Scientologist sells cancer therapy
Cancer is quickly curable, claims a provider of the dubious Clark method. Scientologists also propagate the "therapy."
February 19, 2000
by Hugo Stamm
American healer Hulda Clark has caused an uproar on the alternative healing scene. She claims that cancer, AIDS and other serious illnesses are produced by a pathogen, the so-called [intestinal] fluke. Clark also provided the "true" therapy: with the help of an electrical device which is reminiscent, in a fateful way, of a Scientology e-meter, a sort of lie detector, the pathogens are supposed to be killed off in a few minutes. In the marketing of the expensive and dubious Clark method in Switzerland, Scientologist David P. Amrein is playing the central role. Even doctors have let themselves be blinded and are trying out the controversial cure.
The adventurous theory of the flukes which allegedly produce cancer contradicts all medical findings. According to the familiar conspiracy theory, the adherents of the Clark therapy claim the pharmaceutical industry and doctors' associations are intentionally suppressing the news that the cause for cancer has been found in order to be able to continue their expensive radiations, chemotherapy and operations at the cost of the patient.
Hulda Clark says she has discovered that all cancer patients have traces of a solvent, isopropyl alcohol, in them, and they have an intestinal fluke in their liver. The flukes are allegedly killed off with the "Zapper" electrical device. The patient holds two metal cylinders in his or her hands, through which the current flows. That is how the poisonous substance is supposed to be removed. The arsenal of natural healing herbs costs thousands of franks.
Cured in several minutes?
In her book "The Cure For all Diseases," Hulda Clark wrote, "It is now possible, with the help of an electrical current, to kill off bacteria, viruses and parasites within minutes." Clark goes on to ask, "Does this mean you can cancel your date for surgery, radiation or chemotherapy? YES! After curing your cancer with this recipe it cannot come back. This is not a treatment for cancer: It is a cure!"
"More than 90 percent cured"
David P. Amrein, President of the "Association for the Advancement of Medical Research according to Dr. Clark," stated that the Clark method attains a cure rate of over 90 percent of the patients in the final stages. The 26-year-old Scientologist opened a Clark Center in Muenchenbuchsee BE which provides the therapy and sells the herbal remedies, as Amrein verified. Two therapists give the Clark treatments. The one is a member of the "Naturaerzteverband", the other is with the "Verband fuer natuerliches Heilen" [Association for Natural Healing"].
There are also individual doctors and alternative medicine clinics which apply the Clark cure. Also, various pharmacies provide Clark herbs for her parasite-, kidney-, intestinal- and liver-purification programs. The remedies are paid for, in part, by health insurance.
Chemist Hulda Clark is facing tough times in the USA. In 1993 she was investigated in Indiana for practicing medicine without a license. The healer moved to San Diego, where she was arrested in September 1999 and temporarily placed in detention. Now the proceedings against her are to continue.
Clark is presently operating out of Mexico. A two-week cure from her costs almost $5,000 (about 8,000 franks), not including room and board. Rumors state Hulda Clark and her son are Scientologists. David P. Amrein, however, denies that.
Pictures of Clark and Amrein on their Swiss web page:
Jury trial in Zurich
11th day in the Gabor Bilkei's murder trial
November 30, 1999
Neue Zuercher Zeitung
A skull, strangers and a bottomless pond
Not far from where Heike Bilkei's skull was found, two local residents say they have seen furtive-looking men in dark overcoats, dark hats and with long black hair who were behaving peculiarly. Besides that, Ettenhuser Forest contains a "bottomless pond," stated a 76-year-old resident. The eleventh day of the trial against Gabor Bilkei is devoted to more witnesses of the defense.
sbu. The 76-year-old grindstone operator is sure of herself: in 1996, two hundred meters from the same place where Heike Bilkei's skull later appeared, she saw a peculiar looking pair. She said she does not scare so easily, but these two young men in dark overcoats, with black wide-brimmed hats and long dark hair did not seem natural to her, recalled the rural retiree on Monday afternoon for the Zurich trial court. It had not been possible to make out the faces of these strange men. She said they were peering in the direction of the forest, where "there were no little animals, nothing" - except a heretofore unmentioned pond which her parents had warned her about, because it was a "bottomless pond."
An eye on all strangers
The witness and her neighbor, a 55-year-old housewife, gave the court an insight into the everyday life of this remote bend in the railroad line to Hinwil. More and more, suspicious looking people were showing up near Ettenhuser Forest; their appearance on the streets was met demonstratively by the residents in order to signal their watchfulness. Perhaps she had even written down the German license plate number of the two unknown men, the housewife specified for the court. Only she would have thrown out the piece of paper she wrote it on since nobody had been burglarized. She wrote down many license numbers, stated the woman, and she had noticed the strange pair because the two of them were definitely not a normal pair of lovers.
