Dr. George Estabrooks was prominent in the American hypnosis scene from the 1920's to the 1970's, head of Colgate University's Department of Psychology. He published over 60 articles and several books
on hypnosis. Estabrooks expertise was used by both the ODD and the FBI. As soon the OSS began, George Estabrooks (b. 1885,d. 1973) started traveling to Washington, D.C. Estabrooks viewed persons who were susceptible to hypnosis, 20% of the general population, as fodder for any hypnotist' notion of higher purpose, be it research, profit, patriotism, or his own personal entertainment. His attitude echoed that of Dr. Cook who, in 1927, advised beginning hypnotists to boldly develop a stable of hypnotic subjects: First secure a good subject and practice upon him until you can hypnotize him with absolutely no difficulty, and then place him in the profound [somnambulistic/amnesic] stages of hypnosis... Next secure two or three more subjects and develop them, and thus gradually add to the number. The hypnotic state is referred to as comnambulistic/amnesic by Dr. Cook, because the subject was unaware of the missing time and unknowing of his "other life". The time he spent under hypnosis. Estabrooks promoted the use of hypnoprogrammed spies by both the military and police. He suggested that police agents could gather information from "the criminal class". If allowed a free hand, the authorities could proceed to plant such prepared subjects... always with the idea of obtaining information which might, sooner or later, be of real use to the police. Suring WWII, Estabrooks claimed to have created unwitting couriers. US soldiers were hypnotized and a second shell personality was created and given a detailed message. The soldier reported to his contact, was hypnotized again, and gave his secret message. The couriers were unaware of their mission and could not knowingly divulge its contents. Estabrooks stated that this and other mind control programs were operational during WWII. Estabrooks envisioned an elaborate infiltration operation of a foreign government, targeting key officials who could control events in that nation. Unknowing hypnotic subjects could be placed in key positions and could be controlled without their being aware. Assassins who were programmed to kill, would do so with no memory of that act or their motivation. This was verified by an MKULTRA subproject that put two 19 year old girls under hypnosis, convincing one of the girls that she was to wake her friend, and if she did not wake, to pick up a pistol and shoot her.The girl did exactely that and denied the deed when she was brought out of hypnosis. Estabrooks described in detail what it would take to program an unknowing subject. He estimated that ten hours of programming would be enough to accomplish this basic intention, but he recommended a ten month regimen for personalities that were to be highly split and specially trained.
He described a method for programming a double agent, whose unconscious mind would be loyal to his
country, but whose conscious mind would be loyal to whatever country that was being infiltrated and reported on. In his normal waking state, which we will call Personality A, or PA, this individual will become a rabid communist. He will join the party, follow the party line and make himself as objectionable as possible to the US authorities. The we develop Personality B (PB), the secondary personality, the unconscious personality...is rabidly American and anti-communist. It has all the information possessed by Personality A, the normal personality, whereas PA does not know about the shell Personality B. "My super spy plays his role as a communist in the waking state, agressively, consistently, fearlessly. But his PB is a loyal American, and PB has all the memories of PA. As a loyal American, he will not hesitate to divulge these memories.