In 1978 I was 16 years of old and I was in school of course. I had a long hair, I played my own rock music in my own school band, that was a great time! One thing only bothered me-my soviet teachers didn’t like me much though I was a very good in mathematics and science, my grades were excellent at that time. All my teachers kept telling me that this is not good, soviet school boy can’t play rock music and has a long hair. I didn’t care, I was rebellious. I was practicing self-hypnosis and relaxation.
One day I refused to carry all that red propaganda flags at May 1st Parade.
(May 1st Parade was much like Halloween Parade only difference is soviet people looked casually) OK. I didn’t agree to participate, I simply walked away from it.
Next day at school was so surprising for me, because my soviet teachers began judging me and they said I will be kicked out of school for refusing to carry red flags. It was funny, but serious. My mother 34 years later still doesn’t know about it, she could have a heart attack if I was kicked out of school.
I was standing before my class comrades and listening all that delirium speech that my teachers were giving to me. In any moment I could be kicked out of school, because of rules and power of that time soviet school teachers. Just one thing left to do: after the speech all my school boys and girls had to vote, if they did, I was out. They actually had to vote against me, there was no choice for them, that was a USSR regime, remember?
Right before anybody could vote against me I catched the moment and induced instant trance saying the next nonsense:
” My dear mates don’t you think that all this is not a serious crime and what I did is just a joke? I suggest you to forget about this incident and go home and watch your favorite movie” ( actually everyone was in rush to watch that movie, there were no VCRs or cable TV in 1978 in USSR)
The reaction was immediate-all my teachers stood stoned and speechless in trance. All my friends were smiling and made stupid faces. I won! I graduated my school in time without any difficulties.
Alexander Ivlev, NGH certified hypnotist