Mind control. Everything we think and do has its origin in the mind. Control the mind, and you’ve got your prey and won the battle.
Mind control is not only possible, but it’s a reality. I’m not talking about James Bond, Matrix, or Jason Bourne, where instruments, medication, and now, artificial intelligence are the buzz words. There are more insidious and devious means to control audiences, crowds, and nations. They can be dangerous. Protect yourself.
(Agony of Humankind and the Antidote chapter 3.5)
When I was a teenager, I was part of a bowling team in a league in Vancouver, Canada. Once, after playing, we went to a show with a hypnotist. He had the audience clasp their fingers, invert their hands with palms outward, and then place their hands on top of their heads. The lights were low, and he pronounced a few guiding words, in a sleepy tone. At the end of the exercise, many could not take their hands off their heads. They had to go up to the stage where the hypnotist would touch them and release the grip. Some of those who had become mesmerized became the stars of the show. He more deeply hypnotized them and immersed them into some awkward comical, sometimes embarrassing situations for the hilarity of the audience. At the end, for compensation, they were offered tickets to another performance.
For whatever reason, I think it was embarrassment; I did not participate in the finger-clasping demonstration. Years later, as I studied theology, I realized what was taking place and how dangerous such participation can be. The hypnotist, any hypnotist, takes control of your mind—the most critical part of your person, of every single person on planet Earth. There is nothing more important and precious than a person’s mind. Much more so than the body.
We’re in the section of Agony of Humankind entitled Serpent Influence. I’ve saved this last chapter for the most misunderstood plague of the 21st century. It is not coronavirus. It is mental disorders.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that 970 million people worldwide had a mental or substance use disorder in 2017. The most significant number of people had an anxiety disorder, estimated at around 4 percent of the population. Mental and substance use disorders are prevalent around the world. Astonishingly, even more so in developed countries than underdeveloped ones. In essence, around 1-in-7 people (15%) have one or more mental or substance use disorders.
These include Depression, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders (clinical anorexia & bulimia), Schizophrenia, Any mental or substance use disorder, Alcohol use disorder, and Drug use disorder (excluding alcohol).
While our eminent specialists write how-to books and practitioners rival to contrive methods to treat these disorders, the situation goes from bad to worse.
The paradox is that humankind doesn’t even know WHAT the mind is nor how it functions. The Serpent has done its hideous work with incisive results.
Genesis 2:7 is the description of the Creation of the first human being who was a man. His body was formed from dust. Every atom of every organ and physical body part was dust. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, that’s what your Bible says. It also says God breathed the breath of life into the man. It’s that breath of life that made him a LIVING soul. Hebrew uses the term nishmat chayim. This neshama is the origin of humanity.
The Explanation dedicated about 20 chapters to expounding the meaning of neshama in Origin of Humankind. Please reread some of that material if necessary. It is the neshama that equips humans with the singularities that allow human beings to perform and function as they do. Animals do not have this component, which puts humans in an exceptional category, that of being endowed with the image of God.
The neshama is the common denominator between God and humans. God and humans alone possess this spirit element. It is unique and the specific essence with which God is working in humans. Humans also possess the ruach, the spirit, coupled with the neshama.
I’m revising the neshama here because it is the key to humankind. No other entity is of more importance than the human mind. Unfortunately, science and psychiatry generally reject this knowledge; they don’t accept the spiritual nature of the human mind. That’s another story. The point is since the neshama is the key to humankind, that’s where the Serpent focuses its utmost attention. All its strategy and tactics are focused on one thing only, creating havoc with the human mind. It’s a desperate attempt at mind control.
Worldwide influence of the human mind
The Serpent’s goal is to weaken, break, and rip apart the link between humans and God. Let’s be brutally honest; it’s done an excellent job! That’s not my evaluation; the Bible tells us this.
The Serpent uses obscure observation, phony philosophy, distorted science, and irreverent religion to bewilder the minds of humans. This section of the book, on Serpent Influence, has elaborated on all these areas. This final chapter on this specific subject is to drive this point home. The Serpent is out for mind control.
