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The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study of Hypnotism, Spiritism, Mental Therapeutics, etc.

Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1901. Twenty-fourth Edition. Hardcover. A working hypothesis for the systematic study of hypnotism, spiritualism, mental therapeutics. Thomson Jay Hudson (February 22, 1834 in Windham, Ohio – May 26, 1903 in Detroit, Michigan), was a chief examiner of the US Patent Office and a psychical researcher, known for his three laws of psychic phenomena, which were first published in 1893. Hudson began observing hypnotism shows and noticed similarities between hypnosis subjects and the trances of Spiritualist mediums. His idea was that any contact with "spirits" was contact with the medium's or the subject's own subconscious. First published in 1893...Hudson spoke of an "objective mind" and a "subjective mind"; and, as he further explained, his theoretical position was that: "our "mental organization" was such that it seemed as if we had "two minds, each endowed with separate and distinct attributes and powers; [with] each capable, under certain conditions, of independent action..." Formerly owned by Alfred J. Pearce, noted 19th century astrologer. Very Good+. Rubbing, shelfwear to extremities, otherwise tight, unmarred, and bright. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling. xvii, 409pp. 8vo., ornamentations. Lacking dj (as issued?]. Item #11289

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