PERCEPTION OF THE TRUTH
truth is that yes, all these activities previously mentioned,
watching television, driving a car and fishing, can and do produce
trance like states of consciousness within the mind. But this
is not true hypnosis.
True hypnosis is when another person deliberately attempts to
alter your own state of consciousness, taking you from your natural
trance like state of mind, into a deeper hypnotic state of consciousness,
so that in turn, they can influence your thoughts and feelings
- through suggestions of their own choosing!
By a hypnotist suggesting to you that driving a car, fishing,
or watching television is hypnotic, you can relate to that because
we are all aware that these activities do in fact influence our
consciousness. This in turn helps the hypnotist build rapport
with you as you then place your trust in them and you become more
open to his or her suggestions. Now don’t get me wrong,
I am not saying all hypnotists or hypnotherapists will be trying
to trick you into trance. What I am saying is, that the majority
of hypnotists and hypnotherapists believe what they are saying
because many of them are not even aware themselves of the true
nature of hypnosis. The majority of hypnotists and hypnotherapists
will also tell you, "You can’t be hypnotised against
your will" and secondly,"You would not fundamentally
do anything that would contradict your own moral values or ethics."
TRUTH IS - MOST PEOPLE CAN BE HYPNOTISED AGAINST THEIR OWN WILL,
AND SOME PEOPLE CAN BE MADE TO DO ANYTHING - DEPENDING UPON THEIR
DEPTH OF TRANCE, AND THE SKILL OF THE HYPNOTIST!"
can be hypnotised against your will, and with a highly skilled
operator, they could get you to do anything! AND THAT’S
isn’t that all hypnotists are liars. It is that the majority
of them are not even aware of the power they wield themselves.
Many hypnotherapists wouldn’t know how to hypnotise someone
against their will, even though at times they are actually doing
it, or how to get someone to carry out an act that in normal life
circumstances they wouldn’t perform. However, many stage
hypnotist know how to do these things, but generally they remain
secretive about their profession.
(Neuro Linguistic Programming)
can take on many disguises by using different names. NLP is now
at the forefront of self-help and personal growth. However this
too is a form of hypnosis and self-hypnosis. Richard Bandler,
one of the co-founders of NLP author and presenter, openly admits
the best trance induction is to look at someone, breathe at the
same rate as them and start to go into trance yourself. The subject
will go right into trance with you! Thus another truth openly
revealed, only confirming what I am saying… you can be hypnotised
against your will.
the West we have been studying consciousness for a couple of hundred
years. However, in the East they have been studying consciousness
for over five thousand years. Who do we listen to? The hypnotherapist,
or the spiritual giants, the guru's of the East?
Acknowledged as the foremost of Sri Ramakrishna's many notable
disciples, both lay and monastic, Swami Vivekananda was an illumined
being of the highest order. As the forerunner who brought the
spiritual teachings of India to the West in 1893 at the convening
of the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, he has greatly influenced
the last hundred years of spiritual growth in Europe and America.
Vivekananda mentions hypnosis in his commentaries, “think
of the mind like a team of wild horses, and rather than controlling
them through muscular strength and taking hold of the reins, you
ask another to hit them on the head to stun them into a submissive
state for a short period of time. Each time another stuns the
horses into submission the person loses an amount of their own
mental energy. From continued regular sessions of hypnosis from
another person, entering into this docile state, instead of gaining
power and better control, the mind can become a shapeless powerless
mass eventually leading to the mental asylum.”
is a form of trespass upon another's consciousness. Repeated hypnosis,
and the negative effects it produces, can eventually derange the
has been used by physicians in minor operations as a sort of psychical
chloroform for persons who might be endangered by an aesthetic.
But a hypnotic state is harmful to those often subjected to it;
a negative psychological effect ensues that in time deranges the
brain cells. Hypnotism is trespass into the territory of another's
consciousness. Its temporary phenomena have nothing in common
with the miracles performed by men of divine realization.
(Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda)
FOR THE TRUTH
"There was a young man who lived alone, and during the
rainy season his roof would leak. His neighbours suggested to
him that he should repair the leak. His response was: why repair
it while it was so wet, it would be easier to repair in the dry
season. But when the dry season arrived, he thought, why repair
it now, as it is not raining? Do not let your roof leak; acquaint
yourself now for a search of the Truth."