by Jim Rose
washing, and mind control are the same thing. The only
difference is how the knowledge is used.
read lots of books
on hypnotism when I was a kid
but couldn’t grasp what they
meant. I ended up
trial, error, and by watching others.
thousands of hours of experimenting
in shows, I started to study again, and everything
became clearer. I learned that most people don’t walk
outside one day
saying they’re going to join a cult.
They run into
someone who knows how to use the
two keys of mind control: unfamiliar environment
and forceful suggestions. Con men, pimps and high
pressure salesmen are under the same umbrella;
these basic human manipulations are considered a
environment” starts the minute
the volunteer gets on stage. Lights are in his eyes,
the audience is staring at him, some are friends but
most are not. A stage hypnotist has a microphone
that makes his forceful suggestion more powerful. It’s
easier to go along with what he says than to buck
the system. The long “look into my eyes” presentation
is used to disguise the hypnotist’s abrasiveness
and unspoken agreement that he is the director and
the volunteer is the actor.
bright light and matched
and amplified breathing sound loops in their sessions
to help people to stop smoking, drinking, etc.
Easy Way Out
I have done a
legitimate hypnotist act for many
years and have made people do a lot of crazy
One night this
cocky guy volunteered, but
wouldn’t focus no matter what I tried. I couldn’t get
him to look me in the eyes, so off the microphone
I told him to just play along and I would give him
a hundred dollars after the show. He immediately
started doing everything I told him. He acted like a
dog, a chicken, he caressed his breasts as though they
were a woman’s, and rolled around on the floor like
a pig in the mud. After I was through letting him
humiliate himself, I said to him: “And now before I count to
three and bring you out of hypnosis, I
want to leave you with one powerful thought. For
the rest of your life, you will believe and tell your
friends that Jim Rose owes you money. 1, 2, 3. Give
him a big hand.” He went back to his chair telling
his friends that I
owed him one hundred dollars. He
probably still is!
Easier Way Out
If you don’t want to bother
I’ve seen people make this trick work. They show
the audience a 12x12 inch piece of cardboard with
a hypnotic spiral drawn on it. What the audience
is the other side shown to the volunteers.
It says, “Just play along and
let’s have fun” written
on the back. The audience assumes the hypnotic
is on both sides.
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