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									THE RESURRECTION OF FREDERIC MYERS

Mark B. Ryan, Ph.D.
Cholula, Puebla, Mexico



ABSTRACT: As the transpersonal movement develops, it comes to understand more about its
precursors and its own intellectual history. Current scholarship has renewed interest in a major
forebear, the British psychological investigator F. W. H. Myers (1843–1901), who can be credited
with the first comprehensive theory of the unconscious mind. Myers’s transpersonal perspective is
evident in his rigorously empirical methodology; his assertion of the reality of the spiritual and the
inadequacies of materialism; his expansive concept and map of the psyche, as encompassing a
spectrum of states of consciousness; his view of the unconscious as a vehicle of transcendent
experience and higher po
								
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