Tuesday, April 20, 2004
To Daniel Burisch, PhD
From: Michael E. Salla, PhD
RE: Response to Last Letter [internet release, April 19, 2004)

Dear Dr Burisch

Thank you for relaying your thoughts through Marcia McDowell who
communicated both your and her concerns from my last letter [see
copy below]. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue this
dialogue with you since you are in the unique position of divulging
information of a classified nature on a covert project without the
kind of national security proscriptions that are normally associated
with such disclosure. This of course is indicative of tacit support
you have in disclosing this information to a wider audience. All the
information you communicate does much to enlighten those outside of
the `official loop' of what is happening with Project Lotus, its
significance, and the `observational' nature of this Project. I have
received a number of emails from individuals who are grateful for
the information that has been released so far, and appreciate that
such a dialogue is occurring. I include at the end of this message,
an email I received which was particularly touching and where the
sender requested I forward this to you.

In Ms McDowell's message she correctly identified that friendship
was a theme that I emphasized when referring to Gilgamesh's journey
for immortality that echoed the restorative powers made possible by
the Ganesh particle and Project Lotus. While she was correct in
identifying this theme of friendship in my message, my emphasis was
clearly on questioning whether the J-Rods could be the friends of
humanity given their manner of interacting with humans. I was
clearly suspicious of their intentions and arguing the importance of
developing friendship with other extraterrestrial races. In Ms
McDowell's reply, she chose to interpret friendship in a different
way to how it was intended and the actual context of my message, as
an appeal to friendship on a personal level. She suggested that I
was tacitly using the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkiddu, so
as to persuade you to forego your ethical and professional
responsibilities vis--vis Project Lotus in the interest of being
a `friend of humanity'. She chose to imply that my references to
Gilgamesh and Prince Siddartha were a veiled attempt to inveigle you
into considering and/or developing some applied technologies of
Project Lotus.

Ms McDowell's choice to interpret friendship in the above way is
very revealing. She directed attention away from my own concerns
regarding the intentions and behavior of J-Rods, towards the issue
of applied technologies in conjuction with Project Lotus, and the
ethical/religious/professional issues this raises for you. This
indicates your and her concerns about maintaining the integrity of
Project Lotus and not violating religious precepts provided by the
spiritual entities guarding this technology, or embarking on efforts
for considering or developing applied technologies for this Project.
This is very predictable since as the project's Director, you know
better than anyone else the pressures that may be placed upon you to
consider and/or develop applied technologies of Project Lotus. The
concerns you relayed through Ms Haines resonates with a high degree
of concern over violating ethical/religious precepts associated with
the `Fruit of the Tree of Life'.

Indeed, the very fact that outside communications are occurring is
perhaps due to the perception that this may persuade you of the need
to consider applied technologies stemming from Project Lotus.
Perhaps there may be mix of national security and corporate
interests behind the pressure on you to consider or develop applied
technologies. In that sense, you are to be admired in maintaining
your convictions concerning Project Lotus and considering/developing
applied technologies when humanity may not be ready for this
politically, socially or spiritually. I certainly support you in
this as I'm sure many others do as well. Many have described you as
a hero for your stance in this issue, however, rather than simply
seeing this as a  struggle to prevent certain negative forces in
developing applied technologies, I choose to see the `struggle' in
terms of how it is framed and presented to the general public. I see
the framing of the struggle as most significant, rather than the
actual struggle itself since the former allows a better
understanding of the political forces and dynamics that are behind
the scenes exercizing influence.

I do not have a strong interest either way over the ethical issues
concerning applied technologies stemming from Project Lotus but
suspect that if I were better informed about it, I would be
disinclined to support any applied technologies. I do however have
strong concerns over the association of J-Rods with the Project, and
in particular the association between you and the J-Rod that
facilitated the information exchange with you. Any public
announcement of Project Lotus, the Ganesh Particle, and applied
technologies stemming from these, would in my view privilege the J-
Rods with having played a significant role through their assistance
in the program. The J-Rods may even have played a role in ensuring
that in the consideration or development of applied technologies,
they would play an indispensable intermediary role. This would have
the effect of legitimating the J-Rods intervention in human affairs
over the last 50 years as a result of a succession of
secret `treaties' with Majestic committees in a number of
presidential administrations.

