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  • n  a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s

  • The reappearance of these hairs after the grafting operation certainly cannot be ascribed to autosuggestion, to which certain critics have ascribed other phenomena that follow .
  • Seabrook's theory: witchcraft (black magic) is potent, can kill by autosuggestion, just as psychotherapy (white magic) can rid folk of fancy-induced but very real ills.
  • His friends explained it was because he had been kept from doing his yatayoga (breath-control and autosuggestion exercises) by swarms of visitors at his house.

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