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The Puzzle and the Key








Grants Pass


PART 2 of 2


By Roy Masters
Author of "Hypnotic States of Americans"
August 10, 2015

There are two basic principles, one extending from the other, of seducing a soul from loyalty to the self it was born with. The first is a kind of "original sin" appeal to the ego, a seduction by means of suggestion/deception. You can cause a person to partake of some for-bidden experience by suggesting that it will provide him with an exalted state: power, glory, and riches, something that it cannot possibly deliver. You simply stroke your victim into believing that he can have what he selfishly wants to have, and be what he wants to be, without exerting any effort. All he has to do is believe and do as you say. This appeal is hypnotic in its effect because the deception sounds so reasonable to the ego that it allows the soul to bypass the alarm system that would ordinarily operate to keep it within the bounds of conscience. An example I often use concerns the boy whose dad has forbidden him to ride his bicycle. Along comes a friend who uses some challenge to the boy’s ego, like a dare or a taunt, to make him override his dad’s instructions and pedal off on his bike. This could be the lad’s first experience with “forbidden fruit.”

Once you experience the forbidden, the original hypnotic influence contained in the persuasion or deceit will alter your nature at the core, and you will become a creature of conditioning, subject to the presence of the person who seduced you. This second state is more powerful than hypnosis alone: it is animal magnetism. His very presence will become irresistible, and his authority beyond question. He will render you choiceless, compulsive.

As a result, you fall under a compulsion to go along with your tempter under the influence of two forces: first, your vulnerability to suggestion, and second, your compulsion to respond to the animal presence of your violator. This phenomenon can be seen clearly in such extreme examples as the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, whose followers would faint or go into hypnotic ecstasy when their guru would drive past them in one of his Rolls Royces.

The first appeal to your ego might have been resistible, nothing more than a deceptive suggestion on the part of a subtle tempter who was scanning your psyche to search out its soft spot—a secret desire for power, or a rebellious insecurity already implanted in you by a violating parent. All manipulators know that our emotion-fueled inclination to rebel or to conform makes us gullible and easily led. The seed of resentment-based helplessness seeking power may lie dormant for many years, but when someone comes along who knows how to appeal to that insecurity, our desire to “be somebody,” he can bring it to maturity fast.

The first fall from innocence was inspired by a kind of hypnotic/psychological suggestion, and you might have recovered from it if you had not gone along and fallen to animal magnetism. Be assured that the enslaved state you are living in is the result of something far more insidious than an automatic, reflexive conditioning process. It goes much deeper than that. It is an emotional bonding that grows more intense through all forms of excitement, especially love/hate or hate/love relationships.

The physical presence you have fallen to has literally displaced the God-presence to which you were once bonded. He is now your god, and his degrading, lying presence is vital to your survival, because once your innocence has been corrupted, your violated pride needs all the help it can get to deny the truth of its degradation. Now, you look to your corrupter for the reassurance you needed to counteract the embarrassment and humiliation you would feel in the presence of conscience. Again, the Rajneesh example is a classic one. First he would seduce his followers to degrade themselves by having indiscriminate promiscuous sex with many people, while telling them this was a holy activity. Then, in order for the now-corrupted followers to maintain their self-image as spiritual and not debased beings, they had to cling to the Bhagwan even more closely for his lying reassurances.

You have been misled and deceived by the seducer who still has complete control over you, even if he is no longer alive, and you will defend your slavish allegiance under the banner of "love" and "loyalty," and violate your "loved" ones. Falling to suggestion and taking on another god is a little like crossing over to East Germany from West Germany. At first, you might realize how foolish you were to come under the influence of a repressive, dictatorial system; but soon you will feel too guilty to come back to face your friends on the democratic side. In your confused state, you will be a juicy morsel for those who are skilled in the vile arts of emotional intimidation and mind control. You will soon be separated, not only from the democratic order of this world, but also from the internal hierarchy of conscience. You become psychologically and emotionally connected to the intimidating, predatory order of the "communist" beast. If you do happen to wake up to the folly of your defection, you’re stuck. What can you do?

The one thing you should not do is the very thing your captors expect you to do, and unless you are wise, it’s the very thing you will do: You will become upset. Who knows better than the mind control expert that every proud ego comes equipped with a fatal flaw: an automatic, compulsive, resentful reaction to the slightest challenge to its "godship." If you are proud, you have been resenting, taking umbrage, hating—call it what you will—all your life. You look on it as your first line of defense against the enemy, but all it does is deliver you into his hands and seal your fate.

While you are resentfully churning about in your emotional stew, you become an easy prey to the kind of negative suggestion that gives power to the enemy. He can inject all kinds of bizarre notions into your emotionally gullible mind. Resentment makes you doubt what is left of your ability to reason. So you respond to the enemy’s suggestions and follow his line of reasoning. And as he gradually takes the life, and fight, out of you with his "good-guy, bad-guy" routines and additional rites of initiation, a bonding takes place between the two of you. In this condition, it is hard to be cured of your emotional fondness for rage and resentment. You will turn around and "take it out" on your former allies and your own value systems.

