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Sunday, November 3 • 3:45pm - Monday, November 11 • 1:00pm
An Alternative History of Hypnotism

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An Alternative History of Hypnotism

There's the official story of hypnotism -- and then there's the real story. Learn how humans discovered and refined the fine art of mindfucking throughout the ages. In this presentation, we'll see how hypnosis and suggestion was used in Ancient Egypt and Greece, discuss mesmeric (and tantric) states in both Indian and Arabian culture and show how Braid and Esdaile "borrowed" liberally to create hypnotism for a Western audience.

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Binaural Histolog

Binaural Histolog is a hypnosis geek who keeps a blog collecting useful recreational hypnosis things and has written a newbie guide From Newbie to Hypnotist; used a Sonic Pi to put together binaural beats and create random samples of hypnotic patter; and connecting hypnosis myths... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:45pm - Monday November 11, 2019 1:00pm PST
Right Ballroom
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  • Summary of the class There's the official story of hypnotism -- and then there's the real story. Learn how humans discovered and refined the fine art of mindfucking throughout the ages.