I just finished my latest review—author Eldon Taylor’s new book: Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology. In fact, an unexpected, but wonderful consequence of starting this Blog, has been the several invitations that have come my way to review books and CD’s related to the field of mind/body/spirit.
And—my short and quick advice to you is—this book is very informative, very easy to read, and worth spending your time on. It definitely left me wanting to continue to further explore the ideas and techniques that are the focus of this book.
Eldon Taylor is an author that writes about self-development, and exploring the power of the mind. His interests seem to be focused on self-hypnosis and subliminal technology, which are a result of his early career in the field of criminology, administering lie detection examinations. This work led to an interest, and ultimately research, on the use of subliminal technologies, firstly as it related to his lie detection work, and then with regard to a much broader understanding of this tool and how it could be used to efficiently access, and harness, the power of the mind.
As a result of Taylor’s work in this area of self-development he is, as he says, convinced that “…the two best tools for accessing the mind and assisting it to perform at its best are hypnosis and subliminal communication.”
I would almost suggest it is now generally accepted that hypnosis is a very efficient and successful technique that can be used to reprogram our subconscious—our “self”—with a view to replacing our own learned negative ideas about who we are with more positive self images that, as you would expect, tend to lead to more positive outcomes, and in fact, specific outcomes that we can specifically target.
And because of my own personal experiences with self-hypnosis, some of what Eldon Taylor writes about in this book is really not very new to me. Having said that, I do feel that I am somewhat qualified to comment on what Taylor does write—at least with respect to this particular technique.
With that in mind I am comfortable in saying that I think that this book provides us with a very easy to read synopsis of our current level of understanding of the power and possibilities of hypnosis. It is quite informative, and it does provide the reader with a very good basic understanding of the theories of the how’s and why’s of hypnosis, and even some basic self-hypnosis techniques.
However—the idea of subliminal learning is a whole different thing. There is much controversy about this technique—whether it “works”, the science behind it, the ethics of using it.
I really don’t know much, or anything actually, about subliminal technologies and subliminal learning. As of yet, this tool has not been part of my own journey. And so the bonus for me in this book was that it did provide me with the basics of this very interesting and controversial technique. It provided me with enough information about subliminal learning that I feel I can now start to make intelligent decisions for myself about whether this is a technique that I want to examine further. And—yes, I will be—and because of this book.
The bottom line—this is a book for those that are at the beginning stages of their understanding of hypnosis and subliminal learning. And I think that is exactly who this book has been targeted at—it wasn’t written for those that are ready for a more advanced discussion of these techniques.
But, if you want an easy to read, easy to understand primer on two fascinating, and potentially two of the most powerful mind development techniques out there—then this book will be a good read for you.
You can find Eldon Taylor’s web-site at www.eldontaylor.com.
I’ll keep you posted.