How did we end up here? Alt title: Fighting Orwell..

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Historical Perspective:

“The” problem  is described by ponerology.  Ponerology is the study of psychopathy in group, corporate, and institutional settings.

The very short thumbnail description is that history is written by the victors. But this does not restart thinking as well as  a deeper view of this, which is that “facts”, history,  as well as psychological insights and science, that aid or support and empower the ruling class,  the king, tend to get published. In history it will be those academics, philosophers, psychologists, whose writings make exploitation acceptable,  get tenure. Ideas that aid in control are supported, this includes the editorializing of the Bible at the conference of Nicea.

whose insights tend to support and empower the peasants, as in you and I… get demonized. They are called revolutionaries. They get labeled, dehumanized, ostracized,  and their writings are burned first, hidden from view becoming harder to find, Orwellian style.

Consider this: “The Vatican Secret Archives have been estimated to contain 85 kilometres (53 mi) of shelving”

What Orwell describes in 1984 AND Animal Farm, has been going on since the beginning of time…

“the destroyed works are irreplaceable and their burning constitutes a severe loss to cultural heritage. Examples include the burning of books and burying of scholars under China’s Qin Dynasty (213-210 BC), the obliteration of the Library of Baghdad (1258), the destruction of Aztec codices by Itzcoatl (1430s), the burning of Maya codices on the order of bishop Diego de Landa (1562).” Wiki

There are many other ways, rather than burning books, to control knowledge. These are part of the subject called ponerology.

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One example: The inspirer  for the 1st America Revolution, Thomas Paine, was thoroughly demonized in the decades that followed. At one point effigies of Tom Paine were burned at the stake around the time of the Whiskey Rebellion and the war of 1812.

Thomas Paine, in 1766 lived on the north side of London, and read John Wilkes’ screeds published in his “The North Briton”

It was issue# number 45 of the North Briton that introduced the concept that

A man is a sovereign unto himself and might only be ruled by his own consent.

The KING being THE sovereign, imprisoned him in the tower of london..and sued for libel. The peasants, the townsfolk of London, marched for three days by pitchfork and at night by torchlight, growing more and more unruly as well as intoxicated…until after three days and nights of this. the King released to keep order. John Wilkes fled to France under protection of the French Ambassador.

John Wilkes is why there is a town in Pennsylvania called Wilkesbarre,

The PROOF of my assertion that the problem is one of ponerology, is this question:

Why are these FACTS not widely known by every man?

The answer backs up my assertion of ponerology, which is that such ideas interfere with the ability of the ruling class to manage those whom they believe they own.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY

Down on TRUMP? You are being played!
 

“a vast system of agitation and propaganda was set up in order to destroy the reputation and the authority of President Donald Trump as soon as he arrived in the White House.”

 
Meet your conductor:
 
The same man that was once PAID to go after Bill Clinton..  LINK

Meanwhile, and since the beginning of time, those that think own us continue to keep us at each other’s throats lest we unite around theirs.

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Introduction to weaponized hypnotism
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The Secret of Repetition

Introduction to hypnosis as a weapon

“Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction,
once we got as used to it.”
–H.L. Mencken.

Take a person of note, imagine that the events of their life are displayed in a montage.
Then imagine a magnifying glass held in a hand. The hand moves the magnifying glass from life incident to life incident, from selected detail to detail.
If the magnifying glass only shows you what the person is like, after they stubbed their toe or stepped on a nail, or were purposely goaded into anger, then you might think that person were a nasty fellow.
If the magnifying glass only displays moments when the person looked good and attractive, this too would affect your judgment of that person’s worth.
This is how the media controls your perceptions of others..

Now Google “The CIA The Mighty Wurlitzer”

That is the hand. 

(In the case of critics of Scientology, their intelligence branch called “OSA” and their minions would be the hand.)


Another overview for those unfamiliar with my material
MIND CONTROL THEORIES IN MASS MEDIA   LINK

Perspective is Everything

The late Theosophist, British Annie Besant (1847-1933) has this to say about the dangers of hypnosis as regards its use, particularly in the West:

“The use of … hypnotism is surrounded by danger. The publicity which attends on all scientific discoveries in the West has scattered broadcast knowledge which places within the reach of the criminally-disposed powers of the most terrible character, which may be used for the most damnable purposes. No good man or woman will use these powers, if he finds that he possesses them, save when he utilizes them purely for human service, without personal end in view, and when he is very sure that he is not by their means usurping control over the will and the actions of another human being. Unhappily the use of these forces is as open to the bad as to the good, and they may be, and are being, used to most nefarious ends.” —Annie Besant, “The Seven Principles of Man” (c. 1899), page 77-78. (Thanks to Fred Haseney for finding this one)

The following is an introduction done as a series of comments on THIS site on the 10th of October. Each time I try to explain this material, I get a little better at it…bear with me.


“From 80 to 90% of the population can be hypnotized to varying degrees…At least 5% (10,000,000) of the U.S. population is extraordinarily hypnotizable, so easily hypnotizable that they are in a constant state of exaggerated suggestibility, even when awake and going about their normal daily routine. They are at the total mercy of all forms of influences and can easily be persuaded to do things and afterward have no idea why they did them…”
Dr. Tobias H. Brocher, Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS. 1952

“Contrary to general belief, it has been my experience that the more intelligent the subject, the easier it is to induce hypnosis” Ralph Slater, 1950 Stage Hypnotist, played Carnegie Hall

The old hypnotists express this observation above, claiming this was because intelligent people are able to control their minds better.  This gives hope  to those who have been told they are not so bright because, perhaps all they need to do is to learn to control their thinking better. The word that comes to my mind being ‘discipline’.

