What Exactly Is It?  [Updated]

Brainwashing and Menticide are very much considered one and the same, however, they are also viewed as an action, and a condition, with the former leading to the latter. To understand, think about it this way - in the same way that hypnosis leads to trance, brainwashing leads to Menticide.

Now, to understand the difference between Homicide and Menticide, think of it this way - in one, the victim loses their life, while the other, the victim loses their mind, their beliefs, morals, personality and identity. Homicide is the act of killing the body, but Menticide is about killing the mind, the destruction of an already formed sentient personality - leaving it in a decimated, vegetated state, or replacing it with something entirely different. In short, Menticide is a very bad thing to happen to any human being against their will.

Know and understand that hypnosis and brainwashing are very much directly linked together. Brainwashing (Menticide) can be achieved through electro-shock "depatterning" of the brain, but is also possible through the use of deep trance hypnosis, most especially by choosing a highly somnambulistic subject.

Given the revelation that hypnosis has been lied about for over 100-plus years, is it any wonder that few could ever truly understand about brainwashing or Menticide? Aside from movie depictions, the public has very little chance to even conceive of brainwashing / Menticide, let alone fully understand it. Some still try to deny the possibility of brainwashing, dismissing it out of hand as unbelievable fiction, just as they've myopically done with hypnosis rape, but once again they would  be tragically remiss in understanding the true reality.

As we've already witnessed, despite decades of empirical evidence that fully support the case for hypnosis, there still remains to this day a very much orchestrated effort to deny its existence, along with that of brainwashing. The public naiveté that currently exists for brainwashing - like its ignorance towards hypnosis - could arguably be perceived as an effort to keep this knowledge and awareness away from the general populace. The information on this page, however, clearly shows that brainwashing is actually much more than just a fanciful fairy tale. Brainwashing is without a doubt very real and is something that sorely needs to be addressed by our judicial system and made illegal, with severe repercussions. There need to be some new, very strict laws on the books to protect people, once and for all, from such horrific mental abuses.

When brainwashing is done against someone's will, it's an undeniable offense, yet surprisingly and sadly enough, the law doesn't even recognize such a devious dark horror as a criminal action. Our judicial system is tragically long overdue in recognizing Menticide and actually treating it as one of the most serious crimes of all time. Brainwashing needs to be understood by every living person as a very real, legitimate threat to all of us. It's hard to believe we're in the 21st century and yet, unfortunately enough, many people errantly still think that hypnosis and brainwashing are impossible. This undeniably creates a very serious vulnerability, especially for the unsuspecting who still think this way.

So, what is the penalty for hijacking someone's mind, or destroying their mind?
If someone did this to you, or your family, against your will, would it be a crime?

Again, we have no current law to protect against brainwashing and Menticide. This is an egregious lack of foresight by our judicial system and needs to be corrected immediately. As of this writing, we currently have no legal recourse for any such crime. This is appalling and shortsighted, to say the very least.

To punctuate this point, it has to be noted that brainwashing and Menticide are a very far cry from the act of coercion. The difference is indeed very much akin to illegal fishing with a hook, versus illegal fishing with dynamite. It is quite literally night and day. It's an absolutely 180-degree HUGE difference.

Our judicial system is horribly askew in its lack of attention to this very serious matter. We absolutely must have laws against Menticide. This is a critical must for any civilized, educated, aware, and compassionate society.

Just for the sake of argument... what would be the possible harm of such a law, versus not having any protection at all?

For those that understand the horrible dangers of hypnosis and brainwashing, it seems a pretty simple matter to address the issue now, as a precaution, and enact a law that prohibits Menticide, as opposed to doing absolutely nothing.

Again, what would it possibly hurt to have such a no-brain law. (excuse the pun)

In the interest of public safety first, one would think that it would better to be proactive, as a safeguard, rather than to just ignore it altogether. Erring on the side of safety is always preferred over apathy and ignorance. Common sense and foresight are supposed to be part of sound jurisprudence. Let's hope that we find some very soon on the issue of Menticide - for a much safer society.

Definitions:

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainwashing

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/menticide

Brainwashing (also known as mind control, menticide, coercive persuasion, thought control, thought reform, and re-education) is the concept that the human mind can be altered or controlled by certain psychological techniques. Brainwashing is said to reduce its subject’s ability to think critically or independently, to allow the introduction of new, unwanted thoughts and ideas into the subject’s mind, as well as to change his or her attitudes, values, and beliefs. (Read more...)

The CIA's Appalling Human Experiments With Mind Control (MKULTRA)
History.com, by Brianna Nofil

On April 10, 1953, Allen Dulles, the newly appointed director of the CIA, delivered a speech to a gathering of Princeton alumni. ... The New York Times had published a startling story asserting that American POWs returning from the country may have been “converted” by “Communist brain-washers.” ... Dulles had just become the first civilian director of an agency growing more powerful by the day, and the speech provided an early glimpse into his priorities for the CIA. “In the past few years we have become accustomed to hearing much about the battle for men’s minds–the war of ideologies,” he told the attendees. “I wonder, however, whether we clearly perceive the magnitude of the problem, whether we realize how sinister the battle for men’s minds has become in Soviet hands,” he continued. “We might call it, in its new form, ‘brain warfare.’” (Read more...)

