Written and published on 21 April 2021
I have found two good cartoons for the blog on the Jackass Love Curse …
Image: “How to Lift the Dire Karma of the Jackass Love Curse,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 15 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qX ..
The cartoons hail from a time when much fun was poked at the art of ‘mesmerism’ and at the ability of hypnotists to channel what was termed ‘animal magnetism’ so as to gain the power of mind control over their hypnotic subjects. You can take a look at Google Images; search the words: cartoon animal magnetism
Here are the two cartoons. I note the role reversal of the jackass, from hypnotized subject in the one image, to that of hypnotist in the second. The Comments in the captions have additional musings …Image: “The Magic Finger or Animal Magnetism: Our Faculties Are in Rapport (’Nos facultes sont en rapport’),” This file comes from Science Museum Group in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post (archive). In Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_doigt_magique_ou_le_magnetisme_animal%27_Wellcome_L0000477EB.jpg … CC BY 4.0 …
DESCRIPTION: In this cartoon a jackass is sitting in a chair. Its neck is tethered to the back of the chair, so that it is sitting upright as would a person. Between the back legs of the jackass stands a man in topcoat, smiling fatuously. Behind this odd pair is a wall with an open door. In the next room can be seen a man in topcoat holding his hands up in front of a beaker on a table, possibly so as to transfer animal magnetism to its contents. Hanging on the wall appears to be a piece of meat. Wikimedia Commons: “See L477A. The roles here are reversed: The ass is hypnotised. In the background is a magnetic pharmacy with magnetised calves feet and head.” [ In another cartoon about animal magnetism, the hypnotist was portrayed as an ass or donkey.] …
COMMENT: A hidden meaning of the jackass’s tether might be that the hypnotist is ‘bound down’ to the devil that grants him powers of mesmerism. As well, one might take it that such a ‘deal with the devil’ might cost the mesmerist his Soul, so that his essence degenerates from the individual awareness of the human being to the group consciousness of the animal realm.Image: “The Magic Finger or Animal Magnetism (‘Le doigt magique ou le magnetisme animal’),” This file comes from Science Museum Group in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post (archive). In Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_doigt_magique_ou_le_magnetisme_animal%27_Wellcome_L0000477EA.jpg … CC BY 4.0 …
DESCRIPTION: ”’Nos facultes sont en rapport’. (“Our faculties are in rapport.”) … DESCRIPTION: “The doctor, having discarded his wig and cloak hypnotises the woman in the guise of Bottom from ‘Midsummer Might’s Dream’. One hand strokes the patient while with a finger of the other she is hypnotised.” [There is a woman reclining in a chair. She is looking with some suspicion at a jackass finely dressed. The jackass strokes her shoulder with his left hand, and holds one finger of the other hand upright before her eyes.]
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