Now, if anyone doubts that the public at large can almost all be controlled, compare what most believe the Vietnam War was about with what I have found the truth to be:

Vietnam’s George Washington

Ho Chi Minh was a baker at an upscale NY hotel who worked his way through US university. He loved the USA. During WWII, he and the Vietnamese were provided weapons by the allies. They fought against the Japanese in WWII. On Armistice day, Ho was driving a US Jeep, with American Flags on the corner, with a loudspeaker playing the Star Spangled Banner as he drove all over Hanoi
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When the Allies “gave” Vietnam “French Indochine” back to the French colonizers, it broke his heart. Unable to get weapons and replacement parts for his US made weapons now used for a battle of Liberation from French Colonialism, he had no other choice, so he turned to the Chinese..


In the May 1959 edition of the Journal of the Atomic Scientists, Dr Robbert Oppenhiemer remarked that the advances in the field of psychology to control what a man believes to be true made the challenges faced by the atomic scientists seem trivial.

Dr. Oppenhiemer used the word trivial

Observe that Americans have not successfully stopped the US Military Industrial War Machine since Vietnam because of the effectiveness of these methods.

The father of American Psychological Warfare,  was psychologist and hypnotist Dr George Estabrooks. He worked for OSS in 1943 (OSS later became the CIA / DIA ) He stated in 1943 that “Anything said to a hypnotized subject is true for them” He also noted that these covert methods of hypnosis and suggestion would only continue to be effective until their targets become familiar with the methods being used upon them.

If a man, immersed in a society where these methods are in play were to learn just one of these METHODS, then to a degree the truth would become a bit more easily visible.

Here is ONE Method. Most are familiar with Goebbels “Big Lie”, and several restatements remarking upon the effectiveness of the Big Lie, but never before in my 60 years have I encountered an explanation such as this one that explains how and why the Big Lie “works” its magic.

The Reverse Blockade

“Reverse Blockade: emphatically insisting upon something which is the opposite of the truth blocks the average person’s mind from perceiving the truth. In accordance with the dictates of healthy common sense, he starts searching for meaning in the “golden mean” between truth and its opposite, winding up with some satisfactory counterfeit. People who think like this do not realize that this effect is precisely the intent of the person who subjects them to this method. ” page 104, Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski
More about this here: https://arnielerma.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/the-master-manipulator/

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Another METHOD:

When thinking is induced to stop by any means, the door to your subconscious is left unguarded, and anything stated to you during this time is to some degree hypnotic, acting as a direct suggestion to the subconscious.

This was and is what George Bush was referring to as “Shock and Awe”, and is the METHOD, combined with the BIG LIE above, that was used to do 911.

I have learned these strange lessons by a tortuous path, through being hypnotized into joining a cult, scientology, and then spending decades trying to learn how the trick was done. However the lessons gained apply to how we might end conflict in general.

“War is the greatest injustice. We are not fighting the culprits. Those who pay, who incite, who use the media to make people turn against each other – this is who we should fight against.” – Alexey Mozgovoy, commander of the “Ghost” brigade, killed May 23, 2015

You can read the first half of George Estabrook’s 1943 book “HYPNOTISM” here for free (at my expense, I thought it important enough to spend my time and money to web this) :

Various METHODS that I have isolated are described on my blog pages.

Thank you for reading,
Arnie Lerma

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Anonymous on October 11, 2016 · at 12:31 am UTC @ Arnie

Thank you for your important contribution to our understanding of mind control techniques.

Anyone with a passing interest in psychology is/should be aware that it can work for both good and evil and many early mass experiments were conducted
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Arnie Lerma on October 11, 2016 · at 9:10 am UTC

Yes, you are correct, In the 50’s my family doctor in Washington DC, who made house calls, wore a tweed jacket and bow tie. The AMA (American Medical Society) told doctors to wear a white lab coat, because it gave them more authority.Authority hypnosis works well for good however clinical practitioners of hypnosis are warned NOT to use it because it creates psychological dependency.

This feature is, of course, exploited.

I believe that these (and other) methods, which I learned deconstructing a cult which uses them to induce a normal human being to end up believing all sorts of silly things including about an evil alien warlord named XENU and that your body is infested with space cooties are the same METHODS being used to create terrorists. Only the shore story and stage setting are different.

Of course the use of CAPTAGON helps a great deal also. Anything that damages the areas of the brain associated with conscience or violent reaction would be helpful if you wanted to create terrorists. Incidentally, the area of the brain just above and behind your ear, is where the violence response lives…. and cell telephones irradiate this area.

“Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” Voltaire:
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Fatima Manoubia on October 11, 2016 · at 12:47 am UTC

Thanks for your comment, very informative. And special thanks for the reminder of comrade Mozgovoi.
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Arnie Lerma on October 11, 2016 · at 8:26 pm UTC

His statement frames the problem of war in a manner giving perspective to life itself and reminded me of a quote I crafted and reposted to try to help Americans think past the emotional keys being played upon the “The Mighty Wurlitzer” of controlled and choreographed media and false flags.

“Those who think own us,
keep us at each other’s throats,
to prevent our uniting at theirs.”

False flags in America go back to the US Civil War, when the head of the notorious KKK  actually dissolved the organization, after Yankee infiltrators choregraphed the ugly atrocities that were then successfully used to enrage the northerners to support the US Civil War in 1860. And this was all done for THE PROFIT.

Democracy is a stage setting for fascists, when what the public believe true is controlled by a handful of oligarchs behind closed doors.

And we are running out time.
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Anonymous on October 11, 2016 · at 1:01 am UTC

@ Arnie

bummer, lost my post, continuing…

… during the first decades of TV transmission in Yankland hidden subliminal messages were presented in normal programming glorifying the USA and its government. Don’t know whether it is still practised, but I guess there are nowadays more efficient means to produce identical results.

In my studies on the subject in late 1970s I came across the most blatant use of TV broadcasts for mass indoctrination: to convince the Samoans to agree to become an administrative territory of the US. A referendum had been conducted, apparently supervised by the UN, and they rejected any association with the US. No problem; very soon the islanders saw TV come to them and receivers freely given away. After an adequate time for the message to sink in another referendum was held and, surprise surprise, the Samoans saw how democracy works and voted yes.
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Arnie Lerma on October 11, 2016 · at 5:56 pm UTC

If you follow my links you would have come to the article from which I quote Dr Robert Oppenhiemer. That article is about those subliminal advertisements.

