Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis / Edition 1

Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
041594791X
ISBN-13:
9780415947916
Pub. Date:
08/06/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415947916
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/06/2003
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

1. Hypnosis in Fact and Fiction
2. In the Beginning
3. Franz Anton Mesmer
4. Magnetic Sleep and Victor's Sister
5. Crusaders and Prophets in the United States
6. 'Mesmeric Mania' in the United Kingdom
7. Murder, Rape and Debate in the Late Nineteenth Century
8. Psychic Powers and Recovered Memories
9. Freud and Other Alienists
10. State or No State: The Modern Controversy
11. Hypnotherapy: Mind and Body

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