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  • n. A religion whose adherents believe that humans can communicate with the spirits of the dead.


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  • Harry may have been dubious, but he certainly could admire the wonderful theatrical performances that were being created in the name of Spiritualism.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • The gross and carnal hallucinations of what is called "Spiritualism" -- the weakest-kneed of all whimsies that have come upon the parish from the days of the augurs down to our own -- would be disenchanted at once in a neighborhood familiar with Del Rio, Wierus, Bodin, Scot, Glanvil, Webster, Casaubon, and the Mathers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • [FN#137] It is the innate craving in the "Aryan" (Iranian, not the Turanian) mind, this longing to know what follows Death, or if nothing follows it, which accounts for the marvellous diffusion of the so-called Spiritualism which is only

    Arabian nights. English

  • This act turned him against former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed deeply in Spiritualism and Margery’s sight.

    Five People Born on March 24 | myFiveBest

  • The belief in so-called Spiritualism is certainly not decreasing.

    Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by the University of Pennsylvania to Investigate Modern Spiritualism In Accordance with the Request of the Late Henry Seybert

  • And what I may have to say about what is called Spiritualism will reflect actual observations.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • It is fair to call Spiritualism to account as to the fulfilment of the promises involved in its challenge to the world when it stepped upon the stage of action.

    Modern Spiritualism

  • All I need to say at this point is that my father’s family succumbed to that late–nineteenth century religious fad known as Spiritualism, especially that brand of it peddled by the Theosophical Society in America, which had its most successful overseas mission in Cuba, right after the Spanish-American War in 1898.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • A friend of mine who has made a study of "Spiritualism" describes to me the conditions in that field.

    The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition

  • But the word "Spiritualism" has been so befouled by wicked charlatans, and so cheapened by many a sad incident, that one could almost wish that some such term as "psychic religion" would clear the subject of old prejudices, just as mesmerism, after many years of obloquy, was rapidly accepted when its name was changed to hypnotism.

    The Vital Message


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