The Ethics of Tachistocopy” in the May 1959 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists..

The man who wrote it is an interesting character:

“This was for many psychologists, a most sobering observation. The possibility of controlling human behavior becomes a more terrifying prospect than the control of nuclear reactions”

And note who this gentlemen represents:

Arthur (Art) J. Bachrach (born March 20, 1923 – December 19, 2011) was an American psychologist and administrator, who was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, and Director of the Environmental Stress Program and Chair of Psychophysiology at the Naval Medical Research Institute at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
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jim of olym on October 11, 2016 · at 1:13 am UTC

Good thing Milton Erickson never got together with Estabrooks! Then we would all be in trouble. Dr Erickson could put a member in the audience under a deep trance without looking at them or mentioning them, just after the person asked a question. Some people are ethical and some are not.
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Arnie Lerma on October 11, 2016 · at 5:44 pm UTC

Well, perhaps as troubling, in the book “The Letters of Milton Erickson” is correspondence between Dr Erickson and Dr Stanley Milgram!

In those letters they refer to that work we did for the government.

This should concern you as much or more than what you posited!

George Estabrooks ghost wrote a little novel in 1947, supposedly a fiction work, titled “Death in the Mind” It was about the creation of spies using hypnosis. My gut feeling after putting this one down (in almost a cold sweat) was this ‘fiction’ work was Dr Estabrook’s effort to relieve a guilty conscience for the work he did for OSS. I believe it was his effort to warn us. Some of these supposed crazed lone gunmen shooters come to mind…

Another mind blowing factoid… ALL the old hypnotists remark in their own words that intelligent people make the best hypnotic subjects. They nearly all also mention that they believed this was due to the fact that intelligent people were able to control their minds better.

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Another METHOD, is repetition, however, like the big lie above, everyone knows that repetition works but no one explains WHY repetition works. What you will find out also manifests in crowds. I find this view elegant and simple compared to Le Bon’s work “The Crowd” . LINK to The secret of repetition

Additional reference materials and entire books can be found HERE

Dr Joost Meerloo’s book Rape of the Mind, as well as Delusion and Mass Delusion can be found HERE.

In 1997, in a FOIA lawsuit, the CIA Interrogation Manual was declassified. Having spent considerable time scanning and webbing ,Dr Meerloo’s “Rape of the Mind” ten years prior, I was stunned to find Rape of the Mind listed in a footnote in the KUBARK Interrogation Manual. (Kubark is a word substitution cipher for the CIA, one of many)

The footnote read… that interrogators would benefit by getting know their own minds better. And there it was! Joost Meerloo’s Rape of the Mind! A book written by a Swedish Psychiatrist and M.D. who was detained in Holland during the Nazi occupation and released during a jail break through the efforts of the French Resistance’!. The book is what he learned during the NAZI occupation. The psychology of totalism.

Another METHOD is revealed on page 45 of that manual, called The Confusion Technique, I have two pages about that method HERE but the Kubark version is easier to understand.

alice-in-wonderland-kubark

Why am I typing so much of this now? I am doing what I can to to try to prevent WWIII.

Thank you for your comment and for providing this opportunity.
Arnie Lerma
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Anonymous on October 12, 2016 · at 4:58 pm UTC

Arnie,
Thanks so much for sharing, it is fabulous to finally understand what has happened in my life, and what is happening in the outside world.
I must never let anyone or anything ever keep me from my critical thinking mind.
As for all of the participants in the café keep up the good work, love the poetry and information. I will continue to frequent this site as I have for the last few years.
mistaboins
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Franz on October 12, 2016 · at 5:37 pm UTC

Yes. Did they do the experiment to expose the sorry condition of the US people and mind control or to explore it further for use by the state? The thought occurred to me yesterday when I read the original post.
It reminded me of bizarre events like Laura Bush saying her favorite ‘book’ [sic] was The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor. I immediately thought: Did she take the side of the silent Christ or of the Grand Inquisitor? (Dostoyevsky foresaw the coming birth of the foul Leo Strauss and others like him).
This post of yours has helped me confirm my hunch about Laura’s choice.
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Arnie Lerma on October 13, 2016 · at 10:42 pm UTC

Thank you.
1) I wish someone had explained this to me a half century ago.
(Would I have listened?)

2) I wish someone would explain this better. The problem I have encountered that several times I have sat down and explained all of this to a person. It tends to destabilize them. It is better parceled out by the shot glass instead of a shower. Too much washes way false belief systems, and the stability they provide a spirit, a spirit that is a finger of god. Maybe a comic book for kids? Something like that. And I have more.
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Phil on October 13, 2016 · at 8:42 pm UTC

@ arnie

Thank you for your insights re: mind control.
I note your reference to Dr. Stanley Milgrim.
I’d like to pursue Milgrim’s work and findings related to gender differences.

Any suggestions?
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Arnie Lerma on October 13, 2016 · at 10:51 pm UTC

Re Milgram

I did not go in that direction, as Milgram’s material scares the poop out of those capable of understanding it, and he explains it better than I ever could, and with authority. I wanted to know how a certain operative destroyed my best friend, millionaire Robert Minton, and why an innocent simple man, named Shawn Lonsdale, who was trying to give his life meaning, ended up supposedly committing suicide. See: http://lermanet.com/betrayalofbobminton.htm
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Thanks Expressed

The following are a fraction of the notes and thank you’s I have received over the years. The larger part of them lost in disk crashes. They are not placed in any order, last names, and emails have been deleted. If anyone recognizes one of their comments and wishes it deleted contact me. If you want me to use your full name, likewise, let me know. If anyone wants to add one msg, email me, or use the comment function.

