The Battle for Your Mind: Persuasion and Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public Today

by Dick Sutphen The following is an expanded version of a talk Dick Sutphen delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las egas! "evada# $lthough the paper carries a %&'( copyright to protect the contents fro) unlawful duplication for sale! Dick invites individuals to )ake copies and give the) to friends or anyone in a position to co))unicate this infor)ation# Since the paper was released! it has been distributed to )illions and is currently available on do*ens of Websites# $s a result of this awareness! Dick has been contacted by law enforce)ent officers! the ++C and investigative reporters# ,n nu)erous occasions! the infor)ation has helped to bring public attention to the )isuse of conversion tactics# So)e govern)ent agencies don-t want this infor)ation generally known! for the techni.ues are used in ar)ed forces basic training# So)e Christian /unda)entalists! cults! and hu)an0 potential trainings would also prefer that the public re)ain unaware of how they are recruiting new )e)bers# 1-) going to talk about conversion! which is a nice word for brainwashing# 2verything 1-ll share only exposes the surface of the proble)# 1 don-t know how the )isuse of these techni.ues can be stopped other than through public awareness# 1t isn-t possible to legislate against what often cannot be detected3 and if those who legislate are using these techni.ues! there is little hope of affecting laws to govern usage# 1n talking about )ind )anipulation! 1 a) talking about )y own business# 1 know it! and 1 know how effective it can be# 1 produce hypnosis and subli)inal tapes and! in so)e of )y se)inars! 1 use conversion tactics to assist participants to beco)e independent and self0sufficient# +ut! any ti)e 1 use these techni.ues! 1 point out that 1 a) using the)! and those attending have a choice to participate or not# They-re also aware of the desired result of participation# So! to begin! 1 want to share a basic fact about brainwashing4 IN TH NTI! HI"TO!Y O# M$N% NO ON H$" & ! B N B!$IN'$"H ( $N( ! $)I* (% O! B )I & (% TH$T H H$( B N B!$IN'$"H (+ Those who have been brainwashed will usually passionately defend their )anipulators! clai)ing they have si)ply been 5shown the light5 ### or have been transfor)ed in )iraculous ways#

The Birth of ,on-ersion
$ny study of brainwashing has to begin with a study of Christian revivalis) in eighteenth century $)erica# $pparently! 6onathan 2dwards accidentally discovered the techni.ues during a religious crusade in %789 in "ortha)pton! :assachusetts# +y inducing guilt and acute apprehension and by increasing the tension! the sinners attending his revival )eetings would break down and co)pletely sub)it# Technically! what 2dwards was doing was creating conditions that wipe the brain slate clean so that the )ind accepts new progra))ing# He would tell those attending! 5;ou-re a sinner< ;ou-re destined for hell<5 $s a result! one person co))itted suicide and another atte)pted suicide# The neighbors of the suicidal converts related that they! too! were affected so deeply that! although they had found 5eternal salvation!5 they were obsessed with a diabolical te)ptation to end their own lives# ,nce a preacher! cult leader! )anipulator or authority figure creates the brain phrase to wipe the brain0slate clean! his sub=ects are open to new progra))ing# "ew input! in the for) of suggestions! can be substituted for their previous ideas# +ecause 2dwards didn-t turn his )essage positive until the end of the revival! )any accepted the negative suggestions and acted! or desired to act! upon the)# Charles 6# /inney was another Christian revivalist who used the

sa)e techni.ues four years later in )ass religious conversions in "ew ;ork# The techni.ues are still being used today by Christian revivalists! cults! hu)an0potential training! so)e business rallies and the >#S# ar)ed services# Let )e point out here that 1 don-t think )ost revivalist preachers reali*e or know they are using brainwashing techni.ues# 2dwards si)ply stu)bled upon a techni.ue that worked! and others copied it and have continued to copy it for over two hundred years# $nd the )ore sophisticated our knowledge and technology beco)e! the )ore effective the conversion# 1 feel strongly that this is one of the )a=or reasons for the increasing rise in Christian funda)entalis)! especially the televised variety! while )ost of the orthodox religions are declining#

The . Brain Phases
The Christians )ay have been the first to successfully for)ulate brainwashing! but we have to look to Pavlov! the ?ussian scientist! for a technical explanation# 1n the early %&@@s! his work with ani)als opened the door to further investigations with hu)ans# $fter the revolution in ?ussia! Lenin was .uick to see the potential of applying Pavlov-s research to his own ends# Three distinct and progressive states of trans)arginal inhibition were identified by Pavlov# The first is the 2.uivalent phase! in which the brain gives the sa)e response to both strong and weak sti)uli# Second is the Paradoxical phase! in which the brain responds )ore actively to weak sti)uli than to strong# Third is the >ltra0Paradoxical phase! in which conditioned responses and behavior patterns turn fro) positive to negative or fro) negative to positive# With the progressions through each phase! the degree of conversion beco)es )ore effective and co)plete# The ways to achieve conversion are )any and varied! but the usual first step in religious or political brainwashing is to work on the e)otions of an individual or group until they reach an abnor)al level of anger! fear! excite)ent or nervous tension# The progressive result of this )ental condition is to i)pair =udg)ent and increase suggestibility# The )ore this condition can be )aintained or intensified! the )ore it co)pounds# ,nce catharsis or the first brain phase is reached! the co)plete )ental takeover beco)es easier# 2xisting )ental progra))ing can be replaced with new patterns of thinking and behavior# ,ther often0used physiological weapons to )odify nor)al brain functions are fasting% radical or high sugar diets% /hysical disco0forts% regulation of breathing% 0antra chanting in 0editation% the disclosure of aweso0e 0ysteries% s/ecial lighting and sound effects% /rogra00ed res/onse to incense% or into1icating drugs#

