By the way, I found it highly strange that I am watching a Tv show based on this concept right now and I log in here and someone else just happens to be discussing it. I have been using these tactics for quite some time but as Eva mentioned you can branch out to include all of the senses when experimenting with this. The more senses you can activate with your chosen methods, the more personal it becomes to the person you are trying to target and they no longer see the item you are selling or the class you are trying to get people to attend as just something to do or interact with, it becomes much more personal to them when you reach inside their mind and really grab at them with something they can relate to.
Like the scent thing, there are certain perfumes or colognes that I smell and it reminds of a guy I had a crush on in high school that wore the same cologne or a my best friend in 7th grade that moved several states away that I haven’t seen in years. The brain actually functions in multiple ways based on associations. The show I am watching says that technically, we see black and white objects as having color sometimes because the brain has learned to associate those objects as being colorful. The reason why people ask “Is this black or navy blue?” because technically the object is pitch black but the mind tries to overcompensate for the lack of color, causing many people to see it as a darker shade of an actual color such as navy blue or even deep purple.
The brain learns to associate the color yellow with a banana, purple with grapes, red with an apple, only because that is what we believe it should be. Even if a toddler technically sees the banana as red, thru conditioning and programming the toddler’s mind is later changed to see the banana as yellow. If done right, one could take a toddler and convince them that a banana is blue, keeping them away from the fruit aisles at the store and keeping them away from Tv that would show them otherwise, then suddenly expose them to a banana at age 10 and they would clearly see the banana as blue even though everyone else around them says no, it’s yellow. We only associate certain colors with fruits because we are taught this in preschool and kindergarten, which is the reason why everyone sees the objects as the same color because we have all been taught to believe a banana is yellow from a very young age by parents, teachers, and books.
Knowing this, the way the brain lies to us to make the world more 3 dimensional so we can be more aware of our spatial reasoning, so we can spot danger more easily, and so we can more easily identify the differences between one object from other object, we can use this to our advantage and manipulate the brain which can help with magick. I have been doing intensive studies on psychology, quantum physics, movement, and the 5 senses and trying to figure out how these things work below the surface because I feel if I can pinpoint what causes these reactions then I can figure out how to reserve or change them which can benefit me with visualization, meditation, astral travel, the law of attraction and so forth. By getting rid of or temporarily putting aside the boundaries our flawed minds have set for us.
These things may not seem to have any relation to magick what so ever but if you believe that then you are just not searching deep enough to find the link between them. This knowledge has helped me immensely with my magickal studies, and I mean immensely!!! You must first know how the body and brain operates in order to learn how to control it, and when you learn how to control or manipulate the brain and the body then you can begin to devise ways of breaking thru those barriers and using it your advantage both inside and outside of the body and apply those techniques to your magickal studies and abilities.
The way we see colors is technically because of whatever color of light that object is unable to absorb and that object reflects that color back to our eyes but when you can get down to the hardwiring of our brain you can teach someone to see colors differently because the psychological portions of the brain are always more powerful than what the eyes and ears can detect. It’s how magicians (illusionists) fool us because our eyes can see how the magician is fooling us IF we will train ourselves to be aware of it and see it with our physical eyes but the illusionist uses tricks that cause the rational and/or creative portions of our brains to take over and completely blind our eyes and ears so we no longer are capable of observing what is right in front of us.
By doing something that triggers one portion of the brain, or even two, to take over temporarily, the brain gives priority to that section of the brain only and completely disregards what is right in front of your eyes because your mind has to pick just one sense to focus on, just one main task to dominate your thought centers at a time and it will always shut your other senses down for a brief moment in favor of thought process over the 5 senses, so by distracting your senses and triggering a chemical response in the thought centers you can do things in front of someone but cause that action to disappear in plain sight.
The brain is the biggest liar on the face of the earth. Our brains lie to ourselves WAY more than we lie to other people around us. And if you can figure this stuff out you can break past some of the barriers that seem to impede probably about 87% of sorcerers out there like not being able to reach TGS, not being able to activate their astral senses, not being able to train or trust their own intuition and psychic abilities, not being able to effectively use the law of attraction to cause change in your change and having to stick to systems and pre-planned lengthy spells instead.