NLP Book Review: New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis by Ormond McGill
- Chris Harrison
- 17th March 2007
Ormond McGill's book is a somewhat old fashioned, almost quaint book covering the skills required to become a professional Stage Hypnotist.
It is also one of the few books available on the subject.
Ormond McGill is considered to be the current world authority on Stage Hypnosis, and a quick flick through this book certainly gives that impression.
The book starts with a series of hypnotic experiments to get you comfortable with the concepts, then teaches a number of hypnotic inductions, and finally moves into designing and marketing a hypnotic show, a section that is dated, and something that most readers will probably not be particularly interested in, but that is a minor complaint.
The book is called the new encyclopedia for a reason - the list of induction techniques is truly extensive.
If you would like to dabble in hypnosis, then this is a good place to begin as the exercises start out very simple and allow you to build your skills slowly.
There is no NLP here, but it is an interesting read and will add some interesting hypnotic skills to your repertoire.
Ormond McGill is considered to be the current world authority on Stage Hypnosis, and a quick flick through this book certainly gives that impression, and there are no NLP books with this kind of information about hypnosis.
There is even a section on hypnotizing animals. So if you ever feel the need to hypnotize a lobster, you know where to look.