See also: MKULTRA (Wikipedia)   |   Audio: The Greenbaum Speech

CIA - The Secrets of Mind Control
CS Globe, Mar 1, 2013

A Secret Agenda Leads to First Mind Control Programs

A declassified CIA document dated 7 January 1953 with a section heading “Outline of Special H Cases” describes the creation of multiple personality in two 19-year old girls. (Read more...)

See also: Newsweek: More Than 4,000 New MKUltra Documents Requested From CIA After Crowdfunding Campaign

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America
Fears of Communism during the Cold War spurred psychological research, pop culture hits, and unethical experiments in the CIA
Smithsonian.com, by Lorraine Boissoneault, May 22, 2017

Journalist Edward Hunter was the first to sound the alarm. “Brain-washing Tactics Force Chinese Into Ranks of Communist Party,” blared his headline in the Miami Daily News in September 1950. In the article, and later in a book, Hunter described how Mao Zedong’s Red Army used terrifying ancient techniques to turn the Chinese people into mindless, Communist automatons. He called this hypnotic process “brainwashing,” a word-for-word translation from xi-nao, the Mandarin words for wash (xi) and brain (nao), and warned about the dangerous applications it could have. The process was meant to “change a mind radically so that its owner becomes a living puppet—a human robot—without the atrocity being visible from the outside.” (Read more...)

Girl Raped, Brainwashed, From Age 11 Until Her Escape at 29
San Jose Mercury News, 1997

Sometime between the June morning she was yanked into a car near South Lake Tahoe in 1991 and this week when she surfaced alive with the man accused of taking her, Jaycee Dugard stopped thinking of Phillip Garrido as her kidnapper and saw him more as a husband, her stepfather said Friday.
(Read more...)

Note: Call it what you like, but psychological conditioning is a sad fact of life. This is but one example of brainwashing.

How girl was brainwashed into sleeping with, marrying 40-year-old neighbor at 12
Berchtold was so trustworthy, he convinced the 12-year-old's parents to allow him to sleep in her bed with her at the 'recommendation' of his therapist.
FirstCoastNews, by Andrew Willis, February 4, 2019

If you're a fan of true crime documentaries like "The Ted Bundy Tapes," "The Staircase," or "Evil Genius," then
Netflix's recent release is one you can't miss.

You may have to see it to believe it. And even then you may not believe it. (Read more...)

Father of Tennessee kidnapping victim speaks out:
‘I think my daughter was brainwashed’

MyFox8, by Web Staff, Posted 12:56 pm, April 21, 2017

The father of the 15-year-old girl Tennessee girl who was kidnapped by her former teacher and reported missing for nearly six weeks is speaking out after his daughter was found safe Thursday afternoon.

Anthony Thomas believes his daughter was brainwashed and will need therapy, according to the Tennessean. He also says the family will get her any help she needs.  (Read more...)

Family of 15-year-old ‘victim’ claims she was brainwashed by suspect
Posted 6:00 pm, June 10, 2015, by Sheldra Brigham, Updated at 06:31PM, June 10, 2015

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. - Family members of a 15-year-old girl claim she was a victim of sex trafficking after she and 23-year-old man led police on a high-speed chase and shoot out.

Joshua Ray Hudson and the young teen were arrested after a 16-hour manhunt in Seminole County.

Officials say Hudson has a long criminal history and was accused in 2013 of using underage girls as prostitutes in an Edmond brothel.  (Read more...)

Distraught mums reveal how R&B star R. Kelly ‘brainwashed their daughters into abusive sex cult’ where girls are ‘taught how singer likes to be pleasured’
The Sun, by Kate Jackson and James Beal, US Editor, 18th July 2017, Updated: 20th July 2017

WHEN Jonjelyn Savage last saw her daughter she says of the terrible shock: “It was as if she was brainwashed. She looked like a prisoner.”

Yet she wasn’t in a jail, the 21-year-old wannabe musician was living with multi-millionaire R&B superstar R. Kelly.

And now her mum has accused the singer, famed for his anthem of empowerment I Believe I Can Fly, of holding her against her will in an abusive sex cult.

Another mum has made similar claims, along with lurid allegations by his former members of staff — all fiercely denied by the singer.

They say that six women are being held in the cult, overseen by a “den mother” who “trained” newcomers on how Kelly liked to be “pleasured”. (Read more...)

