I’m that unfortunate sort of creature gifted with a passionate interest in the supernatural but burdened with an irritatingly rational mindset. I’m Mr. Spock if he were obsessed with ghosts and such, the perfect example of a cognitive dissonance. As much as I WANT there to be things that go bump in the night—what a sad, sad world we would live in if all that existed was what we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste, cut and measure in a laboratory, quantify. Yet I always must seek for the rational, mundane explanation. I am indeed fortunate to have had a handful of experiences firsthand for which I have found no “rational” explanation. As an amateur paranormal investigator, these sort are the equivalents of holy grails.
For all I’ve read on the subject, the use of hypnotism in exorcising a spirit is a new one for me. I knew about past-life regression via hypnosis—a phenomena of which I am skeptical—but not this. Thinking about it, it makes sense, though. Some theorize that all ghost activity is the result of psychic energy broadcasting from a subconscious mind. And might placing a person in a trance make it easier for that individual to serve as a channel for a disembodied spirit? If such things are possible, that is. My jury is still deliberating on that one.