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From: [email protected] (Bob Piety)
Subject: Paranoia fuel (very long)
Date: 28 Mar 90 21:44:03 GMT
Someone recently sent this to me-- it belongs in this notesgroup!
Guns, drugs, abortion, etc are not new-- why the sudden zeal
us to give up our rights and freedoms? Where/who is the push
it all? A branch of the government? The Moral Majority?
Read on (though its long!).
THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND, by Dick Sutphen -- 22.2 KB
Persuasion & Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism
in 1735. The
Pavlovian explanation of the three brain phases. Born-again preachers:
Step-by-Step, how they conduct a revival and the expected physiological
results. The "voice roll" technique used by preachers,
lawyers and hypnotists.
New trance-inducing churches. The 6 steps to conversion. The
process. Thought-stopping techniques. The "sell it by zealot"
believers and mass movements. Persuasion techniques: "Yes
Commands," "Shock and Confusion," and the "Interspersal
Subliminals. Vibrato and ELF waves. Inducing trance with vibrational
Even professional observers will be "possessed" at
charismatic gatherings. The
"only hope" technique to attend and not be converted.
Neurophone programming through the skin. The medium for mass
I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded
version of a
talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists
in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the tape carries a copyright to
protect it from
unlawful duplication for sale by other companies, in this case,
individuals to make copies and give them to friends or anyone
in a position to
communicate this information.
Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local
regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication
appears to be
blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation
of the very media
presenting it or the sponsors that support the media. Some government
do not want this information generally known. Nor do the Born-Again
movement, cults, and many human-potential trainings.
Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem.
know how the misuse of these techniques can be stopped. I don't
think it is
possible to legislate against that which often cannot be detected;
those who legislate are using these techniques, there is little
affecting laws to govern usage. I do know that the first step
change is to generate interest. In this case, that will probably
>from an underground effort.
In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business.
it, and I know how effective it can be. I produce hypnosis and
tapes and, in some of my seminars, I use conversion tactics to
participants to become independent and self-sufficient. But,
anytime I use
these techniques, I point out that I am using them, and those
attending have a
choice to participate or not. They also know what the desired
participation will be.
So, to begin, I want to state the most basic of all facts about
brainwashing: IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF MAN, NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN
AND REALIZED, OR BELIEVED, THAT HE HAD BEEN BRAINWASHED. Those
who have been
brainwashed will usually passionately defend their manipulators,
have simply been "shown the light" . . . or have been
The Birth of Conversion
CONVERSION is a "nice" word for BRAINWASHING . .
. and any study of
brainwashing has to begin with a study of Christian revivalism
century America. Apparently, Jonathan Edwards accidentally discovered
techniques during a religious crusade in 1735 in Northampton,
By inducing guilt and acute apprehension and by increasing the
"sinners" attending his revival meetings would break
down and completely
submit. Technically, what Edwards was doing was creating conditions
the brain slate clean so that the mind accepts new programming.
was that the new input was negative. He would tell them, "You're
You're destined for hell!"
As a result, one person committed suicide and another attempted
And the neighbors of the suicidal converts related that they,
affected so deeply that, although they had found "eternal
were obsessed with a diabolical temptation to end their own lives.
Once a preacher, cult leader, manipulator or authority figure
brain phase to wipe the brain-slate clean, his subjects are wide
input, in the form of suggestion, can be substituted for their
Because Edwards didn't turn his message positive until the end
of the revival,
many accepted the negative suggestions and acted, or desired
to act, upon
Charles J. Finney was another Christian revivalist who used the
techniques four years later in mass religious conversions in
New York. The
techniques are still being used today by Christian revivalists,
human-potential trainings, some business rallies, and the United
Services . . . to name just a few.
Let me point out here that I don't think most revivalist preachers
or know they are using brainwashing techniques. Edwards simply
stumbled upon a
technique that really worked, and others copied it and have continued
it for over two hundred years. And the more sophisticated our
technology become, the more effective the conversion. I feel
this is one of the major reasons for the increasing rise in Christian
fundamentalism, especially the televised variety, while most
of the orthodox
religions are declining.
