No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/mindctrl/mm_used.htm

do not be fooled… only God are you to Obey….

to obey is to follow…..

“There is none good but one, that is, God”

Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!

How Mind Manipulation is Used
For Influence and Control

Mind manipulation is a strategy used by deceptive, exploitive groups for the expansion of their influence, control and exploitation. (Not all these factors need be present for the group to be considered harmful.)

First, the person is conditioned or softened up by means of love-bombing.

Second, the person is persuaded or indoctrinated into new beliefs.

The leaders have three objective in mind: 1) recruit converts, 2) control lives, and 3) make money.

Factors to indoctrinate a person:

  • Isolation
  • Hunger (or fasting)
  • Fatigue
  • Tenseness (unpredictability)
  • Fear-Love Relationship
  • Threats which the person doesn’t realize or perceive
  • Repetition
  • Lack of privacy (physical and mental)

Depending on which deceptive group you are talking about, these factors are used more or less in producing mind manipulation. Thought-reform is the name of the game–reform to what the leader wants his followers to think.

Fear phobia induction is used to cause the member to become submissive and obedient.

During the time when the individual is being indoctrinated,
he/she does the following things:

  • Studies diligently
  • Listens hour after hour without asking any questions
  • Self-examines himself and what he stands for
  • Becomes self-critical
  • Re-examines himself and his/her beliefs
  • Reaches new thought conclusions
  • Learns by doing
  • Does not test reality with anyone outside the group (Questions are only answered within the group by programmed statements from the leader.)

The most important and last phase is impressing the individual with the infallibility of the group leader. “God has revealed great things to the leader” or has had “revelations which no other person has duplicated in all of history.”

After being with group members, teachers, leaders, etc. the individual will gradually be won from the ability to make a decision. He will become an integral part of the group and will not be able to function alone. When this finally happens, the mind manipulation is complete. The person will obey faithfully all “God” has revealed to the authoritarian leader.

Deceptive, abusive leaders use certain phrases (i. e., buzzwords1) over and over and these are woven into speeches, materials, teachings, conversation, and everyday living so that the individual repeats them audibly to himself and others day after day. This type of repetition reinforces the mind manipulation.

The individual finally cannot think except as far as the group thinks and the terrible thing is that the individual does not know his mind is controlled. He thinks he has a free will to believe what he wants, while in fact he thinks only as far as the teachers and leaders of the group think. You cannot feel thought-reform! Just like you cannot smell carbon-monoxide.

Thought reform has intense and dramatic effects on the personality structure. It alters the psychological and physiological makeup of a person’s functioning.2

Leaders of these kinds of groups are self-righteous, hypocritical, religious paranoids who are on a religion for profit ego-trip.3 They give religion lip service only. You do not see them feeding the hungry, helping the needy, or doing any kind of mission work to help others.

These leaders only want to victimize new converts and to make money. Unfortunately, many people cannot see the gigantic rip-off and betrayal! These groups offer free Bible correspondence courses, free booklets, and other literature, which are the hook to draw others inside their group where they will be controlled and exploited.

Investigate and see what is happening in the world. We are not talking about freedom of religion–we are talking about deliberate manipulation of innocent people’s minds through the use of skilled thought reform techniques!

~From an article sent to Exit & Support Network™

 

The Techniques of Coercive Persuasion

There are seven main techniques categories that are layered, interwoven, and overlapped into a coercive persuasion [C. P.] program. The presence of every technique is not always required for the program to be effective.

  1. Increase mental confusion and increase the individual’s suggestibility:

    This is done through hypnotic or other suggestibility increasing techniques. Repetitive audio, visual, tactile, or verbal fixation exercises or stimuli also may be employed.

    Within this technique mental confusion is employed to break or intrude upon the subject’s normal concentration. Concentration is distracted or decreased to inhibit the subject’s ability to think through or verify the claims or story they are being given. One way this can be done is by using a constant verbal or sensory barrage of pro system information.

  2. Apply strong non-physical punishments:

    Techniques such as humiliation, loss of privilege, social isolation, abrupt social status changes, anxiety and guilt manipulation, and other techniques for creating intense negative emotional reactions are used.

    Rewards paradoxically play an integral role in this technique.
    Manipulatory leverage is usually maximized by alternating harshness with leniency or lavish rewards. Love, admiration, approval and other supportive rewards are used as weapons.

