Stanley De Brath
Stanley De Brath
|Born||10 October 1854|
|Died||20 December 1937(aged 83)|
|Occupation||Civil engineer, spiritualist|
Brath was born in Sydenham, Kent. He worked as a civil engineer in India for 17 years. He was most well known for his book Psychic Philosophy as the Foundation of a Religion of Natural Law, published in 1896. Alfred Russel Wallace had written an introduction for the book and considered it of "great lucidity, a philosophy of the universe and of human nature in its threefold aspect of body, soul, and spirit". The book was expanded in 1908 and endorsed by Wallace in a prefatory note.
His books were criticized by the scientific community. The sociologist Guy Benton Johnson ridiculed Psychical Research, Science, and Religion in a review as an anti-scientific work and only "grand-reading if you have a sense of humor."
- The Foundations of Success: A Plea for Rational Education (1896)
- Psychic Philosophy as the Foundation of a Religion of Natural Law (1896, 1908) [under the pseudonym V. C. Desertis]
- Mysteries of Life: A Book for Boys and Girls (1916)
- Psychical Research, Science and Religion (1925)
- The Drama of Europe, Or, The Soul of History (1930)
- The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism (1930)
- Gustav Geley. From the Unconscious to the Conscious (1920).
- Gustav Geley. Clairvoyance and Materialisation: A Record of Experiments (1927)
- Charles Richet. Thirty Years of Psychical Research (1923)
- Ernesto Bozzano. Animism and Spiritism: A Reply to M. Sudre's Introduction à la Métapsychique Humaine (1932)
- "Stanley De Brath, M.Inst.C.E." Geni.
- Fichman, Martin. (2004). An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace. University of Chicago Press. pp. 302-303. ISBN 978-0226246130
- Johnson, Guy B. (1927). Reviewed Work: Psychical Research, Science, and Religion. by Stanley de Brath. Social Forces 5: 531-532.