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  • n. a person who induces hypnosis


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  • Madame B., who is still under Prof. Richet's observations, [3] is one of the favourite subjects of the French hypnotiser.

    Real Ghost Stories

  • One hypnotiser against another, the battle-field a stupid peasant.

    Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men

  • Lovers know it, and intimate friends like the brothers Goncourt, to say nothing of people who stand in so close a rapport with each other as a hypnotiser and his subject.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • I told Soeur Therese of the strange phenomena produced by magnetism on persons who surrender their will to the hypnotiser.

    The Story of a Soul

  • Any competent magnetist or hypnotiser can throw off the spell in all cases of self-induced trance, unless it has reached the condition of complete catalepsy.

    Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers

  • All feelings and thoughts are bent in the direction determined by the hypnotiser.

    The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

  • The activity of the brain being paralysed in the case of the hypnotised subject, the latter becomes the slave of all the unconscious activities of his spinal cord, which the hypnotiser directs at will.

    The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

  • The most careful observations seem to prove that an individual immerged for some length of time in a crowd in action soon finds himself -- either in consequence of the magnetic influence given out by the crowd, or from some other cause of which we are ignorant -- in a special state, which much resembles the state of fascination in which the hypnotised individual finds himself in the hands of the hypnotiser.

    The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

  • Here, as always, we have the power of the hypnotiser over the hypnotised.

    The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

  • Certain exorcisms were pronounced by the hypnotiser, and the Pombo now began the most extraordinary snake-like contortions, moving and twisting his arms, head, body and legs.

    In the Forbidden Land


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