The California Gold Rush of 1849

It was here, in this sleepy valley, that the American Dream was re-defined. An accidental discovery near the obscure American River would forever change a young nation. The simple life would no longer be enough. In its place would come a new kind of lifestyle: entrepreneurial, wide-open, free. The new American dream: to get rich; to make a fortune–quickly.

Instant wealth was here for the taking. All across America, young men made the decision to go to California. Every city, every hamlet would send its brightest, its strongest, to California–and eagerly await their triumphant return home. They came from Europe, Asia, and South America in search of instant riches.

It was one of the greatest adventures the world had ever seen.

In the early 1840s, California was a distant outpost that only a handful of Americans had seen. The sleepy port that would become San Francisco had just a few hundred residents.

One of the wealthiest people in the region was John Sutter–an affable Swiss immigrant who came to California in 1839, intent on building his own private empire. Sutter soon built a fort, amassed 12,000 head of cattle, and took on hundreds of workers. His most prolific crop was debt. He owed money to creditors as far away as Russia. But Sutter was a man with a dream; a dream of a vast agricultural domain that he would control.

By the mid 1840s, more and more Americans were trickling into California by wagon and ship. Sutter welcomed the newcomers–he saw them as subjects for his self-styled kingdom. But Sutter had no idea that the trickle would become a flood–a deluge of humanity that would destroy his dream. Sutter’s undoing began 50 miles northeast of his fort on the American River. In late 1847, James Marshall and about 20 men were sent to the river by Sutter to build a sawmill–to provide lumber for Sutter’s growing ranch. The sawmill was nearly complete when a glint of something caught Marshall’s eye. It was January 24th, 1848.

James Marshall

“I reached my hand down and picked it up; it made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold. The piece was about half the size and shape of a pea. Then I saw another.”

After making the greatest find in the history of the West, Marshall and the other workers went back to work. But they kept stumbling upon more gold. Still in disbelief, Marshall took samples back to Sutter’s Fort. Sutter and Marshall tested the shiny metal as best they could–a tattered encyclopedia gave them clues. It was gold, they concluded–but neither man was happy about it.

Sutter was building an agricultural fiefdom–he didn’t want the competition that gold-seekers might bring. And Marshall had a sawmill to build–gold hunters would just get in his way. So they made a pact to keep the discovery a secret.

But it wasn’t long before stories of gold filtered into the surrounding countryside. Yet there was no race to the American River. The news of Marshall’s gold was just another fantastic tale–too unlikely to be believed.

The gold rush needed a booster, and Sam Brannan was the man. A San Francisco merchant, Brannan was a skilled craftsman of hype. Eventually, the gold rush would make him the richest person in California–but Sam Brannan never mined for gold. He had a different scheme–a plan he set into motion by running through the streets of San Francisco shouting about Marshall’s discovery. As proof, Brannan held up a bottle of gold dust. It was a masterstroke that would spark the rush for gold–and make Brannan rich.

Brannan keenly understood the laws of supply and demand. His wild run through San Francisco came just after he had purchased every pick axe, pan and shovel in the region. A metal pan that sold for twenty cents a few days earlier, was now available from Brannan for fifteen dollars. In just nine weeks he made thirty-six thousand dollars.

By the winter of 1848, whispers of a gold strike had drifted eastward across the country–but few easterners believed. It was an age when rumors were discounted–and government officials were revered. The gold discovery needed validation, and President James Polk delivered just that in early December, 1848:

President James Polk:

“The accounts of the abundance of gold in that territory are of such extraordinary character as would scarcely command belief were they not corroborated by authentic reports of officers in the public service.”

Polk’s confirmation reached deep into the soul of millions. His simple words were a powerful call to action. Farmers left their fields; merchants closed their shops; soldiers left their posts–and made plans for California. Newspapers fanned the fires.

Horace Greeley the of New York Tribune:

“Fortune lies upon the surface of the earth as plentiful as the mud in our streets. We look for an addition within the next four years equal to at least One Thousand Million of Dollars to the gold in circulation.”

By early 1849, gold fever was an epidemic. Discussions of gold could be heard at nearly every kitchen table in the nation. Young men explained to their wives that a year apart would be worth the hardship.

Miner Melvin Paden:

“Jane, I left you and them boys to procure a little property by the sweat of my brow so that we could have a place of our own-that I might not be a dog for other

people any longer.”

They said their goodbyes and streamed west in unison–thousands of young adventurers with a collective dream–a year of pain in return for a lifetime of riches. They were dubbed “forty-niners” because they left home in 1849. When they would return, was another matter entirely.

By mid 1849, the easy gold was gone–but the 49ers kept coming. There was still gold in the riverbeds, but it was getting harder and harder to find. A typical miner spent 10 hours a day knee-deep in ice cold water, digging, sifting, washing. It was backbreaking labor that yielded less and less.

As panning became less effective, the miners moved to more advanced techniques for extracting the precious metal. But it was a losing battle as the gold reserves were declining and the number of miners was increasing dramatically. The atmosphere of friendly camaraderie so prevalent a year or two earlier, was all but gone by 1850. Forty-niners who expected to make their fortune in a few days found themselves digging for month after month–year after year–with little to show for the effort. Frustration and depression was rampant.

Out of despair, many 49ers turned to poker and other forms of gambling in hopes of snatching the quick fortunes that had eluded them in the rivers. When that didn’t work, many turned to crime. Jails, unnecessary a few years earlier, were soon filled. Hangings became common–almost matter of fact.

49er John Bucroft

“I take this opportunity of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you in good health. Me and Charley is sentenced to be hung at five o’clock for a robbery. Give my best to Frank and Sam.”

Many gave up the dream and went home to the east. Others stayed on–just one more year they hoped. One more year and they’d strike it rich. And there were the occasional lucky strikes well into the 1850s–just enough good news to encourage the masses to continue digging. Most failed every day, but they kept on–year after year. Dejected, disappointed, many would never return home to loved ones back east–they would die in California, broken by a dream that never came true.

Although the gold in the California hills eventually ran out–the impact of the gold rush era lives on. California was shaped by the adventurers who stayed–to form the idea that is California today: a place that accepts and nurtures risk takers.

John Sutter never saw the opportunity of gold. He couldn’t alter his vision–and left the state. But as Sutter and those like him departed, the new Californians came and kept coming. People who could adapt to constant changes; people who saw opportunity at every corner; people who longed for a more exciting life, and weren’t afraid to grab it.

It was a dream that precious few ever actually realized–but it’s a dream that lives on.

The Internet and her Marketing Capabilities

On April 30, 1995, the government and the organizations that built this system from scratch,released it and Internet traffic was handed over to commercial networks. While the NSF is still funding research and setting guidelines for network providers, new infrastructure will be built and maintained by offsprings of telephone companies and other organizations. Scientist developing networking technology in the 1960’s knew that what they were building would be far bigger than themselves; nobody, however , could have predicted the explosion in Internet access and interest in the past several years.

The original designers didn’t even think email would be something people would want. Commercial networks, students, and even Internet cafes are scrambling to

sign up and be part of a technological revolution. It is important for us to remember that the real revolution took place two decades ago — today’s

technology just rides on the wave of yesteryear.

