Spin Programming by John D. Lovern

This paper, here attached, describes spin programming, a type of abuse that has obviously been in use by ritual abusers for at least seven decades by now, and probably much longer. It is possible that most patients with histories of ritual abuse have been subjected to spin programming.

Spin Programming: A Newly Uncovered Technique of Systematic Mind Control

Patients who were born into cults that practice ritual abuse (as opposed to having been recruited later in life) are more likely to have experienced spin programming, in a more intensive and more sophisticated form.

Information obtained clinically from seven multiple personality patients with recalled histories of ritual abuse has revealed a coercive technique previously unknown to psychotherapists. This technique here labelled “spin programming,” appears designed to spread effects such as pain, painful emotions, and other feelings or urges globally
throughout a patient’s personality system for purposes of either designing and building a young victim’s personality system, or harassing older victims and disrupting psychotherapy.

Spin programming appears to be based on a combination of physical spinning, cognitive and imagery training, and repetition and practice aimed at creating an internal multi-alter spinning “mechanism” that can transmit the pain or affective components of numerous traumatic memories simultaneously to large groups of targeted alters.

This paper presents signs and symptoms commonly seen in patients subjected to spin programs, training methods apparently used to create spin programs, and an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of spin programming. Spin programming presents some formidable obstacles for psychotherapy. It is apparent that, in the past, lack of awareness and understanding of spin programming by the therapeutic community has contributed to many problems in therapy, and that complete healing has probably been impossible without facing and dealing effectively with this type of mind control technique.

It is hoped that this paper will provide a valuable service by making information available to therapists that may contribute to significant breakthroughs for their patients and ultimately allow for their complete healing, while also providing testable hypotheses to researchers interested in ritual abuse.

Spin Programming: A Newly Uncovered Technique of Systematic Mind Control

John D. Lovern, Ph.D.
Presented at The Sixth Western Clinical Conference on Multiple Personality and Dissociation, Irvine, CA, 1993
Revised Februari 5, 1993