Hypnotism (Google eBook)

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A. Moring, 1906 - 478 pages
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Page 315 - There is no fusion possible between the two classes of facts. The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable.
Page 381 - The mind must have been at work, groping and feeling for it in the dark ; it cannot have come by itself. Yet, all the while, our consciousness, so far as we were conscious of our consciousness, was busy with other thoughts. Carpenter said that he was in the habit of trusting to this method
Page 51 - At 2 PM a grain of the resin of hemp was given to a rheumatic patient. At 4 PM he was very talkative, sang, called loudly for an extra supply of food and declared himself in perfect health. At 6 PM he was asleep. At 8 PM he was found insensible, but breathing with perfect regularity,
Page 40 - expressly stated that membership of the Society does not imply the acceptance of any particular explanation of the phenomena investigated, nor any belief as to the operation in the physical world of forces other than those recognised by physical science.
Page 367 - etc., and the principle on which it depends is largely admitted by science. William James, for example, says : " In certain persons, at least, the total possible consciousness may be split into parts which coexist, but mutually ignore each other.
Page 406 - it must be admitted that, in certain persons at least, the total possible consciousness may be split into parts which coexist, but mutually ignore each other and share the objects of knowledge between them, and—more remarkable still—are complementary.
Page 42 - as ordinarily understood, is not necessarily present. " The Committee are of opinion that as a therapeutic agent hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments. As to its permanent efficacy in the treatment of drunkenness, the evidence before the Committee is encouraging, but not conclusive.
Page 263 - constitutes the morbid element, and this apparently depends more upon the individual than upon the idea itself. The patient who made herself miserable about the Creation might, under other times and circumstances, have taken pleasure in discussing " the number of angels who could stand on the point of a needle
Page 431 - limited to intervals of considerably less than a minute. Beyond its borders extends the immense region of conceived time, past and future, into one direction or another of which we mentally project all the events which we think of as real, and form a systematic order of them by giving to each a date.
Page 430 - We are constantly conscious of a certain duration—the specious present—varying in length from a few seconds to probably not more than a minute, and that this duration (with its content perceived as having one part earlier and the other

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