The public response to applied technologies stemming from Project
Lotus would not only benefit the scientific creators of this
technology, but also the various national security, corporate and
extraterrestrial interests behind it. President Eisenhower coined
the expression `military-industrial complex', and I believe it is
now high time to expand this to the more correct `military-
industrial-extraterrestrial complex' that describes the
compartmentalized network of black projects working on
extraterrestrial technologies. This term more correctly identifies
the constellation of military, corporate and extraterrestrial
interests that have cooperated in the past and continue to do so
with minimal public accountability.

Applied technologies stemming from Project Lotus would go a great
distance in legitimating the current `military-industrial-
extraterrestrial complex' and would directly benefit the J-Rods who
have participated in this. This legitimating function of Project
Lotus remains my chief concern since I am very aware of how applied
technologies may diminish public opposition to the military-
industrial-extraterrestrial complex that exists and seeks to
legitimate itself in any forthcoming public disclosure of the
extraterrestrial presence. The public release of Project Lotus and
possible applied technologies associated with it would in effect be
part of a public relations exercise to generate support for the J-
Rods, Majestic Committees, and other key corporate/national security
interests in the military-industrial-extraterrestrial complex.

I understand that your chief concern is and continues to be that
Project Lotus is managed in a responsible and ethical manner that
respects the religious/spiritual dimension of Project Lotus. The
presence and influence of the spiritual entities which guard the
Ganesh particle is a subject of great interest to the general
public. I certainly respect your position that applied technologies
are therefore not to be countenanced due to the religious
proscription of `look but don't touch'. My own concern is that
Project Lotus is not used either in the two following ways. One, to
develop support for applied technologies stemming from it that would
effectively legitimate the military-industrial-extraterrestrial
complex. Second, as a public relations exercize where the
religious/spiritual dimension of the Project Lotus is used as a
means of establishing a conceptual linkage between the J-Rods and
the foundation of life, thereby promoting the J-Rods and whatever
their long term agenda. I apologize here if I offend you in any way
since you clearly had an experience with J-Rod that you highly
value. I certainly don't you to construe my comment as a
condemnation of the individual J-Rod that you interacted with. I am
not opposed to J-Rods as an extraterrestrial race in general and the
possibility that they may interact in uplifting ways with some
individuals. I'm just concerned of any efforts, especially when it
involves the collusion of Majestic Committees as in the public
release of information concerning Project Lotus, that shapes public
opinion in a direction that leads to acceptance of some faction of J-
Rods as genuinely `benevolent'. I am very suspicious of such
a `spin' which has political overtones. I seek to promote a genuine
disclosure process where all extraterrestrial races are identified
and their long term agendas are made transparent. This also includes
the `benevolent beings' from Orion that you mentioned in your
earlier message, and especially pertains to the J-Rods who have had
extensive interactions with humanity at the public and private

In conclusion, I see no inherent tension in our respective concerns
which are complementary since we see dangers in considering and/or
developing applied technologies from Project Lotus. We also have an
interest in disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence and making
this as transparent as possible, and not spun in a way that fulfills
some agenda by a variety of nebulous interest groups. Consequently,
I welcome the possibility of continuing this dialogue with you since
our concerns are complementary.

In peace and friendship

Michael E. Salla, PhD.

To: Dr. Michael Salla
From: Marcia McDowell, M.A. OpDir Proj Lotus (PD/SF)
Re: Follow-up comments to your letter to Dr. Dan BC Burisch

Dr. Salla,

Dr. Dan Burisch has been made aware of your recent letter, and as
his ability to communicate with anyone outside our 'community' has
been severely restricted due to recent events, I have been asked to
try to relay his thoughts, as well as the position of the research
team with respect to your well crafted and thoughtful letter.