Well, you have helped lots of people see the truth, and no matter if you think your story is this or that. You have already helped more people than you can ever imagine. I have followed your story off and on for several decades, and what you have done is monumental. I think when it is all said and done, the next generation can look back on your legacy, and see that there was someone who stood up to those bastards and despite the dangers, stood their ground, and educated one hell of a lot of people. I think when it is all said and done, the next generation can look back on your legacy, and see that there was someone who stood up to those bastards and despite the dangers, stood their ground, and educated one hell of a lot of people. As xxx would say, ‘you are a true BALL BUSTER.” from anon.

Мирьяна Михайловна Thanks, Arnie! I would still be in a lot of darkness if it was not for you….!

From: Janet
Email: xxxxxx@gmail.com
Comment: I just want to thank you, Arnie, for all of your hard work and dedication to truth. It is extremely valuable. You are a beautiful person!
Time: July 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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From: Donna xxxxxxxx

Arnie, You guys have hit the nails of $cientology’s coffin smack on the head! The tape was great. I haven’t had time to read this whole thread but what I have read really makes sense and explains a lot. Thanks for the insight.  Donna

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From: Patti xxxxxxxx Arnie is my hero. I am forever indebted to him.

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Arnie,

I just watched the video interview of you on your website. It was inspirational. This compliment is not a rhetorical gimmick…it is sincerely given. Have a great weekend.

Jim

James A. xxxxxxx Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics

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Sara xxxxxxx

well, you helped me tremendously, so thank you. And if you’re ever in the UK, give me a call. All the best, Sara

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Nick Uncle Sam:

Thanks for the reply! I am a big fan of yours and wish to “thank you” for all your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, thank you sir, for all you do. Jim xxxxxxxx IBM Exec retired

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Reinhard xxxxxxx, Graz, Austria ·

all the best for you and your lovely wife. thank you for your excellent explanations and background insights of all things scientology and even more things life and fun. please do never stop to enlighten so many people all over the world. thank you.

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Gizmo:

Arnie, Thank you. Sincerely thank you !

That is a HUGE GIANT MONSTER piece of the puzzle !

I’d heard about Abreactive Therapy ( & guided imagery ) but could not ever make any sense out of Hubbard’s hatred of psychiatry & psychology. Hubbard was a proven hack writer of sci-fi but everything else in his life was bumbling around bouncing here & there – all in a sudden while blind & crippled he pulls out of his hat dianetics? Hmm.I do appreciate what you have made public !

Arnie, you remain standing while the remaining scn’gists scurry to find a rock to hid under. They’ll remember you long after they have been forgotten.

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I_Hate_Co$

Arnie,

This is brilliant, and thank you so much sharing. I just recently re-joined this community, although I was never really IN it before because I stayed on the edges of Co$ the last 5 years just hoping my ex-wife would wake up one day and for the sake of our son, we could leave this nightmare behind. Sadly, it hasn’t happened, but everyone here has been extremely helpful and encouraging and my hope is that with our persistent efforts to keep people coming forward, within 5 years I just might have a chance of giving my son a family again. It’s a pipe dream, but it keeps me going.

Your website gave me the courage to recently get back a sum of money from the Co$ by doing what I had to to get it, rather than being afraid of a fair game retaliation

Thanks for everything you’ve done. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and I sincerely appreciate your sacrifices.

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Hi Arnie,

I got a lotta respect for you. My favourite anecdote is where you asked the lawyer if he was trying to make you perjure yourself. I’ve done some digging into things in my time and one turned up Jim. Humble’s mms – I got a roasting over that on the board, but I’m still right.

You have a lot to share Arnie. Stay on target

Hi from Sydney, Australia from a never-in.

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Arnie Lerma, this is compelling research. Thanks for bringing forward this awareness of Erickson and the NLP connection. It is astonishing to remember the number of intelligent people taken in by this simple technique. I can see the connection in my personal experience; only the words and labels for each ‘grade’ were different, giving people some distraction to focus upon while the underlying hypnotic control did its damage. One technique, learned and applied consistently. Hans Hansen

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Jane xxxxxxx: Yes! I get it and Thank you! I understand how I got in the trap…saw the insanity in 82 but continued with field groups for awhile but never till now with your info understood my wins…..was in a trance….wow! If I see you post I READ IT!

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Eric A.

When I joined Scientology the demonic cult I had faith before I joined I was at peace with my self,they tried to strip it all out of me,when I left I almost suffered a psychotic break,but my faith and strong will got my threw,the fucking demonic cult even. Tried to crack my soul,now I see the light ,I’m back were I was 20 again,I’ll never stop. Exposing the demonic cult,all the best

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You Arnaldo ,you. Are one that helped me wake up, it took me awhile to trust you but in the end the truth hurts ,Thank you very. Much for saving my life and my children’s life too, I hope you understand how you helped us Good XXXX

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Thanks Arnie. Yours was one of the first websites I visited when I finally left. I had a memory of forwarding a postcard with the word “lermanet” on it to OSA when I was on post. I figured that was as good a place as any to start.

When I first saw these stages I thought maybe not everyone goes through ALL the stages. I could see getting through a few of them. But before long, I found myself experiencing each of them and ALL of them.

It all sure looks different from the outside………….

Thanks again.

xxxxx

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Cheryl xxxxxxxxt Arnie once by accident in DC. This was before I actually knew who he was . I’ll tell ya the story when I see ya. He was the catalyst for me opening my eyes and escaping. . Would love to give him a hug and say thank you one day.

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(Name deleted by request Letter) Arnie – Glad it made it safe. it is the least I can do for all you have done. Seriously dude – your work is just amazing! I don’t think you know how much you have helped people like me understand this mind fuck. It lessened the amount of suffering I had to endure. I hope YOU FEEL GOOD!

($100 bill enclosed June 2014)

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Once upon a time, not that long ago, I was lost. I mean really really lost. And Arnie, your guts, your stuff on the internet, helped get me through the long very fucked up scary nights. I remain grateful. Contact me.

