Archive for January, 2011

Sweet Nothings

January 16, 2011

Last night, in a wonderful “happy accident”…well, technically, I’m pretty sure She planned it, and I’m certain it would have happened later if it hadn’t happened last night…but last night, Lady Ru’etha wound up taking a long, late nap, and as such was much less tired than I was when it got on towards the end of the evening. She sent me to bed before Her, and I was sound asleep by the time She got to bed.

So She hypnotized me.

There’s a whole different feeling to being tranced from a sleep state as opposed to a waking state. Even though sleep and trance are two different states, the process of emerging from sleep causes your brainwaves to pass through most of the trance states on your way up. And when there’s an expert hypnotist there, rousing you from sleep with a hypnotic induction, the result feels a lot like suddenly finding yourself in the deepest possible trance you could ever have imagined. Because you start to emerge from sleep, but before you can get any kind of traction, your brain says, “Hey, wait, I should be in trance!” And so you are.

As a result there are parts of it that I don’t remember. Lady Ru’etha tells me that I responded to Her verbally, so it wasn’t just that I hadn’t woken up yet, but I was just so deep that most of it is resting very comfortably in the back of my mind. I do remember that it was probably the deepest trance I’ve ever experienced; there were absolutely no filters at all between my mind and Her words. She said it, I thought it, full stop. Which led to some extremely wonderful experiences between the two of us. 😉

Afterwards, She held me and sent me right back down into sleep without ever really getting back into anything close to a waking state. It was a blissful, restful experience that melted the boundaries between trance and sleep perfectly, and oh yes, there was some very nummy brainwashing involved. I hope everyone gets the chance to experience that some day, because it’s just too nice to keep to myself.

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The Mythbusters Hypnosis Episode

January 7, 2011

I know this is ludicrously out of date, but I recently caught it on a repeat, and I wanted to share my thoughts about it.

On the one hand, it’s basically accurate, for a given value of what you consider the myth to be. Certainly, it successfully disproves the Hollywood hypnosis idea that you can hypnotize someone, cut away to an exterior shot, and the next thing you know that person has jumped off a bridge and the Mentalist has to figure out why he killed himself. (And could that sinister man with the piercing eyes have something to do with it?)

But I do believe that it fails to disprove the idea that “you can’t be made to do something against your will”, because that’s just such a tricky proposition to test. How long do you give the hypnotist? How can you prove that someone will “never” do something? After all, lots of people probably say they’d never commit murder, but then the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and they sign up for boot camp and they come out ready to gun someone down.

For the record, I believe that it’s feasible that with enough time and effort, you could make anyone do anything with hypnosis; however, the definition of “enough time and effort” is vague enough that in most cases, it’s more time and effort than it’s worth. By the time you built up enough of a rapport with the subject to get them to shoot the President, everyone would know about you and your connection to the subject and your reputation as a sinister Svengali who had an unhealthy influence on them. Which defeats the purpose of getting someone else to do it to begin with, doesn’t it? 🙂

(Disclaimer: This website, and all those associated with it, do not recommend shooting the President or convincing others to do so, through hypnosis or by other means. Hypnosis should only be used for kinky sex…or legitimate therapeutic purposes, I guess.)