Now I'm hyp, hypnotized
Yeah I trip, when I look in your eyes
Oh I'm hyp, hypnotized
Yeah I lift and I'm mesmerized
Hypnosis is a trance-like state of human consciousness involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness and a heightened suggestibility. It was Austrian physician Franz Mesmer (1734 –1815) who first took up the idea that such a power existed, calling it "animal magnetism." Mesmer used it as a medical treatment to heal certain nervous ailments. However, in 1785 a royal commission concluded that Mesmer's "cures" were solely due to his patient's imaginations.
The Scottish doctor James Braid became convinced of the veracity of the phenomena after witnessing a demonstration of mesmerism in 1841. He coined the term hypnosis, from the Greek "hypnos" meaning sleep. The new name was more acceptable than mesmerism, with its implications of fraud, and it soon replaced the older term.