Friday, June 17, 2011

The Manson File-Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman

Thanks to AC for the heads up about the release of the updated version of  "The Manson File"  by Nikolas Schreck under a new title "The Manson File-Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman."

Here are a few tidbits from the new book which I found interesting.

"An analysis of Manson’s musical career shows that he was never the spurned wanna-be Beatle of Bugliosi’s ”Helter Skelter” fantasy but a widely admired darling of such rock industry mentors as his close friends Terry Melcher and Dennis Wilson. Wilson’s crucial role in the events leading up to the Hinman-Tate-LaBianca murders is exposed, as are the exact circumstances which led to Manson’s sudden fall from grace in the Summer of ’69 - just when he was poised for Beach Boys-backed superstardom."

"The drug robbery spree instigated by Charles ”Tex” Watson against his criminal rivals is seen to differ radically from the hippie horror story of random murder and race war presented in court and peddled to the public ever since.

 Schreck draws on police evidence and interrogations suppressed during Manson’s trial to unmask the ”Helter Skelter” legend as one of the twentieth century’s most successful cover-ups."

"Jay Sebring’s ”hairdresser to the stars” celebrity is uncovered as a front for organized crime activity rooted in JFK’s White House, Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, and the Mafia’s brutal grip on American show business."

Below is the link to Shreck's website.  The book appears to be in another language.  There is no mention of where to purchase it either. There is a "shop" button at his site which does not work.
I checked Amazon but found nothing about the re-released version.



Some history about Nikolas Shreck-  He is married to Zeena LaVey
daughter of Anton La Vey, founder of The Church of Satan.  Zeena is the mother of Stanton LaVey who gave an interview in "Charles Manson Now." 
I found a website about Zeena.  Below is an excerpt from the site.  This website has the only info I could find regarding Schreck's connection to Manson.
Zeena and Nikolas married in 1988; she became the ‘Co-Director
and Alpha Female of the Werewolf Order.’ Zeena, who along
with husband Nikolas staged an event on ‘8/8/88’
celebrating the slaughter of the victims of The Manson Family.
‘The 8/8/88 Celebration's consisted of several Charles Manson movies,
a Survival Research Labs film of a horse skeleton hooked up to various kinds of machinery,
which was interesting, a live performance by the
industrial-dirge band NON and finally a quasi-Fascist Satanic Ritual  involving Anton
LaVey’s large-breasted blonde daughter Zeena LaVey reading aloud from her
fathers books while Felina, Nikolas, Mark and Pauline stood around in
Gestapo uniforms. Unknown or maybe known to them, a more sinister profile
of events had unfolded in that year.

Nikolas Schreck still claims credit for editing ‘The Manson File.’
He was given the job as editor because he worked part-time in a print shop
and told the publisher he would present him with laid-out, type-set and
camera-ready graphic of the work by a certain due date. The due date
came and went and the publisher had to travel to Hollywood and
camp out on Schreck’s doorstep, just to retrieve the source material,
none of which had been worked upon at all.

The publisher himself had to throw the material together and write all
of the text at the eleventh hour. Schreck’s name only renamed on the
project because the book had been announced and the publisher was
none-too-pleased at the prospect of having his own name appear
on this mess that had been tossed together at the last minute.






18 comments:

adam said...

The way I heard it, one of the men who was there during the Crowe shooting was a dealer for Dennis Wilson. When word reached Wilson what had gone down, he and Melcher ran for cover with Melcher pretending for the rest of his days that he'd had minimal intrest in Charlie's musical abilities.

Ken619 said...

Translation....

The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman
Review from Metal Impact

http://www.metal-impact.com/index.php?name=bookreviews & req = showcontent & id = 114

"The US group MÖTLEY CRÜE resumed in his account of the piece of the BEATLES"helter skelter", on his album shout at the devil." It can be assumed that this choice was dictated by musical reasons, which accounted for one more in terms of sales. The fact that the Group had then a Satanic imagery of junk, and that they knew no doubt history hidden under this title offers a startling parallel.

Summer 1968 : irritated by a chronicle of the last single from the WHO, Paul McCartney decided to compose the loudest possible song, that he will call "Helter Skelter". He interpreted with the group in the studio, and Ringo Starr declare that this title was the result "of a State of crisis of total nerve." Everything is gone Paul bass line. ». The lyrics of the song are in relation to an amusement park, to a great eight in particular. This day is the most violent piece of the BEATLES.

