Occidental Oriental Hypnotism

As a professional magician/hypnotist, I was fascinated by Maya. It will be noted in maya the psychically induced effects are produced in the awake condition of the subject's mind. Hypnosis as a condition associated with sleep seems to be entirely a product of the Occident. Suggestions of sleep have for so long been used in the various western methods of inducing hypnosis that many people regard hypnosis and sleep as being almost synonymous. However, actually the states are quite different as in sleep the attention is diffused, while in hypnosis the attention is keenly activated. And attention is a characteristic of wakefulness. Modern psychological studies now consider hypnosis as being more close allied to wakefulness than it is to sleep, an observation the Yogis have long known, as evidenced by their methods of maya.

However, hypnosis should in no sense be regarded as a condition of normal consciousness (wakefulness). The mental condition known as hypnosis is distinctly a unique state of mind of itself. While the state retains the elements of consciousness (as opposed to the unconsciousness of sleep), it is a state of mind produced by a transference to another level of consciousness. A state with capacities of mental activities distinctly its own that are directly keyed to the sympathetic nervous system rather than being keyed to the central nervous system, as in the case of our more familiar everyday mental processes operating in normal consciousness. As such is it related to the maya of the Yogis.

While in India, I began designing my own method of hypnotizing using the Yogi techniques combined with those of occidental processes. The method I finally designed is the one which I will give you in this chapter; it is the culmination of some years of experimenting.

I have named this method by the descriptive one of Occidental/Oriental Hypnotism, since it effectively embodies the ancient process of the maya of the Orient along with suggestive techniques (including suggestions of "sleep,"

which have for so long been associated with hypnosis as to have become an integral part of it) of the Occident. As a result of my experimenting, I have found this to be an effective method of hypnotizing many subjects who are resistant to other techniques; a method designed directly for the positive induction of deep hypnosis for the purpose of hypnotic experimenting and psychical development.

As a student of East Indian Magic, you should have this knowledge.

These instructions cover every detail of the procedure so that nothing is left to guesswork, and the method can be immediately applied with extremely effective results. In the study, I will likewise resume the basic principles of maya for your comprehensive study of oriental hypnotism as they apply specifically to this hypnotic technique.

Utilizing many unique subtleties as this method does, the student who is interested in hypnotism is urged to follow the modus operandi with exactitude, as it offers much to the art/science of hypnotism, as a contribution from the real magic of India.

In the Orient, the Adept regard the induction of hypnosis to be greatly affected by his own mental attitude as a mind-influence over his subject. As you have learned, according to oriental belief there are three basic principles of psychic influencing: Visualization, Projection, and Affirmation. In the production of deep hypnosis in subjects by this East Indian method, these principles must be kept constantly in mind, and are to be applied throughout the entire process, viz.:

In presenting the suggestions and/or "sleep formula," you, as the hypnotizer, must constantly visualize the expected results of the suggestions you present as occurring. This means that you must form and hold firmly in your mind the mental-picture of how the subject will be in reality after he or she responds to your affirmations (suggestions). In other words, see "in your mind's eye" your subject in precisely the condition you suggest, in responding to each suggestion.

Next project your visualized mental-picturing to be fact into the mind of your subject both through the positive assurance of your affirmative verbal suggestions, and the direct psychic influence of your thoughts.

And throughout the entire process, affirm positively through your voice, your speech, your gestures and every effort that the visualized and projected state you have created in your mind will become an actuality in the subject.

It is in this combining of techniques that the great difference between Oriental Hypnotism and western methods occur, for the latter makes use of only the indirect influence over the mind of the subject produced by verbal suggestions, while the former uses not only this important medium but combines it with the direct influence over the mind by the power of visualized thought and projected will. As Adepts explain it, it is the power of these two forces working together as a unit that accounts for the remarkable results attributed to Oriental Hypnotism which outshine the best of occidental phenomena.

And so the Adepts emphasize, in applying this oriental method, use the inner powers of your mind when you hypnotize. Visualize strongly exactly the state you wish created in the subject, project this mental-picture with your will, and affirm with positive conviction that the image will become a reality. Knowing that which is to occur shall occur by both firm conviction in your suggestion formula (verbalized thoughts) and the direct thought projection through your concentration on the desired results.

