Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
If animal magnetism seems to alleviate or to cure dis‐27ease, this appearance is deceptive, since error cannot remove the effects of error. Discomfort under error is preferable to comfort. In no instance is the effect of 30animal magnetism, recently called hypnotism, other than the effect of illusion. Any seeming benefit derived from it is proportional to one’s faith in esoteric magic.
102:1 Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and 3Mere negationHis power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is 6a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.
The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappear‐ing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. 18Hidden agentsThe looms of crime, hidden in the dark re‐cesses of mortal thought, are every hour weav‐ing webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the 21present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires. The following 24is an extract from the Boston Herald: