The Haunted Key Returns – Happening in Someone Else’s Hand!

Hi All

It is about a week and a half since I posted The Haunted Key – Self Hypnosis and the Ideomotor Response.

The post got a lot of interest, both from people who enjoyed it and tried it out as well as a few who were claiming that I was not really doing what I was saying I was doing and it had nothing to do with hypnosis! The CHEEK ;-).

Well, because of the interest I thought it might be nice to post a follow up video of me doing this in someone else’s hand, just to lay to rest any ugly rumours about how it’s done. I also thought it would be good to take the opportunity to share some practical tips that increase the likelihood of it happening effectively. Here’s the vid… (watch it through, as there are 2 examples)

httpv://youtu.be/a8uzYwJrl7k

So, what do you make of that! Please do share your thoughts in the comments section below

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James Tripp

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37 Comments

  • James, I am entertained by your ideas. F.Y.I. That horizontal crease which is located about one inch below the base of the fingers is called by palmists: “the love line”. Indeed, respecting that suggestive hand gesture is key to a successful turn out. I’d say. “Well keyed and thus achieved!”

  • theresa

    May 1, 2012

    I am going to start looking for a key similar to what you talked about. I don’t even own a skeleton key anymore…I would think a key store?

  • Hannah

    May 1, 2012

    Great James…… thanks for sharing……..

    • admin

      May 1, 2012

      You’re most welcome Hannah!

      J

      • Ravin

        September 18, 2012

        Hi James,the video is fantastic.Since you talked of self hypnosis in the first part I would like to start by learning that.I could not find any tutorial on that matter in the blog.If it is there please advise where to find it or else I suggest you include a searchbox for quick access to any topic.Thanks

        • admin

          September 18, 2012

          Hi Ravin

          I am working on some self hypnosis material at the moment (between other commitments) I am hoping to get it out there before the end of November!

          All the very best

          James

  • Yos

    May 1, 2012

    Hi James,
    Once more a great video from you. I tried it with our normal key and I had to concentrate really hard but I succeeded to move it, Just fantastic.

    Cheers

    • admin

      May 1, 2012

      Take heed of the ‘Key Tips’ in the video and keep on doing it… And it just gets easier!

      J

  • George Watson

    May 1, 2012

    James,

    Great clip as usual from your WWT and a very interesting piece that I have not seen before, I will try it out tomorrow!!

    Regards

    George

  • Good explanations and great visual. Can see some of the non-verbal suggestions by way of shadows in the video. Non-verbals play into the hypnotic loop. Thanks for a good demonstration.

  • James,
    Thank you for the demo and ‘walk thru’ talk thru’ … freakin awesome!

    I tried it this morning … and it worked a treat … what a great ‘convincer’ of the power of hypnosis!

    Well done James and thanks for the share!

  • John Gill

    May 2, 2012

    Excellent example of ideomotor and the power of the imagination working together, thanks again James

  • OK James … following my earlier post, I have now been working with it all afternoon with my new and old clients. With new to act as a ‘convincer’ as to the power of the SubC and just how resourceful we … as human beings … are, also as a tool to ‘resuscitate’ a weight loss programme that was going wrong due to the client receiving some bad family news …

    What a great use of ideomotor response … leaving a legacy of a great tool for change!

    • admin

      May 3, 2012

      Nice work Michael! And thanks – I love hearing how people are applying these things.

      J

  • David

    May 2, 2012

    Very nice!!
    There must be a chance that in some kind of change work you can use “key” to “unlock” or “turn the page” on a “stuck” problem. Any ideas on that?
    /David

    • admin

      May 3, 2012

      You sure could use it as a metaphor for change (“unlocking potential” etc.) if that was a good fit for your changework style. Any kind of metaphor you can generate from it.

      Personally I don’t use this in changework, but only because it doesn’t naturally fit with my style in that context and the frames I tend to set, for example I don’t use the ‘conscious/unconscious mind’ frame, which they key could fit into easily (your unconscious mind will turn the key to unlock those resources and your awareness of that power within you etc.)

      All the very best

      James

      • Tunestrom

        May 3, 2012

        Thanks for your comments. I don´t do any changework myself (yet). I work as a mentalist and have also studied NVC (non violent communication) http://www.cnvc.org/ for many years (somewhat resembling Clean Language) .
        I really think this site and people are doing their best to test communication at new levels are going to benefitt all!
        /David from the north of Sweden 🙂

        • admin

          May 3, 2012

          Thanks David – and thanks for the NVC link (I’ll check it out).

