Professors of the Humanities Researching the Life after This Life Become Convinced of It

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Professors have evidence of life after death

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Humanities professors are discerning evaluators of written content across different contexts. Upon scrutinizing the practices of mediums, they concur that the accounts of mediums communicating with individuals in the afterlife hold merit.

This same consensus, reached by physicians and scientists who delve into post-life existence and mediumship, has also been articulated by humanities professors. Here, we present a selection of a few individuals who altered their perspectives after a careful examination of the available evidence.

Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901) – Myers, an English poet, critic, and essayist, who served as a fellow, classical lecturer, and school inspector at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was one of the co-founders of the Society for Psychical Research in London, arrived at a conclusion after his investigation into mediums and the existence beyond this life. Myers concluded, “messages of the departing and the departed, have, to my Mind actually proved: a) In the first place, they prove survival pure and simple; the persistence of the spirit’s life as a structural law of the universe; the inalienable heritage of each several soul.”[i]

Dr. Richard Hodgson (1855-1905) Hodgson, who held MA and LLD degrees from the University of Melbourne, served as an instructor in poetry and philosophy at University Extension. Additionally, he instructed on the philosophy of Herbert Spencer at Cambridge. Alongside William James, Hodgson made the deliberate choice to observe numerous séances with the aim of uncovering any fraudulent activities, as he noted in his writings. Following hundreds of sittings spanning 18 years with medium Leonora Piper, he arrived at a conclusion, “The truth has been given to me in such a way as to remove from me the possibility of a doubt [of the continuance of life after death].”[ii]

 Dr. James H. Hyslop (1854-1920) Having earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and an LLD from the University of Wooster, Hyslop’s career included teaching philosophy at Lake Forest University, Smith College, and Bucknell University, and he held a professorship at Columbia University. Hyslop also authored three textbooks: “Elements of Logic” (1892), “Elements of Ethics” (1895), and “Problems of Philosophy” (1905). His extensive research ultimately led him to a conclusion: “Personally, I regard the fact of survival after death as scientifically proved.”[iii]

Dr. Hamlin Garland  A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of an impressive 52 books, Garland was deeply immersed in significant literary, social, and artistic movements within American culture. His participation in séances left him firmly convinced of the enduring existence of consciousness beyond this life.[iv]

Maurice Maeterlinck – A Nobel Laureate in literature, distinguished poet, author, and playwright, this individual also delved into psychic research. His extensive investigations led him to the firm conclusion that there is no deception involved in afterlife communication during séances; these experiences are indeed authentic.[v]

Dr. William R. Newbold – A distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, he also served on the advisory council of the American Society for Psychical Research. Newbold engaged in numerous séances with medium Leonora Piper, and as a result, he came to the conclusion that the evidence gleaned from medium experiences pointed towards “the essential independence of the Mind and the body, the existence of a supersensible world, and the possibility of occasional communication between that world and this.” He believed that this evidence deserved consideration for all these aspects. [vi]

Dr. C. J. Ducasse – As the Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Brown University, Ducasse, a French-born American philosopher who arrived in the United States as a teenager, actively engaged in numerous séances with mediums. He also delivered extensive lectures on psychical research. As a result of his investigations and studies, he reached a conclusion: “The belief in life after death, which so many persons have found no particular difficulty in accepting as an article in religious faith, may well be capable of empirical proof. That the occurrence of paranormal phenomena does appear to have such implications is, I submit, sufficient reason to give them far more attention and study than they have commonly received in the past.”[vii]

Dr. Hornell Hart – A distinguished Professor of Sociology at Duke University and the author of several significant works addressing social and psychological issues, Hart conducted a thorough review of literature pertaining to life after death. His conclusion, based on this research, was that “human personality indeed persists beyond bodily death.”[viii]

Colin Brookes-Smith – British engineer Brookes-Smith became a member of a research group dedicated to the exploration of life after death and psychic phenomena. Following his experiences, he expressed his views in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, asserting that survival should be considered a thoroughly substantiated fact, one that no reasonable individual could reasonably deny. He characterized this conclusion as “a significant scientific discovery of paramount importance to humanity.”[ix]

Arthur Balfour – Serving as the British Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905 and holding the position of Secretary of State, Balfour was also the author of “A Defense of Philosophic Doubt.” Balfour conducted a comprehensive study on life after death and mediums, and his conviction in their validity led him to compose extensive writings on these topics in the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research.

FAQs 

What is mediumship, and how do mediums communicate with individuals in the afterlife?

Mediumship refers to the ability of certain individuals, known as mediums, to communicate with spirits or entities from the afterlife. Mediums often enter a trance-like state or employ various techniques such as channeling to relay messages or information from the deceased to the living.

