Maybe the answer to your question lies in the nature of hypnosis as compared to remote viewing. They are not the same thing.
As for earth being a school and not a prison, what's the difference? Both or "correctional" institutions designed to confine people against their will. Schools are modeled after prisons, too; they're like minimum security facilities. Both have gated grounds, compulsory attendance, unappetizing cafeteria food... Most kids hate school. They feel trapped and oppressed by it. I did.
But if earth is a school, then what am I supposed to learn? What’s the test for which I’m supposed to study? Where’s the syllabus and the study guide? If earth were a true school, then we would be made aware of the lessons. We would be conscious of them. But we’re not. We grope for them.
I’m not as familiar with Newton as I am with Cannon. Years ago, I tried reading one of her books. I got halfway before tossing it across the room. The recurring theme--that everyone has a “higher purpose” to fulfill on earth--rang false and deceptive to me. In the book, Cannon related anecdotes about the people she helped spiritually. The astral beings she channeled told her clients that they needed to continue living on earth in order to accomplish their purpose. If I remember correctly, none of her clients were aware that they had a “higher purpose” until Cannon told them. And all her clients were persuaded by this claim.
But I had a strong sense that these beings were lying and that Cannon was their unwitting agent in the ruse. At the time, I could not explain why I perceived her book this way. It was simply an overwhelming feeling I had. Years later, after reading other books and connecting dots, so to speak, I understood. To tell ignorant people--people with no awareness of who they are spiritually--that they need to accomplish some greater goal on earth is an effective way of keeping them on earth. It’s an appealing argument that diverts people’s attention away from their true condition as spiritual inmates on a prison planet, and compels them to live out their incarceration trapped in a physical body on a volatile planet.
In the book of Ecclesiastes from the Bible, the speaker known as "the Teacher", comes to a startling conclusion about life on earth: It is meaningless. Everything we experience on earth is meaningless. Everything that happens to us--both good and bad--is caused by God, and this is meaningless. And both the wicked and the righteous meet with the same end: death.
In the section, “Death Comes to All”, the Teacher explains:
“The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t.”
How unfair this is. Why should good people perish the same as evil people? Because life is meaningless. The Teacher realizes there is no higher purpose to a soul on earth. Accumulating things, chasing money, learning about the physical sciences, marrying, raising kids--it's all meaningless because whatever one achieves in life--or does not achieve--is rewarded with death. Meaninglessness is the condition of a prison, of a trapped soul.
The Teacher advises the reader to quit the search for wisdom and meaning and to simply make the best of this reality by enjoying oneself:
“The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. Whatever they did in their lifetime--loving, hating, envying--is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes with a splash of cologne!”
What else is there to do in a prison but to make the best of it? God approves. So trade cigarettes with the inmates and drink your toilet wine.