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Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Stefan Andriopoulos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Silent cinema and contemporaneous literature explored themes of mesmerism, possession, and the ominous agency of corporate bodies that subsumed individual identities. At the same time, critics ... More


One Hell of a Good Job

Gary May

in The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106350
eISBN:
9780300129991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106350.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Fred Henson, the klavern hypnotist, was the first member of Eastview Klavern to hear about the little black boy in Odenville. Henson told Eastview members John Jones and ... More


Hypnosis and Will: In hypnosis the person experiences a loss of conscious will. This loss accompanies an apparent transfer of control to someone else, along with the creation of some exceptional forms of control over the self.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains how hypnosis involves a significant departure from the everyday experience and exercise of conscious will. The hypnotized person experiences the causation of his actions in an ... More


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