The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism

The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition.

Author: Ann Leah Underhill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...have been a dear sister to me. The best legacy I could leave you, as a protection when I am gone, is my name. If we were married now, your widowhood would be a great protection from the importunate intrusions to which you are so frequently subjected." Mother wept over him as none but a mother could weep. She fully consented, and left us to decide as we both thought best. We were married September 10,1851, on what was supposed to be the death-bed of our beloved Calvin, and thus 1 became Mrs. Brown. Calvin recovered, however, from that attack and lingered in tolerable comfort, until about six months previous to his death, in May, 1853. The agitation of the subject of Spiritualism resulting from this our " Ohio Campaign," of 1851, led to the first Spiritualist convention in the world's history, so far as I know, which was called for and assembled at Cleveland in February, 1852, respecting which I find the following letter from David A. Eddy, bearing date of the 28th of that month: "I enclose to you today a Cleveland Herald containing a report of our convention, the first of the kind ever known, and whic hmay with propriety be called ' Spiritual Convention No. One.' It has had some effect in bringing the subject before the people, and calling out investigation. It has thrown the church into spasms. Everything in Ohio is going on as well as we could wish." CHAPTER XYII. MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS CONNECTED 'WITH THE OHIO CAMPAIGN. N. S. Wheeler--E. S. Brownfield--Chillicothe Committee--Charles F. Whippo--M. L. Wright--D. A, Eddy--Extracts From The Press--" A Fair Challenge From Mrs. Fish " And Sequel--Columbus Committee--D. A. Eddy--M. L. WrightInteresting Letter From Dear Amy Post--Article From The Cleveland...
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The missing link in modern spiritualism . 1885 . 3814.61 United States . Brief history . Barnes & co . 1872 . 572.33 COVERDALE ( Sir H. S. ) Fall of the great republic ( 1886-88 ) . Boston , 1885 . 157.08 - FEARON ( H. B. ) Sketches of ...

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Spiritualism and Society Routledge Revivals

Spiritualism and Society  Routledge Revivals

History of Spiritualism in America and Britain anon, The Centennial Book of Modern Spiritualism in America, ... 1948 underhill, Mrs, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism, New York, 1885 World's Yearbook of Spiritualism, 1928, ...

Author: G. K. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134695409

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religious movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of the organisation within itself. Next, Nelson considers the rise of Spiritualism in Britain, using evidence taken from contemporary journals, other publications and interviews. Finally, the Spiritualist movement is analysed in terms of sociological theory, looking at the Church and the definition of a Cult, as well as concepts of authority and leadership. This is a fascinating work, which will be of great interest to students researching the origins and development of the movement of Spiritualism and its relationship with society.
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Exploring the Macabre Malevolent and Mysterious

Exploring the Macabre  Malevolent  and Mysterious

Maggie and Kate joined forces in condemning Leah's self-aggrandizing book, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism (1885), as a pack of lies and distortions. Leah had collected newspaper articles, reports of the séances, and personal ...

Author: Matthew Hodge

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560055

Category: Social Science

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In this unique volume, a number of scholars spanning diverse areas and backgrounds offer fresh insight into how perceived concepts of horror and dark subject matter influence cultures and societies around the world. The contributions here explore how topics considered disturbing, mysterious, or fascinating are found not only in works of fiction and entertainment, but also in the cultural fabrics, belief systems, artistic creations, and even governmental structures of societies. Topics discussed in this book include witchcraft, voodoo, zombies, spiritualism, serial killers, monsters, cemeteries, pop culture entertainment, and the sublime in transcendental experiences. As the academic study of horror becomes more mainstream, collections such as this are instrumental in realizing just how much it impacts our lives—past, present, future, and imaginary. Thus, this volume of intriguing and profound topics offers scholars, students, and lovers of learning a much-needed fresh and innovative intellectual exploration of the horror genre and the cultural fascination with the mysterious unknown.
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James Hamilton of South Carolina

James Hamilton of South Carolina

No member of his circle of Washington spiritualists had held political office for years ; each had fallen out of favor ... 1992 ) , 1-6 , 34-40 ; A. Leah Underbill , The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism ( 1885 ; reprint , New York ...

