“I spent almost a week in Spain last month working with and learning from Mattias. In my opinion, he is a true genius, and deserves to be recognized as an international hero for what he has done for us. And of course, he is taking flack from his university in Gent for having done so.”

Dr. Robert Malone / Source


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Mass Formation – Brief Summary

• Totalitarianism requires the total obedience of the masses

• This obedience is been created via mass formation process inside the population

• Four conditions are needed:

1 – The masses must feel alone and isolated.

2 – Their lives must feel pointless and meaningless.

3 – The masses then must experience constant free floating anxiety, and

4 – They must experience free-floating frustration and aggression.

With these conditions met, people are now ripe for hypnosis.

• No matter how stupid, senseless or even harmful the “solution”, people are made to feel solidarity, which validates the whole thing for them.

• They are now changed, no longer rational. This automatically excludes analyses based on mathematical approaches like Nash’s game theory, where all agents are assumed to act completely rationally.

• People who are consumed by the mass formation process become intolerant and cruel.



The Psychology Of Totalitarianism
By Mattias Desmet

Amazon Description:

The world is in the grips of mass formation — a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis — as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink.

Desmet’s work on mass formation theory was brought to the world’s attention on The Joe Rogan Experience and in major alternative news outlets around the globe. Read this book to get beyond the sound bites!

Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in a vacuum. It arises from a collective psychosis that has followed a predictable script throughout history, its formation gaining strength and speed with each generation — from the Jacobins to the Nazis and Stalinists — as technology advances. Governments, mass media, and other mechanized forces use fear, loneliness, and isolation to demoralize populations and exert control, persuading large groups of people to act against their own interests, always with destructive results.

In The Psychology of Totalitarianism, world-renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology Mattias Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow this collective psychosis to take hold. By looking at our current situation and identifying the phenomenon of “mass formation” — a type of collective hypnosis — he clearly illustrates how close we are to surrendering to totalitarian regimes.

With detailed analyses, examples, and results from years of research, Desmet lays out the steps that lead toward mass formation, including:

• An overall sense of loneliness and lack of social connections and bonds

• A lack of meaning-unsatisfying “bullsh*t jobs” that don’t offer purpose

• Free-floating anxiety and discontent that arise from loneliness and lack of meaning

• Manifestation of frustration and aggression from anxiety

• Emergence of a consistent narrative from government officials, mass media, etc., that exploits and channels frustration and anxiety

In addition to clear psychological analysis — and building on Hannah Arendt’s essential work on totalitarianism, The Origins of Totalitarianism — Desmet offers a sharp critique of the cultural “groupthink” that existed prior to the pandemic and advanced during the COVID crisis. He cautions against the dangers of our current societal landscape, media consumption, and reliance on manipulative technologies and then offers simple solutions — both individual and collective — to prevent the willing sacrifice of our freedoms.

“We can honor the right to freedom of expression and the right to self-determination without feeling threatened by each other,” Desmet writes. “But there is a point where we must stop losing ourselves in the crowd to experience meaning and connection. That is the point where the winter of totalitarianism gives way to a spring of life.”

“Desmet has an . . . important take on everything that’s happening in the world right now.” — Aubrey Marcus, podcast host

“[Desmet] is waking a lot of people up to the dangerous place we are now with a brilliant distillation of how we ended up here.” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


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“I agree that the greatest and the most dangerous enemy is in ourselves. The first week of the crisis I wrote an opinion paper which was titled ‘The Fear Of The Virus Is More Dangerous Than The Virus Itself.’ I see constantly very intelligent people, highly intelligent people who, in a miraculous way, are not able anymore to see that the counting of the number of contaminations, hospitalizations, the number of casualties claimed by the virus, leads to a dramatic over-estimation of events caused by the virus. That’s only one example. I see constantly around me people who have a PhD in statistics, for instance, and in an almost incomprehensible way, cannot see the major mistakes that are constantly made at the level of the figures, and the stats, and the models in this crisis. If you analyze this, maybe some people willingly manipulate the figures, but most experts in this crisis are in the grip of a psychological process that makes them blind and unable to see what is evident. That has everything to do with the way they handle their own anxiety and their own fear. If you handle your fear and your anxiety in a wrong way, then you end up in a very dangerous state as a society. And in that respect, I definitely agree with Carl Gustav Jung who said that this [humankind’s inability to deal with its own psyche] is more dangerous than a disease is.”

