Talking to the Other Side: A History of Modern Spiritualism and Mediumship: A Study of the Religion, Science, Philosophy and Mediums That Encompass This American-Made Religion

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iUniverse, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 368 pages
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Since its birth in 1848, Spiritualism as a religion, science, and philosophy has experienced great highs and lows. At the center of this purely American-made modern-religious movement are "mediums"-the people who are able to communicate, in some way, with spirit entities that are no longer on the earth plane.

Based on three years of on-site investigation, and a plethora of data and research collected on the modern Spiritualist movement in America, Talking to the Other Side focuses upon the ethno-religious aspects of the religion, mediumship, and the mediums themselves.

The first four chapters offer an expansive review of the history of religion in America, mediumship, and the Spiritualist movement. Chapters 5-7 comprise the research and data that were compiled and analyzed based on fieldwork analysis, a comprehensive questionnaire, personal interviews, and published literature on the topic of Spiritualism and mediumship.

According to Spiritualist mediums, "people don't die, bodies do." Talking to the Other Side offers a contemporary look into the lives and backgrounds of the mediums who bridge this world and the Spirit world, connecting those who have passed over with those they left behind.

  

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Contents

A History of Religion in America from Early Times
1
A History of Mediumship from Ancient Times
36
The Science Philosophy and Religion
70
Spiritualism and the Phenomenon of Modern
103
Statement of the Problem and Purpose of
136
Research Methodology Procedures Design
153
Presentation Analysis and Discussion of
163
Conclusions and Recommendations
192
A Glossary and List of Terms and Definitions
231
Appendix E The Hydesville Cottage
240
Appendix H Personal Interview with Rev John Lilec
256
Selected Versions of the Declaration
267
Appendix K Spirit Manifestations of the Bible
283
Testimonial by the Author Regarding
290
Appendix O Spirit Brides and Rag Babies
301
Their Importance Duties Titles
309

Bibliography
199
Appendix A An Abridged Timeline of Modern Spiritualism
213
Testimony
223
Appendix R Fieldwork Questionnaire
321
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