hypnotizer


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hyp·no·tize

 (hĭp′nə-tīz′)
tr.v. hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing, hyp·no·tiz·es
1. To put into a state of hypnosis.
2. To fascinate by or as if by hypnosis.

hyp′no·tiz′a·bil′i·ty n.
hyp′no·tiz′a·ble adj.
hyp′no·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
hyp′no·tiz′er n.
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Noun1.hypnotizer - a person who induces hypnosishypnotizer - a person who induces hypnosis  
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
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Thus it is that the somnambulic subjects of the 'fluidist' magnetizer see the fluid emanating from his finger-tips, while the somnambules of the hypnotizer see nothing, and those of the spiritist discover spirits everywhere, the same being invisible for the somnambules of the materialist." In this way the unconscious played tricks on both the subject and the experimenter (Ochorowicz 1891, pp.36, 39).
The father of the genre French psychologist Gustave Le Bon's in his book 'The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind' claimed that "an individual immersed for some length of time in a crowd soon finds himself - either in consequence of 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 hypnotized individual finds himself in the hands of the hypnotizer."
Here is how the spirit rapper as mesmerizer / hypnotizer describes his mystical will-induced feeling of the unity of being (unity with a friend, unity with nature; be it reminded that the unity of being had been the common goal of most romantics):