The Marketing Capabilities of the Internet compares to the California Gold Rush.

Who was the REAL entrepreneur of the California Gold Rush?

The answer is Sam Brannan.

“The gold rush needed a booster, and Sam Brannan was the man. A San Francisco merchant, Brannan was a skilled craftsman of hype. Eventually, the gold rush

would make him the richest person in California–but Sam Brannan never mined for gold.

He had a different scheme–a plan he set into motion by running through the streets of San Francisco shouting about Marshall’s discovery. As proof, Brannan

held up a bottle of gold dust. It was a masterstroke that would spark the rush for gold–and make Brannan rich.

Brannan keenly understood the laws of supply and demand. His wild run through San Francisco came just after he had purchased every pick axe, pan and shovel in the region. A metal pan that sold for twenty cents a few days earlier, was now available from Brannan for fifteen dollars. In just nine weeks he made thirty-six thousand dollars.”

Who was the REAL entrepreneur of Internet Marketing?

The answer is Bill Gates and Microsoft.

Bill Gates did not choose to produce personal computers(the Gold in the Gold Rush). He chose to produce the best and most used software to make the personal

computers operate (the same as Brannans pick axes and pan and shovels).

And that is where the Internet Gold Rush stands today –Professional Software to assist in finding gold in the Internet Marketing.

So, the geniuses in the California Gold Rush and the Internet Marketing Gold Rush were Sam Brannan and Bill Gates.

We, at the Software R Us Club are convinced that a vein of gold lies in providing professional software to allow everyone the opportunity to stake their claim in the Internet Marketing Gold Rush.

And, just remember… Sam Brannan and Bill Gates were right.

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Two Science-Art Philosophies – Utopia or Oblivion?

A warning to the reader: This article argues that modern science has been turned upside down, revealing the remedy to Steven Hawking’s observation that the greatest mistake humanity has ever made was to invent artificial intelligence. The correction to that mistake necessitates an up-to-date familiarity with Buckminster Fuller and C P Snow’s third culture, in which human survival is about gaining a new perspective on the unification of Science with Art.

Rather than this new perspective constituting an attack upon science, it draws attention to the crucial importance of Fuller and Snow’s synergistic Science-Art concepts. The effort to place those concepts within the perspective associated with very recent, crucial scientific discoveries, will allow for a better understanding of the nature of reality, in particular, relevant to carcinogenic growth and development.

The Feb-Mar 2016 issue of Philosophy Now contained an article by Magdalena Scholle about how the philosopher, Nietzsche, inspired Dali. Her observation that Nietzsche’s first book The Birth of Tragedy deserves particular attention by art critics, is now one of pivotal scientific importance. Evidence exists to demonstrate that Dali’s intuitive assessment of Nietzsche’s Two spirits of art, as he diagnosed it, included one spirit being an expression of an inner stereoscopic evolutionary phenomenon.

Scientists argued that Dali’s well known obsession with what he called “stereoscopic art” failed to resonate directly to the viewers’ vision. During 2003, asymmetrical electromagnetic 3D viewing glasses were manufactured and later sold along with their patent (USD669522 – 3D glasses) to the entertainment industry. The scientists that created them noted that some of the paintings by the artists, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne, when viewed through their glasses, depicted stereoscopic images. The philosopher of science, Immanuel Kant, laid the ethical foundations of the Electromagnetic Golden Age of Danish Science. Both he and the philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas, had diagnosed Plato’s search for an artistic ethic as being an asymmetrical electromagnetic vision belonging to the creative mind.

Dali’s passionately felt inner stereoscopic artistic inspiration has now been made visible and measurable, as an evolutionary process. This fact warrants the critical attention by philosophers of art that Scholle advocated. Asymmetrical electromagnetic visual observation now reveals that artists all over the world, during the 21st Century, unconsciously paint much more dramatic 3D stereoscopic images than artists throughout recorded history. The critical attention to this by philosophers of art will involve overcoming the severe culture shock of medical science being turned upside down by the new stereoscopic awareness. This is ethically preferable to the entertainment industry ignoring it.

Eminent epidemiologists have noted that an acceleration of the commercial manufacture of stereoscopic 3D information and communication devices has brought about a dysfunctional 3D global epidemic. This problem was summed up within an MIT Technology Review by David Zax July 29, 2011 entitled, Does 3D Hurt Your Eyes? Yes, Says Science – Now how do we fix the stereoscopic mess we’ve gotten ourselves into? Zax refers to a paper published in the American Government’s National Institute of Health’s Medical Journal of Vision, July 21, 2011, in which it states “The paper almost treats 3D like a strain of some virus that can’t be contained, only treated. The assumption appears to be that 3D is here to stay, and that as good epidemiologists we must do what we can to mitigate the damage it inflicts.”

The natural evolution of stereoscopic inner vision and the stereoscopic epidemic explains Nietzsches’ ‘two spirits of art’, referred to by Scholle. The above mentioned culture shock embraces the same problem that C P Snow attributed to the functioning of mainstream science’s mindset. Einstein’s governing ‘Premier law of all of the sciences’ the universal heat death law, is now an obsolete understanding of the second law of thermodynamics, which incorrectly sentences all life in the universe to frozen extinction. Quantum biological cancer research’s living information flows in the opposite direction to second law thermodynamic heat-loss energy.

Isaac Newton considered that mechanical first cause principles were “pretentious hypothesis”. Although Einstein harboured doubts about quantum mechanics’ infallibility, his understanding of the second law, based upon mechanical logic, can no longer to be considered as the premier law of all of the sciences.

In the second Edition of Encyclopaedia Perthensis, or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge, Volume 14, printed in Edinburgh by John Brown in 1816, Newton’s first principle logic causing gravitational force has been quoted under the entry ‘Mechanical’ on page 118. Newton most emphatically stated that the cause of gravity is not mechanical. Under the entry, ‘Mechanically’ he demonstrated that mechanical gravitation first cause principles are pretentious. This information is quoted from Newton’s published 28th Query Discussions, in the second edition of his journal, Opticks. Newton based his denunciation of mechanical first principle logic upon the work of ancient Greek scientists, “… who made a vacuum and atoms and the gravity of atoms the first principles of their philosophy tacitly attributing gravity to some other cause than dense matter.”

Whether Newton was right or wrong is irrelevant. Quantum mechanics and its offspring cannot deliver first cause principle logic that has been derived from the false assumption that Newton held gravity to be caused by the mass of objects in space.

This authentic argument reveals that science is being turned upside down, and it correlates with Snow’s argument that modern science does not communicate about evolutionary biological processes, because it has no insight into the true nature of the second law. The absence of scientific synergistic communication within mechanical and biological dialogue requires that substantial evidence be provided, in particular, concerning the process of inner stereoscopic evolution.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (vol. 101 no. 27, 2004) included the paper, Binocularity and Brain Evolution in Primates. It stated that while stereoscopic vision in primates is extremely complex, its “evolutionary purpose is unknown”. Conversely, The British Medical Journal on the 6th of August, 1953 ( vol 2, issue 4831) published the paper Evolution of Binocular and Stereoscopic Vision in Man and Other Animals. In its conclusion, the question is asked whether complex inner stereoscopic vision within the human mind will ensure human survival or be used to destroy civilisation. This paper led to further in-depth research and discovery, of immense human survival importance, that has been disregarded by mainstream science. Scientists such as CP Snow, the Nobel laureate, Szent-Gyorgyi and Buckminster Fuller, all realised that this dysfunctional aspect of scientific research, unless rectified, would lead to the end of civilisation.

