The Birth of Conversion

IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF MAN, NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN BRAINWASHED AND REALIZED, OR BELIEVED, THAT HE HAD BEEN BRAINWASHED. 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 ways. CONVERSION is a “nice” wordContinue reading “The Birth of Conversion”

How Revivalist Preachers Work

If you’ve seen a revivalist preacher on TV, you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve read some books – you know a bit more. Revival * Stephen King, A battle for your mind If you’d like to see a revivalist preacher at work, there are probably several in your city. Go to the church or tentContinue reading “How Revivalist Preachers Work”

The three brain phases used in cults

The Christians may have been the first to successfully formulate brainwashing, but 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 applyingContinue reading “The three brain phases used in cults”

Existential depression – Margaret Atwood* Moral Disorder excerpt

I got stuck reading Margaret Atwood again. And there is a passage in Moral Disorder which seems to talk clearly about existential depression. Story is called The Other Place and this woman is analysing her life so far in comparison with her parent’s. No mate, no solid place to live in, always on the move.Continue reading “Existential depression – Margaret Atwood* Moral Disorder excerpt”

Tipuri de inteligenta (Romanian)

Inteligenţa este un lucru ciudat. Unii oameni despre care se crede ca ar fi inteligenţi au rezultate groaznice la testele standardizate. Oamenii care salveaza vieţi nu sunt intotdeauna inteligenţi şi unii oameni autişti pot citi, aduna, sau scrie mai repede sau mai bine decat oamenii cu un coeficient de inteligenţă înalt. Realizând că sunt multeContinue reading “Tipuri de inteligenta (Romanian)”

How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

As we are currently towards the end of the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week, I will tackle suicide and depression. Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives. That’s 70 every day. The vast majority were men. Those figures do not make Japan’s the highest suicide rate in the world inContinue reading “How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)”

What does an IQ of less than 105 mean for your child

I’ve added an article a while back about IQ (Coeficientul de inteligenta – IQ (Romanian)) and another one about EQ (INTELIGENTA EMOTIONALA (Romanian)) (both in Romanian unfortunately for those of you who speak only English 🙂 IQ stands for intelligence quotient. Supposedly, it is a score that tells one how “bright” a person is compared toContinue reading “What does an IQ of less than 105 mean for your child”