posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 08:14 PM
Not sure if this is the best forum, but the best I could come up with on the spur of the moment...
I think this is rather interesting, esp when you consider the stories about Winston Churchills "black dog".
Forensic psychiatrist David Post thinks hypnosis may have been responsible for Hitler's dreadful deeds. When he was recovering from wounds suffered
during World War I, he was given a hypnotic suggestion that he misinterpreted as divine revelation, telling him he was destined for leadership and
Danny Heitman writes in 2theadvocate.com that Post's uncle Robert C. Holtze was once an honorary consul to the Federal Republic of Germany. Post
found a copy of "Adolf Hitler," a biography by John Toland, at his uncle's house. In a footnote, Toland said Hitler may have been hypnotized during
treatment for battle-related trauma he experienced during World War I. As a result of this, he might have experienced hallucinations that he
interpreted as a divine summons to lead the German people.