For decades now, the so-called experts on hypnosis have all matter-of-factly stated that hypnosis abuse is not possible - from scholars and academicians, to psychologists and psychiatrists; yet in the end, all of them have been absolutely, 100-percent categorically wrong. This very well might be out of sheer ignorance on the topic, or worse yet, their own willful, shameless desire to save their careers or personal hypnosis endeavors. Perhaps it's a selfish effort to protect an industry, rather than its clientele. Whatever the reason, evidence has been available. The history of hypnosis is replete with sexual abuse and immoral behavior, yet no one has ever said anything publicly about this possible danger.

Society as a whole has been kept in the dark for far too long on the real power of hypnosis, along with its inherent perils. The end result of this long-term duplicity has cultured a mass ignorance regarding hypnosis, the worst of it being the incorrect premise that hypnosis abuse is not possible. This has in turn created an extremely dangerous environment where people think they're safe, yet they're not. This in effect makes hypnosis perfectly ripe for exploitation of unsuspecting women by immoral, deviant hypnotists. In short, we've all been tragically misled on hypnosis, and it's time to finally rectify this wrongdoing.

The bottom line here is this - for anyone to knowingly do such a thing, to support a lie just to keep the hypnosis industry afloat and not scare away paying clients, is humanly despicable and morally detestable, yet all you have to do is take a look at how many medical/hypnosis professionals still parrot the myth/lie to this very day. It's morally reprehensible behavior, to say the very least.

The goal of this website is to set the record straight on hypnosis and to finally let the truth be known once and for all, by documenting that these horrible crimes DO exist, so that no one can ever again arrogantly/ignorantly deny this type of perverse crime is not possible. Those who continue to perpetuate this blatant falsehood should take a serious look at the overwhelming data on this website, or be held accountable for their uninformed, reckless language. The truth is out.

The foremost motive and intent here is to educate and inform the general public about the dangers of immoral hypnotists. Please note that the blame is not being put on hypnosis itself, as some often like to do, but rather, it is very rightfully placed on the unscrupulous hypnotist, as it should be. (Read more...)
 

Historically, women have been preyed upon and exploited using hypnosis
far more than most would ever suspect or would
even dare to imagine.

Hypnosis has literally been around for thousands of years, albeit under various forms and different names, yet it has grown and evolved steadfastly over the millennia. In the modern era, hypnosis gained its notoriety in the early 1800's, the early forays of public and academic curiousity. The term hypnotism was actually coined in 1841, by James Braid. It has remained to this day.

Early on its human value was very intriguing to some of the forward thinkers in the medical field at the time, but sadly enough there were others who held a deeper interest in its potential immoral value. Unfortunately a great many unscrupulous male practitioners of the era were the first to recognize that hypnosis can be used as an extraordinarily persuasive behavior modifier and sexual control tool, one that can be used quite successfully on unsuspecting women. There were numerous reports of sexual abuse using hypnosis in the 1800's, so it really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that man today might possibly still harbor those same fervent, yet deviant, carnal desires.

 

The multitude of well documented, sexual misconduct cases displayed on this page (shown at right), along with the number of hypnosis facts also listed, should prove beyond any shadow of doubt that this formidable tool is still being used to this day to incapacitate and abuse women (and children) with.

Over the years the acceptance of hypnotism has had its many trials, but it was Scottish surgeon James Esdaile that proved its medical viability in the 1800's by using it as a pain depressant, instead of traditional anesthesia. He first did this in 1845 while working for the East India Company. He was reported to have performed 345 such major surgeries. It was also used for dental procedures, and even for childbirth.

As the reputation for hypnotism grew to new heights in the 19th and 20th centuries, the field would eventually be taken to new lows in the 1950's by the CIA, through its nefarious MKULTRA mind control program and its ensuing, heinous experimental programs, all of which focused specifically on the darker science of psychologically programming humans. This task was accomplished through the involuntary repetitive brainwashing of test subjects, along with rigorous stress related conditioning. This covert, illegal program was deemed a huge success before reportedly being taken underground. (see more on MKULTRA at History.com)

An even darker aspect came about as an offshoot of MKULTRA, through a program codenamed Project Monarch, one which was reported to have created programmed & conditioned sex slaves, to be used for political blackmail and personal entertainment.  (see: Cathy O'Brien, Brice Taylor, Annie McKenna)

The sex slave trade is a vast growing industry. The FBI found this out with a 2015 sting that yielded many people willing to buy a sex slave, despite the fact they already knew it was illegal and expressly against the girl's will. (You can find more on this story here and here. See YouTube video here.)

Consider the power of hypnosis for the sex slave industry, not to mention the porn industry. What is the dollar value of having girls programmed to participate, without resisting or trying to run away? A girl programmed against her will, to be submissive. As unfair as that sounds, it is possible with hypnosis.

Despite its long storied history, there are still some nay-sayers who maintain that hypnosis is not even real, however... the true fact of the matter is this, that the greater preponderance of these deniers are people who have never ever been successfully hypnotized in their life, nor have they ever even taken the time to research the subject. These doubters of hypnotism try as best as they can to deny the existence of such a mysterious science, despite being grossly uneducated, and/or blatantly ignorant in regards to the actual reality of this mental phenomenon. This is very much akin to those who used to scoff at the notion of string theory and quantum physics. (There also used to be a day when people actually thought the earth was flat and the sun revolved around it.)

The 21st century truth of the matter is this - that hypnotism is indeed regarded as very real, both academically and in many scientific circles, and has been verified many decades ago as a legitimate medical and psychological tool. In fact, a 2016 Stanford University research study has now identified physical changes taking place inside the brain during hypnosis, further cementing its standing in the scientific medical community as a very real psychological tool.

However, we are into a new millennium and yet the hypnosis giants of the industry still cannot agree on how or why hypnosis works, to this day. We have many who will openly pontificate one way or the other, citing study after study, but the truth of the matter is this... there is no consensus opinion yet on this subject. As a matter of fact, they can't even agree as to whether it is a trance state or an altered state of consciousness, yet somehow we have those who have been arrogant enough to testify against a rape victim in a court of law on whether or not sexual assault under hypnosis is possible.

Given such a mixed industry environment, how the hell can they be so certain?

A great deal of what is currently known by hypnosis experts is still very much speculation, supposition and conjecture, the three things that aren't supposed to be allowed in a court of law. This environment exists primarily because the researchers themselves are still trying to figure out the true nature of hypnosis. As scientists and researchers try to sort out the most relevant studies from the inconsequential or flawed studies, they have yet to postulate a conceptualized theory that not only makes scientific sense, but is something that everyone can finally embrace once and for all as a basis for hypnosis.

We're literally just coming out of the dark ages when it comes to hypnosis. It could very well be compared to the space program era of the 1950's. We knew a few things about space back then, but nothing at all like we now know today.

With that said, hypnosis researchers have created an industry problem out of their own duplicity and/or ignorance. They have myopically ignored the data at hand, the overwhelming number of subjects abused under hypnosis, as they purport to theorize why such abuse is impossible. As crazy as that sounds, it's absolutely true and many hypnosis researchers have been doing it for years.

In a corporate research environment, such a thing just doesn't happen. Tenacious researchers don't overlook the elephant in the room and they don't throw the baby out with the bathwater, as the hypnosis field has readily done for decades. When competent researchers see an inordinate amount of data that points in one direction (hypnosis rape), they don't look the other way, as hypnosis researchers have done. Instead, the competent researcher embraces the data for what it is and attempts to understand it and then explain it. A good researcher will work to reconcile the data immediately, instead of conjuring theories as to why the data should not exist. This has been the Achilles' heal for the hypnosis industry for too many years. It seems clear that the industry as a whole does not want to admit that hypnosis can be used for very dark purposes.

As a direct result, the single biggest misconception to this day regarding hypnotism is the powerful hold that it can actually have over people. There are far too many who still naively claim that "people under hypnosis won't do what they wouldn't do in real life." 

This is absolutely, 100-percent not true. As you read on, you will understand.

The originations of this brutal fallacy stem from two noted historical figures from the hypnosis community, Martin Orne (right) and Milton Erickson (below). These two men have literally done more harm to hypnosis by getting one simple thing absolutely wrong - the question of whether or not criminal or antisocial behavior is actually capable from a subject who is under hypnosis / in trance.

These men are perhaps the most responsible for propagating the idea that bad things cannot happen under hypnosis. They couldn't possibly have been any more wrong. The tragedy in all of this is that a great many innocent women and children have suffered horribly over the years as a direct result of this horrendously short-sided mistake by two men that should have known better.

The stance shared by these two notable hypnosis pioneers on this issue was greatly juxtaposed by a significant majority of their highly credentialed peers at the time, and yet the influence of Orne and Erickson has still lingered to this day. It's hard to argue which of the two has had the largest influence on this issue, however, many of his peers were quite adamant that Erickson's opposition position was critically flawed, due to a definitively bad research model.

The following legendary hypnotists all stand against the position shared by Orne and Erickson, stating unequivocally that hypnosis abuse is absolutely possible.

  • Milton Kline

  • Erica Fromm

  • Wesley Wells

  • Loyd Rowland

  • John G. Watkins

  • Andre Weitzenhoffer

In a 1949 article titled, The Production of Antisocial Acts Under Hypnosis, Weitzenhoffer stressed that in order to make someone commit a criminal act under hypnosis, "perceptions must be distorted." Success occurs 'when the subject does not perceive the situation as being antisocial.' Watkins also came to the same conclusion during the very same year.  (reference)

While Erickson tested around 50 subjects in 1939, all of whom were extremely somnambulistic, he failed in his efforts to get them to perform criminal or antisocial behavior because he did not attempt to alter the perceptions of his subjects, as did Rowland, Wells, Watkins and others. Erickson just asked them to do immoral bad things straight away, to which his subjects became agitated and quite uncomfortable, and thus they fought and resisted.

Author Samuel Glasner had this to say about Erickson's experiments regarding the possibilities of anti-social and/or criminal activity under hypnosis:

"As a matter of fact, anyone familiar with the highly sophisticated techniques and daring conceptions which Erickson uses in most of his experiments must be struck with the unimaginative planning and impoverished methodology which he used in these experiments on the antisocial use of hypnosis."

Suffice to say, because of the prominent mistake made in conducting his research, Erickson was undeniably very wrong regarding the ability to use hypnosis for abuse or criminal activity. It is indeed very ironic that Erickson and Orne, two of the field's most prominent hypnosis pioneers, are arguably the two most responsible for today's current misunderstandings over hypnosis.
 

For the sake of argument, it is a commonly known fact that even the most reserved or extremely shy person will lose all their inhibitions under the influence of a simple alcoholic beverage, doing and saying things they wouldn't normally do, all because of the influence of alcohol. By contrast, hypnosis is just as powerful as alcohol, but even more so, because the brain is quite capable of operation under its influence, while alcohol just makes you lose control and you forget everything.

The fact is, hypnosis can do exactly the same thing as alcohol, by allowing a person to lose all of their personal inhibitions upon a mere suggestion. This is something that has been documented many times over for many decades, and is generally the feature highlight of entertainment stage hypnosis.

Another close similarity with alcohol is hypnotic amnesia. It is absolutely possible to have a subject do things under hypnosis without ever remembering doing them. It is entirely possible to make a women forget any sexual abuse under hypnosis by using it to also block her recollection of the event. The memory is still in her subconscious, but it can be repressed, making it very difficult for her to even recognize signs of abuse. (See Hypnotic Amnesia, below right.)

The list on this webpage regarding hypnotic rape (far right) clearly shows that personal morals can undeniably be fooled or altered under hypnosis. The list of criminal hypnotists posted at right inexorably and undeniably proves this.

So the comment that "people won't do under hypnosis what they won't do in real life" is more false than most people could ever realize or even possibly know, because the historical evidence clearly shows this to be an absolute myth. The dark side of hypnosis contains many examples to substantiate this point. (IE: Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, Mark David Chapman, to name but just a few.)

Many hypnotists will shamelessly continue the false longstanding allegation that "a person cannot be made to do things under hypnosis that they wouldn't normally do when not hypnotized," but those who do have the temerity to make such outrageous, erroneous claims do so primarily because of two things:

  • Their own lack of skill to do such programming to another person.

  • Their fear that people will not trust hypnotists and quit using them.

The expert hypnotist knows better than to make such a grossly unfounded claim, because they know the real truth about hypnosis and they realize that this dark reality is arguably the most serious threat to their industry.

As early as the 18th century, French magnetizer (hypnotist) Amand-Marie-Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis de Puységur, an aristocrat from one of the most prestigious families of French nobility, and thought of as one of the early founders of hypnotism, is reported to have said, "It is necessary that you bring your patient entirely into subjection; I will go so far as to say - she must not even be capable of having a will of her own."

This mentality was later echoed in the 19th century by noted French doctor Ambroise-Auguste Liebeault, the founder of the Nancy School of hypnosis and also thought of by many as one of the early founders of hypnotherapy. Liebeault had this to say about hypnosis, "We may postulate, as a first principle, that a subject during the state of hypnotic sleep is at the mercy of the operator, and carries out suggestions with the fatality of a falling stone."

Liebeault is noted for boasting of his ability over his hypnosis subjects... "They are as toys in my hands. They cannot reject the ideas imposed by the beguiler."

Also from the 19th century, Dr. Charles d'Eslon, a friend and loyal follower of Franz Anton Mesmer, was once asked by a police officer if it was possible to sexually abuse a women who had been hypnotized. He is said to have answered without hesitation, "yes." -Debay, A. Mystères du Sommeil et du Magnétisme

So, the notion that "hypnosis abuse is simply not possible" is overwhelmingly, patently, wrong. Irrevocable historical evidence to the contrary makes this undeniable and abundantly clear. (Again, see the evidence at far right.)

