Christopher Hills

Christopher Hills (April 9, 1926 – January 31, 1997) was an English-born author, philosopher, and scientist, popularly described as “Father of Spirulina” [1] for popularizing spirulina cyanobacteria as a food supplement. He also wrote 30 books on consciousness, meditation , yoga and spiritual evolution, divining , world government , aquaculture , and personal health.

Hills was variously headlined by the press as a “Western Guru Scientist”, [2] “Natural Foods Pioneer”, [3] “Evolutionary Revolutionary” [4] and a “Modern Merlin”. [5]

As a successful commodities trader and art boss in Jamaica, he retired from business at an early age to a spiritual quest that took him around the world as a speaker, author, entrepreneur and pioneer of algae as one of the most efficient sources of food and fuel for humanity.

Early biography

Born in Grimsby, England to a family of fishermen, Hills grew up sailing the bleak and turbulent North Sea . In 1940 he enrolled as a junior in nautical school and joined the British Merchant Navy during World War II . At sea, Hills had several life and death experiences that formed his views on karma , divinity and destiny. On one occasion a rogue wave swept _him_ off the deck Hundreds of yards (meters) away from the vessel, goal Reviews another wave picked him up and Threw _him_ back onto the ship, [6] cutting open His forehead goal saving _him_ from freezing to death . As German U-boats sank 2,828 merchant ships, he watched crew crew crew incinerated in the flaming oil-slicked Atlantic.[7] At the end of the war, as navigating officer for an Esso oil tanker, Hills found himself docked in Curacao , Where he set up shop as a commodities trader with branch offices in Venezuela and Aruba .

Encountering problems with South American contract law when a client reneged on a deal, Hills moved to Jamaica , where business was conducted under the British judicial system . There with the help of philanthropist plantocrat Percy Junor [8] he founded commodity companies specializing in sugar, bananas, insurance, telegraph communications and agricultural spices pimento, nutmegs and ginger . Andrew Hay, [9] then husband of best-selling motivational author Louise Hay [10] who was in the 1950s was a high-fashion model and Hills family friend. [11]

In 1950 Christopher Hills married to a young English woman, Norah Bremner, Deputy Headmistress of Wolmer School in Kingston . Her father, Bernard E. Bremner BEM [12] Was the Magistrate, Chief of Customs, and Mayor [13] of King’s Lynn , Norfolk Who in 1951 co-founded the King’s Lynn Festival [14] with concert pianist [15] Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy . Lady Fermoy, wife of Baron Fermoy , is Diana, Princess of Wales ‘ maternal grandmother. [16]The Hills had two sounds, both born in Jamaica. The Queen Elizabeth II and Mayor Bremner’s presenting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen with the Freedom of the Borough, [17] which encompassed the royal family’s home at nearby Sandringham .

Jamaica business leader

From 1949 to 1967, Christopher and Norah Hills became influential forces in Jamaica’s commerce, art, politics and culture. [18]

Believing that Jamaica’s strength lay in its agriculture, Christopher Hills co-founded the Jamaica Agriculture & Industrial Party (AIP) [19] as an alternative to the two major political parties: Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) and People’s National Party (PNP), both of which he felt that they were too busy and that they were the backbone of Jamaica’s rural economy. Despite competing vigorously in the polls, the Hills were close friends with JLP leader Sir Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley , head of the PNP, who both served as Jamaican Prime Ministers. Norman Manley in fact had been best man at the Hills’ wedding. [20]

In 1951 Christopher and Norah Hills founded Hills Galleries Ltd., which, in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s wife Edna Manley , [21] [22] became a nexus of the Jamaican art movement. The Gallery & Antiques showroom [23] at 101 Harbor Street, Kingston was built on the site of Simon Bolivar’s Jamaica residence where, in 1815, the author wrote his famous letter Carta of Jamaica . [24]

