Did Freud Brainwash his followers, including Jung and
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"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac." --Henry Kissenger, NY Times, 1971
"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is
always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing." --Thomas Aquinas
Just outside London, Tavistock Institute is the nerve center of a global psywar apparatus that attacks
our collective psyche relentlessly. Established after World War I by the Duke George of Kent, the original
Tavistock Clinic developed psychological warfare for British intelligence after studying shellshock (PTSD)
victims. They determined neurosis, self-division, was pervasive in modern society and they learned how to
manipulate that for brainwashing.
Riding the coattails of "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), a B horror movie, "The Mindbenders" came out
in 1963, starring Dirk Bogarde as the victim of British brainwashers who isolated and water tanked him. The
slow-paced script itself was a bit torturous, but apparently someone in Britain knew what was going
In the opening scene a clearly confused Professor on a moving train in a carriage full
of passengers stands up and jumps off the train. The investigating Major is convinced Professor Sharpe acted
like a Communist spy with remorse, but his young acolyte Dr. Tate refuses to accept this verdict and seeks the
help of Sharpe's former colleague and friend, Dr. Longman.
The latter volunteers to undergo a devastating experiment and the scientists quickly learn that eight
hours of isolation in a water tank has the same nightmarish effect on people as eight months of intense
brainwashing methods. Trying to break both him and his relationship, they ramp the test up to an even more
dangerous level to make Dr. Longman believe he doesn't love his wife of twelve years and mother of their four
It isn't difficult to induce a repressed psychosomatic state. We dissociate or turn on the auto-pilot
to protect ourselves. Freud proved that breaking relationships and imposed sexual repression could be used as a
weapon, spreading emotional contagion, bringing very primitive emotions to the forefront of targeted
populations. It could simultaneously be used to build entire mythic systems.
Sexual repression and sex taboos could therefore be used to control and repress entire political
communities, transforming their entire belief systems or separate the elite from the non-elite. Over the years
more subtle, insidious techniques were developed for mass brainwashing, including modulation of the dynamical
field of meaning.
Polluting water sources with estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals is having a devastating effect,
leading to declines in male desire, potency and fertility. We excrete what we don't use. Unfilterable
pharmaceutical pollution, not to mention detergents and pesticides, enter the food-chain through fish,
affecting reproductive fitness.
There are accumulating signs of nicotine, steroids, antibiotics, blood pressure
reducers, hormones, psychiatric drugs, and pain killers in treated water leaving sewage plants and adjacent
aquifers, rivers, streams, and lakes. But if your agenda is culling the population that is a
Freud was brought into the Tavistock Institute of British Intelligence in order to keep this secret of
the elite quiet. Countless MKULTRA Mind Control studies confirm sexual abuse and general repression as the
perfect psychological warfare weapon: it can produce powerful conversion effects leaving little or no physical
evidence of harm.
How did Tavistock become an interdisciplinary den of mad spyentists working on emergent meta-problems?
In this case, indeed, the power of the many is greater than the power of the one. Tavistock has spread a dark
net across the globe.
Since 9/11, even the memory of democracy is being erased. "Free Association" is putting an end to
freedom, making 'self-observation' virtually obsolete through surveillance and manipulation. More than an
international institution, Tavistock has become a nonlocal community of practice -- a dark 'invisible college,'
the Castaglia of the cryptocracy.
Officially, Tavistock presents itself as an apparently benign, mild-mannered thinktank and consultancy
firm. But in the name of public service it conceals many toxic "family" secrets of its origins, personnel,
"pioneering" approach, R&D and covert "psychotechnology" agenda.
Tavistock controls a metaverse from spirituality to pragmatic to covert levels. In a sense, they've
turned us all into "Bilder-bots," wage-slave robots for their own controllers. Tavistock gave the shadow
government its strongest weapons. Fear of breakdown alone can bring it about.
Founded in 1920, Tavistock Institute was first directed by John Rawlings Rees; his wife,
Dr. Mary Rees Hemingway, was a co-founder. By 1947, Tavistock Institute of Human
Relations turned its research findings on the British and American public, declaring a silent war on
consciousness by reversing the equation that social structure is a defense against anxiety.
Their redefined social mission was called Operation Phoenix. There were four divisions of staff
members: consultants, principal project officers, project officers and assistant project
officers. The grand strategy is the overall approach to winning the perpetual war -
prosecuting the direct and indirect (covert) agenda.
After phony wars on poverty, drugs and terror, the current offensive is on debt and surplus population.
But the bottom line is class war, as demonstrated by the recent gutting of the American middle class. When you
'lose' money, where do suppose it goes? It's not just your money, it's your freedom.
This war is conducted through the big guns of Information Warfare. Information warfare
is a large set of activities aimed at the mind and will of the enemy. Part of the domestic information war is a
barrage of useless information as well as disinformation.
The decisions to pursue the development of information weapons or to prosecute information warfare are
governmental decisions. These decisions need to be made consciously and deliberately and with an understanding
of the moral and ethical risks of information warfare. After assessing all the risks and deciding to create
information weapons or engage in information warfare, the decision makers should first have an understanding of
these weapons and a weapon employment theory before such warfare starts rather than after the weapons are
deployed or have already been employed. Deception and disinformation, radioelectronic combat, propaganda, and
the whole gamut of "psychological warfare" or command and control warfare attacks against enemy combatants at
the operational level cannot be said to be wrongful. These aim to subdue without fighting or to reduce
the amount of violence required. Becoming unhinged from reality in combat, like death or some other form of
suffering, is a risk of which combatants are aware and is a possibility that combatants must accept.
Cultural psychology was used to assess the enemy mentality. The original "Tavi-stalkers" didn't stop
with the enemy and rewriting history. They spread their "Tavistock Method" theory and practice of mass mind
control into all strategic institutions. Their psystrat -- turning reality inside out -- had multiple vectors,
reconciling and unifying levels of strategy.
Synergy influenced maneuvers produce generalized effects, such as mob control, social mobility,
changing mindsets or ideology and counterinfluencing through disinformation. Once you learn how to organize
behavior -- "joint optimization" -- you know how to dis-organize it with value-dilemmas in groups, matrix and
Tavistock has upgraded from 1940s general systems theory to Chaos Theory and complexity modeling.
Increasing in complexity, the contemporary environment is a 'turbulent field' in which the
amount of disorder is increasing to the limit of a 'vortical' state in which healthy adaptation is
Turbulence cannot be managed by top-down bureaucracies but can be perturbed from collaborative
bottom-up grassroots levels. This is a socio-ecological approach but regressive primitive behaviors re-emerge
under stress and uncertainty.
One of the domain level approaches is futures studies and "headin' em off at the pass." The carrot now
is the New Age dream of superhuman powers connected to the quickening pace of the 2012 mythos, a Precessional
convergence into singularity, a "new" unity. "Pay no attention to the mysterious signs in the sky." If you
don't know you are in a Schrodinger's Box, alive or dead, you make no attempt to get out. Many are convinced
2012 is the 'tipping point.'
