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Lights and Shadows of Spiritualism

Lights and Shadows of Spiritualism


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027472

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  • Daniel Dunglas Home (1833–1886) was a charismatic medium whose seances were attended by European royalty and eminent Victorians like Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Thrown out by his aunt because of the paranormal events which plagued him since childhood, Home became a 'professional house guest' and medium at the age of 17. During seances he purportedly levitated, handled hot coals and channelled the voices of the dead. This volume, first published in 1877, is an evocative examination of spiritualism which explores the history of the practice via the Greeks, the Romans, and Joan of Arc. Simultaneously attacking fraudulent mediums while celebrating 'true' spiritualist practitioners, this fascinating work details both the criticism and support received by Home and features reproductions of numerous fan letters. Although colourful and impassioned, Home's polemic is written in an amiable style and provides fascinating insights into the life and work of the self-proclaimed 'Grandfather of English Spiritualism'.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027472
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Ancient Spiritualism:
    1. The faiths of ancient peoples
    2. Assyria, Chaldea, Egypt, and Persia
    3. India and China
    4. Greece and Rome
    Part II. Spiritualism in the Jewish and Christian Eras:
    1. The spiritualism of the Bible
    2. The spiritual in the early Christian church
    3. Spiritualism in Catholic ages
    4. The shadow of Catholic spiritualism
    5. The spiritualism of the Waldenses and Camisards
    6. Protestant spiritualism
    7. The spiritualism of certain great seers
    Part III. Modern Spiritualism:
    1. Introductory
    2. Delusions
    3. Delusions continued
    4. Mania
    5. People from the other world
    6. Sceptics and tests
    7. Absurdities
    8. Trickery and its exposure
    9. Trickery and its exposure continued
    10. The higher aspects of spiritualism
    11. The higher aspects of spiritualism continued

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    Daniel Dunglas Home

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