Is the NXIVM Case Being Looked at With the Proper Lens?
Is the Elephant in the Room Being Properly Addressed?, Op-Ed

(L-R) NXIVM conspirators Keith Raniere, Nancy Salzman, Clare Bronfam

One of the wildest stories to break in years has been the NXIVM scandal, where self help guru Keith Raniere has been convicted of sex trafficking, conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor, however, his partner in crime may perhaps be the real force behind this exposed sex cult. Nancy Salzman is Raniere's business partner and it is her background and expertise that authorities need to pay attention to because Salzman wields some skills that could have been key in gaining control over the women of NXIVM.

Salzman has been reported to be an expert in hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), two attributes that would be absolutely invaluable in coercing women to give themselves freely to Raniere, even allowing themselves to be branded by a hot iron with his initials. Arguably it is Salzman's skillset that was the key mechanism in coercing vulnerable women to join such a group.

As this website has documented, the world has been lied to about hypnosis. It is indeed a very powerful tool that can be used to influence and persuade people to do things against their will. This has been known for centuries, yet has been covered up since the late 1800's, most presumably because it is a tool used by the powers that be of this world to control people with.

The fact is, there are people in this world who want hypnosis kept a secret. Perhaps this is why the American Psychological Association disingenuously says, "Contrary to some depictions of hypnosis in books, movies or television, people who have been hypnotized do not lose control over their behavior. Unless amnesia has specifically been suggested, people remain aware of who they are, where they are and remember what transpired during hypnosis. Hypnosis makes it easier for people to experience suggestions, but it does not force them to have these experiences." 

First off, do not believe the APA. As this website has proven with over 120 adjudicated legal precedents, they are absolutely wrong when it comes to an accurate understanding of hypnosis. (They did get the hypnosis amnesia right though.)

So, the question needs to be asked, did the APA do this on purpose or were they just that ignorant?  

Make no doubt about it, Salzman's expertise in hypnosis and NLP were essential components for recruitment and control of its members. Hypnosis and NLP very much appear to be at the core of this. If authorities miss this, they are missing the case entirely.

With all due respect, authorities need to focus their efforts on Salzman. It is highly doubtful that NXIVM would have been the force that it became without her hypnotic skillset.

Salzman's resume also notes that she is trained in "solution-based therapy." Of the more interesting things said about her, "Salzman later used her skills to counsel human potential as a corporate consultant." (A very interesting way to view people.)

Her hypnosis and NLP background meshed perfectly with Raniere's behavior modification program. (Salzman herself also has a background in behavior modification.)

Salzman is reported to have developed NXIVM's curriculum according to Raniere’s teachings. It has also been reported that she even went so far as patenting Raniere’s behavior modifying system.

Salzman has been linked to big-money clients such as American Express and Con Edison. With this knowledge in hand it needs to be asked, were there any red flags noticed by these wealthy corporations in dealing with Salzman?

It has to make you wonder how so many people connected to Salzman were ignorant as to what she was doing? Were all those connected just innocently obtuse in their recognition of what was happening, or were they perhaps complicit of her conduct and enjoying the services that NXIVM might have offered to the super-rich sexual deviants of this world?

The presence of big money is one of the most disturbing things about this case - that there are elite players from the uber wealthy involved. (The people who would arguably still like to keep hypnosis a secret.) Wealthy Seagram heiresses Clare and Sara Bronfman were deep into the NXIVM cult, providing significant financial muscle for the group, which includes Clare buying an island for them to operate from. God only knows how many other ultra-rich people were involved. Most likely they have all scurried into their little rat holes to hide, with the fervent hope that this will all go just away and none of them will have their precious family names sullied.

For the record, you don't buy an island and set up a sex cult for the common man. You need high-rollers to support such an enormous business venture. Authorities need to look past the prostitutes and focus on the potential "Johns" that might have been involved, because whenever evil such as this exists, there is always big money following immediately after it, hungrily lapping it all up for profit.

It is highly doubtful that such a large organization dealing with sex slaves was contrived just for Keith Raniere himself. It is too vast of an operation with too many people involved. Authorities need to look deeper into the real purpose of this operation, and into those wealthy enough to be its clients.

The real shame in this is that TV actress Allison Mack (Smallville ) is being cast as an integral part of the sex ring, yet, in all reality, she needs to be recognized as a victim and pawn of NXIVM. Brainwashing is essentially what happens within cults such as this and Mack is the perfect example of such efforts. Mack had immense value to Raniere and NXIVM because she could provide access to celebrity women for his sex cult. (It should be noted here that Raniere is reported to have been planning a sex dungeon, before his arrest.) For authorities to focus on Mack would be a mistake. Mack is no more of an insider to the NXIVM operation than Patty Hearst was to the SLA. Both of these women were nothing more than innocent victims of someone's deviant hypnosis and brainwashing.

In closing, as an aside, it should be noted that there are undeniably two or more people involved in this cult, the legal definition of a conspiracy, yet as wild as this whole story might sound to some, no one from the mainstream corporate media has dared to call this sordid scandal "a wild conspiracy theory." This, more than likely, is probably because no one from government or politics has been implicated in this scandal (so far). Just an interesting point to take note of here.

Lastly, please don't make the mistake of thinking that NXIVM is the only group out there that operates like this, using hypnosis to brainwash women into sexual compliance. Sadly enough, there are others still out there who are using similar hypnosis techniques against women and children. This website has already highlighted some of them....

Hypnotist Rehab Guru Clients Claim They Were Used as Drugged-Up Sex Slaves

Polygamist Used Psychological Tricks

Sunil Kulkarni - Shifu Sunkriti

Swami Vivekananda Saraswati - Agama Yoga

See more about cults on the Brainwashing page

The focus of this website is to point out hypnosis abuse in the world. We firmly believe that the NXIVM case has all the components of hypnosis and brainwashing at the center of this operation. We sincerely hope and pray that law enforcement will take note of this as well.

Thanks for reading.


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