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Podmore, Frank 1856-1910

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Works: 102 works in 433 publications in 3 languages and 4,089 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BF1031, 134
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Most widely held works about Frank Podmore
 
Most widely held works by Frank Podmore
Robert Owen : a biography by Frank Podmore( Book )

59 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Mesmer to Christian Science; a short history of mental healing by Frank Podmore( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticism by Frank Podmore( Book )

25 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A large part of the material used in this book was sent to the authors as representatives of the Society for Psychical Research; and the book is published with the sanction of the council of that Society ... Mr. Myers is solely responsible for the Introduction, and for the Note on a suggested mode of psychical interaction ... Mr. Gurney is solely responsible for the remainder of the book ... the collection, examination, and appraisal of the evidence--has been a joint labour, of which Mr. Podmore has borne ... a share ..."--Preface
Mediums of the 19th century by Frank Podmore( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in psychical research by Frank Podmore( Book )

27 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of his life a clerk in the post office, Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a prolific author on psychical research. As an undergraduate, Podmore became interested in the ideas of spiritualism, and he joined the British National Association of Spiritualists. Eventually disillusioned, Podmore co-founded several organizations: the Progressive Association (in 1882); the Fellowship of the New Life (1883); and, spurred by his desire to see political change, the Fabian Society (1884). Podmore's membership in the Society for Psychical Research influenced his activities and interests, and he spent the next twenty years investigating and writing on psychical phenomena. His second book (of 1897) discusses a range of topics, from spiritualism to poltergeists to telepathy. Podmore seeks to ascertain the truth about psychical phenomena, and this work will be of great interest to scholars interested in the history of science, psychical research, and Victorian scientific and spiritualist movements
Apparitions and thought-transference : an examination of the evidence for telepathy by Frank Podmore( Book )

49 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a paranormal researcher and socialist who co-founded the Fabian Society. He became interested in spiritualism while studying at Oxford and joined the Society for Psychical Research. Forced to leave his employment at the Post Office amid rumours of a homosexual scandal, Podmore was later found drowned in suspicious circumstances. This 1894 volume is a detailed and comprehensive study of a variety of unexplained phenomena. The author reviews numerous scientific tests of telepathic ability involving the transmission of thoughts, tastes and images (illustrated by reproduction of sketches purportedly sent between psychics). Also reported are researches into clairvoyance, automatic writing and even attempts to induce sleep using telepathy. The author explores a variety of rational explanations for the phenomena, including fraud and the influence of hypnosis and suggestibility. Diligent and carefully argued, Podmore's examination of the scientific study of the supernatural is also colourful and enthralling."--Www.bookdepository.com
The newer spiritualism by Frank Podmore( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesmerism and Christian science : a short history of mental healing by Frank Podmore( Book )

17 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of his life a clerk in the post office, Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a prolific author on psychical research. As an undergraduate Podmore became interested in spiritualism, and he joined the British National Association of Spiritualists. Eventually disillusioned by that society, Podmore co-founded several organisations: the Progressive Association (in 1882); the Fellowship of the New Life (1883); and, spurred by his desire to see political change, the Fabian Society (1884)
The naturalisation of the supernatural by Frank Podmore( Book )

17 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founding member of the Fabian Society and a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, Frank Podmore (1856-1910) occupied a unique position in British political and scientific society. From his undergraduate days at Oxford until his untimely death in 1910, he harboured a fascination for the supernatural, hallucinations and mesmerism. Published in the final years of his life, during a period of prolific writing and introspection, this 1908 work was the result of exhaustive personal research and first-hand observation. Although fascinated by his chosen subject, Podmore never abandoned his scientific stance and demonstrates a level of scepticism rarely found among the more committed Victorian spiritualists. The result is a scholarly but entertaining series of case studies, which remains one of the most authoritative works on the phenomenon of spiritualism
Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

11 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work, co-authored by Edmund Gurney (1847-1888), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901) and Frank Podmore (1856-1910), all leading members of the Society for Psychical Research, was first published in 1886. This collection, containing over 700 case studies of sensory phantasms and hypnotic experiments, was one of the first attempts to deal scientifically with the hypothesis of psychic thought-transference and to catalogue and provide a body of evidence in its support. Volume 2 presents data and analyses of auditory, visual, and tactile hallucinations, and those of a reciprocal or collective nature. It contains addenda and a conclusion for the two volumes. This pioneering study is an indispensable source for the history of psychical research and nineteenth-century attitudes to the idea of telepathy. It provides detailed insights into the Victorian fascination with the occult and the supernatural
Telepathic hallucinations : the new view of ghosts by Frank Podmore( Book )

12 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hallucinations télépathiques by Edmund Gurney( Book )

27 editions published between 1891 and 1914 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telepathie
Spiritualism; is communication with the spirit world an established fact? by Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the Living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Owen : a biography by Frank Podmore( Book )

4 editions published between 1906 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespenster lebender Personen und andere telepathische Erscheinungen : verkürzte Uebersetzung des englischen Werkes by Edmund Gurney( Book )

5 editions published between 1896 and 1897 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticism by Frank Podmore( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticism, volume 2 by Frank Podmore( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank Podmore (1856-1910) published Modern Spiritualism in two volumes in 1902. It was the first comprehensive history of the Spiritualist movement. Podmore traces the historical development of Spiritualism from its earliest origins in animal magnetism and alchemy, to its apogee in the early nineteenth century and through to its decline from 1870 onwards, which Podmore associated with the growth of professional psychics and fraudsters. Volume 2, focusing on English and American Spiritualism, sets the movement in its cultural and intellectual context and includes a discussion of the relationship of Spiritualism to science. The volume includes invaluable accounts of scientific investigations into materialisations, spirit photographs, clairvoyance, hallucinations and automatism. It contains a summary and conclusion for the two volumes. Podmore was a leading member of the Victorian Society for Psychical Research and his work remains an indispensable source for the modern-day historian of nineteenth-century Spiritualism and occult practices
 
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Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticism
Alternative Names
Frank Podmore britischer Schriftsteller

Frank Podmore Brits schrijver (1856-1910)

Frank Podmore écrivain britannique

Podmor, F. 1856-1910

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Podmore, F.

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English (281)

French (27)

German (5)

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Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticismMediums of the 19th century