Hypnotism—Some Perspectives


  • Naresh Kumar Independent Researcher, Baroda, Gujarat, India




Hypnotism, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Mesmerism, Is hypnosis scientific, Dangers of hypnosis, parapsychology and hypnotism


Hypnotism, the study of hypnosis has many facets which may not be known to the common man. This paper will make the readers aware of the origin of Hypnosis and will take them on a journey of the history of hypnosis, acquaint the readers to the stalwarts in the field and enlighten them on the evolution of this mysterious field. We shall explore the process in detail and shall learn how hypnosis is done, what effect does it leave on the subject being hypnotized, what changes happen in the body and the brain of the subject, how the subject responds to the suggestions of the hypnotizer, how the patients suffering from pain, addiction and psychiatric disorders respond positively and get treated by hypnotherapy. We shall also explore the dark side of hypnosis and shall see the similarity between hypnosis and parapsychological phenomena and how hypnosis can help in parapsychological research. We shall also examine whether the hypnosis phenomenon is scientific. On the whole, we shall be looking at many perspectives of hypnosis in the paper.


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Naresh Kumar. (2022). Hypnotism—Some Perspectives. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.187