A psychology lecturer has been fired for trying to hypnotise students into having sex with him.
Dr Waseem Alladin was branded "predatory" as he was struck off by a professional standards board.
It heard her stroked one girl's face with a rose and told her they had been lovers in another life.
He praised her "serpent power" for making her "irresistible to men" and took pictures of her while she was entranced.
A tribunal was told she was among a group of female students met with the lecturer for informal meetings, calling them selves "The Apprentice Club".
He tried to stop her from taking prescribed antidepressant medication and eventually convinced her to undergo hypnosis, the panel from the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service was told.
He took pictures of her while she was hypnotised, telling her she was his soulmate and that he had been waiting 600 years to be back with her, the Telegraph reported.
When the mature pupil, identified as Student 1, rejected his advances, Alladin complained she "wasn't submitting totally to him".
The manipulative lecturer warned if she didn't give in to his advances, then he had five other students waiting.
He also tried to put two other female students into a trance, persuading one to send him a "full body" photograph of herself so he could heal her.
The tribunal heard how Alladin also hypnotised a girl identified as Student 3 by "staring into her eyes" and massaged her head.
During the session, which he recorded on his phone, he said she "glowed and smiled" and asked what she would do if he tried to kidnap her.
Another member of the club, Student 2, said she had a strange experience while sitting with the lecturer and thought he was trying to hypnotise her. She later sent him a "full-body photograph" of herself after he told her he needed it for "healing".
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The allegations came to light after one of the girls made a complaint to the student advice service at the university, which cannot be named.
Alladin has maintained he had no sexual interest in any of the girls. He said: "It has been claim[ed] that I was sucking her toes, I was putting my thumb in her ears. That is revolting. It's not my behaviour."
But the tribunal found his behaviour to be sexually motivated and amounted to misconduct. He was struck off with immediate effect.
It concluded: "There was no element of coercion, but the behaviour had predatory elements in certain other aspects, in that it sought to exploit the health problems [Aladdin] perceived Student 1 and Student 3 to be experiencing. Furthermore, it was undertaken with sexual gratification in mind."
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