- n a person who induces hypnosis
- Americans don't know Mani Rathnam from Manny Rothman (a Bronx tailor who retired to Miami Beach), but much of the world recognizes him as the prime mesmerist of Indian musical .
- In the hands of a master mesmerist like Mani Rathnam (best work: the 1987 gangster saga "Nayakan"), they are truly something to sing about.
- Willy Sachs, famed Berlin mesmerist, was summoned at a cost of $25 per visit.
- Honeysuckle Weeks in Daily Mail
Now he's training to be a mesmerist,says Honeysuckle. "He was told at a party that he had the perfect voice for hypnotism. I wonder if he's been hypnotising me all this time to fall in love with him. If that's the case, he's done a very...