Other demoralizing psystrat techniques include psychotropic drugs, depersonalization, diversion,
stepping-stones, traumatization, eroding confidence, creating confusion, broken relationships, distrust and
state-related learning. Memory-encoding maintains the trance and for recall one must return to the
context-dependent state in which learning took place.
Recent discoveries link behavioral state-related gene-expression to the same loop, so physiological
changes are possible. Behavioral states modulate certain patterns of gene-expression. Neurotransmitters
modulate mental states, including natural healing, biorhythms and dreams.
The psychophysical link leads to the maxim that "psyche matters." Interaction between the genetic and
behavioral levels is a two-way street. Genes and behavior are related in cybernetic loops of mind-body
There is evidence that immediate-early genes (IEGs) function as mediators of information transduction between
psychological experience, behavioral states, and gene expression. A wide range of behavioral
state-related gene expression (from relaxation, hypnosis and sleep to high arousal, performance, stress and
trauma) culminate in the production of new proteins or homeostasis, physical and psychosocial adaptation.
Immediate-Early Genes (IEGs) are also fundamental in the regulation of REM-on, REM-off neurons,
neuronal networks that are associated with REM sleep and dreaming. Deprivation of REM and dreaming creates its
own phenomenology and pathologizes, which are naturally exploitable.
"discovered" a Social Dreaming Matrix at Tavistock in 1982. Dreams could be used to extract
cultural knowledge and scientific ideas, illumine social situations, provided the Sphinx knowledge perspective
was used, and not the classic Oedipal one.
"Knowledge of the dream is the focus. Knowledge can be of three kinds. (a) Knowledge of the
inanimate world which is expressed through mathematics, and physics making use of mathematical and mechanical
metaphors, and formal logic. (b) Knowledge of the organic world as expressed in biology which is linked
with the use of evolutionary and organic metaphors, and dialectical logic. (c) Knowledge of the world of the
personal, which is the highest and most comprehensive form of knowledge being the mutual knowledge of two
persons. This personal knowledge includes the material and organic."
A Matrix is a place (Dreamland) from which something grows, acknowledging the unconscious, both
personal and social, including the critical feelings and emotions of participants. A group is bounded by a
universe of meaning but a Matrix is open and facilitates a multi-verse of meaning.
Divergent thinking is possible in the Matrix, a generative working hypothesis with intellectual and
spiritual qualities. Often the 'unthought known' of the system is voiced, the 'secret' that is
recognized but not spoken as a factor in the being of the system.
All these techniques induce a trance state because they function hypnotically, swinging wide the 'Doors
of Perception,' described by Tavistock pioneer, Aldous Huxley. Tavistock wrote the blueprint
for global domination, a triumph of image over substance. They wrote the book on propaganda, prognostication
and profiling -- the staples of the full-spectrum surveillance society. They have contrived
Twisting facts with fiction produces friction. The simulation substitutes for reality. Netlife has
taught us to invest the simulation with the weight of reality. When the real world gets too
tight, we head to the virtual world for the space we need. As in physics, manifestations emerge from a phase
space of possibilities of being and these events affect us in real-time.
It's as if cyberspace is a virtual training simulator for global architectronics. Are we mimicking what
the Tavistock system has imposed on us - an ability to manipulate signs, icons, imagery and symbols to
alter perception? But there is a subtext to what we do there. Web-Bots read the collective unconscious from the
We now write our own open source dossiers for the watchers. We are profiled by demographic harvesters.
And they know who and where (density maps) our friends are, even what astrological sign and psychetype the
majority are. They have commodified our content to sell to others.
Psychology Today has labeled conspiracy thinking a psychotic illness, implying dissent or
divergent thinking is insane as if conformity is sanity. Even with designer bodies, the virtuality is no escape
from the "No Exit" Tavistock game. Soon we will live inside our televisions as they now live within us. We will
have merged with the technology.
Funded by British royalty, Rothchilds, Rockefellers, the Federal Government and Wall Street, they
learned the secret of transmuting infinite symbols into infinite power. They've widened the abyss between the
elite and worker bees, without wielding overt control.
Tavistock has almost magically influenced the direction and effects of virtually every human endeavor
with political and psychological warfare through its web of interlinking institutions. Nation management was
the short-term goal with a single dark eye fixed relentlessly on the prize of pernicious globalization. Perhaps
the best that can be said about this idealistic fascist philosophy is they actually intended to improve the
world, or so they claim. The net effect is clearly different.
Through this twist of fate, the shaping of Tavistock became synonymous with the shaping of global
culture by forcing unwelcome changes and seizing psychological control of the human race. The brainwashing
institute has twisted our beliefs into their very opposites by collapsing our psychic boundaries. We are
perpetually "shellshocked" by the warp speed of social and technological change.
Tavistock has twisted roots. In the 1960s, the para-medical group morphed into social science and social
engagement -- Operational Research (OR), a matrix form of organization -- with nodes of an emerging
international inter-corporate organization. Types include socio-psychological, the
socio-technical and the socio-ecological perspectives.
Tavistock-like centers spread with joint undertakings in generic field-determined problems, not just
small issues. Some are no longer directly linked with London. The work is future oriented and
concerned with the transition to post industrial social order and transmodern paradigm shift. Problem-oriented
research includes interdependent research/teaching, research/service, research/action forms. Autonomous
institutes which must network arise from the later.
Tavistock's grandmother is the socioeconomic stranglehold and drug empire of the British East India
Company and Theosophical esoterics. Its grandfather is "The Open Conspiracy" of Utopian H.G. Wells, Bertrand
Russell, Cecil Rhodes (Rhodes Scholarship) and Fabian socialists. The Society for Psychical Research (SPR)
helped create the Fabian Society.
Tavistock is the paranoid child of the paternal Leipzig and Frankfort schools of 'critical thinking'
and 'behaviorism.' The psychodynamics of Freud and Jung are its godparents, kindling the psychospiritual
superego, archetypal and transpersonal aspects of depth psychology.
The history of Tavistock is linked with drugs and psychopharmaceutical experimentation and abuse from
the beginning. Cooke's 2009 article implies it ran on daily benzedrine. MK Ultra was perhaps the apex of this
drug exploration to crack the mindbrain. Yet, the pharmacopiea of mindbending designer drugs for 'new' mental
disorders grows daily, including stimulants for normal social adjustment.
First and foremost Tavistock made its mark studying the phenomena of nervous breakdown, first in
shellshock after WWI and then via the technical means they discovered to bring it about.
It might easily be argued from today's professional mores that many irregularities existed in the early
days of psychoanalytic training that can be likened to [personality] cult behavior, and/or mystery school
initiation. They include inappropriate behavior, lack of sexual and social boundaries, exploitations of toxic
dependencies, dogmatism, subtle and overt hypnotic techniques that break down personality, psychological
incestuousness, enmeshment and more.