Glenda

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Hi Arni, Thanks for writing. I feel I know you. I think I’ve read almost everything that you have written. You really helped me on my way out, Thank you. I have been under the radar since 2008, just waiting for my last kid to wake up. That happened this year. I am declared now so I am celebrating by befriending other SP’s. I woke up in a session….”Who are what is suppressing you?” Yes, it was $cientology that was suppressing me! It was over and I was done! I made it all the way to OTVIII with nothing to show for it~~I wanted the abilities gained that were on the grade chart in the 70’s!!! Oh well, It’s kind of like the Tin Man’s heart~~~~I already had spiritual freedom. Happy New Year to you, Lynn

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Hayley xxxxxx

I have your quote about freeing yourself with truth- ‘slave chains forged of lies….’ on my fridge- been there for a couple of years. Inspiring words that have helped me a great deal. Sending you some artwork reflecting my experience of scientology.Lermanet ha been a vital source of information and support for me as someone who has tried to understand why someone close is still a church member.Some great posts- you are a brave man

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You were one of the first sources I read when I started to wake up to the truth about scientology. Scientologists often don’t like being confronted by those of a high intellect. It scares them and knocks them off their narcissistic pedestals

Lynn Ann xxxxxxxxxxxx

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You’ve done an incalculable amount of good in your years of activism. Thanks for being alive and doing what you did and do. Anon

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6/28, 12:22am

Jeff

Dear Mr Lerma, I am the person Tory Magoo referred to in her video a few days ago and would like to sincerely thank you for the lermanet site and feel that without it I might never have realized that Dianetics and Scientology are false fraudulent subjects and an insidious extreme form of coercive persuasion, after 25 years in the cult with your help (by providing your site) I have been able to come out of it and perceive the practices as hypnotic mind control and realized that I (unknowingly) was in a terrorist cult that has numerous brutal , inhuman crimes and abuses against its members and critics. I would love to get to talk to you both to thank you and share some info on some of the damaging, and I believe not yet generally exposed, details of how the con works. I am on ESMB as mockingbird and Tory Magoo also has my phone # I don’t know what you would consider the safest/easiest way to contact you, but I am willing to do whatever you would prefer. Thanks

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Cathy xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello Arnie-I just wanted to stop by and tell you, I have a lot of respect for you when it comes to exposing the crimes of Scientology. After watching the videos with you in them, I am impressed. Well-done….Cathy

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Hi Arnie …. a couple things. 1) I’ve admired what you’ve been doing and promoting for YEARS! Thank you. And I hope you continue.Second: I have a girlfriend who (I think) says she was witness to LRH talking about making a religion in order to make money. I believe her, but don’t want to make a fuss. I read your post of earlier today and decided I’d let you know I heard this “rumor” from someone I trust. But what matter? For me, the who illusion is pretty much gone. (I still agree with, and apply, the factors.) All my best, Robin

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Kalia xxxxx

I just want to say one more thing…back in the late 90’s, when I was most succeptible to the scientology movement, YOUR expose on xenu kept me from going any deeper, and I THANK YOU again, most sincerely, as I am well aware of what may have transpired, prior to my reconnection with uncle joe. THANK YOU so much, you have no idea, the family is so indoctrinated, to some degree, at least. I was able to be spared.

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Cece xxxxxxx

I am sorry that I worked for the church while they were raiding your place Arnaldo. If you need anything pls ask. I owe you. I was at AOLA making money for these type of things. I’m sorry. I can’t read that Alice and W post on FB maybe it’s on your site. I will check. ((Hugs)) (Later this person Paid hosting costs for Lermanet for a year)

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Arnie,

The more you write, the more you reveal, the more I come to appreciate fully in terms of understand and being grateful for all you have done and continue to do that is right and proper in this cause.

You truly are a star!

Roger xxxxxxx

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btw, your “8 steps out” was very helpful for me when I was leaving. I did indeed pretty much go through all of those steps Gene xxxxxxx

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CONVERSATIONS WITH ARNIE…

I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to have several long conversations ( online) with Arnie Lerma . I have read quite a bit on Lermanet.com and seen him on videos as well . I will never try to have 100% agreement with ANYONE ever again after leaving Scientology and learning that individuality should not submit TOTALLY to authority absolutely EVER .

I do agree with Arnie on a great many things and respect his beliefs and privacy regarding such . I think we are in a very small group (that I hope to expand by education) – that hold certain ideas about the nature of and effects caused by Scientology indoctrination .

I know he is very probably the smartest person ( in overall intelligence ) and most well educated about Scientology as both to the history ( including tactics ) and technology ( as to the true nature and harm it causes ) that I have EVER got to know .

I have met a few bright people and- no offense to anybody else – he blows away all the rest – by a lot .

I know some might think this is just because we follow a similar group of theories about the technology (and Hub) and Arnie has helped me countless times and was instrumental in my exit-counseling BUT even seeing all that – I still can not deny that what I see is what I see.

He is just that bright . I used to play chess and could see three moves ahead and could CRUSH guys who can not see more than one or two and they would give up after losing ten times in a row and I could not find anybody else to play and had to give it up .

Arnie is WAY past me in this capacity IN REAL LIFE .

THAT has been , in my opinion , a major factor in his surviving this long as an enemy of Scientology .

Sometimes I get more out of twenty minutes with Arnie than I would from reading a couple books .

And I mean books that are good and contribute in a positive way to my work .

I strongly suggest that if you EVER get a chance to talk with him you take advantage and ask about anything that you need good info on .

He knows about a lot in and out of Scientology so do not limit yourself .

I hope this does not bring you an unwanted deluge Arnie – sorry .

I want everybody to take advantage of what in my opinion is one of the critics greatest and even under-appreciated assets .

Obviously your mileage may vary . We are both not to everyone’s liking .

Jeff

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I appreciate reading his posts about the relationship Scientology has with hypnosis. That is the first time I considered it and it made sense and it brought me to a different and better understanding of WTF happened.

