Monday, 9 December 2013
For those holding the memory: It's the same link as before when there was only one grade finished :).
It's already 9 days since I finished the oath of priesthood so I guess I should sum up the experience.
As every year, keeping the oath of nobility, blessings and helping others was a very difficult task. During last year I received one ritual (Sacred Chamber Ritual) and one symbol (the symbol of balance).
This year I have received the same symbol, but this time it is complete, plus a concept of an initiation ritual based on the symbol and a Kabbalistic Tree of Life, but I still have to build the ritual from it. Hard to say whether this is a standalone ritual or a continuation of Sacred Chamber Ritual.
As every year I am truly happy that the oath is already behind me, keeping myself in control for a whole month is always a troublesome, but as my dear master, Papus, always said, one has to put himself into priesthood service for a month each year so for the rest of the year he can do the Great Work. People who never tried this oath before can't understand this, but basically 1/12 of the year you train your willpower, your persistence and you also attain great spiritual authority for finishing the month long greater oath.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
What is a somnambulism
Somnambulism is a half-awake state of mind. In this state it is highly possible a lucidity of the subject will activate, allowing contact with spirits and clairvoyance.
Somnambulic subject appears to be fully woken up, for this reason it is very hard to differentiate from normal waking state, but without hypnotist's energy the subject will start slowly returning into the cataleptic state, for the outside observer it looks like the subject got stroke.
After the subject exits the somnambulic state, he/she doesn't remember what happened in that state, that part of the memory simply isn't accessible same as when you can't remember events just before and after an accident.
How to induce the somnambulic state
As we said previously, if you keep pumping energy into the subject, next state after catalepsy is somnambulism. During the catalepsy lecture we have said that if you force open the subject's eye, the subject will immediately get into the cataleptic state. From that state you can instantly switch the subject into the somnambulism if you blow onto the subject's aforementioned eye.
Command the somnambulic subject to sleep so it appears in lethargy again. There you have 2 possibilities, you can either wake up your subject and end the session or you can continue with the work, inducing next level catalepsy and next level somnambulism. A lot of times it takes at least fourth level somnambulism before lucidity appears, but remember, how many times you put your subject into trance, so many times you should put the subject into lethargy and wake it up.
As an example for the third somnambulic state you will have to command the subject to sleep, then wake it up, then put it into sleep, then wake it up and then again, induce lethargy and wake the subject up. Never quit the session before waking the subject fully up and never induce next level state without a good experience with first level states.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
What is catalepsy
Catalepsy is a state of rigid, but stiff body. In this state you can position body of the subject in whatever shape you desire and this state will be kept.
This state was used a lot during hypnosis on the state, positioning subject's head and feet on the chair, the body "floated" in the air, usually also some heavy item was put on the body to show its "strength". Accordind some legends, coming from stage magic, a hypnotist would stand on the body. This is a nonsense and a very dangerous attempt that could lead into possible injury of the subject, stage magicians used well hidden support of the subject for this feat and in the most cases the subject wasn't really hypnotized, it was a paid actor.
How to induce catalepsy
You can either continue with the procedure used in inducing lethargy and in about a hour, cataleptic state will activated, the state can be verified by grabbing the hand of the subject and rising it. After you drop the hand, it will stay in the position you pot it into instead of falling down on the lap as in the case of lethargy.
To induce catalepsy faster, you will have to use a force, force subject's eyelid open with your fingers and the subject will automatically switch to the cataleptic state.
Remember, never keep your subject too long in this state, if you reach the 5 minutes limit, it will become too hard for the subject's heart to handle. Command the subject to become asleep and relaxed again to return it quickly into lethargy.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
What is lethargy
Lethargy is the first hypnotic state, in this state the body of the subject is numb, the subject appears to be asleep. In this state it is also possible to program commands to be executed after certain events (Attention: not every suggestible person is suggestible to commands, as well)
Principles of hypnosis
Few things we should consider before attempting to perform the mesmeric hypnosis. Firstly, your subject must give you a permission for hypnosis.
