Regarding Spiritualism and Mesmerism at Brook Farm, Fourier, Robert Darnton notes, "communicated mesmerically
with his disciples after his death" (144)--an exercise that may have been brought to Brook Farm by Brisbane, who met Fourier and claimed mesmeric powers "of influencing the minds of persons whom I threw into a magnetic sleep, lighting the gas with my fingers, etc" (Mental Biography 336).
No need for one here: these brilliant instrumentalists, and such an empathetic protagonist, had the piece clutched firmly within themselves, and unfolded it mesmerically
"SHE is, she bloody well is," I said as she tottered in front of us swinging her full rump mesmerically
. My friend just laughed his disbelief.
No, reluctantly we must conclude that what explains this mild apathy is that the England rugby team is mesmerically
dull to watch.
(When he flashes his teeth, the actor suggests a more virile version of a George Grosz caricature.) Leaping across the table at his targeted Julie, Eccleston cuts a mesmerically
unbuttoned presence, which makes it that much eerier when his master returns to the house wanting Jean's service and the actor suddenly freezes up.
House/Lights is in one respect unusually user-friendly for a Wooster Group production, in that its layered confusions have a magnetic core: Valk's mesmerically
intelligent performance, controlled, humorous, and charismatic.
And this is a crying shame, for the heaths, woods and marshes of the UK boasts about 60 mesmerically
patterned, utterly captivating species of Lepidoptera, or scales wings as the ancient Greeks christened them.
But there's one thing that they're tragically, unutterrably, mesmerically
The extraordinary presentation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was a total triumph, from the confident orchestral opening by the CBSO under the clear direction of Ilan Volkov (what fabulous delivery by Gretha Tuls of that notorious high bassoon solo), through the mesmerically
controlled movements of dancer Julia Mach, and the brilliant realisation of his own choreography by the concept designer and artistic director Klaus Obermaier.