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The History Of Spiritualism

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9781447498568
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The History Of Spiritualism

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
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Arthur Conan Doyle discusses how the spiritualism movement began and grew, and how he himself came to believe that talking with the spirits of the deceased was possible. The core tenet of spiritualism is the belief that the spirits of the deceased can communicate with the living. In order to establish contact, a person can attend a seance, or privately consult the services of a spiritualist medium. Mediums are persons deemed consistently able to attain communication with spirits, and receive messages from the spirit realm. Doyle's history recounts a number of incidents and people pertaining to spiritualism, and the growth of interest over the years. Many of the events date to the 19th and early 20th centuries, and Doyle quotes various testimonies in support of spirit manifestations. The behaviors and messages of spirits are described, while the author's own personal journey toward adherence is likewise alluded to. When Doyle professed his adherence to spiritualism in 1916, the public's reaction was mostly one of surprise and dismay. The stark differences between Doyle's legendary character Sherlock Holmes - who has a definitive commitment to logic and reason when solving his cases - and the unscientific practices of spiritualism proved irksome to many of Doyle's fans. Critics included Harry Price, a man famous for exposing and debunking spurious mediums. While Price praised Doyle's affable personality, he deemed the author uncritical and overly accepting of spiritualist incidents to the point of naivete. Despite this disparagement, many modern day spiritualists and fans of Arthur Conan Doyle remain interested in the writer's beliefs and interpretations.

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Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427081728
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The History Of Spiritualism Volume 1 Of 2 Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427081384
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The History Of Spiritualism Volume 2 Of 3 Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427081810
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The History Of Spiritualism Volume 3 Of 3 Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427081896
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Author : Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN : 9781427081391
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People From The Other Side

Author : Maurice Leonard
ISBN : 9780752472386
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Kate, Leah, and Margaret Fox were three young sisters living in upstate New York in the middle of the 19th century who discovered an apparent ability to communicate with spirits. When this became known, they quickly found themselves at the core of an emerging spiritualist movement, and their public séances in New York City were attended by many. The movement gained considerable popularity, although Margaret would later admit to producing rapping noises by cracking her toe joints and both she and Kate eventually died in poverty. Spiritualism nonetheless became something of a Victorian phenomenon, both in the United States and Britain, with figures such as James Fenimore Cooper and Arthur Conan Doyle amongst its adherents. This account of the lives of the Foxes is a fascinating and informative look at the birth and early days of spiritualism, a belief that remains popular to this day.

Body And Soul

Author : Robert S. Cox
ISBN : 9780813923901
Genre : History
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A product of the "spiritual hothouse" of the Second Great Awakening, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in the nation during the 1850s, and one of the principal responses to the widespread perception that American society was descending into atomistic particularity. InBody and Soul, Robert Cox shows how Spiritualism sought to transform sympathy into social practice, arguing that each individual, living and dead, was poised within a nexus of affect, and through the active propagation of these sympathetic bonds, a new and coherent society would emerge. Phenomena such as spontaneous somnambulism and sympathetic communion with the dead—whether through séance or "spirit photography"—were ways of transcending the barriers dissecting the American body politic, including the ultimate barrier, death. Drawing equally upon social, occult, and physiological registers, Spiritualism created a unique "social physiology" in which mind was integrated into body and body into society, leading Spiritualists into earthly social reforms, such as women’s rights and anti-slavery. From the beginning, however, Spiritualist political and social expression was far more diverse than has previously been recognized, encompassing distinctive proslavery and antiegalitarian strains, and in the wake of racial and political adjustments following the Civil War, the movement began to fracture. Cox traces the eventual dissolution of Spiritualism through the contradictions of its various regional and racial factions and through their increasingly circumscribed responses to a changing world. In the end, he concludes, the history of Spiritualism was written in the limits of sympathy, and not its limitless potential.

Spiritualism And British Society Between The Wars

Author : Jenny Hazelgrove
ISBN : 0719055598
Genre : History
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Historians of modern British culture have long assumed that under pressure from secular forces, interest in spiritualism had faded by the end of the Great War. Jenny Hazelgrove challenges this assumption and shows how spiritualism grew between the wars and became part of the fabric of popular culture. This book provides a fascinating and lively insight into an alternative culture that flourished--and continues to flourish--alongside more conventional outlets for spiritual beliefs and needs.

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