Image: “Girl Looking to Her Left,” by Piet Mondrian, circa 1901, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piet_Mondriaan_-_Girl_looking_to_her_left_-_A139_-_Piet_Mondrian,_catalogue_raisonn%C3%A9.jpg … public domain
- BRAINWASHING – IS IT GOOD OR BAD?
- FERAL CHILDREN – HYBRIDS
- ON REPROGRAMMING OUR ADULT SOCIAL VALUES
- GOOD IMMERSIVE AND INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
- CRIME GANGS AND HATE GROUPS
- CULTS THAT SHILL AND KILL
- NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
- MORE INFORMATION
Here is a new look at brainwashing … termed ‘mind control’ in my blog …
I took a look at a very nice image and explanation by Lisa Renee today on the topic of brainwashing. I wish I could reproduce them here, but copyright regulations prevent this. Here they are, in case you would like to take a look …
Link: “Lisa Renee on ‘Brainwashing’,” by Circle of the Dolphins in the Golden Age of Ascension, 18 December 2022 … https://circleofthedolphins.wordpress.com/2022/12/18/lisa-renee-on-brainwashing/ ..
Then I took a look at Wikihow on the topic of brainwashing. I like Wikihow because its explanations and its illustrations are clear and simple. They get directly to the point, I feel …
Link: “How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing,” co-authored by Natalie Feinblatt, PsyD, updated 5 September 2022 … https://www.wikihow.com/Recognize-and-Avoid-Brainwashing ..
BRAINWASHING – IS IT GOOD OR BAD?
Image: “Portrait of a Boy,” by John Singer Sargent, 1890, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Portrait_of_a_Boy%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_John_Singer_Sargent,_1890.jpg … public domain
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The thing about brainwashing, I feel … and something that is not explained in the Wikihow article … is that it can be used to the good or to the bad.
For instance, a form of brainwashing is used in prisons to reorient criminals and crime gang members to a more productive way of life … one that will fit in better with the social norm.
A form of brainwashing likely is used to deprogram cult followers, I feel.
The process of parenting a human child inevitably involves a form of brainwashing. And that is the crux of the matter: A parent will either ‘brainwash’ his or her child with mores that suit the social norm, or else he or she will inculcate ‘antisocial’ norms.
FERAL CHILDREN – HYBRIDS
Drawing: Dinosaurian Star Being,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENT: A green being similar to scientific progressions that shapeshift the form of velociraptors to upright, humanoid form. The being has large eyes whose pupils close vertically in bright sunlight like those of a lizard or a cat; these are known as ‘slit pupils’. It wears a brown, hooded cloak.
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Then there are feral children, who, because of physical isolation from their parents, in a sense, ‘raise themselves’. That is a whole other topic. It could be the feral child might model its behavior on an animal friend … on a bird, a reptile, or an insect. In that case the child’s mores may differ wildly from the social norm.
In my own writings, I call such a child a ‘hybrid’ … a dinosauroid, a dracoid, an insectoid, or a reptoid. In other words, the child becomes, in some regards, like his animal friend in regard to social behavior. When he or she grows up and is introduced to human society, he is thrown into confusion by human motivations and by social caveats. He or she may try to model words spoken and behavior acted out in public along social norms as he or she perceives them.
But these social norms may seem nonsensical to him … whimsical at best. He or she may feel liberated from such norms, and may wait with a sense of joy for a chance to be alone, or else with other feral people, so that behavior can revert to that learned in feral childhood.
If the parentally isolated feral child has a mammal … such as a dog or cat … as an animal friend, then it may learn feral drive values and pack instincts, but may not acquire language skills.
ON REPROGRAMMING OUR ADULT SOCIAL VALUES
Image: “Teacher at Blackboard,” author anonymous, 1924, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teacher_at_blackboard_%281924%29.jpg … public domain
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So then the upshot of the parental and grade school brainwashing of children, or of substitute brainwashing of feral children by nonhuman parental models, is the child, now grown, with a particular set of brainwashing principles acquired in early childhood.
If the grown child wishes to acquire a modification of early learning, then it makes sense that the child might seek … among other options … the ‘quick learning’ process of a cult atmosphere.
GOOD IMMERSIVE AND INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
I recall, for instance, joining 3HO … Healthy Happy Holy Organization … in my 40s. It was quite an interesting experience, and I learned a lot while there. Then on the other hand, there were some aspects I felt to be restrictive. These are explained in the Wikihow article referenced above.
The leader of the 3HO group I joined did steer me wrong with regard to a matter of money, and that set me back financially. On the other hand, I felt he meant well. It was just that he steered me wrong.
