From the Western Center for Journalism:
PART 2 – WHAT OBAMA IS ACTUALLY DOING
Obama’s actions are far more deceptive than simply lying:
Most of our beliefs come to us from our own rational judgment and conscious analysis of the world. For example, we know it good to wake up in the morning and do something because we rationally know the consequences of staying in bed all day. When we like people, it is usually due to a combination of our rational judgment and how that person naturally makes us feel about them. We try to make people like us more by following social norms, making people feel good, smiling, and so on.
However, a very small percentage of the population actually study subconscious manipulation of not only how people feel about them, but how to manipulate and alter the beliefs we usually come to by our rational judgment, reason, and experience. These people study specifically how to sideline this rational judgment, reason, and experience, and natural feelings, and bend people’s feelings and will through the application of this branch of psychiatry to their interactions.
If used by a politician and discovered, such hypnosis technique, if understood as it should be, to be the height of manipulation and deception, would destroy a politician’s career. (24) There is no other way to view such a politician other than disturbingly and disqualifyingly deceptive, someone whom we apparently know very little about, and cannot trust, who has been continually hiding something from us and manipulating us. To see a politician continue to perform a multitude of hundreds of deceptive acts, which he knows about but we are meant not to know about, that affect our judgment and mental processes, and that manipulate us in ways we are not even aware of, all the while thinking he is clever enough to get away with it until he finally gets caught, is the height of immoral deception. It is perhaps the biggest fraud and deception in American history.
Obama is an expert at this type of artificial manipulation. His ability to convince rationally and any natural “charm” is only part of how a person feels about Obama. The rest is deceptive subconscious manipulation. His tactics are deceptive because he has mastered the science and art of lowering the effects of the rational scrutiny parts of the mind through his speaking, actions, and presentation. He gets you to believe not by convincing you rationally until you decide to believe it, but by knowing how to say to your subconscious mind literally the words that “you believe” in a way that your subconscious mind will simply accept the message and believe without having rationally decided to believe. He knows how to say to your subconscious mind that it “chose” (Obama) even when it hasn’t, in a way that you will believe that you have chosen. He understands subconscious manipulation enough to know how to talk about families, and your children, and John F. Kennedy, and conjure up feelings within you from speaking in certain rhythmic and unnaturally slow tempos, and then subconsciously transfer the emotions he conjures up onto him, such as with hand gestures or hidden content in language. You genuinely walk away from him feeling warm, and viewing him as a JFK, except it is artificial. He knows how to say one thing, but have your subconscious mind ultra-powerfully receive a different message and feeling than you are aware of. He is actually implanting feelings and emotions into your subconscious. They feel like your own. Rationally he is an unaccomplished man with shady connections, but you are tricked into feelings about him that overpower those, that feel like your genuine feelings about him because they come from inside you, implanted into the deepest parts of your psyche.
Obama’s deception here is not simply a few subliminal messages like those used in some advertisements. Obama is employing with art and skill a complex hidden system applying a multitude of the most advanced techniques in subconscious manipulation known to psychology. This entire system is designed to do one thing – to make us feel like the decision to support Obama is our own when it is really, at least for many, implanted artificially through hypnosis.
What Obama is doing is in effect the same as if he dangled a silver watch in front of us and said “you are getting sleepy and going into trance….you have an unstoppable urge that you cannot resist…..you must vote for Barack.” In fact, as discussed below, Obama was actually caught at least once saying something very similar with his own lips. Yes, Obama was caught giving an overt hypnotic command to vote for him. (25) People even made fun of it, but nobody realized it was actual intentional hypnosis until it is now explained. (see below)
Hypnotizing someone without their knowledge is the height of immorality. The level of deception involved here, in Obama’s use of covert hypnosis, and his presumption that he has the right to use hypnosis on us to gain votes is just unconscionable. If a stranger came up to you in a restaurant and tried to hypnotize you to get you to do anything, even so much as buy them a cup of coffee, and you figured out that they were trying to use actual hypnosis on you, you would run.
If Obama simply lied, we voters would be able to use our rational judgment to make a logical decision about what is the truth, and what we should believe, and what we shouldn’t. However, because he is implanting subconscious commands we are not aware of consciously, into the deepest parts of our emotional and subconscious psyches, he is actually taking away our ability to make those rational judgments. He is making the decision to and taking away even our ability to question the commands he is hypnotizing us with. We never even know the commands are being implanted (until now with this document), and we are tricked into believing that our feelings are coming from deep inside us. Obama’s concealment of his hypnotic techniques can only be looked at as deception. (26)
The passion people feel for Obama is real because it comes from deep inside each of them. Thus, logical arguments against Obama become irrelevant. To all those who were wondering what the impaired rational judgment of millions of people looks like, here it is. It doesn’t matter that he has no accomplishments, never takes hard positions, or that he changes to opposite positions from almost one day to the next, or has long term connections to extremists, racists, and other shady people, is endorsed by Iran and Hamas, and simply says he didn’t know the character of his own pastor and mentor for twenty years. The logic of this disturbing information is on the conscious level, and cannot override the subconscious nor change how his supporters feel internally. (27) Many may be somewhat bothered by it logically, but it hasn’t changed how many people feel about him. The fact that he has changed nearly every position from the primaries to the general election doesn’t register in us consciously what it should – that this unknown man can just as easily change the day after he is sworn in as President and be anyone he chooses, including a very different person than he has been portraying.
Now, what sounds like frightening science fiction is reality. Someone whom we really don’t know, who is unaccomplished, with many shady connections and supporters, is trying to use hypnosis on millions to get us all to turn over control of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal to him, and he is about to succeed.
The study of the effects of mass hypnosis
A widely held view among psychologists and experts is that conversational hypnosis is literally a form of mind control. One author says:
Essentially conversational hypnosis allow users to gain control of their subjects mind through spoken word, and literally get them to do as they wish – within reason of course. Essentially the English language has various emotional triggers and tone’s which can be utilised to induce people into a trance. When people are in such a trance it is possible to alter their views and control their actions. (28)
Some video examples of the power of hypnosis are included in the footnotes. (29) However, this particular one at this footnote at the end of this sentence of hypnotist Derren Brown is amazing, and very exemplary of how conversational hypnosis works, and is highly recommended for a quick understanding. (30) To give you an idea of the power of hypnosis in the wrong hands, hypnosis can be used to get a complete stranger to hand over a wallet in seconds. (31) MSNBC (32) and BBC (33) reports a man stealing from stores and banks using hypnosis.
One book that studied mass hypnosis called Rape of the Mind was written by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Lecturer in Social Psychology, New School for Social Research, Former Chief, Psychological Department, Netherlands Forces. It examines the dangers of mass hypnosis. (34)
An except of the book discusses what a hypnotist could get a subject to do through hypnotic commands, Chapter 3 – Hypnotism and Mental Coercion:
There are many quacks who practice hypnosis, not to cure their victims but to force them into submission, using the victim’s unconscious ties and dependency needs in a criminal, profitable way. One of the most absorbing aspects of this whole problem of hypnosis is the question of whether people can be forced to commit crimes, such as murder or treason, while under a hypnotic spell. Many psychologists would deny that such a thing could happen and would insist that no person can be compelled to do under hypnosis what he would refuse to do in a state of alert consciousness. But actually what a person can be compelled to do depends on the degree of dependency that hypnosis causes and the frequency of repetition of the so-called posthypnotic suggestions. (35)
Rape of the Mind discusses psychological conditioning from World War II Nazi tactics, to Soviet Cold-War theoreticians, to our own democracy. (See Chapter 2 – Mass Conditioning Through Speech, and Political Conditioning.) (36) The Book also discusses the dangers of the real phenomenon of mass hypnosis:
Suggestion and hypnosis are considered by some to be a psychological blessing, but they can also be the beginning of terror. Mass hypnosis, for example, can have a dangerous influence on the individual. Psychiatrists have found several times that public demonstrations of mass hypnosis may provoke an increased hypnotic dependency and submissiveness in many members of the audience that can last for years. Largely for this reason Great Britain has passed a law making seances and mass hypnotism illegal. Hypnosis may act as a trigger mechanism for a repressed dependency need in the victim and turn him temporarily into a kind of waking sleep-walker and mental slave. The hypnotic command relieves him of his personal responsibility, and he surrenders much of his conscience to his hypnotizer. As we mentioned before, our own times have provided us with far too many examples of how political hypnosis, mob hypnosis, and even war hypnosis can turn civilized men into criminals.
