Mesmerism Articles

All articles about the founder of Mesmerism, Anton mesmer as well as the practice of the modality in a clinical environment.

Old picture of Mesmer's grave

Historical Press of Mesmer's Burial

Some rare original photos from the commissioning of Anton Mesmer's monument in Meersburg, Germany.

Illustration of Franz Anton Mesmer

The Commissionaire's Reports Into The Effectiveness and Existence of Mesmerism

A breakdown of the reports submitted by the Commissionaire about Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism and the healing capabilities of Anton Mesmer - by Rick Collingwood.

Old picture of Mesmer

Anton Mesmer: History of Mesmerism & the Beginnings of Hypnosis

An accurate essay on the life and times of Franz Anton Mesmer and his discovery and development of Animal Magnetism.

Rick with OJ from MTV Trafalgar Square London

A Reflection From Rick...

A reflection by Rick Collingwood about hypnosis and his long involvement in the profession.

Female hypnotist counselling a client

When Hypnosis is not Hypnosis, Particularly Ericksonian

Hypnosis is shrouded in misconceptions and age old myths. This article is about what true hypnosis really is and what it really isn't.

Historical illustration of Mesmer mesmerizing a client

The Past Masters of Mesmerism & Hypnosis

A comprehensive account of the significant historical figures who shaped Mesmerism into modern hypnosis including Mesmer, Esdaille, and Erickson.