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The story about Mr. Sutphen might not be true, but more of a fantastic story.  However, I think the following gives us the insight into how we can be manipulated by various sources.

The Battle for Your Mind by Dick Sutphen (reprinted by permission)

I'm printing this article in this faith-based web-site, even though the "author" declares himself to believe that the only true-spirituality is "self-actualization" and to "seek the true self within."

Contrarily, Christianity teaches us to die to self and to live in Christ, hence our spirituality is NOT the authors. In fact, Christianity has been infiltrated by such beliefs helping to destroy our missionary ability to proclaim the Good News.
Furthermore the Nazis and Communist leaders have used self-actualization to enhance themselves at the expense of their followers

We are not the Creator(s), but beings created by God, hence we will never be satisfied in and of ourselves, but only in our Creator.

However, I publish the article, because these "brainwashing techniques," are used on all of us by many different sources and "authority" figures.

I have noticed that the "homosexual agenda folks" use a great deal of these brainwashing techniques on our culture. Ditto for the largely "moral phobic" crowd of Hollywood: are you tolerant of behavior considered immoral, unconciousable, and uncivilized in the early 1960's? Maybe, they have been successful in your mind?

Be warned that the "facts" are Dick Sutphen's, not this websites.
I print it to provoke thought.

ALSO: I have been a member of a "born-again" Catholic Charismatic prayer group. Its leaders and visiting teachers made attempts against people allowing themselves to be brainwashed as indicated in this series.

True Faith is the picture of Jesus knocking on a door with no outward door-handle. We must invite Jesus in freely.


Summary Of Contents
-The Birth of Conversion: Brainwashing in Christian
-Revivalism in 1735.
-The Three Brain Phases: The Pavlovian Explanation
-How Revivalist Preachers Work
-The "Voice Roll" Technique
-The Build-up Process.: Inducing Altered States
-Assured Continuation: Fleecing the Flock
-Bonding by Fear and Suggestion
-Testimony: Creating Community Spirit
-The Grey Area of Legitimacy
-A Game in Which the Rules Keep Changing
-Six Conversion Techniques
-Isolation Intimidation, Deprivation and Indoctrination.
-The "Sell It By Zealot" Technique. Wearing Down Resistance
-Increasing Tension
-Introducing Uncertainty About Identity
-Lack of Humor: No Release, No Resistance
-Not Always a Bad Thing
-Cults: A Captive Course in Stockholm Syndrome
-The Only Hope of Immunity
-The US Marines as a Brainwashing Cult
-Steps in the Decognition Process
-Alertness reduction
-Programmed Confusion
-Thought Stopping
-Thought Stopping Techniques.
-True believers and mass movements.
-Persuasion techniques:
-"Yes Set"
-Embedded Commands
-The Power of NLP
-Interspersal Technique
-Practical Examples
-Shock and Confusion
-Subliminal Programming
-Does Subliminal Programming Work?
-Mass Misuse of Subliminal Programming
-Extra-low Frequency Vibrations (ELFs)
-The Neurophone
-Technological Tools for Mass Manipulation
-In Closing...

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, I
invite 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 and
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
agencies do not want this information generally known. Nor do the
Christian movement, cults, and many human-potential trainings.

Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. I don't
know how the misuse of these techniques can be stopped. I don't think it
possible to legislate against that which often cannot be detected; and if
those who legislate are using these techniques, there is little hope of
affecting laws to govern usage. I do know that the first step to initiate
change is to generate interest. In this case, that will probably only
from an underground effort.

In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. I know
it, and I know how effective it can be. I produce hypnosis and subliminal
tapes and, in some of my seminars, I use conversion tactics to assist
participants to become independent and self-sufficient. But, anytime I use
these techniques, I point out that I am using them, and those attending
a choice to participate or not. They also know what the desired result of
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
brainwashed will usually passionately defend their manipulators, claiming
they have simply been "shown the light" ...or have been transformed in
miraculous ways.

The Birth of Conversion:
Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735.
Conversion is a "nice" word for brainwashing...and any study of
has to begin with a study of Christian revivalism in eighteenth century
America. Apparently, Jonathan Edwards accidentally discovered the
during a religious crusade in 1735 in Northampton, Massachusetts. By
inducing guilt and acute apprehension and by increasing the tension, the
"sinners" attending his revival meetings would break down and completely
submit. Technically, what Edwards was doing was creating conditions that
wipe the brain slate clean so that the mind accepts new programming. The
problem was that the new input was negative. He would tell them, "You're a
sinner! You're destined for hell!"

