This week’s free hypnosis training lesson explains the legitimacy behind the movie Now You See Me 2.
PART 1: While the technique utilized in this scene is legitimate, it failed due to bad timing.
Jessie’s character was in a semi-frantic “GO” mode since the beginning. Due to him taking on the responsibility of trying to figure things out and keep things together by himself, Franco’s character misjudged the moment.
The best environment to use this technique in is a laid back & relaxed social setting. It’s mainly then that people are more relaxed, care-free and ultimately open-minded enough to receive the experience.
As seen in this week’s video demonstration, both times I use this exact approach are in environments where people literally visit to be entertained.
The more tense or “on guard” the person you’re wanting to hypnotize appears, the more likely they will react how Jessie’s character did.
In summary, this really comes down to understanding how to read people. To learn how to read groups of people & see/hear exactly what I do/say to successfully hypnotize someone, try this.
PART 2: While I refer to this part as “Conversational Hypnosis” in this week’s video demonstration, it’s mostly about heightened suggestibility.
The man is frazzled by the hysteria of the woman cutting her arm. This provides Woody’s character the perfect opportunity to provide the speaker with a glass of water.
By accepting the glass of water & going where Woody guides him, Woody now takes psychological control.
By pulling the speaker closer to himself, he creates a sense of shock. By following said shock up with a rhythmic pattern of dialogue in a monotone voice, he simultaneously gains the speaker’s attention & places him in a hypnotic state.
Using his rhythmic dialogue, he transitions from inducing the speaker into hypnosis, to getting him to stand in front of a live camera with an earpiece where he’ll repeat anything he’s told to (that he’s a fraud).
Personally, I wouldn’t see this working so smoothly in a real-life situation. While possible, I don’t believe this exact approach would be most realistic.
My educated guess would be that one could more realistically pull this off if they mixed the rhythmic dialogue with situational patter (magician’s talk for “talking to sound natural & not raise suspicion”).
In other words, asking the speaker if he’s fully prepared for his talk, needs directions for where to go or the like. This would create deeper subconscious rapport as the speaker would further believe Woody’s character is one of the venue workers assigned to help him prepare.
In turn, I believe this would generate more realistic results for getting the speaker to stand in front of a camera…with an earpiece…without questioning anything. Still, interestingly choreographed for the movie.
Granted, in my example (in this week’s video demo), I had already hypnotized the gentleman. However, I after realizing the phenomena of name amnesia worked well on him, I wanted to test something.
I found if I could get someone to temporarily forget their name, I could likely talk them into believing something that wasn’t real. This is the real reason I labeled this part as “Conversational Hypnosis”.
By simple conversation, I managed to convince the young man he was living a virtual reality in which only he and I existed.
I know, in comparison to the movie, this could be considered “cheating” since I previously induced the young man fully. Still, the psychological possibilities of certain minds based on their reactions to other things are interesting.
PART 3: Subliminal messages are an interesting topic.
Joe Brogie’s Mind Eraser is how I was personally first introduced to them.
It blew me away that saying certain words or phrases in a certain way at certain times could result in people forgetting their names (how I used it) or inducing people (how the movie used it).
I believe famous magician’s Penn & Teller spoke about subliminal messages at one point. If i remember correctly, Penn called is bullshit (in summary).
Is it? I’ve not recently done much scientific research on this specific topic but my experience within the field has shown it to be as effective for inducing amnesia to-date as it was when I first learned it at 19.
Again, as mentioned in the video below, this sequel had to be theatrically “extra” to outdo its original.
To do so, they creatively decided to put all four horsemen to sleep as they feel down a shoot by combining tones & an apparent repeat UV message of the word “sleep”.
Now, as stated above, I’ve incorporated what’s known as subliminal messages into my work. Most famously starting with name amnesia by using some variation of the phrase “Forget Your Name”.
Basic example, “Don’t forget your name”.
Now, for some, reading the above command may serve as a similar reverse psychological tactic as, “Don’t think of a purple elephant”.
In other words, it’s natural to think of whatever you’re told not to think of in the moment you’re told not to think it.
Additionally, by stressing the words, “…forget your name”, you create an apparent subliminal message only the subconscious mind picks up.
Combine this with a few other intricacies & you may be successfully hypnotizing people in conversation (aka legitimate conversational hypnosis (aka covert hypnosis (aka waking hypnosis))).
As you can tell, there are a few different labels the verbal trickiness I’m teaching can be referred to as.
In short, the idea the horsemen where subliminally messaged in a shoot comes off as more cinematic & Hollywood than anything to me.
Hope you enjoy the follow-up clip of me subliminally removing someone’s name mid-show in this week’s video!
PART 4: Listen to their eyes.
This is a golden nugget I wanted to share with those who took the effort to actually read this week’s lesson.
This specific part of the lesson refers to a topic I’m covering in an upcoming HypnoKick training, in which you learn to read people’s eyes.
It’s surprising how, just by watching someone’s eyes, there are moments you can tell if someone is…
- Telling the truth
- Lying to your face
- Preparing to lie
- Confused/Gathering information
- Recalling a Visual or Auditory memory
- Thinking about their feelings & more
Yes, there is actual potential to read everything I mentioned above (and more) about someone simply by watching their eyes.
Even if you just met the person, this has potential to work.
For example, I want you to take a moment from reading this blog to vividly imagine the state of liberty in pink polka dot panties.
Do that now…
If you actually listened to my request, there’s a likelihood you looked in a specific direction. I’d guess at least a small percentage of you may have looked either straight up, up to your right or somewhere in between.
If I’m right, according to textbooks, your right brain is the creative side. Since the Statue of Liberty doesn’t actually wear any panties, you look somewhere to your right to create a made-up image.
In the same way you may have looked up to the right(ish), you may have done the same when lying to someone because your mind was creating the lie as you said it.
Didn’t look away (or event up to the right)? Truth is, not everyone does. If you did look straight up/to the right, comment down below 🙂
I compare the legitimacy of Now You See Me 2 to my in-field hypnosis experience…
Now You See Me 2 certainly played up their theatrics and created a decently entertaining movie.
Personally, I thought the first was more interesting. Then again, I thought the first movie had more performance demos throughout, less talking scenes & a hell of a twist.
In conclusion, I feel the original depicted hypnosis more realistically.
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