Popular Science News Volume 33-34

Popular Science News Volume 33-34

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...hypnotism, dream, etc. Within the last few years study, of the subliminal self has become the most fruitful, interesting, and important part of psychology. Arnong its most settled results are these-that the subliminal self is never unconscious; that it never forgets; that it possesses all the sensory, emotional.: and ratiocinative powers of the mundane self, with many others; that it does not. like the mundane self, exercise any apparent volition to make material objects, and consequently has little use for induction; but that it does exercise, with great energy, artistic creation and syllogistic power. We should naturally suppose at first it was some unidentified portion of the brain. But every observation goes to show that it is something very difierent--that it possesses all the powers of the brain, and others, but is identifiable with no cerebral organ. The subliminal self is the soul. In what sort of matter it objectively consists we are as yet wholly ignorant; but want of knowledge about its constitution does not affect the proofs of its existence. Lack of such proof was, until lately, the weak point of spiritualism under all its phases. Those "tests" by which the spiritist sought to prove that individuals in a trance received communications such as could not have been given them by any visible person present, were inconclusive. His question "if it isn't spirits, what is it?" proved nothing, while it might be anything else as well as spirits, whose own existence seemed so improbable. Considering the "tests" to be now relieved from this objection, it certainly remains true that the vast majority are obviously either frauds, delusions, accidents, or uncertified legends. But this is quite natural. It is a...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236930401
  • 9781236930408