Mind Control - How to Plant Ideas in Someone’s Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done.
Before we get started, it's worth noting that planting an idea in someone's mind without them knowing is a form of manipulation. We're not here to judge you, but this is the sort of thing most people consider evil, so you probably shouldn't actually do anything you read here. Instead, use this information to stay sharp.

If you've seen the film Inception, you might think that planting an idea in someone's mind is a difficult thing to do. It's not. It's ridiculously easy and it's tough to avoid. We're going to take a look at some of the ways it can work.

Reverse Psychology Actually Works

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind
Reverse psychology has become an enormous cliché. I think this peaked in 1995 with the release of the film Jumanji. (If you've seen it and remember it, you know what I'm talking about.) The problem is that most people look at reverse psychology in a very simple way. For example, you'd say "I don't care if you want to go risk your life jumping out of a plane" to try and convince someone not to go skydiving. This isn't reverse psychology—it's passive-aggressive. So let's leave that all behind and start from scratch.
If you're going to use logic reversals in your favor, you need to be subtle. Let's say you want your roommate to do the dishes because it's his or her turn. There's always this approach:
"Hey, would you mind doing the dishes? It's your turn."
But in this example we're assuming your roommate is lazy and the nice approach isn't going to get the job done. So what do you do? Something like this:
"Hey, I've decided I don't want to do the dishes anymore and am just going to start buying disposable stuff. Is that cool with you? If you want to give me some money, I can pick up extras for you, too."
What this does is present the crappy alternative to not doing the dishes without placing any blame. Rather than being preoccupied with an accusation, your roommate is left to only consider the alternative. This is how reverse psychology can be effective, so long as you say it like you mean it.

Never Talk About the Idea — Talk Around It

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind
Getting someone to want to do something can be tough if you know they're not going to want to do it, so you need to make them believe it was their idea. This is a common instruction, especially for salespeople, but it's much easier said than done. You have to look at planting ideas in the same way you'd look at solving a mystery. Slowly but surely you offer the target a series of clues until the obvious conclusion is the one you want. The key is to be patient, because if you rush through your "clues" it will be obvious. If you take it slow, the idea will form naturally in their mind all by itself.
How to Plant Ideas in Someone's MindLet's say you're trying to get your friend to eat healthier food. This is a good aim, but you've got a tough enemy: they're addicted to the Colonel and need a bucket of fried chicken at least once a day. Out of concern you tell them to eat healthier. They either think that's a good idea and then never do anything or just tell you to stop nagging them. For them to realize what they're doing to their body, they need to have an epiphany and you can make that happen by talking around the issue.
How to Plant Ideas in Someone's MindTo do this you need to be very clever and very subtle, otherwise it will be obvious. You can't just say "oh, I read today that fried chicken is killing 10 million children in Arkansas every year" because that's a load of crap and comes with an incredibly obvious motivation for saying it. If chicken is the target, you need to make chicken seem really unappealing. Next time you sneeze, make a joke about coming down with the avian flu. When you're ordering at a restaurant together, verbally convey your decision to order something other than chicken because you just learned how most chicken is processed by restaurants. When you've done enough of these things—and, again, with enough space between them so that it doesn't seem like odd behavior—you can start being a little more aggressive and stop going with your friend to get fried chicken. You can also take proactive steps to improve your own health and tell your friend 1) what you're doing, and 2) how well it's working for you. After a few weeks, if your friend hasn't decided to reconsider his or her position on frequent fried chicken, you can casually mention it and they should be much more open to having a real discussion.


How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind
Underselling is probably one of the easiest and most effective ways to plant an idea in someone's mind. This is another version of reverse psychology but at a less aggressive level. Let's say you're trying to sell someone a hard drive. They could buy a 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB hard drive. You want to sell the largest hard drive possible because those cost more and mean more money for you. Your buyer is coming in with the idea that they want to spend the least money possible. You're not going to get very far by telling them they should spend more money when you know they don't want to. Instead, you need to cater to what they want: the cheap option. Here's a sample dialogue:
Buyer: Can you tell me about this 250GB hard drive? I want to make sure it will work for me.
You: What kind of computer do you have and what do you want to use it for?
Buyer: I have a 2-year old Windows laptop and I need it to store my photos. I have about 30GB of photos.
You: 250GB is definitely more than enough for just storing your photos, so as long as you don't have many more files you might want to put onto the drive it should be just fine for your needs.
This last sentence instills doubt in the buyer. You could even add "you'd only need a larger drive if you wanted to be absolutely sure you'll have enough space in the future" but that might be pushing it a little bit. The point is, if you appear to have their best interests at heart it can be easy to make them think they want to buy more from you.

