Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research

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Page 486 - This correction made his description more striking than it had been without it, since Lord Nelson generally had his empty sleeve attached to the breast of his coat. But it was the right arm that he had lost. Without saying that I suspected the boy had made a mistake, I asked the magician whether the objects appeared in the ink as if actually before the eyes, or as if in a glass, which makes the right appear left. He answered, that they appeared as in a mirror. This rendered the boy's description...
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Page 272 - ... with equal docility to the mere prejudices of scientific men. And it appeared to us that there was an important body of evidence — tending prima facie to establish the independence of soul or spirit — which modern science had simply left on one side with ignorant contempt...
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Page 414 - I asked him what he wanted; he did not speak, but his eyes and hand seemed to tell me I was in his place. As he did not answer, I struck out at him with my fist as I sat up, but did not reach him, and as I was going to spring out of bed he slowly vanished through the door, which was shut, keeping his eyes upon me all the time. Upon inquiry I found that the young fellow who appeared to me died in that room I was occupying.

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