SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
Room No. 15
ACTING SKILLS AND THE SPY
THE ART OF SPYING. II
THE OWL IS IN HARROGATE
“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.”
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.
AND THAT IS NOTHING CLOSE TO WHAT IS REQUIRED *
*Additionally see ‘Addendum III’ below
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
The Pharmacological Interrogation – What to Expect. See Addendum III (below)
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.
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.
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. Here, we are not.
“There is a tendency to misidentify data for wisdom. Unobstructed access to data can produce unlimited use only if it is matched by both the desire and the ability to discover what it means and where it will lead. Data can be a frightful thing if left extensive and reified. It is too easily regarded as an evaluated certainty rather than as the rawest of raw materials demanding to be processed into the texture of the interpersonal, the essentially human”. (Wyndham-Lewis). (C-II)
Far away and close are they who quietly step
The clock is pounding like an outgoing train, but not because tomorrow will be too late
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
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.
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.
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.
From a discussion we had 05 10 2016. (C-I)
I like word subversion (covert assault) so will use it. On reading through Wyndham-Lewis’s short article ‘On Concealment,’ I was left to ponder on a few issues around the activity of subversion, or I can closely refer; the tactics of the agent provocateur.
Also, the theoretical is essential to know and to see it action is better. In addition because no two circumstances (human activity systems) present the same characteristics (or even similarity at all), there is no consistent appeal to theory or application.
Apologies but in a presentation much has to be stated in superficial fashion, certain made appeal to for application and so on.
I want to introduce the foundation for the experiential which is part two.
So what is the overriding reason for subversion? It is to protect national security, to maintain the existing social and political order via clandestinely entering, monitoring, disrupting or subverting.
What is subversive activity? On a broad scale, often it is the lending of benefits,, reassurance and moral support to individuals, groups, or organisations 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.
Describing subversion requires the identifying of ‘things’, structures that can be subverted.
This does not mean that each type of subversion follows neither a predetermined practice nor the employment of predetermined tools. Each subversive operation is different because of the socio-economic, geo-political and historical-traditional contrasts that each country displays or part thereof. Subversive activities are utilised based upon an assessment of such factors.
Theoretically, the infiltration of state related organisations can offer the opportunity to achieve many things. The infiltration of security forces can provide insights regarding the government’s capabilities. A covert entry enables the planting of untruths with the intention of leading the government to mismanage its resources and ultimately weakening and de-legitimizing the government.
Any group, organisation, or institution that may help sway opinion and beliefs of the collectivity against the established government could be a target for covert entry/subversive activity.
In this broad form of subversion, for example it is not only the government directly that can be targeted by the agent/s (ourselves) but any prevailing cultural character, that distinctiveness, mater/pater familias/bonding, quietude and so on.
Allow that I narrow down my application to one of subversion of certain types of organisation, the subversive activity which is more that of the agent provocateur. These organizations often are already viewed in the public arena as being legitimate concerns and often provide a social stage to express ideas.
It is the case that political organisation or governments themselves may use agents provocateurs against any political opponents. The provocateurs try to incite the opponent to do counter-productive or ineffective acts so to foster public disdain or provide a pretext for aggression against the opponent.
Both Officers and assets, once established in the organisation, do not merely collect intelligence, the main purpose can be to discredit and disrupt.
Note that the activities of the agent provocateur can raise ethical and legal issues. Specifically that in common law jurisdictions the legal concept of entrapment may apply if the main impetus for any crime was the provocateur.
It is important to establish the needs (inputs) of the organisation. When identified, these needs are linked to solutions that our own interests can provide. Once established the agent can work to establish ties with other organisations.
If organisations are too difficult to covertly enter, it may be necessary to create a new organisation that merely appears to be independent, but is under the our direction.
Arguably the examples of how things were done during the past bear less legitimacy than might appear while using them to understand the present. We have moved into a new paradigm and in this paradigm are advances in the technology employed for this purpose. So by implication subversion during the Cold War period holds with it a different performing of the task than it would if that situation was apparent in the same way now.
Yes, I can see that you are jumping from the chair and hollering, “Woman, things are the same now and worse!” I think so too. There is more activity (more requirements) now and it brings into play the very technological advances referred to heretofore and these, emerging constantly add a qualitatively different procedure to the task (subversive) at hand. We must acknowledge this.
However, one can consider it still as very much a human activity because human beings, their emotions, thoughts and actions are the raw material that we are working with.
Basically, we want to make ‘XY’ think in a certain way. We either know how ‘XY’ already thinks or I have to find out. We want to make ‘XY’ begin behaving in a certain way/be compelled via thinking that we have caused. In order to do this we have to consider the most appropriate strategy.
‘XY’ could be an individual or a group. I want here to concentrate on groups.
What is the primary task of ‘XY’.
Geographically, where is XY. What is the character, cultural characteristics, what is its size, structure, which are its leaders, operators, and support?
What of the group context/group within its state and or nation?
How does ‘XY’ perform? Are they a hierarchical organisation or degrees toward a mutual adjustment?
How is the information stored? How is the information shared?
What is already known from collection, processing and analysis?
Specifically, what is our interest?
Because of the era specific facets, these dictate to a large extent the nature of the intervention (nature of the steps employed) of entry into the organization (XY).
Please allow the consideration that on a personal level the closer to home the agent provocateur is, the easier it is to gain entry. I can list the criteria:
How easy is it to get in? Do I have to qualify and in this qualifying require credentials and psychometric/polygraph?
Is entry based upon declaration of shared interest, demonstrated via statements, appearance, character?
There is much more to consider but the point being that there are degrees of impossibility associated with certain cases of entry into ‘XY’. These are related to nationality, culture, language, sex, age and so on. qIt is advantageous to inspire commitment to a person/s already a member of ‘XY’. Likewise there can be degrees of impossibility associated with being successful.
There are also degrees of success because the person/s have to be trusted. There are methods employed to work on surety in this and I can discuss these.
What’s in the kitbag of tools?
Direct bribery (executives are only useful if they influence or act in accordance with how we require them to). Actions performed over a period of time can make others (both close and distant) become suspicious. The requirement is for careful concealment of activities.
Psychological operations (the employing of ‘dirty tricks’) so to undermine, for example the planting of false media stories and publishing bogus types of publication in the name of targeted groups. The forging of correspondence, sending of anonymous letters, making anonymous phone calls. The spreading of misinformation, setting up fake groups to cause trouble for ‘XY’.
The employing of legal harassment, the making of the appearance that XY is a criminal. The manipulating of inputs such as adding tax levies or other regulations. So to intimidate XY and those supportive. Manipulation of credit facilities.
The searching of the domestic residence/s associated with ‘XY’, the object being to intimidate and disrupt (** illegal).
I can now move on to application and a case study. Part Two. Subversion.
It is indeed the case that what can be done can also be done to us, and consequently these considerations in counter espionage are an impetus to action in this respect.
From a Seminar. 26 05 2017. Brodsworth
Untruth. Falsehood. Propaganda. Indoctrination. Lie. Intention
What said often employs aggregates of words with baseless content though the one delivering them has intention. Taken by the listener/observer and sometimes without scrutiny. The end result being a ‘vision’ of something together with hints at conviction that is askew. Not necessarily the fault of the other because this is the extent of the means at their disposal. I am not going to examine this because assume you know what they intend, even though what told represents a poorly constructed
Does all-encompassing physical knowledge makes one’s own internal states as transparent as say those of a robot or computer?