Again, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that planting ideas in the minds of others is not necessarily a nice thing to do. Use this information to detect when someone's doing it to you and not necessarily as a guide to do it to somebody else.

You can contact Adam Dachis, the author of this post, at adachis@lifehacker.com. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Mind Control - Midnight Man Game

I found this "game" online at http://www.justmegawatt.com/tutorials/midnightgame.html/

I think it's a great game to play with your most fearful and superstitious friends. When you play please video record it and post it on youtube!

How to play the Midnight Man Game w/ rules

It is highly recommended that you do not play the midnight game, however here are some instructions for thrill seekers. Do at your own risk;

1. It must be exactly 12:00 AM when you begin the ritual, or else it will not work. You will need;

Paper and Pencils
A wooden front door
A pin needle
All the lights in the house off

Step 1: Everyone who is playing the midnight game must write their names on a piece of paper, then use a pin needle to drop a single drop of their blood onto the paper

Step 2: Place the paper in front of your front door. Your front door must be made of wood.

Step 3: Light a candle

Step 4: Knock on your front door exactly 22 times. (Note: The 22nd knock must happen at 12:00 AM or the ritual will not work.)

Step 5: Open your door, blow out the candle, and close it. You have now summoned the "Midnight Man". Immediately relight your candle

Step 6: Your goal for the rest of the game is to survive the Midnight Man. Everyone who plays must walk with their candle lit around the house, avoiding the Midnight Man at all costs until the clock strikes 3:33 AM. At which time the Midnight Man will leave. If your candle blows out on its own, it means the midnight man is near, and you have 10 seconds to relight your candle. if you fail to relight the candle in 10 seconds you must surround yourself with a circle of salt and wait until 3:33 AM. If you fail to surround yourself with salt in time the Midnight Man will attack and you will have hallucinations of your worst fears until 3:33 AM.

Signs that the Midnight Man is nearby:
* Your candle blows out
* You suddenly get very cold
* You hear a low whisper
* You see a black humanoid figure within the darkness


Mind Control - People with 'balanced time perspective' more likely to call themselves content

People with 'balanced time perspective' more likely to call themselves content

Do you look fondly at the past, enjoy yourself in the present, and strive for future goals? If you hold these time perspectives simultaneously—and don't go overboard on any one of them—you're likely to be a happy person.

A new study by San Francisco State University researcher Ryan Howell and his colleagues demonstrates that having this sort of "balanced time perspective" can make people feel more vital, more grateful, and more satisfied with their lives. Their findings are reported online in the Journal of Happiness Studies.
"If you are too extreme or rely too much on any one of these perspectives, it becomes detrimental, and you can get into very destructive types of behaviors," Howell said. "It is best to be balanced in your time perspectives."

While it may seem obvious that people who have a positive attitude about their past, enjoy the present, and focus on goals for the future would be the happiest, Howell said that a sense of well-being depends on the balance between these elements.

"If you're really dominant in one type of perspective, you're very limited in certain situations," he added. "To deal well when you walk into any situation, you need to have cognitive flexibility. That is probably why people with a balanced time perspective are happiest."

It can be fine to have fond memories of childhood, for instance, but spending too much time remembering the past can keep you from enjoying the present. It might be great to treat yourself to a nice dinner, but "living in the moment" like that every night could keep you from achieving future goals.

There is some evidence that people can "rebalance" their time perspectives, Howell said, while noting that "there hasn't been a lot of work that's tried to change time perspectives explicitly." But in general, "if you're too future-oriented, it might be good to give yourself a moment to sit back and enjoy the present," Howell suggested. "If you're too hedonistic and living for the moment, maybe it's time to start planning some future goals."

Howell directs The Personality and Well-Being Lab. He and his graduate students at SF State are collecting data on time perspectives through their Beyond the Purchase website at http://www.beyondthepurchase.org. They hope their results will help individuals to extend the benefits of a balanced time perspective into the area of consumer choice. The site contains a variety of short quizzes and surveys on purchasing habits and values and how they relate to happiness.

