The Ancient Act of Controlling Through Fear

Primitive Society’s leaders were often elder charismatic souls who convinced the others that they held magical powers. Tribal members believed that the “magician” could bring about a better life for the group. When primitive people believed the elder magician had power over them, the superstition was more powerful than threat of physical violence, therefore the magicians often won out over the warriors. The Ancients found it was more powerful to control people’s minds through fear of what could happen. Young warriors who thought of challenging elder leaders would back down out of fear. The fear of spells had enough of a psychological impact to overwhelm a subject into thinking that they truly were sick and they often died because they believed it.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

The Guild (Book 2)

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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