Thursday, September 20, 2007

Miracles, healing and hypnosis - the signs and wonders movement

Compare these two videos and decide which one is hypnosis:

1. A pentecostal church healing crusade in Australia:

2. Hypnosis being demonstrated on the TV show mythbusters:

The signs and wonders movement uses altered states of consciousness to create a state of suggestibility in those taking part. The altered states of consciousness are induced using long periods of rhythmic music, physical movement and then very strong commands when the person is disorientated.