Make no mistake, people can be made to do things under hypnosis that they wouldn't normally do in real life, just as they do with alcohol. The other side to this premise is the fact that whatever you do naturally and willfully in life, you will most certainly do under hypnosis, if you are encouraged / told to do so.
 

Secondly, when it comes to things you won't do in real life, hypnosis changes that, because the simple fact of the matter is this... all you have to do under hypnosis is to switch the person's mind to the type of personality that wants to do such uncharacteristic or aberrant things.

It's really just that easy for a well trained hypnotist to do such contrary conditioning, especially with a highly somnambulistic subject.

Another widely held misconception by some people is that they themselves absolutely cannot be hypnotized, because they naively believe that they alone have a stronger mind than anyone else. This is actually not quite true. These people are perhaps not as impervious to the effects of hypnosis as they think. While they may be good at fending off "suggestion," there are many other ways to induce hypnosis that must be ruled out to declare non-hypnotizability. 

The reality is, there's a mixed argument taking place here, due to the obvious glaring fact that those who do go to a hypnotist are going with the express intention of working with the hypnotist to be hypnotized.  They are trying very hard to focus their mind, so that they can actually achieve a trance state. They are not trying to be resistant.

Second, the truth of the matter is, realistically, anyone can be hypnotized.

This topic has long been a source of much contention amongst hypnotists, who, it should be noted, generally have vastly different skill levels from one to the other, which very much needs to be considered as case trials are compared and scrutinized in regards to this claim. It also needs to be recognized that past studies on hypnosis suggestibility have clearly not captured the entirety of the issue. At present, these studies are still very much considered open for debate.

From what researchers appear to agree on, statistics say that roughly 10-15 percent of people are highly hypnotizable. There is thought to be a similar proportion for those who are less hypnotizable, while all others fall somewhere in-between at roughly 70-80 percent of the population. (The research varies.)

It is true that some people can actually be more resistant than others to hypnosis, but that does not 100-percent mean they can't be hypnotized. For the record, being resistant to suggestion is far different than being incapable of trance. Also, for the record, trance is not abnormal to the human animal. It is a normal brain function. Daydreaming is a very good example. 

Let's look at the non-hypnotizable argument from another perspective. To say that someone is not hypnotizable because they can resist "direct suggestion" is, for all intents and purposes, the same as saying a person is incapable of eating because they kept their mouth closed while someone tried to spoon-feed them. Mental resistance is not hard to apply. It is just as easy to tune someone out or not listen intently as it is to keep your mouth tightly closed and not eat.

The point here is this, if someone wants to eat, they open their mouth and eat. Similarly, someone who wants to be hypnotized opens their mind and focuses on being hypnotized. It doesn't take a lot of rocket science to understand that if someone is purposefully tuning out or ignoring verbal suggestions, so as not to fall into trance, then they won't be hypnotized. It's an apples to oranges argument. Those who focus on not being hypnotized should not be compared with those who do focus on being hypnotized. There are two objectives at hand.

The reality is this... pretty much anyone can resist direct suggestion if they want to. Even a somnambulist could resist verbal suggestions, if they were aware and they purposely, diligently worked at it.

So to say that someone is incapable of being hypnotized because they are able to resist direct verbal suggestion is an outrageously lame proffer for any academician or researcher to make. It's absolutely ludicrous in its premise and foundation. Being able to resist direct verbal suggestion is no special feat, whatsoever. Anyone can do it. It doesn't mean that someone has a superior brain, capable of resisting hypnosis. Such a suggestion is outright laughable. More importantly, it wrongly presumes that verbal suggestion is the only way to achieve trance. It is not.

The reality is, there are many ways to hypnotize someone. It's just a simple matter of 'how to do it' for those particular people, because there are many ways to achieve trance. For some people, just employing a different hypnosis technique, or perhaps an entirely new approach, is all it takes. Those who do try to be hypnotized but aren't able to achieve trance, need only to practice more or find a more skilled hypnotist. The truth is, there are numerous ways to induce a hypnotic trance, such as an unexpected shock, confusion, or even sensory overload, to name but just a few.

As a matter of fact, a 2018 study headed by professor Max Colheart was able to increase the hypnotizability of some people through the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). It was found that this disrupted activity in part of the brain, increasing the subject's ability to be hypnotized. (Another potential aid is Hemispheric Sync , first developed by the Monroe Institute.)

To suggest that there are people who cannot be hypnotized (in any way) is to suggest that some people are physically/mentally incapable of reaching trance. This theory would appear to be antithetical to the human system, because trance very much appears as a normal part of everyday human life.

To make such a bold claim of non-hypnotizability is to suggest that there are some people who are totally immune to highway hypnosis. It would also imply that there are those who are absolutely immune to TV hypnosis, where the brain literally flips (involuntarily) from cognizant beta waves, to much slower alpha waves, within :30 seconds of turning it on. The reality is, there have to be mental avenues to trance for everyone, because it clearly appears to be a necessary function of the human brain. The sad fact is, after over 200 years, we still don't understand hypnosis or trance very well. See more: Highway Hypnosis  |  Television Trance

With all of that said, surprisingly there are still many so-called experts who are willing to adamantly decree that trance is not possible for everyone, despite the limited testing and lack of significant sample size for many experiments.

According to author, Saul Marc Rosenfeld, "Not only have investigators, on the whole, been content to limit their efforts to one or two hasty trials before writing someone off as "unsusceptible," but some even went to far as to claim that research studies had conclusively demonstrated that there was no advantage to be gained from offering subjects more time to respond."

"Such claims are boldly asserted but never convincingly shown, for although a few comparative studies have been made in which people were exposed to inductions of varying length, close analysis of the procedures used reveals that there was less to these studies than meets the eye, and that they were therefore doomed from the start." -
A Critical History of Hypnotism.

Until this issue can be proven conclusively through large clinical trials, (those which exhaust all hypnosis techniques in the process), it has to be assumed that even the most resistant subject can be hypnotized. (And yes, drugs are an option for this. Scopolamine is said to work especially well for hypnosis.)

There are recent studies that say 1-in-5 are not hypnotizable, but the key is, what was the technique used to ascertain this? To be fair, the number of hypnosis techniques used to ascertain non-hypnosis is the primary question, as well as the total effort expended on each subject. The results of these tests do merit further research, however, using a much deeper base sample to reduce the margin of error and thus gain better statistical corroboration, but most importantly of all, employing the most thorough array of deep hypnosis techniques possible. This is a critical necessity. Until then, it seems disingenuous to say that some people absolutely cannot be hypnotized, yet the argument rages on.

Five-star generals have reportedly been reduced to babbling adolescents at the snap of a finger and a well timed hypnotic command. No one appears 100% immune to hypnotic suggestion. Again, see more on the MKULTRA program.

Perhaps it is best to heed the chilling comments of George H. Estabrooks, considered by many to be the father of the CIA's use of hypnosis. He often said, “I can hypnotize a man, without his knowledge or consent, into committing treason against the United States.”  Estabrooks actually made this alarming comment in the early 1940s.

In his 1943 book titled Hypnotism, Dr. Estabrooks stated conclusively that by using a covert technique of relaxation, people could be hypnotized without actually knowing what is happening to them.

The truth is, there are some people who are more resistant, but they are not totally immune to hypnosis. Again, a different method makes all the difference.

Hypnosis legend Albert Moll once said, "A person who is easily hypnotized can be hypnotized by anyone, but one who is hypnotized with difficulty can only be thrown into hypnosis by a good experimenter."

In contrast, there are those who are much more susceptible to hypnotism than others. Those who are evaluated as "somnambulistic" are far easier to put under and to take into deep coma states (the Esdaile state). Such people are extremely vulnerable to hypnotism and they take well to post-hypnotic suggestion, more so than others, and as such they are the perfect candidates for hypnotic programming and psychological brainwashing.

As a matter of fact, there have been studies that suggest physical differences in the brains of those who can be hypnotized, such as a larger rostrum (an increased size in the anterior corpus callosum), but even studies such as these have been limited in their scope and will require much further testing, with an even larger sample base for better statistical accuracy and reliabilty

In the 1989 book Open Suggestion: The Uses and Abuses of Hypnosis, author Robert Temple writes the following, "For we know from many studies that approximately five-percent of the population are so hypnotizable that practically anything can be done with them, and that they can be hypnotized without knowing it or against their will. It is these people who are at risk in society from the abuses of hypnosis."

So, if you're a devious hypnotist, your primary goal is to find someone who is highly somnambulistic, because they're easiest to put into a deep trance. The success rate increases exponentially when finding someone like this.

There are many ways to put someone under using hypnosis. It does not have to be the typical, "watch the swinging pendulum" to enter into a hypnotic state.

There are other techniques, such as...

  • A deliberate staring gaze

  • Conversational hypnosis

  • Handshake rapid induction

  • Ambiguity / confusion method

  • Pulsing sound and/or vibration

  • Pulsing, flashing, strobe lights

  • Visual fixation upon an object

  • Mental fixation with an image

  • Unexpected shock w/ suggestion
    (same principle as handshake induction)

Those are but just a few examples, but the fact of the matter is this... if you're human, you can be hypnotized. Like it or not, it all simply comes down to the inferior nature of the human animal.

As a species, the human mind is innately susceptible to covert subconscious suggestion, and is even more vulnerable when placed under sensory overload conditions. It is an inherent biological component of being human. As a matter of fact, noted hypnotist Dave Elman states that a complete induction of profound hypnotic states should never take more than one or two minutes. That really says a lot as to how susceptible we are as a species.

Make no mistake about it, the human mind can be put into a deep trance state, much easier than most might think or ever suspect.

Sadly enough, it is what it is. We are not omnipotent as mortal beings. We have inherent built-in vulnerabilities and limitations that are all part of being human.

So, how can people truly feel safe, comfortable and confident using hypnosis, when the one thing they cannot control is the hypnotist's own morality?

The cold hard reality of hypnotism is basically this... the hypnotic subject is clearly at the mercy of the moral piety of the hypnotist. Trust is the absolute biggest key component of hypnotism, to know that you will be responsibly and respectfully cared for while under its effect, however, when the moral compass of the hypnotist swings wildly askew, then the subject becomes at great risk and in grave danger of being psychologically controlled and/or abused.

For these reasons, the hypnosis industry faces daunting challenges that need to be addressed and overcome before being truly trusted by the greater populace.

The one thing that some hypnotists are resistant to is indeed the one thing that would effectively give immediate credibility and credence to the hypnosis industry - that of a video recording of each hypnosis session. Due to the power of hypnosis, and because of those who have abused it, this is something that will have to become standard within the industry, before people fully embrace the medium comfortably, with complete confidence. To argue against such a safeguard is to completely ignore all past criminal history, and would be tantamount to continued encouragement of a reckless industry environment of endangerment, raising serious questions about unethical industry standards.

One might think that the best solution is to only allow trained medical professionals to do hypnosis, but yet doctors, dentists, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even pharmacists have already abused the field of hypnosis as much as the criminal hypnotist. As a matter of fact, this perverse sexual exploitation even extends to lawyers who should legally know better, and surprisingly enough, to clergyman who should morally know better. (See list >)

So the question is...  who can you possibly trust to do hypnosis?!

There is much frustration in asking such a question, as it is somewhat rhetorical in nature. To be fair, not all hypnotists are sexual predators. Far from it. The crux of the problem though is this: deviant hypnotists have been enabled by the reputable hypnotists, those who keep saying that hypnosis abuse is not possible. By perpetuating the incorrect notion that hypnosis rape is not possible, it gives a false perception to the public that they will be safe doing hypnosis, and thus lulls many into a dangerous false sense of security. This, hands-down, unequivocally, creates the perfect environment for abuse by deviant hypnotists.

If the hypnosis industry wants to be taken seriously, they need to own up to the true power of hypnosis, and then start from within to clean up a mess that they've spent decades helping create through persistent disinformation. They have unwittingly crafted the absolute perfect environment for abuse, by forever insisting that such hypnotic deviancy is not possible. It's their lies that enable this, by creating the unsafe environment for the unscrupulous hypnotist to exploit. Those who continue to perpetuate the lie that hypnosis abuse is not possible should be held legally responsible as accessories to the crime, because they help create and foster an unsafe environment based on their false testimony of hypnosis. It's no different than if a particular drink had poison in it, and you told someone it was okay to drink, and then they got sick or died. You have to expect legal repercussions for such an irresponsible, reckless act. The industry needs to come clean about the true dangers of bad hypnotists, or perhaps suffer a most deserved fate of endless lawsuits from its countless victims, for too many years of silence and complicity.

Sadly, even if the industry was willing to change, none of this will ever happen overnight. It's going to be very painful for many professionals to admit the truth.

Best advice: if you want 100% assurance of safety, you should always have the hypnosis session video taped. Most smart phones have the capability to do this. No one should ever subject themselves to hypnosis without a video record of the session.  [ 1) A witness could also be hypnotized, 2) audio doesn't reveal everything. ]

This is undeniably the safest recourse to take, for both the client and the hypnotist. If the hypnotist refuses, walk out immediately and seek another hypnotherapist. Don't ever accept their unverifiable verbal assurance when you already have the best viable insurance possible, a video record of the session.

The information on this website is meant to serve as direct evidence that hypnosis is indeed real and it does work. It should enlighten all who doubt the power of hypnotism, from the innocently naive to the most arrogant of the ignorant. (Although you truly never can be free of those who stubbornly and willfully wish to remain as reasoning-handicapped over hypnosis and its true medical viability.)

In summary: this effort isn't meant to damn hypnosis, just the bad hypnotists. Hypnosis can be, and is, a very beneficial tool to help aid people in life, when it is used benevolently. It already accomplishes this through many helpful programs, such as weight loss, stop-smoking programs, and even post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), to name but just a few of the ethical uses.

The caveat to this would be that hypnotism can also be one of the most dangerous threats to humankind, if used with malevolent intent by those with unscrupulous or immoral character, particularly those in leadership positions.

