The Philosophy of Mystery
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The Philosophy of Mystery

By Walter Cooper Dendy
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Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE CHALLENGE.
  • NATURE AND MOTIVES OF GHOSTS.
  • PROPHECY OF SPECTRES.
  • ILLUSION OF SPECTRES.
  • PHANTASY FROM MENTAL ASSOCIATION.
  • PHANTASY FROM CEREBRAL EXCITEMENT.
  • PHANTASY FROM CEREBRAL CONGESTION.—OPIUM.
  • POETIC PHANTASY, OR FRENZY.
  • PHANTASY FROM SYMPATHY WITH THE BRAIN.
  • MYSTERIOUS FORMS AND SIGNS.
  • ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF SPECTRAL ILLUSION.
  • ILLUSIONS OF ART.
  • ILLUSTRATION OF MYSTERIOUS SOUNDS.
  • FAIRY MYTHOLOGY.
  • DEMONOLOGY.
  • NATURE OF SOUL AND MIND.
  • NATURE OF SLEEP.
  • SUBLIMITY AND IMPERFECTION OF DREAMING.
  • PROPHECY OF DREAMS.
  • MORAL CAUSES OF DREAMING.
  • ANACHRONISM AND COINCIDENCE OF DREAMS.
  • MATERIAL CAUSES OF DREAMS.
  • INTENSE IMPRESSION.—MEMORY.
  • INFLUENCE OF DARK BLOOD IN THE BRAIN.
  • INCUBUS, OR NIGHT-MARE.
  • SOMNILOQUENCE.—SOMNAMBULISM.
  • IMITATIVE MONOMANIA.
  • REVERIE.
  • ABSTRACTION OF INTELLECT.
  • SOMNOLENCE.—TRANCE.—CATALEPSY.
  • PREMATURE INTERMENT.—RESUSCITATION.
  • TRANSMIGRATION.—ANALYSIS OF TRANCE.
  • MESMERISM.
  • SIBYLLINE INFLUENCE.
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