The Subliminal Consciousness: F.H.W. Myers’s Approach to the Problem of Survival

Frederic Myers, a 19th century founder of the field now known as parapsychology, approached the question of survival after death as part of the larger problem of the nature of consciousness, especially as it relates to the question of whether consciousness is produced by the brain or is filtered and transmitted by the brain. The author reviews some of Myers’s ideas about the relationship between mind and matter and about the kind of empirical studies needed to address the question of survival.