Pavlov’s theory of psychology also says that propaganda can create mass hypnosis, and people can become conditioned to verbal or other symbols used in propaganda. Such masses can lose their discretion and be easily influenced. (37) For Americans to presume that we are not subject to any propaganda just because we are Americans is insufficient logic. Illegality of Obama’s use of hypnosis Hypnosis-type mental pressure has been held by the Supreme Court of the United States to be so unduly influential as to deprive someone of their fundamental rights. The US Supreme court case was Leyra v. Denno, 347 U.S. 556 (1954), Leyra v. Denno, No. 635, Argued April 28, 1954, Decided June 1, 1954, 347 U.S. 556. After police questioned a suspect day and night unable to obtain a confession, a hypnotist tried, and did successfully get the suspect to confess. The legal battles over whether the confession was voluntary or not, undue influence or not, went all the way to the Supreme court of the United States, which decided that his confession could not be used as evidence against him in court. In discussing what the New York Court of Appeals held, that “were so clearly the product of ‘mental coercion’ that their use as evidence was inconsistent with due process of law”, the United States Supreme Court said “exhausted suspect’s ability to resist interrogation was broken to almost trance-like submission by use of the arts of a highly skilled psychiatrist.” It violated the most fundamental rights of the suspect to have this confession used, because it was not of his own free will.
Hypnosis on a non-consenting person may arguably constitute fraud (38), undue influence, and/or potentially other violations of the law, depending on the jurisdiction. (39) Undue influence is “persuasion that overcomes the will without convincing the judgment.” (40) Hypnosis works on mental and emotional weaknesses fitting the legal definition precisely. For example, with hypnotizing someone to get access to that person’s bank account – even the hypnotist makes the person believe they want to do it, they are using techniques which create an undue influence on the person.
The Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis has said, “clinical hypnosis should be used only by properly trained and credentialed health care professionals (e.g. licensed clinical psychologists), who have also been trained in the clinical use of hypnosis and are working within the areas of their professional expertise.” The Appellate Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court has held that practice of hypnotism as curative measure or mode of procedure by one not licensed to practice medicine amounts to unlawful practice of medicine. (41)
What Obama is doing is making some people’s support of him in this election not of our own free will. He us using hidden techniques so we cannot even question the commands he is slipping into our subconscious. Many genuinely want to support him like smokers want a cigarette, and as smokers, we find the logic to justify how we feel.
The hypnosis technique of “pacing and leading” to sideline rational judgment
In a nutshell, “pacing and leading” is using hypnosis to bypass the critical factor. By bypassing the cognitive functions that would normally critically analyze and scrutinize information, the hypnotist tricks the patient’s subconscious mind into accepting external information from the hypnotist into the subconscious, as a hypnotic suggestion, as absolutely true. It is a more powerful implant of information than even the subject can usually communicate to themselves with his or her own thoughts.
Pacing and leading is a fundamental tool in conversational or covert hypnosis. (42) Normally only what you consciously know to be true is allowed to pass. If you are a smoker, but tell yourself consciously that you are a nonsmoker, that information is stopped by your own critical factor, not allowed to pass into your own subconscious because your own critical factor knows it is not true. Thus even you can’t get information past your own critical factor.
Dr. Erickson discovered that through pacing, a hypnotist could neutralize the filter of a person’s critical factor so he can slip suggestions past the critical factor into the subconscious. (43)
“Pacing” can be almost any technique by which a hypnotist gets your critical factor to lower its critical analysis and scrutiny of the information you are receiving.
The “lead” is the new information, suggestion, or command the hypnotist wants to implant.
When done effectively, the hypnotist can “lead” – implant suggestions and commands that pass through into your subconscious that will be taken as unquestionably true. (44) The lead can be something you are aware of such as a statement you hear, or it can be embedded, hidden, something you are completely unaware of consciously, yet still pass through into your subconscious. The word “suggestion” is used in hypnosis, but it is not a suggestion as we think of one, that we consider and rationalize. “Suggestion” in the hypnosis world is actually a suggestion into the subconscious, something your mind will take as unquestionably true, thus, in effect, more powerful than even a command as we use this term.
How pacing is done:
Working with our analogy, if many people entering the club are searched by the security guard and nothing questionable is found, the security guard’s defense efforts become tired, lazy, and lowered. Normally though, everything in our world is questionable keeping the critical factor sharp and alert. The hypnotist paces the subject by providing the mind with information that is undeniably true, something the subject strongly believes, or is absolutely and immediately verifiable, in successive patterns until the subject’s guard is lowered.
This pacing can take the form of almost any information that serves as an accurate representation of the subject’s current ongoing experience, including what they see, what they hear, what they truly believe, and describing or imitating the subject’s conscious experience or even subconscious experience, such as their breathing. (45) Breathing is a common pace in hypnosis. Breathing is something conscious when we are focused on it, but when we do not focus on it, we do not stop breathing, it is simply taken over by the subconscious mind. Often times, just the mention of “breathing” is sufficient to bring the activity into conscious focus for seconds or minutes, until such focus is not needed and the subconscious takes over it again.
Pacing can be such as obvious statements the subject truly believes or knows are true, or subconscious act/messages that the hypnotist does which the subject is not even aware of, e.g. mimicking or describing breathing. Commonly, the hypnotist describes the experiences, sights, thoughts, and feelings the subject is having. (46)
This is not just a politician saying what his audience is sure to agree with. The hypnotist purposely describes absolute truths on multiple levels related to the subject’s current reality, and thereby tricks the subject’s critical factor into lowering its guard and gets the subject to accept the hypnotist as a source for information to be taken into the subconscious as absolutely true.
The brain regularly absorbs representations of the subject’s current ongoing experience, what the subject sees, hears, feels, as a natural part of communication between the conscious and subconscious mind. Pacing works by disguising information as part of the subject’s ongoing verifiable experience to trick the critical factor into letting that information pass through to the subconscious.
By repeatedly providing information to the subject that the subject genuinely believes to be true, the hypnotist disguises himself as a source for absolutely true information acceptable to your subconscious. The hypnotic commands of the hypnotist can be disguised as information being communicated in between the conscious and unconscious mind of the subject. The subject trusts this information believing it is approved by the conscious mind, and the command slips through the critical factor of one person hypnotized, or millions watching on TV.
Unknowingly to the conscious mind, when this happens, the lead, or the new information from the hypnotist is accepted as absolutely true, and becomes part of the subject’s deepest beliefs. (47)
Specific examples of Obama using 14 separate hypnotic pacing statements in his Denver 2008 Convention speech
Elementary pacing examples from Obama include, “now is the time”, and “as I stand here before you.” These statements are undeniably true in the simplest terms and commonly used parts of his pacing techniques, because of course now is the time, and if he is there speaking, of course he is standing before us. These are things the hypnotist says that are verifiably true, and used to lower our critical factor defenses to allow implantation of subconscious messages.
