Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mind control, brainwashing and psychological torture: an introduction

When I first started to read about the standard brainwashing and torture techniques that are used to influence, control and break people such as political prisoners, some of it sounded uncannily familiar. I thought immediately of what went on in my family; I was also reminded of the experiences of the young Jane Eyre, some of which were based on what actually happened to several of the Brontë sisters.

It is frightening to realise that some parents and other people in control of children apply these techniques instinctively.

It is devastating to read of such practices as isolating the victims, keeping them in a constant state of fear and uncertainty, keeping them torn between fight or flight and unable to do either, deprivation of food and sleep, constant humiliation, false accusations, making demands that are impossible to meet, random unfair and unjustified punishments, force feeding with political or religious ideology and mock executions and then to realise that they have been systematically applied to children, often in adapted and modified forms.

For example, where prisoners live in permanent fear of death and are forced to undergo mock executions, a child might live in permanent fear of being put in a children’s home and be forced to listen to frequent threats of abandonment or being sent away. I certainly was. Like the mock executions, these threats are never actually carried out, but on each occasion it seems that they will be.

The Brontë children lived in constant fear of their father’s death, which would have left them destitute. The Reverend Patrick Brontë was a hypochondriac who was always expecting to die, but he actually outlived all of his offspring. Bronson Alcott, the father of Louisa and her sisters, continually threatened to abandon the family and leave them to fend for themselves, but he never actually did it.

Deprivation can be done indirectly, children can be deliberately kept short of the necessities or they can be so sickened or shell-shocked that they cannot eat or sleep. For example, Jane Eyre was so badly affected by being put in the Red Room that she could not eat the jam tart that was made especially for her, and like her creator she could not eat the burnt porridge at the terrible school. At one point in her formative years, Louisa M. Alcott was forced to subsist on a diet restricted to bread, water, vegetables and apples. I was given large amounts of sweets from a very early age and became addicted to sugar: this had many bad effects including ruining my appetite for nourishing meals.

Once I started to make connections between my experience and others’ and detect many recurring patterns and features, it was as if an evil spell had started to lift. There was finally something that I could do to improve my life: I could investigate and analyse and try to understand. I could try to find answers to the many questions that came into my mind.

How do the people responsible for causing so much suffering to children know exactly what to do, and why do they do it? Are they hostages to something evil that is just using them for its own purposes? Are they on some kind of assignment, i.e. just doing their job, which is to put selected vulnerable children through a process designed to make them useful agents in the future for whatever is behind all this? 

Do they know how much damage they are doing, and if so, is this precisely why they do it? Do they feed on humiliation, fear, pain and anger, making threats just so as to get a ‘fix’ of terror?

What is the point of forcing the victims to accept an ideology?

How and why do the perpetrators get away with it for so long, often hiding behind a smokescreen and avoiding confrontation for their entire lives? Is some kind of hypnotism involved here? Are they protected?

What do the victims have in common? Is the real problem the fact that the victims are hypersensitive and highly suggestible so their experiences would not have such a devastating effect on a normal child, or is the perpetrators’ behaviour unacceptable by any standards? Do the victims inevitably do the same things to others?

I am still working on all this, but I can report that it is possible for us to deprogramme ourselves to a certain extent and avoid being the sort of person that we were brought up to be. Knowing that we have won and they have lost is one of the few compensations on offer; passing on insights and information to people who might benefit from them is another.

There is something else that might bring some comfort: there are many similarities between what some children endure and an initiation process. You can turn it back on the perpetrators by thinking of it in those terms.

Food and sleep deprivation can be transmuted into fasting and the vigil. Isolation and pain can be considered to be the requisite solitude and ordeal. Being forced to wear something that attracts derision is a parallel to the special garment that initiation candidates sometimes wear to denote that they are on a quest. The sudden shocks are equivalent to the controlled, deliberate shocks designed to put people in touch with other dimensions. The terrible feelings of being nothing and no-one and having nobody to turn to are the necessary stage where the candidate is alone with just their inner resources.

