James Braid, an English medical writer, found through experimentation that the trance state differed from natural sleep; he suggested the possible existence of a double consciousness in individuals. The semedo and selido are counterparts of each other. In hypnosis, like in dream states, the limitations of space-time do not exist. Under hypnosis, the shadow-matter self remains under the command of the hypnotist, according to Crosley.
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James Braid, an English medical writer, found through experimentation that the trance state differed from natural sleep; he suggested the possible existence of a double consciousness in individuals. The semedo and selido are counterparts of each other. In hypnosis, like in dream states, the limitations of space-time do not exist.
Under hypnosis, the shadow-matter self remains under the command of the hypnotist, according to Crosley. All sensations are apprehended or become conscious after transformation to energy. Space-time events are stored in the visible AND invisible matter components. They can be retrieved to produce hallucinations, dreams and physical events e. The difference in physical reality with the vodouns is that we would not ask a hypnotised subject to e.
However, surgery can be performed under hypnosis without pain; a subject can manipulate fire without being burned, and second degree burns can be created by the suggestion of contact with a hot object.
There are differences then between the possessed state and the hypnotic state, although the similarities are perhaps greater than the differences, and as such hypnosis could give us a platform from which to create a kind of portal to the shadow realm.
Crosley states that a commonality between possession and hypnosis is sleep. In sleep there is a reversal in dominance of the body, semedo and selido. In waking life, the body is on top and interacts with its environment. Crosley describes possessed states, where the possessed person sees both the visible this-world and the shadow-matter world, perceiving entities here and there simultaneously.
By drawing the semedo to the front, we can engage with the invisible world and open up perception and sensations to the wave function of the shadow world.
Crosley speaks of two sleep states, namely Slow Wave SW sleep and REM: SW sleep involves some dreams, though they are usually dull and related to every day activity — this state lasts about 90 to minutes; REM sleep is the dream state where the double is in full control of the body, producing vivid, uninhibited dreams, also psychic events and visions as well as out-of-body travel — this state lasts about minutes after which you return to SW sleep.
Night terrors usually occur at stage 3 or 4 or SW sleep. It seems to result from a struggle between the double and the body as the latter tries to come out from under the control of the former. On the other hand, the struggle in the case of dreams not hypnosis may be caused by encounters with foreign or parasitic entities. A crisis of possession is similar to sleep except that the body and soul are taken over by a foreign entity.
It is similar to the dream state in that the awareness systems of the person retreat, but in this case they leave the leading role to the invading entity. I myself have had experiences with such entities since I was a child. As you perhaps surmised, I have experience in hypnosis having worked as an erotic hypnotist for a couple of years.
My experience as an erotic hypnotist was intimately bound together with spirit work; I utilised the sexual energy including orgasm that I created in my subjects to feed my spirits. It was a win-win for all parties. Only recently have I begun to consider the further spiritual uses that hypnotism could be put towards, specifically in terms of guiding myself or someone else into a trance experience for pathworking, such as mythological journeying or encountering and engaging with archetypes or even spirits.
That is a project in development and an experience that I may offer to interested persons in the future. Since I have experience as a spirit worker and as a hypnotist, I feel that I must do myself justice by exploring this, primarily on myself, and perhaps eventually with others. I am already working on the idea of pathworking under hypnosis, and I cannot help but think that this, in itself, will inevitably bring up some experiences of the shadow-matter world and its entities.
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