Yes, this is indeed the cyber era and the remit in profiling of people of interest is most often facilitated by the computer/machine. What here is my preoccupation is thus: Can discovery gained via a computer/machine fully encompass internal states? What of the cognitive changes that constitute emotional reacting to the world? Might a computer clumsily summarise what is actually a very complex rearranging taking place in the psyche? By relying on the computer do we miss the quality or nature of given experiences (qualia) that would be useful for us to see? For example; in our considering how experiences of the same thing differ between people in groups. The concept of inter-subjectivity is a relevant mechanism for understanding how it is that people empathize with one another’s experiences, (different people with the same experiences) and engage in meaningful communication (empathise) about them.
Can we achieve this with the computer? In varying extent, can we achieve this without the computer taking into consideration where our persons of interest might be geographically. What are we required to do with the computer?
We can input so to manipulate a system. We can output, allowing the system to indicate the effects of our manipulation. We can use a computer keyboard and mouse. We can use web-based user interfaces or that accept input and provide output by generating web pages which are transmitted via the internet and viewed by ourselves using a web browser program. We can touch screens which are displays that accept input via fingers and so on.
When engaged by the computer can a person of interest’s thought process regarding how something is happening in the real world be discovered? Does the computer provide us with a representation of the surrounding world; the relationships between its various parts and a person of interest’s intuitive perception regarding his/her own actions and consequences of those actions?
Does the computer engage the raw material which is a representation of external reality and which perform a major role in cognition, reasoning and decision-making?
The way a person expresses him/herself constantly undergoes change, though still retains unchanging characteristics, depending on the person who has the potential to affect their subjectivity. What makes up psychic experience is a wide range of perceptions, sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs, that, through the passage of time, and our relation to space, constantly generate transformation in terms of our subjective relation to the world.
To subject experience to fundamental, critical scrutiny: to take nothing for granted and to show the warranty for what we claim to know.
It is normal to think in terms of a single person AB looking at a single entity YZ and which contains property PPP.
What one has to consider are the facts of the differences in sensory registration from person to person, coupled with the differences in the criteria learned for distinguishing what are call ‘same’. Two people will align their differences on these two levels so that they can attain a practical overlap on parts of the real world about and update each other accordingly.
The relevance for language thus becomes critical, for an informative statement can more effectively understood as an updating of a perception and this may involve a radical re selection from the qualia fields.
Wright’s particular emphasis has been on what he asserts is a core feature of communication, that, in order for an updating to be set up and made possible, both speaker and hearer have to behave as if they have identified the same singular thing.
Subjectivity, which is the way that the subject expresses him/herself, constantly undergoes change, though still retains constant characteristics, depending on the subject who has the potential to affect their subjectivity. This is true, that subjectivity is constantly undergoing change, because what makes up our psychic experience is a wide range of perceptions, sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs, that, through the passage of time, and our relation to space, constantly generate transformation in terms of our subjective relation to the world.
To subject experience to fundamental, critical scrutiny: to take nothing for granted and to show the warranty for what we claim to know.
The phenomenological method serves to momentarily erase the world of speculation by returning the subject to his or her primordial experience of the matter, whether the object of inquiry is a feeling, an idea, or a perception. According to Husserl the suspension of belief in what we ordinarily take for granted or infer by conjecture diminishes the power of what we customarily embrace as objective reality.
Rogers attempts to put a therapist in closer contact with a person by listening to the person’s report of their recent subjective experiences, especially emotions of which the person is not fully aware. For example, in relationships the problem at hand is often not based around what actually happened but, instead, based around the perceptions and feelings of each individual in the relationship. The phenomenal field focuses on “how one feels right now”.
Seminar : 26 05 2017. Brodsworth
Seminar Topic / Discussion 26 01 2018. Harrogate
Many occurrences are threatening, changes in the political structure and ideology, war, catastrophes of varying degree and type (environmental, war and so on). A secret does not have to attract customers or show a profit. The secret group exists as long as the support for it continues to exist. It changes in accord with innovations and this foundation for meeting head on the threats that the group perceives. This is its purpose, to engage in control of what seeks to undermine the framework and support of the wider system under its auspices. It is designated secret because the knowledge collated has importance for subsequent decisions made. This is simple to understand, however the concept of inaccessibility and its ramifications for a rapidly changing wider society (system) is not simple at all because it contains a certain understanding that is not shared. This is based on multifaceted arrangements of events on a national scale. These events in many ways are the precursors to the nature of the future life and to an extent can be not perceived and controlled through necessity. Things just don’t go on in happenstance way while all the time is the danger of the capitulation. In this are the secrets of plans, the designs of a future state of affairs. This is what I meant while referring to how there is the assimilation of the service in the civilian life. There is not the assimilation at all and even though there is the living among. Is the civilian (what is outside the secret system and within the boundary of the state/nation changing toward a militarisation and if so what does this mean? Is the civilian system being changed purposefully and perhaps not all of it? What of that left? These are questions to ponder and not to offer the answers or even the only perception of affairs. However it is pertinent to realise the nature of the changing wider world, what this imposes in no uncertainty. There is not the place for the quiet complacency of the past years because it cannot be while there are such magnitudes of threat. What of freedom? What of it when the streets are laden with conflict and support for that conflict? To be able to exist at all means to be able to exist in safety. The secret group is not the threat to the safety, rather the ones in majority, yes, who want to control, subjugate and enslave. This is not extreme in viewpoint at all when looking at much of the world on a daily basis, what is being done fits with our remit for continuation, but a greater amount does not.
Secret Intelligence Service
(C-I) Response to (C-II) statement :
“There is a tendency to misidentify data for wisdom. Unobstructed access to data can produce unlimited use only if it is matched by both the desire and the ability to discover what it means and where it will lead. Data can be a frightful thing if left extensive and reified. It is too easily regarded as an evaluated certainty rather than as the rawest of raw materials demanding to be processed into the texture of the interpersonal, the essentially human”
Sir. There are issues and I acknowledge the statement. In stepping away from the interface and the computer, its data generation and what the result of this process actually is, it is prudent consider that there is a human at each end, the one/s under observation and the one/s observing. What is happening while the data mining is producing a profile; the observer is taking notice and interpreting something, somewhere within it and to a certain extent this interpreting will act as a blanket of the subjective that varies in its extent. I do not think it is ever possible to escape this sequence of events.
There is a word from philosophy that takes this into account, the word ‘verstehen’. I tend to think much that is actually considered primary source could do well to be thought of as containing much of the observer/writer/interpreter’s personality, inclination and era.
Here is a broader definition I like:
‘Verstehen; is entering into the shoes of the other, and adopting this research stance requires treating the actor as a subject, rather than an object of observations. It also implies that unlike objects in the natural world human actors are not simply the product of the pulls and pushes of external forces. Individuals are seen to create the world by organizing their own understanding of it and giving it meaning. To do research on actors without taking into account the meanings they attribute to their actions or environment is to treat them like objects’.