The above is your pattern for the process of successfully hypnotizing by the oriental method. And remember, by strong direct thought projection through concentration on the desired results, it is not meant that you must strain in your mental efforts to push your thoughts out to your subject. Such is entirely an erroneous impression of what is meant by projection. In actuality, the process is very easy and natural; it being merely necessary to form the mental-picture in your mind (and the more clearly and sharply you form it the better), and then extend your visualization to include in "the mind picture" the impression that it is passing out from you and is draping about the subject to encompass him in a sort of "mental mold," as it were, to which his response will be to conform as you mentally visualize. The process once mastered is readily performed, it does not require any mental strain whatsoever, and your visualized thoughts will automatically flow to your subject as you hypnotize following these directions.

Even judged entirely by western understanding of psychology, there is much to recommend this procedure, for to make suggestions effective they must be given with positive assurance, and how better to secure such firm conviction in the presentation of the suggestions than by this deliberate process of concentration on the thoughts behind the words, and the direct attempt to project those thoughts outward to influence the mind of the subject.

We come now to one further point in the directions of the Eastern Adepts for Oriental Hypnotism, and that is to charge your visualized projected thoughts with Prana.

As you have learned, prana is regarded as a form of psychical energy of universal presence that can be used by the Adept to energize his psychic efforts. You use it in precisely this way in the present instance of visualization, projection, and affirmation in relation to this hypnotic process. As access to prana is effectively generated by rhythmic breathing, in this connection you will now be given a simple means of charging both yourself and your subject with prana.

As occidental procedure of hypnosis recognizes a dynamic condition of cooperation between the hypnotist and the subject, it will be found good procedure to commence this cooperation on a mutual effort right during the interview portion of the induction. By having your subject engage in the prana charging exercise with you, you accomplish thus a dual purpose:

1 Keying up of both your own powers and the sensitivity of your subject by the prana charging process.

2 Producing a strong psychological bound of cooperation between yourself and your subject in the mutual performance of an activity.

Both of the above objectives are important to deep hypnotic induction by this oriental method.

The understanding being now complete as to what is to be your mental attitude maintained through the entire hypnotization by this method of OCCIDENTAL/ORIENTAL HYPNOTISM, I shall proceed on to the step-by-

The Interview. Fig. 1.

step details of the hypnotic induction technique, using these combination of procedures. First we will study the interview.

Seating yourself opposite the person who has volunteered to be hypnotized, explain to him (or her) that the process of being hypnotized is not to be regarded as mysterious, that any intelligent person can easily enter hypnosis. The experience is relaxing and refreshing just like normally going to sleep is, as they do every night of this life. Only in this case they place themselves into the special condition of hypnosis, by deliberate suggestions of relaxation and sleep, rather than by the spontaneous process of going to bed. See Fig. 1.

Having established the naturalness of the experience the person is attempting, go on to explain that since the method of hypnotic induction you will be using is Oriental in nature, you are going to ask the person to indulge in a special breathing exercise prior to your hypnotizing him.

Have your subject perform the following exercise right along with you. (You will note that in this you are performing the rhythmic breathing method which you have previously studied in Chapter four of this book.)

Sit upright in your chair, place your feet flat on the floor, with your spine straight. Your subject performs all actions right along with you. Count slowly to establish a rhythm rate, from one to six. Together, now, with your subject inhale for the count of six (count mentally as you have established together the rate of your counting—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Hold the breath for the count of 1, 2, 3. Exhale slowly following this same rhythmic count from one to six—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Perform this breathing exercise seven times together.

At this point, explain to your subject that while he performs the next phase of this initial breathing exercise he is to think passively of letting himself become drowsy and going to sleep. You, in turn, concentrate your thoughts on becoming charged with pranic energy which will make your thoughts powerful in influencing your subject as you visualize, project, and affirm.

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Kerala, popular forms of yoga are taught to students who come from many different countries.

Now, have your subject place his finger to his nose and stop off the air passage in his left nostril; while you, in like manner, place your finger to your nose and stop off the air passage in your right nostril. Restricting your breathing thus, perform together again the rhythmic breathing exercise. Perform this exercise seven times together in unison. This handling is correct for the effective performance of maya, and establishes a rapport between you and your subject.

