animal magnetism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n animal magnetism magnetic personal charm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Animal magnetism Same as hypnotism, at one time believe to be due to a force more or less analogous to magnetism, which, it was alleged, is produced in animal tissues, and passes from one body to another with or without actual contact. The existence of such a force, and its potentiality for the cure of disease, were asserted by Mesmer in 1775. His theories and methods were afterwards called mesmerism, a name which has been popularly applied to theories and claims not put forward by Mesmer himself. See Mesmerism Biology Od Hypnotism.
    • Animal magnetism See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
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Usage

In literature:

In animal magnetism nature presents a universal method of benefiting mankind.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Such was animal magnetism under the auspices of the Marquis de Puysegur.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
It quite makes me a convert to the science of animal magnetism.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
What do you think of doing "Animal Magnetism" as the last piece (we may play three in all, I think) at Rockingham?
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Animal magnetism or mesmerism had been involved in mystery and empiricism.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
What they call magnetism belongs to the animal within us.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
I'd rather believe in Animal Magnetism.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
In 1828 he obtained the Blackwell prize at Aberdeen for an essay on animal magnetism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Landon, sitting back in his chair, was animate with energy, with a sort of tenseness which was almost magnetic.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Animal Magnetism: showing that the phenomena of Mesmerism are as incredible as the Bible miracles.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
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In news:

War Horse's Animal Magnetism Part 3.
War Horse's Animal Magnetism , Part 1.
Decades after science discovered that animals can navigate using the earth's magnetic field, researchers isolate the first vertebrate cells containing magnetic iron.
Meanwhile, starting in the late 1970's, scientists began to find wide evidence that many animals relied on the Earth's magnetic field for navigation.
Titles include a fart app called Animal Farts (above, left and middle), a urination simulator called iWiz (above, right) and a refrigerator-magnet app called Medical Poetry.
Instead, I found a shampoo magnate with animal magnetism.
Impact on Animals This inquiry explores the question of whether a dramatic change in the Earth's magnetic field would affect creatures that rely on it during migration.
War Horse's Animal Magnetism , Part 2.
Event proves to have animal magnetism .
Animal Magnetism breeds puppy love.
Murphy, a dog adopted at PAWS by Jessica Busch, made his appearance at the PAWS Animal Magnetism Party held on Friday, February 17, 2012 in Chicago at Galleria Marchetti.
A Certain Animal Magnetism Makes the Fragrance a Hit With Zoos.
Animal Magnets An avid backpacker communes with nature in Death Canyon.
War Horse 's Animal Magnetism, Part 1.
War Horse's Animal Magnetism, Part 1.
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In science:

Kirschvink JL, Gould JL (1981) Biogenic magnetite as a basis for magnetic field detection in animals.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The possibility that many animals, including large mammals, possess the ability to sense a magnetic field and use it for some benefit has been widely discussed in the scientific community, see for example and the references therein.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Evidence of magnetic sensing of migrating and nonmigrating animals has been based mostly on observations of animal behavior [5, 6], as the responsible biophysical mechanism has remained in the state of hypotheses .
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
The evaluation of the data obtained in that way indicated that the investigated animals, if not disturbed, orient their body axes parallel to the lines of magnetic declination.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Wiltschko R, Wiltschko W (1995) Magnetic Orientation in Animals.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
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