I am aware of it as I gaze at Bunita's recent headshots, designed, in her words, "to show the pain I'm in," which resonate vividly with the images of Charcot's hypnotized women reliving the pain of their early traumas and suggest the autohypnotic
state that Bunita most likely underwent in order to write The Rugmaker in the first place.
Many patients who were referred to me as treatment failures have had major autohypnotic
or spontaneous trance experiences and have responded well once that has been addressed.
One could also cite the autohypnotic
glossolalia of Matt Mul-lican; or Frances Stark's confessional PowerPoint presentation, in which the artist relates her ambivalence about writing and her longing to "think with [her] body"; or even the looping of Bush's immortal line "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" in Spike Lee's 2006 Katrina documentary, When the Levees Broke--a lone stutter in the film's otherwise stately narrative progress.
She believes that he is subject to "autohypnotic
and depersonalized states" (p.