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The Eyes Have It’ (1945)

Donald Duck gets a hypnotism kit in the mail, complete with hypno-goggles and an instruction book that tells him to “Select a Subject of Low Intelligence”, and so he selects his dog Pluto. Stereotypical hilarity results.

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Class 1–7 Soutarou Kanou’ — “Maid Sama!”

In “Maid Sama!” (“Kaichō wa Maid-sama!” or “The President is a Maid!) student class president Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female class president of Seika High School, quite an achievement as the school used to be male-only but was recently converted to a co-ed school. An exceptional student and athlete, she is determined to reform the boys of the school, who are still unaccustomed to the new girl students, and make the school a better place for both sexes.

In episodes #14–15, ‘Class 1–7 Soutarou Kanou’ and ‘School Visitation Association & A Glasses Rabbit’, Misaki is hard at work getting the student council to help plan and coördinate a successful open house. However, freshman student Soutarou Kanou, who is extremely withdrawn and even terrified and hateful of girls, wants to sabotage Misaki and the open house, and the best way he knows is through hypnosis.

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The Puppetmaster’ — “Avatar: the Last Airbender”






Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.

But I believe Aang can save the world.

Background: in “Avatar: the Last Airbender” Aang is a boy with a destiny and a history: he is the Avatar, the current incarnation of an eternal chain, the one who possesses the power to wield all four of the elements, fated to restore the balance of nature that was broken by the Fire Lord and the conquering of the world by the Fire Nation. Except, a century before, when he was supposed to stop the Fire Nation, he disappeared, and only now has returned. The problem is that he’s still a young boy, not even a teenager, and his companions are little older than he is. Its a pretty heavy burden to shoulder, especially when he’s also hunted by the Fire Nation and hunting those who can help him master the four elements.

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Private Psycho Lesson” (1997)


In “Private Psycho Lesson”, psychologist Sara Iijima has a singular approach to helping her clients overcome sexual hangups using hypnosis and a singular (and quite sensual) style in inducing hypnosis.


The animé here is definitely adults only: it is highly sexual and explicit in nature and the corresponding description below does refer to adult themes and images.

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A Holiday Treat — The (Physical) Hypnosis in Media Collection

As a special Holiday present, I present the (physical) Hypnosis in Media collection in its semi-entirety.

The bookshelf unit here holds the main part of the Collection. As you can see, it is divided in half, with the left half holding figures and artwork behind the glass doors, larger books and folders below, and the doors below holding the media elements that don’t fit anywhere else. The right half holds most of the fiction and nonfiction books. As you can see, the bookcase is by no means large enough to hold everything, as there are parts of the collection on the floor before it.

This is the upper part of the left half, which has the figures and artwork. On the upper shelf you can see the two figures from the Silent Screams figure line, from the movie “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari” on the top, along with the Princess Ariel figure, and smaller toys with hypnotic themes in the middle. At the back of the lower shelf as a animation cel of Hypnotia from the “Iron Man” animated series, several dozen HeroClix figures in the lower left and my latest acquisition, the Ringmaster mini-bust, in the center. The boxes on the right contain a number of stereotypical hypnotic foci, including several crystals and even a couple of hypno-disks. The HeroClix figures are a large but not complete of all of the characters with hypnotic or mind control abilities, including Professor X, Saturn Girl, Super-Gorilla Grodd, the Puppet Master, the Mad Hatter, etc.

The folders and notebooks on the shelves below the  glass doors consists of the results of research projects carried out in the past, including the material behind the search for ‘Secrets of the Sleep Merchants’ detailed elsewhere, a set of publicity photographs of Pat Collins and details of her life, comic strip and book collections and reference materials, smaller magazines and pamphlets that might get damaged if put elsewhere, the two records released by Pat Collins, as well as anything that doesn’t fit in anywhere else.

The fiction part comprises roughly 200 pieces, including several collections, double-stacked on the first two shelves and in front of the non-fiction stacks on the third shelf.  The non-fiction section also contains roughly about 200 books, not including the various pamphlets and booklets that are in another bookshelf. These books are strictly hypnosis related: there is a separate section for media references, such as indices and reference books on various TV series, movies, etc.

This is by no means the complete collection: there is a storage case with several dozen video tapes elsewhere that I am slowing digitizing and converting to DVD format, along with the comics collection stored in the garage, as well as the regular fiction collection that takes up most of another bedroom / library. All in all, I estimate I have somewhere in the range of 500 — 600 books, over 250 comics and dozens of magazines and papers in the collection proper and maybe another couple hundred books and I can’t even guess how many comics elsewhere.

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