The Subconscious Mind...By Loren ParksThe reason we have so much illness and strife is that doctors and the populationin general haven't the slightest idea how our minds work. If you trace theliterature on healing into antiquity, including the Bible, it is there right infront of you. If we investigate healing in primitive and advanced societies, theconcept smacks us right in the face, yet we can't see it.The person who understands the most about how the mind works in our society is thedemagogue (Hitler, Mussolini, Kim Il Sung of North Korea, Castro, Arab extremists,etc. and hell, fire and damnation religionists like Jimmy Swaggart and JimBakker). They know you can get people to do ridiculous things, like part withtheir money or give their lives, for ideas that make no sense at all. They do thisin two ways: REPETITION and AROUSING EMOTION. THEY AROUSE FEELINGS OF PRIDE,GLORY, FEAR, GREED, LUST!When anyone arouses these emotions in you, he has you under his control. Seductionis a perfect example. Swindlers arouse greed. Politicians arouse greed. Preachersarouse fear. The Catholic church says "Give me the child before he's 6 and I'llhave him for life." Have you changed your religion or politics since earlychildhood?Emotions come from the so-called subconscious mind. The subconscious is crazy. Itallows others to program it. We program it ourselves in periods of high emotions.(Love is blind.) How many of you married for the excitement of sex, only to findlater you were incompatible? How many of you engage in impulse buying? Why docigarette companies always show the beautiful people smoking, not the hags? Whydid you start smoking, or drinking? Was there a physiological need or feelings ofinadequacy?Most people run on emotions. School doesn't teach us to reason. We try to teachour kids, but how well did it work? It has been said "Where the will and theemotions are in conflict, bet on the emotions."Emotions can be a driving force to make one achieve great things or a destructiveforce to make one fail and be miserable. In business, if you let yourself be ruledby your emotions, you'll soon be out of business. YOU MUST RECOGNIZE THAT WHENYOU'RE EMOTIONAL YOU'RE OUT OF CONTROL! THE ONLY TIME FOR EMOTIONS TO BE ALLOWEDFREE REIGN IS IN BED!We are all programmed by our culture. We wouldn't think of eating dog meat,people, insects, snake or horse meat, yet millions of people do with great gusto.Yet the American pilot shot down in Yugoslavia survived eating insects. Survivalwas important to him, more important than cultural ideas. What I'm getting at ismillions of people have beliefs they would die or kill for which make no sense atall. Many religions glorify a hereafter to get people to die in battle or givemoney. All work by programming the mind by eliciting emotions and by repetition,especially from authority figures.We are all programmed. According to a Johns Hopkins study some years back, some 60to 80% of illnesses have a heavy psychosomatic component. MOST of these conditionsare relatively easy to fix UNLESS there is strong counter programming by religionor doctors or the person is still living under the stress that causes thecondition. In other parts of this document are discussions of how this isaccomplished -- namely disconnecting a person from upsetting emotional experiencesor from things people have said (often upsetting). It only works if the person isreceptive to the change. If you are going to change someone's religion orpolitics, you'll have to do so with the cooperation of the conscious mind.