As a result, one person committed suicide and another attempted suicide.
the neighbors of the suicidal converts related that they, too, were
so deeply that, although they had found "eternal salvation," they were
obsessed with a diabolical temptation to end their own lives.

Once a preacher, cult leader, manipulator or authority figure creates the
brain phase to wipe the brain-slate clean, his subjects are wide open. New
input, in the form of suggestion, can be substituted for their previous
ideas. Because Edwards didn't turn his message positive until the end of
revival, many accepted the negative suggestions and acted, or desired to
act, upon them.

Charles J. Finney was another Christian revivalist who used the same
techniques four years later in mass religious conversions in New York. The
techniques are still being used today by Christian revivalists, cults,
human-potential trainings, some business rallies, and the United States
Armed name just a few.

Let me point out here that I don't think most revivalist preachers realize
or know they are using brainwashing techniques. Edwards simply stumbled
a technique that really worked, and others copied it and have continued to
copy it for over two hundred years. And the more sophisticated our
and technology become, the more effective the conversion. I feel strongly
that 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

The Three Brain Phases: The Pavlovian Explanation
The Christians may have been the first to successfully formulate
brainwashing, but we have to look to Pavlov, the Russian scientist, for a
technical explanation. In the early 1900s, his work with animals opened the door to further investigations with humans. After the revolution in
Russia, Lenin was quick to see the potential of applying Pavlov's research to his own ends.

Three distinct and progressive states of transmarginal inhibition were
identified by Pavlov. The first is the equivalent phase, in which the
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
than to strong. And the third is the ultra-paradoxical phase, in which
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 becomes
more effective and complete. The way to achieve conversion are many and
varied, but the usual first step in religious or political brainwashing is
to work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach an
abnormal level of anger, fear, exitement, or nervous tension.

The progressive result of this mental condition is to impair judgement and
increase suggestibility. The more this condition can be maintained or
intensified, the more it compounds. Once catharsis, or the first brain
phase, is reached, the complete mental takeover becomes easier. Existing
mental programming can be replaced with new patterns of thinking and

Other often-used physiological weapons to modify normal brain functions
fasting, radical or high sugar diets, physical discomforts, regulation of
breathing, mantra chanting in meditation, the disclosure of awesome
mysteries, special lighting and sound effects, programmed response to
incense, or intoxicating drugs.

The same results can be obtained in contemporary psychiatric treatment by
electric shock treatments and even by purposely lowering a person's blood
sugar level with insulin injections.

Before I talk about exactly how some of the techniques are applied, I want
to point out that hypnosis and conversion tactics are two distinctly
different 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 are probably
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 beat,
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
full beta consciousness. The music is probably the same for every service,
or incorporates the same beat, and many of the people will go into an
altered state almost immediately upon entering the sanctuary.
Subconsciously, they recall their state of mind from previous services and
respond according to the post-hypnotic programming.

Watch the people waiting for the service to begin. Many will exhibit
external signs of trance--body relaxation and slightly dilated eyes.
they begin swaying back and forth with their hands in the air while
in their chairs. Next, the assistant pastor will probably come out. He
usually speaks with a pretty good "voice roll."

The "Voice Roll" Technique
A "voice roll" is a patterned, paced style used by hypnotists when
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
of the jurors. A voice roll can sound as if the speaker were talking to
beat of a metronome or it may sound as though he were emphasizing every
in a monotonous, patterned style. The words will usually be delivered at
rate of 45 to 60 beats per minute, maximizing the hypnotic effect.

The Build-up Process: Inducing Altered States
Now the assistant pastor begins the "build-up" process. He induces an
altered state of consciousness and/or begins to generate the excitement
the expectations of the audience. Next, a group of young women in "sweet
pure" chiffon dresses might come out to sing a song. Gospel songs are
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
in the room. At this point, hypnosis and conversion tactics are being
And the result is the audience's attention span is now totally focused
the communication while the environment becomes more exciting or tense.

