“You have come on a two week seminar here, but YOU will never return”. And with these words Tony Quinn kicks off his seminar in Los Angeles in September 2001. As I look back now, 15 years later, I realise that he wasn’t telling lies. I (the real me) never did return. What returned was a guy who was programmed (hypnotised) to live in a manner similar to Tony Quinn himself.
Tony Quinn, Tara, now fortunately freed from his influence and Jim Fitzgerald. Jim will fix it. Note TQ has the Teddybears. He is very very much in love with his teddies. You could say a Teddy Fetish. When people visit him they bring one instead of flowers. His bedroom is filled with them. You will find him sleeping under a picture of Roy Rogers.
I have been on 2 of his seminars and the more you expose yourself to his programming through seminars, his Dublin meetings and the so called “support” groups which are scattered all over the country the more you are induced into a hypnotic state by him, without you realising that you have even been hypnotised. Your family will notice the change though, when you arrive home a completely different person. Since you are taught to only think positively, whenever you set a “big goal” or possibly get involved in some get rich quick scam, you will not focus on any potential detrimental outcome that could happen. The possibility of you heading for a brick wall will not be allowed in your thoughts, since that’s negative thinking. If your family or friends try to talk reason to you you will label them “negative”, “anti-life” or “dead”. With family or friends who try to talk some sense into you out of a general sense of concern for you, your programming tells you to eliminate these people from your life. “Get rid of them” Tony Quinn repeated several times throughout the two weeks on this seminar, for nothing and no one must interfere in the programming he has put in place. You are programmed to believe that anyone who has not done an Educo seminar lives in the “Matrix”, just like the Matrix movie, with their minds asleep or that they are spiritually dead or anti-life. In your mind this programming makes you feel extremely “special” compared to others. Therefore it is your job to unplug them or save them from the “Matrix” by sending them on his seminars. So now, with that in mind, let me reveal to you exactly what takes place on these seminars and what I now know to be the real manipulative purpose of these seminars for Tony Quinn.
As Tony Quinn paces back and forward at the front of the room, he is planting programmes (hypnotic suggestions) in the minds of the attendees. He actually admits to doing this. We don’t realise the extent to which he’s doing this of course and even if we did, we believe it all to be for our own good. He plants all kinds of hypnotic suggestions and he uses this process to implant in your unconscious mind that he is a spiritually advanced being, whose every word should be listened to and acted upon. He uses a process he refers to as “looping”, hypnosis, and NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) techniques as he tells his stories and delivers his second hand teachings to the attendees. To keep it short; the format of the seminar is to hypnotise your mind thoroughly with what he calls the “good life”. This is a grossly materialistic lifestyle. He encourages you to borrow “other peoples money” to live this lifestyle (i.e. accumulate debt). You are to put on a show of being extremely happy all the time when in the presence of others, even if the truth is that you are not happy, or perhaps you are burnt out from always chasing the next thing on your list of goals, which has to be bigger and better than ever. You are to deny that you have any problems, since to have problems is a sign that you have become negative and aren’t using his material correctly. When you are living this artificial lifestyle (whether you can afford it or not), he emphasises that all your friends will be asking you how you did it … wanting to know how you managed to go from zero to hero, from normal to flashy, from unhappy to blissful. Of course, at this point you then tell them that you have done one of his seminars and you are then programmed to coerce them into going on his seminar too. And therein lies the real purpose of these seminars … through the use of hypnotic suggestion and other mind control techniques, he attempts to coerce the attendee to live a lavish lifestyle (even if it involves them getting into debt). This lifestyle is then used as an advertisement for his seminars, thereby turning each attendee into a recruitment agent to bring along more people for his seminars.
The result is that the innocent seminar attendee who paid an exorbitant amount of money going on this seminar in the hope that they will become happier or learn how to improve their health or lives in some way is used by Tony Quinn for his own purposes, without the participant knowing what is really happening. He teaches us to brag a lot about what we have done and what we intend to do to others. He teaches seminar participants techniques to use to implant mental programmes in the minds of others. We practice giving programmes to each other repeatedly on these seminars. The person need not be relaxing with their eyes closed to do this, since he also teaches us how to programme or hypnotise people just by speaking to them in a regular conversation. Here it is even suggested that it does not matter if your programme (hypnotic suggestion) is a lie, as long as the other persons mind accepts it deeply enough, then their mind will work the “magic” for you and bring about the result you want through his idea that thoughts create your reality, through a magical process. He says that if the other person appears jealous of what you have said, then that is a good sign, because it means they have accepted your programme and the programme will work even better for you. In programmes which you are taught to feed your own mind, you are told to include others who you have sent on his seminars. He calls this “completing the circle” and leads people to believe that God would have a vested interest in this kind of programme, whereas not to include the saving of others would cause God to look unfavourably upon your goal/programme.
Messiah leaving his disciples or as he calls them his “foolies.” It is amazing to sit outside the Clontarf Castle and see people coming with bags filled with sandwiches and water from Centra and then seeing them go out as they do not have the cash that they are supposed to have. They have to play the game unless they have X Jet funded by Susan Morrice with an oil well where the shareholders have no dividends.
I have sat listening to seminar participants in so called “support” groups as they are expected to give an account of how good their life is on a weekly basis. Everyone feels compelled to tell of how they are always pursuing “results” weekly … constantly chasing something, whether it be in the area of health, wealth or happiness. No one in these groups wants to admit to having any problems that Quinn’s philosophy can’t fix. There is a subtle unspoken of pressure to be seen to be always be on the move, always progressing. If you are not always progressing, it means you are not good at applying Quinn’s material. The answer to this is often suggested to repeat another seminar, or to attend his mind masters seminar. In these groups as Educoists meet, due to this pressure, there is a subtle competition which takes place amongst them. Many try to appear excited about just being alive, they are trying to smile more or brag more than the next. On one such occasion I thought to myself, “this is like a competition of the liars” and then I realised that I too was one of those liars … then I quickly banished that thought from my mind because truths like that are viewed as “negative”.
