From "The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (#3.20)"
I was interested in how the CIA, when conducting the MK-ULTRA mind control experiments back in the 50's, had no idea how hypnosis worked. Or, what it was.
No one still knows.
Still, as a storyteller, I'm fascinated how a person's sense of consciousness can be so transformed by nothing more magical than listening to words... mere words.