PROLONGED EYE-GAZING TECHNIQUE
another very self-conscious technique that Byron Katie uses, is the prolonged Eye-Gazing technique.
There are many examples of her using that technique, seen in the conversion story by Carol Skolnick, blogs about the Byron Katie Eyes by the disgraced Neale Donald Walsch, advertising blogs by Stephen Mitchell [forum.culteducation.com
and the initial induction by Byron Katie described in detail by Janaki on her blog [forum.culteducation.com
there are probably more Eye-Gazing Byron Katie stories out there, if people have experienced that, please write out what happened in detail.
What they do now is they Pre-Frame people into this, and encourage them to gaze into the eyes of Byron Katie in photographs...(don't do that...that creates psychological projections) [forum.culteducation.com
That is preparation work. Then if you meet BK at a BK School LGAT seminar, she may single a person out, maybe even in the toilet during a break, or at lunch, and in SECONDS be able to connect deeply with direct eye contact, and some bodily contact, touch, etc.
For example, deep gazing into a candle is a classic way of inducing self-hypnosis.
A better effect can come from Eye-Gazing, and on top of that, it builds deep instant intimacy between people.
there are even articles about "Hypnotic Gaze Induction", but some do it with a gaze, some with their voice tone, language patterns, etc. there are many ways to do it.
one MIGHT use deep eye gazing in marital therapy, to deeply connect with your spouse, for example.
But never allow someone who is functioning as a coach, Guru, Anti-guru, or whoever, to enage you with deep eye gazing. Its a common technique used in LGAT's as well, to create instant bonding, and Love-Bombs.
But if a Guru-type, gets you to gaze into their eyes, for 15-20 minutes, like some of them do, they can easily NON-VERBALLY "pace and lead" you into deeper states, which are in effect hypnotic trance states, which make you more suggestible. Then after this, they can start laying their suggestions in, and the bonding which has occured make them more powerful.
So its manufacturing a false-intimacy.
this is all done very deliberately and technically, of course. Byron Katie has been using this same method since at least the mid 1990's, so she has it down to an art. She may have been using it for 20 years by now, and after 20 years you can get pretty good at a technique. She could probably "convert" people now in 5 minutes, if they have been prepared beforehand, with photo's, YouTube, etc.
And she has her husband Stephen Mitchell making blog posts, and others too, to encourage people to lock-eyes with photo's of her, and if they ever meet her, to do this prolonged Eye-Gazing.
Don't do it.
The only person one should be doing prolonged eye-gazing with, is Brad Pitt, or whoever. But if a Brad Pitt type was running LGAT seminars, run for your lives.
They are doing hypnosis, but they are also just manufacturing deep emotional intimacy with a simple technique. Then they use that power to do things, like get you to work for their for-profit companies for no pay, to try and win their approval. Its just deep manipulation.
Never ever stare for 5 minutes, or 20 minutes into the so-called "eyes" of any type of seminar leader, guru, anti-guru, or whoever. Its a technique.
Who needs it?
Its intimate emotional exploitation.
The subject, you, may even think you are the ONLY one the Guru has done this too. When in fact, they do it deeply to dozens and hundreds of people a year, if that is their style.