Context alone can create a hypnotic effect in the presence of charisma, respect, or admiration without
recourse to formal induction. Such intimate contact, suggestion, domineering behavior and mutual
interpenetration can initiate adaptive regression and catharsis, but it also amplifies transference /
Freud wasn't a particularly good formal hypnotist, but he was a powerful personality, perhaps distorted
by his years of drug experimentation. With practice, hypnotic behavior becomes automatic. Freud practiced
clinical hypnosis from roughly 1886-1900 and linked it to transference. He quit hypnosis before he quit regular
He may have abandoned the technique for psychoanalysis but the phenomena persisted under new names. He
claimed hypnosis increased sexual stimulation in both therapist and patient. He believed he had discovered the
mysterious element behind hypnotism and 'abandoned' it, or so he thought. However, 'eliminating' hypnosis did
not eliminate transference, suggesting hypnotic rapport remained covert.
The therapeutic context can break down ego function while facilitating breakthroughs in therapeutic
impasse. Such a felt-reality, including free-association, facilitates altered states,
free-floating attention, deep absorption, enhanced memory, imagery, ego-receptivity, ego-activity,
defenses, psychic mobility, unconscious experience and the capacity for self-observation remain intact in
Not unrelated to his psychosexual theory, from 1884-1904, Freud used cocaine, which hypersexualized his
concept of the root of human drives and possibly influenced his ideas about hypnosis. When Freud had a strained
split with a quackish drug-buddy Wilhelm Fliess, he behaved like a spurned lover.
Freud transfered his earlier, intense friendship with Fliess to Jung.
He viewed Jung as his personal assistant -- a sort of sorcerer's apprentice. This was the opening act
of a shrink-triangle drama that rivals a soap opera. Passion shaped its beginning with theatrical metaphors.
The resultant theories reflected the personalities of their shapers.
Between 1907 and 1913 Carl Jung was Freud's star pupil. In 1909 they visited philosopher William James
together in the United States. When the projective 'spell' broke and Jung became disillusioned, a decidedly
Oedipal scanario played out between the psychoanalytical 'father' and his favorite 'son' and heir apparent.
There were significant deceptions in the phallic/oedipal collusion of the Freud/Jung relationship. The pattern
of deception led to mistrust and eroded the relationship, which might otherwise have survived theoretical
When Jung joined the Psychoanalytical Movement he admitted to having a 'religious crush' on Freud with
erotic overtones. Such feelings are a perfect set up for establishing rapport and indirect contextual hypnosis
as later codified by Erickson, Rossi and in NLP. It was also a set up for failure in their relationship,
recapitulating a sexual molest n Jung's youth by a man he admired. This time it was a seduce and destroy mind
Did ESTJ Freud exert a hypnotic effect on INTP Jung? Inductions happen spontaneously when there is a
power gradient, especially with charisma and admiration. We can imagine what he might have suggested to him,
what experiments he might have performed on his open psyche.
In psychoanalysis, the borders between professional training and personal relationships are indistinct,
making critical assessment difficult. In 1911, Adler broke with Freud, surely having noticed Freud's 'will to
power' was an enormous motivating factor. They disliked one another and Adler claimed he was never Freud's
follower, but his colleague.
After that Freud displays a pattern of turning his 'heretical' followers into mental cases, even
suicides -- Jung in 1913, Victor Tausk in 1919, Herbert Silberer in 1923, and Wilhelm Reich in 1927.
Freud broke their personalities down providing a model his 'magical child' Tavistock used as their
modus operandi on many social fronts. In 1921 Tavistock was set up to study the breaking point of humans. Anna
Freud lectured there in 1926.
In 1933, Reich wrote The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Reich wrote,
"Fascism is only the organized political expression of the structure of the average man's
character. It is the basic emotional attitude of the suppressed man of our authoritarian machine
civilization and its mechanistic-mystical conception of life." Reich thought we are all
potentially fascist. But his theory was rooted in repression, not raw power motives. He
predicted commodification of the body image and the development of consumer identity through the
corruption of human sexuality.
Becoming a rival not a follower, Jung was among the first who fell out with the overbearing Freud who
devalued him, now describing him as 'useless.' Jung proposed a new theory of the unconscious in which libido is
not just the sex drive but psychic energy. Jung defined it as the source of conflict, culture and
transformation. Intensely critical of one another, Freud called Jung's Symbols of Transformation
Freud wanted nothing to do with the libido theory, spirituality nor the occult. After
exchanging angry letters with Jung, Freud waited two weeks and then wrote on January 3, 1913, "I propose that
we abandon our personal relations entirely" (McGuire, 1974, p.539). The breakdown of this core
relationship directly precipitated Jung's nervous breakdown.
Jung's disagreement with Freud started over the latter's emphasis on sexuality alone as the dominant
factor in unconscious motivation. "Every form of addiction is bad," Jung later said, "no matter whether the
narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." Freud fainted twice in Jung's presence but the ties were broken
with the publication of Jung's Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido (1912, Symbols of Transformation),
full of mythological images and motifs, and with his acts as the president of the International Congress of
Psycho-Analysis. In a letter to Freud he wrote: "If ever you should rid yourself entirely of your complexes and
stop playing the father to your sons, and instead of aiming continually at their weak spots took a good look at
your own for a change, then I will mend my ways and at one stroke uproot the vice of being in two minds about
you." (Jung on December, 18, 1912). The end of his father-son relationship with Freud had a profoundly
disturbing effect on Jung. He withdrew from the psychoanalytic movement and suffered a six-year-long breakdown
during which he had fantasies of mighty floods sweeping over northern Europe - prophetic visions of World War
I. His inner experiences Jung recorded in the "Red Book", illustrated with his own works in the art
nouveau style. His first mandala Jung constructed in 1916. He interpreted the form as a symbol of the
self, the wholeness of the personality. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/cjung.htm
During Jung's breakdown years, Jung's own diary -- his 'Red Book,' Liber Novus, a detailed
record of his inner life -- shows he began hearing the voices of spirit guides and had hallucinations. He
worked on it over 16 years. Recording dialogues with gods and demons, he questioned his sanity. But Jung turned
his breakdown into an experiment.
When Jung's mentor turned on him, did it induce a psychosis at age 38 when WWI was breaking out?
Treating his horrid visions as a shifting dreamscape he explored his visions, developing new theory from the
experience. During this life-altering crisis, he was at odds with the whole field of psychoanalysis. Freud
persistently attacked Jung as their psychodrama continued. Curiously, Reich also suffered a similar breakdown
following a split with Freud. Both were later 'reborn' with new theories as fruits of their
Lack of ethical 'healthy boundaries' was rampant in early psychoanalysis. In the psychoanalytic family
tree, analysands had up to five analytical "fathers" or "mothers," they had repeat analyses
with the same parent, they reversed roles by analyzing their parent(s) later on, and they even analyzed each
"Analysts slept with their patients, spouses and lovers analyzed each other or shared an analyst. There
has been much discussion about whether Freud had an affair with his sister-in-law Minna Bernays, but what is
perhaps even more startling is the idea, brought forward by Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester, that he might
have analyzed her. Sigmund Freud did not only analyze Marie Bonaparte and her lovers Heinz Hartmann and Rudolph
Loewenstein (who himself analyzed Bonaparte), but also her daughter Eugénie; her son Pierre was analyzed by
Heinz Hartmann. Erich Fromm analyzed Karen Horney's daughter Marianne, while having a relationship with Horney.