True friendship appears to be a thread winding its way throughout
the body of your letter. And indeed, Dr. Burisch values true
friendship very greatly. It is a rare and treasured gift, to be
cherished as we wander through the difficulties of this world.

Perhaps, the number of true friends we acquire in this lifetime is
intentionally kept to a small number because of the fact that we
feel so moved by that relationship that we often suspend our own
best judgment in order to preserve and foster a deepening of that
However, in the case of Dr. Burisch, and indeed most of us involved
in this research, the raising of true friendship over best judgment
cannot be permitted, no matter how tempting it may be, since those
aspects of friendship such as mutually beneficial projects, good
manners, apparent respect and assistance can all be a 'glamour'
obscuring a hidden agenda.

Even if that hidden agenda appears to be full of virtue, such as the
mitigation of human suffering, it comes perilously close to reaching
out, or touching the Fruit of the Tree of Life; an action which
cannot be condoned by anyone on this project.

Comparing Dr. Burisch to Gilgamesh or Prince Siddartha who set off
upon the noble quest to mitigate human suffering, or to seek
immortality so that nobody would ever again have to experience the
pain of loss of a 'true friend', is tantamount to a carefully
disguised maneuver to direct or guide his caring and humanity-loving
nature in a direction which appears on the surface to be worthy and
full of great virtue.

Actions (conversion of the observational nature of this project into
a technology of any form) even to alleviate human suffering, or the
pain of loss in such a manner would be tantamount to touching the
Fruit of the Tree of Life.

As to the question of whether the J-Rod asked permission before
flooding Dr. Burisch with mental images - Dr. Burisch regards this
as a personal matter between the J-Rod, himself and God.

And finally, disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence, regardless
of whether it concerns the factions of the J-Rods with which we have
become familiar, or other extraterrestrial entities which are
unknown to us at this time, it is Dr. Burisch's position that such a
disclosure is not an issue over which he has any unique position
which might help to promote a particular outcome.

We in this project agree that we have been placed in a very unique
position: we have been chosen by the Majestic 12 to perform an
important task, albeit a humbly small task when considered in the
overall panorama of Terrestrial and Exopolitical agendae. But beyond
that, we have been chosen by The Creator, as evidenced by the
Spiritual Entities surrounding this Project that help to guide our
small steps. They always remind us to honor the admonition to 'look
but not touch' the Fruit of the Tree of Life which we have been
given the honor to study. It is unwise therefore for any of us to
believe that Providence has placed us in a unique position whereby
we could help promote any particular outcome, since by so steering
or manipulating the observations, or our actions concerning those
observations, we might ignore the very founding Tenet upon which our
work has been sanctioned by the Creator of All Life.

While we are always moved to consider the ethical and moral
questions surrounding disclosure and our work on the Lotus, we will
not continence any maneuvering with regard to any aspect of our
observations, our actions, or our conclusions. This we do with
respect for the Creator of Life and in humility as human beings.


Marcia A. McDowell, M.A.
Bill Hamilton
Executive Director
Skywatch International Inc.
Fiat Lux et Veritas

[Personal Email Received]
From: Steven Mahrle 
To: Dr Michael Salla 
Date: 16 April, 2004]
Subject: An Island Called Sanity ^

