One night in 1989 I dreamed
I reached out and grabbed a hair from the tail of a running,
disappearing donkey as it melted back into a tangled, dense,
dark, convoluted forest. I managed to grab only one hair of
the tail before it was gone. As in that dream, again and again,
I have captured another single strand of this long, complex,
and tragic tale, the history and technology of unethical hypnosis.
Working with each single hair, I have struggled to create
the form and essence of the original donkey.
It is hard to explain a subject
so complicated, unfamiliar, and controversial. I wrote this
book out of a fierce desire to restore and defend true facts
about mind-control technologies. This is the only book, or
even article, in this field ever written by a subject. Up
to now, only hypnotists, psychologists, psychiatrists, journalists,
and historians wrote of these things - with rare quotes from
clients, patients, or subjects. There is a big difference
between how they view this data and how a subject does.
By quoting from many sources
(often rare and difficult-to-find), I have tried to provide
in this book an honest print dialogue on the previously stifled
topic of mind-control technologies. Here, the good-guy hypnotists
are heard warning of potential misuses of hypnosis. The mind-controllers
talk to one another in assumed privacy, as in CIA memos. And
voices of the mind-controlled cry out - wounded, confused,
angry, pleading for help.