We look at how music can manipulate characters or scenes in films.

The use of music in films is the secret weapon that producers use to manipulate our emotions and shape our responses to the story. The same footage may appear romantic, sad or even sinister through the choice of music and within these broad confines, more subtle gradations of emotion can also be engendered. A little personal reflection will confirm that a piece of music can change how we feel within seconds which is quite remarkable for a stimulus which is not found in the natural world. Though we may react emotionally to an ambient sound such as birdsong (perhaps as a consequence of the associations created by early memories) our feelings are unrelated to its real purpose or its meaning to the animal concerned.

Co je narcismus a proč se šíří myšlení míchou jako infekce

Narcizmus narastá ako obezita. Desaťročné deti s krycím menom „Najzlatejšie dievčatko na svete“ postujú na Instagrame selfies s našpúlenou pusou, v okuliaroch, a tričku s nápisom Diva.
Jejich 30-ročné matky v stodolárových teplákoch z Lululemon sa denne potia vo fitnesscentrách, lejú do seba organické džúsy a na fejsbuku postujú fotky z dovolenky na Arube.
Ich krásni manželia zatiaľ  šplhajú po korporačnom rebríčku, budujú si konekcie na sociálnych sieťach, sú neskutočne úspešní a zaručnene rozmýšľajú nad nejakým startupom.

From the 1980s to the present, narcissistic personality traits among college students rose just as fast as obesity rates. And those scores nhave been rising even faster since the 2000s. Psychologist and co-author of „The Narcissism Epidemic,“ W. Keith Campbell, sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss just what exactly narcissism is and why we have become a culture obsessed with self-admiration.

Musical Hypnosis: Sound and Selfhood from Mesmerism to Brainwashing (Hudobná hypnóza: zvuk a sebectvo od Mesmerizmu až po vymývanie mozgov)

Social History of Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 2, May 2012, Pages 271–289, https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkr143Published: 05 October 2011


Music has long been associated with trance states, but very little has been written about the modern western discussion of music as a form of hypnosis or ‘brainwashing’. However, from Mesmer’s use of the glass armonica to the supposed dangers of subliminal messages in heavy metal, the idea that music can overwhelm listeners‘ self-control has been a recurrent theme. In particular, the concepts of automatic response and conditioned reflex have been the basis for a model of physiological psychology in which the self has been depicted as vulnerable to external stimuli such as music. This article will examine the discourse of hypnotic music from animal magnetism and the experimental hypnosis of the nineteenth century to the brainwashing panics since the Cold War, looking at the relationship between concerns about hypnotic music and the politics of the self and sexuality.

Modern Worship = Western White Magic Hypnotism? (Moderné chvály = Hypnotizmus západnej bielej mágie)

Sú moderné chvály naozaj chválami Boha? Alebo slúžia bielej mágií?
Hypnóza v moderných chválach? Prvky Jogy v chválach?
Prečo nie je dobré počúvať, spievať chvály – worship hudbu Bethel music, Hillsong a iné im podobné skladby? Odpovede na tieto otázky Vám dá analýza misionára Smitha typickej modernej chválovej skladby, kde je použitá hypnóza a manipulácia veriacich…

Narcissists Who Cry: The Other Side of the Ego (Plačúci narcisti – Iná strana Ega)

Have you ever noticed that when you have gotten very sick or hospitalized, the person you thought was your friend never asked or called? When the same situation had previously happened to them, you were there for them.
Many of you have been in a relationship or been a friend with someone who was an extreme narcissist. These types of relationships are filled with drama unless you totally please the narcissist, which is impossible. The typical extreme narcissists are full of themselves and are overtly pompous. I would like to focus on a kind of extreme narcissist that most people fail to recognize. First, let me explain what extreme narcissism is all about.

