posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 01:49 AM
Originally posted by lseekingtruthl
But i thought hypnosis was unconscious....?
That's a common misperception. In fact, it's a state of heightened conscious concentration. And generally, the smarter you are, the more likely
you can be hypnotized, because intelligent people generally can concentrate on something better than a moron.
So , my question is , what does hypnosis really feel like? unconscious? awareness? and can you descripe how it may feel?
It feels pretty much like your normal conscious life. During hypnosis, a lot of people think to themselves, "I'm not really hypnotized, but I'll
play along just for fun and to help the hypnotist out." And you are, sort of. You're concentrating on cooperating, and you'll do the best you
The most interesting thing about hypnosis, in my opinion, are the memory effects. The way the hypnotist can tell you to forget something, and you
will, because you're cooperating with him (or her). And it's not just pretending not to remember. You actually won't be able to remember. It's
an interesting illustration of the mostly-unused potential power of our own minds.
On a side note, if you feel you are being watched, you might want to check out Rupert Sheldrake's website and review the material there on "The
Sense of Being Stared At." It might all be in your mind, but not the way you think:
The Sense of Being Stared At
[edit on 1-8-2006 by Enkidu]