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The Evolution Of The Soul
It is known to everybody that when a subject is completely hypnotized his brain is asleep, that all the phenomena of natural sleep are present, including the inhibition of the senses and a more or less complete retirement of the blood from its channels in the brain.
Science And The Future Life
I have already stated that the new psychology teaches us that man is endowed with a duplex mental organism, or what seems to be two minds, objective and subjective, and that each is endowed with faculties not shared by the other.
Man's Psychic Powers
When hypnotism came to be studied as a science, and the law of suggestion was discovered, it at once became evident that this marvellous dramatic play of personality possessed no evidential value whatever as tending to prove the identity of an alleged spirit.
Spiritistic Phenomena As Evidence Of Life After Death
The theory of spiritism is that spirits of the dead take possession of mediums of this class and employ their vocal organs and hands, respectively, for speaking and writing directly to those present, the functions of the medium's brain being in the meantime suspended.
Spiritism And Telepathy - Mrs. Leonora E. Piper
Then, as now, there were mediums and mediums. Some were ignorant, and others were educated. Some of them were destitute of the ability to acquire information by supernormal means; whilst others could at times correctly name the strangers present at their seances.
The Existence Of The Faculty Of Telepathy
Having partially hypnotized the lady, I procured from a store nearby a pack of common playing-cards. One of the gentlemen present opened the pack, thoroughly shuffled the cards, and handed them to me.
The Rationale Of Hypnotism
The principal use to which Mesmer applied his power was that of curing disease. This, of course, called forth the anathemas of the medical profession; but the people flocked to his rooms and many wonderful cures were effected.
Hypnotism In Its Relations To Criminal Jurisprudence
I have been asked to pass a scientific opinion on the question whether hypnotism can be successfully employed to induce the commission of crime, and a legal opinion concerning the status of hypnotism in criminal jurisprudence.
Psychological Problems - Criminal Confessions of Innocent Persons
It is well known to every student of forensic medicine that, from time to time in the history of criminology, cases have been reported of criminal confessions made by persons who have subsequently been proven to be entirely innocent.
Hypnotism - A Universal Anaesthetic in Surgery
The question has often been asked, Can hypnotism be generally used as an anesthetic in surgery? The answer has uniformly been that it cannot. Both of the great schools of hypnotism unite in the emphatic declaration that it cannot take the place of chloroform.
The Danger Lines In Hypnotism
There are two danger lines in hypnotism. One pertains to the moral well-being of the subject, and the other to his physical and mental health.
A Psychopathic Study
The metaphysics of Christian Science, like the rules of mathematics, prove the rule by inversion. For example, there is no pain in Truth, and no truth in pain ; no nerve in mind, and no mind in nerve; no matter in mind, and no mind in matter; no matter in Life, and no life in matter; no matter in Good, and no good in matter.
Ancient and Modern Prophecy
Gradually it has dawned upon the contesting parties that the conflict is not between science and religion, but between science and theological dogmatism. With this understanding, the relation of science to the Church has, within a few years, undergone a decided change.
How To Prepare The Mind For Success
Since psychology has been elevated to the rank of an inductive science, — that is to say, since the psychologist has learned to rely upon facts demonstrable by experiment, rather than upon pure speculation, — the ubiquitous charlatan has reaped a rich harvest in a congenial field.
Holland History And Its People
WHOEVER looks for the first time at a large map of Holland, wonders that a country so constituted can continue to exist. At the first glance, it is difficult to say whether land or water predominates, or whether Holland belongs most to the continent or to the sea.
IF before I had made up my mind to go to Holland some professor of geography had stopped me in the. street and demanded suddenly—Where is Zeeland ? I should have remained speechless ; and I think I am not mistaken in supposing that numbers of my fellow-citizens to whom the question might be put would not easily find an answer.
It is difficult to make much of the city of Rotterdam, entering it at night. The carriage passed almost immediately over a bridge that resounded hollowly beneath it, and whilst I thought myself, and was in fact, within the city, I saw with amazement, on my right and left, two rows of ships vanishing in the gloom.
IN going from Rotterdam to Delft I saw for the first time the open country of Holland. It is all one plain, a succession of green and flowery meadows, crossed by long files of willows, and sprinkled with groups of poplars and elders.
The Hague
At a certain point the canal branched off, one part leading to Leyden, while the other continued on to the Hague. Beyond this paint the treckschuyt began to make short halts, now at a house, now at a garden-gate, to receive packages, letters, and messages for the Hague.
The country between the Hague and Leyden is all one verdant plain, dotted by the vivid red of the roofs and streaked by the blue of the canals; with here and there groups of trees, windmills, and scattered herds of cattle.
THE railway from Leyden to Haarlem runs upon a strip of land comprised between the sea and the bottom of that great lake which thirty years ago covered all the country and which lies between Haarlem, Leyden, and Amsterdam.
Two travellers, one a poet and the other au engineer, were going together for the first time, from Haarlem to Amsterdam, when an unusual thing happened; the engineer felt himself something of a poet, and the poet experienced a desire to be in the engineer's shoes.
FROM Amsterdam it is usual to go to that famous city of Utrecht, whose name we have so often pronounced when as boys we tried to fix in our minds the date, of 1713 in our history lessons.
FROM the moment that I began writing the first pages of this book I have been in the habit of encouraging myself to proceed by thinking of the pleasure I should experience upon my first arrival at the village of Broek.
MOST strangers, after having visited Broek and the town of Zandaam, go to Friesland and return to the Hague under the impression that they have seen Holland.
As the steamboat drew near to the city, I went on as usual, exciting my curiosity by recalling to my memory everything that I knew about Alkmaar; far from foreseeing, poor soul, the disagreeable circumstances in which I was to find myself within its walls.
THE definition that has been given of Holland, as a sort of transition from land to sea, refers to no part of the country more appropriately than to the space which lies between Alkmaar and Helder.
The Zuyder Zee
I had yet to see ancient Frisia, Home's indomitable rebel, the land of handsome women, big horses, and invisible skaters, the most poetic of the Netherland provinces; and in going there I was to satisfy another lively wish of mine, that of crossing the Zuyder Zee, the latest-born of seas.
I was also aware that French was scarcely spoken at all in Friesland. I prepared myself, therefore, with melancholy resignation, to gesticulate, to set people laughing, and to be led about like a child, and I began to look about among the crowd of boys and porters on the pier for some face more humane than the others, to which I might confide my luggage and my life.
GRONINGEN is, perhaps, of all the provinces of the Low Countries the one which the hand of man has most wonderfully transformed.
From Groningen To Arnhem
AT Groningen I turned my back upon the North Sea, my face to Germany, my heart to Italy, and began my home-ward journey, rapidly crossing the three Dutch provinces of the Brenta, Over-Yssel, and Gueldres, which extend around the gulf of the Zuyder Zee between Friesland and Utrecht.
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