Silva Method

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Silva Method

A method of hypnosis and mind control developed in the 1970s by an electronics engineer, Jose Silva. According to Silva, mind control is a kind of dynamic meditation, which is optimised by having the patient think in alpha-pattern brain wavelengths. The alpha pattern occurs at 10 cycles per second, and is typical of daydreaming; this contrasts to the deeper 4- to 7-Hz cycle/second theta pattern, which is sought in yoga and transcendental meditation. Some workers believe that Silva mind control may be dangerous to the emotionally unstable.
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When I met Jonsson in Manila in 1988, I arranged for him to give a talk to the members of the Philippine Paranormal Research Society and graduates of my Silva Mind Control course and to demonstrate his powers, to which he readily agreed.
I see nothing to distinguish alien abduction--in its high moonshine content--from such other foolishness as astrology, Silva Mind Control (we once had a babysitter who swore she could find a parking place in Harvard Square by focusing her mind), pyramid power, numerology, the orgone box, phlogiston, Scientology, alchemy and the presence of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts--all of them wacko responses to the normal anxieties of everyday life.
There are many other pseudo-scientific-oriented sects, such as Scientology, Silva Mind Control, and est groups; still others are politically oriented, such as Larouche's Labor Party, still active in Mexico, and DHIAC (Integral Human Development Association)--an ultra-right wing, Catholic fringe group.
jogging, health foods, tai chi, Esalen, hypnotism, modern dance, meditation, Silva Mind Control, Arica, acupuncture, sex therapy, Reichian therapy, and More House-a smorgasbord course in New Consciousness.