2fasting3 2high sugar3 2/hysical disco0fort3 2regulation of breathing3 20antra chants3 2drugs3
The sa)e results can be obtained in conte)porary psychiatric treat)ent by electric shock treat)ents and even by purposely lowering a patient-s blood sugar level with insulin in=ections# +efore 1 talk about exactly how so)e of the techni.ues are applied! 1 want to point out that hypnosis and conversion tactics are two distinctly different things 00 and that conversion techni.ues are far )ore powerful# However! the two are often )ixed ### with powerful results#

How !e-i-alist Preachers 'or4

1f you-d like to see a revivalist preacher at work! there are probably several in your city# Ao to the church or tent early and sit in the rear! about three0.uarters of the way back# :ost likely repetitive )usic will be played while the people co)e in for the service# $ repetitive beat! ideally ranging fro) (9 to 7B beats per )inute Ca rhyth) close to the beat of a hu)an heartD! is very hypnotic and can generate an eyes0open altered state of consciousness in a high percentage of people# $nd! once you are in an $lpha state! you are at least B9 ti)es as suggestible as you would be in full +eta consciousness# The )usic is probably the sa)e for every service! or incorporates the sa)e beat! and )any of the people will go into an altered state al)ost i))ediately upon entering the sanctuary# Subconsciously! they recall their state of )ind fro) previous services and respond according to the post0hypnotic progra))ing# Watch the people waiting for the service to begin# :any will exhibit external signs of trance 00 body relaxation and slightly dilated eyes# ,ften! they begin swaying back and forth with their hands in the air while sitting in their chairs# "ext! the assistant pastor will co)e out# He usually speaks with a 5voice roll5#

&oice !oll Technique
$ 5voice roll5 is a patterned! paced style used by hypnotists when inducing a trance# 1t is also used by )any lawyers Cseveral of the )ost fa)ous are highly trained hypnotistsD! when they desire to entrench a point fir)ly in the )inds of the =urors# $ voice roll can sound as if the speaker were talking to the beat of a )etrono)e! or it )ay sound as though he were e)phasi*ing every word in a )onotonous! patterned style# The words will usually be delivered at the rate of 89 to E@ beats per )inute! )axi)i*ing the hypnotic effect# "ow the assistant pastor begins the 5build0up5 process# He induces an altered state of consciousness andFor begins to generate the excite)ent and the expectations of the audience# "ext! a group of young wo)en in 5sweet and pure5 chiffon dresses )ight co)e out to sing a song# Aospel songs are great for building excite)ent and involve)ent# 1n the )iddle of the song! one of the girls )ight be 5s)itten by the Spirit5 and fall down or react as if possessed by the Holy Spirit# This effectively increases the intense at)osphere in the roo)# $t this point! hypnosis and conversion tactics are being )ixed# $nd the result is the audience-s attention is now totally focused upon the co))unication while the environ)ent beco)es )ore exciting or tense# ?ight about this ti)e! when an eyes0open )ass0induced $lpha )ental level has been achieved! they will usually pass the collection plate# 1n the background! a (90beat0per0)inute voice roll fro) the assistant preacher )ight exhort! 5Aive to Aod ###Aive to Aod###Aive to Aod ###5 $nd the audience does give# Aod )ay not get the )oney! but his already wealthy representative will# "ext! the fire0and0bri)stone preacher will co)e out# He induces fear and increases the tension by talking about 5the devil5! 5going to hell5 or the forthco)ing $r)ageddon# 1n the last such rally 1 attended! the preacher talked about the blood that would soon be running out of every faucet in the land# He was also obsessed with a 5bloody ax of Aod!5 which attendees had seen hanging above the pulpit the previous week# 1 have no doubt that so)e people saw it 00 the power of suggestion given to a group of people in hypnosis assures that at least %@ to B9 percent would see whatever he suggested they see# 1n )ost revivalist gatherings! 5testifying5 or 5witnessing5 usually follows the fear0based ser)on# People fro) the audience co)e up on stage and relate their stories# 51 was crippled and now 1 can walk<5 51 had arthritis and now it-s gone<5 1t is a psychological )anipulation that works# $fter listening to nu)erous case histories of )iraculous healings! the average guy in the audience with a )inor proble) is sure he can be healed# The roo) is charged with fear! guilt! intense excite)ent and expectations# "ow those who want to be healed are fre.uently lined up around the edge of the roo)! or they are told to co)e down to the front# The preacher )ight touch the) on the head fir)ly and screa)! 5+e healed<5 This releases the psychic energy and! for )any! catharsis results# Catharsis is a purging of repressed e)otions# 1ndividuals )ight cry! fall down or even go into spas)s# $nd if catharsis is effected! they stand a chance of being healed# 1n catharsis! the brain0slate is te)porarily wiped clean and the new suggestion is accepted#