Looking at “pacing” statements alone, Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention Speech in Denver (48) uses them throughout. Yet, nobody suspects these language patterns to be anything other than an innocent part of his powerful speech.
Three of Obama’s favorite hypnotic paces are “that’s why I stand here tonight”, “now is the time”, and “this moment.” Just these three pacing statements are used by Obama a total of fourteen (14) times throughout this single speech.
In this speech, Obama essentially said “as I stand before you tonight” three separate times, around the beginning, middle, and end of the speech to continue pacing the audience throughout, as follows:
1. That’s why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women – students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors — found the courage to keep it alive.
2. The fundamentals we use to measure economic strength are whether we are living up to that fundamental promise that has made this country great – a promise that is the only reason I am standing here tonight.
3. But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the naysayers don’t understand is that this election has never been about me. It’s been about you.
In the same speech, Obama says “now is the time” six times throughout. While he phrase is apparent, it sounds to everyone like just his power-phrase or theme for the speech.
1. Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close.
2. Now is the time to finally meet our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education, because it will take nothing less to compete in the global economy.
3. Now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American.
4. Now is the time to help families with paid sick days and better family leave, because nobody in America should have to choose between keeping their jobs and caring for a sick child or ailing parent.
5. Now is the time to change our bankruptcy laws, so that your pensions are protected ahead of CEO bonuses; and the time to protect Social Security for future generations.
6. And now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day’s work, because I want my daughters to have exactly the same opportunities as your sons.
It is no coincidence that he happens to use these phrases that are subconscious pacing statements because they are immediately and verifiably true by their most simplistic terms, and cause the subconscious to accept the hypnotist as a source for such absolute truth.
Obama also says essentially “this moment” five times, serving the same pacing purpose.
1. We meet at one of those defining moments – a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more.
2. This moment – this election – is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive.
3. You have shown what history teaches us – that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn’t come from Washington.
4. America, this is one of those moments.
5. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future
Notice how for each instance without exception, he has words before or after “moment” to make it absolutely immediately and verifiably true, such as “we meet at”, or “this election”, moments “like this one”, or “this is one of those moments.” The notion that this is all also a coincidence is absurd. This is carefully crafted hidden hypnotic pacing. And, this is only the beginning.
Obama put these 14 pacing hypnotic language patterns into his speech knowing them to be part of a hypnotic trance induction. It is not “just the way he talks” nor “coincidence.” A more detailed play by play analysis of Obama’s hypnosis techniques in this and other speeches is below.
Obama uses a variety of other statements nobody can disagree with as pacing statements. More simplistic are statements like “we need change (49) ”, “We are the hope of our future,” and “Yes we can.” (50) They are logically meaningless but they hit a chord, a subconscious chord, especially in younger people, and are his most powerful words. See the analysis on vagueness and trans-derivation below.
However, such pacing statements alone are only a small part of the complex hypnotic trance induction Obama intentionally uses.
Embedded and hidden meanings – “deep structure” of language vs “surface structure”
Most people do not realize Obama is using hypnosis because everything he does is below the radar – hidden inside normal speech. (51) There is nothing special about these words or phrases to give them away as “hypnosis.” The general public does not have an understanding of the field, and Obama is hoping that these explanations will be too difficult for the general public to understand, and too complex for the media to try and explain. In fact, Obama is counting on the media to do what it has done for the past few elections – control their coverage to keep the race as close to even as possible until the end, making the story exciting, so that the effects of Obama’s hypnosis triggered in the voting booth will push him over the edge to victory.
The communications we are aware of are called the “surface structure” – that is what the subject hears and realizes. The science of hypnosis requires understanding the “deep structure” of what the subject sees, hears, and experiences – the communication that is designed for our subconscious to receive. our brains delete, change, distort, and jumble content on its way to the subconscious mind. Hypnotists speak in a manner to put us into trance, and then intentionally send “deep structure” communications designed for only our subconscious minds without conscious awareness. (52)
While below is an example of hidden pacing, imbedded commands in all aspects of hypnosis serve the purpose of making commands to the client indirectly, and thereby avoiding resistance. (53) Indirect suggestion is such a pivotal part of conversational hypnosis, that entire hypnosis practice manuals have been written precisely on indirect suggestion techniques. (54)
Obama has used as part of pacing, statements such as “we rise and(or) fall as one nation.” That sounds powerful and true. In fact it is something no one can argue with, as all pacing is. But why the “or fall” part if he is trying to be optimistic? The hidden subconscious effect is that Obama is pacing us in a hidden way we don’t even realize. (55) Remember, pacing is something that is unquestionably true and is an accurate representation of the subject’s ongoing experience. It is not just that the nation rises and falls, but as we breathe, our chest “rises and falls.” (56) We are not aware of it consciously, but with this statement we are being subconsciously paced by Obama’s words. (57) Thus, without even realizing it, Obama elicits a subconscious response – us subconsciously increasingly seeing Obama as a source of acceptable absolute truth.
Notice how Obama rarely if ever asks for our vote in his speeches. (or money) After repeated and continual pacing an entire audience of millions with statements that are undoubtedly true that lower our critical factors’ defenses, Obama just slips in the hypnotic command (the lead) e.g. …“and that is why I will be your next President.”
The hyper-confidence Obama uses, after having used multiple language patterns to lower rational defenses, is because he must speak in a way that your subconscious mind will have no reason to doubt. This does not raise suspicion because politicians generally have to sound over-confident, e.g. saying they will win. The reason Obama sounds so hyper-confident with certain language patterns is because he has to in order to input a command effectively so your subconscious takes it as absolute truth. (58)
How Ericksonian “linking statements” mimic the way the brain accepts information
After pacing you repeatedly in multiple ways and on multiple levels as described above, and thus lowering your cognitive critical factor defenses, the hypnotist will implant a “lead” – the command or absolute unquestionable truth he places in your subconscious. Essentially, the pace or truth is connected to the new hypnotic message or “lead” using connecting or linking language. Paces are connected to the lead through the use of the linking words including “and”, “as”, and “because” or “that is why.” (59) The latter linking words each being increasingly more powerful than the former, especially the ones containing an element of causation, because causation mirrors the way the subconscious mind accepts information. (60, 61, 62)
Saying, for one example: “We need change…and…that is why I will be your next President.” is a basic pace and lead. No person can disagree with “we need change.” Change is inevitable anyway, certainly when problems exist. However, the fact that change will happen, or that we need change, has absolutely nothing to do with being a valid reason why the choice for President should be none other than Barack Obama.
Logically there is no connection at all between “change” and why he should be President. Same when Obama describes how bad the economy is, and how bad government is, and then follows with “and that is why I want to be your next President.” When he has only listed problems, the logical derivative is only that someone who is good at solving those problems should be President. But he has not made any logical argument as to why it should be him.
As a Harvard attorney, Obama knows clearly that his speeches have faulty logic. But the use of these basic words as hypnotic linking statements in your subconscious, connects an absolute truth you believe deeply, from a (now) trusted source of absolute truths, to a new message that is slipped past the critical factor because it comes from the same trusted source, using the fundamental way your brain understands information.
The subject walks away believing we need change, therefore we need Obama. It doesn’t matter whether the cause and effect linking statement has any truth or logical connection to it. (63) It works because it links statements the subject knows subconsciously to be true, with statements from the hypnotist, that the hypnotist tricks the subconscious mind to believe are connected, and thus also absolutely true at the subconscious level.
