Tuesday, 9 May 2017

XIX Personal Hypno Dictionary

This little hypno-dictionary does not claim to be exhaustive, but to reflect the usage I have made and will make of certain words, which may not be commonly known outside hypnotic expertise and amateurs. Whatever might be wrong is my misunderstanding, but at least if I misunderstood a term, with this dictionary, one will not need to misunderstand my misunderstandings.

alpha state

See trance.


A number is chosen from which numbers are counted down to one. Since ine is a non-arbitrary limit, this gives an impression of necessity to what is intended to be achieved:

  • into trance
  • into sleep
  • out of trance (along with appropriate suggestions)

If instead a count-up is chosen, the number one will reach must be told in advance for same effect. Unless it is going to sleep (counting sheep would be an indeterminate count-up).


The strength of suggestions to alter a state of mind depends at least to some degree on expectation.

This is true when suggestions are used in induction, or when they are used afterwards (deepening of trance, post-hypnotc, therapeutic, etc).

eye-lid glue

Mental image if impossibility in the present of opening your eyes along with a degree of relxation at which the eye-lids cannot in fact be opened - without spoiling at least some of the relaxation.

Verifying the eye-lid glue means subject / self trying to open eye-lids and either feeling a complete block ("excellent eye-lid glue") or at least more effort than usual while awake - or, if just opening eye-lids, one can speak of no eye-lid glue at all.

hypno glue, hypno magnet

See eye-lid glue, but not always for just eye-lids (with "magnets" more like hands, fingers).

hypno glutton

Glutton of alpha state or of trance, due to its being pleasant.

In extreme cases, one could speak of hypno junkie.

hypno video

  • A video meant as an induction or series of suggestions in order to hypnotise viewer:

  • or, a video featuring someone getting hypnotised.

The latter can strengthen the expectation (q. v.) part, and empathy with subject involves, esp. in induction (q. v.) a kind of "collateral hypnosis".


Passive or self active process of reaching trance.

Active or self active process of putting a subject other than self or oneself into trance.

May make use of suggestions (q. v.) of hypno glue, especially initially eye-lid glue, and of countdowns and stepdowns.

self, subject

In auto-hypnosis, self is both hypnotist and subject, in hetero-hypnosis hypnotist is putting subject into trance.


When a count-down is combined with mental image (eyes closed) stepping down in stairs or on a ladder or whatever.


A word meant to help induction or to be "received" while in trance.

In the case of hypno videos, you can check beforehand (sound off, image scrolled up so only subtitles show, frequent stopping) what the suggestions are and therefore make an enlightened choice on whether to watch the hypno video or not.


State of consciousness focussed on something and lessening awareness of surroundings, which on an electro-encephalogram (electrodes measuring brain waves, which in nature are among perhaps other things, electric or electromagnetic) would show as a pattern of waves called alpha-waves, sometimes deeper trance involves other patterns for instance I think theta waves (checked : hippocampal theta waves occur while running or in REM sleep) : it means the electric currents run at different frequencies in your brain from "normal", neither like wide awake nor like deep sleep, but closer to (for theta waves identic to) REM sleep. The alpha state is generally present between the full REM sleep when you dream and the full wakening and is helpful in recalling your dream (?).

The states of trance is at least lightly touched when reading a book or in prayer, due to repetitive traits of these actions, and due to focussing on sth which is felt worth focussing on.

It is usually also present right before falling asleep.


Any mental image, these are usually stronger and closer to full sensory clarity when in trance.

Step-downs, eye-lid glue and other hypno magnets are visualisations, but not the only ones.

q. v.

Quod vide. Means : which look up / go and look it up.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

XVIII What I would NOT want Hypnosis Used for

Blog 37 (of those visible to others, one is a draft blog which is not yet presented), and message 18. A creepy number.

