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The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systemic Study of Hypnotism, Spiritism, Mental Therapeutics, Etc. ePub download

by Thomson Jay Hudson

  • Author: Thomson Jay Hudson
  • ISBN: 0785804706
  • ISBN13: 978-0785804703
  • ePub: 1234 kb | FB2: 1463 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Psychology & Counseling
  • Publisher: Book Sales (September 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 410
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systemic Study of Hypnotism, Spiritism, Mental Therapeutics, Etc. ePub download

by. Hudson, Thomson Jay, 1834-1903.

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Hudson distinguishes three main schools of hypnotism: mesmerism, the school of Nancy, France, and the school of Charcot in Paris at the Salpetriere.

Hudson, Thomson Jay, 1834-1903. Bound in green cloth; stamped in gold. The Virginia Glenn Memorial Collection of Readings in Human Potential.

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Sure, Thomson Jay Hudson has written other works. But this is a standout work and idea here. I remember when I read it at the Holly Park library and Masao W. Satow as a boy along with The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel, The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol, etc. My point is the magic was never lost on me, and it got me genuinely interested in the depths and sciences of mind and spirit early and I still am interested and understanding it fully as I get older

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by Thomson Jay Hudson. The book was popular until after World War I, because the grief-stricken wanted to again believe that mediums could contact the dead.

Author: Hudson, Thomson Jay, 1834-1903. Note: Chicago : A. C. McClurg, 1922, c1893. Subject: Parapsychology.

A classic work in the field of psychic manifestations of the human intellect. The author, Dr. Thomson Jay Hudson, Ph.D., LL.D., was the acknowledged authority in the field of metaphysics when he wrote this book in the late years of the last century. This book explores all areas of the metaphysical world from early philosophics to hypnotism and mesmerism, clairvoyance, visions, right through an overview of the pycho-therapeutic practices of that, time. The phenomena of spiritism is covered in all its forms including contact with the spirit world as well as case histories of witchcraft, hauntings and possession. It remains as fascinating and informative today as it was when it was first published.
This is a fun and informative book that comes from the grand old days of the "New Thought" movement. Many consider it one of the classics of this genre.
As a hypnotist as well as chi gung practitioner, I really enjoyed the book's approach with respect to the evolution of hypnosis. Mesmer believed he achieved trance in his clients by the use of magnetic or psychic energies (there's no question he did achieve trances). Later on, it was discovered that trance could be achieved just as well without a belief in psychic forces, or "animal magnetism", and so, that branch was forgotten and faded out of the mainstream in favor of the path of more "scientific" hypnosis. This book takes the reader on an entertaining and thought-provoking tour of that other, forgotten path of mental efforts. I don't know if it will actually help you develop your psychic powers, but it will certainly present a lot of thoughtful information.
So far as psychic phenomena are concerned, people generally come into two categories: they believe everything they are told or they are total sceptics. Hudson chooses a middle course: he accepts the authenticity of psychic phenomena, but he examines them objectively, refusing to be swayed either by believers or by wishful thinking. His tools are experiment and cold reasoning. The result was that Dr Hudson made few friends among sceptics or believers alike; and this is why this classic work, first published in 1893, has been neglected. Hudson formulates three simple psychological laws, dividing the mind into objective mind (the conscious) and subjective mind (the subconscious). The subjective mind is capable of all kinds of psychic gifts but is open to hypnotic suggestion. This explains why, in the presence of sceptics and negative comments psychic gifts suddenly disappear. Hudson's chosen middle course blasts the sceptics, but it also lays into many believers as well. Spiritualists will not be very happy, because Hudson's laws, coupled with experiment, busts spiritualism. He shows beyond doubt that "contact with the dead," whether by medium, automatic writing, ouija board or planchette is merely contact with one's own subjective mind. (It also works for the electronic voice phenomenon.) Nowadays Hudson's laws are all but forgotten. However, they are - especially when coupled with Carl Jung's multi-layered subjective mind - the most formidable explanation of psychic phenomena ever devised. In every science, things are chaotic until someone arrives to rationalise the science and give his fellow scientists something to work with. In physics he is Isaac Newton, in psychology he is Sigmund Freud, and in parapsychology he is Thomson Jay Hudson. If you are searching for the truth, look no further.
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An absolutely thoroughly researched, and brilliantly presented masterpiece! This book was recommended reading by no less than Edgar Cayce - now that is high praise indeed.

What an absolutely brilliant mind it took to do the research and reach these conclusions - I am in awe of the author. Nevertheless, I find it interesting to note that even such a brilliant mind succumbs to bias and tunnel vision - this is not a harsh criticism, merely an observation - it simply shows that the author is as human as the rest of us. There are a number of conclusions reached by the author with which I do not agree. For examples:
On page 395, he states, "I do not know anything about reincarnation. I know as much about it, however, as any one else knows."
Well, that is simply arrogance, because how can the author assume to know what anyone else knows about reincarnation, or anything else, for that matter?

On page 398, he states, "What greater reward could such a being ask or experience than would be found in the contemplation of a well spent life?"
Well, for such an intelligent man, this is really a bit of a silly question - if one has absolutely no knowledge of the non-physical state, how can one possibly assume that thinking about the past physical life is a great reward, let alone the greatest reward to be experienced? This sounds more like a waste of time - you have an eternity (according to the author) to sit and enjoy thinking about your past good deeds - what about your bad deeds and mistakes, of which everybody has millions, and in this non-physical state everybody has perfect memory (according to the author) - this sounds much more like a punishment than a reward.

On page 399, he states, "It may, therefore be now confidently asserted that Christianity possesses that to which no other system of religion can lay a valid claim; namely, a sound scientific basis."
Firstly, the author should have said Christ's teaching, not Christianity, because Christianity has become so polluted that sometimes one cannot call it Christ's teaching. But leaving that aside for the moment, I disagree totally with the author's statement, because he has not researched all other religions, so his statement is illogical, displaying the exact same arrogance as the instance mentioned above on page 395.

There are more examples I could cite, but I think the above suffices to illustrate my point.

Now, just in case the reader (of my review) thinks that I intend any disrespect towards the author, let me hasten to assure you that this is not the case. I consider Thomson Jay Hudson to have been a brilliant man, who did sterling research into the subject. Furthermore, I consider this book to be one of the most thoroughly researched works I have ever read - it shall always have a special place in my library. However, as much as I admire Thomson Jay Hudson, I do not hero worship him, and do not consider him infallible - as I mentioned above, being human, he was subject to bias, arrogance and wishful thinking, much like the rest of us - but these flaws do not diminish him in my estimation at all - quite the contrary - the knowledge that such a brilliant man could have such imperfections, makes me less harsh on myself when I catch myself doing the same. Over the years, seeing flaws even in such great thinkers, has made me grateful that I insist on thinking for myself - thinking my own thoughts, and reaching my own conclusions.

I should also like to add that in the more than one hundred years since this book was written, a huge amount of information, which was not available in the author's day, has become available, and if the author had been exposed to this information, he might well have reached a different conclusion here and there.

With so many books getting undeserved five star ratings, if ever there was a book that deserved a higher rating than five stars, it is this one.
TJH's explanation of the laws that govern psychic phenomenon is a bit hard to understand due to the scientific nature of the language used to outline his theory of psychic phenomenon. TJH believed that the mind was dual, split into the objective mind and subjective mind. The objective mind processes the concrete, material world and the subjective mind, or the eternal mind of the soul, is responsible for processing the abstract, invisible world. The subjective mind is dependent on the objective mind and the knowledge and information that it perceives from the visual sensory world, and is, therefore, highly open to the power of suggestion...ie..hypnosis.
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