As evidenced by the numerous accounts listed on this page, it is still being used today by very devious men to exploit innocent, trusting, women and children. The list of abusers on this web page alone should make this point crystal clear to anyone. Society has a very serious yet unknown problem; deviant hypnotists.

The bottom line is this: there need to be new laws that recognize and deal with this specific type of crime, otherwise it will only continue on and get worse.

May the evidence presented on this site stand as testament to the true power of hypnosis and the danger it presents to many, when used in the wrong hands. Let the truth stand in contempt and defiance of any further industry duplicity.

Charcot demonstrating hypnosis on a "hysterical" Salpêtrière patient, "Blanche"
(Blanche Wittmann), who is supported by Joseph Babiński. (Wikipedia)

  

 

 

 

Study Identifies Brain Areas Altered During Hypnotic Trance
Stanford.edu, by Sarah C.P. Williams July 28, 2016

By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. 

Your eyelids are getting heavy, your arms are going limp and you feel like you're floating through space. The power of hypnosis to alter your mind and body like this is all thanks to changes in a few specific areas of the brain, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered.

The scientists scanned the brains of 57 people during guided hypnosis sessions similar to those that might be used clinically to treat anxiety, pain or trauma. Distinct sections of the brain have altered activity and connectivity while someone is hypnotized, they report in a study that will be published online July 28 in Cerebral Cortex.

...David Spiegel's team also observed reduced connections between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the default mode network, which includes the medial prefrontal and the posterior cingulate cortex. This decrease in functional connectivity likely represents a disconnect between someone's actions and their awareness of their actions, Spiegel said. "When you're really engaged in something, you don't really think about doing it -- you just do it," he said. During hypnosis, this kind of disassociation between action and reflection allows the person to engage in activities either suggested by a clinician or self-suggested without devoting mental resources to being self-conscious about the activity.  [Read more...]

See also: What Really Happens When You're Hypnotized? (CBS News)
  Is Hypnosis All in Your Head? Brain Scans Suggest Otherwise
  Here’s What Hypnosis Does To Your Brain
  How Hypnosis Actually Affects Your Brain
  Hypnosis Found to Alter the Brain
This is Your Brain Under Hypnosis
Cosmos Magazine, by Belinda Smith, August 1, 2016

The power of a hypnotic trance changes the brain in three ways, according to a new imaging study. Belinda Smith reports.

As your breathing slows, your arms go limp and you feel weightless under the gentle lull of a hypnotic trance, your brain activity shifts too – and now, scientists uncovered three hallmarks of a hypnotized brain. (Read more...)

See also: Research Shows Hypnosis Has Interesting Effects on the Brain

Hypnosis Really Changes Your Mind
By Anna Gosline, Exeter

Hypnosis is more than just a party trick, it measurably changes how the brain works, says a UK researcher. 

Hypnosis significantly affects the activity in a part of the brain responsible for detecting and responding to errors, says John Gruzelier, a psychologist at Imperial College in London. Using functional brain imaging, he also found that hypnosis affects an area that controls higher level executive...  (Read more...)

How Scientists Are Trying to Unlock the Mysteries of Hypnosis
Feb 7, 2017 / Erik Vance

It may seem like a topic from the edge of woo, but hypnosis is getting a new look from researchers studying its fascinating effects on our brains.

Long before we had fMRI machines, scientists had one singularly powerful tool to understand the mind’s connection to the body: the strange world of hypnosis. Hypnosis has inspired scientists and snake oil salesmen alike for centuries, but we still don’t really understand how it works. (Read more...)

How Does Hypnosis Work?
LiveScience.com, by Natalie Wolchover | February 17, 2011

During the 1700s, Franz Mesmer, a German physician famous for "mesmerizing" his patients, was booted from town after town as a charlatan. The locals believed his technique for putting subjects in a trance-like state, using the power of suggestion, was trickery.

Today, though, Mesmer is vindicated: Extensive research has shown that hypnosis is not in fact a trick, and hypnotists are now respected members of the psychology community.

The vast majority of people are at least slightly "hypnotizable," as measured by the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scales. The scales, developed by psychologists at Stanford University, rate people from 0 to 12 based on their responsiveness to the suggestions of hypnotists.

Only 5 percent of people receive the zero score on the Stanford scales by responding to none of the hypnotic suggestions made to them. Another small subset receives the maximum score, 12, by responding to all of them: A person in this group is so hypnotizable that he'll fail to register the stench of ammonia placed under his nose after the hypnotist instructs him to shut off his sense of smell.

Most people fall solidly in the 5 to 7 range on the Stanford scales. And as with IQ scores, people maintain about the same hypnotic susceptibility rating throughout their adult lives. This and the fact that identical twins often receive the same rating suggests that hypnotizability is an inherent and hereditary property of the human psyche. (Read more...)

Hypnosis Reaches the Parts Brain Scans and Neurosurgery Cannot
TheGuardian.com, by Vaughan Bell

No longer a mere vaudeville routine, hypnosis is being used in labs to cast light on the innermost workings of the brain 

In a growing number of labs around the world, hypnosis is being used as an experimental tool to allow researchers to temporarily unpick our normally integrated psychological responses to better understand the mind and brain. (Read more...)

See also:

What Hypnosis Does to the Brain

How Does Hypnosis Affect the Brain?

What is the Science Behind Hypnosis?

New Insight into Neural Mechanisms of Hypnosis

Researchers Aim to Find Comprehensive Brain Theory of Hypnosis

Neuroscience Gets Serious About Hypnosis
Research Digest, August 1, 2013

Hypnosis is synonymous with stage entertainment where the performer puts volunteers from the audience into a trance and commands them to do embarrassing things. This makes it sound like a joke, but in fact hypnosis is a real phenomenon and it is proving increasingly useful to psychologists and neuroscientists, granting new insights into mental processes and medically unexplained neurological disorders.

That’s according to David Oakley and Peter Halligan who have written an authoritative new review, debunking hypnosis myths, and covering ways that neuroscience is shedding light on hypnosis and ways hypnosis is aiding neuroscience. (Read more...)

Hypnosis May Be Altered State of Consciousness
LiveScience.com, by Wynne Parry | November 8, 2011 

(Health) The true nature of hypnosis has eluded scientists. It's clear people can be hypnotized, but it's not clear how this happens. New research offers a clue.

By recording the eye movements of a hypnotized woman, and comparing them with those of non-hypnotized people, researchers say they have found evidence that hypnosis involves a special mental state, fundamentally different from normal consciousness.  (Read more...)

The State or Non-State of Hypnosis: Debate Continues
Saturday, September 26, 2009 by: Steve G. Jones, Ed.S.

One of the many mysteries of hypnosis is where hypnosis comes from. Many researchers believe that hypnosis produces an altered state of consciousness while others believe that there is no altered state with hypnosis. Research has been conducted to try to fully understand what happens when people are hypnotized. One of the reasons why hypnosis eludes scientists is because there is still a lot to be learned about the human brain and how it functions.  (Read more...)

What Hypnosis Really Does to Your Brain
Gizmodo, by Esther Inglis-Arkell, 3/08/12

Most people agree that hypnosis does something to your brain — specifically something that makes people make fools of themselves at hypnotist shows. But how does it actually affect the human brain? Can it make people recall events perfectly? Are post-hypnotic suggestions a bunch of baloney? What is the truth about hypnotism?  (Read more...)

Hypnosis Found to Alter the Brain: Subjects See Color Where None Exists

Hypnosis, Memory and the Brain
A new study points to specific areas of the brain affected by hypnosis. The technique could be a tool for exploring what happens in the brain when we suddenly forget.
by Amanda J. Barnier, Rochelle E. Cox, Greg Savage on October 7, 2008

Hypnosis has long been considered a valuable technique for recreating and then studying puzzling psychological phenomena. A classic example of this approach uses a technique known as posthypnotic amnesia (PHA) to model memory disorders such as functional amnesia  (Read more...)

27 People Reveal What REALLY Happened To Them Under Hypnosis
By Holly Riordan, August 23rd 2016

If you don’t believe in hypnotism, stories from people who have actually had their minds messed with might change your mind. It’s all about the power of suggestion. Once you read these comments from Reddit, you should finally stop calling yourself a skeptic. (Read more...)

Craziest Things That Have Happened During Hypnosis
RD.com, By Kelly Bryant

While hypnosis can be used as a resourceful tool in therapy, it can be fodder for some strange anecdotes from both hypnotists and those hypnotized. Here we look at everything from the light-hearted to the powerful and dramatic hypnosis moments. (Read more...)

Brain Scans Unravel Hypnotist’s Hand Trick
Hypnosis can paralyze a limb by interfering with a region of the brain
Associated Press, updated 6/24/2009

How can a hypnotist paralyze your hand just with words? By making a part of your brain butt in on the process that normally makes your hand move, a study says.

So the brain region that's ready to move your hand ignores its usual inputs and listens to this interloper, which says, "Don't even bother," the research concluded.

It's "a kind of reconnection between different brain regions," said Yann Cojan, a researcher at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

He's an author of the study in Thursday's issue of the journal Neuron. It used brain scans to show what happened when 12 volunteers tried to move a hand that had been paralyzed by hypnosis. (Read more...)

Dangers of Hypnosis (Or... the Dangers of Hypnotists)

Professional hypnotist Steven Hall is one of very few hypnotists to be frank about the use of hypnosis for criminal purposes, such as sexual assault. Like Mark Anthony, Hall tells about the existing danger.

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Due to the pre-existing misconceptions regarding hypnosis, many people do not understand the difference between it and trance. Most people assume that the two are one and the same, but they're not. Hypnosis is not trance. Hypnosis is the vehicle that allows a person to go into trance and to reach its various levels.

It has often been said that hypnosis and trance are not exactly the same thing, but that they are very intimately related to each other. More is being learned all the time as new scientific avenues of research are being applied to this misunderstood medium.

There are three brain states that are perfect for trance, known as alpha, theta, and delta, with alpha being the lightest and delta the strongest.

Out of those three primary states, it's not a stretch to surmise that there are indeed various degrees of each state, from lesser to strongest. This would thus support the basis behind the numerous measured hypnosis scales, which technically should be thought of as measuring the amount or degree of trance.

How Many Possible States of Trance Are There?

Alpha

Theta

Delta

 

Alpha

Alpha-Theta

Theta

Theta-Delta

Delta

 

Alpha - Light

Alpha - Medium

Alpha - Heavy

Theta - Light

Theta - Medium

Theta - Heavy

Delta - Light

Delta - Medium

Delta - Heavy 

The difference between these various brain states, versus the numerous levels of "hypnosis" that have been proposed over the years through a multitude of various measurement scales, seems to be an as yet unreconciled issue in assessing this phenomenon and its associated depths of trance. A consensus opinion has yet to be achieved, however, science is starting to catch up.

The challenge has always been to define and articulate each known level of trance into as many notable degrees or states that can be recognized and validated, such as light-alpha, medium-alpha, or strong-alpha. Looking at the table above, it's easy to see how there could be a multitude of trance levels. The question is, how to note and delineate levels of trance. How much difference is there between heavy-alpha and light-theta? How do we properly measure trance?

The problem that exists today is that in the search for the best measurement system for trance, we now have far too many scales to consider. This keeps trance from being measured in a uniform manner by scientists and researchers.

The truth of the matter is this... for hypnosis to move forward in a recognized scientifically accepted fashion, there needs to be only one hypnosis scale that is agreed upon by all, to measure the effects of trance with a consistent accuracy that can be easily compared side by side with other clinical trials.

Due to the widespread misunderstanding regarding hypnosis, there are many hypnotic scales of reference in debate to this day, so the question still remains as to "what are all the stages and degrees of hypnosis." Unfortunately, this is still as yet undefined territory and very much up for prime debate.

One thing is certain, for the hypnosis field to flourish, a recognized and well understood industry standard needs to be adopted. It is absolutely imperative that a standardized scale be put in place in order to move the industry forward and further into the scientific realm.

Here are but just some of the hypnotic scales that have been introduced over the years. (More here)

  • Arons Scale

  • Stanford Scale

  • Harvard Group Scale

  • Davis-Husband Scale

  • LeCron-Bordeaux Scale

  • Friedlander-Sarbin Scale

  • Hypnotic Induction Profile (HIP)


 

One of the most often used hypnosis scales, perhaps because it is one of the easiest to understand, is the Arons scale, developed by hypnotist Harry Arons.

Harry Arons was a true pioneer and major contributor in the advancement of hypnosis. He was noted for his nationwide training courses, but also for helping hypnosis gain a significant foothold within the medical community.

An author on the subject, Arons is said to have trained thousands of medical professionals, as well as hundreds of law enforcement professionals over four decades. The Arons depth scale is still used to this day.


Stage 1:
Hypnoidal. A very light stage of hypnosis. Good for relaxation and for stress. Good as a mental conditioning tool for such things as weight loss control, and smoking withdrawal. (alpha)
 

Stage 2: Light trance. A much more relaxed state. Muscle and limb catalepsy. Critical reasoning starts to become impaired in this state. (alpha-theta)
 

Stage 3: Medium trance. All of the above, plus... control of the entire muscular system. The inability to articulate a number, walk or even move. Partial analgesia is also present. (theta)
 

Stage 4: Profound trance. All of the above, plus... amnesic stage. Subjects can forget their name, phone number, address and other personal items. Analgesia is present. The ability to feel touch, without discomfort. (theta-delta)
 

Stage 5: Somnambulism. All of the above, plus... complete anesthesia. The inability to feel touch or discomfort. Hallucinations can manifest. (delta)
 

Stage 6: Profound Somnambulism. All of the above, plus... a very deep coma-like trance. The perfect state for mental conditioning and/or personal behavior programming. Complete subject control and with total compliance. This is the Esdaile state. (delta)

 

The Power of Hypnosis Has Been Known... For a Very Long Time

HYPNOTISM: Its History and Present Development  (Aug 1889)
by Frederick Bjornstrom, August 1889
M.D. Head Physician of the Stockholm Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, Royal Swedish Medical Counselor


Q: Can the hypnotized fall victim to crime?

