Erskine, Professor Alexander - The Power of the Sub-conscious Mind – The curing of many in the Devonshire Park Pavilion
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The Power of the Sub-conscious Mind – Professor Alexander Erskine
EXTRACT FROM The Eastbourne Gazette: GREAT SUCCESS OF PROFESSOR ALEX. ERSKINE. REMARKABLE CURES.
A large and delighted audience gathered in the Devonshire Park Pavilion last Tuesday evening, when Professor Alex. Erskine made a number of experiments in practical hypnotism. So large was the attendance that extra seats had to be requisitioned, and the applause with which the Professor's experiments were received was exceedingly hearty and spontaneous. Several men who had been cripples, and otherwise afflicted with physical deformities, came forward and told the audience of their remarkable cure by Professor Erskine.
One man, whose leg had been paralysed for fifteen years, appeared as a living witness of his successful treatment by the Professor; he proved that he could walk exceedingly well.
Another, a German, who had lost a situation owing to the affliction of rheumatism, declared that he should be thankful to Mr. Erskine as long as he lived. A youth-a well-known local character-who had a withered arm, is now, after only three treatments, able to move it. Another whose arm was paralysed, exhibited it restored to a normal condition, and a patient who had had a painful impediment in his speech for over forty years read a long passage with fluency.
' What, indeed, should we do if it were not for our medical men ? ' said Professor Alex. Erskine; ' but when one sees the mighty influence of hypnotism acting in unison with the profession in other lands, and working wonders, surely England is behind in her medical academies in connection with the education of medicine and surgery. It would only be vanity if I said I had not had success in psycho-therapeutics. I have had the greatest, far beyond all my hopes, and I derive indescribable pleasure from seeing the nervous made strong, the paralysed walk, the almost speechless talk, and life made worth living to many who had given up all hopes.'
The source of the experienceErskine, Professor Alexander
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Paralysis, amputation and nerve system damage