What is HYPNOTISM?

In medical jurisprudence. A psychic or mental state rendering the patientsusceptible to suggestion at the will of another.The hypnotic state is an abnormal condition of the mind and senses, in the nature oftrance, artificial catalepsy, or somnambulism, induced in one person by another, byconcentration of the attention, a strong effort of volition, and perhaps the exercise of atelepathic power not as yet fully understood, or by mental suggestion, in whichcondition the mental processes of the subject and to a great extent his will aresubjugated and directed by those of the operator.

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