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Mesmerism and Christian Science

Mesmerism and Christian Science
A Short History of Mental Healing


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072465

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About the Authors
  • For most of his life a clerk in the post office, Frank Podmore (1856–1910) was a prolific author on psychical research. As an undergraduate Podmore became interested in spiritualism, and he joined the British National Association of Spiritualists. Eventually disillusioned by that society, Podmore co-founded several organisations: the Progressive Association (in 1882); the Fellowship of the New Life (1883); and, spurred by his desire to see political change, the Fabian Society (1884). Podmore's membership in the Society for Psychical Research influenced his activities and interests, and he spent the next twenty years investigating and writing on psychical phenomena. Podmore's two-volume Modern Spiritualism (also reissued in this series) is a source for this 1909 work, which 'constituted the most scholarly history of mesmerism and its offshoots to that date', according to one reviewer. This work will interest historians of science and medicine, and scholars of Victorian religious movements.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072465
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Healing by fluid
    2. The magnetic system
    3. The first French commission
    4. The discovery of Somnambulism
    5. Healing by suggestion
    6. Later French commissions
    7. Mesmerism in England
    8. The fluidic theory
    9. Clairvoyance
    10. Spiritualism in France
    11. Spiritualism in Germany
    12. The coming of the prophets
    13. Thomas Lake Harris
    14. The rise of mental-healing
    15. Mary Baker Eddy
    16. Christian science

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    Frank Podmore

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