March 29, 1971 : Charles Manson is sentenced to death at the end of one of the most expensive trial in the history of American justice. His executioner, Vincent Bugliosi, Attorney, will publish a few years more before a book based on the story of the murders on Cielo Drive, titled helter skelter. His argument and the development of the work based on the fact that Charles Manson, according to him, was a very dangerous guru who manipulated the brains of poor hippies lost, to trigger a race between black and white war. This revolutionary action it was dictated unconsciously by listening to several pieces of the BEATLES, and their distorted interpretation that "helter skelter" that can be written in letters of blood on one of the scenes of crime.

Charles Manson. "The man who killed the sixties". "The most dangerous man in the world." Regarded for decades as the killer in series the most "demonic" in the history of crime, this little guy multi-faceted sees his legend returned to the surface once more, but not once too often. To sort in the bloated production of editions devoted to its history, and should eliminate from the outset duplication, easy assimilations and shortcuts, to admit that Manson is still the "criminal" which will rise the most fascination among the authors. Morbid fascination for some absurd worship among others, economic fascination and Ego low flattery in most, he finally not to see its spread past on the first page of the tabloid daily, and the struggle by a faction determined to prevent his parole says much about the still intact power of the shaman.


The Manson file, as it is brought to you today by the truck black editions, is nothing more than an Edition revised and completed "The Manson files", issued at the end of the 1980s, by Nikolas Schreck. Ex member of the Gothic/indus experimental RADIO WEREWOLF, Schreck combo has been constantly trying to restore the truth about the "Manson family", and the grotesque deception that has represented the trial of major figures of Spahn Ranch, leads, it should be recalled, in the absence of Manson, whose choice to represent himself was refused many times by the Court.


The work done by Schreck is Titanic. And even if the number of pages of the book can alienating it is true the potential reader, needed not less for that proponents and outs of the matter should be presented in a logical and irrefutable manner. And when is immersed in the narration of the facts, it becomes impossible to eradicate. The record Manson is a Web Spider intended to trap any falsehood flies that have too much stolen over the past 40 years.

Ken619 said...

Continued......

Find the names of Dennis Wilson, Sammy Davis Junior, Kenneth Anger, Mama Cass in The record Manson or even Anton LaVey is not especially surprising. Most are those of Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy, "Lucky" Luciano, Jean Harlow or JFK. And the strength of this book is to establish connections between these different actors as far by their rank as their temporal situation, without falling into the grotesque and sensational lower floor. And once the overall picture is reconstituted, clearly appears only too clearly for the reader.


Attention, I did not take all the arguments and all findings of Nikolas Schreck for cash, and appropriate to each reader to form his own opinion. But after forty years past to swallow the "politically correct" versions former protagonists of the case, be they accused ex, prosecutors, former cops, or even of simple figures in the establishment of the time, The record Manson, in its lush "Apocalypse Edition" appears as a breath of fresh air, and most importantly, a door to a truth from that in there is that new
This thorough study, that far from simply a simple investigation of surface, a simple work of research on the available documents, scraped tirelessly dustbin of low Fund of the second golden age of Hollywood, that many of the orphans of glory were already put in the pillory of dreams dark and other promises fatal overdose.

Because The record Manson is nothing else that an another truth possible. While at least a sum of elements that could lead to the same truth. The history of the United States is already Lake-studded false testimony, coarse cover-ups, and reports more than strained and recurrent between the CIA, the Mafia, and the "Government" (cases Kennedy and the role of Marilyn Monroe, the cold war, the crisis in Cuba, the prohibition, the entry into the war in 1941, I turn and more movie), it is not difficult to adhere to the theory of Schreckeven partially, both the interconnections between the Mafia and Hollywood are a soothing obvious, money from narcotics trafficking with more than once funded the Hollywood studios, and clogging well holes.

Then Manson. What is left of him in the end? Who is really? Also squalid were the murders on Cielo Drive and those of the LaBianca couple, they carried with them that the direct victims of the crimes, but also the destiny of good number of satellites in their entourage, and especially, Golden innocence of youth of the against culture who dreamed of something else, a world of freedom, joy and love. Manson has never killed the sixties. The sixties died of overdoses, but drug not, to have believed in a country, to have believed that one could change the world. The single murder including Charles Manson is guilty, to have been the involuntary emblematic figure of a sobering spectacle of burial of second class.


