He Is Guided By the Sounds
According to Adano Ley …
“The psychic is fooled by the light inside the head. The Saint is not fooled by the light — he is guided by the sounds.”
Dr. G. Seppilli (“Animal Magnetism,” Alienist and Neurologist, Jan. 1882) wrote …
“Color blindness may be produced in only one eye by making passes on the opposite region of the head; this enters into the phenomena of unilateral hypnotism. In those persons, in whom the unilateral passes on the head act on the members of both sides, disorder of the sense of colors is provoked in both eyes. Color blindness being obtained in the method indicated, in a single eye, it disappears on making passes on the corresponding half of the head.
“The gustatory and the olfactory sensibilities, in states of profound hypnotism, are usually abolished. The strongest stimulants of the organ of taste (vinegar, pepper, quinine), and of smell (ammonia, sulphuric acid) provoke no reaction. Hearing, on the contrary, is usually preserved intact, and in some cases it presents a true hyperæsthesia to such a point that certain excitations, which, from being too weak do not become perceived in the normal state, are so, on the contrary, in the magnetic sleep. Berti relates the following fact, of which he was witness: ‘A boy of fourteen years, sound and intelligent, was immersed in magnetic sleep for about half an hour. His ear, open to the voice of the magnetizer, seemed perfectly closed to every other sound; then, after several experiments, he was told to walk. “Wait,” he responded, “till 8 has ceased sounding.’ Silence being enjoined on those present, we heard a distant clock slowly striking, but with so feeble a sound that it hardly reached our ears, though we were silent and attentive.'”
According to Sathya Sai Baba …
“Our hearing may not be sensitive enough to register the subtle sounds produced by subtle vibrations. All movements are accompanied by vibrations and vibrations are accompanied by sound. Even the winking of an eye causes subtle vibrations which produce subtle sounds.