Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hypno-Vision

That time a TV psychic tried to hypnotize an entire country:
Through the broadcasts, Anatoly Mikhailovich Kashpirovsky promised to heal the populace, even as their world changed forever.

Kashpirovsky has been described as “perestroika’s chief magician.” Born in Ukraine in 1939, he trained in clinical psychotherapy and practiced it for 25 years. Having worked successfully with the Olympic weightlifting team, in 1989 he appeared on TV six times for “séances” in which he promised mystical benefits to his viewers.
Communism had already been fooling the masses for decades; I suppose this was its last resort...

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