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power of suggestion

From: Ginger
Sent on: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 10:59 PM

I was given a link to a video of a guy in the UK who does magic, power of suggestion and hypnotism type stuff on TV. In his video, Messiah, he tries to convince several different kinds of paranormal experts that he has the same powers they believe they have. One is the power to convert atheists to believe in God through touch. That segment is the first link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ryYYCe8qg4

This is one man's explanation of the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHz4BA8zJZ8

This is the entire Derren Brown video containing the first one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4E3fk5t69s

Of course the whole Derren Brown could just be a prank on us, the viewer despite that he says he uses no actors or stooges. I recommend some of the other videos of his stuff.

I think it is possible for people to use techniques like hypnotism, power of suggestion and cold reading (like John Edwards, the talk to the dead guy uses) by accident, so I don't assume a person who claims these powers is trying to deceive.

Thought this might be interesting considering that Rosemary story.
-Ginger

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