"The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil." -
charismatic cold reader will bully a subject into admitting a connection,
demanding over and over that they acknowledge a particular statement as having
some relevance while maintaining they just aren't thinking or are
Forer effect/Barnum statementsCold readers use Barnum statements which seem personal, yet apply
to the group you identify with, to elicit the Forer effect.
statements, designed to elicit identifying responses, are often open-ended to
give the cold reader the maximum amount of "wriggle room".
statements can then be developed into longer and more sophisticated paragraphs
that seem to reveal great amounts of detail about a person.
The success of the Forer effect relies heavily on the
eagerness of people to fill in
details between what is said and some aspect of their own lives by
continually feeding the cold reader more information.
are of the form:
"I sense that you are sometimes insecure, especially
with people you don't know very well."
"You have a box of old unsorted
photographs in your house."
"You had an accident when you were a child
"You're having problems with a friend or relative."
"Your father passed on due to problems in his chest or abdomen."
If the subject is old enough, his or her father is quite likely to be
dead, and this statement would easily apply to a number of conditions such as
cancer, and great majority
of causes of death.
shotgunning"Shotgunning" is a commonly-used cold reading
technique, used by purported television
"psychics" and "spiritual mediums":
Edgar Cayce, Sylvia Browne, James
Van Praagh, Colin Fry and John Edward in particular have all used shotgunning
techniques in their stage and television shows.
The "psychic" cold
reader quickly offers a quantity of very general information, often to an
entire audience (some of which is very likely to be correct, near correct or at
the very least, provocative or evocative to someone present), observes their
subjects' reactions (especially their body language), and then narrows the
scope, acknowledging particular people or concepts and refining the original
statements according to those reactions to promote an emotional
This technique is named after a
shotgun, as it fires a spray of small projectiles in the hope that one or more
of the shots will strike the target.
A majority of people in a room
will, at some point for example, have lost an older relative or known at least
one person with a common name.
Shotgunning might include a series of
vague statements such as:
"I see a heart problem with a father-figure
in your family, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a cousin ...
I'm definitively seeing chest pain
here for a father-figure in your family."
"I see a woman that isn't
a blood relative. Someone around when you were growing up, an aunt, a friend of
your mother, a step-mother with blackness in the chest, lung cancer,
"I sense an older male figure in your life, who wants you to know
that although you may have had disagreements in your life, he still loved
rainbow ruse uses crafted statements which simultaneously awards the subject
with a specific personality trait, as well as the opposite of that
the victim to engage in a trans-derivational search.
With such a
phrase, a cold reader can "cover all possibilities" and appear to have made an
accurate deduction in the mind of the victim, despite the fact that
a rainbow ruse statement is
vague and contradictory.
technique is used since
personality traits are not quantifiable, and also because
nearly everybody has
experienced both sides of a particular emotion at some time in their lives.
Rainbow ruse statements might include:
"Most of the time you are
positive and cheerful, but there has been a time in the past where you were
"You are a very kind and considerate person, but when
somebody does something to break your trust,
you feel deep-seated anger."
"I would say that you are mostly shy and quiet, but when the mood
strikes you, you can easily become the center of attention."
reader can choose from a variety of personality traits, think of its opposite,
and then bind the two together in a phrase, vaguely linked by factors such as
mood, time, or potential.
People who are naturally good at personal
observations can unwittingly conduct readings demonstrably based on cold
reading without a deliberate attempt at
Cold reading, in this
context, could also simply be
"knowledge of reality."
the case of a taxi driver in Las Vegas, where innumerable professional
conventions have provided him with the opportunity to gauge the characteristic
group style and demeanor of entire occupations.
Knowing the six big
conventions on at the moment, as a party of five enters his cab, he can discern
followers of "The Call"
from the scuba divers, the phytopathologists from the pilots, the doctors from
the police detectives, without recourse to anything but his personal
After a person has done hundreds of
cold readings their skills may improve to the point where they may start to
believe they can actually read minds but what they are reading is emotion.