The Three Brain Phases
The Christians may have been the first to successfully formulate
brainwashing, but we have to look to Pavlov, the Russian scientist,
technical explanation. In the early 1900s, his work with animals
door to further investigations with humans. After the revolution
Lenin was quick to see the potential of applying Pavlov's research
to his own
Three distinct and progressive states of transmarginal inhibition
identified by Pavlov. The first is the EQUIVALENT phase, in which
gives the same response to both strong and weak stimuli. The
second is the
PARADOXICAL phase, in which the brain responds more actively
to weak stimuli
than to strong. And the third is the ULTRA-PARADOXICAL phase,
conditioned responses and behavior patterns turn from positive
to negative or
>from negative to positive.
With the progression through each phase, the degree of conversion
more effective and complete. The way to achieve conversion are
varied, but the usual first step in religious or political brainwashing
work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach
level of anger, fear, exitement, or nervous tension.
The progressive result of this mental condition is to impair
increase suggestibility. The more this condition can be maintained
intensified, the more it compounds. Once catharsis, or the first
is reached, the complete mental takeover becomes easier. Existing
programming can be replaced with new patterns of thinking and
Other often-used physiological weapons to modify normal brain
are fasting, radical or high sugar diets, physical discomforts,
breathing, mantra chanting in meditation, the disclosure of awesome
special lighting and sound effects, programmed response to incense,
The same results can be obtained in contemporary psychiatric
electric shock treatments and even by purposely lowering a person's
sugar level with insulin injections.
Before I talk about exactly how some of the techniques are applied,
to point out that hypnosis and conversion tactics are two distinctly
things--and that conversion techniques are far more powerful.
However, the two
are often mixed . . . with powerful results.
How Revivalist Preachers Work
If you'd like to see a revivalist preacher at work, there
several in your city. Go to the church or tent early and sit
in the rear,
about three-quarters of the way back. Most likely repetitive
music will be
played while the people come in for the service. A repetitive
ranging from 45 to 72 beats per minute (a rhythm close to the
beat of the
human heart), is very hypnotic and can generate an eyes-open
altered state of
consciousness in a very high percentage of people. And, once
you are in an
alpha state, you are at least 25 times as suggestible as you
would be in full
beta consciousness. The music is probably the same for every
incorporates the same beat, and many of the people will go into
state almost immediately upon entering the sanctuary. Subconsciously,
recall their state of mind from previous services and respond
according to the
Watch the people waiting for the service to begin. Many will
external signs of trance--body relaxation and slightly dilated
they begin swaying back and forth with their hands in the air
while sitting in
their chairs. Next, the assistant pastor will probably come out.
speaks with a pretty good "voice roll."
Voice Roll Technique
A "voice roll" is a patterned, paced style used
by hypnotists when
inducing a trance. It is also used by many lawyers, several of
whom are highly
trained hypnotists, when they desire to entrench a point firmly
in the minds
of the jurors. A voice roll can sound as if the speaker were
talking to the
beat of a metronome or it may sound as though he were emphasizing
in a monotonous, patterned style. The words will usually be delivered
rate of 45 to 60 beats per minute, maximizing the hypnotic effect.
Now the assistant pastor begins the "build-up" process.
He induces an
altered state of consciousness and/or begins to generate the
the expectations of the audience. Next, a group of young women
in "sweet and
pure" chiffon dresses might come out to sing a song. Gospel
songs are great
for building excitement and INVOLVEMENT. In the middle of the
song, one of the
girls might be "smitten by the spirit" and fall down
or react as if possessed
by the Holy Spirit. This very effectively increases the intensity
in the room.
At this point, hypnosis and conversion tactics are being mixed.
And the result
is the audience's attention span is now totally focused upon
while the environment becomes more exciting or tense.
Right about this time, when an eyes-open mass-induced alpha mental
has been achieved, they will usually pass the collection plate
or basket. In
the background, a 45-beat-per-minute voice roll from the assistant
might exhort, "Give to God . . . Give to God . . . Give
to God . . ." And the
audience does give. God may not get the money, but his already
Next, the fire-and-brimstone preacher will come out. He induces
increases the tension by talking about "the devil,"
"going to hell," or the
In the last such rally I attended, the preacher talked about
that would soon be running out of every faucet in the land. He
obsessed with a "bloody axe of God," which everyone
had seen hanging above the
pulpit the previous week. I have no doubt that everyone saw it--the
suggestion given to hundreds of people in hypnosis assures that
at least 10 to
25 percent would see whatever he suggested they see.
