The Ghosts, by Marcel Schwob
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Vobis rem horribilem narrabo… mihi pili inhorruerunt. (T. P. ARBITRI, Satirae.) We were lying on our beds, around the sumptuously served breakfast. The silver lamps burned low; the door had closed behind the juggler, who had tired us with his … Read More

Ghosts and science
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For Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), “one can never be sure that the Academy of Sciences will choose such a subject, for the contest; not that each member be convinced of the futility and lies of all these narratives, but because the … Read More

Typology of ghosts
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Despite the proposals of the British researcher Hilary Evens, there is no universally accepted classification of ghostly apparitions. However, one can distinguish the major categories. In the Valley classification system, poltergeists are “anomalies of physical effects” of type AN-II, while … Read More

Ghosts
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(The statue of Anna Chromý at the entrance to the Estates Theatre in Prague, where took place the first performance of Don Giovanni in 1787, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prag10p.jpg) A ghost is an apparition, a vision or illusion, interpreted as a supernatural manifestation … Read More