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Barrett, William Sir 1844-1925

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Works: 112 works in 291 publications in 4 languages and 1,953 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Sources  History  Juvenile works  Laboratory manuals  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: BF1628, 133.323
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Most widely held works by William Barrett
The divining-rod; an experimental and psychological investigation by William Barrett( Book )

17 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English scientist and a noted bibliographer collaborated some 40 years ago on this study of dowsing, or water-witching
Psychical research by William Barrett( Book )

40 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To compress into a small volume such as the present an outline of psychical research has proved a more formidable task than I anticipated when the Editors asked me to undertake this work. The problems are so new and entangled and the results so startling that it is very difficult to present them in a brief yet readable and convincing form. A superficial sketch of the subject might have been given, but that seemed hardly worthy of the aim which the Editors have in view. I have therefore endeavoured to give a brief survey in separate chapters of the principal lines of work and of the results so far achieved by the Society for Psychical Research"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On the threshold of the unseen : an examination of the phenomena of spiritualism and of the evidence for survival after death by William Barrett( Book )

35 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death-bed visions : the psychical experiences of the dying by William Barrett( Book )

17 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his 50 years of psychical research, Sir William Fletcher Barrett (February 10, 1884 - May 26, 1925) observed many types of phenomena. In his reminiscences, read at a private meeting of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) on June 17, 1924, less than a year before his death, Barrett said: "I am personally convinced that the evidence we have published decidedly demonstrates (1) the existence of a spiritual world, (2) survival after death, and (3) of occasional communication from those who have passed over ... It is however hardly possible to convey to others who have not had a similar experience an adequate idea of the strength and cumulative force of the evidence that has compelled [my] belief." Barrett was the prime-mover in the founding of the SPR in 1882, serving as vice-president and editor of the Society's Journal during its first year and president in 1904. He also encouraged Professor William James of Harvard to organize the American branch of the SPR in 1884. In this book, Deathbed Visions, first published in 1926, the year after his death, Barrett reported on a number of intriguing cases in which a dying person appears to see and recognize some deceased relative or friend, some of them involving instances where the dying person was unaware of the previous death of the spirit form he saw. "These cases form, perhaps, one of the most cogent arguments for survival after death, as the evidential value and veridical (truth telling) character of these visions of the dying is greatly enhanced when the fact is undeniably established that the dying person was wholly ignorant of the decease of the person he or she so vividly sees," Barrett stated in the book, now something of a classic in the field
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

Occultism and common-sense by Beckles Willson( Book )

4 editions published between 1908 and 1909 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there any scientific basis to occultism? That's what author Beckles Willson set out to discover, and the results of each of his experiments are set forth in the series of thoughtful essays collected in Occultism and Common-Sense. Whether you're a cynical skeptic or a true-blue mystic, you'll be drawn in by Willson's open-mindedness and generosity of spirit
Christian science : an examination of the religion of health by William Barrett( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of health; an examination of Christian science by William Barrett( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the threshold of a new world of thought; an examination of the phenomena of spiritualism by William Barrett( Book )

8 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedenborg: the savant & the seer by William Barrett( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative thought and the problem of evil by William Barrett( Book )

4 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical physics by William Barrett( Book )

8 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au seuil de l'invisible by William Barrett( Book )

6 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early chapters in science : a first book of knowledge of natural history, botany, physiology, physics and chemistry for young people by Frances Emily AWDRY( Book )

5 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the "Principia" of Emanuel Swedenborg by Isaiah Tansley( Book )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of a modern mystic : a selection from the writings of the late C.C. Massey by Charles Carleton Massey( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychic messages from Oscar Wilde by Hester Travers Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the so-called divining rod, or virgula divina : a scientific and historical research as to the existence and practical value of a peculiar human faculty ... by William Barrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing without eyes by William Barrett( Book )

6 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and sound : an examination of their reputed analogy by William Barrett( Book )

2 editions published in 1870 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the threshold of the unseen : an examination of the phenomena of spiritualism and of the evidence for survival after death
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On the threshold of the unseen : an examination of the phenomena of spiritualism and of the evidence for survival after death