According to her recollection, the suspicious men drove down the "hollow alley," in the direction of the place where Heike Bilkei's skull was later found, and then spent quite some time rummaging conspicuously around the edge of the forest. However, the attentive resident could not remember any more details, like the exact time of her observation. Only that it had been dark early on the day that the men in the dark overcoats appeared by the forest.
A bottle of whiskey one evening
With the exception of the two watchful women, the testimony of all the witnesses on the eleventh day of Gabor Bilkei's trial centered around the accused and his deceased wife. A 50-year-old sports associate of the couple recalled that Heike Bilkei one evening had drunk several beers, along with three quarters of a bottle of whiskey. On critical cross-examination by the state attorney, he added that the seal of the bottle had probably already been broken, and ended up specifying that she had not quite finished the bottle. But altogether Heike had already drunk enough so that she had already been intoxicated before then, according to the witness.
Full of praise for Gabor Bilkei
The sportsman, who was called by the defense and was friends with the accused, was absolutely full of praise for Gabor Bilkei. He was a fatherly friend, he generously promoted his talents. A former friend of Heike's stated convincingly that he had called up Gabor at two o'clock in the morning and had not been disappointed. And a 37-year-old veteran mentioned that he was completely confident that Heike could disappear without her children. He said she was very, very strict, sometimes even with her children. He said, for instance, that she had let her baby cry for three nights to discipline it.
As of the eleventh day of trial, nobody knew anything about Heike's alleged dependency on Scientology or drugs. Neither was Gabor's jealousy unknown in his sports circles. On the other hand, one of the sportsman said he had the feeling that the investigator had been prejudiced against Gabor.
Jury Trial in Zurich
The likable doctor
Murder trial in the case of Gabor Bilkei reaches ninth day
November 26, 1999
Neue Zuercher Zeitung
The witnesses for the defense are due to testify in the murder trial of Duebendorf veterinarian Gabor Bilkei. However, the people who knew the veterinarian who have been called so far on his account have not yet been able to verify the picture of the character which Gabor had attributed to his deceased wife. On the contrary, their testimony has indirectly undermined Bilkei's credibility.
tom. In the halls of the Zurich trial court building, everyone has been waiting expectantly for days for the appearance of "the big mystery witness" who would take the burden of guilt off Bilkei by verifying his testimony in regard to the character of his deceased wife. So far this witness has simply not appeared. On the contrary, Gabor Bilkei's credibility has been undermined by the witnesses called by the defense. On Thursday, people who had known the Bilkei couple testified that they could not imagine that Heike (the deceased wife) could have been misusing drugs or alcohol, had had a licentious sex life or connections to Scientology, or had left the children at the clinic day after day. State Attorney Pius Schmid proved once again that he has perfectly mastered the art of cross examination. He managed to profit from practically every witness the defense brought up with a small number of intensely directed questions.
"Well-liked and sympathetic"
Indeed, virtually all the witnesses described Gabor Bilkei as a likable, sympathetic, tolerant and good-natured man who would never commit murder despite indications of jealousy. The charmer Bilkei received special attention when he shook the hand of a witness to welcome her, and kissed her on the cheek when she departed. Among other things, this witness assured the court that the veterinarian never would have married Heike if he had not loved her. Unfortunately, the accused had said exactly the opposite several days before in the court room. It was clear to the court room that Bilkei's work and his abilities as a veterinarian were admired. One had been able to bring him sick animals in the middle of the night. As proof of Bilkei's understanding of his field, a witness testified in the morning that he had cared for her cat exemplarily and had performed more than ten operations on it.
It was confirmed on Thursday by several witnesses that Heike and Gabor Bilkei had once discussed plans to emigrate to South Africa, however nothing concrete ever came of it. One witness described Heike Bilkei as a cold person who had never shown affection for her parents or her children. A friend of the Bilkeis, for whom "Heike had been a person who would have interested him as a woman if she had not already been taken," said that he had seen Heike several weeks before her disappearance with rings under her eyes, he said she had looked very bad, "like the people who were severely addicted to drugs and mainlining." State Attorney Schmid then asked the witness to describe rings under Bilkei's eyes. When the accused raised another objection to state attorney Schmid's statement, Schmid said, "I only wanted to see if he would also tell me that I am addicted to drugs."
