hypnosis fact and fiction Author:F. L. Marcuse From back: "This book attempts to offer a broad view of the field of hypnosis. It answers questions frequently asked by students and non-students alike, and to both classes of readers presents new materal of interest and importance. In addition to discussing some of the general problems of hypnosis, it is also concerned with applications (clin... more »ical, medical, dental, and so on), techniques, dangers (real and imagined), theories (sleep, conditioning, etc), and attitudes (academic, religious, medical). The book's main purpose is to seperate fact from fiction in this highly controversial field.
The viewpoint of the author is not that hypnosis offers a panacea or a magical solution of the problems of psychopathology, but rather that it is a technique which is often of value and that its study can add important new data to our knowledge of human behavior."« less