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Mind Experiments

A Commentary on the ‘Christos’ Technique

The Christos Technique was written about by Gerald Glaskin in 1974. It is a set of relaxation and visualisation exercises (not unlike hypnosis) that can produce a variety of altered states, but most notably, Glaskin found it effective for exploring past lives.

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Mutual hypnosis - research on empathy

Considering the importance of the state of consciousness known as empathy, it's surprising how little scientific research has been devoted to understanding it. Mutual hypnosis is a shared altered state that might prove to be a valuable probe for exploring the nature of empathy. It's also a strange and provocative thing to think about.

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The powers of mind

An interesting article about the various types of psi. There are many more types than I've ever heard of..

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Ganzfeld Telepathy Example

From Dean Radins blog:

Here's an example of data collected in a ganzfeld telepathy test session. This was conducted in our lab on September 10, 2010. My friend Gail was the receiver in this test; her friend Tom was the sender. This is Gail being prepped for exposure to the ganzfeld condition.

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The Stroop Effect

Run through each list naming each colour that you see, without actually reading the words. If English is your first language the second list will likely cause a little conflict in your brain, slowing you down or causing you to stumble.

Stroop Effect: The Stroop Effect is a psychological test that demonstrates how difficult it is for the brain to overcome certain ingrained, learned responses, such as reading.

This psychological test demonstrates how difficult it is for the brain to overcome certain learned processes such as reading, but hypnotic suggestion has been found to overcome this effect.

The following articles provide a good summary of the research:

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