The stereoscopic research of the British scientists remained isolated from mainstream science until 2012, when it was fused into quantum biology by Professor Massimo Pregnolato and Professor Paolo Manzelli, recipients of that year’s Giorgio Napolitano Medal, awarded on behalf of the Republic of Italy. Together with the Italian artist, Roberto Denti, they linked Science-Art Research in Australia to their Italian quantum biology discoveries as being an integral part of the 21st Century Renaissance, a rebirth of the ancient Platonic Greek Science for ethical ends.

Also, in 2012, the physicist Guy Deutscher’s book of the year, Through the Language Glass upgraded the discarded 19th Century evolutionary linguistic colour perception theories of the British Prime Minister, William Gladstone and the German philosopher of biological science, Wolfgang von Goethe. The resulting neurological science was compatible with the Australian-Italian Science-Art quantum biology research findings. Furthermore, the evolutionary process of unconscious artistic intuition, observable though asymmetrical electromagnetic stereoscopic glasses provided for important optics research expanding upon the use of optical mathematics theory during the 1980s. The measurement of the life force governing seashell growth and development through space time, reprinted by the world’s largest technological research institute, IEEE, in 1990, as an important 20th Century discovery, is recorded in the online book, C P Snow and the NASA high Energy Project.

Dali dismissed Descartes’ science research axiom, “I think therefore I am”, writing in favour of Freud’s first principle being the “Joy of Life” paradigm. Platonic ethical emotional first cause principles were associated with the nature of infinity by many philosophers of science including Newton, Liebniz and Georg Cantor. Cantor’s mathematical theories now uphold most of modern science. However, his theory of ‘actual’ infinity completely upset the modern scientific mind, which for many years has been governed by an obsolete understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. That law led to the evolutionary belief that the living process must move toward extinction. Within this mindset, the concept that life could possibly evolve toward infinity by embracing infinite fractal logic technologies would seem impossible. Cantor, one of history’s most famous mathematicians, become the most detested one for his highly contentious paradigm, “The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds.”

In, Beyond Infinity: Georg Cantor and Leopold Kronecker’s Dispute over Transfinite Numbers, the author Patrick Carey wrote that the mathematician, David Hilbert, famous for his development of Hilbert space, basic to the foundation of functional analysis, wholeheartedly supported Cantor’s work. He defended it by claiming that it was “nothing less than the finest product of mathematical genius and one of the supreme achievements of purely intellectual human activity.” The author of Brainfilling Curves, Jeffery Ventrella, researcher of infinite boundaries of fractal curves, wrote that Hilbert’s work was about different kinds of infinity, beyond mainstream science, in the highly vilified Cantorian sense.

The human cell changes its geometrical shape when it is poised to transmit first principle cause information, as it divides itself as an infinite fractal expression. In his 2009 article, The Human Genome in 3 Dimensions, Brandon Keim provides the highest resolution picture ever of the genome’s 3D structure at that critical moment. Its fractal shape and not just its DNA content transmits health information in a manner “which remains largely unexplained by traditional” genomic science. In mathematical terms, the cell employs a geometrical shape belonging to the Hilbert curve family structure. Georg Cantor had thoroughly researched the Platonic Greek Science that Newton saw as being the correct authority on first cause principle logic, functioning within their infinite universes.

We can now explain about Kant and Levinas’s asymmetrical electromagnetic ethics in a more sociable manner, in particular, to reveal how to obtain first cause principles concerning the nature of dysfunctional carcinogenic growth and development. They agreed with Plato that traditional art was unethical. This can be explained by referring to the spirit of Greek art being enhanced by the culture of the Roman Empire. The Roman Colosseum, hailed within Roman culture as the epitome of Greek art, in which the mathematics employed in its construction were used to construct beautiful aqueducts, carrying fresh water to the city of Rome. This was touted as being artistically superior to the artistic construction of useless Egyptian pyramids. We can argue that the Colosseum’s Science-Art form, used to stage sadistic acts of murder for the entertainment of the populace, was an unethical art form. This dysfunctional tradition of Science-Art echoes the cause of the global stereoscopic 3D epidemic, of concern to epidemiologists.

The 3D virus of concern to the epidemiologists is transmitted to the human mind through an artistic collaboration with contaminated mathematics. Through the global acceleration of information and communication devices this virus has become an incurable epidemic. The virus appears to be a strain of the mathematical dysfunctional intent placed into poker machines, where aesthetically pleasing sounds and colour images can bring about a heroin-like addiction, compelling some people to play themselves into a state of bankruptcy. Vast governmental revenue from legalised poker machine gambling echoes the structure of the global stock market, in which the world debt of 200 trillion dollars cannot be paid.

The functioning of living cells as an electromagnetic unit is well understood and its associated ethical nature can be considered to belong to an infinite universal evolutionary purpose. Nietzsche’s traditional understanding of the spirit of art is confined to the flow of carcinogenic heat death logic. Living information can manipulate its way through the infinite geometrical shape of the cell poised to divide itself, however, the flow of heat death energy, flowing in the opposite direction can contribute no relevant information concerning that process. However, Dali’s stereoscopic science intuitions are sympathetic to the spirit of the electromagnetic stereoscopic first cause non-carcinogenic information, transmitted to the daughter cell as a first cause logic communication, in the evolution of emotional consciousness.

At the very moment of cell division we see that its infinite geometrical shape does not allow the traditional spirit of art to predominate in the human evolutionary process, but utilises one associated with infinite stereoscopic inner vision.

The author of Living Cells are Electromagnetic Units, Dr Riejo Makela M. D., has spent a lifetime arguing that,“By using the closed circuit systems [obeying obsolete carcinogenic heat death law] when studying living cells, the scientists of today reject the obligatory existence of magnetic fields with electric fields.” He argues that within this mindset, an understanding of first cause cancer growth and development is prevented. He is one of many scientists that have pointed out that traditional mathematics is unable to describe first cause principles involved in solving the conundrum of how, after cell division, both cells are identical.

Dali’s stereoscopic theories can appear to be associated with an intuitive Greek logic about first principles, much the same as the New York Library of Science in 1957 published the book Babylonian Mythology and Modern Science, which stated that Einstein derived his theory of relativity from the mythological mathematical intuition belonging to Babylonian culture. C P Snow in his Science-Art Third Culture modified both Dali and Einstein’s intuitive origins, in which 21st Century quantum mechanics’s evolution of stereoscopic vision later became a rigorous foundation for the new upside-down science. Snow’s Science-Art theories, specifically different from traditional, unethical Science-Art logic, transposed Newton’s first principle logic, and Dali’s emotional intuitions, into potentially practical technological aspects of the abovementioned Deutscher linguistic colour perception theories.

