Overpowered!: The Science And Showbiz Of Hypnosis by Christopher GreenOverpowered!: The Science And Showbiz Of Hypnosis by Christopher Green

Overpowered!: The Science And Showbiz Of Hypnosis

byChristopher Green

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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Hypnotism has been a source of fascination since the Victorian era, when it was simultaneously taken up by sensationalist performers and respected members of the medical establishment. In the hundred years since, it has remained alluring and mysterious—while also being subjected to powerful scientific skepticism.
            This beautifully illustrated book is the first major popular history of hypnotism, exploring its many guises, from pseudoscience and showmanship to serious inquiry into the practice and its effects on the conscious and unconscious mind. Christopher Green—an accredited hypnotherapist and performer—delves into the questions that have long accompanied hypnosis, asking just what it is that we are looking for from this surrender of control, and what it means that we’re willing to allow someone else to attempt to alter our behavior through such mysterious means.
            Accessible and engaging, and full of illustrations from throughout the history of hypnotism, Overpowered! will charm, entertain, and educate anyone interested in the science or showmanship of hypnosis. When you hear the sound of our fingers snapping, you will go to the nearest bookstore and place an order.
 
Christopher Green is a performer and entertainer and was the first artist in residence at the British Library.
Title:Overpowered!: The Science And Showbiz Of HypnosisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:British Library PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0712357858

ISBN - 13:9780712357852

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