The most comprehensive text ever to be published on stage hypnotism. The first section, Mastering Hypnosis, presents the history of the subject together with an extensive description of how to use the power of suggestion. The second section, Entertaining with Hypnotism, describes how to design and perform a modern hypnotic show and includes extracts from some of the most successful shows ever performed. Everything is covered, from opening the show to the best ways of advertising. There are chapters on the business aspects of hypnotism and how to avoid lawsuits. This book has widespread therapeutic applications as it provides new skills for even the most experienced practitioner.