hypnotism, mesmerism... words that carry you away, maybe in a dark Victorian theatre or maybe in a far away land with magic carpets and snake charmers.
the last couple of months have been a little hard on me and when i started on this image i was feeling tired. i really needed rest but since i am a workaholic control freak and don't know what to do with myself when i am not on a tight schedule, i kept working.
accepting my incurable self i decided to draw myself a doctor so i can rest without actually resting.
the great Mesmer is looking deep into my eyes and tells me to slow down. i find his yellow eyes calming and hypnotising. his animal magnetism flows as he rests opposite my bed, giving me pleasant thoughts and beautiful dreams. :)
here are some interesting links i found while doing a little bit of a research :
Want to know where the verb mesmerize comes from? link.
what about the history of hypnosis.?
didi you know that Mesmer was fond of dressing up in a cloak and playing ethereal music on the glass harmonica whilst this was happening? listen to how that sounds here.
Yes, there was a cat hypnotist! link
...And last but not least, a 40 minute video documentary presenting the fascinating history of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy link