Suggestion in the Cure of Diseases and the Correction of Vices

Suggestion in the Cure of Diseases and the Correction of Vices

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...assume as passive, indifferent conditions as you possibly can. Think of yourself as just lying down for a quiet sleep, exactly as you do when you retire at night. Let yourself go, perfectly relaxed and easy all over your body. Look steadily at me. Fix your gaze directly upon my right eye, and keep it there, while I look at yours. Let nothing divert your attention; look constantly at my right eye, and listen attentively to what I say. Keep looking directly at me, and as you look at me and I look at you your eyes will soon begin to feel tired; your eyes will soon begin to feel tired and heavy. I am quite near the subject, standing, or sitting upon a chair that elevates my face as much as two feet above his. As I talk I move my face pretty close up to his, and close and open my eyes slowly as though I am going to sleep also. Your eyes are already getting tired; they are beginning to wink, the lids are getting heavy, heavy, heavy, the lids are getting heavy, heavy as lead; heavy, sleepy, sleepy, sleep is coining; your eyes are watery; the lids are heavy, heavy, heavy. You are sleepy, sleepy. Your eye lids are heavy, heavy, closing, closing; your eyes are closing, closing; you can't keep them open; closing, closing, closed, closed, sleepy, sleepy, asleep, soundly asleep; soundly asleep; soundly asleep from head to foot." I repeat this formula of words, over and over, with such variations as seem proper, and just at the time when I observe the subject's eyes getting tired, watery and heavy, I raise my hands and make downward passes over his face, not touching it, however; but as his eyes begin to close I let my hands gently touch the face, press upon the closed eyes a little, and the subject is sound asleep. Some subjects will be asleep...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930584
  • 9781236930583