This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to certain objecls, accompanied by an extraordinary capacity for perceiving their presence, which remain utterly unexplained. Not ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to certain objecls, accompanied by an extraordinary capacity for perceiving their presence, which remain utterly unexplained. Not to speak of cats and hares, where some electrical effects might be conceived, I lately heard of a gentleman who fainted if he were introduced into a room where there was a raspberry tart; and that there have been persons endowed with a faculty for discovering the proximity of water and metals, even without the aid of the divining rod--which latter marvel seems to be now clearly established as an electrical phenomenon--will scarcely admit of further doubt. A very eminent person, with whom I am acquainted, possessing extremely acute olfactory powers, is the subject of one single exception. He is insensible to the odor of a beanfield, however potent: but it would surely be very absurd in him to deny that the beanfield emits an odor, and the evidence of the majority against him is too strong to admit of his doing so. Now, we have only the evidence of a minority with regard to the existence of certain faculties not generally developed, but surely it argues great presumption to dispute their possibility. We might, I think, with more appearance of reason, insist upon it that my friend must be mistaken, and that he does smell the beanfield, for we have the majority against him there most decidedly. The difference is, that nobody cares whether the odor of the beanfield is perceptible or not: but if the same gentleman asserted that he had seen a ghost, beyond all doubt his word would be disputed. Though we do not know what the conditions are that develop the faculty of what St. Paul calls the discerning of spirits, there is reason to believe that the approach of death is one. 1 have heard of too many instances of this kind, ..
Very Good. Great Britain, Aquarian Press, 1986 (reprint of original 1848 edition). Clean, tight 8vo, 451pp. Very light shelf wear to cover. Fairly scarce book. The Colin Wilson Library of the Paranormal. What are ghosts, what are doppelgangers, doubles, spirits, are houses really haunted? All these questions are discussed in a fascinating, comprehensive, intelligent way. "Dwellers in the Temple", waking and sleeping apparitions, dreams, presentiments, warnings, trance, wraiths, apparitions, the future that awaits us, the power of will, troubled spirits, spectral lights, and much more.
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