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Linguistic Mind Control and the Illusion of Free Will

Marc Hubs is a writer/researcher on mind, science, and conspiracy. He is the author of "Know Your Enemy: Reflections of NPD."

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The Power Of Words

It's true that the pen is mightier than the sword and the power of words should never ever be underestimated.

Words go hand in hand with the power of suggestion which, as we already know, is extremely powerful. What many people don't know, however, is that words are so powerful that they can literally be used to program the human mind, just like language can be used to program computers.

It's also true that the best way to hide something is to hide it in plain sight. That way, it won't seem suspect and nobody will take any notice of it.

A perfect example of this is the word "government" - it's a word used daily which we take for granted but what does the word actually mean?

To "govern" is to rule or to control and "ment" comes from mentality or mental. Govern = control, ment = mind. The word government literally means "mind control" and yet we just accept it and never bother to question why such a word is even being used. It's hidden in plain sight.

Perhaps even more bizarre is the name, Osama Bin Laden. If we literally translate these words from their proper meanings, the name Osama Bin Laden would actually translate into English as "to dispose of Osama" or "to get rid of Osama".

Maybe at this point, we should also note that the term "conspiracy theorist" was originally coined by the CIA in the 1950s to discredit those suspected of leaking government (mind control) secrets. Alternatively, the words "Al Qeda" translate into English as "The Database".

Language is indeed something which programs the mind and vice versa extremely effectively, hence the fields of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Psycholinguistics. Ericksonian hypnosis, also known as conversational or covert hypnosis is also a large part of NLP.

It's true that everything is just information, communication and perception and language is, of course, our main way of communicating. We are all constantly influencing each other by communicating with each other through language and in actual fact, even silence is a form of communication - you cannot not communicate, it's impossible.

It's also true that any system can be manipulated if you know how it works (cause and effect). Embedded commands which go unnoticed by the conscious mind but which are absorbed by the subconscious can easily be embedded into sentences to give indirect subliminal commands to a person who will then subconsciously carry out those commands believing that they did it of their own free will.

It's also true that the subconscious mind knows the true meanings of any and every word, even if a person has never heard the word before in their lives. It's also true that a person can understand a completely foreign language which they have never learned whilst in a deep hypnotic (somnambulic) trance.

Subliminal Persuasion (Video)

Covert Hypnosis

Watch the video above to see how the UK's most prominent psychological illusionist and hypnotist, Derren Brown, effortlessly controls the minds of the unsuspecting UK public without their awareness or consent by using linguistic subliminal persuasion.

Although this technique is mainly based on linguistics, there is actually a combination of several things going on which all play a part in the success of utilizing such linguistic techniques, particularly in a public setting.

Milton Erickson

Whereas NLP is described as the study and structure of subjective human experience, Ericksonian hypnosis is also a major part of NLP and was developed by Milton H. Erickson.

Erickson was at first unsure of how he was so successful with conversational hypnosis. That is, he didn't quite know how he did it, he just knew that it worked (he did it subconsciously).

Linguistics are so powerful that they can be used to lull a person into a deep trance or to plant ideas and suggestions into the subconscious mind of a target subject without their awareness or consent.

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Words are constantly influencing and persuading us each and every day of our lives and yet we never really stop to consider their true power. This, of course, ties in with free will and when words are combined with other subjective experiences, such as listening to music or watching a movie plus the circumstances and situations that you find yourself in, the influence that words combined with all the other influencing factors have on you becomes omnipotent.

In actual fact, every choice or decision that you make in life, you are being "manipulated" or influenced or persuaded into making by your subjective experiences, although you may not be aware of it. This always applies, even if you had to think deep and hard for a long time about making the decision. This doesn't necessarily mean that free will doesn't exist, it just means that free will is not what you think it is.

This leads on to even more important factors, such as how the mind reads words, seeing them as symbols and looking at the overall pattern rather than reading each word letter by letter. Symbolism is also an extremely powerful tool which is or can be used to subliminally influence the human mind and, of course, is a form of language which speaks directly to the subconscious without having a specific and direct conscious meaning.

Such suggestions can then be (and are naturally) amplified by metaphor which is why certain secret societies and occultist groups use ritualistic acts, even if allegorical, along with symbolism - it's a form unconscious programming which becomes strengthened by doing so.

This symbolism along with the ritualistic acts are then amplified even more by the metaphorical analogies that accompany them. This is why tools such as Voodoo dolls or Magic circles are used along with ritual acts when carrying out such practices.

