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Operation Mind Control

The Cryptocracy's Plan to Psychocivilize You (Expanded Researcher's Edition)
Narrated by: Eric Burns
Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Walter Bowart (1939-2007) was a journalist and a prominent figure in the New York City counter-culture of the 1960s. He was influential in promoting intellectual freedom through his work as editor of The East Village Other and through his Freedom of Thought Foundation.

Bowart's Operation Mind Control: The Cryptocracy's Plan to Psychocivilize You is a classic in the annals of conspiracy research. It is a disturbing account of the secret use of mind control technology, by a secret government (or "cryptocracy"), with an aim to pacifying whole populations and furthering private global-investment strategies. Meticulously researched and well-written, it remains - even today - one of the best books on the topic.

The original version of Operation Mind Control was the first book printed in the United States to explore the murky world of CIA mind control. This theme is common in Hollywood movies today but, at the time (1978), the topic was highly charged, top-secret, and extremely dangerous to research. The book quickly disappeared, because the CIA did not want the public to know the extent and details of its mind control programs (they actually bought up all of the copies that had been printed - an entire warehouse full).

©1994 Walter H. Bowart (P)2015 Freedom of Thought Foundation

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monumental work!

The shear amount of knowledge, and depth in which each topic is covered is astounding. Phenomenal!

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  • YG
  • 04-12-17

Terrific and terrifying

Terrific and terrifying at the same time. This edition was published a quarter of century ago but still firmly holds your attention.

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it's a good read.

loved it,it was a mind opener. a long read but worth it. very enlightening to me.

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love it

50 hours of listening for 1 crazy credit hahaha worth it i would buy it again.

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If you ever wanted to know more about mind control...,

This book is for anyone who wants to know more about the government's secret mind control experiments and its victims. Though it is some years old, it's still holds a wealth of information. Though I don't agree with all of his conclusions and some of the details given it contains enough good material for me to recommend. It will definitely get you started on your trip further down the rabbit hole.

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Interesting, frightening, and well researched

Content:

The subject matter was fascinating, and the coverage was detailed. In some cases, the details would cause my stomach to churn. This is the “Researcher’s Edition”. Since I’ve not seen any other editions, I can’t compare it to earlier editions. Other reviews say this is outdated but still very relevant. That is very accurate. I believe the 1st edition of this book came out in 1978 and this “Researcher’s Edition” is circa 1994 or 1995. Regardless, the information is powerful and relevant. For me, it was surprising in that it shook my beliefs in some topics on which I hold strong opinions.



Pros:

- Lots of details with comprehensive follow-through– names, dates, situations all tied together to form the fabric of a disturbing story that has been going on for a very long time.
- The narrator did a very good job especially considering much of the material is very dark.
- Would likely listen to again in the near future, but I need some time to digest this first.


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- I’ve not run into this before with an audiobook before, but there were times when the narrator would stop mid-sentence and re-read as though he felt he made a mistake or wanted to read it better. This doesn’t happen often enough to be a turn-off, but I would have thought these kinds of things would have been edited out.


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Go in to this with a strong stomach and an open mind. This is not to say you must believe everything the author has laid out, but even if a fraction of this is true, we should be frightened, but enlightened enough to see through facades all around us and motivated enough to work to change this silent but deadly blight forced upon humanity.

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bravo peal back the curtain!

I hope Walter is still alive he has dug up a bunch of dirt to expose the bidding place of the cryptocracy's dirty laundry.

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awesome

Great book that's jam packed with info.. so I will study it more over time

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I found this to be a fascinating book!

I am wondering if Walter Bowart's death was suspicious or not. He was born in 1939 & died in 2007, so he was only 68. That is young!!! I think he was very brave to have written it & he updated it twice (I think), so I'm sure had he lived, he would have updated it again, perhaps twice. I listened to it twice & perhaps I will again.

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  • Rene
  • 12-18-16

For perverts maybe?

A huge disappointment. For perverts interested in listening to power figures having weird sex with brainwashed people? Cannot recommend this book to anyone. What a waste of money.

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  • mrs_v
  • 05-19-17

Interesting in parts

I was very interested in the possible mind control of assassins, it's use in CIA or military circles and the possibility of it's use in Jonestown and Wako. These parts were interesting and appeared well researched. However I feel the author may have cast his net too wide and certain chapters involving were rambling, not that interesting and, to me, not convincing. The author presents everything as fact, there's no counter balance, anyone that disagrees with the author is part of the conspiracy, rather than just sceptics. Therefore it almost feels as if he is preaching to the converted.
There are some disturbing and unsettling descriptions of horrendous abuse. I believe the intention of many of these descriptions is to shock so one feels empathy with the victims. At times, this borders on sensationalism, but the descriptions serve a purpose.

The narration isn't the best. Mistakes are clearly made, the narrator repeats himself when he makes a mistake or reads something incorrectly- these errors have been left. This is something that could have been easily edited out, so along with that and the cheap looking cover - This doesn't come off as the most professional of productions. Also, some of the voices the narrator uses we're not just distracting, but baffling. Many of the women are quoted in a comically​, bimbo-ish voice. Half way through the book, the narrator bizarrely decided to do impressions. He seems to be channeling Peter Sellers dodgy, Indian routine to play Siran Siran- this stops after a couple of chapters, thankfully.

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