What types of evidence have scholars and researchers cited to support the existence of life after death and mediumship?

Scholars and researchers have cited various types of evidence to support the existence of life after death and mediumship. This evidence includes documented accounts of séances, where mediums provide accurate and specific information that they could not have known through normal means. Additionally, the extensive investigations and conclusions of respected academics and scientists who have studied mediumship and psychic phenomena contribute to the body of evidence.

How do the conclusions of humanities professors and scientists regarding mediumship and post-life existence align or differ?

The conclusions of humanities professors and scientists regarding mediumship and post-life existence often align in recognizing the validity of mediumistic experiences and the potential for communication with the afterlife. However, they may differ in the emphasis placed on the scientific versus the philosophical or spiritual implications of such phenomena.

What are some of the key contributions of individuals mentioned in the text, such as Frederic W. H. Myers and Dr. Richard Hodgson, to the understanding of mediumship and the afterlife?

Individuals such as Frederic W. H. Myers and Dr. Richard Hodgson have made significant contributions to the understanding of mediumship and the afterlife through their extensive research and documentation of séances. Myers, as a co-founder of the Society for Psychical Research, concluded that mediumistic messages provide evidence of survival after death. Hodgson, alongside William James, meticulously observed séances and became convinced of the truth of life after death through his experiences with medium Leonora Piper.

Conclusion 

After examining the perspectives of various individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, including literature, philosophy, sociology, and science, it becomes evident that there exists a significant consensus regarding the validity of mediumship and the existence of consciousness beyond bodily death. These scholars, through rigorous investigation and personal experiences with mediums and séances, have arrived at the conclusion that the evidence supports the notion of survival after death. Their collective assertions emphasize the importance of considering such phenomena with earnest scrutiny and open-mindedness, suggesting that these matters warrant further exploration and study within both academic and broader societal contexts.

[i] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[ii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[iii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[iv] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[v] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[vi] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[vii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[viii] Michael Rogge, “Parapsychology and Personal Survival after Death,” Man and the Unknown, 2019, https://wichm.home.xs4all.nl/paraps.html. 

[ix] H. Murphet, Beyond death—The Undiscovered Country (Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1990), 64.

[x] Arthur James Balfour, A Defence of Philosophic Doubt; Being an Essay on the Foundations of Belief (Sydney, Aus.: Wentworth Press, 2019).

Professors have evidence of life after death

You can support this effort to give people the truth about the reality of the afterlife with your $6 contribution.

Humanities professors are discerning evaluators of written content across different contexts. Upon scrutinizing the practices of mediums, they concur that the accounts of mediums communicating with individuals in the afterlife hold merit.

This same consensus, reached by physicians and scientists who delve into post-life existence and mediumship, has also been articulated by humanities professors. Here, we present a selection of a few individuals who altered their perspectives after a careful examination of the available evidence.

Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901) – Myers, an English poet, critic, and essayist, who served as a fellow, classical lecturer, and school inspector at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was one of the co-founders of the Society for Psychical Research in London, arrived at a conclusion after his investigation into mediums and the existence beyond this life. Myers concluded, “messages of the departing and the departed, have, to my Mind actually proved: a) In the first place, they prove survival pure and simple; the persistence of the spirit’s life as a structural law of the universe; the inalienable heritage of each several soul.”[i]

Dr. Richard Hodgson (1855-1905) Hodgson, who held MA and LLD degrees from the University of Melbourne, served as an instructor in poetry and philosophy at University Extension. Additionally, he instructed on the philosophy of Herbert Spencer at Cambridge. Alongside William James, Hodgson made the deliberate choice to observe numerous séances with the aim of uncovering any fraudulent activities, as he noted in his writings. Following hundreds of sittings spanning 18 years with medium Leonora Piper, he arrived at a conclusion, “The truth has been given to me in such a way as to remove from me the possibility of a doubt [of the continuance of life after death].”[ii]

 Dr. James H. Hyslop (1854-1920) Having earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and an LLD from the University of Wooster, Hyslop’s career included teaching philosophy at Lake Forest University, Smith College, and Bucknell University, and he held a professorship at Columbia University. Hyslop also authored three textbooks: “Elements of Logic” (1892), “Elements of Ethics” (1895), and “Problems of Philosophy” (1905). His extensive research ultimately led him to a conclusion: “Personally, I regard the fact of survival after death as scientifically proved.”[iii]

Dr. Hamlin Garland  A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of an impressive 52 books, Garland was deeply immersed in significant literary, social, and artistic movements within American culture. His participation in séances left him firmly convinced of the enduring existence of consciousness beyond this life.[iv]