As a child, Marianne, as well as her sister Renate, had already been analyzed by Melanie Klein. Brigitte, the
third daughter, who was to become a well-known actress, should also have been treated by Klein, but, being
fourteen years old and strong-willed, she refused to go for analysis at all.
Parents analyzed their own children as well as the children of their lovers. In 1925, Lou
Andreas-Salomé remarked to Bloomsbury analyst Alix Strachey that "parents were the only proper people to
analyze the child." When Alix reported this to her husband James, she added: "A shudder ran down my spine."
Anna Freud's analysis with her father is obviously the most famous example. (Franz Alexander, who had perhaps
had some form of training with Freud himself, analyzed Freud's son Oliver.) But Freud was not the only one to
analyze one of his children: Karl Abraham treated his own daughter, Hilda; Carl Gustav Jung his daughter,
Agathli; Ernst Kris his two children, Anna and Tony. Melanie Klein analyzed all of her children. Aunts also
analysed their nephews: Anna Freud's first patients were two of her nephews, "Heinerle" Halberstadt and Ernst
Halberstadt. Hermine Hug-Hellmuth also analyzed her nephew; he later strangled her to death (in his trial, he
described himself as a victim of psychoanalysis)" (Falzedder).
This break-up so traumatized young Jung, he had a six-year mental breakdown. Did Freud
essentially brainwash Jung to the point of psychological breakdown? We can only suspect what experiments
and mindbending manipulations Freud might have used purposefully or inadvertently on Jung, perhaps even
inducing his nervous breakdown. Jung was enmeshed in and rebelled against Freud's paternalistic
authoritarianism. Freud tried the Top Dog game on Jung. After his own encounters, Jung approached
psychological demons by name.
Indirect strategies [see Notes] are psyops - covert actions directed at the opponent's weaknesses. We
know there were mutual deceptions around sex and their respective theories. We know Jung was appalled when he
learned of an affair Freud had with his wife's sister. But Jung also had one with his first patient, Sabina
Spielrein. [see Notes]
The hub of the conflict, Spielrein (1886-1941) was one of the first women psychoanalysts. Jung treated
her for hysteria when she was 18. She fell in love with Jung but he broke off their intense relationship to
avert public scandal.
Freud became Sabina's friend and mentor, and she confided to him the details of her attachment to Jung.
According to John Kerr, a clinical psychologist and historian, Freud attempted to use what he knew about Jung's
personal life to exert ideological control over the psychoanalytic movement.
In Kerr's scenario, Jung apparently was aware of Freud's secret affair with his sister-in-law Minna
Bernays -- an affair which she personally confessed to him. After Jung threatened to retaliate by revealing
what he knew about Freud's personal life, their collaboration dissolved. Jung went on to outline, if not a
spiritual psychology, a psychology of the sacred.
Kerr argues, in A Most Dangerous Method, that both men had an opportunity to make
psychoanalysis an open, scientifically grounded discipline, but instead succumbed to ambition, dogma and
personal animus. Kerr also charges that Freud and Jung suppressed Spielrein's own fertile theory of the
unconscious that influenced their own -- sexuality as fusion rather than pleasure.
Their careers remained enmeshed. Working with both personal and collective
contexts, Jung followed his dreams rejecting the role of Freud's heroic son. He feared
Germany's inflation with the archetypal hero and Wotan myth manifesting in its rising nationalism and
militarism. But he flirted with fascistic fantasies. Only in 1936 did he declare Hitler a possessed "raving
berserker." Like Freud, Hitler had a drug problem that fed his inflation.
Delivering his model of collective unconscious to the Tavistock doctors may have been an error Jung
could not see through at the time. It means he never really broke free of Freud's grip. It is Freud's statue
that stands outside Tavistock to this day. Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and
associates who appoint each other.
Tavistock became quite the family affair. Freud's double nephew, Edward Bernays, beginning his career
in 1913, became a principle player, introducing group dynamics, mass manipulation, "engineered consent" and PR
techniques to the Tavistock repertoire of dirty tricks. He financed translations into English of Freud's work.
Freud certainly realized the immense power of trauma over our lives.
The more lyrical Jung later saw his breakdown as a shamanic death and rebirth -- the path of the
wounded-healer. By 1935, Jung is at Tavistock Clinic with Wilfred Bion, delivering five theory and practice
lectures in analytical psychology on the deep nature of the psyche, including the collective unconscious and
autonomous 'complexes' of painful, traumatic yet compelling character. We also call them subpersonalities.
Having learned the hard way, he spoke on the pitfalls of primarily erotic transference as a hindrance to
Jung also covered personal and collective unconscious, will to power, archetypes, multi-layered psyche,
the shadow, psychological types, anima/animus, dreams, active imagination, the energetic concept, transcendent
function and psychopathology. All elements were exploitable. His theories on alchemy were rooted in a
rediscovery of occultists Mrs. Attwood and William Wynn Wescott, a founding member of The Golden
Jung described his own time as being under the sway of a "rationalistic and political psychosis."
Gathered libido is invested in rationalism as a cure-all and politics as a panacea. Too much emphasis is placed
on externals, as if proper social, political and economic arrangements would cure the situation.
If Jung were alive today, he might call the dissolution of society by its alchemical name, solutio.
Tavistock calls this death/rebirth archetype 'fluidity.' There is a generic process in nature and consciousness
which dissolves and regenerates all forms. The essence of this transformation by liquifaction is a chaotic
morphological process of purposeful yet inherently unpredictable holistic repatterning. But first comes a
potentially terrifying ego-death.
He claimed, our struggle is to assimilate the collective psyche - freeing our egos from contamination
with the unconscious -- without succumbing to inflation or identification. Inflation is always
self-destructive, catastrophic. Jung equates it with possession. He claimed individuation was the cure. Was it
an inflationary grip of an archetype that compelled Tavistock's machinations, destructively acting out the
shadow side of collective evil through their rationale? Torquing the field wreaks havoc on the
An inflated consciousness] is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding
contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself
and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably doom itself to calamities that must strike it [and others
within its sphere of influence] dead.. “…an unknown ‘something’ has taken
possession of a smaller or greater portion of the psyche and asserts its hateful and harmful existence
undeterred by all our insight, reason, and energy, thereby proclaiming the power of the unconscious over the
conscious mind, the sovereign power of possession.” (Jung)
Music and art were also identified as healing self-expressions, therapeutic vectors and means of
cultural manipulation. Bertolt Brecht said, "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to
Could Jung have known to what ends his psychological theories would be twisted to control the
collective? Today we know the Tavistock Method itself, says groups, like dreams, have a manifest overt
and a latent covert aspect.
The latent aspect includes the collective hidden agendas of all members: unconscious wishes, fears,
defenses, fantasies, impulses and projections. By selling his panacea, individuation, Jung lost his creative
child to toxic foster parents -- the authoritarian Tavistock. There is perhaps an abyss between his intentions
in doing so and the result in this following century.
The two healers and visionaries are still being played off against one another. In the 1960s and 70s
Jung's message of universal togetherness of all peoples at all times, seemed to offer
endlessly luminous possibilities. By the 1980s, however, things had changed drastically. The meme of the Human
Potential Movement had run its course.
