Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Master Mesmerist.

Du Potet was a highly successful mesmerist. from 1837 to 1845 practiced as a homeopathic physician in London,[1] where he successfully treated epileptic girls at the North London Hospital[2] and according to a letter to the editor of The Lancet his experiments became the talk of the town.[7]

For du Potet, who was in correspondence with mesmerists worldwide, mesmerism was, not unlike Utopian socialism, an aid in bringing about social transformation, even a revolution.[8]
Du Potet also pursued occult applications of mesmerism. He was a member of the Theosophical Society; his writings were quoted extensively by Helena Blavatsky.

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