"The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil." -
A talented and 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 and
maintaining that they just aren't thinking hard enough, or are
Cold readers use
Barnum statements which seem personal, yet apply to the group you identify
with, to elicit the Forer effect.
Barnum statements, designed to elicit
identifying responses, are often open-ended to give the cold reader the maximum
amount of "wriggle room".
Barnum 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
Barnum statements are of the form:
that you are sometimes insecure, especially with people you don't know very
"You have a box of old unsorted photographs in your house."
"You had an accident when you were a child involving water."
"You're having problems with a friend or relative."
father passed on due to problems in his chest or abdomen."
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
most forms of cancer, and
in fact to a great majority of causes of death.
"Shotgunning" is a commonly-used cold readings
technique, used by
purported television "psychics" and "spiritual mediums":
Sylvia Browne, James Van Praagh, Colin Fry and John Edward in particular have
all used shotgunning techniques in their stage and
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 response.
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 like "Mike" or "John".
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,
"I sense an older male figure in your life, who wants
you to know whilst you may have had disagreements in your life, he still loved
The rainbow ruse uses crafted
statements which simultaneously awards the subject with a specific personality
trait, as well as the opposite of that trait.
This causes 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
This 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."
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
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
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
" In the dog two conditions were found to produce
pathological disturbances by functional interference, namely, an unusually
acute clashing of the excitatory and inhibitory processes, and the influence of
strong and extraordinary stimuli.
In man precisely similar
conditions constitute the usual causes of nervous and psychic disturbances.
Different conditions productive of extreme excitation, such as intense grief or
bitter insults, often lead, when the natural reactions are inhibited by the
necessary restraint, to profound and prolonged loss of balance in nervous and
psychic activity." - Ivan PavlovHypocrisy is claiming
consistency while being inconsistent, claiming to beleive in a set of precepts
when you're actually unsure and undecided.
Gaslighting is a defense
against accusations of hypocrisy.
Gaslighting is a common symptom of
people who hold black and white self-certainty to be a virtue, and ambivalence
to be a vice.
Gaslighting may be motivated by someone's need to feel
consistent at any cost, even if the cost is falsely blaming others for
This kind of gaslighting happens a lot in
everyday interaction, even with people - boy scouts and missionaires - who may
think they mean well.
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 coherent worldview.
The process by which the mind searches between
alternate understandings is called a trans-derivation search.
search for connections distracts the rational part of the mind creating a form
of hypnotic induction as we are not consciously aware of pondering
This 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.
becomes a participant in the hypnotic process as the victim vacillates between
alternative left brain (rational)
and right brain (magical)
statement engages the victims cognitive linguistic processes in a looping
trans-derivational search for proper understanding.
Effective hypnotic suggestion is "artfully
is a key component of facilitating
mass hypnosis is especially
effective because it engages the conscious and
subconscious mind at the
same time, communicating logically while activating
emotion which allows the use of "ultra compelling
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
The raising of emotion is fundamental to hypnotic
induction as emotion is a subconscious reaction and can be
connected to other subconscious
elements, including commands.
process of pacing then leading, pacing then leading, again and again, as well
as using other hypnotic
language patterns is called "stacking language
Our critical factors' defenses are lowered after repeated
and continual pacing with statements that seem undoubtedly
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 a certain way and is a textbook part of hypnotic
programming when giving commands of actions the subject is required to
"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
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
field know that adding to the end of any command, such as "buy this product"
increases sales by measurable
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
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.
"In proportion as
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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