Maurice Maeterlinck – A Nobel Laureate in literature, distinguished poet, author, and playwright, this individual also delved into psychic research. His extensive investigations led him to the firm conclusion that there is no deception involved in afterlife communication during séances; these experiences are indeed authentic.[v]

Dr. William R. Newbold – A distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, he also served on the advisory council of the American Society for Psychical Research. Newbold engaged in numerous séances with medium Leonora Piper, and as a result, he came to the conclusion that the evidence gleaned from medium experiences pointed towards “the essential independence of the Mind and the body, the existence of a supersensible world, and the possibility of occasional communication between that world and this.” He believed that this evidence deserved consideration for all these aspects. [vi]

Dr. C. J. Ducasse – As the Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Brown University, Ducasse, a French-born American philosopher who arrived in the United States as a teenager, actively engaged in numerous séances with mediums. He also delivered extensive lectures on psychical research. As a result of his investigations and studies, he reached a conclusion: “The belief in life after death, which so many persons have found no particular difficulty in accepting as an article in religious faith, may well be capable of empirical proof. That the occurrence of paranormal phenomena does appear to have such implications is, I submit, sufficient reason to give them far more attention and study than they have commonly received in the past.”[vii]

Dr. Hornell Hart – A distinguished Professor of Sociology at Duke University and the author of several significant works addressing social and psychological issues, Hart conducted a thorough review of literature pertaining to life after death. His conclusion, based on this research, was that “human personality indeed persists beyond bodily death.”[viii]

Colin Brookes-Smith – British engineer Brookes-Smith became a member of a research group dedicated to the exploration of life after death and psychic phenomena. Following his experiences, he expressed his views in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, asserting that survival should be considered a thoroughly substantiated fact, one that no reasonable individual could reasonably deny. He characterized this conclusion as “a significant scientific discovery of paramount importance to humanity.”[ix]

Arthur Balfour – Serving as the British Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905 and holding the position of Secretary of State, Balfour was also the author of “A Defense of Philosophic Doubt.” Balfour conducted a comprehensive study on life after death and mediums, and his conviction in their validity led him to compose extensive writings on these topics in the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research.

FAQs 

What is mediumship, and how do mediums communicate with individuals in the afterlife?

Mediumship refers to the ability of certain individuals, known as mediums, to communicate with spirits or entities from the afterlife. Mediums often enter a trance-like state or employ various techniques such as channeling to relay messages or information from the deceased to the living.

What types of evidence have scholars and researchers cited to support the existence of life after death and mediumship?

Scholars and researchers have cited various types of evidence to support the existence of life after death and mediumship. This evidence includes documented accounts of séances, where mediums provide accurate and specific information that they could not have known through normal means. Additionally, the extensive investigations and conclusions of respected academics and scientists who have studied mediumship and psychic phenomena contribute to the body of evidence.

How do the conclusions of humanities professors and scientists regarding mediumship and post-life existence align or differ?

The conclusions of humanities professors and scientists regarding mediumship and post-life existence often align in recognizing the validity of mediumistic experiences and the potential for communication with the afterlife. However, they may differ in the emphasis placed on the scientific versus the philosophical or spiritual implications of such phenomena.

What are some of the key contributions of individuals mentioned in the text, such as Frederic W. H. Myers and Dr. Richard Hodgson, to the understanding of mediumship and the afterlife?

Individuals such as Frederic W. H. Myers and Dr. Richard Hodgson have made significant contributions to the understanding of mediumship and the afterlife through their extensive research and documentation of séances. Myers, as a co-founder of the Society for Psychical Research, concluded that mediumistic messages provide evidence of survival after death. Hodgson, alongside William James, meticulously observed séances and became convinced of the truth of life after death through his experiences with medium Leonora Piper.

Conclusion 

After examining the perspectives of various individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, including literature, philosophy, sociology, and science, it becomes evident that there exists a significant consensus regarding the validity of mediumship and the existence of consciousness beyond bodily death. These scholars, through rigorous investigation and personal experiences with mediums and séances, have arrived at the conclusion that the evidence supports the notion of survival after death. Their collective assertions emphasize the importance of considering such phenomena with earnest scrutiny and open-mindedness, suggesting that these matters warrant further exploration and study within both academic and broader societal contexts.

[i] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[ii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[iii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[iv] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[v] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[vi] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[vii] Tymn, “Distinguished researchers.” 

[viii] Michael Rogge, “Parapsychology and Personal Survival after Death,” Man and the Unknown, 2019, https://wichm.home.xs4all.nl/paraps.html. 

[ix] H. Murphet, Beyond death—The Undiscovered Country (Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1990), 64.

[x] Arthur James Balfour, A Defence of Philosophic Doubt; Being an Essay on the Foundations of Belief (Sydney, Aus.: Wentworth Press, 2019).

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