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1sorell
dec 20, 2008, 10:02am

Hey! I just joined less than thirty seconds ago and saw that a lot of the discussions were dormant. I am an AVID reader of the damned and actually did my Bachelor's thesis on Spiritualism in America from 1848-1900.
So what have you read? What do you want to read? And what can you recommend?

2TheresaHPIR
dec 29, 2008, 1:48am

Yay! A member! I also joined not too long ago, only to find a stale and dormant lot of topics, lol.

3AlanBaxter
dec 29, 2008, 1:53am

This is a shameless self promoting plug, but the protagonist of my books is damned in one sense. Do a search for RealmShift and MageSign (both one word) and see what you think.

:)

4Snowychik
sep 9, 2009, 7:31pm

I like shameless plugs.

Sorell, what does a girl have to do to get a look at that thesis?

:)

5melannen
sep 9, 2009, 11:53pm

Oooh, spiritualism! What can you recommend as a general book on the topic? (Is your thesis up online ??) I've read about some of the more famous mediums, and read some of parapsychology writings from the later end, like Apparitions, but I wish I had a better grounding in the movement as a movement, and what the people who *weren't* playing with ectoplasm were doing.

Of course I like ectoplasm too - I keep looking for a good book that actually shows how all the mediums' tricks worked, but the books I find tend to be either credulous, or written by magicians who are being cagey about the mechanics, or by people who aren't all that interested in the stagecraft.

I read all sorts of stuff, though! What are you looking for? I'm actually really fond of the "cabinet of curiosities" type books that just throw in short accounts of all kinds of anomalistic stuff, like Charles Fort's or Frank Edwards or, on his better days, Ivan T. Sanderson, or all the lesser people who imitated them & still do, but I can't really with a clear conscience call those kind books "good", as much as I adore them. :d