Author: Robert Tinkler

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807129364

Category: History

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An esteemed planter, politician, and military leader influential in the affairs of both South Carolina and Texas, James Hamilton (1786--1857) so declined in reputation during the last twenty years of his life that his home state refused to acknowledge him when he died. Robert Tinkler's superb, first-published biography of Hamilton conveys the enormous drama, dignity, and pathos that marked Hamilton's pursuit of the greatness achieved by his prominent Revolutionary-era forebears and his subsequent profound reversal brought on by debt. While a member of Congress during the 1820s, Hamilton came to champion states' interests over a strong central national government. As governor of South Carolina, 1830--1832, he reached the pinnacle of his political and social glory when he presided over the Nullification Crisis of 1832. Hamilton's undoing began with a series of ill-advised cotton speculations that left him deeply and very publicly in arrears by 1839. He desperately sought relief -- even supporting the Compromise of 1850 in hopes of monetary benefit, while alienating his old allies in the process. To his fellow southerners, Hamilton became a scourge and embarrassment as one who compromised his political beliefs because of fiscal distress. Perhaps even more than his political apostasy, Hamilton's unforgivable offense may have been to remind planters of their own struggles with chronic debt. Tinkler's extraordinary research into both Hamilton's life and the dynamics of reputation and debt in the antebellum South suggests that many contemporaries simply wished to forget Hamilton's plight so as to avoid facing their own financial reality. Possessing the weight of tragedy, James Hamilton of South Carolina documents a powerful man's achievements and the events and personal flaws that led to his fall.
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Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead

Leah's book,The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism, in 1885.The book, padded with many newspaper articles and letters,reviewed the history of the Fox family, burnished to a sheen, and recounted the trials and triumphs of Spiritualism's ...

Author: Barbara Weisberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061755163

Category: Religion

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A fascinating story of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts in the second half of nineteenth century America viewed through the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox, the sisters whose purported communication with the dead gave rise to the Spiritualism movement – and whose recanting forty years later is still shrouded in mystery. In March of 1848, Kate and Maggie Fox – sisters aged 11 and 14 – anxiously reported to a neighbor that they had been hearing strange, unidentified sounds in their house. From a sequence of knocks and rattles translated by the young girls as a "voice from beyond," the Modern Spiritualism movement was born. Talking to the Dead follows the fascinating story of the two girls who were catapulted into an odd limelight after communicating with spirits that March night. Within a few years, tens of thousands of Americans were flocking to seances. An international movement followed. Yet thirty years after those first knocks, the sisters shocked the country by denying they had ever contacted spirits. Shortly after, the sisters once again changed their story and reaffirmed their belief in the spirit world. Weisberg traces not only the lives of the Fox sisters and their family (including their mysterious Svengali–like sister Leah) but also the social, religious, economic and political climates that provided the breeding ground for the movement. While this is a thorough, compelling overview of a potent time in US history, it is also an incredible ghost story. An entertaining read – a story of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts – Talking to the Dead is full of emotion and surprise. Yet it will also provoke questions that were being asked in the 19th century, and are still being asked today – how do we know what we know, and how secure are we in our knowledge?
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The Spiritualist Movement Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World 3 volumes

The Spiritualist Movement  Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World  3 volumes

In this regard, by entitling her autobiography the Missing Link, Underhill undercuts common cultural conceptions. ... Leah Fox Underhill, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism (New York: Thomas Knox and Co., 1885), 1. 2.

Author: Christopher M. Moreman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313399480

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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At once controversial and intriguing, Spiritualism has spread from the United States to become a global movement. Bringing together perspectives from within the movement and without, this unique collection treats readers to insights about Spiritualism's history, belief, and practice. • Documents Spiritualism's history as it grew from a small 19th-century movement in upstate New York to a global presence • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes psychic research, as well as more traditional fields • Discusses human experiences that have been documented across cultures and throughout history • Explores the Spiritualist movement in nations as diverse as Italy, France, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
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Introduction to Modern Spiritualism

Introduction to Modern Spiritualism

The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. New York: Thomas R. Knox, 1885 Other Citarions Edmonds, John W., and George T. Dexter. Spiritualism. * From Spiritualism by Craig Hamilton-Parker 66 Short History of Modern Spiritualism Lesson 1 ...

Author: Rev, Ronald Koch

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Invisible Hosts

Invisible Hosts

In fact, Spiritualist women's families seemed unfailingly supportive of their endeavors. ... In her autobiography, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism (1885), Leah Fox Underhill recounts the tale of a young preacher visiting the ...

