Exploring Family Connections
Javier Solana displayed little about himself. He published a scanty biographical story, but what it omitted was as fascinating as what it included. He stressed that he was a “deMadariaga.” Early news stories about him reported that he was the grandson of a famous Spanish writer and diplomat. Some USA reports said he was the nephew. At least in the public press, he contradicted neither account. Congressional reports said his wife was the buyer for a Spanish department store. Several years later, in 2005, I was to read in the EuropeanVoice archived stories from the year 1995 that Javier Solana and his wife had “called it quits” early in 1995.
I was able to learn precious little, but as I would acquire pieces of information, I would archive and cross-reference them in an attempt to gain a fuller picture about this fascinating personality who seemed to be handed gargantuan amounts of power, but was practically unknown to at least the American public at large.
After beta-testing MicroSoft Office, 2003, I discovered the newer capabilities of PowerPoint to burn presentations to CD Rom – sound, film clips, and all. I decided this would be a good way to educate people and at the same time acquire a base of further observers. Herb Peters also had his website, “FulfilledProphecy.com,” up and running.
I soon heard from European correspondents, including Spanish ones. One sent me a picture of Javier Solana's mother together with her name, Nieves Mathews. I googled the name and found that she was a highly intelligent woman who had died according to an Italian account, in 2003. She had been employed by the Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome for 20 years. Her more esoteric and scholarly pursuits included researching “the invisible college,” Immanuel Velikovsky and Sir Francis Bacon.
She had actively communicated with New Agers whose work I had been tracking since 1981, including but not limited to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and Fritjof Capra. She was the older of the two daughters of Salvador de Madariaga and his Scottish born wife, economic historian Constance Archibald. Nieves was born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 3, 1917. My overall impression of her was that she was something of a free spirit. Her Italian language obituary included facts that she was the mother of two sons (Luis Solana and his younger brother, Javier) and had exiled in Great Britain during the World War II years.1 Luis Solana was born in 1937 and younger brother Javier in Madrid on July 14, 1942. To rule out that Solana's mother was not another, I read translated Spanish accounts. The word used in Spanish biographical statements about Solana's relationship to the famous Spanish writer, Salvador de Madariaga was “nieto.” The word “nieto,” clearly meant “grandson.” The Spanish accounts I found never used the word “sobrino,” which is Spanish for “nephew.”
I found Nieves' book on the life of Sir Francis Bacon and his alleged unfair historical character assassination. I ordered one from Amazon.com and therein I made my “Osho”/Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh discovery. She said that her “teacher Osho” had blessed her book on the life of Sir Francis Bacon. He had died sometime before the book's release by Yale University Press in 1996. Checking out my other Yale University holdings, I further discovered that Alice Bailey and Olga Froebe Kapteyn had earnestly and unsuccessfully tried to obtain his services as a speaker at their School for Spiritual Research at Ascona, Switzerland. Just about this time, I discovered in no small part thanks to Dorothy Margraf's persistence that I look more at the Mont Pelerin Society, that Salvador de Madariaga had bridged the evidently conservative right as well as the left, something his grandson would do years later in bridging from his past Marxist affiliations to being the new head of NATO.
Just about that time, exploring Javier Solana's Club of Rome connections, I found Salvador de Madariaga in my own second book, A PLANNED DECEPTION (1986). It was in the appendices, and was a list of endorsers of Donald Keys, Planetary Citizens. Keys was a former administrator of Lucis Trust and he clearly was a devoted subscriber to “the Christ is now here” movement.
TO BE CONTINUED