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Cece (Ex SO sent $188 Nov 20

I learned in January this year that long ago my father (David Noel Gangle of Sitka Alaska) had hired a deprogrammer to ‘save me’. Church found out and threatened him and told him to ‘lay off Cece’. My father died 29 yrs ago and I just found this out after leaving 4 years ago. So I’m quiet happy to help you with your site. Thx

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Jeff Brown

you helped me. i used to read your site when i was on the way out of scn and i referred to others who have now gotten out

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Mojo

Quote Originally Posted by Lermanet_com View Post

You would not be reading this line of text…

And that is my greatest and exact point (in another thread).

Reading ‘you’ has brought ‘me’ enormous satisfaction. And in hindsight I would be willing to suffer the crossing of a great raging river, to meet you.

Darkness, meet Light.

mojo

ps: I doubt you remember but we met one another many years ago (about 7 to be exact) over the telephone wherein I offered to assist you in a project you were working on. I think I helped you a little, but far less than I wish I had. Nonetheless, I savor the experience and love your being.

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Jeanne xxxxxx

Hi Arnie You helped me out in 2002. Thank you. I escaped after 18 years with help from family and LMT and a lot of professional wholesome therapy. I hope you are happy and well. Jeannine

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PARSON’S TOP SECRET PENTAGRAM

Jack Parsons had his first test site in the mountains directly behind the current location of $cientology’s Gold Base north of Hemet at Gilman Hot Springs. If you were to follow the dry river gully from the road overpass directly west of Gold base, north into the mountains, you would arrive at Parson’s first test site.(note)
The entire flood plain astride Gold Base was at one time designated as an EPA site for perchlorate contamination, though I can no longer find this reference to cite.
Perchlorate was the oxidizer that Parson’s used for his JATO rockets.
(JATO – Jet Assisted Take Off)
I encountered a display at the Air and Space Museum, the one out by Dulles Airport, that had cutaways of JATO rocket engines.. I recognized them as Parson’s.
There is a burn channel running down the centre to control the burn rate of this engine. A solid fuel rocket engine design rides a knife edge. rides a fine fine line between being a 4th of July fountain firework and a bomb.., the higher the thrust the finer that line becomes…
And this burn channel shape was the pentagram:
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I smiled knowingly as I walked away…
(note) The top of the mountain overlooking Gold just happens to be a high security USN communications facility covered with antennas..access to the mountain top is through an unmanned underground entrance, visible on the road going towards the Soboba Indian Reservation Casino, on the left side of the road, enclosed by barbed wire and labeled “US Government property, no trespassing) 20702 Soboba Rd San Jacinto | CA 92583 33.821781, -116.967890

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Jet Assisted Take Off = JATO  on a B47

If you were to cut Parson’s JATO rocket open like cutting a sausage in half, the red is the hollow burn control channel area…

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“Only in scientology are people expected to be perfect” Ida Maye Camburn

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“Only in scientology are people expected to be perfect” Ida Maye Camburn, who lost her son to Scientology, and used the nickname “Wasmom” on IRC relay chat. LINK

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“Only in scientology are people expected to be perfect” said Ms. Ida Maye Camburn, who lost her son to Scientology, and used the nickname “Wasmom” on IRC relay chat for over a decade.

During WWII she was working in an aircraft factory as a riveter on aircraft wings. They gave all the employees IQ tests, one day while she was working she got a note on the factory floor, “the president wants to see you in his office” “OH MY” she thought, “I have been fired”

He told her they had never encountered someone with such a high test result, and offered to send her to college,

She said, Mr ..(whateverhisname was), I am just a housewife and take care of my husband, I think you have made a mistake. She declined his offer.

In third grade, I did not like my teacher yelling at me and the students, my mother, who graduated first in her class as Exeter High School went to the office, then they gave me a battery of tests.

after the tests the results scared them so badly, that they told me I did not have to listen to the teacher, and I could do anything I wanted for the rest of third grade (it was nearing spring time in Georgetown), I told them I wanted to build a windmill. They gave me an erector set. I watched the loaders move dirt around and build the brick circle in beautiful Montrose Park… and the flowers bud and bloom.. of course, nearly every other kid in that third grade class hated me, because I made them feel small….

and nothing has changed in 50 years…

Then they set me to a school for geniuses, called Oyster School, on Calvert street. Now I had to take a bus to school..or walk several miles…Jackson was at the end of the block I lived on, lined by Gingko trees(note). Where we learned binary number sets in 4th grade…to prepare us for the coming computer revolution.. So Ida and I had that in common too.

Arnie Lerma.
I’d prefer to die speaking my mind that to live fearing to speake

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Note1: The Gingko trees had been a ‘gift’ from the Japanese Government to America. It really was an insult, not a gift, you see most of those trees were female gingko (there is a male and female), whose orange, squishy, fruits are never planted along walkways, because when crushed, they smell distinctly like vomit.

Related Links:
TAXES AND TACTICS: Behind an I.R.S. Reversal — A special report.
Scientology’s Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt NY Times by Doug Frantz (Who walked with me across from Flag, down Ft Harrison in Clearwater while I carried a picket sign in 1997)

Scientology’s IRS Closing Agreement

“Couple Lose Bid for Tax Refund Tied to Tuition Courts:
They had claimed that part of their payments to Jewish day schools constituted charitable contributions and cited an IRS break given to Church of Scientology members”
LA Times 2002
Explains Hernandez US Supreme Court Decision that held fixed price donations to not be deductible

Witnesses and documents from the time in 1969, when Hubbard turned it into Religion, Religiosity was invoked only as a legal maneuver in the FDA vs E-Meter case.

From Blacks Law Dictionary:

Fraud: An intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing or to surrender a legal right; a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal inquiry; anything calculated to deceive, whether by a single act or combination, or by suppression of truth, or suggestion of what is false, whether it be by direct falsehood or innuendo, by speech or silence, word of mouth, or look or gesture; fraud comprises all acts, omissions, and concealments involving a branch of legal or equitable duty and resulting in damage to another.

