animal magnetism definition

  • noun:
    • a particular private energy or presence held to facilitate the hypnotism of others.
    • magnetized private allure.
    • Intercourse attraction.
    • Sexual attractiveness; charisma based on non-intellectual qualities.
    • A magnetic substance or ethereal medium said to reside in the bodies of animate beings.
    • Same as hypnotism, at some point think become considering a force more or less analogous to magnetism, which, it had been alleged, is produced in pet tissues, and passes from a single body to another with or without real contact. The presence of such a force, and its own potentiality for the cure of infection, were asserted by Mesmer in 1775. His theories and methods had been a short while later known as mesmerism, a name which was popularly applied to theories and claims not put forward by Mesmer himself. See Mesmerism, Biology, Od, Hypnotism.
    • magnetic individual charm
  • adjective:
    • See Magnetism and Mesmerism.

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