~ a stream of consciousness writing on “mesmerism.”

“They who have put out the people’s eyes, reproach them of their blindness.”
~ John Milton

Do you know what “mesmerism” is?

In short, it’s the method or power of gaining control over someone’s personality or actions, as in hypnosis or suggestion.

A theorist of animal magnetism — or “the existence of a natural energy transference occurring between all animated and inanimate objects” — Franz Mesmer is the father of mesmerism.

To be mesmerized is to be taken in. Not necessarily confused but captivated. Enchanted, spellbound, enraptured. Silenced by your own attention. Trapped, yet smiling serenely.

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