In most revivalist gatherings, "testifying" or "witnessing"
follows the fear-based sermon. People from the audience come
up on stage and
relate their stories. "I was crippled and now I can walk!"
"I had arthritis
and now it's gone!" It is a psychological manipulation that
listening to numerous case histories of miraculous healings,
the average guy
in the audience with a minor problem is sure he can be healed.
The room is
charged with fear, guilt, intense excitement, and expectations.
Now those who want to be healed are frequently lined up around
the edge of
the room, or they are told to come down to the front. The preacher
them on the head firmly and scream, "Be healed!" This
releases the psychic
energy and, for many, catharsis results. Catharsis is a purging
emotions. Individuals might cry, fall down or even go into spasms.
catharsis is effected, they stand a chance of being healed. In
of the three brain phases mentioned earlier), the brain-slate
wiped clean and the new suggestion is accepted.
For some, the healing may be permanent. For many, it will last
to a week, which is, incidentally, how long a hypnotic suggestion
given to a
somnambulistic subject will usually last. Even if the healing
doesn't last, if
they come back every week, the power of suggestion may continually
the problem . . . or sometimes, sadly, it can mask a physical
could prove to be very detrimental to the individual in the long
I'm not saying that legitimate healings do not take place. They
the individual was ready to let go of the negativity that caused
in the first place; maybe it was the work of God. Yet I contend
that it can be
explained with existing knowledge of brain/mind function.
The techniques and staging will vary from church to church. Many
"speaking in tongues" to generate catharsis in some
while the spectacle
creates intense excitement in the observers.
The use of hypnotic techniques by religions is sophisticated,
professionals are assuring that they become even more effective.
A man in Los
Angeles is designing, building, and reworking a lot of churches
country. He tells ministers what they need and how to use it.
This man's track
record indicates that the congregation and the monetary income
will double if
the minister follows his instructions. He admits that about 80
percent of his
efforts are in the sound system and lighting.
Powerful sound and the proper use of lighting are of primary
inducing an altered state of consciousnes--I've been using them
for years in
my own seminars. However, my participants are fully aware of
the process and
what they can expect as a result of their participation.
Six Conversion Techniques
Cults and human-potential organizations are always looking
converts. To attain them, they must also create a brain-phase.
And they often
need to do it within a short space of time--a weekend, or maybe
even a day.
The following are the six primary techniques used to generate
The meeting or training takes place in an area where participants
off from the outside world. This may be any place: a private
home, a remote or
rural setting, or even a hotel ballroom where the participants
only limited bathroom usage. In human-potential trainings, the
will give a lengthy talk about the importance of "keeping
agreements" in life.
The participants are told that if they don't keep agreements,
their life will
never work. It's a good idea to keep agreements, but the controllers
subverting a positive human value for selfish purposes. The participants
to themselves and their trainer that they will keep their agreements.
who does not will be intimidated into agreement or forced to
leave. The next
step is to agree to complete training, thus assuring a high percentage
conversions for the organizations. They will USUALLY have to
agree not to take
drugs, smoke, and sometimes not to eat . . . or they are given
such short meal
breaks that it creates tension. The real reason for the agreements
is to alter
internal chemistry, which generates anxiety and hopefully causes
at least a
slight malfunction of the nervous system, which in turn increases
Before the gathering is complete, the agreements will be used
that the new converts go out and find new participants. They
into agreeing to do so before they leave. Since the importance
agreements is so high on their priority list, the converts will
twist the arms
of everyone they know, attempting to talk them into attending
introductory session offered at a future date by the organization.
converts are zealots. In fact, the inside term for merchandising
and most successful human-potential training is, "sell it
At least a million people are graduates and a good percentage
left with a mental activation button that assures their future
assistance if the guru figure or organization calls. Think about
political implications of hundreds of thousands of zealots programmed
campaign for their guru.
Be wary of an organization of this type that offers follow-up
after the seminar. Follow-up sessions might be weekly meetings
seminars given on a regular basis which the organization will
attempt to talk
you into taking--or any regularly scheduled event used to maintain
the early Christian revivalists found, long-term control is dependent
good follow-up system.
Alright. Now, let's look at the second tip-off that indicates
tactics are being used. A schedule is maintained that causes
mental fatigue. This is primarily accomplished by long hours
in which the
participants are given no opportunity for relaxation or reflection.