The unconsciousness and loss of will, which are so easily caused in the hypnotized, can, of course, with the greatest facility be misused for immoral and criminal purposes. Rape, murder, robbery, theft, abduction, etc. are then easy to accomplish.  [pg 106]

In France some remarkable medico-legal cases have occurred with reference to crime against morality under hypnosis, one of them combined with abduction; but we do not consider it proper to quote here any details of these horrible and shocking occurrences, which we hope will stand alone in the history of misused hypnotism.  [pg 106 - 107]

Hence the answer to the second question would be, that the hypnotized may fall hopeless victims to the most criminal and harmful actions of all kinds, not only while they are asleep, but also after they have been awakened, and certain sensitive individuals even without being hypnotized. There lies such an infernal power in the hands of the hypnotizer that everyone ought to be strictly forbidden to meddle with hypnotism, except those who assume the responsibilities of a physician and who have the people's welfare and woe in their hands. [pg 108]  (Read more...)

More on hypnosis from the 1800's: The Crowd, by Gustave Le Bon (1896)

Scopolamine and Hypnosis
OneAnonymous.com

A post hypnotic trigger can be set with Scopolamine and hypnosis. It is very easy to hypnotize a person on Scopolamine. Once hypnotized a person can be commanded to go back into a hypnotic trance when a specific word or phrase is uttered. After several sessions on Scopolamine the trigger will become permanent. (Read more...)

Mass Hypnosis and Trigger Words

Here's an interesting piece from the folks at Truthstream Media. Hypnosis is being used for many devious purposes, and all of them with control and domination as the pretext. Hypnosis in the wrong hands is dangerous.
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The Top 5 Criminal Hypnotists

Here is a look at ten of the biggest criminal hypnotist cases on record.

(YouTube)

See also: The Top 10 Criminal Hypnotists

Ten Criminal Hypnotists
Listverse.com, by Geordie McElroy January 11, 2017

For centuries, the debate has raged over hypnosis — an altered state of consciousness involving relaxation, increased focus, and suggestibility. The name derives from the Greek word for sleep. However, it is more akin to daydreaming. Hypnotherapy has proven effective in treating anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction. The US government has even investigated it for military applications. Unfortunately, criminals are quick to exploit the power of hypnosis. Over the past few years, thieves and sexual predators have employed hypnotism with increasing frequency.  (Read more...)

See Also:
 

10 Deadly Cases of Hypnosis

Hypnosis and Murder: Can it be Done?

Look Into My Eyes and Kill Your Husband

Top 10 Unbelievable Cases of Hypnotism From the Past

9 People Who Committed Crimes While Allegedly Under Hypnosis

Hypnotist Robs Shopkeeper After Putting Him in a Trance 

A Group Of Hypnotists Arrested For Criminal Acts In Jakarta, Stole Money And Personal Belongings With Hypnosis

The Dark Side of Stage Hypnosis

UK hypnotist Alex Smith is the subject of this video clip dealing with unethical stage hypnotists. Mr. Smith is well known for releasing a video in 2000 of him having sex with a hypnotized woman.

(YouTube)

Two Suspected Criminals Escape From Denpasar Police Detention, Allegedly While Guards Were Hypnotized to Sleep
Coconuts Bali Apr. 8, 2019

A pair of suspected criminals managed to escape from their detention cell at Denpasar Police station early on Sunday morning, breaking the door’s lock, allegedly after one used hypnosis to send the two guards to sleep. (Read more...)

Ex-Wife of Suspected Serial Killer Believes He Hypnotized His Victims
KHQ.com, by Hayley Guenthner - Feb 1, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Detectives were granted an arrest warrant this week for a decades old murder. The suspect died as they made arrangements to take him into custody. ... She says Pierson was so effective at hypnotizing women, they would lose control of themselves. (Read more...)

Arizona mom claims psychic hypnotized her, took her money
CNN Wire, October 28, 2016

An Arizona woman claims a fortune teller hypnotized her and talked her into leaving $1400. The psychic denied the allegations when confronted by CBS 5 Investigates. But the situation is an example of how difficult it can be for law enforcement officials to investigate accusations of fortune teller fraud. (Read more...)

More Media Links Regarding Hypnosis
TV News Reports - Hypnosis Used to Rob People

Law & Order: Rape Under Hypnosis - Season 18 - Episode 18 - 'Spellbound'

The popular TV series Law & Order has already tackled this extremely sensitive topic of rape under hypnosis. You can view the full program now on NetFlix, Hulu, or AmazonPrime. You can also view the program on YouTube for $1.99.
     
(See a short clip
here)

A Comprehensive Guide to Erotic Hypnosis and Relyfe Programming
by Michael Scott

The last decade has seen a rise in the use of Erotic Hypnosis for added excitement in intimate relationships and, more recently, in more dangerous situations such as rape and abduction. National attention was brought to focus on erotic hypnosis recently through the prosecution of Ohio attorney Michael Fine for multiple counts of “hypno-rape” against a still growing number of victims, some allegedly as young as 14, others into their 30’s.  (Read more...)

HYPNOSIS
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
 

Planet earth is plagued by massive brainwashing and hypnosis. These two methods of manipulating others are yang and yin – meaning they are related. They go on everywhere, in families, in schools, in politics and particularly in the sexual arena. 

Brainwashing is the more violent, yang, overt method of malevolently influencing people. Hypnosis is a gentler, often stealthy, more yin and seductive method.   (Read more...)

What Does the Bible Say About Hypnosis?
The Bible is very critical of enchantments, charms, psychics and more. (Read more...)

Mission: Mind Control (ABC News)

This is a 1979 broadcast from ABC news on the CIA's nefarious MKULTRA mind control experiments. These inhuman, evil, heinous experiments were done illegally, without the patients knowledge or consent.
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How My Therapist Abused & Manipulated Me In Our Sessions
B Aubrey Lawrence - April 20, 2016
 
He was a small man. Standing around 5'7 and slight of frame. He walked in long strides and pushed his shoulders back as if to compensate for his build. His jeans were belted too high and his red dress shirt tucked in too tight, yet he held himself with a confidence that shrilled, "I'm better than you." His dark hair was cut close to his head and his face was carved with lines that suggested a previous life of hard living. His voice was powerful, strong, masculine. His dark eyes pierced through me as he waited for an answer.  (Read more...)

Note: This woman was in such a deep trance, she had absolutely no clue at all what was happening to her. This is an excellent example of someone who was so thoroughly hypnotized that she still appears, at the time of this writing, to have a very limited understanding of how she was so thoroughly and completely controlled by this sex crazed psychopath. This is something that happens more than most will ever know. Too many cases exist just like this. Given the fact that rape is increasing in our sex-dominated society, laws against rape undeniably need to be much harsher, with hypnotic-rape being regarded as arguably the most devious and diabolical of all.

Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals

When you seek someone’s professional help, you’re putting your trust in their hands to make decisions in your best interest. Sexual exploitation by a helping professional is a serious violation of your trust and, in many cases, the law.

Sexual exploitation by a helping professional includes sexual conduct of any kind between a professional and the person seeking or receiving a service. Helping professionals include doctors, therapists, professors, police officers, lawyers, religious leaders, and any other professional who offers a helping service. (Read more... )

The Dangers of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

This video refutes many of the hypnosis myths that exist today as industry dogma. Here is a hypnotist with the guts and integrity to say what most of his colleagues don't have the stomach for, nor the balls.
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Sexual Abuse and the Abuse of Hypnosis in the Therapeutic Relationship
By Erik Hoencamp

In The Netherlands, individuals charged with rape may be prosecuted only in instances in which the suspect could have known that the victim was unconscious or in a state of powerlessness. Hypnosis might be looked upon as a method by which an unscrupulous person could sustain such a state of powerlessness in a victim. As an expert witness, the present author participated in a court case against a lay hypnotist who was accused of abusing 9 women.

The methods and strategy used by the lay hypnotist are presented as well as are the diverse reactions of the women involved in the case. Feelings of nonvolition appear to have been a relevant factor in the coercion, especially in women who demonstrated hypnotic phenomena such as arm levitation, catalepsy, etc. The basis for sexual coercion was established only after the interpersonal relationship had been redefined as a therapeutic relationship. (Read more...)

Ethical Practice - An Absolute Must for Hypnotherapists
MSCH, by Christa Mackinnon

(MSCH) As complementary medical and therapeutic approaches become more and more popular with patients, the accusations of unethical practice increase. Law reinforcement agencies are taking those accusations seriously and are in the process of developing the right tools to successfully prosecute therapists. Christa Mackinnon, Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and SW course director for LCCH has functioned as an expert in cases against Hypnotherapists and writes:

Over the last few years I have been asked by various police forces around the country and by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to function as an expert witness in different cases. Although the expert work initially derived from my training work for police on the subject of child sexual abuse, three of those cases involved male Hypnotherapists being accused by female clients of indecent assault.  (Read more...)

50 Warning Signs of Questionable Therapy and Counseling
February 12, 2008 • by Noah Rubinstein, LMFT, LMHC, GoodTherapy.org Founder and CEO
 
The items listed below are significant red flags and important information for anyone in therapy or considering therapy. If any of the following red flags appear during the course of your counseling, it may be time to reevaluate your counselor or therapist. 

It’s also important to note that the following red flags have varying degrees of significance. Some of them are very serious violations of ethical standards, such as a therapist attempting to have a sexual relationship with a client. There is no exception to this rule, and if you find yourself in such a situation, you are advised to report to the state professional licensing board and consult with other professionals. (Read more...)

'I Never Said Yes'  (BBC2)

This investigative documentary tackles the growing problem of sexual abuse and rape within UK society. The statistics revealed by this BBC2 program are quite shocking.

(YouTube)

When Rape is Reported and Nothing Happens
How Minnesota’s criminal justice system has failed victims of sexual assault
A Minneapolis StarTribune Special, Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus, MaryJo Webster, Hannah Covington (2018)
 
 Read the entire 9-part investigative series here.
(PDF version)
See also: Fewer Rape Investigations Closed Nationally (Pioneer Press)

How Police Still Fail Rape Victims
RollingStone, By Soraya Chemaly, August 16, 2016

When victims don’t conform to idealized versions of what a rape victim should look and act like, untrained and inexperienced officers, like most people, are highly likely to doubt them. Studies show that surveyed police officers think up to 50 percent of rape victims are making false claims, until they have more than seven years of experience working with them, after which the estimate drops to between eight and 10 percent, closer to the two to eight percent of cases that researchers have found is accurate. (Read more...)

Fewer Rape Convictions Because Plea Bargains Prevail, Report Suggests
The Guardian, by Rachel Williams, Mar 20, 2010

Hundreds of defendants accepted convictions for lesser offences to avoid rape sentences, official figures reveal.  (Read more...)

The Complexity and Evolution of Sex Crime Laws in the USA
Legalinsects.com, August 31, 2018

The Complexity and Evolution of Sex Crime Laws Rape and sexual assault laws can be complex and confusing. Terminology is confusing because terms such as rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and others have different meanings in different jurisdictions; significantly, even the term “consent” is defined differently in each state. (Read more...)

Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession

(Amazon) That the process is likely to always be difficult for complainants does not make it any less important both to recognize the ways in which lawyers and judges contribute to the trauma of the trial, and to take whatever steps are reasonably possible to make the process more humane. — Elaine Craig

Review 1  |  Review 2

Sexul Assault Statistics Everyone Should Know


A brief look at sexual assault statistics.

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See also: 5 crucial ways men can help end sexual assault

Sexual Slavery and Trafficking in the US - It's Literally Everywhere!
This Should Raise a Lot of Questions for Many Over a Serious National Problem

The outrageous fact that this is absolutely everywhere in the world and in every state in the US clearly shows that this is BIG business. The only way that this is remotely possible is through big money and a very strong organization at the top. This exists through an alliance of the uber-wealthy and huge money.

Colorado
Ohio
Seattle
Georgia

Virginia

Delaware

Pennsylvania
South Dakota

North Dakota

New Mexico

Arizona

Alabama

Oregon

Washington

Arkansas

Vermont

Minnesota [more]

Nevada

Iowa
Nebraska
California
North Carolina [more]

South Carolina

New York

Rhode Island

Connecticut

Tennessee

Montana

Wyoming

Oklahoma

Mississippi

Kentucky

Kansas

Maryland

Hawaii

Indiana
Wisconsin
Michigan
Florida

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

West Virginia

Maine

Iowa

Illinois

Idaho

Utah

Texas

Louisiana

Missouri

New Jersey

Alaska

   
See also: Help Stop Sex Trafficking  (WakeUpPeople.com)
  THORN  (Help stop the sex trafficking of children)
  Death of Sex Trafficker Raises Serious Conspiracy Questions
For Stories On Cults Using Hypnosis, See:  BRAINWASHING
  • Keith Raniere - NXIVM

  • Sunil Kulkarni - Shifu Sunkriti

  • Swami Vivekananda Saraswati - Agama Yoga

The Top 10 Scary Hypnosis Stories

These are real life hypnosis stories that will actually make you cringe.

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1909 Newspaper Archives: A hypnosis victim died while under hypnosis...

HYPNOTIST VICTIM IS DECLARED DEAD
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 37, Number 40, 10 November 1909

SOMERVILLE, NJ—The victim of a hypnotic experiment, Robert Simpson, it dead, and Professor Arthur Everton of Newark, the hypnotist, is under arrest and in a state of collapse today. Simpson was hypnotized at a performance In a theater last night. After placing the man In a cataleptic state, the hypnotist performed numerous tests in the presence of the audience to show the thoroughness of his work. When the time came to end his test, Prof. Everton found the subject could not be revived. (Read more...)

