The goal of this volume is to collect and preserve Milton Erickson's teachings in hypnosis, human development and hypnotherapy. It was prepared for publication after Erickson's death by editors Rossi and Ryan from editor Sharp's collection of transcripts of Erickson's teaching seminars and lectures. It includes three presentations taped between 1961 and 1965, a biographical sketch of Erickson, and a collection of photographs of Erickson from childhood until just before his death in 1980.