How To Hypnotize Through Mentalism

Continuing on from our previous chapter on the real way to hypnotize someone -


Words are of little value to explain the condi-

tion of a "hypnotized" subject or "normal" man.

I shall try to draw a sight picture to make you

comprehend. You have seen a typewriter. On

the keyboard is a pin marked "G" ; fastened (asso-

ciated) to that is a lever, to that, two more. On

the end of the last is the type "G." When the pin

with the letter "G" marked on it is touched, three

actions take place, and "G" is reproduced on the

paper on the cylinder of the machine. (Analyze

the action of lifting or taking hold of an object.)

Until those three levers are properly fitted (associ-

ated), it will be impossible to get an impression on

the paper by striking "G," but the moment that

they are properly associated, every time you strike

"G," "G" is reproduced on the paper and nothing

else can be. "G" equals the energy exerted (sug-

gestion) on the pin "G." If we hit a space on the

keyboard that has no lettercap, there is no response

on the paper. Man is like a typewriter ; when we

hit the cap of a letter that has the proper actions

associated, there is a response on the paper ; when

we offer him and he receives (he don't receive), a

suggestion of which he has no associated ideas,

there is no response because there is no action to

respond. This is the key to hypnotize someone.

A hypnotized subject does not hear me, cerebrally.

He only responds to me. A "normal" man both

hears and responds. The consciousness of realiza-

tion of seeing, hearing, et cetera, is only in the

cerebrum. The brain that retains the impressions

and responds, is the Abdominal Brain — the Sympa-

thetic System.

As a hypnotized subject is but as the keyboard

of a typewriter, played on by and through his

aroused memory of environment, so also must man

be played on by and respond to his actual environ-

ment. In inspiring subjects with any condition, if

we fail to emphasize or draw particular attention

to less than two senses, the effect will be un-


Among the masses there has been a great objec-

tion offered to my work, inasmuch as the people

remark that they could not tell if Santanelli's sub-

jects were hypnotized except by seeing them doing

things that they knew would not have been done

were they not hypnotized. Whereas, with all

other operators they could see that the subjects

were hypnotized because their faces and eyes

showed it. Why? A comprehensive thought

must express itself in the face and eye — a compre-

hensive and intelligent expression ; but where the

subject lacks a comprehensive thought he has that

"dopy," hypnotized (?) expression. Being a

master of suggestion and thoroughly understand-

ing how to build. I make my subjects thoroughly

"normal," subservient to their pictures. When

they had the thought of "fly" it was so definite, all

sense-pictures having been emphasized (aroused),

that the man or the subject was in identically the

same position or condition of "mind" that he was

when an actual fly was on his nose. The secret is

this: The other operators tell the subject that

when he wakes up, equaling my "When you open

your eyes," he would find a fly on his nose ; some-

thing very indefinite. "Normally," how would

you know there was a fly on your nose? You

would feel it. Is that enough ? No. It might be

a mosquito, it might be an ant, it might be a wasp.

You look at it and then you know that it is a fly,

and by-the-by, let me state here that man knows

nothing, but believes much; for if the senses are im-

perfect, what he knows, he doesn't know. I say

to a subject, "When you open your eyes you will

see a fly on the end of your nose," covering two

senses, the object itself (sight) and the place (feel-

ing) which is irritated ; "you will feel it bite and

cannot brush it away." Now, I have covered

three ( ?) senses : The subject first feels the fly on

the end of his nose, he sees it to be a fly, and he

feels very comprehensively its irritation. Hence,

he has no doubt. Could his "mind" be more ac-

tive, could he be more positive if he were "nor-

mal?" No. "Dopy" subjects are the result of

improper inspiration. If you say to a subject,

"When you open your eyes you will find the chair

is hot," that is very indefinite. But if you say to

the subject, "When you open your eyes you will

feel the chair you are seated on is red hot," he will

get out quick. In the lesson I told you that if you

left out your "and's," "as's" and "but's," you

would fail to get a good inspiration.

