A review of Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake
Back in 1993, an explosive book written by an ex-Mormon who was willing ... passionately eager ... to tell all about what goes on inside the forbidding temple walls of the Mormon Church was published. It was on the New York Times best seller list for 15 months and it sold half a million copies. The book isn't in print anymore, but you can still buy it from a dozen resellers at Amazon ... for less than the original published price!
The detailed description of the super-secret rites that take place inside Mormon temples is the hook that got many to read the book in 1993, but that's not why you should read it now. For one thing, you can get a more up-to-date and detailed description on many web pages these days. But the best reason is that the book is really about something else ... something far more interesting than the strange Mormon temple ceremonies. It's about how young girl struggled and lost her battle to escape from a smothering thought control system. Besides, Deborah Laake was an accomplished writer and it's a fascinating read. It's well worth the time.
I say that Laake "was" a great writer because she eventually did lose her battle with the programming that targeted her from the moment she was born. She committed suicide a few years after the book was published. Her book doesn't end that way. In the final chapter, Laake wanted you to believe that she had conquered her demons and gained control over her own life. But knowing what actually did happen makes her book just that much more compelling.
"Mind control" is a much more pervasive element of everyone's life than we are willing to admit. It's a part of my life too. I believe I have been the conscious victim of mind control several times. For example, US Army training. The goal is to make impressionable teenagers charge into the face of deadly gunfire on command, rather than suggest reasonable alternatives.
We are far too reluctant to face up to the reality that we are all victims of mind control every day. In denying that control, most people simply sink deeper into a control system that they never are aware of. Deborah Laake spent most of her life totally ignorant of the forces that eventually destroyed her life.
The situation isn't hopeless. The effects don't have to be permanent and everyone is different in their response to conditioning. In my own Army career, I believe I threw off the conditioning within a year and regained much of my life.
The most effective and comprehensive systems of mind control are the ones created by world religions such as the Mormons. Certainly, the Mormons are not the only one. Muslims find no difficulty convincing hundreds of young men and women to blow themselves up. During the VietNam War, scores of Buddhists set themselves on fire. Still, the Mormons are the premier example in the United States and Deborah Laake paints a compelling and convincing picture of exactly how it controlled and eventually destroyed her life.
The final reason to understand Mormon mind control is that we are at risk of turning power over our lives to a very visible victim of Mormon mind control: Mitt Romney.
People constantly claim that Romney is motivated by greed in running for President. I claim that he proved that wasn't true when he gave up the pursuit of money at Bain Capital to manage the Utah Winter Olympics.
An intelligent and calculating mind, Romney knew that the Olympics were an easy slam dunk that would get him lots of positive publicity. Publicity that he could use later as a springboard for the next step. He clearly had decided that he had enough money. What he wanted was power. And the question is, "Why?"
If you listen carefully, Romney is fairly up front about it. Victims of mind control are sincere in what they're thinking; they just fail to realize why they're thinking it. Romney is personally convinced that the purpose of life is to convert the world to his belief system. He doesn't realize that his belief system is simply the end product of a lifetime of programming.
The Mormon system of mind control only wants your money to advance their larger goal. That goal is to control your life. Deborah Laake's book is a fascinating view into the relentless process in action and the tragic result.