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Myers, F W H - Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death - The ghost as an extract of perceptions



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Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death – F W H Myers

We shall presently find that there is strong evidence for the recurrence of the same hallucinatory figures in the same localities, but weak evidence to indicate any purpose in most of these figures, or any connection with bygone individuals…

In some of these cases of frequent meaningless recurrence of a figure in a given spot, we are driven to wonder whether it can be some deceased person’s past frequentation of that spot, rather than any fresh action of his after death, which has generated what I have termed the veridical after-image – veridical in the sense that it communicates information, previously unknown to the percipient, as to a former inhabitant of the haunted locality.

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Myers, F W H

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