There are some ideas or thoughts which cannot

be correlated or associated. If you tell a subject

he cannot let go a cane, it necessarily follows he

must hold on to it ; hence, cannot drop it. If you

tell him it is red hot he will drop it, because it is

against nature (?); i. e., experience, to grasp a red

hot object, and not be able to drop it. If you tell

him that he cannot let go the cane and it is getting

warmer, hotter, you can produce an effect up to a

certain degree ; there will be a certain contraction

of the muscles and a certain expression of pain in

the face, but the moment that you make the heat

dominant he will drop the cane every time if he is

a man of ordinarily good correlation. If you have

a thick-headed subject, there is no telling what the

result will be. Man is wonderfully compounded

and you will meet combinations some days that no

man could build a philosophy on. The exceptions

to the foregoing are the isolated cases where the

subject has never experienced being severely

burned. Perhaps dulled nerve-ends. (See De-

generates, pages 15 and 159.)

I unhesitatingly assert that I (which also includes

my pupils) am the only operator who ever dis-

missed his subjects actually awake. If hypnosis is

the thought of sleep, the antithesis to that must be

the thought of being awake, and when we tell the

subject he is awake he has the thought of being

awake, just the same as we tell him there is a fly on

his nose. The snapping of the fingers is of no

value. To awaken, we must startle him, and if he

is awakened properly, a post-hypnotic ( ?) sugges-

tion is an impossibility. So I reiterate that any

inspiration given in ''hypnosis" can only take place

in "hypnosis" never minding what the quasi "au-

thorities" tell us. Which if of course, is the way in which

we can hypnotize someone easily.

If the subject has never been led into

and pain hypnosis it is impossible to hypnotize him the first

time if he is suffering from the headache, inasmuch

as No. i, "Easy position," cannot be acquired; the

suggestion of pain forces a thought which cannot

be faded away through the eye, and no thought

offered in substitution is forceful enough to over-

come it. But if he has learned how to take on

hypnosis, it can be done so quickly that if the

thought of pain is not too severe, it can be readily

overcome. If the pain be extremely severe, hyp-

nosis cannot be induced. I tell the subject that

when he opens his eyes he will have no headache

and be wide-awake, and he is now in the condition

of believing himself to be awake with an idea of

"no headache" — awake as in a looking-glass — but

if he were actually awake, the cause that produced

the headache, being still present, would get its

natural response and he would feel the headache.

Waking Therefore, it can be readily seen that the subject is

state not himself truly. Yet, having the thought of

being awake, he necessarily has all the attributes

of the thought, and as far as one can perceive, is

awake. Stand in front of a mirror. You see your-

self? No, a reflection — a thought of yourself.

If I said "All right" and clapped my hands, the

subject would be in the identical condition as when

he came to me ; i. e., feeling the headache.

Two awak- I teach you to awaken the subject two ways;

one is to hypnotize the person of course, and you already know

how to hypnotize someone, the other by saying, "All right" and

clapping my hands. Now, my dear pupil, if I should clap my

hands first, then say, "All right," would the sub-

ject awaken? No. Why not? Because that is

not the way you told it to him (?). If I was per-

sonally giving you the lesson, I would say "rats."

What rules the subject? Your voice. If I clap

my hands, could he hear it? Yes (?). If that be

true, he could hear every sound ; that constitutes

being wide-awake. You mean "No." He could

not and cannot hear the clapping of my hands, but

when I say, "All right," as my voice rules and is

his environment, the associated action is to listen

for the clapping. But must I personally clap my

hands? Yes (?). How can he distinguish the

clapping of my hands from those of some one who

is standing beside me? He cannot; anyone be-

side me could clap his hands, or a pair of clapsticks

would be just as effective. He must be startled;

and cannot be startled until I have used the words,

"All right."


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