/or so)e! the healing )ay be per)anent# /or )any! it will last four days to a week 00 a week is! incidentally! how long a hypnotic suggestion given to a so)na)bulistic sub=ect will usually last# 2ven if the healing doesn-t last! if they co)e back every week the power of suggestion )ay continually override the proble) ### or so)eti)es! sadly! it can )ask a physical proble) which could prove to be very detri)ental to the individual in the long run# 1-) not saying that legiti)ate healings do not take place# They do# :aybe the individual was ready to let go of the negativity that caused the proble) in the first place3 )aybe it was the work of Aod# ;et 1 contend that it can be explained with existing knowledge of brainF)ind function# The techni.ues and staging will vary fro) church to church# :any use 5speaking in tongues5 to generate catharsis in so)e while the spectacle creates intense excite)ent in the observers# The use of hypnotic and conversion techni.ues by religions is sophisticated! and professionals are assuring that they beco)e ever )ore effective# $ )an in Los $ngeles is designing! building and reworking a lot of churches around the county# He tells )inisters what they need and how to use it# This )an-s track record indicates that the congregation and the )onetary inco)e will double if the )inister follows his instructions# He ad)its that about '@ percent of his efforts are in the sound syste) and lighting# Powerful sound and the proper use of lighting are of pri)ary i)portance in inducing an altered state of consciousness 00 1-ve been using the) for years in )y own se)inars# However! )y participants are fully aware of the process and what they can expect as a result of their participation#

5 ,on-ersion Techniques
Cults and hu)an0potential training co)panies are always looking for new converts# To attain the)! )any use conversion tactics! which )ust be effective within a short space of ti)e 00 usually a weekend! but in so)e cases as .uickly as a single day# The following are the six pri)ary techni.ues used to generate the conversion# 6+ 2cut

off fro0 outside world3 7+ 2/hysical and 0ental fatigue3 .+ 2tension3 8+ 2uncertainty3 9+ 2:argon3 5+ 2no hu0or until con-ersion3 ,on-ersion Tactic 6: The )eetings or training takes place in an area where /artici/ants are cut
off fro0 the outside world4 a private ho)e! a re)ote or rural setting! or a hotel ballroo) where the participants are allowed only li)ited bathroo) usage# 1n hu)an0potential trainings! the controllers will give a lengthy talk about the i)portance of 5keeping agree)ents5 in life# The participants are told! 51f you don-t keep your agree)ents! your life will never work#5 Aenerally! this is good advice! but the controllers are subverting a positive hu)an value for selfish purposes# The participants vow to the)selves and their trainer that they will keep their agree)ents# $nyone who doesn-t concur will be inti)idated into agree)ent or forced to leave the training# The next step is to get the participants to agree to co)plete the training! thus assuring a high percentage of conversions for the organi*ation# They will usually have to agree not to take drugs! s)oke and so)eti)es not to eat ### or they are given such a short )eal break that it creates tension# ,ne of the real reasons for the agree)ents is to alter internal che)istry! which generates anxiety and hopefully causes at least a slight )alfunction of the nervous syste)! which in turn increases the conversion potential# +efore the gathering is co)plete! the agree)ent-s )anipulation will be used to ensure that the new converts go out and find new participants# They are inti)idated into agreeing to bring in at least two potential converts# Since the i)portance of keeping agree)ents is so high on their priority list! the converts will twist the ar)s of everyone they know! atte)pting to talk the) into attending the free

introductory session offered at a future date by the training organi*ation# The new converts are *ealots# The inside ter) for )erchandising one of the largest and )ost successful hu)an0potential trainings is! 5sell it by *ealot<5 $t least a )illion people are graduates and a good percentage have been left with a )ental activation button that assures their future loyalty and assistance if the guru figure or organi*ation calls# Think about the potential political i)plications of hundreds of thousands of *ealots progra))ed to ca)paign for their guru# +e wary of an organi*ation of this type that offers follow0up sessions after the se)inar# /ollow0up sessions )ight be weekly )eetings or inexpensive se)inars given on a regular basis which the organi*ation will atte)pt to talk you into taking# These regularly scheduled events are used to )aintain control# $s the early Christian revivalists found! long0ter) control is dependent upon a good follow0up syste)#

,on-ersion Tactic 7: $ schedule is )aintained that causes /hysical and 0ental fatigue# This is
pri)arily acco)plished by long hours in which the participants are given no opportunity for relaxation or reflection#

,on-ersion Tactic .: Techni.ues are used to increase the tension in the roo) or environ)ent# ,on-ersion Tactic 8: Uncertainty# ,ne of the )ost effective ways of creating uncertainty is to
sub=ect the participants to the fear of being 5put on the spot5 or encountered by the trainers who play upon guilt feelings! or convince the participants to verbally relate their inner)ost secrets in front of the others# $ctivities that e)phasi*e the re)oval of )asks is another powerful ploy# ,ne of the )ost successful hu)an0potential se)inars forces the participants to stand on a stage in front of the entire audience while being verbally attacked by the trainers# $ public poll showed that the )ost fearful of all situations is to speak to an audience# 1t ranked above window washing outside the '9th floor of an office building# So you can i)agine the fear and tension this situation generates within the se)inar participants who have agreed to co)plete the training# :any faint! but )ost cope with the stress by )entally going away# They literally go into an $lpha state! which auto)atically opens the) to being B9 to B@@ ti)es )ore suggestible# $nd another loop of the downward spiral into conversion is successfully effected#

