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Telepathy And The Subliminal Self | by R. Osgood Mason



An account of recent investigations regarding hypnotism, automatism, dreams, phantasms, and related phenomena

TitleTelepathy And The Subliminal Self
AuthorR. Osgood Mason
PublisherHenry Holt And Company
Year1897
Copyright1897, Henry Holt And Company
AmazonTelepathy and the Subliminal Self
Telepathy And The Subliminal Self

By R. Osgood Mason, A.M., M.D. Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine

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-Preface
To whatever conclusions it may lead us, there is no mistaking the fact that now more than ever before is the public interested in matters relating to the New Psychology. Scarcely a day passes that n...
-Chapter I. Psychical Research - Telepathy Or Thought-Transference
The status of the old-fashioned ghost story has, within the past ten years, perceptibly changed. Formerly, by the credulous generality of people, it was almost universally accepted without reason and ...
-Psychical Research - Telepathy Or Thought-Transference. Continued
(3) An investigation of well-authenticated reports regarding apparitions and disturbances in houses reputed to be haunted. (4) An inquiry into various psychical phenomena commonly called Spiritualist...
-Thought-Transference Classified
Experiments on the subject of thought-transference fall naturally into four classes: (1) Those where some prearranged action is accomplished, personal contact being maintained between the operator an...
-Thought-Transference Classified. Part 2
(1) What town have we thought of? A. Buxton : which was correct. (2) What town have we thought of? A. Derby. What part did you think of first? A. Railway station. (So did I.) What next? A. The mark...
-Thought-Transference Classified. Part 3
It remains to give one or two illustrations of the fourth division of the subject, namely, where similar thoughts have simultaneously occurred, or similar impressions have been made upon the minds of ...
-Chapter II. Mesmerism And Hypnotism - History And Therapeutic Effects
No department of psychical research is at present exciting so widespread an interest as that which is known under the name of Hypnotism; and inquiries are constantly made by those to whom the subject ...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism - History And Therapeutic Effects. Part 2
So, curiously enough, it happened that Charcot commenced exactly where Mesmer had commenced a hundred years before. He experimented upon hysterical patients in his wards at La Salpetriere, and, as a r...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism - History And Therapeutic Effects. Part 3
She slowly opens her eyes, probably smiles, and looks a little foolish at having slept. He inquires how she feels. She replies: I feel remarkably well - so rested - as though I had slept a whole nig...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism - History And Therapeutic Effects. Part 4
(2) A case of rheumatism treated by Dr. Elliot-son of London. The patient, G. F., age thirty-five years, was a laborer, and had suffered from rheumatism seven weeks. When he applied to Dr. Elliotson, ...
-Chapter III. Hypnotism - Psychical Aspect
As before remarked the phenomena of hypnotism may be viewed from two distinct standpoints - one, that from which the physical and especially the therapeutic features are most prominent, the standpoint...
-Hypnotism - Psychical Aspect. Part 2
The sensitive in this experiment is designated as Mr. C, and the operator as Mr. S. There was no contact or any communication whatsoever of the ordinary kind between them. C. was hypnotized, but was n...
-Hypnotism - Psychical Aspect. Part 3
That evening, without being questioned at all, she gave the following account of herself: At 3 P. M. she was overcome by an irresistible desire to sleep, a most unusual thing for her at that hour. Sh...
-Hypnotism - Psychical Aspect. Part 4
On another occasion, while he was asleep and in the alert stage, Mrs. M. was present. I introduced her, and he spoke to her with perfect propriety. Afterward I said: Now, I will awake you, but you wi...
-Chapter IV. Lucidity Or Clairvoyance
WHILE there is doubtess a recognized standard of normal perception, yet the acuteness with which sensations are perceived by different individuals, even in ordinary health, passes through a wide scale...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 2
Pythagoras, a century before the time of Socrates, found this faculty believed in, and made use of in Egypt, Babylon, and India, and he himself, as the founder of the early Greek philosophy and cultur...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 3
Soon after her arrival at Weinsberg, and while still a perfect stranger to her surroundings, while in her somnambulic condition, she said that a man was near her and desired to speak with her, but tha...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 4
Avenue, carrying her papers in her hand. In ascending the steps leading from the street to the front yard she stumbled and fell. She was not hurt, but picked herself up and went into the house. Abo...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 5
Dr. Alfred Backman of Kolmar, Sweden, a corresponding member of the Society for Psychical Research and a good practical hypnotist has had unusually good fortune in finding clairvoyants among his own p...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 6
He was in this low condition when seen by Dr. Brittan. The doctor soon after returned East, and called on Mrs. Metier of Hartford, with whose clairvoyant power he was familiar, and requested her to ex...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 7
This evening when your dinner is brought up to you - you, A. B.'s second self, will make A. B. see me come in and stand here at the foot of the bed. I shall say to you: 'Hello! you are at dinner. Wel...