GOING CLEAR – 3 Emmy Awards – what was wrong with the book and movie

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“GOING CLEAR and the Prison of Belief” the book by Lawrence Wright
and the triple Emmy Award winning HBO Movie by Alex Gibney.

The book and HBO special by the same name did a fantastic job at showing by living examples just how evil scientology really is, and it does so in a manner that people on the street with no background or knowledge can grasp.

There is one issue I have with this otherwise superb effort, – it leaves out

HOW THE TRICK IS DONE,

and seems to dismiss further understanding by calling it “BELIEF.”

This brings to mind a song by Dire Straits, from their Brothers in Arms album, titled:
“The Man is Too Strong”…

“I have legalised robbery
Called it a belief
I have run with the money
And hid like a thief
I have re-written history
With my armies and my crooks
Invented memories
I did burn all the books”

One old friend was targeted by scientology for the crime of being my supporter. He just happened to be walking by his television set one day August of 1995 with CNN playing, and he recognized a man he used to know who worked across the hallway from him when he was in scientology in 1971.

THE RAID

See youtube of raid here:

He watched a story about a man that was getting raided by scientology for putting their secrets upon the internet.  That was this author.. writing the words for you now, in what became a famous court case:

RTC vs Arnaldo Lerma, Digital Gateway, Richard Leiby, Mark Fisher, & The Washington post were named as defendants.

Judge Brinkema eventually opined:

29 Nov 1995 “”the Court is now convinced that the primary motivation of RTC [$cientology] in suing Lerma, DGS and The Post is to stifle criticism of Scientology in general and to harass its critics.”

and this one from the final memorandum opinion, a Judicial Opinion that the Scientologists even moved to have SEALED! (the sealing order was soon lifted)

” Scientologists believe that most human problems can be traced to lingering spirits of an extraterrestrial people massacred by their ruler, Xenu, over 75 million years ago. These spirits attach themselves by “clusters” to individuals in the contemporary world, causing spiritual harm and negatively influencing the lives of their hosts “


MEDIA FRENZY

Read some of the voluminous media about this lawsuit that made the cover of American University’s Law Magazine, “The Jurist” and the cover of December 1995 edition of Wired Magazine, and NY Newsday and the The Washington Post and the New York Times..
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More by Arnie Lerma about the raid in an interview with Tory Christman on her wonderful youtube channel. LINK

The document that I posted had already appeared on the internet anonymously, by a nick using the moniker “Scamizdat”. A close of friend of mine, and ex-member, Joe Harrington, admitted on his death bed that he was scamizdat and had posted it anonymously through Johan Helsingus’s anon.pentit.fi anonymous remailer. (See last comment on John Harrington memorial page LINK)

Scientology nicks repeatedly would claim that the document was a “forgery” but I knew it was real because I’d seen it when I was in scientology.

THE POWER OF THE SECRET

The use of secret initiatory levels helps to trap a member by giving the member hope…

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed:
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
– Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

Members of scientology are tricked into imagining something so amazing, so incredible, so stupendous – something big enough in their minds to justify enduring all the rigamarole and constant financial exploitation to just arrive at the secret level.

I had seen this pattern, as a child, being introduced to the “big secret” by the friendly pedophile “Bill” who lived next door. So perhaps I did have an axe to grind about secrets used for exploitation.

I believed that to expose this level and using a copy of an unsealed public court document that had this data as an exhibit, I could end scientology’s claim that it was a ‘forgery’.

I succeeded beyond my wildest dreams,(note3) when a decade later watched the same material be presented to kids all over the world in the “In the Closet” episode of Comedy Central’s South Park cartoon series.

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I knew that if people knew what was on these levels they would lose the magic power of the big SECRET.

SCIENTOLOGY DOES BAD THINGS

Mr Mark Plummer posted an interesting little booklet today containing an interview with the President of Scientology. The fact scientology does bad things was dismissed by claiming that because the (mainstream churches) did bad things in their beginnings, it is no big deal scientology does some bad things. See images HERE

Mr Lawrence Wrights’s book(*) and the Alex Gibney’s Emmy Award winning HBO adaptation describe the bad things scientology does in convincing detail, leaving do doubt of the evil.

However, to confine examination and discussion within certain acceptable limits is a method of information control, described by Noam Chomsky. You encouarge a lively discussion but avoid certain prohibited topics….(*note2) This is actually part of Scientology’s “RELIGIOUS CLOAKING DEFENSE” the true story of which (READ THIS) is at odds with the “Founded in 1954” story that is widely propagated. Scientology cloaks itself in religion to avoid conviction under US laws as a fraud. Note: It has been convicted of fraud twice in France!

The recent expose leaves how it works, to one word… they merely call it belief.

THE FAKE RELIGION CALLED SCIENTOLOGY

The fact is, the ‘religiosity’ was only invoked in 1969 as a legal maneuver in the FDA vs the E-meter(note2a)  Federal Case before the FDA!

I believe that scientology no longer cares about “scientology does bad things” but acts as if it does to a degree, but that is an act, a contrived theatrical. Scientology has not sued anyone for Libel since the 1991 Time Magazine article… and scientology lost that suit.(*note1)

Despite the wonderful effort and penetration into society accomplished by Mr Wright, and Mr Alex Gibney’s movie, they got the religion angle wrong, and left the “how it works” as “belief”. I believe this plays into the hands of scientology..

Scientology does bad things is OK with scientology, but NEVER allow anyone to explain HOW THE TRICK IS DONE or to cause doubt about their bogus religiosity…

THIS is why I say that $cientology doesn’t give a damn about “$cientology does bad things” but does care about anyone explaining or providing information about How the trick is actually done.

They might ACT as if they care about $cn does bad things but that is like Briar Rabbit saying “ANYTHING but the briar patch”

And Lawrence Wright and Alex Gibney, think they are the Fox..

