On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions: With an Account of Mesmerism (Classic Reprint)

On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions With an Account of Mesmerism Classic Reprint Excerpt from On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions With an Account of Mesmerism In the summer of I dwelt under the same roof with a Scottish gentleman well informed of a serious turn

  • Title: On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions: With an Account of Mesmerism (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Herbert Mayo
  • ISBN: 9781330041260
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions With an Account of Mesmerism In the summer of 1843 I dwelt under the same roof with a Scottish gentleman, well informed, of a serious turn of mind, fully endowed with the national allowance of shrewdness and caution I saw a good deal of him and one day, by chance, this subject of the divining rod was mentioneExcerpt from On the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions With an Account of Mesmerism In the summer of 1843 I dwelt under the same roof with a Scottish gentleman, well informed, of a serious turn of mind, fully endowed with the national allowance of shrewdness and caution I saw a good deal of him and one day, by chance, this subject of the divining rod was mentioned He told me, that at one time his curiosity having been raised upon the subject, he had taken pains to ascertain what there is in it With this object in view he had obtained an introduction to Mrs R sister of Sir G It, then living at Southampton, whom he had learnt to be one of those in whose hands the divining rod moved He visited the lady, who was polite enough to show him in what the performance consists, and to answer all his questions, and to assist him in making experiments calculated to test the reality of the phenomenon, and to elucidate its cause Mrs R Told my friend that, being at Cheltenham in 1806, she saw, for the first time, the divining rod used by Mrs Colonel Beaumont, who possessed the power of imparting motion to it in a very remarkable degree Mrs R Tried the experiment herself at that time, but without any success She was, as it happened, very far from well Afterwards, in the year 1815, being asked by a friend how the divining rod is held, and how it is to be used, on showing it she was surprised to see that the instrument now moved in her hands About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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