Eye colour change through hypnosis?

Postby darmos653 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:28 am

I read somewhere that someone's eye colour can be changed by using hypnosis, with the qualifier that it can only be changed to natural colours like blue, brown, green, hazel because the subconscious won't act on something that isn't actually possible.

Is there anyone here who can confirm that it is indeed possible to change eye colour using hypnosis?

btw it wasn't some crazy sales thing it was just an article.
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Postby saladinsmith » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:57 pm

This is not something I've ever tried, so I could be wrong.

A person can certainly be hypnotized into thinking that their eye color has changed. This might even be the one and only effect of eye-color-changing hypnosis mp3s.

The pupil of the eye naturally expands and contracts in response to light (and focal length, and drugs), which causes the pigments in the iris to compress or spread out, which can cause a color change in certain people -- so you will hear of people who have one eye color in bright light, and another eye color when the light is dimmer. With such people, I imagine you could get them to expand or contract their pupils on command with hypnosis, so you could change their eye color temporarily in that way. However, if their eyes usually change from hazel to blue, you couldn't make them green.

I don't think it's possible to take any person off the street and make their eyes whatever (natural) color they want permanently. But I could be wrong.
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Postby darmos653 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:43 pm

Well thanks though I'm still pretty much in the dark about it myself. Was really hoping someone could clarify it clearly one way or the other. Not btw because I want to change my eye colour but because if it could actually be done it would confirm that the power of hypnosis and the mind generally is way underestimated.

Still hoping that someone can definitively say whether it's actually possible or not, not just making someone think that their eyes have changed colour but actually doing it.
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Postby saladinsmith » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:56 pm

darmos653 wrote:it would confirm that the power of hypnosis and the mind generally is way underestimated.

I can confirm that. :)

I'm always a little skeptical of people saying that hypnosis can make physical changes to the body though. Like hypnosis for larger breasts, or hypnosis to grow taller. Sometimes supposedly "physical" illnesses have been cured with hypnosis or placebos, but beyond that, I don't think much of it. Amazing as hypnosis is, it's not magic.
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Postby darmos653 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:04 pm

Yes I also think that people who make claims about hypnosis being able to enlarge breasts, grow taller etc are on very thin ice and whether they know it or not are doing a disservice to hypnosis generally.

However I felt that I had grounds for genuine curiosity about the changing eye colour thing because I've read enough accounts about (though have not actually seen) things like people being put into quite deep trance then being told that an object, say a pencil, is actually a piece of metal which has had its tip heated red hot then when the subject's arm is lightly touched with the pencil a small burn actually physically appears on the arm.

That to me suggests - if it's true - the power of the subconscious mind to cause physical change.
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Postby saladinsmith » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:23 pm

That's another thing I'm skeptical of. From G.H. Estabrooks book, Hypnotism:
For example, the older hypnotists claimed many remarkable things about hypnotism. One of these was the ability of the subject to raise blisters under suggestion. The standard practice was to put a bandage on the subject's wrist and suggest to him very strongly that the bandage was a mustard plaster which would shortly produce a blister and strange to say, in many cases the suggestion was successful. An actual blister might not always appear but the skin under the bandage would become very inflamed and red, blood appearing in many cases. Then some experimenters became suspicious. They left the subject in the room by himself but kept him under close scrutiny through a peep-hole. It was then found that the subject, in his great desire to co-operate, was playing tricks on the hypnotist. He would deliberately rub the bandage with all his strength so as to irritate the skin beneath. Worse still, some subjects were seen to take a needle, thrust it in under the bandage, and break the skin in this manner.` Yet, when awake, these same subjects were models of honesty and even when questioned in hypnotism they would deny all knowledge of trickery.

It's another thing I haven't personally tried, so I could be wrong, and I've known Estabrooks to be wrong in the past, but it's not something I presently believe in.
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Postby darmos653 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:53 pm

I'd agree and anyone with any critical thinking ability couldn't/wouldn't just accept that such things are "true" (unless they'd seen it with their own eyes and knew that fraud couldn't have been involved) but on the other hand there is such a huge wealth of anecdotal and apparently also documented research which points to the ability of the mind to cause actual physical change in the body.

Like you I can't accept something like that till I've seen it with my own eyes, but also am disinclined to believe that it's ALL fraud and hype.
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