"A single look will often prove sufficient," he advised, provided that the magnetizer, "by a steady exertion of Compound Volition" could "force his atoms against his patient." (24) In this way, the magnetist's will was "the means of removing every curable disease without any the least assistance from medicine" (de Mainauduc, Lectures 5).
The magnetist channeled atoms through his fingers, into and out of the bodies of patients--for "the Human Body ...
Like Gustavson, "The Magnetist's Fifth Winter" director Henriksen occasionally flies to Hollywood to try to cobble together a feature.
"Magnetist" is based on the novel by Per Enquist and will be sold internationally by Pandora.
Magic Hour, whose chief executive Lise Lense-Moller is a leading producer on "Magnetist
", is based at The Danish Film Studio in the Copenhagen suburbs.
, who followed the path charted by Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer (1739-1815), the invisible tides swept through individuals, maintaining them in a flow of energy.
A master of all the wiles of capitalism and often seen as the inventor of modern advertising techniques himself, Barnum took on capitalism and its "greedy financiers" as one of the "humbugs of the world" about which he warned his readers as much as about "mediums, animal magnetists
, [and] religious maniacs." (64) Terence Whalen calls this stance "capitalist irony," which "involves a satiric self-awareness on the part of a narrator who has made a killing in the market, [while] this self-awareness exposes the illusory or arbitrary nature of an entire economic system." (65) Barnum's ludicrous posture towards capitalism contained exactly the kind of irony that Alger attributed to Barnum's attitude towards his own museum in his appearance in Rough and Ready.