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Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887 Volume 1, Number 8   By: (1814-1899)

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Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887 Volume 1, Number 8 provides readers with a fascinating insight into the musings and theories of Joseph R. Buchanan, a notable American philosopher, mesmerist, and psychologist of the 19th century. Through a collection of articles touching on various subjects, Buchanan presents a unique blend of scientific observations, philosophical ideas, and spiritual beliefs.

One of the most striking aspects of this journal is Buchanan's ability to seamlessly combine his scientific background with his spiritual inclinations. He delves into topics such as the human mind, physiological studies, and even spirit communication, exploring the intersection of science and spirituality during a time when these fields were often seen as contradictory.

Buchanan's writing style is eloquent and engaging, making his complex ideas accessible to readers from various backgrounds. His desire to bridge the gap between science and spirituality is evident throughout the journal, as he provides rational explanations for phenomena that could often be dismissed as purely metaphysical. This approach sets Buchanan apart from his contemporaries and keeps the reader enthralled.

Furthermore, the journal offers a glimpse into the social and intellectual climate of the late 19th century. Buchanan frequently discusses topics of interest and controversy during his time, such as mesmerism, the nature of consciousness, and the roles of men and women in society. By examining these issues through his unique perspective, the reader gains valuable insights into the prevailing attitudes and debates of the era, broadening their understanding of history and the development of scientific thought.

However, one potential criticism of Buchanan's Journal of Man is that some of his theories may appear speculative or far-fetched by modern scientific standards. While it is important to consider the context in which Buchanan wrote, with limited knowledge and a different framework of scientific understanding, readers more accustomed to contemporary methodology and thought processes may find it challenging to fully embrace some of his ideas.

Overall, Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887 Volume 1, Number 8 is a thought-provoking exploration of scientific, philosophical, and spiritual concepts that were popular during the late 19th century. Joseph R. Buchanan's ability to weave together diverse subjects into a cohesive narrative allows readers to immerse themselves in the intellectual landscape of the time. Consequently, this journal provides a valuable resource for those interested in the history of psychology, the development of scientific thought, and the broader exploration of the human experience.

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VOL. I. SEPTEMBER, 1887. NO. 8.


Concord Symposium Rectification of Cerebral Science Human Longevity MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE An important Discovery; Jennie Collins; Greek Philosophy; Symposiums; Literature of the Past; The Concord School; New Books; Solar Biology; Dr. Franz Hartmann; Progress of Chemistry; Astronomy; Geology Illustrated; A Mathematical Prodigy; Astrology in England; Primogeniture Abolished; Medical Intolerance and Cunning; Negro Turning White; The Cure of Hydrophobia; John Swinton's Paper; Women's Rights and Progress; Co Education; Spirit writing; Progress of the Marvellous Chapter VII. Practical Utility of Anthropology (Concluded) Chapter VIII. The Origin and Foundation of the New Anthropology


Let no one accuse the critic of irreverence, who doubts the wisdom of universities, and of pedantic scholars who burrow like moles in the mouldering remnants of antiquity, but see nothing of the glorious sky overhead. While I have no reverence for barren or wasted intellect, I have the profoundest respect for the fruitful intellect which produces valuable results for the vast energy of the lower class of intellectual powers, which have developed our immense wealth of the physical sciences and their useful applications... Continue reading book >>

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