,on-ersion Tactic 9: The introduction of :argon 00 new ter)s that have )eaning only to the
5insiders5 who have participated in the training# icious language is also fre.uently used to purposely )ake participants unco)fortable#

,on-ersion Tactic 5: There is no hu0or in the co00unications until the /artici/ants are
con-erted# Then! )erry0)aking and hu)or are highly desirable as sy)bols of the new =oy the participants have supposedly 5found5# 1-) not saying that good does not result fro) participation in such gatherings# +ut it is i)portant for people to know what has happened and to be aware that continual involve)ent )ay not be in their best interest# ,ver the years! 1-ve conducted professional se)inars to teach people to be hypnotists! trainers and counselors# 1-ve had )any of those who conduct hu)an0potential training and rallies Cfro) the training co)panies who use the tactics 1-ve =ust describedD co)e to )e and say! 51 know what 1-) doing works! but 1 don-t know why#5 $fter showing the) how and why! )any have gotten out of the business or have decided to approach it differently or in a )uch )ore loving and supportive )anner# :any of these trainers have beco)e personal friends! and it scares us all to have experienced the power of one person with a )icrophone and a roo) full of people# $dd a little charis)a and you can count on a high percentage of conversion# The sad truth is that a high percentage of people see) to want to beco)e true believers and give away their power# Cult gatherings or hu)an0potential trainings are an ideal environ)ent to observe firsthand what is technically called the 5Stockhol) Syndro)e5# This is a situation in which those who are inti)idated!

controlled or )ade to suffer! begin to love! ad)ire and even so)eti)es sexually desire their controllers or captors# +ut let )e in=ect a word of warning here4 1f you think you can attend such gatherings and not be affected! you are probably wrong# $ perfect exa)ple is the case of a wo)an who went to Haiti on a Auggenhei) /ellowship to study Haitian oodoo# 1n her report! she related how the )usic eventually induced uncontrollable bodily )ove)ent and an altered state of consciousness# $lthough she understood the process and thought herself above it! when she began to feel herself beco)e vulnerable to the )usic! she atte)pted to fight it and turned away# $nger or resistance al0ost always assures con-ersion# $ few )o)ents later she was possessed by the )usic and began dancing in a trance around the oodoo )eeting house# $ brain phase had been induced by the )usic and excite)ent! and she awoke feeling reborn# The only hope of attending such gatherings without being affected is to be the Buddha and allow no /ositi-e or negati-e e0otions to surface+ #ew /eo/le are ca/able of such detach0ent+ 1 once attended est C2rhard Se)inar TrainingD# The training is no longer offered! although a current incarnation of the se)inar is called The /oru)# :y goal in attending was to be an observer 00 to be +uddha throughout the process! which took place in a Phoenix hotel ballroo) with B@@ people attending# 1 re)ained detached until late afternoon of the final day! when a doctor stood up and accused the est trainer of using brainwashing tactics# The incensed trainer argued back! using ridiculous Gen riddles to try to inti)idate the doctor# $fter (9 )inutes of ranting! the trainer began using the other participants against the protesting doctor! who was speaking the truth# That did it# 1 stood up! snapped a karate kick at an est staffer and took a spare )icrophone out of his hands Cthe kick was to distract and did not inflict painD# Then 1 verbally went after the trainer# He responded by yelling for his people to call the police# +oth the doctor and 1 walked out of the training roo) as the police arrived# 1-) probably still listed in the est co)puters as so)eone who doesn-t keep agree)ents# +efore leaving the six conversion tactics! 1 should )ention )ilitary boot ca)p# The :arine Corps talks about breaking )en down before rebuilding the) as new )en 00 as )arines# That is exactly what they do! the sa)e way a cult breaks its people down and rebuilds the) as happy flower sellers on your local street corner# 2very one of the six conversion techni.ues are used in boot ca)p# Considering the needs of the )ilitary! 1-) not )aking a =udg)ent as to whether this is good or bad# $s a si)ple fact! these )en are brainwashed# Those who won-t sub)it )ust be discharged or spend )uch of their ti)e in the brig#

(ecognition Process
,nce the initial conversion is effected! cults! ar)ed services and si)ilar groups cannot have cynicis) a)ong their )e)bers# :e)bers )ust respond to co))ands and do as they are told! otherwise! they are dangerous to the organi*ational control# This is nor)ally acco)plished as a three0step Decognition Process#

"te/ One is $lertness ?eduction4 The controllers cause the nervous syste) to )alfunction! )aking it
difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality# This can be acco)plished in several ways# Poor diet is one3 watch out for brownies and Hoolaid# The sugar throws the nervous syste) off# :ore subtle is the 5spiritual diet5 used by )any cults# They eat only vegetables and fruits3 without the grounding of grains! nuts! seeds! dairy products! fish or )eat! an individual beco)es )entally spacey# 1nade.uate sleep is another pri)ary way to reduce alertness! especially when co)bined with long hours of work or intense physical activity# +eing bo)barded with intense and uni.ue experiences achieves the sa)e result#

