As some of you know I am working on a few projects about Hypnosis. One of them is my film. The main theme of my film is to dispel some of the serotypes of hypnosis and to show how simple the process of hypnosis is. To understand the process, we need to understand the history of hypnosis. What I find fascinating is how our perception of this old natural phenomenon has evolved over the last….. four thousand years.
The more we learn the less mysterious hypnosis has become. Many studies and scientific models like NLP or new sciences like Memetics explain how the mind works and how we can program our minds.
Today, I would like to share with you a book I came across last night, while reading a chapter from Dr. Anne Harrington’s book The Cure Within. I plan on interviewing Dr. Harrington for my film about the history of hypnosis. So, while I am mentioning two books, the one I wish to share with you now is an old book from an author, who to my own surprise doesn’t even have a wikipedia page. His name is Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958). Trine was a philosopher, mystic and one of the pioneers in the area of life transforming thought. His book “In Tune with the Infinite” influenced such luminaries as: Janet Gaynor( first Academy Award Winner for best Actress in 1928), Queen Victoria and finally Henry Ford, a prominent American industrialist.
Of course, today we have heard so much about the power of positive thinking and many various books on laws of attraction, visualization - which have spawned in the last century by many different thinkers. However, it is interesting to note, this philosophy is pretty old and first began by the end of the 19th century. Ralph Waldo Trine’s book “In Tune with the Infinite” is spirituality inclined, yet still far from dogmatic or in any sense promulgating.
Trine's philosophy of positive thinking and the power of "infinite" is one of the links in the evolution chain of how we understand our mind and the phenomenon of faith healing, which is also self- hypnosis.
Here you go, enjoy the book and let me know what you think: “In Tune with the Infinite.”