For decades now, many 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 for some reason it has been ignored and the danger dismissed.
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
bottom line here is this, hypnosis abuse is absolutely 100% a real thing.
For anyone to willfully deny this, just so they won't scare away
paying clients or harm the hypnosis industry, is morally despicable and detestable, yet all
you have to do is look at how many
professionals still parrot the myth/lie to this day. It's morally
reprehensible behavior, to say the very least.
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.
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.
quite iterally been around for
thousands of years, albeit under various forms and different names. German
physician Franz Anton Mesmer is credited for its introduction into western
society in the mid-late 1700s, but it was the 1800s where
hypnosis gained its notoriety with the very first early
forays of public and academic curiosity. The term
hypnotism was accepted in 1841, by James Braid. It has
remained to this very 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
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 Scottish surgeon
is one of many who are noted for
proving its medical viability
in the 1800's by using it as a
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
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
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:
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. See YouTube video
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
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.
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
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
John G. Watkins
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
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.
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:
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."
mentality was later echoed in the 19th century
by noted French
doctor Ambroise-Auguste Liebeault, the founder of the
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
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
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.
here is this, if someone wants to eat, they open their mouth and eat. Similarly,
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
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
study headed by professor Max Colheart was able to increase
the hypnotizability of some people through the use of
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.
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 |
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 so 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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
question is... who can you possibly
trust to do hypnosis?!
There is much frustration in asking
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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
Implicit Attitudes Changed in
Just One Hypnosis Session
HypnosisReality.com, Nov 12, 2019
recent behavior study, published in the journal
Psychological Science, has revealed that implicit attitudes
(subconscious behavior) can be affected by hypnosis with just one
session. This is a remarkable finding that supports the notion
that people can be reprogrammed or brainwashed. Hypnosis has long been
known to affect the conscious and subconscious mind. This study proves
it can be done with just one session, reinforcing the notion that
human behavior can indeed be altered under hypnosis. (Read
happens when you're hypnotized?
CBS News, by Dennis Thompson, July 29, 2016
view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study
reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an
Some parts of the brain relax during the trance while others become
more active, said study senior author Dr. David Spiegel, associate
chair of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
"I hope this study will demonstrate that hypnosis is a real
neurobiological phenomenon that deserves attention," Spiegel said.
Changes Your Mind
NewScientist.com, 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
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
Research Shows Hypnosis Has Interesting Effects on the Brain
What Hypnosis Really Does to Your
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
Hypnosis Found to Alter the Brain: Subjects See Color Where None Exists
How Does Hypnosis Work?
LiveScience.com, by Natalie Wolchover |
February 17, 2011
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
Hypnosis: What is the Science
Behind it and How Does it Work?
Briality.com, by Alisa August 19, 2017
There is that type of people that need to know, what is going on with their
body in every particular case. Those are usually people that cannot be
called ‘believers’. And I’m not saying that it is bad. (Read
Best Evidence Yet That Hypnotized
People Aren't Faking It
NewScientist.com, by Clare Wilson March 23, 2017
You are feeling sleepy…or are you? In a hypnotism performance,
ordinary people seem to somehow become puppets, made to talk in silly
accents, or act like a baby or in other embarrassing ways. But have
they really lost command of their bodies, or are they just pretending?
Now we have some of the best evidence yet that people who are
hypnotised really feel like they are acting involuntarily. When
estimating split-second timings, hypnotised people behaved as though
their actions were outside their control, in ways that would have been
difficult to fake.
Hypnotism has long been contentious. Sceptics think that rather than
being in some kind of special state of altered consciousness,
hypnotised people do as they’re told because it would be socially
awkward not to. People who are highly susceptible to hypnosis – about
one in ten of us – could just be especially suggestible and eager to
please, say the cynics.
Now Peter Lush at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science in
Brighton, UK, and his team have used a known trick of the mind to
investigate this mystery. (Read
Are Trying to Unlock the Mysteries of Hypnosis
Ideas,Ted.com, by Erik Vance, Feb 7, 2017
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
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
Derren Brown - Amazing and
Incredible Displays of Hypnosis
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.)
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
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
Research Digest, August 1, 2013
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
Be Altered State of Consciousness
LiveScience.com, by Wynne Parry | November 8, 2011
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
The State or Non-State of
Hypnosis: Debate Continues
NaturalNews.com, by: Steve G. Jones, Ed.S., Saturday, September 26, 2009
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
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
Hypnotized by a Video Game
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
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
Return of Hypnosis: Time to See if it Really Has a Place in Medicine
Signs are growing that hypnosis,
once the preserve of charlatans, has real medical benefits. We need robust
research to find out for sure.
November 6, 2019
have a long history of therapies that first seemed bananas, only to be
proved marvellous medicine. In the 1980s, two Australian scientists showed
that stomach ulcers were caused by bacteria, not stress. As a result, simple
antibiotics could treat a problem once considered incurable, but the medical
establishment took some persuading. (Read
Hypnosis: The New
(CBS News) Can you imagine going through major surgery without general
anesthesia? That's what Christel Place (left) did when she had her
thyroid removed - and she's one of a growing number of patients who
opt out of general anesthesia and get hypnotized instead. (Read
Cancer patients are undergoing HYPNOSIS instead of
anesthesia in push to reduce risks of post-surgery memory loss and delirium
Dailymail.com, by Natalie Rahhal, December 2, 2019
are using hypnosis instead of anesthesia to keep patients calm during some
surgeries in an effort to reduce the use of addictive and dangerous drugs. A
team of cross-disciplinary doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas are
teaching some patients to imagine themselves in calm environments... (Read
(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.
Hypnosis, Grounded in
Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power
to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction.
Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis, the
mind-body therapy bypassing hucksters for hospital wards
Globe and Mail, by Adriana Barton, Published June 11, 2017,
Updated November 12, 2017
Last summer, at age 14, Sue Jones suffered from stabbing
pains in her abdomen that got so intense, "I couldn't walk."
She spent three weeks in a wheelchair while doctors ruled out everything
from digestive problems to appendicitis. Finally, after a four-night stay at
BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, she got a diagnosis: acute anxiety.
An honor student, Sue is thin, dark-haired and lily pale. (Her parents
requested a pseudonym to protect her privacy.) When a doctor recommended
hypnosis, she balked at first. "I thought of it as black magic, like
witchcraft," she says. But neither breathing exercises, nor
anti-depressants, had taken away the pain.
So, in early September, she visited Dr. Leora Kuttner, a pediatric
psychologist who specializes in clinical hypnosis, a technique for
leveraging the brain's healing abilities during a trance state. (Read
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
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
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
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
Beginners Guide to the History of Hypnosis
Donald Robertson, 2009, Last updated: 25 July 2019
The roots of hypnotism can arguably be traced in many philosophical,
religious, or therapeutic traditions in different countries and eras, e.g.,
Christian mysticism, Oriental meditation, and Western philosophies such as
Stoicism and Pythagoreanism. James Braid considered Indian yogic meditation
to be an important precursor of his approach, possibly sharing more in
common with hypnotism than did Mesmerism, its immediate predecessor. (Read
Unraveling the Gendered History of Hypnotism
HyperAllergic.com, by Claire Voon,
January 13, 2016
Hypnosis straddles the line between science and entertainment, encompassing
both the therapeutic practice of hypnotherapy and performative stage acts.
