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Magnetic cure-alls


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While I was in New York last weekend, I stopped to visit artist Lenore Malen, whose show at Slought Foundation about Mesmerism and people’s search for cures at the fictitious New Society for Universal Harmony inspired this post from me here and this response from Frank Bramblett here.malen, lenore
Malen’s “history” of the society, its members, and the cures is now available in book form!

While I was visiting, I saw this picture on the wall from an older book of hers, “Map,” also related to animal magnetism. I was enchanted by the image of a man suddenly inverted by magnets-with extra-terrestrial-origins as he walked down a New York City street. I was also enchanted by the neon frame.

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