self-suggestion

[ suh g-jes-chuh n, suh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-suggestion
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I have indeed only indicated that it is by self-suggestion that the first steps are taken.

This is Self-Suggestion or deferred determination, be it with or without sleep.

This is a faculty which can be very much aided by forethought and self-suggestion.

This is a field in which self-suggestion is of definite value.

Fahnestock seems to have obtained by self-suggestion with healthy persons results in some ways surpassing anything since recorded.

Self-suggestion, and no mere physiological nexus, is responsible for the sleep or the hysterical access which follows the touch.

Can we propose any form of self-suggestion effective for all the human race?

Hypnotic suggestion or self-suggestion is not an agency which stands wholly alone.

Here at last was a fixed point beyond the chance of confusion with self-suggestion.

He explains the definite and varying characters of the supposed authors of the messages as the result of self-suggestion.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "a prompting to evil," from Anglo-French and Old French suggestioun, from Latin suggestionem (nominative suggestio) "an addition, intimation, suggestion," from suggestus, past participle of suggerere "suggest, supply, bring up," from sub "up" (see sub-) + gerere "bring, carry" (see gest). Sense evolution in Latin is from "heap up, build" to "bring forward an idea." Meaning "proposal" appeared by late 14c., but original English notion of "evil prompting" is preserved in suggestive (1630s, though the indecent aspect did not emerge until 1888). Hypnotism sense is from 1887.

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