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SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

A DISCUSSION

Room No. 15


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ACTING SKILLS AND THE SPY

THE ART OF SPYING. II

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SEMPER OCCULTUS

NOS AUTEM

ET NOCTUA

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THE OWL IS IN HARROGATE

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“We are deconstructing the opposition, disorganizing the inherited order. We are invading their entire field

“We are being included in the individual’s lived experience.

In this new and continually emerging order we are moving very quickly behind the veil.”

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There is no universal set of characteristics which guarantee a successful rite of passage to being here.

The most important qualities are here listed :

Devotion to the Crown

In addition, a highly developed sense of duty and of self-discipline, perseverance and creativity in achieving goals, a well-developed memory, the ability to analyze, quickly master a new situation and take independent decisions, show reasonable initiative and justified risk, the ability to prolong the concentration of attention and to learn foreign languages, sociability, internal organizational anonymity, decency in dealing with colleagues, honesty and integrity in the performance of official duties.

In addition, those being here should be willing to work in an unusual, sometimes difficult climate, in countries with restless if not dire, extremely dangerous circumstances.

One can add that an important requirement is a readiness for a long time (from several months to several years) for life abroad, not necessarily in a comfortable and calm state.

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The Union Jack

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The Owl is in Harrogate – Covert War

Imagery in the Manipulation of Mass Consciousness

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We can say anything we want and show a compulsion to display uniqueness

This is far more seductive than reciting the material of others

We also have to consider how we are presenting this, as somewhat different. Then, perhaps it is not?

If we fail to grapple with imagination, we achieve nothing

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Brain Washing – Basics

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HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

We dwell with what has power to overwhelm and dominate by exploiting fractures in the human psyche, literally to paralyze the emotional capacity to resist. Then the expected question is; the will to resist what?

This will be our preoccupation.

A focus upon emotion, though not confined therein. Can we use any weapon? Yes, but we are focusing on one weapon in particular. We are working from the premise that human emotion, the innate capacity to feel, is multifaceted and in this, is an array of targets that suit our purpose well. Consider that emotions are bound together, in varying intensities with regard to circumstance. And I have to say that what is outwardly stated by the target is not the inner condition. There is, invariably, a hypocrite lurking therein, one that fears, one that desires. Yes, the will to resist is not as strong as one might be led to assume, if strong at all.

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Importantly, it has to be acknowledged that we now exist within a very threatening geo-political reality. Firstly, the passing of time has brought with it a malignant spread of global jihadism and second, the asymmetric threats arriving from practically everywhere are still as great, if not greater.

And this era certainly is characterized by ‘data analysis’, ‘facial recognition software’, not to forget a myriad identities online and smartphones that deliver trails of data. Dealing with this requires characteriologically different skills than were the case during the past. ‘Forensic capabilities’, ‘bio-metrics’ and DNA, make old-time moving around practically everywhere much more of a challenge.

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Incidentally, we should not appear as though we are stationary in what is moving extremely quickly, one might well ponder on the future reality of our profession. Specifically, with regard to strategically important applications of emerging technologies – the new frontiers.  We can now command, control and communicate via altogether novel ways. We are not divorced from it, we are deeply immersed in its dictate.

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Anatomy of a Contrary Mind – In Brief

How we can both create a contrary mind and / or infiltrate it, hence use it to our advantage

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Firstly, the question : What are the constituent precursors to attitude, is what we have to consider.

Who and what are we dealing with?

It appears to us that it is not what is the case that we often must contend, but what really is NOT the case : A DELUSION is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. Unlike hallucinations, delusions are always pathological. As pathology, it is distinct from a belief based upon false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.

DELUSIONS typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.

One’s ‘life world’ consists of varying intensities of personal associations and which could be described as ’journeys that beckon’ some of which, if taken to the extreme, might to some cause major disruption, but even this is not abnormal, rather a condition the apparatus we have allows. A consideration here though; who is to say when and if pathology is the case? What would be ‘injurious’ and at what point? I think this is important because ‘escapism’ and ‘infatuation’ are not the same conditions, though they do overlap.