Author: Elizabeth Schleber Lowry

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438465999

Category: History

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Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit mediums’ autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian-era America. Invisible Hosts explores how the central tenets of Spiritualism influenced ways in which women conceived of their bodies and their civic responsibilities, arguing that Spiritualist ideologies helped to lay the foundation for the social and political advances made by women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As public figures, female spirit mediums of the Victorian era were often accused of unfeminine (and therefore transgressive) behavior. A rhetorical analysis of nineteenth-century spirit mediums’ autobiographies reveals how these women convinced readers of their authenticity both as respectable women and as psychics. The author argues that these women’s autobiographies reflect an attempt to emulate feminine virtues even as their interpretation and performance of these virtues helped to transform prevailing gender stereotypes. She demonstrates that the social performance central to the production of women’s autobiography is uniquely complicated by Spiritualist ideology. Such complications reveal new information about how women represented themselves, gained agency, and renegotiated nineteenth-century gender roles.
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The Specter of Salem

The Specter of Salem

Jon Butler stresses that Spiritualism was considered part of a Protestant- based faith system before 1870, in part because ministers regularly ... See A. Leah Underhill, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism (New York, 1885), 178. 84.

Author: Gretchen A. Adams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226005423

Category: Religion

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In The Specter of Salem, Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation’s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while critics of new religious movements in the 1830s cast them as a return to Salem-era fanaticism, and during the Civil War, southerners evoked witch burning to criticize Union tactics. Shedding new light on the many, varied American invocations of Salem, Adams ultimately illuminates the function of collective memories in the life of a nation. “Imaginative and thoughtful. . . . Thought-provoking, informative, and convincingly presented, The Specter of Salem is an often spellbinding mix of politics, cultural history, and public historiography.”— New England Quarterly “This well-researched book, forgoing the usual heft of scholarly studies, is not another interpretation of the Salem trials, but an important major work within the scholarly literature on the witch-hunt, linking the hysteria of the period to the evolving history of the American nation. A required acquisition for academic libraries.”—Choice, Outstanding Academic Title 2009
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Finding list of the Buffalo Library

Finding list of the Buffalo Library

SPIRITISM . 134 28 134 B - 1 134 16 134 26 134 14 134 8 134 12 134 II BEECHER . Spiritual manifestations . 1879 . ... The missing link in modern spiritualism . 1885 ...... 134 48 WALLACE . Defence of modern spiritualism . 1874 .

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Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism

Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism

The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. New York: Thomas R. Knox & Co., 1885. Wetherbee, John. “Shadows”: Being a Familiar Presentation of Thoughts and Experiences in Spiritual Matters, with Illustrative Narrations.

Author: Dee Morris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625851192

Category: History

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The story of the nineteenth-century craze for communicating with the dead, with historical photos included. Wealthy John Wetherbee sought business advice through supernatural means. Psychic Fannie Conant attributed her restored health to spirit intervention. Grieving theater manager Isaac B. Rich wanted to contact his deceased wife. While the individual motives for belief varied, spiritualism flourished in Boston from the first rumblings of the Civil War until the early twentieth century. Numerous clairvoyants claimed to bring messages from beyond the grave at seances and public meetings. While many earnestly believed in the movement, there were those who took advantage of naive Bostonians. Determined to expose charlatans, world-renowned magician Harry Houdini declared the famous medium and Bostonian Mina “Margery” Crandon a fake. This fascinating book explores the complex history of Boston’s spiritualist movement.
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Supernatural Entertainments

Supernatural Entertainments

The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. New York: Thomas R. Knox, 1885. Van de Port, Mattijs. “Priests and Stars: Candomble, Celebrity Discourses, and the Authentication of Religious Authority in Bahia's Public Sphere.

Author: Simone Natale

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271077376

Category: History

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In Supernatural Entertainments, Simone Natale vividly depicts spiritualism’s rise as a religious and cultural phenomenon and explores its strong connection to the growth of the media entertainment industry in the nineteenth century. He frames the spiritualist movement as part of a new commodity culture that changed how public entertainments were produced and consumed. Starting with the story of the Fox sisters, considered the first spiritualist mediums in history, Natale follows the trajectory of spiritualism in Great Britain and the United States from its foundation in 1848 to the beginning of the twentieth century. He demonstrates that spiritualist mediums and leaders adopted many of the promotional strategies and spectacular techniques that were being developed for the broader entertainment industry. Spiritualist mediums were indistinguishable from other professional performers, as they had managers and agents, advertised in the press, and used spectacularism to draw audiences. Addressing the overlap between spiritualism’s explosion and nineteenth-century show business, Natale provides an archaeology of how the supernatural became a powerful force in the media and popular culture of today.
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The English Catalogue of Books

The English Catalogue of Books

1883 Undergraduato's Guide to Rudiments of Faith and Religion , 12mo , 18 6d Simpkin . ... L. ) Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism , 8vo , 108 6d New York .1885 ( A. S. ) Aids to Dental Surgery , 12mo , 2s Baillière 1888 ( E. B. ) ...

