Is hypnosis real?

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Is hypnosis real?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm

What are the pros and cons for this? How can one tell?

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 am

Phil, repeat after me..... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is real... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is real good... I feel relaxed... I feel relaxed... Hypnosis is good relaxation.... I will quit smoking... I will quit smoking... Tomorrow... Or the day after... Sometime....

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 am
Phil, repeat after me..... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is real... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is real good... I feel relaxed... I feel relaxed... Hypnosis is good relaxation.... I will quit smoking... I will quit smoking... Tomorrow... Or the day after... Sometime....
Can you be hypnotized to the point where you don't feel pain?

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Sir-Sister-of-Suck » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:05 am

Phil, lick your lips.

There's a very basic layer to the concept of hypnosis that's true. But the idea of people who can be put to sleep by just a few words, is generally not all there is to it. There's a lot of effort going into effect on the part of the person being 'hypnotised.' Like the fact that he or she has to actually try to fall asleep.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:46 pm

I've tried hypnosis. Sir-Sister-of-Suck is correct. It takes real effort on the part of the one being hypnotized to be so. It failed me, because I couldn't shut my mind down enough to allow it.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by HexHammer » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 pm

Here in Denmark we have had a case where a dude had hypnotized women to have sex with him, so it's real.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Sir-Sister-of-Suck » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:32 pm

HexHammer wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Here in Denmark we have had a case where a dude had hypnotized women to have sex with him, so it's real.
Well, we've had situations like that in the US too, but they are controversial and complicated; The reason why he ended up being convicted had more to do with the intent than an affirmation by the court that hypnosis can actually be done, to that extent.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by HexHammer » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:07 am

Sir-Sister-of-Suck wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:32 pm
HexHammer wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Here in Denmark we have had a case where a dude had hypnotized women to have sex with him, so it's real.
Well, we've had situations like that in the US too, but they are controversial and complicated; The reason why he ended up being convicted had more to do with the intent than an affirmation by the court that hypnosis can actually be done, to that extent.
Hypnosis doesn't work on all, nor is it everything that you can hypnotize people about.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:35 am

HexHammer wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Here in Denmark we have had a case where a dude had hypnotized women to have sex with him, so it's real.
Ridiculous.

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Re: Is hypnosis real?

Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:40 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 am
Dalek Prime wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 am
Phil, repeat after me..... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is real... Hypnosis is real.... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is good... Hypnosis is real good... I feel relaxed... I feel relaxed... Hypnosis is good relaxation.... I will quit smoking... I will quit smoking... Tomorrow... Or the day after... Sometime....
Can you be hypnotized to the point where you don't feel pain?

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No. But you can get shit-face drunk, and hope for the best.

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