It is pulling out all stops to do as much damage as possible. The Apostle Paul gives a warning to the Church in Ephesia, about this phenomenon. There are important principles about the Serpent and its combat against humankind in the two following verses. Given available space, all I can do is give you a peek into its depth. I invite you to deepen your understanding by using the Bible study tools at UnlockBibleMeaning.com.
In Ephesians 2:2, we find the Serpent’s rulership (prince), as well as its authority (power) to assume its role. We see the means (spirit) by which it accomplishes its task and the medium (air) where it functions. In verse 3, we see the specific areas of humankind it targets (flesh, mind), and finally, its worldwide influence (nature, children of disobedience, wrath).
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince (G758) of the power (G1849) of the air (G109), the spirit (G4151) that now works in the children of disobedience (G543):
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh (G4561), fulfilling the desires of the flesh (G4561) and of the mind (G1271); and were by nature (G5449) the children of wrath (G3709), even as others.
There is much to meditate on here. It’s interesting to look a the root meaning of words. For instance, disobedience (G543) includes unbelief, that covers a lot of people. Check the basis of wrath; you’ll find it’s orgy. Unfortunately, that covers an extensive territory including, pornography, pedophilia, illicit sex, stalking, and gawking.
ἄρχων archōn ar’-khone; Present participle of G757; a first (in rank or power):
KJV – chief (ruler) magistrate prince ruler.
G1849 – Power
ἐξουσία exousia ex-oo-see’-ah; From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege that is (subjectively) force capacity competency freedom or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate superhuman potentate token of control) delegated influence:
KJV- authority jurisdiction liberty power right strength.
G109 – Air
ἀήρ aēr ah-ayr’; From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe unconsciously that is respire; by analogy to blow); air (as naturally circumambient):
KJV – air. Compare G5594.
G4151 – Spirit
πνεῦμα pneuma pnyoo’-mah; From G4154; a current of air that is breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit that is (human) the rational soul (by implication) vital principle mental disposition etc. or (superhuman) an angel daemon or (divine) God Christ’ s spirit the Holy spirit :
KJV – ghost life spirit (-ual -ually) mind. Compare G5590.
G4561 – Flesh
σάρξ sarx sarx; Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin) that is (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food) or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit) or as the symbol of what is external or as the means of kindred or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions) or (specifically) a human being (as such):
KJV – carnal (-ly + -ly minded) flesh ([-ly]).
G1271 – Mind
διάνοια dianoia dee-an’-oy-ah; From G1223 and G3563; deep thought properly the faculty (mind or its disposition) by implication its exercise:
KJV – imagination mind understanding.
G5449 – Nature
φύσις phusis foo’-sis; From G5453; growth (by germination or expansion) that is (by implication) natural production (lineal descent); by extension a genus or sort; figuratively native disposition constitution or usage:
KJV – ([man-]) kind nature ([-al]).
G3709 – Wrath
ὀργή orgē or-gay’; From G3713; properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind) that is (by analogy) violent passion (ire or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment:
KJV – anger indignation vengeance wrath.
I hope you can put some flesh on these bones. Tell the story of these couple of verses. The Serpent occupies the position of a prince, 1st rank on Earth. Lucifer was a top-ranking archangel until its fall. It has the power, the competency, authority, privileges, and jurisdiction, among other things, over the air. The air means the air you breath and the entire atmosphere of Earth. The Serpent’s electricity by which it can zap (this analogy is a manner of speaking to help you understand) and influence is the spirit. It uses the power of the spirit carried through the air. Do you understand? Paul is talking spiritually, but technically this is how the Serpent works. It transmits its influence via AIRwaves.
