A history of erotic hypnosis.

Where did the magic begin?

Hypnosis can most easily be traced back to a phenomenon called ‘mesmerism.’ Around 300 years ago a German physician named Franz Mesmer demonstrated that he could invoke seemingly miraculous healing in his patients, by passing a magnetic wand over their body, in a unique and peculiar manner. He called his method ‘animal magnetism’ and claimed that its secret was one of magnets.

In the mid 1800’s a doctor named James Braid, after meditating on Mesmer’s claims, speculated that the healing and often strange behavior  of those undergoing ‘mesmerism’, rather than being due to the wand itself, was caused by a unique and intense fixation of attention, which would induce a state of trance, in which the subject would heal themselves. This became the accepted theory and marked the future of what would, thanks to Braid, become known as ‘hypnosis’.

The evolution of an academic witchcraft.

In recent years hypnosis has been extensively studied in top worldwide universities. Brain scans can now clearly show that the brain shows unusual activity in certain areas, when methods of hypnosis are being employed. The art of hypnosis  is something which has evolved for hundreds of years, and science can now demonstrate its effectiveness, however exactly why and how it works is a matter of intense debate within the academic community.

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