David Quinn wrote:Well, we would have to haul in a technical expert to examine the footage to see if your theory was correct.
But let's take it all on face value and see if we can work it out from an NLP standpoint.
The thing is: why bringing in some highly debatable and speculative mind manipulation while what we already know is that what we're looking at is a performer who used to be on a stage using smoke and mirrors making a paying audience believe all kinds of things? And a performer who is still admitting to lie about the complete picture for a reason? All kinds of devices could be used to make the room look differently, delaying part of the signal, whatever and we still would have basically the same as we have during the average stage magic trick with a complex set of mirrors. No change!
From where then would come this readiness displayed by you and so many others to believe we've left the world of smoke and mirrors altogether and now have 'real' mind manipulation going on? Derren makes some interesting statements about Uri Geller and the building of an 'image' over the years to make certain tricks work better. He seems to be saying he understands Geller although he might dismiss the focus on the supernatural in Geller's case.
Hey, if Derren was capable of doing even a fraction of what he appears to be doing, couldn't he just make documentaries, write scientific studies, become a world-leading investigator for these issues? Instead, he keeps merely entertaining so far. That in itself says enough about his intentions or more accurately: about the real scope of his psychological powers outside the indirect staging, the invisible curtains, the proverbial smoke and so on. He might come with a book one day with the real breakthrough: how easy we all believe something, blocking rational thought, if it confirms our suspicions or fulfills our wishes.