Calling it “belief” makes nothing of the fact we are dealing with a dangerous covert hypnotic FRAUD, which is a criminal conspiracy to defraud the public. This is what this entire blog is about, including revelation of some of the methods of HOW THE TRICK IS DONE.

Thank you for reading, I regret that some things take a while to explain, and I try to do the best I can, and even I wish someone would explain these things better.

Arnie Lerma
Lermanet.com Exposing the CON since 1993

*note1: Time Magazine spent ten million dollars fighting the scientology suit. In that case, the Judge of the NY Federal District was quoted by an Appellate judge as believing that scientology was CULT

*note2: – Shawn Lonsdale, before his death, told me that a Ms Greenway gained his trust after she told him she was advising Andrew Morton on his 2008 book on Tom Cruise)

*Note2a: See E-Meter as a trance detector, written after this post.

*note3: Three times in RTC vs Lerma scientology suggested I settle the case. The first was Mike Rinder, Dec 5th 1995, just before a hearing, in the stairway of the old Alexandria Federal Courthouse.

Mike Rinder said “We can make all of this go away, what will it take?” Expecting a dollar figure..

I said “Scientology will have to stop hurting people”

Mike said “We will never do that”

I said: “Let’s go to the court”

Ten minutes later scientology lost their trade secret claims...
On 2 other occasions I was approached to settle, in the 2nd one of my attorneys leaned on me saying “Scientology has friends in high places” In the 3rd it was a global settlement effort to end my case, Factnet’s case and Lawrence Wollersheim’s collection case, and they offered between 9 to 12 million.
The 50 page proposed gagged settlement included a $50,000 penalty if any of us spoke to media or did an interview…And we would pay the costs of litigation to collect it from us!!

It also included one line that I will never forget:

“I agree that Scientology is a bona-fide RELIGION”

Lawrence was interviewed about the last settlement negotiations by Mr Alan Pendergrast in Westworld Magazine. See Westworld article

We all slept just one night, with sugar plum fairies, carrying bags of green moohlah, with golden lace wings, fluttering in our minds. Imagining relaxing by a poolside cafe in Cozumel, watching the curves of the waitress bring another Margarita…. but in the morning Lawrence Wollershiem (Who waited 7 more years to get his judgement), Robert Penny (Who was dying of MS at the time, and was one reason we entertained the negotiations at all) and I all agreed, that our souls were not for sale. We knew in what was left of our battle weary hearts, that you can’t make a deal with the Devil.

We refused.

I’d prefer to die speaking my mind than to live fearing to speake
Arnie Lerma

End note re author of “Going Clear”
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One Method of Covert Hypnosis

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A Secret Method of Hypnosis used in what called Dianetics and Scientology

It is described as secret because this is not described in literature other that one of the old hypnotists, a man named LeCron, in his book Clinical Hypnosis. I no longer have this particular book available to quote so the following insight is my own wording based on the lightning bolt that struck me after learning this.

Described under a subheading that stated

“An advanced method for creating the deepest states of hypnosis” *

*(Whenever the word hypnosis is encountered, it is helpful to remember that the state being described is one in which the subject has been rendered more suggestible. That is, what is said to, or implied to the subject, at this time becomes literally TRUE for them)

Here we go:

“To create the deepest trance states, all one has to do is to cause the person to imagine something that is moving that is not really there” and then do this “repetitively a few times”

I will give you an example, if you are comfortable with trance, go ahead and imagine along with me: ( I won’t be asking for you money, though It would be helpful )

“Imagine a  yellow tennis ball slowly rolling across the table in front of you,  and then it falls off the edge, bouncing a few times and continues silently through the doorway, out of sight. In your mind’s eye, now imagine it coming to stop in the next room and being motionless on the floor.”

Adventure to do this a few times, you may find yourself in a state similar to a daydream. Now note that while doing this and immediately afterwards,  your awareness of you own physical pains and body sensations is reduced, you do not feel them as much as you did before. Each time you repeat this exercise of your imagination you feel less and less sensation in your body….

I’ll wait for you to finish repeating the above a few times…

Those who have previously experienced Hubbard’s METHODS,  will recognize that this METHOD is analogous to the shore stories told to us in both Dianetics and Scientology, especially the upper secret levels.

LeCron stated that if a person had objections or felt apprehensive about hypnosis that you need not tell the person that you are trying to hypnotize them, you can, instead “tell them a story” to give them “an excuse” to imagine something that is moving that is not really there.

Now, because the apparency of motion is relative it does not matter if the object being imagined is moving – now, pay close attention to this, this is important:

Or if the person is moving through the scene. It also does not matter whether the person is moving physically through the scene or is moving through the time of the scene!!

What is achieved are some of the deepest states of hypnosis. The deeper the state, the more suggestible the subject becomes, the more relaxed and willing to take what is stated just after this state is created to be true!

Hubbard made a big deal about “End Phenomena” and “Floating Needles” – the latter refers to the motion of their E-meter device.  The “F/N” is actually an indicator that a hypnotic state has been achieved. The evidence about that is on another page of this blog, HERE.

One can reduce the literal acceptance of suggestions received while in this state by noting the times in your past when you were tricked this way. What is considered good writing does this,  but it does this for entertainment. it is the reduction of pain and unwanted physical sensations associated with hypnosis that makes reading more pleasurable..

However, if this method is used by a master manipulator it becomes dangerous.

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One man in particular,  who worked closely with Hubbard in the beginning was a black electronics whiz named Volney Matheson. He called out Hubbard in one his later writings which you may be interested in reading now. LINK

I will end this short page now as this material deserves a few days of contemplation to receive the most benefit from the understanding you have just gained.

Thank you for reading, I hope this helps some of you recover from ANY past covert hypnotic abuse by the one time master stage hypnotist named L. Ron Hubbard and/or those who then, afterwards,  expertly  “duplicate source”.

Arnie Lerma
Lermanet.com Exposing the CON since 1993
I’d prefer to die speaking my mind than to live fearing to speake

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