Manual of Psychometry: The Dawn of a New Civilization
Holman brothers, Press of the Roxbury advocate, 1885 - 500 pagina's
"This volume has been somewhat hastily prepared, to fulfil the promise recently made to the public of a Manual of Psychometry--a work to introduce the subject to the general reader--not an elaborate memoir for scientists, which need not be offered until it is called for. As this volume contains the reports of many psychometric experiments with Mrs. B., I would state in advance that all such experiments which I report are as pure and true an illustration of Psychometry as possible--an accurate report of mental impressions as they arose, recorded as they were spoken deliberately. The mind of the psychometer in my experiments is always carefully guarded from all impressions but those which come from an invisible source by contact, without knowing what is the object or person to be described, which must be carefully concealed to insure the purity of the result. Questions are never of a leading character, being only used to direct attention to the matters that need description. The reports are as careful and faithful as I could possibly make them, but most of them are imperfect illustrations of her psychometric intuition, given often when fatigued by her daily duties"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Pagina 158 - Is lightened ; that serene and blessed mood In which the affections gently lead us on, Until the breath of this corporeal frame, And even the motion of our human blood Almost suspended, we are laid asleep In body, and become a living soul : While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
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Pagina 26 - We have lost a most dear and valuable relation. But it is the will of God and nature, that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life.
Pagina 208 - But she told me that, in all that she considered her best writing, there was a " not herself," which took possession of her, and that she felt her own personality to be merely the instrument through which this spirit, as it were, was acting. Particularly she dwelt on this in regard to the scene in
Pagina 199 - ... which she was accustomed to hear in the house where she now lived; and she then also began to sing, imitating exactly the voices of several ladies of the family. In another year from this time she began to talk a great deal in her sleep, in which she seemed to fancy herself instructing a younger companion.
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