannot change, so all we can do is to refuse to participate in their sick drama and leave the stage.”

Cleckley: [T]he familiar tendency to disintegrate, against which life evolves, may be regarded as fundamental and comparable to gravity. The climbing man or animal must use force and purpose to ascend or to maintain himself at a given height. [...] Whether regression occurs primarily through something like gravity or through impulses more self-contained, the backward movement (or ebbing) is likely to prompt many sorts of secondary reactions, including behavior not adapted for ordinary human purposes but instead, for functioning in the other direction. The modes of such reactivity may vary, may fall into complex patterns, and may seek elaborate expression. [...] People with all the outer mechanisms of adaptation intact might, one would think, regress more complexly. [...] In a movement (or gravitational drift) from levels where life is vigorous and full to those where it is less so, the tactics of withdrawal predominate. [...] The psychopath as we conceive of him in such an interpretation seems to justify the high estimate of his technical abilities as we see them expressed in reverse movement.

Organic Portals: The Answer to Psychopathy?

"Alien reaction machines" in human form describes individuals with Anti-Social Personality Disorder (APD), Sociopaths, and Psychopaths.
The material presented in the linked articles does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the editors. Research on your own and if you can validate any of the articles, or if you discover deception and/or an obvious agenda, we will appreciate if you drop us a line! We often post such comments along with the article synopses for the benefit of other readers. As always, Caveat Lector!

Jay Weidner: Open Letter About Vincent Bridges

May 2, 2002: This page was formerly occupied by several additional letters from Jay Weidner written at various times after Mr. Weidner became aware of Vincent Bridges "shady background" as a result of our investigative report. Please see the previous page for details of the first letter.

In specific, this page formerly included Mr. Weidner's letter announcing that he had just incorporated Aethyrea Books LLC, and that anyone who claimed to represent same was "committing fraud."

This last issue relates to the fact that we discovered through the tax collector's office as well as the Secretary of State's office in North Carolina, that Vincent Bridges did not own a legally registered company and therefore, any of his representations as being a publisher were fraudulent and misleading. Jay Weidner later filed the corporation papers on Aethyrea Books LLC, and this was the first time that it had existed as a legal corporation. Anyone may search the public records and discover this fact.

At some later point, Vincent Bridges posted on the internet in numerous places that Ark and Laura had "blackmailed" Jay Weidner into writing the letters that we posted on our site at Jay's request. Jay then provided a letter declaring that Vincent was an "out and out liar." The fact is, Jay Weidner contacted us, not the other way around.

In another letter posted on this page, Mr. Weidner described in detail how he had been defrauded by Vincent Bridges, including the fact that "Bridges" claimed to have written a novel for DAW books, articles for Rolling Stone, Cream, and Newsweek magazine. Mr. Weidner felt that "Bridges" had made these claims in order to establish "credentials" and convince him that he was a legitimate writer and that Mr. Weidner could feel confident in working with him as a co-author.

Mr. Weidner then detailed several items relating to the hows and whys of his having been defrauded by Vincent Bridges and the fact that he had actually paid for the initial publishing of their "co-authored" book. He pointed out that the book was, indeed, published with the Aethyrea Books, LLC logo. He pointed out that not only had he not receive repayment for the monies he spent on their research trip, but that he had also never received any monies from the sale of the books that Vincent Bridges was marketing under Aethyrea Books, LLC.

Mr. Weidner then said something extremely strange: He said that he was about to sign a contract in August of 2001 when "something very odd occurred." This odd thing was, as Mr. Weidner described it, that "In September 2001 it was revealed on the Cassiopaean Web site that Vincent Bridges "had not written a novel for DAW books, had not written any articles for Rolling Stone, Cream or any other noted magazines or newspapers. They also noted that Vincent Bridges had claimed a pseudonym that was not his."

What is so unusual about this?

Well, the fact that the report on Vincent "Bridges" was not put on the site until Thanksgiving Day - almost the end of November - three months AFTER Mr. Weidner claims to have seen this report. In other words, Mr. Weidner is either confused, or is lying.

Mr. Weidner next wrote that he feared that his work was being "destroyed by Vincent Bridges "dishonesty and misrepresentation." He then announced that Vincent Bridges and his wife, Darlene, "commited fraud. Not just with me but with several other potential authors." He announced that he was preparing a lawsuit against Vincent Bridges and Darlene for "misrepresentation."

Several other letters were published by us, on behalf of and at the request of "Jay Weidner , in our ongoing effort to expose a serious internet predator who has a history of theft, lies and fraud.

