Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Any agent that produces, or tends to produce, sleep; an opiate; a soporific; a narcotic.
A person who exhibits the phenomena of, or is subject to, hypnotism.
Of or pertaining to hypnotism; in a state of hypnotism; liable to hypnotism; as, a hypnotic condition.
Having the quality of producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific.
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\hyp*not"ic\ (?), a. [gr. &?; inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, fr. &?; to lull to sleep, fr. &?; sleep; akin to l. somnus, and e. somnolent: cf. f. hypnotique.]
1. having the quality of producing sleep; tending to produce sleep; soporific.
2. of or pertaining to hypnotism; in a state of hypnotism; liable to hypnotism; as, a hypnotic condition.
\hyp*not"ic\, n. 1. any agent that produces, or tends to produce, sleep; an opiate; a soporific; a narcotic.
2. a person who exhibits the phenomena of, or is subject to, hypnotism.
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Tending to produce sleep.
Hypnotism [from Greek hypnos sleep] One name for an artificially produced somnambulistic, entranced, or psychologized state. A better word for the procedure is psychologization, hypnotism being but one phase of the general subject which includes fascination, multiple or double personality, some religious ecstasies, and different methods of psychic healing. All these things operate in and upon the important intermediate part between our spiritual and physical-astral self and usually affect the latter self very strongly. This intermediate part is the human soul of the reincarnating entity -- the man or woman we see and know. As this includes the psychomental-emotional powers and faculties, it is intimately related to intelligence and sanity, to emotions and conduct, and to health.
Theosophy holds that mesmerism is not hypnotism. In hypnotism the subject's intermediate nature is disjoined from its natural relations with his physical and astral body and put out of the control of the person himself, becoming susceptible to other influences. This process is a reversal of all evolutionary currents which in every being unfold and manifest from conscious centers within. Such a reversal is dangerous and far-reaching in its results, spiritually, mentally, morally, psychically, and physically.
Moreover, the hypnotizer endangers himself by such intimate linking with the lower mind and feeling of his subject -- whose spiritual nature is always beyond another's control.
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