Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Sunday Subliminal Question

Did you try out the subliminal software?

No, that is actually not the Sunday question. But, you guessed it, I am going to have the question relate to Esoteric Saturday.

Here goes:

What are your thoughts about using subliminals? Do you use them for hypnosis or on their own? What is your experience?

Again, I shan't ramble about this (for I have not really utilized them in my practice) and will hope you will respond.


Anonymous said...

Kevin Hogan, in his NGH convention seminar "Jedi Mind Tricks," presented some very interesting new data on subliminals that came from recent studies.

The old "buy popcorn and Coke" thing that everyone cites is totally busted. However, the research Kevin found shows that if structured carefully, it *is* possible to subtly push people closer to taking a desired action by using a very brief image of an attractive woman followed by a one-word command to act delivered at the precise correct time in conjunction with a spoken message. (Yes, the image of a woman works with both women and men, which is interesting in itself.)

This is still a long way from the kind of pervasive influence that pop culture associates with subliminals, but it's more than I believed was actually possible before Kevin's presentation. And very intriguing stuff, too.

Kevin Hogan ( is an authority on influence, persuasion, body language, and related disciplines with a number of outstanding books to his name. And no, he's not paying me to say that. ;-)

-Michael Raugh, C.H.

The Transparent Hypnotist said...

Very cool...and strange. The pretty girl and a one word command are interesting. Is that a spoken command?

Anonymous said...

Kevin was talking in the context of an audio/visual presentation. In that context the pretty woman and the action word were visual, spliced into the presentation and timed to come just after the speaker (or audio track) mentions what action he wants the audience to take.