Grole The Search for Psychic Power. Writings of Charles S. English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles including Ireland from the 7th century to the present day. Views Read Edit View history. Frederic William Henry Myers was a classicist, poet, parapsychologist and a founding member of the Society for Psychical Research.
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Arthur Thomas Myers — In be became an Inspector of schools. He also wrote books of literary criticism, in particular Wordsworth and Essays, Classical and Modern in two volumes, , which included an essay on Virgil. These would seem to have been mainly homosexual in his youth, but in later life he was said to be wholly heterosexual. They had two sons, the elder the novelist Leopold Hamilton Myers — , and a daughter.
Hall argued that Myers had an affair with the medium Ada Goodrich Freer. Psychical researcher Eric Dingwall wrote regarding the early formation of the Society for Psychical Research, "Myers, among others Searle described Myers as "having lost his Christian faith, sought a new kind of religion that could reassure him that death did not lead to extinction. Hornby was compelled to admit, that the story was entirely untrue. According to reports by the investigators such as Richard Hodgson and magician John Nevil Maskelyne , all the phenomena observed in the Cambridge sittings were the result of trickery.
Myers wrote an introduction and concluding chapter. It also explored a telepathic theory to explain such cases. According to Innes the alleged sightings of apparitions were unreliable as they rested upon the memory of the witnesses and no contemporary documents had been produced, even in cases where such documents were alleged to exist. However, in two of the sisters had been detected in fraud, utilising a code of signals and the third sister confessed to using the signals in the experiments.
Hansel noted that the stories in Phantasms of the Living were not backed up by any corroborating evidence. Hansel concluded "none of the stories investigated has withstood critical examination. The book cites cases of automatic writing , hypnotism , mediumship , possession , psychokinesis , and telepathy. He also proposed the existence of a "metetherial world," a world of images lying beyond the physical world.
He wrote that apparitions are not hallucinations but have a real existence in the metetherial world which he described as a dream-like world. Patrick criticised Myers concepts as a "metaphysical, not a psychological hypothesis.
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Psychical researcher , writer Frederic William Henry Myers 6 February — 17 January was a poet, classicist, philologist , and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research. Arthur Thomas Myers — His maternal grandfather was the wealthy industrialist John Marshall — In be became an Inspector of schools.
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By the time Myers was twenty-two he had achieved two first class degrees, in classics and moral science, as well as a glittering array of university prizes and a fellowship at his college. He was obliged to return one of the prizes, the Camden medal, following accusations of plagiarism, although it has since been argued that these were based on a misinterpretation of his motives. A seminal event was his passionate, though platonic, relationship with Annie Marshall, who was married to a cousin of his, and who committed suicide in In Myers married Eveleen Tennant, a much admired beauty and the daughter of the society hostess Gertrude Tennant. Myers possessed a strong social conscience in certain matters. He was an early campaigner for votes for women and for their higher education. He became a permanent inspector of schools in , holding the post until shortly before his death.
Frederic W. H. Myers
Arthur Thomas Myers — In be became an Inspector of schools. He also wrote books of literary criticism, in particular Wordsworth and Essays, Classical and Modern in two volumes, , which included an essay on Virgil. These would seem to have been mainly homosexual in his youth, but in later life he was said to be wholly heterosexual.
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