Frederic William Henry Myers was born on February 6 at Keswick in the Lake .. One of the great founders of psychical research, Project Gutenberg offers free ebooks for Kindle, iPad, Nook, Android, and iPhone. Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death by F. W. H. Myers. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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The skeptic Eric Dingwall criticized Myers and other members of the SPR for allowing spiritualist and religious a priori views to cloud their objectivity, writing, “When the British SPR was founded, the public was led to believe that at least a scientific survey was to be made, and I have no doubt that even some of those closely associated with the early days thought so too.

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Toward a Psychology of the 21 st Centurywhich attempted to corroborate Myers’ views and update them for the 21 st century, received some support from fringe academics, [6] [7] but was shot down in mainstream reviews. Mters knew that the primary aim of the Society was not objective experimentation but the establishment of telepathy.

Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century. It was well received by parapsychologists meyrs spiritualistsbeing described as “the Bible of British psychical researchers”.


A Cambridge Alumni Database. Some historians have suggested that Myers was strongly biased to believe in the paranormal and held a secret religious agenda.

Hornby was compelled to admit, that the story was entirely untrue. Hansel concluded “none of the stories investigated has withstood critical examination. Return to Book Page. Spiritual and Personal A very personal book that anyone can relate to in one way mmyers another.

With the emergence of muers scientific concepts touching the origin of man and his place in the universe, the very foundations of their religious beliefs began to give way. Subscription or UK public library membership required. In Myers wrote a small collection of essays, Science and a Future Life. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. These would seem to have been mainly homosexual in his youth, but dwh later life he was said to be wholly heterosexual.

Frederic W. H. Myers

The researcher Trevor H. But Myers, among others, had no such intention and cherished no such illusion.

Quotes from Human Personality Phantasms of the Living. Published November 1st by Hampton Roads Publishing first published The Thought Reader Craze: Review of Irreducible Mind: He was influenced by, and influenced William Myeds, [1] [2] and William McDougall thought positively of his work.

F. W. H. Myers

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The skeptic Frank Podmore argued in The Newer Spiritualism that the data Myers was drawing on was insufficient to establish his hypothesis. Views Read Edit Fossil record.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bearden Virgin cleansing myth v – t – e. His maternal grandfather was the wealthy industrialist John Marshall — After the publication of Charles Darwin myeds On the Origin of Speciesit was difficult for those with a scientific education to retain a belief in tenets of the Judeo-Christian religion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Is Spiritualism based on Fraud?: He also wrote books of literary criticism, in particular Wordsworth and Essays, Classical and Modern in two volumes,which included an essay on Virgil.


American Journal of Psychiatry Myere was interested in psychical research and was one of the founding members of the Society for Psychical Research SPR in Myers was the co-author of the two-volume Phantasms of the Living with Gurney and Frank Podmore which documented alleged sightings of apparitions.

Diverse as they are, European literatures, like European languages, are…. The poem included the words of the hymn Hark what a sound, muers too divine for hearing.

Searle described Myers as “having lost his Christian faith, sought a new kind of religion that could reassure him that death did not lead to extinction. English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles including Ireland from the 7th century to the present day.

This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 5 December