"te/ Two is Progra))ed Confusion4 ;ou are )entally assaulted while your alertness is being
reduced as in Step ,ne# This is acco)plished with a deluge of new infor)ation! lectures! discussion groups! encounters or one0to0one processing! which usually a)ounts to the controller bo)barding the individual with .uestions# During this phase of decognition! reality and illusion often )erge and perverted logic is likely to be accepted#

"te/ Three is Thought Stopping4 Techni.ues are used to cause the )ind to go flat 00 altered0state0of0
consciousness techni.ues that initially induce cal)ness by giving the )ind so)ething si)ple to deal with that focuses awareness# The continued use brings on a feeling of elation and eventually hallucination# The result is the reduction of thought and eventually! if used long enough! the cessation of all thought and withdrawal fro) everyone and everything except that which the controllers direct# The )ental takeover is then co)plete# 1t is i)portant to be aware that when )e)bers or participants are instructed to use thought0stopping techni.ues! they are told that they will benefit by so doing4 they will beco)e better soldiers or attain enlighten)ent# There are three pri)ary techni.ues used for thought stopping# The first is :arching4 The thu)p! thu)p! thu)p beat literally generates self0hypnosis and thus greater susceptibility to suggestion# 1n the early stages of his rise to power! $dolph Hitler used )arching de)onstrations and the excite)ent as a )ass conversion techni.ue for those attending his rallies! and in the decognition phase for his soldiers# The second thought0stopping techni.ue is :editation# 1f you spend &@ )inutes or )ore a day in )editation! after a few weeks! there is high probability that you will not return to full +eta consciousness# ;ou will re)ain in a fixed state of $lpha for as long as you continue to )editate# 1-) not saying this is bad# 1f you do it yourself! it )ay be very beneficial# +ut know that you are causing your )ind to go flat# 1-ve worked with )editators on an 22A )achine and the results are conclusive4 the )ore you )editate! the flatter your )ind beco)es until! eventually and especially if used to excess or in co)bination with decognition! all thought ceases# So)e spiritual groups call this nirvana 00 which is =ust another )anipulation# The )ental state is si)ply a predictable physiological result# 1f heaven on earth is non0 thinking and non0involve)ent! 1 really .uestion why we are here# The third thought0stopping techni.ue is Chanting! and often chanting in )editation# Speaking in tongues could also be included in this category# $ll three thought0stopping techni.ues produce an altered state of consciousness# This )ay be desirable if you are controlling the process! for you also control the input# 1 personally use at least one self0 hypnosis progra))ing session every day and 1 know how beneficial it is for )e# +ut you need to know if you use these techni.ues to the degree of re)aining continually in $lpha that! although you-ll be very )ellow! you-ll also be )ore suggestible#

True Belie-ers ; Mass Mo-e0ents
+efore ending this section! 1 want to talk about the people who are )ost susceptible to conversion and =oining )ass )ove)ents# 1 a) convinced that at least a third of the population are what 2ric Hoffer calls true believers# They are =oiners and followers ### people who want to give away their power# They look for answers! )eaning and enlighten)ent outside the)selves# Hoffer-s book The True Believer CHarper I ?ow! %&9%D is a classic on )ass )ove)ents# He says! 5True believers are not intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self! but are those craving to be rid of an unwanted self# They are followers! not because of a desire for self0advance)ent! but because it can satisfy their passion for self<renunciation=5 Hoffer also says that true believers 5are eternally inco0/lete and eternally insecure#5 1n )y years of conducting se)inar trainings! 1 have constantly run into true believers# $ll 1 can do is advise the) to seek the True Self within! where )eaningful personal answers will be found# 1 teach that the basics of spirituality are self0responsibility Ckar)aD and the attain)ent of self0actuali*ation Cbeing co)passionate! while also accepting others without =udg)ent! expectations! bla)e or atte)pting to control#D +ut )ost of the true believers =ust tell )e that 1-) not spiritual and go looking for so)eone who will give the) the dog)a and structure they desire# "ever underesti)ate the potential danger of these people# They can easily be )olded into fanatics who will gladly work and die for their holy cause# 1t is a substitute for their lost faith in the)selves and offers a substitute for individual hope# Hitler-s +rown Shirts were true believers# The :oral :a=ority is )ade up of true believers# $ll cults are co)posed of true believers# ;ou-ll find the) in politics! churches! businesses

and social0cause groups# They are the fanatics in these organi*ations# :ass :ove)ents will usually have a charis)atic leader# The followers want to convert others to their way of living or i)pose a new way of life 00 if necessary! by legislating laws forcing others to their view! as evidenced by the activities of the :oral :a=ority# This )eans enforce)ent by guns or punish)ent! which is the botto) line in law enforce)ent# $ co))on hatred! ene)y or devil is essential to the success of a )ass )ove)ent# Hitler-s devil was the 6ews3 the +orn0$gain Christians have Satan hi)self! but that isn-t enough 00 they-ve added the "ew $ge and all who oppose their integration of church and politics! as evidenced in the political reelection ca)paigns against those who opposite their views# 1n revolutions! the devil is usually the ruling power or aristocracy# So)e hu)an0potential )ove)ents are far too clever to ask their graduates to =oin anything! thus labeling the)selves a cult 00 but! upon close exa)ination! you-ll find that their devil is everyone who hasn-t taken their training# There are )ass )ove)ents without devils but they seldo) attain )a=or status# True believers are )entally unbalanced or insecure people! or those without hope or friends# People don-t look for allies when they love! but they do when they hate or beco)e obsessed with a cause# $nd those who desire a new life and a new order feel the old ways )ust be eli)inated before the new order can be built#

