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Trauma and Its Effects on the Psyche/Spirit (reblogged)

This is pertinent to what has been going on in our world lately, & so I am bumping it up….

Trauma and Its Effects on the Psyche/Spirit 

(Links to resources at bottom of article)

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 conditioned into 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.

Learned Helplessness:

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.

Natural Trauma:

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.

Conclusion:

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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References & Related Links:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=psyche

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flicker_fusion_threshold

http://psychology.about.com/od/lindex/f/earned-helplessness.htm

http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/effects-of-watching-tv-zmaz79mazraw.aspx

http://www.vsn.org/trauma.html

http://www.adoptionhealing.com/SmilingAdoptees.html

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~adoption/studies/SchechterOAC.htm

http://www.bobafamily.com/research/exterogestation-and-the-need-to-be-held/

http://www.originsnsw.com/mentalhealth/

http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/basicsofhealthchakra_system.htm

http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-the-effects-of-trauma-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/0003971

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/01/science/severe-trauma-may-damage-the-brain-as-well-as-the-psyche.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/children-trauma-update.aspx

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/04/18/how-trauma-can-affect-your-body-mind/

http://www.silventarphotography.com/psych/articles/TheLongTermEffectsofChildhoodTraumaandAbuse

Video: The Disney Princess Movies and their Impact on the Human Family Addendum (Pt2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTG71CTK1uc

This is an addendum to a video I recently made on the same subject, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBPKMUyNZ3Y. In this one, I discuss a concept called “Learned Helplessness”, as well as a possible meaning for the initials “MK” (I think there may be more than one meaning for various initials out there).
This video is not an attack on men, so I hope no one takes it that way.

Addendum: The Disney Princess Movies and their Impact on the Human Family

(Metaphysical Forensics)

 

The Disney Princess Movies and their Impact on the Human Family Addendum

 

ISleepingBeautySavedByPrince recently published a document about the Disney Princess movies and their impact on the human family through a process called “Archetypal Transference”, which is defined as the unconscious projection of archetypes that exist in the collective unconscious, due to repetition. I talked about how these movies become a form of programming, causing a little girl to subconsciously identify with the princess role, and unconsciously project the roles of other characters onto prominent people in her life. I mention how these movies, and the reinforcement of their programming via countless princess products on the market, seem to have the effect of causing females to be “high-maintenance”, and drive a wedge between mothers and daughters on a subconscious level. I also mention how sexual subliminals serve to inhibit spiritual growth by focusing the subconscious mind on baser desires in general.

What I neglected to discuss in the original document (https://musicis2words.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/archetypaltransferencedisneyprincessmovies) is a concept known as “learned helplessness”. This form of learned helplessness differs from the more commonly known definition of the term, which describes an animal or person who experiences this effect when they are exposed to repetitive abuse and trauma, with no escape (see below). The form of learned helplessness I am referring to comes as a result of being programmed by movies that feature the male “hero”, and the female “damsel in distress”. By and large, the majority of princess films and action movies reinforce these archetypes, and encourage females to subconsciously play the role of victim who will ultimately be rescued, which sets them up to be victimized for real, as they become adults, only, in many cases, that rescue never comes.

A key point here is that a female, who has been programmed in this way, winds up with a victim mentality & tends to identify herself in relation to her mate. This allows for very limited personal, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual development, which may result in an inability to become a whole person in her own right, depending on how extensive her programming is.

As I mentioned in my earlier document, the effects of this programming may vary, depending on the amount of trauma in a person’s life, due to the effects of trauma on the brain.

Not only are little girls programmed by these so-called feminine archetypes, but boys are usually programmed to be completely different, so men and women end up having personalities which seem to conflict. This programming seems to begin at birth, when boys are assigned blue and girls are assigned pink. On the color wheel, pink and blue are neither side-by-side, nor are they compliments. So on a symbolic level, males and females are immediately programmed to conflict with each other. I cover this in more detail in another article.

There does seem to be an agenda out there to disempower women on a subconscious level. While there are some movies out there that show strong female characters, the majority of fantasy and action movies especially, feature a strong male who must rescue a helpless, or at least less capable, female. Another type of programming in these movies can be seen in how the male role has growth and character development that is not found, or is negligible, in the female role.

Being exposed to these archetypes, over and over again, certainly becomes a form of subconscious programming.

Again I find myself wanting to understand why this is happening on such a large scale.

Well, I have heard one author say that we are dealing with “man’s ancestral hatred of women”. The subjugation of women would certainly be explained by this idea. We must ask ourselves: has it served society, humanity, and our planet for this particular theatrical theme to be repeated ad-nauseum? I think not. In fact, one thorough look at the state of our world shows how no one seems to be completely satisfied with our current reality. In fact, even the wealthy seem to be trapped in a state of subconscious and insatiable need. One need only to look at the various forms of addiction that exist in our world to see this is the case. The proliferation of war, poverty, and disease shows us that the current locus of societal control is not where it should be. The number of people who have so-called mental illnesses is staggering these days. Could this be a byproduct of the imbalance perpetuated by this programming? Perhaps if a more natural order was allowed to develop in human society, then we might see a better world, whereby everyone can be satisfied and live in harmony with one another. Instead, most of us are being programmed by these stereotypes and archetypes that seem to have become the hallmark of an unnatural system, bent on usurping the power of others, both male and female.

