Memory, Diaspora, Hysteria: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

by Marlene Goldman In her introduction to this collection, Julia Creet asserts that “migration is a condition of memory,” and cites Pierre Nora’s lament that “we create sites of memory because we not longer have ‘real environments of memory’: stable geographic, generation environments in which memory resides .  . .” Margaret Atwood’s historical novel Alias Grace is  basedContinue reading “Memory, Diaspora, Hysteria: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace”

A battle for your mind

Here’s a good article by Dick Sutphen explaining how easy it would be for someone to hi-jack our minds and make us unconsciously obey their commands. Persuasion & Brainwashing Techniques Being Used on the Public Today SUMMARY OF CONTENTS I’m Dick Sutphen andthis tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered atContinue reading “A battle for your mind”

Hypnosis for Beginners – Day 2 – Switching off the muscular system

In this article we explore various ways in which muscular relaxation can be induced. The main systems used to do this include the verbal, visual, emotional, musical and humorous. We end with a sample compound induction script. In the previous article we looked at ways in which activity in various parts of the brain couldContinue reading “Hypnosis for Beginners – Day 2 – Switching off the muscular system”

Hypnosis for Beginners – Day 1 – Words and Images

In which we explore some basic facts about the way in which the brain and body work. Specifically we see how words and images can activate other systems in the brain which relate to feelings, muscles, senses, sense of balance etc. These are compared with “tests of hypnotisability” and “hypnotic inductions”   ENTERTAINMENT hypnotists love to make hypnosisContinue reading “Hypnosis for Beginners – Day 1 – Words and Images”