Origin of mesmerism
Related Words for mesmerismcharisma, allure, pull, draw, witchcraft, magic, hypnotism, power, enchantment, spell, influence, lure, glamour, attraction, fascination, appeal, witchery, suggestion, hypnosis, hypnotherapy
Examples from the Web for mesmerism
Historical Examples of mesmerism
"It must have been done by mesmerism, I fancy," rejoined Mr. Meek.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
Animal magnetism or mesmerism had been involved in mystery and empiricism.
You know what an excitement there has been about mesmerism in Paris this summer?
I know of no other thing in which there is so much entertainment as mesmerism.
Mesmerism is a trance and seems to me almost identical with somnambulism.
Word Origin 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.