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Hypnotism : Art of Mind Control

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Animation, Video

12 Interesting Facts about Hypnotism

  1. Hypnotism is a natural state of human mind and all of us experience hypnosis minimum two times in a day.
  2. In 1892 the British Medical Association (BMA) officially recognized the applications of hypnosis in modern medicine.
  3. In World War I and II, hypnosis was used to treat soldiers suffering from combat neuroses. It was also used as a substitute for anesthetics when the supplies were low.
  4. Fifteen minutes of hypnosis is equivalent to three hours of sleep.
  5. Every human being can be hypnotized.
  6. No one has ever got stuck in hypnosis.
  7. The practice of hypnotism is more than 3,000 years old. The earliest description of hypnosis was found written on papyrus in an Egyptian tomb dating back to 1500 BC.
  8. Egyptians, Romans and Greek used hypnotism for medical and religious purposes.
  9. Hypnotism can be used to eradicate bad habits.
  10. Mandrake, the main hero of a famous comic strip by Lee Falk, used the power of hypnotism to battle the baddies.
  11. A person under hypnosis does not forget anything, unless he or she agrees to forget.
  12. You cannot remain hypnotized for more than a few minutes unless you want to.

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