reply to post by DelMarvel
Thanks for your kind reply.
Much appreciate your work.
RE Hopkins and hypnosis:
1. I think Hopkins did a great job with what he had--i.e. no professional training. Was he human with flaws, certainly.
2. I think he worked hard to be objective and not lead the victim with any hypnosis stuff etc. How successful he was, I don't know. But I think MOST
of the hypnotists in the field worked hard at not leading the witnesses/experiencers.
3. I think hypnosis CAN be tricky. I don't get into it though I was trained in it and purportedly others thought I was good at it. I don't want such
a process to open anyone up to any ugly spiritual forces.
4. In terms of the "science" of hypnosis--hypnosis is indistinguishable from SUPER HYPER INTENSE FOCUS. Period.
5. I suspect the alphabet government black ops agencies and their scientists might assert otherwise, however.
6. Milton Erickson of Phoenix was the master of all time at it--direct and indirect hypnosis.
7. Getting folks to remember 'hidden' things COULD be reasonably straightforward. EVIDENTLY the subconscious treats the hypnotic session as
straightforward and at face value as reality and behaves obediently accordingly in as far as the individual is able to manage.
8. IIRC, that narrative about the baby . . . was back in the day when no reputable MD wanted to be caught dead tangling with such things much at all.
I PARTLY don't blame them. Still . . . why didn't some of them have some cajones and stand up and be counted. Sheesh. I wonder how many were
threatened by the Men In Black sorts.
9. I guess, for me, the narratives of such things have been sooooooooooooooooo consistent across so many socioeconomic groups; educational groups;
countries around the globe . . . by folks not at all interested in any publicity . . . it's not that hard for me to take them more or less at face
value. That seems MORE plausible to me than a lot of fancy "pretend scientific" GROPING denial ridden explanations otherwise.
10. Given that high probability that there are several million abductees, I'D EXPECT at least a handful if not several dozen or more narratives like
that one to be true.
my 2 cents.
Much appreciate your kind work and civil replies.
Oh, my friends and colleagues have called my mind "a steel trap" in terms of people and relationship memories. However, I have a dickens of a time
remembering names. I can learn 30 students' names in 1-2 class sessions. And forget them all 3 weeks after the semester is over. But other things--I
remember with incredible clarity even at 66+ years. It's an interesting thing for me to observe about myself.
Given the importance I've placed on some factoids of the UFO stuff, it' snot surprising that I recalled that one rather accurately as far as I went.
. . . it was in a book from long ago. LOL.