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Topic: Mentalism and hypnosis,whats the difference?
Message: Posted by: limhanchung (Aug 25, 2002 10:10AM)
Can anyone tell me the difference between mentalism and hypnosis?
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Aug 25, 2002 12:22PM)
In mentalism, you as the entertainer seeminly know information obtained from outside the scope of the normal 5 senses.

In hypnosis, you place 'sujects' into a 'hypnotic state' of consciousness. Kind of like a trance or deep sleep state. And while in this state, you control their actions and behaviors. Often with humorous results. But their is nothing supernatural or psychic about it.

Chad
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Aug 25, 2002 02:03PM)
The difference for many is that with hypnosis, the participants voluntarily are put into a sleepy state, with many that attempt to perform mentalism, the audience is unwillingly put to sleep.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
http://www.stores.ebay.ca/abstagecraft
Message: Posted by: Millard123 (Aug 25, 2002 02:46PM)
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On 2002-08-25 15:03, Thoughtreader wrote:
The difference for many is that with hypnosis, the participants voluntarily are put into a sleepy state, with many that attempt to perform mentalism, the audience is unwillingly put to sleep.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
http://www.stores.ebay.ca/abstagecraft
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Now, that is the funniest (and truest) definition I have ever heard!

Millard
Message: Posted by: liormanor (Aug 25, 2002 05:14PM)
funny and true

Lior Manor
Message: Posted by: John Smetana (Aug 25, 2002 05:17PM)
Priceless Paul...Pricesless

Best thoughts,
John Smetana :rotf:
Message: Posted by: Lee Marelli (Aug 25, 2002 10:47PM)
Mentalism is a state of mind. Hypnosis is a mindless state. :goof:
Message: Posted by: swamigimmick (Aug 26, 2002 03:31AM)
Lee,

that's brilliant, I had to pick myself up off the floor after reading that.

Regards,
Eric
Message: Posted by: Quentin (Aug 27, 2002 10:53AM)
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On 2002-08-25 15:03, Thoughtreader wrote:
The difference for many is that with hypnosis, the participants voluntarily are put into a sleepy state, with many that attempt to perform mentalism, the audience is unwillingly put to sleep.
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Well said Paul