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by Edmund Gurney

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0820110752
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Edmund Gurney
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Occult & Paranormal
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English
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Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint (November 1, 1970)
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Edmund Gurney (23 March 1847 – 23 June 1888) was an English psychologist and parapsychologist. Gurney was born at Hersham, near Walton-on-Thames

Edmund Gurney (23 March 1847 – 23 June 1888) was an English psychologist and parapsychologist. Gurney was born at Hersham, near Walton-on-Thames. He was educated at Blackheath and at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1866, where he took fourth place in the classical tripos and obtained a fellowship in 1872.

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Cambridge Core - History of Ideas and Intellectual History - Phantasms of the Living - by Edmund Gurney

Cambridge Core - History of Ideas and Intellectual History - Phantasms of the Living - by Edmund Gurney. It documents over 700 case studies of ghost-seeing, and aimed to revolutionise thinking about ghosts by proposing a theory that explained ghost-seeing through the idea of telepathy. Volume 1 includes an introduction by Myers and an explanation of the analytical methods used in the study.

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You can read Phantasms of the Living by Edmund Gurney in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Phantasms of the Living was published for the first time in 1886 and since then it has appealed to all readers who are interested in phantasms. its readers fascinated and carried away from the very beginning till the very end.

In A History of Psychiatry, Edward Shorter shows us the harsh, farcical, and inspiring realities of. .insanity combined with the stresses of modern living.

In A History of Psychiatry, Edward Shorter shows us the harsh, farcical, and inspiring realities of society's changing attitudes toward and attempts to deal with its mentally ill and the efforts of generations of scientists and physicians to ease their suffering. He paints vivid portraits of psychiatry's leading historical figures and pulls no punches in assessing their roles in advancing or sidetracking our understanding of the origins of mental illness. Shorter also identifies the scientific and cultural factors that shaped the development of psychiatry.

  • Enila
I got this book as a follow up to 'Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death' Frederick Meyer 1903. This book was written in 1886, long before the digital era, and is an in-depth study and compilation of anecdotal cases of various types of dreams, telepathy and hallucinations (both in the mind's-eye, and external projections...sometimes called ghosts). This is an interesting reference book for those interested in the history of studies of phenomena of the mind.
  • EROROHALO
This book is part of a much larger project which became my Master's thesis. Myers, Podmore and Gurney were part of the beginnings of the Society for Psychical Research in England and the work they did, trying to understand what was happening in paranormal events, was and still is extremely relevant and important in the ongoing inquiry into the work. This book is VERY long! When the authors set out to write a book, they were very thorough. Both volumes comprise some 1400 pages! Over 700 individual cases are thoroughly analyzed. To the researcher, such as myself, this is a gold mine, but for a general audience, I would not recommend it.
  • Dianazius
This fat volume comprises both a skillfully abridged version of the 2-volume Phantasms of the Living, first produced in 1886 by Edmund Gurney along with other giants of England's Society for Psychical Research, and a supplement of later, similar accounts pulled together by Mrs. Sidgwick, another SPR stalwart. It provides an invaluable trove of data on sensing the presence of another human being, alive or dead, when that being wasn't physically there.

For Phantasms of the Living, over 5700 people were asked the question, "Since January 1, 1874, [10-12 years before the question was posed] have you--when in good health, free from anxiety, and completely awake--had a vivid impression of seeing or being touched by a human being or of hearing a voice or sound which suggested a human presence, when no one was there?" A slightly smaller number were asked if they'd dreamt of the death of some person known to them. If the answer was yes, respondents were invited to tell their stories. SPR volunteers went to great lengths to verify their informants' stories by soliciting letters from other parties in whom these informants had confided, reading diary entries, checking death notices in newspapers, and the like.

The accounts reported in this pioneering work, the result of diligent and rigorous scholarship by eminent Victorians some of whom were associated with Cambridge University, provide impressive evidence for the reality of clairvoyance, telepathy, and the survival of the human spirit after death.
  • Alexandra
Superb offering on your part. I am very happy that Cambridge offered the complete version of this publication rather than an abridgement. I was very happy with every aspect of my transaction. Thank you.
  • melody of you
This ebook is nothing but a series of ref. notes. There is no body of work connected with it. Something has gone wrong in the conversion to ebook. It was unreadable and I returned it. I am happy with the Kindle return process.
  • Skilkancar
Interesting. But, some of the things they say, or, styles of writing, are kind of old-timey. Still a good read nonetheless.
  • Anayaron
Very difficult to read dry and uninteresting
Phantasms Of The Living was published in 1886, written with Frederick Myers and Edmund Gurney with Frank Podmore

I am reading this huge set of two books currently and I am recommending it to everyone. In fact, it's a must read!

The books are an overall study in psychology on telepathy and apparitions. It's very deep, but very informative. It explains why some people see things, and it explains why some people THINK they see things. There are over 700+ cases in these two volumes, over 1400 pages. It is very chilling because it is true. These books will change your perspective on the ghost hunters of today. Ghost hunting really begins in the mind, not at a location or your equipment.

The cases are from actual ones Frank Podmore collected and from the Society for Psychical Research. the cases were verified and researched, not just rumors. cases were presented to the authors for publication, and were rejected if the case couldn't be verified, or was just a old wives tale. it examines how people tell stories, and why stories tend to get embellished upon retelling. And how people will experience something, then a death will happen, and they try to attach the experience to a supernatural meaning and the death. It's fascinating how they authors point out how the mind works.

It also cover events that cannot be explained. Here is an example of an automatic writing:

A pastor and his wife, who was in poor health, elected to do automatic writing. He would sit at a desk with his back to his wife and write questions. She would sit in a chair with her eyes closed and a planchette on a notepad in her lap.

Who are you the writes, and has told all you know?
A. Wife

But does no one tell wife what to write? If so, who?
A. Spirit

Who's Spirit?
A. Wife's brain

But how does wife's brain know (certain) secrets?
A. Wife's Spirit unconsciously guides

But how does wife's spirit know things it has never been told?
A. No external influence

But by what internal influence does it know (these) secrets?
A. You cannot know

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These books are out of print. If you decide to read them, there are "copied" books available, but DO YOUR SEARCH. There is an abridged volume of about 180 cases and has around 580 pages. But, I wanted the whole thing, and I think the whole thing is MUCH better that a cut up volume.