"The Wreck of the South Pole"

Title"The Wreck of the South Pole"
Year for Search1899
AuthorsHahn, Charles Curtz (1858-1934)
Secondary TitleThe Wreck of the South Pole or the Great Dissembler And Other Strange Tales
Pagination5-76
Date Published1899
PublisherStreet and Smith
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Detailed eutopia located in a temperate area around the South Pole. Stress on purity in both men and women. “Mind power” allows a person to project themselves and to speak and act at a distance. The people call themselves theosophists or adepts in the occult sciences. Servants and lower classes do the work and fish by hypnotizing the fish. Hunters are licensed and required to work set hours to provide game for those assigned to them; they hunt by hypnosis. Class status determined by “mind power”. Travel by astral projection; mail sent by astral projection. Weather made. Police prevent crime by reading minds, and those inclined to crime are treated by having thoughts projected into their minds rather than being punished.

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Author Note

The author (1858-1934) was a priest who was a priest who was deposed in 1884.

Full Text

1899 Hahn, Charles Curtz (1858-1934). “The Wreck of the South Pole.” In his The Wreck of the South Pole or the Great Dissembler And Other Strange Tales (New York: Street and Smith, 1899), 5-76. MoU-St, PSt

Detailed eutopia located in a temperate area around the South Pole. Stress on purity in both men and women. “Mind power” allows a person to project themselves and to speak and act at a distance. The people call themselves theosophists or adepts in the occult sciences. Servants and lower classes do the work and fish by hypnotizing the fish. Hunters are licensed and required to work set hours to provide game for those assigned to them; they hunt by hypnosis. Class status determined by “mind power”. Travel by astral projection; mail sent by astral projection. Weather made. Police prevent crime by reading minds, and those inclined to crime are treated by having thoughts projected into their minds rather than being punished. The author was a priest who was a priest who was deposed in 1884.