When the topic of weaponised hypnosis comes up, folk tend to think of MKULTRA – the CIA’s secret mind control program.
But what they sometimes forget is the US was only one half of the Cold War.
What were the Russians doing with mind control experiments?
We’ll never know all the answers, of course.
But in Josh Waitzkin’s amazing book, The Art of Learning, he talks about going head to head with a Russian kid in a chess competition.
What we younger folk don’t remember is, for a while there, chess was Big. It became one of the symbolic battlegrounds between communism and capitalism. The US and Russia both wanted to prove their superiority in every way, and chess was one of the chosen propaganda tools.
So Russian chess players learned all kinds of dirty tricks.
Including some simple weaponised hypnosis.
Weapons that they still teach today.
And it worked on Waitzkin. Dude’s a chess champion but, when facing this Russian kid, he’d make basic blunders.
He let the other guy get into his head, somewhat literally.
The cool thing is you can use this weapon for self-improvement.
Well, to answer that, you have some options.
The first is to read The Art of Learning, which you should do anyway. Then take the hypnotic weapon as described, and reverse engineer it into something helpful.
I want to trial something new, where I make myself more available to you, dear reader.
If you’re already subscribed to my email list, then great. Simply reply to this, and I’ll explain the weapon and how to use it for good.
If you’re not on my list yet, then get thee onto it. My time is what it is, and I’m not about to spend it on anyone outside my happy little community.
I won’t always be quick, but I’ll do my best to respond to any questions you have. I want to make sure I’m giving the best answers I can, which means occasionally taking my time in responding.
Anyway, enough of all that.
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