In other words, I felt the group was not wicked or ill-meaning with regard to its followers. Rather it was attempting to inculcate spiritual values, and an understanding of our relationship to God. It tried to lift us up. It supported us in living happy, productive lives.
The same might be said of the Werner Erhard EST training that I undertook many years ago … despite their caveat about never ducking out to use the restroom during their intensives.
I feel these sorts of intensive or immersive brainwashing are done with good intentions. That is to say, they are done with the same sort of intended outcome as that proposed at the outset. The person participating in the intensive or immersive experience is in agreement with the people in the group and with the leaders of the group in that regard.
CRIME GANGS AND HATE GROUPS
Image: “The Large Statue of Baphomet Found Inside the Satanic Temple,” by Marc Nozell, 13 April 2019, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baphomet_Statue_Satanic_Temple.jpg … CC BY 2.0 Generic
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But then there are cults that are criminal in intention … cults that draw followers in under false pretexts. They may indicate that they are Christian in orientation, but then later a person may find this is only a ‘come on’.
A Satan cult may draw in young followers who are alienated from their parents by espousing an ‘anti-Christian’ orientation … for instance, by prevailing upon a young person to participate in Satanic rituals.
A crime gang may initiate a child into a gang by asking him or her to engage in an act such as murder or by having his or her body tattooed with gangland insignia. Such an act of initiation will create a huge barrier between the child and his family and friends.
Along similar lines, there are hate groups … the Ku Klux Clan, the Neo-Nazi movement, and the Racist Skinhead movement amongst many others … that program in their followers values that do not contribute to the peaceful prosperity of the local community.
CULTS THAT SHILL AND KILL
Image: “Fortune Teller,” by Albert Anker, 1880, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fortune_teller,_Albert_Anker,_1880.png .. public domain
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Then there are the sort of cults I term ‘cults that kill’. These comprise charlatans and grifters who intend to fleece a follower and then cast him or her to the winds.
Or … very much worse … they may intend to fleece a person and then bump them off so that there will be no repercussions after the fact. That would be something very much to avoid, would it not?
Some years ago, I came to close quarters with what seemed to me to be two ‘cults that kill’. I had some years before that had a good experience with the 3HO group, except that I felt it was a little too restrictive for me. So I was well disposed to these other two groups, which were posing as meditation groups. But they were wildly different from 3HO.
In the end, I had to run for my life. My gosh, I cannot even tell you, dear reader, the names of these groups. They might sue me for exposing them. They might try to lay me low again! As if they had not tried to do that, time and time again, back in the day!
Were you, gentle reader, to find yourself in my situation … Heaven forfend! … then I am sure you would hide behind the gentle guise of prudence as do I!
Image: “Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist,” by Caravaggio, circa 1607, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CaravaggioSalomeMadrid.jpg .. public domain
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CONCLUSIONImage: “Alma Mater [Nourishing Mother],” by Virginie Demont-Breton, unknown date, in Wikimedia Commons .. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginie_Demont-Breton_Alma_mater.jpg … public domain
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So then, as I see it, as we move out of our natal families and into the wide world, we have the choice to continue on as is, even to the eventual door of our demise. Or we may wish to spiff up this personal value or that as we journey through our lives.
We may try this avenue or another. Perhaps a better diet. Perhaps an exercise regime. Perhaps a lecture on relationships. Perhaps an immersive environment, either short-term or longer term.
If we chose an option that involves being cut off from family and friends long-term, then that seems counterproductive to me. After all, do we not want to fit in as well as possible with our community.
So if, after we join a group, things seem to be devolving into what con artists call ‘the cull’ … which is to say, intentional and strict alienation from family and friends … why that will be a heads up to pack our bags and skedaddle, I feel.
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Image: “Two New Year’s Resolutions Postcards,” author not known, circa 1901-1909, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Postcards2CardsNewYearsResolution1915.jpg … public domain
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Tomorrow will be Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. This is the time to set our intentions for the New Year. Do we want to spiff up our values or change the emphasis of our actions in the world? Have we set for ourselves these intentions?
Then how will we accomplish these goals? What groups will we chose, that will help us accomplish them? The answer will be different for each of us. I hope for each of you, that your own answer will be the perfect choice … the answer that gets you to the place where you want to be with your own outlook on life.
May your life be happy and prosperous. May you have many friends. May all be well for each of you in the coming year.
God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you
Through all your days.
Alice B. Clagett
In love, Light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
For more on brainwashing, including my own experiences with two ‘cults that kill’ … two ‘mind control cults’ … see my blog categories: Cults that kill – mind control cults … Cult deprogramming … and … Alice’s perilous tales
See also these blog categories: Confidence games … Antisocial personality disorder – Sociopathy … Feral children … Feral drives – pack instincts … and … Hybrids
Written and published on 20 December 2022
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