Even despite the geographical/cultural/linguistic constraints, Sir, as point out, I think in our data constructions we can be aware that there might still be something more and it be worthy of attention.
The ones who take the data constructions are not necessarily who does the assessments, if at all and this is to offer gesture of acknowledgement to the subsequent professional scrutiny.
Entering into the world of the other/s requires that one is able to also appreciate the authority of one’s own subjective veil and the extent to which it interplays.
Asking ‘what is it I want to discover’ predefines what I am seeking, therefore to look and to allow what presents itself is most useful for the later analysis.
Wondering what it is like to be doing something is a fruitful place of the researcher/analyst because the authority, the depth of the impassioning that is not revealed via the scanning of actions and events can be a worthwhile journey.
If it is possible to be this enabler, then there is a rich picture to tender for the subsequent integration and planning.
JUDGING YOU BY YOUR COVER, TO WHAT EXTENT CAN WE MANIPULATE WHAT IS DEEMED A RISKY STRATEGY?
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.
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)
>> 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 <<
RECRUITMENT OF AGENTS : Seminar Notes. ‘Motives capable of persuading the intended person (the target) to cooperate’. (which is the applicable frame, one can state).
Notes from Brodsworth Hall 15 10 2017
As an aside, when you said ‘allegiance can be destroyed’. Well, consider that with certain individuals this is put this to the test, the intention being to soften their allegiance sufficient that the individual concerned theoretically would become a security risk to whomever. It is not difficult to create scenarios that begin a questioning of valued associations and at the same time, others that dangle rosy vistas before those unsettled eyes. One might well be alarmed at how easy it is, how easy the irritations are to engender and the inducements be considered.
(C-I) to Unit
Seminar : Just bear in mind that very essentially we are here in the domain of HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, as such we are in the INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN.
Topic; Autobiographical Recollections of Moral Emotions – Think about why this is useful
Well, our main goal is to find a route to analysing the everyday moral-emotional responding in interpersonal actions – our understanding and dealing with who and what we encounter . To do so, here is a brief summary of theoretical concepts that assist in better understanding the landscape of moral emotions of targets.
A Classification of Moral Emotions
One can identify presumed cognitive antecedents. Accordingly, moral emotions are strongly determined by three concepts;
Considerations of ought (i.e., right and wrong), either vis-à-vis one’s own or other persons’ actions, include evaluations of whether a morally positive or negative goal is present. Furthermore, human actions may differ with respect to the amount of effort or intensity with which such goals are pursued. Finally, the respective goal, be it right or wrong from a moral perspective, can be attained or not attained. Ought, effort and goal-attainment explain large amounts of variance in moral emotions. Two other conceptual elements help to classify the variety of moral emotions, namely, (I) the target of the emotion, and (II) the evaluative or signal function the emotion serves.
Moral emotions can be classified according to their target :
Emotions evaluating one’s own actions or characteristics, such as guilt, pride, regret or shame, have been referred to as self-directed emotions or actor-emotions.
In contrast, emotions that are directed at other person’s actions or characteristics, such as admiration, anger, schadenfreude, scorn, or sympathy, have been labeled as other-directed emotions or observer emotions.
All moral emotions contain an evaluative function. That is, positive moral emotions are elicited following one’s own (actor emotions) or another person’s (observer emotions) morally positive behaviour, i.e., actions meeting or exceeding positive moral standards like help-giving to someone in need or investing effort to attain a morally positive goal. In contrast, negative moral emotions occur after one’s own (actor emotions) or other’s (observer emotions) morally negative behavior, i.e., transgressions of moral standards like lying or cheating or not investing effort to attain a positive goal.
One can conclude that positive moral emotions are elicited when morally positive goals are pursued, especially when effort is invested to attain these goals, whereas negative moral emotions occur given that either negative moral goals are pursued, or effort is not invested to attain morally positive goals (thus violating a ‘norm of effort’).
The Functional Value of Moral Emotions
One may examine the most important and prototypical moral observer emotions; admiration, pride, respect, and sympathy as positive moral observer emotions, and anger, indignation, contempt, and schadenfreude as negative moral observer emotions.
What are the cognitive antecedents of these eight emotions :
Positive Observer Emotions
Admiration, pride, and respect represent positive signals to those who are the targets of these emotions, conveying a positive reinforcement of the underlying behaviour that elicited the emotion. Thus, admiration, pride, and respect are typically experienced vis-à-vis morally positive behaviours, that is when moral standards are met or exceeded. Examples are successes due to high effort, extraordinary talents and skills, or especially praiseworthy behavior.
Admiration has been characterised as an ‘other-praising’ or ‘approval-emotion’ elicited by especially praiseworthy behaviours of others or observing others exceptional skills and talents. Admiration motivates an observing person to work harder to achieve her/his own goal.
Pride may emerge as a positive evaluation of either a person’s ability or other stable characteristics (alpha-pride), or can be based on evaluations of behaviours and especially a person’s invested effort (beta-pride).
Respect has high similarities to both admiration and observer-pride. It occurs after morally positive behaviour (e.g., investing effort to attain morally positive goals) and/or having high ability.
Negative Moral Emotions
One might suggest that negative moral emotions represent negative signals to those who are the target of these emotions. The expression of an emotion like anger represents a stop-signal, signaling that the anger-eliciting behaviour or characteristic of the interaction partner is not desirable.
While the causes of anger can be either impersonal or personal, we restrict ourselves to the interpersonal expression of anger.
Indignation has also links to responsibility. However, as compared to anger, people need not be personally involved in the emotion-eliciting situation, i.e., people may feel indignation especially in situations involving another person doing harm to a third person.
According to Weiner, contempt is an ability-related emotion. In a similar vein, Hutcherson and Gross state that contempt is related to perceived incompetence. Furthermore, contempt is experienced for violations of community, that is, e.g., an individual’s obligations within a society.
Discordant Emotions differ with respect to their hedonic and functional qualities. This is the case for sympathy and schadenfreude. For sympathy, it feels sad to experience this emotion, while it sends a positive signal to the person in need, increasing the likelihood that help will be provided. In contrast, schadenfreude feels joyful (as someone takes joy in the misfortune of others), at the same time, it feels very bad to be the target of schadenfreude. Although these two are very complex emotion, children can feel and display schadenfreude and sympathy already at an age of about three to four years. Sympathy is linked to prosocial actions whereas schadenfreude predicts absence of help-giving.
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……………….
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
Notes from Seminar. 26 01 2018. Harrogate. (C-I)
I am of the opinion that the image must convey the analytical depth we engage and in a way that is not obvious and this is what we are, at the end of the day, is it not?
Perhaps it is the case that we can use multiple images?
Yes. Doing that would provide the opportunity to explore but keeping in mind my own objective; which is to tease out meaning and discuss around it. In doing this there is always the potential to see something and or contribute a new perspective. Taking the past or parts of it and make contrasts with the current era is what I am keen to do.
In doing this I can ask for accounts of personal experiences and present them exactly as they were, for example from during the Cold War period as you referred, which is very rich for me in so very many facets. If the means to capture the ethos of then is available, that is attractive as a development. Without wishing to confine to that there is enormity in this present time too, and which presents me with a literally awesome vista.
Yes, if one could see through the eyes and embrace the deeply personal, the emotional ebbing and flowing of the *** operative and in lingering therein with that person, displaying its vision not retrospectively but authentically, I would be greatly indulged by it.
