Last Updated on August 25, 2015 by Paulette Brown-Hinds
To see a police car—painted black and white, with attached flashing lights on its roof—is to form a Mental Picture. To give that Mental Picture an interpretation with a meaning converts it into a Mental Image. An analogy is retaining in memory a footprint and interpreting it as being some realistic, distorted, or fantasy “Thing”. Titan will create a layered and enduringly powerful Icon Image if once shot by a policeman and again experiences a policeman pointing a gun at him. Thereafter, whenever police are watching him, Titan’s Conditioned Response for instant self-protection spurs maneuvers, like him running away. When someone’s actions create a mental image in the Receiver, it is that image the Receiver uses to recall the experience and to provide this new situation with some meaning—whether good or bad. There are infinite varieties of such Prey Reactions—each causing Predators to do a “React by Attack”–similar to a shark seeing blood from a nearby swimmer. Predators have learned to hate “just because” and select a scapegoat to target. This Target becomes an Obsession (a persistent uncontrollable impulse to think certain thoughts) and formulate a plan with a supreme value of what they want to see realized. Their emotions rise to such a peak as to become Compulsive (uncontrollable impulse to be a certain way or carry out certain actions irresistibly and perhaps contrary to ones inclination). Both are reflections of Brute Brain automatic features. Predators assume Supernatural powers favor them carrying out their wish by believing they see/hear conformation from their god. The actual happening is that their vividness of this message has come from them projecting it onto the god as justification to do what is desired. Prior to this “revelation” a strong conflict or resistance may have existed in them for a long time—perhaps even forming some type of friendly acquaintance with the future targeted scapegoat. An inner battle is won when a “revelation” enables the overpowering of their realistic reluctance to do harm to the scapegoat.
At that point, in the mirror of ones mind, ones imagination reveals itself in the unbalance of contrary opposites—as in “Me vs. Them”. With a ‘hyped’ state of Emotions, the Icon Images Predators form are of a Chimera nature—something absurdly fantastic, wildly imaginary, vague–and what normal people would call foolish and grotesque. Predators’ minds crave them–and the more the better, especially if the entire situation is contradictory (e.g. desiring to kill those who help them) –for the mind has learned how to deal with contradictions. A generic Image example is a beast with goat body shape + a lion’s head + a snake’s hindquarters. Despite its Supernatural fearsome, strong, immortal, and swift nature, the ‘monster’ is not proof of anything. In forming such ‘monster’ Images, initially the ingredients are like mixing cement. While still all is wet, the image can be moved around and shaped, rearranged and layered with collage fantasy items. But at some point, it hardens and then there is almost nothing one can do to reshape it. “Excitement” is in the make-believe—the fantasy—assumed to come out of a magic door in the Supernatural “Air Castle–and not the truth or anything near it. Predators’ most exciting mental life aspects are the sensations, emotions, desires, and aspirations taking place in a universal arena of illusions in which they star in slaying the Chimera ‘monster’. To gain even more excitement, they put on a “little god” mask which enables each to believe that is who one is—or even greater. This drives one to declare oneself to be mentally and morally superior to those who differ in any way from whatever one is for. The mask is a product of ones self-creation—that one projects oneself into—and that one recognizes oneself in it. An effective self-image in this drama must be of a nature to cause one to be feared rather than loved.
To imitate evil under the illusion of: “I am doing good” means one will always go beyond the example the image sets. Predators reflect these ‘monster’ images without absorbing them and the mirror in which they view them contains nothing but itself. That means there is typically no one thing to point to that urges getting revenge. Hence, to kill is exciting–establishes or cements bonds with ones fellows—brings honor—and establishes ‘little god” delusions. All of this spares one the ordeal of thinking about ones harsh reality. The mask and doing it for the “Air Castle” cult cause prevents taking responsibility for the reality one has created.