Sleep Thinking – Eric Maisel

I don’t recommend that many books and the one’s that I do must be either a comprehensive treatment of a subject or one that has specific techniques fully outlined.  Eric Maisel’s book is both. Maisel turns his psychologist/writer skills to the study of our unconscious and when it is doing …

Subtractive Visualization

Most visualization involves the addition and morphing of imagery. Here we look at something different, when visualization is used to subtract imagery. The Stoics, early Roman philosophers who focused closely on what causes suffering (like the Buddhists) used negative visualization to live more calm and simple lives. They would routinely …

How to Get Rapid Imagery

It is a standard move in hypnosis and imagery work to use an “induction phase” to start things off. Hypnotists and image workers ease people into closing their eyes and heading down stairs or to a nature setting for a walk. Why is this necessary? These opening images and suggestions …

Our Eyes Lead the Brain

The body has great power to lead the mind. In Richard Wiseman’s interesting book, As If Principle, he lines up a large quantity of recent studies showing how a change of muscle tone, posture, and other seemingly small adjustments to the body produce large changes in mental status. Changing eye …