Let’s say you’re a fiction writer, looking to write about power in mid-20th century Britain. What kind of character would you create? Your lead would have to straddle the two major spheres of influence – public office and private enterprise – and they might have contacts in the counterculture for a bit of swinging ’60s colour. A modern Zelig, the character would hold great influence over many fields, but having them be an actual hypnotist would surely be too literal….
Expect posts on (among other things) forteana, enigmata, holmesiana, lagomania, hauntology, yog-sothery and dynamation. Stay tuned.