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Breaking Badly

That's the Most Illegal Thing I've Seen in the History of Wrestling! (SLYT)
posted by jenkinsEar on Feb 17, 2011 - 128 comments

Stupid Pet Tricks

How to hypnotize a chicken (and for advanced hypnotizers only: the shark) (YT, annoying new age music)
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 23, 2009 - 26 comments

"Co-ed bubble bath sounds like a real fun idea I want to try out..."

More video dating awkwardness courtesy of the Found Footage Festival. What do you do when you finally meet the goddess? Seduce her with hypnosis, of course. Previously...
posted by hermitosis on Nov 25, 2009 - 22 comments

True Love

The True Love Project — People are exhorted to "say cheese" for the camera so their faces will approximate a happy look. Other emotional states, such as love, are far more complex and not easily photographed. Love is intimate and deeply personal, and its expression may be hard to share in a staged setting. Hypnosis opens a pathway into the unconscious, the neurological realm of emotional memory. In TRUE LOVE a group of volunteers worked with a professional hypnotist to reach, in trance, a point where they were able to visualize the camera as a beloved person. The resulting images captured people who were actually in love with the camera.
posted by netbros on Sep 22, 2009 - 42 comments

All in all it's just another brick in the wall

British Department of Health releases LR Hubbard Docs The British government has released documents compiled to expose Scientology's founder as a fraud. [more inside]
posted by HotPants on Aug 9, 2009 - 79 comments

Breathe deeply and It'll all go way.

The idea of Hypnosis and Pain Management has been around a bit.
Now British surgeons are being advised to hypnotise patients for some operations.
The Mayo Clinic: Another Way to manage Pain; and as explained by the American Pain Foundation; also Hypnotic Approaches in the Cancer Patient. If this were a drug, everyone would be using it. (previously 1, 2 (links dead, discusssion only) ).
posted by adamvasco on Jun 7, 2009 - 83 comments

Hypnobamatist

Fringe Friday: Obama is a hypnotic and entrancing public speaker. No, really, he's hypnotic and entrancing. [PDF] via
posted by Rykey on Oct 31, 2008 - 89 comments

You are getting sleepy. . .

Contrary to what you probably think you know about hypnosis, it can be done very quickly and can be used to convince someone to do something they normally wouldn't--like, say, giving away their wallet, phone, and keys to a stranger (English mentalist Derren Brown). What's happening here is known as a handshake induction, a technique pioneered by American psychiatrist Milton Erickson. There are other methods of rapid induction hypnosis. These methods, along with techniques of verbal suggestion, are used by practitioners of Neuro-linguistic programming, a field which some have associated with Mr. Brown's performances, though he denies it. I wonder, though, how he manages to get a cashier at a dog track to pay out on a losing ticket? [more inside]
posted by flotson on May 11, 2008 - 79 comments

"They're not quite the same 'hit points' you're used to."

Picking Up Women 101, courtesy of the Internet. (warning: Youtube linkfest) Author Neil Strauss (The Game) introduces us to the concept. Celebrated PUA Mystery (of VH1's 'The Pick Up Artist' fame) shows us some of his moves and espouses. (Conan O'Brien makes light of it all.) Self-described 'nerd' Ross Jeffries (who claims to be this inspiration for this character) sells his line of Speed Seduction using a hypnosis-based strategy called NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) to get into girls' panties. You might want to check out a more straight-forward approach, highlighted by UK Channel 4's 'Speed School.' (parts 1 2 3 4 5). [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Sep 16, 2007 - 245 comments

Look into my Lies

Everybody loves Zombies. Everybody loves killing Zombies. Nobody wants to suddenly wake up surrounded by Zombies. Not when you thought you were just playing a video game.
posted by Elmore on Feb 18, 2007 - 40 comments

BULLSH*T!

BULLSHIT! Penn & Teller present their rational, libertarian bent views on diverse subjects, now available for free download on Google Video ::: profanity; creationism; alien abductions; conspiracy theories; recycling; gun control; endangered species; religion; the bible; family values; the apocalypse; signs from heaven; the occult; 12-step recovery programs; exercise v. genetics; environmentalism; hypnosis; ghosts; the war on drugs; feng shui / bottled water; college; PETA; and abstinence.
posted by crunchland on Aug 11, 2006 - 114 comments

You're Feeling Verrrry Sleepy...Verrrry Relaxed

Mind Over Matter: South African Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy site. Bound by the code of conduct of the South African Association of Hypnotherapists ("1.17 Practitioners must not practice dentistry unless they hold an appropriate qualification. 1.18 Patients suffering from AIDS may be treated at the discretion of the practitioner"). Possibly associated with these folks; I'm certainly inspired to put my subconscious in the glittery hands of this guy. P.S.: The female orgasm is 100% Purely Mental.
posted by Gator on Feb 14, 2006 - 7 comments

No need for tinfoil hats.

Mind control revealed. Derren Brown, magician turned hypnotist, performs amazing feats of mind control and then gives away the basic psychological tricks he uses. The link is to the video clips from England's Channel 4, an article is here. Via boingboing.
posted by blahblahblah on Mar 29, 2005 - 31 comments

You are getting sleepy

SBaGen is software (Windows, Mac and Linux) that generates binaural beats - interactions between sound waves that mess with your brain, to induce sleep, relaxation, activity, and allegedly even hallucinogenic states. SBaGen relies on text-file presets (although it comes with dozens of files to experiment with) but if you want a "quick start", there's also the Windows-based Brain Wave Generator.
posted by Jimbob on Mar 20, 2004 - 15 comments

Hypnosis in Media

Hypnosis in Media.
posted by hama7 on Dec 20, 2003 - 4 comments

You're getting sleeeeepy. Very sleoi0w934onnvtaen v

It "...has no side effects, causes no allergic reactions, is not addictive" and patients can even be taught how to administer it to themselves, yet hypnosis isn't used as widely as pain drugs, anitdepressants and pharmaceuticals. (More inside.)
posted by emelenjr on Aug 12, 2003 - 26 comments

weren't you going to send $5 to 4easypayments via paypal?

This article concerning the power of suggestion will be even more fascinating than my post yesterday about the brand new Wilco album. Psychologists have presented a paper documenting the previously underestimated capacity of the brain to manufacture memories based on planted suggestions. Interestingly, one of the experiments seems to have been inspired by the infamous democRATS political ad (discussed here) of the 2000 presidential campaign.
posted by 4easypayments on Feb 18, 2003 - 31 comments

Relove

Relove As it describes itself, an "audio based trance induction" device to "re-experience past love". An extremely interesting and hypnotic experience in which you find and examine a memory. Unfortunately, it seems to get caught in a loop in the last stage, but what is usable is still quite intriguing. Heed the warning on the front page and use accordingly. Also, due to it's nature, not feasible for work or school. A quiet and focused few minutes is needed. [more...]
posted by sinical on Sep 9, 2002 - 14 comments

"Are you ready to experience the future of digital pleasure?"'

"Are you ready to experience the future of digital pleasure?"' That link hit my inbox closely on the heels of my perusing this thread. From a 'moral standpoint', better than/worse than/same as inducing something internally?
posted by JettSuperior on Aug 18, 2002 - 23 comments

[Inneresting Scientific American article about Hypnosis]

[Inneresting Scientific American article about Hypnosis] including video of a real-live scientific hypnosis session. Have you ever been hypnotized? Has your sister? If not, would you like to be? If so, was it cool? Did it help you control your insatiable craving for prawns?
posted by davidchess on Jun 27, 2001 - 20 comments

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