Title:PRACTICAL OCCULTISM: A COURSE OF LECTURES THROUGH THE TRANCE MEDIUMSHIP OF J.J. MORSE
Author: James Johnson Morse
Publisher: Carrier Dove Publishing House City: San Francisco and New Castle Year: 1887 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 159 Pages Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Scarce first edition from 1887 of "Practical Occultism" by J.J. Morse. Morse's personal copy, as shown through his ex-libris stamp on the title page. Brown cloth embossed boards with gilt writing. In good overall condition: Tight binding; shelfwear to covers; wear to spine ends and bumped corners; repaired tear to rear endpaper. Pages are crisp and clean save for author's personal stamp on title page, and library stamp on front endpaper. James Johnson Morse (1848–1919) was a well-known medium who was active within the Spiritualist movement for over 50 years. Aside from writing a number of books of his own, he contributed to others, and was a regular contributor to Spiritualist journals such as "The Medium", "The Spiritualist", "Light", and "The Herald of Progress" and "The Two Worlds" — and for a time edited the latter. Please see below for the Table of Contents of "Practical Occultism."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lecture I. The trance as the doorway to the occult. Its magnetic, natural, and spiritual forms of induction
Lecture II. Mediumship: its physical, mental, and spiritual conditions
Lecture III. Mediumship (continued): its foundation, development, dangers, and advantages
Lecture IV. Magic, sorcery, and witchcraft
Lecture V. The natural, spiritual, and celestial planes of the second state.
Lecture VI. The soul world; its hells, heavens, and evolutions.
Lecture VII. Life, development, and death in spiritland