1924-1925 SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH - OCCULT MEDIUMS SEANCES PSYCHIC
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH - 1924-1925, Volume 35
Book Details + Condition: Robert MacLehose & Company (Glasgow, Scotland). First Edition, 1925. Four (4) original softcover volumes comprising Volume 35: June 1924 (Part XCIII); May 1925 (Part XCIV); July 1925 (Part XCV); December 1925 (Part XCVI). Pagination: 285 pp; 120 pp; 58 pp; 123 pp. Illustrated. Contents of this volume include: Notes of Persons at Seances; Classification of Phenomena; An Introductory Study of Hypnagogic Phenomena; Crystal Vision; Seances and Mrs. Piper; and much more. Please see our other listings for more first editions of THE SOCIETY OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH, as well as information about the organization below. Light wear to original softcovers, with fading / discoloration to covers; top right corner of one volume is dog-eared (as are pages therein); text is clean and free of markings.
The Society for Psychical Research was created in 1882, with Henry Sidgwick serving as its first president. Its stated purpose was to apply scientific methods to the investigation of psychic phenomena and the paranormal. Areas of study included hypnotism, dissociation, thought-transference, mediumship, spirit possession, apparitions and haunted houses and the physical phenomena associated with séances. The SPR were the first to introduce a number of neologisms which have entered the English language, such as 'telepathy', which was coined by Frederic Myers. Much of the early work involved investigating, exposing and in some cases duplicating fake phenomena. Among its most renowned members were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Price, and William T. Stead.