Sea Horse wrote:
Since then a few people told me that Miscavige uses some NLP (neuro linguistic programming) in his presentation. I'm glad I didn't watch it through.
I know of one person who was in the Freezone, was even studying there and bought an emeter. He watched the video and next thing you know he was buying the damn books! After he told me he watched-then-bought, I REALLY didn't want to watch the end of that video.
Let me beat a dead horse one more time. (I apologize, Sea Horse, for that analogy and I am carefully watching my own avatar here.)
There is a difference between "away" and "out." If you are truly "out" of scientology the various control mechanisms they bring to bear will have no effect on you. Having said that, I can think of a million and one things I would rather do than watch the video in question, listening to paint dry being one of them.
Au contraire, mon ami des chevaux. NLP is not scientology, but can be an effective hypno-tool.
By contrast, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques work far better for most members of today's generation! This is because today people are taught to question everything, rather than just follow the flock. So these methods do work very well on people who are critical or analytical in their thinking processes.http://www.neuro-vision.us/DifferentTypesOfHypnosis.html
That aside, I didn't feel like "testing" my (then recent) resolve by immersing myself in listening to Miscavige's ramblings.
Besides, even 30 minutes of the dead-to-me-subject was b-o-o-o-o-r-i-n-g!