Monday, September 17, 2012


George Hoben Estabrooks (1885 – 1973) was a Canadian-American psychologist.
George Estabrooks was a Harvard University graduate, a Rhodes Scholar, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University and an authority on hypnosis during World War II. He is known for hypnoprogramming U.S. government agents during World War II.


"I can hypnotize a man -- without his knowledge or consent -- into committing treason against the United States."
"Is hypnosis dangerous? It can be. Under certain circumstances, it is dangerous in the extreme. It has even been known to lead to murder. Given the right combination of hypnotist and subject, hypnosis can be a lethal weapon."
"War is the end of all law. When we speak of keeping within the rules of the game we are childish, because it is not a game and true rules never hold. In the last analysis any device is justifiable which enables us to protect ourselves from defeat."
"Only a people who refuse to permit themselves to sink into intellectual lethargy and conformity, only a people who question and think . . . can be sure that hypnosis--disguised or direct--will not undermine their freedom and rob them of their very lives."
Ervin Seale gave a series of lessons entitled "The Quimby Writings" in February, 1981 at the Unity Village Chapel. He mentioned  Estabrooks hypnotizing a colleague and giving him a post hypnotic suggestion. Afterwards they sat there talking and the colleague said I know what you want me to do. You want me to give the Ace of Spades from that deck of cards over there to you. Well I’m not going to do it. Esterbrooks received a phone call at 2 AM from his colleague who said he couldn’t sleep until he gave him the card.
He also pointed out one of the great oversights in history was when the French court investigated the work of Mesmer and chalked it up to imagination. But no one thought to investigate the mind and imagination.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012