Dr.Salla,  I`m just one feller, wandering along thru this life for
whatever reason that has placed me here. I`ve been a child, a
warrior, a father, and still deeply love and share my life with my
wife. Along the way I was given an outline in how to live as an
honorable man, and with this, have conducted myself within that
code. I`ve made a life in Aviation, designing ,building,maintaining
and flying . Frankly it`s a tough life not paved in monitary reward,
but the intangibles of service to others ,and enough money to raise
a family has been truly gratifying. As I think of it , I can state
humbly ,that I`m very good at what I do. After 40 years in Aviation,
I don`t owe anyone a dime, haven`t killed anyone thru neglect or non-
preformance of my duties, and along the way, have given back to
those in Aviation the Gift of Flight. It is said that there are no
atheists in cockpits. On the spiritual level ,this I abscribe. How
could one ,seated alone at night flying thru the stars consider
anything less than the Divnity which smiles on this fair planet, and
beyond.......... We, All of humanity are faced with our own
mortality , as sentiant beings  We share this in comon equaly.
Having faced this fact, both in combat, and in the course of my
profession, I have come to know how precious this thing called life
is. Understanding this ,I have an odd way to express this
observation : ""I`m thrilled to death , with Life..""  .......   
Now along the way thru my last half century`s voyage I`ve watched
the comon effects of Fear on humanity.  Fear based on the mortality
of the human species is as shared an experiance as Life. Fear is
used as a control by some, Power by others,  a contrivance used,
based on the shared experiance of Life.   A  great man FDR stated
it :"" The only thing to fear, is fear it`s self..""  A truisum and
a valdidation that some understand, and others never will..........
We , All of Humanity, Right now are entering into a great time of
discord based in fear. It is in fact a most wonderful time for some,
and the darkest time for others. Within this time We, each and every
human being on this planet , may well face an answer to a question
that has held both fear and life . Knowldge that We are not Alone in
this thing we call Life. How we respond to the answer will define
Humanity on both a personal level ,and that of a speices. It truely
is as if one awakes from a dream and has to refocus on the reality
which is contained. Will we react in fear or simply accept
awakening ? A question to be answered as readily as the need to
awaken from the needed repose of sleep........... Within my voyage I
happened to find your constuct . Your efforts well ballenced and
thoughful. Very recently I`ve read your writtings to Dr. Dan
Burisch , an individual which has begun to report something that
quite frankly will need to be fully vetted , but which opens the
door to answers that each and every sentiant human being on this
planet desires to understand.  Frankly, He`s one person, and as I
have stated , his creditability must be confirmed, just as equaly as
My creditability would need to be validated if I were placed in his
position.  Now , the reason I am writting to you, is simply to thank
Both of You for your collective effort on the path of Awakening.
Both of you ,have presented in the few short pages of civil,
intelligent, discussion a level of clear thinking ,regarding the
most fundimental questions We all face.   Honestly in a world of
confrontational attitude based in fear, Both of You ,have presented
an awareness that frankly has given me more hope than any open door
meeting conducted by the entire body of the U.N. .... Hope. the
ballance of fear. If for no other reason than to simply bringing
Hope into this world, I applaude Both of You, for your  Ability to
conduct a meaningful civilized effort in the search for
Truth.......... Now I don`t have a clue as to how this all will play
out, if left to continue unabated.  The possibilities are frankly
breath taking in scope. It is my Hope  and prayers to both of you,
God Speed in the course of this voyage of awakening..... Frankly,
this recent data goes a long way in valdidating my personal belief
in those who seek Truth :"" We Are All, In this Together....""  Now
that makes it all worth while, don`t you think? If it is within your
means , please feel free to pass this along to Dr.Burisch . This is
offered in full support of the efforts both of you have undertaken .
Truth, and Hope ,awakening, as if from a dream.......... Safe
Flight, High Flight.......... Steve....

Dr Boylan, the "Trial Balloon" & "The Right Hand Not Knowing What
the Left Hand is Up to!"

By Michael E. Salla, PhD
Monday, April 26, 2004

I wish to respond to some accusations leveled towards me by Dr
Richard Boylan in association with some of my recent articles and
interviews on Dr Dan Burisch and my April 17, 2004 presentation at
the X-Conference. Dr Boylan recently leveled the charge at a number
of individuals including myself that we were somehow involved in
a `Cabal' trial balloon using Dr Dan Burisch as the basis for public
disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence. This was quite
revealing for me and I was eager to hear from Dr Boylan what it was
I was up to since this may have been a proverbial case of the "right
hand not knowing what the left hand was up to!" If Dr Boylan was
correct, then I would have first hand evidence of how the
treacherous `cabal' could subvert UFO/exopolitical researchers
without them realizing it. This would be an important research
finding if proved true, and I certainly wanted to find out since I
was one of the key researchers cited in this mysterious cabal
tactic. I had some confidence that Dr Boylan would know the answer
since he has lately developed some rather esoteric research tools
for discovering the motivations and integrity of fellow
exopolitical/UFO researchers. Using dowsing practices combined with
bio-magnetic aura reading technologies, Dr Boylan would surely be
the man who would discover what it was my sinister `left hand' was
up to without my good `right hand' knowing.