Assured Continuation: Fleecing the Flock
Right about this time, when an eyes-open mass-induced alpha mental state
been achieved, they will usually pass the collection plate or basket. In
background, a 45-beat-per-minute voice roll from the assistant preacher
might exhort, "Give to God...Give to God...Give to God...." And the
does give. God may not get the money, but his already-wealthy

Bonding by Fear and Suggestion
Next, the fire-and-brimstone preacher will come out. He induces fear and
increases the tension by talking about "the devil," "going to hell," or
forthcoming Armegeddon.

In the last such rally I attended, the preacher talked about the blood
would soon be running out of every faucet in the land. He was also
with a "bloody axe of God," which everyone had seen hanging above the
the previous week. I have no doubt that everyone saw it--the power of
suggestion given to hundreds of people in hypnosis assures that at least
to 25 percent would see whatever he suggested they see.

Testimony: Creating Community Spirit
In most revivalist gatherings, "testifying" or "witnessing" usually
the fear-based sermon. People from the audience come up on stage and
their stories. "I was crippled and now I can walk!" "I had arthritis and
it's gone!" It is a psychological manipulation that works. After 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
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 might
touch them on the head firmly and scream, "Be healed!" This releases the
psychic energy and, for many, catharsis results. Catharsis is a purging of
repressed emotions. Individuals might cry, fall down or even go into
And if catharsis is effected, they stand a chance of being healed. In
catharsis (one of the three brain phases mentioned earlier), the
is temporarily wiped clean and the new suggestion is accepted.

For some, the healing may be permanent. For many, it will last four days
a week, which is, incidentally, how long a hypnotic suggestion given to a
somnambulistic subject will usually last. Even if the healing doesn't
if they come back every week, the power of suggestion may continually
override the problem...or sometimes, sadly, it can mask a physical problem
which could prove to be very detrimental to the individual in the long

The Grey Area of Legitimacy
I'm not saying that legitimate healings do not take place. They do. Maybe
the individual was ready to let go of the negativity that caused the
in the first place; maybe it was the work of God. Yet I contend that it
be explained with existing knowledge of brain/mind function.

A Game in Which the Rules Keep Changing
The techniques and staging will vary from church to church. Many use
"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, and
professionals are assuring that they become even more effective. A man in
Los Angeles is designing, building, and reworking a lot of churches around
the country. He tells ministers what they need and how to use it. This
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 importance in
inducing an altered state of consciousnes--I've been using them for years
my own seminars. However, my participants are fully aware of the process
what they can expect as a result of their participation.

Six Conversion Techniques
Cults and human-potential organizations are always looking for new
To attain them, they must also create a brain-phase. And they often need
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 conversion.

Isolation Intimidation, Deprivation and Indoctrination
The meeting or training takes place in an area where participants are cut
off from the outside world. This may be any place: a private home, a
or rural setting, or even a hotel ballroom where the participants are
allowed only limited bathroom usage. In human-potential trainings, the
controllers 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
but the controllers are subverting a positive human value for selfish
purposes. The participants vow to themselves and their trainer that they
will keep their agreements. Anyone 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 of conversions for the

They will usually have to agree not to take drugs, smoke, and sometimes
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
nervous system, which in turn increases the conversion potential.

The "Sell It By Zealot" Technique.
Before the gathering is complete, the agreements will be used to ensure
the new converts go out and find new participants. They are intimidated
agreeing to do so before they leave. Since the importance of keeping
agreements is so high on their priority list, the converts will twist the
arms of everyone they know, attempting to talk them into attending a free
introductory session offered at a future date by the organization. The new
converts are zealots. In fact, the inside term for merchandising the
and most successful human-potential training is, "sell it by zealot!"

At least a million people are graduates and a good percentage have been
with a mental activation button that assures their future loyalty and
assistance if the guru figure or organization calls. Think about the
potential political implications of hundreds of thousands of zealots
programmed to campaign for their guru.

Be wary of an organization of this type that offers follow-up sessions
the seminar. Follow-up sessions might be weekly meetings or inexpensive
seminars given on a regular basis which the organization will attempt to
talk you into taking--or any regularly scheduled event used to maintain
control. As the early Christian revivalists found, long-term control is
dependent upon a good follow-up system.

Wearing Down Resistance
Alright. Now, let's look at the second tip-off that indicates conversion
tactics are being used. A schedule is maintained that causes physical and
mental fatigue. This is primarily accomplished by long hours in which the
participants are given no opportunity for relaxation or reflection.

