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Hypnosis for Beginners by William W. Hewitt. Not recomended.

Hypnosis for Beginners by William W. Hewitt. Not recommended.

Welcome to my very first tender toe-dip into the vast ocean of blogging. As a starting point I thought that a nice easy book review would be best, as most of the work is done for me. “Spot The Dog?” cry the non-readers while the more literate and infinitely more patient reader cannot help but suggest “The Fellowship Of The Ring“. Alas, I must disappoint you and bring your attention to the wonderful world of hypnotism.

Unusually for an avid reader of books, I spend a great deal of time reading. This not only educates me on many interesting subjects but many non-fiction books will also entice me with the further reading sections (just before the index if you need directions), allowing me to learn more on a subject or to explain what I have  not (yet) understood. Being of this mind-set I find that often I rashly buy books without looking at prior reviews, or checking the authors take on the subject. There have been many times when I have rushed to amazon.co.uk on payday just before I leave the house and find myself buying in haste, a book that is complete tripe. My latest, frivolous and bird-brained purchase was the book ‘Hypnosis For Beginners’, an entertaining but ultimately chilling glimpse into the mentality of a master hypnotist which I will now dissect for your pleasure.

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One Girl, one ghost and a handfull of speculation.

Who, you gonna call? Pacman! Why not?

Who, you gonna call? Pacman! Why not?

Bored, tired and close to leaving for the sceptical beer with my main man Gavin (the Bigfoot) Schofield, I find myself in front of the computer just having a look around the Internet, and “what” I hear you ask “do you find?”  This question on Yahoo answers.

The question itself is not of any concern to me but the answer does. Why, if I may ask(and  will regardless), is the best response to pray? Why not just wake up early and have a look? A good, nice clean way to find out if a ghost is there and not just the dreams of a girl, who I am left to believe is fairly young and not as critical a thinker as her elders and ill prepared to find the solution for herself. A much better resolution to this would have been to get a mature sensible adult to explain what a waking dream is. Even if the parent lacks the knowledge to investigate it them self they could at least have been told to sit down and think, really think about what is more probable, a host that sits at the end of a bed or the possibility that it is her half awake brain inventing this eerie form. Continue reading

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