The History of the Supernatural in All Ages and Nations, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 27, 2011 - Religion - 514 pages
This two-volume history of the supernatural, first published in 1863, is a staggering feat: extending his work across almost a thousand pages, William Howitt attempts to describe the engagement with the supernatural in all ages and all parts of the world in order to identify a common link between them. Howitt (1792–1879), a well-known writer in his day, published over fifty books in his lifetime, some in collaboration with his wife, writer and translator Mary Howitt. His interest in the supernatural was precipitated by the untimely deaths of two sons. This first volume begins with an apology for faith in the nineteenth century and continues with spiritualist histories of Europe, the bible and apocrypha, the ancient world, the East, and Scandinavia, emphasising the persisting legacy and presence of human engagement with the supernatural in each case.
 

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Contents

Profound general Ignorance of the History of Spiritualism Spiritualism
19
CHAPTER IV
68
Eschenmayer and his Works Von Eckartshausen sees his own Funeral
88
Its Supernatural Character accepted and perpetuated by Christ Modern
113
CHAPTER VII
167
THE SUPERNATURAL OF THE APOCRYPHA
173
CHAPTER IX
224
CHAPTER X
251
CHAPTEE XI
300
CHAPTER XV
344
CHAPTER XVI
368
THE SUPERNATURAL AMONGST THE AMERICAN INDIANS
393
CHAPTER XVIII
410
CHAPTER XIX
440
THE SAME FAITH CONTINUES IN ALL THESE NATIONS TO
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The Vedas and Laws of Menu Indian Doctrine of Transmigration Fakirs
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