Some might ponder on the question why we are doing this and be inclined toward present era conflicts in their entirety and that matter (more to them) and which govern the nature of how we deal with these conflicts, but until it’s done, who is to say what achieved?
I think the conviction of the person is the key to understanding a great deal. Time has shifted and with it the developments are very apparent, but the mental landscape cannot shift in this same respect. The conviction harnesses whatever is at its disposal and the circumstance which prevail do support it, when the circumstance and the technology change, does the person? Obviously the person can cease to exist if it is decades gone we are referring to, but it is the case that there are some still around. Yes. (C-I)
“What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”
Lucretius (96 BC – 55 BC)
CORRUPTION : WHY THE CORRUPTIBLE AND CORRUPTED ARE USEFUL TO US – soon
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?” (C-I)
We have enemies
Simply put for want of more time to devote this evening; it is the case that hatred is ignited by the very fact of our example and because we cause changes in systems whose rigidly held convictions are inseparable from political control.
I can therefore ask the question; what does it mean to have ‘conviction’? Does it mean anything in a substantive way? Is conviction a by-product of the capacity to make words and express thoughts such that anything can be the case and the invented subsequently assumed to be ‘real’?
I think the mind-set that is steeped in conviction is steeped in the potential for terrorism. That, if you like, conviction is an open gate and terrorism a path from it to wherever the convicted wish it to go. Along the way are built monuments.
I can imagine other gates and other paths, all of the same design, but certain are larger than others, the largest being religious conviction and the widest road that of terrorism stemming from it. Upon these roads and in varying capacities are ‘armies’ of thought and action.
Ideally, I want to examine the underlying structure of conviction, its bricks and mortar because by so doing I can ascertain how best to undermine it and sufficient that I can try and cause it to fall apart.
However, can there be an undermining of rigidly held conviction? It is not possible to affect conviction through economic threat, nor military threat.
And remember, not all people within any collective are of the same mind. There are those who constitute the most dangerous seed beds within. Seedbeds including for example and not confined to, those home-grown, who ‘want-to-be jihads’, hell-bent on indiscriminate acts of mass-murder.
We must understand who are the most dangerous bearers of hatred and construe the means by which they can be undermined. We have to identify the inputs from these sources exactly for what they are and act accordingly. At our disposal as a weapon is our oppressive power.
One of the interesting developments of concealed knife-wearing is the Bottle Knife. The knife has a thin slightly curved blade, repeating the shape of the arch of the foot. A man’s shoe in the photograph (though not a gender specific application) – wearing a boot with a special pocket in the leather insole. At the end of the handle of this knife was a hole for the lace. The total length of this knife is usually 14 centimeters.
A modification – the stylet for Operative Field Skills is a dagger in the sleeve. It is still popular though as it says on the box, more so during the period of both the First and Second world wars.
THE PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERROGATION. WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT
** Elsewhere we referred to as Narco-Interrogation
It just so happens, that the world is cruel. Suck eggs you say? Ha! Sincerely I hope that the described here will never be useful to you, but you still need to know about it. So, the ‘drug question’. This is an interrogation with the use of special medications as we all know. Usually it is used when you really need to get information, and not just to break the will of a person and make him / her submissive.
The essence of the drug question is to dis-inhibit some of the think-tanks of the interrogated by means of special substances and turn off the other, responsible for the will, control and critical thinking. This method is used not only by intelligence services, but private offices have long practiced. It can be said that the drug question – in fact, is the most humane way of interrogation. There, is it approximately so.
You will be taken to a special room equipped with an armchair like a toothbrush. Only you are strapped to this chair. A man (can be a woman, I don’t want to be sexist) wearing a white coat and a mask on his face will say that you are not to be afraid, it will not hurt, it’s a simple medical procedure, a vaccination, a vitamin injection or something like that. You can trust the person, har, har, but most likely the assurance is a deceptive ploy.
Then to you in a vein, very slowly (approximately 1 ml per minute) by means of a syringe will enter ‘a serum of the truth’, 10% a solution of sodium thiopental with some additives for strengthening effect. It is also possible that you will be given 0.5 ml of a 0.05% scopolamine solution, or a 10% solution of barbamyl. This is really painless, here the ‘doctor’ did not lie. Having made the injection, he (doctor) will leave, and you will listen anxiously to your feelings.
Depending on what you have been injected, the sensations will vary slightly. From the scopolamine you will feel the extraordinary lightness in the body, the floating, the desire to fly along with the chair to which you are attached. You will want to share with someone your feelings, tell about how it’s drop dead. And this is really an incomparable sensation, believe me … From barbamil you will feel dizzy, dry in the mouth. Somewhere in the throat will appear a cold metallic ball, which will begin to increase in size. Weakness will spread over the body. The skin of the face begins to tingle. Under the action of thiopental sodium, you will find that the lamps in the room began to glow dimly, the sounds faded, and the surrounding objects became somehow small and toy like. Any thoughts that you want to share with someone will come into your head. At this moment, as it is impossible by the way, a nice and friendly person will appear, he (or she) will ask how you feel. Then – what is your name. And then there will be a few dozen questions that you do not even remember later. The end of the interrogation will be blurry for you and you can not tell how much time has passed. You probably will not even remember the very fact of the interrogation. The trace from the injection will disappear after two or three days, the drugs will come out of the body naturally. And then you, most likely, will be released (though no certainty of this). Why – guess for yourself.
There are several misconceptions regarding the pharmacological interrogation.
(I) The dispute can be resisted
This is not true. At the moment, pharmacology has stepped so far that it is almost impossible to overcome the action of ‘truth serums’. There are step-wise methods of drug administration, when the preparatory substance is first introduced (for example, the same barbamyl), and then – amphetamine, which causes motor activity, which turns the inside of you into an infinite verbal flow. This effect is usually achieved.
(II) It is possible to resist the questionnaire
This is also a delusion. Indeed, it is impossible to resist chemical dreams. Nevertheless, the sensitivity to the drugs in each person is subjective. As a counter to the drug test with a certain degree of probable success, you can try such a thing. Try to keep critical thinking at least until the moment of the beginning of interrogation. Remember all the most embarrassing and carefully concealed, the very ‘dirt on’ yourself, which gnaws on your conscience. But which does not apply to anything that might interest your investigators. Throw out on them all this useless information, lighten the soul. Know : sooner or later the action of the drug will end. Probably, the injection will be repeated, and even several times. But this increases the chances that you just ‘throw off the hoof’ from them in the interrogation. If the stakes are high, take the risk. Break these goats game. Do not believe in their humanism. They do not want you to be good and certainly do not want good to your Unit, about whom they ask (though not confined to).
(III) The narcodox is harmless
Nothing like this. From a sharp drop in blood pressure or slow heart rate, you may die. You can also stop breathing. If you are allergic to the drug, you may die of an anilic shock.
(IV) Anybody can conduct a dispute in any dirty basement or in the forest.
Can. But there is no guarantee that under such conditions you will live to the very beginning of the interrogation. A qualified physician with experience of this kind of event is required, someone who knows when to stop injecting the drug so as not to kill you. A qualified investigator is needed, who can ask questions in the correct sequence, clearly and concisely, while avoiding questions that may affect the answer (the so-called suggestive questions). That is why the drug question – is a rarity.
