GLIMPSES OF THE NEXT STATE - 1st Ed, 1911 SPIRITUALISM AFTERLIFE MEDIUMS SPIRITS
GLIMPSES OF THE NEXT STATE (THE EDUCATION OF AN AGNOSTIC)
Book Details + Condition: First Edition, 1911. London: Watts & Co. Octavo hardcover, 642 pages. Publisher’s original green cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated with black-and-white frontis portrait and plates. The author, Vice Admiral William Usborne Moore, was a British naval commander, psychical researcher and spiritualist. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle described him as "among the greatest of psychic researchers", but was often criticized for his defense of mediums whose fraudulent activities were well documented. Moore was extremely active in Spiritualist circles, and this work is a fascinating account of his experiences with the movement, as well ashis conclusions. Contents include: Early Psychic Experiences; First Investigation in America; The Mediums. Craddock and Husk; Mental Phenomena in England; Return of Thomson Jay Hudson; Manifestations at Toledo, Ohio; The Bang Sisters at Chicago; Etherialisations and the Direct Voice; Third Visit to America; The Voices; Analysis and Correlation; Conclusions; Appendices: Waking the So-called Dead; Electrical Conditions; Mr. Hereward Carrington and Fraud; Fraud and Genuine Phenomena Combined; Index. In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; light shelfwear to boards; slight lean to book; original owner information on front blank endpaper and pencil notations on a few pages.