If you know the kind of suggestion after which subject has 11 fingers on both hands because one number was forgotten, I would not want to forget number 5 - as in the five mysteries of each third of the Rosary or the five pebbles of King David against Goliath.

I would also not want to find myself counting to 8 fingers, because I repeated 6 twice before going on. Obviously.

I would not want to forget my name, still less to be made to act as if having another one.

I would not want to be made to fall in love, even temporarily, with a man, or when I am in love with someone, with someone else.

I would very obviously not want total slave control.

So, there are things hypnosis can be abused for, some seriously abused any way you look at it, some clearly beyond what I would like.

But I also tend to think, since alpha state is a part of normal life, it would be bad to try to "vaccinate against it" too. One time I wondered if Mark of the Beast was a hypnotic state, one time more recently I wondered if a "vaccine against hypnosis" could be it (and could explain "will find no rest neither night nor day").

So, I would also not want to be hypnotised against being able to be hypnotised.

I would also not consider someone as a witch worthy of death penalty just for practising hypnosis (abortion is quite another matter).

In this, I agree, probably, with the Spanish Inquisitor who ended witch burning after the ones in 1610, Zugarrumurdi. 18 persons had repented, 6 had been burned, 5 had escaped and were burned in effigie. After that the Inquisitor following up came to ask whether features of witchcraft as confessed were even possible to the Devil (i e changing someone's body to that of an animal for instance), so he concluded it was imagination - i e hypnosis.

This means, he considered hypnosis in and of itself not worthy of death penalty.

Some guys (like the judges in Salem) might differ. Some could try to make a market for "vaccine against hypnosis" and I hope I would not take it.

But generally, I think Mark of the Beast would be other things, like RFid Chip or things. Or perhaps, certain ideological habits of thought and acting./HGL

XVII Updates After Good Friday to 6.V.2017

Have been doing very fine as to getting to sleep, often doing without hypno craving, but getting myself a moderate dose of it* through out April, usually by auto before going to bed, either leaving it to God or allowing Katherine Anne or Alicia Fairclough to step in.

Night to Easter Monday, it led to so great relaxation, when waking up, I abused myself.

On Easter Monday I did listen to Alicia Fairclough's rapid induction :

Can you be hypnotised with a rapid induction?
Alicia Fairclough

And while it was very comforting, I am concerned it contained a factual untruth, even if not a doctrinal heresy.

I am not respected by everybody, even if later that day it actually helped me to have felt that way.

But shows level of what I can "swallow" without criticism is a bit too malleable. I didn't jerk out of trance when she said everyone respects me. Watched some more Fairclough, but not a hypno one, and am glad I heard of her trouble using hypnosis for relaxation, and taking to sensory deprivation tank instead. Every weakness is welcome, as reminding me, however much anyone of these may help me, they are human, not goddesses, and need my prayers, in a general way.**

Have not been coming back to full regularity of Rosary. But have been praying it on and off, most weeks at least some days.

Have been entrusting my alpha state (esp before going to sleep) explicitly to God. Asking Him to repair what needs repair and maintain what needs to be maintained in me, rather than trying some repair on my own judgement.

Was prevented from watching this one:

Hypnosis for sleep - Creativity Boost ASMR POV (Female Hypnotist - Pocket watch induction)
Cara Institute of Advanced Hypnosis

Except first minutes.

Was later glad, since it was not meant to wake up from, like the two others, but to "consume" before going to sleep. Left comment:

I was nearly going to watch this in a non-home setting, where I would not be able to go to sleep after the session.

Later I watched parts of text (subtitles, sound off), tried to adapt it to my self hypno sessions (trains or "bed").

Sitting from porch was a great visualisation.

Later watched more (subtitles, sound off), and reacted against "rag doll" and discarded the video from my program.

Last few nights, tried a lucid dream technique for going to sleep : after "eyelid glue" (if you know what I mean), I visualised a mirror, putting my hand through it, finding myself in starry space (alternative, it may be on a lake, finding myself seeing stars and night with waves coming out from a centre) and going on from there to - sleep and dream.

