On the Threshold of the Unseen: An Examination of the Phenomena of Spiritualism and of the Evidence of Survival After Death

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 16, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 362 pages
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In this 1917 publication English physicist Sir William Fletcher Barrett (1844-1925) purports to rescue psychical research from the scorn of his colleagues and provide indisputable evidence for the existence of psychic phenomena. A successful scientist (he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and was honoured with a knighthood), Barrett was better known for his psychical work and his attempts to reconcile it with his scientific pursuits. Certain that the human spirit could linger after bodily death, in this book Barrett examines a wide range of spiritualist practices including levitation, spirit photography, mediumship, automatic writing, the ouija board, clairvoyance, and telepathy, carefully considering the evidence for each phenomenon in the hope that they will in time be recognised as scientifically established facts. This book is a much-revised edition of Barrett's 1908 publication On the Threshold of a New World of Thought, republished to include more 'trustworthy' evidence.
  

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Contents

PART I
1
PART II
29
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF SPIRITUALISM
35
ENA OF SPIRITUALISM ECTOPLASMS
81
THE CANONS OF EVIDENCE IN PSYCIIICAL
95
SELF
127
APPARITIONS
140
AUTOMATIC WRITING THE EVIDENCE
161
CLAIRVOYANCE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRANCE
235
DIFFICULTIES AND OBJECTIONS CONSID
246
CAUTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
253
THE LESSON OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE
267
THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN PERSONALITY
278
THE DIVINE GROUND OF THE SOUL
284
TELEPATHY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS
292
A SUPERSTITION AND THE SUPERNATURAL
301

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF SURVIVAL AFTER
190
EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY IN THE DISCAR
207
EVIDENCE FROM ABROAD OF SURVIVAL
222
PART V
228
B NOTE BY THE LATE PROF BALFOUR STEWART
308
SUGGESTIONS FOR INVESTIGATORS
319
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