Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times


I’m increasingly amazed at what we can learn about human behavior by watching people react to the present pandemic crisis.

Rational thinking, critical thinking, and discernment are largely absent in herd behavior, and if you’ve wondered whether or not people are even thinking for themselves, you’d be asking a great question.

The answer to that great question would be, ‘no.’

People may believe they are having original thoughts, making independent choices, and navigating this crisis under their own volition, but the human mind is incredibly self-deceptive, and we are under the influence of incredibly deceptive experts.

In fact, most of the decisions we make are unconscious, not even registered by the thinking mind. It’s the subconscious mind which drives the majority of human behavior, and if you don’t yet grasp how real this is or how easy is to program the subconscious, then, your understanding of our current situation is woefully incomplete.

We live in a society of influencers, and the one’s who are able to get hundreds of millions of people on the same page about masks, social distancing and lockdowns are the greatest influencers of all time. They know how the mind works, and use this knowledge against you.

This is how so many people can find themselves suddenly believing that the human immune system is worthless against a disease with a 99.9+% survival rate, and that the only way to be healthy is to inject ourselves with experimental DNA altering pharmaceuticals. It’s Backwardsville.

What’s their secret?

Simple. Exploit the subconscious mind by inserting endlessly repetitive messages into our environment all around us, so that when a decision needs to be made, the choice is already familiar and clear, because we’ve already seen the answers all over our environment, while competing information is being banned and censored from view.

This is a very real form of mind control, and every one of us is a target.

For decades film, television and advertisers have been implanting suggestions into the public mind via subliminal images and messages. Most of these are intended to trigger our base impulses in order to coax us into purchasing something we feel will satiate our desires. Mainstream media uses repetitive and hypnotic messaging in the 24-hour news cycle, and the TV itself causes the frontal lobe of the brain to shut down, bringing the viewer down into a suggestive state.

All of this should be common knowledge by now. I mean, after all, they do teach this stuff in school, and I was even required to take two formal classes on subliminal messaging when I attended the University of Texas many years ago.

If you don’t understand how the subconscious mind works or how it can directly influence your behavior, then you’re missing a major component of self-actualization and personal development. Hacking your own mind is the most powerful way to get the results you want for your life, but when you don’t actively program your own mind, you leave it open to a vast array of negative influences from our self-destructive culture.

Here’s an incredibly potent example of this kind of mind control. In it, American magician Justin Willman runs a group of social media influencers through a detailed mind control experiment, and the results are rather shocking.



Here is another example of just how shockingly effective it can be. In this clip, magician Darren Brown pitches a product to two advertising directors who craft a campaign which reveals how deeply they have been influenced by subliminal messaging and hypnosis. He literally programs the minds of people who should know how this stuff works, and should be more immune to this than most of us:


Final Thoughts

I know you’ve probably heard all this before, or at least I hope you have.

It’s easier than ever to see people under the influence of this type of mind control today, and if you see what’s going on, then it’s imperative that you take command of your own mind in order to weed out the self-destructive and self-sabotaging programs we’re being fed.

In my work as a self-mastery coach I help people to get a clear picture of what is in their head and how patterns, programs and stories are secretly derailing them and keeping them in a cage. There is so much work to do on ourselves, and I can guide you through this. Check out my work, here.


About the Author

Dylan Charles is a self-mastery coach, the editor of Waking Times and host of the Battered Souls podcast. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.


Dylan is available for interviews and podcasts. Contact him at


This article (Watch This if You Still Believe People Are Thinking For Themselves) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.


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