See also: Another Alleged R. Kelly Girlfriend Speaks Out: “They’re Completely Manipulated and Brainwashed”

The Manipulation of Spiritual Experience: Unethical Hypnosis in Destructive Cults
Linda Dubrow, Ph.D. & Steve K. Dubrow Eichel, Ph.D.  | 5 Feb 2018

The process of cult and mass therapy indoctrination may involve repeated inductions of trance-like states of consciousness similar to hypnosis. ... Recent studies suggest that memories, emotions and even spiritual experiences can be manipulated while in hypnosis. Environmental (milieu) control, social manipulation, isolation and the use of prescribed consciousness-altering techniques are some of the methods employed by cults to produce these altered states of awareness. Recent studies suggest that memories, emotions and even spiritual experiences can be manipulated while in hypnosis. Lack of informed consent and questionable concern for individual needs and wishes makes the use of these hypnotic techniques unethical. Being subjected to repeated and prolonged hypnotic inductions can impair the convert’s ability to make decisions and evaluate new information; moreover, the convert’s altered awareness can “lock in,” and become a conditioned personality response pattern. One result can be periodic episodes of unwanted trance experiences (“floating”) that occur for months or even years after a cultist exits his/her group. (Read more...)

Sexual assault accusations against Swami at Agama Yoga
Fourteen women and two men claim that for 15 years the retreat facilitated sexual assault, rape and misogynistic teachings, allegedly “brainwashing” hundreds of women into having sex with the swami
The Guardian, Sep 7, 2018

In the beginning, Agama Yoga was paradise for most who walked through its gates; a haven on the Thai island of Koh Phangan that embraced ancient tantric teachings under the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, the guru Swami Vivekananda Saraswati.

But beneath the surface, it seems this was no ordinary yoga school. Sixteen former pupils and staff who have spoken to The Guardian have said they felt a “sex cult” was operating inside Agama. (Read more...)

Under Swami's Spell: 14 Tourists Claim Sexual Assault by Guru at Yoga Retreat
by Hannah Ellis-Petersen South-east Asia correspondent

In the beginning, Agama Yoga was paradise for most who walked through its gates; a haven on the Thai island of Koh Phangan that embraced ancient tantric teachings under the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, the guru Swami Vivekananda Saraswati. But beneath the surface, it seems this was no ordinary yoga school. Sixteen former pupils and staff who have spoken to the Guardian have said they felt a “sex cult” was operating inside Agama.  (Read more...)

See also:  
Thai Yoga School Reopens After Sex Assault Scandal (New)
Tourists claim sexual assault by guru at Thai retreat
Alleged ‘sex cult’ yoga retreat on Koh Phangan operating again
Thai-Based Yoga Guru, 'Deported' From India, Accused of Sex Assault
It was brainwashing: Canadian speaks out about yoga guru accused of sexual assault
Is the NXIVM Case Being Looked at With the Proper Lens? 
Is the Elephant in the Room Being Properly Addressed?  


(L-R) NXIVM conspirators Keith Raniere, Nancy Salzman, Clare Bronfam

One of the wildest stories to break in years has been the NXIVM scandal, where self help guru Keith Raniere has been convicted of sex trafficking, conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor, however, his partner in crime may perhaps be the real force behind this exposed sex cult. Nancy Salzman is Raniere's business partner and it is her background and expertise that authorities need to pay attention to because Salzman wields some skills that could have been key in gaining control over the women of NXIVM. (Read more...)

 

If Ever There Was a Reason to Suspect Hypnotic Mind Control
The Dark Cult with Billionaires, Stars, and Allegations of Sex Slavery

NY Post, by Ruth Brown, March 27, 2018

Nxivm had all the hallmarks of a money-scamming cult — but the truth was far, far worse ... Devotees of the upstate self-help organization ... literally bow before leader Keith Raniere ... the smooth-talking salesman met a nurse named Nancy Salzman — a practitioner of hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming... rebranded himself as a self-help guru...  (Read more...)
 

See also:
Cult of Personality
The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere charged with sex trafficking

Keith Raniere: Nxivm leader charged with sex trafficking

Smallville actor Allison Mack is ‘recruiting slaves for cult’
Mind Control NXIVM : That Brilliance is the Closest Thing to Insanity 

NXIVM: The Powerful Cult That Turns Rich Women Into Mind Controlled Slaves

What new CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM reveals about the alleged cult

The Founder of “Nxivm,”...Arrested for Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor Conspiracy

Arrest of alleged cult leader 'better than my wedding day,' former NXIVM member says

Allison Mack and the Story of NXIVM: Inside the Alleged Sex Slavery Ring Accused of Turning

 Women Into Recruiters for Their ''Master''

BRAINWASH BRITAIN
Sexually assaulted, told they’re fat and beaten with bamboo canes – Inside the British cults in existence across the UK

More than 1,000 British cults are masquerading as yoga groups, wellness retreats and stop-smoking clinics to lure in unknowing victims who are isolated from their family and friends, brainwashed and financially and emotionally manipulated
TheSun.co.uk, by Miranda Knox, 6 Aug 2018

Joining a meditation group, going to a yoga retreat or enrolling on a course to stop smoking may seem like healthy ideas - but it could be the most dangerous thing you ever do.

