Stage hypnotism: A text book of occult entertainments

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Bureau of Stage Hypnotism, 1901 - Medical - 149 pages

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Page 5 - ... imaginary. Now we come to the class who see things which are not there. They are neither spiritual nor material beings. They are like the fat lady to whom I referred in the first lesson ; they believe too easily. Drawing the line between the "spiritual" and the "material," as I have termed them, I wish to call the attention of the reader to a few facts: A spiritual being is one (as the psychic sense is intended) who is of the subconscious sort, blended with enough of the conscious attributes...
Page 143 - There are only two permanent things in the world, the love of a mother for her child, and the love of a man for lies.
Page 64 - ... turn it over. Don't be careless, Billy, don't ! You can sing well, but you wont. Don't keep time with all your feet ; Softer, mind ! when you repeat. Ready now ! and let it ring, One, — two, — three, — sing : " Mary had a little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, Mary had a little 1-aa-mb, Its fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, And everywhere that Mary went, And everywhere that Mary we-ent, The lamb was sure to go.
Page 96 - There journeys a stranger from the far east, a man of mystery, a student of Oriental Sorcery, an adept in the fields of Mental Power, a reader of unuttered thought, a Seer. From the east he comes, and unto the east he shall return.
Page 58 - These cases are rather frequent and must be treated "heroically." That is, the subject must be brought to the waking state without delay or — well, there might be a bit of a sensation.
Page 131 - In order to be able to do this, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the...
Page 146 - Mediation is one of the greatest mental exercises and mediums of thinking out problems known to psychologists. But the mind and body must be at rest before we can receive the fullest benefits.
Page 17 - But the best entertainment in hypnotism is that which possesses the funny side, presents the grotesque and at the same time does not give anything that is really injurious to the subjects.
Page 146 - The average student will study hours and hours to get his lesson. He crowds his brain and the result will finally be brain fag or nervous exhaustion, taking the form of a general break-down or nervous prostration.
Page 61 - True, the work that is seen in the average hypnotic show is not illustrative of the highest type of psychology.

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