Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism

Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism By A. Alpheus

Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word ‘hypnotism’ was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. Although understanding of the subject has evolved considerably over subsequent years, this book remains a fascinating insight into a technique once thought to be at the forefront of medical science. (Summary by Stuart Bell)

Read by Stuart Bell, Maya, Matthew Westra, Viglione, Bellona Times, Marian Martin, & Elliott Miller. Total running time: 3:48:41. Book Coordinator: Stuart Bell. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Aravis. Meta- Coordinator/Cataloging: Anna Simon.

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Cover image by E. H. Knoxayéea (1914). Copyright expired in US, Canada, EU, and all countries with author’s life +70 yrs laws. Cover design by Janette Brown. This design is in the public domain.

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