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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism, by A. Alpheus This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism
How to Hypnotize: Being an Exhaustive and Practical System of Method, Application, and Use
Author: A. Alpheus
Release Date: September 20, 2006 [eBook #19342]
Language: English
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***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK COMPLETE HYPNOTISM: MESMERISM, MIND-READING AND SPIRITUALISM***

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Complete Hypnotism:
Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism
How to Hypnotize:
Being an Exhaustive and Practical System of Method, Application, and Use by A. Alpheus

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION--History of hypnotism--Mesmer--Puysegur--Braid--What is hypnotism?--Theories of hypnotism: 1. Animal magnetism; 2. The Neurosis Theory; 3. Suggestion Theory
CHAPTER I--How to Hypnotize--Dr. Cocke's method-Dr. Flint's method--The French method at Paris--At Nancy--The Hindoo silent method--How to wake a subject from hypnotic sleep--Frauds of public hypnotic entertainments.
CHAPTER II--Amusing experiments--Hypnotizing on the stage--"You can't pull your hands apart!"--Post-hypnotic suggestion--The newsboy, the hunter, and the young man with the rag doll--A whip becomes hot iron--Courting a broom stick--The side-show
CHAPTER III--The stages of hypnotism--Lethargy-Catalepsy--The somnambulistic stage--Fascination
CHAPTER IV--How the subject feels under hypnotization--Dr. Cocke's…...

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