Seth Video Misses Real Niagara Falls
Seth Piccirillo’s new amateur video might be described as optimistic autosuggestion. Hypnosis and the power of imagination are often used when treating mental patients.
It begins "I am Niagara Falls. I am evolving. I am opportunity. I am looking for urban pioneers and I am waiting for you."
While it describes an imaginary place, while going for a placebo effect, Seth reassures his patients by praising his make-believe city, without even a tip of the hat to the real Niagara Falls, made up of the salt of the earth kind of people who have lived here and worked here, and fought here, and some of whom died here. Rather, Seth creates an undignified yuppie, gentrified, ghee whiz, wannabe kind of community, where effete, mentally-ill losers expect the government (i.e. other people) to pay for their self-centered lives from cradle to grave.
But it is Seth’s brilliant application of mantra-like auto suggestions, with the use of voices speaking in unison as if they were cult members already brainwashed, that gives the video its authentically insane feel.
"I am Niagara Falls. I am evolving. I am opportunity. I am looking for urban pioneers and I am waiting for you."
"I am Niagara Falls. And every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better."
Unfortunately most subjects cannot be hypnotized against their will and the effects of hypnosis wane when the subject regains consciousness.
Wouldn’t psychiatric medication be better?
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OCT 15, 2013