He has killed no one. Any more than he ordered anyone to do so. It was just there, at this time, hanging with the wrong people in the wrong place. His words will not understand immediately, need us much more back-up yet to capture any substance. His only injury was to fuck everything, and throughout the world.

Read the Manson file. Then look closely at a photo of Charles Manson, and you'll see.

"That is nothing other than a mirror of ourselves, as he both liked to say, for so many years."

41/2 Stars rating - Metal Impact

Ken619 said...

Continued.....

This book is anything but a maze of names and facts presented in haste in the trivial goal of a completeness of facade. Every player, every episode in its own rationale, and even if sometimes it gets lost in this labyrinth of truths, if sometimes the names of the characters is tangled, everything becomes clear in the end, and the puzzle reconstitutes itself.


If the helter skelter well-worn theory supporters preferred start to focus on a group restricted to officials, the Tate/LaBianca murders case involves a huge number of direct and indirect actors, and which most illustrious figures of the dying scene of the sixties.


But the main head of this duplicity that American justice is please to call "trial" for four decades, is well on Vincent Bugliosi, who led masterfully this travesty as a player knowing that he was there holding his best role.


Nikolas Schreck, in its long development, strives to meet each approximation inherent in the different stories about the personality of Manson. Far from trying to make a martyr, not of trying to pass for a saint sacrificed on the altar of concealment, it simply present it as it is, with his philosophies, his contradictions, as the criminal/philosopher that he has always been. The mere fact of presenting his words verbatim is indicative of the desire of truth of the author. Him both contacted the most famous prisoner of the US, knows who he has case, and not disguises his thoughts to give birth a riotously and peppered work. Manson, after reading this book, is always as funny, annoying, disturbing, contradictory, but most importantly, fascinating. The man who could have been a beacon of freedom to think and act is found locked in life because of bad meetings, at the wrong time. And suddenly, represents for millions of people the devil incarnate, a bloody mess which he was not responsible for directly, and a few outlets that critical also radical positions.

The record Manson breaks down into several parts, distinct but complementary. It was obvious that the author was trying to understand the different aspects of the personality of Manson, various episodes of his life and encounters, to fully understand all non-sense that represented his trial at the end of the 1960s. Charlie is therefore presented in turn as a musician integrates and influence, an authentic shaman as Indian cultures it were defined, but also a criminal who has spent more time in jail in liberty, and that did ever feel as secure - physical and intellectual - in cell. As I said earlier, his route is reproduced accurately, without any attempt to "romantisation" If you forgive me the neologism, and when the language requires it, Manson becomes a simple car thief or mackerel that has always been.


The picture returned to this book is therefore a hundred leagues from the Playboy embittered by the non-recognition of his peers, and more of the leader of avid sect of blood and vengeance towards the establishment. Replace Schreck in the centre of debates the true culprits of the case, the insane person Charles "Tex" Watson, has since become "good Christian" repented and supported tooth and nail by a procession of fans, the star hairdresser and notorious dealer Jay Sebring and his associate/friend/Nemesis "Voytek" Frykowski, close to Roman Polanski, the husband of the deceased Sharon Tate, and mainly updates the tenuous between Hollywood links, the Mafia, the American prison system, the Pentagon, the CIA and the US secret services. What may look like to a yet another theory of the conspiracy of silence from the outside is any credibility to the Interior of these pages and is cold in the back. Thus, the parallel between the parody of a trial of the murders on Cielo Drive and catastrophic the Warren commission report is established as a logical cover facts which were at any price appear in full sunlight.

ACFisherAldag said...

Some of that statement (in the original posting) is true, and some of that is not. Zeena and Nikolas are members of the Temple of Set, BTW. They were both in an 80s Goth band called "Radio Werewolf". The book has been released in German, and will have an English edition fairly soon.

Ken, that's a pretty bad translation of the German to English, even for an online translator.

eviliz said...

Ken619 said...