Rejecting expansive, "Californian'' humanism, intellectuals returned to Freud in droves. Not only did
Freud's sexual pessimism chime with the spirit of the age of AIDS, fashionable French thinkers Lacan and
Derrida made him intellectually acceptable once again. Meanwhile Jung's reputation declined. Some view Jung as
a cult figure, a personal religion. Freud always saw the individual at war with society, a ceaseless war of
competing drives. Tavistock reflects that core notion.
In 1938, the same year Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, Freud moved to London, where both he and his
daughter Anna were closely associated with Tavistock. Freud and Jung's divergent theories found a common
patron. Jung's breakdown led to realization of our rootedness in a transcendent dimension. He had found the
trigger of the transformation process, which can also be exploited to keep people stuck in chaotic
Psychoanalysis was cross-pollinated by Viennese Theosophy and other European occult groups too numerous
to mention. Jung introduced his concept of psychic "tension of opposites" at his Tavistock Lectures. These
polarities can be manipulated in meaning and content. Like Yin and Yang or chaos and order, the tension of
opposites is fundamental to existence.
Finding his model for unifying psyche and matter in alchemy, Jung proposed a compensatory relationship
between the ego and unconscious. In philosophy, it is thesis, antithesis and synthesis. Confusion, indecision,
fear and pain amplify the tension of opposites. It seems the world is coming apart. When "the center cannot
hold" it is this opposition that gives way to wild oscillation and fragmentation. In reintegration, this is the
dimension that is integrated in a 'higher' view.
Hegel's synthesis is Jung's transcendent function which collapses past/present/future. Constant
conflict of opposites is also the core of the political process. The opposites conflict in the psyche and the
world at large. Values are particularly susceptible to radical changes. This is where the 'double bind' and
creative tension lives in us. 'Spiritual awakening' is rooted here. Integration is the zero point of
consciousness - the singularity.
The changing worldview for turbulent times is the Transmodern paradigm.
Transdisciplinarity is not a metatheory. It’s not a theory at all. It’s both science and art. In fact,
it is neither science nor art. It’s a new knowledge you cannot reduce to old knowledge. The three components of
reality include Subject, Object and the dynamic interaction term, a process-oriented mediating
Inner knowing is the challenge to today's scientific thinking, placing spiritual trust in metaphysical
wholeness. New Age reflects it mythically. Physics reflects it theoetically. Consciousness becomes the basis of
physics, where "nothing is real" any longer. Creation comes from the future by hologram.
This meme has given birth to the magical thinking of "you make up your own reality," a metaprogrammed
extension of "Jiminy Cricket" wishing upon a star. The wise caution, "be careful what you want because you will
surely get it," invariably with unforeseen consequences. Even the I Ching suggests any deliberate intention of
an effect would only destroy the possibility of producing it. A perception of success could be the deception of
ego inflation, compounding the problem further with a fantasy of control.
Left or right, your ideas and ideals aren't your own. There is virtually no distinction between the
concepts of psychology's collective psyche, philosophy's primordial field and the undifferentiated zero-point
In the new view there is no solid reality. All has been reduced to Nothing at all -- but that Nothing
is luminous, radiant light, literally the groundstate of being and holographic treasurehouse of all memories of
However, Tavistock's birth mother was not sacred, but a whore -- a propaganda front called Wellington
House, a fount of disinformation preceding WWI, called the "Lie Factory." They sold ideas. They sold wars like
they sold pop culture, through mass manipulation.
This propaganda organ spawned a myriad social and political revolutions but America remains their
primary target. MK-Ultra psyops represented a decision to undermine America from the bottom up
with conceptual machinations, drugs and an unstable counterculture belief structure.
It’s a long journey from Tavistock to Woodstock nation to a massive Future Stock correction but the
‘organic’ method is clear: A rootstock is a plant, often just the stump of an established root system, used for
grafting a cutting or bud from another plant.
The grafted part, the scion, has the properties desired by the propagator, and the rootstock interacts
with the soil to nourish the new plant. They grow together, producing a single tree although genetically it
always remains two different plants.
Thus, the stock produces cultivated hybrid fruits, but like the man-eating omnivores of a "Little Shop
of Horrors," many of them are hungry and might bite you. Rotten fruits cast their seeds, breeding more mind
control institutions and operators. If any of its classical behavioral techniques, including drugs are shaping
your life, you've been "Tavi-stalked."
Perhaps you've heard this oft-told tale before, well-covered by all the 'usual suspects' in conspiracy
theory. A global web has been cast by "foundation ideology," the proliferation of thinktank theory. For
decades, Tavistock's roots have spread underground and after a century of manipulation they are bearing fruit.
There is method in your madness, but it isn't your own. In more than one sense, we are
There are places in the world where humans actually weave living roots together to build bridges.
Crosspollinations can be endlessly unpacked from all streams of esoterics, secret societies and occultism.
There are far too many interconnected groups to mention in one article but a little research will be amply
rewarded. Much has been written on the subject, including occult espionage.
Tavistock's history is one thing, yet perhaps the process itself is more important. Therapists are
taught to "trust the process," and that fear and pain are part of it. Process groups are an extension of
individual 'processing,' -- addressing primary and secondary processes which are unconscious. To describe
Tavistock today requires flying over the panorama of cultural landscapes.
Process is the basis of individual and collective change. Processing integrates unconscious material
but can also be applied to conflict resolution. This is edgework at the critical boundaries of identity. This
technique of manipulating subconscious drives and social implosion -- peer pressure, alienation, massaging
personality, childhood programming and regression -- is often exploited by cults.
First and foremost, Tavistock is a behavior modifier. They modify behavior and reality by modifying
semantics and the environment. What is a modifier? We can extrapolate its 'netaphorical' meaning [a product of
the 'net,' cast by the Tavistock spell of invisibility] from the common definitions.
Tavistock changes or reverses the meaning of everything from behind the scenes. We can't understand
metaphorical meaning without knowing the underlying structure-concepts - i.e. conceptual dependency or context
of the syntactic level. A semantic modifier may refer to"
Tavistock's legitimate and bastard children include modified hybrids such as social
psychology, social ecology, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology, conflict resolution, future
studies, change agents, systems theory, decision theory. Tactics include psystrat, buzzwords, spin,
pitching, sloganeering, polling, opinion-making, levels of control, human relations. Concepts modified
include mother-child relations, casual sex, self-esteem, and empowerment.
- Grammatical modifier: adjective or adverb [or institution] that changes the
meaning of a noun, pronoun, or verb ; limits the meaning
- Dangling modifier: word or phrase [or institution] that modifies a clause in an
- Modifyer key: a computer keyboard, a key [or institution] that changes the
semantics of other keys
Tavistock experts planted ideas about humanism, behavior modification, group dynamics, paradigm shift, stress
management, coping, processing, deconstruction, integration, ecology, psychiatry, cognitive structure, object
relations. They created trends including Aquarian conspiracy, women's liberation, generation gap, planned
parenthood, population bomb, sensitivity training.
