Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis / Edition 1

Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis / Edition 1

by Robin Waterfield, Waterfield Robi
     
 

InHidden Depths, Robin Waterfield explores the fascinating world of hypnosis, tracing the history of this oft-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

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InHidden Depths, Robin Waterfield explores the fascinating world of hypnosis, tracing the history of this oft-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415947923
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
508
Sales rank:
1,445,934
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
1Hypnosis in Fact and Fiction1
2In the Beginning42
3Franz Anton Mesmer64
4Magnetic Sleep and Victor's Sister105
5Crusaders and Prophets in the United States132
6'Mesmeric Mania' in the United Kingdom157
7Murder, Rape and Debate in the Late Nineteenth Century211
8Psychic Powers and Recovered Memories239
9Freud and Other Alienists279
10State or No State: The Modern Controversy304
11Hypnotherapy: Mind and Body330
12Mind Control361
13Self-improvement and the New Age391
14A Plea417
AppIn Mesmer's Footsteps423
References426
Bibliography432
Index of Names452
Index of Subjects459

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