Hidden Depths by Robin Waterfield
The Story of Hypnosis

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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.

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Robin Waterfield is the author of more than twenty-five books, ranging from children's fiction to biography and translations of Ancient Greek texts. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of Sussex
Published August 1, 2003 by Routledge. 509 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Many of the feelings and states Waterfield ascribes to hypnosis can also be produced by alcohol or drugs (or psychosis, for that matter), but the remarkable thing about hypnosis is that it happens through acquiescence.

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Waterfield's book is packed with this kind of interesting and often offbeat material, reminding us that Rebel Without a Cause , the book of the James Dean film, was written by a therapist about the "hypnoanalysis" of a delinquent, and telling us that the somnambulistic experiments of a certain C...

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