Warner Bros produced this film in 1931

Arguably, the one film that best presented the hypnotic sexual exploitation of a woman was "Svengali." Originally a 1927 German silent film, it was remade in the US in 1931 by Warner Bros, starring John Barrymore as Svengali and Marian Marsh as Trilby, a women covertly taken over by her hypnotist. While somewhat theatrical in its acting and directing, overall it was actually quite an accurate accounting of how an unsuspecting person can be taken over by another through hypnotic suggestion. This popular movie was later remade in 1954 by MGM studios, this time with Hildegarde Neff playing the role of Trilby. (See more...)

The Art of the Hypnotic Gaze  (The ploy of Svengali)

Along with rapid induction, this is one of the most unbelievable occurrences of hypnosis, the hypnotic gaze. Watch and see if you spot how this famous Italian hypnotist does this.

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How to Hypnotize People With Only Your Eyes  (Just like Svengali)
Leaf.TV, By Megan Smith

Hypnosis is the act of placing an individual into a specific mental state. The method via which people are triggered to enter this state is called "hypnotic induction." Once a person is hypnotized, the power of suggestion becomes very strong, and he may do or say things he would not in ordinary life. The suspected reason for this suggestible state is the same one that makes the subconscious believe that the seemingly impossible events in dreams are real while they are "occurring." One method of hypnotic induction is the Direct Gaze method, a powerful technique that requires much concentration on the part of the hypnotist. The Direct Gaze method is hypnosis induction that uses only the eyes of the hypnotist. (Read more...)
 
See also: How to Hypnotize Someone with Your Eyes  (WikiHow)
  The Handshake Induction - Mastering the Art of Rapid Hypnosis

Thank You for Visiting. Please Help Spread the Word About Hypnosis Abuse.

Here are some things that perhaps you didn't know before coming to this website, but hopefully you now recognize as true regarding hypnosis...

  • Hypnosis is indeed a very real phenomenon.
  • Hypnosis abuse does happen, far more than we know.
  • Hypnotized people will definitely do things they normally wouldn't do.
  • Hypnosis can be used to hide the memory of an assault from the victim.
  • Somnambulistic people are at the greatest risk for hypnotic exploitation.
  • Immoral male hypnotists have been the most prevalent at sexual abuse.
  • People who say that hypnosis abuse is impossible are absolutely wrong.

The power of hypnosis has been lied about for far too long. Too many victims have suffered from its misuse. It's time that everyone knows the truth about it.

Never undergo hypnosis without a video camera to record everything.

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For years we've been told that hypnosis abuse is impossible, despite the fact that there have been many historical legal precedents that absolutely say otherwise. Apparently no one ever bothered to look, take note or keep track, until now. The following cases listed below should once and for all demonstrate that it is entirely possible for someone to use the power of hypnosis to rape a woman under deep trance, without their knowledge. These documented cases stand as evidentiary proof that hypnosis abuse is not only possible, but happens more often than most might ever possibly think. The overwhelming number of hypnosis cases listed here are a testament to the reality of hypnosis crime. 

Many of these predators were well trained hypnotists, but the scary thing is, many were rank amateurs. Some were merely lay people who learned this skill-set on their own, so the concerning factor that people seriously need to think about is this - if a depraved amateur hypnotist can actually do this to someone, then imagine what the master hypnotist is capable of doing. Please take note of the following cases below.
See also: Unethical Covert Use of Hypnosis to Rape

Perverted Hypnotherapist Used Ritual Magic, Sexual Therapy On Woman
FloridaManTimes, July 27, 2019

(GA) Look into my eyes, you are getting sleepy... and while you’re at it, let’s have sex. Perverted Florida hypnotherapist Robert Andrew Nichols was arrested after having a sexual relationship with a patient.

In June 2018 a woman reported that she began receiving therapy from Nichols and that he would ask intimate questions about her sex life.  (Read more...)

See also: Florida Hypnotherapist Charged With Having Sex With Patient

CA Medical Board Puts Psychiatrist on Probation for Using Sexualized Hypnosis Script on Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse  (2019)
July 10, 2019

(CA) The California Medical Board has placed psychiatrist Kermit Johnson of Schuman-Liles Clinic in Fremont on five years’ probation, for using a sexualized hypnotic script on a  28-year-old female patient being treated for depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The board maintains he pressured her into hypnotherapy which employed suggestive and sexual language. He is barred from practicing hypnotherapy and hypnosis in any capacity and from treating any patients with a history of sexual abuse. (Read more...)

Magician David Blaine Accused of Sexual Assault Using Hypnosis  (2019)
NY Post, by Stephanie Pagones, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding - April 1, 2019

David Blaine is under investigation by NYPD over sexual-assault allegations made by two women - one of whom claims he hypnotized her into compliance (Read more...)

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See also: Blaine Accused of ‘Hypnotising Women to Perform Sex Acts on Him’

Woman Awakens From Hypnosis,Therapist’s Hand Up Her Skirt  (2018)
TheCourier.co.uk, January 23 2019

(Scotland) A woman told a court she came round from a fear-of-flying hypnosis session to discover the therapist’s hand up her skirt at the top of her thigh. The woman said she was shocked and embarrassed and immediately slapped Michael Walsh and pushed him away at the end of the session in her home.  (Read more...)

See also: 2nd Victim Comes Forward - Claims Hypnotist ‘Sexually Assaulted Her’ During Session in Edinburgh

NM Therapist Indicted After Hypnosis Patient Says She Was Raped (2018)
KRQE TV.com, by Rebecca Atkins, Nov 13, 2018

(NM) A nationally recognized Albuquerque therapist is accused of raping a female patient in his office. Another woman has also come forward saying he tried to use his powers of hypnosis for sexual reasons. (Read more...) 
      

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See also: Third Woman Comes Forward - Inappropriate Behavior by Therapist

Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Windsor Hypnotist  (2018)
CBC News · Posted: Jul 05, 2018

(Ontario) A local hypnotist has been charged with more than 10 counts of sexual assault, according to Windsor police. 

Police launched an investigation in March which resulted in a 57-year-old male being charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of assault against an adult female in her 50s.  (Read more...)

See also: Second Female Victim Found - Police Suspect More Victims

Elementary Teacher Accused, Inappropriate Contact, 5 Students  (2018)
He Attempted to Hypnotize Very Young Girls - I Will Obey You Master
WGAL TV, by Beccah Hendrickson, Jun 28, 2018

(PA) A teacher at East Hanover Elementary School in Dauphin County is accused of sex crimes against several students. (More...)
  

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See also:
Teacher Tried to Hypnotize Girls

MI Hypnotherapist Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients  (2017)
WDIV TV, by Shawn Ley - Reporter, Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Derick Hutchinson, May 03, 2017

(MI) A Michigan hypnotherapist has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his  patients during a hypnosis session at his Grand Blanc office.  (Read more...)
  
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See also:
More Women Come Forward  [3]

PA Doctor Assaults Two Women Patients Under Hypnosis  (2017)
PhillyVoice.com, by Michael Tanenbaum - PhillyVoice Staff, July 27, 2017

(PA) An independent physician who practices at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in West Philadelphia is facing accusations that he used hypnosis and possibly drugs in order to sexually assault one of his patients.  (Read more...)

See also:
2nd Patient Comes Forward - Sues Hypnotist Doctor Over Sexual Assault

Lawyer Gets 12-Years For Sexual Assault Under Hypnosis  (2014)
ABC News, 2015

A lawyer was putting his female clients into a hypnotic trance and sexually assaulting them, without their consent or knowledge. The most alarming note to this story is that this guy was not even a certified hypnotist. He was actually just a lawyer who learned this skill on his own.  (Read more...)

Concord Hobby-Hypnotist Accused of Sexual Assault on Woman  (2014)
WMUR, by Jennifer Crompton, Jan 14, 2014


(NH) A 59 year old Concord man has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a hypnosis therapy session. Thomas Goodness, turned himself in to police on Tuesday, charged with three counts of sexual assault. (Read more...)
  
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Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman Under Hypnosis  (2009)
WMCA Action News 5, by Nick Kenney, October 12, 2009 at 9:30 PM CDT - Updated June 17 at 8:28 AM
 

(TN) A Memphis physician who worked for Lakeside Clinic has been accused of sexual abuse with a patient under hypnosis. Dr. John O'Connell is now facing charges of sexual battery. (Read more...)

 

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Fla. School Settles Bizarre Lawsuit Over Hypnotized Students, Suicides
CBS News, Oct 7, 2015

 

(FL) A settlement has been reached with the families of three  high school students who died after being hypnotized by a former high school principal.  (Read more...)

 

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See also: Three teens dead after hypnosis

Hypnosis Exposed - The Truth About Hypnosis

This video focuses on the serious risks and unknown dangers of hypnosis. This should be substantial proof that hypnosis can have adverse effects if not used responsibly and properly. (See video)

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SUMMER SHOW PREMIERE: ‘Hypnotize Me’ Airs Wednesday Nights at 8p

Hypnotize Me is hosted by Taye Diggs and features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons… after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team. However, their entranced states cause hysterical hurdles that not only sabotage their progress, but reveal aspects of their personalities neither they, their family nor their friends have ever before witnessed! The series also features award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. show, as a resident hypnotist. (Read more...)  See also:  You're Back in the Room (UK TV)

TV hypnotist makes five people believe a nightmare has come to life by tricking them into thinking they're naked in the middle of a public park
DailyMail.co.uk, by Harriet Johnston, Aug 2, 2019

We've all had that nightmare where we turn up somewhere public and realise we're totally naked. Now a TV hypnotist has made that dream even more real for five people, after tricking them into believing they were completely nude in London's busy Soho Square Gardens. (Read more...)

Lord Mayor of Bradford Doreen Lee Hypnotised (UK News)
Telegraph and Argus, July 23, 2019

Cllr Lee was among the guests of honour at the Bradford Means Business Awards ceremony last Thursday night but found herself starring in the opening act when hypnotist Krystyna Lennon chose her among the volunteers to demonstrate the power of hypnosis.

“I’ve never hypnotised a Lord Mayor before,” Ms Lennon told her audience.

In one part of the show Cllr Lee was told while under hypnosis that the number seven did not exist, before being asked to count her fingers and being visibly baffled when the tally repeatedly came to 11. (Read more...)

How Pick-up Artists Are Using Hypnosis To Date Rape You
By Christina Monroe, Feb 19, 2016

Hypnosis isn't just the stuff of movies. It's used in psychiatry, to aid in relaxation, stress relief, and even helps people quit smoking or lose weight. Therapists may use hypnosis to engage patients in healing childhood trauma and getting to the root of issues to heal, but recently some people have been using hypnosis in the worst way possible — to abuse others. Pick-up artists who attend hypnosis training have been using their new skills to have sex with women. Is it possible to rape someone with hypnosis? Can you actually use hypnosis to control and violate someone? Recent arrests say, absolutely.  (Read more...)

Dr. Lamarr Edgerson, 54, psychologist, Family Harmony, Albuquerque, NM

James Graham, 57, hypnotist, Windsor, Canada

James Mentzer, 39, elementary teacher, amateur hypnotist, Hummelstown, PA

Michael Fine, 58, lawyer (amateur hypnotist), Sheffield, OH 

John Tomlinson, 65, hypnotist,  Grand Blanc Township, MI 

PA-C Thomas Stetler, 55, hypnotist, South Boardman, MI

Irving M. Sorscher, 44, dentist, w/ hypnosis training, Lansing, MI

Victor George Saldivar, 64, hypnotist, Davenport, IA

Tex Allen, 51, hypnotherapist, Urbandale, IA

Michael Johnstone, 64, hypnotist, Milford, CT

Peter Morkovin, 57, hypnotist, Syracuse, NY

Thomas Goodness, 59, hypnotist, Concord, NH

William Jennings Bryan III, psychiatrist, Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Lindgren, 38, Marriage Counselor, Oakland, CA +

Jay Cohen, 48, hypnotist, Corona del Mar Newport Beach, CA

Edward Morgan Rote, 50, hypnotist life coach, Oak Park, CA

Horace Gomble (Horace the Hypnotist), Beverly Hills, CA

Michael L. Buffington, 46, psychologist, Van Nuys, CA

Unnamed hypnotherapist, CA

Gerald Acks, 60, hypnotist, Pittsburgh, PA

Lawrence Greene, 38, hypnotist, Allentown, PA +

Rev. Dennis Coleman, 70, amateur hypnotists, Bellefonte, PA

Dr. Leonard E. Rosenfeld, 83, Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

B. Scott Finnell, 55, CEO Pressley Ridge (amateur hypnotist), Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. John O'Connell, 65, Lakeside Behavioral Health Center, Memphis, TN

Phillip J. Wyckoff, 54, Valley Mental Health Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Elbert Clifford Webb, hypnotherapist, Orem, UT

Sheldon Jerome Fox, 67, hypnotherapist, Washington, DC

George Petersen, hypnotherapist, Virginia Beach, VA

Father Joseph Maskell, counselor (amateur hypnotist), Baltimore, MD

Wayne Deyoe, 61, White Mountain Hypnosis Center, Freedom, NH

Stanley Haluska, 59, hypnotherapist, Homewood, AL

John Calvin Holland, 33, hypnotist, Clemson, SC

Dr. Abbas Demetrios, 53, hypnotist, Cumming, GA

Carmine Edmund Baffa, 52, hypnotist, Gainesville, GA

Robert Andrew Nichols, 63, hypnotherapist, Gainesville, FL

Ross E. Anderson III, 66, hypnotherapist, Tacoma, WA

Phillip S. Hughes, 74, hypnotherapist, WA

Byron C. Pringer, 66, hypnotherapist, WA

Lance E. Speed, 70, hypnotherapist, WA

Kevin Christian Geyer, 25, amateur hypnotist, Kennewick, WA 

Ayhan Yavuz, 52, hypnotist, Bothell, WA 

Stephen Lee Kristic, 63, hypnotist, Oklahoma City, OK

Edward Barry Tegeler, 59, hypnotherapist, Idaho Falls, ID

Dwight Summers, 50, hypnotherapist, Akin, IL

Unnamed hypnotist, Evanston, IL *

Chaplain Anthony Longval Jr., 53, amateur hypnotist, Ft. Richardson, AK

Steven Edward Smykay, 70, hypnotherapist, San Antonio, TX

Dr. James R. Plaisted, 46, psychologist, Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Herman Zeidman, 77, psychologist, Pompano Beach, FL

