Hypnosis

In his theory, Julian Jaynes identifies hypnosis as a vestige of the bicameral mind. The bicameral mind is what predisposes us to hypnosis. In hypnosis, the hypnotist’s voice takes on the role of the bicameral guiding voice.

Books

Suggestion and Autosuggestion

Suggestion and Autosuggestion
Baudouin, Charles (1922)
A subject of great interest to Baudouin, Suggestion is shown to compose of a variety of techniques, used in a variety of settings clinical and non-clinical. Baudouin’s belief was that suggestion, used responsibly and correctly, could be of great therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from a variety of mental disorders and even physical diseases.

Hypnotism: Its History, Practice, and Theory

Hypnotism: Its History, Practice, and Theory
Bramwell, J.M. (New York: Julian Press, 1956)

How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion

How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion
Coue, Emile (Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1921)
This vintage book contains a detailed exposition of suggestion and autosuggestion by the pioneer of the technique, Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie. Autosuggestion is a psychological technique developed at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a type of self-induced suggestion whereby one’s thoughts, feelings, or behavior are self-guided.

A History of Hypnotism

A History of Hypnotism
Gauld, Alan (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Dr. Gauld has written a detailed and scholarly history of the phenomena, practice, and theory of mesmerism, hypnotism, and multiple personality disorders. The book traces the development of mesmerism and hypnotism and those who were influential in its use and acceptance as a scientific method.

Handbook of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Gordon, Jesse E. (New York: Macmillan, 1967)

Hypnotic Susceptibility
Hilgard, Ernest (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1965)
Cited by Jaynes on p. 394.

Divided Consciousness: Multiple Controls in Human Thought and Action
Hilgard, Ernest (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1977/1986)

Personality and Hypnosis: A Study of Imaginative Involvement
Hilgard, Josephine (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970)
Cited by Jaynes on p. 396.

Hypnosis and Suggestibility: An Experimental Approach

Hypnosis and Suggestibility: An Experimental Approach
Hull, Clark (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1933)
This classic text blends the Utilization Approach of Milton Erickson with the Person-Centered Approach of Carl Rogers with brief solution-based therapy. This eclectic foundation serves to act as a catalyst to increase the effectiveness of whatever primary therapy the reader is using such as Adlerian, analytic, cognitive behavioral, eclectic, Gestalt, Jungian, Rational-Emotive, Reality, or any of the brief therapies.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 394.

Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology

Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology
Kroger, William S. (Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1977)
Cited by Jaynes on p. 394.

The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature

The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature
Murphy, Michael (Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1992)
Presents evidence for metanormal perception, cognition, movement, vitality, and spiritual development from more than 3,000 sources. Surveying ancient and modern records in medical science, sports, anthropology, the arts, psychical research, comparative religious studies, and dozens of other disciplines, Murphy has created an encyclopedia of exceptional functioning of body, mind, and spirit. He paints a broad and convincing picture of the possibilities of further evolutionary development of human attributes.
Contains an excellent chapter on the history of hypnosis.

A Clinical Hypnosis Primer

A Clinical Hypnosis Primer
Pratt, G.J., D.P. Wood, and B.M. Alman (John Wiley and Sons, 1988)
This classic work is the definitive introduction to the many uses of hypnosis in medicine, psychology, and dentistry. This book is designed to introduce hypnosis to the general public and to help health care professionals safely and confidently use hypnosis. This book provides valuable background information as well as practical instruction on hypnotic techniques. Offers a wide variety of proven induction techniques and includes easy-to-follow instructions for such proven approaches as the movie method, clenched fist induction, the coin technique, the confusion technique, and many others. Also contains practical information on what to look for in a patient’s words and actions to verify that a trance has been induced.

The Unconscious: The Fundamentals Of Human Personality Normal And Abnormal

The Unconscious: The Fundamentals Of Human Personality Normal And Abnormal
Prince, Morton (University of Michigan Library, 1914)
Cited by Jaynes on p. 392.

The Corruption of Reality: A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology

The Corruption of Reality: A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology
Schumaker, John F. (Prometheus Books, 1995)
This groundbreaking volume examines our sometimes strained grasp of reality and sheds new light on three subject areas that continue to fascinate researchers: religion, hypnosis and psychopathology.