That's because increasingly these groups are really sinister cults, where charismatic leaders brainwash, beat and even sexually abuse their followers. (Read more...)

Hypnosis Victim: "I left my kids for Kenja group"
News.com, by Kimberly Gillan, Sunday Magazine, October 12, 2012

For 10 years, Annette Stephens, 69, turned her back on her family to dedicate her life to the Kenja group.

By 1992, I'd started to become skeptical. I read a magazine story that listed Kenja as a cult and began to realize I hadn't achieved anything from my 10 years of training. I'd run out of money and had started making and selling chocolates, which left me less time for Kenja. That time away made me realize it didn't have all the answers.

But it wasn't until I read an article about people being put in a trance that something inside me clicked. I bought a book about mind control and realized processing was a form of hypnosis. (Read more...)

For More Stories On Cults Using Hypnosis see...

  • Keith Raniere - NXIVM

  • Akif Manaf

  • Sanatan Sanstha

  • Sunil Kulkarni - Shifu Sunkriti

  • Swami Vivekananda Saraswati - Agama Yoga

How a Group of College Students Got Brainwashed into a Sex Cult

He Led Female Students On Trips Abroad. Then, He Introduced Sex ‘Ceremonies’

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

Brainwashing, child abuse, even bioterrorism: six sex cults that went well beyond ‘love thy neighbor’

Sex guru nabbed: Latest developments in arrest of Shifu Sunkriti founder Sunil Kulkarni
FreePressJournal.in, by Reynold D'sa April 24, 2017 12:50 pm

A man named Sunil Kulkarni has been accused of running a sex and drugs racket in Mumbai allegedly brainwashing the mind of young girls between the age of 18 to 25. Kulkarni claims to be the founder of Shifu Sunkriti, a cult group. Shifu Sunkriti and Sunil are active on social media and have been constantly posting stuff that talk about neuro-plasticity, sex, sensuality, romance, relationships, chakras, mental health, existentialism, the soul, the brain, and even a series for men on how to give pleasure to women.  (Read more...)

See also: Cult leader arrested for entrapping women - sex racket suspected

A Hypnotic Tale: The story of a PIL against Sanatan Sanstha
OutLookIndia, by Prachi Pinglay-Plumber, August 31, 2017

Sanatan Sanstha followers have been named in the murder cases of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, but a lesser known story is of a PIL filed by four petitioners in the Bombay High Court in 2011 asking for a ban on the organisation for its manipulative use of hypnosis. (Read more...)

Women File Sexual Assault Complaints Against ‘Yoga Cult Leader’
HurriyetDailyNews, by Esin AŞAN, July 25 2014

(ISTANBUL) While sexual assault is often considered an action committed by the predator directly forcing themselves on the victim, the chilling allegations against Turkey-based Azeri “yoga guru” Professor Akif Manaf have a twist.

Manaf, referred to as a "grand master" after claiming to have learned yoga from Indian masters, has published many books and opened his own school, Yoga Academy, in Turkey. However, he is accused of fraud to the amount of 1 million Turkish Liras and sexual assault by many of his former students, who also claim he has become a "cult leader." (Read more...)

Therapist 'Brainwashed' Woman Into Believing She Was In Satanic Cult
ABC News, by CHRISTINA CARON, Nov. 30, 2011
 
A psychologist accused of hypnotizing a woman into believing she possessed multiple personalities and participated in satanic rituals may be sued by several others who say they were also told they had been a part of a satanic cult, according to a Missouri attorney. 

Lisa Nasseff, 41, of Saint Paul, MN, is suing her former therapist, Mark Schwartz, and the Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO, where she received 15 months of treatment for anorexia.  (Read more...)
 
See also: Other Women Come Forward in Castlewood Center Complaint
  Woman sues St. Louis County treatment center, alleges hypnosis

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)

Rape of the mind – Part One — The Techniques of Individual Submission

Rape of the mind – Part Two: The Techniques of Mass Submission

Rape of the mind – Part Three — Unobtrusive Coercion

Rape of the mind – Part Four — In Search of Defenses

See also: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (2nd website)

Video Presentations on the Subject of Brainwashing

Derren Brown Shows That Mind Control Works  (Channel 4)  

Top UK mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown shows how easy it is to influence and coerce others with simple mind control techniques. (YouTube)
     
See also: Derren Brown - The Gathering
  Influencing Simon Pegg

Derren Brown Shows That Mind Control Works  (Channel 4)  

Top UK mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown shows how easy it is to influence and coerce others. In this program, he makes someone think they committed a murder and accept the blame, even though they are innocent. (YouTube)
      

Derren Brown Shows That Mind Control Works  (Channel 4)  

Top UK mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown shows how easy it is to influence and coerce others. In this program, he hypnotizes his subject to be an assassin and commit murder of a UK celebrity figure.

(YouTube)

Derren Brown Shows That Mind Control Works  (Channel 4)  

Top UK mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown shows how easy it is to influence and coerce others. In this program, he shows how easy it is to influence a large mass of people into an unruly mob.