The 2013 discovery that the junk DNA helix communicates health and wellbeing information to DNA, and is considered to be using an inner stereoscopic 3D language is now of crucial importance. In 2004, Harvard University, Massachusetts University and the Royal Danish Consulate, held an international symposium to explain to the world about the social importance of the message of the electromagnetic Golden Age of Danish Science. They noted that it had been mostly written in Danish and not translated, making it “invisible to English speaking scholarship.” This article is an attempt to help the remarkable upside-down mainstream science to synergise with C P Snow and Buckminster Fuller’s human survival Third Culture, in the name of Utopia or Oblivion.

The Science-Art Solution to Climate Change

During my 1978 Artist-in-residency at the University of Adelaide I wrote to black hole physicists around the world pointing out that when Einstein’s mathematical theories were subjected to the universal forces obeying the law of equal and opposite reaction, then later his worldview of physics reality would have to be rewritten.

My theories were recorded in Australian newspaper articles and were attacked by influential scientists as being nonsense. However, two world famous black hole physicists, John Taylor and Remo Ruffini, came to my defence and the argument became a topic of international scientific speculation.

In 1979 the Science Unit of Australian National Television documented the life’s work of seven world famous scientists and included my Science-Art theories into their eight-part series, The Scientists – Profiles of Discovery. This was screened internationally and my section was sub-titled, Pope – The Catalyst. The Director of the Science Unit of Australian National Television considered that my research was acting as a catalyst for the introduction of a more advanced biological science. He held that my theories held information demonstrating that Einstein’s mathematical structure of reality does not apply to biological systems.

A human catalyst does not contribute monumental acts of intellect to the World. He or she somehow allows great scientific changes to occur by introducing a very small amount of information that makes great changes happen. In my case for example, once Plato’s ethical sacred geometrical mathematics was shown to belong to biological science then quantum mechanical mathematical logic begins to fall apart.

Plato held that both ethical and unethical artistic thought-forms existed. These were created by the functioning of the magnetic properties of lodestone, which he associated with the workings of a universal life force. He related electromagnetic geometrical properties of lightning to be interacting with the evolution of consciousness. This process can be associated with the formation of other geometrical patterns in nature, such as when sunlight causing evaporation of wet mud results in the formation of geometrical patterns. Einstein’s mathematics on the other hand, can be considered illusionary, being based upon a geometrical point having no width, breadth or depth. Plato referred to such mathematicians as prisoners forced to obey the shadowy illusions of reality described in his Parable of the Cave.

Norbert Wiener, the father of modern cybernetics, invented it as a weapon of destruction. He later realized it was far more dangerous than all out atomic warfare. Wiener then realized that his evolutionary Progress in Physics belonged to Plato’s ethical cybernetics mathematics. Cybernetic geometry is about emotional consciousness existing in two forms, one biologically creative and the other biologically destructive. The creative cybernetics is programmed to utilize aspects from a multidimensional universe beyond the comprehension of primitive tribal science. The extreme aggressiveness of the thought-form functioning belonging to the mathematicians held captive within Plato’s cave of illusory reality was simply a normal state of evolving tribal consciousness.

Einstein’s obligation to aggressive tribal science is made clear within a Chinese text of the oldest military treatise in the world. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected”. Plato’s saviours in his futuristic The Republic can be considered to be his “Guardians” of a new artistic creative biological science developing the forces equal and opposite to the primitive forces of chaotic destruction. Plato’s ethical mathematics appears to be about how civilization can become part of the health of the universe in order to avoid the extinction that happened to the seemingly warlike armour-plated dinosaur fossils unearthed by ancient Greek explorers.

DNA now indisputably demonstrates that this aggressive compulsive action for a species to harm itself is now undergoing a human survival thought-form transition. Tribal science’s destructive cybernetic thought-form actions can be replaced by its creative cybernetic reactionary counterpart. Plato’s Academy as a medical institute, in the light of recent Science-Art neurological discoveries, is clearly entering into a creative era, replacing the destructive cybernetic mathematical Art of War with Plato’s ethical sacred geometrical cybernetics. After some 2400 years the nature of Plato’s antidote to this scientific dilemma has become evident, as is explained in this article.

Plato’s Academy was established 45 years after the Golden Age of Greek ‘tribal’ Democracy collapsed when its leader, Pericles, died of the great plague that decimated the Athenian population during its war with the Spartans. It became accepted knowledge among educated Greeks that “tribal democracy carried some sort of emotional thought-form disease.” As Dr Warren Lidz at Bentley College’s Department of Philosophy has pointed out, “Greek philosophy can be adequately understood only if one recognizes that it arose in conjunction with ancient medical theory”.

During the Golden age of Islamic Science the Arab mathematician and physicist, Ibn al-Haytham, commonly referred to as the Father of modern optics, proclaimed that Plato’s optical mathematical science embraced an ethical component. His research introduced ethical sacred geometrical theories to Western tribal science. However, he remained confused about associating ethical mathematics with Plato’s optical concept of infinity. My Research Centre in Australia decided to resolve this centuries old mathematical dilemma, once and for all, in order to understand how tribal science can make the transition to its human survival creative mathematical counterpart.

My attendance at the 1979 Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, provided me with the opportunity to converse with Neils Bohr’s colleague, Kun Huang, leading the Chinese Physics Delegation at the World Summit Meeting of Science. We resolved how the Centre in Australia could become the first research institute in the world to demonstrate how the life-force mathematically directs the evolution of life-forms. Plato’s ethical sacred Science-Art geometry was inscribed into the World’s seashell fossil record and therefore computer programs could determine if Plato’s ethical optical life-force mathematics did or did not evolve to infinity. If they did then Einstein’s mathematics would clearly be illusory as Plato predicted.

During the 1980s the Centre designed computer programs using Plato’s infinite mathematics to measure the direction that the life-force was taking evolution in. Einstein had no idea that Plato’s infinite mathematical system was based upon fractal geometrical logic. It was noted by the Smithonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System, The Concept of Fractal Cosmos: 1. Anaxagoras’ Cosmology in 2001, that Anaxagoras had developed infinite fractal mathematics to explain the existence of the life-force. Einstein did not realize that Anaxagoras’ electromagnetic geometrical logic was based upon a biological aspect of infinite fractal geometrical logic. To Einstein that was an impossibility as his quantum mathematical worldview demanded the extinction of all life in the universe, so it could not be evolving toward infinity.

Also during the 1980s, the Centre programmed Plato’s ethical infinite fractal Science-Art logic within computer programs to generate the evolving future seashell geometrical forms from their earlier ancestral fossilized forms. The seashell simulations generated, matched perfectly with present day seashells. This demonstrated the presence of a life-force guiding an evolutionary development of species that would, according to the mathematics, continue infinitely. To the Centre this demonstrated that there was a need for a new understanding regarding Einstein’s mathematical worldview. Clearly it is now necessary for his worldview to be balanced with a Newtonian equal and opposite force, a life-force, that in biological systems enables the evolution of life-forms to continue infinitely. Whilst prevailing tribal science acclaimed certain optical aspects of the seashell experiment it had no interest whatsoever in any criticism of Einstein’s worldview.

