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Phrenology: A Practical Guide to Your Head

Phrenology: A Practical Guide to Your Head

Disco Witch

$89.00

Please note this is a vintage book, and may contain marks or imperfections within the texts and on the cover.

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In an age of anxiety, phrenology offers a positive alternative to the ambiguity of psychoanalysis or the fatalism of astrology. The Fowlers' Phrenology: A Practical Guide to Your Head expounds upon this science which reached its greatest popularity during the Jacksonian era. With an imperturbable faith in the perfectibility of man, the authors decipher individual personalities according to categorical traits and propose a specific course of action appropriate to each subject. 

The central concept of this book is that physical form expresses the innermost recesses of the soul which is divided into 37 "compartments": cautiousness, veneration, mirthfulness, acquisitiveness, amativeness, ideality, sublimity, destructiveness, and constructiveness to name a few. The degree of each characteristic is determined by the measurements of exterior shapes, such as the size of the skull section where they are located.

hardcover, 1969. 201p

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