Public curiosity has been greatly aroused on the subject of this healing force. Even students of hypnotism, though they are shown a mighty healing influence, through that art, are eager to learn what the occult method is and how it works.
What, you may ask, is the operating force in occult healing?
Even in a familiar field there are questions that can be put to us which it is very hard to answer. The stars cannot tell how they shine, nor the flowers how they exhale their sweet odors. It was the theory of Mesmer that all living creatures were endowed 'with animal magnetism, and that it was a transmissible fluid by the operation of the will. A very interesting class of phenomena is that which appears among animals. Certain men have been known at different times to possess remarkable power in controlling wild animals. Authorities on the training* of animals speak of this power as animal magnetism.