Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Here is one option for dealing with “lively emotions”…

From Practical Instruction in Animal Magnetism by J.P.F. Deleuze [translated from the 1825 Paris edition by Thomas C. Hartshorn.]
Appendix p. 29,

“After the dressing had been put on, M. Chapelain awoke the patient, whose somnambulic sleep had lasted ever since one hour before the operation, that is to say, for two days. This woman did not appear to have any idea or any impression of what had passed but on learning that she had been operated on and seeing her children around her, she experience a very lively emotion, which the magnetizer put an end to by putting her asleep immediately.”

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