The history of hypnotism actually depends on how strict are with the word hypnotism.
Deeper and relax. Take a thought from yesterday and the day before that’s cluttering up your mind and just let it dissolve. Hypnotism as a modern profession and scientific endeavor really kind of starts with James Braid in the 1800’s and he coined the phrase hypnotism but for things that would qualify as hypnotic in nature you can go all the way back to the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Greeks who had these sort of sleep temples and when people had a problem they would go see the priest at the sleep temple and they would make a homage, a paying, you know they’d pay whatever they could afford.
The priest would go through a process. Which really based on what scholars of studies, which they described, sounds like it was really a hypnotic induction and these people would go into a dream state and the solution to their problem would appear to them in a dream.
This is not new,ancient civilisation’s like the Babylonians,Persians Greek’s and Egyptians all record similar ways of inducing a kind of Hypnotic state. An yes of course we then come up to the later centuries where Mesmerism defined as early Hypnotism became fashionable scientific studies to pursue.
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