Profound insights from hypnotherapy
by Jon Rappoport
November 29, 2015
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
“Here’s the problem. If people are willing to admit they have imaginations, most of them want to invent little baby step realities. They don’t want to go out there and create adventurous wild material. But out there is where the payoffs are. That’s where life starts over. That’s where life takes on new meaning. That’s where the personal revolutions are.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
As many of my readers know, I worked in close collaboration with Jack True, a truly innovative hypnotherapist, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Jack eventually gave up hypnotizing patients because, as he told me, “The people walking through my door these days are already hypnotized. I need to wake them up.”
In retrospect, Jack said, he realized how much his hypnotherapy work depended on the connection he forged with his patients, the human connection. Yes, he developed extraordinary and daring strategies, but in the hands of another therapist there was a good chance they’ve wouldn’t have worked at all.
“The empathic connection is all important,” he said. “It actually has a telepathic component. This involves reading a person and seeing how you can guide him out into territory he wouldn’t ordinarily visit, but wants to.”
For example, with a few patients, under hypnosis, Jack would ask them if they could “see another kind of language.”
Jack said: “In one case, the patient came up with what he called ‘poetic flying.’ This involved a series of symbols (which the patient saw clearly) that represented various states of physical flying, sensations and types of consciousness free from gravity. The patient entered into a state of ecstasy. He moved out of the boundaries of his life. For him, what he was experiencing was far more alive than his normal waking condition. Not only that, he was receiving, in this new language, a rapid-fire succession of answers to his chronic problems—too fast to relay to me. It was a cascade, brought on by his entering a new consciousness.”
From that point on, the patient’s life changed. He was able to put into motion long-held and buried desires. His access to energy was hugely expanded.
Jack emphasized the point that there are many walled-off states of consciousness, to which people don’t gain access. And that is why they feel blocked.
Jack wrote: “There is a silent agreement among people. I won’t show you this state of consciousness if you won’t show me that state…”
This kind of reductive consensus becomes the basis for repressive societies, replete with low-level and criminal behavior.
For Jack, hypnosis was a state in which “competing radio stations” in the mind were temporarily turned off. It was period of quiet. Suggestibility wasn’t the goal at all. He would ask patients questions, and sometimes he got back no answers.
“I would engage in fishing expeditions,” he said. “I was always looking for something that might open up a new area for the patient.”
I asked him if the patient was “seeing” or “using his imagination.” “I don’t make a distinction in this situation,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. Either way, he sees something.”
When he reached an advanced stage in his work, Jack never looked at hypnotherapy as a way of merely planting suggestions in the patient. He also, in our mutual research, eventually decided that imagination was, in fact, the key. “That’s how exploring new territory happens,” he concluded. “But it’s so natural that the patient may not be aware that he’s imagining.”
In a note I wrote to Jack, I summed things up this way: “What you and I have been calling the Reality Manufacturing Company is always looking for a competitive edge. The Company wants its version of reality to supersede the individual’s version. What better strategy than to downplay, discredit, and divert the individual’s own imagination, which is where new realities come from.”
(Jack True, the most creative hypnotherapist on the face of the planet. Jack’s anti-Matrix understanding of the mind and how to liberate it is unparalleled. His insights are unique, staggering. Part of The Matrix Revealed collection. 43 interviews, 320 pages.)
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.