Category: Hypnosis

Reaching the Swamp Hag in your spare time

The Swamp Hag is an interesting figure. She’s difficult to reach. Most folks who seek her out never reach her. Once you do, the danger isn’t over. You have to be smart about the question you ask. You might get the answer you asked… Continue Reading “Reaching the Swamp Hag in your spare time”

The hypnotic teaching paradox

Saw this on a hypnosis discussion forum: “I have my first client coming round later this morning and wanted to ask a quick hypnotherapy question. How do you hypnosis someone? What’s the best way to learn in the next 2 hours? Would it help… Continue Reading “The hypnotic teaching paradox”

Joan of Arc’s much older husband

Overheard while near a game of trivia: “According to a survey, 12% of Americans believe Joan of Arc was married to whom?” I’ll admit that I chewed on that one and didn’t find the answer. But I could have guessed it. Because the answer… Continue Reading “Joan of Arc’s much older husband”

When darkness defeats darkness

You’ve heard the story before: Darkness doesn’t dispel darkness – only light can. What that means is you can’t fight hate, fear and anger with more hate, fear and anger. It takes love, compassion and understanding to do that. No arguments here. But that’s… Continue Reading “When darkness defeats darkness”

If it’s in a dragon’s hoard, it must be good

It’s one of the great archetypes: A powerful dragon, radiating physical things like heat and smoke, abstract things like savagery and destruction. These great and dreaded wyrms have the means to destroy entire villages – even entire kingdoms. Defeating one is an act of… Continue Reading “If it’s in a dragon’s hoard, it must be good”

The last train out of victimhood – leaving now

I’m sending the first issue of Phronesis Accelerator out in a few moments. If you’ve been procrastinating, you’re cutting it awfully fine. Here’s what the issue empowers you to do: Create your power. This will make the PC police cry, but the victimisation hurt… Continue Reading “The last train out of victimhood – leaving now”

17 ways to create epiphanies when you need them

Is there anything more magical and satisfying than an epiphany? It’s less like getting a new idea and more like becoming a new person. It a moment, your brain lights up and you can see a new answer. There’s nothing like it – it’s… Continue Reading “17 ways to create epiphanies when you need them”

The slave who charmed, embarrassed and taught his way to freedom

If anyone had earned the right to be a victim, it was Epictetus. He was born into slavery. Surrounded by the heart of civilisation and free citizens of the Empire, he was owned by someone else. More than that, he was physically disabled. Either… Continue Reading “The slave who charmed, embarrassed and taught his way to freedom”

Do emotions empower you or ensnare you?

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Salvor Hardin, The Foundation Consider each of the following emotions: Anger of all kinds. Bonus points go to outragism, where you trawl social media for things to get mad at. “Oh, good, a politician on… Continue Reading “Do emotions empower you or ensnare you?”

Are you going to be a phrony or a victim?

The deadline for Phronesis Accelerator’s first issue looms. You have less than two days before it’s too late to pick up the first issue. If you haven’t chosen already, now’s the time. Are you going to be the hero of your story? Or the… Continue Reading “Are you going to be a phrony or a victim?”

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