Students or pawns (usually appearing innocent) talking indirectly to a subject but seemingly to-one another in order to "talk" to a person's depth psyche.
It's classic, very rude, and yet often enlightening to the whisperers and subjects. Sometimes the whisperers are the unwitting subjects if the depth psyche subject (aka djinn) is very powerful (see "saint").
Examples of "ear whisperers:"
Unenlightened religious witnesses looking for their "One."
Zealots (usually pawns) getting in black-hole frenzies.