Here is a 9/11 anniversary guest post by Rafiq, who has discussed "Hitler's Blue Eyes" and "GAJ" on Truth Jihad Radio.
Wisdom Explains Hypnosis of the 9/11 Lie
Earlier this year, I published
a memoir that entwines two stories, one political and the other spiritual. For
me, the two cannot be separated. The title of the memoir is Days of Shock, Days of Wonder: The 9/11 Age, the Ways of the
Mystics, and One Man’s Escape from Babylon in the Belly of a Whale. On the political side of
the story are the 9/11 lie and my days of activism for truth in Montreal. On
the spiritual side of the story are the mystical teachings that I encountered
among India’s “wild” Sufis and among various Indigenous peoples, from the Inuit
of Canada’s North to the Huichol shamans of Mexico to the renowned elder and
scholar Four Arrows, who I met in a remote Mexican village in 2010 while
traveling and living in a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon, the “whale” of the book’s
As the movement for 9/11 truth grew
throughout the 2000s, especially after YouTube went online in 2005, it became
increasingly easy to debunk the government’s official 9/11 narrative. Notably,
in 2006 the FBI admitted that there is no evidence implicating Osama bin Laden
in the crime. So we don’t officially know who carried out the attack. In 2008 the National
Institute of Standards and Technology admitted that its report to the 9/11
Commission does not explain the total collapse of the towers. So we don’t officially know how the attack was carried out. And in
2009 a group of scientists from the United States and Europe found “red/gray
chips” of explosive residue in dust samples taken from four locations at ground
zero. It was the smoking gun!
Without 9/11 truth, there can
be no justice for the murdered, no end to the “war on terror,” and no repeal of
the fascist laws enforced in Babylon since 9/11. Yet time and again during my
days of truth activism, my attempts to explain the unraveling of the official
9/11 story were met with hostility. For a long time, I couldn't understand why
otherwise sensible and well-educated people became emotional and irrational when
told that the story about bin Laden, the hijackers, and the melting towers came
from the government of George W. Bush, not from the investigators and the
scientists. It was not until I met Four Arrows that I found an answer. More
than that, I came to understand the ongoing effect of the 9/11 lie on the
psyches of the millions of people who are still unaware that they have been
The excerpt below from my
memoir describes what Four Arrows taught me about the hypnosis of the 9/11 lie.
I share it with you here in the hope that the negative psychological
transformation experienced by many on 9/11 can be reversed. Only then can our blind
fear and subjugation be converted into wide-eyed fearlessness and resistance to
the schemes of those who brought us 9/11 and who continue to bring us all
manner of terror.
Four Arrows showed me some
books in his library. “These ones I wrote,” he said. He was a professor and the
author of twenty titles in a handful of fields. He’d been a paramedic, a
hypnotist for surgical patients who couldn’t be put under using drugs, and a
trainer of wild mustangs. He handed me a book. “In this one, several scholars
and I prove that the official story about 9/11 is a lie,” he said. I handed it back.
“I don’t need to read it,” I
said. I told him about my days in the truth movement, the petition to the
Canadian government for a new investigation of the attack, the March on Ottawa.
I told him that I was done with it. I chose a book he’d written called Primal
Awareness: A True Story of Awakening and Transformation with the Raramuri
Shamans of Mexico. I wanted to forget the political and
learn about the Indigenous. But I would soon see that the wisdom of the second
had a lot to say about the evil of the first. Like it or not, I’d come back
around to the attack of 2001.
Awareness I learned
that in a heightened state of focus we were susceptible to suggestion and
change. Indigenous peoples entered this state through intentional trance in
order to deepen learning. By means of ceremony, vision quests, chanting,
dancing, endurance, or plant medicine, they achieved what Four Arrows called
“concentration activated transformation.”
I also learned that trance
could be spontaneous. Especially when triggered by fear. In such cases we were
in danger of being hypnotized. Indigenous peoples understood this phenomenon
but were not vulnerable to it because when facing the fearful they drew on
authority rooted in experience. They used words whose vibrations had been honed
by integrity. And they turned to nature as the ultimate ground of their wisdom.