Persuasion Techniques
Persuasion isn-t technically brainwashing! but it is a )anipulation of the hu)an )ind! without the )anipulated party being aware what caused his opinion shift# 1 only have ti)e to very basically introduce you to a few of the )any techni.ues in use today! but the basis of persuasion is always to access your right brain# The left half of your brain is analytical and rational# The right half is creative and i)aginative# That is overly si)plified but it )akes )y point# So! the idea is to distract the left brain and keep it busy# 1deally! the persuader generates an eyes0open altered state of consciousness! causing you to shift fro) Beta awareness into $l/ha 00 a shift that can be )easured on an > )achine# /irst! let )e give you an exa)ple of distracting the left brain# Politicians use these powerful techni.ues all the ti)e3 lawyers use )any variations which! 1-ve been told! they call tightening the noose# $ssu)e for a )o)ent that you are watching a politician give a speech# /irst! he )ight generate what is called a yes set# These are state)ents that will cause )ost listeners to agree3 they )ight even unknowingly nod their heads in agree)ent# "ext co)e the truis)s# These are usually facts that could be debated but! once the politician has his audience agreeing! the odds are in the politician-s favor that the audience won-t stop to think for the)selves! thus continuing to agree# Last co)es the suggestion# This is what the politician wants you to do and! since you-ve been agreeing all along! you could be persuaded to accept the suggestion# "ow! if you-ll listen closely to )y political speech! you-ll find that the first three state)ents are the yes set! the next three are truis)s and the last is the suggestion# 5Ladies and gentle)en4 are you angry about high food pricesJ $re you tired of astrono)ical gas pricesJ $re you sick of out0of0control inflationJ Well! you know the ,ther Party allowed %' percent inflation last year3 you know cri)e has increased 9@ percent nationwide in the last %B )onths! and you know your paycheck hardly covers your expenses any )ore# Well! the answer to resolving these proble)s is to elect )e! 6ohn 6ones! to the >#S# Senate#5 ;ou-ve heard it all before# +ut you )ight also watch for what are called 1)bedded Co))ands# $s an exa)ple4 ,n key words! the speaker )akes a gesture with his left hand! which research has shown is )ore apt to access your right brain# Today-s )edia0oriented politicians and spellbinders are often carefully trained by a whole new breed of specialists who are using every trick in the book 00 both old and new 00 to )anipulate you into accepting their candidate# The concepts and techni.ues of Neuro<)inguistics are so heavily protected that 1 found out the hard way that to even talk about the) publicly or in print results in threatened legal action# ;et "euro0 Linguistic training is readily available to anyone willing to devote the ti)e and pay the price# 1t is so)e of

the )ost subtle and powerful )anipulation 1-ve ever seen# $ good friend who recently attended a two0 week se)inar on "euro0Linguistics found that )any of those she talked to during the breaks were govern)ent people# $nother slippery )anipulation is called an interspersal techni.ue and the idea is to say one thing with words but plant a subconscious i)pression of so)ething else in the )inds of the listeners and viewers# $s an exa)ple! assu)e you are watching a television co))entator )ake the following state)ent4 5Senator 6ohnson is assisting local authorities to clear up the stupid )istakes of the co)panies contributing to the nuclear waste proble)s#5 1t sounds like a state)ent of fact! but if the speaker e)phasi*es the right word and especially if he )akes the proper hand gestures on the key words! you could be left with the subconscious i)pression that Senator 6ohnson is stupid# That was the subli)inal goal of the state)ent and the speaker cannot be sued for libel# Persuasion techni.ues are also fre.uently used on a )uch s)aller scale with =ust as )uch effectiveness# The insurance sales)an knows his pitch is likely to be )ore effective if he can get you to visuali*e so)ething in your )ind# This is right0brain co))unication# /or instance! he )ight pause in his conversation! look slowly around your living roo) and say! 5Can you =ust i)agine this beautiful ho)e burning to the groundJ5 ,f course you can< 1t is one of your unconscious fears and in forcing you to visuali*e it! you are )ore likely to be )anipulated into signing his insurance policy# The cults! operating in every airport! use what 1 call shoc4 and confusion techniques to distract the left brain and co))unicated directly with the right brain# While waiting for a plane! 1 once watched one operate for over an hour# He had a techni.ue of al)ost =u)ping in front of so)eone# 1nitially! his voice was loud then dropped as he )ade his pitch to take a book and contribute )oney to the cause# >sually! when people are shocked! they i))ediately withdraw# 1n this case they were shocked by the strange appearance! sudden )ateriali*ation and loud voice of the devotee# 1n other words! the people went into an $lpha state for security because they didn-t want to confront the reality before the)# 1n $lpha! they were highly suggestible so they responded to the suggestion of taking the book3 the )o)ent they took the book! they felt guilty and responded to the second suggestion4 give )oney# We are all conditioned that if so)eone gives us so)ething! we have to give the) so)ething in return# While watching this hustler! 1 was close enough to notice that )any of the people he stopped exhibited an outward sign of $lpha 00 their eyes dilated#

