Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Art of Cult Creation

by Anthony Forwood

This continues from ‘The Art of Suggestion in Action’, posted previously. If you haven’t read that yet, you’ll need to before reading this. This takes up where that article left off, and considers the deeper, more sinister aspects of what ‘Mellhedek’ seems to be up to with what he calls his ‘Human Protection Software Suite’. For those who aren’t familiar with this scam, please refer to my first article, ‘Human Protection Software Suite’, posted on this blog.

This article should raise some eyebrows…

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Mellhedek’ really had no effect on either John or Mary, although he gave it a good try. John had no symptoms during the entire time, and Mary was at the height of what she thought was an attack when she started, so ‘Mellhedek’ took the credit as soon as it lessened, which it eventually would have anyway. We don’t know what happened after that. The transcripts seem to be cut off before the end of the session. Did Mary really get better? Or did her symptoms return?

The most important thing to note with the above is that ‘Mellhedek’ relied on his suggestions and John and Mary’s gullibility.

Mellhedeh’ only wants to deal with the most gullible people. These are the type of people who tend to have high psychosomatic tendencies, and so they’re easier for him to manipulate into self-induced phantom symptoms. They’re also the least likely people to say anything if they’re dissatisfied, because he uses the fear of being labeled as a perp or infiltrator if they speak up. In fact, it seems that users of his ‘product’ aren’t allowed to speak anything but good things about him and his ‘product’.

I recognize this is a standard method used by cult leaders to control their members, and cults are a phenomenon that was created by the CIA as part of MKULTRA (i.e. the Moonies, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Heaven’s Gate, etc.). I see him applying other methods used by these cults as well, some of which we see above, others I’ve commented on in my commentary on ‘Mellhedek’ and his HPSS, and some that will be described below.

Cults don’t just form overnight, of course. They start out with just one person, acting alone, drawing in his or her first few followers with a lot of sweet-tongued talk mixed with just enough of what the person wants to hear to draw them in further. They don’t even have to grow very large to become effective ‘cells’ that can be utilized for whatever purpose their creators might decide on later. Charlie Manson (another MKULTRA creation) had a small group of only five or six followers, and Charlie was no great mind-manipulator, yet these people were extremely dedicated to him even after his arrest and conviction, as many who are old enough will remember. In fact, he still has a strong cult following to this day (Brotherhood of Love), and continues to control and direct them from a prison phone. He just applied the same basic techniques of cult mind-control that he had learned from his own mind-controllers while they experimented on him in prison as part of their MKULTRA programs. So to think that ‘Mellhedek’ is no real threat is naive.

Something That Dr. Margaret Singer spells out quite clearly, in a document I found online (‘Conditions for Mind Control’), is the following:

When there is control of external feedback [in a cult setting], the group becomes the only source -- there are no reality checks

BEHAVIORS REWARDED: participation, conformity to ideas/behavior, zeal, personal changes
BEHAVIORS PUNISHED: criticalness, independent thinking, non-
conformity to ideas/behavior
PUNISHMENTS: peer/group criticism, withdrawal of support/affection, isolation, negative feedback”

Dr. Margaret Singer, of course, is considered the world’s foremost authority on mind-control and cults, and has worked for the CIA in that capacity for years. We see the same punishment/reward system listed here that ‘Mellhedek’ has described in his FAQ as part of his ‘user agreement’.

Dr. Singer outlines a whole gamut of methods that are used together in cult mind-control, including:

altered states of consciousness (trance)

Hypnosis: (see Ericksonian hypnosis)

speaking patterns
guided imagery*
pacing of voice to breathing patterns
parables, stories with imbedded messages
stop paying attention to distractions, focus inwardly to what's
going on inside you***
the use of one's voice to get people's attention focused”

Although ‘Mellhedek’ isn’t able to use all of these hypnosis techniques, considering the conditions he’s forced to work under with his unsuspecting dupes (online communications), we can see that he’s attempting to apply those that I’ve marked with asterisks. Although rather limiting, they still have their effect, when applied correctly.

