This is ". . .one of the most valuable and comprehensive encyclopaedias of psychical phenomena ever published," says Leslie Shepard.
Its author, A. Campbell Holms, was a practical man, who devoted years to the scientific and technical world of shipbuilding before he turned his attention to paranormal matters. He is the author of Practical Shipbuilding, which became a standard work on the subject for nearly half a century.
In his study of psychic phenomena and spiritualism, Holms applied the same careful analysis and critical evaluation that distinguished his many years as an expert in naval architecture and surveying. He sifted thousands of accounts, many from rare and obscure sources, to provide a reliable textbook collating the known phenomena and their rationale. The result is The Facts of Psychic Science, first published in 1925.
This is a key work on psychic science and spiritualism, which will save the reader hours of labor in searching for rare books and out-of-print periodicals. It surveys the whole field of medium-ship, clairvoyance, automatic writing, Ouija board, direct voice, hypnosis, multiple personality, premonitions, and the physical phenomena of materializations, telekinesis, and apports; and there is an appendix on recommendations for the formulation of groups to investigate spiritualism, in line with ancient Greek parallels. The twenty pages of subject and name indexes make this an essential reference work, with valuable data not easily obtained from any other source.
Whether you are a skeptic, an open-minded seeker, a harassed librarian, or just a casual reader looking for a thrilling book, this is an indispensable volume of basic facts.