Took two tries at rewatching Katherine Anne, yesterday and today.

Yesterday, I was very interrupted by someone who was loud beside me in cyber café, today less so, since they only got loud beneath.

After rewatching interactive induction:

Interactive Induction

(interrupted yesterday, less so today, as said), I watched also (today):

Update!!...and a little covert hypno.....

before going on to non-hypno videos.

When leaving and after train, I felt some eyelid "irritation" (not itching, but "itching to drop", if you know what I mean).

Was before train feeling somewhat depressed or oppressed, and wondering whether this was spiritually dangerous.

Decided to leave it to God.

Under second of Katherine Anne ones, left this remark, replying to one question not previously answered by me which she had posed in video:

Hair style ... Mary Poppins? Btw, would you mind going through the books of P. L. Travers and see which ones of the "magical" experiences would be possible to experience by hypnosis? Could you make someone think he and you were floating in the air just under the ceiling, as long as you were laughing? I am asking, because I wonder whether that was what PLT experienced with Gurdjeff - much nearly "a monk" but who went into yoga and possibly hypnosis too.

And misspelled Gurdjieff as Gurdjeff, when doing so.

Other indication of this making me perhaps a bit distracted, I found more money in my pocket when leaving the city where I had been watching videos, than I thought I had, and yesterday I had missed some money which I had thought I had. Hypnotised twice to give and receive money and forget about it and about hypnotist each time? That is one of the situations I was wondering about in this post:

IX quora : If one practises self hypnosis, is it easier to be hypnotised by a stranger?

While I think these ladies are doing some real good, I also think it is sad the times are so stressful they are needed./HGL


* Or what I take to be moderate. I might be a hypno glutton.

** In a general way : I am wary about praying for too specific things, which might be totally what they least need or want.


Here is an example of real situations being so stressful - and there come many of them - that I am driving to resort to hypnosis for extra rest and calm:

Library computer had all movements ultra slow and mouse click and bluing jumping - after a night woken up just after falling back to sleep after having left bank locale to pee. And after that, new place I was kept awake and was too full in the stomach to enter a hypnotic state, was awake some hours more, one or two at least.

It is not as if I had been lacking sleep due to endogenic insomnia, it is about being woken up. Perhaps in some places and times by people wanting me to seek out hypnotic relief.

Friday, 14 April 2017

XVI Update on Good Friday

Night to Maundy Thursday, God telling me to use Katherine Anne and let Him do it tomorrow.

Peaceful place, uncomfortable position though. I recall coming down to 30's on a countdown from 100 "with her", and then loosing track and still not being asleep.

When I woke up, I had dreamt of playing volley ball with Rob Skiba II of all people, noticed I had a hard on, found this inappropriate and set out to instead think of this girl I love.

Night to Good Friday, me reminding God ...

After I had been twice disturbed by people angry at my sleeping in a bank locale which was closed, I asked God to do it, was some sorry for not directly obeying and sleeping when God told me sleep, did the breathing and was clearly not awake another minute at least not two.

After I was woken up and had to find another place, I was again disturbed before going to sleep and still not angry enough to be awake for long. Woke up around seven. And when I was horny I was thinking about the girl, as I should.

God - Katherine Anne : 2 - 1.

Seriously, asking God to take care of your sleep is a much better thing than meddling with autohypnosis. In that latter case, you can get caught up in a pleasant alpha state which would have been better used for praying, and which could even be more exhausting than reposing, if there is some lust mixed with it. I won't give Katherine Anne a zero, I did fall asleep, alpha state is pleasant if prolonged, but ...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

XV C. S. Lewis and Hypnosis

HGL to C. S. Lewis Institute
Good day, is there any documentation on how C. S. Lewis related to hypnosis? There are hints here and there in the Narniad.

