BAQUET

n. a large covered container filled with water, ground glass, and magnetized iron filings, along with bottles and metal rods protruding from this contraption. Attributed to Austrian physician Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) and used in the treatment of patients manifesting symptoms of hysteria. By placing these iron rods over affected areas, they facilitated healing through magnetic energy. See animal magnetism- also mesmerism.

BAQUET: "Just by touching the metal rods of a baquet simultaneously, one facilitates the flow of magnetic energy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BAQUET," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baquet/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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