E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Odyle (2 syl.).
That which emanates from a medium to produce the several phenomena connected with mesmerism, spirit-rapping, table-turning, and so on. The productions of these manifestations is sometimes called odylism. Baron Reichenbach called it Od force, a force which becomes manifest wherever chemical action is going on.