— Mattias Desmet


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Mass Formation Psychosis
Or… Mass Hypnosis — The Madness Of Crowds
By Robert W Malone MD, MS

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As many of you know, I have spent time researching and speaking about mass psychosis theory. Most of what I have learned has come from Dr. Mattias Desmet, who realized that this form of mass hypnosis, of the madness of crowds, can account for the strange phenomenon of about 20-30% of the population in the western world becoming entranced with the Noble Lies and dominant narrative concerning the safety and effectiveness of the genetic vaccines, and both propagated and enforced by politicians, science bureaucrats, pharmaceutical companies and legacy media.

What one observes with the mass hypnosis is that a large fraction of the population is completely unable to process new scientific data and facts demonstrating that they have been misled about the effectiveness and adverse impacts of mandatory mask use, lockdowns, and genetic vaccines that cause people’s bodies to make large amounts of biologically active coronavirus Spike protein.

These hypnotized by this process are unable to recognize the lies and misrepresentations they are being bombarded with on a daily basis, and actively attack anyone who has the temerity to share information with them which contradicts the propaganda that they have come to embrace. And for those whose families and social networks have been torn apart by this process, and who find that close relatives and friends have ghosted them because they question the officially endorsed “truth” and are actually following the scientific literature, this can be a source of deep anguish, sorrow and psychological pain.

It is with those souls in mind that I included a discussion of the mass formation theory of Dr. Mattias Desmet during a recent talk I gave in Tampa, Florida to an audience of about 2,000. As I looked out into the audience and spoke, I could see relief on many faces, and even tears running from the eyes of stoic men.

Unknown to me, someone recorded the speech and appended the vocal track to a series of calming images of natural landscapes, producing a video that has gone viral throughout the world. A link to the video, as well as some notes to clarify and supplement the talk are appended below. Many have told me that they find it very healing. I hope it may help you also.

A brief overview of Mass Formation, which was developed by Dr. Mattias Desmet. He is a psychologist and a statistician. He is at the University of Ghent in Belgium. I think Dr. Mattias is onto something about what is happening and he calls this phenomena:

Mass Formation Psychosis

So, when he says “mass” formation, you can think of this as equivalent to “crowd” formation. One can think of this as:

Crowd Psychosis

The conditions to set up mass formation psychosis include lack of social connectedness and sensemaking as well as large amounts of latent anxiety and passive aggression. When people are inundated with a narrative that presents a plausible “object of anxiety” and strategy for coping with it, then many individuals group together to battle the object with a collective singlemindedness. This allows people to stop focusing on their own problems, avoiding personal mental anguish. Instead, they focus all their thought and energy on this new object.

As mass formation progresses, the group becomes increasingly bonded and connected. Their field of attention is narrowed and they become unable to consider alternative points of view. Leaders of the movement are revered, unable to do no wrong.

Left unabated, a society under the spell of mass formation will support a totalitarian governance structure capable of otherwise unthinkable atrocities in order to maintain compliance. A note: mass formation is different from group think. There are easy ways to fix group think by just bringing in dissenting voices and making sure you give them platforms. It isn’t so easy with mass formation. Even when the narrative falls apart, cracks in the strategy clearly aren’t solving the issue, the hypnotized crowd can’t break free of the narrative. This is what appears to be happening now with COVID-19. The solution for those in control of the narrative is to produce bigger and bigger lies to prop up the solution. Those being controlled by mass formation no longer are able to use reason to break free of the group narrative.

Of course, the obvious example of mass formation is Germany in the 1930s and 40s. How could the German people who were highly educated, very liberal in the classic sense; western thinking people… how could they go so crazy and do what they did to the Jews? How could this happen?
To a civilized people? A leader of a mass formation movement will use the platform to continue to pump the group with new information to focus on. In the case of COVID-19, I like to use the term “fear porn.” Leaders, through main stream media and government channels continuously feed the “beast” with more messaging that focus and further hypnotize their adherents.

Studies suggest that mass formation follows a general distribution:

• 30% are brainwashed, hypnotized, indoctrinated by the group narrative

• 40% in the middle are persuadable and may follow if no worthy alternative is perceived

• 30% fight against the narrative.

Those that rebel and fight against the narrative, become the enemy of the brainwashed and a primary target of aggression.

One of the the best ways to counter mass formation is for those against the narrative to continue to speak out against it, which serves to help break the hypnosis of some in the brainwashed group as well as persuade the persuadable middle to choose reason over mindlessness.

Dr. Desmet suggests that for something as big as COVID-19, the only way to break the mass formation psychosis is to give the crowd something bigger to focus on. He believes that totalitarianism may be that bigger issue. Of course, after COVID-19, global totalitarianism may be the biggest issue of our time.