Since its introduction in Europe in the 19th century, its practitioners have
included scientists, doctors, and those simply hungry for the spotlight;
accordingly, hypnotists have varied widely in technique, experience, and
intention. The one constant during these sessions, however, is the division
of roles along lines of gender — particularly prior to the middle of the
20th century — which is clearly reflected in historic images. (Read
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
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.
Possible States of Trance Are There?
Alpha - Medium
Alpha - Heavy
Theta - Medium
Theta - Heavy
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?
(See also: How
Hypnosis Really Works)
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
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
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
Here are but just some of the hypnotic
scales that have been introduced over the years. (More
One of the most often used hypnosis scales, perhaps because it is one of the
easiest to understand, is the
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.
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)
A much more relaxed state. Muscle and limb
catalepsy. Critical reasoning starts to become impaired in this state.
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)
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)
Power of Hypnosis Has Been Known... For a Very Long Time
HYPNOTISM: Its History and
Present Development (Aug
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
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 on hypnosis from the 1800's:
The Crowd, by Gustave Le Bon
The Role of Hypnotic Medications in
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Posted October 1, 2015 | By Matthew D. Krasowski and Jerrod
Hypnotic medications, commonly known as sleeping
pills, are the most common prescription sleep aids in the U.S. Three closely
related drugs (zolpidem/Ambien, zopiclone/Lunesta, and zaleplon/Sonata) are
often referred to as the “Z-drugs” because of their generic names. In
addition to their prescribed purposes, Z-drugs are sometimes used to
facilitate crimes such as sexual-related offenses. Therefore, the medical,
forensic, and law enforcement communities must be aware of three key factors
in drug-facilitated sexual assaults.
Scopolamine and Hypnosis
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Ex-Wife of Suspected Serial
Killer Believes He Hypnotized His
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
A Psychiatrist is
Did She Brainwash Her Cousin to Kill Her Ex-Lover?
Jacob Nolan sits in prison for trying to bludgeon
to death Dr. Michael Weiss, and maintains it was his cousin,
psychiatrist Dr. Pamela Buchbinder, who convinced him to do it
CBS News, by correspondent Peter Van Sant, Dec 02, 2017
(NY) "There's never gonna be a night I
don't fall asleep feeling awful for what I've done," Jacob Nolan told
"48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant.
To this day, Jake insists his mind was not his own when he set out to
kill Dr. Michael Weiss at his office on Nov. 12, 2012. (Read
The Top 5 Criminal
is a look at ten of the biggest criminal hypnotist cases on record.
10 Criminal Hypnotists
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
Woman put in trance, gives man $150,000 in cash,
Palm Beach Post, Jan 10, 2013
A woman in the 100 block of West Glades Road said that she was put into a
trance and willingly provided a man with approximately $150,000 in cash and
merchandise in exchange for various psychic services.
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
Actual TV News Reports - Hypnosis Used to Rob
A Comprehensive Guide to Erotic Hypnosis and
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
Law & Order: Rape Under Hypnosis -
Season 18 - Episode 18
popular TV series Law & Order has
already tackled this extremely sensitive topic of
rape under hypnosis. You can view the full program now on
Hulu, or AmazonPrime. You can also view
(See a short clip
at Home in Your
Spare Time and Enslave the World
HighTimes.com, September 6, 2019
you read this literary masterpiece by a famous Pulitzer prize loser, you
will begin to feel drowsy. Literary masterpieces often have that effect on
scabrous readers, but in this case your drowsiness will be part of a
sinister conspiracy to destroy your mind and render you an unwilling slave.
Even as you read these words your brain is turning into oatmeal.
You say you’ve never been hypnotized
and, in fact, you regard yourself as too strong-willed, with such a towering
intellect that you never could be hypnotized? Despite your overbearing ego,
chances are that you have been zapped into a hypnotic trance many times… and
completely without your knowledge or permission. (Read
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.
AP Psychology States of
Consciousness is a level of awareness about ourselves and
There is a distinction between waking consciousness and altered states of
States of Consciousness
Sleep is not a uniform state of being. Instead, sleep is composed of several
different stages that can be differentiated from one another by the patterns
of brain wave activity that occur during each stage. (Read
Science of Hypnosis
This BBC reporter is resistant during her
hypnosis session, but she becomes a believer of hypnosis by the end of the
My Three Experiences With
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
The Dangers of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
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.
ABUSE OF HYPNOSIS...
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
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
Sexual Exploitation by Helping
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
Negotiating Free Will
Can a Psychotherapist Brainwash a
PsychCentral.com, by Gerald
Schoenewolf, Ph.D., Oct 7, 2014
Over the years a number of my clients have expressed the fear that I
(or any psychotherapist) might take control of their mind and lead
them to a place they never intended to go. That is, they were afraid
of being brainwashed. (Read
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
An Analysis of
Hypnotherapist-Client Sexual Intimacy
R. Hawkins, 1993
While sexual interaction between psychologists, physicians, and other
health therapists of all kinds and their clients is typically
condemned by professional bodies as unethical, the controversy
regarding the potential for hypnosis to produce compliant behavior in
unwilling or nonconsenting subjects suggests that
hypnotherapist-client sex may warrant special attention. (Read
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
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
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.
Woman Wins Damages From
DailyMail.com, by James Chapman
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
'I Never Said Yes'
This investigative documentary
tackles the growing problem of sexual abuse and rape within UK
society. The statistics revealed by this BBC2 program are quite
When Rape is
Reported and Nothing Happens
criminal justice system has failed victims of sexual assault
A Minneapolis StarTribune Special,
Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus, MaryJo Webster, Hannah Covington
Look at How Sexual Assault is Handled in Minnesota
the entire 9-part investigative series
Fewer Rape Investigations Closed Nationally
in America: Justice Denied
CBSnews.com, by Armen Keteyian, November 9, 2009
Nearly 90,000 women reported they were raped in the United States last
year. It's estimated another 75,000 rapes went unreported. But while
rape convictions are up - a five month CBS News investigation raises
questions about just how many rapists are actually being brought to
Rape prosecutions in England and Wales at lowest level in a decade
Survivors of sexual violence are let down by the criminal justice
system – Here’s what should happen next...
TheConversation.com, by Simon McCarthy-Jones, March 29,
How well do criminal justice systems treat survivors of sexual
violence? The answer is not only important to survivors. It also
signals to society how sexual violence should be viewed. The poor
treatment of survivors, when combined with few perpetrators being
convicted and a perception of lenient sentencing, could tacitly signal
to society a “decriminalisation of rape”. This cannot be permitted.
Sexul Assault Statistics Everyone Should Know
A brief look at sexual assault statistics.
Why Rape and Trauma
Survivors Have Fragmented and Incomplete Memories
(Why Police Should
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
Police Still Fail Rape Victims
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
5 ways men can help end sexual assault
AGs Need to Prohibit People From Selling and Teaching This
We don't allow people to teach pedophilia or how to steal kids, so why
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
State AG's need to address this issue with the utmost scrutiny.
