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Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media into the Twenty-first…
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0199299943, Hardcover)With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition. Warner tells the unexpected and often disturbing story about shifts in thought about consciousness and the individual person, from the first public waxworks portraits at the end of the eighteenth century to stories of hauntings, possession, and loss of self in modern times. She probes the perceived distinctions between fantasy and deception, and uncovers a host of spirit forms--angels, ghosts, fairies, revenants, and zombies--that are still actively present in contemporary culture.
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Phantasmagoria is a kaleidoscopic study of psychic phenomena and the power of the imagination, interweaving theology, metaphysics, art, literature and film. Ranging from the Enlightenment to modern science, it tells an unexpected story about shifts in thought and consciousness and the individual person, from the first public waxworks portrait to stories of hauntings and possession.
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