Defense against the dark arts of manipulation.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Episode 11: Feeding the Monster
The purpose of thinking is to make the known unknown and the unknown known.
For the slower kids in the back: We all are wrong about many things, and when we are wrong the things we think we know that are wrong are actually unknown things... to us, we just don't know it yet. If you slow down and think, you might achieve great wisdom in realizing that the known may be unknown. The bonus of thinking is that we learn things, so the unknown becomes known.
Make the known unknown and the unknown known.. It's not some esoteric ancient Chinese secret.. it's just common sense.
Also, it's so simple to not feed the monster, cut the strings and walk away.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Episode 10: Thought-Stopping, Inoculation, Physical & Radicalization
Thought predators don't stop at mental techniques, they also use physical techniques. Miil goes over the physical techniques used by manipulators as well as thought-stopping (stopping wrong-think), inoculation (stopping outsiders from swaying the indoctrinated targets) and radicalization (contemporary university graduates.. ;)
Defense Against the Dark Arts Episode 9: Thought Predator
This episode Miil talks about the psychological tactics used by the thought predator.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Episode 8: Schemata
In 1954 Aldous Huxley, (the Brit who wrote Brave New World 1932) wrote The Doors of Perception, which was a drug induced exploration of SCHEMATA. (Jim Morrison read it and named his band "The Doors" after the book). This series is about defending yourself from manipulation. Our minds are not infallible and there are many ways manipulators can use our own minds against us. One of those vectors of attack is poking for holes in the model of schemata... our mental framework for perception, to see if any of our doors are left unlocked...
Defense Against the Dark Arts Episode 7: Framing
We aren't omniscient and we don't have infinite time to convey a story, we therefore have to summarize stories... frame them in a context. This is utilized by scumbag manipulators along with spin. Deeper meanings? Stories within stories? Directed assumptions. Be wary.
Defense Against the Dark Arts #6: Consistency Principle, Attitude and Tension
Manipulators use our brain's wiring against us, framing our attitudes, using the consistency principle and creating tension to force us to change.