How to Conduct Seemingly Real Spiritual Conversions
An Expert's Report on Mental Reprogramming and Hypnotic
Know it from Mr. Sutphen's professional experience
It is now more important than ever for the faithful to understand the many ways their minds are
being reprogrammed because your immediate future
depends on the identification and avoidance of certain reprogramming situations.
Please understand - it is YOUR immediate future - not OURS. Ours depends precisely on sounding the
alerts that God Wills and providing the remedies and consolation necessary.
In this document we will explain the reprogramming methods used by the forces of evil in
preparation for the manifestation of the False Christ
which will follow the period of the
Through the Grace of God we came across the transcript of a talk delivered by Richard Sutphen, a
noted Hypnotist and prolific author of New Age topics, at the World Congress of Professional
Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talk centers on the methods used to mentally
reprogram - brainwash - the masses.
: This document may cause spiritual
and/or psychological discomfort to some as the reader understands the extent to which the minds of
the masses are being manipulated. Proceed only if your Faith is well grounded on solid rock and
not on sand. [Matthew 7:24-27]
BACKGROUND of Mr. Sutphen's
[highlights by The M+G+R Foundation]
Mr. Richard Sutphen stated:
Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local
and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since
it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that
support the media. Some government agencies do not want this information generally known. Nor do
the Born-Again Christian movement, cults, and many human-potential trainings.
From this point on, he zeroed in on Christians and Conversions while revealing priceless
information on mind manipulation for a variety of agendas. Mr. Sutphen continues...
Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the
problem. I don't know how the misuse of these techniques
can be stopped. I don't think it is possible to legislate against that which often cannot
be detected; and if those who legislate are using these techniques, there is little hope of
affecting laws to govern usage. I do know that the first step to initiate change is to generate
interest. In this case, that will probably only result from an underground effort.
DETAILS of Mr. Sutphen's
[highlights by The M+G+R Foundation]
In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own
business. I know it, and I know how effective it can be. I produce hypnosis and subliminal tapes
and, in some of my seminars, I use conversion
tactics to assist participants to become independent and self-sufficient. But, anytime I
use these techniques, I point out that I am using them, and those attending have a choice to
participate or not. They also know what the desired result of participation will be.
As he lays down the framework of his presentation, he uses the typical religious cult brainwash
techniques that we have spoken about so much.
So, to begin, I want to state the most basic of all facts about
brainwashing: Those who have been brainwashed will usually passionately defend their manipulators,
claiming they have simply been "shown the light" . . . or have been transformed in miraculous
Of course, there is much truth in that statement - such manifestation is typically observed in
, religious fanaticism
within the mainstream of established
Churches, and psychologically induced "Conversions".
Psychologically induced "Conversions" are hard to identify by most individuals, and easiest to
identify by those who have undergone a true Spiritual Conversion. The explanation of the
differences and means of detection are beyond the scope of this particular document. We have
brought this difference to light to explain some of Mr. Sutphen's statements since it seems that
he (erroneously) believes that all
Mr. Sutphen continues...
(Psychological) CONVERSION is a "nice" word for BRAINWASHING . .
. and any study of brainwashing has to begin with a study of Christian revivalism in eighteenth
century America. Apparently, Jonathan Edwards accidentally discovered the techniques during a
religious crusade in 1735 in Northampton, Massachusetts. By inducing guilt and acute apprehension
and by increasing the tension, the "sinners" attending his revival meetings would break down and
Once a preacher, cult leader, manipulator or authority figure
creates the brain phase to wipe the brain-slate clean, his subjects are wide open. New input, in
the form of suggestion, can be substituted for their previous ideas...
Charles J. Finney was another Christian revivalist who used the
same techniques four years later in mass religious conversions in New York.
The techniques are still being used today by Christian
revivalists, cults, human-potential trainings, some business rallies, and the United States Armed
Services . . . to name just a few.
Let me point out here that
I don't think most revivalist preachers realize or know
they are using brainwashing techniques. Edwards simply stumbled upon a technique that
As the reader may see, Mr. Sutphen is not attacking religion. He is exposing induced conversions.