The third tip-off: techniques used to increase the tension in
the room or
Number four: Uncertainty. I could spend hours relating various
to increase tension and generate uncertainty. Basically, the
concerned about being "put on the spot" or encountered
by the trainers, guilt
feelings are played upon, participants are tempted to verbally
innermost secrets to the other participants or forced to take
activities that emphasize removing their masks. One of the most
human-potential seminars forces the participants to stand on
a stage in front
of the entire audience while being verbally attacked by the trainers.
opinion poll, conducted a few years ago, showed that the number
most-fearful situation an individual could encounter is to speak
audience. It ranked above window washing outside the 85th floor
of an office
building. So you can imagine the fear and tension this situation
within the participants. Many faint, but most cope with the stress
going away. They literally go into an alpha state, which automatically
them many times as suggestible as they normally are. And another
loop of the
downward spiral into conversion is successfully effected.
The fifth clue that conversion tactics are being used is the
of jargon--new terms that have meaning only to the "insiders"
Vicious language is also frequently used, purposely, to make
The final tip-off is that there is no humor in the communications
. . . at
least until the participants are converted. Then, merry-making
and humor are
highly desirable as symbols of the new joy the participants have
I'm not saying that good does not result from participation in
gatherings. It can and does. But I contend it is important for
people to know
what has happened and to be aware that continual involvement
may not be in
their best interest.
Over the years, I've conducted professional seminars to teach
people to be
hypnotists, trainers, and counselors. I've had many of those
trainings and rallies come to me and say, "I'm here because
I know that what
I'm doing works, but I don't know why." After showing them
how and why, many
have gotten out of the business or have decided to approach it
in a much more loving and supportive manner.
Many of these trainers have become personal friends, and it scares
to have experienced the power of one person with a microphone
and a room full
of people. Add a little charisma and you can count on a high
conversions. The sad truth is that a high percentage of people
want to give
away their power--they are true "believers"!
Cult gatherings or human-potential trainings are an ideal environment
observe first-hand what is technically called the "Stockholm
is a situation in which those who are intimidated, controlled,
or made to
suffer, begin to love, admire, and even sometimes sexually desire
controllers or captors.
But let me inject a word of warning here: If you think you can
gatherings and not be affected, you are probably wrong. A perfect
the case of a woman who went to Haiti on a Guggenheim Fellowship
Haitian Voodoo. In her report, she related how the music eventually
uncontrollable bodily movement and an altered state of consciousness.
she understood the process and thought herself above it, when
she began to
feel herself become vulnerable to the music, she attempted to
fight it and
turned away. Anger or resistance almost always assures conversion.
moments later she was possessed by the music and began dancing
in a trance
around the Voodoo meeting house. A brain phase had been induced
by the music
and excitement, and she awoke feeling reborn. The only hope of
gatherings without being affected is to be a Buddha and allow
no positive or
negative emotions to surface. Few people are capable of such
Before I go on, let's go back to the six tip-offs to conversion.
I want to
mention the United States Government and military boot camp.
The Marine Corps
talks about breaking men down before "rebuilding" them
as new men--as marines!
Well, that is exactly what they do, the same way a cult breaks
its people down
and rebuilds them as happy flower sellers on your local street
one of the six conversion techniques are used in boot camp. Considering
needs of the military, I'm not making a judgement as to whether
that is good
or bad. IT IS A FACT that the men are effectively brainwashed.
Those who won't
submit must be discharged or spend much of their time in the
Once the initial conversion is effected, cults, armed services,
similar groups cannot have cynicism among their members. Members
to commands and do as they are told, otherwise they are dangerous
organizational control. This is normally accomplished as a three-step
Step One is ALERTNESS REDUCTION: The controllers cause the nervous
to malfunction, making it difficult to distinguish between fantasy
reality. This can be accomplished in several ways. POOR DIET
is one; watch out
for Brownies and Koolaid. The sugar throws the nervous system
off. More subtle
is the "SPIRITUAL DIET" used by many cults. They eat
only vegetables and
fruits; without the grounding of grains, nuts, seeds, dairy products,
meat, an individual becomes mentally "spacey." INADEQUATE
SLEEP is another
primary way to reduce alertness, especially when combined with
long hours of
work or intense physical activity. Also, being bombarded with
unique experiences achieves the same result.
