Enviro_cop, thanks for this:
Milton H. Erickson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_H._Erickson) used stories that used metaphors to plant ideas or thoughts into the unconscious mind. The stories would typically ramble and allow the subject to go into a trance where certain words were emphasized. I think NLP was developed on his model of hypnotherapy. There is way too much to describe here, but I think most LGATS use this to control victims.
It was definitely used in my lgat, on the first day of the course in particular. We sat in our chairs for eight hours or more, and listend to long complicated stories and theories, all punctuated by the same small set of words, over and over again. To this day I can't remember the stories or the theories, only the slogans:
* looking good vs living
* take a risk
* powerful people keep their commitments
* make a difference
That's about it. Boils down to a recipe for recruitment.
Oh, and I have anomylous memory about a story about a dog called Spot. Probably my subconscious mind still knows what Spot the Dog was about, but the rest of me doesn't :lol: