Der Spiritismus

Author: Eduard von Hartmann
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925090350
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1885.

Midnight Texas

Author: Charlaine Harris
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364122084X
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Die Bewohner Midnights haben diesen Ort allesamt aus einem Grund zu ihrem Zuhause gewählt: Das texanische Städtchen ist klein und ruhig. Und damit ein perfektes Versteck. Doch wovor verstecken sie sich? Allein Bobo Winthrop, der Besitzer des Pfandhauses, scheint von jedem in der Stadt etwas zu wissen. Da ist Bobos neuer Untermieter, der seine Wohnung nur nachts verlässt. Oder die Esoterik-Lady, die behauptet, eine Hexe zu sein. Als Bobos Freundin Aubrey verschwindet, fangen die Einwohner an, Fragen zu stellen. Zu viele Fragen, denn plötzlich drohen Geheimnisse ans Tageslicht zu kommen, die besser verborgen geblieben wären ...

The Darkened Room

Author: Alex Owen
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226642055
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A highly original study that examines the central role played by women as mediums, healers, and believers during the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian era, The Darkened Room is more than a meditation on women mediums—it's an exploration of the era's gender relations. The hugely popular spiritualist movement, which maintained that women were uniquely qualified to commune with spirits of the dead, offered female mediums a new independence, authority, and potential to undermine conventional class and gender relations in the home and in society. Using previously unexamined sources and an innovative approach, Alex Owen invokes the Victorian world of darkened séance rooms, theatrical apparitions, and moving episodes of happiness lost and regained. She charts the struggles between spiritualists and the medical and legal establishments over the issue of female mediumship, and provides new insights into the gendered dynamics of Victorian society.

Moths Myths And Mosquitoes

Author: Marc Epstein
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190215267
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On September 26, 1924, the ground collapsed beneath a truck in a back alley in Washington, D.C., revealing a mysterious underground labyrinth. In spite of wild speculations, the tunnel was not the work of German spies, but rather an aging, eccentric Smithsonian scientist named Harrison Gray Dyar, Jr. While Dyar's covert tunneling habits may seem far-fetched, they were merely one of many oddities in Dyar's unbelievable life. For the first time, insect biosystematist Marc E. Epstein presents a complete account of Dyar's life story. Dyar, one of the most influential biologists of the twentieth century, focused his entomological career on building natural classifications of various groups of insects. His revolutionary approach to taxonomy, which examined both larval and adult stages of insects, brought about major changes in the scientific community's understanding of natural relationships and insect systematics. He was also the father of what came to be known as Dyar's Law, a pragmatic method to standardize information on insect larval stages as they grow. Over the course of his illustrious career at the U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1897-1929, Dyar named over 3,000 species, established the "List of North American Lepidoptera," an unrivaled catalog of moths and butterflies, and built one of the nation's premier lepidoptera and mosquito collections. However, Dyar's scientific accomplishments are a mere component of this remarkable biography. Epstein offers an account of Dyar's complicated personal life, from his feuds with fellow entomologists to the scandalous revelation that he was married to two wives at the same time. Epstein also chronicles Dyar's exploration of the Baha'i faith, his extensive travels, his innumerable works of unpublished fiction, and the loss of his wealth from bad investments. Comprehensive and engaging, Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes will delight entomologists and historians alike, as well as anyone interested in exploring the zany life of one of America's virtually unknown scientific geniuses.

Die Heimsuchung Von Grayson Manor

Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Editor: Mantikore-Verlag
ISBN: 3945493765
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Addison Lockhart hat paranormale Fähigkeiten. Seit ihrer Kindheit quälen sie Visionen und dunkle Vorahnungen. Über die Jahre lernte sie ihre Gabe so gut wie möglich zu ignorieren. Als sie nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter das verwunschene Landgut "Grayson Manor" erbt, tun sich Fragen auf. Ihre Mutter soll dort geboren und aufgewachsen sein, doch wieso hat die das Haus nie erwähnt? Welche Geheimnisse verbirgt es? Addison begibt sich auf Spurensuche und zieht in das leerstehende Anwesen. Schon bald geschehen Dinge, die sie nicht mehr ignorieren kann, denn ganz offenbar ist sie nicht allein. In den Mauern von Grayson Manor lauern dunkle Geheimnisse...und Seelen, die keinen Frieden finden... Die Heimsuchung von Grayson Manor ist der erste Band der Addison Lockhart Mystery-Reihe.

William Crookes 1832 1919 And The Commercialization Of Science

Author: William Hodson Brock
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754663225
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William Crookes' long life was one of unbroken scientific and business activity, culminating in his appointment as President of the Royal Society in 1913. Discoverer of thallium, inventor of the radiometer, investigator of cathode rays, spiritualist, journalist, editor, businessman, celebrity: his extraordinary life and career provide a unique window into the world of Victorian and Edwardian science.

Investigating The Unexplained

Author: Melvin Harris
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Melvin Harris, a researcher and broadcaster for the BBC, has written a fascinating expose of long-lived "psychic mysteries." Investigating the Unexplained examines many claims made by the proponents of the paranormal. Harris' work led him into the worlds of ghosts and demons, haunted houses, and spirit mediums. He checked up on reports of reincarnation, poltergeists, a mummy's curse, and eyewitness accounts of "little green children." This book gives us the real facts behind the famous Amityville Horror hoax, the hypnotic regressions to past lives recorded on the much-publicized Bloxham tapes, the "psychic detectives" involved in the search for Jack the Ripper, and many other "fully authenticated" but incredible tales. Harris went back to the primary sources of these stories and found he was always able to say, "Sorry, you've been duped!" For every legend he debunks, Harris present the facts. He shows us how and why a hoax was perpetrated. Often the public grasps on to someone else's story and, before long, these tales are mythologized and believed to be truths. Investigating the Unexplained is an exciting look at psychic mysteries and the facts behind them.

The Prank

Author: Ashley Rae Harris
Editor: Darby Creek
ISBN: 0761377476
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Bridgewater High junior Jordan, eager to fit in with a popular crowd, takes part in a series of pranks that go horribly wrong, and as she and her friend Charlie investigate, they begin to wonder if the spirit of a prank victim who died twenty years earlier is to blame.