Projectile found in the skull
Two members of the canton police who were called to the scene where Heike Bilkei's skull was found on March 28, 1997 in Ettenhuserwald, presented details of their find to the court. The skull was lying among the leaves, but was clearly not covered up by the leaves. Directly beside the skull was lying the separated lower jaw. He had collected the skull and the leaves it was lying on into a plastic bag, and had taken it to the police station, related an officer. There he put his find on a newspaper and briefly investigated it. In doing so, a spider had crawled out of the skull, and suddenly he had a piece of metal in his hand, which was later identified to be a projectile. On the next day, the scene of the find was searched more thoroughly. A neck bone appeared at that time. No more body parts were found.
Steady public interest
The stream of public to the murder trial has not let up. The spectators are not dismayed even by having to stand in the hall for long periods of time. In the next course of the trial on next Tuesday, witnesses of the defense will be heard. Then come police officers, the investigative magistrate, and expert witnesses. Two all-purpose key witnesses will be missing from the court, namely the two children, who were present in the vacation residence in Emmetten on the night in question, and who really would have had to have seen, or not seen, the ominous "Dieter." At the time of the deed, they were four and six years old. They were still questioned once by the police in the presence of a psychologist and asked if they could be of any help, but, according to State Attorney Schmid, nothing came of it. Schmid assumes that the children had been sleeping at the time the crime was committed.
Trial in Zurich
A phantom and a counterfeit signature
Interrogating Gabor Bilkei about accusations of murder
November 17, 1999
Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Gabor Bilkei, the veterinarian from Duebendorf who is accused of having murdered his third wife, Heike, is again put under pressure in the second day of his jury trial in the Zurich Court. An alleged lover of his wife by the name of "Dieter," with whom Heike was supposed to have been the night the deed was done, has so far remained a phantom. Letters signed with the name "Heike" which were supposed to have been sent after her disappearance have been classified as counterfeits by experts.
tom. The second day of the jury trial against the 55-year-old Duebendorf veterinarian, Gabor Bilkei, was marked by his interrogation into the matter. Interrogations of scheduled witnesses had to be postponed. Essentially fewer spectators than on Monday followed in the court room as the accused gave his version of the events of the day after the separation from his wife, Heike, on April 22, 1996. Court President Hans Mathys and State Attorney Pius Schmid could show that Bilkei, who claimed that he never lied, repeatedly made statements which conflicted with each other or could not be verified. Bilkei, who continued to appear very self-conscious, either did not want to be aware of the contradictions, or said they were due to the investigating official's method of interrogation or to lapses in memory.
Prussic acid ordered on the day of separation
Bilkei stated in court that he had agreed to separate from his wife. She had wanted to travel to South Africa to get rid of her drug habit with the help of the Scientology organization. He supported that. His wife had packed her things and next drove to the vacation house in Emmetten (NW). He had visited her there repeatedly. Right on the day of the separation, April 22, 1996, Bilkei tried to special order ten grams of highly poisonous prussic acid, which was not delivered to him. He had wanted to put rabid animals to sleep with it, stated Bilkei. He energetically denied the question as to whether the prussic acid had been meant to kill his wife.
Bilkei's conduct in court brought mixed feelings. For instance, he blamed his third wife repeatedly for excessive use of cocaine and alcohol and told of how Heike had gone to bed with different men and did not look after the children. In spite of that Bilkei gave an annoyed reaction when the state attorney wanted to know why he had left both of their common children of ages four and six with such a wife on April 26, 1996. He said that what Schmid was suggesting was irreverent and incompatible with legal ethics. He said his wife was not addicted to drugs. She was a respectable, dear woman, stated Bilkei.
The state attorney supposes that Bilkei murdered his wife in the night of 29-30 April 1996 in the vacation house in Emmetten. Bilkei told how his wife called on April 29 and had asked him to pick up the children again because "Dieter," one of her lovers, was coming to visit her. He, Bilkei, said he then drove to Emmetten. In the house, both of the children were sitting on the sofa, frightened. He said that Heike had been consuming drugs and alcohol with "Dieter." He was not feeling well because he had taken medication and then fell fast asleep. When Schmid asked him why he had not immediately seen to the children, Bilkei stated that he had been feeling too poorly.
"Dieter," the phantom
Bilkei said he then slept the whole night through. In the early morning he dressed the children and carried them out of the house. He had assumed that Heike and "Dieter" were still sleeping together in the parent's bedroom at that time. As far as state attorney Schmid is concerned, "Dieter," who was described by Bilkei as a sympathetic young German man, is a product of his imagination. None of Heike Bilkei's acquaintances know him. The identity of "Dieter" has still not been uncovered to this day.
