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(speriamo) scientifico e culturale, senza fini di lucro e senza
contenuti commerciali, offerto alla collettività. L'unico
obiettivo perseguito è quello di mettere a disposizione
alcune risorse. Si tratta di un pubblico servizio, la cui fruizione
è ammessa esclusivamente per uso personale. Il sito è
redatto da chi lo cura, utilizzando la propria fantasia assieme
a fonti di pubblico accesso. Nel caso in cui tuttavia qualcuno
si ritenesse danneggiato dai suoi contenuti, specie per il fatto
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- Presentazione visiva di Cover Hypnosis, con quasi mille e cinquecento
copertine di libri sull'ipnosi, direttamente visibili mentre
aleggiano per l'aria.
- Con la cerimonia che si è tenuta nell'Aula Magna dell'Ateneo,
presso la settecentesca Sede Storica dell'Università di
Torino, il MANUALE di Ipnosi è stato presentato ufficialmente,
accompagnato dalla Lectio Magistralis di Felice Perussia. 23
febbraio 2012. Oggi: L'ipnosi scientifica seriamente c'è.
specific aim of this work is to offer a contribution to show,
in a simple, immediate and concrete way, as hypnosis is common,
alive and relevant to contemporary research and intervention
in psychology, medicine, and other fields.
I started to deal scientifically of hypnotic psychotechnics,
almost a quarter of a century ago, I experienced the feeling
of entering a territory marginal or nearly nonexistent (in my
The field of hypnotism and suggestion and trance seemed to be
a theme to which anyone was really interested, and it could even
represent a research theme a bit suspect for a university professor
of general psychology who usually works in a rigorous research
laboratory (which I am).
have therefore made an effort to study the subject, I searched
far and wide, I attended several university departments and research
centers outside of Italy (the country where I live and work),
particularly in the United States and in France.
Today I usually make reference, in my scientific archive, to
a pool of over three thousand articles published in international
academic journals, peer reviewed and officially certified on
the subject of hypnosis and suggestion or which used the trance,
induced in the laboratory or in psychological professions or
in medical contexts, to realize excellent researches and interventions.
my investigation, I also met a growing number of essays published
in book form. And at first I could not believe that there were
so many books on hypnosis.
I watched their number grow more and more in my notes, and they
became a considerable amount.
But when I tried to put aside my friends and colleagues about
the fact that the production of books on hypnosis was so wide,
it seemed clear to me that, while not wishing (kindly) to show
doubts about my phantasies, their impression was that my scientific
curiosity had made me misunderstand the true extent of the phenomenon
(which they considered objectively minimal).
I've seen directly or I picked from reliable witnesses, in catalogs
of publishers, or in the scientific journals reviews, at least
three or four thousand (if not more so) considered essays, published
in the last two and a half centuries on the subject of the trance
and suggestion and so on, since the modern hypnotism was revived.
I then began to collect systematic reproductions of the covers
of these books.
this small museum of books about hypnotic psychotechnics I publish
here I have collected one thousand and three hundred covers.
They belong to essays, manuals and research books (non-fiction,
at least in the intentions of the authors) that have been published
on hypnotism, on suggestion, or about trance.
These are mainly in Anglo-American papers, but also of several
books in French and German and some in Spanish (but not in Italian,
for which I postpone to other occasions).
They are all papers published over the last century or so. In
fact almost all the books have been published after the Second
World War. The vast majority has been printed since the sixties
of the twentieth century onwards.
Many of these books are still on sale nowadays.
Other works can be found only in libraries, in the private collections
of friends and colleagues, or they are part of my small personal
museum dedicated to psychotechnical paraphernalia.
They are all original editions. In some cases it is the same
book reprinted or it is the translation of the same book in another
language (but always with a different cover). There are also
several examples of texts that appear in multiple editions, each
renewed compared to the others.
Incidentally, this museum collects only a limited sample though
very representative of the covers that I could gather.
In fact, I have in store a lot more of them.
these books, the concept of hypnosis is not always unambiguous
and clearly defined. It happens that the authors refer to the
subject using different expressions.
We often talk about hypnosis or hypnotism, but also about other
constructs that were (and are) used to present the same arguments
in the form of synonyms. Which are, above all: fascination, trance,
magnetism, progressive relaxation, sleep walking, guided imagery,
hypnotic psychotechnic, and so on.
They are all books in which hypnotism and suggestion are the
main topic of discussion or otherwise they are some of the absolut
protagonists of the matter dealt with in the book.
covers gathered here are also a testimony of the way in which
hypnotic matter is packaged symbolically or metaphorically.
An analysis of the content of what these covers display can help
you understand ways in which this discipline is proposed to public
opinion, as well as to the world of scientific research and of
However this exhibit has not among its aims the one to present
research in analytical form, nor to analyze the theory or the
practice of hypnotic psychotechnics, but only to offer a witness
to the wide circulation of suggestion and of hypnotism in published
I make here a simple breakdown of discipline in some more chapters
in general. This is not a systematic review. However, it may
represent a starting point for further studies.
of the books collected in this exhibition shows considerable
scientific qualities. Many of them, although they are serious
and based on solid data, are mainly introductory in nature.
Only a few of these works appear (at least to me, as a scientist)
not acceptable in some parts, especially when referring to the
long tradition according to which through hypnotism it is possible
to access to unlikely extrasensory or spiritualist consciousness.
I have however reported here a small selection of such spiritualistic
essays, not to be disrespectful to all opinions. Partly because
they often use classical hypnotic methods, though they like to
relate the trance with strange phenomena, the existence of which
I believe entirely fanciful.
mass of all these covers is striking for the number and the variety,
given that all the books treat more or less the same themes.
The key point, by virtue of which I have produced this work,
is the fact that seeing nearly a thousand and a half books on
hypnosis all lined up side by side highlights much more than
what a lot of verbal arguments are able to do.
- Versione integrale (40 minuti) della Lectio Magistralis "La
pubblicazione del Manuale e la riscoperta dell'ipnosi scientifica"
tenuta dal Prof Felice Perussia nell'Aula Magna dell'Ateneo all'Università
degli Studi di Torino, il 23 febbraio 2012. Presentazione ufficiale
del MANUALE di IPNOSI.
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dell'Università di Torino, il MANUALE di Ipnosi è
stato presentato ufficialmente, accompagnato dalla Lectio Magistralis
di Felice Perussia. 23 febbraio 2012. Oggi: L'ipnosi scientifica
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VIDEO - Versione integrale (40 minuti) della
Lectio Magistralis "La pubblicazione del Manuale e la riscoperta
dell'ipnosi scientifica" tenuta dal Prof Felice Perussia
nell'Aula Magna dell'Ateneo all'Università degli Studi
di Torino, il 23 febbraio 2012. Presentazione ufficiale del MANUALE