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Myers, F. W. H. (Frederic William Henry) 1843-1901

Overview
Works: 229 works in 974 publications in 5 languages and 9,110 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Sources  History  Illustrated works  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Other, Recipient, Creator, Editor
Classifications: BF1031, 821.7
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Human personality and its survival of bodily death by F. W. H Myers( Book )

155 editions published between 1903 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered one of the most complete books dealing with psychical research. Myers treats all aspects of the mind which indicate, in some way, that the personality of man transcends time and space, and may perhaps survive bodily death
Wordsworth by F. W. H Myers( Book )

142 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication in 1798 of Lyrical Ballads, written by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is considered to have launched the Romantic movement. Published in 1881 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography of Wordsworth by classical scholar and psychical researcher F. W. H. Myers (1843-1901) shows how Wordsworth's profound imagination and thought characterised and shaped his literary era. He discusses the influence of Wordsworth's upbringing and love for the natural world on works such as The Excursion, and The Prelude, which are said to have marked the transition from neoclassicism to Romanticism. Showing Wordsworth to be widely respected as 'so much besides a poet', Myers describes the circumstances in which Wordsworth accepted the Laureateship in 1843, an apparent surrender to 'the establishment' which poets such as Robert Browning regarded as a betrayal of his own earlier radical idealism
Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

38 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 591 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
Essays--classical by F. W. H Myers( Book )

29 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical analysis of Vergil?s life and works
Saint Paul by F. W. H Myers( Book )

83 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays--Modern by F. W. H Myers( Book )

25 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a critical essay on the literature of George Sand and others, including Sand's contemporaries, George Eliot and Victor Hugo
Science and a future life : with other essays by F. W. H Myers( Book )

25 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic William Henry Myers (1843-1901) was a classical scholar who in mid-career turned to the investigation of psychic phenomena. After studying, and later teaching, Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge he resigned his lectureship in 1869, became an inspector of schools, and campaigned for women's higher education. With the encouragement of former colleagues he began a scientific investigation of spiritualism and related phenomena, and in 1882 he helped to found the Society for Psychical Research. This volume, first published in 1893, is a collection of essays that Myers had previously published in journals. Their topics include Charles Darwin's religious beliefs, the capacity of contemporary scientific methods to investigate the existence of the soul after death, and an unusual interpretation of Alfred Tennyson's poetry. These fascinating essays show how Myers engaged with the scientific developments and intellectual currents of his time as he developed his theory of the 'subliminal self'
Collected poems with autobiographical and critical fragments by F. W. H Myers( )

18 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human personality and its survival of bodily death by F. W. H Myers( )

28 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All that I purpose in this work, therefore, is briefly to indicate the relation which these "physical phenomena" hold to the psychical phenomena with which my book is concerned. Alongside of the faculty or achievement of man's ordinary or supraliminal self I shall demarcate the faculty or achievement which I ascribe to his subliminal self; and alongside of this again I shall arrange such few well-attested phenomena as seem prima facie to demand the physical intervention of discarnate intelligences. I have traced the utmost limits to which any claim to a scientific basis for these inquiries can at present be pushed. Yet the subject matter has not yet been exhausted of half its significance. The conclusions to which our evidence points are not such as can be discussed or dismissed as a mere matter of speculative curiosity. They affect every belief, every faculty, every hope and aim of man; and they affect him the more intimately as his interests grow more profound. Whatever meaning be applied to ethics, to philosophy, to religion, the concern of all these is here. It would have been inconsistent with my main purpose had I interpolated considerations of this kind into the body of this work. For that purpose was above all to show that realms left thus far to philosophy or to religion, too often to mere superstition and idle dream, might in the end be brought under steady scientific rule. I contend that Religion and Science are no separable or independent provinces of thought or action; but rather that each name implies a different aspect of the same ideal; that ideal being the completely normal reaction of the individual spirit to the whole of cosmic law. Assuredly this deepening response of man's spirit to the Cosmos deepening round him must be affected by all the signals which now are glimmering out of night to tell him of his inmost nature and his endless fate. Who can think that either Science or Revelation has spoken as yet more than a first half-comprehended word? But if in truth souls departed call to us, it is to them that we shall listen most of all. We shall weigh their undesigned concordances, we shall analyze the congruity of their message with the facts which such a message should explain. To some thoughts which may thus be generated I shall try to give expression in an Epilogue to the present work." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Essays classical & modern by F. W. H Myers( Book )

9 editions published between 1921 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of prose & poetry by F. W. H Myers( Book )

10 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renewal of youth, and other poems by F. W. H Myers( Book )

7 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by F. W. H Myers( Book )

8 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subliminal consciousness by F. W. H Myers( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hallucinations télépathiques by Edmund Gurney( Book )

25 editions published between 1891 and 1914 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telepathie
The road to immortality : being a description of the after-life purporting to be communicated by the late F.W.H. Myers through Geraldine Cummins by Geraldine Cummins( Book )

7 editions published between 1932 and 1967 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential addresses to the Society for Psychical Research, 1882-1911 by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)( Book )

3 editions published between 1912 and 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief van Frederic William Henry Myers aan Frederik Willem van Eeden (1860-1932) by F. W. H Myers( )

37 editions published between 1892 and 1901 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond human personality, being a detailed description of the future life purporting to be communicated by the late F.W.H. Myers, containing an account of the gradual development of human personality into cosmic personality by Geraldine Cummins( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1952 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of humorous poems on a variety of topics
Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( )

4 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 21 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
 
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Human personality and its survival of bodily death
Alternative Names
F. W. H. 梅耶尔

Frederic Myers

Frederic W. H. Myers

Frederic William Henry Myers britisk poet og skribent

Frederic William Henry Myers brits schrijver (1843-1901)

Frederic William Henry Myers brittisk poet och författare

Frederic William Henry Myers parapsicologo britannico

Frederick William Henry Myers

Frederick William Henry Myers britischer Dichter, Kritiker und Essayist

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Languages
English (633)

French (50)

Dutch (3)

Icelandic (2)

Spanish (2)

Covers
WordsworthScience and a future life : with other essaysProvidence and love : studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and RuskinImmortal longings : FWH Myers and the Victorian search for life after death