-Lucidity Or Clairvoyance. Part 8
It is true there has been much doubt and discussion on this vital point, the objectors maintaining that sight was possible and practicable by experts, notwithstanding the precautions used in blindfold...
-Chapter V. Double Or Multiplex Personality
If there be any one thing in the empirical psychology of the past which has been considered settled past all controversy, it is the unity and continuity of human personality. Whatever might be believe...
-Double Or Multiplex Personality. Continued
Where amI? said Mr. Brown. You are all right, replied Mr. Earl. I'm all wrong, and my name is not Brown. Where am I? You are in Norristown. Where is Norristown? In Pennsylvania, about...
-Chapter VI. Natural Somnambulism - Hypnotic Somnambulism - Dreams
The first of these more accessible conditions to claim attention is natural somnambulism, or sleepwalking. The phenomena of this peculiar state have been observed from time immemorial, and have always...
-Natural Somnambulism - Hypnotic Somnambulism - Dreams. Part 2
Oh ! Who is it there talking to me like that? No one was speaking to you. Yes, there on the left. And she opened a closet door in the direction indicated, to see that no one was hidden there....
-Natural Somnambulism - Hypnotic Somnambulism - Dreams. Part 3
A few months ago I was called in haste to see a patient, a large, strong man of one hundred and eighty pounds weight, who had been thrown down and trampled upon by his nineteen-year-oldson during an a...
-Natural Somnambulism - Hypnotic Somnambulism - Dreams. Part 4
When matter alone is concerned we know exactly how it will act under given conditions. When life is added, the problem becomes more complex. The general law of evolution and the special law of natural...
-Chapter VII. Automatism - Planchette
OUR ordinary actions, both physical and mental, are, for the most part, subject to our own voluntary guidance and choice. Of this, at least, we feel sure. We work, walk, talk, play upon an instrument,...
-Automatism - Planchette. Part 2
That was twenty-five years ago, and the two theories already alluded to were about the only ones adduced to account for the phenomena. Dr. Carpenter's theory of unconscious cerebration and unconsci...
-Automatism - Planchette. Part 3
Our sittings continued four or five consecutive evenings, and hundreds of communications and answers to questions were given by different intelligences or personalities, with entirely different modes ...
-Automatism - Planchette. Part 4
Again it was asked, Is it the operator's brain, or an immaterial spirit that moves Planchette? Answer 'brain' or 'force.' Will. Is it the will of a living person or of an immaterial spirit? An...
-Automatism - Planchette. Part 5
H. Wedgwood. Quoting again from Mrs. R.'s journal: Friday, Sept. 27. - Mr. Wedgwood came, and we had two sittings - in the afternoon and evening. I think the same spirit wrote throughout, beginnin...
-Chapter VIII. Automatic Writing, Drawing And Painting
The subject of Automatism has thus far been illustrated by reference to Planchette-writing alone. It was selected because it is the kind most frequently seen and most easily proved by experiment. The ...
-Automatic Writing, Drawing And Painting. Part 2
The messages received automatically may not all be true; they may be trivial and even false; on the other hand, they may not only be true and important but they may convey information quite out of the...
-Automatic Writing, Drawing And Painting. Part 3
In the following case the correspondent is a foreign lady, doing some work for the Review, but whom Mr. Stead had only met once in his life. On the occasion now referred to he was to meet her at Redca...
-Chapter IX. Crystal-Gazing
Automatic messages fall naturally into two general classes: (1) Motor messages, or those received by means of writing, speaking, drawing, or some activity of the body, and (2) sensory messages, or tho...
-Crystal-Gazing. Part 2
It is remarkable to notice how prevalent this mode of divination or second-sight has been in all ages. Traces of the same procedure have been found in Egypt, Persia, China, India, Greece, and Rome, an...
-Crystal-Gazing. Part 3
Kufferath remarks, The religious emblem soon became a symbolic object - it revealed to its worshippers the knowledge of the future, the mystery of the world, the treasures of human knowledge, and imp...
