Brief History of Hypnosis

This lesson gives you a background on the practice of hypnosis

The history of inducing trance states extends back probably as far as primitive man.

In ancient times, hypnosis was mainly used in religious or healing practices. For example, ancient Egyptian priests induced trances in the names of gods and goddesses in order to provide healing suggestions to the sick and troubled. These ceremonies were known as temple sleep.

Many of the shamans, medicine men and women, and healers in other cultures were also proficient in these techniques. I spent 2 months in the San Blas Islands off Panama living with the Kuna Indians. Here, I was able to meet with many shamans and watched them perform their rituals. I observed that the techniques they use are designed to induce hypnosis in their patients.

I have also witnessed the healing rituals used by the Mayan shamans in Guatemala and noticed the same techniques used for inducing hypnosis.

Christian Faith Healing

Christian Faith Healing

The Path Of Receiving Supernatural Healing As Jesus Healed. In ancient times faith healing was widely accepted as the only form of healing for both physical and mental health problems. As the development of science had not yet come about or even existed, this process was considered authentic, especially when positive results were achieved.

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