There are much less effective, less humane, but more simple methods of enquiry. Good luck!
UNIT SEMINAR : TALKING ABOUT BACKGROUND STUFF – DISCUSSION. The intention being to look at oneself very critically and do so consistently throughout. (C-I)
Harrogate. 19 02 2018
Exhibiting psychological and psycho-physiological contra-indications – what would interfere / preclude.
Having chronic diseases
Belonging to a risk group, reduced psychological stability, susceptibility to psychological maladjustment
Lack of development of professionally important qualities
Increased anxiety, worry, fear
Excessive impulsivity, the tendency for a spectacular response, inconsistency
Emotional and autonomic instability (frequent redness or blanching face, sweating, constant shaking of arms or age)
Irritability, touchiness, susceptibility to negative emotional and evaluative reactions.
That we assess ourselves with regard to the following qualities :
Value-legal orientation (dedication, professional sense of duty)
Intensity of motivation (voluntary willingness to solve complex professional tasks)
Intellectual abilities (general intelligence, quick thinking and heuristic)
The level of claims, self-esteem, self-confidence, social maturity (liability determination in difficult circumstances, realism, flexibility behaviour)
Resistance to mental and physical stress
The level of self-control (self-restraint, poise, composure)
Important is the ability to quickly navigate the complex and rapidly changing environment, to maintain well-developed functions of perception, spatial orientation, and motor coordination, speed-strength endurance.
That should cover it.
HOW TO DETERMINE THE SYSTEM OF VALUES OF ANOTHER PERSON
The system of personal values includes the following assumptions :
(I) All that can be of value to anyone in this world can be attributed to one of four groups of values :
Ideological values include any ideas, everything that is related to creativity, religious and political ideologies, everything related to information. The ideological value is not tangible, it is represented in the mind of man/ woman by any words and images.
Material values include everything that is directly related to money in a broad sense. So to material values it is necessary to carry; money, salaries, accumulations, career, a work place, a post, prospects of service growth, vocational training, etc. Material values are easy to find a monetary equivalent.
Emotional values include all experiences characteristic of a person. This, of course; love, friendship, hatred, revenge, peace, peace of mind, pride, etc. Emotional values have an internal representation, can be described in words, but they are so subjective that each person experiences a little differently.
Vital values include, as the name implies, everything related to life itself; saving life, maintaining and strengthening health, continuing the family, children, family, ecology, caring for parents, etc.
(II) The true position of value in the hierarchy is not manifested in the words that a person says, but in the choices that he / she makes.
A person, arguing about what is valuable to him / her, is often mistaken. And it’s not about trying to look better, to cheat or somehow adjust your answer to what is expected of him / her. Often a person simply does not realise his / her value system – this is normal for us (people) state. At least until we begin to consciously study and change our values. All this means only one thing; by examining the values of another person (and their own too), pay attention not to words, but to actions.
(III) Personal values are one of the most powerful filters among those. that stand between the consciousness of man / woman and the world around him / her.
No one can perceive the world directly. The world, before we perceive it with our five senses, is refracted by a multitude of filters. Let’s name a few main; physiological limitations of the senses themselves, the language and vocabulary used, the person’s convictions and personal values. If you are interested in information about perceptual filters, refer to the literature on Neuro-linguistic programming. Let us dwell on the influence that personal values have on each of us as a filter. Look through the window and write down what you saw there. Done? Now ask to hand over the same to your husband or wife, children, employees, who are there right next to you. Your lists will coincide in some way, but there will undoubtedly be differences. Values, like filters, do one simple thing; important they make visible, not important – on the contrary. You can say that, literally, is not visible. A person for whom cars are not valuable looking out the window at a huge parking lot will see a homeless cat that sleeps under one of the cars, and the one for whom the Jaguar – the dream of all life will see it at a cursory examination among several hundred other cars. Values make visible what is important to a person. This feature can be used to identify personal values of a person.
How to identify a person’s personal values?
(IV) Ask the person to tell about themselves. Listening to the autobiography, you sing out the moments when the interviewee made the choices; he / she could go into medicine, but went to serve in the army, could marry one, but preferred another, could pursue a career in one place, but went to less paid work. Our life consists entirely of elections. One has only to learn how to identify them in the speech of another person.
(V) Catch the trend. And the trend is likely to be one of four possible :
Your interlocutor is an idealist. The choices that a person made are dictated by one or another idea, for example, the desire to achieve perfection, to find the meaning of life, etc.
Your interlocutor is a materialist. The choices that a person makes are dictated solely by material considerations; to make a profit, to save the accumulated, to reduce losses.
Your interlocutor is emotional. The choices that a person makes are dictated by his / her emotions and experiences. Under the influence of feelings he / she chose a higher educational institution, under the influence of the senses he / she made the decision to get a job, and then, under the influence of other feelings, quit.
Your interlocutor is a vitalist. The choices that a person makes are dictated by the desire to save life, create a family, preserve health, and so on.
Starting to observe people and learn to determine their value system, you will see that some people are dominated by one group of values, while others are suppressed. But there are people who are dominated by several (usually two) groups of values, for example; material and vital, emotional and material and other possible combinations.
(VI) Perform the check. Knowing that personal values are a powerful filter and assuming a dominant value system, offer the person to tell what he / she thinks about this or that particular event.
For example :
If a person is dominated by an ideological system of values, ask him / her to tell about contemporary art, about various religious concessions, about the person’s ability to achieve perfection. It is important to understand that the materialist will not be interested in this topic, and he / she will show it in stories, reducing the whole thing to money. If such topics are offered to the emotionist, he / she will begin to talk about experiences regarding the above. The vitalist will tell you how these topics affect your health, your children and your family. Analogously arrange a check by offering a story, a materialist (what he / she thinks about changes in the pound / dollar rate), emotion (which book had a strong emotional impact), a vitalist (how to maintain health).
The topics that I have outlined in the examples are conditional, communicating with a particular interlocutor, you will understand what exactly needs to be proposed as a test. And pay attention; if you guessed, then the story will be on the topic, interesting, with a lot of details. If you have not guessed, then the interlocutor will turn off on important topics for him / her; will say that the best way to keep health is to be rich and buy expensive medicines.
In order to understand the value system of the interlocutor, you should be ten minutes. If ten minutes have passed, and you do not have the slightest assumption that it is important for a person, this means one of three things :
First, your interlocutor is not quite alive.
The second – he / she skillfully hides personal attitude to everything about what you would not have asked.
Thirdly, you do not ask those questions, or let the conversation take its course, and maybe your interlocutor asks you to tell about this and about it by studying your system of values.
Note that the above is rather basic. We have already discussed the notion of ‘singularity’ in relevant contexts, i.e. in reference to the question ‘what is a person’ stripped of all the accoutrements of life (those listed above). How do we enter into what a person is, in essence? What is the person in essence? Is such a state discoverable? How would it be useful to us? See below for the psychoanalytic approach of Sigmund Freud.
PSYCHOREGULATION – BASICS
Seminar Topic. (C-I) Unit
12 02 2018. Harrogate
Secret Intelligence Service
Psychoregulation methods can solve a wide range of practical tasks of preparation, including:
Raising awareness and clarity of concepts, mastered actions.