"The US group MÖTLEY CRÜE resumed in his account of the piece of the BEATLES"helter skelter", on his album shout at the devil." It can be assumed that this choice was dictated by musical reasons, which accounted for one more in terms of sales. The fact that the Group had then a Satanic imagery of junk, and that they knew no doubt history hidden under this title offers a startling parallel.

Loveeee Motley Crue.

Ken619 said...

eviliz said...

Loveeee Motley Crue.

ken says...

I liked their first album way back when it first came out. Lost interest after Shout at the Devil came out, considered kinda teenie bopper for me then. I do like alot of their music now though.

eviliz said...

Ken619 said...
eviliz said...

Loveeee Motley Crue.

ken says...

I liked their first album way back when it first came out. Lost interest after Shout at the Devil came out, considered kinda teenie bopper for me then. I do like alot of their music now though.

they bit the dust after Dr. Feelgood but i still love them and see them every chance i get!

eviliz said...

The Manson File. The second book I bought on the case.
It is a collection of pictures of Charlie. Pictures people drew of Charlie. Lots of his quotes, stories,songs and poems.
The original testimony of November 19, 1970. A few newspaper articles, Sandy's statement to the AP from September 12,1975.
A letter from Squeaky, A letter from Sandy. The eighty seven escape background of Lynn.
And how the public has merchandised Manson.

I find it very similar to "Charles Manson NOW"- which is if you take out Marlin's life and replace the characters of Lynn and Sandy, ya basically have the same book.
"NOW" is full of short stories by Charlie, poems and songs. New younger friends and friends you really never heard of before replace the old. Add a guy who thinks Manson is his dad.
And the merchandising of Manson plus a lot of Charlies arts and crafts.

When I first received "NOW" as an Xmas gift (thank again Saint C. where ever you are) I was so psyched for something NEW. After reading it I was very disappointed, coming away with no new info on the crimes. The part about his art and craft I did enjoy. After I finished it I said to myself this is "The Manson File up-dated".

I know I will get The Manson File-Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman". For collection purposes mostly. And I know I will read it too. After reading the info on the site, i think it will not be to my liking, especially after reading some of the "theories".

But these are just my opinions of the books. I know a lot of people who LOVE "NOW" and think "The Manson File" is one of the best M books. Don't go by my reviews.
I am sure you wont. LOL

adam said...

I thought Schreck's documentary was much more enlightening than his book. I wish he'd make another one. A lot has happened/been exposed in the 20 odd years since it was shot.

MrPoirot said...

Thank you Adam.

ALIKEN said...

Nikolas & Zeena are no longer members of The Temple of Set. Nikolas Schreck is one of the clergy of the Sethian Liberation Movement, a Gnostic religious body and higher intelligence agency dedicated to the liberation of all sentient beings. Zeena has served as SLM’s spiritual guide since its 2002 inception and the book The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman was not in German but published in French first. Nikolas is now finishing up on the final touches for the English version & it will be released very soon! Info on both can be found here: http://www.nikolasschreck.eu/
and here: http://www.zeena.eu/

ALIKEN said...

Nikolas Schrecks new book "THE MANSON FILE: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman" is now out in english. The english edition can be found here: http://www.nikolasschreck.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47%3Athe-manson-file-myth-and-reality-of-an-outlaw-shaman&catid=34&Itemid=55
& only 169 Copies of this Advance signed Collector's Edition are available.

ALIKEN said...

Better translation of the Four Star Review of Nikolas Schreck’s The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman(2011) from Metal Impact Magazine(France)

”The Manson File, as brought to you now by Camion Noir, is much more than a revised and expanded edition of Nikolas Schreck’s "The Manson File," which appeared in the late 80s. Former member of the gothic / industrial experimental combo RADIO WEREWOLF, Schreck has never ceased to try to establish the truth about the 'Manson Family', and the grotesque fraud of the trial of leading Spahn Ranch figures, conducted, it should be remembered, in the absence of Manson, whose choice to serve as his own legal representative was denied numerous times by the court ... The work accomplished by Schreck is titanic. The book’s sheer number of pages might dissuade the potential reader. But no lesser length would suffice to present the complicated ins and outs of the case presented here in so logical and irrefutable a manner. And when you immerse yourself in the narration of facts, it becomes impossible to deny them. The Manson File is a spider web designed to trap any flies of lies that have gathered in the last forty years. ... Each character, each story has its own rationale, and even if we can get lost in this labyrinth of truths, and the characters’ names get tangled, everything becomes clear in the end, and the puzzle is reconstructed. ... If the proponents of the hackneyed Helter Skelter theory have preferred from the outset to focus on a small group of culprits, the affair of the Tate/LaBianca killings is shown here to have involved a huge number of direct and indirect protagonists, many of whom were illustrious figures of the dying sixties scene. But the main responsibility for this hypocrisy that the American justice system has called a "trial" for four decades, is without a doubt Vincent Bugliosi, who masterfully played this parody knowing he was cast in the best role.... (continued below.)