          All the very best

          James

  • Peter Wright

    May 3, 2012

    It’s a great convincer, a window on the client’s unconscious engagement at the ideomotor level, and of course a metaphorical door opener too. What an amazing piece of kit!!
    James I actually utilise the groove in the palm to rest the key in before going into a closer focus. I’ve found with my r/h palm in particular there is a different ideomotor response between the groove and little finger end, and the groove and the wrist. This was the bit I wasn’t sure would work with my client ‘guineapig’, as I may have a ‘freaky’ hand – but clearly it worked for him too.
    Astonishing!!

    • admin

      May 3, 2012

      I guess it’s just a matter of experimenting and finding the way you can make it work best… which you are clearly doing!

      Go Peter! 😀

      J

  • At the Bournemouth magic/hypno meet yesterday there were loads of us doing this, it works like a dream (unless you try it with someone who is too drunk to keep their hand remotely still!) More great stuff from HWT, thanks James!

  • Antonio

    May 4, 2012

    That was brilliant! I’m looking forward to testing this one out a bit now! I can only begin to imagine the possibilities of using this in a clinical setting!

    Thanks,

    Antonio

  • Karen

    May 5, 2012

    That is just brilliant, what a great convincer blew my mind, going to do a video and send you in fact I’d love to see others videos of this would be great:) x thanks for sharing

    • admin

      May 5, 2012

      Yo are more than welcome Karen – looking forward to your video!

      J

  • eulice moran

    May 13, 2012

    hi james, this is a bit off subject but seeing how you started with the haunted key i’ll ask anyways;) where is the haunted key taught in mentalism? Is there a good mentalism book out there you recommend? besides the 13 steps to mentalism of course.

    • admin

      May 14, 2012

      Hi Eulice

      An ideomoteor method for the haunted key is discussed in one or the other of Richard Osterlind’s books ‘Making Magic Real‘ or ‘Making Real Magic‘.

      Regarding mentalism books, I had a similar question a while back on another section of the site – here is my answer to that!

      “The answer to that question will depend upon what you mean by ‘mentalism’. If you mean reading body language, genuinely predicting behaviour, using verbal and nonverbal influence, then the answer is that you are already on that path (with Hypnosis, NLP etc.)!

      If you meant the performance art of mentalism, then the story is a little different. As Derren Brown says, what he does fuses “magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship”. So, I would recommend, for a beginner (and most aptly related to mentalism)…

      ‘Mind Magic’: Self Working Mental Magic by Karl Fulves, Mind Magic by Marc LaMezma
      ‘Suggestion’: Wonder Words (audio set) by Kenton Knepper
      ‘Psychology’: The Alchemical Tools by Paul Brook and Random Acts of Kindness by Jerome Finley
      ‘Misdirection’: Physical misdirection you will learn from magic, psychological misdirection from suggestion and psychology. So we have these covered.
      ‘Showmanship’: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

      With that little lot and a little dedication you will be out and about blowing peoples minds in no time!”

      Hope that helps!

      All the very best

      James

      P.S. For Cold Reading I would recommend Ian Rowland’s Full Facts Book of Cold Reading, or his Applied Cold Reading course if you can get on it (Ian has taught these skills to the FBI).

      • eulice moran

        May 23, 2012

        Awesome stuff James! Or as you would say from where you come from brilliant! I always stay tuned in on your new material and videos. I recommend some books as well that if you haven’t already checked out for yourself, you totally should.

        Cognitive Illusions: A Handbook on Fallacies and Biases in Thinking, Judgement and Memory

        Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb

        psychological subtleties by Banachek

        Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions by Stephen L. Macknik

        Mischief by Harling and Nyrup

        and of course there’s my favorite book Mmmm… Soup delicious recipes you’ll be unable to resist by love food.

        cheers from Arizona:)

        Eulice

  • Caroline Archer

    June 12, 2012

    George showed me this at hypno course. Have been practicing and its amazing, am just using house key

    • admin

      June 13, 2012

      That’s good to know Caroline! Its a fun little piece for sure.

      All the very best

      James

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