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Synonyms for mesmerizer

a person who induces hypnosis

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In other words, in mesmerism the mesmerizer is the emission pole (the stronger the emission, the stronger the action that is exerted), while in mediumism the medium is the reception pole (the stronger the reception, the more accurate and abundant the information thus received).
Through his narrator, Brownson associated Mormonism with spiritualism and mesmerism; referring to Smith's use of a divining rod, the narrator stated that "every mesmerizer would at once have recognized him as an impressible subject.
In a mesmeric trance, the feminized mesmeric subject is endowed with acute and supernatural vision while, under the influence of the masculine mesmerizer, the subject exhibits distinctive character traits (as well as, sometimes, clairvoyancy).
This great diversity of venues also reflects the early cinema's ability to attract audiences from nearly all sectors of society Though a gentleman of the upper crust might not step through a tent flap at the county fair to watch (and perhaps wager on) The Pugilistic Bullfrogs or take in The Chinese Juggler and Mesmerizer at a vaudeville house, he might well attend a narrated travelogue composed of short films from China at the opera house or at his church.
Joe Goode isn't so much a dancer as he is a mesmerizer, an environmentor.
For example, a picture of a contemporary operating theater, or the carefully annotated political cartoons showing Victoria and Peel as successful mesmerists (thus demonstrating the power of the mesmerizer and the inferiority of the mesmerized subject), are exciting testimonies to her argument; whereas portraits of Dionysius Lar dner or Thomas Wakley, or even the playbill showing Charles Dickens as an actor in a private performance of Inchbald's Animal Magnetism, are of marginal interest.
The speaker of `A Lovers' Quarrel' remembers `When the mesmerizer Snow / .
The type's clearest literary ancestor is Svengali, the mesmerizer, in George Du Maurier's Trilby.