Step Two is PROGRAMMED CONFUSION: You are mentally assaulted
alertness is being reduced as in Step One. This is accomplished
with a deluge
of new information, lectures, discussion groups, encounters or
processing, which usually amounts to the controller bombarding
with questions. During this phase of decognition, reality and
merge and perverted logic is likely to be accepted.
Step Three is THOUGHT STOPPING: Techniques are used to cause
the mind to
go "flat." These are altered-state-of-consciousness
techniques that initially
induce calmness by giving the mind something simple to deal with
awareness. The continued use brings on a feeling of elation and
hallucination. The result is the reduction of thought and eventually,
long enough, the cessation of all thought and withdrawal from
everything except that which the controllers direct. The takeover
complete. It is important to be aware that when members or participants
instructed to use "thought-stopping" techniques, they
are told that they will
benefit by so doing: they will become "better soldiers"
There are three primary techniques used for thought stopping.
The first is
MARCHING: the thump, thump, thump beat literally generates self-hypnosis
thus great susceptibility to suggestion.
The second thought stopping technique is MEDITATION. If you spend
to an hour and a half a day in meditation, after a few weeks,
there is a great
probability that you will not return to full beta consciousness.
remain in a fixed state of alpha for as long as you continue
to meditate. I'm
not saying this is bad--if you do it yourself. It may be very
it is a fact that you are causing your mind to go flat. I've
meditators on an EEG machine and the results are conclusive:
the more you
meditate, the flatter your mind becomes until, eventually and
used to excess or in combination with decognition, all thought
spiritual groups see this as nirvana--which is bullshit. It is
predictable physiological result. And if heaven on earth is non-thinking
non-involvement, I really question why we are here.
The third thought-stopping technique is CHANTING, and often chanting
meditation. "Speaking in tongues" could also be included
in this category.
All three-stopping techniques produce an altered state of consciousness.
This may be very good if YOU are controlling the process, for
you also control
the input. I personally use at least one self-hypnosis programming
every day and I know how beneficial it is for me. But you need
to know if you
use these techniques to the degree of remaining continually in
although you'll be very mellow, you'll also be more suggestible.
True Believers & Mass Movements
Before ending this section on conversion, I want to talk about
who are most susceptible to it and about Mass Movements. I am
at least a third of the population is what Eric Hoffer calls
They are joiners and followers . . . people who want to give
away their power.
They look for answers, meaning, and enlightenment outside themselves.
Hoffer, who wrote THE TRUE BELIEVER, a classic on mass movements,
"true believers are not intent on bolstering and advancing
a cherished self,
but are those craving to be rid of unwanted self. They are followers,
because of a desire for self-advancement, but because it can
passion for self-renunciation!" Hoffer also says that true
eternally incomplete and eternally insecure"!
I know this from my own experience. In my years of communicating
and conducting trainings, I have run into them again and again.
All I can do
is attempt to show them that the only thing to seek is the True
Their personal answers are to be found there and there alone.
that the basics of spirituality are self-responsibility and self-actualization.
But most of the true believers just tell me that I'm not spiritual
looking for someone who will give them the dogma and structure
Never underestimate the potential danger of these people. They
be molded into fanatics who will gladly work and die for their
holy cause. It
is a substitute for their lost faith in themselves and offers
them as a
substitute for individual hope. The Moral Majority is made up
believers. All cults are composed of true believers. You'll find
politics, churches, businesses, and social cause groups. They
are the fanatics
in these organizations.
Mass Movements will usually have a charismatic leader. The followers
to convert others to their way of living or impose a new way
necessary, by legislating laws forcing others to their view,
as evidenced by
the activities of the Moral Majority. This means enforcement
by guns or
punishment, for that is the bottomline in law enforcement.
A common hatred, enemy, or devil is essential to the success
of a mass
movement. The Born-Again Christians have Satan himself, but that
enough--they've added the occult, the New Age thinkers and, lately,
who oppose their integration of church and politics, as evidenced
political reelection campaigns against those who oppose their
revolutions, the devil is usually the ruling power or aristocracy.
human-potential movements are far too clever to ask their graduates
anything, thus labeling themselves as a cult--but, if you look
find that their devil is anyone and everyone who hasn't taken
There are mass movements without devils but they seldom attain
status. The True Believers are mentally unbalanced or insecure
those without hope or friends. People don't look for allies when
but they do when they hate or become obsessed with a cause. And
desire a new life and a new order feel the old ways must be eliminated
the new order can be built.