A word of warning to the reader. Keep this in mind if one of us Educoists tries to sell you a seminar. If you are about to repeat another seminar because you have been told that the seminars are “new” or better than ever, then take heed also. We Educoists are programmed to tell you how great our lives are, even if it is a lie. We may even have the appearance of living a lavish lifestyle, but it could well be a case of all fur coat and no under garments. Entrepreneurs who have done Quinn’s seminar will attribute all their naturally occurring success to him, even if they were already successful before attending his seminar. We are operating under a hypnotic spell that we are totally unaware we are in. Under this hypnotic spell, we will tell you anything to get you to go on Quinn’s seminars because we genuinely believe in what he teaches. We honestly believe it is the best thing you could ever do due to our programming. When you attend an Educo open night, you will see the excitable and smiling people tell stories of how their lives are better than ever. However, you have to understand that through Educo we have found a second family of sorts, a new purpose to our lives and a sense of belonging. I was once coerced into giving a talk at one of these open meetings and I gave the most powerful talk I could, but the talk came straight from the programming (hypnosis) I received at Quinn’s seminars, and then afterwards at the support group. However, I was completely unaware that I was in this hypnotic state at this time and would’ve said anything to convince people that his seminars were the best thing that ever happened to me.
When I arrived home from my second seminar in Monte Carlo the programming (hypnosis,) now being driven in deeper than ever, had complete control over me. I automatically began altering my lifestyle to get as close to the appearance of Quinn’s “good life” ideal that I could without realising what I was doing. This included buying a Mercedes (which I could barely afford), going on at least 2 sun holidays per year, eating out in restaurants 3 to 4 times per week and buying the most expensive clothes. When I went to a music concert I would buy gold circle tickets. It must be emphasised that before this particular seminar I was always a spiritual minded person and never cared about living a materialistic lifestyle. I merely went back out on this second seminar in the hope that I would come home feeling spiritually better off and I also hoped it would motivate me to get moving on a few projects that I was dragging my heels on. However, as a result of the hypnotic spell Quinn induced in me, I lost all sight of my own interests. When I attended the after care “support” groups, the “good life” programming was further reinforced and pressure was continuously put on me to do Quinn’s “Mind Masters” seminar. As a result of this programming your life can get completely taken over by Tony Quinn’s philosophy and way of life. Being in this hypnotic state causes you to feel like your life is going by in a blur. You feel like a hamster running on its wheel. Whereas before this Monte Carlo seminar I could relax easily, afterwards I couldn’t relax at all … there was always a “goal” to work on. Before this seminar I was in a comfortable financial position and now I have accumulated much credit card debt as a result of hypnotically trying to live Quinn’s “good life”. I have met many within the Educo fold who are in a similar position and now since being in contact with Dialogue Ireland I have realised this problem is widespread amongst ex-educoists who have sought help from Dialogue Ireland. Now, you might say “well that’s all your own fault” but perhaps you do not understand the effect hypnosis can have upon a person. For example; whilst in this hypnotic state, you do not think about what you are doing, nor do you weigh up the pros and cons of anything. You think of a “goal”, then programme your mind into an excited state with it and then charge forward blindly trying to achieve it without seeing any danger signs ahead. This is the danger inherent in extreme positive thinking which nobody seems to consider, especially when that positive thinking has been driven to a deep unconscious level of your mind.
Now keeping all of that in mind, let’s look at some of Tony Quinn’s University research which is held up at open nights as “proof” that his system works.
Business Success: 107 businesses apparently achieved 360% increase in turnover in 3 years.
Personal Finances: 270 seminar participants income apparently increased 264% over 3 years.
Goals in Life: Over the 3 year period seminar participants goal achieving increased 67%.
Satisfaction With Life: Seminar participants satisfaction with life increased 55% over 3 years.
And then there was a study about people getting into shape.
Given what I have told you about the programmed state of people as they return from these seminars, myself included, you have to keep in mind that Educoists feel compelled to give accounts of how their lives and finances have got better and will say anything to each other and especially to newcomers to convince them of this, whether it is true or otherwise, because to tell the truth that life may not be all that good would place the label “negative” upon them. Remember; the people at Educo meetings feel like your second family and you don’t want to let them down by speaking the truth. No one at Educo meetings wants to be seen as failing with this material, therefore the people questioned for this research are equally, if not more so compelled to say what Quinn needs them to say … after-all, many have also been programmed to view Quinn as being a spiritually advanced being … like a second Messiah, and nobody wants to disappoint a man they view in this light. Some of the research doesn’t even make logical sense anyway. For example; how does one measure satisfaction with life in terms of percentages, or goal achieving ability for that matter? It’s a bit like getting out of bed in the morning and saying to yourself “today I am 25% or is it 75% happier than I was last week”. How can something like this be measured? Did Tony Quinn stick some kind of probe that we don’t know about inside their brains to measure the percentage of serotonin in participants over this 3 year period?
I would urge you to consider what I have revealed here if you are thinking of going on one of these seminars. If you are an Educoist who is still attending meetings or considering repeating a seminar, or worse, thinking of doing a “Mind Masters,” then please take a look around you at these meetings with a question mark in your mind and realise that to see and speak the truth is not “negative.”