You might think this is ridiculous, but The Explanation spent a lot of time, in the context of the human mind expounding the nature of God’s Holy Spirit, what ruach and neshama are and how they function. The fluttering, moving, shaking fluctuations of waves and frequencies. Now we see the Serpent is Master of the Air. It also has its frequencies. It broadcasts directly to the human mind (G1271), where the imagination is. It incites the flesh (G4561), as we discussed in the last blog regarding UNethical behavior. People everywhere are by nature (G5449), their influenceable human nature, pulled down by convincing publicity and other poor influences, and end up following their basic instincts, their passions (G3709).
These two verses express the Agony of Humankind. Please don’t get me wrong. We can NOT blame the Serpent for all of our wrong-doing. Why? Because we possess free will. As such, we can and should make the right decisions to WITHSTAND these temptations. But, we are weak flesh, and more often than not, we succumb to these passions.
Influenceable power, spirit-airwaves, free will, decisions, disposition, ALL these traits are part of the MIND and nothing else. Did you see Strong’s annotation for wrath (G3709)? “reaching forth or excitement of the mind.” I realize Strong is not scripture, but he hit the nail on the head. Wrath from the Greek word orgy is the excitement of the mind. This excitement is not limited to sexual deviance. We all have our minds stimulated and excited over wrong purposes for wrong reasons. It is in the areas of how humans reason: observation, philosophy, science, and yes, religion.
Allow me just one example; a child’s tantrum is the excitation of the mind. There’s an ongoing debate about what to do in such an instance. Some think it’s normal, let it be, leave the child to work it out, isolate the toddler or adolescent, etc., etc. The child has lost control of its mind. And that situation is something you want to avoid at all costs. How can you reason with a child that’s lost control of its mind? You can’t. It’s our responsibility to have that child regain control of their mind as quickly as possible. Tantrums lead to more outbursts, more uncontrolled mind. We want our children to have mind control always.
Back to Ephesians 2. Do you think The Explanation is exaggerating when it says the Serpent has mind control worldwide? Reread verse 3, “Among whom also we all had our conversation (an old English word for behavior) … and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” Paul includes himself (we) and says, “we ALL,” ending the verse with “as others.” Those others were ALL people not associated with God’s Church, of which Paul was an Apostle. In other words, everyone worldwide. There are numerous other verses, including verse 2, “the course of this world,” to corroborate this. I invite you to search them out and study them.
In this passage, Paul is saying the difference between God’s followers and the Serpent’s followers is at the MIND level. God has certain practices (love your neighbor, observing certain days and festivals, etc.) that we are to accomplish. But the beginning and essential matter are to be on God’s Holy Spirit wavelength having abandoned, with God’s help, the Serpent’s wavelength. You can’t dangle a cross around your neck and blow your mind regularly. The two are not compatible. Paul exhorts us to come OUT OF our fleshly and mental passions.
The spirit world exists and manifests itself.
From what Paul writes to the Ephesians, it is a given, the spirit world exists. The Serpent exists, and it did draw one-third of the angels into the rebellion against God. God cast them to Earth, where they continue their odious work. If you believe the Bible, it’s your choice; these givens are part and parcel of the package.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
You can’t get much more precise than that. The Serpent is the god of this world, the entire world; it has blinded the MINDS of those who don’t believe. Today, less and less believe, and even among those who do believe, what do they believe? The Serpent has got the upper hand through mind control. Here are some of its methods. There’s no space to go into a lot of detail. There are some links to further information, but I insist, do NOT get involved in these types of activities. There are some amazing testimonials to what the Serpent can do; this is real, BUT to be avoided.
You don’t have to be a Bible believer or even a reader to know such spirit phenomena exist. Elizabeth Gilbert investigated this and gave a TED talk, which has over 19 million views. Ruth Stone also knows there’s something to the spirit world; these are two very rational human beings.
Evil spirit beings
In New York, in 1976, there was a spree of murders. Police apprehended a man going by the name son of Sam. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, where he still is today. In prison, over the years, he got his life together. I debated whether to include one of his testimonial videos and decided to do so. Today, David Berkovitch, his real name, is very lucid and open about the horrific experience he went through. Here are a few quotes.
