Amnesia, Abulia, and Apathy

​​​​​​​Cover. Sigmund Freud [1939]. Photography: The Print Collector.


This text is an excerpt from Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare by independent scholar, author and non-conforming researcher, Michael A. Hoffman II [1957-]. 



Some scholars who spend time in a study of the occult may come away from their research struck by the delusion that diabolical forces have become more powerful than God. The fact is, God permits evil as a punishment for transgression against His Laws and Statutes. If the demonic seems to have ever greater energy in our time, it is only because we live in an era more ignorant and arrogant than any other in history.

Our people are drowning in the fraud dispensed by the public schools, the corporate media, socialistic bureaucrats and phony churchmen. We are inundated by military madness, violent crime, birth control, abortion, feminist careerism and the erosion of the Patriarchal headship principle of the Bible; the abandonment of elderly parents, the destruction of the innocence of children by constant exposure to televised misery and degradation; the deliberate falsification of the teachings of Christ by pastors who seek to avoid the persecution His servants must face [John 15:20], and who thereby suppress those New Testament truths which the rulers and powers of this world find offensive.

Millions of men and women who, just twenty years ago [1981], were decent, caring, family and community-oriented Christian people, are now alchemically transformed into beasts who care for nothing but money and television ... We modern people are incurring the wrath of God. The cup of that wrath is filling up. God's vengeance and punishment will make any Satanic terror or supposed 'power,' seem like a farce staged in a playpen, by comparison.

There is hope, however. Our nation, so polluted and sick, can be renewed and purified: 'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.' [2nd Chronicles 7:14].


'Millions of men and women who, just twenty years ago, were decent, caring, family and community-oriented Christian people, are now alchemically transformed into beasts who care for nothing but money and television.'


Nature Or Gnosis?

Divine Creation and Its Counterfeit

In a study of mind control and psychological warfare, it is not enough to simply review the latest technology of coercion, the most recent gadgetry and techno-junk littering the hardware and supply depots of governments and cults. 

Far more dangerous than these appliances is the praxis [practice, as distinguished from theory] behind them, the underground current which informs the modern project and this modern era. For life in our modern era is little more than life in an open-air mind control laboratory where a form of human alchemy has emerged to transform the mass of targeted percipients - targeted merely by virtue of their being urban dwellers plugged into the electronic and digital pageantry of the Establishment's system-of-things. 

And what sort of creature inhabits the modern domain? Who is the modern man? The puppet-masters say he is the smartest, most advanced individual to ever strut the planet, the most relatively liberated being in history. But Louis-Ferdinand Celine said it well, 'What does the modern public want? It wants to go down on its knees before money and before crap!' 

The public have been trained to do this by two principle methods: direct 'speaking' archetypal messages of pure terror ['psychic driving' as the CIA's Dr. Ewan Cameron termed it], encoded in massively publicised 'lone nut' mass murders, and the sinister flattery heaped upon them by their masters in the cult of civilization and progress. 

The acid test of a human being's freedom and will to protect the quality of his life, lies in a person's attitude toward his oppressor. What is modern man's attitude toward Wall Street and the bankers, toward ... the ignorance-bestowing media and advertising man, toward Lincoln and Truman, FDR and Reagan, George Bush and Johnny Carson, Exxon and Monsanto? 

As one writer has observed, 'The most amazing thing about the American people is that they are constantly defending their worst betrayers.' Who then is the modern man? He is a mind-bombed patsy who gets his marching orders from 'twilight language' key words sprinkled throughout 'his' news and current events. Even as he dances to the tune of the elite managers of human behavior, he scoffs with great derision at the idea of the existence and operation of a technology of mass mind control emanating from the media and government. Modern man is much too smart to believe anything as superstitious as that! 

Modern man is the ideal hypnotic subject: puffed up on the idea that he is the crown of creation, he vehemently denies the power of the hypnotist's control over him, even as his bobs up and down on a string. 

What we observe in the population today are the three destructive symptoms of persons whose minds are controlled by alien forces: 1. Amnesia, i.e. loss of memory. 2. Abulia, i.e. loss of will. 3. Apathy, i.e. loss of interest in events vital to one's own health and survival. Amnesia, abulia and apathy are nearly-universal among us today and gaining a greater foothold with each passing day. 

