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Bacon's Monument to Common Sense. - The First to recognize
the True Value of a Fact. — The Law of Correct Reasoning.
Its Simplicity. - The Essentials of a Correct Hypothesis.
— Inductive Reasoning. — The Copernican System. - Defec-
tive Methods of Reasoning employed by the Greek Philos-
ophers. Speculative Philosophy subject to the Law of
Reaction. The Inductive Sciences insure Permanent Prog-
Natural Theology at a Standstill. - The Conflict
between Religion and Science. - Voltaire and Paine. - Their
- Their Religion. The Triumph of
Science. The Doctrine of Evolution. - A New Contro-
versy. Religion and Science not Antagonistic. — Immortal-
ity a Proper Question for Scientific Investigation. — If True,
The Four Leading Arguments: 1. Analogical Reasoning inhe-
rently Defective. Metamorphosis. Butler's Analogy.
Physical Laws not Identical with Spiritual Laws. — Illustra-
tion is not Proof.. Averroism. Emanation and Absorp-
tion. 2. Prescriptive Authority. The Hiding-Place of
Power. The Priesthood and Divine Revelation. - Induc-
tive Arguments of the New Testament. 3. Philosophical
Speculation. Emerson's Belief. His Despair of Proof. —
Plato's Phædo. His Three Arguments for Immortality. —
The Doctrine of Contraries. Reminiscence. — Reincarna-
tion. The Capacity of Great Men for Minute Subdivision.
- The Soul a Simple Substance. - The Phædo a Promoter
of Suicide. 4. Instinctive Desire. A Valid but not Con-
The Phenomena of Spiritism. - Scepticism of the Church.
The Present Attitude of Science. - Spiritistic Phenomena
Genuine. The Two Hypotheses. - The Spirit Medium Self-
Hypnotized. The Intelligence Manifested. — Experimental
Hypnotism produces the same Phenomena. - The Power of
Telepathy. The Law of Suggestion.. Suggestion controls
the Medium. The Manufacture of Mediums by Hypnotism.
- The Hypothesis of Duality of Mind. - The Objective and
Subjective Minds. — The Condition of the Medium and the
Hypnotized Subject Identical. They are governed by the
Same Laws. - Socrates as a Roman. The Spirit of "Can-
tharides" Invoked. The Medium not necessarily Dishon-
"Test" Cases. - The Way Proselytes
are made - The Telepathic Explanation. — What Telepathy
is. Views of Rev. Minot J. Savage and of Mr. F. W. H.
Myers. Their Test Cases Explained. -The Small Resid-
uum of Phenomena which they cannot account for. The
Shipwreck. An Alleged Spirit Communication from a Vic-
tim. A Telepathic Explanation. Telepathy vs. Clair-
A Typical Case. 'Stretching" the Theory of
Point. Planchette. - Latency of Telepathic Impressions.·
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream. - Daniel's Telepathic Power.
Final Explanation of Mr. Savage's Test Case. - The Mother's
Message to her Son. - The Son's Message to the Psychic.
Question. The Unscientific Attitude of Spiritists. - Thun-
der considered as the Voice of an Angry God. — The Sim-
plicity of Nature's Laws. - The Alleged "Simplicity" of the
Spiritistic Hypothesis. It saves Thinking. — Reasoning in
a Circle. Why cannot Spirits communicate with the Liv-
ing? Not a Pertinent Question. - The Real Question is,
Do they so Communicate? The Evidence is against the
The Importance of Correct Classification of Phenomena.
The Science of the Soul. - The Phenomena of the Soul.
Old Testament Records. - The Pentateuch. - The Higher
Criticism. The Psychic History of the Children of Israel.
- Unreasoning Scepticism. Aaron's Rod. - Moses as a
Psychic. His Methods and his Instrumentalities. - The
God of Moses. His Human Characteristics. His Advice
to "spoil the Egyptians." - Moses' Interview with God on
Mount Sinai. · The Molten Calf. The Anger of God. -
His Determination to destroy the Children of Israel.
Moses argues the Question. He causes God to Repent.
Renewal of the Covenant. - Objective Moses vs. Subjec-
The Prophets of Israel. Elisha's Methods. He saves the
Three Kings. - Human Characteristics of Elisha's God.
The Evolution of the Monotheistic Idea through Psychic
Phenomena. The First Conception of the Idea of a Living
God. The Evolution of the Spiritual Man. - The First
Great Step through Psychic Phenomena. - The Jewish Ori-
The Second Great Step in the Evolution
of the Spiritual Man.- The Decalogue. - The Influence of
Egyptian Civilization. - The Wisdom of Moses. - Egyptian
Ethics and the Jewish Religion. The Progress of the
Prophets reflected in their Conception of the Character of
The Third Great Step in the Evolution of the Spiritual Man. -
The God which Jesus Proclaimed. - Intellectual Prodigies.
- The Intuitional Powers of Jesus. His Psychical Powers.
- His Perfect Knowledge of the Laws of the Soul.-Mod-
ern Confirmations of the Truth of his Philosophy. - The
Psychic Methods of Jesus. - His Reason always in the As-
cendant. His Perfect Moral and Religious Character.
Psychic Phenomena the Evidence of his Divine Mission.
Paley's Views. — The Divine Heritage. — The Vitality of the
Books that thrill the Reader with Pleasurable Emotions.
ories to account for it.— Literary Style. - Personal Mag-
netism. The Soul's Love of Truth. Books Popular in
proportion to their Truth. — The Scriptures. — The Philoso-
phy of Jesus. Intuitional Perception of its Truth. - Evo-
Example. Paul's Explanation of Spiritistic Phenomena.
John's Tests. - Paul's Ecstatic. — The Oriental Ecstatics.
Modern Occidental Ecstatics. Alleged Perception of Divine
Truth in the Ecstatic Condition. - Neither Jesus, Paul, nor
John believed in Spiritism. - Primitive Christianity pro-
moted by Psychic Phenomena. - Constantine. The Priest-
hood. Prohibition of Psychic Manifestations among the
- Telepathy demonstrated by the Followers of
Braid's Discovery. - Hypnotism. — Discovery of
Intuitive Perceptions of the Existence of a Soul in Man.
Plato's Philosophy. The Doctrine of Body, Soul, and
Spirit. The Doctrine of Jesus. — Modern Scientific Scep-
ticism. Requirements of Modern Science. The Dual
Hypothesis. The Phenomena of Dreams.— The Objective
and Subjective Mental States differentiated. — Limitations
of Powers of Reasoning in the Subjective Mind. Its Per-
The Perfect Memory of the Subjective Mind. — Memory and
Recollection Differentiated. — Sir William Hamilton's Views.
Intuitional Powers of Perception of Nature's Laws.
The Seat of the Emotions. The Three Normal Functions
of the Subjective Mind. - The Infant's Development from
Savagery to Civilization. - Total Depravity. - Dangers of
Subjective Control. - Telepathy a purely Subjective Faculty.
Abnormality of Psychic Manifestations. Ill Health a
Condition precedent to their Production. - They grow
Stronger as the Body grows Weaker. Strongest in the
Hour of Death. - The Objective Mind perishes with the