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odylism

n. Belief in the vital force called odyl or od.

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To show there is such a territory, we have only to name a few of its inhabitants, such as mesmerism, animal magnetism, odylism, hypnotism, mind-reading, faith-cures, clairvoyance, spiritism, including table-rapping, spirit-rapping, most of which have been used in connection with medicine.

Now of mesmerism, animal magnetism, and its kindred, odylism, we have seen that we have no reliable facts.