Increasing Tension
The third tip-off: techniques used to increase the tension in the room or

Introducing Uncertainty About Identity
Number four: Uncertainty. I could spend hours relating various techniques
increase tension and generate uncertainty. Basically, the participants are
concerned about being "put on the spot" or encountered by the trainers,
guilt feelings are played upon, participants are tempted to verbally
their innermost secrets to the other participants or forced to take part
activities that emphasize removing their masks. One of the most successful
human-potential seminars forces the participants to stand on a stage in
front of the entire audience while being verbally attacked by the
A public opinion poll, conducted a few years ago, showed that the number
most-fearful situation an individual could encounter is to speak to an
audience. It ranked above window washing outside the 85th floor of an

So you can imagine the fear and tension this situation generates within
participants. Many faint, but most cope with the stress by mentally going
away. They literally go into an alpha state, which automatically makes
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 introduction
jargon--new terms that have meaning only to the "insiders" who
Vicious language is also frequently used, purposely, to make participants

Lack of Humor: No Release, No Resistance
The final tip-off is that there is no humor in the
until the participants are converted. Then, merry-making and humor are
highly desirable as symbols of the new joy the participants have

Not Always a Bad Thing
I'm not saying that good does not result from participation in such
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
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 who conduct
trainings and rallies come to me and say, "I'm here because I know that
I'm doing works, but I don't know why." After showing them how and why,
have gotten out of the business or have decided to approach it differently
or in a much more loving and supportive manner.

Many of these trainers have become personal friends, and it scares us all
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 percentage of
conversions. The sad truth is that a high percentage of people want to
away their power--they are true "believers"!

Cults: A Captive Course in Stockholm Syndrome
Cult gatherings or human-potential trainings are an ideal environment to
observe first-hand what is technically called the "Stockholm Syndrome."
is a situation in which those who are intimidated, controlled, or made to
suffer, begin to love, admire, and even sometimes sexually desire their
controllers or captors.

But let me inject a word of warning here: If you think you can attend such
gatherings and not be affected, you are probably wrong. A perfect example
the case of a woman who went to Haiti on a Guggenheim Fellowship to study
Haitian Voodoo. In her report, she related how the music eventually
uncontrollable bodily movement and an altered state of consciousness.
Although she understood the process and thought herself above it, when she
began to feel herself become vulnerable to the music, she attempted to
it and turned away. Anger or resistance almost always assures conversion.
few 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 Immunity
The only hope of attending such gatherings without being affected is to be
Buddha and allow no positive or negative emotions to surface. Few people
capable of such detachment.

The US Marines as a Brainwashing Cult
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
marines! Well, that is exactly what they do, the same way a cult breaks
people down and rebuilds them as happy flower sellers on your local street
corner. Every one of the six conversion techniques are used in boot camp.
Considering the 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 brig.

Steps in the Decognition Process
Once the initial conversion is effected, cults, armed services, and
groups cannot have cynicism among their members. Members must respond to
commands and do as they are told, otherwise they are dangerous to the
organizational control. This is normally accomplished as a three-step ~
Decognition Process.

Alertness reduction
Step One is alertness reduction: The controllers cause the nervous system
malfunction, making it difficult to distinguish between fantasy and
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, fish
or meat, an individual becomes mentally "spacey." Inadequate sleep is
another primary way to reduce alertness, especially when combined with
hours of work or intense physical activity. Also, being bombarded with
intense and unique experiences achieves the same result.

Programmed Confusion
Step Two is programmed confusion: You are mentally assaulted while your
alertness is being reduced as in Step One. This is accomplished with a
deluge of new information, lectures, discussion groups, encounters or
one-to-one processing, which usually amounts to the controller bombarding
the individual with questions. During this phase of decognition, reality
illusion often merge and perverted logic is likely to be accepted.

Thought Stopping
Step Three is thought stopping: Techniques are used to cause the mind to
"flat." These are altered-state-of-consciousness techniques that initially
induce calmness by giving the mind something simple to deal with and
focusing 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
from everyone and everything except that which the controllers direct. The
takeover is then complete. It is important to be aware that when members
participants are instructed to use "thought-stopping" techniques, they are
told that they will benefit by so doing: they will become "better
or "find enlightenment."