When Lady of the Green Kirtle fails at what is essentially hypnosis, the failure is not due to someone just trying to resist "try harder, won't break my willpower, go on", it is due to Puddleglum making a row which breaks off the hypnotic induction like situation. I believe that is accurately describing the only way not to get hypnotised when someone is trying to, to break off the situation.

When Rilian gets out of it, he has to shake off "magic", but the sensation of shaking off also comes after hypnosis.

In The Last Battle Tirian does a self hypnotic trick (without involving Jill or Eustace), namely programs his nap to last for exactly the time he wants to sleep.

In The Magician's Nephew we find three traces of knowledge of hypnosis:

  • it is reflected in how you get in and out of worlds by the rings, since the fading away and becoming clearer are related by similarity to hypnotic visualisations
  • it is reflected in the drowsy calm of the Wood between the Worlds
  • and also in Aslan giving Uncle Andrew sleep, by a simple command.

In Prince Caspian, Doctor Cornelius thought he would have been a very incompetent magician if he hadn't been able to do some "sleep magic" ... that is actually one kind of "magic" which can at times be done without a compact with demons, I suppose.

So, have you any idea what his ideas and experiences on the topic were?

Did they
take it as an April Fools Joke, or will they respond later?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

XIV On Stopping Masturbation

How do I stop masturbating if I'm 14?

C by Q
I masturbate at night due to my talented good looking friends. I imagine myself as them when I masturbate. I know I have the willpower to stop it but I don't know how to bring it. I am tall, thin and can play piano well. I don't want to go to any psychologist as I KNOW I CAN STOP. I need guidance

Collapsed answer:
Vikas Choudhary
B.sc. Part ll Physics & Mathematics
Written Mar 27
Get a gf

And attach yourself emotionally with her and you'll eventually stop overdoing.

[From the second line, I hope everyone has guessed that gf = girl friend]

Hans-Georg Lundahl
studied at Lund University
Written Mar 28
Pray the Rosary and ask God for help.

If you can’t stop altogether, try to limit it.

AND, even better would be to marry, but in your country and time that may be hard to achive in practise.

EDIT : added link here:

Overcome Porn Addiction

Jordan Shank
42m ago
Marry at 14? Is that a practice you’re personally familiar with? If not, then I don’t believe it’s good advice.

Then again, replacing masturbating with sex is totally a legitimate reason to get married.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
17m ago

I am personally familiar with being denied that practise, or even the somewhat less radical and more bourgeois practise of getting engaged at 14 and marrying at 18 after spending 4 years preparing the marriage.

I am however familiar with the fact as a historic one that the Catholic Church through centuries has been allowing boys to marry from age 14 and girls from age 12. This was also the age limit in Spain about 100 years ago.

Moira Lomas
Written Mar 27
Why do you want to stop? There's nothing wrong with masturbating.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Mar 29
He might not think that, nor do I.

Kevin Nissley
Played with explosives (12B) and now I buy stuff
Written Mar 27
I'm going to let you in on a secret Sanjay Whiteman. I'm 37 and haven't stopped since I started around the age of 12. I don't plan on stopping either. Masturbation is healthy, normal and fun.

Why should you stop?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Mar 29
That is precisely the kind of thing I should NOT have liked hearing as a teen, or should have liked NOT to have heard.

Plus where is the respect for his autonomy, if you aren’t giving him tips on what he is asking for, how to stop?

[This obviously implies, the advice given by Vikas Choudhary is the one I would have needed, not to get, since I already thought so, but to get support in, instead of demoralising discouragements.]

Ellen Roepert
writer, hypnotist, gamer, spiritual dabbler
Written Mar 27
You don’t need to go to a psychologist. You don’t even need to stop. It is healthy and normal for people your age to masturbate.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Mar 29
Normal to masturbate, not normal to become a parent?

Plus, what about his autonomy, if he wants to stop why discourage him rather than give tips on how to do it?

