The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet OppenheimThe Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 by Janet Oppenheim

The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914

byJanet Oppenheim

Paperback | February 26, 1988

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An examination of the public fascination with spiritualism and psychical research in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The book explores the variety of social background, education, and professional expertise that characterized the men and women who attended seances and investigated psychic phenomena, and places them in the context of their times without ridiculing their beliefs.
Title:The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914Format:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:February 26, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052134767X

ISBN - 13:9780521347679

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. The Setting: 1. Mediums; 2. Membership; Part II. A Surrogate Faith: 3. Spiritualism and Christianity; 4. Psychical research and agnosticism; 5. Theosophy and the occult; Part III. A Pseudoscience: 6. Concepts of mind; 7. The problem of evolution; 8. Physics and psychic phenomena; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

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"This is a book of rich and complex texture dealing with important activities of Victorian and Edwardian society: spiritualism and physical research....a most stimulating study..." Journal of Modern History