But then what? After all, we had no choice in this, and in any case some of us would much rather just have freedom from depression and bad memories. We would like to have good relationships, ones that do not appear to be choreographed from behind the scenes by something sinister. We would prefer to have the coping abilities of the average person and a much stronger nervous system rather than be lacking in insulation and grounding and constantly aware of unseen influences.

Spiritual development should be in addition to not instead of real life I think.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Unseen crimes: an introduction

It is now quite common to hear people use expressions such as 'dysfunctional family' and 'control freak'. Energy vampires (people not appliances) are following the same path towards general recognition: there is a lot of useful information about them available in books and online.

It is now the turn of unseen crimes to go public. These are not crimes in the legal sense; they are committed by people who operate from another dimension in such a way that their activities cannot be detected or linked to the perpetrator.

Such crimes are the hidden cause of some runs of bad luck; they may be behind misfortunes, accidents, injuries, illnesses and even deaths. The perpetrators are usually completely unaware of what they are doing and how it affects people: they never make the connection between what has been going on in their minds and what is happening to people around them.

Someone who did such things deliberately would be considered to be practising black magic; the people who do it unconsciously can be said to be performing psychological black magic, psychic crime or mind-power crime. The motives vary: for example, it can be done in revenge, as a punishment, in self-defence, in an attempt to influence the victim or as a pretext to approach someone.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Energy vampires: an introduction to the subject

I find it very amusing that when I search online for information about energy vampires, I find articles about electrical appliances on standby. Here, I am referring to people who have a detrimental effect on others because they drain them of their vital energy. Alternative descriptions are psychic vampires and sappers. These people are like black holes, sucking and draining all the life out of the atmosphere and the people around them. They are all take and no give. They are a major adverse unseen influence and can ruin people’s lives. The worst cases can be carriers of evil the way that people used to be carriers for typhoid fever.

Being drained in this way can have serious, long-term effects on the victims. One result can be a kind of 'psychic AIDS' or 'emotional haemophilia' that destroys their resistance, their emotional strength and their ability to cope with the demands and responsibilities of life. Energy vampirism makes them weak and debilitated and affects their nervous systems; it surrounds them with an atmosphere that sabotages their lives by attracting trouble, unpleasant people, bad luck and negative experiences. 

An even worse aspect is that someone who is attacked by a vampire often ends up turning into one.

Having an energy vampire for a parent is one of the worst handicaps that anyone can have in my opinion: the child is a ready-made victim who never has a chance. Growing up in such conditions can result in 'failure to launch' and set people up for a lifetime of misery. However, victims can recover to a certain extent, although they will probably never be what they could have been. Some of them discover the cause of their problems when it is too late to do very much with their lives: they have to look back on a lifetime of wasted opportunities.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Unseen forces can affect our lives

I first read Unseen Influences by Dick Sutphen in 1989. It is a good introduction to the idea that we can be adversely affected by many subtle influences without our knowledge. A few, very diverse examples of these influences are: positive ions, refined sugar, concentrated hidden hostility and people who are energy vampires. I think that there must still be many people who would benefit from reading this book: just becoming aware of the possibility that these forces exist can raise our resistance to them. Forewarned is forearmed, and knowledge is certainly power in this case.

Environmental and dietary factors that affect our health have been written about by many people. Energy vampires, negative people who unconsciously sabotage the lives of people around them and similar topics have also been extensively covered. I have some ideas and information, coincidences and connections of my own that I would like to share with anyone who might be interested.

Some victims who are being badly affected by unseen influences still do not even understand what they are up against, never mind how to deal with it, and I would like to help them. I have survived many attacks by energy vampires and been affected by many unseen influences. Writing about my experiences helps to distance me from them; collecting background information has helped to put them into context and perspective and highlight recurring patterns. I am now posting my findings, in a series of articles, in the hope that other people will find them useful.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Unseen influences blog: background and purpose

History and background
For much of my life I struggled under a huge load of unfinished business, both family and personal, and was very handicapped because I was being eaten alive by the energy vampires in my family. I did not realise this for many years, as I had never known any other way to be. Things improved when I found help in the form of books: I benefited greatly from the explosion of publications on metaphysical subjects that took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s. For the first time, I found information that was relevant and useful: it helped me to understand what had been going on in my family. I had many light bulb moments and started seeing patterns and making connections. After reading many biographies, I realised that similar unseen influences had been operating in families other than my own. These families often produced creative artists: female writers in particular.

