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    L. Ron Hubbard, hypnotist

    But there are other ways of doing that -- implanting an idea -- besides hypnosis. Education and advertising both do it, but they're not using hypnotic techniques, necessarily. (Advertising has played around on the fringes of hypnosis sometimes.) I'd say hypnosis is a technique that creates a...
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    L. Ron Hubbard, hypnotist

    I agree that it's hard to define succinctly. I'll say it's a state of increased focus and relaxation. The relaxation is not just physical, but includes some suspension of normal critical thinking. The subconscious becomes more accessible and hence the subject becomes more suggestible. There...
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