How Adult Hypnotists Have
Co-Opted YouTube to Target Children
Newshub.co.nz, by David Farrier, 03/04/2019
Since writing about adults with fetishes exploiting children on YouTube,
David Farrier has become familiar with the reality for kids on the wild west
of YouTube. He explores the troubling subculture of videos that target
children and are created by adult hypnotists. (Read
Cracks Down on Hypnosis-Slave Porn
Jun 28, 2018
web-service Patreon.com has taken a hard stance against pornographic stories
depicting hypnosis for sexual slavery, banning all such content on its
website. The site is claiming a “zero tolerance” policy for “forced
transformation and sexual slavery.” Patreon has now banned erotic accounts
where hypnosis is used as a coercion tool for nonconsensual sex. (Read more...)
Ed Note: The fact that
Vice.com rails against this action says a lot about the network.
Apparently they don't understand why violent pornography is wrong.
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.
Hypnosis Victim: "I left my kids for Kenja group"
News.com, by Kimberly Gillan, Sunday
Magazine, October 12, 2012
10 years, Annette Stephens, 69, turned her back on her family to dedicate
her life to the Kenja group.
By 1992, I'd started to become skeptical. I read a magazine story that
listed Kenja as a cult and began to realize I hadn't achieved anything from
my 10 years of training. I'd run out of money and had started making and
selling chocolates, which left me less time for Kenja. That time away made
me realize it didn't have all the answers.
But it wasn't until I read an article about people being put in a trance
that something inside me clicked. I bought a book about mind control and
realized processing was a form of hypnosis. (Read
For More Stories On Cults Using
Former Nuns Accuse Catholic Priest of Rape and Brainwashing
Victim group accuses Catholic Church of delaying investigations
Anna Virginia Balloussier, Sep.17, 2018 2:54PM
(São Paulo) The first accusations happened in 2006. At that time, they only
mentioned "brainwashing" within Arca de Maria (Mary's Ark), a Catholic group
in Anapólis, in the state of Goiás.
Later, sexual abuse claims against Jean Rogers Rodrigo de Sousa, 44, also
known as Father Rodrigo Maria, came to light. A few nuns that were under his
guardianship described sexual advances against their will. (Read
The Top 10 Scary
are real life hypnosis stories that will actually make you cringe.
[ Hypnosis ]
hypnosis found at home of Tokyo man who lived with 11 women
January 28, 2006
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
Women Hypnotically Duped
Into Marrying a Predator
is possible for a women to be hypnotized into marrying
someone she is not interested in. It's already happened before. There are at least three
documented so far...
People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime
That Never Happened
Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects
can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and
confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. Research
provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent
adult participants can be convinced, over the course of a few hours,
that they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon
in their teenage years. (Read
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.
1909 Newspaper Archives:
A hypnosis victim died while under hypnosis...
HYPNOTIST VICTIM IS DECLARED DEAD
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 37, Number 40, 10 November
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
SUMMER SHOW PREMIERE:
‘Hypnotize Me’ Airs Wednesday Nights at 8p
WKRG.com, by Victoria
Blackmon, The Gulf Coast CW, Aug 6, 2019
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)
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
(The ploy of
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.
Hypnotize People With Only Your Eyes
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
Here's What You Get at Times From the Corporate
(Dumb & Dumber)
Kelly and the folks at FOX News show their woeful ignorance over
hypnosis in this very disturbing segment regarding a woman's charge of sexual
assault. Perhaps rather than making fun of a very disturbing hypnosis sex
crime, a news organization could actually muster its vast resources to
look into the story and the historical archive.
Party, a Hypnotist, and an 'Orgasm Event'
power of hypnosis)
StarTribune, by Jon Tevlin,
November 13, 2014
Today’s example features a Halloween party, a hypnotist and a very
So, a nonprofit agency that works with lesbian, gay and transgender
clients, helping them deal with “mental health, substance abuse and
sexual health” issues, threw a Halloween party for employees last
year. They hired a hypnotist as entertainment.
What could go wrong? (Read
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
- 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
the truth about it.
Never undergo hypnosis
without a video camera to record everything.
Thank you for viewing this website and for helping to
spread the word.
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
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.
Fort Worth Hypnotist Accused of Client Sexual
Star-Telegram.com, by Mitch Mitchell, November 26, 2019
A 30-year-old woman who was wary of the side-effects from the
anti-depression and anxiety drugs that she was prescribed went to see
a hypnotist who she said sexually assaulted her, according to an
arrest warrant affidavit.
(Photo: the two sides of Philip Lamb)
About three months after her first visit, Fort Worth police arrested
the hypnotist, Philip Max Lamb, 68, of Fort Worth, on a charge of
suspicion of sexual assault by a mental health provider. Lamb has not
yet been indicted. The woman told police officers that he sexually
assaulted her for three days. (Read
Life Coach Tony Robbins Accused of Sexual Assault
Report Alleges He Used Hypnotic NLP to
Coerce a Woman into Sex
BuzzFeedNews.com, by Katie J.M. Baker | Jane Bradley,
November 22, 2019
former campers and counselors independently remembered Robbins
delivering an inappropriate, highly sexualized presentation.
Curry and Tamara Drean, the camp counselor, both remembered Robbins
offering an example from his own life where he successfully used “neuro-linguistic
programming” techniques to target an attractive woman at a crowded
restaurant. NLP is a philosophy modeled on hypnosis that supposedly
teaches people how to influence others. (Read
note: Is it possible his hypnosis skill set in Shallow Hal is
closer to real life?
New Rape Charge
Edgerson Accepts Plea Deal in Hypnosis Sexual Assault Case
KRQE.com, by Rebecca Atkins, Nov
The therapist accused of raping his patients took a plea deal Friday.
Lamarr Edgerson was using hypnosis to sexually assault multiple
patients over a course of several years.
The plea deal comes a few days
after Edgerson was charged in another rape case. Friday he also plead
to that charge. (Read
more... | Watch
Hypnotherapist Banned for Abusing Clients
Australian Associated Press, October 14, 2019
(AU) A Queensland masseur and hypnotherapist who sexually assaulted clients
has been banned from performing any future treatments because he is a
serious risk to women. The Queensland Civil and Administrative
Tribunal on Tuesday published its written reasons for making the
permanent prohibition order against
Paul Kirk, 55, who abused a teenage girl and three women between
2010 and 2017. ... The fourth victim, a 30-year-old woman was sexually
assaulted and raped during hypnotherapy to quit smoking cigarettes. (Read
Ritual Magic, Sexual Therapy On Woman
FloridaManTimes, July 27, 2019
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.
Florida Hypnotherapist Charged With Having Sex With Patient
Medical Board: Psychiatrist Probation for Sexualized
Psychiatrist Used Sexual Hypnosis Script on a Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse
July 10, 2019
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
Two Men Hypnotize, Rape, Swindle Lady in Ibadan
The Herald, by Ademola Ademiluyi, June 2019
(Nigeria) Two suspected criminals are currently in police net after they allegedly
raped and defrauded a lady of over one million naira in Oyo State.
