What about mesmerism and hypnosis? it's a known fact that humans can temporarily "block" or "induce a shock" in some birds and lizards just by looking at them, in some cases even without touching them, (does not work with big mammals that I know of excepting humans).
Some doctor friend I have told me that this is really murky territory amongst the medical community, but assures me that one person could induce a state of altered conscience in another by following some simple instructions.
Apparently there's lots of ways too, and some of them require near to zero feedback by the subject, he tells me.
In any case, he states that even though it has been something scientifically proven, it does not allow the hypnotist to have the miraculous control over the subjects actions and desires we often see in "tricks".
We can "lock" other people inside their own minds, what does this mean?
What is the complete cause/effect in this phenomena, and what does that tells us about awareness and subsconscious? Someone had any experience?
<message edited by Ingram on Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:00 AM>