These are the three single-most powerful ways of programming the human mind and are always happening to you constantly throughout each and every day. Objective reality determines your subjective experience which then influences your decisions yet that objective reality presents you with information which it (consciousness) already knows how you will react to based on your inner thoughts and emotions.

Of course, many atheists and skeptics often portray supernatural or paranormal events, superstitious beliefs and coincidental, synchronistic or peculiar events as purely subjective experiences and may perhaps label them as illusions, delusions or the mind playing tricks on you and indeed this can and does happen.

However, one person's subjective experience becomes an objective experience if there is someone else observing it from another viewpoint. In other words, subjective and objective reality are simply just opposing sides of the same coin - they are both manifestations of the mind (consciousness).

Instant Hypnosis Using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Every word which is ever spoken to you, every word you ever read or hear, every song you listen to, every movie you watch, every book you read, every situation or set of circumstances you find yourself in are all manifestations of consciousness and are all happening intentionally to influence and persuade you in a specific way in order to determine which decisions and choices you will eventually make.

However, beneath your conscious perception, those decisions and choices have already been made - they just haven't manifested yet.

You may feel and think like those choices were made out of your own free will at the time but technically, they weren't - they were already predetermined; pre-programmed into you.

Any free will that played a part in the manifestation of the reality you find yourself in at any given time, actually happened well before you made any conscious decisions during the actual experience. You had actually already made those choices subconsciously in the past.

Reality is a reflection of inner consciousness. The feeling you have of being given free will when you consciously make a decision in life, is therefore actually nothing but an illusion.

Other words to consider the true meanings of, considering that the human subconscious already knows their true meanings, are the words "spirit', "demon", "amen", "empathy" and "emotion".

The words "spirit" and "demon" are akin, as the word demon (unlike many people would assume) actually means "spirit" or "deity" or "divine power" or "guiding spirit". The word "Amen" may have originated from the pagan God, Amun-Ra, and is often used as a declaration of affirmation.

The words "empathy" and "emotion" tie in with each other perfectly. Of course, "empathy" is to be attuned to another person's emotions (emotional telepathy) whereas "emotion" is energy in motion (E-motion) - empathy is therefore the perception of that emotion, everything being energy in motion (consciousness experiencing itself subjectively).

Also bear in mind that achieving higher states of consciousness also requires a good understanding of linguistics and symbolism and always remember that everything is simply just information, communication and perception happening at advanced levels.

Nothing more.

© 2016 Marc Hubs


Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on March 18, 2017:

Ah now that's a great point! An endless sea of infinite possibilities all playing out simultaneously. It wouldn't surprise me if I've been shifting to alternate timelines or something and that actually reminds me of another anomaly; I once saw myself standing at a bus stop when driving past and peculiarly enough, I also remember standing at that bus stop at the "time" - interesting!

AlexK2009 from Edinburgh, Scotland on March 18, 2017:


I have only a few seconds to reply as I must go to real life soon, but your example of these musicians suggests to me a many worlds approach to free will. There are worlds in which they did not become musicians or did not create those works. This is executed as fiction in Pratchett and Baxter's Long Earth series of books, which I like almost as much as Discworld.

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on March 18, 2017:

Ah, not quite what I'm trying to describe. What I'm trying to explain is that, as I described in comments, I've managed to use "mental time travel" to retrieve items such as music albums from the future which were produced by people who were still children at the time - meaning that they had no idea that they would go on to write or produce those albums. When that time came in their lives, they themselves would have appeared to have had the free will to make the option to become a musician - but if I had their albums twenty years before they wrote them and when they were still young children then that must mean that whatever choices they made in their lives to become musicians must have somehow been a predetermined event; their destiny; fate?

Yes, it's bizarre and it's surreal, at least by our common understanding/perception of reality but it happened and that would also seem to mean that everything we experience here in life is just an illusion.

That would also mean that no matter what choices they made in their lives, this was going to be the outcome and that therefore those choices must have been nothing more than illusions. The only other way I can understand it is if those choices were predetermined before they incarnated and that life is just a way of playing out/manifesting those choices which they had already made before being born!

I know that doesn't appear to make much sense but I hope I've explained it well enough for you get a gist on what I'm trying to say!

AlexK2009 from Edinburgh, Scotland on March 18, 2017:

I think you are saying that free will is an illusion in a social context because of convention and peer pressure. Certainly that makes it harder to escape the programming.

To me Free Will means the ability to choose between options even if the choice is determined by an invisible hand such as society and culture.

