Jose Custodio de Faria: Hypnotist, Priest and Revolutionary

Paperback:  328 pages

Publisher:  Trafford Publishing (July 6, 2006)

Language:  English

ISBN-10:  141204488X



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Product Description
A quirky fictional individual named Abbé Faria became popular when the movie The Count of Monte Cristo, an adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel, was released in 2002. Few know, however, that the character of the old man imprisoned with Edmond Dantes in the sinister Castle of If was loosely based on Father José Custodio de Faria (known as Abbé Faria), a famous pioneer of hypnosis whose life was as exciting, adventurous and eventful as any swashbuckler.

About the Author
Laurent Carrer, Ph.D. is a French native who has lived in the U.S. since 1978. He is certified by the American Translators Association and has begun translating important works of the French pioneers of hypnosis, making them pertinent to our times by providing relevant commentary and biographical background. He is the author of Ambroise-Auguste Liébeault: The Hypnological Legacy of a Secular Saint, which features a translation of Liébeault's main opus Le sommeil provoqué et les états analogues. He is also the creator of the "Pioneers" column in the bulletin of the APA's Division of Psychological Hypnosis. He lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Rebecca and cat Rimsky.


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