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Among the precursors of spiritualism was the Magnetist Movement which had grown out of the magnetic healing theories of Franz Anton Mesmer.
Both in his earlier and later writings, Ochorowicz insisted that there was a clear difference between hypnotism and mesmerism/magnetism: hypnotism was a state in which sensitive subjects were open to suggestion regardless of the person making it, while magnetism involved the influence of one organism on another, the individuality of the magnetist being of prime importance (Ochorowicz, 1917, pp.
Annie Marie Girard, a 55-year-old French magnetist based in Geneva -- a canton that recognises 'spiritual healing' -- agrees.
One year later he showed up in Berlin, where he soon found considerable renown as a "naturopath"--a quack doctor, magnetist, and "prophet of the street." This career path was cut off by the Nazis' interdiction of occult practices, and after being confined in psychiatric institutes and in a penal camp, Schroder-Sonnenstern reemcrged in 1 944, scavenging firewood in the bombed-out German capital.
To one radical, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the people's quietude was an uncanny sign of a new malaise coursing through the body politic: WILLIAM PITT, the great political Animal Magnetist, ...
She has herself "magnetized" by an animal magnetist so that her phrenological bump of clairvoyance can be encouraged to give her a glimpse of her son and the man holding him prisoner.
Danish director Morten Henriksen's "The Magnetist's Fifth Winter" bagged the Jury Grand Prix at the 13th Nordic Film Festival in Rouen (France), which wrapped March 26.