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Hypnosis & the Mind

First half: Before Frank Alisio Juarez III (aka Frank Shamrock) was known as ‘’The Legend"—winning almost every mixed martial arts (MMA) title in existence—he endured a childhood marred with abuse that led to a troubled young adulthood. He joined George Knapp to discuss how this created a fighter who would go on to dominate the sport for the next two decades.

Second half: Beatles expert, Chuck Gunderson, discussed the 50th Anniversary of the ground breaking album Revolver and the group's three world tours from 1964 to 1966. Gunderson recalled the controversy surrounding John Lennon's "Bigger than Jesus" statement and how this affected their troubled 1966 world tour.

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Hypnosis & the Mind

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Date: Monday - July 11, 2005
Host: George Noory
Guests: Wendi Friesen, James McCanney

Hypnosis expert Wendi Friesen discussed various methods for programming the subconscious mind, as well as the power of the mind to affect thoughts. For instance, in one hypnosis experiment, a subject had an ice cube placed on their skin and was told they were being burned. Within an hour, a burn blister appeared in the spot where the ice was, she said.

In instances of pain control, she described how a subject was hypnotized into not feeling pain in one hand, and then showed no reaction when a needle was put in. However, in the other hand, that was not mentioned in the induction, the subject felt intense pain from the needle, and got a bruise (the other hand never bruised). Friesen said her work has generated some controversy in the hypnosis field, because she is willing to experiment in uncharted areas. She has worked with clients to combat baldness, for example, by having them visualize a switch turning on in their hair follicles. She also shared a case when she treated a child molester who wanted to change, and was able to use "regression to cause" to "dissolve and release the hook" of his attraction.

Friesen also discussed the free hypnotherapy sessions she does over the Internet via live voice chat software, with large groups of participants. Her 'webinars' take place every Tuesday night.

Hurricane Update

First half-hour guest, physicist James McCanney discussed the occurrence of Hurricane Dennis, which he thinks is linked to solar activity, such as a recent M class flare. He also believes that a number of hurricanes are being manipulated using satellite laser beam technology and dragged in certain directions. He suggested the rationale for this may be connected to rising fuel prices.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Monday July 11, 2005

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    A Tribe Called Quest
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