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A Thought-Reader's Thoughts
Being the Impressions and Confessions of Stuart Cumberland


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108044394

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  • Although famous throughout Europe for his mind-reading skills, Stuart C. Cumberland (1857–1922) was a staunch critic of the 'rascality' of some spiritualist practices and their practitioners. He claimed that many of the séances and other events which he had experienced were merely fraudulent money-making impostures. He wrote several books on his life as a thought-reader, in which he also revealed the techniques of fake mediums and psychics. (His That Other World, of 1918, is also reissued in this series.) In this 1888 work, Cumberland narrates his own history and career and describes some of his most memorable séances. One of these took place in the House of Commons, where Cumberland subjected none other than the prime minister at the time, W. E. Gladstone, to having his thoughts read. Their encounter made a great impression on the author, who found Gladstone one of his most remarkable subjects.

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108044394
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. My first 'subject'
    2. A believer in 'willing'
    3. Russian superstition
    4. Notable people at the séance
    5. The late Kaiser Wilhelm
    6. The land of Mañana
    7. The Portuguese and Spaniards contrasted
    8. Arabi, the Egyptian
    9. About nationalities
    10. The use of thought-reading.

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    Stuart C. Cumberland

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