Essays in Psychical Research

By: Miss X (Goodrich-Freer, A. [Ada])

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Errata slip bound in preceding p. 1. The personal copy of Violet Tweedale, a Scottish spiritualist, with her name in pencil on the front endpaper. Edges and endpapers a bit foxed,. 1899 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 330, [2] pp. 8vo. Ada Goodrich-Freer, who published most of her works under the pseudonym 'Miss X', was a self-described mystic and psychic who wrote quite a few books and articles in this field. She was likely among those fraudulently capitalizing on the popularity of spiritualism at the time, though: she was expelled from the Society for Psychical Research based on such suspicions, and was later found to be faking a seance. Violet Tweedale, to whom this book belonged, also wrote numerous works in the field (as well as quite a few novels). Tweedale was an associated of Helena Blavatsky, the prominent Russian occultist and founder of the Theosophical Society. Tweedale belonged to the Order of the Golden Dawn. Her 1924 book Phantoms of the Dawn included a preface by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Doyle was a self-declared spiritualist, and attended numerous seances and other such gatherings. He was also a member of the same society that rejected Goodrich-Freer. In this work, 'Miss X' discusses haunted houses, crystal-gazing, dowsing, hypnotism, psychic healing, and second sight. An interesting book with a fascinating association.

Title: Essays in Psychical Research

Author: Miss X (Goodrich-Freer, A. [Ada])

Categories: Paranormal & Supernatural, Early Imprints,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: George Redway: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2284279

Keywords: PARANORMAL PSYCHIC PSYCHICAL RESEARCH ADA GOODRICH FREER MISS X SPIRITUALIST SPIRITUALISM SPIRIT WORLD AUTOMATIC WRITING,