Feist wrote:A few months ago I asked maya-jid how he did his inductions. They're not related to fear in any way, just to confusion, overloading and shock.
Step1: He's going to talk with a person; ask where the nearest snackbar is (A place everyone in town knows, but is quite far so they have to "go inside" (transderivational search) and think about where it is.
Step2: He suddenly starts to talk very fast, saying and asking all kinds of weird things (This makes the person who's in a transderivational search already even more confused).
Step3: He reaches out his hand, and waits until they shake it.
Step4: He moves the hand to their face, and shouts SLEEP. He also has a rose-fragrance on his hand, which works soothing for the subconscious.
This method is an overloading method; auditory overloading (fast talking), visual overloading (visualising the snackbar), kinesthetic overloading (hand to face), olfactory overloading (rose fragrance).
Anyone who has read Win's (Maya-jid) various explanations of how he achieves this will agree that these explanations are often almost as entertaining as the phenomenon itself.
But let's look at what does Win do after he initially shocks, fixates, confuses and misdirects them with his "induction?"
From his own explanation, he leads right into one of a number of very traditional deepeners.
In my opinion, the soothing, innoccuous wording of his deepener helps the victim to accept in nanoseconds (at the speed of thought) that something pleasant and innocent is happening.
I'm not saying they consciously "know" they're being hypnotised, but it's pleasant and innocent, as opposed to being mugged for example, so their critical faculty is diminished enough that they continue to go along with it.
This is a rather similar process to gaining consent and quickly building expectancy don't you think?