Here is a multimodal Ericksonian Story, Teaching Tale, induction, etc..It could be studied in great detail.
The story, is not just a story. If anything, its closer to something like a fairy tale, but with current characters, for the time it was written. The story was told to others, for the impact it has, within a larger symbolic communication. For example, the CACTI was a symbol he used in man
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