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1. Paperback Edition
978-1-4602-5516-2
  • Black & White
  • 200 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
2. Hardcover Edition
978-1-4602-5515-5
  • Black & White
  • 200 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
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Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Trance states, Philosophy, Psychic phenomena

Memoir of a Trance Therapist
Hypnosis and the Evocation of Human Potentials
by Adam Crabtree




As individuals bring their raw potentials into existence, the human race evolves.

Trance states are the means through which these transformations take place. Trances are concentrated states of engagement with the world. They occur frequently in the ordinary course of living. Hypnosis is merely one variety of trance, but its study has led to a profound understanding of trance states in general. The idea that trance constitutes the technology for human advance has developed for Dr. Crabtree over a period of some thirty years. Memoir of a Trance Therapist is the story of that development, along with an explanation of the central elements of Dr. Crabtree's vision.


“This is a beautiful book that represents a life of profound thinking, historical scholarship on the "first great human potential movement in the West" (animal magnetism), and countless hours working with spirit possession, multiple personalities, and trance states with suffering and gifted human beings. Part memoir, part philosophical treatise, part how-to-manual, this is the book to go to for anyone interested in trance states, human potential, and the "how to evolve" question. There is even concrete advice here on how to be creative, how to ask or pray, and how to access one's own subliminal resources and astonishing new capacities. The ultimate message is one of hope and, ultimately, one of love.”

—Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible:

The Sacred and the Paranormal

“Crabtree is so knowledgeable about the mind, both theoretically and practically, that anything he writes is something I want to read!”

—Charles Tart, author of States of Consciousness and Waking Up


Adam Crabtree, PhD, is the author of books on hypnosis, the history of psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders such as multiple personality disorder. He is on the faculty of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, Toronto.


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