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Animal Magnetism

A term used by Franz Anton MESMER (1734-1815) for an invisible force in animal bodies which, when controlled or managed, can lead to therapy. This healing approach has been called MESMERISM and had attracted worldwide attention when Mesmer was doing it in Paris. The force involves an invisible fluid which is said to permeate the universe, now commonly equated with PRANA, ch’i, odic force or orgone energy. 





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