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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461044189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461044185
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,403,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The kindle edition is a re-arranged and introduced by Estelle Stead. In the intro they explain why they are re-issuing some of the wonderful stories of genuine psychic experiences that were collected by their father several years prior. The originals were published in 2 volumes in 1891-92 as Real Ghost Stories and More Ghost Stories.

Collected within this book are stories that have been gathered that discuss psychic phenomenon. It begins with discussing the ghost that dwells in each of us, then on to the thought body or the double, the vision of the out of sight, premonitions and second sight, ghosts of the living on business, and finally ghosts keeping promise. It is taken from the perspective of the times and Stead tries to conquer some thoughts and conjectures that try to oppose this type of phenomenon. This should be read by anyone wishing to either study or explore this field. Stead did a great job at collecting and even recounting them for everyone else to enjoy.
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This book written in 1921, documents to some degree actual cases of what might be called "ghost stories". Most are from the 1800's in England and Scotland. They are short accounts from historical records and interviews with persons or acquaintances having direct knowledge of the ghostly encounters. In no sense is this a scary story book for entertainment. It could be of great interest to persons studying psychic phenomena such as out of body reports. Also, it seems in certain high stress situations visual and audible communication can occur over great distances by thought processes. A short section gives reported cases of famous persons in the past such as Lincoln who had warning dreams and visions.
Don't take such stories to lightly since our tax dollars have been used to fund what was once a secret group of our military who used what is sometimes called "remote viewing". It was real and it worked; probably still being used.
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This book isn't so much about what we'd now consider 'ghost stories' than what appears to be a late 1800's psychologist's perspective.
It begins with stories of multiple personality syndrome, continues on with tales of and theories on the "thought body" (what we would now refer to as a doppelganger), describes a multitude of premonitions, and only near the end do we find accounts of actual 'ghosts' (apparitions of the dead or dying).
However, if you are willing to trudge through the rather verbose style of the era, it does offer both interesting ideas and a glimpse back into the very early years of parapsychology.
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The book was written well enough for the genre, but it lacked something I could not put my finger on. It just sort of went along and it was hard to stay focused. A rehash of tales, but you should read it anyway.
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I didnt finish reading this book because its all about psyciactric patience. i wanted real ghost not the kind a sick person has and tells hi/her shrink about. really disappointed. i deleted it from my kindle.
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By Tabbi512 on January 31, 2013
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for my kindle, needed something to read and I have always been interested in this subject. It Arrived before the estimated date, and in amazing condition. I really appreciate it, and it is very helpful and very convenient. Thank you.
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Overall the book was decent, but I felt like it let me down. I was expecting a bit more out of this book. I really don't want to say too much and ruin it for other readers but with a name like Real Ghost Stories and expected actual real ghost stories.
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It was EXTREMELY BORING! I have tried about four times to get into the book, but get too bored to finish.
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