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By Gillian Bennett

"Bennett interviewed girls in Manchester, England, asking them approximately ghosts and different supernatural reviews and ideology. (Her dialogue of ways her examine equipment and interview recommendations advanced is in itself valuable.) She first released the result of the research within the well-received Traditions of trust: girls and the Supernatural, which has been used across the world in folklore, women's reviews, and different classes. "Alas, terrible Ghost!" completely revises and expands that paintings. as well as a fuller presentation and research of the unique box examine, the writer has up to date the textual content to include newer experiences and assisted through Kate Bennett, a gerontological psychologist, analyzed new study with a bunch of ladies in Leicester, England. This final addition specializes in the position of bereavement and witnessing in touch with the dead."--BOOK JACKET.

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In contrast, a person who hears mysterious footsteps in the attic, or witnesses doors opening of their own accord, or sees apparitions of unknown people passing up the stairs is surrounded by a world of strangers, where intruders creep even into the heart of the family and invade the circle round the hearth. These are patterns which appeared over and over again as the women described their beliefs and experiences. To a very large extent, the degree of belief that was in general accorded to any supernatural concept could be predicted by its position on four continua from intuitive to objective, from unsought to sought, from interpersonal to selfish, and from safe to dangerous.

Until probably if anything happened to me. Then it might be a different thing. (Doreen) I don't know, but if there was a ghost in a house, I wouldn't go and live in it! (Cora) So when the topic of discussion turns to "deep" matters, these two philosophies guide their adherents either to the supernaturalist Page 28 or the rationalist tradition. Only a few of the Manchester women crossed sides and gave "rational" answers to some of these sorts of questions and "supernaturalist" to others, and only seventeen of them reversed their position.

One consistent conclusion from all this research is that popular belief in supernatural cause and effect is higher than one would have thought possible in predominantly rationalist cultures and that it has been consistently underestimated. , Richard Kalish and David Reynolds obtained an average of 44 percent positive answers to their "presence" question (1973); Francis Harrold and Raymond Eve found that 35 percent of people thought "ghosts exist," 59 percent believed some people could "predict the future by psychic power," 38 percent thought "communication with the dead is possible," and 67 percent believed "heaven exists'' (1986, table 1, p.

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