Psychics: Facts and Theories

Psychics: Facts and Theories

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[Savage, Rev. Minot J.] Arena Press: Boston, 1893. First Edition. 8vo. x. 153 pp. +[viii] catalogue of books from same publisher. Green cloth with gilt lettering and embossed seal of Arena Press. Decorated end papers. Frontispiece depicting author. Illustrated cover page. Corners bumped. Small tear at tail of spine. Hinge tender between p 42 and 43. Slight discolouration from ephemera on p 148, 149. Gutter staining p 71-81. Otherwise very good copy.

Spoiler alert: Ghosts are real! Death is an illusion! And this from no less a source than a student of William James, the "Father of American Psychology", to whom the book is lovingly dedicated. Savage presents a series of studies into psychic phenomena, at the height of the American Spiritualist movement. "If the facts force us to the conclusion that 'There is no death, what seems so is transition,' why should any one shrink from having proved that which all men hope? I hesitate, as yet, to say that there can be no other explanation; but I frankly admit that I can now see no other which seems to me adequate to account for all the facts." Fuck.

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