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Fun with Hypnosis: The Complete How-To Guide [Paperback]

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May 1, 1998 0966398505 978-0966398502
Book by Svengali

Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Phat Books Publishing (May 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966398505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966398502
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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207 of 215 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Its ok, BUT... May 9, 2001
Fun With Hypnosis is ok, It does explain some of the basics of hypnosis, and it gives a short history as well, it even gives you a few scripts. But this is not a good book for you to begin your understanding of hypnosis. When I first started with hypnosis I bought this book first. I wish I hadnt. It was dissapointing. A better choice for the new hypnotist or the curious is Hypnotherapy by David Elman, or Hypnosis for change by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher, or even Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors by D. Corydon Hammond (Its worth it for anyone that is interested in clinical hypnosis.) I have bought over 35 books on the subject. And this one is the one I disliked the most. I hope this helps. Good Luck and Good Day!
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78 of 87 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Be careful when reading customer reviews November 7, 2000
By A Customer
The book has a few hypno scripts and that's it. (hypno scripts are available everywhere from the net for FREE)
Unfortunately he is not Professor Svengali and his real name is David Geliebter, again if the name is real at all. When an author does not even put his/her real name on the cover of a book, it sure tells something about the quality of it, especially with reader reviews filled with phrases such as "Must buy it" or "The Best Book."
If I were to spend my hard earned money on learning hypnosis, the best is to learn it from a real person and stick with books written by the real professional such as Ormond McGill. Also always check out net resources (e.g. FAQ) for hypno book recommendation before buying any.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book for Aspiring Stage Hypnotists October 29, 2004
This book is fun and easy to read. It has a wide selection of suggestibility tests, inductions and routines for stage hypnosis. It does not deal with therapeutic aspects of hypnosis.

Even if you're not interested in stage hypnosis, you can still benefit from learning suggestibility tests and inductions. Using suggestibility tests will make a great difference when you're using hypnosis on others because they help you to discover the level of rapport you have with the person, the person's willingness and ability to use his imagination, and they also serve as "convicers" for the person that he has been "hypnotized", making the person more receptive to further suggestions. In the end, suggestibility tests, determine the person's willingness to play along at any given time. If they are not in mood to play along at one time, they may be in better mood to play along at some other time - so you don't need to make any definite conclusions regarding the hypnotizability of a particular person. Everyone is hypnotizable - just different people may prefer to get into a trance in a different ways at different times.

The book continues with different inductions and deepeners you can use. It's good to experiment with all of them as they can all come in handy at some point. The variety of methods will also keep learning hypnosis fun.

After the section of routines you can do in stage hypnosis, there is a small section of self-hypnosis - how you can use hypnosis to deal with some common issues. There is much more both to stage hypnosis, and to applications of hypnosis, so when you're finished with this book - keep learning.

When you're done with this book, if you want to learn more about "stage hypnosis" get Ormond McGill's Encyclopedia of Hypnosis.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars meh, not as good as it looks February 3, 2003
By A Customer
I have bought a few books on hypnotism and this is the worse one. Sure it gives you some scripts to use but if your actually interested in understanding hypnosis I would find another book.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book February 26, 2000
I'm 13 years old and after reading this book I was able to hypnotize someone on my first try. This book was very helpful and actually helped me pass my science class.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun With Hypnosis December 21, 1999
Awesome Book! This easy-to-read manual will teach you EXACTLY what to do, step-by-step, if you want to learn how to hypnotize others! If you were to buy just one book on the subject, this would be the one!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe it or not, it really works! May 14, 2000
I was very skeptical about hypnosis when I first picked up this book. After reading it once, I was able to induce very deep trances on some of my coworkers. They experienced amnesia, illusions, and hallucinations. This book made a believer out of me! Don't spend $400+ on lengthy courses, this book is all you'll need!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was totally awesome. I did it on my first try! November 18, 1999
By A Customer
When I got the book and read it. I wasn't sure I could do it but I did. It was so COOL! I hypnotised someone the first time and tried it. It really isn't hard at all. You have to be confident. Anyways, you can basically get them to do anything. It also has chapters on self hypnosis, testing, and it gives you rules that help you out. Absolutely the best book out there!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I have read a few books on this subject and have also done some training in it, but I have to say, I liked this book a lot. It is to the point and easy to follow. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Nicki Derbyshire
4.0 out of 5 stars An introduction of a mysterious topic
During college, one of the more impressive stage shows I have ever seen was a group hypnosis. I watched a stage full of about 25 classmates all under hypnosis doing the most... Read more
Published 21 months ago by PB Oakes
4.0 out of 5 stars Stage Hypnosis
This book is wonderful for a beginner; explaining suggestibility tests, A little bit of history, the subconscious mind, stage hypnosis, and self hypnosis. Read more
Published on July 11, 2012 by Tandy
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice introduction
This book offers some basic knowledge for anyone trying to enter the field of hypnosis, but that's all. Read more
Published on March 22, 2010 by Ma Carmen Cabrera Villela
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Intro. to Stage Hypnosis
This book offers a good basic understanding of the process and stage scripts of hypnosis. It's not thick on theory or clinical aspects to the study of hypnosis, but a good book... Read more
Published on September 1, 2008 by R.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but text only
Hypnosis stage show is a very funny and visual entertainment. However I can only use of my imagination to crate the show in my brain. Read more
Published on July 29, 2007 by Tang Tsz Lun
5.0 out of 5 stars You want this book... I wonder why???
Look at the cover of this book. In the backround there is subliminal text. "you want this book" "I want to buy this book" and so on. Read more
Published on July 27, 2007 by William L. Mcgrath
4.0 out of 5 stars Great And Simple!
I am only 12 years old but after reading the chapter on inductions, though it was frustrating at how few inductions were listed they were understandable, and clear. Read more
Published on May 22, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars my honest apprasal
I found this book seemed to accurate in pricable. however i think it would require you to work out your own take on the scripts and stage acts suggested because most of them are... Read more
Published on August 6, 2006 by W. Steal
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypnosis _IS_ fun :-)
Hello, my name is Nessie!

I had a school dance where they brought this really great stage hypnotist who did really funny stunts. I laughed so hard!! Read more
Published on April 12, 2006 by Nessie, Age 11
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