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Hills Galleries supplied and exhibited by local celebrity artists Ian Fleming and Noël Coward , enjoyed the patronage of British royals [25] [26] [27] and such high-profile customers as Sadruddin Aga Khan , Winthrop Rockefeller , [28] ] Elizabeth Taylor , [29] [30] Lady Bird Johnson , Grace Kelly and Errol Flynn . Hills Galleries was also the main agent for Rowney’s , Grumbacher and Winsor & Newton’s art supplies in the West Indies. [31]Through multiple exhibitions, The Hillses nurtured or launched the careers of a plethora of talented Jamaican artists, such as Gaston Tabois, [32] Kenneth Abendana Spencer , Carl Abrahams , Barrington Watson,[33] Albert Huie,[34][35] Gloria Escoffery, Karl Parboosingh, Vernon Tong and the revivalist preacher/painter/sculptor Mallica Reynolds.[36]

Christopher Hills opened a Hills Galleries branch on Jamaica’s north coast at Montego Bay , mooring his yacht, the Robanne [37] at Round Hill, a popular resort for foreign leaders and industrialists vacationing in the Caribbean. Vice President Lyndon Johnson and CBS president William S. Paley , who in 1956, sponsored a Hills Galleries exhibition of Jamaican art at Barbizon Plaza [38] [39] in New York City, which awoke US art collectors Jamaica’s dynamic sphere of artistic talent. The exhibition was described by the Daily Gleaner as “Epochal in the Establishment of a Market for West Indian Art.” [40]The Hills family spent weekends and holidays at Port Antonio visiting friends and customers Including Their neighbor, novelist Robin Moore at Blue Lagoon. [41] There Hills puts Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza who asked Hills to curate part of his art collection. [42] For five years many classic works of the baron’s international art acquisitions decorated the walls of the Hills’ home. Von Thyssen also granted Hills San San near Port Antonio. [43]

In 1955 Hills had just returned from sailing the Robanne to Havana when he met Adlai Stevenson who was given a speech by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon . At the gallery Stevenson fell in love with George Hills’ period III Sheraton bow-fronted desk, [44] immediately buying it for his own office in Chicago. [45] Over dinner, Hills shared his observations of simmering revolution in Cuba, while he and Stevenson compared their concepts of justice, democracy, conflict and dictatorships – a conversation that inspired Hills to publish his ideas for uplifting the world’s underprivileged masses in his landmark volume Rise of the Phoenix . [46]

Rastafari movement

Hills also became an advocate for Jamaica’s Rastafarian movement , who were being oppressed in the late fifties. [47] He gave Rastafarians jobs as woodcarvers , free paints to poor artists, such as the famed Ras Dizzy and bailed them out of Spanish Town Prison while encouraging rasta brethren to sustain themselves through art and music. Christopher and Norah Hills were personally thanked for their efforts by Mortimo Planno , the Rasta teacher of Bob Marley and one of the few Rastafarian elders [48] to be with Emperor Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia.

Hills also “reasoned” Gandhian non-violence with Leonard Howell , the original “Gong” [49] activist who founded Pinnacle, a Rastafarian community farm at Sligoville , a few miles from Hills’ home. In 1958 Pinnacle was raided in a brutal crackdown by the authorities, ostensibly for growing marijuana, but in fact Rastafarianism is considered by the Crown as a threat to social harmony. Hills interceded with the Prime Minister’s goal, with an election coming, law and order policies and many sustainable landings. For his support, Hills was given the moniker “The First White Rasta”. Rastafarian spirituality as a righteous way of life, indeed growing out of the hair and beard in solidarity and in the sadhus and enlightened sages of India the vegetarian mystical Rastafarians. [50]

Spiritual awakening

By 1960 Christopher Hills had accumulated a large metaphysical library on frequent trips to Samuel Weiser Books in New York, while writing his own books, Kingdom of Desire , Power of the Doctrine and The Power of Increased Perception . At 30 he retired from business [51] and began to research multiple spiritual paths and the physics of what Einstein called Unified field theory . Prolific research papers and readings came out of Hills’ laboratory in the Blue Mountains (Jamaica) on bioenergetics , hypnosis , tele-thought, biophysicsEffects of solar radiation on living organisms, resonant systems of ionosphere , and capacitor effects of human body on static electricity and electron discharge of the nervous system. In 1960 he began a 30-year project to document the effects of sound and color on human consciousness and states of health. [52]

Global outreach

With the Norah Hills Running the galleries, The Hills, Asia, Europe, Pakistan and India, meeting with members of the United Nations and political leaders, scientists and religious leaders. UNESCO hired him to shoot 1,000 photographs of their projects in faraway countries, which appeared in an exhibit at United Nations headquarters .