An attitude which stems from his lack of knowledge of true
Professional Brainwashing Techniques
The Three Brain Phases
According to Mr. Sutphen's professional expertise...
...we have to look to Pavlov, the Russian scientist, for a
technical explanation. In the early 1900s, his work with animals opened the door to further
investigations with humans. After the revolution in Russia, Lenin was quick to see the potential
of applying Pavlov's research to his own ends.
... The way to achieve conversion are many and varied, but the
usual first step in religious or political
brainwashing is to work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach an
abnormal level of anger, fear, excitement, or nervous tension.
The progressive result of this mental condition is to impair
judgment and increase suggestibility. The more this condition can be maintained or intensified,
the more it compounds. Once... the first brain phase is reached, the complete mental takeover
becomes easier. Existing mental programming can be
replaced with new patterns of thinking and behavior.
Other often-used physiological weapons to modify normal brain
functions are (severe) fasting
radical or high sugar diets, (severe) physical
discomforts, regulation of breathing, mantra chanting in meditation
the (orchestrated) disclosure of awesome mysteries, special lighting and sound effects, programed
response to incense, or intoxicating drugs.
The same results can be obtained in contemporary psychiatric
treatment by electric shock treatments and even by
purposely lowering a person's blood sugar level with insulin injections.
Before I talk about exactly how some of the techniques are
applied, I want to point out that hypnosis and conversion tactics
are two distinctly different things -- and that
conversion techniques are far more powerful. However, the two are often mixed . . . with powerful
Unfortunately, Mr. Sutphen cannot see that there are three
distinctly different "things", with the most powerful being the
. "Most powerful" because when that
occurs the individual has tapped into the Power of God and the conversion is real.
How Revivalist Preachers Work
If you'd like to see a revivalist preacher at work, there are
probably several in your city. Go to the church or tent early and sit in the rear, about
three-quarters of the way back. Most likely repetitive music will be played while the people come
in for the service. A repetitive beat, ideally ranging from 45 to 72 beats per minute (a rhythm
close to the beat of the human heart), is very hypnotic and can generate an eyes-open altered
state of consciousness in a very high percentage of people. And, once you are in an alpha state,
you are at least 25 times as suggestible as you would be
in full beta consciousness...
Watch the people waiting for the service to begin. Many will
exhibit external signs of trance -- body relaxation and slightly dilated eyes. Often, they begin
swaying back and forth with their hands in the air while sitting in their chairs. Next, the
assistant pastor will probably come out. He usually speaks with a pretty good "voice
Voice Roll Technique
A "voice roll" is a patterned, paced style used by hypnotists
when inducing a trance. It is also used by many lawyers, several of whom are highly trained
hypnotists, when they desire to entrench a point firmly in the minds of the jurors. A voice roll
can sound as if the speaker were talking to the beat of a metronome or it may sound as though he
were emphasizing every word in a monotonous, patterned style. The words will usually be delivered
at the rate of 45 to 60 beats per minute, maximizing the hypnotic effect.
Now the assistant pastor begins the "build-up" process. He
induces an altered state of consciousness and/or begins to generate the excitement and the
expectations of the audience.... And the result is the audience's attention span is now totally
focused upon the communication while the environment becomes more exciting or tense.
Right about this time, when an eyes-open mass-induced alpha
mental state has been achieved, they will usually pass the collection plate or basket. In the
background, a 45-beat-per-minute voice roll from the assistant preacher might exhort, "Give to God
. . . Give to God . . . Give to God . . ." And the audience does give....
Next, the fire-and-brimstone preacher will come out. He induces
fear and increases the tension by talking about "the devil," "going to hell," or the forthcoming
The techniques and staging will vary from church to church.
The use of hypnotic techniques by religions is
sophisticated, and professionals are assuring that they become even more effective.... Powerful
sound and the proper use of lighting are of primary importance in inducing an altered state of
consciousness -- I've (Mr. Sutphen) been using them for years in my own seminars. However, my
participants are fully aware of the process and what they can expect as a result of their
Six (induced) Conversion
Cults and human-potential organizations are always looking for
new converts. To attain them, they must also create a brain-phase. And they often need to do it
within a short space of time -- a weekend, or maybe even a day. The following are the six primary
techniques used to generate the conversion.
