|Who on Earth is Forbes Robbins Blair?
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My passion is spiritual attainment, which some call Realization or Salvation
or The Great Work. At one time in my life I was a fundamentalist Christian.
And while I still retain many values and beliefs of that religion, I found that it
lacked coherency and couldn't satisfactorily answer some basic questions
about who we mortals are and what we are doing here.
Disillusioned, I began searching alternative information sources about
personal attainment and spiritual wisdom. I studied Huna (Polynesian
metaphysics) for a few years through a wonderful but now defunct mystery
school called Cosmic Wisdom. (I know it's a funny name, but it was
created during the hippie-60's, so what do you expect? lol) I I learned a
great deal with Huna and they introduced me to some of the principles and
techniques of the Western Mystery Tradition, which I study to this day with
the organizataion Builders of the Adytum (www.BOTA.org). Its emphasis is on the Hermetic Kabbalah.
It's not for everyone, but I have found it to be a perfect fit for me -- at this point in my journey.
During that quest, I became interested and studied hypnosis and self-hypnosis. My Huna teacher,
Clark Wilkerson, told me he knew of no better science of the mind than hypnosis for effecting change.
in human beings. I took a certification course from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and was
impressed with the results hypnosis had on my own behavior. Among other things, it helped me get a
hold of some bodyweight issues and it helped to control my "nervous-anxious" disposition I had.
Self-Hypnosis Becomes a Strong Force
I knew self-hypnosis was to become a real phenomenon in my life when I was experimenting with it
one day. What would happen, I suggested to myself, if I had forgotten how to swallow. Soon I was
absolutely shocked to discover I could not swallow! Talk about a revelation!
To break this "spell" I had to force myself to remember to swallow to make the power of that
suggestion break away so I could return to normal. That experience gave me working knowledge that
hypnosis -- despite Penn and Teller's and all of the other debunkers claims -- is very real, making
personal easy and effective for almost everyone. Shortly thereafter I set up shop as a clinical
During the first few years in my professional career, I stumbled onto a way to hypnotize yourself with
your eyes open while reading out loud. I developed it into a reliable method which became my first
published book. Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open.
A couple of years later I made a second hypnosis-related discovery about turning everyday activities
into powerful self-empowerment rituals. That discovery led to a second book: Self-Hypnosis
Revolution: The Amazingly Simple Way to Use Self-Hypnosis to Change Your Life.
Since the publication of the books, I've appeared on local and national radio and television programs
for my expertise in both hypnosis and dreams.
I Become a Dream Analyst
At the same time I also developed strong interests in dream interpretation and accumulated enough
knowledge and experience to begin teaching dream analysis at a local adult education center. I began
to run small dream circle groups which are still meeting years later. In those groups I acted as the
expert facilitator at interpreting the dreams of groups of people who gather to discuss, understand and
then process their dreams.
Education: BA from University of Maryland, College Park; Hypnosis certification from American
Institute of Hypnotherapy, 1995
Hypnotherapy Experience: over 15 years, starting in 1996
Number of Clients Seen (to date): 4801 (individual and group formats): hypnosis & dream coaching
Publications: two books, including the Instant Self Hypnosis book (publisher is Sourcebooks), 1 law
of attraction ebook (the Genie Within ebook and audio program), several hypnosis audios
Additional Experience: host and guest-host on numerous radio (including the xm-radio show,
Broadminded) and tv shows; teach classes and hold seminars on at least a monthly basis;
Dream therapy too: hold dream therapy groups for 70-88 people seasonally since 1998.
Astrological Signs: Sun in Taurus, Moon and Ascendant in Pisces, Venus in Taurus
Favorite Non-fiction Books: Prometheus Rising, by Robert Anton Wilson
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Labyrinth, Legend
Favorite Music: Electric Light Orchestra (yes, I'm old), Dido, Vangelis, Moody Blues, Tim McGraw,
Fascinations: archetypes, role-playing, spirituality, sexuality, fantasy, imagination.
Pets: golden retriever, maltese mau cat, society finches, freshwater aquaria
Favorite Color: burnt orange or cobalt blue
What I hate: Haters