> Nancy B.
> "John S visited - I was mesmerized by is speech
> pattern and voice. (There are some very old
> recording of John that if you get a chance to
> listen to you may discover why the first
> generation loved him."
> I recall trying to bring my brother into the
> fellowship in the late 70's. I handed him a This
> Week, and he read the first few pages in my
> presence, curtly handing it back to me with this
> comment:"It's hypnotic." I think my attempt at
> evangelism pretty much stopped there.
> Anyway, I suspect the cadence in speech and
> writing was something John studied in order to
> keep people's attention and maximize his
> influence. As I look back, I realize much what I
> thought was spontaneous on his part, was actually
> very calculated. A talented con man, he was.
> Anyway, I.hope.this.comment.has.been.help.ful
Yes, Changed, I am convinced he studied how to maximize his efforts. Unless biographies were changed anyone can read how WJ his father had studied at Angelicus Chapel in LA are under Aimee simple MacPhearson. Young John was by Dad Stevens side. That is recorded in his history. i recall so many times when John S spoke of Aimee; Smith wiggleworth and Kathryn Kulman to name a few of the very popular evangelists. I doubt that any old real to real recordings
available from the late '50's early 60's in Washington.
The full impact did not really hit me until I watched old recordings on You Tube of these evangelists that jrs admired.
For me the odd thing was that I was researching for mind -control example that were non- CTLW related. In fact I was not even think of our cult when i discovered these old videos- ended up opening Pandora's box with a mega epiphany about the "church group " I had left decades before. I knew these names well, but had never experienced watching nor had been able to listen to them. It is uncanny.
Here's a You tube link to tickle your fancy if anyone is so inclined to compare the speech dynamics - the glamourous stair cases and satin gowns for jrs. Substitute the Hawaiian shirt maybe.