The world’s largest technological research institute, IEEE in Washington, acclaimed the seashell findings as an important optical mathematic discovery from 20th Century scientific literature. It was placed alongside such names as Louis Pasteur and Francis Crick. The Institute for Basic Research in the USA and the Centre’s mathematician later transposed the optical mathematical discovery into a physics format. As a result of this and further investigation it was noted that when Einstein’s quantum mechanical mathematics was used to generate the seashell simulations, only deformed carcinogenic images were obtainable. Therefore, Einstein’s quantum mechanical symmetrical mathematics was seen by the Centre as carcinogenic, which is consistent with what would be expected given his mechanistic science being governed by the law of chaos.

From this it now appears evident that the processes of life enjoy the advantage of a force that is able to bring order into what would otherwise degrade into chaos. Most importantly, this indicates that this new understanding of physics is set to bring about a revolution in the treatment of cancer.

This paper is being written to explain that Plato’s human survival cybernetic mathematics is directly associated with the ability to resolve many inconsistencies between our success in developing technologies that serve humanity and the increasing negative impacts of technologies on living systems. It now appears evident that tribal science has a fundamental inability to comprehend any concept involving an ethical understanding of the laws of cybernetic physics.

It is not true that Thales of Miletus during the pre-Socratic era of ancient Greece was the Father of modern Western science. His geometrical foundations upholding biological science are the very opposite to Einstein’s primitive tribal science that is very successful when dedicated to quantum mechanical atomic warfare. While Einstein’s mathematical structure was based upon the fantasy of an imaginary geometrical point, Thales’ structure was based upon an electromagnetic geometrical point interacting mathematically with the electromagnetic biosphere.

Thales experimented with the magnetic properties of lodestone to conclude that the life-force was electromagnetic. Many scientists agree that magnetic lodestone was created by lightning strikes on the mineral magnetite. Thales crushed lodestone into tiny particles revealing two different artistic geometrical patterns associated with the act of creation when electromagnetic light emerged from the dark abyss of chaos. One artistic magnetic geometrical pattern was about the forces of attraction and the other was about the forces of repulsion. Thales’ life-force consciousness had the ability to create universal purpose but only in association with its memory of chaotic reality. Both of the intelligent aspects of magnetic attraction and repulsion however, belong to the infinite purpose of creation. Thales’ life-force’s dominant creative purpose therefore, was to evolve away from unethical destructive chaos toward an ethical holographic consciousness. Einstein’s illusory geometrical worldview demanded that the life-force must return back into the chaos of the dark abyss that existed before the creation of electromagnetic light.

Isaac Newton, within his controversial published 28th Query Discussions, wrote that ancient Platonic Greek science had rejected the concept that gravity was first-caused by the mass of objects in space but was caused instead by something else, “which is certainly not mechanical”. By carefully researching ancient Greek science it becomes obvious that gravitational forces are associated with electromagnetic forces, a concept beyond the ability of tribal mathematical science to reason about.

Einstein developed his mathematical worldview from ancient Sumerian and Babylonian calendar mathematics, still in use today. During the 1970s my Science-Art research into the workings of a holographic universe established a special school for Indigenous Australians. As their tribal culture is the oldest one on earth I wanted to compare it with the later Mesopotamian mathematics.

Throughout Australia the Indigenous Dreamtime Ceremonies recall the existence of the last Ice Age as causing the Great Flood. The written linguistic art-forms originating from Mesopotamia had the gods of creation bringing about the Great Flood by using water from beneath the surface of the Earth. A life-force evolving consciousness can be assumed to have a memory of its past existence. Therefore some physics law should exist to explain why the Dreamtime thought-form memory was correct while Einstein’s development of Mesopotamian mathematical memory was not.

During the 19th Century the Danish scientist, Soren Kierkegaard, arguing from the Science-Art philosophies of Plato and Kant, proposed locating a law from the workings of the electromagnetic light of creation, which alluded to a more ennobling ethical future for humanity. He postulated that such a law could belong to the action of electromagnetic memory of an ancient past being recorded in living tribal memory.

It is obvious that such a biological law cannot be derived from Einstein’s quantum mechanical worldview derived from Mesopotamian calendar mathematics. However, neurologists are now considering that within a human survival computer program, governed by the biological first-cause principles of creative electromagnetic light, Kierkegaard’s proposed memory law should present itself. Neurologists consider it to be likely that the Australian Dreamtime ceremonies will provide reliable information supporting the evolutionary progress of a human survival physics belonging to the workings of a holographic universe.

Although an astute awareness of the new human survival science and technology can be visualized, the catalyst, the author of this article, remains in awe of those, who upon breaking free from prevailing illusory mathematical imprisonment, are capable of bringing it to fruition. Under prevailing tribal science law, mathematicians are unable to explore aspects of mathematical reality existing beyond Einstein’s worldview governed by the laws of chaos. However, millions of lively energetic people who avoid prevailing mathematics, as does the catalyst, might be pleased to learn how well balanced they are regarding Plato’s ethical cybernetic mathematical intelligence.

Plato’s ethical sacred geometric mathematics was about the electromagnetic zest of life learning how to balance the forces of nature in order to evolve toward infinity. His ethical biological cybernetic thought-form mathematics is the very opposite of the prevailing aggressive pandemic of cybernetic dysfunctional information. For example, crawling baby toddlers enjoy learning how to keep their balance when learning to walk under the surveillance of proud protective parents. This later becomes the spit-second cybernetic thought-form mathematical skills experienced by expert surfers as they emotionally interact with the array of forces generated by giant ocean waves breaking as they approach the shoreline.

This therefore can be seen as a natural human ability to cope with complex situations and is about future human survival and thrival, potentially to the satisfaction of scientists enjoying the balancing of forces such as those associated with global climate change.

DNA evidence proves that Einstein’s quantum mechanical atomic reality thought-form actions now transforming themselves into an equal and opposite reaction law functioning throughout universal reality. The time has arrived for tribal science’s mathematical structure to evolve from only the limited entropic form to incorporating its opposite creative form. Thales of Miletus is indeed the Father of this now emerging human survival science. His Science-Art theories are directly associated with the evolution of a living infinite electromagnetic holographic universe.

Anaxagoras was the first person to explain that the purpose of the nous-mind was to organize the conscious structure of the cosmos by creating two oppositely rotating electromagnetic motions having an exceptionally strong influence over living things. Both Aristotle and Plato commended Anaxagoras’ living nous-mind but insisted that its eventual purpose was to use the living rotating electromagnetic forms to generate ethical mathematics thought-form reality in the “best interests” of the infinite living universe. Evolutionary actions associated with the ethical “best interests” cybernetic thought-form reality are the opposite reactions to the thought-form cybernetics upholding The Art of War.

The historian Herodotus recorded that Thales was the first to be able to predict the year when a total solar eclipse would occur. The NASA archives have calculated that this occurred in 585 B.C. It is now a matter of life or death importance that the general public knows that NASA knew about Thales’ discovery but stated that nobody knows how he was able to geometrically predict it. Evidence exists showing that NASA’s archive statement is not correct.