Training stability of attention, focusing on the processes of activity
The creation of attitudes on the level of requirements to quality of the activities performed, the level of effort that must be taken on control objects, usually falls outside the scope of attention;
The suppression of negative emotional experiences;
Reduction or suppression of anxiety
Elimination of intrusive thoughts, memories
Removal of trauma arising from past experience
Elimination of psychological barriers
Strengthening the motivation to achieve
The creation of a neutral attitude to events and events that may have an irritating influence.
Practically almost every one of these problems can be solved by one of these methods. However, some problems can be solved more effectively one and the other – other forms of influence. Some problems can be effectively solved only by the methods of suggestion.
Rational psychotherapy. The impact on the psyche of the methods of persuasion and explanation; rationale of evidence; show that the resulting psychological difficulties are based on misconceptions, mis-perceptions and estimates. To do this, you need to change the attitude to the irritant, and everything will come to normal.
Construction of the conversation should be based on knowledge of the causes of undesired state, and teaching tricks to eliminate their influence.
In an interview you must explain how to learn to suppress interfering with excitement, to prevent its occurrence, to adjust itself to the bold, strong and at the same time, care and attention work.
With the increase in confidence held talks should give the person chance to speak to the fullest. Then you can show her / him the wrong thoughts and delusions, tactfully criticise them. At the same time emphasise its positive qualities and strengths. The arguments must be clear, the language simple and easy to understand. Need to avoid complicated scientific terms.
Suggestion.. One form of mental impact one person to another, characterised by uncritical assimilation latest suggestible ideas, thoughts, feelings, desires and actions, Mainly used in medicine and gives good results in the treatment of functional disorders of the nervous system. Its methods can be successfully applied in cases of over-exertion of the nervous system, the establishment and strengthening of various kinds of attitudes.
Suggestion can be performed while awake and during sleep, dream-like state more precisely – hypnotic sleep.
Suggestion in the waking state. The methodology of the: room in the back of the building, relatively isolated from outside noise. On the floor – track, choke steps physician (psychologist). Lighting subdued, shaded. Involved are located in comfortable chairs or lie down on the couch. Before the start of the session is given five – ten minutes to adapt to the environment. Should get comfortable. Relax muscles, close the eyes. If possible, discard extraneous thoughts, focus on listening medical doctor formulas. Attention is drawn to the fact that as a session dealing with light begins to cover a nice nap. This should not interfere with, resist. Gently but imperative voice of the doctor: “Relax the muscles of the body. Breathe calmly, deeply. In this state of rest and relaxation, will be well taken your words, your suggestion. With each session should be pleased to be here to feel a state of relaxation, complete rest. Better and better you will perceive in your minds all my formulas and suggestions.
*** There is a good deal more, so wait until next week. (C-I)
PSYCHOREGULATION – BASICS
Seminar Topic. (C-I) Unit
12 02 2018. Harrogate
Secret Intelligence Service
Secret Intelligence Service
Seminar. Harrogate. 26/ 11/ MMXVII
Secret Intelligence Service (C-I)
05 03 2018
History – Cache from Stirlitz :
In the popular Soviet series ‘Seventeen Moments of Spring, courier Stirlitz, Professor Pleischner, delivers the cipher of the Soviet spy in a capsule, which he hides in his mouth. In case of danger, a small capsule should be swallowed, but the professor did not notice the signal ‘flower’ on the windowsill and he himself gave a secret message to the enemy. So the Soviet audience was visually shown one of the real caches with a container to deliver an important agent message.
In the history of special services, secret places and containers are rightly assigned one of the honourable places. Young ‘Stirlitzes’ in special academies necessarily learn the basics of the right choice and practical manufacture of containers, their competent operational use to communicate with their future agents. Containers contain hidden cavities, access to which is closed by special locks with special secrets. In the twentieth century, for the opening of containers, as a rule, a sequence of unnatural twists, turns, and pressure was used, for example, the left-hand carving was particularly popular. The cache is also a pre-agreed place in the city and countryside, where a container for an agent or an operational intelligence officer hides.
As the veterans of the CIA write in their memoirs, in US intelligence the containers were divided into active and passive. Active had an explicit working function, such as a lighter, and then a pen with a T-100/50 micro-photograph for CIA Ogorodnik agent, whom used to shoot secret documents in the Soviet embassy in Bogota and later in Moscow, working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A passive container, for example a figurine, does not have any functions, but it contains a cavity for storing important documents. The CIA practiced the delivery of cipher-notebooks inside inexpensive souvenirs that had no locks, but simply broke to get the attachment. Such containers were called disposable; they were prepared individually for each operational officer and agent.
At the height of the Cold War, the CIA station in Moscow, actively using containers and hiding places, made the fundamental decision to abandon bricks and wooden bars as disposable or, as they were sometimes called, junk containers, and replaced them with fake hollow stones. Americans rightly believed that practical Muscovites in the conditions of the then shortage of building materials will surely pick up a heavy piece of board with intelligence materials inside, which was impossible to admit. And so, Martha Paterson, a young CIA officer, was already carrying a wooden trunk in front of the Krasnokholmsky bridge, but a large plastic container, a stone consisting of two halves, fastened together with screws and rubber glue.
STONE FROM LANGLEY
Containers of long-term storage were made of high-strength alloys with watertight covers. As a rule, they were used by illegal immigrants and especially valuable agents, when, upon receiving the danger signal, they had to change documents urgently and quickly stock up a decent amount for an emergency escape to another country or back to their home. One such cache, stuffed with documents and money, neatly buried in a quiet place, disappeared in the most banal way, as soon as a motorway was constructed over it, completely blocking the way to the hiding place, for which the intelligence officer, responsible for his safety, paid for and was unable to get to know in time road expansion plans.
In Moscow, in the Museum of the Border Guard Service of Russia, you can see diplomatic suitcases-containers, in which the Japanese tried to transport valuables for intelligence, but not in very comfortable conditions. In 1965, Egyptian secret services wanted to secretly take Israeli agent Mordechai Lauk in a special suitcase from Italy, pumping him with drugs. The agent could suffocate during the flight, but his life was saved because of the late arrival of the flight and the vigilance of Italian customs officers who discovered a groaning man hanging inside a suitcase on special straps. During the Cold War, Western special services prepared special refrigerated boxes and cavities of cars for the secret transportation of a man weighing up to 110 kg and growing up to 2 m. In such containers, a person could stay up to 8 hours, using bags for urination, absorbing sponges, food, water, bags with ice, heating elements and fans. The main limitation was the supply of oxygen for breathing.
Throughout the recent history it has been fashionable to dig tunnels, make digging, hide and work in special shelters and caches. A magnificent example of conspiracy, ingenuity and skill is the clandestine printing house of the Bolsheviks, and not deciphered by the numerous agents and provocateurs of the Tsarist police. In 1925, the Georgian Communists, with their money, restored the printing house as a museum, which is now carefully preserved in Moscow, on Lesnaya Street, by the employees of the State Museum of Contemporary History of Russia from the impact of time and from active attempts by neighbours to throw ‘this junk’ and open at last, a real and modern urban masterpiece – a boutique, a sauna or a massage parlour.