The suspects, Taiwo Salami and Komrudeen Amusat, were said to have
hypnotized their victim who was on her way to deposit the sum of N1.4
million given to her by her (boss) who she works with as a sales girl. (Read
Magician David Blaine Accused of Sexual Assault
NY Post, by Stephanie Pagones, Tina Moore and Bruce
Golding - April 1, 2019
Blaine is under investigation by NYPD over sexual-assault
allegations made by two women - one of whom claims he hypnotized her
into compliance (Read
Blaine Accused of ‘Hypnotising Women to Perform Sex Acts on Him’
Awakens From Hypnosis,Therapist’s Hand Up Her Skirt
TheCourier.co.uk, January 23 2019
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
2nd Victim Comes Forward - Claims Hypnotist ‘Sexually Assaulted Her’ During Session in Edinburgh
NM Therapist Indicted After Hypnosis Patient
Says She Was Raped
KRQE.com, by Rebecca Atkins, Nov 13, 2018
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
Third Woman Comes Forward - Inappropriate Behavior by Therapist
Charges Filed Against Windsor Hypnotist
CBC News · Posted: Jul 05, 2018
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
Second Female Victim Found - Police Suspect More Victims
Elementary Teacher Accused, Inappropriate Contact, 5 Students
He Attempted to Hypnotize Very Young Girls - 'I Will Obey You Master'
WGAL TV, by Beccah Hendrickson, Jun 28, 2018
A teacher at East Hanover Elementary School in Dauphin County is
accused of sex crimes against several students. (More...)
Teacher Tried to Hypnotize Girls
MI Hypnotherapist Accused of Sexually Assaulting
WDIV TV, by Shawn Ley - Reporter, Dave Bartkowiak Jr.,
Derick Hutchinson, May 03, 2017
A Michigan hypnotherapist has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his patients
during a hypnosis session at his Grand Blanc office.
More Women Come Forward 
Cult Leader Guru Arrested for Crimes Against Teenagers
Alleged use of hypnotism to
influence young girls and boys
By FPJ Web Desk, April 21, 2017
(Mumbai) He goes by many profiles — cult guru, psychiatrist, and academician.
He even has thousands of followers on the social media. To his critics,
however, he is a fraud, child trafficker who lures young girls and boys into
sex and drug racket with his charm and glib talk. But on Wednesday night
luck ran out and Sunil Kulkarni was arrested by the crime branch of Mumbai
police from Malad. The Delhi-based charmer was produced before the
metropolitan magistrate’s court on Thursday afternoon. (Read
PA Doctor Assaults
Two Women Patients Under Hypnosis
PhillyVoice.com, by Michael Tanenbaum -
PhillyVoice Staff, July 27, 2017
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
2nd Patient Comes Forward - Sues Hypnotist Doctor Over Sexual Assault
‘Guru’ Put Teens in Trance Before Raping Them
NewsInfo.Inquirer.com, March 10, 2015
An Australian man who passed himself off as a Hare Krishna “guru” was on
Monday sentenced to 19 years in jail in France for repeatedly raping three
teenage girls he turned into mesmerized sex slaves. (Read
Australian 'guru' sentenced to 19-years in jail for raping sex 'slaves'
Australian self-styled 'guru' convicted of repeatedly raping three girls in
12-Years For Sexual Assault Using Hypnosis
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...)
Ohio attorney hypnotized clients, made them perform sex acts
Concord Hobby-Hypnotist Accused of Sexual
Assault on Woman
WMUR, by Jennifer Crompton, Jan 14, 2014
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.
Amateur Hypnotist Filmed Himself Sexually
Abusing Teen Patient (2010)
DailyMail.com, by Andy Dolan, January 10, 2013
A judge condemned the lack of regulation in the hypnotherapy industry
as he jailed a practitioner who filmed himself sexually assaulting a
patient. Philip Sherwin, 47, molested a girl of 19 while she was in a
‘light trance’ after she sought treatment for anxiety issues. A court
heard Sherwin had worked in a print factory before setting himself up
as a £95-an-hour hypnotherapist. His training amounted to just a
week-long training course and two-day seminar. (Read
Abused While in Hypnotic Trance:
Assaulted Student Speaks Out
Mirror.co.uk, by Melissa
Thompson, Michelle Rawlins, JAN 19, 2013
out of her hypnotherapist’s treatment rooms, Asher Bourke felt
troubled by a nagging sense of unease.
Previous sessions had left her
feeling relaxed and happy, freed from the anxiety that had plagued her
for years. But now the 19-year-old’s head was filling with flashes of
She saw Philip Sherwin, the hypnotist she trusted, sexually assault
her as she lay paralyzed and powerless on his couch. (Read
Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting
Woman Under Hypnosis
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
You have to ask yourself why a predator list such as
this has never before been documented in one place? Why hasn't the general
public ever been warned or told about the dangers of hypnosis and
immoral hypnotists? Why have authorities never taken the time to make a
public accounting for such a serious, depraved crime within our society? Why
has no institution or organization seen fit to keep track of the hypnosis
abuse cases and criminal hypnotists? This is, quite frankly, nothing short
of irresponsible. We keep track of serial killers, but apparently not the
serial rapists who hold an uncanny power over their defenseless victims.
Authorities have been woefully negligent in their duty and pitifully remiss
in addressing this public safety issue. They appear to have willfully
ignored the severity of such a devious, immoral crime with no regard for the
general public. The medical community is certainly no better, because they
also haven't taken note of this type of crime. This deviant crime should
have been exposed publicly long ago, so that
society could be aware of the danger. FYI:
The US leads the way in hypnosis
rape over all countries with 59 cases.
