I ordered this book just to understand what hypnosis is and how hypnotists work and I am quite pleased with what I learnt from this book. Jonathan Chase explains hypnosis in a very simple and clear way. He also tells you about all that stupid myths that have been developed around the subject in many years and explains what really hypnosis is and how hypnotists work. As I understood it, you need lots of practice and work to become a good hypnotist and the book is clearly a good guide to start with. The only disappointment is that the book is overpriced for what it delivers and it has a very poor print quality.