A mutual attraction or identity of feeling between individuals
and also animals, the opposite of the reaction of antipathy.
The term sympathy has a special significance in mesmerism
or animal magnetism, where it is used to indicate the rapport
between operator and subject, by means of which the operator
could influence and control the perceptions of the subject. It
has also been suggested that a condition of sympathy might
exist between agent and percipient in telepathy, particularly
in the transmission of emotions.