"The site is open to anyone who wants to learn more about their spending habits," Howell said, "and put themselves in a place where they can make better consumer choices."

"We would expect that people with certain time perspectives would be much more likely to make consumer choices that fall either in the more experiential or more materialistic side of things," said Howell, who is preparing a new study on the topic.

Provided by San Francisco State University

Mind Control - 8 Most Brilliant Con Artists of Our Time

By Jessica Straight On April 13, 2012
Many fraudsters have made it into the great hall of infamy. Whether they gained notoriety amongst the most powerful or wealthy, made headlines for scamming thousands of people, or have taken advantage of any opportunity to engage in embezzlement, these con artists are masters at their craft. You’d be surprised what these imposters got away with. Here are some of the most brilliant and “ballsy” con artists of our time.
  1. Christopher Rocancourt

    His list of victims are only the wealthy and powerful. As an imposter and con artist taking on the persona of a French member of the Rockefeller family, Raconcourt sold a property he didn’t own for $1.4 million, pretended to be a movie producer, boxing champion, and even married to a Playboy model. His trademark moves were to always have a gorgeous woman on his arm and drop large amounts of cash at entertainment venues. He was charged with theft, smuggling, bribery, grand larceny, and perjury against almost 20 victims including well-known actors. In an interview with Dateline, he claims to have amassed at least $40 million in embezzlement. Given five years in prison and fined $9 million, he is one of the greatest imposters of our time.
  2. Charles Ponzi

    A notorious name when it comes to financial scandals, Charles Ponzi is one of the greatest swindlers to have ever lived. His genius lies in the famous “Ponzi Scheme,” a concept he created that pays early investors returns from the investments of later investors. Basically, he promised clients a large sum of money; 50% profit within 45 days of investing, or 100% profit within 90 days. In the 1920s, he was making $250,000 a day, an enormous amount of money at that time. He was finally apprehended after a newspaper started to investigate the “Ponzi Scheme.” He was later sent to prison for his actions and spent his later years in poverty.
  3. Victor Lustig

    Victor Lustig was such a master con artist that he convinced scrap metal dealers to buy the Eiffel Tower (yes, the one in France) for scrap metal. He also sold “money-printing” machines for outrageous amounts of money, while the machines only produced two 100 dollar bills in a span of 12 hours, which gave him more than enough time to disappear. Lustig’s endeavors also included making deals with notorious gangster Al Capone, advising him to invest more than $40,000 in stock. After keeping Capone’s money in a safe for two months, Lustig returned the gangster’s money, saying the deal did not go through. Capone was impressed with Lustig’s “integrity,” and rewarded him with five grand. Lustig’s luck eventually ran out after a number of scams in the U.S., where he was arrested and sent to Alcatraz.
  4. Frank Abagnale

    Frank Abagnale’s prosperous exploits have been recreated in the movie, Catch Me If You Can, which shows him making almost perfect copies of checks and pretending to be a pilot for Pan Am, flying around the world for free. Frank also impersonated doctors, forged a Harvard University Law diploma, and got a job at the office of the State Attorney General of Louisiana. However, Frank’s story did not end tragically. After being caught in France and serving quite a number of sentences in different countries, he was offered an extraordinary opportunity to turn his craft of fraud and forgery into a legitimate business, opening a fraud consultation business. He is now using his honestly-earned millions to repay all those he wronged in previous years.
  5. Benny Hinn

    Known for his “Miracle Crusades,” Benny led thousands to believe that God can give him powers to heal and prophesize unforeseen circumstances. His followers have donated millions of dollars to him. Hinn’s ministry has been criticized many times, but he still is out there performing miracles daily and making lots of money for it.
  6. James Hogue

    Adopting the identity of Alexi Indris Santana, a self taught orphan from Utah, James enrolled at Princeton University, claiming on his application that he slept in the Grand Canyon, raising cattle and reading philosophy. He proceeded to defraud the university for $30,000 in financial aid. His scamming scheme of college institutions didn’t end there; he became a security guard at Harvard’s on-campus museums where he replaced several gemstones with inexpensive fake ones.
  7. Ferdinand Demara

