James Pool, BA MA (University Cincinnati) has researched medical hypnosis for over 30 years, particularly medical hypnosis during its golden age, 1880 to 1900. He has worked in medical hypnosis since his days as a university graduate student, and is now course director of the UK’s first Master Practitioner Diploma in Medical Hypnosis.
After his university graduate studies, while living in Geneva James became a friend of the prominent Swiss psychiatrist and hypnotist Dr. Oscar Forel whose father, De August Forel was the director of the Burgholzli institute before Jung and wrote the classic book ‘Hypnotism’ in 1889. Dr Oscar Forel was over 90 years old when James knew him and his father Dr August Forel had lived to his nineties, so they formed a living link with the mesmerists of the past century. As a young man August Forel had studied and observed the work of many mesmerists including Dupotet, who brought mesmerism to England. Oscar Forel told James many of his father’s unpublished secrets about Mesmerism.
As best selling author of the ground breaking books, Who Financed Hitler and Hitler and his Secret Partners, which were translated into 8 languages. James is an expert on Hitler’s psychology and personal magnetism. No one could mesmerize large audiences like Hitler.