(YouTube)

Compensation for CIA-Funded Brainwashing Experiments Paid Out to Victim's Daughter 60 Years Later  (CBC News)

CIA-funded brainwashing experiments took a horrible physical and psychological toll on Jean Steel, a Montreal, woman, during the 1950s. Now, 60 years later, the United States government has agreed to pay up.

(YouTube)

Secret CIA Brainwashing  (CBC The Fifth Estate)

(CBC) Former patients who were subjected to CIA and Canadian government-funded brainwashing experiments at Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute launched lawsuits against the U.S. government. They claimed their lives were disrupted forever as a result of the experiments. (YouTube)

Brainwashed: Secret CIA Experiments in Canada  (CBC The Fifth Estate)

CBC TV tackles the CIA's secret MKULTRA experiments in Canada. This was unknown to the Canadian government and its people.

(YouTube)

CIA Brainwashing Victim Gina Blasbalg  (Vancouver Sun)

Gina Blasbalg was sent to the Allan Institute to combat depression only to become a victim of CIA brainwashing experiments.

(YouTube)

 

Government Mind Control: MKULTRA & LSD | Brainwash  (RT News)

(RT) Abby Martin with an update report on the CIA's secret mind control program.

(YouTube)

MKUltra: CIA Mind Control Program in Canada  (CBC The Fifth Estate)

(CBC) MKULTRA mind control experiments on human subjects at Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute were investigated by The Fifth Estate.

(YouTube)

CIA Brainwashing / Mind Control  (ABC News)

This is a look at CIA mind control under the infamous MKULTRA program. This is very real and is well documented.

(YouTube)

CIA Mind Control (Discovery Channel)

The Discovery Channel takes a hard look at CIA mind control programs. This speaks volumes about the benevolence of the CIA.

(YouTube)

Mission Mind Control (1979) | MKULTRA  (ABC News)

A 1979 ABC news special on the CIA's  top secret MKULTRA program.

(YouTube)

Mind Control and Brainwashing

Just like hypnosis, the idea of brainwashing (menticide) is not well known to the general populace. The following video provides food for thought on such a dark subject.

(YouTube)

MkUltra Mind Control Documentary - Real Conspiracy, Not Theory

There clearly is no shortage of reports on the MKULTRA program. Here is yet another brief history of the project.

(YouTube)

 


How Brainwashing Works
by Julia Layton

During the Korean War, Korean and Chinese captors reportedly brainwashed American POWs held in prison camps. ... The agent (the brainwasher) must have complete control over the target (the brainwashee) so that sleep patterns, eating, using the bathroom and the fulfillment of other basic human needs depend on the will of the agent.  In the brainwashing process, the agent systematically breaks down the target's identity to the point that it doesn't work anymore. The agent then replaces it with another set of behaviors, attitudes and beliefs... (Read more...)



How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing
Author Info | Reader-Approved |16 References

The term “brainwashing” was first used in the 1950s by American journalist Edward Hunter, reporting on the treatment of American soldiers in Chinese prison camps during the Korean War. Brainwashing techniques have been documented as far back as the Egyptian Book of the Dead and used by abusive spouses and parents, self-proclaimed psychics, cult leaders, secret societies, revolutionaries, and dictators to bring others under their thumbs and manipulate them seemingly willingly. These techniques don’t involve fantastic weapons or exotic powers, but they do involve an understanding of the human psyche and a desire to exploit it. By understanding these techniques better, you can learn how to protect yourself and others from them. (Read more...)

Brainwashing
Brainwashing, its origins and its use in cults and media.

According to Jeffrey K. Hadden, the concept of brainwashing first came into public use during the Korean War in the 1950s as an explanation for why a few American GIs appeared to defect to the Communists. Brainwashing consisted of the notion that the Chinese communists had discovered a mysterious and effective method of causing deep and permanent behavioral changes in prisoners of war. 
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BRAINWASHING
By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013

What is BRAINWASHING?

Definition of BRAINWASHING:

n. a method which manipulates and modifies a person's emotions, attitudes, and beliefs. It utilizes intensely-persuasive, even coercive tactics in order to enforce these changes. Such tactics are often utilized in prisoner-of-war camps and religious cults. See psychological kidnapping.

BRAINWASHING: "As a coercive method of manipulating behavior, brainwashing aims to indoctrinate a person into a new set of beliefs."  (Read more...)

Brainwashing

Brainwashing–also called mind control–is a complex process that overrides a person’s normal beliefs, will, or desires and replaces them with the opinions or will of the person or group doing the brainwashing.

What Is Brainwashing?

Brainwashing is commonly associated with cults and abuse. A cult leader might, for example, present a warm and friendly disposition to gain a person’s trust, then slowly break down the person by calling him or her names, forcing him or her to work, and engaging in other forms of abuse. This abuse might be interspersed with periodic kindness in conjunction with isolation from loved ones, rendering the person completely dependent on the cult leader. (Read more...)

