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Dissertation on those persons who return to earth bodily etc.

by Dom Augustin Calmet (1993) Hardback. Index. 222x141mm
192 pages
ISBN 1-874287-06-6

Volume II of The Phantom World, the Reverend Henry Christmas's 1850 translation of Calmet's 18th century vampire classic.

I That the Resurrection of a Dead Person is the Work of God only
II Revival of Persons who were not really dead
III Resurrection of a Man who had been buried Three Years, resuscitated by St Stanislaus
IV Can a Man really Dead appear in his own Body?
V Revival or Apparition of a Girl who had been Dead some months
VI A Woman taken Alive from her Tomb
VII Revenants, or Vampires of Moravia
VIII Dead Men of Hungary who suck the Blood of the Living
IX Narrative of a Vampire from the Jewish Letters, Letter 137
X Other Instances of Revenants. – Continuation of the ‘Gleaner’
XI Argument of the Author of the Jewish Letters, concerning Revenants
XII Continuation of the Argument of the Dutch Gleaner
XIII Narrative from the ‘Mercure Galent’ of 1693 and 1694 Revenants
XIV Conjectures of the Dutch Gleaner
XV Another Letter on Revenants
XVI Pretended Vestiges of Vampirism in Antiquity
XVII Ghosts in Northern Countries
XVIII Ghosts in England
XIX Ghosts in Peru
XX Ghosts in Lapland
XXI Return of a Man who had been Dead some Months
XXII Excommunicated Persons who went out of Churches
XXIII Some Instances of the Excommunicated being rejected or cast out of Consecrated Ground
XXIV Instance of an Excommunicated Martyr being cast out of the Ground
XXV A Man cast out of the Church for having refused to pay Tithes
XXVI Instances of Persons who have given Signs of Life after their Death, and have withdrawn themselves respectfully to make room for more worthy Persons
XXVII People who perform Pilgrimage after Death
XXVIII Reasoning upon the Excommunicated who go out of Churches
XXIX Do the Excommunicated decay in the Earth?
XXX Instances to show that the Excommunicated do not decay, and that they appear to the Living
XXXI Instances of these Returns to Earth of the Excommunicated
XXXII A Vroucolaca exhumed in the presence of M de Tournefort
XXXIII Has the Demon power to kill, and then to restore to Life?
XXXIV Examination of the Opinion that the Demon can restore Animation to a Dead Body
XXXV Instances of Phantoms which have appeared to the Living, and given many Signs of Life
XXXVI Devoting People to Death, practised by the Heathens
XXXVII Instances of dooming to Death among Christians
XXXVIII Instances of Persons who have promised to give each other News of themselves from the other World
XXXIX Extracts from the Political Works of the Abbé de St Pierre
XL Divers Systems to explain Ghosts
XLI Divers Instances of Persons being Buried Alive
XLII Instances of Drowned Persons who have come back to Life and Health
XLIII Instances of Women thought Dead who came to Life again
XLIV Can these Instances be applied to the Hungarian Revenants?
XLV Dead People who masticate in their Graves and devour their own Flesh
XLVI Singular Example of a Hungarian Revenant
XLVII Argument on this matter
XLVIII Are the Vampires or Revenants really Dead?
XLIX Instance of a Man named Curma being sent back to this World
L Instances of Persons who fall into Ecstatic Trances when they will, and remain senseless
LI Application of such Instances to Vampires
LII Examination of the Opinion that the Demon fascinates the Eyes of those to whom Vampires appear
LIII Instances of Persons Resuscitated Who relate what they have seen in the other world
LIV The Traditions of the Pagans on the other Life, are derived from the Hebrews and Egyptians
LV Instances of Christians being Resuscitated and sent back to this World – Vision of Vetinus, a Monk of Augia
LVI Vision of Bertholdus, related by Hincmar, Archbishop of Rheims
LVII Vision of St Fursius
LVIII Vision of a Protestant of York, and others
LIX Conclusion of this Dissertation
LX Moral Impossibility that Ghosts can come out of their Tombs
LXI That what is related of the Bodies of the Excommunicated who walk out of Churches, is subject to very great Difficulties References