Some other pertinent quotes from Dr. Singer’s document describing cult methods, all of which reflect ‘Mellhedek’s’ methods:

rescue them from negative emotion by giving them a new way
to live”


No complaints”

Persons in charge must have verbal ways of never losing”

Anyone who questions is made to think there is something inherently wrong with them to even question”

Phobia induction”

She also describes the need for secrecy about the ‘program’:

Persons being Thought Reformed Must be Unaware that they are being moved through a program to make them deployable agents:

To buy more courses, sign up for the duration, ect.

You can't be thought reformed with full capacity, informed

You don't know the agenda of the group at the beginning or
the full content of the ideology”

I have strong suspicions that ‘Mellhedek’ plans to ‘deploy’ whatever followers he can draw in to bring in further members, as we already see going on with his first recruit, Joselle Rozario, who seems to be already well conditioned to his thought-reform and is fully bought in to his ‘program’.

Here’s a very interesting list Dr. Singer provides for thought-reform methods, which parallel what ‘Mellhedek’ is doing:

enlist recruit's cooperation, offer something they want (personal growth, salvation, etc.)

obtain psychological dominance by making the target's continuing relations contingent upon continuing membership

use seduction by developing bonds and encouraging targets to believe the group can provide something

develop dependency by direct social pressure to influence a decision that the group has special power or knowledge or can solve a problem; the people in the group are made to seem interested in what is best for the target -- then they "up the commitment level"

shift the target's social and emotional attachments to individuals who have already accepted high commitment and are conforming to the behavior”

One further quote from Dr. Singer:

CULTIC RELATIONSHIP - those relationships in which a person intentionally induces others to become totally or nearly totally dependent on him/her for almost all major life decisions and inculcates in these followers a belief that he has some special talent, gift or knowledge”

The fact that many TIs are already well prepared for the next stages of mind-control due to the psychological effects of being targeted makes it far easier for someone like ‘Mellhedek’ to come along and direct them into a cult situation.

Now let me quote something now from Fritz Springmeier that applies here:

What they are trying to do is fragment our belief system. They have brought in a lot of foreign belief systems into the USA but you also have all of these New Age gurus popping up and creating their own little New Age groups. In the bigger picture, it's to destroy the fabric of a unified moral response, and a lot of these New Age leaders (eg. Elizabeth Claire Prophet - Church Universal and Triumphant) are mind controlled slaves. Jay Z. Knight, that's who she goes by - the entity she channels - she's a mind control slave. These are New Age leaders and they are gathering flocks… [N]ot only are the leaders under mind control who start the groups, but part of their flocks are mind control victims who are being programmed to join these cults.” (CKLN radio interview, Jan. 4, 1998)

Targeting through gang-stalking and electronic harassment is being utilized to disrupt society, divide it, and produce in targeted individuals a strong sense of insecurity, isolation from their usual support systems, and, for many, encourage a false sense of reality. At the same time, these individuals are forced to turn to alternative sources for these things. This is where the New Age movement comes in, where there are all manner of cultish groups forming, each with their own belief system and code of conduct. The leaders of these groups are almost ALWAYS found to have ties to military/intelligence organs and are working under them, whether knowingly or not. It’s also fairly well established that the CIA applies various levels of mind-control on it’s own agents and outside ‘assets’, claiming that it’s only for maintaining operational secrets. So, often, these cult leaders are themselves being controlled from higher up.

In another informative document I found online a while back, titled, ‘How Does Mind Control Work?’ (sorry, I don’t have a URL or author name), it states:

With coercive persuasion you can change people's attitudes without their knowledge and volition. You can create new "attitudes" where they will do things willingly which they formerly may have detested, things which previously only torture, physical pain, or drugs could have coerced them to do.

The advances in the extreme anxiety and emotional stress production technologies found in coercive persuasion supersede old style coercion that focuses on pain, torture, drugs, or threat in that these older systems do not change attitude so that subjects follow orders "willingly." Coercive persuasion changes both attitude AND behavior, not JUST behavior.”

This document also lists seven tactics that are common coercive techniques in these programs. These include:

TACTIC 1. The individual is prepared for thought reform through increased suggestibility and/or "softening up," specifically through hypnotic or other suggestibility-increasing techniques such as: A. Extended audio, visual, verbal, or tactile fixation drills; B. Excessive exact repetition of routine activities; C. Decreased sleep; D. Nutritional restriction.

