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PSYCHIC PHENOMENA

A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OBSERVED IN PSYCHICAL RESEARCH

WITH FACSIMILE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE DRAWINGS AND AUTOMATIC WRITING

BY EDWARD T. BENNETT

ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO THE SOCIETY OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, 1882 1902

WITH A FOREWORD BY SIR OLIVER LODGE

NEW YORK BRENTANO'S MCMIX

NOTE

The writer desires to express his sincere thanks to the Council of the Society for Psychical Research for the permission given to make extracts from the Proceedings of the Society, from the privately printed Journal , and from "Phantasms of the Living"; and for allowing the reproduction of a series of THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE DRAWINGS. Also best thanks are due to Mrs. Myers, and to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., for permission to make quotations from Mr. F. W. H. Myers' great work, "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death." Also to Mr. J. Burns and his brother, for freely granting permission for any use to be made of the James Burns 1873 Edition of the "Report of the Committee of the Dialectical Society."

E. T. B.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. INTRODUCTORY 11

II. THE MOVEMENT OF OBJECTS WITHOUT ANY APPARENT PHYSICAL CAUSE 16

III. THE PRODUCTION OF SOUND WITHOUT ANY APPARENT PHYSICAL CAUSE 31

IV. THE APPEARANCE OF LIGHT WITHOUT ANY APPARENT PHYSICAL CAUSE 35

V. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA IN THE PRESENCE OF DANIEL DUNGLAS HOME 41

VI. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA IN THE PRESENCE OF W. STAINTON MOSES 58

VII. THE DIVINING ROD 76

VIII. THOUGHT TRANSFERENCE DRAWINGS 89

IX. MATERIALISATIONS 109

X. "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" 113

XI. THE SUMMING UP OF THE WHOLE MATTER 121

INTRODUCTION

BY SIR OLIVER LODGE

Consulted by the publishers as to the production of a small popular text book, which should constitute a summary indication of the nature of the evidence for ultra normal physical or meta psychical phenomena, I suggested Mr. E. T. Bennett as the right man for the task. I have now seen the proof sheets, and without making myself in any way responsible for details perceive that he has done the work well, and has presented a satisfactory outline of the testimony for whatever it may be worth. Concerning its value I will only say that to my mind there comes a stage at which belief in gratuitous invention and false statement becomes forced and irrational. With most of the evidence here adduced I have of course been familiar for years, in its original sources, and am well aware of the extreme difficulty or impossibility of understanding some of the alleged facts in any physical or physiological sense; nevertheless if I am asked whether such impressions can be actually received and honestly recorded by sane people, and whether I recommend experiment by careful and competent and unsuperstitious observers as if a primâ facie case had been made out that is to say, as if some of these unusual and hitherto quite unexplained occurrences might possibly turn out to be true having laws of their own and constituting an unopened chapter of science, or rather a new science, uniting characteristics from physical, chemical, physiological, and psychological sciences, and throwing new light on the connection between mind and matter then, though doubtless the answer will be received with scorn, I answer unhesitatingly yes.

SPIRITUALISM

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTORY

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