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|06-16-2007, 12:03 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Is a psychic reading similar to hypnosis?
Well, what I mean by the question is simply this: If you do not believe you can be hypnotized, it won't work. At least that is what I have heard at the few shows I've been to and interviews from hypnotists. I'm not comparing hypnosis to psychic abilities per say, but let's say for example I contacted Erin for an Intuitive Reading. I'm just wondering if I went in 100% skeptic that it's all humbug - would it work?
|06-16-2007, 01:28 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Quebec, Canada
Carl Carlson IV... funny that you should say, "If you do not believe you can be hypnotized, it won't work." because we go through most of our entire life hypnotized...
To be hypnotized simply is a suggestion that is being accepted without questioning it... People who believe in God are hypnotized... people who believe that, while they are very good in some subjects in school but are lousy in others... are hypnotized... etc...
Those are simply suggestions that were accepted without being questioned... ergo they are hypnotized with those beliefs...
Sorry for the hijack... hope you get answers for the subject at hand...
|06-16-2007, 01:33 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
It's not at all like being hypnotized. For example, during a reading if I tell you that I am in communication with your dead aunt sylvia who died in a car accident at age 37 and left behind a son and a daugther, etc then does it really matter what state YOU'RE in if I'm right about all of that?
Now if I say, "You'll be switching jobs soon. You're having relationship issues. You're feeling a little depressed about something" then I'm full of it. Too vague, could mean anything.
When I do a reading you will know if I am tuned in or not. It will be more specific and be totally relevant to your personal situation.
Now one time I read for this really skeptical guy. I told him 8 things about himself that I couldn't possibly know like what he was majoring in in college, the fact that he was cheating on his girlfriend, some information about his fraternity, some information about what his father wanted for him in life, his position in the sibling order, etc. And he said, 'Yeah, but I already knew that. Tell me the name of one of my dead relatives and then I'll believe you're really psychic." Some people just don't get it. Here he got all this validation and some wise words from his guides but his skepticism kept him from benefitting from it.
So in that respect, skepticism can make a reading less valuable.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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|06-16-2007, 01:11 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auckland NZ
As Erin said, it is very different from hypnosis.
I've used 'Time Line' therapy (a form of hypnosis) with clients who are caught in a mental loop (repeat patterning or trapped on an issue) or have acute illnesses that I seen a recovery from. With 'Time Line' therapy I can take them into their own future as observers and they can see for themselves what I've tried to show them.
Sckeptism is healthy when it's accompanied by an open mind.
I've only had three people in 12 yrs of doing readings, that I haven't been able to read for. The first was a young lady whose friends had insisted she come to me. She was scared and closed. I couldn't get anything and don't think I was meant to. People have to come of their own volition.
The second was a healer who was working at the same fair as me. I'd walked past her on a break and seen the energy around her. It was clear and beautiful so I was thrilled when she sat in front of me, but I got nothing. After trying for several minutes I apologized. She said no-one had ever been able to read for her. Her guides had told her that she had not trusted her ability in the past and sort constant confirmation from other people. This time around it was her and them. Then she laughed and said her friends used to her to check out which of the readers were real. By the end of the day I'd seen all the other healers from her group.
The last one really tickled me.
He was a Chinese guy and came with an interpreter the first time. When I couldn't get anything he launched into a full on attack of western psychics all being fraudulent (in clear English). He got up to leave and said he was fully trained astrologer/palm reader and asked to see my hand. He examined it in depth and asked if he could take a print of it, then insisted on paying me.
A few months later he came back again. I didn't get anything again. He chatted for awhile, asked my date and time of birth, paid me again and left. I thought 'how odd.'
Months went past and I'd forgotten about it when he turned up again. He said he'd checked my palm and his and my date of birth with his master when he'd gone home for a visit. Our palms match, astrology charts stack up and we were soul mates. He'd come to ask my hand in marriage.
Boy, I wish I'd seen that coming. How romantic!!
Fortunately my partner arrived home and I introduced them and graciously declined.
Last edited by Lallymac; 06-16-2007 at 01:15 PM.
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