But Rick Ross told MTV News on Tuesday that he isn't making any woman his wife — at least right now.Over the past couple of weeks, there has been speculation and reported confirmation that the Boss was proposing to the Brown Fox, Foxy Brown.Those who believe that hypnosis can be used to perform miracles or control minds are, of course, simply sharing the consensus view that prevailed for centuries.Recorded history is full of tantalising glimpses of rituals and practices that look very much like hypnosis from a modern perspective, from the “healing passes” of the Hindu Vedas to magical texts from ancient Egypt.At the same time, the style of hypnosis changed, from a direct instruction issued by an authoritarian figure (a legacy of the charismatic mesmerist) to a more indirect and permissive style of trance induction, based on subtly persuasive language patterns.
Their report had Foxy packing up her goods and hightailing it from her digs in New Jersey to live with Ross in Miami.
You could hear the streets whisper about another huge hip-hop wedding. The two are filming a movie called "H" and are supposed to have a duet album to go along with it.
The groom could perform "Here I Am," while the bride could take the stage at the reception and rap "Get Me Home." But earlier this week, Ross shot down the rumors. Before that, the Boss will appear in DJ Khaled's next video, "Out Here Grindin'," along with Ace Hood, Young Jeezy and Akon.
Nevertheless, the stubborn fact remained that hypnosis worked, and the 19th Century is characterised by individuals seeking to understand and apply its effects.
Surgeons and physicians like John Elliotson and James Esdaille pioneered its use in the medical field, risking their reputation to do so, whilst researchers like James Braid began to peel away the obscuring layers of mesmerism, revealing the physical and biological truths at the heart of the phenomenon.
Mesmer was also the first to develop a consistent method for hypnosis, which was passed on to and developed by his followers. Mesmer himself, for instance, liked to perform mass inductions by having his patients linked together by a rope, along which his “animal magnetism” could pass.