Programming allows for no individual development, forces people into predefined roles, and removes a measure of freewill. It also makes people more predictable and therefore easier to control. However, since it is done on such a subconscious level, most people do not recognize it and think that they are behaving in ways that are natural to them.

So is there any way out of this outdated rut of a program that we all seem to be adhering to, on some level or another? Well, one way would be if everyone stopped watching and exposing their children to these movies that reinforce these stereotypical roles onto people, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Therefore, the only way out would be to rise above this sort of programming. However, I have noticed that when I tried to rise above this programming, it seemed to kick in even stronger, and I felt a serious backlash from males.

There’s one more thing I want to throw out there, considering my recent research. I have been examining a certain acronym, about which there seems to be some debate regarding what the letters stand for. After hearing of how Hitler supposedly had a mickey mouse figurine on his desk, and after recognizing the existence of something called “Project Paperclip”, I have to wonder now if the MK in “MK Ultra” actually represents the words “Magic Kingdom”. I say this because there is a huge conglomerate monster involved in manufacturing Disney-based products, and perpetuating the programming therein, and there does seem to be a form of magic being used on people through these movies, and through programming in general, which not only divides women from men, but also has a tendency to make women into adversaries of each other, ala Cinderella’s stepsisters (for one example). The concept of “divide and conquer” keeps coming up when I look at the control of the human race through programming, in all its forms. By the way, does it strike anyone as odd that there is a Disney Land in California and a Disney World in Florida?

With regard to what I have read about the illuminati being formed in 1776: I feel that is complete disinfo. I say this because it seems like there has always been some elite group of people controlling the majority of the populations of this world. Even when there have been good men trying to bring people out of slavery and oppression, they seem to either get coopted or killed. I hope that this state of affairs doesn’t last. It is not a healthy system, and leaves most people disturbed on a subconscious level, leading them to have some emotional issue of one form or another, often causing some form of addiction, i.e. overeating, drugs, gambling, etc. as a way of coping with an unseen form of slavery which no one is allowed to notice, much less talk about.

It seems to me that we are indeed living in a world where an unseen form of slavery exists- just ask any TI who has experienced “intellectual property theft” or the “Truman Show effect”. Also, after considering the mass programming of female children, as mentioned above, it is not surprising to find the statistic out there stating that 75% of TIs are female who possess advanced educations and/or high IQs. This fact tells me that the power and abilities of this group are being usurped by a system that wants no challenges to its programming and authority, and would apparently like the majority of women living in the world to have low IQs and less education. Seeing the potentiality of this section of the population, in advance would behoove that system to preprogram these women into a victim mentality.

After reading my documents, and/or watching my videos, one might have the opinion that I am a feminist. I’m really not that. I don’t know what I am. What I do know is that the system in which most of us are living is unnatural and causes more problems than it solves. The fact that, in most cultures, women are subjugated and their opinions are often discounted by men and women alike, tells me that the way females & males are programmed could be a big part of the problems that are manifesting in our world today. If women were allowed to retain their natural strengths and abilities (meaning: if women weren’t programmed to be somewhat helpless and at odds with other women including their own mothers), would the world be a better place? Perhaps there would be fewer incidents of women trapping men by getting pregnant. Maybe there would be less “cattiness” exhibited between women. The only way to find out would be to try. Generally speaking, men have been in charge of the ruling organizations of this world for too long and the results have been favorable to the ruling class, and detrimental to the majority of the population, but I suspect that, on a spiritual level, it hasn’t really served either group.

About Learned Helplessness:

From http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1380861/learned-helplessness

“learned helplessness, in psychology, a mental state in which an organism forced to bear aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are “escapable,” presumably because it has learned that it cannot control the situation.

The theory of learned helplessness was conceptualized and developed by American psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1960s and ’70s. While conducting experimental research on classical conditioning, Seligman inadvertently discovered that dogs that had received unavoidable electric shocks failed to take action in subsequent situations—even those in which escape or avoidance was in fact possible—whereas dogs that had not received the unavoidable shocks immediately took action in subsequent situations. The experiment was replicated with human subjects (using loud noise as opposed to electric shocks), yielding similar results. Seligman coined the term learned helplessness to describe the expectation that outcomes are uncontrollable.

Learned helplessness has since become a basic principle of behavioral theory, demonstrating that prior learning can result in a drastic change in behaviour and seeking to explain why individuals may accept and remain passive in negative situations despite their clear ability to change them. In his book Helplessness (1975), Seligman argued that, as a result of these negative expectations, other consequences may accompany the inability or unwillingness to act, including low self-esteem, chronic failure, sadness, and physical illness. The theory of learned helplessness also has been applied to many conditions and behaviours, including clinical depression, aging, domestic violence, poverty, discrimination, parenting, academic achievement, drug abuse, and alcoholism.”

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