IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED...and it still is
Mind control starts with dissociation, followed by repetition. Mind control training is a weapon, and it can be used for positive or negative ends, much like any weapon. The Ellipsis Manual teaches the methods in great detail in hopes they are used to lift others up.
The following is an excerpt:
Dissociation simply means the detachment or separation from something. It's the opposite of association. In psychology, it can actually mean a range of things.
All of us dissociate. We get completely tuned in to a conversation we like, become unaware of our surroundings during interesting movies and are able to even drive a car without actually being 'aware' of what is going on around us.
When we disconnect from the moment, be it from boredom or severe trauma, our mind splits. One part of the mind remains there as a 'data collector' and the other is 'shut down'. Dissociation is a survival mechanism that allows the compartmentalization of traumatic information. When children are abused for example, the fight or flight response is not a viable option at their age. The only viable option for a child's subconscious is to use the 'flight' instinct and retreat into the recesses of the mind. In cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the memories and content of the experience can continually stay in the background of the mind and play in 'loop fashion' in the unconscious. Experiences can range from a feeling of disconnectedness from the self to completely independent 'personalities' forming within a person. The SEVERITY of the dissociation is what makes the difference.
How the brain adapts to environments
In the case of post-traumatic stress disorder, the mind of a victim becomes disconnected from reality for a time as a result of battlefield or trauma exposure and emotional disconnection. The brain continuously adapts in order to protect the psyche (self) from emotional harm. This is one of the main reasons that people have 'blackout's during car accidents, torture, rape and childhood abuse. Our minds continuously search for a 'way out' that can repress or eliminate the experience from having happened to US.
The CIA and mind control
There are more conspiracy theories about the CIA and mind control than almost anything else. The CIA released thousands of documents under the Freedom of Information Act and it has caused many people to perform extensive investigative research and spawned countless conspiracy theories. The CIA did, in fact, have fully functional programs to developing techniques and methods for mind control. While the programs have different names, the name 'MK ULTRA' is the most commonly referred to. This project, and its subprojects involved torture, drugs, hypnosis, brainwashing and many other related practices.
While the techniques you will learn in this chapter will absolutely allow you to create an alter-personality in a subject, they are all very elementary. There are absolute ways of creating the ‘Manchurian Candidate’-style of mental programming. You will be able to physically create another identity in a subject’s mind after your training in this chapter. This is only the beginning of what makes this course a legitimate WEAPON.
Dissociation is the most common technique the CIA doctors used to perform mind control experiments. The experiments for mind control have involved several doctors, but we will discuss two in this training.
The Clinical Uses of Dissociation
In clinical psychotherapy or hypnosis, dissociation takes place in order to benefit the client. However, the type of dissociation performed in a clinical setting is much different than what you will use. In therapy, the patient is told about the conscious and the unconscious mind, and the hypnotist will offer suggestions and commands for them to let their conscious mind drift away and allow the unconscious mind to become completely open. This helps the patient to identify and understand that their brain essentially has two parts. In overt and clinical hypnosis, dissociation is almost always used; separating the 'parts' of the mind in order to establish more direct communication with the unconscious mind. A therapist or hypnotist will generally be overt and unambiguous when speaking about the dissociative process because it is in the best interest of the patient. While the patient becomes aware of the two parts of their mind and consciously makes the choice to separate one from the other, dissociation begins to occur.
In hypnosis, techniques are continuously employed to increase or maintain the amount of psychological dissociation a client is experiencing. By increasing the amount of general relaxation and keeping the client in a daydream state, the dissociation can remain relatively intact. Phrases such as, 'go deeper', 'drifting off', 'letting go' and 'all the way down' are examples of what some hypnotists refer to as 'deepeners'. Although they serve to theoretically increase the depth of trance, deepeners and phrases like these also help to dissociate the mind. As the mind becomes relaxed, the subject is more dissociative and, in turn, more able to absorb suggestions and commands from the hypnotist.
