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From the Revolution of the Dialectic by Samael Aun Weor
See for yourselves how these modern psychoanalysts, these famous psychiatrists, psychologists, parapsychologists, followers of hypnotists, exert themselves more and more each time to drown out the true consciousness of the Being, to suppress it, to eliminate it. More and more, by all means, they want to invigorate that false consciousness which we possess.
Mesmer was a marvelous man. He had a premonition that a double consciousness existed in human beings, thus he resolved to study it. He realized that a false consciousness exists as well as a real legitimate consciousness stored in our depths and that we underestimate the real legitimate consciousness. Therefore, Mesmer began to carry out experiments of magnetism which were, without a doubt, contrary to Hypnology.
Poor Mesmer, he was ridiculed and criticized a lot in his time and they still continue to ridicule and criticize him to this day. Presently many texts of hypnotism begin by talking against Mesmer. Hypnotists hate him because he precisely pronounced himself against that false consciousness; he discovered that a double consciousness exists: the false and the true consciousness. Mesmer came to unmask the false consciousness before the solemn verdict of public opinion and it is clear that they almost swallowed him. This is the crude reality of facts.
What is understood by false consciousness? It is that consciousness which they have formed for us from the time that we were born. It is that consciousness which was created with examples, with the precepts of all of our relatives. It is that consciousness which they formed for us in schools, and with all the social prejudices that subsist and shall subsist.