Mesmerism And Hypnosis

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Through Dr Miracle's HYPNOSIS of Antonia in Tales of Hoffman, Offenbach was cashing in on a wave of interest in HYPNOSIS in the 19th century, created by the ENGLISH doctor James Braid, who coined the term hypnotism during his experiments on the work of Dr Franz Mesmer.

Alyn Shipton explores the vogue for stage presentation of hypnotism during the Victorian Era with the authors, Daniel Pick and Alison Winter and goes under the influence of the hypnotist, Paul McKenna to explore the effect of hypnotism on the conscious and unconscious mind.