Confusion, whether used covertly or overtly is a small step to cause the mind to temporarily become dissociative while a subject makes the effort to make sense of the confusion-statement. The deliberate introduction of a confusing phrase is the most common method. Confusion is a technique used by a majority of practitioners today and it produced the desired results quickly. Although it produces only a small window with which a practitioner can 'install' further commands, confusion is highly effective as a therapeutic tool.
Although not officially declassified, a program a large sum of data and documents have surfaced under the Freedom of Information Act documents released by the CIA in regards to project MK ULTRA. A subproject of MK ULTRA was Project MONARCH. In the intelligence community it is a household phrase. Project MONARCH had a few subprojects, but the most relevant goals of the project are referred to in the unclassified/civilian world as BETA (kitten) programming and DELTA programming.
In BETA programming, severe dissociation is accomplished via torture, electroshock, trauma and sensory deprivation. Within the MK ULTRA projects, several doctors could dissociate subjects to the extent they developed completely separate personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and program these personalities to perform tasks ranging from delivering classified information and carrying out assassinations to field intelligence operations and sex-slave behavior. These alter personalities could be 'activated' on command of a doctor or 'handler' of the subject and would remain in the state until deactivated. Many of the sex-slaves created under the MONARCH program have come forwards after having retrieved the information under hypnosis. The methods used to program these subjects always involved the advanced use of hypnosis and linguistics to modify behavior and implant false memories of trauma. Once a subject was programmed, they could be passed to a handler who would have training in linguistics and could activate them on command. As much as this may sound like fiction, it is a very real and well-documented program.
While the name of the programming may not be the officially released name, this is the common name used by the intelligence community. DELTA programming was a program supervised by Dr. Ewen Cameron and heavily contributed to by Dr. George Estabrooks. This program was developed to create and program assassins and couriers. A subject would be programmed to "kill on command" and either commit suicide or wipe the memory from their mind. Subjects would be programmed to have an amnesic episode immediately upon performing the task they were given to do. Even after being given advanced polygraph (lie detector) testing, the subjects were unable to recall that they had performed any action while in their altered state.
The following excerpts from released CIA documents show a very small sample of what has been released to date. They involve programming to kill and the automation of amnesic behavior immediately following the programmed event.
CIA document and page number: 190691, p. 1, 2
Title: Hypnotic Experimentation and Research
Date: 10 February 1954
A posthypnotic of the night before (pointed finger, you will sleep) was enacted. Misses [deleted] and [deleted] immediately progressed to a deep hypnotic state with no further suggestion. Miss [deleted] was then instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken miss [deleted] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep), and failing this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss [deleted]. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to "kill" [deleted] for failing to awaken.
Miss [deleted] carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded pneumatic pistol) gun at [deleted] and then proceeding to fall into a deep sleep. After proper suggestions were made, both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence. Miss [deleted] was again handed the gun, which she refused (in an awakened state) to pick up or accept form the operator. She expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.
Miss [deleted] felt reluctant about participating further since she expressed her doubt as to any useful purpose in further attendance. The Operator thereupon proceeded in full view of all other subjects to explain to Miss [deleted] that he planned to induce a deep state of hypnosis now. The reaction was as had been expected. Miss [deleted] excused herself to make a telephone call (defense mechanism?). Upon her return a very positive approach was adopted by the operator whereupon a deeper, much deeper state of hypnosis was obtained.
Immediately a posthypnotic was induced that when the operator accidentally dropped a steel ball in his hand to the floor ... Miss [deleted] would again go into hypnosis. Miss [deleted] then advised that she must conclude her work for the evening. She arose to adjust her hair before the mirror. The ball was dropped and she promptly slumped back into the chair and back into hypnosis. It is the opinion of the operator the Miss [deleted] if properly trained (positive approach) will continue to improve.
CIA document and page number: 190527, pp. 1, 2
Title: SI and H Experimentation
Date: 25 September 1951
(Note: SI stands for sleep induction and H for hypnosis)
"Prior to actually beginning the more complex experiments, several simple post H were worked with both of the girls participating. The first major experiment of the evening was set up as follows without previous explanation to either [deleted] or [deleted]. Both subjects were placed in a very deep trance state and while in this state, the following instructions were given:
(A) [Deleted] was instructed that when she awakened, she was to procede to [deleted] room. She was told that while there, she would receive a telephone call from an individual whom she would know only as "Joe". This individual would engage her in a normal telephone conversation. During this conversation, this individual would give her a code word and upon mentioning the code word, [deleted] would go into a deep SI [sleep induction] trance state, but would be "normal" in appearance with her eyes open.
