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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
Assaults upon Dogma.
- 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,
it is Important. If Important, it can be Demonstrated
DEFECTIVENESS OF THE OLD ARGUMENTS.
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-
SPIRITISM AND HYPNOTISM.
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-
est. The Laws of Telepathy
The Typical Séance.
"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
Telepathy. Views of Mr. Podmore.
Experimental Telepathy. Deferred Percipience.
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.
The Last Resource of Spiritism. Mr. Savage's Crucial
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
Spiritistic Hypothesis. "Spirits of Health and Goblins
ANCIENT PSYCHIC PHENOMENA.
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-
ANCIENT PSYCHIC PHENOMENA (continued).
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 God of Abraham. - The Dispen-
gin of Monotheism.
sation of Moses.
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
God. - Isaiah's God no longer the God of Israel alone.
THE ADVENT OF JESUS.
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
Christian Religion .
THE INTUITIVE PERCEPTION OF TRUTH.
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-
lution of Religion. Christianity the Final Goal.
Impossibility of improving upon True Christianity.
Absolute Religion .
- The Departure from Jesus'
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
Laity. The Beneficence of the Inhibition
MODERN PSYCHIC PHENOMENA.
- Telepathy demonstrated by the Followers of
Braid's Discovery. - Hypnotism. — Discovery of
- The Rochester
the Law of Suggestion. Clairvoyance.
Knockings. Mesmeric Subjects and Mediums.
as a Step in the Process of Evolution. - Its Effect .
HAS MAN A SOUL?
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-
fect Power of Deduction. - Telepathy and Prevision
HAS MAN A SOUL? (continued).
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