I think the interpretation is ascew. Erickson understood that hypnosis could not be used for prompting antisocial behavior. He writes, "hypnosis cannot be used for antisocial of criminal purposes" midpage, p. 16, the COLLECTED PAPERS, Vol 4, "Hypnosis in Medicine". As for the material you speak of with Mead, I simply don't know and never heard of it. Perhaps Dr. Zeig will know more.
It is certaily known that brain washing, extreme deprivation, and other techniques that alter the environment may perturb a person to violate their belief system and become antisocial...but this is not the realm of hypnosis (and certainly not the realm of clinical therapy).
As for the material you speak of with Mead, I simply don't know and never heard of it. Perhaps Dr. Zeig will know more.
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