From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing

New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press (1993)

The discovery of magnetic sleep--and artificially induced trance-like state--in 1784 marked the beginning of the modern era psychodynamic psychology and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Magnetic sleep revealed a realm of mental activity that was not available to the conscious mind but could affect conscious thought and action. This book tells the story of the discovery of magnetic sleep and its relationship to psychotherapy.
Keywords Mesmer, Puysegur, history of psycotherapy, hypnosis, history of hypnosis
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