Experiments in Psychical Research at Leland Stanford Junior University, Volume 1
"The experiments described in this monograph fall into several classes of investigations which are fairly closely related to each other, and which are believed to be of fundamental importance to Psychical Research. They are offered as some slight contribution to science, of interest particularly to those who are more or less technically familiar with Psychical Research; possibly their less technical portions may interest the layman. Herein will be found (1) a statistical method of experiment in Psychical Research which, it is believed, will be acceptable to science and will prove adequate for resolving doubt and controversy concerning the alleged supernormal acquisition of knowledge (telepathy, lucidity or clairvoyance, or communication from discarnate intelligences capable of apprehending facts in our world); and (2) the results of the first applications of this method"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
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Page 407 - Perception.—Enough has now been said to prove the general law of perception, which is this: that whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the object before us, another part (and it may be the larger part) always comes out of our own mind.
Page 536 - Mediumistic possession in all its grades seems to form a perfectly natural special type of alternate personality, and the susceptibility to it in some form is by no means an uncommon gift, in persons who have no other obvious nervous anomaly. The phenomena are very intricate, and are only just beginning to be studied in a proper scientific way.
Page 528 - The experimenter was under the impression that this eminent scientist was dead. Upon visiting the library (May 25, 1914), he finds that Sir Wm. Crookes is still active and publishing scientific papers, and is now the honored president of the Royal Society of London, of which he was elected a Fellow in 1863. »« See footnote 35. s trt •C H be H tie": "Dr. Truman was the one who touched the scales.
Page 408 - In many cases it was noticed that the letters which were most certain and of whose presence the subject is most confident were not on the slide, but were added subjectively. Occasionally no word is seen, but only detached letters or a nonsense syllable, which is made up partly of the word on the slide and partly of letters from the word whose presence is due to the disturbing influence. These facts show...