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.
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The English Catalogue of Books v 1 1835 1863

The English Catalogue of Books  v   1   1835 1863

1886 ( A. L. ) Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism , 8vo , 108 6d New York ..1885 ( A. S. ) Aids to Dental Surgery , 12mo , 28 Baillière .1888 ( E. B. ) Divine Legation of Paul the Apostle : an Essay , post 8vo , 38 6d Hodder .

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Spiritualism in the American Civil War

Spiritualism in the American Civil War

“Spiritual Manifestations.” Daily Alta California, December 28, 1852. “Uncle Sam v. 'Mediums.'” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 12, 1865. Underhill, A.L. The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. New York: Thomas R. Knox & Company, 1885.

Author: R. Gregory Lande

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640181

Category: History

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America's Civil War took a dreadful toll on human lives, and the emotional repercussions were exacerbated by tales of battlefield atrocities, improper burials and by the lack of news that many received about the fate of their loved ones. Amidst widespread religious doubt and social skepticism, spiritualism--the belief that the spirits of the dead existed and could communicate with the living--filled a psychological void by providing a pathway towards closure during a time of mourning, and by promising an eternal reunion in the afterlife regardless of earthly sins. Primary research, including 55 months of the weekly spiritual newspaper, Banner of Light and records of hundreds of soldiers' and family members' spirit messages, reveals unique insights into battlefield deaths, the transition to spirit life, and the motivations prompting ethereal communications. This book focuses extensively on Spiritualism's religious, political, and commercial activities during the war years, as well as the controversies surrounding the faith, strengthening the connection between ante- and postbellum studies of Spiritualism.
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Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions

Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions

1886 The Society for Psychical Research Report on the Theosophical Society. 1976 Solovyoff, Vsevolod Sergyeevich. A Modern Priestess of Isis. 1895 Underhill, A. Leah. The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. 1885 Zbl'.ner.

Author: James Bonwick

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The Society for Psychical Research Report on the Theosophical Society

The Society for Psychical Research Report on the Theosophical Society

Report on Spiritualism of the Committee of the London Dialectical Society. 1871 The Mediums and the Conjurors. ... The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism. 1885 Zollner, Johann Carl Friedrich. Transcendental Physics. 1 888.

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The Founders of Psychical Research

The Founders of Psychical Research

A slightly different version of this testimony, dated 11th April 1848, is given by Leah Underhill (née Fox), The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism, New York, 1885, pp. 5–10. I do not know its source. It is quoted in Conan Doyle's ...

Author: Alan Gauld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429594120

Category: Religion

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Originally published in 1968 The Founders of Psychical Research is centred upon the lives and work of Henry Sidgwick, Edmund Gurney and Frederic Myers – prominent in the Society for Psychical Research (S.P.R) - during its early years: it is not a history of the Society. It passes over important aspects of the S.P.R.’s story and deals at some length with matters quite outside it. The book frequently gives accounts of ‘paranormal’ phenomena which if indeed they occurred, would not be explainable through any recognisable hypothesis, but are treated throughout as unexplained.
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Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Hardinge, Modern American Spiritualism; Hardinge, Autobiography of Emma Hardinge Britten, ed. Margaret Wilkinson (London: John Heywood, 1900); Leah Underhill, The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism (New York: Thomas R. Knox, 1885); A ...

Author: Robert S. Cox

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922300

Category: History

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The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions—all informed by Enlightenment ideals—included prison reform, the founding of the Georgia Colony on behalf of the "worthy poor," and stirring the founders of the abolitionist movement. He also developed the famous ward design for the city of Savannah, a design that became one of the most important planning innovations in American history. Multilayered and connecting the urban core to peripheral garden and farm lots, the Oglethorpe Plan was intended by its author to both exhibit and foster his utopian ideas of agrarian equality. In his new book, the professional planner Thomas D. Wilson reconsiders the Oglethorpe Plan, revealing that Oglethorpe was a more dynamic force in urban planning than has generally been supposed. In essence, claims Wilson, the Oglethorpe Plan offers a portrait of the Enlightenment, and embodies all of the major themes of that era, including science, humanism, and secularism. The vibrancy of the ideas behind its conception invites an exploration of the plan's enduring qualities. In addition to surveying historical context and intellectual origins, this book aims to rescue Oglethorpe’s work from its relegation to the status of a living museum in a revered historic district, and to demonstrate instead how modern-day town planners might employ its principles. Unique in its exclusive focus on the topic and written in a clear and readable style, The Oglethorpe Plan explores this design as a bridge between New Urbanism and other more naturally evolving and socially engaged modes of urban development.
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