ISHI - My Vision & Purpose
By Rev. William H. Duby, Founder, CH
I was asked by the director of education to write down my vision for
the purpose of ISHI. It was a good idea and I immediately responded
by writing what you are now reading. First, let me say that the acronym
ISHI, didnt happen by accident. There are no accidents in the
universe. All happens, as it needs to happen, for the purpose of awakening
us. Awakening us to the Truth with a capital T.
ISHI came about because it was apparent that nearly all those trained
in the hypnotherapy profession were negating the spiritual reality of
the psychic power they were calling hypnosis.
Metaphysical study was offered by some of the schools. Spirit release
was offered by several others. But, in truth, these offerings were minuscule.
As far as I was concerned they were negligent in their duty to present
a well rounded education. And anything less in my book is a misguided
education. Teaching the subject of hypnosis, like anything else, requires
a sure foundation grounded upon sacred principle and demonstrated as
a bona fide working science.
Metaphysical teaching was somewhat included in their study, but rather
than put it up front in the foreground of the teaching, the professionals
kept the spiritual aspect of hypnosis in the background, on purpose.
In other words, it was there for those that believed in that sort of
thing. But, spirituality was treated as though it wasnt all that
important. It was looked at as though it was a California flaky
air-ware thing. I believe they did it because they were, as well
as they are, trying to sell hypnotherapy as a profession to the politicians.
In fact, I have heard the spiritual aspect of hypnosis referred to as
the fruit and nuts, when in fact, spirituality - is the
nuts and bolts.
I need to say right here that I am wholeheartedly opposed to the establishment
of a hypnotherapy profession. And the reason I am, is the same reason
I am opposed to Judges and River boat Captains having the legal right
to marry people. It goes against my religious beliefs.
Even though it isnt written in stone, it is inferred by the politicians
and judicial body that a wall of separation does exist between
Church and State. Think about this now. If the Priest isnt allowed
to involve himself in the workings of politics, the State should not
involve itself with the workings of Religion. Especially, when it comes
to the subject of hypnosis. Yet, it does.
Hypnosis is a word that comes from the Greek, Hypnos, who in mythology
was the god of sleep, and also identified with the Roman Somnus. Hypnotism
was practiced daily by the High Priests in Atlantis and the sacred Sleep
Temples of Egypt.
The Almighty by the way, was the first hypnotist. The psychic power
of hypnosis was utilized when putting Adam to sleep (in trance). That
in itself should open the eyes of those that think they can license
spirit by legalizing it and still keep it moral. Thats like whittling
down the tree until you have a toothpick and wonder what happened to
the tree . . . you took what was alive and made it into something
Religion came to naught when the spirit was hampered by the religious
leaders. The same thing is inclined to happen with hypnotherapy once
the self serving professionals and politicians get their way. The psychic
power of hypnosis was lost for countless centuries because of those
that couldnt leave well enough alone.
It is an immoral activity licensing that which belongs to the spirituality
of religion. It is meddling with Divine Providence. In fact, it is unconstitutional.
It is against the moral law of the universe and the legal law of the
land. The U.S. Congress has outlawed interference with the practice
of religion. And we need to remain law abiding citizens.
Utilizing hypnosis is a spiritual (holy) activity, and it is clear history
will attest to the fact that the practices of the ancient High Priest
knew more about the workings of its psychic power than any modern man.
These clergymen were sages with discerning power that knew well, lasting
results in healing would never happen, as long as you were working from
flesh to spirit. This is why hypnosis is often a hit and miss
operation for those who try and work this ancient healing science from
a humanistic viewpoint.
One must sincerely station his wholesome perspective in the spiritual
plane for effective use of the psychic power (of hypnosis), for permanent
healing. And the reason for this truth is simple and the wise employ
its importance. He desires the client to match his vibration for well
Man is a metaphysical human being even though he is embodied within
the physical homo sapien animal. All healing stems from awakening to
who you are, and what you are going to do in consciousness to maintain
your well being of prosperity on a financial, mental, spiritual and
physical level of reality forevermore. By the time the self serving
professionals influence the self serving politicians, this ancient science
will more than likely lose its spiritual value because of human ignorance.
And I believe that is despicable.
After saying all that, I am here to tell you that I knew fighting the
inevitable would be losing an uphill battle. The professionals
want a hypnotherapy profession and the unions are involved
in the process, therefore, it is inescapable that common sense will
We are certainly living in times that try mens souls. So, with that
in mind, I decided to fight in a different way. A way where everyone
can win. A win-win situation for one and for all. And now
you have it, The Way of ISHI, the place where the salvation
of the soul memory of people shall not become forgotten; and in that
light the true value of this ancient spiritual healing science (the
psychic power known as hypnosis) and its proper application would cause
the mind to keep the body well; and ourselves, in the light of the truth
for well being.
We try as much as possible to remain informal at ISHI while presenting
the formal education you will need in the modern world to resolve the
problems of the modern era.
You can study at ISHI and gain in more ways than not.
You have the best of both worlds. There is the basic course that teaches
you the profession of hypnotherapy from the viewpoint of the National
Guild of Hypnotist. And, of course, there is what I call the nuts
and bolts to make it work better than ever. The name ISHI is the
acronym for the International Spiritual Hypnotherapy Institute. The
key word is spiritual.
Spirituality is in the foreground at ISHI because we essentially work
with the vital life force energy of the client. We resolve the problem
of disease by unblocking the flow in the physical body. Then, of course,
you have a happy person because they are liberated on a spiritual, mental
and physical level. I believe it is proper to cover all bases when it
comes to humanity. After all, at core reality, we are each other, arent
There is only one humanity, isnt there?
Nothing feels better than taking care of your own. Not so much in supporting
the way you would like for people to be, to please you; but in how people
may please themselves, so you can experience being pleased with yourself;
this is integrity. Such an activity is a pure pleasure that endures
for eternity because it is grounded upon the fundamental principle of