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The Art of Persuasion Using Embedded Commands
The following article is a concise introduction to the use of embedded commands.
I'm currently reading "Mind Control 101" by Dantalion Jones. This book is a fascinating exploration of the techniques that can be used to covertly control the minds of others. One of the techniques covered in this book is the use of Embedded Commands (EC). Many people are aware that subliminal messages can readilly be inserted within music to subtly influence behaviour. Fewer people are aware that it is also possible to insert subliminal commands within everyday language through using EC. These EC act directly on the subconscious and allow the user to effectively control the behaviour of others in a covert way. What follows is a concise beginners guide to the use of EC.
For the purposes of this guide EC will be be capitalized and pauses in speech patterns will be represented by an ellipse (...).
Step 1 - Establish a Goal.
What are you trying to achieve? Are you attempting to sell something? Are you trying to persuade someone to go to bed with you? Are you arguing your case for a pay rise at work? You must first determine what you wish to achieve through using EC before you can move on to the next step of defining your commands. For the purpose of this guide we will assume that you are trying to get rid of an unwanted house guest.
Step 2 - Define your Commands.
Once you have settled on a goal you must define your EC. These will be short phrases of no more than three or four words that express your goal. You will need multiple commands in a conversation so that the subconscious of your target has sufficient commands that it can identify. Given our stated goal in Step 1 you could use the following EC:
SHOW YOU THE DOOR
Step 3 - Deliver your Commands.
EC are embedded within ordinary language. That is they are hidden. If they were stated overtly the mind would likely show some resistance to following the commands. By delivering these messages covertly the conscious mind is effectively bypassed and the subconscious is able to act on the message. The person will respond to these commands but will not know why they are doing so.
To deliver the EC above the commands need to be inserted into normal language and marked out in some way so that the subconscious mind can act upon them. In practice the commands are marked out by:
1) using a short pause before and after each command, and
2) deepening your voice slightly when giving the commands.
An example of using our EC could be:
I was talking to a friend at work today. He told me that you ...GET OUT... of life what you put into it. I agreed with what he said but had to ...LEAVE IMMEDIATELY... rather than continue talking when the boss walked in. When I got back to my desk another colleague said that my boss would be happy to ...SHOW YOU THE DOOR... that we are currently designing if you were interested. I know that you are probably not interested in continuing seeing my boss romantically but if you ...DON'T RETURN... his phone calls soon he may no longer talk to you.
The overt content is less important than the covert commands embedded within. Having said this you will need to spend some time ensuring that your script is congruent and fits the situation at hand.
You may also worry that the use of EC will sound strange to others. This worry is unfounded. Although others may realize your speech is a little different the technique is subtle enough that they will not be able to pinpoint why your speech sounds different. The commands will work on the subconscious mind and your target will with any luck respond to your commands. Have fun and use this technique wisely.