The future of hypnosis will be to fully realise the incredible potential of our natural hypnotic abilities.
“I bumped into my French teacher the other day who asked me what I’m up to now. I don’t visit her and say ‘the future is going to be amazing’ “My grandad has a chair in his shower which makes him feel old, so in order to feel young he sits on it backwards like a cool teacher giving an assembly about drugs.” Naz Osmanoglu “I’m 19th in line to the Turkish Throne. Especially honest with myself, but as a career egocentric, I can only do that with a crowd of people watching.” Ed Gamble “I saw a recipe for guilt free pizza.
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.
Mesmer was the first to propose a rational basis for the effects of hypnosis.