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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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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 o ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 21st 2005 by iUniverse
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Gregg
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Look. I write historical fiction. I'm university and seminary trained (B.S. from a private university, an M.Div. from an old-line seminary, a D.Min. from another) and additional coursework toward a second doctorate (an Ed.D. in educational and counseling psychology) from a state-owned university.

At the time I was reading this book, I was working on my third novel in a series of Westerns, set in 1880s Nevada, where Spiritualism was a cultural force to be reckoned with. It offered entertainment, e
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Joanna Gorman
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read on the history of Spiritualism. If you ever want to know the history, science, and philosophy behind Spiritualism, Leonard writes very clearly and succinctly on the subject.
Sally Richards
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book - very well-researched and rich in Spiritualist history. Such an important book to understand the Victorian Spiritualist movement and its players.
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