This respect for authority, words, and nature meant that Indigenous peoples
were able to use fear as an opportunity to practice a virtue like courage. It
could be a source of growth.
While traveling to his first
meeting with the Raramuri, Four Arrows had experienced a spontaneous
concentration activated transformation. He was kayaking in Mexico’s Copper
Canyon with a friend when a flash flood made the river rise by many feet. After
the rain stopped they kept going. But the current had turned mean and Four
Arrows’ kayak capsized. He was pulled into a tunnel of water in the rock and
was sure that he would drown. He let go of his fear and grew calm. He saw the
people he loved and said goodbye. He gave into nature and let the current carry
his body. At last he was shot back out into the river. He was alive. But
changed. He felt new power and purpose. He discovered new sensibilities. With the
Raramuri he saw visions that first revealed to him the role of concentration in
deep transformation. Later he learned that the tunnel in the rock or one like
it had once been used in shaman initiation rites. If the apprentice panicked
and thrashed about, he lost the current and was carried into one of two side
tunnels that dead-ended. He drowned.
In his past work both as a
paramedic and as a horse trainer, Four Arrows had seen how fear could cause
spontaneous trance. When studying to be a paramedic, he was told to be careful
not to say anything negative to trauma victims. He reasoned that if saying
something negative could be harmful, then saying something positive might help.
So he started to experiment on trauma victims at accident scenes. He told a woman
trapped in a car wreck to stop her head from bleeding while the firemen freed
her. She did. He told her to start the bleeding again when she was out of the
car so that he could clean the gash. She did. He told an electrocuted man to
start his heart while they waited for the ambulance to get there. The man did.
And he survived. Later he reported hearing everything Four Arrows had said.
These people were susceptible to hypnosis because they were in a fear-induced
state of heightened concentration.
Four Arrows had been well known
for breaking wild mustangs. Once he was asked to work with a domesticated horse
that refused to cross the shallow part of a stream. No matter what he tried,
the animal wouldn’t do it. Four Arrows didn’t understand what made this horse
different from the wild ones. Then he figured it out. The horse wasn’t afraid.
So he walked it to where the stream was deepest and shoved it into the water.
It came out terrified. Now he had its attention. Twenty minutes later the horse
was trotting back and forth across the shallow part of the stream without a
I saw that our fear during the
attack of 2001 had put us into a collective state of spontaneous trance. I
realized that the images on our TVs of people being murdered in real time had
been used to change us for the worse. In the moment of crisis George W. Bush
was the voice of authority. He told us that the culprits were al-Qaeda and
Osama bin Laden. His words brooked no dissent and rallied all to revenge.
Common sense was forgotten. Intuition was suppressed. There was no appeal to
our deeper nature. Most of us were hypnotized into believing a story that was
implausible even on its surface. It should have been obvious that the US
military couldn’t have been fooled by a bunch of guys with box cutters and no
I understood why the shock and
awe of the attack had made us dumb, why intelligent people got so angry when
you told them the truth. We’d suffered a negative concentration activated
transformation. We’d been brainwashed.
Four Arrows hadn’t believed the
hijacker story for a second. The day after the attack he told an assembly of
university students not to forget the US government’s history of staging terror
and blaming it on others. When Bush’s lies about Iraq led to war in 2003, he
posted photos outside his office of Iraqi children killed by US soldiers. The
dean of his faculty tore them down every day and finally bullied him into
leaving. He’d taken a professorship elsewhere and now only worked with graduate
students via the Internet. Self-exiled in Mexico.
Rafiq wrote his
first book, Gaj: The End of Religion (2004), to counter the idea of “God” as an
individual who could take sides in the “war on terror.” His memoir Days of
Shock, Days of Wonder (2016) tells the
story of his confrontation with the spiritual and cognitive dissonance of the
9/11 age. His documentaries Be Smile: The Stories of Two Urban Inuit (2006) and Khanqah: A Sufi Place (2011) are online at Vimeo.
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