10 Ways You Can Spot A „Spiritual“ Narcissist

10 spôsobov rozlíšenia „duchovného“ narcistu

Autorka uvádza 10 spôsobov, ako môžete rozpoznať duchovného narcistu. Sú to vlci v ovčom rúchu. Duchovní narcisti majú tendenciu podľa názoru autorky vplývať na svoje okolie svojím intelektuálnym myslením, čo znamená, že na uchvátenie pozornosti a ovplyvňovanie obecenstva využijú svoj intelekt, akademické úspechy a znalosť Písma.
Duchovní narcisti takto zdôvodňujú svoje kontrolné a zneužívajúce metódy „duchovnosťou“.
Duchovné zneužitie je obzvlášť škodlivé, pretože spôsobuje, že v nás vyvoláva pochybnosti a často nás i odlučuje od spojenia s Bohom.

7 Things You’ll Never See a Narcissist Do

Because of their fundamental sense of worthlessness and compensatory grandiosity, narcissists play by different rules than the rest of us. Here is a short list of things healthy people do that you’ll never see a narcissist do.
The Narcissist’s Never-Do List
1. Apologize
Admitting wrong is uncomfortable for most people, but the give-and-take in relationships at times calls for an acknowledgment of fault. Healthy people usually know when they owe an apology and are willing to give it. Whether we interrupt, fail to deliver on a promise, say something hurtful, or lose our temper beyond reasonable bounds, we offer an apology to show respect and caring.
The narcissist, on the other hand, never apologizes. Seeing himself as above reproach, he never feels he has done wrong. His sense of superiority over others reinforces his belief that other inferior beings are always to blame for anything that goes awry, even if the narcissist is actually responsible. Sometimes narcissists express fauxpologies, which are designed to deflect blame back onto others. An example of a fauxpology is, “I’m sorry you are so sensitive and can’t handle real life.”

Why Narcissistic Parents Infantilize Their Adult Children

One trait that nearly all narcissistic parents have in common is the need to infantilize their children. This can be as direct as making the child feel incompetent every time they try something new, or it can be as subtle as always stepping in and offering to do something they can clearly do for themselves.
Unfortunately, this behavior rarely stops even after the child becomes an adult. In fact, it can sometimes become worse as the narcissistic parent fears their children’s growing independence and the end of their narcissistic supply.

How to Leave a Narcissist or Toxic Relationship – Ako ukončiť narcistický alebo toxický vzťah

When we fall in love, it’s natural to become attached and form a romantic bond. But once in love with a narcissist, it’s not easy to leave, despite the abuse.
Although you’re unhappy, you may be ambivalent about leaving because you still love your partner, have young children, lack resources, and/or enjoy lifestyle benefits. Friends may question why you stay or urge you to, “Just leave.” Those words can feel humiliating because you also think you should. You may want to leave, but feel stuck, and don’t understand why. This is because there are deeper reasons that keep you bonded unlike in other relationships.

6 Types of Spiritual Bypassing Holding Back Your Abuse Recovery (6 spôsobov duchovného obchvatu, brzdiace uzdraveniu zo zneužitia)

In all my years of guiding others through narcissistic abuse recovery, I’ve seen some dangerous advice.  Everywhere I look, it seems there is a teacher or author who promises rapid healing, wholeness, balance, and the complete annihilation of trauma triggers for the rest of your life. 

But here’s the truth — recovery from narcissistic abuse is not easy, nor is it linear, fast, or permanent.

Recovery is exhausting, challenging, and forces you to question everything you thought you knew about yourself. Anyone telling you otherwise is promoting spiritual bypassing rather than genuine recovery.

Emotional abuse triggers don’t vanish overnight. Plus, the world is filled with toxic and narcissistic people.

We can’t avoid the “bad guys” and isolate ourselves in a pseudo-spiritual bubble forever.

That’s not true healing — when we engage in practices that bypass our humanity, we’re just dissociating and neglecting real recovery.

If you’re ready for some raw and real truths, keep reading because genuine recovery from narcissistic abuse is possible if you’re prepared to tackle the deep spiritual challenge.

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What is Spiritual Bypassing and Why is It Dangerous?

Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist John Wellwood first coined the term “spiritual bypassing” in the early 80s, defining it as the “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.”

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