The electromagnetic Golden Age of Danish Science was constructed upon Thales’ electromagnetic mathematical theories. James Maxwell formulated Anaxagoras’ infinite universal nous-mind into two revolving electromagnetic states of existence.

Maxwell’s electromagnetic radiation discovery linked light, electricity and magnetism into one state of reality embracing two mathematical components rotating in opposite directions in order to evolve universal consciousness. Living asymmetrical fields rotated anticlockwise and symmetrical mechanistic fields rotated clockwise. His scientific contemporaries, Immanuel Kant and Emmanuel Levinas, realized that the anticlockwise field was evolving Plato’s ethical thought-form consciousness within the creative artistic mind.

Levinas made the most important spiritual observation in the history of science. According to Levinas, an asymmetrical field rotating anticlockwise was the crucial first-cause principle governing the dynamics of all universal reality. Einstein’s later conviction that the symmetric fields that rotated clockwise belonged to the first-cause principle governing universal dynamics has now been shown to be incorrect. He did not know that the entropic workings of The Second Law of Thermodynamics, which he considered to be the supreme law of the universe, could be reversed by virtue of the law of equal and opposite reaction. An asymmetric field taking precedence as the first-cause principal ensures that the life process would not end in a return to the dark abyss but would be infinitely maintained.

Maxwell had researched very early Christian philosophy associated with Plato’s infinite ethical thought-form theories, as referred to within ancient Hebraic writings, which were later acclaimed during the Golden Age of Islamic Science. He warned that if Plato’s ethical electromagnetic Godlike geometric information was lost and “unrestrained materialism took root: it would sweep away the humanities, and reduce all that is good and noble, including the human mind, to “meaningless clashes of atoms”. Maxwell had correctly predicted that the mathematics belonging to Einstein’s unethical symmetrical aesthetic emotions would lead to atomic warfare. Norbert Wiener wrote about this but considered that the use of aggressive cybernetic mind control was far more dangerous than atomic warfare.

In 1857 Louis Pasteur published that the infinite dynamics of the universe were controlled by living first-cause asymmetrical electromagnetic mathematical principles rotating anticlockwise. Pasteur knew about Maxwell’s difference between living electromagnetic mathematics and mechanistic electromagnetic mathematics. He observed that a living electromagnetic dot under his microscope was being instructed by the electromagnetic biosphere to artistically draw a living bacterium. The drawings of the mathematical structure of the bacterium were being made by Thales’, Anaxagoras’ and Plato’s asymmetrical geometric artistic electromagnetic intelligence. On the other-hand Einstein’s sterile symmetrical atomic mathematics, while able to provide information needed to build destructive atomic bombs, was unable to interact with electromagnetic biosphere reality.

In 1905 Einstein published that the first principle universal field of creation rotated clockwise and that all life in the universe was sentenced to extinction due to the supremacy of his understanding of The Second Law of Thermodynamics. On the 21st of March, 2013, the European Planck Space Observatory recorded in detail that the ‘First Light’ created in the universe was asymmetrical, rotating anticlockwise. The Planck Observatory’s findings suggested that “A perplexing asymmetry in relic radiation may point to new physics”. However, tribal science’s aggressive global cybernetic momentary system banished the electromagnetic ethical mathematics upholding the Golden Age of Danish Science.

The financial empires associated with the electrification of North America used symmetrical mathematics to acquire vast wealth because they found that symmetrical mathematics generated 25% more profit than asymmetrical mathematics. To this day, the global economic system classifies asymmetrical or living electromagnetic mathematics as a plague. Tribal economic science must, at all times, reduce asymmetrical mathematical equations to meaninglessness, thereby negating the uniqueness of biological systems and ensuring that the mathematical basis of The Art of War reigns supreme.

The absolute seriousness of this artistic mathematical disease was recently outlined by the physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, a researcher into quantum gravity and modifications to the general theory of relativity at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies. Her June 2018 article entitled Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, published in the international journal of science, Nature, describes the ugliness of physics as being further contaminated with “an unnatural compulsion to develop supersymmetry to keep Einstein’s illusion alive”. She asserted that in modern science “we are losing our way in a mathematical jungle, however beautiful”.

The above mentioned seashell experiment demonstrated that Professor Hossenfelder’s “an unnatural compulsion to develop supersymmetry to keep Einstein’s illusion alive” has been found to be a cybernetic mathematical form of cancer emanating from tribal science’s economic system. Neurologists are now associating that discovery, in order to further develop Plato’s ethical cybernetic geometrical antidote, with the diseased cybernetic mathematical pandemic, now preparing for the human species to participate in a global catastrophic reign of destruction.

The diseased aggressive emotions generated by Einstein’s symmetric mathematical worldview were aptly summarized by a professor familiar with Plato’s electromagnetic thought-form reality. Dr Timothy Morton of Rice University in Texas, in his book, Art in the Age of Asymmetry, points out that Plato “imagines artistic inspiration as an electromagnetic field” in which unethical symmetrical mathematical information, capable of inducing disease, functions as a “demonizing of art”. That corresponds to Hossenfelder’s assessment that it is unnatural to keep Einstein’s symmetric artistic mathematical illusions alive and reinforces Morton’s concern that humanity needs to understand that it can benefit by reappraising some of its core emotional artistic beliefs.

Now that the dual nature of the creation physics law performing its natural function is understood, the Platonic seashell geometrical discovery can be upgraded to generate sustainable human survival blueprint simulations. New aspects of neurological science information can be programmed into a relevant computer research program, governed by nous-mind infinite fractal logic. As both destructive tribal science and human survival science are integral aspects of human evolution, they can be entangled within a computer program in order to generate sustainable human survival blueprints. If the program is governed by Thales’ first-cause principle of creation logic, then sustainable human survival information will be generated rather than Einstein’s blueprints for atomic destruction as governed by the law of entropic chaos. At present the disintegrating remains of Einstein’s mistakenly presumed first-cause principle still presides over a global science thereby shackled to a law of chaos.

Carme Ruiz González, Senior Curator, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in her paper, Salvador Dali and Science – Beyond a mere curiosity, refers to Dali’s academic interests that “lay in the world of [Plato’s] mathematics and optics”. Dali became convinced that Plato’s human survival information within plane geometry was about holographic images hidden within the flat plane surface of a painting. Dali’s Stereoscopic Museums around the world need two paintings side by side with the help of some high-tech equipment to reveal somewhat vague holographic images. However, Dali became the first Science-Artist in the World to discover that Plato’s human survival antidote message, hidden for some 2400 years is seen as holographic images within the geometrical flat plane surface of a painting.

Kant and Levinas’ conviction that the asymmetrical electromagnetic field within the creative artistic mind is now evolving exponentially, is now evident. Recently single paintings have been created by artists, which when viewed through asymmetric electromagnetic glasses, instantly reveal holographic multidimensional planes being traversed by curved forms.

