The Problems of Psychical Research

Take, e.g., the recent volume of Dr. Tanner and Dr. G. Stanley Hall (Studies in Spiritism).

Author: Hereward Carrington

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ISBN: 9798691180873

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Book Excerpt: ...rld." It will thus be seen that the uncertain and unsatisfactory condition of psychics is shared also by other branches of scientific investigation, and it is as yet too soon to say whether or not the ultimate verdict will swing in this direction or in that. We can only hope, and continue to experiment!5. Psychical research, therefore, may continue to progress, in spite of the innate difficulties and the obstacles with which the subject is surrounded. It is our duty to see that it does! For it is certain that the subject will receive serious set-backs, from time to time, in the shape of unjust misrepresentations or bitter attacks from the outsiders, determined to "prove a case," even if the cause of truth be abandoned in order to do so. Take, e.g., the recent volume of Dr. Tanner and Dr. G. Stanley Hall (Studies in Spiritism). They received certain "lying communications," in spite of Professor William James' warning that "the personalities are very suggestible" and that "every one is liable t...
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The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of The

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Author: Hereward Carrington

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ISBN: 1722687401

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The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the By Hereward Carrington PREFACE In the following pages I have dealt chiefly with the mental or psychological phenomena of psychical research, and have not touched upon the "physical" manifestations to any extent. The book is mostly theoretical and constructive in tone; and, because of its speculative character, it may, perhaps, prove of value to future psychical investigators. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal

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Author: Hereward Carrington

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1440078750

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Excerpt from The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal In the following pages I have dealt chiefly with the mental or psychological phenomena of psychical research, and have not touched upon the "physical" manifestations to any extent. The book is mostly theoretical and constructive in tone; and, because of its speculative character, it may, perhaps, prove of value to future psychical investigators. It represents the authors conclusions after several years' experimentation; and, in a field so new as this, scientific hypotheses and speculations are assuredly helpful - indicating the road we must travel, and the possible interpretation of certain facts, which have been accumulated in the past, as the result of years of laborious research. I believe that practically all the phenomena of spiritualism are true; that is, that they have occurred in a genuine manner from time to time in the past; that they are supernormal in character, and are genuine phenomenal occurrences. But as to the further question: "What is the nature of the intelligence lying behind and controlling these phenomena?" - that, I think, is as yet unsolved, and is likely to remain so for some time to come. I do not believe that the simple spiritistic explanation - especially as at present held - is the correct one, nor one that explains all the facts; for I believe that the phenomena are more complicated than this. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Problems of Psychical Research

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1921 Edition.

Author: Hereward Carrington

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ISBN: 1498024874

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1921 Edition.
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Borderland of Psychical Research

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Author: James H. Hyslop

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ISBN: 1330268466

Category: Psychology

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Excerpt from Borderland of Psychical Research The present volume is not intended for the scientific student of psychology, but for the layman who wishes to understand the difficulties that attend the conversion of the more educated world to the more recondite problems of psychic research. I have here written on the more conservative side of the general question, and so have taken pains to show why it is necessary to be cautious about admitting supernormal phenomena. The book is devoted mainly to normal and abnormal psychology, with philosophic reflections bearing upon the problems of both. It is intended, of course, that it shall be helpful to all who sympathize with the present movement to investigate the residual phenomena of mind, and yet do not understand how they may be connected with the accepted doctrines of traditional knowledge. To the present writer all new facts and theories must, in some way, find an assimilation with previous knowledge, and however great the departure involved in the discovery of the new, it must have some point of contact with the old. The present work, therefore, should serve as a preparation for the consideration of supernormal problems, especially upon the evidential side. It is not a sequel to "Science and a Future Life" and "Enigmas of Psychical Research." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Revival Medical Psychology and Psychical Research 1922

This book deals with those branches of Medical Psychology which have thrown most light on the problems of Psychical Research, namely, Hypnotism, Hysteria, and Multiple Personality.

Author: Thomas Walker Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351339124

Category: Psychology

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This book deals with those branches of Medical Psychology which have thrown most light on the problems of Psychical Research, namely, Hypnotism, Hysteria, and Multiple Personality. The greater part of the contents had already been published in the forms of papers contributed to the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research between 1910 and 1922 when the book was first released.
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Psychical Research and Survival

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Author: James Hyslop

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446357767

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F+W Media International Ltd, resurrects rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural—other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft. Psychical research has to proceed on scientific lines. The chief of the many problems that confront it is concerned with phenomena purporting to establish the fact of the survival of human personality after bodily death. This title describes the genesis and the work of psychical research with special reference to this central problem, and deals with its scientific, philosophic, religious and moral implications.
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