Punch,  63 (1872), 186.

A Yogi on the Koos



News-Commentary, Drollery


Spiritualism, Mesmerism, Psychology, Photography, Human Development

    Discusses a lecture on mesmerism in the Spiritualist describing how an Indian yogi sought to purify his soul by sitting on sacred grass, called koos, and concentrating 'on one object alone'. Wishes to procure a photograph of the 'self-mesmerising' yogi whose trance reminds the author of a baby mesmerised by a wafer stuck on its nose by a 'naughty little clown of a boy'.

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