    Known as “The Great Imposter,” Demara’s resume is pretty impressive. He has taken various identities working as a civil engineer, a doctor of applied psychology, a monk, an assistant prison warden, a hospital orderly, a lawyer, and a teacher among other professions. He definitely had a knack for assuming various identities with ease and poise. He was caught in an unusually heroic circumstance: while impersonating a doctor on a Navy ship during the Korean War, there were several seriously wounded soldiers from combat on board who needed to be saved. Since Demara was the ship’s only surgeon, he crawled into his quarters with a medical textbook and emerged to save the lives of everyone on board. Demara apparently had a photographic memory and an unusually high IQ. When news of his heroics spread throughout the nation, the resulting media attention revealed his true face and identity.
  8. David Hampton

    An African-American con artist, David Hampton’s story became the inspiration for the movie, Six Degrees of Separation. Assuming the identity of Sidney Poitier’s son, he gained celebrity status and got many free meals at restaurants and other perks. He then persuaded many A-list celebrities, like Calvin Klein and Gary Sinise, to allow him to stay the night in their homes, claiming he was a friend of their children.

Mind Control - Subconsciously, we echo the speech of superiors


(Phys.org) -- Want to know who holds the power? Just listen carefully, preferably with a little help from a computer. Research at Cornell shows that people speaking to someone of perceived superior status often unconsciously echo the linguistic style of that person. The effect is usually not noticed by humans but shows up in a computer analysis of large amounts of text. The linguistic clues were found in discussions in which the outcome matters to the speaker.
The rule seems to apply across many domains of life. The researchers found it in Internet discussion and in arguments before the Supreme Court. In the latter case,  also offers clues to which justices may favor one side or the other in a case.
Graduate student and lead author Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil presented the research at the World Wide Web Conference April 16-20 in Lyon, France. Co-authors are Jon Kleinberg '93, the Tisch University Professor of computer science; Lillian Lee '93, professor of computer science; and Yahoo! researcher Bo Pang, Ph.D. '06.
While  commonly study people in small groups, the  were able to find subtle effects because they worked with very large collections of text -- 240,000 conversations among Wikipedia editors and 50,389 verbal exchanges from 204 cases argued before the Supreme Court.
In conversation with someone more powerful, the analysis shows, a speaker tends to coordinate with the other person's use of "function words": articles, auxiliary verbs, conjunctions, frequently used adverbs ("very," "just," "often"), pronouns, prepositions and quantifiers ("all," "some," "many"). This means that the effects are independent of the topic and would show up even in text that has been censored to hide or disguise the subject matter, the researchers say.
As a further test, the researchers trained a computer to measure language coordination on Wikipedia and then fed it text from Supreme Court arguments and vice versa. They got the same results either way, confirming that the effect is independent of the situation.
On Wikipedia talk pages, where writers and editors discuss their articles, status is clearly defined, with some editors identified as "admins," who have more authority over what goes into an article. The researchers found that when editors were promoted to an admin position, others coordinated language to them more after the promotion. In turn, the newly promoted administrators coordinated their language less with the rank and file, but usually only after about two months of adjustment to their new status.
In the Supreme Court, as expected, lawyers coordinate their speech to justices. But, say the researchers, there is another factor besides formal status that confers power: dependence. Speakers coordinate their speech with those who can do something for them. Lawyers generally go before the  with an idea of which justices will be opposed to their cause, and the analysis showed that lawyers coordinated their speech more with justices who opposed them (as confirmed by the final vote). At the same time, opposing justices coordinated less with those lawyers.
As a sidelight, the analysis showed that female lawyers coordinated their speech with justices more than male lawyers, and justices coordinated less with female lawyers. The researchers caution that this result may be influenced by other gender differences in communication style.
The researchers see applications of this type of analysis in studying the sociology of online groups, which previously has focused on structural features such as who talks to whom. "It is exciting to contemplate extending the range of social properties that can be analyzed via text," they concluded.
The research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation, Google and Yahoo!
Provided by Cornell University

What it's like to work for Satan

In case you’ve ever wondered who goes to the trouble of putting evil subliminal messages into rock music to corrupt the minds of the young, meet Damon Lewis. A producer for Treble Six records, Damon works directly with Satan himself, to ensure that no decent rock song leaves the studio missing its most important ingredient – a heaping dose of pure, soul-twisting evil. Rock on!