Dr. Lamarr Edgerson, 54, psychologist, Family Harmony, Albuquerque,
Michael Fine, 58, lawyer (amateur hypnotist), Sheffield, OH
John Tomlinson, 65,
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
Allen, 51, hypnotherapist, Urbandale, IA
Michael Johnstone, 64, hypnotist, Milford, CT
Peter Morkovin, 57, hypnotist, Syracuse, NY
William Jennings Bryan III, psychiatrist, Los Angeles, CA
Matthew Lindgren, 38, Marriage Counselor, Oakland, CA
Jay Cohen, 48,
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
Arthur Knight, 36, Psychologist,
Los Angeles, CA
Unnamed hypnotherapist, CA
Rev. Harold Biller, 64,
(amateur hypnotist), Johnstown, PA
Rev. Michael G. Barletta,
63, (amateur hypnotist), Erie, PA
James Mentzer, 39, elementary teacher, amateur hypnotist,
Dr. Leonard E. Rosenfeld, 83, Penn Presbyterian Hospital,
B. Scott Finnell, 55, CEO
Pressley Ridge (amateur hypnotist),
Rev. Dennis Coleman, 70, amateur hypnotists, Bellefonte, PA
Lawrence Greene, 38,
Charles N. Brown, 34, of Penn Hills, PA +
Gerald Acks, 60, hypnotist, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. John O'Connell, 65, Lakeside Behavioral Health Center, Memphis,
Phillip J. Wyckoff, 54, Valley Mental Health Center, Salt Lake City,
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
Thomas Goodness, 59,
Stanley Haluska, 59, hypnotherapist, Homewood, AL
Rev Joseph Pelletieri,
(amateur hypnotist) Catholic Church, Crowley, LA
John Calvin Holland, 33, hypnotist, Clemson, SC
Dr. Abbas Demetrios, 53, hypnotist, Cumming, GA
Edmund Baffa, 52,
Ross E. Anderson III, 66, hypnotherapist, Tacoma, WA
Kevin Christian Geyer, 25, amateur
Phillip S. Hughes, 74, hypnotherapist, WA
Byron C. Pringer, 66, hypnotherapist, WA
Lance E. Speed, 70, hypnotherapist, WA
Ayhan Yavuz, 52,
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 *
Philip Lamb, 68, hypnotherapist, Fort Worth, TX
Steven Edward Smykay, 70, hypnotherapist, San Antonio, TX
Dr. James R. Plaisted, 46, psychologist, Corpus Christi, TX
Robert Andrew Nichols, 63, hypnotherapist, Gainesville, FL
Dr. Herman Zeidman, 77, psychologist, Pompano Beach, FL
Brian Boeheim, 36, hypnotherapist, Nashua, FL
Richard Schick, 58, hypnotherapist, Chandler, AZ
Unnamed psychologist, hypnotist, Denver, CO *
Rev. Jeffery A. Baas, 47, amateur hypnotist, Union Grove, WI
Chaplain Anthony Longval Jr., 53, amateur hypnotist, Ft. Richardson,
Imad Al-Khawaja, 48, hospital consultant (hypnotist), Brighton, UK
Nelson (Nelson) Lintott,
Dr. Sidney Linton,
hypnotist, Leeds, UK
Philip Sherwin, 47,
Martin Smith, 45,
North Shields, UK
Gary Naraido, 52,
Boston, Lincs, UK
Andrew Peter Hill, 46,
Stephen Barker, 61,
Hardwick, Cambs, UK
Peter Knight, 75, hypnotist, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Stephen Dyer, 50, hypnotist, Dover Road, Folkstone, UK
Geoffrey Shaw, 70,
Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK
Timothy Porter, 40,
Leeming, North Yorkshire, UK
Kolathur Unni, 56, psychiatrist (hypnotist), Ash Grove, Palmers
Green, London, UK
Darwish Hasan Darwish, 55,
Caldy, Merseyside, UK
Rev. John Price, 82, amateur hypnotist, Ash Tree Close, Bedale, UK
Unnamed, 49, hypnotherapist, Romford, 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,
Richard K. Tilley, 64,
Brentwood Park, Foyle Springs, Ireland
Father Ronat, amateur hypnotist, Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland
Nikola Tomic, 69,
Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rev Brian Spillane, 65, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Rev Peter Dwyer, 65,
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Rev John Gaven, 66, Bathurst,
New South Wales, Australia
Kevin John Lynch, amateur hypnotist, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Paul Kirk, 55, hypnotherapist, Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Werner Otto Schwarz,
DDS, 82, amateur hypnotist, Armidale, Australia
Unnamed hypnotist, teacher, amateur hypnotist, Melbourne, Australia
Unnamed hypnotherapist, amateur hypnotist, Australia
Rev John Davies,
64, Carnegie, Victoria, Australia
Aaron Patton, 37,
Jay, Maine, Australia
Barry Palmer, hypnotist, Australia
Robin Angus Fletcher, 60, amateur hypnotist, Victoria, New Zealand
Briceño Mario Cano, 30,
Los Teques, Miranda, Venezuela
Debabrata Dutta, 56, amateur hypnotist, MS Ramaiah Nagar, Bangalore
James Graham, 57, hypnotist, Windsor, Canada
Dr. George Clifford Matheson, 48, psychologist (hypnotist), Toronto,
John Orpin, 59, psychiatrist (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
amateur hypnotist, Oyo State, Nigeria
amateur hypnotist, Oyo State, Nigeria
Olalekan Anifowoshe, 42, Islamic cleric, Atan Ota, Nigeria
Sani Idris, 40, amateur hypnotist, Maska village, Funtua, Katsina,
Stephen Pieter Grobbelaar, 53, amateur hypnotist, Johannesburg, S.
Danmore Magorimbo, 45,
bishop, Abundant Life Global Ministries, Harare, Africa
Andrew Newton, 44, hypnotist, Cape Town, South Africa
Sean O’Neil, 43, amateur hypnotist, Aix-en-Provence, France
Unnamed French hypnotist, 53, Dammartin-les-Templiers, Doubs, France
Unnamed French hypnotist, 48, Morteau, France *
Dr. Jean Hoareau, 56, psychotherapist, Paris, France
Timothée Castellan, hypnotist, France
Czeslaw Czynski, 35, hypnotist, Posen, Germany
Carl Mainone, 22, magnetic healer, Cologne, Germany
Franz Xaver Walter, hypnotist, Heidelberg, Germany
K H Bodmer, assistant hypnotist, Heidelberg, Germany
Leo Erichsen, hypnotist, Hirschberg, Germany
Anand Krishnan, guru,
amateur hypnotist, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ismail Ahmad, 51, religious healer (amateur hypnotist), Malaysia
Professor Akif Manaf, yoga master/hypnotherapist, Istanbul, Turkey
Sunil Kulkarni, cult leader, hypnotist, Mumbai, India
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. ]
Hypnotists Who Were Accused of Sexual Assault
and Then Later
Geoffrey Shaw, 70 [Defendant
argued the woman got semen on her skirt from his bathroom.]
Michael Walsh, 69, [Plaintiff
confusion over dates from more than a decade ago halted this.]
Dawish Darwish, 56
jury was not informed of his similar previous sexual assault crimes.]
John Jamie Kay, 42,
faced more charges, but Crown Prosecution Service did not go to trial.]
Lawrence Greene, 38 [Dr.
Don E. Gibbons testified against 14 yr old, saying it was not possible.]
Matthew Lindgren, 38 [Plaintiff
abruptly dropped lawsuit, six years after her alleged assault.]
Charles N. Brown, 34, [Police
Chief Robert Payne, testified woman did not appear to be in a trance.]
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
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
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
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.
The Truth About 'Hypnosis Amnesia'
It is 100% possible and is very
common in hypnotic assault
Not only is it
entirely possible to get someone to do
things under hypnosis that they wouldn't normally do, it is also
block their recall of the event. Many women are being abused without
any knowledge of the assault. As hard as that is to believe, there are
many reports to back this up, not to mention the countless victims.
Unfortunately the deviant hypnotist has every
advantage over his victim.
Here are numerous links that discuss hypnosis
Hypnotists Gone Wild
Is Our Legal System
Properly Set Up to Handle Such a Crime?
A Big Problem
After reviewing the extremely 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
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.
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:
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
Abusive Sexual Contact
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Another of the unfair aspects of rape
is the perpetuation of
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
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. Some sort of exception for justice needs to be made for these
victims so that they are not made to suffer twice as they seek their
deserved day in court.
The Perceptions of
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.
