Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity, and Evolutionary Love and the Ravages of Greed. He is also coauthor of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, and he is coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality.
In this 2018 video, he describes the gradual evolutionary process from thinking about “magnetic passes” and “animal magnetism” to somnambulism and hypnosis leading to the significant theory of Sigmund Freud regarding psychoanalysis and the unconscious mind. In particular, he points out many examples of paranormal phenomena that were encountered by the early hypnotic practitioners.
Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish.
(Recorded on December 8, 2017)
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Published on April 27, 2023