About Me: my name is Ter­ry O’Brien. I have been inter­est­ed in the sub­ject of hyp­no­sis (and relat­ed sub­jects) for almost my entire life, and, pri­mar­i­ly, every rep­re­sen­ta­tion of it in the media. I have a dilet­tantes’ knowl­edge of the sub­ject, but I am also tak­ing for­mal train­ing in the subject.

About the Hyp­no­sis in Media col­lec­tion: I have been col­lect­ing now for rough­ly 40 years. The for­mal col­lec­tion con­tains over 250 items, most­ly fic­tion but many non-fic­tion­al items as well: the infor­mal col­lec­tion is even larg­er, con­sist­ing of items in my oth­er book, movie and com­ic collections.

About the Hyp­no­sis in Media web­site: orig­i­nal­ly, the web­site was cre­at­ed to main­tain the list of all hyp­no­sis-relat­ed media entries that I could find or was told about. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the main­te­nance of those list­ings, and of the sub­se­quent Wiki, became too much to han­dle. Still, I want­ed to have some pres­ence and some place on the web to talk about hyp­no­sis and how it is rep­re­sent­ed in the media, so a blog was the log­i­cal next step.