The Reality of Psychic Phenomena, Raps, Levitations, Etc

The Reality of Psychic Phenomena, Raps, Levitations, Etc

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...balance also simultaneously moved along the scale, and the average of half a dozen levitations gave for it a rough value of about 4 lb. To confirm roughly this reading, I pushed backwards on the compression balance B, and distinctly felt a force of about that magnitude pushing against me. That the horizontal pushing force on the balance B is not an independent force may be inferred from the following: --Several times during levitation strong upward jerks of the table were given. On all such occasions the pointer on the tension balance S indicated a sudden increase of a pound or two, and when the jerking motion was completed it went back to the normal reading of about 4 lb. steady pull. Conclusion.--The horizontal component of the reaction when the seance-table of weight 10H lb. is levitated above the 14-lb. balance is apparently about 4 lb.; and this component acts directly outwards from the medium. At a later date I made a further experiment with the object of determining accurately the horizontal component of the reaction. Experiment 49: To endeavour to determine accurately the horizontal component of the reaction. I rigged up the apparatus as shown in figs. 13 and 14. The balances were, however, different. The compression balance was the one reading to 28 lb. (not to 14 lb.), although its over-all dimensions were about the same; and the tension balance was a much larger one, with larger scale divisions than that used in the previous experiment. It was new, and read up to 20 lb. During the course of this experiment I proved to my satisfaction that the horizontal and vertical forces are only components of a single force. In three or four cases, with a finger of one hand on the tension pointer and a finger of the other on the compression..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835891
  • 9781236835895