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Trauma and Its Effects on the Psyche/Spirit
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Most people these days understand that trauma has psychological effects. If you’ve been reading my other articles, then you understand that the word psyche derives from both Greek and Latin words that refer to “spirit“.
Psychology is therefore, the study of the psyche or spirit.
Trauma in childhood is recognized in the psychological community as having a negative impact on behavior, causing things like PTSD, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, and Schizoid Personality Disorder, to name a few. I suspect that the more trauma a person has in their life, whether in childhood or adulthood, the more problems will manifest in their psyche (spirit), and in their behavior, causing them to be prescribed multiple psych drugs over their lifetimes.
Is this some sort of a formula or what?
While I do have some strong misgivings about the discipline of psychology and their over-emphasis on drugs for behavioral disorders, when there are no real objective tests for most of these disorders, this does not make psychology an invalid science… just a flawed & corrupted one, in need of more thorough oversight in the community, since it seems like the whole discipline has fallen into the hands of big pharma.
People with PTSD have been found to have elevated stress hormones (cortisol) which can lead to heart disease, and also to the shrinkage of the hippocampus (which affects the transfer of facts from short-term to long-term memory).
Trauma & Circumcision:
After doing some research on the subject of trauma & PTSD, I have noticed that the most common groups studied in relation to this are veterans & children. I find it interesting that no one seems to be studying the effects of trauma in infancy. I realize that this may be more difficult to get anecdotal information from infants, however, one could measure the amounts of cortisol in the brain before & after a circumcision, for example, or before and after a child is taken from its natural mother during the adoption process.
I mention circumcision because it is the mutilation of a male child’s penis, usually done immediately after birth, unless the child is an orthodox Jew, who will get this done at 13 years old, viewing it as a “rite of passage”. When I consider circumcision, I cannot help but consider the long term psychological impact of this practice on a newborn baby. Sadly, the families who allow it & the doctors who perform it apparently do not question the ramifications of this wicked trauma done on a newborn. I think this is why so many males don’t question going off to war… they’ve already been prepped with violence.
Circumcision is a physical assault on the most sensitive part of a male child’s body, which then makes it a violation of the psyche as well. If considered in combination with the existence of the chakras, this mutilation of an organ in the root chakra has affects on emotions involving security needs. Trauma at such a young age, whether through circumcision or through the unceremonious routines of measuring & weighing, blood testing, a vitamin K shot, vaccines, & drops or ointment in the eyes, would seem to have some sort of emotional impact on the psyche of a newborn baby that is supposed to be experiencing its first few hours bonding with its mother.
About the root chakra: “The root chakra is responsible for your sense of belonging, safety, and security in the world. It’s main concern is survival of the self. (Emphasis Mine) The health of our blood, immune system, bones, joints and spine is dependent on the emotions associated with this chakra. It envelops the body’s basic needs for safety, money, sexuality, groundedness and boundaries. People who have trouble with their first chakra may not have developed a strong identity and have not discovered their life purpose. If they are too yin they may be ungrounded. If they are too yang there might be too much attachment to material things, too much self-indulgence and a preoccupation with satisfaction of their own needs.” – from naturalhealthtechniques.com (link below)
So any trauma in early infancy would naturally have effects on the root chakra, causing security issues in the psyche, which then ripens them up to be good little consumers, who are very needy, and often greedy.
Circumcision would of course have the strongest impact of all the “routine” procedures done to a newborn after birth. Have you ever seen a circumcision on a newborn baby? The one I saw was awful, & proved to me that babies do feel pain, regardless of what the doctor may tell you. The question is, what are the long term effects of such a traumatic procedure on an infant’s psyche?
It is my feeling that trauma in infancy & early childhood has a tendency to soften up the mind & make people more easily controlled by the societal conditioning, which is in turn, controlled by the so-called “hidden hand” (corporate elites), through the use of education, religion, television, movies, music, literature, & yes, even through the use of brain implants, on par with the research of people like Dr. Jose Delgado & Dr. Ewen Cameron. It sets in the newborn’s mind, a state of shock, coloring almost everything that happens shortly after birth, including the bonding experience with the parents. I suspect that the traumatized brain of an infant or young child is much more easily hypnotized by the flicker-rate of the television, which is known to induce a trance-like state in those who watch it.
Trauma & Adoption:
There are other traumas that occur during infancy, such as adoption. Now recognized as a traumatic experience by many metal health professionals, with life-long consequences, adoption has a deep psychological impact on the child, leading to a disproportionate number of adoptees seeking help for mental health issues. Adoptees often end up with various forms of attachment disorder, addictions, depression, & obsessive behaviors, to name a few.
