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Forum: General Discussion Today, 00:02
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I've seen them, and not convinced they work. If...

I've seen them, and not convinced they work. If they worked, psychologists would be curing patients just using suggestion.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 19:02
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Those are both examples of magic tricks though,...

Those are both examples of magic tricks though, different from hypnosis. That doesn't explain doing actual hypnosis.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:18
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Posted By bollywood
Well yes it is different.

Well yes it is different.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:28
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Posted By bollywood
Then maybe you can answer what is the difference...

Then maybe you can answer what is the difference between a mentalist and stage trickery.

They are both just a magician's act, aren't they?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:27
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Posted By bollywood
What original question? I get how the video...

What original question?

I get how the video trick was done.

I just pointed out that "forced choice" can go wrong when some posters said it can't.

And that 'suggestion' is just a way of diverting...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:25
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Posted By bollywood
What's the difference between being a mentalist...

What's the difference between being a mentalist and stage trickery?

I'm not clear what you mean by that.

Would it be okay to pretend to be psychic for the illusion of the act?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:20
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Posted By bollywood
Does the TV show with 'hypnotism' tell people...

Does the TV show with 'hypnotism' tell people that what they are about to see isn't factual?

Does he use hypnosis. Or not?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:06
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Posted By bollywood
Wait. You say he is hypnotizing people but he...

Wait. You say he is hypnotizing people but he doesn't say that he is.

That's two different statements.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:45
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Posted By bollywood
It could as easily be said that people who think...

It could as easily be said that people who think they're seeing hypnosis, or bought Detren's book because they thought he uses it in his act, are in line for 'taking money off people.'

I almost...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:34
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Posted By bollywood
The thread isn't about what psychics do or don't...

The thread isn't about what psychics do or don't do.

It's about Derren if he's pretending to use psychology in an act, or hypnosis, and he isn't really using it, then it's hairsplitting for him to...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:08
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Posted By bollywood
And yet when performers like Derren scoff at...

And yet when performers like Derren scoff at psychics and 'debunk' them, that is taken seriously.

If he's convincing a TV audience that he's doing something scientific or using hypnosis, that is...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:48
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Posted By bollywood
I think some people get annoyed that he presents...

I think some people get annoyed that he presents as doing something he's not, in his acts, while posing as a debunker.

Here's an example of how Derren pretends to use psychology when it's just a...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:06
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Posted By bollywood
Picked the bolt first due to...

Picked the bolt first due to suggestion?

Probably not.

I'm not saying the magician won't get there by process of elimination.

But there's no way via suggestion to make someone pick the bolt...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:09
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Posted By bollywood
What argument do you have about mediums? Do you...

What argument do you have about mediums? Do you know what my hypothesis about mediums is? I ask because posters who say that often misquote me.

I doubt suggestion works all the time, or who knows...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:21
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Posted By bollywood
Possibly so, in that the way the trick is done,...

Possibly so, in that the way the trick is done, is mundane and even disappointing, compared to how impressive it looks when performed.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:58
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Posted By bollywood
What I mean by verbal suggestion is that she...

What I mean by verbal suggestion is that she chose the bolt first, just because of the order in which it was said, or the emphasis on the word bolt, or such. That a lot of amateur magicians believe...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:02
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Posted By bollywood
Not sure why you keep referencing other threads,...

Not sure why you keep referencing other threads, that were pretty successful as far as I'm concerned.

I accept that the video we saw was a reasonably good magic trick.

What I said was that I expect...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 18:36
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Posted By bollywood
But I don't find it hard to believe in basic...

But I don't find it hard to believe in basic magic techniques.

I just don't think they work as well as you say.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 17:09
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Posted By bollywood
Luring them over state lines if it involves sex,...

Luring them over state lines if it involves sex, is a crime. This could occur within the state, too.

They don't have to be physically escorted.

It's called enticement.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 16:40
Replies: 183
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Posted By bollywood
Did anyone think that the success of Derren's...

Did anyone think that the success of Derren's trick had something to do with where the blogger was sitting ( as she mentions it in the beginning) and that her row, seat number and her question could...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 16:21
Replies: 1,167
Views: 37,054
Posted By bollywood
The Muskims I knew had the dog as a pet though,...

The Muskims I knew had the dog as a pet though, not guard dog.

It is just that the breed is accepted. Not all dogs.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 13:10
Replies: 183
Views: 6,004
Posted By bollywood
This blogger claims she is a Derren Brown fan and...

This blogger claims she is a Derren Brown fan and wasn't a stooge when she was picked for this trick.

Anyone know how it was done.

It was probably simple. Most likely no suggestion and no...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 12:39
Replies: 183
Views: 6,004
Posted By bollywood
Here is another explanation as to why suggestion...

Here is another explanation as to why suggestion isn't as powerful a tool in pulling off an act as some want you to believe, and why it probably isn't used in magic acts as much as magicians want...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 12:05
Replies: 1,167
Views: 37,054
Posted By bollywood
And yet if this had occurred in another situation...

And yet if this had occurred in another situation in my country, like an under age schoolgirl being lured by a man to cross the state line, it would indeed be called child abuse and the man would be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 08:22
Replies: 1,167
Views: 37,054
Posted By bollywood
And yet in SA there is a desert dog that is...

And yet in SA there is a desert dog that is accepted by many.
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