What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever experienced in trance as a subject or strangest thing a subject has requested to experience?
Since I have only hypnotized people in training situations, where the focus was on the inductions, the latter part of the question has never arisen.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever experienced in trance as a subject?
I wrote earlier (Day 1) about the fugue state I experienced when I was hypnotized for the second time.
At one point earlier this year, I was in a game of “Truth or Dare” and asked to relate a story of a memorable experience under hypnosis, as the other people were aware of my interest in the subject, with the proviso that I might experience it again. I proceeded to tell it, giving the full background, up until the time I started explaining how it felt to be in that state.
And that’s when I went into that same fugue state. (At least, it felt like the same fugue state.)
I remained there for several seconds as the people around me finally decided that I wasn’t just pausing for effect or trying to find the right words and was really re-experiencing that I was describing. I didn’t really expect that would happen but it certainly did.