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by Alfred Russel Wallace

ISBN: 0405069960
ISBN13: 978-0405069963
Language: English
Publisher: Arno Pr; Revised edition (June 1, 1975)
Pages: 292
Category: New Age and Spirituality
Subategory: Religion

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Born in Usk, Wales, Alfred Wallace had a very limited education, yet he became a noted naturalist and . Alfred Russel Wallace. Издание: перепечатанное, исправленное.

Born in Usk, Wales, Alfred Wallace had a very limited education, yet he became a noted naturalist and independently developed the theory of evolution, which is most commonly associated with the name of Charles Darwin. Wallace's formal education was completed with his graduation from grammar school at the age of 14. Having developed an interest in natural history, he avidly pursued this study during his years as a teacher in Leicester, England.

Spiritualism is a religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of. .

Spiritualism is a religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or the "spirit world", is seen by spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve  .

Miracles and modern spiritualism. by. Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913. Spiritualism, Miracles.

Alfred Russel Wallace, who died 100 years ago, on November 7 1913, is most often remembered as a kind of ‘Darwin satellite’: the other discoverer of evolution by natural selection. He was, however, a scientific superstar in his own right. In this feature, Andrew Berry examines Wallace’s life. In the following three pieces, Wallace scholar James Costa, Darwin biographer Janet Browne and literary critic James Wood look at different aspects of Wallace’s complex legacy. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

Thus, spiritualism supposedly provided Wallace with a previously missing .

Thus, spiritualism supposedly provided Wallace with a previously missing religious element in his life-one which also explained (away) the intellectual and moral development of the human race. More specially, psychical phenomena were not to be branded unworthy of attention a priori. 15 Wallace spent a considerable portion of the next two decades mulling over the validity of these ideas, especially in their relevance to the customs and beliefs of the many native peoples among whom he lived and worked.

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Author: Alfred Russel Wallace; Category: ESP and Psychic . ESP and Psychic Phenomena. Miracles and Modern Spiritualism.

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace; Category: ESP and Psychic Phenomena; Length: 312 Pages; Year: 1896. Miracles and Modern Spiritualismby Alfred Russel Wallace. by Alfred Russel Wallace.

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The nineteenth-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was a major influence on Darwin's theory of natural selection

The nineteenth-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was a major influence on Darwin's theory of natural selection. He was later moved by a variety of personal experiences to examine the concept of spirituality, but his exploration into the potential for compatibility between spiritualism and natural selection alienated him from the scientific community. The three controversial essays in this 1875 book attempt to reinforce his beliefs and validate his claims.

Mind, Body & Spirit. On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism : Three Essays. By (author) Alfred Russel Wallace. Free delivery worldwide.

Although Charles Darwin is the person always credited with developing the natural selection theory of evolution, history has it that Alfred Russel Wallace developed his own theory at the same time as Darwin was working on his. Wallace sent his theory to Darwin and when Darwin gave his presentation to the Linnaen Society in London during 1858, he also presented Wallace's parallel theory, from which came "the survival of the fittest."
At the time he was working on his theory of evolution,
Wallace was a complete materialist. "I was so thorough and confirmed a materialist that I could not at that time find a
place in my mind for the conception of spiritual existence, or for any agencies in the universe than matter and force," he
writes in the preface.
Wallace came to believe in the reality of spirit
communication and became an ardent Spiritualist. Many mainstream scientists of the day scoffed,sneered, and snickered, but Wallace remained steadfast in his beliefs. "I assert without fear of contradictionn that whenever the scientific men of any age have denied the facts of investigators on a priori grounds, they have always been wrong," he answered his critics.
Wallace gathers together the best evidence of the 19th Century and the testimony of esteemed scholars and scientists of that era who also investigated mediumship and spirit phenomena.
The words and wisdom of this book are as applicable today as they were 106 years ago. It makes one wonder why mainstream science has made so little progress in awakening to the Truths discovered by Wallace and others, suggesting perhaps that Truth is beyond absolute proof and that spiritual evolution requires constant seeking, searching, and striving.
To further quote Wallace: "My position, therefore, is that the phenomena of Spiritualism, in their entirety do not require further confirmationn. They are proved quite as well as any facts are proved in other sciences."

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was the co-creator of the theory of Natural Selection, and his pending publication of his ideas prompted Darwin to finally publish his own book in 1859. However, he was also a very influential figure in the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century.

He wrote in the Preface to this 1874 book, "The Essays which form this volume were written at different times and for different purposes... I am well aware that my scientific friends are somewhat puzzled to account for what they consider to be my delusion, and believe that it has injuriously affected whatever power I may have possessed of dealing with the philosophy of Natural History... I was a confirmed philosophical sceptic... Facts, however, are stubborn things... The facts beat me. They compelled me to accept them, as facts, long before I could accept the spiritual explanation of them... I am surely following a scientific course, in seeing how far this doctrine will enable us to account for some of those residual phenomena which Natural Selection alone will not explain... This view... is in no way inconsistent with ... Evolution... although implying... that it is not the all-powerful, all-sufficient, and only cause of the development of organic forms."

He rejects the skeptical argument that so-called Spiritual phenomena follow no law, and therefore are to be discounted: "The essence of the alleged phenomena ... is, that they seem to be the result of the action of independent intelligences, and are therefore deemed Spiritual or superhuman. If they had been found to follow strict law and not independent will, no one would have ever supposed them to be Spiritual." (Pg. 26)

He states, "It is the 'spirit' of man that is man. Spirit is mind; the brain and nerves are but the magnetic battery and telegraph, by means of which spirit communicates with the outer world." (Pg. 101) He argues, "Spiritualism allows us to believe that the oracles of antiquity were not all impostures; that a whole people, perhaps the most intellectually acute who ever existed, were not all dupes." (Pg. 200)

Wallace's little-known book will be of great interest to anyone studying the history of the Spiritualist movement---or for scientifically-minded persons who want to find out about this "suppressed" part of Wallace's thought.

These are a compendium of papers written at various times in Alfred Russell Wallace's career and cover some very interesting and important subjects which tells you a lot about Mr. Wallace's views on Spiritualism. Mr. Wallace is credited as being a co-discoverer of evolution along with Charles Darwin and has written several important books on travels on the Amazon River and the Malay Archepeligo and this book is often referred to but until now has not been made available to the general public. Thanks to the reprint publishers in Montana it is now available and fills in a lot of important data which explains the views of the co-discoverer of evolution. While it is rare and important, it is not over-long and is worthy of a good read. I highly recommend it.


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