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By Elaine M. Kuzmeskus

within the aftermath of the Civil warfare, distraught Connecticut citizens grew to become to Spiritualism as a way of connecting with their misplaced household. Daniel Dunglas domestic of latest London held his first public séance as in 1851, and he reportedly levitated and dealt with scorching coals with no harm. well-known Litchfield local Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin, have been believers, and Harriet’s sister Isabella Beecher Hooker practiced mediumship. After the loss of life in their son Willie, President Abraham Lincoln and the 1st girl invited Hartford medium Nettie Colburn Maynard to behavior mystery séances on the White apartment. Even this present day, believers congregate on the Pine Grove Spiritualist Camp. writer Elaine Kuzmeskus investigates this dramatic, mystical history.

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