I would say infatuation is often carefully manipulated and a reinforced state that certain (many) people and organizations engage in because they recognize its benefits. . .to them. I think much of the film industry’s affair with violence and its perpetrators (certain individuals who, in my opinion, are mentors in the extreme negative degree) is a good example.

Some would say that fantasy is a willingness to indulge and freely express novel thoughts, thereby it is a creative process because something is created, even if it stays in the mind. Perhaps ‘escaping’ into this condition might at times apply.

THE FANTASY CYCLE : This is a pattern that recurs in the personal lives of some, if not many; in politics, in history and in storytelling. When embarking upon a course of action which is unconsciously driven by wishful thinking, all may seem to go well for a time, in what may be called the ‘dream stage’. However, because this make-believe can never be reconciled with reality, it leads to a ‘frustration stage’ as things start to go wrong, prompting a more determined effort to keep the fantasy in being. As reality presses in, it leads to a ‘nightmare stage’ as everything goes wrong, culminating in an ‘explosion into reality’, when the fantasy finally falls apart.  One needs to consider how this is managed, by who in particular and for what reason?

A further consideration might be whether some are actually aware of the status of their thoughts. What began as deliberate attempts to deceive become normal associations. Even at the outset this could be the case, an unconscious drive that fuels a living lie. I tend to think in this situation, most are aware that the persona they present is not theirs at all and they revel in the response they encourage.

Infatuation can involve the process of ‘idealizing the other’ which is a taking into oneself facets of someone else living or dead and making these facets what one wants them to be. This might appear unhealthy, but when you consider how many actually do this, one starts asking what unhealthy actually is. There are myriad who imagine lovers conferring all of the things denied them, even to the extent of enjoying a dialogue in the mind and/or assuming a role this imaginary other has in one’s (or collective) affairs. Is this an injury of sorts, a’ disease’ or what is attributable to the infinitely complex, neuronal circuitry, thus a byproduct of it and one we, who recognise it, have to deal with.We can incorporate this into our arsenal of tools. Yes, we can.

If you consider that all biological life presents infinite complexity. We infer much regarding the human capacity to cognize, it is the genus that subsumes us all, yet many dwell with descriptions of attributes which do little if anything to encompass what is the infinity of its construction. So one might ask; what are you doing when internalizing? Well it’s much easier to examine the affect, that is, the manifestation of the process though there are lots of theories on what happens within and certain of these utilize sophisticated imaging technology, yet the capacity to dwell in four-dimensional thought with its requisite emotionality remains a very literal ’miracle’ if you want to use that word. Nothing new in that, but to say there is much that becomes possible in this realm of thought, this personal mental status of the person dwelling among others similar. As said, what is termed ‘fantasy’, well, anything becomes possible because it’s not just a silent moving portrait, but one containing facets which can be very deeply felt, in fact in ways that can become ’overbearing’.

Fulfilling of desire is interesting because it displays the capacity to bring many complexities into play, but also to bring others too, such as the felt desire to hurt and to kill.

However one chooses to define states of being therefore has to appeal to what is happening with the person and who else and what in the outside world is defining it.

The human biological system which has evolved into its current form in adaptation over eons upon eons is capable of destroying and loving and degrees of both at the same time. Even to love who has been killed and vice versa. Human beings are instinctively driven to procreate (sex is overwhelmingly insatiable), and to drive the species into non-existence (to contrive, to imagine killing and committing the act itself). We use our ingenuity most often to design in accordance with instinct.

A relevant question in this context; given the awesome design we carry, its equally awesome potential to imagine, to utilize language’s descriptive picturing, to reflect beauty . . . how many will never? How many are there who, because of their afflicted status, cannot deal with what you display to them and their moral logic falls between despising and justifying killing? This forms the backdrop of this work.

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A few more definitions before we begin

Intention, intent, purpose, design, aim, end, object, objective, goal – mean what we intend to accomplish or attain.

Intention implies little more than what we have in mind to do or bring about.

Intent suggests clearer formulation or greater deliberateness.

Purpose suggests a more settled determination.

