The hypnotic symbols of modern medicine

by Jon Rappoport

November 4, 2019

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There are four major symbols I want to take up here.

The important thing to remember is: these symbols conspire to produce a “view of self” in the patient.

The patient comes to see himself in a certain way, and this way implies a reduction of his own power.

Reducing his own power, he literally sees himself as smaller.

The cascade of effects continues. Seeing himself as smaller, he comes to believe he has no significant role in his own health and well-being.

And armed with that conviction, he comes to believe he is gradually deteriorating.

This belief is a perception, a view of self. This view, like a magnet, attracts and interprets events as further evidence of weakening and deterioration…

This reality is far from the only possible one, but it is the one the patient chooses.

The first symbol is SYMPTOM. The person sees and experiences feelings and physical manifestations, and in the doctor’s office, he learns these are symptoms that collectively MEAN SOMETHING. He has symptoms. These are not random, he is told. They are not transient. They cannot be ignored. They will not go away on their own. They are serious.

The second symbol is CONDITION. The doctor’s diagnosis of the symptoms makes it clear that the patient has a disease, an illness, a disorder. A label is applied. A name. There is no doubt that the patient has this named disease. This is a THING. An entity. It is not a passing phenomenon. It is solid and stable. It is singular.

The third symbol is TREATMENT. This is what the doctor tells the patient he must do. Take a medicine. Have surgery. The treatment will get rid of the condition. The treatment is specific. It is geared to address the condition. It is the solution to the problem.

The fourth symbol is the DOCTOR. He knows. Nobody else knows. He is the authority. He is in charge of recognizing the symptoms, which lead him to make the diagnosis of the condition, which is turn leads him to prescribe the treatment. This progression is lock-step. There no other factors to consider. The doctor has effectively ruled out all other possibilities.

These four symbols lead the patient into a state of obedience. And in that state, he realizes his own power is beside the point and is irrelevant.

Of course, this is not the first time he has been to the doctor’s office. This is not the first time he has been put through this progression of the four symbols. Therefore, the effect on him, over time, is magnified.

Each successive visit to the doctor confirms he can and does develop new sets of symptoms—and each set implies a new condition.

As the conditions pile up, the patient is more convinced than ever that he is composed of diseases that appear “out of nowhere.”

He views himself as a set of symptoms which indicate a condition and imply a treatment. This is, in a sense, who and what he is.

Over time, his conditions tend to be more serious.

He never imagines that the toxic treatments he is taking are contributing to, or causing these more serous conditions—because each disease has a separate name, as if it exists in a vacuum. The doctor handles each diagnosis in that fashion. “Now you have this…and now you have that.”

When the patient reaches a point where he views himself as BEING these symptoms and conditions and very little else, he simply waits for the next arrival of the next set of symptoms and the next condition.

This is how powerful symbols can be.

In a better world, people would be educated in the use and effects of symbols, before succumbing to them.

Some would say, “What do you mean, symbols? The doctor is real, I do have physical problems, the doctor really does make a diagnosis, and I do take real medicines. Why are you talking about symbols?”

Because what locks a person in is what happens in his mind. And what happens in his mind is this parade of symbols. That’s what forms the basis of HIS VIEW OF HIMSELF. He rolls these symbols around in his mind and accepts them and locks himself in, and he sees himself as deteriorating.

“I am a deteriorating person. That’s who I am. That’s what I am. I’m waiting for the next round of symptoms and the diagnosis and treatment from the doctor. Any other ideas about what I am and what I can do are beside the point. No reason to entertain them. I have the potential to be more than a deteriorating person? What does that even mean? It makes no sense.”

The person doesn’t understand symbols, doesn’t understand how he is dealing with them, and so he closes the book on his life and future.

This process is not necessary, but he doesn’t grasp that.

Am I claiming that everything is in the mind? Nothing else possibly matters? No one ever really gets sick? No. But I am saying a shocking amount of what turns out to be a person’s future or non-future flows from how he recognizes, or doesn’t recognize, symbols and how he reads them and interprets them, how he accepts or rejects them, how he choose to surpass them or succumb to them.

Yes, there is a doctor. Yes, there is such a thing as physical illness. Yes, the doctor is delivering a diagnosis and calling it a condition. But these factors are not in the mind, unless the physical doctor can squeeze himself into the patient’s head. In the mind, there are symbols of these elements—and that is what the patient is dealing with, for better or for worse.

