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The Other World

The Other World
Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850–1914

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  • Date Published: February 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521347679

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  • An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The book explores the variety of social background, education, and professional expertise that characterized the men and women who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena, and places them in the context of their times without ridiculing their beliefs.

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    "This is a book of rich and complex texture dealing with important activities of Victorian and Edwardian society: spiritualism and physical research....a most stimulating study..." Journal of Modern History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521347679
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 153 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Part I. The Setting:
    1. Mediums
    2. Membership
    Part II. A Surrogate Faith:
    3. Spiritualism and Christianity
    4. Psychical research and agnosticism
    5. Theosophy and the occult
    Part III. A Pseudoscience:
    6. Concepts of mind
    7. The problem of evolution
    8. Physics and psychic phenomena

  • Author

    Janet Oppenheim

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