For hidden photography, there was a large arsenal of a variety of containers for installing photographic equipment – from brooches, buckles and buttons of coats to radios, umbrellas, books and even coffee thermos.
The stationary photo containers were also practiced, one of which, created by the ingenious employees of the 7th KGB Directorate in the flower box on the balcony of the upper floor, allowed the filming of secret documents carefully removed by the spy Penkovsky on the window sill at home. These photos of the ‘seven’ became one of the main slick materials in the case of the agent of two intelligence services.
Particularly carefully hidden secret information when it was necessary to deliver, for which a lot of various containers with destruction were developed. A very original example was shown by Czechoslovak intelligence, making a container in the form of a plastic case for soap. Inside this”soap box an undeveloped film with secret information was wound on a flash that triggered when the lid was opened without a magnet key and instantaneously illuminated the film. Polish intelligence put a thin-walled aluminum microfilm cassette inside the cigarette with information that could be destroyed by lighting a cigarette.
The legendary illegal intelligence agent Rudolf Ivanovich Abel was armed with numerous containers for storing and delivering intelligence information. The most famous were the opening coins, as well as cuff links and special, hollow inside nails and bolts, where he kept microdots – tiny flakes of film 1 to 1 mm in size, photographed reduced in many times images and texts from A4 paper. It is known that in search of microdots and information caches with information, FBI employees even broke his favourite guitar into pieces during the arrest of Abel.
COIN WITH MICROPROCITY
In 2006, the FSB showed a documentary about the use of the British intelligence in Moscow ‘electronic cache’, hidden in an artificial stone. Inside there were a receiver, a transmitter, a computer and power supplies. Passing by the ‘stone’, the agent secretly transferred his report using only the keyboard of a standard cellular phone or other personal electronic device. In advance, after the message was prepared, the device was transferred to the transmission mode. When the agent passed near the stone, the device from the agent’s pocket continuously sent a low-power radio signal. Then the device automatically received a confirmation signal from the stone and transmitted it to the encrypted information in the speed mode. If the stone contained messages for the agent, they were also automatically transferred to the device in his pocket, if the agent was in the near zone from the stone.
Despite the active offensive of digital technologies, it is difficult to imagine in the secret activities of the special services another way of transferring to the agent documents, special equipment and money without a classic cache. And therefore the most exciting literary episodes of the capture of spies describe the ambush of counter-intelligence near the place of the hiding place in an attempt to determine the identity of the agent who should remove this cache.
In another episode of the Cold War, the ambush near the hiding place was not so successful. In 1985, an FBI employee picked up an empty can of Coca-Cola left by the former US Navy coder, John Walker, who provided 17 years of Soviet intelligence with highly classified documents on military encryptors and cryptography systems on the roadside of the country highway. Walker left the bank as a signal for laying a hiding place for a Soviet scout whom the FBI planned to take with red-handedness at the time of the seizure of the package prepared by the agent with classified documents. A young American counter-intelligence officer mistakenly took the bank for Walker’s container, took it away, and, thus removing the signal about the readiness of the hiding place, saved from seizing a Soviet employee who did not see the signal bank in the proper place and returned to the residence.
It remains to wish the future employees of UK intelligence and counter-intelligence; observation, patience and diligence, resourcefulness and reasonable initiative, and Lady Luck will be on our side.
‘In Our Developing a Facility for Awareness of Unconsciously Held Ideas.’
(1856 – 1939)
In 1932, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Sigmund Freud and asked him how the tendency of humanity to war, destruction and violence could be overcome, if it could be overcome. Freud responded that in the organisation of social order, aggression was unavoidable, that it would remain that way…….(C-I)
In Our Developing a Facility for Awareness of Unconsciously Held Ideas. FREUD
Freud’s forming of the idea of the unconscious
In psychoanalytic theory of personality, the unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that outside of conscious awareness. Most of the contents of the unconscious are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict.
The unconscious continues to influence behaviour and experience, even though one is unaware of this underlying influence.
Below the Surface of Awareness – The Unconscious
I think of the unconscious mind as a reservoir that exists below awareness. Everything above the reservoir constitutes conscious awareness, while what is below conscious awareness, ie. the reservoir, is unconscious. While what is in the reservoir might not be accessible consciously, it does exert influence over behaviour.
Many feelings, yearnings, and emotions are bottled-up (repressed) – held out of awareness. Why? The reason why they are repressed is that they are too threatening. Oftentimes these hidden yearnings and wishes do make themselves known through dreams and slips of the tongue.
How Is What is Unconscious/Repressed Conveyed In Awareness?
Freud brought the unconscious feelings into awareness through the use of a free association and it is this technique we should be familiar with.
Freud would ask his patients to relax and say whatever came to mind and without any concern regarding how insignificant or embarrassing it might be. Via his following these streams of thought, Freud uncovered the contents of the unconscious mind where repressed yearnings and painful childhood recollections were stored.
Let’s Examine the Structure of the Mind
Behaviour and personality are derived from both continuous and exclusive collaboration of conflicting psychological forces – and these operate at three different levels of awareness, which are; the preconscious, the conscious, and the unconscious. Each of these portions of the mind perform a crucial role in motivating behaviour.
The Three Levels of Mind (in brief)
The ‘preconscious’ – anything that can potentially be produced in the conscious mind.
The ‘conscious’ – all thoughts, memories, feelings, and yearnings of which one is ‘conscious’ of at any point in time. If you consider one’s mental processing that can be discussed rationally. One portion includes memory, which is not always part of consciousness but can be retrieved quite easily thence delivered into awareness.
The ‘unconscious’ – the reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories outside of conscious awareness. As I said, the contents of the unconscious can be unacceptable, for example, feelings of pain, angst, and / or conflict. The unconscious continues to influence behaviour and experience, even though one is unaware of its underlying influence.
It is fruitful to study the genius who explained these terms and obviously his theories regarding how the mind does works – psychoanalytic theory. >> Therefore and by implication, it provides us with leverage not only in understanding others, what it is that prompts them, how to discover their underlying truth, but in formulating strategies (interpersonal techniques) in dealing with, and controlling them. <<
Did someone say for nefarious reasons? Why on earth would think such a thing?
OK so far? I have to keep this simple because there is a time element here. We can discuss strategies in part II. So please don’t interrupt.
Sigismund Schlomo Freud – Sigmund Freud, a neurologist was the founder of psychoanalytic theory. His ideas were quite scandalous at the time and do continue to create debate and controversy. Psychoanalytic theory has had a profound influence in many disciplines; psychology, sociology, anthropology, literature, and art.
Psychoanalysis refers to many facets of Freud’s work and research, including Freudian therapy and the methodology he used to research and develop his theories. Freud relied heavily on observations and certain case studies of his patients when he formed his theory of personality development.
The Conscious and Unconscious – How they work
At any one time much is happening at each level of awareness. One way to delineate how the conscious and unconscious operate is to look at parapraxes – ‘slips of the tongue’. Practically all have experienced what is commonly referred to as a Freudian slip. These mis-statements do reveal underlying, unconscious thoughts and /or feelings.
In the 1901 book The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, (1901) Freud described and analysed a great number of on the face of it unimportant, inexplicable, and / or nonsensical errors and slips.
