Elliotson on his mesmeric
subject, to control the "stops" of Aurora's poetic breath, stems from the assumption of his own gender's privilege.
(7) Of the quotations Aspiz included, the following first appear in the 1842 Whitman editorial: "[s]ome seasons ago," "a devout disbeliever in the science of Animal Magnetism," "there is such a thing as Mesmeric
sleep," and "strange things done by the subject at the will of the Magnetizer."
He was mesmeric
. If the England manager was here, that can only be good news for Ashley.
In taking mesmeric
possession of her [Svengali] made her into the ultimate human instrument ...
Revelations, Poe stated that "the starting facts of mesmerism are now almost universally admitted," but most modern readers ignore "these facts".
His design reads as delicately transparent planes set in a mature landscape, recalling other projects of the period such as the Cartier Foundation in the Montparnasse district of Paris, in which mass is dissolved in a mesmeric
play of light, reflections and evanescence.
Through his and the Meroitic priests' mesmeric
capabilities, he learns of what is transpiring at home, of Aubrey's plot.
We watch the whole action unfold in unmanipulated real time, yet this scene, like all the scenes of the janitor at work, has a certain mesmeric
69, my emphasis), and partly because she conflates different ideas of "harmony." While early French mesmerism might have borrowed promiscuously from both the "harmony of the spheres" and Enlightenment theory (though Weliver does not explore the tensions between these discourses as they existed in mesmeric
theory), it is misleading to suggest that "associations between government, music and individual character call to mind the harmony of the spheres" in the context of a utilitarian driven Victorian England (p.
There are mesmeric
images of tornadoes, kelvin helmholtz waves, glorys, green flashes and more.
This tradition of concepts of force associated with the human body has a history dating from antiquity and was particularly prominent in the mesmeric
movement between the 18th and the 19th centuries.
In a series of more speculative but highly suggestive chapters, Winter connects mesmeric
imagery and discourse to the figure of the female invalid, to religious discussions of inspiration and possession, to debates over the nature of science and scientific authority, and to the development of theories of social consensus and social will.