Saturday, January 09, 2010

Project 365 (8/365): Black Ops Hypnosis

.:8/365: Black Ops Hypnosis:.

Keith Barry brings his A-Game.

Imagine being able to speak to a person and then making them forget what happened immediately after. Now, imagine if you could do something with them, and then make them forget the things that happened immediately afterwards. Now, imagine if what you asked from them was money.

In the vernacular, we call this “Budol-Budol.” Maybe that sets things in perspective.

Many people refuse to believe in hypnosis, but we’ve seen that it works, numerous times. Anyone who has taken Fr. Bulatao’s classes in psychology would know this. Hypnosis is obviously one of the phenomenon in psychology that is rife with sceptics, but it cannot be denied that there are more than a handful of practitioners of it who have managed to demonstrate anecdotal results.

Furthermore, hypnosis also relies upon the willingness of a subject. In the absence of genuine hypnosis, a pseudo-hypnotic state, sans the trance normally associated with such a phenomenon, is easily achievable if the subject is willing or even “game” enough to play along, if it came to that. As such, even the times that subjects consciously and wilfully play along with the whole procedure can be deemed as a success in the eyes of the hypnotist.

Black Ops hypnosis sidesteps the willingness of the subject by completely disguising the induction process. The better a hypnotist is, the shorter the induction time, and thus, the possibility of hypnotizing a person and then making them forget about it during broad daylight. Derren Brown has also performed this feat, and referred to it as the “Russian Scam”.

This is one of the most powerful effects in mentalism, and one that shouldn’t be trifled with. As such, I will say far less about it than I normally would, as it is simply something you need to experience yourself, live and in the flesh.

Hopefully, when you do experience it, the outcome wouldn’t result in you losing your money, though.

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