Japanese philosopher George Ohsawa stated that there was only one incurable sickness - arrogance. If a patient does not regard himself as sick he cannot submit to a cure. The arrogant man does not need to see - he already sees almost everything and what he thinks he has yet to learn, he believes 'the experts' will one day show him. Who are these 'experts'? They are not really doctors of the soul. They do not have the man's interest at heart. They are in fact his worst enemies, his most cunning manipulators who lead him to do their bidding like any slavemaster since Egypt.


'Modern man is the ideal hypnotic subject: puffed up on the idea that he is the crown of creation, he vehemently denies the power of the hypnotist's control over him, even as his bobs up and down on a string.'


Flattery: The First Principle of Mind Control 

Why then does he revere them? Because they flatter him. This is the first secret of mass mind control and can be observed as the foundation stone of virtually every false religion, party, cult, philosophy, system and training. How can modern man free himself when he is told that he is already a demi-god, that the problem lies only in finding a pure enough economic or political system worthy of his high-minded brilliance? 

If we look closely we will see that this mind control principle is so basic and simple it is almost stupidly so, to the point that we marvel that anyone would be seduced by it. But it is all a matter of attention ... Arrogant hypno-patsies have been told by their masters that they are 'Demi-gods' and demi-gods are never deceived or distracted. They're too smart! And by their arrogant self-satisfaction they blind themselves to the simplicity of the device that ensnares them and that is when 'the real sales pitch begins.' 

What the Alchemical managers have bred over a millennia is a human race of the most wretched stupidity and ignorance unrivaled in thousands of years. These blind slaves are told they are 'free' and 'highly educated' even as they march behind signs that would cause any medieval peasant to run screaming away from them in panic-stricken terror. The symbols that modern man embraces with the naive trust of an infant would be tantamount to billboards reading, 'This way to your death and enslavement,' to the understanding of a traditional peasant of antiquity.

I doubt any medieval man would have much difficulty in feeling a sense of overwhelming foreboding in the face of the Soviet hammer and sickle symbol. Yet most modern, literate people obviously don't know a thing about what that symbol actually represents except on the most profane level as the implements of the farmer and the worker.


Inducing the Double-Mind

Have you ever noticed how television and print media will scream themselves hoarse in news documentaries, editorials and heavy analytical pieces about 'rising pornography, crime, violence, gunplay' etc.? And yet in the same TV Guide announcing the latest special on 'The Crisis of Sex and Violence in America' will appear an advertisement for Miami Vice, the 'show that brings you the action and excitement you've come to expect' etc. 

Or your newspaper will condemn sex and violence in the loftiest terms but there in the entertainment section is a half-page advertisement for a new 'action' movie accompanied by a photo of women in string bikinis and high heels fondling automatic pistols and machine-guns.

There is the official attack on sex and violence. There is the official attack on Satanism. And yet, one need not be Sherlock Holmes to detect that the very themes which Orthodox Officialdom condemns with its right hand, its left-hand - Counterculture Officialdom -disseminates [spreads]. 

Lt. Col. Michael Aquino works for U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He is also the leader of the Temple of Set, a group characterised as satanic* by the Official Orthodoxy of the System. Aquino, in a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of Feb. 6, 1989 responded to the attacks on his organisation by a supposedly scandalised culture that is itself Satanic: 

'If teenage gangs may experiment with what they believe to be 'occult rituals,' blame should be laid squarely at the feet of the media which glamorise occult violence to youth. I specifically refer to the movie industry, with offerings of increasingly gory and violent 'splatter' films such as Nightmare on Elm Street [with its child-molestor hero Freddy], Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc. 

'Note that such films usually include several sequels also targeted at children, and Freddy now has his own weekly television series! And parents wonder where children are getting all their bizarre, occult ideas? Please turn on your television sets any evening or examine even the 'PG' horror movie offerings at your local video store - much less the 'R' category.'

Note 1
The correct definition of 'Satan' in the Bible is straight-forward and non-occult. The word means 'adversary.' God's adversary is anyone who prevents God's will - His Law - from being enacted and enforced ['Thy Will Be Done on Earth as it is in heaven'].

