Hypnosis itself hasn’t changed for millennia, but our understanding of it and our ability to control it has changed quite profoundly.The history of hypnosis, then, is really the history of this change in perception.It is affiliated with the Chemistry Department at the University of Calgary and continues to serve as a contact point between industry and academia, striving to provide an expert level of scientific and technological support to all those that require or are interested in understanding of the chemistry of sulfur and its compounds. is located at the University Research Centre, #6 - 3535 Research Road N.
Surgeons and physicians like John Elliotson and James Esdaille pioneered its use in the medical field, risking their reputation to do so, whilst researchers like James Braid began to peel away the obscuring layers of mesmerism, revealing the physical and biological truths at the heart of the phenomenon.
Thanks to their persistence and efforts, by the end of the century hypnosis was accepted as a valid clinical technique, studied and applied in the great universities and hospitals of the day.
Although we now know that his notion of “animal magnetism”, transferred from healer to patient through a mysterious etheric fluid, is hopelessly wrong, it was firmly based on scientific ideas current at the time, in particular Isaac Newton’s theories of gravitation.
Mesmer was also the first to develop a consistent method for hypnosis, which was passed on to and developed by his followers. Mesmer himself, for instance, liked to perform mass inductions by having his patients linked together by a rope, along which his “animal magnetism” could pass.
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These services can be performed on site at your location or in our facility. was incorporated as a not-for-profit research organization in 1964.The Company conducts research in the field of chemistry as it concerns the science and technology of sulfur and its compounds with particular emphasis on the production, processing and utilization of sour natural gas, sour crude oils, oil sands and their related products.The history of hypnosis, then, is like the search for something that was in plain view all along, and we can now see it for what it is – a universal phenomenon that’s an inextricable part of being human.The future of hypnosis will be to fully realise the incredible potential of our natural hypnotic abilities.Much of the current focus is on energetically efficient and environmentally sound recovery processes as well as issues around the handling and transportation of elemental sulfur.