WBTV, Charlotte's home for the Dr Oz show, aired a program in which Paul McKenna, a British hypnotist, NLP practitioner, and author gave a demonstration of the use of hypnotism in achieving weight loss. The video is of a preshow interview in which Dr Oz dismisses any concerns over possible negative consequences of mass hypnosis.
Dr. Oz begins at 1:10 of the video talking about losing weight as a weigh to prevent cancer. OK who wants cancer? We’re scared. Tell us Dr Oz, what can we do?
At 1:50, Dr Oz proudly announces that with Paul McKenna, he will hypnotize America! At around 2:20, after the hosts begin to question him, Dr Oz reveals that what he is about to do is illegal in some countries. At 2:29, he says that hypnotism doesn’t work on everyone — something that Neuro Linguistic Programmers like McKenna may take issue with.
Paul McKenna's academic qualifications have been called into question in the past. Given the dangers possible when one enters a trance state: the possibility of demonic attack, should we not question the academic and professional qualifications of the practitioner? We are not questioning the man’s integrity or his honesty.
But where is the wisdom in trying to induce a trance state in possibly millions of viewers at home? Unsuspecting and trusting people alone, at home: unaware that this “parlor trick” may leave them vulnerable to attack by demonic forces.