Purple Rain are you more of a reader or video watcher ?
If you read there are many books to choose from that Jon Atack or Arnie Lerma recommend.
If you are a video watcher than people like Dantalion Jones have short videos on mind control and hypnosis that explain simple concepts and give examples from everyday life. His videos are usually very short, like five minutes or so and use simple english to demonstrate basic theories .
Ultimately, to decide for yourself you will have to LOOK at more info than can easily be fit in a post here.
For what it's worth I spent 25 years in scientology and couldn't even dream of starting to recover until I started to realize I and so many others had been hypnotized.
It is the only thing that explains to me past lives (hypnotic hallucinations), exteriorization (dissociative states) and the blind acceptance of outrageous and contradictory doctrine(this is another form of the confusion technique, wherein the confusion ties up your mind , making you MORE suggestible; until you're so confused you can't even PERCIEVE the contradictions as such!)
I am actually after scholarly research papers - I want to know what the evidence base is for hypnotism.