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Excellent Reference Resource
on 1 February 2006
The Source Book of Magic co-authored by Michael Hall PhD and Barbara Belnap M.S.W., is in my opinion, the best book Michael Hall has written. It contains all the NLP protocols and processes, known at the time of printing; though that is a generalisation and I'm sure there were, and certainly are others now.
This book is essentially the trail of techniques that stem from the attitude and methodology espoused by Richard Bandler, one of the developers of NLP. Although some of the processes originate from the early days of NLP, they are still very valid and worth adding to anyone's toolbox of change and influence.
As an NLP Trainer, and having taught full 120 hours contact time Practitioner courses, I know, that even after that length of time, there are still powerful, effective skills and processes that we cannot cover. This book provides the practitioner and above, with a ready source of tools and techniques to add to their already extensive repertoire.
For this reason, "The Source Book of Magic" is, and will remain, a recommended reference book on our courses.
I have an older edition of the book, and the one thing I would have liked included, is an index by process and originator of the various patterns; having said that, it is still clear, concise and accessible and possibly the best value for money NLP reference book available.