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Are there similarities between religious practices and hypnosis? In this week’s episode of World Cult Watch, host Rob Robinson reveals that the answer is a resounding “yes.”
Anything done by rote long enough can become hypnotic, Rob asserts.
This includes listening to a talented, charismatic preacher, chanting, some music and other activities used to take a person’s mind and money away. In a non-religious atmosphere, rote activity is why drivers are told to take frequent breaks on long trips, so they don't fall asleep at the wheel. In many cult-like groups, including religious cultish organizations, the opposite behavior is encouraged so that “the flock” is mentally asleep and ready for post hypnotic instruction.
Is religious hypnosis deliberate, or is it just an unforeseen byproduct of worship?
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