He somewhat corrected himself on this case on Facebook. He's not a native English speaker, and most probably not used to the popularity he got during the COVID-19 craze. I can empathize with him on that part, I too can easily get stressed in Zoom meetings and say stupid things, especially when the meeting is conducted not in my native language, and under the pressure. But I agree to some extent, not too sure if "I watched a series of documentaries" is a good kind of evidence to seriously back one's claims. His Facebook post (auto-translated):He deliberately lied on both Tucker Carlson and then Alex Jones, and then his explanation for it is absurd to me.
He said intentionally that open heart surgery is performed via hypnosis all the time. Meanwhile that literally NEVER happened. So I don’t trust him at all, you don’t have to agree with me.
Dear All, Over the past few days a few people have contacted me to express their surprise at a certain topic that was touched off sideways in the interview with Alex Jones. I described there how a simple hypnotic procedure is enough to make a person so insensitive to pain that a surgeon, without anesthesia, can perform an operation without the person noticing, even open heart surgery. I want to clarify a few things about that. About 15 years ago, when I first gave a lecture on that subject, I did a lot of research about it, contacted hypnotherapists, dentists, doctors; i have even seen in vets' practice that in a curious way, by a calm way of speaking and acting with the animal, they can put it into a kind of hypnotic state in which they can perform painful procedures on the animal and the animal interventions and undergoes calmly. I can only say one thing: it exists and it works. In addition, I watched a series of documentaries - including a documentary on Canvas about Professor Faymonville who frequently operates under hypnosis in Liège and is a world authority in this - in which you can also see such operations under hypnosis. And that, in rare but extreme cases, according to testimonials and the literature, also includes open heart surgery (see for example this popular article of Turkish doctors performing open heart surgery under hypnosis, the academic paper referred to is difficult for me to get hold of from America: Turkish surgeons using hypnosis for open heart surgery see also the description of using the Esdaile hypnosis state to open heart operations without additional anesthesia; in the comment section I will add some more articles). In my book there is also a reference to an academic article where you will find an overview of all types of operations that can be performed under hypnosis. However, I must correct a false impression created by the interview. And I plead guilty on that count. In the interview I answer in the affirmative to Jones's question whether I have seen such an operation. That is not true. When I listen to the interview, I ask myself why I answered that way. It may have had something to do with the difficult nature of the interview. The setup was very strange, I hardly knew whether to look at the interviewer or at the camera or at a screen; the interviewer sat next to me, without my seeing him; the interviewer's English was also not always easy to understand, so that I sometimes hardly knew which question to answer; the interview was frequently interrupted by commercials so that it was all very short blocks where I had to rush to get something said, and so on. When Jones asked me if I had seen such open heart surgeries under hypnosis, I hesitated for a moment and then said 'Yes, absolutely', but that answer actually came in a sort of confusion. What exactly did he mean? Seen on video or seen in real life? I hesitated because I first wanted to give a nuanced answer (Yes, I have seen many operations on video, perhaps also open heart operations, or at least, it is reported in the literature that it is possible, I had checked that with an association for hypnosedation when writing my book, etc.), but I was not really concerned about it, feared that it would lead too far and that I would not be able to continue with the argument I wanted to make. I just decided to say “yes” and then added “absolutely.” When I watch the video, I now also see that I undeniably give the wrong impression that I myself, in a physical presence, have seen an open heart surgery performed. I have to say that I think it's a mistake on my part and I want to put it right with this one. If we really want to revalue truth-telling in our society, then we must not let our own shame hold us back and have the courage to admit our own mistakes. I tried to do that with this one. Mattias