Total View Interview – How Fear is Used to Turn You Against Spirituality

Recently I did an interview with Jenny Alswinn from the Total View Show about my article ‘How Fear is Used to Turn You Against Spirituality‘. We spoke about:

  • The influence of the mass media in the creation of fear towards alternative spiritual groups
  • How fear is conditioned in people and the appalling history behind this field of study
  • How understanding from social engineering experiments is applied to create a fear of alternative spirituality today
  • Altruistic fear (watch the interview to find out what it is!)
  • Why you should never ever use the word “cult” to describe any spiritual group
  • How propaganda bypasses our mind to affect us on an emotional level
  • What you can do to overcome fear and be free in your choice of spirituality;
  • and lots more!

If you have a spare 12 minutes check it out!

About David Arkyn

David has a deep interest in spiritual development, but has discovered there are many forces in the world working to keep people asleep. His recent interest has been researching the psychological tactics and techniques used to limit people's spiritual potential, writing about his discoveries here at The Conscious Reporter.


  1. Thanks David for summarizing this really important topic. I have often wondered why it seemed like so many of my teenage-year friends, who at the time were interested in spirituality, have not taken that with them into adulthood. It seems people are bombarded with so much information to create a fear-response that it’s not a wonder those longings don’t make it so far.

    I find the point about self-censorship particularly poignant and relevant in this reflection. To think that it’s possible to create conditioning influences that evokes this internal resistance to our spiritual longings is really sad. People’s lives so easily get funnelled into prescribed directions and they think it’s what they want. Saying this, I am also reminded that I am no where near free from those limiting influences yet. It’s worth reflecting on how I am still conditioned against my own spirituality, and how fear still influences me.

  2. im glad my husband and I figured out how ive been controlled by fear t.v inducd or not this is something that the world should know …not just being afraid but acting from it makes you more succeptible to it…love how dumb I am…I can spell yay

  3. Thanks David, great interview. A really good breakdown of how social engineering and psychological techniques manipulate fear in society to turn people against what is actually good.

    It’s quite disturbing really, but when you understand how the propaganda, conditioning and things like ‘altruistic fear’ operate, it opens your eyes to why things are as they are, and why this insane and destructive paranoia toward alternative spirituality exists.

    Only by knowing how these things operate can we break free of their influence. Thanks for explaining it so clearly.