Man And His Relations; Illustrating The Influence Of The Mind On The Body The Relations Of The…

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bySamuel Byron Brittan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...Mrs. Eice, of Worcester, Mass., was distinguished for a most delicate susceptibility of mental impressions. Having been invited to visit her one afternoon--at her residence, and in company with several friends--I seated myself at her side, at the same time requesting her to take an excursion,'-and to describe whatever she might observe by the way. Without giving the slightest intimation respecting the direction we were to travel, I proceeded on an ideal journey, by railroad and steamboat, to New York. Madam Rice described with singular fidelity all the important ob'ects on the route of which the writer could form a distinct conception--spoke of persons whom she met by the way, and repeated the very words they were by me supposed to utter. On the same occasion, I imagined a letter to be placed before her, when she suddenly exclaimed, "Here is a letter from Mr.," mentioning the name of an absent friend of whom I was thinking at that moment; and going through with the appropriate motions, as if she were really breaking a seal and unfolding the sheet, she commenced and read verbatim, from my mind, for several minutes. These were the frst and only experiments made with Mrs. Rice. I once attended a social party given by Mrs. Kirkpatrick, at her residence in Albany. In the company was a lady (Mrs. Mills) whom I had been led to infer might be highly susceptible of electro-nervous impressions, though I had never confirmed my opinion by a single experiment. Taking a seat by a gentleman who was known to be extremely skeptical, I observed that it might be possible to demonstrate the existence of a mental power he was disposed to deny; that, although I had never conversed with Mrs. M. on the subject, nor made the slightest effort to subject her to psychologica...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...Mrs. Eice, of Worcester, Mass., was distinguished for a most delicate susceptibility of mental impressions. Having been invited ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217862020

ISBN - 13:9780217862028

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