The Power of the Soul Over the Body: Considered in Relation to Health and Morals

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852 - 317 páginas
"This sketch of the influence of the mind on the body was commenced and continued with the feeling that the soul is the true object of affection, and that all its interests are essentially religious. The principal part of the volume was written, several years since, during the unwelcome but valuable leisure of disease, for the purpose of being addressed to a few young men who appeared to be deeply impressed with the nature and importance of the subject. On a reperusal of the manuscript, the recollection of this encouragement induced a hope that the publication might find an apology in the approval of reflecting readers, especially as at this time the public mind is unusually roused to the observation of mental influences in the production of remarkable phenomena under mesmerism and disease. The views exhibited in these pages having been consolatory and instructive to himself, the author trusts will be deemed at least a good reason for his endeavor thus to obtain the attention of others. A corresponding volume, concerning Bodily Temperament. Will, and Habit, was intended to have accompanied this; but it may more suitably follow, should public favor in any degree encourage the present adventure"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).

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