‘A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 6/200

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A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis By Melvin Powers

eBook Edition

Finished on 12/2/2017

Goodreads

Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Genres: Psychology, Self Help, Hypnosis

Not the best.

Spoiler-tastic review

As I’m a man with a scientific background, this book felt as substantial as a house made out of cardboard. Originally published in 1956, this book contains references to Freud and crystal balls and all sorts of pseudo-science. I was willing to suppress my disbelief, but this was a bridge too far.

This book was advertised as being a how-to guide for hypnotizing oneself… and it didn’t really do an excellent job of that. It talked more about how to hypnotize other people, which I found to be boring.

I got this for free on my Kindle years ago, and am reading it now to remove it from my collection. Was it worth the $0 I spent on it? Yes. I did learn a thing or two in terms of how a person can hypnotize themselves. But it was still disappointing. I will be keeping an eye out for a guide which has been approved by the AMA or another reputable medical organization.

 

 

 

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