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The mesmeric state

Identifier

001417

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Harriet knew the time and what time had elapsed.

The strong bond between the two ensured success

A description of the experience

Letters on Mesmerism – Harriet Martineau

It is a memorable moment when one first hears the monosyllable, which tells that the true mesmeric trance has begun

“Are you asleep?"

“YES."

It is crossing the threshold of a new region of observation of human nature. Then it goes on.

“How long shall you sleep?"

"Half an hour."

“Shall you wake of yourself, or shall I wake you?"

"I shall wake of myself."

And so she did to a second, no clock or watch being near, but the watch in my hand. For some weeks she could always see the time, and foretell her own waking; but of late, in manifesting some new capabilities, she has lost much of this.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Hypnotherapy

Commonsteps

References