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From Matter to Spirit

From Matter to Spirit
The Result of Ten Years’ Experience in Spirit Manifestation


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

Augustus De Morgan
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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027441

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  • Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan (1809–1892) was the wife of the mathematician and logician Augustus De Morgan and mother of the celebrated ceramicist William De Morgan. In this book, published in 1863, De Morgan, writing as 'CD' – with a preface by her husband signed as 'AB' – acknowledges that alleged spirit manifestations have faced much criticism and scepticism, but argues that it was a little-understood phenomenon that merited further investigation. She spent a decade on this research, and focused on the role of the mediums, people who were believed to communicate with the spirit world. She was aided in this by the arrival of a medium who lived with the De Morgan family for six years. Her chapters also examine in depth the process of dying and ideas about the afterlife. A first-hand account of the nineteenth-century spiritualist world, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into Britain's changing religious landscape.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027441
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Augustus De Morgan
    1. Introductory – method of experimenting
    2. Rapping and table-moving – reality of phenomena
    3. Writing: first experiments
    4. Mesmerism
    5. Mediumship: modes of influence
    6. Mediumship (continued): writing-vision-drawing
    7. Mediumship (continued): the voice and hearing
    8. Mediumship: nature of influence
    9. Process of death and formation of the spiritual body
    10. Daybreak
    11. The home of the spirit
    12. Appearances after death
    13. Correspondence and development
    14. Influx and inspiration
    15. The word of God
    Notes to chapter XV.

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    Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan


    Augustus De Morgan

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