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[Footnote 1:  The lady, her husband, and the lawyer, all known to me, gave me the story in writing; the servant’s sister has been lost sight of.]

[Footnote 2:  See three other cases in Proceedings, S.P.R., ii. 122, 123.  Two others are offered by Mr. Henry James and Mr. J. Neville Maskelyne of the Egyptian Hall.]

[Footnote 3:  See ‘Phantasms of the Living’ and ‘A Theory of Apparitions,’ Proceedings, S.P.R., vol. ii., by Messrs. Gurney and Myers.]

[Footnote 4:  Studies in Psychical Research, p. 388.]

[Footnote 5:  This, at least, scorns to myself a not illogical argument.  Mr. Leaf has argued on the other side, that ’Darwinism may have done something for Totemism, by proving the existence of a great monkey kinship.  But Totemism can hardly be quoted as evidence for Darwinism.’  True, but Darwinism and Totemism are matters of opinion, not facts of personal experience.  To a believer in coincidental hallucinations, at least, the alleged parallel experiences of savages must yield some confirmation to his own.  His belief, he thinks, is warranted by human experience.  On what does he suppose that the belief of the savage is based?  Do his experience and their belief coincide by pure chance?]

[Footnote 6:  Prim.  Cult. i. 449.]

[Footnote 7:  Ibid. i. 450.]

[Footnote 8:  Prim.  Cult. vol. i. p. 450.]

[Footnote 9:  From Shortland’s Traditions of New Zealand, p. 140.]

[Footnote 10:  Gurney and Myers, ‘Phantasms of the Living,’ vol. ii. ch. v. p. 557.]

[Footnote 11:  The ‘Adventure’ and ’Beagle,’ iii. 181, cf. 204.]

[Footnote 12:  It will, of course, be said that they worked their stories into conformity.]

[Footnote 13:  Prim.  Cult. i. 116.]

[Footnote 14:  Polack’s Manners of the New Zealanders, i. 268.]

[Footnote 15:  Howitt, op. cit. p. 186.]

[Footnote 16:  On examining the cases, we find, in 1894, these dates of reported occurrences, in twenty-eight cases:  1890, 1882, 1879, 1870, 1863, 1861, 1888, 1885, 1881, 1880, 1878, 1874, 1869, 1869, 1845, 1887, 1881, 1877, 1874, 1873, 1860 (?), 1864 (?), 1855, 1830 (?!), 1867, 1862, 1888, 1870.]

[Footnote 17:  On this point see Report, p. 260.  Fifty phantasms out of the whole occurred during anxiety or presumable anxiety.  Of these, thirty-one coincided (within twelve hours) with the death of the person apparently seen.  In the remaining nineteen, the person seen recovered in eight cases.]

[Footnote 18:  Appendix A.]

VII

DEMONIACAL POSSESSION

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