Ormond McGill, the Dean of American Hypnotists, passed from this life on Wednesday morning, October 19, 2005. One of the first stage hypnotists to perform on radio and television, including the old Art Linkletter TV show, Ormond authored many books, had a clinical hypnosis practice and was one of my mentors.
Always cheerful, calm, and non-critical, despite what was happening around him, I once asked Ormond what his secret was. He said, "Life is like a river. You never know what's coming next. When you try to grab onto things and hold still, that's when the current bumps you. I just let myself drift along, be carried by the flow, and enjoy whatever passes by."
To read a little bit more about Ormond's life, please click here to go to the article "Why Hypnotists Suck."