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
This leads to POWER in what is called Animal Magnetism.
"Manual of the Enumeration" by C. J. Coffman
That suns and worlds, man and all animal and vegetable organisms, are electro-magnets.
"The Universe a Vast Electric Organism" by George Woodward Warder
Animal magnetism, 142; malicious, 142.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
We talk of animal magnetism.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1893" by Various
Animal magnetism restores it to them.
"The Church of St. Bunco" by Gordon Clark
Animal magnetism and mesmerism were one thing: this was another.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
In its outset animal magnetism committed no other error than this.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Practical Instructions in Animal Magnetism.
"The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism," by Charles Edward Page
Some experiments in animal magnetism he had certainly made, when he had taken a passing interest in the subject at Cambridge.
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
We see the wire and the electro-magnet, but not the vital principle which animates it.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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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
In their own carefully constructed simulations, they independently found that the magnetic structures exhibited by their simulated jets are, in fact, consistent with the expectations of the Blandford– Zna jek model, as illustrated in Figure 21 (animations can be viewed at [187]).
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Finally, the complexity of the quantum dynamics of the wave packet in a uniform magnetic field studied here for three choices of gauge could be fully appreciated only by downloading the related animations .
Dynamics of the Aharonov-Bohm effect
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