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1886 The Philosophy of Mesmerism and Electrical Psychology : Dods :Clairvoyance

1886 The Philosophy of Mesmerism and Electrical Psychology : Dods :Clairvoyance

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The Philosophy of Mesmerism and Electrical Psychology

By John Bovee Dods

This book once belonged to Robert Olgilvie Crombie (Findhorn) and there is a lovely inscription to him on the front endpaper.

Comprised in Two Courses of Lectures (Eighteen in Number) Complete in One Volume.

Edited by J. Burns

Published by James Burns, Progressive Library, London, 1886. Hardback, cloth, 8vo, 216 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's adverts.

See contents page in the last image provided above.

A good copy. The cloth binding has been professionally repaired to the top of the spine. All contents present and pages good throughout and free from foxing and stains. There is a small 4-page Phrenology booklet tipped into the gutter of the title page . . the title page has browned where this leaflet sits. Overall good. A scarce title.

Robert Ogilvie Crombie (1899–1975), also known as "ROC", was a Scottish supernatural enthusiast and writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1899 and lived there for most of his life.

Crombie abandoned his career as a scientist due to ill health, and moved from his town house in the city of Edinburgh to the country near Perth, Scotland, to be able to have closer contact with nature.

His account of some of these experiences is published in a chapter of The Findhorn Garden, a book about the early history of the Findhorn Foundation in the north east of Scotland. Crombie's verbal account of his encounters with nature spirits, accompanied by photographic slides of nature was part of the educational programme at Findhorn for many years. He was cited by his friend, the Findhorn co-founder Peter Caddy as a major influence. Crombie died in 1975.

In addition to his narration for The Findhorn Garden, Crombie also authored the novel The Gentleman and the Faun.

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