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Spiritualist Book Club with Medium Tiffany Hopkins

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Join practicing medium Tiffany Hopkins on a monthly exploration of the history of Spiritualism, its cultural impact, and notable figures.

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Monthly on the first Wednesday, from May - September

May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1

7:30-9 pm London time, via Zoom

£60 full series / £15 per drop-in (select option at check-out)

Join practicing medium Tiffany Hopkins as she guides us through Spiritualism's greatest stories, most controversial heroes and deepest questions. The class’ book list criss-crosses the entire 170+ year history of the movement and includes everything from scholarly works to channeled spirit communication. Each month, we'll focus on a key category. You can choose to read the feature book (in bold) or one of the other options listed to expand the conversation (or if you've already read our pick!).

May 5: SPIRITUALIST HISTORY

We'll start at the very beginning! The Unobscured Podcast gives us a great overview of the beginning and early development of the movement up until it began to decline in the end of the 19th century.

Unobscured Podcast

Aaron Mahnke & iHeartRadio, 2019-current

The History of Spiritualism

Arther Conan Doyle, 1926

Modern American Spiritualism

Emma Britton, 1870

June 2: SPIRITUALISM & CULTURE

Ann Broude's Radical Spirits has been the most recommended and talked about book on Spiritualism’s cultural impact. It focuses on the interplay between the emerging religion and the fight for women's rights.

Radical Spirits

Ann Broude, 2001

Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling

Brill, 2015

Plato’s Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Cathy Gutierrez, 2009

Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

Molly McGarry, 2012

Speaking To The Dead In Early America

Erik R. Seeman, 2019

A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Clark, 2018

Juy 7: CHANNELED WORKS

We can't get too intellectual in a Spiritualist circle - even if our focus is reading. This month we'll go through some of the old channeled works and read what the spirits themselves had to say.

The Principles of Nature, Her Divine Revelations, and a Voice to Mankind

Andrew Jackson Davis, 1847

The Book of Spirits

Alan Kardec, 1857

August 4: BIOGRAPHIES

While much of Spiritualist history has written Victoria Woodhull out of the official pages, she has a fascinating rags-to-riches story with the kind of wild twists one might expect these days and are positively jaw-dropping for her time.

Other Powers

Barbara Goldsmith, 1998

Notorious Victoria: The Uncensored Life of Victory Woodhull

Mary Gabriel, 1998

Sojourner Truth’s America

Margaret Washington, 2011

The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

Nancy Rubin Stuart, 2005

The President’s Medium: John Conklin, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation

John B. Buescher, 2019

Paschal Beverly Randolph

A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician

September 1: MODERN SPIRITUALISM

So where are we at now? We'll take a look at how Spiritualism has evolved into the current day.

The In-Betweens

Mira Ptacin, 2019

Lily Dale: The True Story Of The Town That Talks To The Dead

Christine Wicker, 2004

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