Raikov, Vladimir L. – The application of Raikov’s methods to arts and sports
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Psychic Warfare (Threat or Illusion) By Martin Ebon
The best-publicized hypnotist in the Soviet Union is Vladimir L. Raikov, M.D. His unique method consists of placing subjects under hypnosis in varying degrees, some into a sleeping state, others into a seemingly waking state which nevertheless permits hypnotic control. By suggesting to the entranced subjects that they were, for example, able to play the violin as well as the late Fritz Kreisler, or paint like the late Henri Matisse, he has induced them to achieve artistic feats beyond their everyday capacity. …………..
The Raikov method of heightening human performance can be adapted to sports, to intelligence- gathering, and military purposes. This type of application is, of course, not mentioned in either scholarly or popular Soviet journals. However, Russian sport defectors have testified that their intensive training included not only specialized physical exercises, but carefully programmed psychological conditioning of their personalities and skills.