In Hidden Depths, Robin Waterfield explores the fascinating world of hypnosis, tracing the history of this often misunderstood craft beginning with a passage in the book of Genesis, and continuing through his own personal experiences today. Waterfield uses the history and controversy surrounding the practice of hypnosis to gain insight into our behavior and psychology, and considers how hypnotic techniques have been absorbed into society through advertising, media and popular culture.

chapter 1|41 pages

Hypnosis in Fact and Fiction

chapter 2|22 pages

In the Beginning

chapter 3|41 pages

Franz Anton Mesmer

chapter 4|27 pages

Magnetic Sleep and Victor’s Sister

chapter 6|54 pages

‘Mesmeric Mania’ in the United Kingdom

chapter 8|40 pages

Psychic Powers and Recovered Memories

chapter 9|25 pages

Freud and Other Alienists

chapter 10|26 pages

State or No State: The Modern Controversy

chapter 11|31 pages

Hypnotherapy: Mind and Body

chapter 12|30 pages

Mind Control

chapter 13|26 pages

Self-improvement and the New Age

chapter 14|6 pages

A Plea