Before being hypnotized for the first time,
you will learn to precondition your mind to accept
suggestion. For this purpose, I have the following
suggestibility tests written out for you word for word. I
suggest that you read these suggestions slowly and carefully
into your tape recorder. On the words, higher, up, raise
the tone of your voice. On the words, down, and heavier,
lower the tone of your voice. You will then play the
tape recorder back and cooperate with your own suggestions.
ARMS RISING AND FALLING TEST
Please stand comfortably upright, feet
shoulder width apart, your arms comfortably relaxed at your
sides, eyes closed. With your arms straight, extend them in
front of you, palms facing, to shoulder level. Turn your
left palm toward the ceiling and extend your right thumb
toward the ceiling.
I'd like you to imagine that there is a
very heavy book resting on your left palm. Picture it in
your mind. Now, I'd like you to imagine that there is a
helium filled balloon floating above you, and that there is
a string tied from it to your right thumb. Picture it in
your mind's eye.
Now, pretend, imagine that
the book is beginning to feel very, very heavy and it
is pressing your left palm down. Pretend; imagine
that the helium balloon is pulling your right hand higher
and higher into the air. Pretend the left palm is
going down, down, down, being pressed down by
the heavy book. Imagine the right hand is going up,
up, up, being pulled higher by the gas
filled balloon. Left palm going down, down, heavier and
heavier; right hand going up, up, higher and higher;
left palm heavier and heavier, down, down; right
hand higher and higher, lighter and lighter,
up, up, up. Now open your eyes and see the results.
is important that you do not resist these instructions.
If, when you have opened your eyes, your left hand was
higher than your right hand, then you've been resisting
these suggestions and you have over compensated with
your resistance so that the left hand is higher than the
right. This means that you are suggestible. If there was
no movement, you may have resisted, or you may have not
been using your imagination to the fullest.
CHEVRUL PENDULUM TEST
Frenchman by the name of Chevrul invented the next test.
Take a piece of light string or thread about 18" long
and tie a paperweight or ring to the end of the string. Now,
take a piece of white paper and draw a circle approximately
8" in diameter on the paper. Draw an "X" in
the middle of the circle with the legs of the "X"
touching the circle. Now, take the microphone to your tape
recorder in hand and record the following:
your paper with the circle and place it on your dining room
table. Now, take the end of the string opposite the weight
and hold it between the thumb and forefinger of your
dominant hand. With your arm comfortably relaxed at your
side, your forearm parallel to the floor, hold the string
and dangle the weight over the cross of the "X".
Tilt your head so that your eyes are in line with your
fingers, and the weight.
begin to concentrate on the paperweight and pretend,
imagine that it is going around and around in a clockwise
direction. To help yourself out, you can move your eyes
around the circumference of the circle in a clockwise
direction. Be careful not to move your hand. Concentrate on
that pendulum going around, and around, around, and
around... Be very careful not to move your hand.
soon the weight should begin to go around. Concentrate even
harder, the more you concentrate, the faster the weight will
swing and the farther out the weight will travel. See it
going around, and around, and around...
begin to concentrate on the weight going in a
counter-clockwise direction. You can help it along with your
eyes by traversing in a counter-clockwise direction around
the circumference of the circle. Be careful not to move your
hand. Concentrate on it going around, and around... (The
weight should have reversed by now and the pendulum should
be traveling around and around in a counter-clockwise
hard, around, and around, around, and around... Now,
concentrate on the pendulum swinging back and forth over the
"X". Be careful not to move your hand... back and
forth, front to back, front to back. Move your eyes if you
like but be careful not to move your hand, back and forth,
back and forth, back and forth... Now, concentrate on it
going left to right, left to right, left to right. Move your
eyes if you like, but not your hand...
you have received a positive reaction to this test, you
have been successful in influencing your subconscious
mind. You were careful not to move your hand deliberately.
However, by concentrating on the pendulum moving in
specific directions your subconscious caused your hand to
move in very minute imperceptible motions. This is a test,
which you can continue to practice to increase your
suggestibility and concentration ability.
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Alan B. Densky, CH. This
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