How can you enter the alpha state

It's very simple sitting down in a quiet place, staring off into space and not thinking about anything in particular will increase alpha wave emissions. You can also learn some relaxation technique, or practice a method like sophrology. According to a study conducted at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas, the state induced by the practice of Silva's Mind Control method also increase alpha wave activity. Another method roll your eyes back as far as possible and concentrate on a point in the...

Your lab assistants

Imagine two assistants, one man and one woman, sitting on the chairs in your mental laboratory. The idea of using imaginary assistants to help de velop your intuitive faculties is not new. In 1937, Napoleon Hill, in his book explains how he had the idea of gathering together a group of illustrious personages in his imagination, in order to acquire some of their qualities for himself. What started off as a simple exercise in autosuggestion took a strange turn. Each of his imagined personalities...

The Kirlian Effect

Kirlian, aided by his wife Valentina, finally managed to convince the extremely conservative scientific community of the existence of what he called an 'energy body' composed of bioplasm. Scientists around the world were amazed by Kirlian's discovery, and especially by its proposed practical application - the early detection of both physical and mental diseases through an analysis of the colors of a patient's aura, which Kirlian referred to as 'bioluminescence.'...

Developing your paranormal faculties

My son is five years old, right in the middle of his 'why' phase, the period when children discover life and the world around them. Watching him play or carry on with his daily activities, I too often wonder why. Why is it that adults lose their ability to marvel at the world, to seek and understand, to imagine and evolve Take any one of your friends. Ask him or her to draw a picture. Chances are the answer you'll get is, I don't know how to draw. Ask the same thing of a child and the question...

The beginnings of hypnotism

The Marquis de Puysegur, a student of Mesmer, is accredited with having discovered a state of induced somnambulism, which later came to be known as hypnosis. When he made his discovery public in 1784, Mesmer minimized its importance, claiming that he knew of the phenomenon, but did not consider it worthy of study. This product of the imagination, it seemed to him, would be very difficult, if not impossible to comprehend, and in any case was much less interesting than the study of physiology. De...

How to get rid of your complexes and be yourself

The only way to get rid of your complexes and really be yourself is to imagine yourself as you could be if you exploited your full potential, free from the limitations that are undermining your self image. Of course the aim here is not to create some kind of inflated, false image that has nothing to do with your real potential. You simply have to see yourself as you could become, and let that image impregnate your subconscious mind for a period of 21 days, which is the time it usually takes to...

The power to do harm

Some people are worried about developing their paranormal faculties. Isn't it dangerous to have the power to read other people's intimate thoughts, to be able to influence them any way you want Developing paranormal faculties does not require taking any kind of vow to be good, to avoid doing anything that could be harmful or run counter to your principles. In any case, since paranormal powers are drawn from the subconscious, whatever principles you consciously uphold won't have much of an...

Bibliography

Comments and recommendations are based on the author's subjective evaluation, and in no way reflect opinion of the publisher . Abrezol, Dr. R., , Inter-Marketing Group Switzerland , 1973. An original work, should be read. Alphonsi, P., and Pesont, P., , Laffont Publishing, 1973. An interesting inquiry into a case of modern-day witchcraft. Bach, Press, 1973. A very beautiful story, and one of the best sellers of all time. Bergier, J., and Duval, P., , Planet Publishing, 1963. Accessible to all,...

Terpnos Logos

In sophrology the main instrument of suggestion we should perhaps use the word instruction, since subjects are awake is called terpnos logos, a term Caycedo revived from the Greek. Caycedo noticed that a certain quality and rhythm of voice was more effective on subjects than others. As he reread ancient Greek authors, he came across a text that seemed to be an early attempt at verbal therapy. In the Charmides Dialog Plato tells Charmides, one of his disciples, how to cure the mind and body,...

Sophrology is a method

Sophrology State Consciousness

Sophrology uses a number of techniques to help subjects attain a state of deep relaxation. In this state the mind is able to control and alter physical processes, with verbal expression - also called terpnos logos - acting as the intermediary between the two. .jj.'.-.fiiiv flJ C-iJrl1 it Jrffl r'Lj .jj.'.-.fiiiv flJ C-iJrl1 it Jrffl r'Lj We'll be taking a close look at one of the techniques used to induce this special state a little further on. The main difference between sophrology and...

Sophrology and parapsychology

Sophrology, then, incorporates the positive aspects of hypnosis, but develops its application to a much higher degree. Officially, Doctor Caycedo rejects any connection between sophrology and parapsychology. It is his view that since paranormal phenomena are not commonly observed in all individuals, they are beyond the scope of sophrological study. Although this explanation, offered at the First International Congress on Sophrology in Barcelona, may have satisfied most of those present, we feel...

How are such suggestions transformed into acts

Suggestion is a form of cerebral conditioning, but between the suggestion and the act it implies lie a whole series of complex processes. A researcher named Bernheim was the first to discover what he called 'ideo-dynamics' -the theory that all suggestions tend to result in actions, as the subconscious automatically attempts to induce us to act on what it perceives. Driving a car along the highway, lost in thought, you may suddenly realize you're approaching your exit. It's as if you were...

Franz Anton Mesmer

Born in 1734 in Weiler Germany, Mesmer wrote a doctoral thesis on the 'influence of the planets on the human body.' He tried to demonstrate that a kind of energy, which he called animal magnetism, originating in space, penetrates the body and has an impact on our health. The theory resembles that of the oriental concept of vital energy, called Qi by the Chinese and prana by the Hindus. Soviet and Czech researchers studying the phenomenon use the terms bioplasmic and psychotonic energy...

Spirit healers

This type of healer enters a trance state during which he or she is 'possessed' by the spirit of another, usually a deceased doctor. The healer then operates on the patient's 'subtle body,' a kind of energy body that mirrors the physical body. Once the operation is complete, beneficial effects are supposed to be transferred to the patient's physical body. One of this century's most renowned healers from the 'world beyond,' Doctor Lang, could be summoned by a certain George Chapman, a fireman by...

Caslants method

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Eugene Caslant published a small book Caslant's talent lay in being able extract a clear, effective and simple method from the huge body of literature on occult sciences which existed at the time, a method that is being rediscovered by modern researchers. The accuracy of his remarks, combined with his vast personal experience, has made the book a classic of its genre, which is why it is still being used as a guide today. A former science student,...

Here are a few examples

By developing his faculties of relaxation and concentration, a Russian researcher, Karl Nikolaiev, was able to demonstrate amazing powers of telepathy. Before receiving a telepathic message, Nikolaiev would usually require about half an hour to achieve a state of total relaxation. Mylan Ryzl, a biochemist who became interested in parapsychology, and more specifically in the development of paranormal faculties, used hypnosis and suggestion to help a colleague, Pavel Stepanek, become one of the...