So pay attention the next time you see yourself getting upset. You will begin to doubt yourself. You will feel guilty, and the guilt will make you angrier, and the anger will make you feel guiltier. You may very well have been right in your original appraisal of the person who upset you—he might have been intimidating you to get his own way—but you are so upset that you begin to doubt your own thought processes. For this, you feel guilty; and for this, you are guilty. By allowing yourself to get upset, you have betrayed the faith that once bonded you to "what you know to be right" in your heart.

So there you have it. The secret of resisting mind control and undoing your programming lies in your not becoming intimidated by pressure and challenge. You must practice forgiving and letting go of resentment and rage—repenting of the ego weakness that has made you vulnerable. In short, stop blaming others. Take a few minutes to look at your own fault. Your critic may have a good point, after all, and you might find it helpful.

Only faith and patience can separate you from the enemy’s power play. The manipulator is under a compulsion to preserve his system of faith and power by robbing you of yours, and he does this by getting you to react emotionally (resent) and sink into self-doubt. Patience is the evidence that you have been humbled and learned the lesson of pride. It takes the wind out of the enemy's sails, and your calm poise will strike terror in his heart. When you learn not to respond emotionally to others, you may be sure that they will respond to you, and the degree to which they are "touched" by your composure will determine how much of your faith and agenda for good will pierce their souls to confound their wicked plans and motives.

In essence, the game of power, of who dictates and who follows, is a contest of faiths. The more faith you have in your own principles, which you demonstrate by your patient (non-resentful) unflinching poise, the more likely your adversary will be to start doubting his own. The more he tries to upset you into doubting yourself, and the more you answer him with unemotional patience, the more likely he will see how much he has degraded himself on the road to power.

Do not resent evil. Overcome it with good, for resentment only separates you from the good that might have overcome the evil. The adversary will be forced to recognize the authority and power of good when he sees it penetrating him through your patience. What he will see is pure love, for patience is its expression, and through it, he will experience the ultimate presence. The persecutor will feel persecuted, and you will not have laid a hand on him. He might feel like the person who has just told a bad joke—and nobody is laughing.

The beauty of a patient, non-emotional response to pressure is that you gain power without ever having to do anything cruel to get it. The manipulator responds, while you remain calm and innocent. You can watch the adversary sting himself to death, or see him surrender to the good and change his life for the better. Even though you might have started out as the victim, isolated and controlled by a manipulator in possession of all the physical advantages, you can free yourself and take command of the situation simply by availing yourself of the true spirit of love. You can prevail over your adversary in the same way that Joseph prevailed over Pharaoh.

Therefore, my friend, seek humility rather than power. Hold fast to your faith in what you know in your heart to be right. Put what is good and just before any gain or physical advantage. Then your non-response to the pressure of the tyrant, your calm patience, comes across as a pressure to him because he doesn't know how to deal with it. He is used to pushing buttons and getting answers (like a microwave oven) and there you stand, with no buttons to push!

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What is the evidence that you have found this inner way? You just do not respond to anything at all with rage and anger. You win by not playing the game. If you are guilty of having played the power game in the past, stop it this instant. Repent, and discover the power of patient love and forgiveness. Give up judgment and make what you know in your heart to be right the criterion for everything you do. Let it be more important to you than any material advantage; more valuable than any material possession, more valuable than love or glory, whatever the source.

Remember: The only way to win is not to play the game! Give up resentment and you will no longer be under the system of hell on earth. You will have overcome it. For part one click below.

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Roy Masters who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history, his internationally syndicated daily radio program Advice Line, grew up in pre-WWII England. He started his journey toward understanding human nature when as a teen he saw a stage hypnotist at a vaudeville show in Brighton. The hypnotist easily put volunteer subjects in a spell and made them do outlandish things, like dancing with a broom and forgetting their own names.

Puzzled by the hypnotist's mysterious power, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: "Why can't hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?" Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice.

After several years of practice, Masters made his central and pivotal discovery about the root of people's emotional problems, addictions and complexes. He realized that people did not need hypnosis, because their core problem was that they are already hypnotized not by a clever stage performer, but by the stresses, pressures and seductions of daily life.

He used his knowledge to discover a way to help us become de-hypnotized, and discovered that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, that of resentment. Masters' remarkably effective exercise, a simple observation technique called Be Still and Know is at the core of his unmatched track record in helping people overcome even the most serious mental-emotional problems, and is the centerpiece of a successful program within the U.S. military community (Patriot Outreach) that is helping thousands of military personnel and their families cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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