The ancient Ninja clans had many practices and techniques that were at that time considereed to be
mystical or magical, but which can today be explained entirely in terms of science and psychology. Most of these practices
utilised the incredible power of the subconcious mind, a concept that was not known explicitly in their time, but which we
now understand quite well.
In this section I will describe two such techniques that can be used to implant a thought form into
the mind of another person so as to exert influence over them. This is not telepathy, as it is usually conceived, and will
not allow you to hold an unspoken conversation with someone, mind to mind, or to place a verbal message directly into
someones head - as you will see there is a difference between a specific thought and a thought form ; but it will allow
you to induce a particular kind of thought in another persons mind, which they will beleive to be their own, and this will
allow you to exert a great influence over them.
The first technique is very simple and works over a long period of time with repeated reinforcement.
It is called suggestion. Here is a classic example of suggestion, as used by the Ninja, to induce psychosomatic illness within
a person: If you ask somebody if they feel o.k. they will automatically scan over themselves to check before answering; if
you do so in a concerned tone, implying that there is some reason why they shouldn't feel ok, or that they don't look ok,
then they will check themselves over and think about it all the more thoroughly. Now, we all have little niggles and manifestations
of imperfect functioning of the body, sometimes so mild that we do not even notice them, and this act of looking for something
that may be wrong serves to increase the importance that a person attaches to them and thereby to amplify them a
little. Everybody knows that a hypochondriac can make themselves ill by thinking that they are ill all the time, and that
placebos can make us better; this techniques works upon the same psychosomatic principles. You can then also increase this
effect by concentrating on any mild problem that does crop up in answer to your questions, using concerned questioning and
sugggestions that they look like they are sufferring from this or that to continually reinforce the suggestion that
they are ill, weaving their initially insignifacnt complaints into a serious illness. Over the course of a few years you can
actually kill a person like this.
The second technique is more complicated and more immediate in its effect. Most of you will be familiar
with the fact that a large proportion of our communication is non-verbal; we are constantly expressing things above and beyond
the words that we use through body language, speed, pitch and intonation of the voice, and even pheremones and such like;
we do this automatically and largely unconsciously. And not only is this huge amount of information transmitted unconsciously,
but it is also received by the unconscious mind of the person we are talking to. Once received by the subconscious mind this
information helps to determine the way that a person thinks and feels about what we are saying; and the crucial fact for us
here is that because the person is unaware of this unconscious conversation that is going on they do not realise that the
thoughts and feelings which it engenders are not entirely their own. By utilising this unconscious flow of information it
is possible to transmit an idea, a thought form, or a feeling to another person, and for them to beleive that that thought
was thier own, and act upon it accordingly.
I can give you an excellent example of transference at work from my job as door to door fundraiser
for a charity. I ask people to give a monthly direct debit donation to support the work of the charity I fundraise for, and
I ask for £15 per month (about $18). The thing is that many of the high profile campaigns that charities run to ask for monthly
donations, through television adverts or leaflets in newspapers, ask for between £2 and £5, which is considerably less.
Because of this when you first start asking people for £15 you feel yourself that it is alot of money that you are asking
for; and sure enough almost everyone winces at this and says that they couldn't possibly afford to give so much. But after
a while I was able to change my own thinking, so that when I asked for the fifteen pounds I felt as if it was quite a small
and reasonable amount to ask for that they could surely afford, and even though I was saying exactly the same thing as before
suddenly people could afford it and were willing to donate £15. What was happening was that my own feeling that £15 was too
much was unconconscioulsy transferring itself to the people I was talking to, without me being aware of it, and they
were acting as if this feeling was their own.
There are simply too many variables to try and consciously control what you are expressing through
each aspect of your body language and modes of speech, as many books on this subject will try to teach you to do, but by mastering
your own thoughts and feelings you can control those of others.