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by Gardner Murphy,Robert Ballou,William James

  • ISBN: 0678031649
  • Author: Gardner Murphy,Robert Ballou,William James
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 339
  • Publisher: Augustus m Kelley Pubs; Facsimile of 1960 ed edition (June 1, 1960)
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  • Category: Spirituality
  • Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
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He admired how James easily defined the boundaries between man, world and consciousness.

William James received an eclectic trans-Atlantic education, developing fluency in both German and French. Education in the James household encouraged cosmopolitanism. The family made two trips to Europe while William James was still a child, setting a pattern that resulted in thirteen more European journeys during his life. His early artistic bent led to an apprenticeship in the studio of William Morris Hunt in Newport, Rhode Island, but he switched in 1861 to scientific studies at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University.

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by William James and Gardner Murphy. Extensive writings on telepathy mediumship mental healing and survival after death. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780678031643.

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Awkward and unclassifiable facts are the bugbear of scientific orthodoxy. They challenge its authority; the easy course is to ignore them. William James, deeply committee throughout his life to the spirit of science, insisted with passionate intensity that there is no place in science for rigid orthodoxy. It was precisely in the awkward facts of experience that he looked for clues to an enlargement of science and of our understanding of the very strange universe in which we live. Psychical phenomena caught his attention at an early age: telepathy, clairvoyance, faith healing, reports of communications from the dead. No one of these subjects had any standing in the eyes of orthodox scientists. To take them seriously, to propose scientific investigations of them, was to lay oneself open to suspicion. James the psychologist saw no unbridgeable gap between normal and paranormal experience. What he did see in the shadowy border region was an unexplored aspect of the human spirit. The whole force of his increasing prestige was put at the service of psychical research. If there were facts to be investigated, James the pragmatist would help ferret them out and appraise them. The record of his search and of the conclusions he came to is contained in these pages. With the detachment of a scientist and the fervor of a pioneer he sought out his elusive material wherever it was to be found. The great problem remains unsolved today, but James's definition of it - and his research - help us to understand its significance. (from the dust jacket)
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Anarus
Fascinating
Forcestalker
William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher [e.g., Pragmatism (Philosophical Classics)] and psychologist [e.g., The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1], who was also the first president of the American branch of the Society for Psychical Research.

This book collects all of his various writings on psychical research, such as his essay, "What Psychical Research Has Accomplished" [e.g., "The spirit and principles of science are mere affairs of method; there is nothing in them that need hinder science from dealing successfully with a world in which personal forces are the starting-point of new effects"; pg. 47]; his 1896 "Address By the President" [e.g., "experimental thought transference has yielded a less abundant return than that which in the first year or two seemed not unlikely to come in"; pg. 60]; essays, letters, and reports/reviews of the medium Leonora Piper, etc.

Perhaps the most interesting selection is the last (1909) essay, "The Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher," in which he says, "For twenty-five years I have been in touch with numerous 'researchers,' and I have spent a good many hours... in witnessing (or trying to witnes) phenomena. Yet I am theoretically no 'further' than I was at the beginning; and I confess that at times I have been tempted to believe that the Creator has eternally intended this department of nature to remain BAFFLING... so that, although ghosts and clairboyances, and raps and messages from spirits, are always seeming to exist and can never be fully explained away, they also can never be suceptible of full corroboration." (Pg. 310)

This is a volume which will fascinate "believers" and "skeptics" alike, as well as students of philosophy and psychology.
Eigonn
William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher [e.g., Pragmatism (Philosophical Classics)] and psychologist [e.g., The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1], who was also the first president of the American branch of the Society for Psychical Research.

This book collects all of his various writings on psychical research, such as his essay, "What Psychical Research Has Accomplished" [e.g., "The spirit and principles of science are mere affairs of method; there is nothing in them that need hinder science from dealing successfully with a world in which personal forces are the starting-point of new effects"; pg. 47]; his 1896 "Address By the President" [e.g., "experimental thought transference has yielded a less abundant return than that which in the first year or two seemed not unlikely to come in"; pg. 60]; essays, letters, and reports/reviews of the medium Leonora Piper, etc.

Perhaps the most interesting selecton is the last (1909) essay, "The Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher," in which he says, "For twenty-five years I have been in touch with numerous 'researchers,' and I have spent a good many hours... in witnessing (or trying to witnes) phenomena. Yet I am theoretically no 'further' than I was at the beginning; and I confess that at times I have been tempted to believe that the Creator has eternally intended this department of nature to remain BAFFLING... so that, although ghosts and clairboyances, and raps and messages from spirits, are always seeming to exist and can never be fully explained away, they also can never be suceptible of full corroboration." (Pg. 310)

This is a volume which will fascinate "believers" and "skeptics" alike, as well as students of philosophy and psychology.

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