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Psychical Research.

Investigation of such phenomena as apparent telepathy, visions and apparitions, dowsing, automatism* (e.g., automatic writing), clairvoyance and clairaudience, coincidental dreams, monitions, physical phenomena of mediumship (e.g., materialization, rapping, telekinesis), precognition. predictions, psychokinesis, psychometry, extrasensory perception. The Soc. for Psychical Research was est. in Eng. 1882 by H. Sidgwick* et al. A similar soc. was est. in Am. 1885 through influence of W. James*; this society later adopted the name Am. Soc. for Psychical Research; membership stands only for investigation of alleged phenomena.


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