Brian Boeheim, 36, hypnotherapist, Nashua, FL

Rev. Jeffery A. Baas, 47, amateur hypnotist, Union Grove, WI

Richard Schick, 58, hypnotherapist, Chandler, AZ

Unnamed psychologist, hypnotist, Denver Co *

Michael Gill, 55, hypnotist, Wales, UK

Imad Al-Khawaja, 48, hospital consultant (hypnotist), Brighton, UK

Nelson (Nelson) Lintott, 57, hypnotist, Devon, UK

Dr. Sidney Linton, hypnotist, Leeds, UK

Philip Sherwin, 47, hypnotist, Leicester, UK

Martin Smith, 45, hypnotist, North Shields, UK

Gary Naraido, 52, hypnotist, Boston, Lincs, UK

Andrew Peter Hill, 46, hypnotist, Middleleaze, UK

Stephen Barker, 61, hypnotist, Hardwick, Cambs, UK

Peter Knight, 75, hypnotist, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Stephen Dyer, 50, hypnotist, Dover Road, Folkstone, UK

Geoffrey Shaw, 70, hypnotist, Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK +

Timothy Porter, 40, amateur hypnotist, Leeming, North Yorkshire, UK

Darwish Hasan Darwish, 55, hypnotist, Caldy, Merseyside, UK +

Rev. John Price, 82, amateur hypnotist, Ash Tree Close, Bedale, UK

John Jamie Kay, 42, hypnotherapist, Wigan, UK

Dr. Clifford Salter, 55, psychiatrist, hypnotist, UK

Michael Walsh, 69, hypnotherapist, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland +

Iain Balsillie, 40, occupational nurse, amateur hypnotist, Fife, Scotland

Richard K. Tilley, 64, hypnotist, Brentwood Park, Foyle Springs, Ireland

Father Ronat, amateur hypnotist, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland

Nikola Tomic, 69, hypnotist, Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Brian Spillane, 66, school chaplain, amateur hypnotist, Sydney, Australia

Kevin John Lynch, amateur hypnotist, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Werner Otto Schwarz, DDS, 82, amateur hypnotist, Armidale, Australia

Unnamed hypnotist, teacher, amateur hypnotist, Melbourne, Australia

Unnamed hypnotherapist, amateur hypnotist, Australia

Aaron Patton, 37, hypnotist, Jay, Maine, Australia

Barry Palmer, hypnotist, Australia

Robin Angus Fletcher, 60, amateur hypnotist, Victoria, New Zealand

Briceño Mario Cano, 30, hypnotist, Los Teques, Miranda, Venezuela

Debabrata Dutta, 56, amateur hypnotist, MS Ramaiah Nagar, Bangalore

Dr. George Clifford Matheson, 48, psychologist (hypnotist), Toronto, Canada

Dr. Ali Rahmanian, 44, (amateur hypnotist) Toronto, Canada

Chidozie Okam, 26, amateur hypnotist, Lagos, Nigeria

Chinadu Umeneri, 27, amateur hypnotist, Lagos, Nigeria

Olalekan Anifowoshe, 42, Islamic cleric, Atan Ota, Nigeria

Sani Idris, 40, amateur hypnotist, Maska village, Funtua, Katsina, Nigeria

Stephen Pieter Grobbelaar, 53, amateur hypnotist, Johannesburg, S. Africa

Andrew Newton, 44, hypnotist, Cape Town, South Africa

Unnamed French hypnotist, 53, Dammartin-les-Templiers, Doubs, France *

Unnamed French hypnotist, 48, Morteau, France *

Dr. Jean Hoareau, 56, psychotherapist, Paris, France

Czeslaw Czynski, 35, hypnotist, Posen, Germany

Carl Mainone, 22, magnetic healer, Cologne, Germany

Franz Walter (Dr. Bergen), hypnotist, Heidelberg, Germany

FX Walter, hypnotist, Germany

K H Bodmer, assistant hypnotist, Germany

Ismail Ahmad, 51, religious healer (amateur hypnotist), Malaysia

Professor Akif Manaf, yoga master/hypnotherapist, Istanbul, Turkey

Unnamed hypnotist, Salwa, Kuwait *

*

 [ In some legal cases, the names are withheld due to strict confidentiality rules. ]

+

 [ These men were acquitted, much to the outrage of the victims. See these cases, farther below, for more info. ]


A Big Problem

After reviewing this very long list of hypnotist predators, the only possible reasonable conclusion anyone can draw is this... the hypnosis industry has a very serious problem. This is not isolated to one continent either. As the list above reveals, this is truly a global problem.

How anyone could even look at such a lengthy list and still have the temerity to say that hypnotic rape is not possible, is beyond all good sentient reason. It's absurd to say, and those saying it should be absolutely ashamed. People need to quit saying that this is not possible. Those who say 'It's impossible' are clearly 100-percent wrong. (see list above)

There's just no way to soft pedal this. It sadly is what it is. Immoral hypnotists are putting people in danger. Innocent people are being exploited and abused. No matter how many names are on the list above, it only takes one or two to prove it's true. This has been denied far too long. The truth has to be accepted.

The evidence clearly shows that the hypnosis industry has an undeniable problem, one that it does not want to admit, let alone face up to publicly. What it has done instead is to address it in a wholly unethical way by denying the problem even exists, further perpetuating the false notion that rape under hypnosis is pure myth. As a direct result, this ironically creates an environment that is most conducive to exploitation, by giving people a false sense of security, one which clearly favors, and thus enables, the immoral, deviant hypnotist.

The Unfounded Denial

There is voluminous literature that wrongly states (in matter-of-fact fashion) that rape under hypnosis is simply not possible, yet the historical record shows us this statement is disingenuous at best, and an outright lie at the very worst. The historical evidence is overwhelming and damning, so supporters of hypnotism and/or those with a vested monetary interest, seriously need to accept the facts.

[ see list above ]

Hypnosis Crime Is Real

The sad truth of the matter is, this is only a small listing of those accused of using hypnosis as a weapon against women and children. This is merely a small listing of the dumb hypnotists who have been caught, so far. Trust me (and be afraid) when I say the well-trained hypnotist is hard to catch. It should disturb anyone to realize and know this. With that said, it's an absolute certainty that there are many other deviants still out there who, disturbingly enough, possess a finely honed hypnotic skill-set. The stark reality is, they just haven't been caught yet.

Predator hypnotists target and prey specifically on unsuspecting women, particularly highly somnambulistic women, which can make it extremely hard for these type of women to even realize what has happened to them. This is a very dark reality that very few people understand, let alone know anything about.

For a criminal prosecutor or magistrate to not be aware of hypnosis crime can very much seem a crime in itself to its many victims, adding clear insult to injury for this particular type of inhuman offense. We can only hope and pray that the judicial system catches up soon in understanding and addressing the dangers that hypnosis crime presents to society. This is a very serious societal threat that is now, finally, being legally recognized, with two states leading the way. [ See: Connecticut | Pennsylvania ]

Rape Is Rising

Despite the statistical fact that violent crime has been dropping for decades, rape is now on the rise. This is unquestionably the direct result of a media-driven society which creates a 24-7 environment of sex that many deviants simply cannot handle, feeling that they are owed their due. Unless the media suddenly develops a conscience or new morality, this will likely only get worse and continue to increase within our society.

To punctuate this point, there were three hypnotists arrested in just 2018 alone, all of them for sexual assault. This is, without any doubt, a gravely serious growing problem for women (and children).

As a remedy, the laws and sentencing for rape must become much harsher, with the penalty for hypnotic-rape being the absolute harshest of all.

Charges Typical For Hypnosis Rape

  • Rape

  • Sodomy

  • Oral copulation

  • Sexual assault

  • Abusive Sexual Contact

  • Kidnapping

  • Sexual slavery

  • Felony sexual battery

  • Gross sexual imposition

  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Some might not understand the kidnapping aspect of hypnosis rape, but it stands to reason when you realize that the victim was incapacitated and held against their will. This is undeniably also a crime of the mind.

The Reality of Menticide

Rape in itself is one of the most intrusive, violent crimes there can be, and yet rape of the mind is another level of crime that needs to be punished legally. Brainwashing is something yet to be addressed by our vaunted judicial system.

The question is: If someone could make you involuntarily give up your "free will" and make you a slave to them, should that be a punishable crime?

If so, are there statutes currently in place to protect against this?

Let me just note... there is a huge difference from 'coercion' to 'brainwashing.' The difference is very much akin to fishing with a hook vs. fishing with dynamite.

The court is able to rule competently on crimes of money and property, yet has been woefully incompetent and incognizant in adequately assessing and adjudicating crimes against a person's mind. This absolutely has to change.

So, what should be the legal price for taking human free will?

To take that from someone, and then replace it with servitude, this undeniably has to be one of the most heinous crimes of all against another human being.

What should be the punishment for such an inhuman and outlandish crime?

If murder and rape are two of the highest violent criminal offenses on the books, it would seem reasonable then that psychological brainwashing should likely fall somewhere within a hierarchy of the top three. One could make a very reasoned, tenable argument that homicide and menticide can both be viewed as very similar - in the fact that both do kill the individual - it's just that the latter occurs as a wholly different state. In one, the victim loses their life, while the other the victim loses their mind - their beliefs, morals, personality and identity.

Sadly, as it stands, we have no laws that deal with this type of crime.

So, where does our justice system draw the line on a threat to someone's 'life?'

If we have no specific laws on the books for hypnotic mental exploitation, what possible hope then does anyone have, should this ever happen to them?

Rape Myth

Another of the unfair aspects of rape is the perpetuation of rape myth, beliefs that perversely suggest the victim somehow coerced the attack, enjoyed it, or somehow deserved it. The first ever major study on the subject defined rape myth as "prejudicial, stereotyped and false beliefs about rape," which in turn create "a climate hostile to rape victims."  

Studies have shown that rape myth has even been known to influence the police, prosecutors, judges and juries. This in turn clearly infers the potential for an unfair bias in determining guilt and sentencing. The obvious remedy here is better education on the subject for law enforcement and magistrates, as well as a much more careful (fair) jury selection process, one which excludes anyone holding predetermined rape myth as part of their core belief structure.

The failure to understand rape myth - to not account for it during prosecution - is very much directly linked to the low prosecution rate for rape. To not consider predetermined rape myth, especially in the forming of a jury, is arguably another crime unto itself. Rape myth is the crux of the problem when prosecuting rape.

The Presumption of Innocence

Another of the inequalities of justice for sexual assault victims is the notion regarding the presumption of innocence for any defendant in our justice system, however, what has yet to be addressed is the obvious converse presumption that under this premise the victim is therefore, (il)logically, presumed to be lying.

The protection for justice needs to extend both ways, and yet it clearly does not for the victim. If we can have a presumption of innocence for defendants, then surely we can adopt a presumption of truth for victims of violent crime.

The Perceptions of 'Private' Crime

Arguably the worst thing facing the rape victim is the he-said she-said aspect, which generally exists in crimes of sex, essentially because humans are sex based as a species and it appears that too many people find it difficult to discard previous personal biases or beliefs when faced with private crimes of sexual assault. The word private is key in that terminology, only because most crimes are indeed not executed in full public view, however, in only one crime does the notion of "privacy" bring doubt to a victim's story.

This doesn't happen for a case of theft. No one questions the private mugging, but they do find a way to question a private rape, which is clearly ridiculous thinking in and of itself. Also, no one asks if they were drinking, or what they were wearing, when they were robbed or mugged.

As the true nature of reality goes, right or wrong, people adopt their own personal biases regarding the boundaries of what constitutes private sex, because most adults participate in sex, but they're also influenced by the media's shameless use of sex as its primary programming tool. As a direct result of this, our society clearly has a problem with how it views sex.

Arbitrary Acceptance of 'Consensual'

The other undeniably unfair aspect of sexual assault is the fact that it is the only crime where the assailant gets to cry "consensual" and is given immediate consideration for such a defense. To articulate this point, consider the cases of three criminals.

  • Criminal #1 stole someone's money.

  • Criminal #2 stole someone's car.

  • Criminal #3 raped a woman.

In all three cases, each of the criminals attempted to use "consensual" as part of their legal defense. 

  • Criminal #1 said they were given the money as a consensual loan.

  • Criminal #2 said they were consensually loaned the vehicle for the day.

  • Criminal #3 said that the woman consented to sexual intercourse.

As real life reality would have it, criminals one and two were arrested, but criminal three was released, because for some reason, police could no longer accept the victim at their word, even though they did so for victims one and two. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, "consensual" becomes the magic word, and now this particular criminal is treated much differently than the other two.

The moral outrage that should exist here would be the embarrassing fact that, as an advanced, intelligent species, due to our sexual biases (personal and societal), we strangely give the worst crime, violent sexual assault, the most blind deference when it comes to presumption of innocence for the defendant.

This cannot possibly speak well for our system of justice, nor our culture.

Rape Punishment

As a society, we generally think of rape as the worst thing next to murder, but the reality of the matter is, it is not adjudicated or ruled on in any such way. For rape victims it often seems as if the rights of the assailant are protected more than those of the victim. On top of that, more often than not, the sentencing just doesn't add up. It seems as if a US treasury violation or robbing a bank will get you far more jail time than rape appears to. This is added insult for the victim.

