But in 1639, one hundred years before Mesmer, a book was published in Europe upon the use of mesmerism in the cure of wounds, and bore the title, The Sympathetical Powder of Edricius Mohynus of Eburo.
It's about them, the inert, gullible, credulous, infinitely seducible public; the anonymous masses who are so bored and boring they're the perfect subjects for mesmerism .
Another psychologist, E.M. Thornton, extends the analogy between hypnotism, mesmerism , and exorcism.
Particularly after the dramatic and well-publicized cure of the journalist Harriet Martineau, interest escalated amongst the intellectual élite in therapeutic mesmerism and its use as an anaesthetic during surgery.
He reminds us of Wallace's achievements and pins his downfall on his distracting interest in such fringe fields as mesmerism and phrenology.
Hypnosis has been popular in both mainstream and complementary medicine since the huge enthusiasm for mesmerism in the 19th century.
This is clearly the case with spiritualism or the unsupported assertion that human beings must have had some supernatural help in their evolution but not the case with phrenology, mesmerism , anti-vaccination and radical land reform.
Mystery is our playground and mesmerism is our bedfellow.
He was well known in religious circles and was seen as somewhat unusual in his thinking, often expressing an interest in mysticism, mesmerism and later, in the growing Spiritualist movement in America.
From mesmerism and animal magnetism to theosophy and beyond, Gamwell chronicles with great seriousness attempts by modern artists to explore immanentist spiritualities.