The New Prometheans

The New Prometheans[PDF / Epub] ★ The New Prometheans By Courtenay Raia – Bluevapours.co.uk The Society for Psychical Research was established in 1882 to further the scientific study of consciousness but it arose in the surf of a larger cultural need Victorians were on the hunt for self unde The Society for Psychical Research was established in to further the scientific study of consciousness but it arose in the surf of a larger cultural need Victorians were on the hunt for self understanding Mesmerists spiritualists and other romantic seekers roamed sunken landscapes of entrancement and when psychology was finally ready to confront these altered The New ePUB ✓ states psychical research was adopted as an experimental vanguard Far from a rejected science it was a necessary heterodoxy probing mysteries as diverse as telepathy hypnosis and even séance phenomena Its investigators sought facts far afield of physical laws evidence of a transcendent irreducible mind   The New Prometheans traces the evolution of psychical research through the intertwining biographies of four men chemist Sir William Crookes depth psychologist Frederic Myers ether physicist Sir Oliver Lodge and anthropologist Andrew Lang All past presidents of the society these men brought psychical research beyond academic circles and into the public suare making it part of a shared far reaching examination of science and society By layering their papers textbooks and lectures with intimate texts like diaries letters and literary compositions Courtenay Raia returns us to a critical juncture in the history of secularization the last great gesture of reconciliation between science and sacred truths.

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The New Prometheans PDF ´ The New  ePUB ✓
  • Paperback
  • 440 pages
  • The New Prometheans
  • Courtenay Raia
  • 01 July 2016
  • 9780226635354

11 thoughts on “The New Prometheans

  1. David says:

    Strictly for the Cultural MarxistCultural Materialist literati Interesting but the post structural textuality is obfuscating and unnecessarymost of it always is Interesting concept done up for academic readers Simple enough to understand but obvious and redundant Rating 3 out of 5 StarsGeneral readers can give this a miss

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