NEWS - WORLD IN BRIEF
Canada: 80 in Brainwashing Study to Be Paid
November 19, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Canada has agreed to compensate scores of people used as human guinea pigs a generation ago in brainwashing experiments that were financed in part by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The $6.28-million settlement will be divided among about 80 people, the announcement said. One official in Montreal said that the federal government is not admitting any legal liability or responsibility for damage done to the subjects, and is making the payments on humanitarian grounds. (Read more...)

Are You Susceptible to Brainwashing?
CNN, by Michael Nedelman, Updated 1:08 PM ET, Tue February 13, 2018

(CNN) Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.

"It only took a few weeks to get me convinced that the Messiah was on the Earth, even though I'm Jewish," said Hassan, author of "Combating Cult Mind Control."

It wasn't until he met with ex-Moonies, albeit reluctantly, that he began to leave the cult 2½ years later.

"I was an off-the-charts, fly-a-plane-into-the-World-Trade-Center-if-Father-ordered-you-to Moonie," he said of the group's leader, Sun Myung Moon, whom the members called Father. "I was sure they wouldn't be able to make me betray Father. I wanted to prove to my parents that I was not brainwashed or mind-controlled."

Hassan, now a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in helping former cult members, said that just about anyone's mind can be controlled in similar ways. (Read more...)


BRAINWASHING
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson  |  October 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.

Definition. Brainwashing is the systematic, and always violent, but not always conscious, distortion or conditioning of the mind of a person for selfish or other harmful purposes using operant conditioning. I will just introduce this large topic. It is not the same as hypnosis, as explained later in this article. (Read more..)  See also: Cathy O'Brien, Brice Taylor, Annie McKenna


Does Brainwashing Exist?
by Michael Haag, Ph.D.

In the last half century, “brainwashing” has taken up residence in the English language, seemingly never to be evicted. And yet we are unable to agree on what constitutes brainwashing or even that it exists. The American Psychological Association, for example, has declined to take a position on brainwashing as a valid psychological concept. The courts have debated whether brainwashing is an acceptable legal defense or not – mostly it’s not – and scholars have argued both sides of the issue with no resolution.

But brainwashing is not going away. (Read more...)


Common Sense Tools for the Friend of Someone Who is Brainwashed!
by Anne Brown on April 10, 2017 in Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships

Most of us know or have known someone we care about who has come under the influence of a perpetrator using him/her for self-serving purposes.

Very smart, educated, healthy people can, for some unknown, reason come under the spell of opportunistic, toxic, and insecure people. It is very puzzling for an observer of this phenomena to understand how the brainwashed person can’t see what is happening.  (Read more...)


Brainwashing & Mind Control Techniques

The term "brainwashing" came into common language through the work of American journalist Edward Hunter who was an expert of Oriental issues; the very word being the direct translation of Chinese "hsi-nao". By "hsi-nao" the Chinese meant certain techniques in dealing with adversaries and/or training of officials. To the Western usage the term "brainwashing" spread in the 1950s through several publications depicting the treatment of American soldiers at Chinese prison camp during the Korean War 1950-1953. (Read more...)


What Is Mind Control?
 
Mind control is also known as manipulation, thought reform, brainwashing, mental control, coercive persuasion, malignant use of group dynamics, and many others.

It's best to think of it as a system of influences that significantly disrupts an individual at their very core, at the level of their identity (their values, beliefs, preferences, decisions, behaviors, relationships etc.) creating a new pseudo-identity or pseudo-personality.  (Read more...)  


The Creepy Truth About Brainwashing
by Debra Kelly

Brainwashing is a term that gets used a lot. It conjures up terrifying images of people no longer in control of their own actions or thoughts, of being forced to do things they would never ordinarily do. Let's face it, there's not a heck of a lot we're actually in control of on our journey through this crazy old world, but our thoughts should be one of them.

The idea that they're not is more terrifying than your standard, run-of-the-mill horror movie, mostly because it's much more real than any ghosts, goblins, or homicidal dolls that make up the standard movie fare. Brainwashing is very real, and even worse, it can happen to anyone. The most common kinds of brainwashing happen in such a way that most people might not even recognize it. How's that for scary? Let's dig into brainwashing, but first, a disclaimer: By the time you finish reading, there's no guarantee you'll still think your thoughts are your own. (Read more...)


8 Brainwashing Techniques Manipulators Use (without You Even Knowing)

Brainwashing techniques are more common than you think. In fact, you could be subject to brainwashing in your daily life.

Most of us associate brainwashing with covert Cold War spy operations and old black and white movies. But brainwashing techniques are used far more commonly than you would think, and in the modern day world. (Read more...)


Jared Fogle Sex Scandal: Alleged Victim Says She Felt ‘Brainwashed and Manipulated’
Tim Kenneally | November 6, 2015

A girl who claims that she was victimized in the Jared Fogle sex scandal says she felt “brainwashed and manipulated” in an episode of “Dr. Phil” scheduled to air Nov. 12. (Read more...)


