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
     
 

An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. Analyzes the social background, education and character of those who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena. See more details below

Overview

An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. Analyzes the social background, education and character of those who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena.

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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