Origin of mesmerism
Examples from the Web for mesmerist
This puzzled me and the first opportunity I got I asked the mesmerist the reason.Australia Revenged
The Jew is a mesmerist; that is all; at least, all that has been developed so far!Monte-Cristo's Daughter
The heritage that prepared a native of the East for submission to the mesmerist was not his.The People of the Black Circle
Robert E. Howard
The Duke of Richelieu cannot be dangerous to you in any meeting, said the mesmerist.
There is but one God and He reigns above, said the mesmerist.
- a hypnotic state induced by the operator's imposition of his will on that of the patient
- an early doctrine concerning this
Word Origin and History for mesmerist
"hypnotism," 1802, from French mesmérisme, named for Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), Austrian physician who developed a theory of animal magnetism and a mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotize another. Related: Mesmerist.
- A strong or spellbinding appeal; fascination.
- Hypnotic induction that is believed to involve animal magnetism.