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"This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have …a certain hour or so in a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don't know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. "
- Joseph Campbell
Development of a Sacred Space
In this process, after the induction, the individual (or group) enters a space of his/her own choosing, one that in waking life was visited or one created in the hypnotic moment. This space is completely calm, peaceful, serene, protective, safe, and comfortable. The client orients through all five senses to vivify the experience of the place. Just being in this space is healing to the mind and spirit and ultimately to the body.
The client may be invited to create structures, rooms, etc. where he or she will come to when he/she wants, for instance, to watch a mental movie of a new way of his/her being in the world, receive a “psychic massage,” open to healing suggestions, try on new identities, and operate “a dial” or other “instrument “that can reduce her/his pain. As the session nears its end, the client is given the post-hypnotic suggestion that, later, she or he can self-hypnotize and come to this space at any time and do what needs to be done to ease pain, physical or otherwise.