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Podmore, Frank 1856-1910

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Works: 102 works in 444 publications in 2 languages and 4,102 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
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 )

61 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

37 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 472 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 ..."--Pref
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 held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries 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 an increase in fraud. Volume 1 covers the key figures of the movement: Paracelsus, Mesmer, Bertrand, Esdaile, and Andrew Jackson Davis. Book 1 focuses on French, English and German Spiritualism and Book 2 on American Spiritualism and its beginnings in Arcadia. The volume includes invaluable accounts of scientific investigations into possession, poltergeists, clairvoyance, and trances. 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
Studies in psychical research by Frank Podmore( Book )

29 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 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 )

50 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attention which, notwithstanding these drawbacks, that work excited on its first appearance, the friendly reception which it met with in many quarters, and the fact that a considerable edition has been disposed of, encouraged the hope that a book on somewhat similar lines, but on a smaller scale, might be of service to those--and their number has probably increased within the last few years--who take a genuine interest in this inquiry. Accordingly in the autumn of 1892 I obtained permission from the Council of the Society for Psychical Research to make full use, in the compilation of the present work, not merely of the evidence already published by us, but of the not inconsiderable mass of unpublished records in the possession of the Society. It will be seen that the present book has little claim to novelty of design; but it is not merely an abridged edition of the larger work referred to. On the one hand it has a somewhat wider scope, and includes accounts of telepathic clairvoyance and other phenomena which did not enter into the scheme of Mr. Gurney's book. On the other hand, the bulk of the illustrative cases here quoted have been taken from more recent records; and, in particular, certain branches of the experimental work have assumed a quite new importance within the last few years"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)-from electronic catalog record
The newer spiritualism by Frank Podmore( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 173 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 161 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). Podmore's membership in the Society
The naturalisation of the supernatural by Frank Podmore( Book )

19 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 108 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
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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespenster lebender Personen und andere telepathische Erscheinungen : Mit e. Vorw. v. Charles Richet by Edmund Gurney( Book )

6 editions published between 1890 and 1897 in German and held by 11 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

 
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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.

フランク・ポドモア

弗蘭克·托德莫爾

Languages
English (293)

German (6)

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Modern spiritualism : a history and a criticism