Category: Mind Control

Mom blames housemate, fear of satanic cult for death of son

Diana Lynn Marsh A Tucson woman who is accused of killing her 5-year-old son was thoroughly brainwashed into believing a satanic cult was out to kill her and her son, and those closest to her were part of the plot, a forensic psychologist told jurors Wednesday.

Within a couple of months of meeting Tompson, Marsh testified, she became estranged from everyone she knew, including a pastor she was convinced was part of the satanic group.

Former polygamist wife: Mind control made me murder

It happened in the late 70s as Rena’s prophet husband Orville LeBaron began preaching a highly-poisonous doctrine of hatred and murder, ordering family and friends to kill his enemies. It was a bloody hit list that included one of his brothers, one of his daughters, and one special murder that LeBaron assigned to his young wife and another female follower: The assassination of a rival polygamist leader, a 71-year-old Salt Lake chiropractor by the name of Roland Allred.

Mind Games

New on the Internet: a community of people who believe the government is beaming voices into their minds. They may be crazy, but the Pentagon has pursued a weapon that can do just that.

Mind control: More than just a plot point?

Psychosurgery. Brain implants. Mind control. The stuff of movies — as in The Manchurian Candidate, which opens Friday — or a glimpse of the future? Maybe both, says neurologist Jay Lombard of the Brain Behavior Center in Nyack, N.Y., who was science adviser for the film. The political thriller stars Denzel Washington as Maj. Bennett Marco, a Gulf War veteran who is tormented by dreams that suggest he was surgically brainwashed during the war. When a sergeant from his unit emerges years later as a candidate for vice president, Marco attempts to find out the truth about his dreams and

Joyce Brothers: Test your knowledge about mind control

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 11, 2003 By DR. JOYCE BROTHERS, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Do most people have built-in resistance to thought control or brainwashing? Is our ability to resist it directly related to our intelligence? Is timing important to mind control? Do methods of brainwashing differ from place to place and year to year? Can there be permanent damage to hostages who undergo brainwashing in time of war? Is the Stockholm syndrome related to the United Nations and the current war? How much do you know about this subject? 1. Most people are not vulnerable to mind control or brainwashing attempts,

How their weak minds got twisted

Psychologists say that mind control and peer pressure are used to snare those frustrated about something The Straits Times (Singapore), Jan 10, 2003 By M. Nirmala Once you are in and the gate clangs shut, there is no way out. The mental make-up of those who enter the terrorist fold is such that they cannot ever back out. Psychologists and psychiatrists who specialise in group dynamics and mind control told The Straits Times that this was usually the result of a two-way process which leads to an unshakeable trust being built between leader and follower. The leader often possesses

President’s column – Mind control: psychological reality or mindless rhetoric?

President‘s column – Mind control: psychological reality or mindless rhetoric? APA Monitor on Psychology, Nov. 10, 2002 Print version: page 5 One of the most fascinating sessions at APA’s Annual Convention featured presentations by former cult members. (See “Cults of hatred“). Several participants challenged our profession to form a task force on extreme forms of influence, asserting that the underlying issues inform discourses on terrorist recruiting, on destructive cults versus new religious movements, on social-political-“therapy” cults and on human malleability or resiliency when confronted by authority power. That proposal is intriguing. At one level of concern are academic questions

Cults of hatred

Panelists at a convention session on hatred asked APA to form a task force to investigate mind control among destructive cults. APA Monitor on Psychology, Nov. 10, 2002 BY MELISSA DITTMANN Monitor staff Print version: page 30 Holding a briefcase filled with the explosive C4, Kerry Noble entered a church for gay men in Kansas City, Mo., in 1984 with intentions of blowing it up. He waited for his opportunity as he sat among a crowd of about 60 people. “All I had to do was hit the timer and walk out,” Noble said. “About 10 or 15 minutes