Design implies a more carefully calculated plan.

Aim adds to these implications of effort directed toward attaining or accomplishing.

End stresses the intended effect of action often in distinction or contrast to the action or means as such.

Object may equal end but more often applies to a more individually determined wish or need.

Objective implies something tangible and immediately attainable.

Goal suggests something attained only by prolonged effort and hardship.

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SUBVERSION :

Defining and understanding subversion involves the identifying of entities, structures, and certain things that can be subverted.

This does not mean that each type of subversion has appeal to any specific approach, the using of predetermined tools and practices. Each subversive campaign is different and this is because of the social, political, economic, cultural, and historical differences that each actor / nation owns and practices. Subversive activities are employed based upon an evaluation of these factors.

External Subversion – refers to actions taken by another nation in cooperation with those inside the subverted nation. Foreign volunteers from another nation are not sufficient to qualify for external subversion. The reason for this is that the actors may legitimately share the cause of the internal subversive dissidents and have legitimately volunteered.

>> Only when the government itself furnishes a nation with money, arms, supplies, or other help to dissidents can it be called subversion. <<

So then, what is the overriding reason for subversion?

The reason is to protect national security, to maintain the existing social and political order via clandestinely entering, monitoring, disrupting or subverting.

What is subversive activity?

Broadly speaking, subversive activity, is the lending of benefits (sponsorship), reassurance and moral support to individual actors, groups, or organizations that back the overthrow of serving governments. All willful acts that are intended to be detrimental to the best interests of the government and that do not fall into the categories of treason, sedition, sabotage or espionage are placed in the category of subversive activity.

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JUDGING YOU BY YOUR COVER, TO WHAT EXTENT CAN WE MANIPULATE WHAT IS DEEMED A RISKY STRATEGY?

‘Trust no one’ is the general rule of those familiar with the art of judging you.
But in a general sense, is this strategy so simply adhered to? We do not want it to be, so what is the underlying issue here?
One’s relying on deliberate signals such as smiles and / or the signalling properties of characteristics such as gender or race and ethnicity is naive. Such signals are little more than cheap talk in that they convey no credible information about the strategy of the counterpart.
A smile is easily mimicked but perhaps not easily faked and as a consequence, should serve both those who are and those who are not trustworthy. Gender and race are more difficult to mimic, but no more informative than a smile. Although people may have powerful stereotypes (expectations) about populations with these phenotypic markers, they may do little to inform the decision about trusting a specific individual.
Really, one should be at least curious about whether anything at all can be inferred based solely on a surface judgment, and whether these judgments are correct. Most are not curious.

Further, what of an easily observable, seemingly non-credible, but difficult to mimic, aspect of people: their attractiveness?

It is the case that decisions about whom to trust are in fact biased by stable facial traits such as attractiveness. Research addressing the validity of facial trustworthiness or its basis in facial features is scarce, and the results have been inconsistent.

One can measure facial (bizygomatic) width (scaled for face height) because this is a sexually dimorphic, testosterone-linked trait predictive of male aggression. Men with greater facial width are more likely to exploit the trust of others and that others are less likely to trust male counterparts with wide rather than narrow faces (independent of their attractiveness). 

ON THE RECRUITING OF AGENTS

The Main Points – Conducting a ‘Special’ Conversation :

(I). During the ‘special’ conversation, one should establish close psychological contact with the other (the target). During the conversation, one must control the reaction of the other according to external manifestations (facial expressions, gestures, etc.), according to the degree of perception put forward (active, passive), thus maintaining constant feedback to the other.

(II). One’s hold on the event must be confident, demonstrating a strong conviction in one’s words.

(III). One’s eyes should be directed towards the other. In a frank call, in no case should one avoid looking at the other, one’s eyes, in a visual duel, she/he first has to lower their eyes. But constantly looking at one point is also not recommended.

(IV). One must watch for the clarity of one’s speech, do not talk too fast and in any case not monotonously.

(V). From the very first words, carefully observe the reaction of the other. The emotional component of one’s speech should be viewed from the point of view of relaxation and removal of emotional stress in the other. This is achieved, for example, with the help of an appropriate joke, or not too abstruse anecdote.

