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Frederic Myers began to investigate Spiritualism when he attended a seance in 1873, and a ‘large hairy hand’ appeared and shook his own hand, before shrinking to the size of a baby’s hand, and then disappearing entirely
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James (left) was deeply influenced by the ideas of his friend Frederic Myers, particularly in his 1901 book, The Varieties of Religious Experience
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