On this episode, Ginger talks about magnets, magnetism, and Franz Mesmer, a man kicked out of Paris for being a pervert.
Actually, it was the fact that his medical practice mostly consisted of getting stoned and feeling up ladies, but you get the gist. Add in Marie Antoinette, Amadeus Mozart, and Ben Franklin, and you got a recipe of what we like to call: history is weirder and hornier than you thought. Featuring racist gremlin, Ben Shapiro, wandering uteri, and DJ’s Tinder profile.
Self Care Plan
To be weirdly topical, let’s talk hypnosis self-care!
- Don’t let a stranger hypnotize you online. I really shouldn’t have to tell you that, but don’t.
- Hypnosis conducted by a trained therapist or health care professional is considered a safe, complementary and alternative medical treatment. However, hypnosis may not be appropriate in people with severe mental illness. Consider actually talking to an actual doctor about it.
- You can apparently hypnotize yourself. Consider not doing so.
- And finally, if a doctor is trying to cause you to scream and shake by rubbing your abdomen and inner thighs–that’s not a real doctor.