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Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare Paperback – August 1, 2006
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First lets look at the basis. It is in essence Martial Arts. THe martial arts of old were ways of warfare, mentally, spiritually, and physically. They are not the board-breaking, tournament style, give-me-areason-to-show-off abilities like we make them out to be today. They were warriors, defenders and protectors that were at the top of their game. And rather than the inspirational mumbo jumbo that I just gave, it gets into the psychological techniques that continue to live on today
Now the purpose of the book is not voodoo or spiritual technique. It even says on the back that it is purely Academic. It deals with successful ways to not be enraptured in the mental games that your enemies try to play on you. It in essence eliminates any naievity from your thought process.
So to anybody that is put off or interested by the title, I say do not judge a book by its cover. Read a little bit of it before you buy it. When you finish your preview, you should arrive at a very similar conclusion to mine.
He doesn't provide many examples of how an everyday person would apply the knowledge though, that you'd have to figure out for yourself. There's just too much to cover and this book could've been twice as long. With this book you could definitely learn how to best approach many different personality types and expose their weaknesses and really go to work. It's not a book to say...simply figure out if your spouse is cheating or learn how to deal with an annoying mother-in-law. It's more about passing peoples mental defenses overpowering them with their own inherent flaws and turning them to your will, having them act how you want to. It's pretty dangerous really, but for someone who wants to learn how to avoid being exploited it's powerful stuff. Their are only so many ways that we can be manipulated and with this knowledge as a defense, you can identify when someone is trying to lie to you,exploit you,and take away your power to control your mind. In this way the book starts you on the path to mastery of self amoung those who would try and master you.
I have learned a lot of new ideas from this book and would really recommend it to someone who is in a situation with a need to know this information. To be quite honest this book incorporates most everything else in his previous books, so you really would only need this volume.
With that said, I find his books to be entertaining, informative, and to address things that are not so easily found, compiled in a single volume. Yes, each point could be expounded on more, but there is plenty of food for thought here, and as he explains, "enemies" can be anything from physical threats, to people trying to con you out of money, to buy their products, steal your personal info, or lying politicians.
My advice is that, if you like "underground" type stuff, have an open mind, and can overlook some writing flaws and the author's somewhat flippant style, his books are fun reads that get you thinking a bit outside the box.
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This is not an expert writing. It didn't teach me anything I couldn't figure out for myself.Published 10 months ago by Jeff Wolfgang
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