Friday, March 31, 2006

From Cure to Hypnosis

Watching the Cure (1997) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1955-) led me to Franz Mesmer (1734 – 1815). Mesmer is the guy who discovered Animal Magnetism (also called Mesmerism). Interestingly, Mesmer's name is the basis of the word mesmerization and the evolution of his ideas and practices led James Braid (1795-1860) to develop hypnosis first described in his book Neurypnology: or the Rationale of Nervous Sleep (1843). That's where Braid coined the words hypnotism, hypnotize, and hypnotist.

Howz that for a meme?

1 comment:

freakyTechie said...

Pretty interesting for readers with patience, but takes a lot to read through... So many thoughts and hints woven in threads of links that it really takes too many clicks and windows to get hypnotized, or to get hint of it even.