Neurolinguistic Programming and other Nonsense
By Steven Novella, 2007
There is an episode of Spongebob (one of those few cartoons accessible to both young children and adults) where Patrick, upset that his friend Spongebob has won so many awards and he has won none, decides to copy everything Spongebob does. Patrick is a lazy, dumb, pathetic, (but charming) do-nothing, and he is no less so by simply mimicking Spongebob’s every move – hence the comic irony my four-year-old can appreciate. Neurolinguistic programming (NLP), at its core, takes the Patrick approach to success and counseling.
The wikipedia entry on NLP is fairly factually thorough, and I won’t waste time here reproducing it, so for background I suggest reading the entry. Also, Continue reading
Hallucinations in the waking state, in fever, in narcotic and hypnotic states, are like impressions produced by dreams. Objects are seen, heard, tasted, smelled and touched when there are no such objects as on the solid physical plane. Hallucinations are of many kinds and are produced in many different ways.
Alcohol affects the nerves in such a way that the doer receives from the astral and airy states of matter reflections of all kinds of sights and sounds, such as bugs, vermin or beasts, and so senses these things. In narcotic states the sense organs Continue reading
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (“programming”) and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.
Covert Hypnosis Cult Induction mlm
From Hypnosis Black Secrets
Those men and women who know how to perform hypnotic techniques in a secretive fashion have joined the section of the population that understands and appreciates the benefits of covert hypnosis cult induction.
The members of that informal group can bring another person into a trance without letting that second individual have a clue about what is taking place. Of course the “cult’s” members employ special techniques, better known as covert hypnosis cult Continue reading
By Louis Jolyon West, M.D.
Hypnosis and trance states
The mystic achieves hallucinations by gaining control of his own dissociative mechanisms; perhaps this is a form of self-hypnosis. Such individuals can accomplish an astonishing withdrawal from the environment by prolonged intense concentration (e.g., by gazing at some object). The hallucinations may be of the type in which the person perceives his “inner self” to leave his body to view himself (autoscopic hallucination) or to be transported to new surroundings. Alternatively, the hallucinations may take the form of unique visual imagery; for example, the yantra is a visual hallucination of a coloured, geometrical image that appears at a level of trance of the sort experienced by practitioners of Yoga. The recurrence of certain designs and patterns in human hallucinatory experience is probably related to structural aspects of the Continue reading
hypnotism and hallucinations
Hypnotism is known under many names, including hypnosis, neurohypnosis, neurypnology, artificial somnambulism, and Braidism. All these terms are used to denote the procedure or the state induced by that procedure, by means of which a hypnotist establishes rapport in a receptive subject, so that the subject is persuaded to experience changes in consciousness, perception, cognition, emotion, volition, and/or motor behaviour in accordance with the hypnotist’s suggestions.
When subjects hypnotize themselves, this is known as autohypnosis. When they are hypnotized by a third person, i.e. a hypnotist, the term heterohypnotism is used. Conceptually as well as phenomenologically, hypnotic states are related to other states of altered consciousness such as rapture, ecstasy, dissociation, trance, and somnambulism. Continue reading
How to Break Free From the Hypnotic Trance While Appearing to Live on Planet Earth
Stage Hypnotist, by Byron Kemila, 2012
The simplest way to understand this is to imagine a stage hypnotist with his subject in a trance. The hypnotist suggests certain things, and the subject is only able to see … and hear … those things the hypnotist is suggesting. The subject can hear the voice of the hypnotist and true to the suggestion he can see a giraffe, … or an elephant, or whatever is suggested. The hypnotized subject can’t see the audience, … can’t hear them laughing … the subject can only recognize those things the hypnotist suggests. Continue reading