Larry Nassar was a 'master manipulator' and 'so good at brainwashing,' says Aly Raisman
ABC News, by Julia Jacobo, Jan 16, 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Three-time gold medallist Aly Raisman described former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar as a "master manipulator" in an ESPN interview on Tuesday, the same day that several victims confronted Nassar during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom.

"Larry was such a master manipulator, and he was so good at brainwashing," Raisman told Bob Ley, host of ESPN's "Outside the Lines." (Read more...)


Police: Pregnant teen 'brainwashed' by statutory rape suspect
Ledger-Enquirer.com, by Tiffany Stevens - May 02, 2014

Investigators discovered efforts to keep a 19-year-old sex offender away from a pregnant teen failed when the 14-year-old girl received treatment at St. Francis Hospital in late April, according to court testimony.

Luke Santos-Windley faced statutory rape charges during a Friday morning Recorder's Court hearing. A registered sex offender, Santos-Windley was charged with child molestation in 2013 for crimes against the same victim. (Read more...)


Former Nuns Accuse Catholic Priest of Rape and Brainwashing
Victim group accuses Catholic Church of delaying investigations
Sep.17.2018 2:54PM Anna Virginia Balloussier

(São Paulo) The first accusations happened in 2006. At that time, they only mentioned "brainwashing" within Arca de Maria (Mary's Ark), a Catholic group in Anapólis, in the state of Goiás.

Later, sexual abuse claims against Jean Rogers Rodrigo de Sousa, 44, also known as Father Rodrigo Maria, came to light. A few nuns that were under his guardianship described sexual advances against their will. Some acts were consummated, others weren't, they say. (Read more...)


A Psychiatrist is Under Arrest -- Did She Brainwash Her Cousin to Kill Her Ex-Lover?
Jacob Nolan sits in prison for trying to bludgeon to death Dr. Michael Weiss, and maintains it was his cousin, psychiatrist Dr. Pamela Buchbinder, who convinced him to do it
CBS News, by correspondent Peter Van Sant, Dec 02, 2017

NEW YORK CITY – "There's never gonna be a night I don't fall asleep feeling awful for what I've done," Jacob Nolan told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant.

To this day, Jake insists his mind was not his own when he set out to kill Dr. Michael Weiss at his office on Nov. 12, 2012. (Read more...)

Psychologist Jailed Two Years for Sex With His Patients
Hypnotist Therapist Called ‘Predator’ Who ‘Brainwashed’ His Victims

THE TORONTO STAR, by Gary Oakes - May 13,1997

A once-prominent psychologist has been sentenced to two years in prison for “brainwashing” two of his former patients into having sex with him.

Both vulnerable victims “suffered substantial mental harm” at the hands of George Matheson, Mr. Justice George Ferguson said yesterday. 

The former chief of psychology at Etobicoke General Hospital controlled, manipulated and mentally dominated the two women, the Ontario Court, general division judge said.

“I hope it sends a message to other doctors,” one of the victims said of the sentencing.  (Read more)


Top 10 Brainwashing Techniques
George Edwards April 29, 2016

The term “brainwashing” was invented by reporter Edward Hunter during the Korean War to describe the “re-education” techniques that the Chinese used on captured American soldiers. The term has since become associated with cults, which often use a combination of psychological methods to render their members compliant. The psychologist Margaret Singer argued that at any given time around 2.5 million people in the US alone are members of cults known to use brainwashing techniques.  (Read more...)


Brainwashing: Signs You Are Being Brainwashed (Without Even Realizing It)

Hear the term brainwashing and you might think of government agents ‘turning’ unwilling spies against their own countries, or cult leaders using mind control to manipulate their followers.

You might even go so far as to think of the term brainwashing in relation to propaganda spread during the First and Second World Wars, in order to influence vast amounts of people.

But what exactly is brainwashing and should we confine it to the past?

The term brainwashing was first coined in the 1950’s during the Korean War. It was used to explain how totalitarian regimes were able to completely indoctrinate American soldiers through a process of torture and propaganda.

Brainwashing is the theory that a person’s core beliefs, ideas, affiliations and values can be replaced, so much so that they have no autonomy over themselves and cannot think critically or independently. (Read more...)


Ritual Abuse and Mind Control---Kathleen Sullivan

Quoted, with personal observations added, from the September 15, 1989 Report of the Ritual Abuse Task Force - Los Angeles County Commission for Women. Back in 1989, this report was considered to be ground-breaking. Since then, much more information has been published about the connections between ritual abuse and mind-control.  (Read more...)


Tortured, beaten and brainwashed: the victims of London slave masters
The Evening Standard, by BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, Tuesday 12 September 2017 11:14

Slavery in London may be hidden in dark corners, but it is nevertheless present. Authorities believe there are tens of thousands living in modern slavery conditions today in the UK.

