The Beautiful Side of Evil - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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"Mind Control"

At the beginning of this chapter, the author describes the end of her relationship with Beck (the result of her father's intense dislike of him), her graduation from college (at which time she realized that a career in theatre was not for her), and the depression she sank into afterward. She then narrates her father's discovery, through reading a newspaper, of a program called Mind Control, which advertised relief from mental troubles, improved mental capacity, and increased psychic ability. The author then narrates, in considerable detail, her experiences in the Mind Control Method (led by Tom, who first appeared in Chapter 1). The program, he suggests, teaches people to tap into the power of the Alpha Waves produced by the brain (perceivable by scientific tests) and, through relaxation and imagery, increase their psychic perceptions and abilities. The author describes her enthusiastic embracing of the...

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