Provo act is hypnotic

But LDS Church doesn't want members there

Deseret News, 16 June 2004

Article Summary:

  • weekly hypnosis shows at the Avalon Theatre draw an audience of a few hundred
  • the manager said the theater would go out of business without the shows
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an official policy against hypnosis for "purposes of demonstration or entertainment," a policy that had been largely forgotten in Utah.
  • Hypnotist Rod Maxwell, who performed at Johnny B's in Provo, says he can get people to do pretty much anything under hypnosis.