From the point of view of the scryer telepathy can be of two kinds, experimental and spontaneous. -from "Telepathy" Perhaps the first comprehensive exploration of the ancient art of crystal gazing ever written-and still considered the best-this intriguing 1924 volume roams the history of civilization, from Greece and Rome to modern Europe to aboriginal Australia, to gather fascinating commonalities in the global practice of "scrying." Besterman, a student of the paranormal, discusses: . scrying in legend and tradition . scrying in literature . the procedures of scrying . related phenomena: automatic writing, hauntings, and multiple personalities . why scrying works . and more. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Besterman's A Dictionary of Theosophy. British bibliographer, and editor Theodore Besterman (1904-1976) is remembered chiefly as a scholar of the philosopher Voltaire, though his interests ranged from anthropology to the paranormal. His many books include Annie Besant: A Modern Prophet and Divining Rod: An Experimental and Psychological Investigation.
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Page 1 - Demonology, because the earlier astrologers, though denying the use of all necromancy, that is, unlawful or black magic, pretended always to a correspondence with the various spirits of the elements, on the principles of the Rosicrucian philosophy. They affirmed they could bind to their service and imprison in a ring, a mirror, or a stone, some fairy sylph, or salamander, and compel it to appear when called, and render answers to such questions as the viewer should propose.