Secondly, never force your subject into something he doesn't want or is against the law.
And finally, never ever quit the session before your subject is fully awaken (the reason will become obvious once we learn how to induce Somnambulism)
Inducing lethargy verbally
Tell your client to sit comfortably, take a few deep breaths and explain to him that you will want him to cooperate, eg to close his eyes when you tell him to, or to simply follow your instructions. He should also have his hands on the lap.
"I would like you to breathe deeply and slowly. Turn your attention to your body, notice that with each inhale your hands are heavier, pushing more and more into your legs.
Notice your arms are getting very warm and heavy, but it's a pleasing feeling, notice also that with each exhale you feel more and more relaxed.
I will count to 5 and I would like you to close your eyes after I am finished.
1, your eyes are feeling very warm.
2, your eyelids are getting heavier.
3, you are feeling very sleepy.
4, and relaxed
5 (no pause here) close your eyes.
You are falling asleep, deeper and deeper into your unconsciousness, after I count up to ten, you will be completely asleep and completely relaxed."
Now count up to ten, very slowly, with each numer being said in more quiet voice than before, 10 should be whispered.
Inducing lethargy using a Vital Force
Once again, for these two methods your subject should be sitting comfortably. Grab your subject's thumbs with your hands (left hand grabs the right thumb and right hands grabs the left thumb), this creates a circuit. Gaze into one of the eyes (right eye usually works the best) of your subject with the intention to make him fall asleep, this usually takes about 2 or 3 minutes, you can add verbal suggestion to this method if you feel it takes too long or you can quickly switch to the next method.
Grab both thumbs of your subject with one hand (forming fist around these thumbs), with other hand rhytmically wave up and down in the front of your subject's upper and lower part, about 10 waves for upper body and then about 10 waves for the lower body, repeat till your subject falls asleep, here you can also add verbal suggestion but it's hardly ever needed.
Upper and lower part of the body
By the upper part of the body we mean head, neck and shoulders, waving in the upper part rhytmically interrupts the fixed eye contact, which also adds to the effect.
by the lower part we mean from the chest down to the belly button.
Don forget, the waving should be in the rhytmical up/down pattern, about 10 repetitions for the upper part of the body and THEN about 10 repetitions to the lower part. You should also remember that a certain distance between your waving hand and your subject's body is recommended, you should be in the personal zone, but not in the intimate one.
Monday, 25 November 2013
This course is mainly about Mesmerism, so here we will learn how to induce hypnotic states using energy. But before that I would like to tell you that you are not allowed to hypnotize people without their permission.
Hypnosis is good for a couple of reasons. First of all it allows us to heal certain problems (mainly phobias, rarely it can cure psychosis, but most of the time it just worsens psychotic states). Secondly we could meet a somnambulic subject with a good level of lucidity, therefore gain a powerful medium for our Great Work.
How to recognize a suggestible person
First of all, the person must be willing for this test. Put your hands on the back of the subject and tell the subject to close his/her eyes. Accumulate your Vital Force and extend it into the subject. After few moments put your hands away, if the person started falling on you, you just met a good material for hypnosis.
Another test is to tell the subject to imagine a black dot on the ceiling, then to close eyes and imagine the dot going back and forth, with each iteration this movement is longer and longer. If the person was moving with the dot or even fell over, you found a good subject
How to release a person from a hypnotic trance
It's my humble opinion that we should learn about the release before we go for the hypnosis. First of all, the subject should be in a state of lethargy (body numbness), later states require special procedures, but more of that later.
To release the person, give it a following command: "After I count down from 10 to 1, you will be fully awake and feeling refreshed and happy.
10, you feel great
9, you are returning back
8, 7, 6, you feel your body again
5, 4, 3, you're waking up
2, 1, open your eyes",
then snap your fingers and the person is fully back from hypnotic trance.