Positive Liberty is self-mastery—the rule of the self, by the [S]elf. To have positive liberty is to take control of one’s own mind; to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion. Isaiah Berlin
Find his work here.
Don’t settle for a life understood but not lived the way you want; a life explained but not changed; a life ground down but not elevated. Understanding is not enough. Behavior matters. Living wonderfully matters.
And this . . .
When you transfer knowledge to someone, you’re not giving them everything but rather a foundation to build upon and to make greater. Terry Mark
Dr. Todd Grande on “What Is REBT, Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy.”
How to Escape the Trap with Michael Edelstein.
Albert Ellis, A Guide To Rational Living. Interesting to note is that Dr. Ellis had an institute created in his name. Here is his Amazon book page. Michael Edelstein recommended Ellis’ How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons to deal with the coercive malevolents at work.
This page started with listening to a critique of Dr. Jordan Peterson’s approaches to clinical psychology. It was interesting, and a grateful thanks to Bob Wenzel for posting it.
1. Albert Ellis.
2. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2008.
3. Getting from Here to There: Analytic Love, Analytic Process, Sheldon Bach, 2014.
4. Freud, RJ Rushdoony, 1965. Gary North writes “This is the best 60-page introduction to Freud that I know of. Freud’s intellectual con job is still taken seriously. This book is a cure for that intellectual defect.”
5. There is help from psychological trauma. See Dr. Colin A. Ross and his Institute. See his books.
6. It started with this.
7. Surviving Evil: A CIA Mind Control Experiment in Vermont, Karen Wetmore, 2017.
8. Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory, Colin A. Ross, 2013.
[Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018] Regarding personalities, what many of us are looking for, at least initially–early on in life, is someone we can imitate, someone who is charming, intelligent, who can listen and who celebrates who we are. We want to keep from us, keep those people away who seek to harm us, who want to steal from us and take advantage of us. In this risky business that is Life, we want to minimize loss and enhance life. So it helps to be on guard for personalities who abuse trust. It is a fact of life, in every moment of history, that there are predators, predators whose intentions are deliberate and predators who take advantage of you incidentally, meaning that they don’t stop to think about what you want or what your needs are. Government bureaucrats fit into this category. So you want to look for good personality traits, life-enhancing, business promoting personalities, folks who prefer problem-solving to problem creation. More on this on a future post.
Here is Chris Costner Sizemore (1927-2016), the century’s first multiple personality diagnosis. She had 22 different or dissociative personalities from which she recovered and became fully integrated. The 1957 movie, The Three Faces of Eve, starring Lee J. Cobb and Joanne Woodward is the story of Ms. Sizemore. And my guess is that psychiatrists got loose and fancy-free with their diagnoses and their prescriptions so that they could build a psychiatric empire, diagnosing people, particularly women, with everything from a moment of daydreaming or lack of vitamin B1 or B12 to a Prozac deficiency if you know what I mean. Funny, too, that Joanne Woodward also starred in another multiple personality dissociation movie, called Sybil, starring Sally Field, was released in 1976. That movie scared the beJesus out of me. The 70s’ were fraught with some of the greatest film and music in the world but also some of the most torturous.
One thing that I cannot help notice is how involved the psychiatrists are in the diagnosis, treatment, and study of personalities, as though it is one long extended study. For the field of psychiatry to even exist why they need patients. These psychiatrists confer amongst themselves, there’s plenty of drugs flooding the industry, some given to them explicitly to conduct experiments on “willing” or “suspected” individuals. The industry seems bogus to me; instead, it is a drug racket, an experimental lab run by the military. That’s not to say that there aren’t individuals with multiple personalities. In fact, Dr. Colin A. Ross states that it is not an uncommon condition. But I think that the diagnoses inside the DSM manual are so broad and vague that anyone at any time could be diagnosed with a condition for no other reason than to get people on drugs immediately, drugs that tend to be destructive and addictive. Welcome to the War on Drugs.
THE BAD: CIA MK ULTRA MIND CONTROL
Mind control is a real thing. The methods for achieving it are also varied. The guy who knows the techniques, the names, the purposes, and the recovery process is Dr. Colin A. Ross. He’s a good place to start if you want to know this stuff. This was the first presentation I’d ever seen by Dr. Colin A. Ross, and I think it’s a good one. His narrative tone is composed. He’s deliberate in his selection of information. It’s good. Here he speaks about CIA mind control.
Here Dr. Colin A. Ross talks about CIA mind control techniques. I’ve heard them all, seen many, experienced not a few.
Here Dr. Colin A. Ross talks with Corrina Rachel about Karen Wetmore’s ordeal and fight back.
Here is Dr. Colin A. Ross reviewing the different personalities of popular celebrities–Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Mel Gibson, where Ross mentions the movie The Beaver with Jody Foster. I’ve seen trailers but not the film, but apparently, his character cuts off his arm on which he places the beaver puppet. Creepy. Here is the Wikipedia plot summary:
Part of Walter’s personality realizes what he has put his family through and wants to get rid of the beaver to get back together with his family, but the beaver ‘resists’. Walter finally takes the puppet out of his life by cutting off his arm at the elbow with a circular saw. After surgery, he is equipped with a prosthetic hand and is placed in a psychiatric hospital.