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Prof. Dr. Mattias Desmet:

“Continue to speak out. If other voices are available in the public space, then the mass hypnosis will be disturbed.”

By Rhoda Wilson
The Expose’
October 26, 2021

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“The most important thing for people to do is to continue to speak out even if it’s just to say that you don’t agree with the mainstream narrative because mass formation is provoked by the specific voice it’s gotten used to. Totalitarian leaders know this very well. They start every new day with thirty minutes of propaganda in which the voice of the leader constantly penetrates the consciousness of the population … If other voices are available in the public space, then the mass hypnosis will be disturbed.” – Professor Dr. Mattias Desmet, professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium.

Prof. Desmet, who also has a masters degree in statistics, initially approached the “pandemic” through the eyes of a statistician. He realised the Covid statistics were wrong and began noticing that the long-term costs of the lockdowns compared to the benefits of using these measures to “flatten the curve” were never discussed. The field of attention, of the entire world, was entirely on the victims of the “pandemic” as if everything else no longer mattered. So, he switched to viewing the “pandemic” through the lens of a clinical psychologist and came to the conclusion that society was suffering from mass formation.

According to Prof. Desmet, mass formation is a type of mass hypnosis and has a huge impact on an individual’s intelligence and cognitive functioning. Around 30% of the population will succumb to mass formations while 30% will not. The remaining 40% will realise something is wrong, but may not understand exactly what, and remain silent.

Four conditions need to be present to create mass formation:

1. There needs to be a number of socially isolated people or people who experience a lack of social bonds.

2. There needs to be a number of people who experience a lack of ‘sense making’ and who are unable to come to sensible conclusions.

3. There is a lot of free-floating anxiety in society. Free-floating because there’s nothing to connect their anxiety to – no focal point, people are unable to identify what’s causing it – and so have no way to deal with it.

4. Additionally, there is a lot of free-floating psychological discontent where people feel their daily lives are lacking any purpose or meaning.

Disconnected people in society, who also suffer from free floating anxiety, connect their anxiety to a specific object, in this case Covid, and a new solidarity emerges.

To show solidarity to the newly formed group, people within this mass formation need to participate, for example: in lockdowns; wear masks; social distance; or, accept injections. It is almost as if the measures to defeat the object of anxiety – Covid – are really a way to prove to everyone else that they are a part of the new social group.

Mass formations are similar to religious groups and the symbols of the new social group, mask wearing for example, are similar to religious rituals which members will “push” to ensure their continuation. However, mass formation differs from a religion or cult in that its members do not recognise that their symbols are rituals.

A cult is a group or movement held together by a shared commitment to a charismatic leader or ideology. It has a belief system that has the answers to all of life’s questions and offers a special solution to be gained only by following the leader’s rules. It requires a high level of commitment from at least some of the members.

According to Janja Lalich, professor emerita of sociology at California State University, the key distinctions between religions and cults are: cults will rush you; a cult’s leader is their higher power; cults control rather than guide; and, cults make it impossible to trust fellow followers. The current mass formation facing our world seems to fit more with the description of a cult rather than a religion.

Any new science that conflicts with the current cult beliefs cannot be accepted by its members – they are closed off to new information. People become radically intolerant of dissident voices, those who challenge the official doctrine. These voices threaten to wake the people up and people within the cult get angry when confronted by the initial anxiety and discontent they experience. And so, the mass formation crowd direct all their aggression at dissident voices.

This is when cult members are able use the state to oppress dissenters – we see powerful people using the power of the state to lockdown innocent people or using police to assault innocent people in the street. Ultimately, this can lead to a totalitarian state where the state exterminates people who disagree with them.

Totalitarian leaders are often called dictators and in a certain sense this is correct. But there are differences, “in a classical dictatorship the population is not in the process of a mass formation, or not hypnotised, and that makes a huge difference. A hypnotised population or a population in mass formation behaves completely differently,” Prof. Desmet said, and “a classical dictatorship usually becomes less severe, less cruel and less aggressive towards the population once the opposition is silenced. In a totalitarian state – exactly the opposite happens.”


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Robert W Malone, MD @RWMaloneMD Notes:

And a good comment/insight from Mordock Shram, who sees three groups immune to this effect:

1. Those who’ve been abused and are suspicious of manipulation attempts.

2. Those with religious, spiritual belief in a creator, and are aware of evil.

3. Those who have been scapegoats in their family, and are independent, or have had a hard life and so have life sense.


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