In fact, it was concluded that a subject would actually go into a hysterical fit under certain circumstances while under hypnosis, such as if they were instructed to do something against their morals. It seems like the subjects referenced in the parlor tricks disguised as scientific research clearly had something wrong with them before they ever got to the "doctor. Stupidest quotes in the book: A person who has nothing will give away any amount if told to do so; but quite different is the case of a wealthy merchant who really has money to sign away.
A poor person would give away their last dime because it's only a dime?
Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism by A. Alpheus
We know that hypnotism is akin to hysteria and other forms of insanity--it is, in short, a kind of experimental insanity. Well, they're the experts Jun 24, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: history , occult , science , psychology. I listened to this on a free audio book player on my android. It's engaging enough to be easy to listen to. Its from the early s, so it's interesting to hear what was in vogue at that point in time.
This is a some what biased attempt a historical survey, not a guide. I found much of the anecdotal information to be entertaining enough that I think someone could make a movie or two.
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The analysis was also entertaining in the same way that reading Tarzan novels can be a colorful peek into the mi I listened to this on a free audio book player on my android. The analysis was also entertaining in the same way that reading Tarzan novels can be a colorful peek into the mind of the writer more than into his subject matter. If you like period pieces, early pseudo-psychology, turn of last century occult writing, or historical scientific anecdote, you'll probably enjoy this.
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This book is more of a anecdotal compendium than a manual. Of course you can learn a lot of things, but keep in mind this was written more than years ago.
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It is really interesting to see what was the "state of the art" in hypnotism in the early 20th century, though. Jun 13, Peter J.
Very intriguing. This makes me really give a lot of thought to what really happens with some charismatic faith healers.
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