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The sympathetic medium

review by Tom Ruffles

Transcribing, sending, receiving and recording information between the living was essentially the same as doing so between living and dead in the 19th century

Spiritualism and women's writing

review by Tom Ruffles

More useful to literature students than historians of psychical research or Spiritualism

"A logical if macabre enterprise"

by Christine Quigley

[ february 09 ]

Binding the identity to the anatomy

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

by Tom Ruffles

[ january 09 ]

A re-examination and a possible explanation of the famous ghost photograph.

The Paranormal Caught on Film

review by Tom Ruffles

Even-handed if hardly ground-breaking study. Shame about the editing, though...

The eager dead

review by Tom Ruffles

A spectacularly odd (and true) tale of adultery, communicating with the dead and the spirit-child who was to bring harmony to Earth

Ghosts of Futures Past

review by Tom Ruffles

"Dr Mary Walker, 'the most distinguished invert in the United States' was a Spiritualist and won the Congressional Medal of Honour, yet was arrested in 1878 for wearing trousers in public."

The Seance

review by Tom Ruffles

The Victorian chiller is reborn...

Six feet over

review by Tom Ruffles

Oh, Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling?

"I am Houdini! And you are a fraud!"

review by Tom Ruffles

This book gets it wrong: Houdini had a dislike of fraudulent mediums, but he was agnostic about Spiritualism as a philosophy.