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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Volume 3

Charles Mackay (March 27th 1814-December 24 1889) was a Scottish journalist, anthologist, novelist, songwriter and poet. He is most famous for this book. It depicts how collective opinions form and suck up more and more belief despite not having any rational basis. He examines financial bubbles, the Crusades, and many other examples of mass delusion.

The Mirror of Alchimy

"The Mirror of Alchimy" by Roger Bacon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Philosophy of Mystery: Large Print

The book gives us a look at the 1840s attitudes and beliefs regarding all things supernatural in the form of a discussion between four young adults. From a book review published in The Spectator (London), August 14, 1841: "the dialogues of Astrophel and Evelyn, two youths, one a student of divinity, the other an M. D. and practical philosopher, who, accompanied by a pair of gentle girls, beguile a few hours of summer moonlight on the banks of the sylvan Wye, by holding discourse on the nature of apparitions, dreams, transmigration, &c. The embryo divine, under the inspiration of a night passed with the velvet lawn of Tintern for his couch, brings forward his narratives and facts to establish the certainty of ghostly influences; while the M. D. remorselessly, though not always conclusively, explains them away by simple references to natural laws. [