Taking all of this into consideration, it's understandable and easy to see why many women are afraid to report such a crime, given the added disrespect and further humiliation that many have often had to endure in seeking prosecution.

All in all, this is not justice. This is a seriously flawed 'justice-system,' that very much needs immediate fixing.

One of the issues that needs to be addressed the most would appear to be sentencing. Looking at the cases above it seems that hypnosis rape does not appear to be sentenced fairly and appropriately. For example, If the sentence for one rape is 10-15 years, or more, then justifiably the sentence for repeated rape under hypnosis (especially on different occasions) must be judged as separate occurrences of additional willful crime, and thus should be sentenced accordingly with the appropriate additional time for each extra instance of rape. Multiple counts should mean multiple sentences, but it doesn't seem that way.

The current environment appears to exist as such: a hypnotist that has raped a woman multiple times over several months or years, too often gets the same sentence as the person who raped her only once. To have this happen in so many cases is an outrageous, absurd inequality of justice, one which, at face value, appears to myopically encourage a 'go big or go home' attitude when it comes to rape, getting more for the price of one. A more disturbing yet accurate analogy would be, 'buffet-style crime' - where you eat as much as you like, because everyone pays the same small price at the end. This needs to change.

If the penalty for rape is 15 years and there are 8 counts of rape, then clearly that should be 15 x 8 = 120 year sentence, but that just doesn't seem to be the end result in so many of the cases listed above. Too many times, the sentencing given for rape pales in its measure of a woman or child's horror from the crime.

Disturbingly enough, there are people literally serving longer prison sentences for one joint of marijuana, versus many who've been convicted of rape

The Plea Bargain

Another insult to injury has to be the questionable act of 'plea bargaining,' allowing a criminal less punishment if he'll just please spill all the beans and make things easier on law enforcement. To lessen a criminal sentence just to make someone's investigative job easier is considered by some to be judicial indolence and an aberration of justice, but to be fair, this isn't done to give the criminal undeserved leniency for their crimes. It's usually an effort to move the court system in some sort of efficient manner. Sadly enough, plea bargaining a lesser sentence to avoid a lengthy and costly court trial happens more often than not. 

There are also cases where the only recourse is to get one criminal to roll over on the other, and thus gain testimony that might not have been available beforehand, but unfortunately, this hasn't always been the case. In too many cases, the leniency given is too much reward versus the severity of the crime.

It's very frustrating for victims to see violent criminals, who tried very hard to evade the law to begin with, being rewarded later on by giving them a sweet plea bargain deal for not coming forward earlier, and then finally getting caught.

They say that crime doesn't pay, but the plea bargain is always a lesser crime and a lesser sentence. What a deal for the criminal, and a bitter, twisted, travesty of justice for the victim.

Using the plea bargain in order to expedite an investigation can be argued as somewhat of an oxymoron to the overall judicial concept and a blatant contradiction to the rationale of legal punishment for crime. Plea bargaining neuters the law, allowing it to be more amenable to the criminal. The manner in which it is used should always be weighed with extreme caution. The reward given in return should be measured with great reserve, with all deference given to serving the most time for the crime.

In the case of rape, oftentimes the rapist will be allowed to plead guilty to a lesser sexual offense, and thus be acquitted of the rape!

How in the world does that offer any fairness of justice to the rape victim?!

This is but just one example of how our judicial system does not work well at all.

Aberrations of Justice

One of the most bizarre attempts at justice would be cases where rapists have been allowed to avoid jail time, because they agreed to chemical castration.

That is the most bassackwards attempt at justice if ever there was one, because the assailant is not made to pay for their crime. Focusing on the ability to prevent further (future) crime does not address acts of already committed crime.

For a rapist to be let off from a prison sentence because he agreed to chemical castration, is like a serial murderer getting off for his crimes because he agreed to give up his gun. (metaphorical-pun intended)

How would giving up his gun account for his previous crimes of murder?

How then does chemical castration account for previous acts of rape?

If castration is chosen, it should always be part of the sentence, not in lieu of a sentence. Any judge who seriously considers such an insane arrangement is not doing their proper due diligence to true justice. As 70's TV detective Tony Baretta used to say, "If you do the crime, you've got to do the time."

Diminishing the Crime

There is one other thing that stands out as patently ridiculous in prosecuting rape. There are some states that actually classify some rape as 3rd degree sexual assault, with the criteria being, a victim who is incapable of giving consent due to the fact that they were under the influence of intoxicants, narcotics, anesthesia or hypnosis.

This law is absolutely bizarre. If the victim can't give consent, how is that any less a rape? This law seems to imply that if you want to get a lesser sentence for rape, just incapacitate your victim first.

Consider it this way, if you rob someone who is drunk and they can't fight back or they don't remember the robbery, is that any less a crime? Isn't it still robbery?

In the case of rape, why should the rapist be rewarded and the victim punished just because she was incapacitated and could not resist or say no? States that operate as such need to rethink the ethical jurisprudence of such a law.

Consideration for Sentencing

As a basic start, the serial-hypnotist-rapist should always be considered for an extended sentence, if not life,  justifiably based not just because of their willful multiple, repeat offenses, but because they are such a grave threat to be left alone with anyone. As a result, solitary confinement is a necessary safeguard that needs to be considered for criminals possessing such a skill-set. There are already recorded instances of hypnotists abusing cell mates and other prisoners. Even worse, they've influenced guards and officials for preferential treatment. There have also been instances where the hypnotist was able to influence the lawyer or judge as well. This can impose quite the dilemma in prosecuting and sentencing the master hypnotist/NLP expert. If this seems like the conundrum of all conundrums, you would be 100-percent correct, times ten.

Suffice to say, the current justice system is not set up to adequately assess nor account for the danger that a person with this unique, special skill-set presents, not just in prosecution, but the process of incarceration as well. When a criminal is known to have mental coercive powers over another person's free will, that criminal unquestionably requires special safeguards for imprisonment.

Needed Now

As of this writing, there need to be new designated laws tailored specifically to recognize and account for this type of psychopathic crime within society, along with the most severe punishment humanly possible.

Let's hope for a few new epiphanies from our highly esteemed judicial system, because one thing is for certain - this type of crime will continue on, as it has, until a strong legal deterrent is put in place to make hypnotists think twice. The Michael Fine case punctuates this point, because many copy-cat hypnotists have since followed suit, apparently with little fear of the current legal recourse.

Best Advice

Always look into who you are seeing. Make sure that any hypnotist you see is accredited, certified and state registered.  With that said, this alone does not rule out the potential for foul play. Understand that people are people, and sometimes unscrupulous men will make some very poor decisions and do very bad things just to have sex with a woman. One guy actually did this to his friend.

The bottom line is this... hypnosis is very real and is without a doubt something not to be trifled with. It is a very powerful psychological tool, so you should only deal with people of good moral character. At the end of the day the best way to be sure and know if your hypnotist or hypnotherapist is of the utmost professional character is to always video record every hypnosis session.

See also: How Hypnosis Really Works


Hypnotists Who Were Accused of Sexual Assault, Then Acquitted

These cases will leave you shaking your head in wonder over what happened. Given the evidence on this website, jurors might have had a different view.

This calls to light another flaw of our vaunted legal system - the premise of not being tried for a crime twice, even when damning evidence comes to light. This is antithetical to real justice because it's truly the exact opposite of it.

Here's an example to consider in this regard: What happens when new evidence comes up; in this case, to exonerate and clear an innocent man, one who is already in prison and has had many years unfairly taken from his life?

Out of fairness for justice, the innocent person is set free.

So, what sense does it make then, to not extend that same effort of justice for the guilty person, the one who was fortunate enough to get off due to evidentiary issues, and has been able to live more years out of prison than being in it?

Our criminal justice system needs some serious, long overdue improvements, if indeed its true aim and goal is to protect the well-being and safety of society.

It has to start first with an acute understanding of our current judicial shortfalls, and then continue on from there with the altruistic and resolute intention of a much fairer system of justice for all.

If we're truly working for a safer society for all, then we need to get much better at recognizing and dealing with the obvious loopholes and lapses within our law.

See also:

 
The Truth About Hypnotic Amnesia - It's Totally Possible

Not only is it possible to get someone to do something under hypnosis that they wouldn't normally do, you can also block their recall of the event. The deviant hypnotist has every advantage over his victim.

Here are numerous links that discuss hypnosis amnesia.

The AMA Took a Stance on the Dangers of Hypnosis as Far Back as 1961

What Do Others Say About Hypnosis?
There seems to be a clear problem of understanding when it comes to the dangers of hypnosis. Opinion is very divided, leaving an open discourse which lingers to this day.

Leading Hypnotist Warns: 'Backyard' Practitioners May Exploit Patients Through Mind Control and Power of Suggestion
Michael Westlake, The Sunday Mail
September 11, 2010


One of Australia's leading hypnotists has warned that a rise of "backyard'' hypnotherapists is putting patients in danger of sexual and financial exploitation.

Mark Anthony, a qualified hypnotherapist as well as stage hypnotist, said the relative ease of training to be a hypnotherapist was putting "dangerous'' powers of suggestion and mind control into the wrong hands.

"There are backyard hypnotists out there working from home who don't worry about the ethics,'' Mr. Anthony said.

"The only ones in the room are the hypnotist and the patient, and if the patient goes into deep trance, there is nothing to stop the therapist from doing whatever he or she likes, and then wiping the patient's memory so they have no recollection of it."

"Alternatively, they may change their perception to make them think what they are doing is the right thing..."
 (Read more...)

German Hypnotist Avoids Jail After Groping Flight Attendant at Dublin Airport  (2019)
The Journal, Jun 3, 2019

A German hypnotist has been spared a spell in jail for groping an air hostess at Dublin Airport while he was waiting for a connecting flight to New York.

Ulrich Trappe, 45, “stared and smiled” at the upset flight attendant when she turned around to confront him, Dublin District Court was told today. (Read more...)

Ed Note: This appears to be a deliberate attempt to hypnotize this women. The two keys to covert induction are shock and then getting the subject's attention. The "grope" by the hypnotist was the shock. When she whirled around to confront her attacker he knew he would have her full attention. It very much sounds as if he was attempting to use a hypnosis technique called 'the gaze." It is doubtful that police, nor the woman, had any idea what Trappe might have been attempting to do. (see stories on "the gaze," bottom of page, lower left)

A Hypnosis Website That Has It Right
A UK Hypnotist Walks Away and Reveals All

(UK) True hypnosis is when another person deliberately attempts to alter your own state of consciousness, taking you from your natural trance like state of mind, into a deeper hypnotic state of consciousness, so that in turn, they can influence your thoughts and feelings - through suggestions of their own choosing!

You can be hypnotized against your will, and with a highly skilled operator, they could get you to do anything! AND THAT’S SCARY.  (Read more...)

Sexual Offender Behavior - Spotting the Predator

Russell Strand gives an impassioned talk on spotting the sexual predator that hides amongst us, in plain sight.  (YouTube)

See also: The Human Predator
   

How Successful Predators Hide in Plain Sight
The truly clever are much closer than they appear
PsychologyToday.com, Posted Apr 07, 2014

I recently spoke at a conference of homicide investigators, on the topic of "covert intelligence" in smart predators. By this, I meant that the criminal IQ of some offenders defies any measurement we currently have. (Read more...)

See also: Larry Ray and the Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence

 
 

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Why Rape and Trauma Survivors Have Fragmented and Incomplete Memories (Why Police Should Understand)
Time, by James Hopper and David Lisak December 9, 2014

A door opens and a police officer is suddenly staring at the wrong end of a gun. In a split second, his brain is hyper-focused on that gun. It is very likely that he will not recall any of the details that were irrelevant to his immediate survival: Did the shooter have a moustache? What color was the shooter’s hair? What was the shooter wearing?

The officer’s reaction is not a result of poor training. It’s his brain reacting to a life-threatening situation just the way it is supposed to—just the way the brain of a rape victim reacts to an assault. In the aftermath, the officer may be unable to recall many important details. He may be uncertain about many. He may be confused about many. He may recall some details inaccurately. (Read more...)

Derren Brown - Amazing and Incredible Displays of Hypnosis

The UK's Derren Brown is arguably one of the top hypnotists and mentalists of all time. For those that don't yet understand that hypnosis is real, here are some excellent examples to muse over. (See more video from Derren Brown on this page and on the Brainwashing page.)

Samsung Reveals Bizarre 'Unspoil Me' Hypnotherapy Site It Claims Can Make You Forget TV Shows So You Can Watch Them Again
DailyMail.com, by Cheyenne Macdonald, December 19, 2017

  • Samsung has unveiled Unspoil Me, a new 23-minute hypnotherapy session

  • The firm claims the hypnosis can cause you to forget your favourite TV shows

  • This, it says, will allow you to re-watch your favourite as if it were the first time

Samsung has unveiled a bizarre new hypnosis experience that it claims will help you forget your favourite TV series – so you can re-watch it as though it ‘were the first time.’

The firm’s Swedish site is offering a 23-minute online hypnotherapy tool dubbed Unspoil Me, which walks the viewer through a soothing audio session as swirling patterns play on the screen.  (Read more...)

See also:  Samsung Website Unspoil-Me Page

Is the NXIVM Case Being Looked at With the Proper Lens? 
Is the Elephant in the Room Being Properly Addressed?  


(L-R) NXIVM conspirators Keith Raniere, Nancy Salzman, Clare Bronfam

One of the wildest stories to break in years has been the NXIVM scandal, where self help guru Keith Raniere has been convicted of sex trafficking, conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor, however, his partner in crime may perhaps be the real force behind this exposed sex cult. Nancy Salzman is Raniere's business partner and it is her background and expertise that authorities need to pay attention to because Salzman wields some skills that could have been key in gaining control over the women of NXIVM. (Read more...)

Derren Brown Shows That Mind Control Works  (UK Channel 4)  

Top UK mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown shows how easy it is to influence and coerce others with simple mind control techniques.

