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The Naturalisation of the Supernatural

The Naturalisation of the Supernatural


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072458

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About the Authors
  • A founding member of the Fabian Society and a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, Frank Podmore (1856–1910) occupied a unique position in British political and scientific society. From his undergraduate days at Oxford until his untimely death in 1910, he harboured a fascination for the supernatural, hallucinations and mesmerism. Published in the final years of his life, during a period of prolific writing and introspection, this 1908 work was the result of exhaustive personal research and first-hand observation. Although fascinated by his chosen subject, Podmore never abandoned his scientific stance and demonstrates a level of scepticism rarely found among the more committed Victorian spiritualists. The result is a scholarly but entertaining series of case studies, which remains one of the most authoritative works on the phenomenon of spiritualism.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072458
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Experimental thought transference
    3. Spontaneous thought-transference – mind's eye visions
    4. Spontaneous thought-transference – coincident dreams
    5. On hallucinations in general
    6. Telepathic hallucinations
    7. Poltergeists
    8. Spiritualism
    9. On communication with the dead
    10. Phantasms of the dead
    11. Haunted houses
    12. Messages received through trance and automatism
    13. The case of Mrs. Piper
    14. On clairvoyance and prevision

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    Frank Podmore

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