Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of Mind Control

Harvey M. Weinstein, M.D.

The truth behind Subproject 68 of the CIA-sponsored MK-ULTRA mind-control project, by a psychiatrist who was there—his father was one of the victims. The author, as a boy, watched his father deteriorate physically and mentally for unknown reasons, all while under a doctor’s care. Years later, formerly top-secret government documents told him the gruesome story: A series of sadistic experiments had been carried out on selected patients by a Canadian doctor, Ewen Cameron. The crackpot Cameron, seemingly inspired by North Korean tortures, drugged at least 100 patients in a “depatterning program,” tying them down in isolation and bombarding their brains with taped messages, 12 to 16 hours a day, a process called “psychic driving.” This could go on for more than 60 days. Then months of drugged sleep would be induced. Results? Tragic. In the end, the CIA admitted to itself that MK-ULTRA “had not yielded any results of real positive value to the Agency… “ Shocking and painful. GR

Publisher: American Psychiatric
Hardback: 304 pages

Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis

Herbert Spiegel, M.D. and David Spiegel, M.D.

A pragmatic guide to the application of hypnosis to treat phobias, control pain and anxiety, eliminate smoking and eating disorders, and deal with miscellaneous behavior disorders such as hair-pulling and stuttering from a psychiatric perspective. Included are specific dialogs and techniques for hypnotic induction. The authors divide people into the Nietzsche-inspired categories of Dionysians, Apollonians, and Odysseans according to their level of hypnotic suggestibility and personality profiles. Also discusses trance logic, spontaneous trance, amnesia, and abreaction. SS

Publisher: American Psychiatric
Paperback: 382 pages