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Knowledge in Motion: Oliver Lodge, the Imperceptible Ether, and the Physics of (Extra-)Sensory Perception

Courtenay Raia

in The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siécle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226635217
eISBN:
9780226635491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635491.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between 1884 and 1894, the physicist Oliver Lodge pursued three distinct episodes of psychical research, each substantially tied to his thinking about the ether. The first involved telepathy, which ... More


A Human Rat Hole

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter four examines James's role as an investigator of physical mediums purporting to levitate tables and materialize ghostly forms of the deceased, and recounts the instances when he revealed ... More


Historical Interlude

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the history of physical mediumship connected with the heyday of the Spiritualist movement roughly around 1850 to 1930. It analyzes the careers of D. D. Home and Eusapia ... More


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