If you understand the nature and a basic logic behind hypnosis, you will be surprised to find out how we are hypnotized on the day-to-day basis by our environment, without any long extensive hypnotic inductions, normally used by clinical hypnotists.
Yesterday, I when was walking along Central Park West, I saw a bus passing by to my left and suddenly, in just one instant my whole attention was on two words. On the side of the bus, in bold red color I read “Breaking Bad.” In that same instant I quickly paid attention to the image that was next to it: a dead looking man laying on the grass, his face is barely seen. In that same second I thought to myself “ Oh no, Walter White will be shot to death by the end of the ‘Breaking Bad’ season.” The following second I thought: that’s impossible, why would the producers of the show want to reveal the ending? In the following third second I thought, “breaking bad” logo is supposed to be in green color, not red, so this ad is not for “breaking bad.” The following fourth second I thought “ what the heck is this ad for?” And then I saw one word RECTIFY. All of that logic happened in just a few seconds! I came home and googled “Rectify and breaking bad.” Sure enough, it was a new show on Sundance, produced by the creators of Breaking Bad.
This is how I got hypnotized by two words and one image into googling RECTIFY. The “induction” into the state of receptivity –hypnosis- happened under 4 seconds!
Think about it, in one moment, my critical faculty was completely bypassed as soon as I saw the words “Breaking Bad” and a picture of a dead looking man on the grass. Two words and one image evoked a strong emotion of shock, mixed with worry “ Oh no.. Walter White will be killed.”
This conclusion was immediately rationalized by me when I realized that it would be illogical for producers of the show to reveal the end of the season, especially on the poster and even more, the “breaking bad” logo was supposed to be in green color, not red. But it was too late, the campaign has evoked the strong emotion in me, for a “dead Walter White” and lo and behold, my attention was quickly fixated on the word “Rectify.”
Hypnosis is a bypass of a critical faculty and the establishment of selective thinking.
We are hypnotized every day by one another and our media and advertising driven environment. There is nothing mysterious about hypnosis. Hypnosis is all around us.
Here it is, the ad that hypnotized me: rectify on sundance.
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