Raymond or Life and Death (1916)
From the Publisher:
“This book is named after my son, who was killed in the War. It is divided into three parts. In the first part, some idea of the kind of life lived and the spirit shown by any number of youths, fully engaged in civil occupations, who joined for service when war broke out and went to the Front, is illustrated by extracts from his letters…..The second part gives specimens of what at present are considered by most people unusual communications; though this again are in many respects of an ordinary type, and will be recognized as such by other bereaved persons who have had similar messages.
"…The third part of the book is of a more expository character, and is designed to help people in general to realize that this subject is not the bugbear which ignorance and prejudice have made it, that it belongs to a coherent system of thought full of new facts, of which continued study is necessary, that it is subject to a law and order of its own, and that though comparatively in its infancy, it is a genuine branch of psychological science. This third part is called Life and Death, because these are the two undeniable facts which concern everybody, and in which it is natural for everyone to feel a keen interest, if they once begin to realize that such interest is not futile, and that it is possible to learn something real about them.”
Author: Lodge, Sir Oliver FRS,DSc.
TITLE: Raymond or Life and Death
With Examples of the Evidence for Survival of Memory and Affection After Death 18 Illustrations
Format: Hardcover, 404 pgs.
Publisher: George H. Doran Co.
Subject: Life after death
Notes Gen: First Edition
Notes Used: A very good copy; . Slight fraying on corners/spine. Text untouched.
Weight: 2 lbs.