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Anna Kingsford

Anna Kingsford
Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108072755

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  • First published in 1896, this two-volume biography details the life of physician and spiritualist Anna Kingsford (1846–1888). Kingsford, one of the first women to obtain a degree in medicine, began her literary career at the age of thirteen and in her lifetime was known for campaigning against vivisection, involvement in the suffragette movement, and promotion of vegetarianism, as well as her spiritualist exploits. This biography was written by her friend and colleague, the spiritualist Edward Maitland (1824–1897), who served as Kingsford's protector while she studied in Paris. At the time of its publication, the work was not well received, the main criticism being that it focused on Maitland's psychic experiences rather than on Kingsford herself. Volume 1 includes her early life and meeting with Maitland. Volume 2 covers their shared spiritualist experiences and involvement with the Theosophical and Hermetic Societies.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108072755
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Early life
    2. Our first acquaintance
    3. Some account of myself
    4. Mutual recognition
    5. To end of 1875
    6. Student life
    7. Spiritual unfoldments
    8. The celestial opened
    9. A cloud of witnesses
    10. Persecuted of Apollyon
    11. The baffled sorcerer
    12. Manifold experiences
    13. The first and last of the gods
    14. Warnings and instructions
    15. Floods of light
    16. Close of student course
    17. Among the astrals
    18. Conversations with the genii
    19. Continuous illuminations. Volume 2:
    20. The perfect way
    21. Numerous experiences
    22. Varied activities
    23. A tour abroad
    24. Winter at Paris
    25. The Theosophical Society
    26. A time of controversy
    27. Meditations on the mysteries
    28. The Hermetic Society
    29. Letters and illuminations
    30. Some former incarnations
    31. De multis rebus
    32. A flight for life
    33. A melancholy tour
    34. A home to die in
    35. The withdrawal
    36. Priest versus prophet
    37. Post mortem.

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    Edward Maitland

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