Request your subject to now relax, and ask him to recall a time when he was tired and dozed off to sleep in a chair or on a couch. Explain that this experience of being hypnotized will feel exactly like that; all he is going to do, as far as experience goes, is simply dozing off to sleep; the difference being that when he dozed off before he was physically tired, while, in this instance, you will make him feel tired by having him concentrate on ideas of tiredness and sleepiness until he gently dozes off to sleep in his chair.

This handling of the interview is highly significant: (1) It removes fear from the hypnotizing experience and associates it with a familiar process (that of naturally going to sleep). (2) It has engaged both you and your subject in a mutual process of activity. (3) It has charged both of you with positive and negative prana as used in maya, and has developed a rapport between you in the mutual performing of the oriental breathing exercises. Both of you, in your respective roles of subject and hypnotist, are now ready to proceed on with the hypnotizing process.

Ask your subject to sit back comfortably in his chair, place his feet flat on

The Induction of Hypnosis. Fig. 2.

the floor, rest his hands on his knees so his fingers do not touch each other, and to concentrate his entire attention on your eyes.

You stand directly before your subject and gaze upon his eyes. Rather than looking directly at his eyes, gaze through him by focusing your eyes on an imaginary point about five feet in back of his head. You will find this hypnotic gazing technique very compelling in holding the subject's attention, and yet it is not fatiguing to your eyes.

Having directed the subject's attention, commence y6ur flow of affirmation suggestions, and, as you talk, make gentle passes downward in the direction of your subject. Perform these in a sort of elipse, starting with both hands near your face, then bringing them out and downward toward the subject; completing the elongated circle by bringing your hands back again towards your face. Make these passes unobtrusive; more to emphasize the subject's attention to your eyes and suggestions than to cause notice of themselves.

See Fig. 2 for position, gaze, and hypnotic pass details.

Right from this very starting point in the hypnotizing process, commence your oriental techniques of visualizing, projection, and affirmation. As you present the following suggestions and perform the various manipulations, visualize in "your mind's eye" the response to be such as you desire it to occur, and project that mental-picture to the subject along with the suggestions you are giving him. Let your suggestions serve as the affirmation of what you see occurring via your visualizing and projection. This is the Oriental approach to hypnotizing, and will make all the difference in the world in the striking and deeply moving hypnotic effects you will produce on your subjects.

With this understanding of your inner processes of mind that you carry out simultaneously with your outward processes, give the following suggestions while visualizing strongly precisely the effects your words are designed to develop. Suggest:

"Relax back in your chair, let every muscle of your body be completely at rest, and keep your attention concentrated on my eyes . . . and forget everything else, except your one desire to go to sleep. Everything is beginning to feel so very, very comfortable. It just seems so good to thus relax and let everything go. Your whole body seems so warm and comfortable . . . and as the pleasant warmth begins to penetrate through every muscle of your body, you are relaxing more and more comfortably and pleasantly in your chair. Everything js so very pleasant, comfortable, and warm."

Notice how the affirmation suggestions up to this point concentrate entirely on bodily comfort, relaxation, and pleasant repose.

"Now, as you relax back in your chair, your gaze is becoming more and more concentrated on my eyes, and your eyes are beginning to become very, very heavy and tired. It is hard to keep your eyelids open; they are so very, very, heavy and tired . . . but they won't close yet because you are concentrating so forcefully upon my eyes. But, now, as I count slowly from one to ten, your eyes will begin to close. Close your eyelids anytime you wish as I count slowly from one to ten, shutting out the light. One . . . Two. How very heavy and tired your eyes are. How they burn. How you want to close them. They are so tired. Three. Close them now, shutting out the light. Four. Your eyelids feel like lead. Close them tight now shutting out the light, let them rest. Five. Six. Your eyes are closing right down tightly together. Close them tight. That's it. Eyes all closed right down together. Seven. Eyes all closed shutting out the light. Eyelids closed tight together. Eight. It feels so good to just close those tired, tired eyes, and let everything be quiet and dark. Nine, TEN! Eyes all closed tight together now, everything is all quiet and dark."

