Catalog Record: Bodie W. The Bodie book: Hypnotism, electricity, mental suggestion, magnetic touch, clairvoyance, telepathy, 1905.  

Title: The Bodie book : hypnotism, electricity, mental suggestion, magnetic touch, clairvoyance, telepathy / by Walford Bodie.

AccessKey: adky

Author: Bodie, Walford, 1869-1939.

WLM Call Number: WO 391 B667 1905 RB

Publisher: London : Printed and published by the Caxton Press, 1905.

Physical Descrip: 193 p., : [7] leaves of plates, ports., ill. ; 19 cm.

Illustration: Illustration

Language: eng

Subject: Suggestion.
Subject: Parapsychology.
Subject: Occultism.
Subject: Hypnosis.

Content Notes: Hypnosis & mesmerism -- Stage hypnotism -- Face to face with the public -- The occult scale -- The art of self-suggestions -- How to produce sleep -- Can you be hypnotised? -- The dangers of hypnotism -- The power of suggestion -- Telepathy -- Clairvoyance -- Magic Mirrors -- How I cure my patients -- He holds him with his glittering eye -- Fiction and the finer forces -- Doubting doctors -- Motherhood and magnetism -- What the papers say about me -- A personal explanation.

General Notes: Bodie was a popular entertainer in Britain. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, "Dr. Walford Bodie, MD," also know as "The Electrical Wizard" and "Master of Electricity," used hypnosis, electricity, and props to "cure" people - usually those suffering from paralysis. Bodie’s ‘degrees and qualifications’ came from fictitious American institutions.They were subjected to close scrutiny in a 1909 court case where he claimed that 'MD' stood for Merry Devil. Most considered him a showman and a charlatan.

General Notes: Previous call number BF 1141 B667 1905.

General Notes: Digitized in Batch 12 by Northern Micrographics, February 5, 2013.

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