Laboratories of Faith: Mesmerism, Spiritism and Occultism in Modern France

John Warne Monroe

Laboratories of Faith: Mesmerism, Spiritism and Occultism in Modern France

4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Laboratories of Faith: Mesmerism, Spiritism and Occultism in Modern France

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre History, Religion & Spirituality, Paranormal & Supernatural
Format Hardback
Pages 293
RRP £17.95
Date of Publication December 2007
ISBN 978-0801445620
Publisher Cornell University Press
 

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The Guardian

Jad Adams

Monroe does not play up the humour of the situation; this is an excellently researched, scholarly look at serious-minded people seeking empirical truth for the doctrines they already believed by faith, a "science of God". With a firmer grip than most writers on his subject, Monroe puts these events into their political context, showing how psychic phenomena had a rewarding way of changing shape to reflect the preoccupations of those observing them.

10/01/2009

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