Doctors and researchers use hypnosis for everything from helping people lose weight, quit smoking and overcome fears to developing ESP capabilities and healing incurable diseases. Studies done in parapsychology labs show that PSI scores are higher when the subject is in a state of psychological inadequacy according to Dr. Jan Ehrenwald. He named the state the “minus function”. It is a state where the conscious mind relaxes or doesn’t function and allows the subconscious to work. Subjects achieve the state when asleep or under hypnosis. Of course, when the subject is under hypnosis there’s a possibility for researchers to speak with them.

The Soviets have always been proponents of continuous research into PSI. As early as 1920 professor Lionid Vasiliev from the Leningrad University Department of Physiology began to experiment with mental suggestion. He first hypnotized subjects then without speaking a word, mentally gave a command to have the subject move a specific muscle or their arm or leg. As he worked, he found that he could even be successful with great distances separating him from the subject.

The research into remote manipulation continued at the Institute of Cybernetics of the Ukrainian Academy of Science and another in the Soviet Union. Instead of selecting trained people to experiment upon, the studies focused on using unsuspecting subjects or even large groups as their experiment. They also used the mind studies to see the effect they could have on bodily functions of both animals and individuals. In one case, a researcher stopped the heart of a frog by simply using his mind. Another Soviet PSI researcher controlled the blood flow to other’s brains and created situations where his influence was so great on his unsuspecting subjects, many nearly passed out.

For a period, there was a group that charged the Soviet government with attempting to control a large portion of the population’s minds with the use of a mechanical device that basically hypnotized them into following orders. The group never got very far since many of them had mental problems and the fact negated their efforts. Some wore tin foil caps in order to block the rays they believed came from the government. Did this really occur? Those knowledgeable about the studies of the government aren’t saying but it did do one thing. It unfortunately created the symbol of the tin foil cap as the badge of a PSI crazy conspiracy fanatic.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool and even more powerful when directed by the person under hypnosis. This technique is self-hypnosis and it opens a world of possibilities for the person using it. Self-hypnosis uses many of the same techniques as the Zen masters to achieve the relaxed state necessary for psychic development. It is a shorter trip to the relaxed state than the Zen masters follow but may not produce the same height of development they find after decades of practice. It is however, a good method to begin your psychic investigation into the powers of the mind and is far easier to learn than many other techniques. Direct access to the psyche with the help of a trained hypnotist is also another route to use to access the psychic powers.

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Conrad Raw is an expert on practical techniques for personal and spiritual development. He is a bestselling co-author with Wayne Dyer and Brian Tracy and is the author of "The Zensation Manual: Forbidden Secrets of Personal and Spiritual Development". mental telepathy Visit his website to get your free video course on how to activate your true potential. Learn telapthy