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That Other World

That Other World
Personal Experiences of Mystics and Their Mysticism


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028516

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  • Although Stuart Cumberland (1857–1922) was renowned for his mind-reading skills, he was a staunch critic of related spiritualist practices. He claimed that many séances and other events that he had seen confirmed his suspicions that 'the chief basis of the movement was money-making'. So he decided to launch his own campaign to uncover the truth about the methods of spirit-mediums, and in this work, published in 1918, he explains many mediums' tricks, such as making tables move using special silk thread, not spiritual aid. He lectured about the subject in places ranging from Cambridge University to Lambeth Palace, and attributed his own success to his ability to read muscle movement, rather than any supernatural communication. Providing a fascinating picture of the changing spiritualist movement, this work illustrates the extent of the social and political influence of some spiritualists, but also how credibility about their practices was being challenged.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028516
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. By way of introduction
    2. Monarchs and mystics
    3. Concerning 'spirit forms'
    4. Physical phenomena
    5. Clairvoyant claims and chicaneries
    6. Spirit photography
    7. Trance and transcript mediums
    8. Subjective visions and false sensorial impressions
    9. The possibilities and impossibilities of thought transference
    10. The unseen hand in the unseen world?' 11. Mystic odds and ends
    12. By way of conclusion.

  • Author

    Stuart C. Cumberland

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