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One example which shows the close connection between UFOs and mental
metal-bending happened to us in July of 1977, after our book, Secrets of the
UFO, was published. We had been interviewed on a local program and a
woman in a nearby town had heard the broadcast and was very interested in
what we had to say since her son, a normal fourteen-year-old boy, had had a
UFO encounter. He had been awakened by a whistling sound, went to the
door, and saw a light so bright that it temporarily blinded him. Again, as is
often the case, it was the same night that people nearby also saw lights in
the sky. The woman wrote us a letter, and Don immediately called and
asked her permission to speak to her son. After questioning the young man
to Don’s satisfaction, Don asked him to take a piece of silverware and tell it
to bend without touching it in any firm or forceful way. The fourteen-yearold
picked up a fork, did as Don suggested, and the fork immediately bent
The boy was so startled that he would not come back to the phone...
The Conscious Mind is the analytical mind. It is the rational mind. It is that part of our awareness that houses the Critical Factor that screens what enters into the Subconscious Mind. It deletes and distorts information received, generalizing it at best, and makes judgments often without precision or accuracy.
Even before you were born, the Subconscious has been programmed to give orders and control and to maintain all of your perceptions. "The Thinker of the Thought," as I have learned to call the Subconscious Mind, generates, stores, then distributes energy everywhere in the body. It responds with instinct and habit, is very, very L-A-Z-Y, hates to change and takes everything literally and personally. The Subconscious needs lots of repetition to create long-term change and it loves the familiarity of practice and rehearsal.
Originally posted by wigit
My belief is that self doubt, disbelief, and low self esteem stops metal-bending and other magicks before they can happen. That's why sceptics like Randi would always beat the likes of Geller. Sour-faced sarcastic bastard raining on your parade, you'd never have the relaxed frame of mind to take him on. It's all mind games.
When you're really relaxed, confident, maybe euphoric, that's when things can happen.
Originally posted by davesmart
before i forget (sturday evening beer time)
i watched a doc a good few years ago
it was about a horse that could count
after some time and and a lot of close examination it showed that
the owner of the horse had taught it to stamp its feet wen asked a maths question
by the use of the owners blinking
il try and find it now unless some other kind ats member knows that doc
The Clever Hans Effect has also been observed in drug sniffing dogs. A study at University of California Davis revealed that cues can be telegraphed by the handler to the dogs, resulting in false positives