Persuasion isn't technically brainwashing but it is the manipulation
the human mind by another individual, without the manipulated
aware what caused his opinion shift. I only have time to very
introduce you to a few of the thousands of techniques 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 side is creative
imaginative. That is overly simplified but it makes my point.
So, the idea is
to distract the left brain and keep it busy. Ideally, the persuader
an eyes-open altered state of consciousness, causing you to shift
awareness into alpha; this can be measured on an EEG machine.
First, let me give you an example of distracting the left brain.
Politicians use these powerful techniques all the time; lawyers
variations which, I've been told, they call "tightening
Assume for a moment that you are watching a politician give a
First, he might generate what is called a "YES SET."
These are statements that
will cause listeners to agree; they might even unknowingly nod
their heads in
agreement. Next come the TRUISMS. These are usually facts that
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
thus continuing to agree. Last comes the SUGGESTION. This is
politician wants you to do and, since you have been agreeing
all along, you
could be persuaded to accept the suggestion. Now, if you'll listen
my political speech, you'll find that the first three are the
"yes set," the
next three are truisms and the last is the suggestion.
"Ladies and gentlemen: are you angry about high food
prices? Are you tired
of astronomical gas prices? Are you sick of out-of-control inflation?
you know the Other Party allowed 18 percent inflation last year;
crime has increased 50 percent nationwide in the last 12 months,
and you know
your paycheck hardly covers your expenses any more. Well, the
resolving these problems is to elect me, John Jones, to the U.S.
And I think you've heard all that before. But you might also
what are called Imbedded Commands. As an example: On key words,
would make a gesture with his left hand, which research has shown
is more apt
to access your right brain. Today's media-oriented politicians
spellbinders are often carefully trained by a whole new breed
who are using every trick in the book--both old and new--to manipulate
into accepting their candidate.
The concepts and techniques of Neuro-Linguistics are so heavily
that I found out the hard way that to even talk about them publicly
print results in threatened legal action. Yet Neuro-Linguistic
readily available to anyone willing to devote the time and pay
the price. It
is some of the most subtle and powerful manipulation I have yet
to. A good friend who recently attended a two-week seminar on
found that many of those she talked to during the breaks were
Another technique that I'm just learning about is unbelievably
it is called an INTERSPERSAL TECHNIQUE and the idea is to say
one thing with
words but plant a subconscious impression of something else in
the minds of
the listeners and/or watchers.
Let me give you an example: Assume you are watching a television
commentator make the following statement: SENATOR JOHNSON is
authorities to clear up the stupid mistakes of companies contributing
nuclear waste problems." It sounds like a statement of fact,
but, if the
speaker emphasizes the right word, and especially if he makes
the proper hand
gestures on the key words, you could be left with the subconscious
that Senator Johnson is stupid. That was the subliminal goal
of the statement
and the speaker cannot be called to account for anything.
Persuasion techniques are also frequently used on a much smaller
with just as much effectiveness. The insurance salesman knows
his pitch is
likely to be much more effective if he can get you to visualize
your mind. This is right-brain communication. For instance, he
might pause in
his conversation, look slowly around your livingroom and say,
"Can you just
imagine this beautiful home burning to the ground?" Of course
you can! It is
one of your unconscious fears and, when he forces you to visualize
it, you are
more likely to be manipulated into signing his insurance policy.
The Hare Krishnas, operating in every airport, use what I call
CONFUSION techniques to distract the left brain and communicate
the right brain. While waiting for a plane, I once watched one
over an hour. He had a technique of almost jumping in front of
Initially, his voice was loud then dropped as he made his pitch
to take a book
and contribute money to the cause. Usually, when people are shocked,
immediately withdraw. In this case they were shocked by the strange
appearance, sudden materialization and loud voice of the Hare
In other words, the people went into an alpha state for security
didn't want to confront the reality before them. In alpha, they
suggestible so they responded to the suggestion of taking the
book; the moment
they took the book, they felt guilty and responded to the second
give money. We are all conditioned that if someone gives us something,
to give them something in return--in that case, it was money.
this hustler, I was close enough to notice that many of the people
exhibited an outward sign of alpha--their eyes were actually
Subliminals are hidden suggestions that only your subconscious
They can be audio, hidden behind music, or visual, airbrushed
into a picture,
flashed on a screen so fast that you don't consciously see them,
incorporated into a picture or design.
