Mark Maverick’s Hypnotica Frequently Asked Questions
As far back as 2000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians are the first in recorded history to describe the use of powers of hypnosis. In fact, the word Hypnosis comes from the Greek God Hypnos – the God of sleep. It is used not only in religious ceremonies but also a means of treating illness, achieving an enlightened state of being, and a means of escape from reality. It is said that Egyptian slaves used hypnosis to temporarily escape the chains of oppression.
The leaders of this movement also known as “Guides” were the first hypnotists. Followers gathered in large groups in dwellings known as “sleeping temples” as the Guides, using the power of suggestion, induced trance to free them from their earthly boundaries. The knowledge and power these guides possessed was passed on to generation after generation of their ancestors.
Around 250 B.C. the Guides began to spread out into the other parts of the world, so did the ancient knowledge. Following the lead of the Egyptians, the Greeks and Romans were the next to recognize the power of hypnosis, carrying this ancient and mystical art into the future. Records tell of physicians using an “ancient and unexplainable power” to relieve and cure injuries by laying their hands on certain parts of the body. These two great societies also used hypnosis to achieve enlightenment in various rituals.
In Approximately 1750 tales of fantastic powers of trance began to make their way around the world. In the late 18th century, a Viennese physician named Anton Mesmer began to arouse scientific and popular interest in hypnosis. Drawing on his own powers as a Guide, he believed strongly in the benefits of using astrological forces to influence the human body, even going as far as hypothesizing that the subject’s imagination could bring about cures for disease.
Mesmer used magical elements to fill the patient’s surroundings with an air of mysticism, making use of dim lightning, the fragrance of sweet perfumes, and the strains of soft and mysterious music to achieve environmental atmosphere.
In Modern Times the hypnotic arts have greatly evolved from the hypnotic arts of the ancient Egyptians. Descendants of the first guides continued to spread the word about principles and knowledge they possessed. In the late 20th century, a new Guide was born into the world in Manchester, England – His name was Mark Maverick.
Some people mistakenly believe that hypnosis puts someone “under the control” of the hypnotist – nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnosis is actually very relaxed state where a participant is more willing to accept suggestion. While under hypnosis, the volunteer is in complete control and will not do anything against their will.
Mark became aware of his mystical powers at an early age but was unsure of how to use them to enlighten and uplift others. His dream became clear when he saw a performance by world – renowned entertainer Paul McKenna. He immediately journeyed to London where he honed his craft at the country’s leading hypnosis institute while working behind the scenes in the stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express.” But Mark did not wish to be simply misdirected stage hypnotist. His eyes were focused on something far grander than anything anyone had ever seen.
In 1993, Mark Maverick left England to pursue his dream. He believed America, the land of opportunity, was the ideal place to explore his possibilities and turn his vision into a reality. He began performing small scale comedy hypnosis shows in the early 1990′s and worked in Las Vegas on the set of the multi million dollar production “EFX.” There, he became enthralled by the art of musical theatre and started incorporating theatrical elements into his own show.
As his popularity and his reputation as an outstanding performer grew, Mark developed the idea of combining his skills as a Guide with his talents as an entertainer and producer. Now Mark has performed over 500 shows for audiences all over the country, including special engagements at Six Flags, numerous corporate and college shows, dinner theatre events and comedy club tours.
- Anybody can experience hypnosis, as long as they want to.
- 1 hour of hypnosis is equal to approximately 4 hours of sleep.
- As a rule of thumb, the more intelligent the person, the easier they reach a state of hypnosis.
- Hypnosis heightens your senses, the Hypnotist does not have any special powers over a subject, he serves only as a guide for someone to hypnotize themselves.
- Many amateur and professional athletes use hypnosis to elevate their game!
- The Vatican approved of hypnosis to ease pain during child birth.
- Since 1958, the American Medical Association recognized hypnosis as a science.
- Contrary to common belief, hypnosis is not sleep but merely a heightened state of relaxation and suggestibility.
- Hypnosis is the most fun, entertaining experience you can have for your next event.
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