Ellen Roepert
Mar 29
Because I know it’s normal and healthy for a human being to masturbate. No it is not normal to become a parent at the age of 14. It’s damn irresponsible.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
15h ago
Most generations previous to the two latest ones have disagreed.

And also disagreed on “responsible” vs “irresponsible” being the prime factors in deciding what is right and wrong.

Ellen Roepert
14h ago
That doesn't change my judgement.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
14h ago
Too bad.

What is your big argument for modern man (1900 AD to present) knowing better than everyone or most who went before?

Ellen Roepert
13h ago
We live very different now. It's a choice to start a family now, because we have effective contraception. People can now have sex without immediately having babies too. We can choose now. Contraception changed everything.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
Contraception certainly changed possibilities.

Suppose we got the possibility to tailor the genetics of our children, to involve transgenics, triple helix, genes from animals or plants, technically, would that also change the duty of making a human child into one choice among others?

If not, why not?

Ellen Roepert
There is no duty to make a human child. There is a duty to take good care of every human child that is born. And a 14 year old can not offer the financial, pedagogical or otherwise parental care that a 30 year old can.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
"There is no duty to make a human child."

Does that involve it is allowed to make transgenics children - humans with genetic modifications - if that becomes technically possible?*

"There is a duty to take good care of every human child that is born."

At least to take the best care one can.

What exact level of care is too bad for allowing someone to be a parent?

"And a 14 year old can not offer the financial, pedagogical or otherwise parental care that a 30 year old can."

Let's break this down.

  • financial - because of today's economy which does neither allow 14 year olds to marry, nor to make a living by working
  • pedagogical - by the time the baby is newborn, it is so young, the pedagogical care given by a 14 year old is quite adequate and by the time the baby needs more, the parent will have as many extra years as the baby and will no longer be 14.
  • or otherwise parental care - you could be more precise. I’ll give one example, when it comes to providing with siblings, someone who bears first time at fourteen is a better mother than someone who starts at 30.

Ellen Roepert
I disagree with everything you say here.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
Care to get into details?

Ellen Roepert
12h ago
I have already told you that an adult can provide for a child. And a teenager cannot.

[Here I started writing an answer, which I could not post, since Ellen Roepert blocked me.]

* In other words, did she accentuate "there is no duty to make a human child" or "there is no duty to make a human child"? If the former, why is not making it, totally better than not making it human? Both questions related to what the normal biological sequence would be.

XIII Hypnosis and Truth - Or Manipulation?

Is there a way I can hypnotize someone to tell the truth for 10 minutes? https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-I-can-hypnotize-someone-to-tell-the-truth-for-10-minutes/answer/Ellen-Roepert

Ellen Roepert
recreational hypnotist and subject
Written Fri
No. Hypnosis will not force people to tell the truth. Hypnosis is not something you'd find easy to learn. It might take more than 10 just to hypnotise someone. And once hypnotised, they are still themselves, if they don't want to tell you the truth, they won't.

What is “the truth” anyway?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
How do you explain what happens in this video:

"Hypnotize My Roommate" - Kutztown Trio 1 3 College Hypnosis
John Cerbone

Ellen Roepert
13h ago
That is a hypnotist using what is often called a rapid hypnosis induction. It requires years of practice to learn how to do that, and it usually requires at least 30 minutes of talking and getting to know each other and preparation.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
Which is not shown in video.

But could the girl be lying, or is he getting straight answers?

Ellen Roepert
13h ago
She is probably saying exactly what she thinks he wants her to say. That's not necessarily the truth.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
Ah, that is interesting.

So, if I allowed a girl disciple of Cerbone to hypnotise me in a similar fashion, she could manipulate me to say things I had never dreamed of and which are not true?

[Meaning, as readers of my blog may know, Katherine Anne.]

