these complex verbal techniques originate in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, but they were created originally to help people, not to exploit them in this manner. (as its being done without any consent).
So when she carefully constructs a sentence like below, to the conscious grammatical mind, to the mind of reality, it is meaningless, and literally cannot be understood. It is nonsensical, like Alice in Wonderland.
That is actually its point, to disable the conscious mind, to induce confusion. But why?
The technique is, right after confusion is created, they come out with the powerful Suggestion for the Unconscious...like how Katie IS you, how she is some type of walk-in Being, FUSING with your identity, etc. (in normal hypnotherapy, the suggestions would be more about your own empowerment and growth, etc, not about how the hypnotherapist is a Walk-in Being...that is severe abuse).
People who are into her, will read those sentences over and over, trying to make sense out of it, which is impossible. they will eventually give-up and Surrender.
Try to read that sentence now, and observe your own mind as you do so. Before you reach halfway through, you are in CONFUSION, which is the intent. There are chapters in advanced books on that subject alone.
Its flipping the mind around on itself, to induce confusion, which triggers a light Trance state. Then the suggestions which come after are more effective.
Again, its a good technique, if used ethically.
but it should NEVER be linked to the hypnotherapist, or their products, or how "some say" they are an enlightened Being, etc. That is severe exploitation, and abusive. Never tolerate that, if you notice them doing that, call them on it right there, and walk out, and don't pay them. Don't let them screw with you for 1 minute. Tell them off assertively, teach them a lesson in ethics.
by the way, concerning Ericksonian hypnotherapy, just picked up the BK book from the library,
I Need You Love-Is That True, (the book literally stinks of cigarettes from the last BK fan! gives you a headache...)
On the cover, huge photo of Byron Katie, and they put her in all PURPLE clothes. Why?
Milton Erickson, who created this hypnotherapy, wore ONLY purple, as he enjoyed purple, that was his signature. Most key books about him have PURPLE covers.
So they even copied his purple color, whoops! That is Michael Katz at work, very original.
Search google for:
Milton Erickson purple
The forward to this book is by John Tarrant. I guess I will save the comments about this guy, what a joke...but...
Is a so-called Zen Master supposed to INSTALL ILLUSIONS in people? Is that his job?
To sell illusions?
Then why is John Tarrant installing illusions about Byron Katie, repeating her manufactured Story, of which he personally knows nothing? Was he there in 1986? Where is his research? Where are the footnotes and proof? There is none?
He just wrote the Story they told him to write?
John Tarrant...alleged Roshi, Director of Pacific Zen Institute and Senior Teacher for Desert Lotus Zen Sangha in Phoenix, AZ. (The Milton Erickson Foundation is also in Pheonix, Az).
How dare a so-called Zen Master Roshi, try to make BK into a myth of some spontaneous enlightened sage from the desert? He picks his words very very carefully, like a cat on a high-wire, like Bill Clinton in a sex-scandal. Is that a Zen Master?
Where did he get his PhD? Notice he does not list that anywhere, and its not listed in the book. A diploma mill?
Can you imagine, a so-called Zen Master, selling illusions, and even delusions?
A real Zen Master is supposed to ruthlessly DESTROY illusions at all cost, not create and sell them, in some type of cross-marketing business scheme, synergy marketing.
He gives his Zen Enlightenment stamp of approval to Byron Katie. So do they sell Zen Enlightenment Certifications now too? How much? anyone can see that Byron Katie is not "enlightened", quite the opposite.
what a joke, what a fraud, imagine a so-called Zen Roshi, doing the opposite of Zen.
A self-proclaimed Zen Roshi, perpetrating illusions, even worse, for mere profit.
What a fraud of Zen, literally, Zen fraud.
sorry to be so blunt, but it really is revolting. Have they no shame, or even a shred of integrity?
Looking at the first sentence, she contradicts herself more than once.
"I invite you all to inquiry, to your own marvelous death of the body (before it dies) as you understand it to be and to be born of who and what you are not to your mind and then to understand what you are in that, as that unknowable known."
She wants you to understand or know who you are, with your mind, as apart from the mind, which is unknowable. It's meaningless.
That is why it is strange. If you understand she is intentionally tying people up in knots it makes complete sense. True.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2009 05:27PM by The Anticult.