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Christian Science lectures: Breaking collective hypnotism

From the August 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A friend of mine who practiced hypnotism once told me that in order for people to become hypnotized, they must first be “induced. ” He explained that a hypnotic induction may take place voluntarily or involuntarily, slowly or in a startling instant, but whatever the method, the point is for the hypnotist to so fully grab the attention of his subject that he may then have influence over that person’s thinking.