[A] The meeting or training takes place in an area where
participants are cut off from the outside world. This may be any place: a private home, a remote
or rural setting...
Be wary of an
organization of this type that offers follow-up sessions after the seminar. Follow-up sessions
might be weekly meetings or inexpensive seminars given on a regular basis which the organization
will attempt to talk you into taking -- or any regularly scheduled event used to maintain control.
As the early Christian revivalists found, long-term control is dependent upon a good follow-up
Second: Let's look at
the second tip-off that indicates conversion tactics are being used. A schedule is maintained that
causes physical and mental fatigue. This is primarily accomplished by long hours in which the
participants are given no opportunity for relaxation or reflection.
Third: Techniques used
to increase the tension in the room or environment.
Four: Uncertainty. I
could spend hours relating various techniques to increase tension and generate uncertainty.
Basically, the participants are concerned about being "put on the spot" or encountered by the
trainers, guilt feelings are played upon,... So you can imagine the fear and tension this
situation generates within the participants... They literally go into an alpha state, which
automatically makes them many times as suggestible as they normally are...
Fifth: The fifth clue
that conversion tactics are being used is the introduction of jargon -- new terms that have
meaning only to the "insiders" who participate.
Sixth: The final tip-off
is that there is no humor in the communications . . . at least until the participants are
converted. Then, merry-making and humor are highly desirable as symbols of the new joy the
participants have supposedly "found."
[B] In human-potential trainings, the controllers will give a
lengthy talk about the importance of "keeping agreements" in life... The participants vow to
themselves and their trainer that they will keep their agreements. Anyone who does not will be
intimidated into agreement or forced to leave.
[C] The next step is to agree to complete training, thus
assuring a high percentage of conversions for the organizations. They will USUALLY have to agree
not to take drugs, smoke, and sometimes not to eat . . . The real reason for the agreements is to
alter internal chemistry, which generates anxiety and hopefully causes at least a slight
malfunction of the nervous system, which in turn increases the conversion potential.
[D] Before the gathering is complete, the agreements will be
used to ensure that the new converts go out and find new participants. They are intimidated into
agreeing to do so before they leave. ... The new converts are zealots. In fact, the inside term
for merchandising the largest and most successful human-potential training is, "sell it by
At least a million people are graduates and a good percentage
have been left with a mental activation button that assures their future loyalty and assistance if
the guru figure or organization calls. Think about the
potential political (or religious) implications of hundreds of thousands of zealots programed to
campaign for their guru.
Mr. Sutphen does not deny that good may result from participation in such gatherings. It can and
does when the audience is fully aware of the ultimate
purpose of such gathering
. Be it helping an audience of sales personnel to become better
salespersons; helping public speakers becoming better speakers; assisting battered wives on how to
break the battering cycle; alcoholics stop drinking; etc.
Mr. Sutphen has, over the years, conducted professional seminars to teach people to be hypnotists,
trainers, and counselors. Many of those who conduct trainings and rallies come to Mr. Sutphen and
say, "I'm here because I know that what I'm doing works, but I don't know why."
After showing them how and why, many have gotten out of
the business or have decided to approach it differently or in a much more loving and supportive
. And that, is good!
Mr. Sutphen adds...
Cult gatherings or human-potential trainings are an ideal
environment to observe first-hand what is technically called the "Stockholm Syndrome." This is a
situation in which those who are intimidated, controlled, or made to suffer, begin to love,
admire, and even sometimes sexually desire their controllers or captors.
But let me inject a word of warning here: If you think you can
attend such gatherings and not be affected, you are probably wrong. ... The only hope of attending
such gatherings without being affected is to... allow no positive or negative emotions to surface.
Few people are capable of such detachment.
Before I go on, let's go back to the six tip-offs to conversion.
