Victorian Spiritualism and Spirit Communication

Robert Scott, the Pandora Society’s leading expert on Victorian Spirtualism, offered an extensive presentation on the subject during this year’s International Steampunk Symposium. The top highlights and most useful information for those interested in further research continue below. Books on the subject are few and far between, but after much research, the best books on […]

April 18th, 1857 – The Birth of Spiritualism in France

The Spirits’ Book (Le Livre des Esprits in original French) is part of the Spiritist Codification, and is regarded as one of the five fundamental works of Spiritism. It was published by the French educator Allan Kardec on April 18th, 1857. It was the first and remains the most important spiritist book, because it addresses […]

Mary Todd Lincoln died today – July 16th, 1882

On this day in 1882, Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, died of a stroke. Born to a wealthy Kentucky family on December 13, 1818, Mary was well educated and refined in social etiquette. During her teen years she left Kentucky for Springfield, Illinois to stay her sister. It was there that she met her […]

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