Witchcraft Of New England Explained By Modern Spiritualism

Author: Allen Putnam
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776583590
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Witchcraft Of New England Explained By Modern Spiritualism from the Author: Allen Putnam. The late nineteenth century was something of a heyday for inquiries into the supernatural, replete with spiritualists, seances, mediums, and purported communications with the great beyond. In this volume, Allen Putnam attempts to project the tenets and beliefs of the spiritualism movement back onto the events that transpired in New England centuries before in order to gain new insight into the accusations of witchcraft that define that moment in history.

Witchcraft Magic And Religion In 17th Century Massachusetts

Author: Richard Weisman
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870234941
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Witchcraft Magic And Religion In 17th Century Massachusetts from the Author: Richard Weisman. Looks at the colonial witchcraft trials, and discusses Puritan beliefs concerning magic, and the social meaning of witchcraft.

The Salem Witch Trials

Author: Marilynne K. Roach
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589791329
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The Salem Witch Trials from the Author: Marilynne K. Roach. The Salem Witch Trials is based on over twenty-five years of archival research--including the author's discovery of previously unknown documents--newly found cases and court records. From January 1692 to January 1697 this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the crisis as the citizens of New England experienced it.

Plato S Ghost

Author: Cathy Gutierrez
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199736768
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Plato S Ghost from the Author: Cathy Gutierrez. 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.


Author: Salem Public Library
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Bulletin from the Author: Salem Public Library.

Witchcraft In Old And New England

Author: George Lyman Kittredge
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
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Witchcraft In Old And New England from the Author: George Lyman Kittredge. A documented study of witchcraft and witchhunting in Tudor England and colonial America