• Animals,  Crimes,  Religions,  Superstition

    The criminal prosecution and capital punishment of animals (1906) PDF book by Edward Payson Evans

    Download The criminal prosecution and capital punishment of animals PDF book by Edward Payson Evans  This book illustrates the history of the punishment of animals which is motivated by superstitions and religions The present volume is the result of the revision and expansion of two essays entitled ” Bugs and Beasts Before the Law,” and ” Modern and Mediaeval Punishment,” which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, in August and September 1884. Since that date the author has collected a vast amount of additional material on the subject, which has also been discussed by other writers in several publications, the most noteworthy of which are Professor Karl von Amira’s Thierstrafen und…

  • Mythology and Folklore,  Rationalism,  Religions,  Superstition

    Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894) (Rationalism Essays) PDF book

    Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894)  (Rationalism Essays) PDF book Cock lane Collection of essays against superstitions and ghost stories Preface.–Introduction.–Savage spiritualism.–Ancient spiritualism.–Comparative psychical research.–Haunted houses.–Cock Lane and common-sense.–Apparitions, ghosts, and hallucinations.–Scrying or crystal-gazing.–The second sight.–Ghosts before the law.–A modern trial for witchcraft.–Presbyterian ghost hunters.–The the logic of table turning.–The ghost theory of the origin of religion Cock Lane is a small street in Smithfield in the City of London, leading from Giltspur Street in the east to Snow Hill in the west. In the medieval period, it was known as Cock Lane and was the site of legal brothels.[Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Anthropology,  Civilization,  History,  Religions,  Superstition

    The origin of man and his superstitions PDF book by Carveth Read (1920)

    The origin of man and his superstitions PDF book by Carveth Read (1920) The origin of man and his superstitions Excerpt from the author’s introduction The hypothesis occurred to me many years ago and was first published (in brief) in The Metaphysics of Nature (1805), Chap. XIII., and again in Natural and Social Morals (1909); but all it implied did not become clear until, in lecturing on Comparative Psychology, there was forced upon me the necessity of effecting an intelligible transition from the animal to the human mind, and of not being satisfied to say year after year that hands and brains were plainly so useful that they must have…

  • Crimes,  Medium,  Occultism,  Religions,  Superstition

    Confessions of a Medium PDF 1882 ( Diary of Spiritual Medium who swindled his victims )

    Confessions of a Medium PDF 1882 ( Diary of Spiritual Medium who swindled his victims ) by Anonymous Millions of Dollars got swindled by mediums who sell lies and superstitions for people who want to believe unbelievable things. Excerpt from the Medium’s introduction: It is with no feelings of exultation or pride that I view the publication of this work. The pictures of fraud and faith revealed in it are not pleasing; the first indicates the depths to which a man may sink; the second that though there are more generous people in the world, of whom the world has little or no conception, it is easy for faith to degenerate…