Hills’ Global Odyssey’s Understanding of the United States of America in Conflict Resolution and Alternative Government in a Manifesto, Framework for Unity , which was circulated to the Commission for Research in the Creative Faculties of Man, a network of thought leaders around the world which, in 1961, included Prof. Oliver Reiser, Humphry Osmond , Dr. Andrija Puharich , David Ben-Gurion , and Lady Isobel Cripps , among its 500 members.

After teaming up with His good friend and Noted lawyer Luis Kutner (co-founder of Amnesty International ), Hills Decided to search the world for a spot to suit les in Center WHERE a dedicated community could live and test His World Constitution for Self-Government by Nature’s Laws , which he published in a book with an introduction by Bertrand Russell . [53]

Friendship with Nehru

Working in the direction of India, Hills in the direction of India Himalayan Hunza Valley [54] where he had long been curious about the diet and extraordinary longevity of the Pashtun , Balti and Uzbek hill tribes. In Pakistan, Hills was the guest of Professor Duranni and Walid Uddin at Peshawar’s College of Engineering . Visiting Sufi holy men and Islamic scholars in Karachi , he puts Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to discuss possible Indo-Pakistan cooperation in algaecultivation in the climatically suitable Gujrat-Sind border region, which is where Bhutto and his ancestors were from. Later, when Bhutto was overthrown in a military coup, Hills orchestrated urgent appeals to General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq for clemency, but, like many Westerners protesting Bhutto’s imprisonment, was ignored, and Bhutto was hanged.

In the 1950s Hills became known to Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru [55] through his friend the Deputy leader of India ‘s Congress Party, Surendra Mohan Ghose, a revolutionary and relative of Sri Aurobindo Bengali . Hills invited to Jamaica, [56] to speak at the 1961 Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference , and together they formed a partnership to promote World Union and global famine relief through algae aquaculture . [57] SM Ghose [58] was one of the founders of Auroville , an experimental sustainable-living International Village in Tamil Nadu . In 1962 Ghose took Hills toSri Aurobindo Ashram for a personal audience with Aurobindo’s successor, spiritual head of the ashram, Mirra Alfassa , known as “The Mother”. Later Ghos arranged for Christopher Hills’ son, John Hills, to give the keynote address to the World Parliament of Youth in Puducherry in 1971.

In 1959 Hills had lobbied Nehru to approve a government in exile for the Dalai Lama fleeing persecution in Tibet and to grant full refugee status to exiled Tibetans. He has become connected to the Tibetans through his study of Buddhism and in 1960 provided funding for the Young Lama’s Home School [59] in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh founded by his friend Freda Bedi , one of Gandhi’s handpicked satyagrahis [60] who became Gelongma Karma Kechog Palmo, [61] the first Western woman to take ordination in Tibetan Buddhism . [62]Freda Bedi is the mother of movie and television star Kabir Bedi . [63] In 1968 Hills contributed to Freda Bedi’s building of the Karma Drubgyu Thargay Ling nunnery at Tilokpur in the Kangra Valley and helped organize the journey to the West with the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa , Rangjung Rigpe Dorje in 1974.

When Hills arrived in India, he found Nehru besieged by border disputes with China and inevitably turned to Hills’ theories of conflict resolution and how to avoid war. [64] Their connection also revealed that India was experiencing famine in some states. With dependence on wheat shipments from the United States, Hills helped lobby President Lyndon Johnson for an increase in wheat aid, which was granted. But when Hills is mentioned as a source of food, then Nehru became interested in cultivation in India. (PDF will be posted)

