State of Consciousness  Characteristics   Capabilities 

Self-Possession
Self-Awareness

Critical thinking
Awareness of self
and the world

Reasoning
Informing oneself
Improving oneself

Beginning of possession by outside personalities and ideologies

Egomania
Mindless pursuit of pleasure
Celebration of ignorance

No longer able to
think for oneself
Illiteracy (unable to read and unable to understand)

Total possession by outside personalities and ideologies

Hysterical blindness
Hysterical deafness
Suicidal behavior

Unable to see or hear what's happening in the world
Supporting people who are destroying you



     The technology of mind-control is a mature science. Those who work to control the masses have the most sophisticated tools available in human history. Propaganda and brainwashing take place continually in all forms of mass media, most significantly in television. The masses have been rendered brain-dead by the purveyors of lies and inanity.

"Experiments conducted by researcher Herbert Krugman reveal that, when a person watches television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere is the seat of logical thought. Here, information is broken down into its component parts and critically analyzed. The right brain, however, treats incoming data uncritically, processing information in wholes, leading to emotional, rather than logical, responses. The shift from left to right brain activity also causes the release of endorphins, the body's own natural opiates--thus, it is possible to become physically addicted to watching television, a hypothesis borne out by numerous studies which have shown that very few people are able to kick the television habit.

Peter Russell, "Dehypnosis - Breaking the Trance"

     The horror of possession and hysteria is that the victims--in this case, average citizens--are not aware of their debilitated state. Part of their brainwashing makes them believe--in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary--that they are still in control of their minds and that their situation is acceptable.

     The major question currently staring people in the face is whether the world masses who have become "possessed" by such reactionary ideologies as "compassionate conservatism," fundamentalist Christianity, or fundamentalist Islam, will wake up enough to be able to SEE what is being done to them--loss of jobs, loss of health insurance, increase in taxes, dying in wars for the enrichment of the rulers--and take back their political and economic systems for their own betterment.

America is "the new model for the new concentration camp where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves and the inmates are the guards and they have this pride in this thing they've built. They've built their own prison and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners. And as a result, having been lobotomized, they no longer have the capacity to leave the prison they've made or to even see it as a prison."

My Dinner With Andre by Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory