Psychical Research: The Science of the Super Normal

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 196 pages
This book marks a distinction between psychical research, on the one hand, and spiritualism, on the other. The two terms are often regarded as synonymous, but they are not. Psychical research aims at being a science, while spiritualism or spiritism is a pronouncement of faith. Contents: Part I: Method in Psychical Research: possibility of deception in psychical research, forms of possible deception, higher problems of psychical research; Part II: Theories of Psychical Research: concept of theory and its methodology, paraphysical phenomena, parapsychical phenomena.

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