"ubli0inal Progra00ing
Subli)inals are hidden suggestions! perceived only by your subconscious )ind# They can be audio suggestions! hidden behind )usic! or visual suggestions airbrushed or cleverly incorporated into a picture or design! or wordsFi)ages flashed on a screen so fast that you don-t consciously see the)# So)e subli)inal progra))ing tapes offer verbal suggestions recorded at a low volu)e# 1 .uestion the efficacy of this techni.ue 00 if subli)inals are not perceptible! they cannot be effective! and subli)inals recorded below the audible threshold are therefore useless# The oldest audio subli)inal techni.ue uses a voice that follows the volu)e of the )usic so subli)inals are i)possible to detect without a para)etric e.uali*er# +ut this techni.ue is patented and! when 1 wanted to develop )y own line of subli)inal audio cassettes! negotiations with the patent holder proved to be unsatisfactory# :y attorney obtained copies of the patents which 1 gave to talented Hollywood sound engineers! asking the) to create a new techni.ue# They found a way to psychoacoustically )odify and synthesi*e the suggestions so that they are pro=ected in the sa)e chord and fre.uency as the )usic! thus giving the) the effect of being part of the )usic# +ut we found that in using this techni.ue! there is no way to reduce various fre.uencies to detect the subli)inals# 1n other words! although the suggestions are being heard by the subconscious )ind! they cannot be )onitored with even the )ost sophisticated e.uip)ent# 1f we were able to co)e up with this techni.ue as easily as we did! 1 can only i)agine how sophisticated the technology has beco)e! with govern)ent or advertising funding# $nd 1 shudder to think about the /ro/aganda and co))ercial )anipulation that we are e1/osed to on a daily basis# There is si)ply no way to know what is behind the )usic you hear# 1t )ay even be possible to hide a second voice

behind the voice to which you are listening# The series of books by +ryan Hey! Ph#D# on subli)inals in advertising and political ca)paigns! well docu)ents the )isuse in )any areas! especially printed advertising in newspapers! )aga*ines and posters# The big .uestion about subli)inals is4 do they workJ +ased upon the response fro) those who have used )y tapes! the answer is yes# Subli)inal suggestions behind the )usic in depart)ent stores can be advising custo)ers not to shoplift# $n 2ast Coast depart)ent store chain reported a 87 percent reduction in thefts in the first nine )onths of testing# $ %&'( article in the technical newsletter Brain-Mind Bulletin states that as )uch as && percent of our cognitive activity )ay be non0conscious! according to the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Psychophysiology at the >niversity of 1llinois# The lengthy report ends with the state)ent! 5these findings support the use of subli)inal approaches such as taped suggestions for weight loss and the therapeutic use of hypnosis and K"LPL Neuro<)inguistic /rogra00ing#5 KClick here for )ore on "LPL

Mass Misuse
1 could relate )any stories that support subli)inal progra))ing! but 1-d rather use )y ti)e to )ake you aware of even )ore subtle uses of such progra))ing# 1 have personally experienced sitting in a Los $ngeles auditoriu) with over ten thousand people who were gathered to listen to a charis)atic figure# Twenty )inutes after entering the auditoriu)! 1 beca)e aware that 1 was going in and out of an altered state# Those acco)panying )e experienced the sa)e thing# Since it is our business! we were aware of what was happening! but those around us were not# +y careful observation! what appeared to be spontaneous de)onstrations were! in fact! artful )anipulations# The only way 1 could figure how the eyes0open trance had been induced was to pipe a E0 to 70cycle0per0second vibration into the roo) behind the air conditioner sound# That vibration generates $lpha! which would render the audience highly susceptible# Ten to B9 percent of the population is capable of a so)na)bulistic trance level# /or these people! the suggestions of the speaker could potentially be accepted as co))ands#

ibrato is the tre)ulous effect i)parted in so)e vocal or instru)ental )usic! and the cycle0per0second range causes people to go into an altered state of consciousness# $t one period of 2nglish history! singers whose voices contained pronounced vibrato were not allowed to perfor) publicly because listeners would go into an altered state and have fantasies! often sexual in nature# People who attend opera or en=oy listening to singers like :ario Lan*a are fa)iliar with this altered state induced by the perfor)ers#

