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Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 13:28:59 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 18:50:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

>Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 14:17:15 -0500
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
>Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?


>There are any number of ways to approach the pattern "problem".
>In the above example, I might say that there is a relatively
>limited number of common words available to the layperson to
>describe skin: rough, scaly, smooth, dry, oily, cold, warm and
>maybe a few more.

>In other words, let's do an experiment. We've probably all been
>into a modern museum or nature center where they have these
>little boxes with an opening into which kids can stick their
>hands and feel some natural object. Would you get a consistent
>pattern of description from everyone who stuck their hand inside
>(to feel alien skin), or would you get something like the
>classic bell curve, a general agreement in the middle, with
>extremes of perception on either end? After all, what is warm to
>your body might be cold or neutral to mine.

>In still other words, is the pattern thus revealed an accurate
>reflection of reality, or something inherent to the definition
>of "pattern"?

<more snipped>

Thanks for this, Dennis.

What you describe is work that needs to be done. Stuart Appelle
said much the same thing in his paper on abduction evidence in
JUFOS. [Journal UFO Studies --ebk]  If, for instance, abductees
report seeing similar symbols during their abductions, a control
group of non-abductees should be asked to imagine symbols they
imagine they'd see if they should be abducted.

If they come up with the same symbols the abductees report, then
the abductees' reports aren't convincing.

Greg Sandow



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