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Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)

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In 1978, the theory of animal magnetism and energy transference of Mesmer was discredited by a committee commissioned by the government to investigate mesmerism.
The 5715 Mesmer Avenue asset is a high-end, expertly designed office building with solar power panels, two full kitchens, steel and glass rolling doors, and an open floor plan.
The commission declared Mesmer to be a fraud but admitted that some patients were helped, evidence of the power of the mind.
Balzac's first intellectual contacts with the ideas of Gall (phrenology), Lavater (physiognomy), and especially with Mesmer (animal magnetism) are also discussed in this chapter.
El fervor de creer que una caja de carton, unas tablas con agujeros, una mesa cubierta de hamburguesas son arte se expande como el mesmerismo en el siglo XVIII, que reunia en salones a nobles e intelectuales que compartian las experiencias extrasensoriales de los experimentos de Mesmer.
Franz Anton Mesmer quickly became famous for his miraculous cures of everything from deafness to paralysis.
Hypnotism as it is understood today - a psychic power that enables a hypnotist to put a person in a mental state that gives the hypnotist control over the person - starts with Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) and his hypothesis of animal magnetism.
She provides the historical and social context for the city, including its link to witchcraft, and tells of key individuals, such as Emanuel Swedenborg, Franz Anton Mesmer, Andrew Jackson Davis, Charles Wentworth Upham, Charles Henry Foster, Allen Putnam, Joseph Gilbert Waters, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other psychics, healers, and clairvoyants.
To rule out the effect of charisma and interpersonal influence variables, one of Mesmer's assistants performed the treatment rather than Mesmer himself.
This process, which Mesmer called animal magnetism, involved patients retreating to a state of quiet relaxation and following a suggestion of reemergence from a crisis state (Bryan, 1963).
For more than 30 years, the field of learning disabilities has witnessed a contentious debate over the use of the IQ-achievement discrepancy model (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008; Vaughn & Fuchs, 2006).
SHARON MESMER (RAIL): Your novel, Beer Mystic, is being "published" via a network of interlinked websites.
Franz Mesmer (1734-1815) studied medicine at the University of Vienna, but after qualifying became the object of scorn and derision when he set off on his revolutionary path.
Esto es valido, sobre todo, para las concepciones magnetosoficas transmitidas en continuidad casi interrumpida --aunque crecientemente impugnada-- desde los magos del Renacimiento: Paracelso, Gilbert y Van Helmont, pasando por Jacob Bohme y Athanasius Kircher, hasta Newton y, finalmente, hasta Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), el autentico impulsor de la medicina romanticomagnetopatica.
Related to this was Fichte's interest in mesmerism, or what was sometimes called "magnetic psychology," a theory of healing developed by Anton Mesmer.