Basics of Obama’s pacing and leading: The “because we need change, that is why I should be your next president” argument
Building on this basic framework, you do not hear specifics largely because much of Obama’s entire presentation is pacing the audience. Obama’s sentence structure is often exactly what is taught by Erickson in ways that cannot be coincidence. If he went into specifics, he would not be pacing, he would be encouraging the use of the conscious mind, something he is attempting to avoid. Obama’s entire campaign, essentially, can be summarized as:
1. The economy is bad, or the country is going in the wrong direction (pace) or we need to get an education for every child (whatever statements no one can disagree with (pace) and therefore creates a “yes-yes-yes” response, or “yes room.”) (64)
2. Change (can be used as a pace, an anchor, and/or a preprogrammed response)
3. And or because or that is why (conjunction linking statement) (65)
4. I will be your next President. (subconscious lead)
Saying that things are bad and we need change is only a logical basis for the conclusion that we need someone able to solve our current problems for President – but the suggestion that the person to do this is Obama is rationally under-supported or entirely unsupported. It doesn’t matter though, because the connection is made on the subconscious level through the use of linking statements applied precisely per Ericksonian techniques.
Obama says he offers hope, but actually much of Obama’s pacing is negative, e.g. based on how negative things are. In fact, anger works well as an emotion with which to change behavior through hypnosis. Notice how Obama rarely if ever smiles during the substantive parts within his formal hypnotic speeches.
In fact, he has been described as looking angry. (66) The hypnotic analysis is simple, angrily pointing while frowning and making emotionally strong points in speeches send the subconscious message of a person in commanding authority over you ordering you to act a certain way. (67) Many feel is that Obama is the person for whom to vote because he magically “inspires”, when in fact, Obama has commanded subconsciously.
Obama says he is the person with judgment, and he says he is the person to solve our problems because he recognizes what is wrong, but these are logically empty arguments. His arguments based on his “ability to see” what is wrong provides no real logical basis. His point is no more advanced nor specific than the average listener’s viewpoint. He opposed the war in Iraq in 2003, but so did half the world, logically, making Obama no more qualified than half the planet to be President. However, because he uses pacing and leading so effectively, he says, “because we need change, that is why I want to be your next President” – it is absorbed into the subconscious as absolute truth. The fact that this argument has no logic is irrelevant to such feelings. Similarly, just because Obama powerfully says “its time for new energy and new ideas” doesn’t mean he actually has any new ideas, but through his hypnotic techniques, that’s what people walk away feeling.
Obama’s speeches as one big hypnotic trance induction using extra slow speech, rhythm, tonalities, vagueness, visual imagery, metaphor, and raising of emotion
Everyone knows the sensation of hanging on Obama’s every word as he speaks. It is no accident. In fact, Obama intends to speak in such a way that it is almost impossible to listen at all without hanging on his every word. His unnaturally slow, rhythmical, four to eight word phrases with huge pauses after, are delivered to be complete ideas by themselves on some level, even though only part of a sentence or complete thought. He is sensitive to exactly how to speak to fixate your attention based on his understanding of hypnosis.
Obama’s speeches often use an unnaturally slow language to start. Unnaturally slow speech is a common hypnotic technique in order to allow the subject time to respond to suggestions, imagine images, and feel sensations conjured by the hypnotist. (68) The unnaturally slow speech holds focus intensely, because the mind waits for new input, and is meanwhile left analyzing what it has just heard. Absorbing attention is about making sure people’s thoughts are what you set out for them. The intense focus of the conscious mind frees the subconscious mind to act beyond normal constraints of what the conscious mind thinks is real or normal or even proper. (69) Hypnosis is so closely aligned with this super intense focus on a single thing that the study of mesmerism actually almost renamed hypnosis “monoideaism” – mono for one, and ideaism for idea. (70)
We all know what it is like to go along with our imaginations on the ride Obama takes us on with his powerful metaphors, and captivating visual images and sensations, and passionate emotion as his speeches accelerate from unnaturally slow, into fireworks. Being hypnotized is enjoyable, reportedly affecting both serotonin and endorphins in the body. (71)
Per the definition of hypnosis by Dr. Ansari, hypnosis is essentially the subject’s fixation of attention, and while in that state of hyper-suggestability, receiving a suggestion from the hypnotist. Every type of hypnotic induction involves a fixation of attention, which is what Obama accomplishes with his extraordinarily slow and rhythmical and powerful speech pattern, hand gestures, and logo, always present on his podium, small and barely noticeable (consciously).
Hypnotists use a rhythm of phrases of few words, usually approximately four to eight word phrases, almost like a melody, not just because it holds attention. Such rhythm to be used is taught as part of conversational hypnosis. (72) The “melody” of words delivered by the hypnotist in almost a music like fashion accesses the non-dominant hemisphere because that is where music is interpreted. (73) A hypnotist can become a master of using rate of speaking, tonalities, and pauses to communicate indirect suggestions. Hypnotists also use tonality and changes in tonality while speaking to hypnotize and send subconscious messages. (74) Based on Erickson’s advancements, entire works have been written just on indirect suggestion, hidden meanings within language, and communicate of those hidden meanings to only the subconscious mind of the subject. (75)
The use of Ericksnian “vagueness” in speech as a linguistic induction tool: “Change” and “Yes we can.”
We all know Obama continually uses vague statements without being specific of their meaning, including “yes we can”, and “change.” In fact, he gets audiences to chant them.
Remember the three dimensions of Ericksonian trance induction discussed above:
1. Pacing and distraction of the dominant (language) hemisphere;
2. Utilization of the dominant hemisphere, language processing which occurs below the level of awareness;
3. Accessing of the non-dominant hemisphere;
A statement that we hear consciously contains only one surface structure (unless we do a double-take and realize a secondary meaning). However, one such statement can contain multiple deep structure meanings to our subconscious. (76) The process by which the mind searches between alternate meanings is called trans-derivation. The searching through these various meanings is part of what distracts the rational part of the mind as part of hypnotic induction, even if we are not consciously aware of our search between different meanings. This trans-derivational search occurs below the level of awareness. A vague statement introduced as part of a hypnotic induction and pacing and leading has multiple functions in facilitating hypnosis – it makes the subject a participant in the hypnotic process, it makes the subject select between alternative meanings thereby ensuring a satisfactory pacing, and depending on the nature of the vagueness, it employs his linguistic (or cognitive) processes with a trans-derivational search for meaning in the vague statement. (77)
The unconscious mind responds to openings, opportunities, metaphors, symbols and contradictions. Effective hypnotic suggestion, then, should be “artfully vague”, leaving space for the subject to fill in the gaps with their own unconscious understandings – even if they do not consciously grasp what is happening. The skilled hypnotherapist constructs these gaps of meaning in a way most suited to the individual subject – in a way which is most likely to produce the desired change. (78)
The fact that Obama uses vague statements with which nobody can disagree is not just politics, it is part of the linguistic component piece of the puzzle of Obama’s knowing and intentional use of Ericksonian hypnosis techniques.
When Obama says “change” is can mean a lot of different things to everyone. He is not specific in what he means because then he would lose his pacing of the audience. Obama creates a trans-derivational search just by saying the vague word change, allowing that message of change to slip into the subconscious, as a command, that he has associated with himself in a number of subconscious and conscious ways. People do not rationally desire a change they do not have any idea of what it means. Some of the people want change in this election but cannot explain what Obama will actually do and can’t name anything Obama has changed in his 46 years are supporting him because his implantation of this hypnotic suggestion of “change” has been effective. partly why he is so frustrated about McCain saying that he, the maverick is the true change candidate, is because Obama spent all this time programming change, and doesn’t want McCain getting votes from Obama’s hypnotic programming.