Far too often a victim of rape is
looked at wrongly by police as being suspicious, thus being forced to prove
her own truthfulness. What this essentially amounts to is a presumption
of guilt against the victim. Forcing a women to prove she is not
promiscuous in her life is wrong. Rape shield laws are supposed to prevent
this, but in reality, it doesn't always work this way. Prejudice starts with
As the true nature of reality goes,
right or wrong, people adopt their own
personal biases and so do police, especially 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 and how it responds to sexual assault.
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
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
Criminal #2 said they were consensually loaned the
vehicle for the day.
Criminal #3 said that the woman consented to sexual
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
very hard to evade the law to begin with, being
rewarded later on by giving them a sweet plea bargain deal for
coming forward earlier, and then finally getting
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.
One of the most bizarre attempts at
justice would be cases where rapists have been allowed to avoid jail time,
because they agreed to
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
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
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
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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Bargaining Should Not Be An Option for Offenders in Sex Crimes
USMfreepress.org, by Free Press
Staff, March 5, 2018
In the U.S., individuals accused of sexually based crimes are legally
able to accept a plea deal that allows them to have reduced sentencing
penalties. This is wrong and should not be allowed to the extent that
it is currently bargained for. (Read
The Use of Plea Bargaining in Sexual Assault
November 13, 2011
Plea bargaining has
become very prevalent in the criminal justice system, with as many as
90% of all crimes using this method of adjudication. (Read
Report: Fewer Rape Convictions
Because Plea Bargains Prevail
The Guardian, by Rachel
Williams, March 20, 2010
defendants accepted convictions for lesser offences to avoid rape
sentences, official figures reveal. (Read
Voir Dire and Prosecution
Tips for Sexual Assault Cases
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Before you pick a jury, review the myths and facts
about sexual assault, and reacquaint yourself with the preconceived
ideas our society members operate out of every day. Design your voir
dire to address, and hopefully dispel, the myths which are affecting
your case. (Read
Sentencing Sexual Abuse Offenders: Sex Crimes and Social Justice
Springer.com, by Clare MacMartin & Linda A. Wood
A major challenge in
adjudicating criminal cases of sexual assault concerns the typical
characteristics of sexual offences (for example, the frequent lack of
physical harm to victims and the usual absence of obvious antisocial
conduct by offenders). It has been claimed that these features are
often used to discount the seriousness of sexual offences. Moreover,
the sexualised aspects of these crimes are viewed as undermining
recognition of their inherent violence, such that references to the
sexual motives of offenders or to the sexual details of the offences
guarantee that they will not be taken seriously. (Read
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
The Criminal Justice System: Sexual Violence Statistics
Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal
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. —
Psychologists Who Have an Understanding of Hypnosis Abuse
What Do Others Say
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
Warns: 'Backyard' Practitioners May Exploit Patients Through Mind
Control and Power of Suggestion
The Sunday Mail,
September 11, 2010
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..."
Misled or Fooled by Others About the Power of Hypnosis
One Person's Benign Experience
with Trance Doesn't Dismiss the Horror of Others
more and more news stories of hypnosis abuse are now coming to light each
and every year, it seems as if there are also more stories than ever
coming forth from people who naively claim that their "totally
aware" hypnosis experience is the tell-all on hypnosis trance.
prevailing theme in these recent stories seems to be about how these
hypnotees were very much cognizant of what was going on at all times
during their sessions, as in totally aware of their surroundings and
never unconscious. As a result, they naively assume that this is the
way all hypnosis sessions are supposed to be - as if to suggest that
the deep trance that is described by many is just simply not possible.
What immediately becomes apparent about such stories is that they
often try to dismiss the notion of unconscious or coma-like
trance, as if the very premise for abuse under hypnosis simply cannot
Get Help Now ---
Daily Strength |
Help for Rape Victims
Resources for Sexual Assault Victims:
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
September 02, 2019
One of the more popular, yet most deceptive topics
regarding hypnosis is when the self-prescribed experts try to address
some of the so-called myths about hypnosis. What happens more
often than not is that the hypnosis advocates fail to recognize actual
history when they attempt to comment about hypnosis myth.
They also fail to recognize and
understand one key thing - that we're not dealing with ethical
moral hypnotists for most of these alleged myths, but rather the
unscrupulous and deviant of their profession. This is a primary key
in assessing what's possible and what is not while under hypnosis. If
you're not taking the deviant hypnotist into account, then you're not
addressing the issue honestly.
The first thing to take into account is the skill-level of the
hypnotist. Just as there are degrees of mastery for martial arts,
there are also indeed degrees of competence and ability when it comes
to hypnosis. Not all hypnotists have the same skill-set. A fast food
cook has far less culinary skill than that of a master chef. It is
very much the same in the world of hypnosis. There are beginners and
there are masters.
The second thing to consider is having a very receptive subject,
someone who is considered somnambulistic and reaches trance
very easily, because this undeniably increases the odds for everything
under hypnosis. People who are somnambulistic can pretty much be made
to do anything under hypnosis, if they have a skilled hypnotist.
The third variable is the morality of the hypnotist. Someone
unscrupulous, with a deviant nature absolutely changes everything,
because they are willing to go beyond good ethics to satisfy their
carnal desires. The moral hypnotists don't think the same as those
with no ethical boundaries and as a result they often discount what
they don't normally consider when it comes to the possibilities of
From now on, when you see others
that say differently about hypnosis myth, you will know and understand
that they have not taken these three primary keys into
consideration before making their inaccurate statements regarding
what is real and what isn't when it comes to hypnosis myth.
Bad things can happen.
The numerous historical accounts
listed on this page are a primary source of factual data that
absolutely need to be accepted as relevant to the hypnosis debate,
especially when considering the following...
I’ll Be Unconscious,
Asleep, or in a Trance
Well, yeah, it can be very much like that, depending on how deep
of a trance the hypnotist takes you into. (The first two levels should
not be deep trance at all, with easy conversation possible between the
hypnotist and subject.)
Be Able to Remember What I Did While Under Hypnosis
That is entirely possible, most especially if the hypnotist
specifically tells you that you will not recall any of the events
while you were under hypnosis.
Hypnotic amnesia has been well documented for decades and is so
noted with numerous links on this page. [
example 2 |
example 3 ]
I Might Lose Control Over Myself to the
This is absolutely possible, contingent however on factors 1,
2, and 3 above. The proof that this is possible and does happen is
what this website is all about.
example 1 |
example 2 |
example 3 |
example 4 ] (see the numerous cases above)
I Might Get Stuck While Under Hypnosis
Those that say this can't happen are ignoring real cases where
this has actually already happened. [
example 1 |
example 2 |
example 3 |
example 4 ]
Hypnosis is a Supernatural or Mind-Altering
It can appear to be, depending on what the hypnotist does while the
subject is under hypnosis. Hypnosis can very much be whatever you want it to be
since it effectively involves rendering the mind to a very focused
point and then steering the subject's thought process.
Hypnosis is All Just a Scam
Hypnosis is real and has been practiced under various forms for
millennia. It has been recognized in the modern era since the 1800's.
It has been used medically for over 100 years in place of anesthesia
for child birth, surgery and dental procedures.
example 1 |
example 2 |
example 3 ]
Not Everyone Can Be Hypnotized
Not true. Pretty much everyone can be hypnotized. It's all a matter of
how you do it for each particular individual. Trance is normal to the
human state. If indeed there are those who cannot reach trance, they
are anomalies to the human animal and as such are are not as likely or
prevalent as some would suggest.
