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Book Review – Mesmerized The History of Mesmerization

Cultic Studies Journal, 18, 215-217Mesmerized: The History of Mesmerization in Victorian Britain.Alison WinterUniversity of Chicago Press, 1998.It is amazing how books on what appear to be unrelated subjects often cast light upon cultic issues. Alsion Winter’s book, Mesmerized, gives a fascinating view of the interrelationship of mysticism and science in the analysis of mind and the relationship of science and society.Reaching out to understand hypnotic phenomena in the nineteenth century result...

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