Titolo: The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical ...
Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1985
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. The Setting: 1. Mediums; 2. Membership; Part II. A Surrogate Faith: 3. Spiritualism and Christianity; 4. Psychical research and agnosticism; 5. Theosophy and the occult; Part III. A Pseudoscience: 6. Concepts of mind; 7. The problem of evolution; 8. Physics and psychic phenomena; Conclusion; Notes; Index. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0521265053
Riassunto: An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The book explores the variety of social background, education, and professional expertise that characterized the men and women who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena, and places them in the context of their times without ridiculing their beliefs.
Descrizione del libro: An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. Analyzes the social background, education and character of those who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena.
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