Thought Stopping Techniques

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 an hour
an hour and a half a day in meditation, after a few weeks, there is a
probability that you will not return to full beta consciousness. You will
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
beneficial. But it is a fact that you are causing your mind to go flat.
worked with meditators on an EEG machine and the results are conclusive:
more you meditate, the flatter your mind becomes until, eventually and
especially if used to excess or in combination with decognition, all
ceases. Some spiritual groups see this as nirvana--which is b.s.
It is
simply a predictable physiological result. And if heaven on earth is
non-thinking and non-involvement, I really question why we are here.

The third thought-stopping technique is chanting, and often chanting in
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
session 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
alpha that, although you'll be very mellow, you'll also be more

True Believers and Mass Movements
Before ending this section on conversion, I want to talk about the people
who are most susceptible to it and about Mass Movements. I am convinced
at least a third of the population is what Eric Hoffer calls "true
believers." They are joiners and followers...people who want to give away
their power. They look for answers, meaning, and enlightenment outside

Hoffer, who wrote "The True Believer", a classic on mass movements, says,
"true believers are not intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished
but are those craving to be rid of unwanted self. They are followers, not
because of a desire for self-advancement, but because it can satisfy their
passion for self-renunciation!" Hoffer also says that true believers "are
eternally incomplete and eternally insecure"!

I know this from my own experience. In my years of communicating concepts
and conducting trainings, I have run into them again and again. All I can
is attempt to show them that the only thing to seek is the True Self
Their personal answers are to be found there and there alone. I
that the basics of spirituality are self-responsibility and
self-actualization. But most of the true believers just tell me that I'm
spiritual and go looking for someone who will give them the dogma and
structure they desire.

Never underestimate the potential danger of these people. They can easily
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 of true
believers. All cults are composed of true believers. You'll find them in
politics, churches, businesses, and social cause groups. They are the
fanatics in these organizations.

Mass Movements will usually have a charismatic leader. The followers want
convert others to their way of living or impose a new way of life--if
necessary, by legislating laws forcing others to their view, as evidenced
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 isn't
enough--they've added the occult, the New Age thinkers and, lately, all
those who oppose their integration of church and politics, as evidenced in
their political reelection campaigns against those who oppose their views.
In revolutions, the devil is usually the ruling power or aristocracy. Some
human-potential movements are far too clever to ask their graduates to
anything, thus labeling themselves as a cult--but, if you look closely,
you'll find that their devil is anyone and everyone who hasn't taken their

There are mass movements without devils but they seldom attain major
The True Believers are mentally 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 become obsessed with a cause. And those who
a new life and a new order feel the old ways must be eliminated before the
new order can be built.

Persuasion Techniques
Persuasion isn't technically brainwashing but it is the manipulation of
human mind by another individual, without the manipulated party being
what caused his opinion shift. I only have time to very basically
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
is analytical and rational. The right side is creative and imaginative.
is overly simplified but it makes my point. So, the idea is to distract
left brain and keep it busy. Ideally, the persuader generates an eyes-open
altered state of consciousness, causing you to shift from beta awareness
into alpha; this can be measured on an EEG machine.

"Yes Set"
First, let me give you an example of distracting the left brain.
use these powerful techniques all the time; lawyers use many variations
which, I've been told, they call "tightening the noose."

Assume for a moment that you are watching a politician give a speech.
he might generate what is called a "yes set." These are statements that
cause listeners to agree; they might even unknowingly nod their heads in
agreement. Next come the truisms. 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 themselves,
thus continuing to agree. Last comes the suggestion. This is what the
politician wants you to do and, since you have been agreeing all along,
could be persuaded to accept the suggestion. Now, if you'll listen closely
to my political speech, you'll find that the first three are the "yes
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; you know
crime has increased 50 percent nationwide in the last 12 months, and you
know your paycheck hardly covers your expenses any more. Well, the answer
resolving these problems is to elect me, John Jones, to the U.S. Senate."

Embedded Commands
And I think you've heard all that before. But you might also watch for
are called embedded commands. As an example: On key words, the speaker
make a gesture with his left hand, which research has shown is more apt to
access your right brain. Today's media-oriented politicians and
are often carefully trained by a whole new breed of specialist who are
every trick in the book--both old and new--to manipulate you into
their candidate.

