Joined: 09 Mar 2009
Fri May 03, 2013 8:57 pm
Maybe you're right when you don't support hypno without consent. But the truth is there is so much suggestible talking in daily life, not only during converstations, but also when you put on the TV and are forced to listen and watch commercials.
All commercials use an EXTEMELY EFFECTIVE form of hypnosis called point-reflection , or point repeating whereby a suggestion like a phrase like 'buy product X, its so blabla ' is repeated numerous times so that you slowly get the feeling this product is better, cheaper, more reliable, more conforming (like with fashion) or whatever the nonsense is they try to sell.
That is ONE daily hypnotic thing where consent is skipped and actually a thing that's so important for the prosperity and growth of our economies only.
No.2 of the hypnotic actions where consent is forgotten is when little children are hypnotized in religions like Christianity, Islam and Buddhism etc.
Not only cults hypnotize, all religions do. And the bigger the religion is the more hypnotic they are.
Maybe if possible people should give consent but where is the difference between natural persuasive babble in daily life and an emerging trance in the person you are talking with?
I agree it's a sort of powerplay, but that does not only happen with hypnosis, there are also powerplays with money, with social status or f.i. with religion.
Consent is necessary and most people should better ask it in advance, but the real 'dangers' lie in the negative consequences like stealing, fraud or for instance inciting murders.
There are (as you all could read in this thread) also examples of a positive result when hypnotizing someone without consent.