Source: Hypnotism: Its Psychology and Application
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Post Hypnotic Suggestions”
Author(s): Belcher, C. E.
Publisher: none given
Place of publication: none given
Year of publication: 1902
|Belcher, C. E. “Post Hypnotic Suggestions.” Hypnotism: Its Psychology and Application. [n.p.]: [n.p.], 1902: pp. 93-94.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (hypnotism theory); Leon Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz (connection with anarchists).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.|
From title page: “The Lever That Moves the World.”
From title page: By C. E. Belcher, M. D.
Alternate book title: “The Lever That Moves the World”: Hypnotism: Its Psychology and Application.
Post Hypnotic Suggestions [excerpt]
After reading carefully the incidents
connected with the foul murder of President McKinley, and knowing what I know,
and having seen the many and wonderful manifestations brought about through
Post Hypnotic power, I am satisfied that Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin, was
a tool in the hands of some group of Anarchists, who had among their number
some vile man or woman who, through Post Hypnotic Suggestion, led him to his
awful deed. His acts at the time and  during
the trial, what little he said in answer to the many questions put to him, and
the manner of his speech, all point to the fact that he was “under the spell.”
I will never believe differently.
He has been led to believe it was his duty. He did the deed and met his fate like a stoic, not knowing when or how the awful promptings came. I am writing this September 27th, 1901. If I should change my mind regarding this, you will not read the above.