The Power of NLP
The concepts and techniques of Neuro-Linguistics are so heavily protected
that I found out the hard way that to even talk about them publicly or in
print results in threatened legal action. Yet Neuro-Linguistic training is
readily available to anyone willing to devote the time and pay the price.
is some of the most subtle and powerful manipulation I have yet been
to. A good friend who recently attended a two-week seminar on
Neuro-Linguistics found that many of those she talked to during the breaks
were government people.

Interspersal Technique
Another technique that I'm just learning about is unbelievably slippery;
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
the listeners and/or watchers.

Practical Examples
Let me give you an example: Assume you are watching a television
make the following statement: Senator Johnson is assisting local
to clear up the stupid mistakes of companies contributing to the 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
impression 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 scale
just as much effectiveness. The insurance salesman knows his pitch is
to be much more effective if he can get you to visualize something in your
mind. This is right-brain communication. For instance, he might pause in
conversation, look slowly around your livingroom and say, "Can you just
imagine this beautiful home burning to the ground?" Of course you can! It
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.

Shock and Confusion
The Hare Krishnas, operating in every airport, use what I call shock and
confusion techniques to distract the left brain and communicate directly
with the right brain. While waiting for a plane, I once watched one
for 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,
they immediately withdraw. In this case they were shocked by the strange
appearance, sudden materialization and loud voice of the Hare Krishna
devotee. In other words, the people went into an alpha state for security
because they didn't want to confront the reality before them.

In alpha, they were highly 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 suggestion: give money. We are all conditioned
if someone gives us something, we have to give them something in
that case, it was money. While watching this hustler, I was close enough
notice that many of the people he stopped exhibited an outward sign of
alpha--their eyes were actually dilated.

Subliminal Programming
Subliminals are hidden suggestions that only your subconscious perceives.
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,
cleverly incorporated into a picture or design.

Most audio subliminal reprogramming tapes offer verbal suggestions
at a low volume. I question the efficacy of this technique--if subliminals
are not perceptible, they cannot be effective, and subliminals recorded
below the audible threshold are therefore useless. The oldest audio
subliminal technique uses a voice that follows the volume of the music so
subliminals are impossible to detect without a parametric equalizer. But
this technique is patented and, when I wanted to develop my own line of
subliminal audiocassettes, negotiations with the patent holder proved to

My attorney obtained copies of the patents which I gave to some talented
Hollywood sound engineers, asking them to create a new technique. They
a way to psycho-acoustically modify and synthesize the suggestions so that
they are projected in the same chord and frequency as the music, thus
them the effect of being part of the music. But we found that in using
technique, there is no way to reduce various frequencies to detect the
subliminals. In other words, although the suggestions are being heard by
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 unlimited
government or advertising funding. And I shudder to think about the
propaganda 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.
may even be possible to hide a second voice behind the voice to which you
are listening.

The series by Wilson Bryan Key, Ph.D., on subliminals in advertising and
political campaigns well documents the misuse in many areas, especially
printed advertising in newspapers, magazines, and posters.

The big question about subliminals is: do they work? And I guarantee you
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 in
department stores. Supposedly, the only message is instructions to not
steal: one East Coast department store chain reported a 37 percent
in thefts in the first nine months of testing.

A 1984 article in the technical newsletter, "Brain-Mind Bulletin," states
> that as much as 99 percent of our cognitive activity may be
according to the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Psychophysiology
at the University of Illinois. The lengthy report ends with the statement,
"these findings support the use of subliminal approaches such as taped
suggestions for weight loss and the therapeutic use of hypnosis and
Neuro-Linguistic Programming."

Mass Misuse of Subliminal Programming
I could relate many stories that support subliminal programming, but I'd
rather use my time to make you aware of even more subtle uses of such

I have personally experienced sitting in a Los Angeles auditorium with
over ten thousand people who were gathered to listen to a current charismatic
figure. Twenty minutes after entering the auditorium, I became aware that
was going in and out of an altered state. Those accompanying me
the same thing. Since it is our business, we were aware of what was
happening, but those around us were not. By careful observation, what
appeared to be 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 the air conditioner sound. That particular vibration
generates alpha, which would render the audience highly susceptible. Ten
25 percent of the population is capable of a somnambulistic level of
states of consciousness; for these people, the suggestions of the speaker,
if non-threatening, could potentially be accepted as "commands."

This leads to the mention of vibrato. Vibrato is the tremulous effect
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
English history, singers whose voices contained pronounced vibrato were
allowed to perform publicly because listeners would go into an altered
and have fantasies, often sexual in nature.

