Re: The Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning?
Date: June 18, 2009 06:18AM
I went to a free weekend at the Wright Institute. They are a cult. They use known mind control techniques on the people who go there. They set it up so that if you did the exercises as told to get the "maximum benefit" out of the weekend, you would be sleep deprived, hypnotized, unable to think critically, guilt-ridden about past events in your life, an emotional wreck, and (as was true for more than a few participants) very near a nervous breakdown. We were admonished throughout the weekend with, "You know you're full of shit, don't you? Every one of you is completely full of shit." We were told to line up and shout as many hurtful, nasty things at each other as we could in order to give voice to our subconscious. People came out of that exercise looking like they had been through a war. We were constantly raising our hands, either as a symbol to silence the crowd or in answer to one of the thousands of questions asked of us throughout the weekend. We were told to clap periodically, in a rhythmic pattern--over and over, much longer than would necessary to rile up an audience. We all sat in tiny chairs which were crammed right up next to each other, so no one had room and there was practically nowhere to look except for straight at the stage where the leaders were.
I left before the weekend was over, and even then, I felt like I was in a trance, like I had been drugged, like someone had reached in and addled my brain.
When I left, there were many many people who were so excited to do more and who were no doubt ready to sign up and spend what nonexistent money they have (there were many unemployed people there). The place is scary.