"ow! let-s carry this awareness a little farther# There are also inaudible 2L/s Cextra0low fre.uency wavesD# These are electro)agnetic in nature# ,ne of the pri)ary uses of 2L/s is to co))unicate with our sub)arines# Dr# $ndri=a Puharich! a highly respected researcher! in an atte)pt to warn >#S# officials about ?ussian use of 2L/s! set up an experi)ent# olunteers were wired so their brain waves could be )easured on an 22A# They were then sealed in a )etal roo) that could not be penetrated by a nor)al signal# Puharich then bea)ed 2L/ waves at the volunteers# 2L/s go right through the earth and right through )etal walls# Those inside couldn-t know if the signal was or was not being sent# $nd Puharich watched

the reactions on the technical e.uip)ent4 Thirty percent of those inside the roo) were taken over by the 2L/ signal in six to ten seconds# When 1 say taken over! 1 )ean their behavior followed the changes anticipated at very precise fre.uencies# Waves below E cycles per second caused the sub=ects to beco)e e)otionally upset! and even disrupted bodily functions# $t '#B cycles! they felt high 00 as though they had been in )asterful )editation! learned over a period of years# 2leven to %%#8 cycles induced waves of depressed agitation which could lead to riotous behavior#

The Neuro/hone
Dr# Patrick /lanagan is a personal friend# 1n the early %&E@-s! as a teenager! Pat was listed as one of the top scientists in the world by Life )aga*ine# $)ong his )any inventions was a device he called the "europhone 00 an electronic instru)ent that can successfully progra) suggestions directly through contact with the skin# When he atte)pted to patent the device! the govern)ent de)anded that he prove it worked# When he did! the "ational Security $gency confiscated the neurophone# 1t took Pat two years of legal battle to get his invention back# 1n using the device! you don-t hear or see a thing3 it is applied to the skin! which Pat clai)s is the source of special senses# The skin contains )ore sensors for heat! touch! pain! vibration and electrical fields than any other part of the hu)an anato)y# 1n one of his tests! Pat conducted two identical se)inars for a )ilitary audience 00 one se)inar one night and one the next night! because the si*e of the roo) was not large enough to acco))odate all the attendees at one ti)e# When the first group proved to be very cool and unwilling to respond! Patrick spent the next day )aking a special tape to play at the second se)inar# The tape instructed the audience to be extre)ely war) and responsive and for their hands to beco)e tingly# The tape was played through the neurophone! which was connected to a wire he placed along the ceiling of the roo)# There were no speakers! so no sound could be heard! yet the )essage was successfully trans)itted fro) that wire directly into the brains of the audience# They were war) and receptive! their hands tingled and they responded! according to progra))ing! in other ways that Pat doesn-t want publicly discussed#

The Mediu0 #or Ta4eo-er
The )ore we find out about how hu)an beings work! the )ore we learn to control hu)an beings# What scares )e )ost is that the )ediu) for takeover is already in place< The television set in your living roo) and bedroo) )ay be doing a lot )ore than =ust entertaining you# +efore 1 continue! let )e point out so)ething else about an altered state of consciousness# When you go into an altered state! you transfer into right brain! which results in the internal release of brain opiates4 enkephalins and +eta0endorphins! which are che)ically al)ost identical to opiu)# 1n other words! it feels good and you want to experience )ore# Tests by researcher Herbert Hrug)an showed that while viewers were watching T ! right0brain activity outnu)bered left0brain activity by a ratio of two to one# Put )ore si)ply! the viewers were in an altered state )ore often than not# They were getting their +eta0endorphin fix# To )easure attention spans! psychophysiologist Tho)as :ulholland of the eterans Hospital in +edford! :assachusetts! attached young viewers to an 22A )achine that was wired to shut the T set off whenever the children-s brains produced a )a=ority of $lpha waves# $lthough the children were told to concentrate! only a few could keep the set on for )ore than 8@ seconds# :ost viewers are already hypnoti*ed# To deepen the trance is easy# ,ne si)ple way is to place a blank! black fra)e every 8B fra)es in the fil) that is being pro=ected# This creates a (90beat0per0)inute pulsation perceived only by the subconscious )ind 00 the ideal pace to generate deep hypnosis#

The co))ercials or suggestions presented following this $lpha0inducing broadcast are )uch )ore likely to be accepted by the viewer# The high percentage of the viewing audience that naturally attains a so)na)bulistic0depth could very well accept the suggestions as co))ands 00 as long as the co))ands did not ask the viewer to do so)ething contrary to his )orals! religion or self0preservation# The )ediu) for takeover is here# +y the age of %E! children have spent %@!@@@ to %9!@@@ hours watching television 00 )ore ti)e than they spend in school# 1n the average ho)e! the T set is on for six hours and (( )inutes per day# $ research pro=ect by 6acob 6acoby! a Purdue >niversity psychologist! found that of B!7@@ people tested! &@ percent )isunderstood even such si)ple viewing fare as co))ercials or a T series they watched regularly# ,nly )inutes after watching a show! the typical viewer )issed B8 to 8E percent of the .uestions about what they had =ust seen# :aybe this is because they were going in and out of trance# When in a deep trance! you )ust be instructed to re)e)ber 00 otherwise you forget consciously! while your subconscious )ind re)e)bers everything#

The Ti/ of the Iceberg
1 have =ust touched the tip of the iceberg# When you start to co)bine subli)inal )essages behind the )usic! subli)inal visuals pro=ected on the screen! hypnotically produced visual effects! sustained )usical beats at a trance0inducing pace! you are talking conversion 00 brainwashing# 2very hour that you spend watching T you beco)e )ore conditioned# 1n case you thought there was a law against any of these things! guess again# There isn-t# There are a lot of powerful people out there who probably have plans for youJ

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