While in New Delhi, Hills spent time with the prime minister at Teen Murti Bhavan , enjoying Jawaharlal Nehru’s rose gardens and meeting his daughter Indira Gandhi . Hills was the guest of the Indian industrialist GD Birla , where he had met Swami Shantananda , an enlightened sage and a remarkably politically connected guru with whom Hills would be traveling throughout India for two years, much like a roaming sanyassin . One of his “pilgrimages”, Hills was taken by Shantanananda and Nehru’s Parliamentary Secretary SD Upadhyaya to Brindavan for a private audience with India’s highest female yogini Sri Anandamayi Mafrom whom he felt a “genuine sublime holiness” and received one of the most significant injuries in his life. [65]

In Patna , Bihar , Hills, along with Dr. Raynor Johnson , were the only Europeans to attend the 1961 Science & Spirituality Conference, where seeds were sown for decades of cooperation with many scientists and scientists. visit Hills’ centers in the West and many delegates for a 1970 Yoga conference Hills staged in New Delhi.

In 1963, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Gandhi Peace Foundation sponsored another conference in Patna, hosted by Dr. Rajendra Prasad , Mahatma Gandhi’s longtime right-hand disciple and first President of India . Prasad was supposed to speak at the conference but became ill, and Hills’ guru Shantananda was leading prayers for him every day at the Sadaqat Ashram in Patna. Prasad asked to meet Hills, whose goals for World Union he had heard about from Nehru. Hills considered Prasad the most spiritual of the founders of Independent India, and their meeting was a profound encounter in which Prasad gave his blessing for Hills ‘global endeavors, but then the president lost consciousness, tightly holding onto Hills’ hand. [66]Apparently Prasad never recovered, and at the time, there was a controversy that the man who, through satyagraha , had resisted multiple British governments and Viceroys had been jailed by them for so many years, had said a few words to an Englishman.

Microalgae International

Earlier in travels from Jamaica to Japan, Hills HAD FORMED year aquaculture research company With His friend and colleague, biologist Dr. Hiroshi Nakamura, Dean of Tokyo Women’s University . Dr. Nakamura was a scientist [67]and a colleague of Emperor Hirohito (himself a marine biologist) who asked Nakamura to research alternative food sources for Japan after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had devastated food supplies. The goal of Hills and Nakmura’s organization Microalgae International Union, was to develop strains of algae as a way of harnessing the sun’s energy for biofuels and human nutrition and a solution to World Hunger. [68] Presented with MIU’sfeasibility studies , Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru endorsed Hills’ proposal for bringing about the cultivation of protein-rich Chlorella algae to the villages of India. [69]

With India’s Home Minister, Nanda Gulzari , Hills had co-founded the Institute of Psychology and Spiritual Research in New Delhi. A devout Gandhian, Nanda feared social upheaval and possible communal violence if poor and hungry villagers started migrating to India’s cities so he threw his support behind Hills’ plan for developing rural economies through small footprint aquaculture that could help villages become sustainable. A detailed plan for a pilot project in the Rann of Kutch was approved by the Indian government. However, the initiative became mired in bureaucracy when Nehru died in 1964. Nanda Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastriwas nominated to succeed Nehru. Shastri continued working with Hills and had his staff prepare a budget request for Parliament to fund the chlorella algae project. However, because it has had a role in the field of aquaculture, it has become more important to Pakistan. With Shastri’s mysterious death [70] at the 1966 India-Pakistan peace conference in Tashkent , the project lost its key sponsor.

Nevertheless, he said, “The Hills of India”, John Hills, “Introduced by Nanda and SM Ghos to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi , who helped the younger Hills [71] garner support among India’s Congress party” religious leaders for India’s largest conference of Western scientists and Indian yogis. [72]

Center House, London

Three years after Jamaica’s 1962 declaration of Independence from Britain, the Hills family moved to London, at the suggestion of two of his mentors, Bertrand Russell and Sir George Trevelyan, 4th Baronet . They helped find and buy a six-story Edwardian building in London leafy Kensington . There Christopher Hills founded Center House, a self-discovery and human-potential community [73]known as a nucleus of yoga and spirituality in the emerging New Age movement throughout the late sixties and seventies. Seekers came from Swami Satchidananda , Muktananda , BKS Iyengar, Sangharakshita and John G. Bennett as Sanskrit scholar Dr. Rammurti Mishra, [74] Christmas Humphreys , Tibetan Lamas , Chief Druids , Homeopathic Doctors and Scientists Studying Meditation, Telepathy and Neuroplasticity in Hills’ Yoga Science laboratory. It was here Christopher Hills wrote his magnum opus, Nuclear Evolution [75] – recognized as a definitive treatise on the chakras as they relate to the human endocrine system , light frequencies and human personality. Yoga Journaldescribed the book as, “Synthesizing a vast amount of information from the structure of DNA to the metaphysics of consciousness” and also, “A giant step forward in integrating science with religion in a meaningful way.” [76]

