Mysteries: An Investigation into the Occult, the Paranormal by Colin Wilson

By Colin Wilson

An enormous work... a unprecedented journey de force...' - New Scientist

Colin Wilson got here to achieve, via his personal cathartic stories, that every one folks are actually manifold personalities, that we each one encompass a ladder or hierarchy of selves, and that the higher participants might be referred to as upon at will. He explains how those discoveries led him to the view that our critical a number of personalities are the reason for a large variety of paranormal phenomena, from dowsing and demonic ownership to precognition and spoon-bending. "Man's being is sort of a big mansion, but he turns out to dwell in one room within the basement."

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Mysteries: An Investigation into the Occult, the Paranormal and the Supernatural

An important paintings. .. a unprecedented travel de strength. .. ' - New Scientist

Colin Wilson got here to achieve, via his personal cathartic reviews, that each one folks are in truth manifold personalities, that we every one encompass a ladder or hierarchy of selves, and that the higher participants can be referred to as upon at will. He explains how those discoveries led him to the view that our necessary a number of personalities are the reason for a large range of paranormal phenomena, from dowsing and demonic ownership to precognition and spoon-bending. "Man's being is sort of a titanic mansion, but he turns out to stay in one room within the basement. "

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Unable to find an acceptable alternative, they moved in with Bob's parents, which they considered marginally preferable to living with the notoriously self-righteous lawyer. Bob had no money, no job, and a wife to whose father he owed $8,500. It took him seven years to repay the full amount. Not all was gloom, however. 50 a week—the same as he'd been paid for sharpening circular saw blades. The couple moved to Cleveland, where before long Bob was promoted to director of programs and became a full-fledged script writer.

To make matters even more discouraging, while Bob was still in hospital his father had the difficult task of informing him that he had flunked out of college, having failed to obtain at least a C-plus to be able to continue. ” Rejection from college meant that he was thrust out into the world of work, except that in Columbus, as in so many other cities throughout the United States in the Depression years, there was no work to be had—or rather, no work 55 that young Monroe wanted to put his hand to.

Intent on keeping his independence, he sought work in town having just ten dollars, a gift from his mother, in his pocket. He soon found a job with a company manufacturing blades for circular saws. 50 a week. As college fees were only fifty dollars a quarter this proved a good deal. The manager, impressed by his skill, put him on piecework, which enabled him to attend classes during the day and also to earn still more. He would begin work at five in the afternoon, complete his quota, find something to eat, and be back home in bed soon after midnight.

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