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  1. Reverse Engineered Cult: https://mindpersuasion.com/reverse-engineered-cult/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Feb14Loop.mp4
  2. The Lady Killing Preacher: https://mindpersuasion.com/magic-sex-preacher/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/sex-magic-cult-preacher https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept10Loop.mp4
  3. Parasitic Dream Invasions: https://mindpersuasion.com/ancient-emergent-consciousness/ https://soundcloud.com/mindpersuasion/emergent-consciousness-and-dream-invasion https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug01Loop.mp4
  4. How He Made Easy Money: https://mindpersuasion.com/black-magic-vitamin-c/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun25Loop.mp4
  5. The DNA Candle of Death: https://mindpersuasion.com/occult-murder-club/ https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun14Loop.mp4
  6. https://mindpersuasion.com/circle-of-mathematics/
  7. https://mindpersuasion.com/self-destructive-death-cult/
  8. There have been a lot of weird end-of-the-world cults. My favorite is a fictional one, from one of the Poltergeist movies. The fist movie was in a house that was on top of a cemetery. They'd moved the headstones, but not the bodies. (greedy real estate company) The second movie was something similar. Apparently a preacher (1800's or so) had collected a bunch of kids. Saying he was going to save them from the apocalypse. So he gathered them in some cave. Waiting for the end times. The date and went, but nothing happened. So the crazy old preacher kept the kids anyway. They all died, and then a 100 years later poltergeist family was being haunted them their angry ghosts. This sounds like a stretch, but good enough for a horror movie. But this actually does happen quiet a bit. (not the ghost part, the end of the world nutjob part) One famous "cult" back in the early 1900's was CERTAIN the world was coming. The closer it got, the more their members grew. Many of them sold EVERYTHING. Quit their jobs, gave all their money to the church. Certain the end was coming. But then the expected date of the end came and went, and nothing. So what happened? Did all the members feel like idiots? After all, they'd pretty much RUINED their lives. But something strange happened. The "non-event" actually STRENGTHENED their beliefs? WTF? Their thinking was that BECAUSE of their "great works," they actually PREVENTED the end from coming. This made them MORE committed to their "religion." Now, on one level, this sounds absolutely ABSURD. It's like the old joke about keeping garlic around. "Hey, why do you have so much garlic in your house?" "To keep away the vampires!" "Dude, that's lame. There's no such thing as vampires!" "See! It's working!" But on another level, it makes perfect sense. Especially when you consider the massive amounts of human biases. Once you have a belief in your mind, no matter WHAT happens, it will verify that belief. Especially when you make a significant COMMITTMENT to your belief. Once you make a commitment to ANY belief, it is MUCH HARDER to admit you're wrong. This is why many CULTS and other religious groups hang on to the VERY END. They have authority, the charismatic leader. They have social proof, all the members who all believe the same stuff. But when you add in massive public commitment, it's pretty much a lock. In the above example, all the people quitting their jobs and giving away all their money was about a serious and public commitment as they could make. Pretty much GUARANTEEING that no matter WHAT happened, it would VERIFY their belief. This is VERY DANGEROUS. It shows that the presence of authority, social proof and commitment and consistency is STRONGER than the validity of the belief. Meaning once you get stuck with those three things, it's pretty hard to get out. Trouble is, those three things are EVERYWHERE. How do you know what's real, and what's not? Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/gurutrap/
  9. One of the biggest myths about us humans is the idea of free will. Not in that we're trapped inside a matrix or anything. But many of our choices are not NEARLY as independent as we think they are. Plenty of experiments verify this. The Milgram experiment (repeated many times) show that most of us (about 70%) will do ANYTHING so long as a guy in charge says so. The Asch experiment shows that when we are in a group, it is very HARD to think DIFFERENTLY than the group. Tons of marketing studies sales page show that we do things many times ONLY because we do things. And once we've been in a group for a long enough, all three of these are in high gear. Authority, the guy in charge. Social proof, all the other folks in the group. Commitment and Consistency, us doing the same thing because it's familiar. What's worse, is very few of these groups are anything LIKE death cults. In fact, most of them are very spontaneous and organic. Which means they kind of drift along. So, here's the hard questions. What is the probability that you'll be in one of these groups, that's just drifting along, and have the group's outcome be the SAME as YOUR outcome? Now, many people think, "Yeah, but I don't belong to any groups or cults or anything, so this doesn't apply to me..." Many groups that we "belong to" don't exist, at least in the traditional way. We don't show up to meetings, or carry around a membership card. But we ALL belong to PLENTY of social groups. And these social groups ALL have certain "authority figures" they recognize. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and smells like a duck, guess what? It's a duck! (Wait, so now you're saying in some kind of duck cult???) All humans self organize into groups. All humans recognize authority. All humans do what we've always done. This means it is VERY HARD to choose your own goals and plans SEPARATE from any group. Whether you recognize it or not. How do you do this? Spend some time ALONE. Force yourself to temporarily forget about your friends. Forget about the "experts" that you follow. Ask yourself some HARD questions. Like what you want out of life. How you might get there. How close your current path resembles an IDEAL path. This is the thing about social groups and authorities and past behaviors. It's VERY EASY to drift along and not get anything. But at the same time, you choose your goals FIRST, and then everything else (authority, social proof, etc) LATER, you'll have a MUCH BETTER CHANCE of getting there. After all, no human can survive alone. We NEED a group, a leader, and some behaviors to reference. Luckily, you can BUILD YOUR OWN from scratch. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/gurutrap/
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