The Boomer generation was steered by the Human Potential Movement (HPM) toward narcissism, selfishness,
feel-good experientialism, denial, anti-intellectualism, superficiality and bliss-bunny optimism. But in the end it
turned conformist-consumer in the Yuppie trend.
Tavistock has captured the science of 'transitions,' including midlife crisis. They grab onto the psyche
through the gaps in consciousness after inducing flux. Radicalization, counterculture, alternate life styles,
classless society, controlled environment are such parameters. Drug culture, post-modernism, subcultures, and
political correctness all found fertile soil in the world's universities, taking root and spreading through
networks of trained professionals.
The thinktank balance skews to the right but they are happy to exploit the idealism of the left in universities and
"subversities." Ideas grew in social fields encompassing behavioral science, organizational behavior, total quality
management theory, shared ethics, parenting, conferences, facilitating, group therapy, team management,
organizational culture, group process, socio-tech, core competence, system improvement, family systems therapy, and
In their search for biochemical soporifics, they have left no "stone" unturned. Though many have benefited greatly
from such progressive programs and therapies, their ultimate goal follows a subtle sinister control agenda that no
one engaging in such activity could guess from the surface. Have we been "sleeping with the enemy," inducing trauma
at the same time we try to heal it? Rather than healing the sick, Tavistock makes the healthy ill.
They've promoted pluralism, interconnection, decentralization, privatization, globalization, social environmental
turbulence, work-life issues, social capital, one world government, networking, class war, brain trust, leaderless
groups, disinformation, zeitgeist, entertainment-propaganda, urban de-concentration, illiteracy
Communications revolution, "changing times," "embedding," "gulf crisis," "nation building," "suburban
superconsciousness," New Left, cult of personality, spiritual profiteering, planet huggers, "planet hoppers,"
singularity and other emergent themes were inspired by Tavistock. Even Internet began as a DoD project. We
experience the collective conscious daily in the global commons. We meet, greet and teach one another now. Eugenics
has morphed into transhumanism and synthetic biology.
Thoughts are controlled by language that limits personal expression. 'Metaphor' creates a reality that shapes
thought through public opinion with mass media that straightjackets the mind. Tavistock calls it 'Basic'; Orwell
called it 'Newspeak.' It controls and manages 'the news.' Dummied down educational systems limit most citizens to
basic vocabularies. New buzzwords, collapsing synonyms and antonyms, are created to hold a meme as a gestalt.
Unraveling Social Fabric
Tavistock's social engineering strategy was studying things by changing them in their 'natural environment.' They
learned about resistance to change in the industrial environment and emerging societal problems. Concept maps lead
to critical paths that lead to tipping points.
"All public opinion polling has its origins in "sociometrics,'' or statistical sociology, as developed in the early
part of this century by Frankfurt School-linked operatives, including Max Weber. By the late 1940s and early 1950s,
the key U.S. nodes of Tavistock were conducting specialized polling operations, under contract from government
agencies and the private sector." (Wolf)
After World War II, the Tavistock-Frankfurt School networks profiled Americans, ostensibly to study
"prejudice'' in the United States. The study produced a notorious volume titled The Authoritarian
Personality. In the 60s, another major polling-profiling operation by Tavistock networks, under a NASA grant,
"examined" the impact of the space program on the population.
The semi-secret "Rapoport Report" found that the space program had produced a "dangerous outbreak" of
cultural optimism and belief in the capability of creative scientific thinking to solve problems, so NASA was
hamstrung. [note: Anatoli Rapoport also wrote on game theory and conflict resolution for University of Michigan
Institutions embody these metaphormed ideas, including medicine, finance, banking, intelligence, and
foreign policy. The penultimate Tavistock groups include CFR, Trilateral Commission and Bilderbergers. These
"Olympians" control the way we see the future. It isn't illegal to condition anyone without their explicit
knowledge or consent. "The Technocratic Era" (1950) by Zbigniew Brzezinski was frighteningly accurate predicting
the trend toward fascism.
Architects of Control
CIA, MI6, Rand, Brookings, Esalan, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and Club of Rome thinktanks, National
Training Laboratories, Kurt Lewin's Research Center for Group Dynamics (MIT and Ann Arbor), Institute for Social
Research (ISR) and Survey Research Center at University of Michigan, Georgetown, Harvard, Wharton and MIT's Sloane
business schools are prime examples. Hudson Institute, Heritage Foundation, PNAC, Bechtel, WHO, Ditchley Foundation
Are you in charge of your destiny? If not, who is? in charge of your destiny? Kurt Lewin imported the
Frankfurt/Tavistock methods into the US. Elliott Jacques, Influenced by Lewin, Rees shaped The Tavistock Method and
organization. Eric Trist, Hedley Cantril, Wilfred Bion, H.V. Dicks and many more contributed to the literature of
social engineering. Management utopians took these principles corporate. Trist ironically titles his biography,
"Guilty of Enthusiasm" (1993). In 1922, Walter Lippman codified the methods of psychological warfare and public
Bernays countered with Crystallizing Public Opinion and Propaganda (1928) with its ideas of "secret government."
John Rawlings Rees published the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Counterculture heroes, Margaret Meade, Gregory
Bateson, Marilyn Ferguson, Aldous Huxley, Michael Murphy, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers and so many others were
complicit, if unwitting.
Tavistock's "prophet," Sigmund Freud and his colleagues promoted theories of psychological collapse and techniques
for inducing psychosocial breakdown in a silent but deadly war of mass brainwashing to impose conformity. The goal
of a docile population became achievable.
Group experience can alter the values of individuals and gradually change the basis of society. In the 1930s,
Tavistock collaborated in a cultural critique with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, created by the
European oligarchy. Moving to New York in the late 1930s, the Frankfurt School pioneered analysis of mass media
effects. Mass communications leads to mass control. Instead of an "Invasion From Mars" we got an invasion from
Tavistock -- a "War of the Words."
Freud's nephew, a Tavistock Institute allstar, Edward Bernays is the godfather of propaganda and the "engineered
consent" of Madison Avenue. The Nazi's employed techniques he outlined in the book PROPAGANDA, and later brought
them back to the US under Operation Paperclip.
Techniques were picked up by CIA and morphed into mind control operations such as programmed assassins and MK Ultra
drug and mind control. The foreign and domestic public became their lab rats for covert activity and coercive mind
control tactics, including drugs, persuasion, fear, projection and illusion. Changing programming changes identity.
Those who invented 'quality of life' have virtually ruined yours -- the life you will never know.
Tensions in society are artificially inflammed. 'Critical theory' aims at changing society as a whole. It begs the
question, critical for whom? Populations are programmed with "The Big Lie," distorted communications bent on the
social control of human behavior. Once it embodies these producer/consumer ideals, society becomes a living
sacrifice to the false GOD (Gold, Oil, Drugs). The 'OILogarchy' has funded many Tavistock type projects.