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Mind Control - Pat Robertson, Demon Hunter


April 09, 2012 3:13 pm ET - by Ben Dimiero & Oliver Willis
Televangelist Pat Robertson recently made headlines for suggesting that homosexuality may be driven by "demonic possession." In recent years, Robertson has labeled a wide (and frequently bizarre) range of things as demonic, including: feng shui, yoga, karate, horoscopes, Twilight, paintings of Buddha, television shows about ghosts, Halloween, psychics, young girls levitating their friends at sleepovers, and (sometimes) adopted children from other countries. 

Paintings Of Buddha Can Be Infected With "Demon Prayers" And Give You Headaches

Last year, a man wrote to The 700 Club worried that his niece's painting of Buddha amounted to idolatry. Robertson said that it certainly did, and that you "don't know what kind of demonic power is attached to that." Explaining that he didn't want to get "super spiritual on this thing," Robertson nevertheless advised that he would "take that statue of Buddha or picture of Buddha and set it on fire." The conversation continued, with Robertson describing how people can attach "demon prayers" to things like paintings of Buddha, and they can give you headaches and lead to marital strife:
TERRY MEEUWSEN (CO-HOST): I watch Home & Garden Television and that's a very common thing for people to decorate with now. And I'm mystified by it. Because it is a false God.
ROBERTSON: Some of these things they actually - they have demon prayers. And people, they bring one of these things into their homes and all of a sudden they start getting headaches and they start having marital discord and they say, "what's the matter?" You've brought a demonic - the demon has attached itself to this piece of artwork. You just don't need these. (The 700 Club, 4/4/11)

Horoscopes Are "Demonic" And "Satanic" 

Responding to a viewer question in 2009, Robertson, who has attacked horoscopes for their demonic influence several times over the years, warned of their "Satanic pull":
ROBERTSON: They are demonic. They come out of the Satanic type of activity. And you don't want to deal with horoscopes. They're basically phony, but what's left of them is, it has a Satanic pull to it. (The 700 Club, 6/16/09)

Feng Shui Is "At Best Demonic" 

In April 2010, Robertson told viewers that he once invited a "feng shui expert" to arrange the office of an internet company he founded in China, but "the business went broke." He added: "You don't want to fool with that stuff. It is at best demonic, at worst it's just superstition." (The 700 Club, 4/15/10)

Some Martial Artists Gain Strength By "Inhaling Some Demon Spirits"

In November 2007, a viewer asked Robertson whether it was okay to accept a job teaching martial arts. Robertson posited that while some uses of martial arts can be helpful (as evidenced by Chuck Norris helping "ghetto" kids through martial arts), it can also be very dangerous. Why? Because, according to Robertson, some martial artists gain their strength from a "demonic source" by "inhaling some demon spirits." (The 700 Club, 11/26/07)

Yoga Is Probably Demonic, But Tai Chi Is Safe 

Responding to a viewer question about whether it is permissible for a Christian to enroll in Tai Chi classes, Robertson explained: 
ROBERTSON: I don't think it is of any demonic - I think it may be deist in origin. But in any event, that's the idea. Chi is the life force, and so you're stimulating the life force. Beyond that - there's some of these things - I mean, yoga, I think, and some of these mantras you say definitely have Buddhist and sometimes demonic origins. I don't think Tai Chi does. (The 700 Club, 4/19/06)

Psychics Get Their Power From Demons

In 2006, a viewer asked whether it was ok to listen to a TV psychic that claims to be a Christian. Robertson's response? Don't do it, because psychics get their power from demons: "I don't believe any of these so-called psychics have something that doesn't come from demons." (The 700 Club, 7/18/06)

Twilight Is "Demonic" And "Evil" 

Robertson has little patience for films and shows about ghosts, vampires, and other supernatural subjects. Earlier this year, Robertson explained that the Twilight film series is "demonic" and "evil," and watching movies like that amounts to "opening the door to demonic power" and giving "permission" to demons. (The 700 Club, 2/9/12)

Adopted Children From Other Countries May Bring "Demonic Influences" With Them 

In May 2010, The 700 Club ran a long segment highlighting a Christian family that had adopted two young children from Uganda. The segment discussed the growing trend of Christian families taking in orphans from around the world (including highlighting CBN's own organization dedicated to helping orphans). Though the story seemed heartwarming, Robertson followed it with a warning for viewers.
After explaining that people need to understand that adopting a child is a commitment for life and not "like you are having a dog and you can drop him off at the pound," Robertson had a second, much stranger warning about adopting children: "If they have demonic influences - if they have some, you know, per-practer of the dark arts in their background, you never can tell what's going to come out." (The 700 Club, 5/20/10)

