Hypnotism; Its History And Present Development

Paperback | January 14, 2012

byFredrik Johan Björnström

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... precisely localized; how different-tasting substances placed in the mouth of another can by mental suggestion be distinguished by the percipient or "thought-reader"--in a somnambulic state or not,--we refer them to the careful and well-corroborated reports, which may be read in the "Proceedings" of the above-mentioned society in London, as well as in "Phantasms of the Living" in two large volumes, published in 1886, in London, by Gurney, Myers and Podmore. The most common form of mental suggestion is perhaps the transmission of images to the eye, or visual hallucinations; and this is done, not by verbal suggestion but by direct transmission of the images without words or signs--in other words, without the aid of the external senses, but wholly mentally. These experiments are very easy to perform; there are also numerous reports of successful attempts in that direction. Such reports are more convincing, if they are accompanied by drawings of the hallucinations. In the above-named English works, there are series of such drawings, where there is an opportunity of comparing the original image with the transmitted one. Experiments were made in Liverpool, in 1883, by Malcolm Guthrie, with either Miss Relph or Miss Edwards as percipient, without their being hypnotized, while G. or some other person was the agent. Agent and percipient were placed opposite each other at a table, with a screen between them, so that they could not possibly see each other's papers. In another room, or so that the percipient could not possibly see when and how they were done, simple figures were drawn on the agent's paper. The agent now sat down and stared intently at one figure at a time. The percipient sat with blindfolded eyes on the other side of the screen. As soon as she claimed menta...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... precisely localized; how different-tasting substances placed in the mouth of another can by mental suggestion be distinguished by the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217228836

ISBN - 13:9780217228831

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