Use of visual imagery and imagination as an induction tool
Visual imagery, like Obama’s, is a key component of facilitating hypnotic trance induction. (79) Using metaphor in hypnosis is especially effective because it engages the conscious and unconscious mind at the same time, communicating logically while activating imagination and emotion allows the use of “ultracompelling communications.” (80) Imagination is a powerful hypnotic tool because creativity is an altered state of consciousness. (81)
Together, all three dimensions of Ericksonian trance induction are present, as well as all three means of hypnotically accessing the non-dominant hemisphere are present in Obama’s speeches (Dr. Erickson’s three classes as visualization, melodic accession and linguistic) (82) .
Per the Power of Conversational Hypnosis, the four steps to hypnosis are also identical to the principles of Obama’s speech. 1. absorb attention. 2. bypass the critical factor (with pacing) 3. create an unconscious response (the classic one is emotion) and 4. lead the subconscious mind to the desired outcome. (83)
An emotional response is an unconscious response. 84 Raising of emotion is a fundamental technique in hypnosis to make the subject more programmable, more effectively, because emotion is a subconscious reaction, and can be connected to other subconscious elements, including commands. (85)
Obama uses a visually, cognitively, and emotionally stimulating language that forces your mind to follow slowly by experiencing his phrases, instead of just listening to them. The pauses never get boring like other people who speak slowly, because each phrase by Obama that is only a few words long, is by itself sufficient to capture your attention, and hold it with thought, or imagination, or an image, until the next phrase is spoken. Visual and sensory imagery in the hypnotist’s speech is an effective element that uses the subject’s own imagination while listening to the speech to bring them deeper into trance. (86)
Together, every hypnotic element is present in Obama’s speeches, all working together to hypnotize the audience. You will notice Obama has all of these in his speeches, unnaturally slow language in simplistic phrases which catch and hold your attention, and countless images that grab and hold your imagination, such as “turn the page”, and “a breeze is blowing across this nation,…and change is in the air.” and “write the next chapter in American history (87) .” “There’s a new breeze blowing across this nation…” (88) The phrase is a visual and hypnotically captivating statement that you cannot disagree with because it makes your subconscious associate relaxation, pleasure, and other emotions and your most tranquil moment with his voice, preparing you for his following sentence, “and change is in the air.”
The stacking of hypnotic language patterns in 40+ minute long speeches
The more a hypnotist paces and leads you, and uses other hypnotic speech patterns in succession, the more effective they become at manipulating you because the repetition wears down your critical factor. Doing what Obama does once or twice doesn’t do as much, but doing it throughout a speech, and continuously throughout a campaign, subconsciously brainwashes you.
Obama speaks for 40-50 minutes, 20-30 minute longer than most political speeches. Have you ever wondered why Obama gives these long 40-50 minute speeches? Probably not, because most people do not even realize time has gone by. This process of pacing then leading, pacing then leading, again and again, as well as using other hypnotic language patterns is called “stacking language patterns” (as in, one on top of the other) (89) The hypnotist blends the process with embedded commands, anchors, emotional transfers, and other techniques. What occurs is that the critical factor is bored, worn down, gets tired, and stops being critical because it is too much work – then, the hypnotist’s effects increase. (90)
Obama’s unusual use of hand gestures as subconscious programming and hypnotic anchoring designed to be triggered in the voting booth on November 4th
While most people believe that Obama’s hand gestures as he speaks are meaningless, or innocent emphasis to enhance the presentation, this may be sometimes perhaps to reserve the argument that they are meaningless, but is not always the case. Sometimes Obama does use his hand gestures simply for emphasis or to help illustrate what he is saying. However, sometimes, his hand gestures are designed to have very specific effect under the principles of hypnosis. Obama uses certain hand gestures as hypnotic anchors, and others to aid in hypnotic command implantation.
Anchoring is a hypnosis/NLP (91) technique where the hypnotist programs the subject to respond a certain way from a specific trigger or stimuli. A “hypnotic anchor” is any stimulus that triggers a consistent psychological state. (92) An anchor is essentially an internal state that is triggered by an external stimulus. (93) An example would be, a hypnotist eliciting a certain response from the subject, whether outward or inward, e.g. emotional, and then the hypnotist doing a certain act (the anchor) which is a touch, or a keyword, or signal, that the hypnotist associates subconsciously to the response. The hypnotist can then bring about that response just by repeating the anchor. It is similar to how Pavlov would ring a bell whenever he fed his dogs, and then eventually, his dogs would salivate just from the sound of hearing a bell ring. The hypnotist stirs up feelings or emotions. “When that feeling is at its strongest, “anchor” is by making a gesture. (94) Anchors do not have to be created or triggered by a physical touch, and could be any symbol or gesture that is a unique association.
What is the different between innocent use of hand gestures by Obama and deceptive hypnotic use of hand gestures? Obviously, it is Obama’s knowledge of such hypnotic and manipulative effects of certain hand gestures, and his intended use of such hand gestures for hypnotic effect.
You may have noticed how Obama holds his thumb and forefinger. Because a gesture is subconsciously linked by programming to a response, it must be unique. (95) Obama uses this thumb and forefinger hand position essentially uniquely, differently than all other speakers, and continually, far more frequently than other speakers who use any similar hand gesture. It was even made fun of on Saturday Night Live.
So besides the fact that he has a somewhat unique hand gesture, which he uses more often than other speakers, what is the proof that this is part of Obama’s unethical use of hypnosis?
Obama uses his thumb and forefinger pressed together as a hidden (deep structure) hypnotic anchor. He also uses it to deliver hypnotic commands.
The evidence it is not an innocent hand gesture e.g. for emphasis, but rather as a hypnotic anchor is that Obama is repeatedly caught using it extraordinarily often and specifically for very specific words and concepts like “believe”, and “chose.” In fact, often he is caught using certain it for such hypnotic programming words more so than at the point of his sentence that he would be emphasizing. Specific examples are plentiful below.
Obama also uses hand gestures to aid in delivery of hypnotic commands, and this is evident from his use of very specific hand gestures at very specific times.
What is meant by the above two examples, is that while Obama’s hand gestures often are simply for emphasis or to assist visually with his narrative, they are caught repeatedly diverging from this purpose, and following entirely different principles, the principles of hypnotic anchoring and programming.
The hand gesture can symbolize anything, and it is possible that Obama’s hand gesture of his thumb and forefinger pressed together symbolizes a “C” for change, money, an infinite (hypnotic) connection between himself and the audience (by pointing with his index finger to the audience repeatedly and then emphasizing a point with his two fingers together, and others.
Most likely, because it is a hypnotic trigger, Obama’s thumb and forefinger hand gesture, as shown below, is meant to hypnotically anchor and be triggered by the voter’s own hand holding a pencil, at the voting booth, or when signing in to vote. This way, the voter would trigger all of the hypnotic programming right when Obama wants it triggered, while voting, for maximum effect. It is actually a very convenient design to have an anchor that looks like almost like an ordinary speech hand gesture, and also looks like the holding of a pen. Obama rarely needs to twist his hand to show you the backside. The image can be an effective anchor and trigger even if not understood consciously.
