Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis: The Story of Hypnosis

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Routledge, Aug 1, 2003 - Psychology - 496 pages
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In Hidden Depths, Robin Waterfield explores the fascinating world of hypnosis, tracing the history of this often misunderstood craft beginning with a passage in the book of Genesis, and continuing through his own personal experiences today. Waterfield uses the history and controversy surrounding the practice of hypnosis to gain insight into our behavior and psychology, and considers how hypnotic techniques have been absorbed into society through advertising, media and popular culture.
 

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The burning gaze and seductive murmur of the hypnotist is both an enduring cultural touchstone and a useful therapeutic tool, according to this fascinating history of, and brief for, hypnosis ... Read full review

Contents

Hypnosis in Fact and Fiction
1
In the Beginning
42
Franz Anton Mesmer
64
Magnetic Sleep and Victors Sister
105
Crusaders and Prophets in the United States
132
Mesmeric Mania in the United Kingdom
157
Murder Rape and Debate in the Late Nineteenth Century
211
Psychic Powers and Recovered Memories
239
Hypnotherapy Mind and Body
330
Mind Control
361
Selfimprovement and the New Age
391
A Plea
417
In Mesmers Footsteps
423
References
426
Bibliography
432
Index of Names
452

Freud and Other Alienists
279
State or No State The Modern Controversy
304

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