malkere wrote:the subject has already been explained in great detail so I won't bother pointing out that anyone with half of an experience with hypnosis knows it's very real. I've seen it many times myself and have looked into the subject thoroughly.
I just thought I'd explain a little more on the why it doesn't work on some people. for example alphafemale. The first and probably more common reason is because the hypnotist doesn't know what he/she is doing or in other words is inexperienced. hypnosis isn't just saying A to a person, counting from 10-1 then saying B and they're under your spell. everyone on the planet is different and it can take days to hypnotize some people, seconds to hypnotize others.
The second reason is subject is unwilling, and this can be conscious and/or subconscious. If you resist, there's no way you're going to be hypnotized, unless drugged, restrained, and patiently worked on (and we're not spies in the cold war so I don't think that's something we need to worry about). If your subconscious resists in the form of "this is stupid," "this guys a quack," or any of the other egoic actions that we all put out on a daily basis can very simply interrupt the hypnosis process. Which leads into the third reason.
The third reason is the subject is unable to relax/focus. Hypnosis is in some ways like meditation, in that you (or the person working on you) is trying to bypass the ego, the active mind, the defense systems, and move the self/subject into a state of accepting submission. Thus some people who are unable to calm down, have a general distaste for the human race and/or hypnotists, are high levels of nicotine and caffeine, or whatever may be the reason, are simply unable to enter into that calm state that is necessary to step into hypnosis. This doesn't mean the person CANNOT be hypnotized; there are NO people who cannot be hypnotized; but there are a lot of people who will not allow themselves to be hypnotized, are afraid of hypnosis, or carry too heavy of an ego to calm down.
If you've never experienced hypnosis or are willing to throw away hundreds of years of research and modern data for something that penn an teller (television magicians = tricksters) said on their show then all the rest of us can do really is shake our heads
if the subject interest you get into it. I have video of people being convinced they are on drugs, their bodies are much different than they are, crying on command, orgasming on command, and lots more. all because the subject was a WILLING PARTICIPANT. and "susceptable" which just means, calm and willing.
thanks for your input