Hypnotic agencies, according to Myers, may be simplified into suggestion and self-suggestion.
This is self-suggestion or deferred determination, be it with or without sleep.
What is called auto-suggestion, or self-suggestion, is one of the most active agencies employed in mind building.
This is a field in which self-suggestion is of definite value.
This is a faculty which can be very much aided by forethought and self-suggestion.
Can we propose any form of self-suggestion effective for all the human race?
Fahnestock seems to have obtained by self-suggestion with healthy persons results in some ways surpassing anything since recorded.
Here at last was a fixed point beyond the chance of confusion with self-suggestion.
self-suggestion, and no mere physiological nexus, is responsible for the sleep or the hysterical access which follows the touch.
He explains the definite and varying characters of the supposed authors of the messages as the result of self-suggestion.
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.
suggestion sug·ges·tion (səg-jěs'chən, sə-jěs'-)
Implanting of an idea in the mind of another by a word or act so as to influence conduct or physical condition.