  3. Promote social isolation:

    Contact with family, friends, or associates who do not share the group approved attitudes or ideology is abridged. Economic and other dependence on the new group is fostered.

    By manipulation of rewards, group pressure, and non-physical punishments the program operators establish considerable control over a person’s time, social environment, and sources of social support. The subjects are manipulated in such a way to put psychological distance between observable behavior that reflects the values, routines, and life organization that the individual displayed before contact with the group. This is sometimes done by symbolic and actual acts of betrayal, renunciation of self, or attacking past associations, or previously held values.

    A person continually exposed to a C. P. program in lectures, events or experiences will gradually cut himself off from his past. They may begin to stop calling or writing family and old friends. Work, school, or other important previous activities may be dropped or relegated to such a low priority that eventually it is not possible for them to keep up. The group applying C. P. now occupies all their time.

  4. Attack one’s self concepts and world view:

    This is the most effective facilitator for coercing change of all C. P. techniques.

    Using coerced confessions, detailed personal histories, or other discovery methods, frequent and intense attempts are made to cause the subject to reevaluate in unfavorable ways the most central aspects of his experience of “self,” and his prior conduct. These efforts are deliberately designed to destabilize, degrade, or diminish the subject’s self concept, world view, emotional control, awareness and interpretation of reality, and defense mechanisms. Such psychological assaults force the individual into reinterpreting their life history and adopting a new version of causality.

    Regardless of previous fact, the individual is gradually convinced that his past, his beliefs, or his family, were bad; or at least considerably worse than they were. He is then manipulated into believing, to “survive,” he must now commit himself to the group using C. P. and the superior knowledge, talent or mission they espouse.

  5. Make intense and frequent attempts to undermine a person’s confidence in himself and his judgment to create a sense of powerlessness:

    Criticism or complaints are handled by showing the subject that he or she is somehow flawed, not the group or the ideology being advanced. The subject is taught the system is always right and they are always wrong. Contrary to what might be professed, they soon learn through experience the system is the only true authority for decisions.

  6. Manipulate information and language:

    Conflicting, upsetting, or non-supporting information is censored or prohibited whenever possible in group communication and indoctrination. Direct deception or the clever mixing of truth and lies in confidence game strategies also may be employed to manipulate information or inhibit discovery of falsehood in stated claims.

    Rules exist about permissible topics to discuss with outsiders. Communication is highly controlled. An “in group” language is usually constructed.

    To reinforce the belief system, commonly used words often are redefined and new words created. Language is loaded1, often dividing the world into “good, aware, wonderful us” and “evil, unaware, ignorant them.”

    Information is controlled is such a way to offer “no choice choices.” All alternatives given to the subject to choose from are void of any valid options that run counter to the goals of the operators of the C. P. program.

    This technique also helps to prevent independent thinking, discovery of deception, or rebellion by maintaining a closed system of logic and an uninformed state in the victim. One main theme in Orwell’s 1984 was, without the capacity to express or use certain words, people lose access to the thoughts and actions that those words represent. Since words represent thoughts and thoughts motivate actions, if words can be controlled, thought and eventually action can be controlled.

  7. Use or have present psychological threat of a secular nature:

    Those failing to adopt the approved attitude, belief, or consequent behavior are directly threatened, or are led to sincerely believe that severe punishment or dire consequences will befall them. Physical or mental illness, drug dependence, economic collapse, social failure, divorce, failure to find a mate are a few examples of these secular threats.

    These seven techniques of C. P. combine the most effective, age old psychological and sociological coercive influence and deception techniques with the most powerful advances in behavioral modification, and other technologies. This synthesis is sometimes wrapped in a slick Madison avenue, public relations, or soft sell veneer.

~Taken from Factnet.org

 

Quotes About Mind Control

Edward L. Bernays
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
― Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda
James Dashner
“Thomas: Is it [my brain] fixed?
Brenda: It worked, judging from the fact that you’re not trying to kill us anymore…”
― James Dashner, The Death Cure

Charles Fort
“Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly.”
― Charles Fort

Criss Jami
“In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.”
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Alison Miller
“Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.”
― Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
Donna Lynn Hope
“The black widow, who had dispatched a lover or two, was sought out for her wisdom. The young spider asked her, “Did you keep his harmful secret under the threat of danger, or did you spin a web so confusing that he didn’t know if you were friend or foe? Did you release him from the web and your presence or will you give another the venom in which to finish him?” The black widow was quiet and then said, “All of the above.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

 

