I’ve been a hypnotist for over eighteen years now, and I am considered an expert in the field.
Most of my private clients come from referrals from physicians, psychologist, social works, and even priests.
Hypnosis is not dangerous in and of itself. Hypnosis is benign.
Hypnosis is simply a tool… much like a hammer. You can use a hammer to build or to destroy.
The morality and ethics come from the user, not the tool.
In fact, YOU (every human being) experiences hypnosis an average of four times every hour. It’s a natural, everyday state.
The author of the quote you posted from the Catholic Encyclopedia was simply ignorant.
I don’t mean this in the derogatory sense. I simply mean that the author did not have the appropriate knowledge or the proper research a the time of his writing.
The Catholic Encyclopedia was published in 1910 and written years before that.
The understanding of hypnosis has evolved drastically since then.
If you really think about it, flying through the air most likely would have been written of as being dangerous and the work of “some power”.
Now flying is commonplace, and thousands of people do it on a daily basis.
I’m not arguing religion.
I’m arguing that you have misinformation. You should research further.
Keep in mind as you research that you can find references to back up any belief that you have when searching on the Internet.
Go at it with an unbiased mindset, and then make an educated decision.
The reason that people become scared as they “study the mind” is their lack of solid ethics and morality. When they think about it, they’re fearful of what they may do if they learned the skill.
Do research, study the information (unbiased), and make a decision for yourself.
You’re not going to hurt my feelings either way.
Again, my offer for any questions still stands… CAF@BillGladwell.com.
I also extend the invitation to learn more about hypnosis for yourself. Currently, I’m offer my initial hypnosis training for free as an online course.
You’ll discover that hypnosis is simply the process of mastering communication.
You can enroll in the course at my Web site.
Again, stay unbiased, and don’t let the terms turn you away; because a name is a name… look deeper.
Thanks for your time you put into reading this.