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    Post meaning of "bringing the dissociation..."

    Does "bringing the dissociation of soul and body before the actual senses of mankind" mean "he presented the matter for sensible humans" and does "his" refer to "Mesmer or not?

    Something more definite was attained by Mesmer, who did most of his work in Vienna in the latter part of the eighteenth century. However mistaken in some of his inferences, he was the prime mover in bringing the dissociation of soul and body before the actual senses of mankind, and a native of Strasbourg, M. de Puysegur carried his work one step farther and opened up the wonders of clairvoyance.

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    Re: meaning of "bringing the dissociation..."

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    Does "bringing the dissociation of soul and body before the actual senses of mankind" mean "he presented the matter for sensible humans"
    No. It means he made people aware of the spirit, largely by demonstration. By having done so, he can be considered a major populariser of spiritualism.

    I'll assume you're struggling with the word senses. This refers (at least primarily) to sight, hearing, and so on. Mesmer was able to demonstrate his techniques and their Mesmeric effects in subjects for people to witness with their eyes and ears.

    and does "his" refer to "Mesmer or not?
    Yes, it does.
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    Re: meaning of "bringing the dissociation..."

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No. It means he made people aware of the spirit, largely by demonstration. By having done so, he can be considered a major populariser of spiritualism.

    I'll assume you're struggling with the word senses. This refers (at least primarily) to sight, hearing, and so on. Mesmer was able to demonstrate his techniques and their Mesmeric effects in subjects for people to witness with their eyes and ears.



    Yes, it does.
    Thank you so much.

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