Item #H28899 Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907. James Hyslop.
Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907
Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907
Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907
Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907
Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907

Journal of the American Society of Psychical Research, Vol. I no. 1, January 1907

New York: ASPR, 1907. Wraps. 8vo, wraps, very good. 72 pp, with the majority (if not the entire) text written by Hyslop. This is the first issue published after the reorganization of the Society by Hyslop in 1906. Although the Society was established in the early 1880s, by 1889 a financial crisis had necessitated the society becoming a subsidiary of the UK-based Society for Psychical Research. After the death of Richard Hodgson, who had been the Society's secretary since 1887, Hyslop took over and made the Society independent from the UK's organization. In 1906, James H. Hyslop took up the position as secretary of the recreated organization, with the work being done at his residence in New York City. He once wrote his son, "My work is missionary, not mercenary." The intended name for the new organization was, "The American Institute for Scientific Research" which Hyslop had organized into two sections for the investigation of two separate fields: "A" was to deal with psychopathology or abnormal psychology. Its Section "B" was to be concerned with what Hyslop called "supernormal psychology" or parapsychology. Section "A" never got off the ground. But Section "B" became the new and reorganized ASPR. One of the Institute's aims was to organize and endow investigations into telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship, and kinetic phenomena. This work was to be carried out by "B." Very good. Item #H28899

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