Trance : A Natural History of Altered States of Mind. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: INGLIS, Brian.

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INGLIS, Brian. Trance : A Natural History of Altered States of Mind. London: Grafton Books, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-303,(1). 8vo, brown cloth with copper coloured lettering to spine. "The first comprehensive accountof the 'trance staet' in all its various aspects -- from hysteria, hypnoti sm and automatism to mediumship, somnambulism and mystical states. Recent cases of 'highway hypnosis', 'shopper's trance', and epidemic hysteria have revived interest in the extraordinary range of trance manifestations recorded in history. Associated in the distant past with shamanism and witch-doctors, trance has had a long and remarkable life -- and shows no sign of abandoning the modern world. In this intriguing and stimulating account from the earliest times to the present day, Brian Ingllis assesses the evidence and shows that many trance conditions seem to have served an evolutionary purpose. Hallucinations haev acted as warnings of sources of inspiration; hypnotism and hypnotherapy have proved effective in the relief of pain; hysterical laughter is a convulsive form of emotional relief; trance induction canremove the symptoms of some diseases." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Setting the Scene; 2. Divine, or Diabolic? (to 1780): Shamanism -- From Hi ppocrates to Sydenham; 3. The Explorers (1780-1880): Animal Magnetism -- Hypnotism -- Spiritism; 4. Two Decades of Research (1880-1900): The 'Charcoterie' -- The Resurgence of the 'Higher Phenomena' -- The Tide Turns -- Frederic Myers; 5. Materialism in Control (1900-1945): Co-consciousness -- Shell-shock; 6. The Post-War Scene (1945-1989): Psychologists -- Psychiatrists -- Neurologists -- Anthropologists -- Parapsychologists -- Physicists; 7. Two Mysteries: Beyond the 'Boggle Threshold' -- Transcendence; 8. Reassessment. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 37.50

Title: Trance : A Natural History of Altered States of Mind. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: INGLIS, Brian.

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Publisher: Grafton Books, London, 1989, ISBN:0246133031:

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