The term “psychic hypnosis” denotes the intersection of two complementary abilities: the ability to communicate with realms beyond the physical (physic) and the ability to induce a state of hypnosis in oneself and/or others (hypnosis). When these two terms are used together, it refers to an individual who is able to induce hypnosis to access information available on other planes.
In this article, learn more about psychic hypnosis, how it is learned and used, its benefits and what a session is like.
The History of Psychic Hypnosis
In Greek and Latin, the word “psychic” refers to the mind, the soul and the breath (in reference to life). The word first appears in mainstream use as early as the late 19th century.
Many forms of psychic ability have much more ancient origins. Astrology, tarot card reading, the telling of personal fortunes (then called prophesying), divination and mediumship all have a history far predating modern history.
In similar fashion, hypnosis far predates its modern incarnation. In Greek, the root word translates to mean sleep or putting to sleep. Prior to use of the word hypnosis, which also began in the mid-19th century, hypnosis was often called meditation or entering a trance.
Edgar Cayce and Hypnotism
Edgar Cayce, who is widely considered the modern psychic responsible for popularizing psychic readings and the akashic records, was also a proponent of the use of hypnotism for psychic exploration. In fact, he first used hypnosis on himself as part of his psychic work to solve a longstanding health issue. The issue started with debilitating headaches that in time led to chronic vocal hoarseness and the loss of use of his voice.
During this time, Cayce changed careers and underwent regular hypnosis sessions to improve his vocal abilities and regain his voice. Cayce later described one of the primary benefits of hypnosis as being able to bypass interference from the conscious awareness so as to access the subconscious directly. Cayce himself began giving psychic readings while still undergoing hypnosis for his vocal malady, and in time he began to give formal psychic hypnosis readings to others, with beneficial results.
Hypnosis as an Accessible State
For people who have never been hypnotized, often a fear is present that they will be unreceptive to the process. But evidence exists that people already hypnotize themselves many times each day for various purposes. For instance, when reading a book, a person will focus their mind very intently on the matter in the book to the exclusion of everything going on around them.
Meditation is often considered quite similar to hypnosis, again because the mind is deliberately focused and stilled for the purposes of accessing higher aspects of oneself and the universal consciousness.
Hypnotism practitioners, or hypnotists, have a variety of methods to induce hypnosis in a person, including (but not limited to) the fixed stare on a stationary or moving object, the guided meditation and the guided focus on the breath to move into a deep state of relaxation.
The Application of Hypnosis for Psychic Purposes
There are several applications for hypnosis that can increase psychic abilities. For instance, if someone thinks they have some psychic abilities but the conscious mind is getting in the way of accessing them, hypnosis can help them access their own subconscious mind directly so they can begin to work with their skills.
In the same way, even a person who does not knowingly possess any psychic abilities or isn’t open to the thought of being psychic can learn from his or her own subconscious by working with a psychic hypnosis practitioner. Here, the practitioner can put the person into a state of hypnosis and then access the person’s subconscious to answer questions or resolve dilemmas. Here, typically the individual to be hypnotized will talk with the practitioner before the session to share any questions or struggles so the practitioner has a good idea about what to ask the person’s subconscious during the hypnosis session.
What to Expect During a Psychic Hypnosis Session
Psychic hypnosis has many applications. For some people, such as Edward Cayce in his earliest work, he was psychically hypnotized to discover why his voice was hoarse and non-functioning. It took several sessions for him to be able to use his voice fully and reliably.
For other people, they may want to be psychically hypnotized in order to regress into past life experiences. Here, the goal may be to access their akashic records, resolve old wounds, understand difficult relationships in the present day, solve problems or decode patterns of behavior that have become troublesome or unproductive. They may also just be curious about who they were in the past!
For still other people, undergoing hypnosis for psychic reasons can help them become more attuned to their own subconscious, have better communication with a spirit animal or spirit guide and much more.