Some Suggestions about Hypnotism

The Baptist Watchman for September 20, contains an editorial under the above title referring to a Baptist minister who has been giving exhibitions upon the subject of hypnotism, and asks, "What should be the attitude of reasonable men in regard to it?" The editor quotes from authorities and makes comment as follows:—

"Dr. John Duncan Quackenbos says:—

"The responsibility of the moments that follow the induction of hypnosis is awful beyond the power of language to depict. The operator stands in a closer relation to the mind in rapport than father and mother, teacher or preacher, husband or wife, can ever attain; and it becomes his Christian manhood to act only as the vicegerent of the Almighty in the use he makes of this great power and sacred opportunity. Would he dare to smutch a soul so completely at his mercy with a single untoward thought? Would he venture to trifle with what is holy in character?'

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A Cordial Spirit
September 27, 1900

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