a compelling attraction; fascination.
hypnosis as induced, according to F. A. Mesmer, through animal magnetism.
Mesmerism is an eponym formed on the basis of Austrian physician Friedrich Anton Mesmer, who popularized the notion of inducing a hypnotic state by animal magnetism. It entered English in the late 1700s …
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard at Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands to begin the Second Jacobite Rising.
1934 – Per the results of a German referendum, the posts of Chancellor and President were merged, indicating public approval for Adolf Hitler's assumption of supreme power.
1953 – The intelligence agencies …