TACTIC 2. Using rewards and punishments, efforts are made to establish considerable control over a person's social environment, time, and sources of social support. Social isolation is promoted. Contact with family and friends is abridged, as is contact with persons who do not share group-approved attitudes. Economic and other dependence on the group is fostered.

TACTIC 3. Disconfirming information and nonsupporting opinions are prohibited in group communication. Rules exist about permissible topics to discuss with outsiders. Communication is highly controlled. An "in-group" language is usually constructed.

TACTIC 4. Frequent and intense attempts are made to cause a person to re-evaluate the most central aspects of his or her experience of self and prior conduct in negative ways. Efforts are designed to destabilize and undermine the subject's basic consciousness, reality awareness, world view, emotional control, and defense mechanisms as well as getting them to reinterpret their life's history, and adopt a new version of causality.

TACTIC 5. Intense and frequent attempts are made to undermine a person's confidence in himself and his judgment, creating a sense of powerlessness.

TACTIC 6. Nonphysical punishments are used such as intense humiliation, loss of privilege, social isolation, social status changes, intense guilt, anxiety, manipulation and other techniques for creating strong aversive emotional arousals, etc.

TACTIC 7. Certain secular psychological threats [force] are used or are present: That failure to adopt the approved attitude, belief, or consequent behavior will lead to severe punishment or dire consequence, (e.g. physical or mental illness, the reappearance of a prior physical illness, drug dependence, economic collapse, social failure, divorce, disintegration, failure to find a mate, etc.).”

Although not all of tactics these are immediately apparent in ‘Mellhedek’s’ methodology, the first three, and certain aspects of the fourth and perhaps even the fifth and sixth, and certainly the seventh, definitely are, and we don’t know what he will engage in with his recruits in private. Remember, this is a progressive method of indoctrination and reform. Not all of these tactics will be used in the beginning stages, but they will be probably applied in one manner or another in later stages, once he has established their trust and commitment and is working with them in private.

As I said earlier, TIs are already semi-conditioned, in that they’ve received plenty of pain, torture, and threats, which ultimately changes their behavior and upsets their belief system, preparing them for someone like ‘Mellhedek’ to come along and offer ‘salvation’, in which he incorporates the methods that will finish the intended job of total mind-control. If you listen to Joselle Rozario or read her testimonial for HPSS, you’ll see exactly the sort of talk about ‘Mellhedek’ and his ‘program’ that reflects the attitude of a full-blown mind-controlled cult member, or at least someone who is modeling one as an example to others.

This document goes on to list Robert Jay Lifton’s (another mind-control authority of MKULTRA infamy) eight point model for coercive thought-reform. These may not all be apparent in the case at hand, but will likely be there for those who are drawn deeper into the web that ‘Mellhedek’ spins:

1. ENVIRONMENT CONTROL. Limitation of many/all forms of
communication with those outside the group.

2. MYSTICAL MANIPULATION. The potential convert to the group
becomes convinced of the higher purpose and special calling of the group through a profound encounter/experience, for example, through an alleged miracle or prophetic word of those in the group.

3. DEMAND FOR PURITY. An explicit goal of the group is to bring
about some kind of change, whether it be on a global, social, or
personal level. "Perfection is possible if one stays with the group
and is committed."

4. CULT OF CONFESSION. The unhealthy practice of self
disclosure to members in the group. Often in the context of a
public gathering in the group, admitting past sins and
imperfections, even doubts about the group and critical thoughts
about the integrity of the leaders.

5. SACRED SCIENCE. The group's perspective is absolutely true and completely adequate to explain EVERYTHING. The doctrine is not subject to amendments or question. ABSOLUTE conformity to the doctrine is required.

6. LOADED LANGUAGE. A new vocabulary emerges within the
context of the group. Group members "think" within the very
abstract and narrow parameters of the group's doctrine. The
terminology sufficiently stops members from thinking critically by
reinforcing a "black and white" mentality. Loaded terms and clichés prejudice thinking.

7. DOCTRINE OVER PERSON. Pre-group experience and group
experience are narrowly and decisively interpreted through the
absolute doctrine, even when experience contradicts the doctrine.

8. DISPENSING OF EXISTENCE. Salvation is possible only in the
group. Those who leave the group are doomed.”

Continuing with this document, it goes on to state:

Coercive persuasion programs are effective because individuals experiencing the deliberately planned severe stresses they generate can only reduce the pressures by accepting the system or adopting the behaviors being promulgated by the purveyors of the coercion program. The relationship between the person and the coercive persuasion tactics are DYNAMIC in that while the force of the pressures, rewards, and punishments brought to bear on the person are considerable, they do not lead to a stable, meaningfully SELF-CHOSEN reorganization of beliefs or attitudes. Rather, they lead to a sort of coerced compliance and a situationally required elaborate rationalization, for the new conduct.”

Accepting the terms of ‘Mellhedek’s’ ‘user agreement’ essentially enforces this sort of situation.

To continue further:

Not all tactics used in a coercive persuasion type environment will always be coercive. Some tactics of an innocuous or cloaking nature will be mixed in. Not all individuals exposed to coercive persuasion or thought reform programs are effectively coerced into becoming participants. How individual suggestibility, psychological and physiological strengths, weakness, and differences react with the degree of severity, continuity, and comprehensiveness in which the various tactics and content of a coercive persuasion program are applied, determine the program's effectiveness and/or the degree of severity of damage caused to its victims.”

To summarize, the more suggestible, psychologically/physiologically weak a person is, the easier they are to apply these techniques to. I see ‘Mellhedek’ is being careful to filter out all but these types of people. That he’s attempting to manipulate them psychosomatically through suggestive influence is merely part of the test to see if they are, as he calls them, ‘compatible’ (the term ‘compatible’ is part of his ‘group language’, as described by Dr. Singer).

I have only offered here a very quick and rather hurried overview of points regarding cult mind-control techniques that I see reflected in what ‘Mellhedek’ is attempting. What I have presented on him is already quite a bit for only three days of reviewing his documentation and researching cult techniques, and writing these articles. I had also hoped to focus on hypnosis techniques as they relate to the methods he used in his ‘session’, in order to better support my comments on that ‘session’. However, I’m out of time for the moment, and will have to put that off for later.

Readers need to understand that gang-stalking and electronic harassment obviously have an underlying purpose that goes beyond just the disruption of society, and they’re both tied directly to the mind-control programs that stem from the CIA’s MKULTRA programs. These all lead to the same ultimate ends – the total mind-control of society.

Mind-control is not just about harassment, torture, and experimentation with new technologies. The technologies that are used to harass and torture are just one aspect of it. They are being employed in these capacities to break the wills of those who are targeted, so that they will be prepared for further steps towards total mind-control, using the methods of coercion that are standardized in CIA cult programs. The coercion is achieved surreptitiously and unknowingly through a disruption of belief systems, followed by the subtle remolding of those belief systems to ones that allow more control over the person. Belief systems that are completely out of whack with reality offer the best means of control, because they leave the believer unable to interpret their experiences accurately, leading to grave errors of judgment and perceptions.

What better state to have a person in, to lead them in whatever direction one desires, and for whatever reason one might?

Consider ‘Mellhedek’ in this light. Consider what purpose he might have to draw in the most gullible and desperate TIs, and prepare them for indoctrination into a belief system where his followers begin to act as perps because their perceptions are twisted through his reinterpretation of reality.

In closing, here’s a quick rundown of the basic step-by-step cult tactics that I see ‘Mellhedek’ employing to draw in new cult members and begin to remold their minds:

Gain Trust in Leader
Offer a New Way to Live
Gain Commitment to Leader
Gain Dependence on Leader
Replace Old Support Systems with Leader/Group
Condition Beliefs
Apply Strict Rules
Apply Strict Conformity
Apply Strict Punishment/Reward System
Control Free Speech
Control Behavior
Censor Outside Information
Encourage Adaptation of In-Group Language
Limit Discussion of Group with Outsiders
Control What is Said About Leader/Group
No Allowance for Reality Checks
Develop Hierarchical Control System

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