During the 19th Century Charles Wheatstone invented the stereoscope. In his obituary published by the journal, Nature, October 1875, it was noted that “Leonardo da Vinci’s conviction that the flat plane of a painting could not contain a true 3D image, was incorrect and that Wheatstone had philosophically solved the problem”. Wheatstone was familiar with curvature optics while Leonardo never referred to curvature optics, in his Book of Notes.

The era of Leonardo’s artistic tribal science mechanistic genius can now be seen to be being replaced by Plato’s asymmetrical electromagnetic human survival era, belonging to what Dr Timothy Morton refers to as “Art in the Age of Asymmetry“. The optical curvature electromagnetic mathematics belonged to artistic optical forces that Leonardo could not possibly comprehend. As the chief engineer of an army, the energy information that could, without any scientific explanation, suddenly have a small child skip and jump for joy about being alive, was well beyond his engineering responsibilities. His responsibility was to honour the Art of War.

Plato’s Academy was formed to include ancient spiritual biological research information. Later during the Golden Age of Islamic Science in the 12th and 13th Centuries Islamic, Hebraic and Christian scholars worked together at the Toledo Translator Schools to re-translate ancient biological spiritual sciences including early writings from India and China. That same spiritual goodwill is now needed to allow a computer program, governed by a Godlike first-cause principle of the electromagnetic light of creation, to generate a new science moving toward infinity rather than one moving back to the chaos of the dark abyss.

Einstein’s diseased mathematics was compatible with the philosophy of science belonging to the mathematician Rene Descartes, commonly referred to as the Father of modern philosophy. The goodwill ethos of the Toledo Translator School will be needed to further examine the observation by the Nobel Laureate in Medicine, David Hubel, that Descartes’ mathematics was seriously diseased. Hubel echoed the Plato-seashell geometrical experimental findings, which demonstrated that tribal science was diseased. He endorsed the findings of the neurologist, Antonio Damasio, who in his book Descartes’ Error, published in 1994 diagnosed the mathematician as having an unstable psychopathic mentality. During the 1989 Science-Art Project sponsored by the Hollywood Thalian Mental Health Oganization in Los Angeles, it had also been pointed out that Descartes’ Proclamation, I think therefore I am was psychologically unbalanced due to its omission of human feelings.

Georg Cantor, acclaimed to be one of the greatest mathematicians in history, was convinced that prevailing tribal science was infected by a mental disorder as, “a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite”, which “occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds”. The Toledo Translator School’s emotional tolerance is required to consider and discuss that the form of myopia preventing the ability to see the actual infinite is a fear genetically instilled over the centuries by tribal religious persuasions needed to prepare tribes for inevitable mortal conflict. The new enemy that must be mastered requires a science for humanity to successfully respond to the forces of climate change.

It is unproductive to arrange forums to discuss such emotional issues with people when the diseased monetary system is bringing about merciless global cybernetic chaos. People all over the world are being terrorized by governments when they protest that they have no employment opportunities to obtain such things as food, water, housing, education and medical care. The oppressed voting people of the world are realizing that the traditional illusory words of tribal wisdom are meaningless. When they understand that the Art of tribal war is now obsolete then Humanity can begin to face up to its current challenges, particularly climate change. As Norbert Wiener, the inventor of the predominate cybernetic warfare has stated, Plato’s ethical cybernetic mathematics exists to develop technologies to master such forces of nature.

Evolving electromagnetic thought-form mathematics’ activity interacts with the evolving electromagnetic biosphere. Holographic consciousness matures in tandem with infinite creative purpose, as the Plato-seashell geometrical experiment revealed. Therefore, human survival science can be programmed within a computer to generate sustainable technology blueprint survival simulations. These blueprints will incorporate Plato’s life-force cybernetic creative mathematics and will provide living balancing mastery over the opposite forces that tend to degrade living systems, such as the forceful Arts of War-making.

It is emotionally difficult for people to understand that Kant and Levinas considered that aesthetically pleasing art was unethical whereas sacred electromagnetic art incorporating the wisdom arising from asymmetry, was thereby ethical and therefore more beautiful. A simple example is warranted. The mathematical programming of gambling machines uses electromagnetic artistic sound and colour vibrations that can induce heroin-like addictions that create moral and financial bankruptcies. Billions of dollars in Australian governmental revenue each year are generated by this corrupting mathematics, which also is associated with the mathematics upholding the diseased global monetary system.

AMCHAM, the American Chamber of Commerce, incorrectly states “In Plato’s Dialogues cybernetics is the proper governance of the provinces” and that “cybernetic” can be considered to mean “related to cyberspace”. Its tribal science definition of cyberspace states that it is “a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… “. This is completely understandable under the tribal mathematical philosophy rules of economic survival administration, however indoctrinating children with the diseased ethos of the cybernetic Art of Warfare is no longer acceptable. As Plato predicted, they are being imprisoned into the cave of aggressive illusory mathematical reality to be groomed to be blindly dependent upon the ‘The Art of War’.

Norbert Wiener’s Progress in Physics is attributed to infinitesimally small amount of first-principle human survival holographic information leading to pragmatic development through the medium of scientific curiosity. Interwoven into the fabric of the Republic of the United States of America are small but very important amounts of Plato’s human survival intuitive compassionate cybernetic ethics concerning life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The American people have become victims of unethical and emotional cybernetic mathematical mind control warfare where aggressive ‘fake news’ belonging to the obsolete tribal lust for power is tearing to shreds its intuitive feelings of compassionate thinking.

In 1943 Salvador Dali exhibited a painting entitled Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man to tell the World that after World War II, Plato’s future ethical human holographic survival message would emerge as the birth of a new Republic within the United States of America. His eccentric flamboyant Science-Art philosophical reasoning was difficult to follow but its crucial implications for human survival have been scientifically summarized within this paper. His conviction that paintings could contain Plato’s human survival holographic images has evolved to where Wiener’s small amount of factual evidence to excite scientific curiosity is indisputably available for public viewing.

Existing tribal science economics will not fund the Science-Art venues needed for the American public to know that the human survival science has come into existence. Business people out there are attempting to rectify this situation. Eminent Science-Artists around the World have agreed to donate stereoscopic art collections to honour Dali’s birth of a new human survival Creative Physics Science-Art emerging from the United States of America.

This article has been edited by Dudley Leggett, Managing Director of Australia’s Sustainability Research Institute.

Hypnotizability – Do You Have It?

Hypnotizability is the ability to experience hypnotic trance, usually via self-hypnosis or under the instruction of another person, such as a hypnotherapist. People vary in their ability to go into trance at will and on purpose. As a human trait, hypnotizability seems to be “normally” distributed throughout the population. In other words, statistically, the distribution of hypnotizability in the general population follows the bell-shaped curve. This means that a small percentage of people, about 10%, are highly hypnotizable and access trance quite easily. They seem to have a natural, inborn ability to go into trance. At the other end of the continuum, there is a small percentage of people for whom accessing trance (at least on purpose or at someone’s instruction) is difficult. The rest of the population, about 80%, are in the middle of the continuum of hypnotizability—they are low average, average and high average. In this sense, hypnotizability varies from person to person, just as other naturally-occurring traits, such as intelligence or height.

