A large part of the material used in this book was sent to the authors as representatives of the Society for Psychical Research; and the book is published with the sanction of the Council of that Society.
The division of authorship has been as follows. As regards the writing and the views expressed, – Mr. Myers is solely responsible for the Introduction, and for the “Note on a Suggested Mode of Psychical Interaction,” which immediately precedes the Supplement; and Mr. Gurney is solely responsible for the remainder of the book. Bu the most difficult and important part of the undertaking – the collection, examination, and appraisal of evidence – has been a joint labour, of which Mr. Podmore has borne so considerable a share that his name could not have been omitted from the title-page.
In the free discussion and criticism which has accompanied the progress of the work, we have enjoyed the constant advice and assistance of Professor and Mrs. Sidgwick, to each of whom we owe more than can be expressed by any conventional phrases of obligation. Whatever errors of judgement or flaws in argument may remain, such blemishes are certainly fewer than they would have been but for this watchful and ever-ready help.
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