Two similar objects, preferably black and not shiny, are placed before the person in such a way that they are more or less even with his level gaze and making with each other and the person's space a 90 degree angle so that the person has to turn at least 45 degrees out of his normal line of sight to put his attention either one of them.
The person's attention is directed to object one on the right and then is asked to put his attention on object two on the left. "Put your attention on the right hand object, put your attention on the left hand object."
These two command are then given consecutively, many, many, times, each time the processor waiting for the person's execution of the command before giving the next command. The process can be done with only these two commands, for the person is not asked to fix his attention on either object, he is only asked to look at these two objects. If there is any question about the person's general reality, this should be remedied by Opening Procedure 8-C [see Creation of Human Ability (R2-16) ].
Further, the person, prior to the process, no matter what his reality may be, should be put in communication with the two objects. This process is often found to be more workable by having the person describe the objects he is looking at each time he looks at them. This keeps the person outflowing. And where the person begins to demonstrate hypnotic manifestations, the step of having him describe each object should be used. The command would now be: "Now put your attention on object one." The person executes the command. "Tell me about it." The person does so. "Now put your attention on object two." The person does so. "Tell me about it." "Put your attention on object one", and so forth, over and over. This process should be run as long as it produces perception changes in the person.
Modification: Attention by Duplication can be applied to any sense perception. Here we have the example of it applied to sight. This step should also apply to Attention by Duplication by hearing. If there is a noise in the room, preferably a monotonous one such as a motor fan or even a record of a monotonous voice but not the radio, the auditor commands the person, "Listen to that (naming the source of the sound)." And when the person has done so for a moment, "Now put your attention on the silence present in the room", "Now on the (sound)", back and forth, for a considerably length of time.
A second step, both in Attention by Duplication for sight and Attention by Duplication for hearing, is accomplished by adding in the commands, "Now take your attention off ___" before the next command to put his attention on something else is given. In this wise, the command would be for attention by sight, "Put your attention on object one", and when the person has complied, "Now take your attention off of object one" and when the person has complied, "Now put your attention on object two" and when the person has complied, "Now take your attention off of object two" and so on, back and forth between the two objects.
An additional step can be run having the person decide when to take his attention off the objects. This is similar to the pattern of Opening Procedure of 8-C, with the addition that it is run by monotonous duplication of the process and the objects.