A carwash in Wallissellen was paid on April 30 with Heike Bilkei's Shell card. Gabor Bilkei said he had nothing to do with that and assumed that his wife must have driven from Nidwalden to Wallissellen. The question of how the accused came to have possession of the card remained unanswered. On May 16, he used it for gasoline when he took part in a competition in Bratislava. There were also contradictory statements made in regards to a drive to an attorney's and to Emmetten, when Bilkei had been driven by one of his practice's interns. He said that that had happened on April 28. The intern put the date at May 1. The accused refused to say who the attorney was that could have pinpointed his time of arrival there.
Bilkei said he saw his wife and telephoned her several more times in May and June 1996. In the investigation he stated that he had eaten with his wife and the two children in Lucerne. He said it had been a beautiful spring day. Inquiries from the weather service revealed, though, that it had been cloudy the whole day and relatively cool. Therefore Bilkei did not want to be pinned down any more as to date by the court. In the beginning of May, Heike's Nissan had been brought into a garage to sell it although, shortly before, a trailer hitch had been installed to pull a horse trailer. Bilkei said he was accompanied by his wife, which was also doubted. Neither could the state attorney conceive that Heike Bilkei would not have been at the sixth birthday of her daughter on May 23, 1996. The accused said he had met his wife with "Dieter" two more times in Waldshut, the first time on May 8. He said he had given Heike 40,000 franks then, which she allegedly needed for the Scientology Organization in South Africa (and not, as had been erroneously reported in yesterday's edition of the NZZ, for payments in connection with Russian people).
Letters with counterfeit signatures
A number of letters, signed "Heike" were mailed in June 1996. The signatures were judged by the canton police laboratory to be, "with great probability" or "with probability bordering on certainty," counterfeit. Among other things, a new passport was applied for from the passport office (because the old one had been eaten by the dog), Heike's Visa card was terminated and Heike's friends were notified that contact was being broken off. The saliva on the postage stamps came from a female person who could not have been Heike. Two of Heike Bilkei's friends received two other letters which had been mailed on June 12, 1996, from German Offenburg. They said that she wanted Gabor to be left alone. On one of the envelopes was Gabor Bilkei's fingerprint, and the saliva on the postage stamp matched his by DNA analysis. To that, Bilkei stated in court that those were envelopes from his practice which had been pre-stamped.
Today the murder trial begins against veterinarian Bilkei
November 15, 1999
A month's preparation and 136 witnesses: today a trial by jury for murder begins in Zurich in the Bilkei proceedings.
(sda) The accused is a 55-year-old veterinarian, Gabor Bilkei from Duebendorf. He is charged with having shot his wife, but he disputes have had anything to do with her death. The Zurich jury has a difficult trial based on circumstantial evidence before them. There are no witnesses as to the deed nor is there clear-cut proof. Heike Bilkei was said to have separated from her husband in April 1996, and disappeared one week later without a trace. In June, relatives reported her missing. In July, Gabor Bilkei was arrested on suspicion of murder, but was released in the beginning of 1997 on bail of 1.5 million franks. One year after the mysterious disappearance of the woman, a hiker in a Zurich high-country forest found a skull with four holes in it. The conclusion of the investigation was that it had belonged to Heike Bilkei. A few days after the discovery, Gabor Bilkei was once again put in a detention cell. Today he is in a security cell. The charge states that Bilkei shot his spouse on the night of April 30, 1996. He, himself, stated that he had seen his wife in June 1996, and supposed, he said in an interview, that she was in a South African Scientology center.
May 12, 1999
The healthy person out of psychiatry
Scientology attack on psychiatry, TA of May 5
In the same edition of this newspaper I read two articles about psychiatry. On one side was the article by Guido Kalberer, which put the mentality and the behavior of psychiatry, past and present, very much in question to say the least, not to mention made an example out of it. He associated this mentality with attacks and murder attempts which have recently been made on members of minority groups, and wrote, "On paper they do nice work with disastrous results - results which primarily affect fringe groups."
Now there is a group concerned with abuses in psychiatry, the CCHR ("Citizens Commission for Human Rights"). If one has read the article mentioned, one would have to regard them in a positive manner.
But now Hugo Stamm has discovered a connection between CCHR and Scientology. He even wrote an article in the same edition of the "Tages-Anzeiger" in which it stated, "With a new brochure the Scientologists have launched a frontal attack on psychiatry. Many recipients have been unsettled." What's not quite clear to me is whether Hugo Stamm only has problems with the Scientologists, of all people, being against such nuisances, or whether he is an advocate of psychiatry in general. What I can absolutely understand, on the contrary, is that many recipients were unsettled. But maybe more recipients of this paper are unsettled by this contradictory information than are the recipients of the CCHR brochure, whose statements coincide with my own son's experiences in school.
YVONNE SCHENK, EGGERSRIET