NEW YORK, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pierre S. Freeman's new book, "The Prisoner of San Jose," exposes the invasive psychological methods of a secretive Rosicrucian cult based in Canada but with its American headquarters in San Jose, California. Not only does this book expose the shadowy world of the Rosicrucian order -- with its secret vows, invisible Masters and omnipotent authority, but also it sheds light on a technique of mind control Freeman calls "Remote Indoctrination."
The amazing story of Pierre S. Freeman's enslavement by a mind control cult begins in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where Freeman was pursuing an engineering degree at the Faculte des Sciences. At this point, a star pupil, Freeman was seduced by the promises of economic freedom offered by the occult and began to invest more time in the Rosicrucian lessons than in his own engineering studies. These teachings were mostly delivered through monographs, developed by Spencer H. Lewis in the early part of the twentieth century. The monographs promised spiritual and material success when followed deliberately. Through these methods, the so-called Ancient and Mystic Order of Rosae Crucis, commonly known as AMORC, would equip the student to face the world from an elevated spiritual perspective. By entering into these teachings, Freeman would encounter severe poverty, homelessness, loss of career, family and friends.
According to the book, "The Prisoner of San Jose," the power of AMORC lay in its adherence to many mind control practices chronicled by experts like Stephen Hassan, author of "Combating Cult Mind Control" and Margaret Thaler Singer, now deceased, who wrote "Cults in Our Midst: the Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives." Although Hassan and Singer's cults were generally centers of highly aggressive in-your-face, person-to-person behavior, Pierre found, to his astonishment, the much less obvious techniques of remote indoctrination, practiced by AMORC, rendered the same kind of personality-altering conditions spoken of by both authors. Pierre found that understanding the conventional methods of cult indoctrination gave him the cues to uproot enough of his mental and emotional condition to reverse some of the psychological damage that led to his inability to let go of the cult and to allow him to begin to reverse engineer his psychological entrapment.
"The Prisoner of San Jose," subtitled "How I Escaped From Rosicrucian Mind Control," has been released this month by Wheatmark Publishing in Tucson, AZ. It is available online and at Amazon.com.