The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

Author: Davenport Reuben Briggs

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The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

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With the full consent of Margaret Fox-Kane and Catherine Fox-Jencken, the well-known Fox sisters, who originated the so-called spirit rappings, Mr. Reuben Briggs Davenport has produced " The Death-Blow to Spiritualism, ' giving a true account of their connection with the imposture. Both of these women now denounce spiritualism as founded on fraud, and have declared their intention to devote the remainder of their lives to undoing the evil they have committed. In pursuance of this resolve, Mrs. Kane told a New York audience the true story of the deception she had begun to practice more than forty years ago. Mr. Briggs's narrative is clear and forcible, and ought to carry conviction to every unprejudiced mind

The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

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With the full consent of Margaret Fox-Kane and Catherine Fox-Jencken, the well-known Fox sisters, who originated the so-called spirit rappings, Mr. Reuben Briggs Davenport has produced " The Death-Blow to Spiritualism, ' giving a true account of their connection with the imposture. Both of these women now denounce spiritualism as founded on fraud, and have declared their intention to devote the remainder of their lives to undoing the evil they have committed. In pursuance of this resolve, Mrs. Kane told a New York audience the true story of the deception she had begun to practice more than forty years ago. Mr. Briggs's narrative is clear and forcible, and ought to carry conviction to every unprejudiced mind. Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

Author: Reuben Briggs Davenport

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The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

Author: Reuben Briggs Davenport

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Excerpt from The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: Being the True Story of the Fox Sisters, as Revealed by Authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken This book has been written in extreme haste. It does not pretend to literary style. But it pretends to absolute truthfulness and a reverent regard for justice. Its sole value is its character as a contribution to the real history of Spiritualism. As such, it is unquestion ably oi great importance, greater even than any work of the kind that has been published since the beginning of modern Spiritualism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: Being the True Story of the Fox Sisters, as Revealed by Authority of

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The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

Author: Reuben Briggs Davenport

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DEATH-BLOW TO SPIRITUALISM

Author: Reuben Briggs Davenport

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The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

Author: Reuben Briggs Davenport

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"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Death-Blow to Spiritualism

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The evil effects of Spiritualism upon the moral and mental condition of its followers is the deepest stain upon its history. The wrecks of thousands of intellects are monuments to its heartless fraud and malign influence.Mrs. Kane has often said that if in her late years she had wholly submitted herself to its foolish vagaries and its base temptations, she would undoubtedly be now a raving maniac.There are many who, if they would but speak truly, could declare that ruin of conscience, brain and health, has resulted either from their willing faith in flimsy illusions or their weak connivance in puerile deception.I have touched but little upon the unclean side of Spiritualism. Thousands upon thousands of virtuous men and women entertain its theory or hold to its faith. But the manipulators of the supernatural machinery, the members of the inner circle, the prestidigitateurs and clumsy magicians, who seek to make simpletons of mankind, I now accuse of the grossest practices and abominations, the loosest social ideas, the most utter absence of principle that has been exhibited by any one set of people in the nineteenth century.They are wholly corrupt, and there is no good in them.If Spiritualism in any form survives the blow now given it by Margaret and Catherine Fox, who were its creators, it will only be because of the veiled licentiousness introduced into it by those who have enlarged upon its original plan.This licentiousness, like the bruised serpent, will not down, but still will lift its head, and lurk amid deepest shadows.Spiritualism, however, cannot again deceive the world.And it is written:"The dead shall not return; nor any that go down into Hell!"
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Light from Beyond the Tomb: Spiritualism Survived

Author: Marilyn J. Awtry

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A Death-blow attack on Spiritualism was written in l888 but was killed beyond a shadow of doubt. The unfortunate life of the Fox Sisters brought them to assist in this attempted lethal act. Later, they recanted and were deeply apologetic. This book provides the true story substantiated by the official documents produced in l889 and 1904. Eleven years after the sister's deaths,the death-blow was finally killed.
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The Reluctant Spiritualist

Author: Nancy Rubin Stuart

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An authoritative portrait of the co-founder of the American Spiritualism movement of the mid-1800s discusses how she and her sister transformed a childhood prank into a booming national craze through which some 30,000 mediums found employment, in a memoir based on the Fox sisters' personal writings, contemporary newspaper accounts, and other key sources. 20,000 first printing.
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The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World [3 volumes]

Author: Christopher M. Moreman

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Page: 805

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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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Spectral America

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

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From essays about the Salem witch trials to literary uses of ghosts by Twain, Wharton, and Bierce to the cinematic blockbuster The Sixth Sense, this book is the first to survey the importance of ghosts and hauntings in American culture across time. From the Puritans’ conviction that a thousand preternatural beings appear every day before our eyes, to today’s resurgence of spirits in fiction and film, the culture of the United States has been obsessed with ghosts. In each generation, these phantoms in popular culture reflect human anxieties about religion, science, politics, and social issues. Spectral America asserts that ghosts, whether in oral tradition, literature, or such modern forms as cinema have always been constructions embedded in specific historical contexts and invoked for explicit purposes, often political in nature. The essays address the role of "spectral evidence" during the Salem witch trials, the Puritan belief in good spirits, the convergence of American Spiritualism and technological development in the nineteenth century, the use of the supernatural as a tool of political critique in twentieth-century magic realism, and the "ghosting" of persons living with AIDS. They also discuss ghostly themes in the work of Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Gloria Naylor, and Stephen King.