Hypnotists Are All Alike
No, they absolutely are not. There are bright people in life
and there are those who are not so bright. It is the same for all
professions. Hypnotism is no different. There are novices and there
are masters of the craft. There are also those with ethics and those
who have none.
Fact of the Matter
Hypnosis is technically not the effect. Trance is the effect. Hypnosis
is merely the mechanism in which to achieve a trance state. For the
most part, trance is contingent upon two things - either through an
implicit trust and cooperation between the hypnotist and subject, or
through unexpected surprise and shock by the hypnotist over their subject. The
latter would clearly seem to be for criminal purposes, but the first
option is just as viable for exploitation as well. The bottom line is
that hypnosis is a very real mental phenomenon and it can definitely
be used to exploit unsuspecting people. Hypnosis should always be
viewed with extreme caution and given all due diligence in selecting a
More Articles From the News Media
on Sexual Assault Using Hypnosis
Lawyer Ordered to Pay $2.3M to
Hypnotized Victim He Sexually Assaulted
Breitbart.com, by Katherine Rodriguez, Oct 13, 2018
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
The Latest Assault Victim
Since 'The Keepers' Comes Forward With New Sexual Abuse Story
Oxygen.com, by Emma Kerr,
February 8, 2018
“I was under the influence of hypnosis and drugs. I am one of his
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
Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
ConwayDailySun.com, 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
Mazenod College Suspends
Teacher Who Hypnotized Students
TheAge.com, by Henrietta Cook,
November 30, 2016
A Catholic boys school has suspended a teacher after he hypnotised
students and allegedly asked one boy to touch himself. The incident
occurred at Mazenod College in Mulgrave and is now at the centre of a
police investigation. (Read
Hypnotist Jailed for 10 Years After
Sexually Assaulting Woman
Telegraph.co.uk, by Lucy
Clarke-Billings, Sep 28, 2015
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
tried to hypnotize students before sexually assaulting them
TheAge.com, by Henrietta Cook, September 1, 2015
A chaplain at one of the country's most prestigious private schools
tried to hypnotise students before sexually assaulting them, a victim
told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex
Woman Has 'Vague Memories' of Hypnotist Sexually
Assaulting Her During Session, and Science Says She May Be Telling the
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
Hypnotist Charged With Raping
Client During ‘Energy Healing’
Q13fox.com, by Brett Cihon, August 12, 2013
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
Himself Sexually Assaulting 19-Year-Old
Telegraph reporters, Jan 10, 2013
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
Jailed After Sexually Assaulting Woman He Placed in a Trance
By Daily Mail Reporter, January 29, 2010
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
Claims of Hypnosis Sex Abuse
DailyTelegraph.com, March 17,
A WOMAN who sought counselling from a
self-proclaimed hypnotherapist has accused him of sexually exploiting
her while she was under hypnosis.
Giving evidence yesterday the 50-year-old said the
therapist told her she was "a special person" and "better
than what your husband deserves." (Read
Pervert Hypnotist Back on the Street
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
Hypnotist Arrested in Sex Assaults: Man
Accused of Raping Teens
GwinnettDailyPost.com, by 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
Woman Sues Hypnotist Over Alleged
ABC News, Updated 30 Oct 2007
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
Guilty of Fondling Two Patients
Deseret.com, 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
Hypnosis Had Role in Sex Assault,
15-Year Old Girl Testifies
Ken Kobayashi, April 26, 2006
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
Rape Trial Mother Joins Fight for
Change to 'Flawed' Law
Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 17, 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
Hypnotist Arrested in Assault
LaTimes.com, By Yung Kim, April
A Corona del Mar hypnotist was released on bail Tuesday after being
arrested on allegations of sexual assault on a patient during therapy
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
Hypnotherapist Hotline Set Up in Hypnosis Assault Case
Police Fear Series of Sexual Attacks
Independent.co.uk, by Michael
Durham, April 10, 1993
Police yesterday set up a hotline for women after fears that a
hypnotherapist may have sexually assaulted a number of patients and
made videos of his attacks.
The appeal follows the appearance of a 49-year-old Romford man at
Havering magistrates' court, east London, on Thursday charged with the
indecent assault of a 19-year-old woman he was treating with
Hypnotherapist Gets 30 Days in County Jail
Ddeseret.com, by Deseret News, Mar 12, 1992
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
Misconduct, Doctor Gives Up License
OrlandoSentinel,com, 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
Dr. McGahee Surrenders His License Also
Charged With Sexual Abuse
UPI.com, by Diane Zielinski, June 10, 1986
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
It's Not Just the Male Hypnotists...
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
Psychic said she could see divorce in my future,
then hypnotized me into affair with her
Mirror.co.uk, by Gemma Aldridge,
May 17, 2013
If happily married Jim Gotobed could have foreseen
what was around the corner, he never would have looked into the eyes
of a hypnotising psychic. (Read
Psychiatrist facing 20 years in prison for
using sex, drugs and hypnosis brainwash male patient into killing her
DailyMail.com, October 14, 2010
A psychiatrist has been accused of using sex, drugs and hypnosis to
persuade a patient to kill her husband. Mary Hein is facing up to 20
years in jail after using her skills to manipulate a patient into
committing murder. (Read
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
This Hypnotist Has Been Accused of Creating
Sex Slaves, Yet Authorities Have Yet to Understand That Hypnosis Was
Hypnotist Rehab Guru Clients Claim They Were Used as Drugged-Up Sex
by Matthew Tinoco, Jun 17 2016
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
Drug rehab 'mogul' convicted of sexually assaulting 7 female patients
at treatment centers
Hypnotist Avoids Jail After Groping Flight Attendant at Dublin Airport
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
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
Hypnosis Website That Has It Right
A UK Hypnotist Walks
Away and Reveals All
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
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
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
Samsung Website Unspoil-Me Page
Former Hypnotherapist Raided
for Child Pornography
Basingstoke Gazette, by Ryan Evans, Oct 7, 2019
Reid, 74, formerly of West Street in Odiham, was given a two-year
prison sentence, suspended for two years, after police raided his home
and found images and videos of children as young as one year old. The
former hypnotherapist also admitted distributing some of these images
to other pedophiles, using a “complex” system of computers, external
hard drives and mobile phones to create back-ups of the images. (Read
Pedophile Was Allowed to
Run Child Hypnotherapy Clinic
Daily Mail, by Sam Creighton, April 20, 2014
pedophile was allowed to run a clinic offering treatments to young
children for two months after a court found him guilty of his
Timothy Millender, 32, continued to work at Redwood Health Therapies,
in Winchester, Hampshire, which offered hypnotherapy to youngsters
under 16, despite being given a six month suspended sentence for
hoarding vile images of babies being raped and tortured. (Read
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,
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)
Netflix Comedy Tackling the Concept of
Moms' Turns Consent Into a Joke, & Its Conscience is Clear
Romper.com, by Olivia Christensen, Aug 8, 2019
As the episode goes on, we wade into the practical implications of
sexual harassment. Anne’s ex-husband, hypnotist and professor Dr.
