Occultism And Modern Science by Konstantin Oesterreich


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London: Methuen & co, 1923. First English edition. Translated from the second German edition. 181pp plus adverts. Publishers original turquoise cloth with gilt titles to spine, corners rubbed, light shelf-wear to edges with some foxing to the opening pages. An excellent copy. 

Written by the author with hope to 'direct the interest of persons capable of scientific thought to the problems of parapsychology.'


Helene Smith- State Of Impersonation
Mrs Piper And Psychometry
Eusapia Palladino- Telekinesis
Eva C. Process of Materialisation
Theosophy- Rudolf Steiner
Conclusion- The Scope For New Investigations
Literary Appendix

Traugott Konstantin Oesterreich (1880-1949) was perhaps best known for his interest in parapsychology. He was the author of Die Besessenheit (1921) a book on on demonic possession.  William Peter Blatty, the writer of The Exorcist, was influenced by the book.