reply to post by Robbed In Albion.
Whilst she was unaware that this was what happened, she noticed a couple of the pupils acting very strangely over the next few days, as though they
were 'spaced out' or not entirely there..”
And here is the key phrase. As a magician I can surmise what happened but let me break it down for the many non occultists out there. The pupils
were playing with the Ouija board and got results. One of the key factor in getting results is that they slipped into an altered state of awareness.
They did not come out of it afterwards or did not come out of it fully afterwards. The situation is analogous to the song that you hate that just
keeps repeating itself in your head: I once had a Lady Gaga track do that – sheer horror!
The crucial thing about altered states of awareness is that they are called trances. Pop culture links trance with extreme effects like those people
who have dental work whilst under hypnotic trance (why take the risk). No! A light trance is so close to what passes for normal consciousness as to
be generally indiscernible.
Here is a simple experiment – OH wow and occultist with experiments???
Please do not do this if you have any serious medical conditions. I would urge the skeptics to experiment with this one in particular.
Get an alarm clock and set it to alarm any time after seven minutes - lets say eight for consistency.
Find your most comfy chair and sit in it.
Breath normally or whatever passes for normal breathing.
Try and relax. Try to focus your mind on just relaxing. Try not to analyse whatever thought and images arise. Just keep relaxing.
Isn’t it peaceful.
Then the alarm clock goes off! How did you feel now.
What I am trying to get people to experience is the experience of a light trance. I have no tranceometer so cannot say how light the trance was or
When the alarm clock went off what happened???
Some people experience nothing at all. If these people are of a sceptical stance we can call these people blind sceptics as they cannot experience
anything but roundly denounce those who do.
Some can get a nasty shock complete with a racing heart when the Alarm goes off. These people possibly experienced a deeper trance. Of course some
will be blasé and state that happens to them every working day but it is just a demonstration.
Most of the population are some place between the two extremes.