Girls Levitating Friends At Sleepovers Are Entering A "Demonic Realm" 

Responding to a viewer wondering if he made the right decision by not joining his friends at a palm reading at a local carnival, Robertson agreed it was a smart decision and ran down his usual list of occult practices, including (yet again) Ouija boards, tarot cards, and horoscopes. He proceeded to retell a common urban legend about levitation at a sleepover, which he said had happened "not too far from here." The girls in question, Robertson explained, had entered a "spiritual, demonic realm."
ROBERTSON: These little girls - I think a group out in town, not too far from here - they were having one of these sleepovers and they started doing this séance business and the next thing you know, one of them was levitating and it scared them to death. Because these things are real. This isn't -- It starts out as play, but they're moving into a spiritual, demonic realm. (The 700 Club, 10/31/06)

Shows About Ghost Hunters Are "Clearly Demonic" 

Last year, Robertson told a viewer that, while it is not necessarily a sin to watch ghost hunting shows, "why would you be dealing with something that is clearly demonic - and it is demonic." Transitioning for no apparent reason into his personal history reading horoscopes, Robertson reiterated his belief that horoscopes are demonic.  He continued, "You can feel almost a spiritual pull into these things, and I think they are activated by Satan himself." (The 700 Club, 3/8/11)

Halloween Is A "Celebration Of Demonic Forces" 

A few days before Halloween in 2009, Pat Robertson  labeled Halloween a "celebration of the devil" and a "celebration of demonic forces." Robertson dismissed people that think Halloween is "harmless" and compared it to dabbling with demons by using Ouija boards or "levitation."
ROBERSTON: Ouija boards aren't harmless. Séances aren't harmless. All the things that people do - and a lot of young people just get their kicks out of having a Ouija board little cursor that travels across the board and answers some questions. And they have levitation. Some kids prayed and they get levitated - and all kinds of stuff that happens. Is it real? Yes, it's real. But wheredoes it come from? It comes from demons. It comes from demonic forces. (The 700 Club, 10/29/09)
Copyright © 2012 Media Matters for America. All rights reserved.

Mind Control Cover-up

Mind Control Cover-up

The Secrets of Mind Control

This mind control summary is based on astonishing excerpts from three landmark books: Bluebird by Colin Ross, MD; Mind Controllers by Armen Victorian; and A Nation Betrayed by Carol Rutz. The authors provide hundreds of footnotes to support their thorough research. This revealing information is based on 18,000 pages of declassified CIA mind control documents. To order these key documents from the U.S. government, click here. Join in powerfully building a better world for all by spreading the word.

The Secret Agenda of Mind Control

Please note: the letters and numbers after each paragraph denote the book and page number from which the mind control information was taken. BB—Bluebird  MC—Mind Controllers  NB—A Nation Betrayed.

A declassified CIA document dated 7 Jan 1953 [1] describes the creation of multiple personality in 19-year old girls. "These subjects have clearly demonstrated that they can pass from a fully awake state to a deep H [hypnotic] controlled state ... by telephone, by receiving written matter, or by the use of code, signal, or words and that control of those hypnotized can be passed from one individual to another without great difficulty. It has also been shown by experimentation with these girls that they can act as unwilling couriers for information purposes." BB 32

Under the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947, the CIA was established. One of the main areas investigated by the CIA was mind control. The behavior control program was motivated by Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean use of mind control techniques. The CIA originated its first program in 1950 under the name BLUEBIRD. MKULTRA officially began in 1953. In 1973, tipped off about forthcoming investigations, CIA Director Richard Helms ordered the destruction of any MKULTRA records. [2] MC 3, 10, 17

The Senate Intelligence Committee did find some records during its investigation in 1976. Senator Frank Church, who led the congressional investigations of the CIA's unlawful actions, said that the agency was "a rogue elephant" operating above the law as it plotted assassinations, illegally spied on thousands of Americans, and even drugged citizens in its effort to develop new weapons for its covert arsenal. [3] In 1977, through a Freedom of Information Act request, 16,000 pages of mind control documents were found as part of the Agency's financial history. That is how this information has been pieced together. MC 5, 18, NB xvi, 38

