In October 1989, as the Cold War was ending and the Berlin Wall about to crumble, television viewers in the Soviet Union tuned in to the first of a series of unusual broadcasts. "Relax, let your thoughts wander free," intoned the host, psychotherapist Anatoly Mikhailovich Kashpirovsky. Moscow's Channel One was blatantly attempting mass hypnosis over television, the culmination of decades of esoteric research. In this surreal survey of Soviet pseudo-science, Wladimir Velminski explores these scientific and pseudoscientific efforts at mind control, and the book features fabulously strange diagrams from Russian archives.
Author: Wladimir Velminski. Erik Butler, trans.