Philip G. Zimbardo
“The most dramatic instances of directed behavior change and “mind control” are not the consequence of exotic forms of influence, such as hypnosis, psychotropic drugs, or “brainwashing,” but rather the systematic manipulation of the most mundane aspects of human nature over time in confining settings.”
― Philip G. Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
William Peter Blatty
“The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us; but he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. His attack is psychological, Damien. And powerful.”
― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
Kerrelyn Sparks
“He assaulted the man with a psychic wave. “You are a cockroach.” In his inebraited state, Cody had no resistance at all to a vampire mind control. He fell to the floor and scurried around the foyer on all fours. “I am a cockroach” he muttered in a squeaky voice. “Hmm, about time you figured that one out,” Fidelia steped back as he brushed against her long skirt.”
― Kerrelyn Sparks, The Undead Next Door
Arundhati Roy
“It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they’re used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer. Whiter than any white man that ever lived. The very heart of whiteness.”
― Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

Bryant McGill
“Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial.”
― Bryant McGill

Gina Lake
“One channel is the Stress Channel and the other is the Peace Channel. We really do have a choice about what we listen to. The Peace Channel can only be heard when we are present in the moment, when we are in the now. To tune in to the Peace Channel, all we have to do is be, experience, notice, and naturally respond to what is arising in the moment. To tune into the Stress Channel, we just have to start believing our thoughts again. […] Eliminating stress is just a matter of tuning out the negative and tuning in the positive and just being, experiencing, and dancing to that music instead of the mind’s chatter.”
― Gina Lake, What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment
“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”
― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Toba Beta
“Mind easily mesmerized when frightened.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

 

Christopher Hitchens
“Sooner or later, all talk among foreigners in Pyongyang turns to one imponderable subject. Do the locals really believe what they are told, and do they truly revere Fat Man and Little Boy? I have been a visiting writer in several authoritarian and totalitarian states, and usually the question answers itself. Someone in a café makes an offhand remark. A piece of ironic graffiti is scrawled in the men’s room. Some group at the university issues some improvised leaflet. The glacier begins to melt; a joke makes the rounds and the apparently immovable regime suddenly looks vulnerable and absurd. But it’s almost impossible to convey the extent to which North Korea just isn’t like that. South Koreans who met with long-lost family members after the June rapprochement were thunderstruck at the way their shabby and thin northern relatives extolled Fat Man and Little Boy. Of course, they had been handpicked, but they stuck to their line.

There’s a possible reason for the existence of this level of denial, which is backed up by an indescribable degree of surveillance and indoctrination. A North Korean citizen who decided that it was all a lie and a waste would have to face the fact that his life had been a lie and a waste also. The scenes of hysterical grief when Fat Man died were not all feigned; there might be a collective nervous breakdown if it was suddenly announced that the Great Leader had been a verbose and arrogant fraud. Picture, if you will, the abrupt deprogramming of more than 20 million Moonies or Jonestowners, who are suddenly informed that it was all a cruel joke and there’s no longer anybody to tell them what to do. There wouldn’t be enough Kool-Aid to go round. I often wondered how my guides kept straight faces. The streetlights are turned out all over Pyongyang—which is the most favored city in the country—every night. And the most prominent building on the skyline, in a town committed to hysterical architectural excess, is the Ryugyong Hotel. It’s 105 floors high, and from a distance looks like a grotesquely enlarged version of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco (or like a vast and cumbersome missile on a launchpad). The crane at its summit hasn’t moved in years; it’s a grandiose and incomplete ruin in the making. ‘Under construction,’ say the guides without a trace of irony. I suppose they just keep two sets of mental books and live with the contradiction for now.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

 

Debasish Mridha
“Our minds control us with desires and fears.”
― Debasish Mridha
Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don’t allow anyone to pollute your mind with negative thoughts and negative words.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

 

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We can only recreate ourselves with renewal of our mind.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Mary Ann D’Alto
“We’re strong for each other ! It’s what women do!” said Zelda to Pearl
“He Counts Their Tears” by Mary Ann D’Alto”
― Mary Ann D’Alto

Will Advise
“I’m like my cat. I run around in circles in my apartment, because the big bad outside is just too big. And scary. And outside. How do stray cats deal with all the stress of having no protection from all the air that’s going on around there, without anyone to guide and control it into timidity?”
― Will Advise, Nothing is here…
Michael R. Fletcher
“Wait!” said Erbrechen, suddenly feeling jovial. “I change my mind. Never shite again. Ever. Anywhere.”
It was a small thing, but of such small things were life’s joys truly made. The thought, he knew, would keep him smiling for days.
“The world is a comedy, intoned Erbrechen, tittering, “and each must play his fart.”
― Michael R. Fletcher