People who attend opera or enjoy listening to singers like Mario Lanza are
familiar with this altered state induced by the performers.

Extra-low Frequency Vibrations (ELFs)
Now, let's carry this awareness a little farther. There are also inaudible
ELFs (extra-low frequency waves). These are electromagnetic in nature. One
of the primary uses of ELFs is to communicate with our submarines. Dr.
Andrija Puharich, a highly respected researcher, in an attempt to warn
officials about Russian use of ELFs, set up an experiment. Volunteers were
wired so their brain waves could be measured on an EEG. They were sealed
a metal room that could not be penetrated by a normal signal.

Puharich then beamed ELF waves at the volunteers. ELFs go right through
earth and, of course, right through metal walls. Those inside couldn't
if the signal was or was not being sent. And Puharich watched the
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 per second
caused the subjects to become very emotionally upset, and even disrupted
bodily functions. At 8.2 cycles, they felt very elevated
as though they had been in masterful meditation, learned over a period of
years. Eleven to 11.3 cycles induced waves of depressed agitation leading
riotous behavior.

The Neurophone
Dr. Patrick Flanagan is a personal friend of mine. In the early 1960s, as
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
Neurophone--an electronic instrument that can successfully programm
suggestions directly through contact with the skin. When he attempted to
patent the device, the government demanded that he prove it worked. When
did, the National Security Agency confiscated the neurophone. It took Pat
two years of legal battle to get his invention back.

In using the device, you don't hear or see a thing; it is applied to the
skin, which Pat claims is the source of special senses. The skin contains
more 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 for a
military audience--one seminar one night and one the next night, because
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
Patrick spent the next day making a special tape to play at the second
seminar. The 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,
the message was successfully transmitted from that wire directly into the
brains of the audience. They were warm and receptive, their hands tingled
and they responded, according to programming, in other ways that I cannot
mention here.

Technological Tools for Mass Manipulation
The more we find out about how human beings work through today's highly
advanced technological research, the more we learn to control human
And what probably scares me the most is that the medium for takeover is
already in place. The television set in your livingroom and bedroom is
a lot more than just entertaining you.

Before I continue, let me point out something else about an altered state
consciousness. When you go into an altered state, you transfer into right
brain, which results in the internal release of the body's own opiates:
enkephalins and Beta-endorphins, chemically almost identical to opium. In
other words, it feels good...and you want to come back for more.

Recent tests by researcher Herbert Krugman showed that, while viewers were
watching TV, right-brain activity outnumbered left-brain activity by a
of two to one. Put more simply, the viewers were in an altered
trance more often than not. They were getting their Beta-endorphin "fix."

To measure attention spans, psychophysiologist Thomas Mulholland of the
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
brains produced a majority of alpha waves. Although the children were told
to concentrate, only a few could keep the set on for more than 30 seconds!

Most viewers are already hypnotized. To deepen the trance is easy. One
simple way is to place a blank, black frame every 32 frames in the film
is being projected. This creates a 45-beat-per-minute pulsation perceived
only 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. The high
percentage of the viewing audience that has somnambulistic-depth ability
could very well accept the suggestions as commands--as long as those
commands did not ask the viewer to do something contrary to his morals,
religion, or self-preservation.

The medium for takeover is here. By the age of 16, children have spent
10,000 to 15,000 hours watching television--that is more time than they
spend n 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
the average rate of increase during the 1970s.

It obviously isn't getting better...we are rapidly moving into an
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,
that of 2,700 people tested, 90 percent misunderstood even such simple
viewing fare as commercials and "Barnaby Jones." Only minutes after
watching, the typical viewer missed 23 to 36 percent of the questions
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 you automatically forget.

In Closing...
I have just touched the tip of the iceberg. When you start to combine
subliminal messages behind the music, subliminal visuals projected on the
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. And,
case you thought there was a law against any of these things, guess again.
There isn't! There are a lot of powerful people who obviously prefer
exactly the way they are. Maybe they have plans for...?

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Web-master'c closing thoughts:

It seems that the author should have included a
section on how the post-Christian "New World Order" elite uses the entertainment media in a way that Adolf Hitler's media chief, Goebbels used it, to promulgate its a/immoral Nietzchean agenda to push our society "beyond Good and Evil."

