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Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism 

Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and 
By A. Alpheus 

Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word ‘hypnotism’ was coined, this 
book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and 
dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many 
centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a 
particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. Although 
understanding of the subject has evolved considerably over subsequent 
years, this book remains a fascinating insight into a technique once thought 
to be at the forefront of medical science. (Summary by Stuart Bell) 

Read by Stuart Bell, Maya, Matthew Westra, Viglione, Bellona Times, 
Marian Martin, & Elliott Miller. Total running time: 3:48:41. Book 
Coordinator: Stuart Bell. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Aravis. Meta- 
Coordinator/Cataloging: Anna Simon. 

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Cover image by E. H. Knoxayéea (1914). Copyright expired in US, Canada, EU, and all countries with 
author’s life +70 yrs laws. Cover design by Janette Brown. This design is in the public domain. 

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