Now, coming forward to the present: We have just received a letter from Mr. Weidner telling us that our posting of his letters has essentially served his purpose. He informs us that he has now entered into a legal agreement with Vincent Bridges that he finds "satisfactory to me [Jay Weidner ]." He then states that "Bridges" has paid him back the $3,000.00 he owed, and that he has "apologized for his mistakes." Next, he tells us that the copyright problem has been straightened out as well as the ownership of Aethyrea Books. [Update: The real details of this "agreement" can be found by reading the exchange HERE]

Mr. Weidner has now informed us that he wishes to just let the whole thing drop because he is satisfied; he got his money back, he got an apology, and "the many things said in those letters is no longer true."

As a certain member of the research team pointed out regarding such a position: "Since when does truth become 'no longer true?' Who decides, and who's truth was it in the first place? Does something become not true, which once was true?"

What concerns us here, of course, is that there is nothing in Mr. Weidner's attitude that suggests concern for other people Vincent Bridges has, or will con in the future.

So, the bottom line is: even though Mr. Weidner has a price - and rather low, at that - I don't think that Mr. "Bridges" will be able to "persuade" any of the other contributors to the documentation of his fraudulent life to retract what they have said.

And so, at his request, we are removing Jay Weidner 's letter to the public which he apparently used - as he used us - to gain the upper hand with Vincent Bridges.

Added: We have now published all of Jay Weidner's correspondence with Ark and Laura on this website, the reasons for which will become clear by the time the reader reaches the end of the correspondence. The reader will also understand why these letters are included in our Study of Psychopathy.

Read The Jay Weidner Letters

Explanation of the term "LLC"

As many of you know, we here at The Perseus Foundation, Inc have recently been learning a lot about Internet Con-artists, cyber-stalkers, and just a whole host of interesting activities of the Self Serving manifestations of the Dark Forces lurking in our Virtual Reality. We aren't the only ones, of course, though some of the others who have contacted us behind the scenes are unable to come forward because there are investigations underway by Law Enforcement and we do not want to compromise their safety. In at least one case of which we are aware, there is even the threat of potential physical harm until the stalker is taken into custody.

In our own case, the Stalkers are a very small coterie of "teensy weensy petty tyrants" who are merely irritating and aggravating once they are identified.

It is in when they go unidentified that they can create more serious problems, including financial losses, problems with IRS, and other difficulties that responsible and reputable researchers - and even just ordinary citizens - would wish to avoid. It is for that reason, and that reason alone that we decided to publish our report on Vincent Bridges and his proven false bio and credentials - and it is for this reason that we refused to be blackmailed by Mr. "Bridges" into removing this factual report.

In his efforts to stir up as much obscuring dust around his own Fraudulent activities, aided and abetted by his little coterie of followers who do not seem to have the capacity to check facts for themselves, Mr. Vincent "Bridges" recently embarked on the truly pathetic activity of claiming to be a "survivor" of what he calls the "Cassiopaea Cult." He descended from being the all-wise and all-knowing scholar and expert of things arcane, the high initiate of Enochian magic, the golden boy of the Ophanim who spoke to him and him alone, to being little more than an irritating whiner, producing pages of spittle flecked libel and defamation, all the while pirating our material.

Somehow, he fails to understand the difference between facts and opinion; and in his case, his opinion isn't worth much since he is a proven liar and falsifier of credentials. (We would like to note here that his claimed "teachers" and former "partners" in therapeutic endeavors are conspicuous by the absence of their endorsement of his "expertise" in those fields.)

Nevertheless, claiming to be a "cult survivor," Mr. "Bridges" undertook to "trash" our personal lives, characters, years of work, established credentials, and so forth. He tried to file false police reports against us with our local police department, the FDLE, and even called Thomas French at the St. Pete Times to attempt to convince him that we were up to some nefarious purposes. There are other incidents that I am not at liberty to reveal at the moment while they are under investigation.

Almost everyone, at some point in their life, experiences difficult relations with other individuals and with institutions with which they are affiliated. When this happens, friendship are broken, marriages are dissolved, and ties to organizations are severed. Parting of ways can produce a considerable degree of acrimony, but most people soon get over their unhappiness and get on with their lives.

But there are always a few who cope with their loss by engaging in an ongoing battle with individuals or organizations which with they were formerly affiliated. Much of the mischief of the popular meaning of the word "cult" results from the organized efforts of disgruntled former members. Indeed, there is a therapeutic community that has aligned itself with these persons, allegedly for the noble cause of assisting "victims" to get over the psychological damage inflicted upon them while they were affiliated with a "cult." Some members of this therapeutic community are credentialed, but most of them are merely self proclaimed "cult experts." All of the so-called "cult experts" speak a language that purports to be scientific, but there is very little empirical evidence to support their claims.