(VI). At the culmination of the conversation it is necessary to speak with conviction, with confidence, with the emphasis of each word.

(VII). Under no circumstances should one give the other a reason to suspect that one’s speech is given with difficulty, that one is tired, or at some moments, feel insecure.

(C-I) Secret Intelligence Service.

from : ‘Tactics of Interpersonal Manipulation.’ (C-I)

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>> The defining characteristics of the professional unfitness of the person (target) to ‘use’, are the following : a rich imagination, a tendency to invent events that are not appropriate to reality or give their own interpretation of the current operational situation <<

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RECRUITMENT OF AGENTS : Seminar Notes. ‘Motives capable of persuading the intended person (the target) to cooperate’. (which is the applicable frame, one can state).

The concept of recruitment has long gone beyond industrial and political espionage, and today recruitment is of course used by businesswomen and men (!) as an effective tool in building a business, when it comes to the human factor. Remember we are the human factor, mission critical, in case it is assumed differently, by whomever).
But to the point, our point, what can become the motive, capable of ”persuading” the ”planned person” (agent/spy) to COOPERATE?
– political or religious beliefs
– Striving for power
– romantic performances
– nationalism
– conceit
– an exaggerated opinion of their abilities
– revenge
– material difficulties
– Fear (compromise, physical impact, for other people …);
Greed (as a character trait)
Compassion (as a character trait) – love-passion – worldly weaknesses and vices (drunkenness, gambling, women, drugs, sybarites …) – the desire to know what other people cannot know about …
(C-I) Secret Intelligence Service

Notes from Brodsworth Hall 15 10 2017

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COLD WAR ERA : CLASSICAL (USEFUL) MODEL OF KGB RECRUITMENT OF AGENTS

Recruitment contacts may be preceded by a long study of the ‘potential agent’. First of all, the person’s ability to extract required information or to exert the necessary influence is determined. If the development is very promising, then the recruitment proposal is prepared long and carefully; financial and marital status, habits, inclinations, weaknesses inherent to her/ himself and her/his family members are established. In the field of business, in addition to studying the person of recruitment, it is necessary to collect necessary and compromising material on proxies for the purpose of using them as intermediaries. After that, a situation is created when a recruiting specialist comes to her/him……………….

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AND OF COURSE, the most difficult is the case of recruiting a person who has all their values realised. What do we do then? Yes, what? Well, we create a sub-personality, which will strive to realise the shadow side of the personality. The one that is the antipode of the available values. Do you have a stable job that allows you to communicate with the other sex? But do you not want, as in youth, uncontrollable passion, enthusiasm and drive? And austerities, they lay in wait, should you remain, only to waste your precious time? And a sub-personality is being introduced into the consciousness of the other, and you / we as controllers facilitate the realisation of this side of life. (C-I) Secret Intelligence Service

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CORRUPTION : WHY THE CORRUPTIBLE AND CORRUPTED ARE USEFUL TO US – next

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The Owl is in Harrogate. Covert War

Imagery in the Manipulation of Mass Consciousness

Brain Washing – Basics

Mata Hari (I)

Mata Hari (II)

Mata Hari – It is impossible to imagine the courage a woman can show while facing a firing squad, in certitude of death.  DO NOT GO EASY.  Kick, bite, scratch, spit and scream obscenities. Look straight at them and laugh in their faces. “Is that all you’ve got? I thought you had more in you to kill me with. You scum.”  (C-I)

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Copyright (c) 2017. Secret Intelligence Service

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SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

A DISCUSSION

Room No. 15

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ACTING SKILLS AND THE SPY

MMXVII

Adversitate. Custodi. Per Verum

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The Union Jack

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“Do not like my character? Not my problem. It provides me with the quality of natural selection; someone who can not stand me is weeded out. And then, there are those who remain with me, under any and all circumstances, under any mood. That is, with those my true friends and I, to the end.”

(C-I) Unit Principal Officer

Secret Intelligence Service

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The United Kingdom

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