Most audio subliminal reprogramming tapes offer verbal suggestions
recorded at a low volume. I question the efficieny of this technique--if
subliminals are not perceptible, they cannot be effective, and
recorded below the audible threshold are therefore useless. The
subliminal technique uses a voice that follows the volume of
the music so
subliminals are impossible to detect without a parametric equalizer.
technique is patented and, when I wanted to develop my own line
audiocassettes, negotiations with the patent holder proved to
unsatisfactory. My attorney obtained copies of the patents which
I gave to
some talented Hollywood sound engineers, asking them to create
technique. They found a way to psycho-acoustically modify and
suggestions so that they are projected in the same chord and
frequency as the
music, thus giving them the effect of being part of the music.
But we found
that in using this technique, there is no way to reduce various
detect the subliminals. In other words, although the suggestions
heard by the subconscious mind, they cannot be monitored with
even the most
If we were able to come up with this technique as easily as we
did, I can
only imagine how sophisticated the technology has become, with
government or advertising funding. And I shudder to think about
and commercial manipulation that we are exposed to on a daily
basis. There is
simply no way to know what is behind the music you hear. It may
possible to hide a second voice behind the voice to which you
The series by Wilson Bryan Key, Ph.D., on subliminals in advertising
political campaigns well documents the misuse in many areas,
printed advertising in newspapers, magazines, and posters.
The big question about subliminals is: do they work? And I guarantee
they do. Not only from the response of those who have used my
tapes, but from
the results of such programs as the subliminals behind the music
stores. Supposedly, the only message is instructions to not steal:
Coast department store chain reported a 37 percent reduction
in thefts in the
first nine months of testing.
A 1984 article in the technical newsletter, "Brain-Mind
that as much as 99 percent of our cognitive activity may be "non-conscious,"
according to the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Psychophysiology
the University of Illinois. The lengthy report ends with the
findings support the use of subliminal approaches such as taped
for weight loss and the therapeutic use of hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic
I could relate many stories that support subliminal programming,
rather use my time to make you aware of even more subtle uses
I have personally experienced sitting in a Los Angeles auditorium
over ten thousand people who were gathered to listen to a current
figure. Twenty minutes after entering the auditorium, I became
aware that I
was going in and out of an altered state. Those accompanying
the same thing. Since it is our business, we were aware of what
but those around us were not. By careful observation, what appeared
spontaneous demonstrations were, in fact, artful manipulations.
The only way I
could figure that the eyes-open trance had been induced was that
a 6- to
7-cycle-per-second vibration was being piped into the room behind
conditioner sound. That particular vibration generates alpha,
render the audience highly susceptible. Ten to 25 percent of
the population is
capable of a somnambulistic level of altered states of consciousness;
these people, the suggestions of the speaker, if non-threatening,
potentially be accepted as "commands."
This leads to the mention of VIBRATO. Vibrato is the tremulous
imparted in some vocal or instrumental music, and the cyle-per-second
causes people to go into an altered state of consciousness. At
one period of
English history, singers whose voices contained pronounced vibrato
allowed to perform publicly because listeners would go into an
and have fantasies, often sexual in nature.
People who attend opera or enjoy listening to singers like Mario
familiar with this altered state induced by the performers.
Now, let's carry this awareness a little farther. There are
ELFs (extra-low frequency waves). These are electromagnetic in
nature. One of
the primary uses of ELFs is to communicate with our submarines.
Puharich, a highly respected researcher, in an attempt to warn
about Russian use of ELFs, set up an experiment. Volunteers were
their brain waves could be measured on an EEG. They were sealed
in a metal
room that could not be penetrated by a normal signal.
Puharich then beamed ELF waves at the volunteers. ELFs go right
the earth and, of course, right through metal walls. Those inside
know if the signal was or was not being sent. And Puharich watched
reactions on the technical equipment: 30 percent of those inside
the room were
taken over by the ELF signal in six to ten seconds.
