Unruly Spirits

Unruly Spirits

Unruly Spirits connects the study of séances, telepathy, telekinesis, materializations, and other parapsychic phenomena in France during the age of Sigmund Freud to an epistemological crisis that would eventually yield the French adoption ...

Author: M. Brady Brower

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252090059

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Unruly Spirits connects the study of séances, telepathy, telekinesis, materializations, and other parapsychic phenomena in France during the age of Sigmund Freud to an epistemological crisis that would eventually yield the French adoption of psychoanalysis. Skillfully navigating experiments conducted by nineteenth-century French psychical researchers and the wide-ranging debates that surrounded their work, M. Brady Brower situates the institutional development of psychical research at the intersection of popular faith and the emergent discipline of psychology. Brower shows how spiritualist mediums were ignored by French academic scientists for nearly three decades. Only after the ideologues of the Third Republic turned to science to address what they took to be the excess of popular democracy would the marvels of mediumism begin to emerge as legitimate objects of scientific inquiry. Taken up by the most prominent physicists, physiologists, and psychologists of the last decades of the nineteenth century, psychical research would eventually stall in the 1920s as researchers struggled to come to terms with interpersonal phenomena (such as trust and good faith) that could not be measured within the framework of their experimental methods. In characterizing psychical research as something other than a mere echo of popular spirituality or an anomaly among the sciences, Brower argues that the questions surrounding mediums served to sustain the scientific project by forestalling the establishment of a closed and complete system of knowledge. By acknowledging persistent doubt about the intentions of its participants, psychical research would result in the realization of a subjectivity that was essentially indeterminate and would thus clear the way for the French reception of psychoanalysis and the Freudian unconscious and its more comprehensive account of subjective uncertainty.
Categories: Psychology

The History of Philosophy Modern philosophy

The History of Philosophy  Modern philosophy

in psychical phenomena was a conventional speciality , arising from the
conventional restriction of biological phenomena , and the unphilosophic practice
of biologists , who had left all the higher functions to be treated by
metaphysicians .

Author: George Henry Lewes

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101045849500

Category: Philosophy

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Categories: Philosophy

Psychical Phenomena

Psychical Phenomena

71 , he wrote : “ No one can maintain that the paranormal phenomena attributed
to physical mediums do not occur . But no one accustomed to using the scientific
methods proper to modern psychical research can maintain without qualification
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Author: Réginald Omez

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3305478

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 144

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Categories: Parapsychology

Psychical Phenomena and the Physical World

Psychical Phenomena and the Physical World

... Perception 114 - 15 criteria of , 33 , 37 - 9 Modern Experiments in Telepathy ( S
. G . as source of information about Soal and F . Bateman ) , 75n . environment ,
37 Modern Psychical Phenomena ( Here - Phantasms of the Living ( E . Gurney ...

Author: Charles McCreery

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: UVA:X000210556

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 138

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Categories: Parapsychology

Mysterious Psychic Phenomena

Mysterious Psychic Phenomena

Eusapia Palladino : and her Phenomena . Personal Experiences in Spiritualism .
Psychology , in the Light of Psychic Phenomena . The Psychic World . Psychic
Science and Survival . Loaves and Fishes . Modern Psychical Phenomena .

Author: Hereward Carrington

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112070685844

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 176

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Categories: Parapsychology

Modern Mystics and Modern Magic

Modern Mystics and Modern Magic

Dr. Š . was greatly interested in the physical phenomena , and no more . He
began the investigation as a pure materialist , and his experience , while it
convinced him of the action of abnormal force , and even of the reality of the
spiritual beings ...

Author: Arthur Lillie

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041294963

Category: Occultists

Page: 172

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Categories: Occultists

Animal Magnetism Early Hypnotism and Psychical Research 1766 1925

Animal Magnetism  Early Hypnotism  and Psychical Research  1766 1925

William Stainton Moses , etc . , 1367 A Modern Priestess of Isis , 1394 Modern
Psychical Phenomena : Recent Researches and Speculations , 1749 Modern
Spiritism : A Critical Examination of Its Phenomena , Character , and Teaching in
the ...

Author: Adam Crabtree

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120261990

Category: Science

Page: 522

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Categories: Science

An Outline of the Principles of Modern Theosophy

An Outline of the Principles of Modern Theosophy

We cannot here refrain from calling the attention of our readers to one of the
latest productions of physical science - Alfred ... If the existence of psychological
phenomena in the lower organisms is denied , it will be necessary to assume that
 ...

Author: Claude Falls Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040864188

Category: Theosophy

Page: 188

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Categories: Theosophy

Modern Psychic Mysteries Millesimo Castle Italy

Modern Psychic Mysteries  Millesimo Castle  Italy

The physical phenomena - assuming them to be genuine - take the same course
with all mediums . There are always the telekinetic and teleplastic processes
classified above . ' ( Baron Schrenck - Notzing . ) ' Even though the psychic and ...

Author: Gwendolyn Kelley Hack

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074638886

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 367

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Categories: Parapsychology

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

There was an incident in Christ ' s life that illustrated another phase of psychic
phenomena . I refer to ... The same phenomenon occurs with our modern
mediums constantly , in connection with experimental incidents recorded at the
time , not ...

Author: American Society for Psychical Research

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063545811

Category: Parapsychology

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List of members in v. 1, 6, 12.
Categories: Parapsychology

Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research

Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research

Author: Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013712784

Category: Parapsychology

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List of members in v.1-19, 21, 24-
Categories: Parapsychology

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

CARRINGTON, Hcreward, 133.07 1880- Modern psychical phenomena, recent
researches and speculations, by Hcreward Carnngton ... New York. American
universities publishing company, 1920. xi, [2] p., 1 L, 3-331 p. front., illus. (incl.
diagr.) ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079622778

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Aesthetics in Modern Psychology

Aesthetics in Modern Psychology

denounces anything of a physical nature , while exactly contrary is the standpoint
of the other School . ... In the modern age the general trend of Philosophy is to
regard reality as consisting completely of phenomena belonging to a physical ...

Author: Amalendu Bagchi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070346732

Category: Art

Page: 141

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Categories: Art

The Modern Languages Forum

The Modern Languages Forum

first definite attempts to reduce psychical The opinion that complex psychical
phenomena to mathematical terms , and atphenomena cannot be mathematically
repretracted much attention . In fact they startsented is of comparatively remote ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125548366

Category: Languages, Modern

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Categories: Languages, Modern