I want to mention the United States Government and military boot camp. The Marine Corps talks
about breaking men down before "rebuilding" them as new men -- as marines! Well, that is exactly
what they do, the same way a cult breaks its people down and rebuilds them as happy flower sellers
on your local street corner...
Understanding the Decognition
[Psychologically breaking down an
Once the initial conversion is effected, cults, armed services,
and similar groups cannot have cynicism among their members. Members must respond to commands and
do as they are told, otherwise they are dangerous to the
organizational control. This is normally accomplished in a three step Decognition
Step One is
ALERTNESS REDUCTION: The controllers cause the nervous system to malfunction, making it difficult
to distinguish between fantasy and reality.
Step Two is
PROGRAMED CONFUSION: You are mentally assaulted while your alertness is being reduced as in Step
One. ... During this phase of decognition, reality and illusion often merge and perverted logic is
likely to be accepted.
Step Three is
THOUGHT STOPPING: Techniques are used to cause the mind to go "flat."... It is important to be
aware that when members or participants are instructed to use "thought-stopping" techniques, they
are told that they will benefit by so doing: they will become "better soldiers" or "find
Movements of the Masses
Mass Movements will usually have a charismatic leader. The
followers want to convert others to their way of living or impose a new way of life --
if necessary, by legislating laws forcing others to
their view... This means enforcement by guns or punishment, for that is the bottom line in
A common hatred, an enemy, is essential to the success of a mass
movement. ... "True Believers" [which
Foundation defines as
fanatics] are mentally unbalanced or insecure people, or
those without hope or friends. People don't look for allies when they love, but they do when they
hate or become obsessed with a cause. And those who desire a new life and a new order feel the old
ways must be eliminated before the new order can be built.
Subliminals are hidden suggestions that only your subconscious
perceives. They can be audio, hidden behind music, or visual, airbrushed into a picture, flashed
on a screen so fast that you don't consciously see them, or cleverly incorporated into a picture
Most audio subliminal reprogramming tapes offer verbal
suggestions recorded at a low volume. ...but this is not quite satisfactory... My
Sutphen's] attorney obtained copies of the patents which
I gave to some talented Hollywood sound engineers, asking them to create a new technique. ...using
this technique, there is no way to ...detect the subliminals. In other words, although the
suggestions are being heard by the subconscious mind,
they cannot be monitored with even the most
If we were able to come up with this technique as easily as we
did, I can only imagine how sophisticated the technology has become, with unlimited government or
The big question about subliminals is: do they work? Mr.
Sutphen's professional experience guarantees you that they do
. Mr. Sutphen continues...
A 1984 article in the technical newsletter, "Brain-Mind
Bulletin," states that as much as 99 percent of our cognitive activity may be "non-conscious,"
according to the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Psychophysiology at the University of
I have personally experienced sitting in a Los Angeles auditorium with over ten thousand people
who were gathered to listen to a current charismatic figure. Twenty minutes after entering the
auditorium, I became aware that I was going in and out of an altered state. Those accompanying me
experienced the same thing... By careful observation, what appeared to be spontaneous
demonstrations were, in fact, artful manipulations. The only way I could figure that the eyes-open
trance had been induced was that a 6- to 7-cycle-per- second vibration was being piped into the
room behind the air conditioner sound. That particular vibration generates alpha, which would
render the audience highly susceptible. Ten to 25 percent of the population is capable of a
somnambulistic level of altered states of consciousness;
for these people, the suggestions of the speaker, if
non-threatening, could potentially be accepted as "commands".
Now, let's carry this awareness a little farther. There are also inaudible ELFs (extra-low
frequency waves). These are electromagnetic in nature. One of the primary uses of ELFs is to
communicate with our submarines. Dr. Andrija Puharich, a highly respected researcher, in an
attempt to warn U.S. officials about Russian use of ELFs, set up an experiment. Volunteers were
wired so their brain waves could be measured on an EEG. They were sealed in a metal room that
could not be penetrated by a normal signal.
Dr. Patrick Flanagan is a personal friend of mine. In the early
1960s, as a teenager, Pat was listed as one of the top scientists in the world by "Life" magazine.