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner defines it as “a serious crime in which individuals are exploited for little or no pay. Exploitation includes, but is not limited to, sexual exploitation, forced or bonded labour, forced criminality, domestic servitude and the removal of organs”.

Since the Modern Slavery Act came in in 2015, prosecutions are on the rise. These three shocking cases illustrate the extent of slavery on the capital's streets. (Read more...)


CIA The Secrets of Mind Control
CSGlobe, Mar 1, 2013

A Secret Agenda Leads to First Mind Control Programs

(CSGlobe) A declassified CIA document dated 7 January 1953 with a section heading “Outline of Special H Cases” describes the creation of multiple personality in two 19-year old girls.  (Read more...)


1963: Hypnotist Admits Creating Multiple Personality Assassins
AHRP.org

George Estabrooks, a Harvard University graduate, Rhodes Scholar and chairman of psychology at Colgate University, Canada, is the only mind control doctor who has publicly acknowledged conducting extensive hypnosis work on behalf of the CIA, FBI and military intelligence. In the 1940s he boasted: “I can hypnotize a man — without his knowledge or consent — into committing treason against the United States.”  (Read more...)


Creating Multiple Personalities in Hypnosis

Since I have been primarily posting about the benefits of hypnosis and vaguely mentioned some of the less than preferred things that other hypnotists were doing, including the creation of multiple personalities when under hypnosis, it is only ethical to discuss this. While the development of multiple personalities is officially known as dissociative identity disorder, that is a relatively recent name change from multiple personality disorder. In full disclosure, some therapists believe this diagnosis does not exist and some people with this previously rare disorder do not consider it a disorder at all and would prefer to be called a plural system. Only time will tell who is correct, but for the time being it will be assumed to exist. (Read more...)


Mind Control Media Articles
Excerpts of Key Mind Control Media Articles in Major Media
WantToKnow.info

Here are some revealing excerpts of important mind control articles reported in the media. Links are provided to the full articles on major media websites. These mind control articles are listed by article date. (Read more...)


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Rape in itself is one of the most intrusive, violent crimes there can be, and yet rape of the mind is another level of crime that needs to be punished legally. Brainwashing is something yet to be addressed by our vaunted judicial system.

The question is: If someone could make you involuntarily give up your "free will" and make you a slave to them, should that be a punishable crime?

If so, are there statutes currently in place to protect against this?

Let me just note... there is a huge difference from 'coercion' to 'brainwashing.' The difference is very much akin to fishing with a hook vs. fishing with dynamite.

The court is able to rule competently on crimes of money and property, yet has been woefully incompetent and incognizant in adequately assessing and adjudicating crimes against a person's mind. This absolutely has to change.

So, what should be the legal price for taking human free will?

To take that from someone, and then replace it with servitude, this undeniably has to be one of the most heinous crimes of all against another human being.

What should be the punishment for such an inhuman and outlandish crime?

If murder and rape are two of the highest violent criminal offenses on the books, it would seem reasonable then that psychological brainwashing should likely fall somewhere within a hierarchy of the top three. One could make a very reasoned, tenable argument that homicide and menticide can both be viewed as very similar - in the fact that both do kill the individual - it's just that the latter occurs as a wholly different state. In one, the victim loses their life, while the other the victim loses their mind - their beliefs, morals, personality and identity.

So, where does our justice system draw the line on a threat to someone's 'life?'

If we have no specific laws on the books for hypnotic mental exploitation, what possible hope then does anyone have, should this ever happen to them?

Needed Right Now: as of this writing, there need to be new designated laws tailored specifically to recognize and account for this type of psychopathic crime within society, along with the most severe punishment humanly possible.


Brainwashing Books  (By GoodReads)

For a subject that is supposed to be nothing but balderdash and myth, there sure is a lot of literature and historical documentation on mind control and brainwashing.

Click on book cover for more information.

 

Brainwashing (1961)

 

Techniques of Persuation: from Propaganda to Brainwashing (1963)

 

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA & Mind Control (1991)

In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada (2001)

 

 

Brain Washing: The Science of Thought Control (2006)

 

 

 

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (2007)


The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (2009)

Banned Mind Control Techniques Unleashed: Learn The Dark Secrets Of Hypnosis, Manipulation, Deception, Persuasion, Brainwashing And Human Psychology (2014)

 

Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing - How Evangelists, Psychiatrists, Politicians, and Medicine Men Can Change Your Beliefs and Behavior (2015)
 

 

The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (2015)

 

Mind Wars: A History of Mind Control, Surveillance, and Social Engineering by the Government, Media, and Secret Societies (2015)

 

The Manipulated Mind: Brainwashing, Conditioning and Indoctrination (2017)

 

Project Mk-Ultra and Mind Control Technology: A Compilation of Patents and Reports (2017)


More popular brainwashing books from Goodreads.


It goes beyond all good reason to suggest that this is nothing but fantasy.

See also: The Thought Behind Mind Control (as well as the effort & money)