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Topic: History of hypnosis since 1950s
Message: Posted by: Anthony Jacquin (Feb 18, 2010 06:43AM)
Who has made the most significant contribution to our understanding and appliance of hypnosis since McGill?

Message: Posted by: bobser (Feb 18, 2010 08:59AM)
David Calof
Message: Posted by: Anthony Jacquin (Feb 18, 2010 09:49AM)
Good call Bobser. The Calof recordings are now available as a digital download and something I thoroughly recommend to everyone I train.

Message: Posted by: Nongard1 (Feb 18, 2010 01:18PM)
John Cerbone
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 18, 2010 01:22PM)
I was about to post Richard Nongard.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Jacquin (Feb 18, 2010 01:40PM)
Please, if you have the time expand on your reasons for your nomination.

Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 18, 2010 02:01PM)
Richard is one who has put things like "Speedtrance" with Cerbone in the hands of people who want it. He is making it so that finding the information, GOOD INFORMATION is not a hit or miss proposition.

Richard sells things from OTHER people as well as himself. He has a fantastic "Skits and Bits" DVD for those who want to expand the show a little. He works with many working hypnotists and gets the information out there. This is a great thing for hypnosis.

In short, he is contributing to the way in which GOOD INFORMATION is passed along, and not out to make a quick buck. This is why I would say he is moving hypnosis forward.

(I should confess I consider Richard a friend, but these are the facts.)
Message: Posted by: TheTrance-Master (Feb 19, 2010 04:19PM)
Thanks guys, & thank you for Richard for all we have done and shal;l do!
Much appreciated!!! VBG!
Message: Posted by: Nongard1 (Feb 19, 2010 07:26PM)
I consider Cerbone one of the most important influences, becasue he took his creative passion and taught it to the masses. He didn't say, "this is mine" and refuse to share it. He is an originator. His ideas like all great ideas came from within himself.
His contribution to the field of rapid induction will be remembered 50 and 100 years form now.
As today Elman is taught, tommorrow Cerbone will be taught.
AS for me, thank-you Danny. I try to provide good information at a reasonable price.
For me, my theory is that hypnosis is neither secret nor mystical, and showld be explored and taught. Fortuanly I have been able to convince many of the greats to share their wisdom.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 19, 2010 08:11PM)
I know there are those who think the opposite Richard, but I am 100% in agreement with you. I think it will do nothing but help the art form.
Message: Posted by: jessewjoseph (Feb 20, 2010 03:20AM)
Didn't Criss Angel hypnotize people with a piece of paper? Bam! Best contribution to hypnosis right there!
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Feb 20, 2010 06:22AM)
I hope you are kidding!
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 20, 2010 10:55AM)
This was indeed the claim he made. But then again he makes a lot of claims on that show.
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Feb 20, 2010 12:10PM)
Yes, I saw the show, but it still amazes how anyone would think or consider this as any type of contribution to the understanding or forward movement of hypnosis. Which is why I was asking if this for real. Lets remember Criss is a magician.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Feb 20, 2010 02:30PM)
I keep trying to forget.
Message: Posted by: Nongard1 (Feb 21, 2010 10:14PM)
I think Jerry Valley has a real impact on creating and maintaining interest in stage hypnosis for the last 40 years.

I think showmen like Terry Stokes and Michael Johns performing nightly on the strip, in Terrys case, for decades, have contrinuted to interest in hypnosis by providing a forum for live entertainment.

I think Anthony Jaquin has re-ignited a pssion for hypnosis as an artform

I think guys who work for a living like Danny contrinute a lot, by providing the insight one can only develop after 1000's of shows

I think Gil Boyne's contributions cannot be understated.

I think Steve Brooks adding this forum contribtes to the growth and acceptance of hypnosis. For a while it was the DJ's keepig hypnosis alive, thank god it seems to be in the hands of magicians now....
Message: Posted by: jessewjoseph (Feb 22, 2010 04:08PM)
Don't worry, I was kidding =]