SP: A PERSONAL MEMOIR by Rosalind eywood

SP: A PERSONAL MEMOIR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

r Cyril Burt, in his introduction to Mrs. Heywood's second book, suggests that all the prefixes (extra, super, trans, sub, and ab) be eliminated in words reacting to psychic phenomena. This is corroborated by this personal record of a percipient who writes about the exceptional without emphasizing it; she also shows another kind of sensitivity toward her readers -- she speculates, she suggests, but the does not impose her convictions or her conclusions. Mrs. Heywood believes that ESP is a normal capacity which should be treated as normal. The impalpable becomes ery real and, as in The Sixth Sense, she writes about spontaneous experiences-- telepathic interaction and transmission; she returns to her childhood when she often sensed invisible presences; to the WWI years when, as a nurse, she experienced Orders (some need or directive which compelled her to fulfill a seemingly unreasonable act), particularly on deathed vigils; and, in the latter part of her book, she correlates the various kinds of ""correspondences"" transmitted, to her husband, to others, as well as different experiences, dreams, precognitive flashes, the ""Singing""-a less common phenomena, etc. along with her own evidence (met with recoil on her part) of a life after death... A modest, moderate presentation, which leaves a leeway for doubt but manages nonetheless to persuade and convince.

Pub Date: Aug. 5th, 1964
Publisher: utton