While the damage from the aforementioned traumas may have already been done to the psyche, & while some of these people do need medication for the deep psychological issues caused by these events in order to be functional, would it not make perfect sense to examine evidence (measuring cortisol) that is now available with relation to trauma & its effects on the brain?
Trauma Based Mind Control:
Most people who have done any research into the subject of trauma-based mind control understand that it is a powerful way to alter the mind. The more sensational cases of people, like Cathy O’Brien or Brice Taylor, speak of the splitting of the mind into multiple personalities through the use of trauma. I contend that the creation of MPD in a person is not necessary for mind control to be achieved.
Evidence of this concept can be found in the way the American public mostly sat back & watched as their freedoms were eroded in the years following September 11th, 2001. Had they not been repeatedly exposed to the trauma of the event at the World Trade Center, would it have been as easy for those in power to erode American liberties? Does the fact that the United States has been at war for so many years now have a general impact on the collective psyche of its inhabitants, a population which was raised on television? Is it possible that trauma delivered on such a large scale has anchored trauma in infancy or childhood, & induced a state of learned helplessness?
“The concept of learned helplessness was discovered accidentally by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven F. Maier. They had initially observed helpless behavior in dogs that were classically conditioned to expect an electrical shock after hearing a tone. Later, the dogs were placed in a shuttlebox that contained two chambers separated by a low barrier. The floor was electrified on one side, and not on the other. The dogs previously subjected to the classical conditioning made no attempts to escape, even though avoiding the shock simply involved jumping over a low barrier.” – from psychology.about.com (link below)
The above study was done in 1967.
Please reread that above paragraph & let the information sink in. It shows that repeated trauma can induce a state of learned helplessness.
Trauma & Television in Conditioning:
Traumatize a baby & then sit it in front of the television for a while. Most people go into a sort of trance when watching television anyway, due to the flicker-rate (aka “refresh-rate”) effect. Since the child’s mind is like a sponge, it will suck up all the programming you want. Granted, this is a highly contested statement about television programming, however, it should be considered that, at the very least, watching TV can put a person into a hypnotic, trance-like state, causing things being said to them afterwards to have the possibility of becoming a post-hypnotic suggestion. Hence, advertising.
Let me illustrate this idea: Let’s say you are a 13 year old kid, watching a couple of hours of TV before bed. Right after you turn that TV off, you hear your dad complaining that you didn’t take the trash out or get the mail. He gets angry & says that you’re stupid a number of times. Does this statement that you are stupid have an increased possibility of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy because you were just in a trance for the past 2 hours before hearing it? Would there be a difference in the effect depending on whether you experienced trauma in infancy or early childhood? Could this have something to do with the reason many victims of mind control programs cite the ritual drowning at 3 years old as being one of their experiences?
It seems to me that trauma has as one of its effects a type of fracture of the psyche or spirit. Setting newborn babies up in this way has caused most of us to end up with an unnatural state of need & insecurity, which is then played on by all sorts of advertising making people desire things they do not need. It also has, as an unfortunate (but possibly intended) side effect: a tendency to cause symptoms such as obsessions, attention deficit disorders, depression, hoarding, paranoia, eating disorders, drug & alcohol addiction, shopping addictions, social anxiety, & other behaviors categorized as mental dysfunction. In reality, these behavioral problems are merely a reaction to adverse stimuli that has occurred since birth, & in some cases, over the course of a lifetime.
There are plenty of traumas that are natural aspects of life. These include birth, loss of a parent, injuries, etc. These natural traumas may cause some issues with the psyche, but they will be healed over time. The problem is that there are so many orchestrated & manipulated traumas in a person’s life these days, including the examples I mentioned above, that the psyche never gets a real chance to heal.
Between trauma in infancy & early childhood, and trauma witnessed in the news every day, it becomes clear to see an atmosphere of terror is causing these mental/emotional/spiritual issues to manifest in people. The event of what happened to the World Trade Center marked a turning point in traumatizing the masses to allow those with power to enslave the people in such a way, that they would not even recognize their slavery.
Is it any wonder that so many people these days are running to the psych doctor for medication to alleviate their symptoms?
Is it any wonder that people have allowed their civil liberties to be eroded, given the discovery of learned helplessness as related to trauma? This has been going on longer than anyone realizes, & has far reaching implications.
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Psychiatrist Carl Gustave Jung described the archetypes as models of people, behaviors, or personalities that exist in the collective unconscious. Transference is the projection of unconscious contents.
It is often said that a child’s mind is like a sponge.
It is my argument that these movies program females into the embodying the negative female stereotypes, such as: being catty, high maintenance princess-types who generally dislike or distrust their mothers. This is all subconscious, of course, & most females will not admit to this being an issue.