Notice how the affirmation suggestions in this section of "The Sleep Formula" concentrate entirely on the closing of the eyelids. Visualize and project the thought of the eyelids closing tightly. Most subjects will have their eyes closed by the time you reach the count of "five," and almost invariably by the time you reach the count often." Should it ever happen that your subject does not have his eyes closed by the last count, lean forward, and, with your fingertips, gently close them.

The suggestions continue:

"Eyes all closed in darkness now. Now, go to sleep. Go deep to sleep. Everything is gently drifting and floating gently by . . . and you are sinking down, down, down deep to sleep. Just floating and drifting gently as though on a cloud . . . and you are sinking on down, down, down, to sleep. Go to sleep! Go deep, deep to sleep. How tired you are. Every muscle in your body just calls for sleep . . . wonderful, restful sleep that will take away every tiredness. How tired you are, so tired, so very tired. You need to sleep . . . wonderful restful sleep. So go to sleep! Go fast, fast to sleep! You can feel that wonderful rest and relaxation creeping through your entire body, and you are drifting . . . drifting . . . drifting and floating on down, down to deep, sound, wonderful sleep. Everything is just fading, fading, fading, fading far, far away . . . down into deep, wonderful, peaceful sleep."

Notice how the affirmation suggestions in this phase of the induction concentrate on release from all tiredness^ and the peace and rest that can be found in sleep. As you give these suggestions, mentally-picture your subject as being in this condition. Now, comes a very important bit of technique: standing at the side of your subject, whisper your suggestions directly into his ear, and as you do this concentrate on a flow of prana in your breath passing into his being along with your affirmations. See fig. 3.

"Go deep asleep now! That's it, go deep asleep! Sound, sound asleep! You are sinking on down and down into a deep, sound sleep. Go deep asleep now! Go sound asleep! You are breathing deep and free. Breath deep and free. Your breaths are coming in deeper and deeper, and every breath you take is sending you on down deeper and deeper to sleep."

Watch your subject carefully at this point. If his breathing begins to deepen in response to your suggestions, you can begin to gauge the depth of trance that is commencing to develop. Stand up now, and speak while standing behind your subject:

"Nothing can disturb you. All is so quiet and calm. Breathe deeply, and go deeply to sleep. Your muscles are all so very relaxed that your head is beginning to get very, very heavy ... so heavy is it nodding forward onto your chest. Your head is nodding forward . . . it is falling forward onto your chest."

Watch your subject's head; if it nods and falls limply forward onto his chest, proceed right on . . . otherwise, continue longer with your affirmations of sleep and relaxation, and gently push his head forward onto his chest. Then place your hands, one on each of his shoulders, at the sides of the neck, and push down firmly so his body tends to slump into the chair. See fig. 4.

Next exert pressure, with your right forefinger, between the top two vertebra; these are easily located as they stand out prominently due to the bent forward position of the neck. See fig. 5.

As you press in firmly on this spot, forcefully suggest, "Go to sleep now, fast, fast to sleep!" Next, place the tip of your right forefinger directly on the bridge of the entranced subject's nose and press in firmly, and continue to suggest forcefully, "Go to sleep! Go deep, deep to sleep!" See fig. 6.

Then take the subject's hand in yours and press firmly on the base of the nails of the first two fingers, and forcefully suggest, "Sleep! Go deep, deep to sleep." See fig. 7. In this technique you are making use of pressure upon what are called "The Hypnogenic Zones," and the affirmation suggestions given at this time should be commanding and forceful. You are ready now to apply a very effective procedure that will deepen the hypnosis. Suggest:

"Your jaw is slackening now. The muscles of your face and jaw are relaxing completely. Open your mouth just a bit. That's it. Open your mouth ./. . just a bit."

As you give these suggestions, run your fingers gently down each side of the subject's jaw, and continue your affirm tion until you get the desired response, and his jaw hangs open. See fig. 8.

