I would like to post some links for you to explore:
A good general website all about hypnosis.
The author does say that a type of indirect hypnosis can be used on people without their consent (they have no idea that they are being hypnotized) and that this is skill is dangerous, if it ends up in the wrong hands.
This is a BBC documentary. It goes for a full hour, from memory, but is well worth watching. It explains the science behind hypnosis. A British doctor who uses hypnosis in his practice jokes and says that hypnosis is similar to 'brain-washing'.
An article about how cults can use the internet to recruit people, just by posting video content that is free to watch, but becomes addictive and trances people out.
I recommend you look at all these resources. There are also some old posts by a member of Cult Ed called 'The Anticult'. He knew a lot about trance induction and explained things really well. You can do a search for his name here in this forum... he was posting 4 years ago. There are a lot of old posts to read through, if you have time.
The stories that you mentioned Mooji telling are a special trance induction technique. They are called in hypnosis terms "Nested Loops".
Osho was an expert at these types of 'nested loop' stories and much more of an effective hypnotist that Moo will ever be. Watch some old Youtube clips of Osho, if you have the time. You will see that he tells a story within story within a story. It is very difficult to follow logically and if you are susceptible, then you will become spaced-out quite quickly.
Osho also used the very slow, soft voice and took a lot of pauses in his speech. He didn't blink much and stared and started into the camera or at the audience. This is trance material. The staring and the soft voice create a false sense of intimacy, and makes whatever he is saying sound profound.
The trick to hypnosis it to remain as vague as possible, while sounding profound.
Then if you dare, watch Moo's trance centerpiece "The Invitation" online. Apply all that you have learnt. Notice Moo's soft voice, getting slower and sower? The pauses in his speech getting longer and longer? Then he stops talking completely and stares and stares at the camera? He leads the audience in a series of questions to which they all reply "Noooooo"
, over and over again, like zombies. He even audaciously says to them "This is not hypnosis!"
But unfortunately it is
As for seeing a therapist about all this, I don't think it would do any harm. But I am not a psychologist and can only advise you as a friend. Make sure you see a trained, registered therapist, who is very experienced. Perhaps ask your doctor, if you have one you trust, to recommend someone?
I'm not so sure you should try debauchery. I'll leave it up to you, but it may just freak you out a bit. What about catching up with old friends? Spending time with family? This helped me a lot.
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