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Podcast 19/11/2017

Converging Cultures episode 2 - All in your head?

“Mesmerism” was a part of mainstream medicine in the 19th century, with many believing the unprovable concept of “animal magnetism”. The idea influenced everyone from Robert Louis Stevenson to Sigmund Freud, creating lurid tales of split personalities and mind control, from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to Trilby.

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss