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Hypnosis in the Church
There is NO SUCH THING as 'CHRISTIAN HYPNOSIS.'
Satan has a counterfeit spirituality that he is offering as a substitute for Biblical spirituality. Just as a Christian must open up his or her heart (mind) to the control of the Holy Spirit in order to be Biblically Spiritual, so a person must open up their heart (mind) to the control of the unholy spirits if they are to be "spiritual." Spiritual in this sense means devoted to and controlled by a higher power other than the Lord God Almighty. Ananias is an illustration of being controlled by unholy spirits. Acts 5:3But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land?Acts 5 verse 3-How Do People Make Their Minds Vulnerable to Satanic Control-
examples of hypnosis and witchcraft spells
→ The 1959 movie Bell, Book, and Candle starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. Novak plays the part of a witch who places a 'love spell' on Stewart.
→ The 1969 episode of Hawaii Five-O called "A Bullet For McGarrett." A psychology professor uses the power of hypnosis to turn citizens ino assassins.
→ The 1976 episode of Charlies Angels called "The Seance." A psychic's assistant hypnotizes well-to-do people to get their money. Once he realizes that Kelly is a private investigator and his con game has been discovered he then programs Kelly to perceive Jill as a childhood guardian who frightened her. Kelly then tries to kill Jill.
→ The 1978 episode of Columbo called "How to Dial a Murder." A psychologist uses 'keywords' to kill.
Here are Dictionary Definitions of Hypnosis
• an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion. -dictionary.com, © Random House, Inc. 2014-
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• See also autohypnosis an artificially induced state of relaxation and concentration in which deeper parts of the mind become more accessible: used clinically to reduce reaction to pain, to encourage free association, etc -Collins English Dictionary, Complete and Unabridged 10th Edition, 2009 © William Collins Sons and Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins-
• A trancelike state resembling somnambulism, usually induced by another person, in which the subject may experience forgotten or suppressed memories, hallucinations, and heightened suggestibility; sleeplike state or condition. -The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company.-
• A trancelike state resembling sleep, usually induced by a therapist by focusing a subject's attention, that heightens the subject's receptivity to suggestion. The uses of hypnosis in medicine and psychology include recovering repressed memories, modifying or eliminating undesirable behavior (such as smoking), and treating certain chronic disorders, such as anxiety. -The American Heritage® Science Dictionary, Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin.-
• Placing persons in a drowsy, sleeplike state in which they allegedly become vulnerable to the suggestions made by the hypnotist. Hypnosis may also be used to tap into the unconscious and is often characterized by vivid recall of memories and fantasies. These properties make hypnosis a useful tool in psychotherapy. Hypnosis also has sinister implications, for subjects may be manipulated to perform embarrassing actions or be susceptible to carrying out the hypnotist's commands after the hypnosis session (posthypnotic suggestion). -The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition, Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.-