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" ... a thin unsubstantial human image, in its nature a sort of vapor, film or shadow; the cause of life and thought in the individual it animates; independently possessing the personal consciousness and volition of its corporeal owner, past or present;... "
Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy ... - Page 383
by Edward Burnett Tylor - 1871 - 426 pages
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The American Naturalist

Natural history - 1912
...dead man and a live one, by means of "a thin unsubstantial human image, in its nature a sort of vapor, film or shadow; the cause of life and thought in the...especially appearing to men waking or asleep as a phantom separate from the body of which it bears the likeness; continuing to exist and appear to men...
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The Unitarian Review, Volume 2

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie, Joseph Henry Allen - Unitarianism - 1874
...soul, or ghost soul, — an unsubstantial human image or shadow, — the cause of life and thought, independently possessing the personal consciousness...volition of its corporeal owner, past or present, and able to leave the body and flash swiftly from place to place. This conception of spiritual beings...
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The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 2

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie - Unitarianism - 1874
...soul, or ghost soul, — an unsubstantial human image or shadow, — the cause of life and thought, independently possessing the personal consciousness...volition of its corporeal owner, past or present, and able to leave the body and flash swiftly from place to place. This conception of spiritual beings...
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Similarities of Physical and Religious Knowledge

James Thompson Bixby - Religion and science - 1876 - 226 pages
...soul, or ghost-soul 1 — an unsubstantial human image or shadow — the cause of life and thought, independently possessing the personal consciousness...volition of its corporeal owner, past or present, and able to leave the body and flash swiftly from place to place. This conception of spiritual beings...
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The Scientific Basis of Spiritualism

Epes Sargent - Spiritualism - 1880 - 396 pages
...may be defined as follows : It is a thin, unsubstantial, human image, in its nature a sort of vapor, film, or shadow — the cause of life and thought...manifesting physical power, and especially appearing to man waking or asleep as a phantasm separate from the body of which it bears the likeness ; able to...
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Sensation and Intuition: Studies in Psychology and Aesthetics

James Sully - Aesthetics - 1880 - 372 pages
...races, he says, the idea of a personal soul or spirit is that of a thin unsubstantial human image, in its nature a sort of vapour, film, or shadow, the...of life and thought in the individual it animates.* When this conception appears, people speak, much as children do among us, of a second nature within...
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The Scientific Basis of Spiritualism

Epes Sargent - Spiritualism - 1882 - 396 pages
...may be defined as follows: It is a thin, unsubstantial, human image, in its nature a sort of vapor, film, or shadow — the cause of life and thought...mostly impalpable and invisible, yet also manifesting phj-sical power, and especially appearing to man waking or asleep as a phantasm separate from the body...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 1

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1888
...apparitional or ghost soul, which is conceived of as an insubstantial human image, resembling a vapour or a shadow, the cause of life and thought in the individual it animates, capable of leaving the body and appearing to men walcing or asleep as a phantasm separate from the...
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Religion and Science as Allies: Or, Similarities of Physical and Religious ...

James Thompson Bixby - Religion and science - 1889 - 226 pages
...apparitional soul, or ghost-soul — an unsubstantial human image or shadow — the cause of life and thought, independently possessing the personal consciousness...volition of its corporeal owner, past or present, and able to leave the body and flash swiftly from place to place. This conception of spiritual beings...
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The American Journal of Psychology, Volume 4

Karl M. Dallenbach, Madison Bentley, Edwin Garrigues Boring, Margaret Floy Washburn - Psychology - 1892
...according to Tylor, 1 is that of a " thin, unsubstantial human image, in its nature a sort of vapor, film, or shadow ; the cause of life and thought in the individual it animates ; . . . capable of leaving the body far behind, to flash swiftly from place to place ; mostly impalpable...
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