Alison Miller
“Deliberately placed triggers for learned behaviours (programmes)
Although all abuse and trauma survivors may be “triggered” into intrusive flashbacks by present-day experiences that remind them of the trauma, the triggers deliberately installed by mind controllers are different, in that they are cues for conditioned behaviours. Some of these are behaviours such as going home, going outside (where someone is waiting), coming to the person who uses the trigger, or switching to a particular insider. Others are psychiatric symptoms such as flashbacks, self-harm, or suicide attempts, which are actually punishments given by insiders for disobedience or disloyalty. For many survivors, every trigger causes a switch to a part programmed to perform a particular behaviour associated with that trigger. For others, the front person remains present in the world but has an irresistible compulsion to perform the behaviour.”
― Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse
Alison Miller
“Most organised abuser groups call each particular training a “programme”, as if you were a computer. Many specific trained behaviours have “on” and “off” triggers or switches. Some personality systems are set up with an inner world full of wires or strings that connect switches to their effects. These can facilitate a series of actions by a series of insiders. For example, one part watches the person function in the outside world, and presses a button if he or she sees the person disobeying instructions. The button is connected to an internal wire, which rings a bell in the ear of another part. This part then engages in his or her trained behaviour, opening a door to release the pain of a rape, or cutting the person’s arm in a certain pattern, or pushing out a child part. So the watcher has no idea of who the other part is or what she or he does. These events can be quite complicated.”
― Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

 

Alison Miller
“Booby traps or fail-safes
Booby traps or fail-safes are dangerous internal events that are triggered to happen if the survivor investigates too much of his or her own training, and/or talks about or becomes aware of memories he or she (the front person) is not supposed to know. The effects of booby traps include such things as suicide attempts, serious self-harm, or falling into terrible depression. It is important to know that the overwhelming emotions experienced when a booby trap is set off actually belong to real, specific memories. A booby trap can be set off without the knowledge of the main outside personality. Because of such traps, it is very important to go very slowly in discovering what happened, if you are a survivor of this kind of abuse. Even though parts of you are involved in setting off the booby traps, they may not know the effects of what they are doing (pushing buttons, turning switches, and so forth), and it might be difficult to anticipate what will happen.”
― Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

 

Alison Miller
“Threateners and punishers.
The structured personality system of a mind control survivor is always protected by a security system. The observers and reporters watch any parts who are “out” in the body, and sometimes those who speak to one another internally. They report to others in the hierarchy, who then issue threats and order punishments to be administered by those parts who are trained to punish. Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, self-harm, suicide attempts, and flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others. Each insider who punishes has his or her place in the hierarchy, and if he or she fails to do the assigned job, a backup will do it while the disloyal punisher himself experiences punishment or is banished. Parts who believe themselves to be soldiers or guards are common in mind-controlled (including ritually abused) systems, and, like real soldiers, they are trained to both obey the abusers’ instructions and enforce obedience in other parts.”
― Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse
Lailah Gifty Akita
“Renew your mind every morning with pure thoughts.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

 

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you listen to many wise sayings, you will develop a strong-mind”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
“Whosoever advocates the ban of religion should forget politics”
― Aniekee Tochukwu
Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you have to dwell on anything, think of noble pure thoughts.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
Debasish Mridha
“When superstitions infect you, it controls your mind.”
― Debasish Mridha

if you are armed with these… please give glory to God not using it to cause suffering on Gods creation

http://www.thinking101.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/thirteen_thinking_tools1.pdf

say these things when you are tempted…

The Temptation of Jesus

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’

and

“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,

“‘You shall worship the Lord your God
    and him only shall you serve.’”

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Traditions and Commandments

15 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”[a] he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word[b] of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

What Defiles a Person

10 And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” 12 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” 13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides.[c] And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.” 16 And he said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?[d] 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

http://www.biblebios.com/lot/lot.htm

In the Gospel of Luke, when Jesus is talking about the time that He will come to rescue us from this burning earth, He says in chapter 17, “Remember Lot’s wife.”  Why does Jesus compare Lot’s wife to someone who might love his life on earth more than an eternity with Jesus?

 

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