And over the long-term, for most patients, it’s worse.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

7 comments on “The hypnotic symbols of modern medicine

  1. You are so right in this,Jon!
    The individuals responsibility for himself is given over to the doctor, who of course, knows best and who excludes alternative treatments that could solve the persons problems without side effects.
    This is also seen in politics, education and so on and is a very dangerous condition to be in. The more one gives over his own power to authoritarian so called expert the less freedom he will have himself and it can and will even go so far as he votes himself into a fascistic state where he has very little if not no freedom for himself.

  2. Cookiepress says:

    In 2004 not long after my 52nd bday I woke one morning with my whole body in pain. I could barely lift either foot off the floor. Before that I had gone for the usual pap smears and mamos but not much else. I was healthy. I went to a family group, they ran tests on me and told me I had high cholesterol and was put on 10 mg of lipitor. Also sent me for a stress test which came back fine. Still had the body aches though. Then went to a neurologist who gave me another maintenance med. Then went to a rheumatologist who also gave me a maintenance med. Went to an ortho and found I have scoliosis in the lower spine. Stopped the neuro and rhumatology meds. Started a chiropractor and went for PT which helped somewhat. interestingly the PT told me the second he looked at me he could tell I had scoliosis as one hip is noticeably higher than the other. 5 months later I took early retirement from my job and within a few months my symptoms went away. I was still seeing the internist and was now getting migraines several times a week. One night I woke with a headache so bad I was vomiting. Went to the ER and they found nothing wrong with me. The internist then gave me a maintenance drug for that. Then found I had hypothyroidism and got another maintenance drug. 5 years later I was up to 80 mg of lipitor and my cholesterol continued to climb also gained 60 lbs while on it. Towards the end my daughter found out she has celiac disease and her gastro suggested the next time I had bloodwork done I should get tested for the genes. I had to fight my dr to have that test. Turns out I have 2 of the genes and my daughter has 4. I was so pissed at the dr I stopped all the meds. Within 1 week the headaches subsided. I felt better than I had in years. The last time I saw that dr I told her they went away and that I had stopped the lipitor. Her answer was “I never would have guessed it was the lipitor” How do you prescribe a drug you have no idea of the side effects. I have not been back to any dr in almost 9 years and I feel great. There have been a few minor things I have gone for but will not use a dr for health maintenance again. I think a big part of the problem was that I have great health ins.

  3. Scott says:

    “The fourth symbol is the DOCTOR. He knows. Nobody else knows. He is the authority.”

    “He knows”… what? Like the doctors I have had to deal with? They know NOTHING! Like Sgt. Schultz!

  4. Kathy Reid says:

    The thing that really makes me annoyed, is when the complete Conventional medical system (which consists of Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals etc.) totally shuns anything to do with Natural remedies, Alternative and/or Natural treatments and Health Professionals. Because recently I was in hospital with my husband, and it was he who had a couple of serious health issues, and one of the nurses treated me like a dumb fuck because I made a mere mention of a natural remedy. And also what pisses me off, is the way the conventional system just squashes the natural alternative system to next to nothing. And some of those conventional medical professionals can be so far up themselves, as well as some natural professionals can be that way too. What I would like to see in this world, is for the health system to be basically Naturally Alternative throughout the whole medical system and leave the conventional system as a last resort. Because we already have a lot of natural remedies growing on this planet, so lets protect it, sustain it, and nurture it. Because if we don’t, this is what we are giving the conventional system this, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

    • Debbie says:

      Part of the problem you’re encountering is that we in the medical profession are not taught about alternatives, so you are getting what we know to work. As a nurse, people have shown me some alternatives that work and I have banked them in my memory, convincing MDs to try them out due to my experience with it. There are a lot of quacks out there with both traditional and alternative medicine, so we all need to be wary. Patients and families need to shop for a doctor who respects them and their input. It is a 2 way street though.

  5. Greg C. says:

    Yes, there are deep psychological forces being leveraged to make us feel fragile, vulnerable, and blindly obedient. America has become a medical archipelago. Flu shots on every corner, urgent care centers everywhere. Specialists build giant facilities with equally giant signs. Every TV commercial break has at least one ad for a medical class-action lawsuit, at least that was true when I owned a TV. These things don’t just happen by themselves.

    A few years ago I took a one-week course in a method called BodyTalk. It was quite an experience to learn to use my own intuition to help myself and others find better health without any diagnosis or treatment at all. Yes, it is possible.

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