Suggest: "Keep your mouth gently open now, and inhale very slowly a deep, deep breath. Inhale now . . . that's it ... a deep, deep breath. Hold it. Hold it! Slowly, slowly exhale now. That's it. Exhale! And again now, inhale

Fig. 3.

very slowly. Inhale slowly. Inhale very slowly. How sleepy you are becoming. How very, very sleepy. Go deep, deep to sleep. All right now, inhale again; inhale deep. Hold it, and now exhale very slowly. Exhale very, very slowly . . . and go deep, deep to sleep. Inhale . . . that's it . . . exhale . . . inhale . . . exhale . . . and go deep, deep to sleep. And again, inhale deep, deep, very deep . . . hold it, and go to sleep as you exhale so very, very slowly. Go deep, deep, deep asleep."

You have employed a technique here that is physically sleep inducing, and combined with your psychical processes and suggestions is virtually irresistable. Stop your commands of deliberate inhaling and exhaling at this point, and watch your subject closely. In many cases the deep breathing once started will continue on automatically.

"Sleep deep now. Wonderful restful sleep is all that matters. Nothing can disturb you or bother you. Nothing can awaken you. Every breath you take is sending you on down deeper and deeper to sleep. Breathe deep and free, and go deep, deep to sleep."

Notice that emphasis at this stage of the induction has been concentrated on the breath control of the subject. Your subject, at this point, should be thoroughly relaxed, slumped down in his chair with head resting limply on chest, and his breathing coming in slow and deep—to every appearance deep asleep. You are ready now to begin some physical stimuli and muscular responses.

"A warm sensation is coming into your body, and you can feel a tingling in your fingertips. A tingling exactly like the nerves feel when they go to sleep. That tingling is becoming very strong. (Visualize and project strongly these sensations to your subject as you give these suggestions.) Now, it is passing up from your fingers over your hands, and on up your arms, and you are going deeper and deeper to sleep. Go deep, deep to sleep! Now your fingers, on your

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lap, are becoming very restless. It is hard to keep them still, they are getting so restless, they want to move up from your lap. Your hands are becoming very light . . . they are lifting right up from your lap into the air. Raise your hands right up from your lap into the air. Raise them up. That's it. The muscles of your arms are automatically pulling them up. Up! Up! Right up from your lap into the air. Now, your hands are moving up to touch your forehead. Touch your forehead with your hands. And when your hands touch your forehead, everything will disappear in blackness, everything will fade away, and you will be sound, sound asleep. Sound asleep. Touch your forehead now with your hands and sleep . . . sleep in deep sound sleep."

Notice in this phase of the induction you are testing for a direct hypnotic response, and the quality of same will indicate the depth of trance you have produced so far. Whatever the response, keep your suggestions continuous until the subject's hands leave his lap, rise up through the air, and eventually reach his forehead. You have an important bit of technique here that bridges the boundry between the conscious and subconscious threshold of complete hypnosis in what is termed "Compounded Suggestion"—the response to one suggestion setting off the response to another.

Remember to always force these movement responses. If your subject resists movement of his hands and arms as you command, then gently lift his hands up and get them started in their movements. On releasing the hands, they will then continue on of their own volition. Here is a vital secret in hypnotizing difficult subjects, i.e. when they do not respond automatically to your suggestions, then you must forcefully train them in the art of being a somnambulist.

Once you have your subject's hands touching his forehead as in Fig. 9, suggest:

"Sleep deeply now, and when I say 'three,' your hands will fall limp as rags to your side, and you will be fast, fast asleep. One, two, three."

You are "compounding suggestions." Also, this provides you with another indicator of your subject's depth of trance. If his responses are positive and immediate, you can proceed rapidly on. If slow, uncertain, or sluggish, then retard your technique and continue with repetitions of the suggestions you have employed up to this point. Always build towards quick, spontaneous, and automatic responses to your hynotic commands.

Next, take the subject's right hand in yours, and start moving it around in a large circle. With every revolution suggest:

"You are going deeper and deeper to sleep. You are deep, deep asleep. You are fast, fast asleep. Deep, deep asleep. Fast, fast asleep. Deep, deep, asleep. Fast, fast asleep. You are deep, deep asleep."