The CIA Mind Control Projects

A CIA document dated 10 Feb 1954 [4] describes an experiment on the creation of unsuspecting assassins: "Miss [deleted] was then instructed (having expressed a fear of firearms) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [deleted] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep) and failing this, she would pick up a pistol and fire it at Miss [deleted]. She was instructed that she would not hesitate to "kill." Miss [deleted] carried out these suggestions including firing the (unloaded) gun at [deleted]. After proper suggestions were made, both were awakened. Miss [deleted] expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened." BB 36, 37

MKULTRA grew into a mammoth undertaking. The nature of the research included these specific problems:
  • Can we create by post-H (hypnotic) control an action contrary to an individual's basic moral principles?
  • Can we "alter" a person's personality? Can we guarantee total amnesia under any and all conditions?
  • Could we seize a subject and in the space of an hour by post-H control have him crash an airplane?
  • Can we devise a system for making unwilling subjects into willing agents and then transfer that control to untrained agency agents in the field by use of codes or identifying signs? NB 13, 14, 28  [5]
In a 1971 Science Digest article [6], Dr. G.H. Estabrooks states, "By the 1920's clinical hypnotists learned to split certain individuals into multiple personalities like Jeckyl-Hydes. During WWII, I worked this technique with a Marine lieutenant I'll call Jones. I split his personality into Jones A and Jones B. Jones A, once a ‘normal' Marine, became entirely different. He talked communist doctrine and meant it. He was welcomed enthusiastically by communist cells, and was deliberately given a dishonorable discharge. Jones B was the deeper personality, knew all the thoughts of Jones A, and was ‘imprinted' to say nothing during conscious phases. All I had to do was hypnotize him, get in touch with Jones B, and I had a pipeline straight into the Communist camp." BB 167-169  For more on CIA mind control projects, click here.

Dr. Jose Delgado, a neurosurgeon and Yale professor, [7][8][9] received funding for brain electrode research on children and adults. In the 1950s, he developed a miniature electrode placed within an individual's cranium capable of receiving and transmitting electronic signals. Delgado was able to control the movements of his subjects by pushing buttons on a remote transmitter. He demonstrated by wiring a fully-grown bull. With the device in place, Delgado stepped into the ring with the bull. The animal charged towards the experimenter – and then suddenly stopped, just before it reached him. The powerful beast had been stopped with the simple action of pushing a button on a small box held in Delgado's hand. [10] MC 147, BB 88

The Mind Control Doctors

In the second half of the 20th century, mind control projects resulted in extensive political abuse of psychiatry. Many thousands were subjected to unethical mind control experiments by leading psychiatrists and medical schools. Mind control experimentation was not only tolerated by medical professionals, but published in psychiatric and medical journals. Dr. William Sweet participated in both brain electrode implant experiments and the injection of uranium into medical patients at Harvard University. [11][12] Army doctors were involved in LSD testing at least until the late 1970's. Subjects of LSD experiments included children as young as five years old, and brain electrodes were implanted in children as young as 11 years of age. BB, pg. K, 1, 21

Linda MacDonald was a victim of Dr. Ewen Cameron's [13][14][15][16] destructive mind control experiments in 1963. Dr. Cameron was president of the American and World Psychiatric Associations. He used a "treatment" which involved intensive application of these brainwashing techniques; drug disinhibition, prolonged sleep, and prolonged psychological isolation. These were combined with ECT [Electro Convulsive Therapy]. [17][18][19] The amount of electricity introduced into Linda's brain exceeded by 76.5 times the maximum amount recommended. Dr. Cameron's technique resulted in permanent and complete amnesia. A class action suit against the CIA for Dr. Cameron's MKULTRA experiments was settled out of court for $750,000, divided among eight plaintiffs in 1988. BB 126, 181-187  For more on the mind control doctors, click here.

26 July 1963, Memorandum For: Director of Central Intelligence [20] From: CIA Inspector General
The concepts involved in manipulating behavior are found by many people both within and outside the Agency [CIA] to be distasteful and unethical. Nevertheless, there have been major accomplishments both in research and operational employment. Over the ten-year life of the program many additional avenues to the control of human behavior have been designated under the MKULTRA charter, including radiation, electro-shock, and harassment substances. Some activities raise questions of legality implicit in the original charter. A final phase of the testing places the rights and interests of US citizens in jeopardy.

