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The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 / Edition 1
     

The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 / Edition 1

by Janet Oppenheim
 

ISBN-10: 052134767X

ISBN-13: 9780521347679

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The book explores the variety of social background, education, and professional expertise that characterized the men and women who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena, and places them in the context of

Overview

An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The book explores the variety of social background, education, and professional expertise that characterized the men and women who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena, and places them in the context of their times without ridiculing their beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521347679
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. The Setting: 1. Mediums; 2. Membership; Part II. A Surrogate Faith: 3. Spiritualism and Christianity; 4. Psychical research and agnosticism; 5. Theosophy and the occult; Part III. A Pseudoscience: 6. Concepts of mind; 7. The problem of evolution; 8. Physics and psychic phenomena; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

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