Excerpt from Jewish World Review
concerning Religious Freedom

The case of the Good News Club (in New York) provides the clearest, and perhaps most chilling, example of the drive to keep religion confined to the private sphere. There is no real issue of resource allocation here - the public school room where the club would meet is otherwise unoccupied after hours. However, to allow a religious group equal access to public facilities on an equal footing with other social and civic groups is to admit that the religious are entitled to equal footing outside the confines of their own community. How else to explain the Milford School District's willingness to let groups that deal with "the secular subject of morality" to use their facilities but not the Good News Club, or any other group that might discuss morality from a religious perspective?
Opponents will claim that allowing a religious group to meet on a public school campus, even after hours, is tantamount to governmental endorsement of that group's religion. But if that is the case, why do we not hold every other secular or civic group using facilities to the same standard? If a nuclear disarmament meeting took place would we assume government endorsement of their policy preferences? How about an AARP meeting or the local chapter of the National Rifle Association?
No it seems that despite the Founders enshrining religious liberty as "first freedom" in our Bill of Rights, we must still struggle for the full realization of this noble principle even today.
The Supreme Court will write the latest chapter in this story, when it rules on this case later this year.

Author of full article is Nathan J. Diament, who is director of the Institute for Public Affairs, a division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

Congressman Henry Hyde responds to my letter on President Bush's tax cut
April 19, 2001

Dear Mr. Unger:

Thank you for your letter.

On March 8, 2001, I supported the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of
2001, H.R. 3, which passed the House by a vote of 230-198.

H.R. 3's tax rate cut is almost identical to that proposed by President
Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign and as sent to Congress in
February 2001. One difference, however, is retroactivity: H.R. 3's
initial cut in current law's 15% rate would begin January 1, 2001, and
withholding tables would be adjusted accordingly. President Bush has
stated he is willing to accept a retroactive tax cut.

When fully phased in over ten years, the Republican tax plan:
* provides approximately billion in tax relief through rate
* removes six million families from the tax rolls completely; and,
* simplifies the tax code by replacing the current five tax rates of 15,
28, 31, 36, and 39.6 with four lower rates of 10, 15, 25, and 33.
Additionally, the reduction of the lowest rate will be made retroactive to
the beginning of 2001.

Under this tax relief plan, the typical American family of four would be
able to keep at least \$1,600 more of their own money. Many families could
use that money to pay off their credit cards, to buy new household
appliances or to pay a son or daughter's college tuition.

On March 29th, I joined a majority of House members in approving the
Marriage Penalty and Tax Relief Act of 2001, H.R. 6, by a vote of 282-144,
which would save taxpayers billion. The plan corrects the unfair
marriage penalty, which costs a typical couple \$1,400 a year, and
increases the child tax credit.

68,046 couples in the Sixth District are impacted by the marriage penalty,
and will gain tax relief by increasing the standard deduction and
expanding the 15 percent tax bracket in this new legislation.

The proposal would also double the child tax credit from to
over a period of six years. Families would receive a tax credit for
each child in 2001. Nearly 111,752 children in the Sixth District would
be eligible for the credit.

On April 4th, I supported and the House approved by a bipartisan vote of
274-154, a bill to phase down rates and repeal the federal estate, gift,
and generation-skipping transfer tax over the next 10 years. The Death
Tax Elimination Act of 2001, H.R. 8, continues the drive for tax fairness
for all Americans by providing .5 billion over 10 years in tax relief.

The estate tax, a form of double taxation that afflicts many American
families at a particularly sorrowful time, threatens the survivability of
many small, family-owned businesses and farms.
By repealing the estate tax, we lift an unfair burden on small enterprises
and families.

Under the current law, families often face tax rates of up to 60 percent
on the estate of a deceased loved one. H.R. 8 phases in a repeal of the
onerous estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes over a ten-year
period. According to a study conducted by the National Federation of
Independent Businesses, one-third of small business owners will be forced
to sell outright or liquidate part of their businesses just to cover the
costs incurred by the estate tax. The same study indicates that 70
percent of family businesses do not survive the second generation and 87
percent do not survive the third.

The estate tax is a "virtue tax" in the sense that it penalizes work,
saving and thrift. This bill will restore fairness to the tax code, make
it easier for surviving relatives to assume operations of the family
business while saving jobs and strengthening the economy. Hard working
Americans and their families have been penalized long enough, and it is
time to repeal it.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me on this most important