Library of Psychical Research

Dr. John Dee: Elizabethan Mystic and Astrologer - by G. M. Hort Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This volume illustrates that, while as the saying goes, history is written by the winners, or at least predominantly by the successful, there is much to learn from the initially less successful. G. M. Hort’s account of Dr. John Dee is a different kind…Read more Dr. John Dee: Elizabethan Mystic and Astrologer
From Incarnation to Re-Incarnation - by Richard Ingalese and Isabella Ingalese Purchase through Amazon Richard and Isabella Ingalese were a husband and wife team deeply interested in all matters of what is often considered to be the occult. We know that the pair lived in New York City, where Isabella practiced as apsychic and a healer, and Richard worked as…Read more From Incarnation to Re-Incarnation
Large black and white swirl at the top of the cover, with the title at the bottom Hypnotism, and Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing - by L. W. de Laurence Purchase Perhaps appropriately, L. W. de Laurence was born on Halloween in 1868 in Cleveland, Ohio. He went on to develop the major occult publishing firm, De Laurence, Scott & Co. operating out of Chicago. In addition to selling books related to occultism, they also sold related goods. The company…Read more Hypnotism, and Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing
black and white image of two people and the title in a teal box above them Mesmerism and Christian Science: A Short History of Mental Healing - by Frank Podmore Purchase Frank Podmore was born on February 5, 1856 and died by drowning on August 14, 1910. During his life, he focused on two major projects. One was advancing socialism in Britain, and to support his belief in incremental changes to bring about socialism, rather than a revolution, he founded the Fabian…Read more Mesmerism and Christian Science: A Short History of Mental Healing
Psychic Phenomena: A Brief Account of the Physical Manifestations Observed in Psychical Research - by Edward T. Bennett, Introduction by Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge Purchase through Amazon Edward Trusted Bennett was born on July 1, 1831 in London. He was trained as a botanist, as was his younger brother, Alfred William Bennett. He was a Quaker, but after supporting the views of Charles Voysey, a priest in the Church…Read more Psychic Phenomena: A Brief Account of the Physical Manifestations Observed in Psychical Research
The ABC of Palmistry: Character and Fortune Revealed - by Well Known Palmist Purchase through Amazon  Palmistry is the study of the palm in order to foretell the future, or sometimes to determine the character or history of a person. It is practiced around the world, with different approaches, and schools of thought. There have been many who have debunked and challenged the practice…Read more The ABC of Palmistry: Character and Fortune Revealed
The Mysteries of the Head and Heart Explained: A Look at Phrenology and Mesmerism - by J. Stanley Grimes Purchase through Amazon  James Stanley Grimes was born in Boston on May 10, 1807. Although he wrote a tremendous amount, little is known about him personally. He married Frances Warner in 1832, but never remarried after she passed away in 1848. He graduated from Union College in 1840, went on to…Read more The Mysteries of the Head and Heart Explained: A Look at Phrenology and Mesmerism
The Occult Arts: An Examination of the Claims Made for the Existence of Supernormal Powers - by J. W. Frings Purchase through Amazon  J.W. Fring opens by noting he is skeptical of any claims of the supernatural. He defines supernatural broadly, and dedicates chapters to a variety of manifestations, including alchemy, telepathy, palmistry, and hypnotism. Fring chooses to highlight multiple versions of the supernatural, broadly defining, it, and then offers some points…Read more The Occult Arts: An Examination of the Claims Made for the Existence of Supernormal Powers
The Occult World: Teachings of Occult Philosophy - by A. P. Sinnett Purchase through Amazon Alfred Percy Sinnett (1840-1921), a journalist and Theosophist, wrote frequently to members of the Brotherhood of Adepts, an occult organization. The famous Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya corresponded via mail with Sinnett, and Sinnett used parts of this correspondence to compose The Occult World. Together, along with others,…Read more The Occult World: Teachings of Occult Philosophy
The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry - by M. M. Pattison Muir Purchase Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir was born into a wealthy Scottish family on April 1, 1848 in Glasgow. He was encouraged through his upbringing in an interest in the natural sciences, and focused on chemistry. He did indeed become a chemistry professor at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. By…Read more The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry
Vampires and Vampirism: Collected Stories from Around the World - by Dudley Wright Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Dudley Wright’s fascinating work offers an academic treatment of the history of vampires. He traces the legend of vampires through history and around the world, making stops at Hungary, Britain, Russia, and various parts of what was then referred to as the Orient. He offers…Read more Vampires and Vampirism: Collected Stories from Around the World
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