Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – No man can be hypnotized against his will
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A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Professor Alexander Erskine
No man can be hypnotized against his will.
Hypnotism is not a conflict of will-power, in which the hypnotist seeks to impose his stronger will on the weaker. To be hypnotized is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, weak-minded people are often impossible to put to sleep.
A man realIy does more to effect his own cure than the hypnotist. "A man is as he thinketh," said St. Paul. The hypnosis practitioner simply helps him to think as he wants to think.
Those most easily put to sleep are intelligent-strong-minded people who can concentrate on the task in hand, and will passivity.
The hypnotist cannot gain permanent control over a patient, and in most cases the effect will wear off after a period, though probably not for some years.