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 MCGILL, ORMOND, Professional Stage Hypnotism
MCGILL, ORMOND
Professional Stage Hypnotism
Los Angeles, CA: Ormond McGill, 1977. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has generalized rubbing, edge wear, nicking, small edge tears and noticeable fading to the front cover. "Ormond Dale McGill (June 15, 1913 – October 19, 2005) was a stage hypnotist, magician and instructor who was considered to be the "Dean of American Hypnotists". He was also a writer and author of many books including Hypnotism and Mysticism of India (1979) and The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism. Born in Palo Alto, California, McGill became interested in magic as a child (and was later considered legendary in magic circles) , but first studied hypnosis in 1927 while still a teenager. He wrote the seminal Encyclopedia of Genuine Stage Hypnotism(the acknowledged bible of stage hypnotism) in 1947, and continued to teach courses and lecture right up until a few days before his death. He died in his native Palo Alto. He has explained in his book about position of chicken that present them as motionless and appear as hypnotized. McGill explained that the reason for a chicken's hypnotism was due to the tonic indolence that the chicken adopts to save itself from predators by bluffing them as being dead.". Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 33698
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Catalogue: Hypnotism
Keywords: Hypnotism Ormond Mcgill Hypnosis Entertainment Entertainers Hypnotism

 POLGAR, FRANZ J. (WITH KURT SINGER), The Story of a Hypnotist
POLGAR, FRANZ J. (WITH KURT SINGER)
The Story of a Hypnotist
New York: Hermitage House, Inc, 1951. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration the covers, and a small tear to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. "Dr. Franz Polgar (April 18, 1900 - June 1979) was a renowned psychologist, hypnotist, lecturer and entertainer. Born in city of Enying, Hungary, he earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of Budapest. In his 1951 autobiography Polgar claimed that he had served as Sigmund Freud's "medical hypnotist" (Polgar's term) in 1924 and had worked in close association with Freud for six months and had assisted in the treatment of Freud's patients. In 1982, Gravitz and Gerton investigated this claim and determined that it had no foundation. He immigrated to the United States in 1935 and honed his hypnotism skills by working in speakeasy bars in New York City. He married his wife, Lillian, in 1938 and she became his booking and publications manager. They had two children, Julian and Risa." (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37458
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5453]
Catalogue: Hypnotism
Keywords: Hypnotism Franz J. Polgar Kurt Singer Psychology Signed Edition Hypnotists Medicine Hypnotism

 POWERS, MELVIN, Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis
POWERS, MELVIN
Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis
Hollywood, CA: Wilshire Book Company, 1964. Reprint. Paperback. B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is noticeable rubbing to the black covers and several light creases to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of a previous owner's inked name and address on the front inside cover. "Melvin Powers has been a consultant in the field of hypnosis and sleep education for the past fifteen years and is acknowledged to be one of the country's foremost authorities on these subjects.". Very Good .
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Book number: 33996
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Hypnotism
Keywords: Hypnotism Melvin Powers Sleep study Hypnosis Hypnotism

 WOLFE, BERNARD AND RAYMOND ROSENTHAL, Hypnotism Comes of Age Its Progress from Mesmer to Psychoanalysis
WOLFE, BERNARD AND RAYMOND ROSENTHAL
Hypnotism Comes of Age Its Progress from Mesmer to Psychoanalysis
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a faint shadow of a previous owner's name which had been written in multi-colored crayon. "Hypnotism is a fact, an awesome fact of human psychology. But most people do not know that hypnotism is also a medical device as old as recorded history." "Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis...During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration. The person can concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions. Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestion. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy", while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as "stage hypnosis". Stage hypnosis is often performed by mentalists practicing the art form of mentalism.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33961
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Hypnotism
Keywords: Hypnotism Bernard Wolfe Raymond Rosenthal Hypno-Psychology History Of Hypnosis Hypnosis Hypnotism

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