Dr Boylan writes: "The presence of Michael Salla, Ph.D. and Steven
Greer, MD in this roll-out only further confirms that this is a
trial ballon in a carefully-laid disinformation operation of
some magnitude. Both of these individuals present themselves
as interested in UFO disclosure while denying any
significance to their Rockefeller connections."

Dr Boylan's statement is quite ironic since the possibility of
disinformation or more correctly `political spin' was the basis for
my initial public foray into the case involving Dr Burisch where I
wrote a short article describing my concern that this case was being
spun as a basis for public disclosure
(http://www.exopolitics.org/Exo-Comment-12.htm ). Dr Boylan's
accusation of me being part of cabal disinformation effort involving
Dr Burisch was certainly news to me so I thought it prudent to
closely examine my justifications for writing this short article in
case I was unconsciously part of a plot hatched by my sinister left
hand. In becoming involved in Burisch case, I was concerned by the
role played by `insiders' in arranging for Dr Burisch to be
interviewed, and to correspond with the outside world through an
extraordinary interview with two individuals by the name of Harry
Dshaak and Sterling Allan. In contrast to Dr Boylan, I do consider
Dr Burisch to be a genuine covert project scientist whose possible
public testimony was a signal of some new disclosure initiative that
was very suspicious in my mind. My conclusion was that that Dr
Burisch is being used as part of an insider agenda to legitimate
what I describe elsewhere as a military-industrial-extraterrestrial
complex (http://www.exopolitics.org/Exo-Comment-14.htm ) My
conclusion was that the Dr Burisch case is not disinformation, but
is being used as a trial balloon for a new disclosure initiative
that has a particular spin associated with it. So Dr Boylan is half
right and half wrong about the Burisch case. This is a considerable
improvement on Dr Boylan's previous commentary on my research), so I
was encouraged that Dr Boylan was onto something with his new
esoteric research tools. (http://www.exopolitics.org/Exo-Comment-

Dr Boylan's reference to my possible connection to the Rockefeller
family brought me great optimism that perhaps I had recently come
into some appreciable financial reserves as a result of my cunning
left hand doing something unbeknown to my right hand. Unfortunately,
when I last checked my bank balance, there was no shred of evidence
of a Rockefeller connection in the recent or distant past in terms
of any financial transactions or my institutional affiliations. Now
I was truly disappointed by Dr Boylan's lack of accuracy as to the
true state of my research and associated financial resources and
purported links with insider heavies. I therefore have to reach the
reluctant preliminary conclusion that Dr Boylan's esoteric research
methods are perhaps not as reliable as I initially thought. Dr
Boylan followed up his first post with a follow up post:

"Undaunted, several Speakers at the X-Conference chose to
insert the Burisch disinformational tale into their
presentations anyway. These included: Bill Hamilton, chief
purveyor of the Burisch tale, Michael Salla, Ph.D., and
Steven Greer, MD." 

Now I was really impressed that Dr Boylan's esoteric research tools
and undoubted intelligence gathering resources were so developed
that he could be fully informed of my presentation at the X-
Conference. Here surely was irrefutable evidence that my sinister
left hand was up to no good and my right hand would now finally
know. Alas, when I checked my notes and scanned my memory of the
presentation, all I could find was a meager ten second reference to
Dr Burisch and the Tau Ceti 9 treaty he mentions, rather than
expounding on the whole saga concerning Dr Burisch and Project Lotus
before a captive X-Conference audience.

In sum, I have to conclude that Dr Boylan's esoteric research tools
are in need of refinement. I have no competence to advise Dr Boylan
as to the merits of his latest research methods other than say that
I have found that after an exhaustive study, my left hand is
innocent, and that I can confidently clasp both hands together in
fellowship knowing full well what each is up to.