Psychical Review Volume 1

Psychical Review Volume 1

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...of fraud, and the most abundant in its suggestions of the high realm into which the study of psychology leads us. It seems, therefore, that in any collection of facts from human experience, those belonging to this department of the subject should be given a prominent place. The work of the student of psychology to-day is of necessity largely the collecting and classifying of the facts of individual experience. Before anything else can be done, we must have the facts. I offer a few in this line which have come under my personal observation. Three persons are immediately concerned in them. All three seem rarely gifted in this way, and from most intimate knowledge of their predictions covering a period of over twenty years, I am prepared to bear witness to the almost absolute accuracy of them in every case. If exceptions were really necessary to prove a rule, there would surely not be enough here to offer for that purpose. The only failure' I have ever known has been in some minor detail of the thing predicted, never, in a single instance, in the thing itself as a whole. It is true of all the persons to whom I allude, that the "open vision" does not come at will. The predictions are always made when they are in a perfectly normal condition, none of them being subject to the trance state at any time. With two, the prophetic mood has been much more frequent than with the third, though with this one it seems to gain in intensity what it lacks in frequency, the predictions being of things much more remote as to time, in some cases more specific in detail, and, so far as I know, always made with absolute exactness. This person was sitting one Sunday in the gallery of a church, looking down upon the congregation as it came in. A gentleman and...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539788
  • 9781236539786