You are "collateral damage" in the methodical pursuit for your soul. None of us escapes Tavistock-style "long range
penetration and inner conditioning." Programming instills a false consciousness about the nature of collective
A blackhole of deception, Tavistock shocktoops invaded society, targeteing, infiltrating and attacking all
professions. Banking, defense, politics, education, media, industry, mental health and religion succumb to the
relentless Tavistock "Borg." Hijacked control mocks the Constitution turning it into a bait-and-switch liberty
scam. You cannot have liberty, when in Newspeak it means 'slavery.'
Tavistock's first victory was capturing the collective imagination. The explicit goal of action-oriented behavioral
control of human nature is disarming the mind. They manipulate through your psychological needs. Paradoxically,
Tavistock calls your controlled condition "empowered." Can we learn to see through the "forced choices" game and
reclaim our individuality?
If human civilization isn't broken, it sure is bent to the breaking point. Tavistock modulates this threshold with
crises and futureshock. Our outer world is only as good as our inner world and that has been calculatedly
undermined, warping personal perception, feelings, emotions and beliefs.
We have no control over the collective psyche that is our collective unconscious as outlined by Carl Jung in his
Tavistock Lectures (1935). Collective psyche is your secret self, full of archetypal "strange attractors" we
formerly called gods and goddesses. It is "as if" multiple forces, each with their own arenas, agendas, and
dynamics mold our lives and world to their will.
The synchronistic totality of all conscious and unconscious self-organizing processes has its own psychic structure
and flow. We are vulnerable to the spontaneous fluctuations of the collective unconscious. The Tavistock agenda
exploits these dynamics taking control of the reins to manipulate us with our unconscious dynamics.
Global sociopolitical life and systemic problems are fractally mirrored in each of us. So are collective Shadow,
delusions and metaprogramming. We engage in crisis aversion rituals which do not relieve our existential anxiety or
fears of the unknown future.
We all cherish the idea of freedom, but has it ever been more than a concept, a delusion of grandeur? National
interests and actions often conflict with espoused values which are applied only selectively, if at all. We have
been seduced into surrendering our principles and personal freedoms for a fantasy of security and a bigger house
that is wasteful to heat. Was personal sovereignty ever an option or only a pleasant daydream? Forces beyond our
control misdirect us, blurring the distinction between truth and reality.
But our collective hearts cry out for something beyond the myopia of collectivism that plagues us. We yearn for
insight into our real condition and compassionate relief from it. We swing manic-depressively from hope to
Change starts with the questions we ask because they are embedded with the potential to shift our awareness to more
expansive and unexpected views. Can we beat the system before it beats us down? With a grasp of the gameplan we can
at least each devise our own strategy for these times, with or without the promise of neoliberal economic
The Game of Life
The geopolitical and psychosocial Game of Life is rigged. But then "all's fair in war," at least since Tavistock
silently declared it. As they know since the concept originated at RAND, the "Prisoners' Dilemma" is the 'catch 22'
inescapable paradox of Game Theory -- conditional strategies of self interest. The logical paradox is a double
bind. This is how processes split into polarization of competing domains often leading to Fascism.
There is a cost to group living for all individuals in the crucible of group competition. A player's cooperation
means "staying silent." At the critical cusp the process bifurcates, leading to an impasse of crisis and
instability. Protection from aggression and the need for cooperation reach stalemate as in the Cold War. This is
the psychobiology of morality. Domination and exploitation lead to atrophy.
All of life is locked in the dilemma of cooperative and competitive forces we call life. In the 'tragedy of the
commons,' it always pays off for exploiters to exploit the altruistic (Hardin). Game equilibrium favors
selfishness. But the end result is multiple jeopardy and destruction of the environment. Yet evolution seems to
avoid reciprocity when possible. Real games of life often tend to an equilibrium between cooperating and defecting
strategies, except in the Dictator Game, making the Prisoners' Dilemma a permanent feature of natural and social
"In the 'public good' game, everyone makes a voluntary contribution to a common pot of money, the experimenter
doubles it, and the pot is divided evenly among the participants regardless of what they contributed. The optimal
strategy for each player acting individually is to be a free rider and contribute nothing, hoping others will
contribute something and he can get a share of their contribution. Of course, if every player thinks that way, the
pot stays empty and no one earns a dime. The optimum for the group is for all the players to contribute everything
they have so they can all double their money. When the game is played repeatedly, however, everyone tries to become
a free rider, and the pot dwindles to a self-defeating zero. On the other hand, if people are allowed both to
contribute to the pot and to levy fines on those who don't contribute, conscience doth make cowards of them all,
and almost everyone contributes to the common and profitable good." (King)
To understand mass psychology, you need to know the real rules of engagement - the psychological strategy deployed
in the war for your mind. Metaprogramming is not an exact science, but Madison Avenue has demonstrated effects are
real enough and that propaganda, groupthink and even entertainment can bend minds.
Don't mistake information for knowledge. You may have an illusion of knowledge and an illusion of control over your
own judgment and values. Situational awareness and analysis help us deduce plausible future scenarios. Scenarios
create a map of uncertainty.
Why do you think there are so many global extinction scenarios on television now? Life as mankind has known it is
under grave threat of extinction from potential biological, geophysical and cosmological agents. But the politics
of fear work whether any actual threat is there, or not.
Induced and controlled stress is the principle of mass persuasion coupled with the dynamics of leadership and
authority. Mass psychology is fear psychology, undermining independent thought. Cold War paranoia remains a good
example. Fear and its counterpoint, overambition, also modulates investor psychology through behavioral
Even with radically reduced consumption per capita, the carrying capacity of the earth is less than 1/2 the present
population. Demographic momentum suggests global population will double in our children's lifetimes. It took from
the big bang to 1824 for global population to reach 1 billion. There were times humanity nearly went extinct, such
as the Toba eruption, some 74,000 years ago.
The Great Correction: Peak Energy / Peak People
Barring catastrophe, 15 billion will inhabit the planet in the blink of an eye. Half a billion in the US in the
next century makes population control sound necessary and desirable, depending on how such programs are executed,
literally and figuratively.
Would we want Paradise Engineering if it were achievable? Brave New World is the false model of universal social
happiness. But how could we be dystopic if it becomes psychophysiologically impossible? Transhumanists claim
superhappiness and radical mood enhancement are around the corner with or without supercharged designer drugs. But
if we are bioengineered are we truly human or something else entirely?
Just like any individual, collective psyche has realities, fantasies and delusions. Some of them do not arise
spontaneously, but are introjected into society as memes. Why do you suppose even the commercials relate to
collective crisis, economic, social, and mental distress?
IRS and private debt, medical bankruptcy, foreclosure, pollution hazards, mood alteration? Fear and escape are
cultivated like crops. The louder and more often they call for attention, the more sure you can be they are part of
the Pavlovian programming problem, not the solution.
Illegal and legal drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol, quietly cull the population and generate tremendous
cashflow for hospitals and legal systems. The Drug War doesn't work but is immenently fundable and therefore
continues as a front for "plausible deniability." But how can we reform any system that is systematically
There is a solution on sale for you to mitigate every distress, a cure for every ill. To be a "good" consumer now,
you must be ecological and buy more investment purchases, even though you just lost 75% of your retirement funds.
