Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism (Dodo Press) (Paperback)

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"There is no doubt that hypnotism is a very old subject, though the name was not invented till 1850. In it was wrapped up the "mysteries of Isis" in Egypt thousands of years ago, and probably it was one of the weapons, if not the chief instrument of operation, of the magi mentioned in the Bible and of the "wise men" of Babylon and Egypt. "Laying on of hands" must have been a form of mesmerism, and Greek oracles of Delphi and other places seem to have been delivered by priests or priestesses who went into trances of self-induced hypnotism. It is suspected that the fakirs of India who make trees grow from dry twigs in a few minutes, or transform a rod into a serpent (as Aaron did in Bible history), operate by some form of hypnotism.


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ISBN: 9781409979593
ISBN-10: 1409979598
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication Date: June 26th, 2009
Pages: 108
Language: English