ALIKEN said...

Schreck puts center stage the real culprits of the case, the demented Charles "Tex" Watson, who has become a repentant "good Christian" supported tooth and nail by a procession of fans, star hairdresser and notorious drug dealer Jay Sebring and his friend / sidekick / nemesis "Voytek" Frykowski, friend to Roman Polanski, the husband of the late Sharon Tate, and especially updates the tenuous links between Hollywood, the Mafia, the American prison system, the Pentagon, the CIA, and U.S. Secret Service. What might seem from afar to be yet another conspiracy theory as seen from outside proves entirely credible in these pages and sends shivers down your spine. Thus, the comparison between the mock trial of the Cielo Drive murders and the catastrophic Warren Commission Report is logically proven as a concealment of facts that can on no account be revealed to the light of day. That The Manson File names Dennis Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Kenneth Anger, Mama Cass or Anton LaVey is not especially surprising. More so is the appearance of Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy, "Lucky" Luciano, Jean Harlow or JFK. And the strength of this book is that it manages to establish these connections between these different figures as distant by their rank as their spatiotemporal situation, without falling into the lowest kind of grotesque sensationalism. And once the big picture is put together, the evidence is shown all too clearly to the reader. ... Please note, I am not saying here that we must accept all of Nikolas Schreck’s arguments and conclusions, and it will suit each reader to form his own opinion. But after forty years spent swallowing the "politically correct" versions offered up the former protagonists of the case, whether defendants, prosecutors, former cops and even simple figures of the establishment at the time, The Manson File’s luxurious "Apocalypse Edition" comes like a breath of fresh air, and most importantly, a door to a truth ... This detailed study, which is never content with a simple surface survey, or a simple research work on materials already available, scrapes tirelessly into the deepest reaches of Hollywood's second Golden Age ... Read The Manson File ...”

ALIKEN said...

Throughout the book’s long development, Nikolas Schreck strives to reveal every aspect of the many different stories concerning the character of Manson. Far from trying to make a martyr of him, and far from trying to present him as a saint sacrificed on the altar of dissimulation, he is content to present him just as he is, with all of his philosophies and his contradictions, as the criminal/ philosopher he has always been. The mere fact of presenting Manson’s words verbatim is indicative of the author’s desire for truth. As one who has communicated many times with the most famous prisoner in America , he knows who he’s dealing with, and does not disguise his thoughts to give birth to an uproarious and highly praiseworthy work. After reading this book, we’ve encountered a Manson who is always funny, annoying, disturbing, contradictory, but above all fascinating. The man who could have been a beacon of freedom in thought and action ended up imprisoned for life because of meeting the wrong people at the wrong time. ... The Manson File is divided into several sections, distinct but complementary. It’s evident that the author tried to understand all the different aspects of Manson’s personality, the episodes of his life and his encounters, and to understand all the nonsense presented at his trial in the late 60s. Charlie is presented in turn as an influential musician of integrity, a shaman as defined by authentic Indian cultures, but also as a criminal who has spent more time in prison than in freedom, and never felt as safe - physically and intellectually – as in that cell. As I said previously, his trajectory is transcribed faithfully, without any attempt at "romanticization" if I may be excused this neologism, and when the language requires, Manson becomes the simple car thief or pimp he’s always been. ... The image reflected in this book is a hundred leagues away from the buffoon embittered by the lack of recognition of his peers, and the cult leader eager for blood and vengeance against the establishment.
(Continued....)

Dan Mendo said...

What are you saying? I'm guessing English isn't your first language or second of even third

Dan Mendo said...

I remember when that guy motley crue did that on his album