Examples from the Web for mesmerism
In the same way, a person under the influence of mesmerism tells things of which he has no conception when he wakes.Schopenhauer|Margrieta Beer
The reader may smile and say, "Impossible;" but I would ask him how the Indian jugglers do their tricks unless it is by mesmerism.Allan's Wife|H. Rider Haggard
Some drugs have the power of inducing it, and mesmerism is the strongest of all artificial means.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science|Hudson Tuttle
And in that way, mesmerism would account for my vision as the necessary result of a highly developed sympathy between us.The Two Destinies|Wilkie Collins
Phreno-mesmerism, or the connexion between phrenology and mesmerism.
British Dictionary definitions for mesmerism
Word Origin for mesmerism
Word Origin and History for mesmerism
"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.