Incidents in My Life

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 10, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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D. D. Home (1833-1886), the famous spiritualist and medium, here documents the extraordinary psychic events in his life. Originally published in 1863, this is the first of two autobiographical volumes by Home, the second appearing nine years later. Home describes mysterious phenomena from his very first vision at the age of thirteen to the sťances he held for the rich and famous in England, France, Italy and Russia. He astonished his receptive audiences with startling paranormal feats including levitation. His hosts included Napoleon III, Prince Humbert (later Humbert I of Italy), Charles Darwin's cousin Sir Francis Galton, and many other celebrities and aristocrats. Interwoven with these high-profile activities, Home describes his personal life - the early death of his first wife, his subsequent financial difficulties, and his ongoing battle with tuberculosis. Incidents in My Life presents a fascinating insight into the phenomenon of spiritualism during the Victorian period.
 

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Contents

I become a Medium
1
Before the World
13
Further Manifestations in America
42
In England
62
At Florence Naples Rome and Paris
86
CHAPTER VI
103
Russia Paris and England
130
CHAPTEE IX
154
Miraculous Preservation France and England
167
A Diary and Letter
192
In Memoriam
211
APPENDIX
229
Sir David Brewster
237
Connection of Mr Homes Experiences with those of Former
262
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