"hypnotized him, made him mute, conquered his will"

The word Hypnotism is derived from the Greek word "Hypnos" which means "the Greek God of Sleep". Hypnotism is a sleep like-state in which the mind responds to external suggestions of the hypnotists and can act in the directed way. Hypnotism originated in ancient India and was known as "Yoga Tandra", "Pran Vidya" or "Trikala Vidya", and is the state of higher consciousness between sleeping and waking that is experienced in meditation.