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On the Threshold of the Unseen

On the Threshold of the Unseen
An Examination of the Phenomena of Spiritualism and of the Evidence of Survival after Death

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028509

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  • In this 1917 publication English physicist Sir William Fletcher Barrett (1844–1925) purports to rescue psychical research from the scorn of his colleagues and provide indisputable evidence for the existence of psychic phenomena. A successful scientist (he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and was honoured with a knighthood), Barrett was better known for his psychical work and his attempts to reconcile it with his scientific pursuits. Certain that the human spirit could linger after bodily death, in this book Barrett examines a wide range of spiritualist practices including levitation, spirit photography, mediumship, automatic writing, the ouija board, clairvoyance, and telepathy, carefully considering the evidence for each phenomenon in the hope that they will in time be recognised as scientifically established facts. This book is a much-revised edition of Barrett's 1908 publication On the Threshold of a New World of Thought, republished to include more 'trustworthy' evidence.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028509
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    2. Psychical research and public opinion
    3. Conflicting objections of science and religion
    Part II:
    4. Physical phenomena of spiritualism
    5. Ditto
    6. Levitation and immunity from fire
    7. On certain more disputable phenomena of spiritualism: ectoplasms, direct voice, materialization, spirit photography, the aura
    Part III:
    8. The canons of evidence in psychical research
    9. Theories
    10. The problem of mediumship
    11. Human personality: the subliminal self
    Part IV:
    12. Apparitions
    13. Automatic writing. The evidence for identity
    14. Proof of supernormal messages. The ouija board
    15. Further evidence of survival after death
    16. Evidence of identity in the discarnate
    17. Evidence from abroad of survival
    Part V:
    18. Clairvoyance, psychology of trance phenomena
    19. Difficulties and objections considered
    20. Cautions and suggestions
    Part VI:
    21. The lesson of philosophy in the interpretation of nature
    22. The mystery of human personality
    23. The divine ground of the soul, reincarnation
    24. Telepathy and its implications

  • Author

    William Fletcher Barrett

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