Witchcraft, Sorcery and Magic on the Battlefield

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Witchcraft, Sorcery and Magic on the Battlefield

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:57 pm

In August 1964, a very strange yet fascinating document was secretly prepared for senior personnel in the U.S. Army and the Pentagon. Its title was Witchcraft, Sorcery, Magic, and Other Psychological Phenomena and Their Implications on Military and Paramilitary Operations in the Congo.
It was a document written by James Price and Paul Juredini, both of who worked for the Special Operations Research Office, SORO, which was an agency that undertook top secret contract work for the military.
The document, now in the public domain via the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, is a fascinating one, in the sense that it focuses on how beliefs in paranormal phenomena can be successfully used and manipulated to defeat a potential enemy.
The bigger the belief in the world of the supernatural, noted Price and Juredini, the greater the chance was that a particularly superstitious foe could be terrorized and manipulated by the spreading of faked stories of paranormal creatures on the loose, of demons in their midst, and of ghostly, terrible things with violent slaughter on their monstrous minds.
Interestingly, one portion of the document deals with a classic aspect of the zombie of the modern era: its terrifying ability to keep on coming, even when its body is riddled with bullet upon bullet. In the example at issue, the authors reported that:
“Rebel tribesmen are said to have been persuaded that they can be made magically impervious to Congolese army firepower. Their fear of the government has thus been diminished and, conversely, fear of the rebels has grown within army ranks.”
That was not all: rumors quickly spread within the army to the effect that the reason why the rebels were allegedly so immune to bullets was because they had been definitively zombified.
Not in Romero-style, but by good old, tried and tested Voodoo techniques.

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/09/witchcraft-sorcery-and-magic-on-the-battlefield/

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Re: Witchcraft, Sorcery and Magic on the Battlefield

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:59 pm

Interesting this and if something can be applied to Islamic extremism along this line, where we have seen that they already fear women Kurdish soldiers killing them, thinking it denies them martyrdom.

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Post by Frazzled on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:10 pm

Fascinating.  When, and I think it's a when and not an if, we put boots on the ground maybe they should be thigh high leather stilettos  Laughing
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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:11 pm

Frazzled wrote:Fascinating.  When, and I think it's a when and not an if, we put boots on the ground maybe they should be thigh high leather stilettos  Laughing

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