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Hypnosis: Medical, Scientific, or Occultic?

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Joseph Palotta, a professing Christian who is also a psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, combines the worst of two evils into a practice that he calls “hypnoanalysis.” His system is an amalgamation of hypnosis and the Freudian psychosexual states of development. His book The Robot Psychiatrist is filled with unproven Freudian concepts, such as subconscious determinants, abreaction and the supposed determinism of early life experiences. He says that his book contains “extremely rapid systems of treatment for emotional disorders.” He promises, “These methods bring about definite therapeutic change of the underlying emotional problem.” Palotta attempts to support his system of hypnosis and psychoanalysis through describing certain individual cases, which he claims are… (READ MORE)

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