Others use the more dubious methods of hypnosis, and similar New Age techniques to unlock memories supposedly repressed with programmed amnesia. Ritual trauma hypno-therapists such as D.C. Hammond, PhD., and Pamela J. Monday, PhD report discovering complex, multi-layered systems of programming that even take geometric shapes, such as pentagrams, hexagrams, or the cabalistic Tree of Life, complete with internal “landscapes” that have “mountains,” “castles,” and the like. They have found that some programs are guarded by “gatekeepers” with gothic, diabolical sounding names, and different letters of programming are coded with letters from the Greek alphabet. For instance, Alpha is general programming, Beta involves sexual programming, Delta programming holds instructions for how to kill during ceremonies, Theta includes “psychic killing,” and Omega involves suicidal, “self-destruct” programming, as well as self-mutilation. Zeta programming is related to the production of snuff films, and Omicron has to do with drug smuggling.
However, many mental health professionals cast doubt on the techniques used by hypno-therapists, charging that such practices create rather than recover memories, and so do the people who are accused of such heinous crimes on the evidence of the allged victim’s “recovered memories.” The accused are backed by an organization called The False Memory Syndrome Foundation, whose spokesperson, Pamela Freyd, questions the motives of those who are, “using hypnosis, guided imagery, sodium amytal, relaxation exercise, participation in groups, reading suggestive literature and other techniques in an effort to excavate memories,” Freyd explains. “Although people may remember things with any of these techniques, there is absolutely no evidence that what they remember is historically accurate.” She also questions the validity of multiple personalities in general, stating that, “Many in the psychiatric community believe that MPD is iatrogenic, that is, caused by the use of hypnosis and the type of interviewing techniques of the doctor.”
Confirming the validity of another person’s memory is nearly impossible, especially if every other person involved in the memory denies that it took place. However, it may perhaps be unfair to label as “impossible” or “ridiculous” the memories of other people which merely lie beyond the spectrum of our own experience. Many of us received religious indoctrination from our family as we grew up, and were forced to participate in weird ceremonies that made us uncomfortable. Isn’t it logical that if our parents were Satanists or occultists, they might subject us to similar indoctrination? And since Satanic and occult practices purportedly bestow worldly power upon their practitioners, isn’t it logical that some of our most powerful leaders might participate in such practices? Isn’t it logical that they would make use of occult-based mind control techniques such as hypnotism, rituals, mind-altering drugs, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (i.e., rote memorization of “magic words”) -techniques that have been traditional components of religious ceremonies, from the mystical priesthoods of Babylon, Greece, Rome and Egypt to the “cults” of today?