Controversy has always surrounded the world of hypnosis. The outlandish claims that over-zealous believers make are matched in intensity only by the howls of derision that they provoke from sceptics. Robin Wakefield's careful analysis casts light on several millennia of debate, articulating the many views of hypnosis' defenders and antagonists, illuminating the theories and practices of hypnosis through superb research and personal anecdotes. He brings the characters, the science and the psychology, the drama and the dreams magically alive. Thought provoking, engaging, and dazzlingly written, Hidden Depths is the definitive history of hypnosis.
Robin Waterfield is the author of over twenty-five books, ranging from children's fiction to biography and translations of ancient Greek texts. Hidden Depths is the product of a lifelong interest in human potential and psychology. At present he is Writer in Residence at the University of Sussex.