When you aren't being sold remedies, you are being fed fear in crisis after crisis. You had better get your
mandatory vaccination soon. There are many ways for the psychological vampire to put "the bite" on you.
The real crisis is this war conducted inside your head by those who do not have your best interests at heart, by
those who program you for exploitation while robbing you of rights and freedoms. The utopian/dystopian spectrum
ranges in the individual from euphoria to dysphoria and collectively from peace to war.
Social ecologist, Philip Zimbardo is renowned for his Stanford Prison Experiment, demonstrating that in the right
circumstances ordinary people can swiftly become amoral monsters. Evil isn't inherent in individuals, but emerges
dependably when a sequence of dehumanizing and stressful circumstances unfolds. Predictable situations corrupt
people into wielding sadistic power in a destructive way. The recipe for behavior change isn’t complicated. What
makes good people do evil deeds?
Zimbardo claims, “All evil begins with a big lie,” whether it’s a claim to be following the word of God, or the
need to stamp out political opposition. A seemingly insignificant step follows, with successive small actions,
presented as essential by an apparently just authority figure. The situation presents others complying with the
same rules, perhaps protesting, but following along all the same. If the victims are anonymous or dehumanized
somehow, the formula works better. Exiting the situation is extremely difficult.
We are in an existential double bind. Underlying forces are playing our underlying forces, modulating personal and
collective moods like an emotional organ. CIA used to brag about its "Mighty Wurlitzer," synchronized media
control. Conflict, fear and trauma can be used to manipulate and control individuals and whole populations. Drugs
are becoming ever more readily available, legally and illegally. Transnational drug trade supports even more black
ops "social engineering" in other areas.
Drugs are no longer needed for psyops because ELF weapons have been created to conduct the secret war with
electronic frequency generators that cause the brain to resonate at whatever level is programmed. Disease and
dis-ease can be broadcast with microwave mind control.
Boundaries collapse in mass migration and changing demographics. Crises play on our anxiety which is displaced
fear. They also preoccupy us from noticing what is really going on -- from petrocollapse to population
The silent war -- mass psychological warfare -- for your mind has already been won, but not by you, yourself.
PSYOPS is the weapon deployed in full-spectrum warfare and you are the target. The main issue for rulers and
government has always been how to control the population at large. A huge psychosocial combine grinds the wheat
from the chaff of human society. We've been systematically deprived of our freedoms and independence.
Given the means, it then follows that bending wills and the means to do so become imperatives. Violence is too
crass and resource depleting. Bloodless efforts simply begin at the cradle and carry on relentlessly to the last
breath. Programming, intimidation, coercion and persuasion are built into the system.
But how is the mind bent and toward what ends? The masses are bent through control of resources and the
environment, mind control, massive manipulation, crisis and social turbulence. Nonprofit foundations have teamed
with corporate, military and governmental entities to form a covert control force. Unintended consequences result.
Under the guise of 'prevention' they create oppression.
Good intentions and even best practices don't always result in desirable effect. We also have to ask, "Desirable
for whom?" Democracy has to be relearned in each generation or it is doomed to failure. The game is rigged by
molding the worldview, values and desires of children. The game has been telegraphed through literature and films,
but that has not stopped its insidious penetration of the collective psyche.
Coercion can be masked as group process. Once you know how to teach democracy you can also subvert it for control.
Nothing is as practical as a good theory. Feedback is a key ingredient. An attitude of acceptance is engendered
early. Historically, drugs and terrorism have been used to control populations.
Tavistock institute is the primary purveyor of global manipulation and crowd control. The social influence of
Tavistock cannot be overestimated in intelligence, education, mind control, monopolistic media, psychiatry, the
military and other major arenas of culture. It is the source of the Human Potential Movement, encounter groups, and
the "Tavistock Method," which induces and controls stress via "psychologically controlled environments" in order to
make people give up firmly held beliefs under "peer pressure."
Like a deadly iceberg, the Tavistock agenda lurks below the conscious threshold of society. It is continuously
working its way into the fabric of our being using its own memes and viral methodology. When they aren't playing to
our fear, they are playing to our cultural narcissism -- the Madison Avenue concocted American Consumer, drunk on
the hypercompetitive American Dream of More.
Now is the time to sober up and realize your mind has been hijacked by commercial interests and you let them do it.
It doesn't come as news to many because for years it has been going on hiding in plain sight. Long ago H.G. Wells
attempted to establish a technocratic global empire ruled by elites. Social psychology would retrain the masses by
symbolically enslaving their souls. Psychological warfare made this "English ideology" a reality. (Stahlman,
In The Time Machine he authored a dystopian future where humans were blissed-out "cattle" who were fed upon by
underground trolls. Societal effects show, this blueprint for techno future has been followed metaphorically and
literally. The nation state is abandoned for the world revolution - a global state run by scientist/priests and
social engineers, technocrats and libertarians that Wells called "The Open Conspiracy."
This dark vision was the death-knell of independent economic sovereignty and an endorsement of oligarchy and
plutocracy -- stateless robber-barons. Human agency is lost to manipulation. Norbert Weiner's "Human Use of Human
Beings" (1950) predicted human release from drudgery through automation, but cyberlife has brought its own
drudgery, such as the endless barrage of viral apps in Facebook that are the 'herpes' of netlife.
Marshall McLuhan claimed mass media eliminated individual human beings, including capitalist cyberhippies and the
commodified personality cult "brands" of the spiritual supermarket and other mass market penetration. In such a
society, only the decommodified can afford to be free. The new faith based on cybertechnology, free-market
economics and counterculture libertarianism has already failed. California, and its hedonic philosophy, is
bankrupt. So where are we going?
Hesse's Nobel-prize winning novel set in the post-holocaust 23rd century, Glass Bead Game or Magister Ludi (1943)
describes a cadre of individuals and their headmaster -- the Magister Ludi -- engrossed in interdisciplinary play,
engineering cultural values from behind the scenes. Hesse never explains just how the game is played, but hints at
its structure for future aspirants seeking global solutions to the critical predicament of mankind through Global
The Glass Bead Game requires that its players synthesize aesthetics and philosophy. The esoteric society is a mode
of playing with the total contents and values of our culture, like a master painter plays with the colors on his
palette. The Game's synthetic, non-linear information play is a forerunner and blueprint of virtual reality
metaphysics and AI. This symphonic music of ideas was multimedia in the making.
Each elite player is required to intensively contemplate the content, origin, and meaning of the all-meaningful
palette of symbols for novel insights. "Realizing" and symphonic integration are aspects of play. The game is a
path from Becoming to Being, from potentiality to reality -- it has real consequences. Meditative epiphanies not
only foresee but create or massage the future. Mass control always aims to remold the perception of self and
For the small circle of genuine Glass Bead Game players cosmic play in a symbolic universe is virtually equivalent
to worship. The game is God to the players who act in a god-like manner by manipulating symbolic forms. The game
play programs society. Meanwhile normal humans obsess on trying to remember their true essence and fantasize about
a new stage of evolution. Both attempt to cultivate synchronicity.
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©2009 Iona Miller is a nonfiction writer for the academic and popular press.