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The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of…

The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit…

by Raymond Buckland

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  susanaberth | Apr 26, 2015 |
There is nothing truly wrong with this book. It is, as advertised, essentially an encyclopedia of spirtualism-related "stuff", the "stuff" mostly being a long series of short biographies of players in the spiritualist / clairvoyant / paranormal explorer world for the last couple of centuries. It is a great reference, if not a read-it-front-to-back page turner. ( )
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This reference explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism. It covers the history of Spiritualism as well as offshoots such as Kardecism, channeling, fraud, psychic research, and possession; and also reports on investigations of contemporary manifestations.

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Can the living communicate with the dead? Many believe that spirits are constantly about us and that it is possible, through a variety of means, to speak to them and to have them speak to us. Author Buckland looks at these methods of communication, their history, and the personalities involved throughout the past three hundred years of this eternal quest. Includes accounts of ghosts and hauntings, levitation and trances, astral projection, psychic surgery, selfpainting portraits, crystal gazing, predictions, and poltergeists. Mediums, clairvoyants, telepaths, and other well-known people connected to the field worldwide are profiled, as are notorious fakes and frauds. Spirit beliefs among the famous, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Mae West, are examined.--From publisher description.… (more)

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