Center House was an experiment in group consciousness where the majority of residents were well-educated students, teachers and scientists interested in the convergence of science and spirituality . For a while the broad basement kitchen Was a macrobiotic restaurant first run by Craig Sams , [77] : 141 Then called Expired Gandalf’s Garden qui ‘counted John Lennon Amongst ict health-conscious patrons. Its founder, Muz Murray (Ramana Baba), [78] was one of the early residents of Center House and there published the first issues of Gandalf’s Garden magazine, a publication chronicling the vitality of London’s New Age scene.

World Conference on Scientific Yoga, New Delhi

In December 1970 Christopher Hills and his organized world’s first World Conference on Scientific Yoga (WCSY) [79] in New Delhi, bringing 50 Western scientists together with 800 of India’s leading swamis, yogis and lamas to discuss their research and establish a network for the creation of a World Yoga University.

The conference generated controversial [80] when Indian politics intersected with religion, [81] particularly the concept of Christ Yoga , a book Hills had written linking Christ’s teachings to those of Buddha and the Vedas . But the conclave has emerged as a milestone in the soon-to-be-booming migration of Indian yogis to the West. John Hills, [82] Helped by His Father’s prior relationship with Nehru Worked with India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Nehrus’ yoga master Dhirendra Brahmacharito steer a fractious committee of MPs, ministers and often competitive spiritual leaders from disparate religions and castes into a uniquely diverse and widely hailed program of events. [83] Presenters from the West included transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof and Dr. Sidney Jourard who compared their research in lively sessions with Indian scholars, scientists, philosophers and yogis such as BKS Iyengar , Shri K. Pattabhi Jois , Jiddu Krishnamurti , Swami Satchidananda , Padma Bhushan Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi , [84] RR Diwaker, Swami Rama, Acharya Dharma Dr. Deva Vidya Martand, Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center and Dr. George Melkote , MD [85]

The actor James Coburn , a yoga and martial arts practitioner, describes the World Conference on Scientific Yoga as “Very rewarding for me, definitely worth the time and money getting here.” [86]

Post-conference, the select delegates’ presentations were published in CHAKRA magazine, founded with the help of Tantra scholar Ajit Mookerjee and Indian art boss Virendra Kumar and edited by John Hills which first venture in publishing was mentored by Baburao Patel MP, editor of Filmindia and Mother India magazines. [87]

The conference was deemed a success and Christopher Hills was elected by the majority of the delegates to establish a World Yoga University somewhere on the planet. A mission that would take him from United Kingdom to United States. [88]

University of the Trees

Christopher Hills visited his friend Laura Huxley [89] who was moving to the United States where he settled in Boulder Creek, California , and became a US citizen. There, amidst the ancient redwoods , he founded in 1973, [90] an accredited college, University of the Trees, an alternative education and research center for the social sciences to study the laws of nature and their relationship to human consciousness . [90] Students on campus Lived and Studied subjects as diverse as Radionics and dowsing (Hills Was a well-known diviner [91] ), meditation,hatha yoga , the Vedas , and early forms of social networking called “Group Consciousness”.

The campus housed University of the Trees Press which published Christopher Hills’ writings and the research of a university of the world at the university and wrote books on light & color and the science of Radionics . A small workshop produced pendulums for dowsing and a line of negative ion generators . The University of the Trees has become one of the largest employers in the San Lorenzo Valley [92] and more than 10 buildings in Boulder Creek for housing students and warehousing for Light Force, [93] a burgeoning nutritional products brand based on spirulina.