So-called "Counter-cultists" try to create legitimacy for their cause by promoting the idea that they alone exhibit "fidelity to the faith" - their version is the "true one."

What this amounts to is while trashing someone else, or some other group, they actually exhibit true cultic behavior by proclaiming that they alone possess "true" or "correct" belief, the minions of heresy being everyone else but them. And generally, in the manner of the True Cult, their followers believe every word they say about the "evil others" out there without bothering to do any research or checking on their own, or even any thinking about what might motivate such activity.

Our point has been, and still is, Mr. "Bridges" provably attempted to perpetrate fraud upon us, our egroup, and the public at large. When he was found out and we ejected him from our group, he began to attack us publicly and personally. As a result of these attacks, we investigated him, discovered his fraud, and duly reported it. It's that simple. All else amounts to little more than an exposed Con Artist conning himself into believing that should the original con job fail, then another con job will set things straight. This is a thought process that has apparently been reinforced by many successful con jobs from childhood on. It also produces the most interesting twist that when the con job does not work, is never because it was their fault, it is always the fault of the individual who did not go along with the con. To a consciousness that is deeply committed to covering up their inner inadequacies, this appears as a 100% successful method of operation and continually reinforces itself until it triggers total self destruction.

Definition: Limited Liability Company

A limited liability company is a business entity created by statute. It has some characteristics of a partnership and some characteristics of a corporation. The owners are called "members." One or more members are required to organize a limited liability company (LLC) in North Carolina.

Management of the business of the limited liability company is vested in its managers. Without an agreement to the contrary, all of the members are managers. A written operating agreement may designate one or more of the members as managers.

Limited liability companies are fairly new in North Carolina. Legislation creating this form of business was passed in 1993. A limited liability company has the tax advantages of a partnership and the limited liability advantages of a corporation. Although the lack of precedent makes adopting this form of business a little uncertain, experts predict that the limited liability company will soon become the business form of choice for most small businesses.

Forming a limited liability company is more complex than forming a partnership, but less complex than forming and operating a corporation.

Forming a limited liability company is a formal process. To form a limited liability company, you must do the the following:

Acquire all necessary local, state, and federal licenses and permits.
File articles of organization with the Secretary of State.
Pay the filing fees.
File an application with the Secretary of State to reserve a limited liability company name.
The name must contain the words "limited liability company," or the abbreviation "LLC" or some combination of words and abbreviations to indicate that the business is a limited liability company.
Designate a registered agent and a registered office, and file the designation with the Secretary of State.
Prepare and adopt an operating agreement.
File an annual report with the Secretary of State.

All of the formal paperwork above, regarding ANY corporation or LLC in the State of North Carolina, can be viewed by going to the North Carolina Secretary of State's website.

Professional help in preparing the articles of organization and the written operating agreement is necessary to ensure that the limited liability company is structured properly.

If the limited liability company is structured properly, each member reports his or her share of the profit and loss on his or her individual state and federal income tax returns. Properly structured, it is taxed like a partnership or an S corporation. Generally, members of a limited liability company are self-employed. They must pay self-employment tax and estimated taxes. (Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has indicated that if the limited liability company has managers, only the managers have to pay self-employment tax. Check with your accountant for more information.) If the limited liability company is not properly structured, it is taxed like a C corporation,.

In a limited liability company, a member's legal liability is limited to his or her investment in the business. Generally, a member's personal assets are not at risk, but a member's personal assets may be at risk if any of the following occurs:

A member personally guarantees a business debt.
The form of business is found to be a sham (not properly formed or maintained).
A member becomes personally liable as a result of his or her own acts or conduct.

Published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Distributed in furtherance of the Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914. Electronic Publication FCSW-002-7 (September 1997 - CAS)

Some links displaying Aethyrea Books as LLC - can serve as an indication that it was represented as LLC on purpose. Many of them have recently been altered. Fortunately internet caches old web sites. Erasing the past is not that easy. However, if Bridges and gang do manage to scrub the web, we have archived copies available to legitimate researchers who might have a need for them.

Magic Journey 1

Magic Journey 2

Sangraal 1


Sekhmet 2

Rennes 12

Rennes 13

Rennes 14


We encourage our readers to visit and read with attention Dan Winter's "Corrective Notice" page as it provides additional information and throws more light on the phenomena we are reporting.

See also:

Vincent Bridges Tells His Own Story

Vincent Bridges AKA "Dr. Strange"
New Age Grifter or COINTELPRO?

Vincent Bridges AKA "Dr. Strange"
Psychotherapist? Or Hacker and Thief?

Is Truth Defamatory?

The COINTELPRO Files: Vincent Bridges and Co. (photographic exhibit)

The Bridges - Jadczyk Correspondence

The Weidner - Jadczyk Correspondence



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