From: Tony@halmarax.demon.co.uk (Tony Halmarack)
Subject: Hypnotists and Holy persons
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:11:36 +0100
> To get enough signatures, one needs to petition in the right places.
> Campuses of liberal colleges and universities are a good place to start.
> Rock concerts are another good place to get signatures. I don't know
> much else about it. I've never actually done it. I know getting the
> signitures and getting it voted for are lightyears apart.
Seems like a rational approach and a lot of fun. I hope the TWC
subscribers who spend time on a college or university campus and
go to Rock cncerts, will soon be inspired enough to act on this
I for one will do my utmost to inspire this kind of activity in
others. Meanwhile I'm still trying to work out how to encourage a
few participatory words from some of those TWC subscribers lurking
quietly out there.
> > Bands, light shows, jugglers and acrobats
> > could be optional extras.
> Sounds fun, but more like a dead show that spiritual preparation for
> death. I think a soothing band (sitar + tabla player, for example) would
> be great. Relaxing lights also sounds great, but a "show" connotates to
> me distracting stimulous. Sometimes to new users, stimulous can be
Sorry I went a bit showbiz there but I think your subtle
modifications to this idea could help to make it work.
Anyone out there willing to take part in a trial run?
>Have you ever done any hypnosis or guided imagery?
I once went to a hypnotist for help in quitting smoking. It was
at least a partial success, so I have some faith in these things.
I think there is a lot of potential here for consciousness
enhancement. Perhaps a TWC group could be hypnotised en masse
into the state of Nirvhana.
> and a holy-person would make a great team as the leaders on a
> psychological/psychedelic journey into a place where death is not
> frightening...where on is prepared and open to move on.
Sounds great. Count me in. Does anyone know the addresses of any
sympathetic hypnotists and holy-persons? I wouldn't hesitate in
joining one of these sessions.
> I imagine the patient, with friends and family, reclining
> comfortably in a soothing environment. In a mindset that predisposes one
> to view the universe as a wonderful unity, the patient's subconscious
> could be lead by the hypnotist (supervised by the holy-person) into
> acceptance via guided imagery.
I don't want to wait until I'm ill to do this.
-- Tony Halmarack =(*)= Tony@halmarax.demon.co.uk