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The Medium Exposed?

Just as in other mediums, the occult was a popular subject of films, and with the popularity of the spiritualism movement (as discussed in the last post featuring… 207 more words


Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King

A collection of primary documents focusing on the presence of the Occult in North American (and more specifically, Canada) would be incomplete without the diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King: the tenth Prime Minister of Canada and a closeted spiritualist.  121 more words


The magic of death )O(

Merry meet all,

The moon is waxing and is in its second quarter phase, growing to a full moon. The full moon shines on April 4th. 1,017 more words

Paranormal And Pagan Fiction


Seances (Late 19th century)

Spiritualism was all the rage during the late 19th century with many Victorians participating regularly in seances. It wasn’t just celebs — Mary Todd Lincoln often held seances at the White House during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency — but normal peasants who attended seances. 130 more words



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A young reporter named Tomasso publishes a convincing photo of an Italian medium, Alexandra Poverelli, levitating a table, and it causes such a stir that the scientist/psychiatrist Professor Camillo Lombardi comes all the way to Naples to investigate the claim. 291 more words

Book Reviews

To Say Nothing of the Dog (Recommended)

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.

Drolly satirizes historians, time-travel conundrums, mysteries, housepets, and ridiculous Victorians.

The Witch of Napoli by Michael Schmicker

Michael Schmicker’s The Witch of Napoli is an engrossing historical tale based in part on the life of Eusapia Palladino, a 19th century Italian Spiritualist and medium who toured Europe and was examined by numerous experts before being dismissed as a clever but fraudulent fake. 414 more words

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