The American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education Volume 2

The American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...cats and are thus thrown into a state of agitation and general nervousness. They are usually not conscious of the unseen cat as odorous. "It seems to me possible that either they smell the cat too slightly to be able 1 Binet, Alfred: Alterations of Personality. X. Y., Appleton, 1896. to define the odor or else receive an olfactory impression of which they are not conscious as an odor, but only in the form of such symptoms as the visible cat would also evoke. "To be influenced by an olfactory impression, of which (as odor) the subject rests unconscious, may seem a hypothesis worthy of small respect and beyond power of proof. Nevertheless, it seems to me reasonable. There are sounds beyond the hearing of certain persons. If they ever cause effects we do not know. There are rays of which we are not conscious, as light or heat or except through the effects to which they give rise. There may be olfactory emanations distinguished by some as odors and by others felt, not as odors, but only in their influential results on nervous systems unusually susceptible. No other explanation seems to me available." Premonition, therefore, as I conceive it, is simply an intuition, an instinctive cognition of future events. As everything happens by law, through cause and effect, premonition is simply the finer adjustment of the individual mind to the universal mind, or universal conditions, or universal cause and effect. The rudimentary form of premonition I find to be in all the simplest instinctive knowings and adjustment of present conditions to future conditions, as when the dog and the fox ' exhibit a well-marked anticipation of future events, in hiding food to be eaten hereafter: " 1 more clearly even, and more intuitively and instinctively, when some...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668200
  • 9781236668202