Thanks for this podcast! It is good to hear another spin on the theory of Mesmer. I recently published a historical fiction novel entitled The Wisdom of the Flock: Franklin and Mesmer in Paris that adds a bit more substance to the framework that you outlined - and gives my own interpretation through the lens of Benjamin Franklin. Like you, I think that Mesmer was on to something - but what exactly? Once again, bravo!
Steve Gnatz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/21
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