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Dr. K. I. Platonov discovered when attempting to put people under hypnosis telepathically Platonov found found he had to concentrate mentally on the words “relax,” or “sleep,” or other verbal commands he used to entrance subjects to the trance state. “With telepathy I had to visualize my subject asleep.”
To send an ESP message one needs to get comfortable and let tension drop your the body like a bathrobe. You should set aside any cares and emotions. Saturate yourself with confidence. “As you begin a transmission of a picture, you should not indulge in any interior monologue,” Kamensky states. “Start by touching the object. You must have a clear representation of it. Next, think of the object. Finally, visualize vividly the receiver’s face. Imagine the receiver looking at the object, touching the object.”
When these conditions were realized, Kamensky reported thirty-four different people correctly picked up seven out of ten objects sent to them. If you find it easy to fulfill Kamensky’s conditions, you must already have a sort of super control. It is precisely to get such control that the Russians train. The novel idea of a sensuous element in psi fits with the supposed ESP prowess of deaf mutes, who would naturally refine touch as well as vision.
The psychic Kuni worked the feel-and-see combination. “I sat holding in my right hand a glass of hot tea. I tried to strongly project this sensation to a group of seventeen men in another room who’d been hypnotized. The men were asked what they felt. To a greater or lesser degree, they all said their right hands felt warm. Then I pricked myself with a pin. Before the group could even be asked, all the men, almost at one time, cried out with pain. We successfully repeated these tests with groups of fifteen to twenty people.”
Each and every thought of ours is producing a definite form. Has it been proved?
The famous American, Ted Serios had produced ‘thoughtograph’ as they are called since 1955 and had undergone dozens of investigations including one by the magazine, Life. Ted Serios’s thought pictures were photographed according to the issue dated 30-10-67 of Life.
“Psychic Projections/Photographic Impressions: Paranormal Photographs from the Jule Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios” features a series of images produced by Theodore Judd Serios (1918-2006), a bellhop from Chicago who appeared to possess a genuinely uncanny ability.
By holding a Polaroid camera and
focusing on the lens very intently, he
was able to produce dreamlike
pictures of his thoughts on the film
; he referred to these images as “thoughtographs,” and many striking examples are on display in the exhibition.
The images are contextualized by a selection of notes and letters written by Serios’s chief supporter, defender, champion, and sometime minder, a psychiatrist named Jule Eisenbud. Eisenbud (1908-99) was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Medical School and a charter member of the Parapsychological Association; he wrote numerous articles on psychiatry and psychoanalysis based on his experiments with telepathy. However, his best-known (and only commercially successful) book was The World of Ted Serios: “Thoughtographic” Studies of an Extraordinary Mind (1967).
In this book, Eisenbud describes how he worked with Serios. Their method varied considerably, but it turned out that Serios was able to produce images using various kinds of cameras and in many different situations, sometimes under quite stringent test conditions.
To prove no trickery was involved, Eisenbud requested him to turn out pictures while stripped nude, and even with an encephalograph wired to his scalp. He was also asked to produce pictures both inside a shielded metal chamber and through heavy panes of lead-impregnated glass- and he did.
Drs. S. Serov and A Troskin of Sverdlovsk demonstrated that the number of white blood cells rose by fifteen hundred after they suggested positive emotion to patients. After impressing negative emotion, the white cells decreased by sixteen hundred. White blood cells, or leucocytes, are one of the body’s main defenses against disease.
Dr. K. I. Platonov discovered this when attempting to put people under hypnosis telepathically. It wasn’t enough, Platonov found, to concentrate mentally on the words “relax,” or “sleep,” or other verbal commands he used to entrance subjects vis-à-vis. “With telepathy I had to visualize my subject asleep.” Platonov considered the hypnotic state a level of sleep.
At the 1924 Congress of Psychoneurology, delegates were to be given a spontaneous demonstration of telepathic control in action. On his way to the meeting, Professor K. I. Platonov happened to meet one of his patients, whom he asked to come along without telling her why. In full view of the audience, Platonov put the girl to sleep in a matter of seconds by mental suggestion from behind a blackboard, and then woke her by the same method. Afterwards, the girl asked him: `Why did you invite me to the Congress? I don’t understand. What happened to me? I slept, but I don’t know why….’ Platonov later revealed that this subject was so suggestible that he could send her to sleep even while she was dancing a waltz.
Dr K. D. Kotkov reported that a series of about 30 experiments, held over a two-month period and designed to influence the behaviour of a girl student, were all successful. He described exactly how he did it. He would sit quietly and mentally murmur the words of suggestion to his subject. Then he would visualise her doing what he wished, and finally he would strongly wish her to do so. (This last stage was, he felt, the most important.) In this way, he could not only send the girl to sleep and wake her up, but even summon her to the laboratory. When asked why she had turned up, the bewildered girl replied: `I don’t know. I just did. I wanted to come.’ The most alarming aspect of this early example of behaviour control was that at no time was the girl aware of what was happening. `When are the experiments about which you warned me going to start?’ she kept asking – even after they had been carried out.
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