The mechanism of prissy ['prim and proper'], six o'clock TV news show put-downs and 'exposes' of the very Satanic sex and violence which are lustily celebrated on the same channel on their ten o'clock movie is sheer hypocrisy of the most blatant and perverse form. It is not concealed. 

Yet we cooperate with it. We are its prey. Both sides - light and shadow - have magnetic attraction for us. The Official Orthodoxy allows us to indulge our good sense about ourselves as people who can still be outraged. 


'The mechanism of prissy, six o'clock TV news show put-downs and 'exposes' of the very Satanic sex and violence which are lustily celebrated on the same channel on their ten o'clock movie is sheer hypocrisy of the most blatant and perverse form. It is not concealed ... Yet we cooperate with it. We are its prey. Both sides - light and shadow - have magnetic attraction for us.'


Meanwhile, the Establishment's Official Counter-Culture allows us to indulge our 'guilty pleasures' as they are - once again - openly referred to by a pair of syndicated TV-movie critics. Pleasure - as distinct from joy or happiness - is almost always enhanced by the patina of the forbidden, and having reassured our persona of our essential goodness by sharing in the condemnations promulgated by the Official Orthodoxy, we can then fling our selves headlong into guilty indulgence of the very themes we agreed were execrable [extremely bad or unpleasant] when condemned on the nightly news. 

The collective occult schizophrenia - or mass insanity, if you will -extends to Judeo-Christians who condemn Satanism as a concept when presented in church forums, TV chat shows and police seminars, but who relax and divert themselves with Satanic television and videos. 

Modern people are fascinated with exposes of sex, violence and Satanism and fascination is itself a form of mind control if we recognise that oftentimes obsessive treatments of these themes under the guise of 'exposing them' are the very means of inducing interest and involvement in the occult. People who never hear about Satanism, extreme violence and extreme pornography are unlikely to become involved with Satanism, violence and pornography. 

Those who fill their heads with morbid fascination with lurid media depictions of evil in the world, under the pretense of putting an end to such evil, are actually part of the process which precedes its wider acceptance. The film The Exorcist is instructive in this vein. Under the guise of exposing Satanism, it brutalised its audience with pornography and a powerful occult milieu. 

Roman Polanski's popular Hollywood film, Rosemary's Baby, was also presented from the vantage of supposedly 'exposing' the danger of Satanism, but has accurately been called 'the best advertisement for Satanism ever made... an allegory of the birth of the demonic eon.'

Polanski has himself been implicated in child molestation. It has also been alleged that he videotaped pornography involving children and animals for sale to a private network, possibly in association with Charlie Manson, whose followers ritually sacrificed Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, and her unborn baby. 

Tate herself may have been involved in the occult, possibly the Process Church of the Final Judgment, a Satanic group which Manson was also associated with [see Painted Black, Harper and Row edition, pp. 115-116 and The Manson File, pp. 168- 172]. 

Of course no matter what her affiliations, Sharon Tate's murder was a heinous crime. It is interesting to note that while much is made of the murder of her unborn baby as being the most horrible part of the Manson gang's occult violence, women who pay physicians to kill their unborn babies are not regarded as guilty of any Satanic act, heinous or otherwise. 

Was the sacrifice of Sharon Tate's unborn baby somehow a ritual precursor of the coming mass sacrifice of unborn children, which was subsequently legalised by the U.S. Supreme Court? 

The media puts us on intimate terms with the devil by immersing us in his spectacular, electronic 'videodrome' kingdom. Was it by some sort of 'tele-vision' that Satan tempted Christ? 

'The devil... showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time... All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me' [Luke 4:5; Matthew 4: 8-9; emphasis supplied]. 

The double-mind - the profoundly disturbed mind at war with itself and ignorant even of that fact - is a characteristic of the scapegoat-patsy 'lone nut' cult-killers - and of the American people in general. For, in this time-frame of ours, we are initiated into their Cult solely by means of our exposure to the electronic videodrome. And thus, our prospects become the same as those of David Berkowitz, Mark David Chapman, Arthur Bremer or James Earl Ray. In the 19th century the phenomenon was termed 'masonic apoplexy.' Today it is called zombieism.
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