By Gillian Bennett
"Bennett interviewed ladies in Manchester, England, asking them approximately ghosts and different supernatural studies and ideology. (Her dialogue of ways her learn equipment and interview concepts 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, negative Ghost!" completely revises and expands that paintings. as well as a fuller presentation and research of the unique box learn, the writer has up-to-date the textual content to include newer reports and assisted by way of Kate Bennett, a gerontological psychologist, analyzed new learn with a bunch of girls in Leicester, England. This final addition makes a speciality of the function of bereavement and witnessing in touch with the dead."--BOOK JACKET.
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To find out what our contemporaries really believe, one must leave the books on one side and go out and try to access the informal oral traditions. It would be wrong, however, to create the impression that this never happens. There have been several studies, though rather scattered and disparate. In 1926 a British national newspaper, the Daily News, invited readers to send in their personal experience accounts of ghosts. The result filled four volumes (one of which is still available in the Folklore Society library in London, see Giraud 1927).
The graphs show that the Manchester women were highly likely to accept traditional beliefs about visitations from the dead, premonitions, omens, and telepathy. " When fortune-telling and astrology were discussed, however, the picture changed. Here, the skeptics were numerically stronger. It is certainly curious that many who were happy to profess belief in omens, premonitions, and the return of the dead were reluctant to give credit to beliefs that one might have thought were more acceptable and less extreme manifestations of a supernaturalist world view.
Some of the data discussed in chapter 3 is drawn from the Manchester material too, but most of it comes from a more recent study which was undertaken by my daughter, Dr. K. The research we discuss is part of a larger ongoing project on widows' and widowers' health, life-styles, and experiences (this is described in more detail in chapter 3 and appendix 1). At my request, she added a question about the "sense of presence," which is a very common feeling after a bereavement, to an early interview schedule.
Alas Poor Ghost by Gillian Bennett