From this base in California, Alan Watts , Edgar Mitchell , Barbara Marx Hubbard , Alan Ginsberg , Thelma Moss , Hiroshi Motoyama , Haridas Chaudhuri , Sri Lanka President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Menninger Foundation ‘s Swami Rama , Dr. Evarts G. Loomis , Viktoras Kulvinskas , Max Lüscher , Marcia Moore, Bernard Jensen and countless others in the fields of human potential, holistic health, aquaculture, religion, quantum physics and alternative medicine .


Within the campus, Hills founded an experimental laboratory, managed by physicist Dr. Robert Massy, [94] to develop his theories on the Electro Vibratory Body – documenting what Hills’ colleague Stanford University William A. Tiller Ph.D, [95] calls “subtle energies” or “psychoenergetics”. Shortly before he died radionics pioneer George de la Warr donated a substantial portion of his research, library and instruments to Christopher Hills. In 1975 Hills wrote the book Supersensonics – the Science of Radiational Paraphysics , widely considered “The Bible of dowsing” [96] The book sheds new light on divining, telepathy, The I Ching, Egypt ‘s Pyramids , Biblical miracles and discusses the value of low level extrasensory phenomena vs higher levels of insight, wisdom and consciousness. New Age Journal magazine called Supersensonics “A short race in miracles for scientist and seeker alike.” [97]

International philanthropy

With the Cold War in Full Swing, The Evidence of Totalitarianism was a constant theme in Hills writings. He lobbied hard against the KGB’s persecution of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the internal exile with police surveillance of Andrei Sakharov and the denial of an exit visa for Natan Sharansky’s emigration to Israel.

Award presented to Christopher Hills for his humanitarian services during the Afghan-Soviet war

Christopher Hills’ lifelong crusade against dictatorships and Man’s inhumanity was manifested in the book Rise of the Phoenix while his passionate beliefs against deficit spending were set forth in a book on the global economy – The Golden Egg . [98] A recurring theme throughout Christopher Hills’ approaches to the world, local and family problems was a process called “Creative Conflict” – the same principles of reckoning differences between individuals, political parties and even nations that had been debated with Adlai Stevenson, Nehru and Luis Kutner.

Throughout the seventies and eighties Hills Focused on international affairs, PARTICULARLY the emergence of democracy in the Soviet Republics, Eventually traveling to Russia to meet with Mikhail Gorbachev Where he joined the Soviet Peace Committee . US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush HW bestowed awards on the rights of oppression.

The Christopher Hills Foundation donated more than $ 9 million worth of spirulina products to charitable organizations in the US and abroad. When the Soviet Union had occupied Afghanistan , Hills learned from his friends in Afghanistan that freedom fighter Ahmad Shah Masoud ‘s mujahadeen troops and Tajik Pashtun tribals were starving because of supply forces. Hills donated and shipped $ 300,000 worth of spirulina, which was packed in by mules with help from Senator Charlie Wilson to sustain the Afghans. [99]

In 1989 Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa , struggling to find a way to end the Sri Lankan Civil War , traveled to Boulder Creek to meet with his friends. The two men shared a spiritual connection and established a close friendship. Sri Lankan president had. However, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam hierarchy had split and in 1993 a murdered faction Premadasa in a suicide bombing that killed 23 people. [100]

Spirulina: food from sunlight

Hills and Nakamura had a vision of feeding in the world, and they had published a book on the subject of food and nutrition. . Their company, Microalgae International, invested in research and technology to find food for global hunger. Early research focused on chlorella but its cellular structure was too small to be collected without expensive centrifuges. However, in 1967, while Dr Nakamura was living at Center House, they discovered that women at Lake Chadwere harvesting an algae in sneakers to make dihé, a highly nutritious sun-baked biscuit. After studying the lakes of Africa, Hills and Dr Nakamura developed a 70% protein spirulina that they had collected from Lake Aranguachi in Ethiopia . Later, in 1981, Dr. Hills made an expedition to Lake Chiltu at the invitation of Mr. Wollie Chekal, Minister of Trade for the Ethiopian Revolutionary Government and brought a new set of spirulina samples to his California laboratory for hybridizing an optimal strain for commercial cultivation.