(YouTube)

See also: Hypnotized by a Video Game

My Three Experiences With Hypnosis
A Firsthand Personal Account on the Reality of Hypnosis
Posted Mar 28, 2019

It's hard to imagine now, as I look back at my first experience with hypnosis, why I did what I did that late autumn night in 1977, sitting in a cocktail lounge in a small Iowa town, watching a stage hypnosis show.

Growing up as a kid in the 60's, I was used to seeing hypnosis depicted in TV shows, and I was actually quite interested in it, with no reason to disbelieve its authenticity, yet for some strange reason that night (perhaps it was the eight bottles of beer), I heckled a stage hypnotist from the crowd.

For those that don't already know... nothing good will ever come from such a stupid action. All in all, just a verrrrrry bad, bad, bad idea. (Read more...)

More Articles From the News Media on Sexual Assault Using Hypnosis


The Latest Assault Victim Since 'The Keepers' Comes Forward With New Sexual Abuse Story

“I was under the influence of hypnosis and drugs. I am one of his victims."

Six survivors described being systematically molested, drugged, and raped within school walls by multiple members of the clergy in Netflix’s docu-series “The Keepers,” but additional victims have come forward since its release. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
Feb 15, 2017

Police on Tuesday arrested a Freedom man and charged him with aggravated felonious sexual assault for an incident that allegedly occurred at the White Mountain Hypnosis Center building during a therapy session. (Read more...)


Melbourne Teacher 'Hypnotized Students,' Sexually Assaulted
AAP, by Rachel Gray, November 30, 2016

A high school teacher has been stood down as child sex detectives investigate allegations he hypnotized students at a Catholic boys college in Melbourne. (Read more...)


Lawyer Ordered to Pay $2.3M to Hypnotized Victim He Sexually Assaulted

An Ohio judge ordered a disgraced lawyer currently serving time for sexually assaulting hypnotized female clients to pay $2.3 million to one of his victims.

Retired Judge Lee Sinclair ruled that Michael Fine, 61, caused “permanent and life changing emotional damage” to his victim and ordered Fine to pay $2.3 million in damages to his victim.  (Read more...)


Woman Has 'Vague Memories' of Hypnotist Sexually Assaulting Her During Session, and Science Says She May Be Telling the Truth
by Dana Dovey, MedicalDaily, Oct 9, 2014 

A hypnotist in Washington State has been arrested after a woman accused him of having sex with her while she was under a trance. According to the victim, she has vague memories of being assaulted and found evidence of sexual contact on her clothing. Unfortunately, this is not the first time a hypnotist has been accused of engaging in sexual contact with one of their clients, so what exactly is it that occurs during these sessions that makes people so vulnerable? (Read more...)


Psychic 'Hypnotized' Man Into Leaving Wife, Selling His Racing Car
News Corp Australia, May 16, 2013

A Psychic stands accused of 'hypnotizing' a British man into leaving his wife, selling his possessions and handing over all his cash. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Charged With Raping Client During ‘Energy Healing’

BOTHELL, Wash. — A licensed hypnotherapist has been charged with raping an 18-year-old male client during during multiple “energy therapy” sessions late last year. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Filmed Himself Sexually Assaulting 19-Year-Old

A hypnotherapist filmed himself sexually abusing a 19-year-old patient when she was in a trance-like state.

James House, prosecuting, said that Sherwin had “preconditioned her” in previous sessions before the abuse.  (Read more...)


Hypnosis Had Role in Sex Assault, 15-Year Old Girl Testifies
By Ken Kobayashi, Advertiser Courts Writer

A 15-year-old girl testified yesterday that her 'Aiea dance instructor — a person her family trusted and whom she considered a big brother — molested her twice at her home last year, both times trying to hypnotize her. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Arrested in Sex Assaults: Man Accused of Raping Teens
Alex P. Joyner Apr 16, 2008
A man investigators say posed as a hypnotist and psychotherapist to prey on people seeking counseling is in Gwinnett police custody for allegedly raping two females - one who is 13 years old - during so-called therapy sessions at his former Lawrenceville home. (Read more...)


Woman Sues Hypnotist Over Alleged Sexual Assault
ABC News, Updated 30 Oct 2007, 3:40am

A woman is suing her hypnotist in the New South Wales Supreme Court, alleging he sexually assaulted her... a number of times over an eight-month period, dating back to 2001. In her statement of claim the woman says she could not consent because she was unable to think for herself while she was under hypnosis. (Read more...)


Hypnotherapist Guilty of Fondling Two Patients
AP News, April 2, 2007

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A hypnotherapist working in this eastern Idaho city has pleaded guilty to fondling two female patients while they were under hypnosis. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Jailed for 10 Years After Sexually Assaulting Woman
 

A hypnotist convinced a woman to let him sexually assault her while under his spell ... Gary Naraido, 52, convinced his victim she would feel orgasmic every time he said the word 'Kapow.' (Read more...)


Hypnotist Arrested in Assault

A Corona del Mar hypnotist was released on bail Tuesday after being arrested on allegations of sexual assault on a patient during therapy sessions.

Jay Cohen, 48, who conducted so-called hypnotic therapy at his home in the 500 block of Acacia Street, was arrested Thursday by Newport Beach detectives for allegedly assaulting a patient from September to November last year, police said. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Jailed After Sexually Assaulting Woman He Placed in a Trance

A hypnotherapist was jailed today for sexually assaulting a woman he placed into a trance. Stephen Barker, 61, began treating the 31-year-old victim for weight loss confidence issues in October 2008 when he started to ask about her sex life while she was hypnotized.  (Read more...)


Rape Trial Mother Joins Fight for Change to 'Flawed' Law
The Telegraph, 2003

When a gynecologist was cleared of raping a patient, the jury had no idea he was in jail for sex crimes. The woman is now pressing for juries to be told of past convictions. (Read more...)


Hypnotist Charged With Sexual Abuse
By Diane Zielinski

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A hypnotist was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse for allegedly trying to hypnotize two women and make them desire him sexually whenever he snapped his fingers, authorities said. (Read more...)


Pervert Hypnotist Back on the Street
By Claire Weir, May 29 2008

A victim of pervert hypnotist Richard Tilley today told of her shock after learning that the convicted sex offender was back on the streets. (Read more...)


Accused of Misconduct, Doctor Gives Up License
January 11, 1992

A doctor accused by a patient of using hypnosis to coerce her into sexual activity has surrendered his license to practice medicine rather than face state disciplinary proceedings. Dr. Frank E. Baum, 75, voluntarily gave up his license Wednesday and agreed not to seek reinstatement for seven years. Although the doctor denied any knowledge of hypnosis, Baum agreed not to hypnotize anyone. Baum's case was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show last year. (Read more...)  |  Dr. McGahee Surrenders His License Also


Hypnotherapist Gets 30 Days in County Jail

An Orem hypnotherapist who pleaded no contest to two Class A misdemeanor counts of gross lewdness in which he was accused of fondling two patients was sentenced Wednesday in 4th Circuit Court (Read more...)


NU Students Report Assaults by Hypnotist
Tribune staff reporter | by Rex W. Huppke - October 02, 2003

EVANSTON — Northwestern University campus police are investigating reports that a man hypnotized and sexually assaulted a student and attempted to attack others in the school's main library. (Read more...)

Polygamist Used Psychological Tricks [ Hypnosis ]  
Books on hypnosis found at home of Tokyo man who lived with 11 women
January 28, 2006

Books on hypnosis were found Thursday at the home of Hirohito Shibuya, who was arrested Thursday on suspicion of threatening a 20-year-old woman in an attempt to get her to live with him, the police said.

Following his arrest, Shibuya, 57, a self-professed fortune-teller, was found to be living with 11 women in Higashi-Yamato, Tokyo. Psychologists said the women in the house may have been subjected to mind-control techniques. (Read more...)

Hypnotism in Russia a Street-Crime Weapon?
Kim Murphy, Originally published February 1, 2005

MOSCOW — He was striking, with dark eyes, a long black ponytail and a stylish suit. He had a large, cheap ring that Olga couldn’t stop looking at as he waved his hand repeatedly in front of her face.  “He was talking gibberish,” she recalled.  (Read more...)
Woman Wins Damages From Hypnotist
DailyMail.com, by JAMES CHAPMAN, Daily Mail

There were calls for stage hypnotism to be banned yesterday after a woman who said it wrecked her life won a landmark High Court case.

Lynn Howarth, 40, twice tried to commit suicide after a hypnotist encouraged her to imagine she was eight years old, reawakening memories of sex abuse that she suffered as a child. (Read more...)

Hypnotist Leaves Students Mesmerized, Confused
Madeline Fitzgerald Jan 31, 2011

For the 10 University Park students on stage in Alumni Hall, the 90-minute show went by in the blink of an eye. 

No swinging pocket watches were used — just his voice and occasional sound triggers that made the students respond in a certain way. (Read more...)

This Hypnotist Has Been Accused of Creating Sex Slaves, Yet Authorities Have Yet to Understand That Hypnosis Was Used

Hypnotist Rehab Guru Clients Claim They Were Used as Drugged-Up Sex Slaves
Broadly.vice.com, by Matthew Tinoco, Jun 17 2016

Two women came to Christopher Bathum's recovery program to get clean. According to their lawsuit, they ended up in hotel rooms around Los Angeles supplying Bathum with heroin, meth, and sex. Bathum asked (Jennifer) Irick to perform lap dances for him, and persuaded Irick to let him hypnotize her. Per court documents, hypnosis consisted of Bathum sitting behind Irick inside the car while groping her and mumbling comforting words into her ears. (Read more...)

See also: Drug rehab 'mogul' convicted of sexually assaulting 7 female patients at treatment centers

Is Hypnosis Real?

Many people don't believe in hypnosis, or they think that it's all just a trick. They would be very wrong in this assumption. Here are some rudimentary explanations for hypnosis and how it works.

(YouTube)

Perhaps State Attorney Generals Need to Examine Those Who Teach This

Marketing the skill to hypnotize someone secretly is, for most people in society, generally considered as immoral behavior. This is something our legislators and lawmakers dearly need to address. No matter how these sites might sell this, they cannot possibly validate the moral scruples of those they sell to. This can create serious problems for society. The sites listed above are but just a few of the websites that offer the ability to secretly control others through the use of covert hypnosis. State AG's need to address this issue with the utmost scrutiny.

Derren Brown: Creating an Assassin

The following video shows the extraordinary power of hypnosis, but also its ability to program a person to do things and/or believe things that aren't normally a part of their routine everyday character. 

(YouTube)

The Bottom Line On Hypnosis:

Hypnosis is indeed a legitimate and very real science - one that can be observed, measured and effectively directed against human beings, literally at will, however, the fundamental question of whose will becomes the critical key in defining its true beneficence to humankind.

Due in part to its somewhat unsettled history, hypnosis has been very much misunderstood, and as a result is still highly underestimated amongst the general populace. This, as a direct consequence, makes hypnosis very dangerous to those who are the least suspecting of its true power, or to those who are too trusting of those who wield such power.

Hypnosis is an extraordinarily powerful psychological tool; so much so that it requires the utmost of moral ethics to ensure an altruistic, benevolent application for its safe and proper usage. Strong moral ethics are required to serve as a necessary deterrent and a conscious restraint against any and all immoral or malevolent intentions of a deviant or sexual nature.

To punctuate this concern, I take reference from the book, "Svengali:Unethical Stage Hypnosis in Literature and Life" where Robert Marks is quoted as saying, "The hypnotist can be erotically fascinated by the sight of his inanimate, plastic, unresisting subject. In this, hypnotists share a dream world with undertakers."

That comment speaks chillingly in regards to the dire necessity for morality in the hypnosis industry. (And shamefully to the funeral industry as well.)

With that comment I will close by stating that this website is not to disparage hypnosis per se, nor to scare people away from its many benefits, but rather it is to alert, educate and inform others as to its true power, and hence signal the need for greater scrutiny and regulation of the industry.

Hopefully, with any luck, the primary benefit of this piece will be for people to use much greater caution when seeking a qualified hypnotist, and encourage them to scrutinize all prospective names and to perform reasonable due diligence in making the proper choice.

Once again, the best advice is... know who you are seeing. Always make sure that any hypnotist you see is accredited, certified and registered... and always seek solid references.

Above all... always video record every hypnosis session!

Then and only then can you truly have real 'peace of mind' after hypnosis.

 


A 1950's woman displays arm catalepsy under hypnosis.

The Science of Hypnosis (BBC Documentary)

This BBC reporter is resistant during her initial hypnosis session, but she becomes a believer of hypnosis by the end of the show.

(YouTube)

Ex-CIA Doc Leads Fight to Limit Hypnosis
High Times, by Jeff Goldberg, Jan 1980
 
Hypnotherapist Dr. Milton V Kline, former consultant to the CIA'S super secret behavior-modification project  Bluebird, is currently campaigning for strict legal constraints on hypnosis, limiting its use to trained members of the health professions.  (Read more...)

Note: This article is not available from the High Times website, however, it is curiously enough archived at the CIA website link posted below... albeit in an abbreviated form (the end of the article has been clipped).

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp90-00552r000303090037-8

Mike Tyson: Trainer Had Me Hypnotized as a Teenager Before Fights
Sportsnaut.com, by Jesse Reed - January 19, 2019

The life of Mike Tyson is full of fascinating details, and the former heavyweight champ added some crazy details to his story in an interview with Joe Rogan.

During a recent appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience,” Tyson said his old trainer Cus D’Amato used to have him see a hypnotist before he fought as a teenager.  (Read more...)

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Women That Trust Mortal Men With the Power of Hypnosis
Make Themselves  Extremely Vulnerable, and at Great Risk

 


Hypnotism gained prominence in the 1800's, but also much notoriety for misuse against women.

 

 
     

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