Stage Hypnotism

Many people believe that when someone is being hypnotized that it is a whole new state of mind. This is not true, don't let stage hypnocists and magicans fool you. Basically all they do is put the 'volunteer' into a complete relaxed state. This however lets the volunteer experience what they think is magic. While someone is hypnotized they are more open to suggestibility, and tends to alter peoples perceptions. Most stage hypnotists put on a show, even though all they are doing is making the volunteer relaxed, and at ease.


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