Let loose of his arm now, and it will continue revolving of its own volition. You can use this revolving arm indicator to judge how best to present suggestion affirmations to your subject, viz., if when you release his arm it continues revolving around and around by itself, you can feel assured that you have induced deep hypnosis, and are working with a spontaneous type of subject from whom you can secure hypnotic responses with very brief commands. If the subject's arm continues on revolving as the result of your verbal command to that effect, it is indicative that this subject is best handled through repetition and understanding of all commands. If the subject still does not respond, it indicates that you are working with either a lethargic type of person, or that the hypnosis is not yet deeply enough established for the following of hypnotic commands—in which case, continue with your hypnotic sleep developing suggestions until you obtain the desired reactions. See fig. 10. Follow on with your suggestions:

"Your arm is revolving around and around by itself . . . nothing can stop it, and you are deep, deep asleep. Your arm is beginning to get heavy now; it is falling to your side, and when it touches your side, you will become more deeply asleep than ever. Your arm is falling now, falling, falling down to your size, limp as a rag. You are completely relaxed and deep, deep asleep."

The subject's arm will fall limply to his side almost at once. Stand behind the subject now, and start revolving his head around and around: First over to the right side, then on around to the front, the left side, back, right side again, and so on. See fig. 11. Continue on moving it around and around and around, and then gently remove your hands and it will continue on its circular motions of its own volition. Let the head revolve for a few moments, and then suggest:

"Sleep, sleep deep now. Sleep deep and sound in a complete and dreamless sleep. You will follow perfectly every suggestion I oresent to you. Sleep deep now! Your head is stopping its rotations and is coming to rest comfortably on your chest. Sleep deep now, and follow perfectly my every suggestion."

Take your subject's arm and hold it outstretched as you command that it is stiff in that position and can not be bent. See fig. 12. All of the subject's efforts to move his arm will prove in vain. Command the arm to drop, and it instantly falls to his side. Your subject is now deeply entranced in the somnambulistic condition of hypnosis, and will promptly follow your hypnotic commands. Strive now to deepen this somnambulistic state by directly developing a sensory response. Suggest:

"It is beginning to become very warm in this room. It is getting so very, vary warm that you are becoming positively hot in this room; it is so warm and so hot that you are very uncomfortable. Wipe away the perspiration from your forehead; wipe away the perspiration and relieve the heat. (Carefully watch your subject's responses. Continuously barrage with repetition of your suggestions and get the subject to react as spontaneously as possible.) It is so hot in that chair that you want to stand up from it and get cool. Stand up and get cool. (When you have the subject standing, suggest:) Ah, it is so nice and cool now that you are standing. All is nice and cool. All the heat is gone now, and you are sleeping deeply and comfortably. Your body is going limp and you are falling back into your chair fast asleep." (Grip your subject by the shoulders as you give these suggestions, and ease him back into his chair.)

Notice how," step by step, you have gauged your hypnotic induction technique until its culmination results in complete hypnosis. This principle of training the subject in the art of being a somnambulist is an innovation in obtaining hypnotic results.

Having hypnotized your subject, remember these four important procedures to assure continued perfect results:

1 Between each test with the subject, continue to give suggestions that he is sleeping deeply, and that every breath he takes is sending him

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continuously on down deeper and deeper to sleep. (Breathing being a continuous process, this associating the deeping of sleep with breathing provides a powerful factor in "setting" the trance.) Such repetition of suggestions will keep the subject from slipping out of the trance, as sometimes occurs as the result of body movements.

2 Only present one suggested response at a time, allow its complete establishment, and then remove the suggestion before giving another command. By such technique you can avoid all possible complications that sometimes arise from conflicting suggestions.

3 In giving suggestions to the hypnotized subject, present them in a positive and commanding fashion: make your commands direct and to the point.

4 Before removing the subject from the hypnotic state, give these suggestions:

"Remember, the next time you try hypnotism with me and look into my eyes, you will at once become very sleepy, your eyes will close, and you will go immediately deep to sleep in the hypnotic trance. Remember, when you look into my eyes you will go immediately fast to sleep in hypnosis."

These suggestions produce a posthypnotic effect, and "condition" the subject's return to the hypnotic state whenever that person works with you. Such handling will produce rapid rehypnotizations in subsequent sessions with that particular subject.

