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I am talking about a very deep trance where the subjects can have negative and positive hallucinations. I thought the subject would have to be in a somnambulistic state for that to happen so I used that term.
What's your hurry? Why are you in such a RUSH...?!
Clients/patients need sufficient TIME to be able to learn HOW to develop and experience trance, and time to LEARN how to RESPOND while in trance. This whole obsession with "instant" or "speed" hypnosis is both absurdly ignorant and highly counterproductive.
Amateur-Hour in the worst sense of the word.
Scott Brown said:look up somnambulism in the oxford dictionary and you will find-walking or performing other actions during sleep; condition of brain inducing this; artifcial somnambulism, hypnotism. latin somnus-sleep, ambulare-walk.Hi Gisl
Somnambulism is a fake word used to describe a fictitious state of mind, where a person is supposedly under the complete control of the hypnotist and can perform all the so-called hypnotic phenomena.
But like the Easter bunny is total fantasy kept alive simply to sell guff to the naive.
Everyone has seen the adverts on site, buy my 1.2.3 flying pixie induction DVD that will teach you to render even the most hardened skeptic of hypnosis under somnambulist control nonsense.
I know I write this shite for people’s sites.
If you drooling over a sexy female imagining what she looks like without her clothes on, then according to the characteristics and defintion of somnambulism your in a deep trance.
so the word has 2 meanings and one is the deeper stages of hypnotism. this came about because an early name for hypnotism was artificial somnambulism as a person at this level looked like a natural somnambulist.
I know hypnosis is not sleep, but another way to describe is like being asleep with your eyes open. in other words, the subject is under the influence of the unconscious mind which can carry out most of the activities of the conscious mind, except it does not know what is real or unreal, which is how subjects can be made to entertain for stage hypnotism.
I will also quote from 'Medical and dental hypnosis by John Hartland, B.Sc., M.B.,Ch.B.,M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. consulting psychiatrist, visiting psychiatrist hallam hospital, president of the british society of medical and dental hypnosis, life president of the midlands branch of the british society for medical and dental hypnosis, honorary fellow of the american society of clinical hypnosis, fellow of the international society for clinical and experimental hypnosis, editor of the british journal of clinical hypnosis.
this is a standard reference for students of hypnosis.
page 150-somnambulism, this is generally considered to be one of the deepest stages of hypnosis, and one of the most reliable tests of this condition is to cause the subject to open his eyes wiithout awakening from the trance. he will be able to see quite clearly, to talk and walk about whilst still remaining deeply hypnotized, and will carry out all the suggestions made to him by the hypnotist. if suggestions of alertness are made to him he will become just as wide awake as in the normal state. indeed it can sometimes be very difficult to tell whether a good somnambule is actually in a hypnotic state or not. possibly the only criteria by which this may be judged is the extent to which the subject will respond to suggestion. another test is the subjects ability to produce hallucinations.
all kinds of sense delusions can be produced in deep hypnotic states, many of which are so remarkable that anyone seeing them for the first time may well be excused for doubting the reality of the phenomena. in everyday life we all depend so completely upon our sense organs that it seems incredible that a few words or phrases can succeed in placing the hypnotic subject in entirely different surroundings. but before many phenomena such as these can be elicited, a very deep or somnambulistic trance is usually essential.
I have been put in a somnambulistic trance myself with amnesia for almost all of it and I've been told afterwards some of what I've done,including some things I woud not normally do before people.
however, it is generally accepted that only around one in five people can achieve somnambulism
You know, im pretty sure its impossible to induce somnambulism.
Your client or volunteer will either be a somnambulist or not.
Scott, when you cite your experience regarding the percentage of people who can achieve somnambulism, do these share certain traits or characteristics? Just curious...