chapter  4
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Towards a General Theory of Suggestion

The first serious obstacle encountered by any author examining the problem of suggestion is to define the concept of suggestion. Every definition is already an expression of a theory. Suggestion, like many other phenomena, was first observed in life and only then investigated and consciously used. But the practical application of suggestion is still very unorganized, with scanty knowledge of its objective inherent laws. Considering the complexity of the phenomenon, very little experimental research has been carried out. The incompleteness of the experimental material available and suitable for comprehensive theoretical conclusions, and the influence of various philosophical currents, result in unilateral and biased definitions of suggestion.