Adventurings in the psychical (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, and Company, 1914 - Parapsychology - 318 pages
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Page 48 - Have you ever, when completely awake, had a vivid impression of seeing or being touched by a living being or inanimate object, or of hearing a voice; which impression, so far as you could discover, was not due to any external physical cause?
Page 208 - Ninib a pair of earrings of agate. We were in great dismay since there was no agate as raw material at hand. In order to execute the command there was nothing for us...
Page 291 - The identity of a person is a perfect identity ; wherever it is real, it admits of no degrees ; and it is impossible that a person should be in part the same, and in part different ; because a person is a monad, and is not divisible into parts.
Page 213 - The more I think of it, the more I am moved to press upon the world my question: Who are the Little People? They are near connections of the dreamer's, beyond doubt; they share in his financial worries and have an eye to the bankbook; they share plainly in his training; they have plainly learned like him to build the scheme of a considerate story and to arrange emotion in progressive order; only I think they have more talent; and one thing is beyond doubt, they can tell him a story piece by piece,...
Page 151 - Having thus ostensibly got into communication through some means or other with what purported to be a deceased relative, whom I had indeed known slightly in his later years of blindness, but of whose early life I knew nothing, I pointed out to him that to make Uncle Robert aware of his presence it would be well to recall trivial details of their boyhood, all of which I would faithfully report. " He quite caught the idea, and proceeded during several successive sittings ostensibly to instruct Dr....
Page 151 - All this at the first sitting on the very morning the watch had arrived by post, no one but myself and a shorthand clerk who happened to have been introduced for the first time at this sitting by me, and whose antecedents are well known to me, being present.
Page 213 - Who are the Little People? They are near connections of the dreamer's, beyond doubt; they share in his financial worries and have an eye to the bank-book; they share plainly in his training; they have plainly learned like him to build the scheme of a considerate story and to arrange emotion in progressive order; only I think they have more talent; and one thing is beyond doubt, they can tell him a story piece by piece, like a serial, and keep him all the while in ignorance of where they aim.
Page 213 - Claudius in the play, he scatters the performance in the midst. Often enough the waking is a disappointment : he has been too deep asleep, as I explain the thing ; drowsiness has gained his little people, they have gone stumbling and maundering through their parts ; and the play, to the awakened mind, is seen to be a tissue of absurdities. And yet how often have these sleepless Brownies done him honest service, and given him, as he sat idly taking his pleasure in the boxes, better tales than he could...
Page 109 - I saw my arms, although visible to my eye, were without substance, and the bodies of the men I struck at and my own came close together after each blow through the shadowy arms I struck with. My blows were delivered with more extreme violence than I ever think I exerted, but I became painfully convinced of my incompetency. I have no consciousness of what happened after this feeling of unsubstantiality came upon me.
Page 150 - I received a curious old gold watch, which this brother had worn and been fond of; and that same morning, no one in the house having seen it or knowing anything about it, I handed it to Mrs Piper when in a state of trance. I was told almost immediately that it had belonged to one of my uncles one that had been very fond of Uncle Robert, the name of the survivor that the watch was now in possession of this same Uncle Robert, with whom he was anxious to communicate. After some difficulty and...

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