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Title Access Consciousness - Formerly Access Energy Transformation
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Founder Gary Douglas
Leader Gary Douglas - Dain Heer (Dr. Dain)
Description Access Consciousness is a spiritual healing, self help group founded by Gary Douglas in 1990 and is based out of Santa Barbara California.

Gary Douglas during this time (1989/1990) was a channel. A channel is someone who channels or receives thought or thoughts from beings, spirits or entities and passes that information on to others or themselves in this case.

Gary was channeling many entities and beings at this time, 1989/1990, and started channeling a being he didn't know, but recognized from the cover of a book (possibly a movie poster) he had seen 25 years earlier. It was the Mad Monk of Moscow, Rasputin, Grigori Efimovich Rasputin. Rasputin, as he is commonly known today was a licentious 19th century Russian mystic and faith healer, said by the then Tsarina of Russia to have miracle powers.

Shortly after Gary's first channeling encounter with Rasputin, he is said to have traveled to Colorado to attend a meditation camp. While at this meditation camp, Gary channeled a group of non-human beings he calls the Novian. It was the Novian beings who originally imparted the knowledge of the BARS to Gary. The BARS are the foundation of Access Consciousness and will be the first class any participant in Access will take.

The Novian people Gary was channeling were reportedly very hard on his body, so at some point he belligerently insisted to them that they transmit the information to Rasputin to transmit to him. The very next day, Rasputin began talking to Gary about what is now known as Access Consciousness.

Grigori Efimovich Rasputin facilitated the first six BARS classes through Gary. On the seventh day, Rasputin left midway through the BARS class and left Gary on his own. From then on, Rasputin left each class earlier and earlier and would return only at the end of the class to inquire as to what the students accomplished.

Gary originally called this weird and wacky stuff just Access, then later, Access Energy Transformation and more recently it's referred to as Access Consciousness.
Behavior
Control
1. Regulation of individual's physical reality
  a. Where, how and with whom the member lives and associates with
  b. What clothes, colors, hairstyles the person wears
  c. What food the person eats, drinks, adopts, and rejects
  d. How much sleep the person is able to have
  e. Financial dependence
  f. Little or no time spent on leisure, entertainment, vacations

2. Major time commitment required for indoctrination sessions and group rituals

3. Need to ask permission for major decisions

4. Need to report thoughts, feelings and activities to superiors

5. Rewards and punishments (behavior modification techniques- positive and negative).

6. Individualism discouraged; group think prevails

7. Rigid rules and regulations

8. Need for obedience and dependency.
-Regulate individual's physical reality
-Financial exploitation, manipulation
-Instill obedience and dependency
-They teach to divorce family who do not provide you with money
-They teach that only Access Consciousness members are humanoid and others are human
-Encourage promiscuity to expand one's sense of self and gain experience.They teach that women should have three men in their lives. Each to have sex with. 
Information
Control
1. Use of deception
  a. Deliberately holding back information
  b. Distorting information to make it acceptable
  c. Outright lying

2. Access to non-cult sources of information minimized or discouraged
  a. Books, articles, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio
  b. Critical information
  c. Former members
  d. Keep members so busy they don’t have time to think

3. Compartmentalization of information; Outsider vs. Insider doctrines
  a. Information is not freely accessible
  b. Information varies at different levels and missions within pyramid
  c. Leadership decides who “needs to know” what

4. Spying on other members is encouraged
  a. Pairing up with “buddy” system to monitor and control
  b. Reporting deviant thoughts, feelings, and actions to leadership

5. Extensive use of cult generated information and propaganda
  a. Newsletters, magazines, journals, audio tapes, videotapes, etc.
  b. Misquotations, statements taken out of context from non-cult sources

6. Unethical use of confession
  a. Information about “sins” used to abolish identity boundaries
  b. Past “sins” used to manipulate and control; no forgiveness or absolution
-Deception: withhold information; distort information to make it more acceptable; lie to cult members
-Outsider v. Insider mentality: information is not freely accessible; control information at different levels
-Extensive use of cult generated information
-Access Consciousness does not like when quotes from their manuals are published. They want you to move up the levels in order to acquire new information.
Thought
Control
1. Need to internalize the group's doctrine as "Truth"
  a. Map = Reality
  b. Black and White thinking
  c. Good vs. evil
  d. Us vs. them (inside vs. outside)

2. Adopt "loaded" language (characterized by "thought-terminating clichés"). Words are the tools we use to think with. These "special" words constrict rather than expand understanding. They function to reduce complexities of experience into trite, platitudinous "buzz words".

3. Only "good" and "proper" thoughts are encouraged.

4. Thought-stopping techniques (to shut down "reality testing" by stopping "negative" thoughts and allowing only "good" thoughts); rejection of rational analysis, critical thinking, constructive criticism.
  a. Denial, rationalization, justification, wishful thinking
  b. Chanting
  c. Meditating
  d. Praying
  e. Speaking in "tongues"
  f. Singing or humming

5. No critical questions about leader, doctrine, or policy seen as legitimate

6. No alternative belief systems viewed as legitimate, good, or useful
-Internalize the group's doctrine as truth
-Thought stopping: chanting; meditation
-Loaded language
-Hypnotic techniques are used to alter mental state
-Rejection of rational analysis, critical thinking, constructive criticism
-No critical questions about the leader, doctrine, or policy allowed
-They teach not to think at all; "Thinking is stinking"
Emotional
Control
1. Manipulate and narrow the range of a person's feelings.

2. Make the person feel like if there are ever any problems it is always their fault, never the leader's or the group's.

3. Feeling-stopping. Like thought-stopping, this is the automatic suppression or blocking of feelings that are not acceptable by the cult identity- such as feeling "homesick" or feeling "depressed" or feeling "resentful".

4. Excessive use of guilt
  a. Identity guilt
    1. Who you are (not living up to your potential)
    2. Your family
    3. Your past
    4. Your affiliations
    5. Your thoughts, feelings, actions
    6. Social guilt
    7. Historical guilt

5. Excessive use of fear
  a. Fear of thinking independently
  b. Fear of the "outside" world
  c. Fear of enemies
  d. Fear of losing one's "salvation"
  e. Fear of leaving the group or being shunned by group
  f. Fear of disapproval

6. Extremes of emotional highs and lows.

7. Ritual and often public confession of "sins".

8. Phobia indoctrination: programming of irrational fears of ever leaving the group or even questioning the leader's authority. The person under mind control cannot visualize a positive, fulfilled future without being in the group.
  a. No happiness or fulfillment "outside"of the group
  b. Terrible consequences will take place if you leave: "hell"; "demon possession"; "incurable diseases"; "accidents"; "suicide"; "insanity"; "10,000 reincarnations"; etc.
  c. Shunning of leave takers. Fear of being rejected by friends, peers, and family.
  d. Never a legitimate reason to leave. From the group's perspective, people who leave are: "weak"; "undisciplined"; "unspiritual"; "worldly"; "brainwashed by family, counselors"; seduced by money, sex, rock and roll.
-Manipulate and narrow the range of feelings
-Emotion stopping: anger; doubts
-Use of fear: fear of thinking independently; fear of leaving or being shunned by the group
-Divorce family and friends that do not provide money.
Group
Websites
accessconsciousness.com
Critical
Websites
accessschism.com
Other
Resources
(articles, videos, information)