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Easy Guide Mesmerism Hypnotism
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EASY GUIDE TO MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM An exposition of the secrets of mesmerism, clairvoince, hypnotism, willforce and mindreading. INTRODUCTION, This work dealing with the science of Mesmerism. is writen by J. Coates, P.H.D., who says as followsit is written in everyday language, and may limp a little here and there. For none of these faults do I offer an apology to my readers. I ask them to take it as it isas something more than a mere introduc tion to a most interesting and important subject. My personal relation to the greatest and most successful Mesmerists of the dayboth in private and public lifeCaptain Hudson, Dr. Spencer T. Hal, Captain John James, Dr. William Hitchman the friends and contemporaries of Drs. Efliotson, Braid, and Gregory Harriet J, Martineau, H. Q, Atkinson, F. G,, and othershas not been without a marked shall I say Mesmericinfluence on myself, contri buting in no mean degree to my acquaintance with the subject, experience, and well known career as a public Mesmerist. Dr. Roth, President of the British Homoeopathic Society, admits the facts of Mesmerism, and contributes learned articles on the subject to the Society and its journal. He declares: we cannot any longer afford to sneer at the miracles performed at the institution, known by the name of Bethshan, since we have healers in our midst who dispense with both physic and faith. These healers are medical men. These are important contributions and admissions. They will have some influence with the public, who a, always more or less influenced by the opinions of the Faculty. Medical men have a weakness for experiment I should very much regret to see the sneer and abuses arising from the xnal administration of Mesmerism and Hypnotism, which are now and have been be setting Continental hospital practice, extending to this country. Experimenting with hysterical and diseased patients is at once to be deprecated in the strongest possible langhage. Experiments should not be in dulged which are not essentially curative and normally elevating in character. This is not done, I am sorry to say. The gratification of idle and pedantic curiosity, in the operations of these modern Hypnotists, appears to me to be the predominating motive, the CURATIVE, being left to the accidental provings. I look to the honour and common sense of the Faculty as a whole to put down any such attempts here. I rejoice to note the fact that much of the continental practice is impossible here, owing to the stamina or difference in the constitutions and mental capacity of the people at home compared with those abroad. The following extract from the Paris letter of The British Medical Journal, January 1, 1887, will be interesting to read in connection with the fore going structures: Mr, Jules Voisin has made two highly interesting experiments, at Salpetriere Hospital, on hysterical patients on whom he studied the action of telepathic remedies medicamentia distance, such as metals and the magnet. He explained the phenomenon of various changes of personality presented toy one of his patients, M. V.
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