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F the Duke of York Hogarth David Garrick and even Oliver Goldsmith who wrote a pamphlet about it Finally Bruce David Garrick and even Oliver Goldsmith who wrote a pamphlet about it Finally Bruce up how the study of psychic phenomena has furthered the study of psychology religion and medicine It s a fun read with a popular but serious intent I really hated it read 16% of it on my reader and I dont even remember the purpose behind any of it Exciting and well written this book which recounts chilling real life hauntings and then offers rational explanations for them is in the public domain with a free electronic copy available here I didn t care for it Interesting exploration of supernatural stuff This turn of the century book attempts to explain historical examples of ghostly phenomena with an early 20th century understanding of science and psychical research Heavy on the belief in mesmerism and telepathy Interesting from a scholarly standpoint than a spooktacular one. Rican Expansion 1909 Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Land 1910 Scientific Mental Healing 1911 Woman in the Making of America 1912 Adventurings in the Psychical 1914 Sleep and Sleeplessness 1915 Psychology and Parenthood 1915 The Riddle of Personality new and revised edition 1916 Handicaps of Childhood 1917 Nerve Control and How to Gain it 1918 and Self Development 19. ,
This is a great book and luckily I bought a first edition from the States with the book dating back to 1908 Various owners signatures inside Ugh The only interesting story was the one which included John Wesley but even that one wasn t very interesting When I found myself turning pages desperately trying to get to the next chapter or the end of the book I new I was done Don t now where I got this book but it s the original 1908 edition that s been sitting around for years The author Henry Addington Bruce was a journalist and early populizer of psychology and in the case of this book a ghost skeptic The book consists of true ghost stories mainly from the 17 19th centuries followed by Bruce s analysis of them that is what was really going and ends with two chapters on ghost hunters Dr Dee and late 19th early 20th century scientific and academic researchers into psychic phenomena Bruce debunks. Henry Addington Bayley Bruce 1874 1959 was an American journalist and author born in Toronto Canada and educated at Upper Canada College and Trinity College Toronto He was for a time on the Toronto Week then came to the United States was employed by the American Press Association between 1897 and 1903 and afterward contributed to many the United States was employed by the American Press Association between 1897 and 1903 and contributed to many notably The Outlook.

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Several well nown hauntings such as the devils of Loudon and the visitations To Samuel Wesley Father Samuel Wesley father John and Charles and others as being caused Loudon and the visitations to Samuel Wesley father of John and Charles and others as being caused ill behaved children and teenagers in the family girls seem prone to those things mental illness what today would be called multiple personality disorder or something along those lines the subliminal selfsecond personality and telepathy the ladder which he promotes and I think pushes a bit too hard Without nowing details in cases such as Frederica Haugge The Seeress of Prevorst and Lurancy Vennum too much was going on to dismiss them into those categories BTW I am sure the Lurancy Vennum case was dramatized in the old TV series One Step Beyond I can t remember what I did yesterday but I can remember old TV shows One case I found really interesting which was no doubt fraudulent was that is the Cock Lane Ghost which drew the skeptical attention In 1915 he became psychological adviser to the Associated Newspapers In 1916 he resigned as staff contributor to The Outlook Addington Bruce also wrote books His most successful work was in American history and in popularizing modern psychology and psychical research He published The Riddle of Personality 1908 Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters 1909 The Romance of Ame. Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters