Mind Control refers to a set of techniques used to control the human mind and manipulate its actions. Mind control can also be referred to as coercive persuasion, brainwashing, thought control, or thought reform.
Just like Hypnosis, Mind Control refers to a process in which an individual or group of individuals uses specific manipulative methods to convince others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator. The term Mind Control has been applied to all tactics, psychological, physiological or otherwise, which subvert an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.
Theories of mind control were originally developed to explain how dictators appeared to systematically succeed in indoctrinating people through propaganda and speech techniques. These theories were later expanded and recognized by several famous psychologists including Margaret Singer, to explain a larger phenomena.
A theory proposed by Ben Zablocki focused on using mind control to retain members of new religious movements, sects and cults or convert them to their cult. However, it is important to note that the suggestion that cults use mind control techniques has resulted in both scientific and legal controversy.
For more information on how many cults have supposedly utilized Mind Control techniques to gain new members and strengthen the loyalty of their disciples, check out this funny and well-made video…