Freud referred to these slips as Fehlleistungen – a kind of mis-performance; the Greek term parapraxes (plural of parapraxis, from the Greek παρά (para) and πρᾶξις (praxis).
Freud’s process of psychoanalysis is complex, written in German, as was the case with many of the dreams in his book, ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ (1899). This is not necessarily an obstacle, but it should be mentioned as it is relevant and I have to simplify – it presents non-German readers such that in the original, ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’, Freud’s emphasis on parapraxes lead to the inclusion of a great deal of colloquial and other references not so easy to translate.
Anyway, as in the study of dreams, Freud presented his discussion thereby demonstrating the existence of unconscious mental processes in ‘healthy people’ :
“In the same way that psychoanalysis makes use of dream interpretation, it also profits by the study of the numerous little slips and mistakes which people make, symptomatic actions, as they are called. I have pointed out that these phenomena are not accidental, that they require more than physiological explanations, that they have a meaning and can be interpreted, and that one is justified in inferring from them the presence of restrained or repressed impulses and intentions. From; Freud, ‘An Autobiographical Study .’ Freud. (1925)
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ACTING SKILLS AND THE SPY
Adversitate. Custodi. Per Verum
“Do not like my character? Not my problem. It provides me with the quality of natural selection; someone who cannot 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, they and I, to the end.”
(C-I) Unit Principal Officer
Secret Intelligence Service
The United Kingdom
Wake up to me!
I hate to say this, but I know everything about you, even what you’re trying to forget, or hide. Do you want to check this?
Who am I?
Well, I am a part of you, although to look at me from the outside you have to look in the mirror, next time look deeper and you will see me.
I am your ambitions and dreams that you must realise, since you are worthy of all that you desire.
You do not trust me? Why?
I know what will happen next, because I am you.
A few colloquialisms peculiar to human intelligence
FALSE FLAG RECRUITMENT
The recruitment of assets by deception, ie. getting whoever to believe they are different / deserve than their country.
Spies whose activities are in deep cover and have no overt relationship with an intelligence service. Illegals are not based in an embassy nor do they enjoy diplomatic cover. Hence the terms; illegal and unaided. Also known colloquially as sleepers / sleeper cells (posing as someone else awaiting direction).
An asset or source from a foreign organisation / subsystem thereof. Ideally a ‘mole’ within a foreign intelligence service. Note; an MI6 employee is an ‘Intelligence Officer’.
One tasked with disturbing the equilibrium of a foreign (oppositions’) intelligence service, more than obtaining information. For example a honey trap role employed to interfere with the concentration of certain staff during official / diplomatic functions such that little to nothing is / shared / learned.
SPY DUST (METKA)
A tagging technique to monitor movements of individuals who are difficult to keep under direct observation. Spy dust, METKA – nitrophenyl pentadien, luminal, and other compounds. Applied to the clothing, shoes, or person of the target, thus allowing the target to be followed from a safe distance by observers equipped with detection devices. Invisible to the naked eye, can be tracked passively at strategically located points, and can be illuminated via infrared light.
There is a recent version that permanently adheres to human hair.
The use of a confusion agent can also be put under operations known as active measures — which were often carried out by Soviet intelligence during the Cold War— The spreading of disinformation, manipulation of media reports, and the dissemination of propaganda. For example finding a gullible source and feeding doctored photographs / film of VIPs with prostitutes.
A brief encounter between spies in order to exchange words and / or documents. These constitute dangerous maneuvers. See entry on ‘classic cache’.
BEING IN THE GAP
A conversation that lasts for no longer than one minute, had in a situation where human, electronic -visual and / or auditory surveillance is absent.
JACK IN THE BOX
A mannequin placed in a vehicle to deceive whoever into assuming there are more passengers. Can use an inflatable doll which is better because can be deflated and placed in a bag.
Something / someone to watch for while being watched. Eg. Someone too busily occupied with the mundane – items in a shop window or indeed, interested in what you are doing. There is the requirement to observe who is following either by vehicle or on foot. Obviously certain surveillance is out of one’s view..
Whoever is being observed.
A CLEAN PHONE
A brand-new, usually pre-paid, mobile phone that one can use that will not be traced. Note that a call can be intercepted while over the air but the purchaser and / or user probably will not be traced.
BLACK BAG JOB
So to discretely learn about someone it is necessary to surreptitiously enter a target’s residence to discreetly.
Doing something innocent while under likely surveillance (while under cover) so to confuse the fact of one’s real destination. Ideally conversing with acquaintances while so doing.
ROLLING PICK UP
Picking up someone while moving slowly and without stopping.
Dialing a hello number because one is in danger. A message sent, not necessarily a telephone call when the receiver does not identify the location, giving only a code-word or signal that one would know the meaning of. E.g. I met a sweet girl and will be staying longer which really means I need to get the Hell out.
Room or building where extremely sensitive and classified information is held and processed, which has physical and procedural protocols in place to keep secrets in.
Anyone or anything that holds intelligence value. Can be a technical or human – person working for foreign intelligence who has agreed to divulge secrets.
An intelligence asset that is or who is validated— undergone the process to ensure asset is authentic, reliable, and useful.
A potential asset who presents at an embassy gate, though going to a location is unnecessary.
An undertaking that ensures a spy’s cover remains secret (e.g. a ‘valid’ defence, an excuse – documents, records, telephone conversation/s.
COVER WITHIN A COVER
When the backstop proves insufficient, then a cover within a cover is offered, i.e. admitting to a less than serious charge of espionage. (“I was unaware I was not supposed to be here.”). (“I am just a tourist collecting photographs of things that interest me and I want to show my friends when I get home.”)
PSYCHOLOGY IN NON-LEGAL EXPLORATION
A true Intelligence Officer must be born; a special talent and innate communicative data are required, which are then identified and developed in educational institutions and finally formed only in real operational work (and not at all in the quiet of office rooms). No intelligence school, even the best, can make a spy out of any citizen accepted for service; it can only identify and develop (to the level of professional skills) those innate qualities of character that already exist in future spies, but which they still do not know how to use. People who already possess certain talents are selected for exploration; they have actor skills, naturalist observation, journalistic communication, operational grasp and tenacity, charm, independence and organisational abilities, extraordinary thinking, tactical and strategic abilities, and so on, which is all that should attract people to them, even before the beginning of acquaintance and communication. In the ‘intelligence school’, all these skills only develop, mature, a person learns her / his abilities to manage and apply them not unconsciously, from case to case, but for a specific purpose. But not all the owners of these talents go into intelligence (and become journalists, actors, etc.): another set of qualities is being pushed to this profession of these people: maybe this is the craving for adventure, acute sensations, what rudimentary adventurism etc., or something else., then that some are pushing to become great travelers, others are great adventurers
What qualities distinguish a born Intelligence Officer?
It is not only communicability and the ability to extract information, and certainly not merely a natural cunning. More; it is the ability to feel like a fish in water in any situation with high uncertainty, where things are changing rapidly and unpredictably, often in the face of a lack of information and a lack of resources. In this environment, the Intelligence Officer feels comfortable and perfect – all her / his talents are used to the fullest, seeking such situations and striving for them (while others avoid them), because it is in these situations that her / his abilities and talents can be revealed and realised most widely.