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Phantasms of the Living

Phantasms of the Living

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027335

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  • This two-volume work, co-authored by Edmund Gurney (1847–1888), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843–1901) and Frank Podmore (1856–1910), all leading members of the Society for Psychical Research, was first published in 1886. This collection, containing over 700 case studies of sensory phantasms and hypnotic experiments, was one of the first attempts to deal scientifically with the hypothesis of psychic thought-transference and to catalogue and provide a body of evidence in its support. Volume 2 presents data and analyses of auditory, visual, and tactile hallucinations, and those of a reciprocal or collective nature. It contains addenda and a conclusion for the two volumes. This pioneering study is an indispensable source for the history of psychical research and nineteenth-century attitudes to the idea of telepathy. It provides detailed insights into the Victorian fascination with the occult and the supernatural.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027335
    • length: 766 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 43 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Additions and corrections
    13. The theory of chance-coincidence
    14. Further visual cases occurring to single percipient
    15. Further auditory cases occurring to a single percipient
    16. Tactile cases, and cases affecting more than one of the percipient's senses
    17. Reciprocal cases
    18. Collective cases
    Supplement: Introduction
    1. Further examples of thought-transference, principally in hypnotic cases
    2. Ideal, emotional, and motor cases
    3. Dream
    4. Borderland cases
    5. Visual cases
    6. Auditory and tactile cases
    7. Cases affecting more than one of the percipient's senses
    8. Reciprocal cases
    9. Collective cases
    Additional chapter
    Table of numbered cases
    Analysis of the table

  • Authors

    Edmund Gurney

    Frederic William Henry Myers

    Frank Podmore

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