Boston: Published by John P. Jewett and Company, 1855. First edition. 8vo, original brown or purple cloth, xvi, , 466 pages. Cloth worn, sunned, stained; light staining throughout; a sound copy only. Item #19270
The American philosopher turns his attention to Andrew Jackson Davis, Swedenborg, and the phenomenon of clairvoyance. Crabtree 746: “When Mahan undertook to investigate spiritualism, he expected to find that the phenomena were due to trick and deceptions. He soon had to admit, however, that this was not always the case. He concluded that some occurrences were genuine and that intelligent communication was taking place but from the unconscious minds of those who were taking part in the seances rather than from disembodied spirits.” Early Unitarian minister’s bookplate on the front paste-down.