“Hypnosis is a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.”
Hypnosis, Mind-Body Medicine or Mind-body healing as we now call it is not new. The term “hypnosis” has been around since the 1840s, but healers began using these techniques thousands of years ago. There are records of hypnosis going back 2,500 years in ancient China and Egypt. In ancient Greece, the physical remnants of the sleep healing temple of Asklepios still exist.
In many ways the term Hypnosis is a misnomer as the history Hypnosis could quite justifiably be called the the History of advanced modes of thinking while in altered states of consciousness. It is such a fundamental human trait that in one form or another it has been utilised since the time when Homo Sapiens became self aware and realised that the thoughts that occupied their minds had an effect on their everyday experience of life and that by changing what they thought changed what they did, and how they felt, and a revolution in consciousness began.
In the modern era all the great figures of psychiatry and psycho-analysis, Freud, Jung et al. utilised the ‘Unconscious Mind’ in one form or another in order to access the deeper, Unconscious drives that conditioned their clients thoughts and experiences and the inevitable subsequent behaviours.
Then as time went by and modern technology became increasingly available we began to understand these processes in line with the cultural developments that were taking place.
Hypnosis is nothing more that moving your mode of awareness and intention to a frequency that is in phase with your needs and requirements.
Here Richard Bandler, one of the founders of NLP explains hypnosis for the uninitiated. An excellent interview by Greg Carlwood of the Higherside Chats.
Then there is the bigger picture. Here follows a presentation by David Wilcock of “The Source Field Investigations” and how hypnosis and the trance state is very much embedded in our everyday reality. Highly recommended should you have a mind to move forward.