As you can see, these stories have been around much longer than the Disney films in some form or another. This is how I feel many of these roles became archetypes in the first place. However, Disney in particular, seemed to have some interest in making the adult female role the antihero. Here are some of the Disney Princess movies that contain the archetypes of “princess”, “hero/prince”, and “evil queen”, and where they came from (skip past these, if you are already familiar with the background info):
Rapunzel, a tale with similarities to a Persian tale from the 10th century AD called “Rudaba”, was published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, which then became the basis for the Disney movie “Tangled”.
The Little Mermaid, published in 1837 by Hans Christian Anderson, became the Disney animated film of the same name in 1989.
Sleeping Beauty, taken from an original story called, “The Beauty sleeping in the wood”, by Charles Perrault, published in 1697, was made into the Disney animated film, 1959.
Snow White, taken from an original story by the Brothers Grimm, in 1812, but completed in 1857, was made into the animated Disney film in 1937.
Cinderella, taken from an original story by Charles Perrault, published in 1697, was later published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, and made into a Disney animated film in 1950. However, there are earlier versions of this theme, in fables complete with slipper motif, going as far back as the 1st century BCE.
The Set Up:
Cinderella was originally a story about unjust oppression with a reward at the end, and is possibly derived from an original Greek tale called Rhodopis, which contains no evil queen or wicked stepmother. The first version I could find with a wicked stepmother in it is a Chinese tale from 860 AD, called Ye Xian (Yeh Shen). The Disney movie Cinderella has the female antihero in its version, as does Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Tangled (taken from Rapunzel). It is my opinion that these particular Disney movies actually serve to disempower women in general, although some of them do show assertive princesses. The repetition of the theme of the oppressed princess (daughter role), trapped by some rendition of the evil queen (mother role), but who ultimately gets rescued by a dashing prince (hero/lover role) does a gross disservice to women in general. By creating a set of unnatural archetypes based on roles from these stories, these roles subconsciously become projected onto people by the little girl (or adult woman who grew up with these stories).
Today’s little girl is more prone to the programming behind these movies, since they are inundated with the movies, DVDs, books, video games, baby dolls, Barbie dolls, coloring books, figurines, room décor, outfits, etc., which all serve to reinforce the “princess” role in the child’s mind, before she has any defenses against such programming. By being exposed to these movies, over and over again (because of the advent of DVDs), and at such a young age (sometimes from birth), this programming is even harder to resist. It is often said that a child’s mind is like a sponge. Since the programming comes through on a subconscious level, the child’s open mind has no filtering mechanism to avoid being programmed. I would be remiss if I didn’t note that the extent to which a child is programmed by these stories may be directly related to the amount of trauma she has received in early childhood.
By making almost every prominent adult female the villain, Disney is effectively subverting a natural bond between mother and daughter by destroying a level of trust between them. In the animal kingdom, baby animals instinctively trust their mother, because the mother usually has an instinct to protect her young. Humans have these instincts as well, but they are subverted by programming inherent in these movies, among other things. By subconsciously identifying with the oppressed princess, the human daughter is subconsciously projecting the role of evil queen onto her mother (or other prominent female caregiver) who then becomes the antihero to the princess. In this way, the mother has become the enemy in her daughter’s eyes, albeit on a subconscious level. It is simple psychology.
I have witnessed this effect in my life, my adoptive mother’s life, and in my daughter’s life. Looking back, I know I projected the evil queen role onto my mother, but did she subconsciously accept that role to a degree? In my mother’s case, she was indeed “rescued” from her family by her so-called “prince”, but it eventually didn’t work out, and they got a divorce, probably because of unrealistic expectations programmed into my mother’s psyche (a Greek word for “spirit”). I have to wonder if the woman who unknowingly identifies with the princess role as a child, subconsciously accepts the evil queen role when she enters motherhood, simply because it is the most prominent adult female archetype in movies that programmed her as a child. Could that be part of what happened to my mother (in addition to other forms of archetypal transference), and why I was verbally abused and neglected when I was growing up? My mother was also a narcissist, as are the evil queens/wicked stepmothers in the Disney princess movies, and I spent half of my childhood in a literal “house of mirrors”. Could that have come from the programming from these films? In my daughter’s case, I can see how she has internalized these archetypes, because she certainly acts like a little princess and often treats me as if I were the evil queen. I, however, refuse to accept that role. I love my child and have the natural instinct to protect my child. I projected the Huntsman role from Snow White onto my father, and as such, I put him up on a pedestal, even though he was rarely present in my childhood.
