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Perception, Clairvoyance, and Reliability

Jack C. Lyons

in Perception and Basic Beliefs: Zombies, Modules and the Problem of the External World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373578
eISBN:
9780199871988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373578.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A famous class of counterexamples to reliabilism involves clairvoyance and similar odd cognitive capacities and is generally taken to show that reliability is not sufficient for justification. This ... More


The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


Mystical Experience in Kafka’s 
Early Prose

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter creates a classification of signs by which clairvoyant textuality can be evaluated. Subsequently, it examines Kafka’s writings for such signs. Certain diary entries are marked by the ... More


Conclusion The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka in Perspective

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Kafka’s clairvoyance was comprised of a diverse assortment of attributes-- paranormal perception, awareness of a mysterious gnosis permeating the world, apprehension of spiritual realms and a ... More


Introduction

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter presents two major implications that can be drawn from Kafka’s confession to Rudolph Steiner that he occasionally experienced states of clairvoyance while writing. First, Kafka’s prose ... More


Evidentialism

Richard Feldman and Earl Conee

in Evidentialism: Essays in Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199253722
eISBN:
9780191601361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253722.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An outline of the evidentialist view of justification, a defense of the view against recent objections, and a presentation of advantages of the view over various rival approaches, including ones that ... More


Holy Hustling

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

As with holy hustling, the charismatic practice is distinctively youthful, masculine, and urban. The charismatics themselves are twelve young men. Mainly in their early to mid-twenties and nearly all ... More


Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses the issue of how to read and critically decode spectral messages. It analyses the literary qualities of spirit messages. Some of the literary works that are analysed in this ... More


Mysticism, Mesmerism, Mind Cure

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter explores the far-reaching influences in American religion and medicine of Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish scientist and mystic, and Franz Anton Mesmer, who developed Mesmerism, the ... More


The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Alex Owen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By the end of the nineteenth century, Victorians were seeking rational explanations for the world in which they lived. The radical ideas of Charles Darwin had shaken traditional religious beliefs. ... More


“Dreaming True”: Playback, Immediacy, and “Du Maurierness”

Susan Zieger

in The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279821
eISBN:
9780823281589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter four explores the phenomenon of “playback,” emerging into 1880s culture through the phonograph, as a wider fantasy of consumer and personal mastery. This fantasy was rooted in the ... More


Toposophy

Frédéric Neyrat

in Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823277551
eISBN:
9780823280605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277551.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins by taking stock of today’s hydroglobe, in which all varieties of global flux tend toward the inertia that produces saturated immanence. This immanence is temporal as well as ... More


Selections from Suedenborugu (Swedenborg)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains excerpts from D. T. Suzuki's Suedenborugu (Swedenborg), a book about Swedish scientist and religious philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg. In the Preface, Suzuki describes Swedenborg ... More


Beyond Radical Enchantment: Mesmerizing Laborers in the Americas

Emily Ogden

in Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes mesmerism’s beginnings in the US in the 1830s, showing that the practice became known as a means of using other people’s enchantment in order to manage them. Born on a sugar ... More


In Imagination: Traveling Clairvoyance and the Suspension of Disbelief

Emily Ogden

in Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

As mesmerism spread in the US, it changed: Poyen’s vision of credulity governed by a detached operator gave way to a more collaborative relationship between mesmerist and subject. The first ... More


Discovering the Blind

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the 1820s, liberal Protestant reformers encouraged popular sympathy for those denied the miracle of vision. Establishing the nation’s first school for the blind, the Perkins School, in 1829, ... More


The Death of an Immortal Guru: Charisma, Succession, and Paramahansa Yogananda’s Legacy, 1946–1952

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores discipleship and conversion in SRF, Yogananda’s dramatic death, and the transfer of authority that transpired afterward. The chapter explores profiles of more than fifteen ... More


The Rational Irrationalist: Dodds and the Paranormal

N.J. Lowe

in Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at E.R. Dodds’s engagement with the paranormal. Dodds’s career in psychic research had three distinct phases: before, during, and after his tenure of the Oxford chair. His own ... More


Mentalism

Declan Smithies

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 6 develops a theory of epistemic justification designed to capture the epistemic role of phenomenal consciousness: namely, phenomenal mentalism. Section 6.1 defines epistemic justification ... More


Accessibilism

Declan Smithies

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 7 answers the explanatory challenge by combining phenomenal mentalism with accessibilism to yield phenomenal accessibilism. Section 7.1 defines accessibilism as the thesis that epistemic ... More


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