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Deborah Gorham

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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449 words
The belief that it is possible for the living to contact the dead had many adherents in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In North America and Britain it frequently attracted ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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47 words

Belief that, at death, the personality of an individual is transferred to another plane of existence, with which communication from

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Vieda Skultans

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,183 words
Belief in a world of spirits has been a constant feature of all human societies. However, systematic communication with that world through spirit mediumship and possession is a central ... More
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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739 words

Modern spiritualism as an institution is effectively a religion, differing from the major orthodox faiths in that its claims –

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Alex Owen

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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2,898 words
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Modern spiritualism, with its central belief that the dead survive in spirit form and are capable of communicating with the living, emerged in rural upstate New York in ...

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Jeanne Campbell Reesman and Michelle Powe

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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Literature
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821 words
is the belief that mortals communicate with departed souls, usually through a medium by means of physical phenomena or abnormal mental states, such as trances. Attempts to communicate with ... More
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Charles L. Crow

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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472 words

a quasi-mystical movement that began in Hydesville, New York, on 31 March 1848 when mysterious rapping sounds in the farmhouse of ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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322 words

The attempt to get in touch with the spirits of the dead. Spiritualism as a modern religion, with its own

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