Origin of hypnotism
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In some ways, The Hypnotist hews closer to the American gumshoe tradition.
But, though it seems almost impossible, The Hypnotist is far grislier than Dragon.
If the subject does not wish to pursue a line of questioning, he tells the hypnotist.
The answer lies not so much with the hypnotist as with the subject.
When a hypnotist hypnotizes his subject, it is known as hetero-hypnosis.
Actually, the hypnotist in this technique is not looking into the eyes of the subject.
The hypnotist uses a crystal ball and chain for this experiment.
- a person skilled in the theory and practice of hypnosis
- the scientific study and practice of hypnosis
- the process of inducing hypnosis
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Word Origin and History for hypnotist
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- The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.
- The act of inducing hypnosis.
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