Crystal Gazing, Its History and Practice; With a Discussion of the Evidence for Telepathic Scrying

Crystal Gazing, Its History and Practice; With a Discussion of the Evidence for Telepathic Scrying

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... the cause his fear that the soul of the living, projected into the glass, may be carried off by the dead. But it is by no means improbable that in part the belief rests on the facts of crystal gazing. In the census of hallucinations the examples are fairly numerous in which the apparition, coincidental or otherwise, has been seen in.a mirror or other bright object. When we consider that for POWER OF THE NAME 61 Panzer, Bcitrag, ii. 195. In the New Hebrides they say that if you look into water a snake will come and seize your tongue. (R. Gcog. Soc. Vict. x. 54). t = Gebarmutter, properly uterus, but here soul. the Eskimo, the Red Indian, and others the apparition of a spirit is equivalent to giving the seer power over that spirit, another explanation of the practice of covering up mirrors suggests itself. The Indian youth at initiation is able, by the magic power of his fast, to summon the spirit of the animal which is afterwards his "medicine." The savage all the world over avoids mentioning the name of the dead, for by the magic power of the name, which some savages carefully conceal, the dead man may be summoned. Every well-brought-up child knows that to mention a bogie is to run a great risk of bringing the bogie to the spot; and the Papuans hold the same view, as a story in the Report of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition shows, where a party of New Guinea youths and maidens, after playing hockey, Ladies v. Gentlemen, on the beach, return home, and one luckless maid, finding that her mother has cooked the second-best fish for her admirer, who goes back with her to tea, sits down and weeps, and will not be comforted. In an ill-advised moment someone mentions a bogie, apropos of a heartless practical joke of the village lads, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515722
  • 9781236515728