My life and personality were coming apart, disintegrating, being controlled by other entities that I opened myself up for. I had a propensity for that, all my life, because of the experiences I had in childhood. The trauma and everything, it did open up the door to demonic strongholds being set up in my life.
Both these videos are eloquent in the admission of a spirit world. Furthermore, it is evident; they target mind control. People, no matter who they are or where they are, should be made aware that such activities are to be avoided. Again, the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:32, “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.” Be it prophets or you and me; we are to be in control of our spirit, our mind at all times. Our mental health stands on that foundation.
Other malevolent phenomena
Hypnotism and Medical experiences
- Regressive therapy.
- After-death experiences (Death is reality and part of the Agony of Humankind. We will discuss this in a few weeks).
- Former lives, distant, past experiences (before you were born).
- Multiple personalities.
Church and spiritual practices
- Speaking in tongues. It has Biblical overtones, but you should not practice it when you cannot control what happens to you, like falling down, or backward, or unable to react normally.
- Calling on the defunct, ouija boards.
- Satanic sects.
- Activities in the dark, like groves and forests.
- Casting out demons. Invoking the spirits. Dangerous.
- Shamanism involving trances, potions, spells.
- Unicult: a communal framework for promoting joy. I’ll let you look into this but stay away.
- You will be able to rapidly gain a direct experience of your Timeless and Eternal Self—total freedom—as well as deeply understand your purpose in this life, and gain the ability to live your calling with great joy and love. The Self Realization—Enlightenment—teachings free you from thinking you are a person; separate and limited.
- If you understand what the Bible says, this kind of presentation should ring a chord. Read this for an enlightened opinion.
Practices that invoke potent forces from the Earth
- Ley lines.
- Dowsing rods.
- Feng Shui (radio and other wave frequencies can be nauseous you should avoid them when you can, but certain practices go much further with waves).
- Automatic writing, drawing.
- Ghosts and related paranormal activities.
- Haunted or enchanted place.
There are numerous types of which we need to be wary. The key is always, “what is the effect on the mind?” You can have lovely music accompanying horrific lyrics about drugs, sex, and violence. Discernment is the name of the game.
When I was deciding on a title for this post, I inserted mind control into Google to see the results. Well, there’s a video with a song call Mind Contol. No way I’ll add it here. It opens with this warning. “This video can cause seizure, disorder and motion sickness. Viewer discretion is advised.” Almost a million people have seen this video so far. This presentation is related to Trance Music. The name and warning say it all. I wasn’t even aware of this type of music. There must be other modes in the same vein. Anything that supposedly gives you an out-of-your-mind experience, avoid it.
What do you think of this one below? It headlines, Release Your Being:
The Beloved Festival is a music, art, and yoga festival in Tidewater, Oregon. Centered on personal wellbeing, the festival features performances, activities, and classes focussed on liberation.
The mantra of Beloved Festival is freedom. Freedom of expression, and freedom to let go of your inhibitions and reach your true self.
This ties in with last week’s blog about looking WITHIN to find spirituality and falls in the category of New Age.
Weird Diets, Purges, and Abstinence
- The Kambo Ceremony, Frog medicine.
We could go on like this for a long, long time. I have a book entitled Religious Phenomena by Gordon Melton. Three hundred sixty pages of pseudo-religious activities that are supposed to get you closer to the truth and God. Many of the people involved had visions or other mind-activating experiences. Following this personal observation, many devoted their lives to their awe-inspiring experience, converting other minds to their own mind frame. I’m not suggesting you buy the book, but you can take a look at the above link for some tidbits.
The Serpent has multiplied the practices and methods. There’s one for every type of the 7+ billion minds on Earth today. And, unbeknown to most, the ways it uses look like valid remedies and real help. The Apostle John warns us.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Be wise; the Serpent seeks whom it might devour, and its main line of attack is the mind, the neshama. God gave us the human mind, so we look outward and upward toward Him. We DO NOT relinquish our minds to any external control, under any circumstances.
This blog post is an excerpt from chapter 3.5 of the book Agony of Humankind and the Antidote.
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