The History Channel’s series ‘Decoded’ with Brad Meltzer covered the very secretive ‘Bohemian Club’ in Monte Rio, California that holds their two week retreat every July. The grove consists of 2,700 acres, a 2,700 member list with a waiting list of 20,000 individuals including 200 of the most wealthy men in the world. They meet each year for a two week retreat which is kicked off with the ‘Cremation of Care’ ritual. As Brad Meltzer points out in the program, outsiders should not off-handedly try to interpret rituals without context, and I personally don’t find burning an effigy to release your worries as anything dark and ominous. What I do find odd is that the powerbrokers of the world are running around with torches and robes in the middle of a redwood forest at night. We either are witnessing the richest guys in the world never maturing, or they have indeed corrupted yet another religion.
A short clip and a full length video of Alex Jones’ documentary about the grove follows this episode, and I have also posted Alex Jones’ interview with Brad Meltzer from 1.25.2011. (BTW, part of Meltzer’s team was arrested for trespassing.)