Obama uses his thumb and forefinger hypnotic anchor in strategic ways. He does this repeatedly and often, programming (anchoring) many messages into your subconscious. The hypnotic anchor that Obama is programming you with continually in his speeches is designed so that when you are in the voting booth holding a pen, or sign in your name, and see the same image Obama has been flashing at you throughout his campaign, you recall all of the messages he delivered during his speeches as he flashed the hand signal that consciously you didn’t even realize were connected. His subconscious messages may influence your vote because you will be re-enacting what he has been preparing you for by loading that image of you holding the pen with his subconscious commands. Even people who did not intend to vote for Obama may do so at that moment. It is also effective because a primary message is Obama himself, and Obama has to a certain degree, anchored himself to the image of your hand as you hold a pen.
Obama is also caught loading this hand gesture with very specific concepts, such as JFK, and then pointing this same hand gesture inward towards himself a moment later, in ways that are clearly no accident, and ways in which he does at no other time other than with a concept he expects us to subconsciously associate with him.
Obama has also anchored and programmed you verbally with imagery for another part of this same experience in the voting booth through his clever use of the words “turn the page.” His “turn the page speech” hypnotically anchors messages to the idea of literally turning the page, which you do not realize consciously, but subconsciously means, e.g., the voting ballot “page.” Thus, holding the pen and holding the paper ballot are anchored your subconscious for an experiences that will be recreated when it is time to act he has programmed you to act with multiple subconscious anchors triggered by the same experience in the voting booth. (98)
As far as voting machines where you push buttons, or electronic voting, Obama’s other very common hand gesture is pointing and poking, including for example, pointing straight downward and saying “there is no destiny we cannot fulfill.” (99) Many speakers point occasionally, or on a very strong point, but not continuously and strenuously like Obama points. Most have never wondered what he is actually pointing at, or whether there is any rhyme or reason to it, probably assuming it is simply part of his presentation. In fact, Obama’s hand gestures often do symbolize what he is talking about perfectly, so that when he does do something hypnotic with his hand gestures, the message is received as having meaning subconsciously then also.
Obama’s other primary hand gesture tool, pointing, also often has meaning. Pointing sends the subconscious of the subject the message that a person in authority over them is commanding a certain action; ordering you to act a certain way and is a textbook part of hypnotic programming when giving commands of actions the subject is required to take. 100 If Obama said, “I command you to vote for me”, people would get this consciously and reject it. However, if he does it in a way that you only pick it up subconsciously, you can’t question it, and can’t reject it. See the analysis below of Obama’s Denver Democratic National Convention 2008 speech in which he uses this command as he is programming the audience to vote for him on “November 4th .”
*Obama’s hypnotic command that “a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack’” (101)
An example of Obama using both of these hypnotic hand gestures, hypnotic programming followed by hypnotic anchor back to back, in a way that can be nothing other than hypnosis
In this speech by Obama, he is caught giving an overt set of two hypnotic programs back to back. This is probably one of the most simple to understand proofs of his undeniable use of hypnosis:
Perfectly demonstrating both the hypnotic hand gestures explained above is Obama in this sentence.
Yes, that’s correct. Barack Obama actually said in a speech once:
a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, “I have to vote for Barack” (102)
It was even made fun of in a McCain ad entitled “The One”, probably without any realization that he was serious, and actually attempting to use hypnosis (103) In this statement, Obama went too far, too obviously, and was clearly overtly hypnotically programming his audience. Probably, he intended to use statements like this more often, and probably stopped either because he thought it was too obvious, or because he was ridiculed for this by Hillary and McCain, or both.
First, notice how voting for Obama is made absolutely compulsory with the words “have to” – precisely as a hypnotic command. He is not asking for our vote – he is telling us how we will vote.
Notice the language “light shining down”, and “it will light upon you” a description of some supernatural (subconscious) force. This statement by Obama leaves no doubt that he is using hypnosis – which a mysterious force shining down and causing you to say to yourself obviously is. It leaves no doubt that his mindset is on completely non-logical, but rather mystical/supernatural (subconscious) forces will be compelling people to vote for him. Why would a politician who logically convinces voters ever joke about something like this? What purpose would there possibly be for any politician ever saying that a mysterious force will guide you and you will “have to” vote for me? This is potentially his worst slip up.
Notice the language, “you will experience an epiphany” – a revelatory manifestation of a divine being. (104) While hypnosis text contains considerable information about hypnotists attaining g-d complexes, it is quite disturbing to see a presidential candidate, even in jest, suggest that he presence would cause such an “epiphany.” More disturbing, see below why it is provably not jest in which he makes this statement.
Undeniable evidence that this is hypnosis: Obama hypnotically anchoring the statement about a light shining down and an internal voice saying “I have to vote for Barack”
Obama, while saying this sentence uses both his pointing gesture as a hypnotic command implantation, and his thumb and forefinger gesture as a hypnotic anchor, back to back.
In fact, watch this video to see how Obama uses these hypnotic hand gestures.
Notice how Obama, as he says “you will say to yourself” – points up into the air, as explained and analyzed, pointing is the hypnotic gesture for commanding someone to do something, to perform a specific act.
Then, notice how Obama clearly uses his typical thumb and forefinger hypnotic anchor for the words “I have to vote for Barack.”
By no cosmic miracle does this happen by coincidence. He is clearly using a back to back set of hypnotic hand gestures while giving this sentence containing overt hypnotic programming to be compelled by a mysterious internal voice, taken over by a mysterious force, and to “have to” vote for him.
It is clear he was not joking either. Because if he were joking, he would not use any hand gesture as emphasis for the commands of a statement he was not serous about. Let alone two hand gestures. If he uses a hand gesture even for innocent emphasis, that means he is seriously emphasizing the underlying statement, “a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, “I have to vote for Barack”’
While this is a caricature of what Obama is doing throughout his campaign, this statement cannot be viewed any other way than an obvious attempt at sending a hypnotic message to voters in the voting booth.
Convincing without logic: “The Fierce! Urgency! of Now!” argument (Obama caught anchoring)
While giving speeches, Obama often poses to himself the question: “Why are you running so soon? You can afford to wait.” (105) He then answers his own question by saying the powerful language “because the Fierce! … Urgency! of … Now!” First, notice how he posed the question to himself, to give himself an opportunity to use the anchor. It doesn’t make much sense to pose a question to oneself that you then fail to logically answer. He then answers flashing just during those words his unique thumb in forefinger anchoring hand gesture. These words have preprogrammed emotional meaning to all of us, which he with such techniques anchors you to recall as you hold the pen and “turn the page (106) ” in the voting booth. (107)
Watching such gestures in his speeches, they are clearly intentionally designed to coincide for a specific hypnotic purpose, not just innocent emphasis and enhancement.
Notice how powerfully saying “the fierce urgency of now” provides absolutely no logical basis for why he should not accomplish at least something in the senate first, nor any logical argument as to why we should elect an inexperienced person. It is effective because he uses causation, by saying “because the fierce urgency of now!” Again, he uses the most powerful causality linking statement “because” (with no logical value) followed by powerful words “fierce” and “urgency” – both of which are not only powerful but have embedded meaning to each listener, and then he puts his emphasis on “now!” “Now” is not only a powerful word in hypnosis because it brings the subject’s focus and attention on the present, but, is a command that the voter take action “now.” Those in the marketing field know that adding “now” to the end of any command, such as “buy this product” “now!” increases sales by measured degrees.
