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									The Truth Behind Stage Hypnosis

The truth behind stage hypnosis is more than just what many people see in
movies and story plots written in novels or stage plays.

Hypnosis has indeed unlocked many secrets behind the mystery that is the
human mind.

Many people believe that stage hypnotists possess mysterious mystical
powers that allow them to control the human mind and have subjects do
their every bidding.

The truth actually is that the ‘power’ rests with the subject being
hypnotized rather than the stage hypnotist.

Point being that the hypnotist only serves as a guide or an instrument
that causes the subject to ‘produce’ the hypnotic state, since the state
of mind of the person being hypnotized rests solely on the person
himself, which makes it possible for him to be hypnotized.

The fact that self-hypnosis can be done proves the fact that even if a
person is in a hypnotic state, he can, at any time and as he wills it,
can break off a hypnotic state.

Contrary to popular belief that hypnotism can control people, causing
people to lose independent will and submit totally to the hypnotist.

This misconception of stage hypnosis is more of a storyline for
scriptwriters or stage hypnotists, but in reality, if a subject is guided
by the hypnotist to do something extraordinary, something dangerous or
something that could be construed as something different from the
subject’s state of mind, the subject can only either become fully alert
and break off from the hypnotic state or simply ignore the hypnotist’s
suggestion.

The belief that stage hypnosis is a supernatural, unusual or a strange
state is not true, since man is unconsciously subjected to a similar
state everyday of our lives.

These day to day situations similar to a hypnotic state, albeit on
different and varying degrees, are day dreaming, imagining ones self with
characters in a television show or movie, getting immersed with
characters and storylines in a book or when taking long drives that
somewhat gets the driver to a state of ‘highway hypnosis’.

There are people who claim that a person who goes through stage hypnotism
forgets the entire episode, however, people actually do remember
everything that happened while they were going through hypnosis.

There are people who may not be able to recall what happened right away
due to a suggestion by the hypnotist that they will not be able to
recall, but will eventually remember the whole episode at one time or
another.
 The memory, upon the suggestion of the hypnotist, will temporarily
reside in the part of the conscious mind where it cannot be accessed for
a while, but the memory will be recalled eventually when subject to the
right stimuli causing the subject to remember the hypnotic episode.

Surely, stage hypnosis cannot give a person extra abilities, despite
verbal suggestions by the hypnotist.

This is mainly so since the only abilities people can do are those that
are limited within the boundaries or the possibilities that the human
mind can achieve, not supernatural or mystical powers.

When stage hypnotists, usually for entertainment, allow a subject to have
‘extrasensory’ abilities by correctly guessing game card numbers through
random selection, it is so because such feats can be achieved by the
human brain through heightened concentration and mathematical
calculations operating in the subconscious mind.

These are but some of the common yet unfallible truths behind stage
hypnosis that will dispel any of its sinister and dark reputation.

								
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