Animal magnetism is the malicious or unconscious action of error, the direct opposite of Christian Science. It exists in mortal mind. It must be met, recognized and mastered before it can be destroyed by Christian Science. To do this, it is necessary to recognize that all is Truth, God, and there is none beside Him. Deny all else. To do this we must attain a high realization of Truth.
Remember what Christ said to his disciples, “This kind goeth not out, but by fasting and prayer;” prayer that enables us to silence the claims of sense, to deny all sin and error, and to let our lives attest our sincerity; fasting that enables us to deny the claims of appetite, learn that we live to eat, not eat to live. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, GIlbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.103-104)