-Crystal-Gazing. Part 4
Again: - On Saturday, March 9th, she had written a rather impatient note to a friend, accusing her of having, on her return from the Continent, spent several days in London without visiting her. On Su...
-Crystal-Gazing. Part 5
We have presented in this well the most favorable conditions possible for crystal-gazing - a body of unusually clear sparkling water, lying upon a white sand bottom, and the rays of the sun reflected ...
-Chapter X. Phantasms
Perhaps no department of Psychical Research is looked upon from such divers and even quite opposite standpoints as that which relates to Apparitions or Phantasms. Many intelligent people, in a general...
-Phantasms. Part 2
(3) Perceptions may have their origin tele-pathically - that is, scenes and incidents transpiring at a distance far too great to affect the bodily organs of sense in any direct or ordinary way do, nev...
-Phantasms. Part 3
For the last year or fifteen months I have been in the habit of mesmerizing a fellow-student of mine. The way I did it was by simply looking into his eyes as he lay in an easy position on a bed. This...
-Phantasms. Part 4
Mr. Moses writes, September 27th, 1885, confirming this account. Mr. Moses also says that he has never on any other occasion seen the figure of a living person in a place where the person was not. Th...
-Phantasms. Part 5
On Friday, December ist, 1882, I was on a visit to my sister, at 21 Clarence Road, Kew, and about 9: 30 P. M. I was going from my bedroom to get some water from the bath-room, when I distinctly saw M...
-Phantasms. Part 6
In each of these cases a definite purpose was formed by the agent to produce a certain hallucination or present a certain picture - generally a representation or phantasm of himself to the percipient....
-Phantasms. Part 7
The theories or hypotheses which have been put forward regarding the method by which this telepathic influence or impact is conveyed may be noted as follows: - (1) That of a vibratory medium, always ...
-Chapter XI. Phantasms Continued
So far a single class of cases has been brought forward in proof and illustration of our proposition, that sensation may be produced telepathically, namely, the voluntary class; as for instance, when ...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 2
Next morning, Dr. Young experienced the stiffness and soreness of violent bodily exercise and was informed by his wife that in the course of the night he had much alarmed her by striking out again and...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 3
At the breakfast table I said to the friend who shared the apartment with me, 'Rosa is dead.' 'What do you mean by that?' she inquired; 'you told me she seemed better yesterday.' I related the occurr...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 4
Taking up Lord Brougham's case: in simply recording the facts in his diary he speaks of his experience as a vision and the idea that it was a dream was evidently an after-thought. He was enjoying the ...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 5
The next case is from Mr. Francis Dart Fenton, formerly in the native department of the Government, Auckland, New Zealand. In 1852, when the incident occurred, Mr. Fenton was engaged in forming a sett...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 6
The writer when thirteen years of age was capsized in a boat when landing on the Island of Bally, east of Java, and was nearly drowned. On coming to the surface after being repeatedly submerged, the ...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 7
In about half an hour the veritable Miss L. entered the house, and going into the kitchen warmed herself at the fire; and she had on a pair of green kid gloves which she had bought on her way home, ...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 8
No sooner was the name pronounced than Mr. H. disappeared in a second. Mr. Mouat is dumfounded - so much so that the clerk notices it. It is then discovered that the clerk has not seen Mr. H. at all,...
-Phantasms Continued. Part 9
Jeanie Gwynne-Brettany. Mrs. Brettany's parents write: - We certify that the above is correct. S. G. Gwynne. J. W. Gwynne. In answer to inquiries, Mrs. Brettany states further: The White...
-Chapter XII. Conclusions
In gathering up the results of these investigations, it must be stated that in showing their relation to science there is no thought of any detraction from the nobility and greatness of scientific lab...
-Conclusions. Part 2
The healthy rose emits an agreeable odor which our senses appreciate. You may destroy the rose - it does not prove that the fragrance which it emitted does not still exist even though our senses fail ...
-Conclusions. Part 3
It has been demonstrated that in the hypnotic condition, in ordinary somnambulism, in the dreams and vision of ordinary sleep, in reverie, and in various other subjective conditions the mind may perce...
-Conclusions. Part 4
Let us examine with some care the history of two examples of unusual or supranormal mental action, the first found in one of the earliest of human records, and reckoned as fully inspired; the other eq...
-Conclusions. Part 5
At each sitting the speaker was first put into the deep hypnotic trance in which he was rigid and unconscious; but his sub-conscious or second self was active and lucid, and associated with the princi...
-Conclusions. Part 6
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