I now have to wonder if the programming from these princess movies is the root cause of why little girls seem to fight their mothers about things that are good for them, such as the way my daughter fights me when I tell her to brush her teeth, eat better foods, do her homework, take a bath, etc. While of course children want to play rather than do homework, would they be more apt to follow parents’ instructions if they weren’t watching movies and TV shows that make the parents look either like an enemy or unintelligent? In the case of little girls, these princess movies are the biggest suspect, but in the case of little boys, you can simply take a look at television shows such as The Simpsons, which paint the father in a negative light, and make the children out to be smarter than their parents. If you are programmed by these shows to think that you are smarter than your parents, are you going to trust their advice?
I have been asked why someone would want to do this. There are a few reasons that I can think of:
First, you have to follow the money. It is a multimillion (if not billion) dollar industry, aimed at little girls. Princesses are royalty. What do we know about royalty? They have a whole lot of money and stuff. If you can get those children to identify with the princess role, then you can trigger this programming in media, which can then open them up to new programming in your movies, music, television, and advertisements, thereby making them into good little consumers who will buy, or get their parents to buy, anything you make them want. This is done simultaneously with the sexual subliminal messages found in many Disney films, if not all of them, which then brings the child’s subconscious mind to focus on sex (and on baser desires in general), programming which will be played out later, as the child reaches puberty. While the adage “sex sells” is often used in advertising, that is only one reason for sexual subliminals. By focusing children’s subconscious mind on sex, after already setting up the atmosphere of mistrust between parents and children, they will further stray from their parents’ advice, and it will be harder for them to focus on learning, spirituality, or finding a career.
The little girl who subconsciously identified with the “oppressed princess” role will project the “hero/prince” role onto any boyfriends she has as she gets older. However, these males were not programmed by these movies, and thus don’t fit that role very well. In fact, any boyfriend or husband to the female, who subconsciously identified with the princess role, will most likely grow to resent this woman and complain that she is too “high maintenance”. Well, duh, she’s been programmed to be that way! This sets a girl up for a big disappointment that occurs in the unconscious mind when she subconsciously recognizes that her mate can never fulfill the role of “hero/prince”. This will cause a form of cognitive dissonance that the grown woman will not be able to identify, and thus, she will not be able to address or resolve the issue at heart, if she seeks psychological help. The end result of all of this unrealistic programming is depression, among other mental health issues.
If you can get children to mistrust their parents (especially on a subconscious level they cannot recognize), this makes it easier to program them using the media. By the way, this subconscious programming of little children to mistrust their parents is reinforced when they realize the parents have been lying to them about Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth fairy. Again, this happens on a subconscious level, which makes it all the more insidious and difficult to correct, once the damage has been done. It is easier to program a person who lacks foundational values. This is accomplished as a result of the child being somewhat cut-off from a parent’s protective instinct due to the subconscious lack of trust caused by these movies, as well as certain TV shows. How does one deprogram a child that has had the princess programming reinforced throughout their childhood via the umpteen million Disney princess products on the market (mentioned above)? If a parent tries to raise awareness about the issue to the child, the child is not going to admit that they identify with the Disney princess, or Bart or Lisa Simpson for that matter, because it is not in the conscious mind. The fact that it is done on a subconscious level is what makes it work so well. People quickly deny it is real precisely because they are unconscious of it.
With these programs in the subconscious mind, triggers can be used to bring this programming to bear in multiple ways. Take the shopping addict for example. Could that be a subconscious reaction to princess programming? How about addiction in general? What about hoarding? Overeating or eating disorders? I already mentioned depression. These mental health issues support an industry already in place: Psychiatric medicine, i.e. pharmaceutical drugs. I feel that many disorders that people suffer are caused by programming, to keep a whole industry running, thereby making a small portion of the population very wealthy from other people’s suffering, without actually curing anything. The only real way to cure some of these issues, in my opinion, is with deprogramming. Most psychiatrists and psychologists out there barely even admit programming exists, much less want to cure it. One begins to see a vicious cycle going on with all of this.
So, if you are a mother with a young daughter, and if you decide to expose your little girl to these movies, I ask you to offer parental guidance with these princess movies. I feel that any movie showing a priest getting an erection during a wedding should not be rated G. I don’t buy the story that it is actually the priest’s knees because the erection scene is one lump, not two. Once that initial subconscious separation between mother and daughter is made, then the little girl is directed to follow her over-sexualized Disney role models, such as Brittny Spears & Miley Cyrus.
Of course, the extent to which all mind control works on the psyche is dependent on variables in the individual subject’s life, like how much early childhood trauma they might have had, or whether their parents made any effort to instill values into them, for two examples.
There is a Part 2 to this article here: https://musicis2words.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/addendum-the-disney-princess-movies-and-their-impact-on-the-human-family
See “Wash Your Brain” with Freeman Fly and his wife, Jamie, talking about the Disney princess films in more depth, at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQr4Q2fqvI0
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