This book has been long in the process of research, assembly and finally production. Gil Boyne in the Foreword to this book outlines the history of previous works by the author which have in themselves contributed to this compendium or encyclopedia of stage hypnosis. Work began on this project during the mid nineteen-eighties and the last piece of new material was added in early 1996.
You will find these instructions combine the practical with the scientific. You learn to hypnotise by a gradual approach of advancing from experiments in waking hypnosis on to the deeper phenomena of hypnosis. This is a sensible way to learn hypnotism as the lighter stages of hypnosis are more readily induced than are the deeper trance stages (with most people).
Few forms of entertaining are more basically appealing than the hypnotic exhibition, as people like people; and, as the hypnotism show is devoted entirely to audience participation entertainment, the show is very interesting to watch and every programme is different since the cast on stage is different.
There is something so warmly human, and at the same time verging on the magical which causes hypnotism to stand unique on the entertainment spectrum. An audience will be literally convulsed with laughter in watching the fun-filled antics of hypnotised subject on stage; a few minutes later, that same audience will lean forward in their seats staring in wonder at the mental phenomena unfolding before their eyes.
This book provides consecutive instructions in how to become an expert hypnotic entertainer presenting a remarkable programme for all manner of performing situations. The performer will find a wealth of information for presenting successfully stage hypnotism. The non-performer will find a wealth of knowledge about the psychology of hypnotism and its practical application, as stage hypnotism provides the opportunity to acquaint thousands of people with the science/art through the medium of entertainment. Making knowledge entertaining is the best way to learn.
In relation to stage hypnotism, there are mainly two facets of the phenomenon of pertinent interest:1. Waking Hypnosis (Waking Suggestion Experiments); 2. Artificial Somnambulism (referred to as Hypnosis). Both of these facets call into action the subconscious phase of mind. Hypnosis can be considered a means of producing a trance and/or trancelike state which can be regarded as a shift of consciousness. Most Waking Hypnosis calls into action behaviour prior to the complete shift of consciousness while Somnambulistic Hypnosis calls into action subjective behaviour after the shift of consciousness has occurred. However, this shifting from objective consciousness to subjective consciousness can be of such a subtle nature that it is often difficult to differentiate between the two, other than by observation of the intensity of the phenomena produced. There is a blending, which is why the stage hypnotist will often find it to his advantage to start with experiments in Waking Hypnosis prior to proceeding on to deeper phenomena. Such provides a learning process, enabling the mind of the subject to move gracefully from conscious to subconscious activity.
Suggestion provides the means of directing the subconscious phase of mind, so the more you become aware of the nature of the subconscious, the rules of suggestion operation and how to give suggestions that influence, the more expert hypnotist you will become. These thoughts on the power of suggestion will be helpful to your mastery of stage hypnotism:
A thought form is mental energy with a purpose. In the case of stage hypnotism it is Power Hypnosis used to produce striking hypnotic results upon the stage with an eager audience watching. For a thought form to be powerful it must be charged with energy, and that energy comes from the hypnotist. Actually, it comes from the body of the hypnotist, for it is a physical thing. That is, it is physical as far as your method of producing it and experiencing it is concerned, although I rather suspect there are more subtle aspects involved as well. However, as this is a practical book in demonstrational hypnotism, you will be given a physical exercise to develop the energy. Do this:
This phenomenal work by the 'Dean of American Hypnotists' is the most comprehensive text ever to be published on stage hypnotism. It also has widespread therapeutic applications. \"A masterwork on Stage Hypnosis\" Gil Boyne, President, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
McGill became interested in magic as a child (and was later considered legendary in magic circles), but first studied hypnosis in 1927 while still a teenager. He wrote the seminal Encyclopedia of Genuine Stage Hypnotism (the acknowledged bible of stage hypnotism) in 1947, and continued to teach courses and lecture right up until a few days before his death.
From 1947 to 1954, McGill performed hypnotism and magic under the stage name of Dr. Zomb. His \"Séance of Wonders\" show featured horror-themed routines and costumed assistants typical of the midnight \"Spook Shows\" which were popular during that era.
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