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Journal of the Society for Psychical Research Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R419
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Journal of the Society for Psychical Research Volume 3 (Paperback): unknownauthor, Anonymous
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research Volume 3 (Paperback): unknownauthor, Anonymous

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Richet's skill and caution in experimentation was as great as, or greater than, the confidence which he would feel had the experiments been his own; at the same time he acknowledged the force of the objections that had been made that evening to the card experiments. A paper was also read on " The Connection of Hypnotism with the Subjective Phenomena of Spiritualism," giving an account of observations and experiments on the production of local anaesthesia, muscular rigidity, and delusions, by self-suggestion. It was argued, among other things, that the trance utterances of " mediums," when there is real and not only pretended abnormality of condition during the utterance, may be the result of self-suggestion inducing a somnambulic state, combined with a tendency to impersonate some deceased person or supposed spirit, on whom the mind of the medium had been previously fixed. There may thus be no conscious deception, while yet the words uttered are the product of the medium's own mind, just as much as if they were uttered in obedience to a suggestion given by a hypnotiser. Mr. Victor Horsley said that he had been very much interested in the paper, and thought that the facts of auto-suggestion which had been presented in it offered a promising field for further study. Of the phenomena of self-induced anaesthesia he should be glad to learn more. It was a generalisation at which M. Charcot had arrived in cases of hysterical anaesthesia, and the same result had been reached by direct experiment on the cortex of the brain, that the anaesthesia was not less than segmental, that is to say, did not extend over shorter areas of the body than between joint and joint, though it might be sometimes confined to one side or the other of what was termed a segment. He should be glad to know if...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • Anonymous
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85697-3
Barcode: 9780217856973
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-85697-7

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