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Modern American Spiritualism 1869

Author : Emma Hardinge
ISBN : 0766129578
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A twenty years' record of the communion between the earth and the world of spirits. A compendious review of spiritualism in North America in the middle decades of the 19th century. Examples of chapters: The first spiritual telegraph with earth; Spiritualism in New York City and State; Spiritualism and spiritual mountebanks; Spiritualism in Cincinnati; Spiritualism in the South; Spiritualism during the Great American Civil War, 1860-5; Celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the "Rochester knockings," March 31st, 1868.

Modern American Spiritualism

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Fits Trances And Visions

Author : Ann Taves
ISBN : 9780691212722
Genre : Religion
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Fits, trances, visions, speaking in tongues, clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, possession. Believers have long viewed these and similar involuntary experiences as religious--as manifestations of God, the spirits, or the Christ within. Skeptics, on the other hand, have understood them as symptoms of physical disease, mental disorder, group dynamics, or other natural causes. In this sweeping work of religious and psychological history, Ann Taves explores the myriad ways in which believers and detractors interpreted these complex experiences in Anglo-American culture between the mid-eighteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Taves divides the book into three sections. In the first, ranging from 1740 to 1820, she examines the debate over trances, visions, and other involuntary experiences against the politically charged backdrop of Anglo-American evangelicalism, established churches, Enlightenment thought, and a legacy of religious warfare. In the second part, covering 1820 to 1890, she highlights the interplay between popular psychology--particularly the ideas of "animal magnetism" and mesmerism--and movements in popular religion: the disestablishment of churches, the decline of Calvinist orthodoxy, the expansion of Methodism, and the birth of new religious movements. In the third section, Taves traces the emergence of professional psychology between 1890 and 1910 and explores the implications of new ideas about the subconscious mind, hypnosis, hysteria, and dissociation for the understanding of religious experience. Throughout, Taves follows evolving debates about whether fits, trances, and visions are natural (and therefore not religious) or supernatural (and therefore religious). She pays particular attention to a third interpretation, proposed by such "mediators" as William James, according to which these experiences are natural and religious. Taves shows that ordinary people as well as educated elites debated the meaning of these experiences and reveals the importance of interactions between popular and elite culture in accounting for how people experienced religion and explained experience. Combining rich detail with clear and rigorous argument, this is a major contribution to our understanding of Protestant revivalism and the historical interplay between religion and psychology.

Tr?bner S American And Oriental Literary Record

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Tr?bner S American And Oriental Literary Record

Author : Nicolas Trübner
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Psychological Consequences Of The American Civil War

Author : R. Gregory Lande
ISBN : 9781476626949
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The conclusion of America’s Civil War set off an ongoing struggle as a fractured society suffered the psychological consequences of four years of destruction, deprivation and distrust. Veterans experienced climbing rates of depression, suicide, mental illness, crime, and alcohol and drug abuse. Survivors, leery of conventional medicine and traditional religion, sought out quacks and spiritualists as cult memberships grew. This book provides a comprehensive account of the war-weary fighting their mental demons.

Radical Spirits Second Edition

Author : Ann Braude
ISBN : 9780253056320
Genre : History
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". . . 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 . . . [that] has . . . influenced a generation of young scholars." —Marie Griffith In Radical Spirits, Ann Braude contends that the early women's rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. Her book makes a convincing argument for the importance of religion in the study of American women's history. In this new edition, Braude discusses the impact of the book on the scholarship of the last decade and assesses the place of religion in interpretations of women's history in general and the women's rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make it even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.

Modern American Spiritualism

Author : Emma Hardinge Britten
ISBN : CORNELL:31924074296736
Genre : Spiritualism
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Second Supplement To The Catalogue Of Books In The Mercantile Library Of The City Of New York

Author : New York (N.Y.). Mercantile Library Association
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Second Supplement To The Catalogue Of Books In The Mercantile Library Of The City Of New York

Author : Mercantile Library Association of the City of New-York
ISBN : NYPL:33433069266512
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The American Catalogue Of Books 1866 1871 With Supplement Containing Names Of Learned Societies And Their Publications 1866 1871

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Bulletin Of The Public Library Of The City Of Boston

Author : Boston Public Library
ISBN : PRNC:32101065267955
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The Tosti Engravings

Author : Boston Public Library
ISBN : UCAL:$C50390
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Modern Spiritualism Early American Spiritualism

Author : Frank Podmore
ISBN : UIUC:30112043182150
Genre : Spiritualism
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True Hauntings

Author : Hazel M. Denning
ISBN : 1567182186
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Here is a book about haunted houses written from the perspective of the ghosts themselves. In True Hauntings, psychic researcher Dr. Hazel M. Denning recounts the real-life case histories of earthbound spirits--both benevolent and malevolent--she has investigated.

Haunted Media

Author : Jeffrey Sconce
ISBN : UOM:39015049553145
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Examines the repeated association of new electronic media with spiritual phenomena from the telegraph in the late 19th century to television.

Plato S Ghost

Author : Cathy Gutierrez
ISBN : 9780199889136
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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to s?ance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Its tricks have been exposed, its charlatans unmasked, and its heroes' names lost to posterity. In its day, however, its leaders were household names and politicians worried about capturing the Spiritualist vote. Cathy Gutierrez places Spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance. Although this epithet usually signifies the sudden blossoming of American letters, Gutierrez points to its original meaning: a cultural imagination enraptured with the past and the classics in particular, accompanied by a cultural efflorescence. Spiritualism, she contends, was the religious articulation of the American Renaissance, and the ramifications of looking backward for advice about the present were far-reaching. The Spiritualist movement, says Gutierrez, was a 'renaissance of the Renaissance,' a culture in love with history as much as it trumpeted progress and futurity, and an expression of what constituted religious hope among burgeoning technology and colonialism. Rejecting Christian ideas about salvation, Spiritualists embraced Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas. Humans were shot through with the divine, rather than seen as helpless and inexorably corrupt sinners in the hands of a transcendent, angry God. Gutierrez's study of this fascinating and important movement is organized thematically. She analyzes Spiritualist conceptions of memory, marriage, medicine, and minds, explores such phenomena as machines for contacting the dead, spirit-photography, the idea of eternal spiritual affinity (which implied the necessity for marriage reform), the connection between health and spirituality, and mesmerism.

Modern Spiritualism

Author : Frank Podmore
ISBN : 9781108072588
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The first comprehensive history of Spiritualism by one of the foremost Victorian psychic researchers: an indispensable source on the movement.

The American Catalogue Of Books 1866 1871 With Supplement Containing Names Of Learned Societies And Other Literary Associations With A List Of Their Publications 1866 1871

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Ghosts Of Futures Past

Author : Dr. Molly McGarry
ISBN : 0520934067
Genre : History
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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. Tracing the persistence of magic in an emergent culture of secularism, Molly McGarry brings a once marginalized practice to the center of American cultural history. Spiritualism provided an alchemical combination of science and magic that called into question the very categories of male and female, material and immaterial, self and other, living and dead. Dissolving the boundaries between them opened Spiritualist practitioners to other voices and, in turn, allowed them to imagine new social worlds and forge diverse political affinities.

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