From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:03:37 -0000 Archived: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:22:11 -0500 Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55 >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:28:34 +0000 >Subject: Paratopia PodCast 55 ><snip> >>Paratopia PodCast 55: Dr. Scott Lilienfeld On Hypnosis, Hopkins >>& Jacobs >>http://tinyurl.com/4gej3vp >Thanks for this link, Errol. <snip> >Apparently, an untrained hypnotherapist can plant "false" >memories just to support their agenda. Hi Kathy A short documentary investigation of the power of hypnotic 'planting' of false memories was made some decades ago (I saw it on BBC TV and think it was Canadian or USA). As I recall, a professional psychologist (the demonstrator) was filmed at work for some days, without telling his staff the reason. On day 1 he mentioned to his secretary that he was a little tired and 'incidentally' asked if she had slept well the previous night (night 'zero') - to establish the facts. She replied she'd had an undisturbed night's sleep. Later that day he put her into a hypnotic trance and asked if she had heard a loud noise during the night - she 'thought so'. On day 2 he asked her the same question about night 'zero' and she answered she'd been woken by a loud noise after midnight. Then he put her into a trance again and asked if she'd heard a loud noise 'like a pistol shot' during night 'zero' - again she 'thought so'. Next day he simply asked the intital question about night 'zero' and the secretary - a stable woman in her thirties - stated definitely that she'd been woken by a pistol shot near her house, at a specific time after midnight. That false memory was created simply by asking questions under hypnosis. It appears that under hypnosis there is a strong compulsion to 'please' the questioner by agreeing with conclusions implied by questions. Even in the wide-awake state we are susceptible; i.e i) a small lie repeated often enough tends to be accepted as true; ii) a 'big lie' (from 'authority') tends to be accepted as true because it's mentally difficult to deny it by reason of 'morality' or 'patriotism' or other strong motives. And I determined, by a written question to an impartial radio prog (long gone) which had the power to question BBC editors, that the BBC was well aware of, and probably often used, two other factors largely unknown to the public: i) 'talking over' the last words of a sentence will tend to erase the meaning or content of that sentence from the listeners' minds; ii) leaving a two second gap after a sentence will imprint that sentence on the listeners' minds as 'important' or 'significant' - even if it was nonsense. All in all I'm reminded of a folk saying - believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see. Especially when dealing with those long-skilled in such arcane matters - that is, gov't, media and 'security'. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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