By Emily Suzanne Clark
Drawing on interesting files of tangible seance practices, the lives of the mediums, and bigger citywide and nationwide contexts, Clark unearths how the messages that the Cercle acquired from the spirit global provided its participants wealthy spiritual reports in addition to a discussion board for political activism encouraged by means of republican beliefs. Messages from departed souls together with Francois Rabelais, Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, Robert E. Lee, Emanuel Swedenborg, or even Confucius mentioned executive buildings, the ethical development of humanity, and equality. The Afro-Creole Spiritualists have been inspired to proceed suffering for justice in a brand new international the place "bright" spirits could change raced bodies.
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