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What Psychical Research Has Accomplished

by William James

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9427042M
    ISBN 101425463878
    ISBN 109781425463878

    Full text of "The Society for Psychical Research: Its Rise & Progress & a Sketch of Its Work" See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.   The unclassified residuum, The Society for Psychical Research and its history, Thought-transference, Gurney's work, The census of hallucinations,

    PREFACE. A LARGE part of the material used in this book was sent to the authors as representatives of the Society for Psychical Research; and the book is published with the sanction of the Council of that Society.. The division of authorship has been as follows. As regards the writing and the views expressed,—Mr. Myers is solely responsible for the Introduction, and for the “Note on a. Alan Gauld was formerly Reader in Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He is a past President () of the Society for Psychical Research. He has research interests in mediumship and survival, and in the history of psychical research. Greyson, Bruce C. () Bruce Greyson is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia.

    The Founders of Psychical Research was a well-documented and objective but very readable account of the Society’s early years, and the problems its members faced. In Mediumship and Survival, he has set himself the same high standards. Brian Inglis |1| 1 Introduction.   The organized investigation of ghosts has been associated with the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), not least because after the SPR was founded in Cambridge in , one of its research committees was dedicated to the investigation of haunted houses. 6 The connection has perhaps been overemphasized, however. 7 In the twentieth century, as Cited by: 4.


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What Psychical Research Has Accomplished Paperback – Septem by William James (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Cited by: what psychical research has accomplished.(1) "The great field for new discoveries," said a scientific friend to me the other day, "is always the unclassified residuum." Round about the accredited and orderly facts of every science there ever floats a sort of dust-cloud of exceptional observations, of occurrences minute and irregular and seldom.

This book collects all of his various writings on psychical research, such as his essay, "What Psychical Research Has Accomplished" [e.g., "The spirit and principles of science are mere affairs of method; there is nothing in them that need hinder science from dealing successfully with a world in which personal forces are the starting-point of 5/5(3).

What Psychical Research Has Accomplished () Review of Science and a Future Life, by Frederic W. Myers () Letter to the Editor of Mind on Ward’s Review of Briefer Course () Review of Annales des Sciences Psychiques () Two Reviews of Apparitions and Thought-Transference, by Frank Podmore ()   The will to believe -- Is life worth living.

-- The sentiment of rationality -- Reflex action and theism -- The dilemma of determinism -- The moral philosopher and the moral life -- Great men and their environment -- The importance of individuals -- On some Hegelisms -- What.

What Psychical Research has Accomplished - William James - of the genuineness of the phenomena that "telepathy" has figured freely in the papers of the Proceedings and in Gurneys book on phantasms as a vera causa on which additional hypotheses might be built.

No mere reader can be blamed, however, if he demand, for so revolutionary a belief. The group charged with collecting historical and current evidence produced the first landmark in psychical research, a two-volume study of visions and apparitions titled Phantasms of the Living ().

This substantial work, written mainly by Gurney, together with Myers and Frank Podmore, provided careful analyses of more than seven hundred. The more than fifty articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a span of some twenty-five years.

The record of a sustained interest in phenomena of a highly controversial nature, they make it amply clear that James's work in psychical research was not an eccentric hobby but a serious and sympathetic concern.

The more than fifty articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a span of some twenty-five years. The record of a sustained interest in phenomena of a highly controversial nature, they make it amply clear that James's Price: $   The book includes one of his essays titled, What Psychical Research Has Accomplished, which is said to have been published in the s.

Michelle McKay is a Canadian paranormal investigator of 30+ years. Former TV host: Destination America, Discovery, A&E. Founder of Her great-uncle, Henry McKay, was a pioneer UFO investigator and.

What Psychical Research Has Accomplished () Review of Science and a Future Life, by Frederic W. Myers () Letter to the Editor of Mind on Ward's Review of Briefer Course () ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxxvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Essays in psychical research Review of Planchette / by Epes Sargent () Circulars of the American Society for Psychical Research () zation () t for information () --c.

Circular requesting information on mediumistic phenomena. Frank Podmore (5 February – 14 August ) was an English author, and founding member of the Fabian is best known as an influential member of the Society for Psychical Research and for his sceptical writings on tion: Parapsychologist, writer.

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research does not circulate widely outside the SPR and some libraries. Part 2 describes work done after and records the findings of a line-by-line microscopical examination of each and every one of. the 1, color slides in the British Library set.

Several pages of. these documents are reproduced in. See William James on Psychical Research, ed. Gardner Murphy and Robert O. Ballou (New York: Viking, ), pp. 29ff. The essay, “ What Psychical Research Has Accomplished,” was published in The Will to Believe and Other Essays,and was based on addresses and articles composed between and Google ScholarAuthor: Arnold Goldman.

Hall and the S.P.R. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research JSPR Volume 43_pg53to62 Gauld Alan. NOTES ON THE CAREER OF THE SOMNAMBULE LÉONIE, Jourpp. JSPR Volume 61_pgto Our esteemed colleague, Dr. Emily Kelly, currently on sabbatical, has authored many publications on research into the survival of consciousness post mortem.

She was a close colleague of our founder Dr. Ian Stevenson, and has been a researcher at UVA Division of Perceptual Studies for over thirty years. Kelly has developed a self-paced reading curriculum [ ]. PREFACE. In the following pages I have dealt chiefly with the mental or psychological phenomena of psychical research, and have not touched upon the "physical" manifestations to any extent.

The book is mostly theoretical and constructive in tone; and, because of its speculative character, it may, perhaps, prove of value to future psychical investigators. For instance, in his essay “What psychical research has accomplished” (), after praising Henry Sidgwick’s intellectual rigour and courage, James expressed his view that Nora was “a worthy ally of her husband in this matter, showing a similarly rare power of holding her judgment in suspense, and a keenness of observation and capacity.

It is necessary to ask who founded the Society for Psychical Research, and what it has accomplished since its inception in One of its principal founders was F.

Myers, author of a classical book entitled Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death, first published in. psychical research is not relevant when one is attempting to under-stand his philosophy overall.

With the exception of his article "What Psychical Research has Accomplished," James's writings on psychical research were not even published under a single cover until I, fifty years after his death.

This itself constitutes something of a judg.lort of the Society for Psychical Research “ on the pheno- na connected with the Theosophical Society ”—otherwise, the ^jiomena associated with the personality of Mine.

H. P. Blavatsky. 1 have undertaken to do this with great reluctance and Laste—but nevertheless with a. Essay in james psychical research william works The New York Times obituary. William James’ early interests in. Fechner and James: Scientist–Philosophers.

In the recently published Life by Leslie Stephen of his brother, Fitz-James, there is an account .