Obama caught in subconscious hand gesture linking McCain to Bush
Giving a speech about healthcare in Raleigh North Carolina, right as Obama mentions Bush and McCain, he slips a barely noticeable double handed gesture with two fingers (the same of each hand) pointing parallel, to suggest to you subconsciously that Bush and McCain are on parallel courses. (108) A primary value of this little gesture is critical because it is a slip up, it is obvious. If there is any doubt that Obama is using hypnosis including hidden hand signals, watching this tape clearly shows him flashing a parallel signal which cannot be an accident, right when he mentions Bush and McCain. From the ethical perspective, Obama could make policy arguments and try to convince you logically that he feels McCain will follow similar policies to Bush. However, Obama apparently feels that he needs to do more to convince you. What Obama decides to do, is to implant a subconscious image of parallel, which you subconsciously associate with Bush and McCain, that in many people is the deep psyche source of associating their policies. Whether true or not, Obama through this subconscious programming, decided voters should not even be able logically analyze or debate the issue, but should simply have the image of parallel implanted without their conscious awareness to look at Bush and McCain as parallel.
Obama caught using one-finger subconscious hand gesture regarding Hillary
Obama was caught doing this. While pretending to be innocently scratching, he was caught giving this subconscious signal regarding Hillary, with his middle finger. (110) This alone might be excused as an accident, but in combination with everything else, is clearly another piece of the puzzle. Like the “light shining down” statement discussed later, like his logo, like the “lipstick on a pig”, and all of his other slipups, it also gives you some insight into Obama’s true character. Further proving that this Hillary gesture was not an accident, see Obama’s similar gesture regarding McCain discussed directly below.
Obama caught in another undeniable subconscious hand gesture regarding McCain
Even after Obama’s Hillary gesture above was caught by the media, he didn’t stop. On Wednesday September 17, 2008 at around 2:56pm EST in a televised speech in Nevada, Obama made some remarks about terrorism, then the economy. Shortly after Obama began to discuss John McCain, with his right hand he apparently reached up to scratch the top of his head, then again scratch the top side of his head. As Obama pulled his hand away, he clearly flashed the “L” symbol with his hand (thumb and finger perpendicular), which to many young people, is the symbol for “loser.” He did it as he was mocking how bad John McCain was on the economy. This was no accident. It is unusual for someone like Obama with such perfect body language to have to scratch in the middle of a speech anyway. (without doing a hand gesture which insults his opponent) It is even more unusual for someone to have to scratch in two different places as he did. When watching this video, it is clear that he was pretending to scratch as an intentional diversion to slip in the subconscious message. He even appeared to hesitate to be sure to “pull it off” inconspicuously. It was intended to be a subconscious message to millions of people, to associate the “loser” symbol with John McCain. This act was designed to take away votes from John McCain not with any logical explanation of policy differences, but with messages to an unaware audience – messages to our subconscious that we are not intended to question the correctness of.
To those who think this may have been accidental or coincidence, watch the video of Obama on 8.4.2008, where Obama gives a speech discussing John McCain’s economics. When Obama says “McCain” in the sentence “Senator McCain has been eager to share some of his plans” – notice Obama again flashes the “L” symbol with his hand.
24 Also distinguished, are common political tactics. Such tactics, like making sure there is a Presidential podium in front of you, and American flags behind you to make you look Presidential. While they send messages, they are not analogous to the deceptive and unprecedented hypnosis used by Obama that is the focus of this document.
25 See below, regarding Obama’s Statement featured in McCain ad, “The One”, – Obama’s hypnotic command that “a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack’” – criticized for its being ridiculousness probably without even awareness that it is hypnosis.
26 “Deception (also called beguilement or subterfuge) is the act of convincing another to believe information that is not true, or not the whole truth as in certain types of half-truths. Deception involves concepts like propaganda, distraction and/or concealment.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception
27 “The unconscious mind is the source of our energy. No amount of will power exerted by the conscious mind can override it.” Modern Hypnosis Theory and Practice, Masud Ansari, Ph..D., p43.
29 Hypnosis shows (examples) 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEgrqg-abKM 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg_-edxQ2Tw 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5H3MgHiaJY 4. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=- 2191480905309037848&ei=o2biSIO2KJn-qAPMve2RCw&q=street+hypnosis+wallet&vt=lf
30 ***See Derren Brown perform mind control conversational hypnosis NLP at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=- 2191480905309037848&ei=o2biSIO2KJn-qAPMve2RCw&q=street+hypnosis+wallet&vt=lf
34 THE RAPE OF THE MIND: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing, by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Lecturer in Social Psychology, New School for Social Research, Former Chief, Psychological Department, Netherlands Forces, published in 1956, World Publishing Company. (Out of Print) Book available online at http://www.lermanet.com/scientology/mc-ch1.html
35 THE RAPE OF THE MIND, Chapter 3, Medication into Submission, Hypnotism and Mental Coercion, available at http://www.lermanet.com/scientology/mc-ch3.html
36 THE RAPE OF THE MIND, Chapter 3, Chapter 2 PAVLOV’S STUDENTS AS CIRCUS TAMERS – Mass Conditioning Through Speech, Political Conditioning.
37 The International Law of Propaganda, By Bhagevatula Satyanarayana Murty, discussing I.P. Pavlov, Conditioned Reflexes, an Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex. Pavlov’s theories have inspired several works on propaganda and brainwashing techniques. Sergei Chakhotin, The Rape of the Masses (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul), William Sargant, Battle for the Mind, Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1957) and also citing to Rape of The Mind, by A.M. Meerloo.
38 Fraud does not require an express false statement, though subconscious connections to JFK and the like are clearly that. Fraud can also constitute withholding information in some cases, such as when there is a duty to disclose.
39 One article by Peter C. Johnson, describes conversational hypnosis as mind control – http://ezinearticles.com/?Cant-ControlYour-Children?-Learn-Conversational-Hypnosis&id=959004 – While stating it is “not illegal” in his opinion, this example is relating to using it to get your children to do things, and he cannot make a statement on what is legal across a spectrum of varied situations, including the use of hypnosis to get political support, votes and campaign contributions.
40 Undue influence is “Undue influence, in the sense we are concerned with here, is a shorthand legal phrase used to describe persuasion which tends to be coercive in nature, persuasion which overcomes the will without convincing the judgment. (Estate of Ricks, 160 Cal. 467, 480-482, 117 P. 539.) The hallmark of such persuasion is high pressure, a pressure which works on mental, moral, or emotional weakness to such an extent that it approaches the boundaries of coercion. In this sense, undue influence has been called overpersuasion. Kelly v. McCarthy, 6 Cal.2d 347, 364, 57 P.2d 118.” Odorizzi v. Bloomfield School Dist., 1966, 246 Cal.App.2d 123, 54 Cal.Rptr. 533.
41 People v. Cantor, 198 Cal.App.2d Supp. 843, 18 Cal.Rptr. 363, Cal.Super. 1961
42 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p13.
43 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
44 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1 David X’s educational video, “How to Hypnotize with Covert Hypnosis and Hypnotic Language” See video online, such as at: http://www.revver.com/video/834827/how-to-hypnotize-withcovert-hypnosis-and-hypnotic-language/ Essentially, David X summarizes the conversational hypnosis process as: 1. Capturing focus, 2. bypassing the critical factor/thinking, 3. activating an unconscious or emotional response, (emotional people will not reason) and 4. leading those responses to the outcome the hypnotist desires.
45 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p138 – Pacing, Distraction, and Utilization of the Dominant Hemisphere.
46 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p138 – Pacing, Distraction, and Utilization of the Dominant Hemisphere.
47 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
48 Speech excepts from Obama’s Denver 2008 Democratic Convention Speech, http://www.demconvention.com/barack-obama/
49 For “change we can believe in” – the word “believe” is key – it is one of the most powerful words in hypnosis, and a word anchored continually by Obama’s apparently innocent hand gestures.
