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Spiritualism and the New Psychology: An Explanation of Spiritualist Phenomena and Beliefs in Terms of Modern Knowledge

Spiritualism and the New Psychology: An Explanation of Spiritualist Phenomena and Beliefs in Terms of Modern Knowledge

by Millais Culpin


My object in writing this book is to present an explanation of so-called occult phenomena concerning which credulity is still as busy as in the days of witchcraft...



Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts - An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism

Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts - An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism

by Michael Gallagher


Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, and freely available to read online, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism...



Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism

by Barbara Weisberg


Is it really possible to talk with the dead? As much as modern America is familiar with mediums - think bestselling authors John Edwards and Sylvia Browne - this question still generates passionate opinions from believers and skeptics alike...



Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America, Second Edition

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America, Second Edition

by Ann Braude


"... Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of women?s creativity-spiritual as well as political-in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth-century Spiritualist movement." ?Jon Butler"Radical Spirits is a vitally important book.....



Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

by Melissa Daggett


Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture Spiritualism, and many séance circles flourished in the Creole Faubourgs of Tremé and Marigny as well as the American sector of the city...



Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

by Molly McGarry


Ghosts of Futures Past guides readers through the uncanny world of nineteenth-century American spiritualism. More than an occult parlor game, this was a new religion, which channeled the voices of the dead, linked present with past, and conjured new worldly and otherworldly futures...



The History of Spiritualism

The History of Spiritualism

by Arthur Conan Doyle


Arthur Conan Doyle's very well received story of Modern Spiritualism, acting as a spokesman for the cause. One of Doyle's last literary efforts, this work traces the history of spiritualism through the early 20th century, and includes profiles of such prominent spiritualists as Emmanuel Swedenborg, Edward Irving, D...



Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

by Mark A. Lause


Often dismissed as a nineteenth-century curiosity, spiritualism influenced the radical social and political movements of its time. Believers filled the ranks of the Free Democrats, agitated for land and monetary reform, fought for abolition, and held egalitarian leanings that found powerful expression in campaigns for gender and racial equality...



Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art (The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America)

Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art (The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America)

by Charles Colbert


Spiritualism emerged in western New York in 1848 and soon achieved a wide following due to its claim that the living could commune with the dead...



The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England

The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England

by Alex Owen


A highly original study that examines the central role played by women as mediums, healers, and believers during the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian era, The Darkened Room is more than a meditation on women mediums?it's an exploration of the era's gender relations.The hugely popular spiritualist movement, which maintained that women were uniquely qualified to commune with spirits of the dead, offered female mediums a new independence, authority, and potential to undermine conventional class and gender relations in the home and in society.Using previously unexamined sources and an innovative approach, Alex Owen invokes the Victorian world of darkened séance rooms, theatrical apparitions, and moving episodes of happiness lost and regained...



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