I learned a new word today, “hyperempiria”. The word refers to a paradigm for hypnosis which regards suggestion as an art form enabling us to work directly with the ultimate artistic medium, human experience itself.

I’ve been telling folks that I was pioneering a new art form with my hypnotic audio stories. But now I see I’m not the first person to recognize that hypnosis can be artistic. Although, judging from the facts that word is not in any dictionary, and a google search only brings up some esoteric books and blogs, it’s clear that not too many people recognize the existence of the art form.

I wonder what it would take to get a broader public recognition of hyperempiria.

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