A doctor of psychology, metaphysics and a lifelong student of the human mind, Eldon Taylor, discussed his latest work combining subliminal technology and self-hypnosis techniques to harness the power of the subconscious mind. Hypnosis, which is associated with the alpha brainwave state, can enable various super-learning states, as well as hyper-suggestibility, he noted. Both hypnosis, and subliminal communication (messages not heard consciously) can be used to change habits and attitudes, and eliminate self-destructive behaviors, he commented.
Such techniques can be more effective than the use of positive affirmations because affirmations tend to trigger an interior discussion in the mind that raises oppositional thought, Taylor pointed out. Whereas, customized subliminal suggestions (implanted in music or nature sounds, for instance) bypass critical awareness and "enter the stream of consciousness and become your thoughts from the inside out," he explained. Both hypnosis and subliminals gain their power from directly accessing the subconscious mind, he said. "We have incredible potential that we don't yet know how to unlock, or manifest uniformly, but we have evidence that it is totally possible," he continued, adding that in addition to hypnosis and subliminals, the daily practice of meditation offers both mental and physical benefits.
Regarding the recent presidential campaign, he talked about the surprising psychology behind negative advertising-- such ads, while sometimes inducing fear, actually cause people to seek out more information about a candidate, as opposed to positive ads, which tend to reduce interest.
Technology & Privacy Update
First hour guest, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about privacy issues in relation to technology developments. A recent computer security study found that about 8% of Android apps are potentially vulnerable to what's known as 'Man-in-the-Middle' attacks, but Weinstein expressed more concern over governments overstepping their bounds through bypassing computer security, and intercepting communications. In the United States, such actions are being done in the name of anti-terrorism, where in other countries it might be done to quash free speech, he detailed.
News segment guest: Jerome Corsi