[Deleted] was then told that upon the conclusion of the telephone conversation, she would proceed to the ladies room where she would meet a girl who was unknown to her. She was told that she would strike up a conversation with this girl and during the conversation she would mention the code word "New York" to this other girl, who, in turn, would give her a device and further instructions which were to be carried out by [deleted]. She was told that after she carried out the instructions, she was to return to the Operations Room, sit in the sofa and go immediately into a deep sleep.
(B) [Deleted] was instructed that upon awakening, she would proceed to [deleted] room where she would wait at the desk for a telephone call. Upon receiving the call, a person known as "Jim" would engage her in normal conversation. During the course of the conversation, this individual would mention a code word to [deleted]. When she heard this code word, she would pass into a SI trance state, but would not close her eyes and remain perfectly normal and continue the telephone conversation. She was told that upon conclusion of the telephone conversation, she would then carry out the following instructions:
[Deleted] being in a complete SI state at this time, was then told to open her eyes and was shown an electric timing device. She was informed that this timing device was an incendiary bomb and was then instructed how to attach and set the device. After [deleted] had indicated that she had learned how to set and attach the device, she was told to return to a sleep state and further instructed that upon concluding the aforementioned conversation, she would take the timing device which was in a briefcase and proceed to the ladies room.
In the ladies room, she would be met by a girl whom she had never seen who would identify herself by the code word "New York." [Deleted] was then to show this individual how to attach and set the timing device and further instructions would be given the individual by [deleted] that the timing device was to be carried in the briefcase to [deleted] room, placed in the nearest empty electric-light plug and concealed in the bottom, left-hand drawer of [deleted] desk, with the device set for 82 seconds and turned on.
[Deleted] was further instructed to tell this other girl that as soon as the device had been set and turned on, she was to take the briefcase, leave [deleted] room, go to the operations room and go to the sofa and enter a deep sleep state. [Deleted] was further instructed that after completion of instructing the other girl and the transferring to the other girl of the incendiary bomb, she was to return at once to the operations room, sit on the sofa, and go into a deep sleep state.
For a matter of record, immediately after the operation was begun it was noted that a member of the charforce was cleaning the floor in the ladies room and subsequently, both [deleted] and [deleted] had to be placed ... once again in a trance state and instructions changed from the ladies room to Room 3. It should be noted that even with the change of locale in the transfer point, the experiment was carried off perfectly without any difficulty or hesitation on the part of either of the girls. Each girl acted out their part perfectly, the device was planted and set as directed and both girls returned to the operations room, sat on the sofa and entered a deep sleep state. Throughout, their movements were easy and natural."
Hypnotism and Covert Operations
CIA Document (Memorandum) 228.11
5 May 1995 (Author Blacked-Out)
"Frankly, I now distrust much of what is written by academic experts on hypnotism. Partly this is because many of them appear to have generalized from a very few cases; partly because much of their cautious pessimism is contradicted by agency experimenters; but more particularly because I personally have witnessed behavior responses which respected experts have said are impossible to obtain. In no other field have I been so conscious of the mental claustrophobia of book and lecture hall knowledge. I don't think we have enough evidence to say positively that hypnosis is a practicable covert weapon, but I do say that we'll never know whether it is or not unless we experiment in the flied where we can learn what is practicable (materially and psychologically) in a way that no laboratory worker could possibly prove."
As you can see in the documents, the use of amnesia, dissociation and hypnosis was absolutely critical. Their specific methods have not been released to the public, but will be discussed in detail in this chapter and others in this book.
We will discuss the conversational and the institutional means to fractionate and dissociate the mind of a subject and you will be able to see the specific techniques within each step of the programming process. The process features steps that were only BEGINNING to be discovered when the CIA began this research. You will learn far more advanced methods in this chapter.