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Page 323 - And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole ; and it came to pass, that if a serpent bad bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Page 323 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole : and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it shall live.
Page 86 - Suggestion A suggestion is, we might say at first, an idea which has a power in our mind to suppress the opposite idea. A suggestion is an idea which in itself is not different from other ideas, but the way in which it takes possession of the mind reduces the chances of any opposite ideas; it inhibits them.
Page viii - ... interesting and instructive. The book belongs to a series intended to discuss for a wider public the practical applications of modern psychology. It professes to elucidate the relations of psychology to medicine, and this, not with the idea of stirring up interest, but rather of bringing an already present interest from mere gossip, vague mysticism, and medical amateurishness to a clear understanding of principles.
Page 1 - Psychotherapy is the practice of treating the sick by influencing the mental life. It is as old as human history, but has attained at various times very different degrees of importance. There is no lack of evidence that we have entered into a period in which an especial emphasis will be laid on the too long neglected psychical factor. This new movement is probably only in its beginning and the loudness with which it presents itself today is one of the many indications of its maturity. Whether it...
Page 1 - Miinsterburg puts his concept of psychotherapy clearly when he said: Psychotherapy is the practice of treating the sick by influencing the mental life. . . . [It] is sharply to be separated from psychiatry, the treatment of mental diseases. Of course to a certain degree, mental illness too, is open to mental treatment; but certainly many diseases of the mind lie entirely beyond...
Page ix - I want to strengthen the public feeling that the time has come when every physician should systematically study psychology, the normal in the college years and the abnormal in the medical school.
Page 317 - Muensterberg, will be perfectly able to find room for such cures and, if it is the duty of the scientific physician to make use of every natural energy in the interest of the patient's health, he has no right to neglect the overwhelming powers of the apparently mysterious states.
Page 327 - In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.