When I say "taken over," I mean that their behavior
followed the changes
anticipated at very precise frequencies. Waves below 6 cycles
caused the subjects to become very emotionally upset, and even
bodily functions. At 8.2 cycles, they felt very high . . . an
feeling, as though they had been in masterful meditation, learned
period of years. Eleven to 11.3 cycles induced waves of depressed
leading to riotous behavior.
Dr. Patrick Flanagan is a personal friend of mine. In the
early 1960s, as
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a teenager, Pat was listed as one of the top scientists in the
world by "Life"
magazine. Among his many inventions was a device he called the
electronic instrument that can successfully programm suggestions
through contact with the skin. When he attempted to patent the
government demanded that he prove it worked. When he did, the
Security Agency confiscated the neurophone. It took Pat two years
battle to get his invention back.
In using the device, you don't hear or see a thing; it is applied
skin, which Pat claims is the source of special senses. The skin
sensors for heat, touch, pain, vibration, and electrical fields
than any other
part of the human anatomy.
In one of his recent tests, Pat conducted two identical seminars
military audience--one seminar one night and one the next night,
size of the room was not large enough to accommodate all of them
at one time.
When the first group proved to be very cool and unwilling to
spent the next day making a special tape to play at the second
tape instructed the audience to be extremely warm and responsive
and for their
hands to become "tingly." The tape was played through
the neurophone, which
was connected to a wire he placed along the ceiling of the room.
There were no
speakers, so no sound could be heard, yet the message was successfully
transmitted from that wire directly into the brains of the audience.
warm and receptive, their hands tingled and they responded, according
programming, in other ways that I cannot mention here.
The more we find out about how human beings work through today's
advanced technological research, the more we learn to control
And what probably scares me the most is that the medium for takeover
already in place! The television set in your livingroom and bedroom
is doing a
lot more than just entertaining you.
Before I continue, let me point out something else about an altered
of consciousness. When you go into an altered state, you transfer
brain, which results in the internal release of the body's own
enkephalins and Beta-endorphins, chemically almost identical
to opium. In
other words, it feels good . . . and you want to come back for
Recent tests by researcher Herbert Krugman showed that, while
watching TV, right-brain activity outnumbered left-brain activity
by a ratio
of two to one. Put more simply, the viewers were in an altered
state . . . in
trance more often than not. They were getting their Beta-endorphin
To measure attention spans, psychophysiologist Thomas Mulholland
Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, attached young viewers
to an EEG
machine that was wired to shut the TV set off whenever the children's
produced a majority of alpha waves. Although the children were
concentrate, only a few could keep the set on for more than 30
Most viewers are already hypnotized. To deepen the trance is
simple way is to place a blank, black frame every 32 frames in
the film that
is being projected. This creates a 45-beat-per-minute pulsation
by the subconscious mind--the ideal pace to generate deep hypnosis.
The commercials or suggestions presented following this alpha-inducing
broadcast are much more likely to be accepted by the viewer.
percentage of the viewing audience that has somnambulistic-depth
very well accept the suggestions as commands--as long as those
not ask the viewer to do something contrary to his morals, religion,
The medium for takeover is here. By the age of 16, children have
10,000 to 15,000 hours watching television--that is more time
than they spend
in school! In the average home, the TV set is on for six hours
and 44 minutes
per day--an increase of nine minutes from last year and three
average rate of increase during the 1970s.
It obviously isn't getting better . . . we are rapidly moving
alpha-level world--very possibly the Orwellian world of "1984"--placid,
glassy-eyed, and responding obediently to instructions.
A research project by Jacob Jacoby, a Purdue University psychologist,
found that of 2,700 people tested, 90 percent misunderstood even
viewing fare as commercials and "Barnaby Jones." Only
minutes after watching,
the typical viewer missed 23 to 36 percent of the questions about
what he or
she had seen. Of course they did--they were going in and out
of trance! If you
go into a deep trance, you must be instructed to remember--otherwise
I have just touched the tip of the iceberg. When you start to
subliminal messages behind the music, subliminal visuals projected
screen, hypnotically produced visual effects, sustained musical
beats at a
trance-inducing pace . . . you have extremely effective brainwashing.
hour that you spend watching the TV set you become more conditioned.
case you thought there was a law against any of these things,
There isn't! There are a lot of powerful people who obviously
exactly the way they are.
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