For millennia spirulina had been a food staple for natives of Lake Chad and also for the Aztecs but Hills funded much of the early experimentation needed for its successful modern day mass cultivation, described in Dr Nakamura’s Spirulina book : Food for a Hungry World . [101]

To start the company, we started the light force company in Santa Cruz, California, which was one of the early models for multi-level marketing . The company was introduced to The National Enquirer . [102] Sales skyrocketed into the millions of dollars propelling Light Force to 50,000 distributors worldwide. To grow that much spirulina Hills formed joint ventures with Koor Foods in Eilat , Israel , [103] Taiwan Aqua in Taipei and Texcoco Sosa at Lake Texcocoin Mexico. Hills also had an association with Cyanotech on the Big Island of Hawaii which grew a very pure Pacifica brand of spirulina. By 1995 more than 5000 tones of spirulina a year were being imported for Light Strength products. To buy domestic research and production Hills purchased a 150-acre farm and built raceway from the land’s own natural geothermal aquifer in Desert Hot Springs, California . Professor Nakamura’s student and protected Dr. Kotaro Kawaguchi relocated from Japan as chief research scientist and working with Sebastian Thomas, an algae cultivation expert from India, they refined desert-grown spirulina into consumable powder using the world’s first 90,000 sq ft (8,400 m 2 ) solar heated dryer .

While a staff of 40 ran the Southern California “Green Gold Farms,” ​​harvesting its own US-grown spirulina for Light Strength, Hills built at 13,000-square-foot (1,200 m 2 ) home / laboratory on a mountain in the redwoods of Boulder Creek, California, dedicated to researching neutraceuticals and a gathering place for scientists, innovators and spiritual “map makers”. Norah Hills died from Alzheimers in the past, and he has been one of the most influential men in the world. Christopher Hills had achieved.

Santa Cruz sanctuary

At the property he built a Hollywood quality video production studio to produce movies on Enlightenment and, through new media, to inspire people to celebrate what he called the “Divine Goddess”. [104] The studio is run today by His second wife, artist / producer Penny Slinger Hills .

In 1996, after six decades of globetrotting, Hills visited Vietnam to invest in a naturally carbonated underground spring water venture. He contracted an obscure virus which caused a deterioration of his health. Light Force and the research company Biogenics were sold to Royal Body Care which continues to market the products.

Christopher Hills died at home January 31, 1997 [90] leaving his wife Penny Hills Slinger, two sounds, John Hills and Anthony Hills and four grandchildren. He believed that “Algae biomass was a way of providing an inexhaustible source of energy from the sun”. Today millions of health conscious people enjoy the health benefits of spirulina in myriad products worldwide. Recent innovations have been brought to the forefront by the researchers and their biofuel.

Hills’ Legacy of Bio-Innovation and Commitment to Hunger Relief is being carried forward by the Christopher Hills Foundation.


Christopher Hills wrote over 30 books. The following are a selection of his works:

  • The Power of Increased Perception – New York Philosophical Library , 1958
  • Kingdom of Desire – Philosophical Library New York, 1959
  • Supersenonics-The Science of Radiational Paraphysics , ISBN  0-916438-18-X (1975)
  • Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body (2nd ed.), ISBN  0-916438-12-0 (1977) (hardcover)
  • Food from Sunlight-Planetary Survival for Hungry People , ISBN  0-916438-13-9 (1978)
  • Rise of the Phoenix-Universal Government by Nature’s Laws , ISBN  0-916438-04-X (1979)
  • The Golden Egg , ISBN  0-916438-32-5 (1979)
  • Creative Conflict-The Secret to Heart-to-Heart Communication , ISBN  0-916438-36-8 (1980)
  • The Christ Book , ISBN  0-916438-32-5 (1982)
  • Spirulina-Food for a Hungry World , ISBN  0-916438-47-3 (1982)
  • Instruments of Knowing-Human Biological Sensitivity , ISBN  0-916438-22-8 (1985)
  • The Book of Vision , ISBN  978-0-916438-63-0 (1995)

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