Art of Sword
Once there was this Japanese dude.
An old school swordsman.
Fought and killed a bunch of people.
Decided to write a book about the philosophy of being a Samurai.
Today, that book is still read.
It’s kind of like the Art of War by Sun Tzu.
A collection of battle strategies and philosophies.
They are similar in that the people that read these are not Samurai or seasoned military warriors.
They are business people and those in general who want some insights into daily life.
Because, as you know, daily life is a battle.
It’s never easy.
So it’s good having a collection of ideas and strategies to help you out.
Or at the very least, understand we humans have been dealing with these same silly issues since the dawn of time.
One of the ideas in The Book of Five Rings, by Samurai Miyomoto Misashi is the once you see something somewhere, you’ll see it everywhere.
This is a function of our brain.
Our brains are a pattern recognition device.
Once you train your brain to see a pattern in one place, it will see it everywhere.
One fantastic experience I had with this when I noticed a similarity in structure between humor and hypnosis.
In hypnosis, they have something called “phonological ambiguity.”
Two words that have the same sound but different meaning.
Used cleverly during an otherwise normal conversation, these can fade the brain of your target.
They can sort of get “two” meanings at once from your message.
And they’ll kind of wonder which of those two meanings is correct while you’re speaking.
There are a lot of these kinds of patterns in covert hypnosis.
“Did he mean this, or did he mean that?”
Most of the time when we communicate, the meaning is clear, and we rarely pay much attention to it.
But carefully placed ambiguities within a message catches their brain.
Keeps their brain.
And while they’re wondering what the heck what you just said, you’re still talking.
Sliding all kinds of ideas into their brains.
This is why things are “funny.”
They make our brains feel different than normal.
A funny joke is a quick bolt of “WTF?”
A hypnotic communication is much more of a slow, drawn out, “WTF?”
Groucho Marx was the king of ambiguous humor.
His most famous:
“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana!”
Studying the linguistics of covert hypnosis can do wonders for your social status.
And if you happen to ever speak from the stage, you can trance out as many people, at once, as you want.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.