No Flash

About Hypnosis

Hypnosis is believed to date back as far as Egyptian times, but is most commonly associated with practitioners such as Anton Mesmer and the 18th century.

Throughout the records of history there have been public demonstrations of hypnosis, but by the early 1850s performances were common across America, Canada, Europe and Britain. Unfortunately, although popular, stage shows started to get a bad name due to the antics of some fake hypnotists who used stooges and crude routines.

In the UK, the 1952 Hypnotism Act was brought in, to protect the public from unsafe and crude hypnotists. 

Stage hypnotists perform their act on a mass of people and this makes them the most highly skilled of all hypnotists. The phenomenon is genuine and can serve to create a real interest in the subject of hypnotism. The secret lies in selecting only those who are highly suggestible, can go quickly and deeply into the deeper stages of hypnosis, and are likely to prove entertaining.

Copyright © Kevin Starr2008
Website created by webbuilt4u