As an example. Four friends meet in a bar and talk. They have free will to an extent: they can choose their drink but not instantly travel to the other side of the world or choose a drink the bar does not serve. Which drink they choose may be conditioned socially and by past experience but in principle they can still choose wine in a beer drinking culture.

Putting it more formally, free will means the choice between options is not determined in advance, though some options may be more likely than others. Denying Free will because say there is brain activity just before a decision is made and that activity correlates with the decision made simply means that the decision is made by the unconscious not the conscious mind

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on September 24, 2016:

The only thing your comment does is show you fail to understand the psychological workings and mechanisms behind the etymology in the first place. Yet you try to project your own ignorance on to me. Sorry, but that just doesn't cut it. Nice try.

I read to understand on September 21, 2016:

Only made it through a third of your article before your ignorance of etymology made me stop. There are reliable sources on the web.

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on April 08, 2016:

Absolutely. Just like peer reviewed science - its a way of controlling the flow of information and telling people what they should think and "believe" (note Somethgblue's comment above) rather than letting them think for themselves.

Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 08, 2016:

I have heard those who control the media, the schools and religion control the people and I believe it.

We are constantly being bombarded into thinking we need protecting and we should be grateful that the government or a god is there to save us.

I wonder if there was ever a time when people weren't under the thumb of someone.

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on April 07, 2016:

I was just about to announce a release date for the eBook publication but a series of small misfortunate events began to occur which wiped out the last 40% of the book entirely - something which has been very peculiarly happening at regular intervals throughout the entire writing process only for new information to come light which I then want to include in the book! So, I now have to rewrite a large part of it but it does seem that certain information has been wiped out and replaced with other more relevant information, as the writing has gone on which is quite bizarre... but so be it. Life is kind of hectic at the moment and increasing in intensity (but in a good way) - it's keeping me on my toes and I have a lot of work to do and little time to get it done.

somethgblue from Shelbyville, Tennessee on April 07, 2016:

That would be a good read . . . speaking of which any news on The Book?

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on April 07, 2016:

Indeed I do remember you pointing out the structure of the word "believe" - that's exactly it. It's deeper meaning speaks to the unconscious yet we consciously think it means something else. Great example.

These are just a few clips of Derren Brown. I have hours upon hours of his material and have studied it extensively and I could watch it over and over again. I'm at the point where I know exactly what he's doing and how he's doing it but here's the bit I don't get - he claims to not believe in psychic ability or paranormal/supernatural phenomena and yet it was through these studies, which were encouraged in his book, that I discovered that they were possible (including contacting UFOs/ETs which he debunked in one of his shows). But then again, Mr Brown does claim that he may be dishonest sometimes but also that he is "honest about his dishonesty" - yep, back to the use of linguistics!

What you just just touched upon in regards to our history hit the nail on the head. In David Icke's book, The Biggest Secret, he explains how Black Magicians came down and used Black Magic (i.e. language, symbolism, rituals, etc) in order to install mass belief systems into the collective unconscious of humanity. It seems to me that controlled religion is the oldest form of mind control.

As for writing about this topic, it's one which stretches far and wide for me personally. I could probably write books upon books about it and it also ties in very much with Freemasonry and I plan on writing an article about how such linguistics and symbolism are used in Freemasonry whilst most masons are completely unaware of it.

somethgblue from Shelbyville, Tennessee on April 07, 2016:

Dude, I got so caught in watching Derrick manipulate people, I almost forgot to read the rest of the article, that was good. Of course since we read each others articles so much you are already aware of my ideas on such words as BE LIE VE, to accept the existence of a falsehood.

So If I say "I believe in God", what am I really telling my higher self? I accept the falsehood of The Creator of All.

The story of the Tower of Babel is just such an Event that shows how twisted and Distorted language can be. When We consider the words "Let us go down and confuse their language."

This implies Gods as in plural (Let Us) and that at the time only one language was being spoken, Hebrew? Perhaps Romanian?

You should really explore this topic some more and write some follow up pieces . . . once again well done!

Marc Hubs (author) from United Kingdom on April 07, 2016:

Well, if that isn't perfect evidence that pain is subjective and that it can be induced with psycholinguistics then what is?

You know, I haven't been to the dentist in over 20 years... but I haven't had a toothache in over 20 years either!

Mr. Brown may be the only dentist you'll ever need!!

FitnezzJim from Fredericksburg, Virginia on April 07, 2016:


It is a good thing I am going to the dentist soon, because now I have a toothache.

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