Recently someone here posted that a speaker mentioned "these 9 men are responsible for our spiritual food".
I cannot find the post and don't remember who posted, but hope they will see this and share the remembrance.
Anyway, as we know there are more than 9 members on the GB, it seems these nine men were referring to the FDS.
I do believe that the GB receives instruction from beyond their small circle. Now, as to whether this speaker intentionally divulged "the Nine" to initiate people into recognizing that they have heard this, or whether it was actually a slip of the tongue of insiders information...that remains to be seen.
But I think you all should be forewarned about the Council of Nine. These are the ones at pinnacle of the Pyramid.
Council of Nine
The Council is directly connected to worship of the Mystery Religions and claims to be the Ennead, or the nine major gods of ancient Egypt.
According to researchers Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, modern Council of Nine disciples include cutting edge scientists, multi-millionaire industrialists and leading politicians. Most notably, the Council of Nine was associated with Andrija Puharich (also known as Henry K. Puharich), a medical doctor who established the Round Table Foundation, a private paranormal research laboratory in Glen Cove, Maine.
Famous folks connected to the Council of Nine include Al Gore and Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenbury.
The council that governs the Church of Satan call themselves the Council of Nine. 
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the history of The Nine is its relationship to the career of Andrija Puharich.
Recent research has revealed Puharich to have a distinctly sinister side.
As an Army doctor in the 1950s, he was deeply involved with the CIA's notorious MKULTRA mind control project (see panel).
He - together with the infamous Dr Sidney Gottlieb - experimented with a variety of techniques to change or induce actual thought processes, even to creating the impression of voices in the head.
These techniques included the use of drugs, hypnosis and beaming radio signals directly into the subject's brain.
And, significantly, he was engaged in this work at exactly the same time that The Nine made their first appearance at the Round Table Foundation.
The Foundation itself is now known to have been largely funded by the Pentagon as a front for its medical and parapsychological research.
Puharich was still working for the CIA in the early 1970s, when he brought Uri Geller out of Israel. Puharich's use of hypnosis is particularly interesting in The Nine circle.
In the case of Uri Geller and Bobby Horne, he first hypnotised them and then suggested that they were in touch with The Nine - and lo, they were!
Ira Einhorn - a close associate of Puharich's during the 1970s - confirmed to us that he believed that Puharich was "humanly directing" The Nine communications.
The evidence we have gathered strongly suggests that Tom and his fellow gods originated, not in the stars, but behind closed doors as part of a CIA mind control experiment.
And what happened to that experiment?
Now with hundreds of thousands of devotees, some in very high places, can The Nine be deemed a success?
Of course, that depends very much on what the CIA had in mind.
With their subtle racist propaganda, perhaps the flaky New Age Nine should worry the hell out of us.