When someone questions their own natural
talent, a good psychological
understanding of human nature learned through careful observation coupled
with good natural intuition
based upon prior experience, and begins to believe that they actually have
"special psychic abilities" then they fall into the trap of "transcendental
Hypocrisy is claiming consistency while being inconsistent,
claiming to beleive in a set of precepts when you're actually unsure and
Gaslighting is a defense against accusations of
Gaslighting is a common symptom of
people who hold black and
white self-certainty to be a virtue, and
ambivalence to be a
Gaslighting may be motivated by someone's need to feel consistent
at any cost, even if the cost is falsely blaming others for misunderstanding
This kind of gaslighting happens a lot in everyday interaction,
even with people - boy scouts and missionaires - who may think they mean
We consciously accept at face
value every statement that we read or hear unless we attempt to decipher a
hidden or deeper meaning.
These statements may contain hidden or
deeper meanings we are consciously unaware of that leave nuances of
The subconscious mind responds to these
openings and fills in the gaps to create a
The process by
which the mind searches between alternate understandings is called a
The search for connections distracts the
rational part of the mind creating a form of hypnotic induction as we are not
consciously aware of pondering definitions.
trans-derivational search occurs below the level of conscious awareness for
those whose hearts have not
been burned by the fire.
A vague statement introduced
as part of a hypnotic induction with pacing and leading has multiple
functions in facilitating hypnosis.
The victim becomes a participant
in the hypnotic process as the victim vacillates between alternative
left brain (rational) and
right brain (magical)
understanding thereby ensuring
A vague statement engages the
victims cognitive linguistic processes in a looping trans-derivational search
for proper understanding.
hypnotic suggestion is "artfully vague".
Visual imagery is a key component of
facilitating hypnotic trance
mass hypnosis is especially
effective because it engages the conscious and subconscious mind at the
same time, communicating logically while activating
imagination and emotion which allows
the use of "ultra compelling communications."
Imagination is a powerful
hypnotic tool as creativity is an altered state of consciousness.
When we use visually, cognitively, and emotionally stimulating
language we force the mind to follow slowly by experiencing phrases through
using our right brain creative architecture to imagine what we hear instead
of just using our
brain logic structures to decipher the
response is a subconscious response.
The raising of emotion is fundamental to
hypnotic induction as emotion is a
subconscious reaction and can
be connected to other subconscious elements, including
The process of pacing then
leading, pacing then leading, again and again,
as well as using other
hypnotic language patterns is called "stacking language
defense is lowered after repeated and continual pacing with statements that
appear to be undoubtedly true.
Pointing sends the
subconscious of the
subject the message that
a person in authority over
them is commanding a certain action;
ordering you to act in a
certain manner and is
a textbook part of
hypnotic programming when giving
commands of actions the subject is required to take.
"Stay on point." -
Cheney (message to the media after 911)
Example message -
"A light will shine down from somewhere, it will
light upon you, you will experience an epiphany", and
"you will say to yourself 'I have to'.
Hypnotic trance induction has
made action absolutely compulsory with the words "have to" a hypnotic
Notice the language "light
shining down", and "it will
light upon you" - a description of epiphany
with the fierce urgency of
the marketing field know
that adding to the end of any command, such as "buy this product"
increases sales by measurable degrees.
Visual imagery is a key component of
facilitating hypnotic trance
"Transcendental temptation" in this
context is defined as the belief that one has
supernatural power - power
above and beyond those of ordinary men -
special favors bestowed on
a 'demigod'. Those that decieve
themselves with the "transcendental temptation" believe they have become a
'demigod' - they actually believe
they have been granted supernatural
"I will eat of
the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that I may rule all things by my
own power; and be of myself a lord on earth, and do what I will, as God himself
doth." - Jakob Böhme
Jakob Böhme's mentor, Balthasar Walther,
had travelled to the Holy
Land in search of magical, Kabbalistic and alchemical wisdom.
Balthasar Walther introduced Kabbalistic ideas into Böhme's
When any teacher of religion comes to
believe that he or she is blessed in
a supernatural manner then that
rabbi has fallen into the spiritual
corruption of the sin of pride.
Magic historian and occult investigator Milbourne Christopher warned
that the "transcendental temptation" may lead one unknowingly and unwittingly
into belief in "chosenness" and a deterioration of reason.
proportion as mind and heart are fixed
upon the glorified Lord Jesus
Christ, we may count on the
Holy Spirit's enabling. But if we make the Spirit Himself the object of our
aspirations and worship, some false spirit
may counterfeit the true and take us for prey." - Sir Robert Anderson
The lives of cult figures such as
L. Ron Hubbard,
Anton Szandor LaVey,
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby,
Essek William Kenyon,
McPherson, William Marrion Branham,
reveal this in stark contrast.
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