50 The Illinois senator sprinkles speeches with “we” and “you” – “Yes we can” and “you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do” – as if he were as much guiding a movement as running for president. How the Candidates’ Speaking Styles Play, By Ariel Sabar | July 11, 2008 edition, http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/07/11/how-the-candidates-speaking-styles-play
51 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1, states how genuinely difficult it is to get caught using covert hypnosis, because without an understanding of the techniques, there is nothing to suggest any element of hypnosis. Often you can only even detect that hypnosis is being used by the effects, such as irrational actions. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_hypnosis – Signs you’re not using analytical mind.
52 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p153
53 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p172
54 See, for example, Conversational Hypnosis, A Manual of Indirect Suggestion, By Carol Sommer
55 See discussion on trans-derivation below regarding alternate deep structures
56 See Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, staring p 16 and throughout – pacing techniques describing the subjects ongoing observable experience such as breathing in and out is a frequently used and primary pacing technique. “In standard inductions, the hypnotist will frequently use descriptions such as…breathing in and out…in the process, the hypnotist is making himself into a sophisticated bio-feedback mechanism …to…match the client’s subjective experience on both conscious and unconscious levels.
57 See Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, staring p 16
58 See McCain ad “The One” Obama is asked, “do you ever have any doubts?” He responds, “never” and smiles obviously.
59 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p19, re implied causative and cause and effect statements, “the strongest form of linkage occurs with what we call Cause – Effect…The important feature of these types of linkages is not whether the logic of the statement is valid, but simply whether they constitute a successful link between the client’s ongoing behavior and what the client experiences next.” See a detailed discussion of the linking statements and causal linguistic process modeling including, “as”, “while”, “during”, “and”, starting p146.
60 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
61 Re causation – “this structure mirrors the structure of internal belief.” – Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
62 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p19, causation is “the strongest form of linkage.” See also Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1.
63 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
64 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski , p35/631
65 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p147
66 See discussion and images below regarding his Democratic Convention Speech for 2008
67 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledowchowski, p104 of 631
68 How To Perform Hypnosis, by: William Hewitt, The Llewellyn Encyclopedia, http://www.llewellynencyclopedia.com/article/225 You do need to give some thought and practice to the pace of your speech. The speech pattern needs to be slow enough to give the subject time to respond to your directions and yet fast enough to retain his or her attention and interest. If you go too slow, the subject’s mind will most likely wander to other thoughts. You want to
maintain the subject’s attention to your voice. You will find that some people need a faster pace while others need a slower pace. Experience will help you find just the right pace. A pause of two to five seconds is a good average.
69 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski , p33/631
70 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski , p33/631
71 Marshall Sylver, Hypnotist
72 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski, p94 of 631, The performance element of hypnosis: Rhythm and tone (regarding using rhythm in conversational hypnosis to be more compelling by being almost musiclike)
73 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p191 – Accessing the Non-Dominant Hemisphere by Melody
74 Using The Tonality Of Your Voice To Covertly Hypnotize Someone, By Michael Bass, http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-TheTonality-Of-Your-Voice-To-Covertly-Hypnotize-Someone&id=737888
75 See, for example, Conversational Hypnosis, A Manual of Indirect Suggestion, By Carol Sommer
76 See Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, staring p 164 – Ambiguity, surface structure vs. deep structure, and derivation.
77 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, staring p 170 – While this discussion discusses mostly language patterns that have secondary meanings which are specific interpretations, the concepts are applicable to all vagueness. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_H._Erickson, Indirect Techniques re vagueness as part of hypnotic induction. See also The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski, Appendix 2 – p541/631 – With artfully vague language, the listener is employed to give the language concrete meaning, that search for meaning is called a transderivational searh which is a specialized trance state.
78 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_H._Erickson, Indirect Techniques
79 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p180-191, quoting Erickson, Deep Hypnosis and its Induction, 1967, p.9, “the utilization of imagery in trance induction almost always facilitates the development of similar or related, more complex hypnotic behavior.
81 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p60, Inquiry with Aldous Huxley. An example from Erickson, is “you know how a raindrop can cling to a leaf before it finally lets go.”
82 Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume 1, p199.
83 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledochowski , p34/631
84 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Meed and Igor Ledochowski, p32 of 631. http://www.conversational-hypnosis.com
85 David Livingston, http://www.hypnosis101.com “Triggering Emotions During Hypnosis: Anchor Collapsing” http://www.hypnosis101.com/wordpress/hypnosis-tips/hypnosis-emotions/
86 “Using hypnosis, the information that was gathered during the guided imagery session is now reframed into positive suggestions that are accepted by the unconscious mind.” GUIDED IMAGERY & HYPNOSIS, By Rhona Jordan, C.GIt, C.CHt. http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com/onstage/2008/tranced/GuidedImagery.php
87 Barack Obama in his speech on Super Tuesday night
88 Obama made this statement in his speech on Super Tuesday
89 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1
90 Killer Influence Secrets of Covert Hypnosis, by David X, Part 1-6
91 Neuro-Linguistic Programming – a way of programming the subconscious mind through language
92 ‘Anchors occur throughout all of our sensory channels in a potentially infinite number of ways. There are four keys to anchoring: The intensity of the state; Timing (peak of experience); Uniqueness of the stimulus, including the number of senses used (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, gustatory), and; Exact replication of the stimulus, or trigger..” http://www.hypnos.co.uk/hypnomag/valente.htm See also, Anchoring is one of the most useful nlp techniques developed by Bandler and Grinder, it’s a method for using the powerful unconscious resources of others to get the responses you desire. http://www.nlp-hypnosis.ws/nlp_anchoring.htm
93 Gemma Bailey 4 Tips For Anchoring, An NLP Practitioners Tool http://weslandinstitute.com/blog/date/2007/03/
94 Gemma Bailey 4 Tips For Anchoring, An NLP Practitioners Tool http://weslandinstitute.com/blog/date/2007/03/
95 There are four keys to anchoring: The intensity of the state; Timing (peak of experience); Uniqueness of the stimulus, including the number of senses used (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, gustatory), and; Exact replication of the stimulus, or trigger..” http://www.hypnos.co.uk/hypnomag/valente.htm
98 In a blog questioning whether Barack Obama is the anti-christ, bloggers’ reports are described as “Some people have reported Obama appearing in dreams and even mysteriously controlling their actions in the voting booth.” http://timmcnellie.blogspot.com/2008/08/enter-anti-christ.html
99- which the subconscious mind interprets, because it often deletes negatives, as “we fulfill destiny.”
100 The Power of Conversational Hypnosis, Clifford Mee and Igor Ledowchowski, p104 of 631
101 Video of Obama saying this phrase in this McCain ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopkn0lPzM8
103 See the McCain ad entitled, “The One.” Available, e.g. at http://www.johnmccain.com Hillary Clinton has also criticized this statement.
104 American heritage Dictionary – Fourth Edition
105 Example: Billings, Montana, 1:07pm EST
106 See below more detailed discussion of Obama’s preprogrammed hypnotic response use of his famous phrase “turn the page” and
107 Speech by Barack Obama in Billings, Montana, “the fierce urgency of now”, around 1:07pm EST “why are you running so soon, can afford to wait, ruining now “because of the fierce urgency of now” and he flashes the thumb and forefinger together exactly for that sentence in a way that cannot be accidental.
108 Barack Obama in speech, Raleigh North Carolina June 9, 2008 ~1:40m EST
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