The popular image of the hypnotist as a charismatic and mystical figure can be firmly dated to this time.
Inevitably, these magical trappings led to Mesmer’s downfall, and for a long time, hypnotism was a dangerous interest to have for anybody looking for a mainstream career.
These practices tend to be for magical or religious purposes, such as divination or communicating with gods and spirits.
It’s important to remember, however, that what we see as occultism was the scientific establishment of its day, with exactly the same purpose as modern science – curing human ills and increasing knowledge.
Please note that some of the 'facts' below have been proven false myths.
It's been tested on Mythbusters 4 - not true, people say "Bless you" because years ago religious people thought a sneeze was the devil trying to get into your body and saying Bless you would scare him off 18 - not true, as you said at the start of the page 20 - not true, just a myth.
The history of hypnosis, then, is like the search for something that was in plain view all along, and we can now see it for what it is – a universal phenomenon that’s an inextricable part of being human. On the one hand, a history of hypnosis is a bit like a history of breathing.Like breathing, hypnosis is an inherent and universal trait, shared and experienced by all human beings since the dawn of time.i mean if ur looking for facts just laugh about how funny and dumb they r and also appreciate them, cause, as the person said, it wasn't so easy getting them in the first place.Turner Gas Company is family-owned and has successfully served customers for over 75 years.