Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Mind And Body: Now Available!
This work is notable for its extensive treatment of the history of faith healing, mesmerism, hypnosis, and similar topics. The overarching topic is, in the latter half, about suggestion, but leads up to it by presenting material about how cells communicate with one another, and some various philosophy. Some of its material is badly dated but other content has held up over time (the potential therapeutic use of hypnosis, for example, at least for some purposes.)
It is well written and somewhat dense, with a large number of quoted secondary sources both ancient and then-modern.