Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.
Here Stanley Krippner describes how he was inspired to learn hypnosis as a child by reading the “Mandrake the Magician” comic books. He describes how trickery can be used to augment the efficacy of hypnosis. He notes that hypnosis is a powerful tool that can be used to improve study habits, overcome addictive behaviors, help heal diseases, and even improve ESP performance. He differentiates between hypnosis and suggestion as well as between hypnosis and meditation. He also points out that there is a spectrum of hypnotic trance states.
(Recorded on May 12, 2016)
Published on May 21, 2016