Brad, played by Christopher Redman, hypnotizes Anne and uses the
opportunity to try and plant skeevy and harmful thoughts in her mind.
Workin’ Moms never clarifies for audiences exactly how Dr.
Brad’s conduct breaches ethical and moral codes, and it doesn’t need
to — in the phrasing of the landmark obscenity ruling, you know it
when you see it. Dr. Brad is an unequivocal creep. (Read
Lord Mayor of Bradford Doreen Lee Hypnotised
Telegraph and Argus, July 23, 2019
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
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
Magic, Mind Control, or
Something Else: How Does Hypnosis Work?
deep personal changes after only one hypnosis session
Patch.com, by Marisa
Fanelli, Nov 11, 2019
have been fascinated with hypnosis since I was a child, reading
endless novels about evil hypnotherapists who controlled the minds of
their helpless clients. As an adult, my first hypnosis appointment was
a lesson in the vast chasm between fiction and reality. It started off
similarly to the many novels I had read: a dark, cramped office filled
with a variety of strange objects and tokens from other cultures. My
hypnotist was in his 70’s, and there were newspaper clippings of
stories about his work with various celebrities scattered throughout
the room. (Read
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
Three teens dead after hypnosis
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
2nd Hypnotist Rescues Students Stuck
Private school show unfurls after
hypnotized students don't snap out of it
CBC News · Posted: Jun 15, 2012
A show at a private girls' high school in Sherbooke, Que., went
strangely awry when a young hypnotist left several students in "mass
hypnosis" limbo and he had to call in his mentor to snap them out of
Colombian Magician Arrested
After Hypnotizing 41 Kids
Hypnosis in Melbourne, August 17, 2013
Magician Miller Zambrano Posada was taken into custody after 41
students went into hypnotic trance after his show in Mocoa, Colombia.
A Mocoa, Colombia high school’s “fun day,” complete with circus acts,
clowns and the much awaited hypnotism act turned awry after several
kids went into a mass panic attack and had to be taken to the
Mischievous Magician' Arrested for Hypnotizing 75 School children
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
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
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)
|Click on image for
our special series on Human Predators
How Successful Predators
Hide in Plain Sight
The truly clever and devious 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
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)
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
hypnotist can be erotically fascinated by the sight of his inanimate,
plastic, unresisting subject. In this, hypnotists share a dream world with
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
video record every hypnosis session!
Then and only then can you truly have
'peace of mind' after hypnosis.
A 1950's woman displays arm catalepsy
Mike Tyson: 'Trainer Had Me Hypnotized as a
Teenager Before Fights'
Sportsnaut.com, by Jesse Reed - January 19, 2019
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
The CIA Tried Mind
Control to Create the Perfect Assassin
There is a great amount of truth behind the Jason
NYpost.com, by Reed Tucker, July 23,
The CIA experimented extensively with brainwashing during the 1950s and
1960s, honing techniques that could force someone to kill, then have no
recollection afterward. Code-named MKUltra, the program involved some 149
separate experiments — many on unwitting Americans, including a Kentucky
mental patient who was dosed with LSD for 179 days straight. (Read
Mission: Mind Control (ABC News)
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.
Does the Bible Say About Hypnosis?
The Bible is very critical of
charms, psychics and more. (Read
Thank You for
Visiting. Please Help Spread the Word About Hypnosis Abuse.
/ More Information
Trance vs. Hypnosis
In Search of:
Research on Hypnosis
Does Hypnosis Work?
The Crime of Menticide
The History of Hypnosis
Hypnosis Comes of Age
Scopolamine and Hypnosis
CIA Mind Control (YouTube)
Secrets of Mind Control
The Power of Covert Hypnosis
CIA Mind Control Experiments
CIA The Secrets of Mind Control
Hypnosis Found to Alter the Brain
The Uses and Abuses of Hypnosis
The Dangers of
Mind Controlled Sex Slaves and the CIA
Studying how brain responds to hypnosis
Mind Control, Hypnosis, and Ritual Abuse
Unethical Use of Covert Hypnosis to Rape
Mind Control Techniques and Brainwashing
How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing
Summary of State Laws Regarding Hypnosis
Are Spies More Trouble Than They’re Worth?
CIA Mind-Control Program: Did it Really End?
Hypnosis: The Day My Mind Was Possessed
Tell: Encyclopedia of Hypnotism
Mind Control: America's
Secret War (YouTube)
Trailer for The Hypnotist - 1957 (YouTube)
Methods of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
An Act Concerning Sexual Assault by Hypnotists
Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control
An Analysis of
Hypnotherapist-Client Sexual Intimacy
Operation Mind Control: The CIA's Plot Against America
Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?
A Case of the Law and Hypnotic Coercion and Compliance
The CIA's Appalling Human Experiments With Mind Control
Study IDs Changes in Specific Brain Areas During Hypnosis
Hypnosis as a Tool for Rape and False Feelings of Attraction
Neuro-Hypnotism: Prospects for Hypnosis and Neuroscience
Study Identifies Brain Areas Altered During Hypnotic Trances
The Handshake Induction - Mastering the Art of Rapid Hypnosis
The Existence of a Hypnotic State Revealed by Eye Movements
Clinical Papers on the Hypnotic Induction of Anti-Social Behavior
Psychopaths Use Trance and Hypnosis to Get and Keep Victims
Project MKULTRA - Joint Hearing Select Committee on Intelligence
CIA Director Allen Dulles Talks About the Battle for the Human Mind
Dangerous Mind Games: How Psychopaths Manipulate and Deceive
Mind Control, Subliminal Messages and the Brainwashing of America
Empathic People Are Natural Targets for Sociopaths - Protect Yourself
The Dark Side of Psychology: Manipulation, Mind Control, and Priming
Research Shows Hypnosis Has Some Interesting Effects On The Brain
Research Supports the Notion That Hypnosis Can Transform Perception
Sexual Abuse and the Abuse of Hypnosis in the Therapeutic Relationship
Hypnosis Leads to Heightened Brain Waves and Levels of Consciousness
Hypnosis Found to Alter the Brain: Subjects see Color Where None
Stanford Study Reveals Hypnotic Trance Changes Brain Patterns &
How It's Done: 11 Secrets To Creating A Powerful Post Hypnotic
You're Getting Very Curious: Scientists Discover How Hypnosis Actually
CIA Mind Control Experiments: Declassified Documents Reveal Sex Abuse,
Hypnosis and the Relationship Between Trance, Suggestion, Expectancy
1963: Hypnotist George Estabrooks Admits Creating Multiple Personality
Hypnosis Induces a Changed Composition of Brain Oscillations in EEG: A
Your Brain During Hypnosis: See What Happens To Your Brain While Being
Is Hypnosis Bad? Can
Hypnosis Be Used to Make a Person Do Bad Things? (YouTube)
The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide,
The Real Secret of Mind Control Hypnosis – How To Use It and Always
Get What You Want
What They Didn’t Tell You About the Mind-Control Program That’s
Probably Still Operational
Suggestibility, Expectancy, Trance State Effects, and HypnoticDepth:
I. Implications for Understanding Hypnotism
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.