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Unread 2014-12-06, 13:05   #1
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Somewhere on this ball we call "Earth"

"A “hypnotist thief” apparently put the owner of an upmarket off-licence in a trance before rifling through his trouser pockets and stealing the day’s takings.

Friends today said Aftab Haider, 56, the owner of independent wine merchants Hops and Pops in Highgate, north London, was “stunned” by the theft of hundreds of pounds in cash.

The raid mirrors techniques used as entertainment by street magicians and is the first time its use in crime has been captured on CCTV in the UK.

The suspect, an Eastern European man wearing a black bomber jacket, brushed past Mr Haider as he placed a bottle on a shelf, and gently tapped him on the arm.

A few seconds later, the suspect made a stabbing gesture with his right hand at eye-level which appeared to leave Mr Haider, known as Aziz, mesmerised.

He reached inside the motionless shop owner’s trouser pocket, and pulled out his wallet before briefly squeezing his shoulder.

The thief, who kept up a quietly-spoken patter throughout, then mimed the gesture of a pregnant woman’s belly as Mr Haider turned to face him.

He reached into his other pocket and pulled out the day’s takings, hundreds of pounds in a bundle of notes, before tapping him once more on the shoulder and quickly walking out." (More)

I don't believe this. And here's why:

MYTH #1 – A hypnotist can control and force me to say or do things against my will.

This is very prevalent myth that is completely wrong.

In hypnosis it is actually the client who is always in control, not the hypnotist.
A person in the hypnotic state determines their own level of participation in the process.

Hypnosis can never be used to make you do something that you do not want to do.

Under hypnosis you will not be able to do anything which goes against your personal values or beliefs.
Hypnosis is not sleep.
It is in fact a state of heightened awareness in which you are aware of everything that’s happening around you.

If you are asked to do something unacceptable to your values, your mind will simply reject it and you will come out of hypnosis immediately.

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Unread 2014-12-06, 13:34   #2
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Sounds very cop drama TV show doesn't it?
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