"It is what you in the West used to call animal magnetism
, but it is much more than that.
"You seem to have a sort of genius for establishing relations with people--seempathy, I suppose, or animal magnetism
, or youthful vitality, or something.
For her own part, she had reason to believe that he practised animal magnetism
, and, if such things were in fashion nowadays, should be apt to suspect him of studying the Black Art up there in his lonesome chamber.
As, in some cases of drunkenness, and in others of animal magnetism
, there are two states of consciousness which never clash, but each of which pursues its separate course as though it were continuous instead of broken (thus, if I hide my watch when I am drunk, I must be drunk again before I can remember where), so Miss Twinkleton has two distinct and separate phases of being.
Here our whole party, joining voices, detailed, at great length, the assumptions of phrenology and the marvels of animal magnetism
So stand before every public and private work; before an oration of Burke, before a victory of Napoleon, before a martyrdom of Sir Thomas More, of Sidney, of Marmaduke Robinson; before a French Reign of Terror, and a Salem hanging of witches; before a fanatic Revival and the Animal Magnetism
in Paris, or in Providence.
Slight, somewhat implausible script and a nondescript supporting cast are swept along by the sheer animal magnetism
of Isild Le Besco's burgeoning sexuality in Christophe Ali and Nicolas Bonilauri's saga of l'amour fou.
Chapters examine ripple effects from Swedenborg's metaphysical insights, including discussions of Franz Anton Mesmer and animal magnetism
, the Marquis de Puysegur and the alternate-consciousness paradigm, and transformations that continued to rework America after the shift described as the "Covert" Enlightenment came to a close.
: The Herricks own 16 horses, mules and donkeys, and 200 goats.
She concedes that being a woman has its drawbacks, since so many people focus on her looks, but thinks her professionalism as a biologist outweighs her animal magnetism
Cases such as those of supposed clairvoyant Leonide Pigeaire and the Fox Sisters did much to construct and maintain ideas of psychic functioning and of the validity of certain explanatory concepts, namely, animal magnetism
and communication with the dead.
For example, a picture of a contemporary operating theater, or the carefully annotated political cartoons showing Victoria and Peel as successful mesmerists (thus demonstrating the power of the mesmerizer and the inferiority of the mesmerized subject), are exciting testimonies to her argument; whereas portraits of Dionysius Lar dner or Thomas Wakley, or even the playbill showing Charles Dickens as an actor in a private performance of Inchbald's Animal Magnetism
, are of marginal interest.