Letters 1923–1939: ESP and the Foundations of Parapsychology
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About the Book
During the 1930s a new approach to exploring the boundaries of human consciousness emerged at Duke University with professor J. B. Rhine’s experimental research on extra-sensory perception, or ESP. His findings on telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis challenged conventional views that such abilities do not exist. Rhine’s findings and his first popular book, New Frontiers of the Mind, ignited excitement and controversy—not only among scientists but in the public at large.
This selection of Rhine’s letters chronicle his efforts to find reliable evidence of psychic ability, from the séance room to psychic animals and finally to a university research laboratory, where his team could better control the variables and measure the results. Covering the years 1923–1939, they reveal a gripping story of groundbreaking research, told in the words of the main player as he worked with his team, subjects, critics, and supporters alike.
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Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021