Among his many inventions was a device he called the Neurophone -- an electronic instrument that
can successfully program suggestions directly through contact with the skin. When he attempted to
patent the device, the government demanded that he prove it worked. When he did, the National
Security Agency confiscated the neurophone. It took Pat two years of legal battle to get his
invention back. (We are leaving out the details of this very disturbing method of mind control.)
The more we find out about how human beings work through today's
highly advanced technological research, the more we learn to control human beings. And what
probably scares me the most is that the medium for takeover is already in place! The television
set in your living room and bedroom (and the computer) are doing a lot more than just entertaining
(and serving) you.
Before I continue, let me point out something else about an
altered state of consciousness. When you go into an altered state, you transfer into right brain,
which results in the internal release of the body's own opiates: enkephalins and Beta-endorphins,
chemically almost identical to opium. In other words, it
feels good . . . and you want to come back for
Recent tests by researcher Herbert Krugman showed that, while
viewers were watching TV,... the viewers were in an altered state . . . in trance more often than
not. They were getting their Beta-endorphin "fix".
The medium for takeover is here. By the age of 16, children have
spent 10,000 to 15,000 hours watching television -- that is more time than they spend in school!
In the average home, the TV set is on for six hours and 44 minutes per day -- an increase of nine
minutes from last year and three times the average rate of increase during the 1970s.
It obviously is not getting better . . . we are rapidly moving
into an alpha-level world -- very possibly the Orwellian world -- placid, glassy-eyed, and
responding obediently to instructions.
A research project by Jacob Jacoby, a Purdue University
psychologist, found that of 2,700 people tested, 90 percent misunderstood even such simple viewing
fare as commercials and "Barnaby Jones." Only minutes after watching, the typical viewer missed 23
to 36 percent of the questions about what he or she had seen. Of course they did -- they were
going in and out of trance! If you go into a deep trance, you must be instructed to
remember--otherwise you automatically forget.
Puharich then beamed ELF waves at the volunteers. ELFs go right through the earth and, of course,
right through metal walls. Those inside couldn't know if the signal was or was not being sent. And
Puharich watched the reactions on the technical equipment: 30 percent of those inside the room
were taken over by the ELF signal in six to ten seconds.
Waves below 6 cycles per second caused the subjects to become very emotionally upset, and even
disrupted bodily functions. At 8.2 cycles, they felt very high... an elevated feeling, as though
they had been in masterful meditation, learned over a period of years. Eleven to 11.3 cycles
induced waves of depressed agitation leading to riotous behavior.
Mr. Sutphen, having just touched the tip of the iceberg, concludes...
When you start to combine subliminal messages behind the music,
subliminal visuals projected on the screen, hypnotically produced visual effects, sustained
musical beats at a trance-inducing pace . . . you have extremely effective brainwashing.
Every hour that you spend watching the TV set you become
more conditioned. And, in case you thought there was a law against any of these things,
guess again. There is not! There are a lot of powerful people who obviously prefer things exactly
the way they are. Maybe they have plans for us?
As you may have been able to see, as Mr. Sutphen was explaining the types of induced conversion,
he showed us that the world has been well prepared for the manifestation of the False Christ which
immediately follows the AntiChrist period.
Only God can help us, nothing, but nothing, else can!
unceasingly and draw closer to God. He promised to us through
- You who dwell in the
shelter of the Most High... You shall not fear the terror of the night... No evil shall befall
you, nor shall affliction come near your tent...
Let us remain under His Wings, and we shall be protected and nothing will touch us. We know...
fasting does not mean fasting twice a week or during certain periods of the Liturgical
Calendar. It means extreme pathological fasting
(6) severe physical
discomforts means extreme physical self abuse like flagellation, etc.
(7) This does not mean a well prayed and meditated Holy
Rosary or Chaplet. However, many uninformed individuals incorrectly pray them as a mantra
Originally Published - 2000 • Simplified and clarified
- July 17, 2014
On Brainwashing and Intoxication of Public Opinion
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