Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural by Dr. McGarry Molly PDF

By Dr. McGarry Molly

Ghosts of Futures previous guides readers during the uncanny global of nineteenth-century American spiritualism. greater than an occult parlor online game, this was once a brand new faith, which channeled the voices of the useless, associated current with earlier, and conjured new worldly and otherworldly futures. Tracing the patience of magic in an emergent tradition of secularism, Molly McGarry brings a as soon as marginalized perform to the guts of yank cultural historical past. Spiritualism supplied an alchemical mixture of technology and magic that known as into query the very different types of female and male, fabric and immaterial, self and different, residing and useless. Dissolving the limits among them opened Spiritualist practitioners to different voices and, in flip, allowed them to visualize new social worlds and forge diversified political affinities.

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