Psychology as a Natural Science Applied to the Solution of Occult Psychic Phenomena

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Porter & Coates, 1889 - Parapsychology - 541 pages
 

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Contents

Gradation of the Primitive Forces in regard to their Retentiveness
21
Like Unites with Like and Similar with Similar
24
Origin of ConsciousnessConception
26
Quantitative Relation of Stimuli to the Primitive Forces
29
Perpetual Alternation between Consciousness and Unconsciousness
30
Second Manner in which Consciousness is resuscitated and again ceases to be Consciousness
32
Vivacity of the Primitive Forces and its Influence upon the Process of Transient Consciousness
36
Origin of ConceptsAbstraction
39
Gradation of ConceptsClassificationGeneralization
42
The IntellectThe Understanding
46
JudgingJudgment
48
Reciprocal Influence of the Concept and Perception upon each other during an Act of Judging
49
InferencesSyllogisms
50
Additional Remarks on Judgments and Inferences
53
Summary
55
The Sphere of Conation 23 Explanation of the Term Conation
58
The Primitive Forces are Conative in their Nature
59
Quantitative Relation between the External Stimuli and the Primitive Forces
61
Mental Modifications Originating in Pleasurable Stimulations Result in Desires
64
How Far the Other Modes of Stimulation are Capable of Producing De sires
65
The Act of Desiring is at the Same Time an Act of ConceivingTwo Different Forms of Reproduction of Pleasurable Modifications
67
Similar Desires Coalesce Inclination Propensity Passion
68
Influence of the Qualities of the Primitive Forces Upon the Formation of Desires
69
External Stimuli and Primitive Forces as Mobile Elements
70
Office and Use of the Mobile Elements
73
Strong and Weak Modifications
76
Repugnancies Aversion Repulsion Resistance
78
Repugnancies are Frequently Attended with Pain and are then More Violent than UsualPainful Emotions
81
Similar Aversions Coalesce
82
The Influence of the Qualities of the Primitive Forces upon the Forma tion of Aversions
83
Good and Evil
84
Unlike Mental Modifications Unite into Groups and Series
87
Some Important Series Cause and Effect End and Means
91
To Wish and to Will
94
Similar Volitions Coalesce Action
95
The Will of Man
97
Summary
99
During our Waking State there are Always Two or More Mental Modifi cations either Simultaneously or Successively Excited into Conscious ness
102
All Mental Modifications Differ More or Less from Each Other
103
When Two or More Mental Modifications are Present Together in Con sciousness we Immediately Become Conscious of Their Difference Feelings
105
Factors of Feelings
106
Extent of the Feelings Their Freshness or Vividness
109
The Same Mental Process may be Conception Desire and Feeling at the Same Time
111
Feelings of Pleasure and PainDifference between Sensation Feeling and Perception
112
The Same Stimulation Does not Always Cause the Same Feeling
116
Feelings of the Agreeable of the Beautiful and the Sublime Their Proximate Factors
118
The Remote Factors of the Esthetic Feelings
120
Feelings of Strength of the Several Mental Modifications
125
Feelings of Clearness Indistinctness and Obscurity of Conceptions
126
ValuationEstimalion of Worth
128
Gradation of Good and Evil
130
The Gradation of Good and Evil is the Same in all Human Being Because that Gradation is Conditioned by the Inborn Nature of the Primitive Forces ...
132
Apparent Contradictions False Valuation
135
The Feeling of Strength in Desires and Aversions
137
Maliciousness Wickedness
140
The Feeling of Duty Conscience
143
General Sensibility or Common or General Sense of Feeling
174
The Muscular Sense and the Sense of Touch
177
The Sense of Taste and the Sense of Smell
179
The Sense of Hearing
182
The Sense of Sight
183
Stimuli Excitants or External 6timuli
184
The Sensory NerveCentres
187
The Sensory Faculties
190
The Rapidity of Sensorial Action
197
The Acuteness or Sensitiveness of the Primitive Forces
198
The Retentive Power of the Sensorial Forces
200
Conscious Development
204
Various Degrees of Clearness in Conscious Development
206
The Efferent Nerves
211
The White Substance
213
Connection between the Gray and White Substance of the Spinal Axis
215
Function of the Spinal Cord Reflex Actio t
218
Volitions
227
The Feelings
233
Dr L S Beales Protoplasm
237
The Results of Microscopical and Psychological Investigations Com pared Living and Dead
243
Bealo on the Structure and Action of the Nervous Apparatus
247
Psychological Application
252
Complementary Inquiries 96 On the Method of the Study of Psychology
255
Consciousness as the Opposite of Consciousness not yet Existing
265
Consciousness as the Opposite of Unconscious Mental Modifications Reproduction
268
Direction in which the Current of Excitation Reproduction Proceeds
271
Attention Tact Productive Activity
277
The Laws of Association
281
Memory Recollection Imagination Einbildungsvorstellnngen
284
Complete or Partial Quiescence in the SoulSleep Dreams
294
Consciousness of Psychological Piocesses which Depends on Special Concepts Internal Senses Inner Perception SelfConsciousness
309
On the Ego
315
Reason and Rationality or Capacity for Reason
319
Instinct
323
Varied Combinations of the Qualities of the Primitive Forces Tem peraments
340
Force and Matter
343
Soul and Body
349
Generation of Fresh Primitive Forces
362
Final and Necessary Separation of Soul from BodyDeath Contin uance of the Soul after Death
370
Occult Phenomena
379
Sensitivity
380
Musclereading Mindreading Thoughttransference
388
Mesmerism Animal Magnetism Tellurism Hypnotism Statuvolism
401
Theories Explaining the Mesmeric State
423
Psychological Considerations of the Mesmeric State
428
Consciousness during the Mesmeric State
443
HallucinationsDelusions
467
Rapport between the Operator and the Subject
477
Somnambulism
481
Prophecies Second Sight and Retrospection
498
Psychic Action at a Distance Telepathy Telergy the Double Appa ritions
508
Phantasms of the Dead Haunted Houses
525
Spiritualistic Phenomena
531
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