I made a lot of notes, and sent some of the material with my conclusions to a family member in the form of letters. This was after a last straw moment. Apart from saying: “You have given me a lot to think about”, she made no use of the information. I mentioned some coincidences and discoveries to a few colleagues, who were not very interested. In any case, I was mainly gathering information for my own benefit. My life improved enormously for a few years: I used my new knowledge and understanding to turn everything around. I experienced a lot of good luck rather than bad, and beneficial rather than harmful coincidences and synchronicity. I naively thought that the worst was behind me, but actually it was still to come. Perhaps escape is not that easy.

I was hit very hard by long term unemployment, a devastating personal disaster that completely derailed me and an unwise involvement with an organisation that I was horrified to discover was very different from what it professed to be. I was right back in square one: it was as if the good years had never happened. Life became one long fight for survival again: I could not live on coincidences and interesting information. In paranoid moments, I wondered whether all these problems had been set up to distract me from my investigations, or even as a punishment for speaking out for the first time ever about such things as energy vampires and saying that enough was enough where my family was concerned. That is certainly what some conspiracy theorists would believe. Another possibility is that the handful of good years was the reward for or result of my investigations and inner work to date, and I would not get any more until I had earned it. Perhaps the good years were arranged to give me a taste of what was to come if I could only survive the coming disasters.

I eventually resumed my investigations after finding work in a different field. I analysed the events of the interim years and looked for the usual patterns, connections and unseen influences. My life improved to a certain extent, and I attribute much of the credit for that to the approach that I took in trying to come to terms with what had been happening. I was also very fortunate in that some of my new colleagues behaved as if they had been given orders to look after my work-related interests at a time when I could not do this for myself: they helped to get me going again.

This time around, I was able to make use of the Internet for research. After some years, I found Anna Valerious’s blog Narcissists Suck - just after she had decided to concentrate on other things. It inspired me: I suddenly had the idea of doing something similar. I still had copies of the original letters, and in the intervening years I had made extensive notes from books while sucking the juice out of them before passing them on to charity shops. I decided to go ahead: I would create a blog, overhaul my material and put it out there. Dick Sutphen’s book Unseen Influences was the inspiration for the title of this blog. I decided to do it under the name of Unseen Influencer: I am not trying to promote myself or be a front for a business, and being anonymous makes it easier for me to speak freely.

Purpose of this blog
I have created this blog in the hope that some people will find the material interesting, informative and useful and my speculations illuminating. It might add an extra dimension to the interpretation of the events of their lives. I want to be part of the ripple effect. I want to help more people whose lives have been blighted by unseen influences to realise that they are not alone, and that something can be done to improve their lives.

I would also like to earn something from this blog so that I can be in a position to concentrate on producing more articles. Anyone who orders books or other goods from Amazon - UK or USA -via my widgets will be helping me to do this.

Sources of the material
The raw material comes from my memories, my research and my notes; I have mediated it through my own opinions, deductions and speculations. I have first hand experience of how unseen influences can operate, and I have augmented this with material gleaned from a large number of books. I have tried to give credit where it is due: I have mentioned the books’ and authors’ names where I remember them. I sometimes need to rely on vague memories of books that I read and gave away decades ago, but as this is a blog not an academic document complete accuracy is not essential.

I am sure that many people from previous centuries would be horrified by the way in which they and their lives have been written and speculated about, but this can’t hurt them now and their stories may help other people to put their lives into context.

I have given some examples of unseen influences operating in the lives of people around me: this is usually in connection with events that occurred many years ago, and it is extremely unlikely that any of them would ever read this blog. I have withheld many of the best examples as unfortunately personal information such as their names is an essential part of the story.

Comments policy
After looking at other blogs and reading about other bloggers’ experiences, I decided not to accept comments. I am not intending to host a forum or discussion group, nor do I hope to build a community. I want this blog to consist of just my own material, and I would rather spend my time on producing more articles than on moderating comments.


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