Certain psychological, social, and physiological factors correlate with hypnotizability, and may actually contribute to hypnotizability. When a hypnotherapist conducts formal or informal “tests of hypnotizability” he or she is asking the client to perform some simple exercises designed to elicit one or more of the factors that correspond to hypnotizability. According to Dr. Steven Gurgevich in his Self-Hypnosis Home Study Course (Sounds True, 2006) there are many common indicators of hypnotizability. These factors, or indicators, of hypnotizability are discussed below in the following paragraphs.

Ability to Follow Instructions

Some people follow instructions willingly when they believe it is in their interests to do so–and are very compliant with a hypnotherapist’s instructions. These people will have go into trance more easily than other who do not like being told what to do and will often have a compelling drive to disobey or ignore instructions, just to maintain their own sense of self-direction and independent thinking. People in the latter category (independent) can be hypnotized, as long as the hypnotherapist does not use an authoritarian approach.

The authoritarian approach usually will not work well with independent thinkers. To have success with independent thinkers, the hypnotherapist must reinforce the client’s own decision-making capabilities throughout the hypnosis process, and allow the client to consider options on how to best use and respond to the hypnotic process.

Capacity for Daydreaming and Deep Concentration

If you easily slip into daydreaming, and you get easily absorbed in movies, books, and video games, then you probably have a good level of hypnotizability. If you are distractible and find it hard to sit still for even a few minutes, you will probably have less hypnotizability.

Imagination

If you have a good ability to visualize and imagine new possibilities, then you are a good hypnotic candidate. The success of hypnosis often relies on your ability to imagine carrying out new behaviors. If you are lacking in imagination, your hypnotizability may be less than optimal.

The Eye-Roll Phenomenon

In the 1960’s Dr. Herbert Speigel conducted studies that showed a strong correlation between the ability to tilt one’s eyes up toward the forehead, and hypnotizability. The more white area one can show on the underside of the raised eyeball, the higher the hypnotizability. No one is sure why this correlation exists.

Interest in How the Mind Works

People with an interest in the mind and how it works usually become adept with hypnotic trance. People with an interest in the mind are those who often seek self-improvement by attending seminars, reading self-help books, listening to self-improvement CDs and DVDs, and spending time in activities such as meditation, journaling, yoga, relaxation, and hypnosis. People who have little interest in the mind will usually not even consider hypnosis as a viable option for solving a personal problem or for self-improvement.

An Open Mind

People usually succeed with hypnosis when they maintain an open mind about the process. They are curious and willing to explore what hypnosis is and how to use it. They maintain a positive expectation that hypnosis will be a pleasant, perhaps beneficial experience. People who are dead set against hypnosis or who want to prove that hypnosis doesn’t work or won’t work for them will usually not succeed with hypnosis.

Ability to Think Non-analytically

A person who thinks only in a logical, analytical manner will not have high hypnotizability. People with high hypnotizability can easily shift between analytical thinking and intuitive, creative, imaginative thinking.

Intellect

It is a common misconception that hypnotizability is usually linked to mental weakness or gullibility. Actually, the opposite is true. Those with high intelligence are often very good candidates for hypnosis.

A Word about Control Issues

Some beginners who don’t know much about hypnosis are reluctant to pursue hypnosis, and difficult to hypnotize, because they worry that hypnosis will cause them to give up self-control. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnosis actually helps people acquire more control over their thinking, actions, and emotions. In fact, many people seek hypnosis because they are habitually engaging in some behavior that is out of control (smoking, overeating, gambling, etc.). A person with control issues will do best in hypnosis with a thorough understanding of the process in advance.

Paper and Pencil Tests

There are some paper and pencil tests of hypnotizability, but not all are well-documented for predictability and msny have not been subjected to rigorous scientific analysis as to what they actually measure. The tests that are well-documented are usually used in scientific studies in which hypnotizability is a variable. Hypnotherapists rarely use these tests in actual practice because:

1) The tests are time consuming and expensive.

2) Most people are hypnotizable under the right circumstances, regardless of what the tests might show.

3) Hypnotizability also depends on one’s own expectations. If you think you are hypnotizable, your chances of going into trance are improved. If a test says you have low hypnotizability, it may lower your expectations and your low expectations may actually reduce your ability to go into trance.

Other Factors that influence the Success of Hypnosis

There are other factors that influence the success of hypnosis. Rapport with the person conducting hypnosis is one. Even if you want to be hypnotized, if the hypnotist or hypnotherapist working with you doesn’t seem completely trustworthy, or sincere, or skilled in working with you, you may encounter difficulty accessing trance. If you don’t feel comfortable with the individual conducting hypnosis with you, some part of your mind will be on guard.

Motivation is a very important factor in hypnosis. Motivation is highest when the individual sees benefit to accomplishing the goal, is willing to engage in the processes and steps that lead to the accomplishment, is totally congruent about wanting the accomplishment, and believes in his or her own capability to accomplish the goal. The most hypnotizable people are those who sincerely want to be hypnotized, expect hypnosis to work, and who want real results from hypnosis. A person who is not motivated to make a change will not be easily persuaded to do so with hypnosis.

If you feel half-way motivated to make a change, but still have some concerns or conflicts, it may be necessary for you to do extra work with your hypnotherapist to get satisfying or lasting results with hypnosis. Your conflicts may be due to:

o Competing goals: You can have result A or result B but not both.

o Competing values: The goal is linked to a significant personal value or belief, but having it also violates another significant personal value or belief.

o Wanting the goal, but not the work or steps required to achieve it.

o Wanting the goal, but not the attendant problems and/or responsibilities that might come with the accomplishment.

o Wanting the goal, but not knowing how to accomplish it.

o Wanting the goal, but feeling blocked by fears, inhibitions, and limiting beliefs rooted in past experiences.

To complicate matters, the exact source of the conflict often resides in the subconscious and is not available for cognitive, conscious analysis. In this case, the conflicted individual has to contend with dread, procrastination, or self-sabotage, without actually getting at the heart of the matter.

Reaching resolution on one’s own is tough. A psychotherapist who is also a hypnotherapist can use a variety of hypnotic processes to help you identify the type of conflict you may be encountering and can assist you to work through it, reach resolution, come to terms with it, and put it behind you.

What to do if You Think you have Low Hypnotizability

Surprisingly, belief in one’s own hypnotizability does not seem to be a significant factor in hypnotizability. I’ve had several clients who came to my practice doubting, for one reason or another, that they could be hypnotized. Yet, once I explained the process to them, and worked with them, they easily accessed trance. I’ve also had a few clients who were told by other hypnotherapists that they were not hypnotizable, or who found they could not access trance with previous hypnotherapists. Many of these clients have also accessed trance, under my guidance and instruction. Most people can access trance once they understand the hypnotic process, and they truly have motivation to be hypnotized.

If you think you have little hypnotizability or believe you could be a poor candidate for hypnosis, don’t give up. Find and work with a skilled hypnotherapist with whom you feel comfortable. Sometimes people with low hypnotizability require a few sessions of practice before they can access trance. A skilled hypnotherapist will experiment with different approaches and inductions to find the methods that work best for each client.