Ellen Roepert
13h ago
Anyone you talk to can possibly manipulate you into saying lots of things. That has nothing to do with hypnosis.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
13h ago
OK, she could manipulate me into saying the kind of things someone could manipulate me into saying otherwise, but not the kind of things someone would not be able to manipulate me to say otherwise?

Ellen Roepert
12h ago
Manipulation is unrelated to hypnosis.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
12m ago
I don’t think so.

  • 1) The more you focus on someone, the more he or she is able to manipulate you.
  • 2) Hypnosis as per induction already involves synonyms to “it feels soooooooooo good to” be manipulated by the hypnotist.

By the way, I don’t think we were talking about the same thing when we were asking whether hypnosis would make her tell the truth.

You said hypnosis would not force her to tell the truth if she decided to lie. Probably correct, in so far as she recalled that decision … which hypnosis could have made her forget.

I was thinking more on lines of hypnosis making it more difficult to lie successfully, since she could not concentrate on lying, since concentrated on sth else while on the other hand it would also remove certain inhibitions from telling the truth.

The fact the room mate agreed to get hypnotised in the first place was kind of getting into an agreement - subconscious or not - to reveal things she would normally not have revealed.

Meaning, with a hypnotist she would be not forced, but manipulated … question being, what is more likely : into telling the truth? or into saying what she empathetically thinks the hypnotist wants to hear?

I don’t know, you are the expert on the mind under hypnosis.

I have been to a dentist who used it once or twice, I have been dabbling on my own with autohypnosis, I was semi-hypnotised by a girl I liked before that and even better after that : she made me answer “1*1” to equal “2”. I rejected hypnosis for many years at about age 22, but was even so an alpha state junkie and this enhanced my prayer life, and I have been hankering back to hypnosis now that I have had my prayer life disturbed.

I also went through one session of psychosynthesis while on a teachers’ conference, and that in fact meant hypnosis.

That is it, except for of late using hypno videos (with some caution and restraint about some content) each time I am into what I call a hypno binge.

You, on the other hand, have been through it with people who were expert, you have talked through with them what happened, and what can happen to a mind under hypnosis and things like that.

But on the other hand, I think there is some ideology in the way you answer about certain things. Sorry. I am currently not hypnotised by you and I am not quite manipulated by you either.

Ellen Roepert
9m ago
Hypnosis rarely makes anyone forget anything.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
6m ago
I think it on the contrary succeeds very well in making you forget lots of things for the moment.

Ellen Roepert
even later
There is no point in me trying to disel all the myths from your comments.

[dispel, I suppose]

Other answers
Each now first given with my follow up question, but may be updated if it is answered.

Keith Blakemore-Noble
Master hypnotist & trainer for 7 years, use for therapy and for entertainment.
Written Sat

Not unless they wanted you to. In which case you wouldn't need to anyway.

Hypnosis is not mind control , you can not use it to force someone to do something they don't want to do.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
"just now"
I’d like to ask you the same thing which I asked Ellen Roepert, do you think the guy Cerbone on hypnotise my room mate is getting true answers?

[link to video, see above]

Diana Laskaris
works at Impact, LLC
Written Fri
I agree with the previous responder. Also, remember that one of the challenges with hypnosis is that the mind will “fill in blanks” the way it believes is true. This is why hypnosis, which is great for many things like recall and behavioral change, cannot be used in court. If someone is asked under hypnosis, “did you see a blue car in front of your house on Thursday June 22?” their mind will play through all the other times it saw a blue car in front of your house and make the logical, but not necessarily true, leap that, yes, there was a blue car in front of the house on the day in question.

This is not to say that hypnosis creates unreliable or untruthful responses. Most often quite the opposite. However, because the mind’s response can be based on its own differing interpretations of “truth” what is true in one mind may not match what is true in another.



Hans-Georg Lundahl
"just now"
I’d like to ask you the same thing which I asked Ellen Roepert, do you think the guy Cerbone on hypnotise my room mate is getting true answers?

[link to video, see above]