RELIGION AND THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY by Alson J. Smith

RELIGION AND THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The new psychology is parapsychology, or the science of phenomena beyond the explanation of orthodox psychology, and here a minister lends his endorsement to a belief which enables the ""age-old insights of religious faith"" to be joined with science. His book, which traces the evolution of parapsychology from the spiritualist's seance, has some unfailingly interesting (if not new) material on its various manifestations, from clairvoyance and telepathy and telekinesis to the laboratories where extrasensory perception has been encouraged, types of tests developed. There are familiar names here, Eileen Garrett, Lenore Piper, Margery, the Rhines, etc. as well as the fakery and fraud which has been able to flourish in this field. But there is also the writer's sincere belief in this science and its meaning for today as it is receiving a widening recognition and following.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1950
Publisher: Doubleday