Norah reconnects with Porter. She starts reading the speech he wrote, but stops and admits publicly that she did not write it herself. She switches to explaining the value of truth and the trauma caused to her by her brother’s death some years previously. Porter realizes the value of his father and reunites with him at the hospital.
Walter Black becomes himself again and returns to a normal life.
Funny. You just don’t get a sense of that horrific trauma from the trailer, do you?
I liked what he said that multiple personalities is not unusual at all, citing that your neighbor or coworker might be susceptible to it. He completes the interview by citing the International Center for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
BOOKS BY DR. COLIN A. ROSS
1. The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2006.
2. Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2009.
3. Military Mind Control: A Story of Trauma and Recovery, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2009.
4. The Great Psychiatry Scam: One Shrink’s Personal Journey, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2006.
5. Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 1995.
6. The Osiris Complex: Case Studies in Multiple Personality Disorder, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 1994.
7. The Rape of Eve: The True Story Behind the Three Faces of Eve, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2018.
8. The Control of Eve: The True Story Behind the Three Faces of Eve, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2017. The Amazon review reads
In The Control of Eve, Dr. Ross provides a documented account of the control and exploitation of Chris Sizemore, the real Eve, by her psychiatrists, Dr. Corbett Thigpen. In 1953, Dr. Thigpen had Chris Sizemore sign over her lifetime story rights to him and his colleague, Dr. Hervey Cleckley: the two doctors paid her $3.00 for these rights – one dollar for each of her three personalities. This was all the money she received for the best-selling book The Three Faces of Eve, written by Drs. Thigpen and Cleckley. The Control of Eve is based on extensive background research and documents gathered by Dr. Ross, Chris Sizemore, and Jerry Naylor as they worked together on the book. Thankfully, the first edition of this book (under the title The Rape of Eve) was published before Chris Sizemore passed away on July 24, 2016. The Control of Eve is dedicated to her memory.
9. Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 2000.
10. Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment of Multiple Personality, Dr. Colin A. Ross, 1989.
1. Government Accidentally Releases Documents on Remote Mind Control, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, April 22, 2018.
1. The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence, Peter Breggin, 2006.
AND THE UGLY, PSYCHOPATHS
1. from the New York Post
Psychopaths commit violent crimes because their brains are hard-wired to value short-term rewards, a new study has claimed.
2. Psychopaths & Sociopaths, Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition, February 18, 2015. This article contains some excellent characterizations for both psychopaths and sociopaths as well as some excellent books to help your investigation into these personalities.
according to an article from Psychology Today, there are some significant differences as well. Sociopaths are more volatile and can lash out unexpectedly. Furthermore, most crimes committed by them will be spontaneous and disorganized.
Psychopaths, on the other hand, are more cunning. Their crimes are well executed, and difficult for police to figure out. They excel at mimicking human emotions and tend to have a good education and a steady job. They just fit right in. They’re the sorts of people who rise to the top of corporations, governments, and law firms. We probably don’t even how many psychopaths there are in the world, or what they’re really like. They’re simply too elusive to pin down.
Though the author goes to great lengths to distinguish between the two personalities, know that any one person can possess both characteristics in equal or disparate amounts. She may even subject them to some disassociative partition to keep one side intact while cultivating the other.
3. The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, Kevin Dutton, 2013.
4. Psychopaths in D.C.
Politicians as a class, however, may be another story. In a previous paper, impishly titled “Kissing Babies to Prove You Are Not a Psychopath”—which explored the motivations behind our collective need to witness our leaders displaying empathy—Murphy foreshadowed his findings here, writing that in a system designed to reward the power-hungry, voters are given the unenviable but important responsibility of weeding out the phonies.
1. No Ordinary Man, Robert Browning, 1991. The New York Times reviewed the book in 1992. They identify Browning as Christopher R. Browning.
2. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, Christopher R. Browning, 2017.
1. This is not exactly a clinical opinion, but it is interesting. Mike Adams, “10 Signs of a Sociopath,” 1999.
2. Vocational Sociopath, Will Grigg, 2015.
3. Predators Walk Among Us, Paul Rosenberg, August 8, 2014.
4. More on sociopaths.
5. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, 2016. This book was recommended on this podcast with Michelle Spiva, titled Living in a Shaming Society.
6. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Jon Ronson, 2012.
1. This is an excellent article. I actually had someone try to manipulate my thinking. She was successful. I ended up complying with her instructive agenda. She wanted me to leave a company, and I left it shortly after I ended all communication with her.
2. NLP can be used for lots of good things; not always serving the sinister goals of a narcissistic predator.
1. 8 Most Common Narcissistic-Sadistic Conversation Control Tactics from Bree Bonchay, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). This list could be interesting.
Samsung’s Swedish site recently revealed a new program that offers hypnosis so that you can erase your memories and re-watch your favorite shows for the first time. The program is called Unspoil Me and it’s comprised of 23 minutes of swirling patterns, mesmerizing music and a hypnotherapist directing your thoughts and attention in order to erase your memory.
1. Daniel Kahneman.