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    Share your insights and anecdotes on hypnosis. I just want to understand it more deeply. It seems to me like if you get the hyper thinking mind out of the way then you have this whole realm of knowledge and abilities to use-maybe/hopefully. I could never remember the name of this computer parts company but one morning as I was waking up when I was in beta or some low cycle state the name popped into my mind-JDR Microdevices. and to this day years later I remember it easily. Think what you could do with that if you could harness it. It's easy to detune the mind to those lower states but staying awake is the catch. I know there are a gazillion web sites that will sell you a program. Another time I attended a self-hypnosis lecture and the guy just started talking about how you could make someone stick to his chair and as he said it I felt myself sticking. I panicked and had to squirm out of it. Then he said that he would give away one of his books when he drew a name from the audience. He added that often the person who will win will have a premonition of being the winner. I had that but was too shy to raise my hand. I won the book! Later he seemed irritated as he handed me the book not knowing that I had a premonition. Or did he know?


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    A professional tried to hypnotize me...couldn't.....under anesthesia last surgery in September.....they had a hell of a time keeping me under....seems the mind is a very very strong tool!


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    Quote Originally Posted by deric View Post
    Then he said that he would give away one of his books when he drew a name from the audience. He added that often the person who will win will have a premonition of being the winner. I had that but was too shy to raise my hand. I won the book! Later he seemed irritated as he handed me the book not knowing that I had a premonition. Or did he know?
    And how many other people in that audience also had a "premonition", do you think?
    His claim was an entirely safe bet: if you were in the audience you'd already shown that you were interested in the topic/ author.
    Everyone likes a free gift, ergo practically everyone there would have had that "premonition".
    That means that anyone, even if picked entirely at random by blind hamster, would most likely have fulfilled the extremely loose and sloppy criterion.

    If he genuinely was annoyed it could be that he'd noticed that you hadn't raised your hand - which means that you hadn't publicly endorsed his specious claim, and public affirmation was what he was seeking.
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    Well I guess everyone else who had a premonition of winning the book were wrong. Oh, the guy giving the lecture, he knew something you didn't and his premonitions were spot on.
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    If you're interested, google "cold reading". It's a technique that psychics, mediums and other "readers" use to fool the gullible into believing they have supernatural ability. The illustrious "TLC" channel has a great example of it in "Long Island Medium"....a combination of both cold and warm reading. That lady makes me want to fire an RPG into my tv set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
    If you're interested, google "cold reading". It's a technique that psychics, mediums and other "readers" use to fool the gullible into believing they have supernatural ability. The illustrious "TLC" channel has a great example of it in "Long Island Medium"....a combination of both cold and warm reading. That lady makes me want to fire an RPG into my tv set.
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    I wonder... I wonder... why more people belive in this than in a god???
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    I'm skeptical. My mum went to a hypnotist and since then she has turned vegan and has stopped drinking. She didn't go for any particular reason other than to gain some confidence as she has always been one of those people who were overweight no matter how much they excericsed. So I think her goal was to just feel good about her self, and this is how it's turned out.

    I went to get hynotized ( It was actually a birthday present on my 21st from my mum ) I was sat down in a chair in a dull room with calm music in the background, and the hypnotist who was an older dude with a head of gray hair and a soft voice did his routine. I didn't feel hypnotized, out of control, or that he had control over me in anyway. I just tried to enjoy the experience as best I could. I did walk out feeling better than I did when I had arrived, but nothing worth noting.

    Hypnosis is using your power of the mind IMO. Like when someone yawns and it makes you yawn. He puts ideas into your head and you act on it. The fact that you probably already know what hypnosis is before your hypnotized with the knowledge person hypnotizing you is a hypnotist, this in your mind is enough for some people to really think they are hypnotized and do whatever the hypnotist says. These people would have extremely obedient peronality characteristics IMO.

    If hypnotism was some legit shit you would have people hypnotising people to rob banks, murder people... have a blow job on tap 24/7 etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Huntsman View Post
    If hypnotism was some legit shit you would have people hypnotising people to rob banks, murder people... have a blow job on tap 24/7 etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Huntsman View Post
    Hypnosis is using your power of the mind IMO.
    Exactly. And that is why ...

    If hypnotism was some legit shit you would have people hypnotising people to rob banks, murder people... have a blow job on tap 24/7 etc. etc.
    You can't hypnotize people to do things they don't want to do. (Even though hypnotism is "legit shit".)
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