Hidden depths

the story of hypnosis

By Waterfield, Robi & Waterfield, Robi

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ISBN
978-0-41594-792-3
Publisher
New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 15, 2003

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. Waterfield (Prophet: The Life and Times of Khalil Gibran) follows the evolution of the 18th-century notion of"animal magnetism" into the idea of the hypnotic trance as a psychological phenomenon, an understanding that laid the groundwork for the development of psychotherapy and the concept of the unconscious. Always a matter of scientific controversy, hypnotism was taken up by earnest medical reformers and road show impresarios alike. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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