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Christianity and Hypnosis

The discussions and text below appeared on the websites sourced below and is excerpted here under a Creative Commons license and the fair use doctrine in Section 107 of U.S. Code Title 17.   Comment 1: BillGladwell Feb ’08 I’ve been a hypnotist for over eighteen years now, and I am considered an expert in Read More

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The Definition of Hypnosis

Some think  that hypnosis means the loss of control or a loss of awareness. This is completely incorrect,  hypnosis is the opposite of that, hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness and concentration and mindfulness. Here are some definitions, some old, some new.  Hypnosis is defined as a state of mind, measured now by brainwaves, Read More

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Hypnosis Mind-Body Research

This paper is shared here for educational and archival purposes.   Hypnosis in Mind and Body   John F. Kihlstrom University of California, Berkeley   Note: Plenary address presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Berkeley, California, October 4, 2013. This paper honors Dr. Dabney Ewin, Clinical Professor of Read More

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Animal Magnetism Defined

In today’s usage Animal Magnetism refers to a person’s sexual attractiveness but this is misleading. According to Franz Mesmer, Animal Magnetism (French: magnétisme animal), as it was originally used, referred to a “Magnetic fluid” or “ethereal medium” residing inside of living beings. It is worth noting that Mesmer chose the word “animal” to offer contrast between Read More