26 Sep Tools and techniques of control
In a previous post one can read that rituals are one of the techniques to control. Secret societies throughout our history, such as the Templars, the Freemasons, and many other groups that operate under the radar and with elaborately structured ritualistic methods, often incorporate the same types of behavior modification methods when dealing with keeping initiates and members on track and in line. https://the.maier-files.com/mind-control-secret-societies/
They also use as cults do, the four basic tactics to systematically manipulate and alter the individual’s identity, known as the acronym BITE: behavior, information, thoughts, and emotions.
Behavioral modification can include telling a person how to dress, act, worship, look, eat, sleep, have sex, and so on. The idea is to, over time, control behavior and foster a dependency upon the controller/abuser. Autonomy no longer exists. Information is controlled and selectively given to the victim, to alter her perceptions and reality. Thoughts and emotions are governed with an iron fist. The use of fear, shame, and guilt can play a large role in shaping a person’s mind, or changing it, especially the fear of physical harm and/or death. That is why torture serves as a great tool to make someone confess—even to a crime he or she did not commit.
Two of the most pervasive methods of controlling other people come in the form of language and belief, and when paired together create some of the most dangerous religious extremism. Rhetoric and dogma are the twisted sisters of cults, which seek to disempower their members and change their entire identities and belief systems as a means to keep them in line with the desire of the leader/leaders.