THE WORKS OF WILLIAM JAMES
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Essays in Psychical Research

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Publication Date: 11/14/1986

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  • Foreword
  • Introduction by Robert A. McDermott
  • 1. Review of Planchette, by Epes Sargent (1869)
  • 2. Circulars of the American Society for Psychical Research (1884-1906)
    • a. Organization (1884)
    • b. Request for Information (1884)
    • c. Circular Requesting Information on Mediumistic Phenomena (1885)
    • d. Circular Requesting Financial Support (1892)
    • e. Notice Concerning Dissolution of the American Branch (1906)
  • 3. Report of the Committee on Mediumistic Phenomena (1886)
  • 4. Notes on Echolalia in Mrs. Piper (1886)
  • 5. Letter on Professor Newcomb’s Address before the American Society for Psychical Research (1886)
  • 6. Letters: James on the Religio-Philosophical Journal (1886, 1890)
    • a. An Enviable and Eminent Place in American Journalism (1886)
    • b. On Preserving the Journal (1890)
  • 7. Review of Phantasms of the Living, by Edmund Gurney et al. (1887)
  • 8. Letter on Mrs. Ross, the Medium (1887)
  • 9. Review of “The Second Report on Experimental Psychology,” by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1889)
  • 10. Notes on Automatic Writing (1889)
  • 11. The Census of Hallucinations (1889-1897)
    • a. International Congress of Experimental Psychology: Instructions to the Person Undertaking to Collect Answers (1889)
    • b. Letter on Publicity for the Census (1890)
    • c. The Name Hallucination (1890)
    • d. The Statistical Inquiry into Hallucinations in America (1892)
    • e. Review of Ueber die Trugwahrnehmung, by Edmund Parish (1895)
    • f. Review of the “Report on the Census of Hallucinations” (1895)
    • g. A Correction (1895)
    • h. Final American Report: Letter to Henry Sidgwick (1896)
    • i. Review of Zur Kritik des telepathischen Beweismaterials and Hallucinations and Illusions, by Edmund Parish (1897)
  • 12. A Record of Observations of Certain Phenomena of Trance (1890)
  • 13. What Psychical Research Has Accomplished (1892)
  • 14. Review of Science and a Future Life, by Frederic W. H. Myers (1893)
  • 15. Letter to the Editor of Mind on Ward’s Review of Briefer Course (1893)
  • 16. Review of Annales des Sciences Psychiques (1894)
  • 17. Two Reviews of Apparitions and Thought-Transference, by Frank Podmore (1895)
  • 18. Telepathy (1895)
  • 19. Address of the President before the Society for Psychical Research (1896)
  • 20. Psychical Research (1896)
  • 21. A Case of Psychic Automatism (1896)
  • 22. Telepathy: Controversy with Titchener on Lehmann and Hansen (1896-1899)
    • a. Review of “Ueber unwillkürliches Flüstern,” by F. C. C. Hansen and Alfred Lehmann (1896)
    • b. Review of “Involuntary Whispering Considered in Relation to Thought-Transference,” by Henry Sidgwick (1897)
    • c. Letter: Lehmann and Hansen on the Telepathic Problem (1898)
    • d. Letter: Lehmann and Hansen on Telepathy (1899)
    • e. Letter: Telepathy Once More, No. 1(1899)
    • Appendix
  • 23. Review of “Telepathic Dreams Experimentally Induced,” by G. B. Ermacora (1896)
  • 24. Review of I Fenomeni Telepatici e le Allucinazioni Veridiche, by Enrico Morselli (1897)
  • 25. Letter on Mrs. Piper, the Medium (1898)
  • 26. Review of “A Further Record of Observations of Certain Phenomena of Trance,” by Richard Hodgson (1898)
  • 27. Frederic Myers’s Service to Psychology (1901)
  • 28. Review of Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death, by Frederic %V. H. Myers (1903)
  • 29. Telepathy Once More, No. II (1903)
  • 30. Letter to James Hyslop Supporting the Prospectus for an American Institute for Scientific Research (1903)
  • 31. A Case of Automatic Drawing (1904)
  • 32. Letter to J. G. Piddington on Mrs. Thompson in Trance (1904)
  • 33. Letter to Isaac K. Funk on The Widow’s Mite (1904)
  • 34. A Case of Clairvoyance (1907)
  • 35. Letter on Dr. Gower and Table Lifting (1907)
  • 36. Physical Phenomena at a Private Circle (1909)
  • 37. Report on Mrs. Piper’s Hodgson-Control (1909)
  • 38. The Confidences of a “Psychical Researcher” (1909)
  • 39. A Possible Case of Projections of the Double (1909)
  • Notes
  • Appendixes
    • I. Comments on Automatic Writing
    • II. Questionnaire on Hallucinations
    • III. Sittings with Mrs. Piper: Kate Walsh and Baby Eliza
    • IV. Cattell’s Review of James’s Presidential Address
    • V. The Case of F. H. Krebs
  • A Note on the Editorial Method
  • The Text of Essays in Psychical Research
  • Apparatus
  • Emendations
  • Textual Notes
  • Historical Collation
  • Alterations in the Manuscripts
  • Word-Division
  • Index

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