Having hypnotized your subject, you are now ready to remove the trance, and "awaken" the subject. Continue your suggestions as follows:

"You are fast asleep now. It has been a most wonderful, restful, and healthful sleep. And when I awaken you, in just a few moments, you will awaken feeling fine and well. I will count from one to five, and with every count you will slowly awaken, and, by the time I reach the count of'five,' you will be wide awake! And you will awaken exactly as you do every morning of your life after a night of sound, dreamless sleep. You will feel fine and refreshed; all has been a pleasant, dreamless sleep. You will have no.memory of anything; it has all been just a pleasant, dreamless sleep. You will feel fine and refreshed after this night's sleep of dreamless slumber. Remember, you will awaken exactly the same as you do every morning of your life after a night of deep, healthful sleep. And you will awaken without memory of anything whatsoever; when you awaken, it will seem exactly as thought you have merely closed your eyes, dozed off to sleep, and then awoke feeling refreshed, wonderful and well."

Deep hypnosis often produces amnesia on awakening, and to get amnesia in the subject, suggest it! Forcefully affirm and insist that the subject will not remember anything, whatsoever, on awakening. Don't pull your punches in giving suggestions—always forcefully suggest the results you desire to occur, as you visualize and project your mental-picturing of the occurrences in conjunction with your affirmations.

"All ready now, it is almost time to begin thinking about getting up, but you are sleeping so deeply and comfortably it is difficult to even think of the idea that you will soon have to wake up from this deep, wonderful sleep. But it is morning now, so you must soon wake up. I am counting now. One! You are beginning to wake up. Two! Like a dream the curtain of sleep begins to lift.

Sleep is slipping and fading away, and you are beginning to wake up. Wake up. Three! It is morning. What a wonderful night of sleep you have enjoyed. Wake up. Four! Wide awake now. Five! Wide, wide awake. That's it. Wide awake now and you just feel fine!"

This is unquestionably one of the most important developments yet designed for the removal of hypnosis. Note how the suggestions associate the awakening from the hypnotic sleep with the awakening from normal sleep. It not only awakens the subject gently and pleasantly, but the technique actually deepens the hypnosis during the awakening process—which invariably tends towards complete amnesia.

Having awakened your subject, immediately, before the person is even fully aware that they are awake, request them to again stare in your eyes, and repeat the hypnotizing process. Rehypnotize your subject by exactly the same method you employed in the first induction, but this time you will find results will occur much more rapidly, so you can proceed accordingly.

This is an important point in the training of a somnambulist. To awaken your subject, and then let him rationalize about his hypnotic experiences, removes much of the somnambulistic training you have developed so far. There is a pyramiding effect in rehypnotizations, and by plunging your subject into rehypnosis, you deepen greatly his hypnotic responsiveness.

Having deeply rehypnotized your subject, give these suggestions prior to his second awakening:

"Remember, when you wake up you will have no memory of any kind, you have merely dozed off to sleep in your chair, but when you awake you will see a chair in front of you, and you will immediately walk over to that chair and sit down in it, and then you will go instantly fast to sleep in that chair." (Repeat the foregoing suggestions three times so they are firmly "set" in the subject's mind, and then awaken your subject, as you have previously been instructed.)

Posthypnotically following the response to your suggestions, he subject will leave his chair, walk over to the other, seat himself, and will return to sleep in hypnosis. Now standing beside him, forcefully command:

"You are sleeping deeply now . . . and, remember, from this time on, whenever I snap my fingers in front of your face, as you stare into my eyes, you will go instantly to sleep. Remember, no matter what you are doing, whenever you look into my eyes, and I snap my fingers in front of your face, you will go instantly fast to sleep."

Quickly awaken the subject. Let him rest a few moments, then suddenly stare into his eyes and snap your fingers in front of his face. Instantly he will drop off to sleep in hypnosis, and you have thus "conditioned" him to become hypnotized on cue of the snapping of your fingers.

Having so put him into trance by this instantaneous method, awaken the subject and try it again; immediately he reenters hypnosis, and you have a trained somnambulist—the ultimate aim of all hypnotic techniques.

I have placed before you my method of Occidental/Oriental Hypnotism in depth, so you can use it. Master hypnotism; it is important to your mastery of the real magic of India. We will not study Advanced Maya, silent psychic influencing.

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    What is occidental hypnotism?
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