Were I a better academic or researcher, I would have been more generous with my references. Unfortunately I have source amnesia for much of it. To make amends I have added a list of some books which have greatly influenced me. My own thinking has followed that outlined in Anthony Storr’s book “Feet of Clay” – 12 years of Preparation and Incubation, followed by Inspiration ( the above Two Papers). All it needs now is Verification.

Homo Ludens : A Study of the Play Element in Culture. (1949) Johan Huizinga. Routledge and Kegan Paul

The Nature of Hypnosis. (1965) Eds. Ronald Schor and Martin Orne.

Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski.( Chapter on the verb ‘to be’ and Aristotlean Logic)

Hypnosis Compliance and Belief (1981) Graham Wagstaff. Brighton. Harvester Press

The Nature of Prejudice.(1979) Gordon W. Allport. New York. Addison-Wesley.

Becoming by Gordon W. Allport

Hypnosis : A Scientific Approach.(1969) T.X.Barber. New York. Van Nostrand

Hypnosis: Research Developments and Perspectives. (1972) Ed. Fromm and Shor. London. Paul Elek

Hypnosis The Cognitive-Behavioural Perspective. (1989) Ed. Spanos and Chaves. New York. Prometheus.

Hypnosis Will and Memory: A Psycho-Legal History (1988) Jean-Roch Laurence and Campbell Perry. New York. Guilford

Pluto’s Republic. (1984) Peter Medawar. Oxford Univ.Press.

Theories of Hypnosis – Current models and Perspectives. (1991) Eds. Lynn and Rhue. New York. Guilford.

Actors on Acting: The Theories,Techniques,and Practices of the Worlds Great Actors, Told in Their Own Words. (1970) Eds Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy. New York. Crown.

Being an actor.(1985) Simon Callow.

All the Worlds a Stage.(1984) Ronald Harwood. London. Secker and Warburg.

Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life.(1979) Sissela Bok. New York. Vintage.

Flim-Flam: Psychics,ESP,Unicorns,and other Delusions (1982) James Randi. Buffalo NY. Prometheus

The Seduction Of The Spirit – The Use And Misuse Of People’s Religion.(pp184-189: on Ludic Consciousness).(1973) Harvey Cox. New York. Touchstone

The Varieties of Religious Experience.(1982) William James. New York. Penguin.

Religious Aspects of Hypnosis.(1962) William J.Bryan, Charles C. Thomas

Psychology Religion and Healing.(1959) Leslie D. Weatherhead. London. Hodder and Stoughton.

Superstition. (1980) Felix E. Planer. London. Cassell

How Real is Real. (1977) Paul Watzlawick. New York. Vintage.

Faces of the Enemy: The Psychology of Enmity.(1986) Sam Keen. San Francisco. Harper and Row.

Psychology and Life, 10th Edition (1979) Philip G. Zimbardo. Palo Alto. Scott Foresman.

Sociology, 2nd Edition(1981)Ian Robertson. New York. Worth.

The Masks of God.(1976) Joseph Campbell. New York. Penguin

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell.

Gods of Management.(1995) Charles Handy. London. Arrow.

Understanding Organisations. Charles Handy.

Powers of Mind.(1975) Adam Smith. New York. Random House.

Mysticism and Logic.(1986) Bertrand Russell. London. Unwin.

History of Western Philosophy.(1979) Bertrand Russell. London. Unwin.

The Metaphor of Play.(1992) Russell Meares. Melbourne. Hill of Content.

Persuasion and Healing: A Comparative Study of Psychotherapy.(1974) Jerome D. Frank. New York. Schocken.

Language in Thought and Action.(1966) S. I. Hayakawa. London. Allan and Unwin.

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes.(1973) Jacques Ellul. New York. Vintage.

The Manipulated Mind.(1983) Denise Winn. London. Octagon.

Encounter with Anthropology (1973) Robin Fox. London. Penguin.

The Imperial Animal. (1974) Lional Tiger & Robin Fox. London. Paladin.

The Devils of Loudun.(1972) Aldous Huxley. London. Penguin.

Battle for the Mind. (1975) William Sargant. London. Heinemann.

The Mind Possessed. (1973) William Sargant. London. Heinemann.

Exploring Inner Space. (1982) David Hay. London. Penguin.

Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk. (1976) Neil Postman. New York. Delacorte.

The Pursuit of the Millennium. (1970) Norman Cohn. London. Paladin.

Psychiatry and Mysticism (1975) Editor Stanley R.Dean. Chigago. Nelson-Hall.

Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating (1980) Peter Farb and George Armelagos. Boston. Houghton Miflin.

Three further excellent books I have recently become aware of are

Wings of Illusion: The Origin,Nature and Future of Paranormal Belief.(1990) John F. Schumacher. New York. Prometheus.

The Corruption of Reality: A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis,and Psychopathology.(1995) John F. Schumacher.New York. Prometheus.

Feet of Clay (1996) Anthony Storr. London. Free Press.

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