Technical Services Division initiated a program for covert testing of materials on unwitting US citizens in 1955. TSD has pursued a philosophy of minimum documentation in keeping with the high sensitivity of the projects. Some files contained little or no data at all. There are just two individuals in TSD who have full knowledge of the MKULTRA program. NB 108-113

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[1] CIA MORI ID 190684, pp. 1, 4. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. For free, unlimited access to this and other mind control documents, see our archive of these declassified documents. To go directly to the CIA document quoted, for page 1, click here. For page 4, click here. You can also verify the statement in the text using a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at this link.
[2] New York Times, Aug. 2, 1977, Mind-Control Studies Had Origins in Trial of Mindszenty. This engaging article includes a concise history of mind control projects. To view the entire article, click here. The U.S. Department of Energy Website also provides a highly revealing, detailed report of these mind control projects and the destruction of their records available here. See also a CIA document available here.
[3] Final Report. Book 1, Foreign and Military Intelligence. Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, 94th Congress, 2nd Session, 26 April 1976, Special Report No. 94-755 (Better known as the Church Committee Report). See Book 1, p. 406. For instructions on how to order this document from the National Archives, click here. For a related article on George Washington University's National Security Archive website, click here. For an excellent Wikipedia article, click here.

[4] CIA MORI ID 190691, p. 1. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. For unlimited access to this and other mind control documents, see our archive of these declassified documents. To go directly to the page with the document quoted, click here. You can also verify the text statement using a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at this link.
[5] CIA MORI ID 140401, pp. 6, 7. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control from Project BLUEBIRD, the immediate precursor to Project MKULTRA. Its estimated publication date is 1/1/52. The nature of the BLUEBIRD research was very similar that of Project MKULTRA. To order this highly revealing document click here and follow the instructions. For reasons unknown, this document is not included in the mind control CDs, but you can read the text of the entire declassified document at this link.
[6] Estabrooks, G.H. Hypnosis comes of age. Science Digest, 44-50, April 1971. A revealing excerpt of this article is available here.
[7] Delgado, J.M.R. Evaluation of permanent implantation of electrodes within the brain. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 7, 637-644, 1955. To order, click here.
[8] Delgado, J.M.R. Social rank and radio-stimulated aggressiveness in monkeys. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 144, 383-390, 1967. To order, click here.
[9] Delgado, J.M.R. Physical Control of the Mind. New York: Harper & Row, paperback 1977. Order here.
[10] New York Times, May 17, 1965, front page, ‘Matador' With a Radio Stops Wired Bull; Modified Behavior in Animals Subject of Brain Study. Instructions to purchase this article from the New York Times archives and a free copy of the article are available at www.WantToKnow.info/650517nytimes.
[11] Faden, R.R. Final Report. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1995. The full, highly revealing report on the U.S. Department of Energy Website is available here. For pages detailing Dr. Sweet's experiments, see chapter five page 4, page 5.
[12] Mark, V.H., & Ervin, F.R. Violence and the Brain. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Order here.
[13] Gillmor, D. I Swear By Apollo. Dr. Ewen Cameron and the CIA-Brainwashing Experiments. Montreal: Eden press, 1987. To order this book, click here.
[14] Scheflin, A.W., & Opton, E.M. The Mind manipulators. New York: Paddington Press, 1978. Order here.
[15] Thomas, G. Journey into Madness. The Secret Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse. New York: Bantam, 1989 (paperback 1990). To order this book, click here.
[16] Weinstein, H. Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of Mind Control. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1990. To order this book, click here.
[17] Collins, A. In the Sleep Room. The Story of CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1988/1998. To order this book, click here.
[18] Cameron, D.E. Production of differential amnesia as a factor in the treatment of schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 1, 26-34, 1960.
[19] Cameron, D.E., Levy, L. Rubenstein, L., & Malmo, R.B. Repetition of verbal signals: Behavioral and physiological changes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 115, 985-991, 1959.

[20] CIA MORI ID 17748, pp. 2, 4, 6-9. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control. You can verify the statement in the text using a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described on our ten-page mind control summary at this link. For free, unlimited access to these documents, go to our archive of declassified mind control documents. 

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