By Myron Teitelbaum. With a Foreword by Michael M. Gilbert. Basic methods for inducing hypnosis, determination of the depth of a trance, and awakening the subject are among the topics detailed in this self-teaching text. The author covers the many uses of hypnosis, including the alleviation of pain, self-improvement, and the acceleration of learning. Well-publicized phenomena of hypnotism such as somnambulism, regression, hallucination, spontaneous anesthesia, dissociation, amnesia, catalepsy, post-hypnotic action, and automatic writing and speech are illustrated and the technics for obtaining these effects are explained. The legal aspects of hypnosis also receive detailed treatment.