Mediumship

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  • Spiritualism In Ann Braude's Radical Spirits

    the first large group of American women to speak in a public venue, as well as to serve as religious leaders (xix, 201). The leading characters of the spiritualist movement often had close relationships with the women who are ordinarily thought of as most emblematic of early feminism: such women included Susan B. Anthony’s cousin Sarah Anthony Burtis, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s neighbor Mary Ann McClintock, and numerous dinner guests often entertained by Lucretia Mott (xxi). Though both men and women could be mediums, mediumship was generally characterized by qualities that Victorians closely identified with femininity (24). Ironically, the presumed inherent qualities of womanhood that kept women out of positions of power in traditional denominations and in secular society—including their “delicate constitution,” “spiritual sensitivities” and “nervous excitability”—actually worked to their advantage in spiritualist leadership (83). According to Braude, “in mediumship, women’s religious leadership became normative for the first time in American history” (82). Braude also demonstrates how the trance had a particular power in face of social authority. Since it was not, spiritualists believed, the woman herself speaking, but instead a spirit speaking through her, women were allowed and even encouraged to use their voices in ways that circumvented social convention. Further, since trance speaking required no training or institutional authorization, its female practitioners were free…

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  • Opdocs

    OpDoc and Documentary Filmmaking Assessment: In looking at all ten of these OpDocs, it is clear that each filmmaker is intent on depicting the people and places featured in a specific way, but each uses different techniques to achieve a similar goal. OpDocs are different than general documentaries because they focus in on getting the audience to feel a specific way about a given issue. Although other forms of documentary filmmaking may also do that, OpDocs seem to zone in on smaller details…

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  • Lab Report Biology

    Sabrina Wu 7/9/15 Biology Ability to Perceive Through Time Biology Summer Assignment Precognition is the gain of knowledge obtained through extrasensory means. The majority of precognitive experiences come from extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as the sixth sense. ESP uses methods such as card reading and dreams. It can also be experienced through trance, channeling, and mediumship. Trace and mediumship are forms of spirit communication. A person in trance condition is when a spirit…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Parapsychology

    One is telepathy, the ability to use mind-to-mind communication through a “sixth sense”. Clairvoyance or remote viewing is the "knowledge of objects, people or events that are hidden via space or time. For example, an object hidden in a box in a different room, a photograph sealed in an envelope, an event that is occurring to a loved one who is thousands of miles away, or the characteristics of a room that only existed in the past”. A prediction into the future or information that has…

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  • Analysis Of The Ethnographer By Jorge Luis Brogues

    purpose as well as an ethnography that efficiently captures emotions. By furthering exploring the similar approaches toward anthropological perspectives and ethnography of both articles highlights the complexity of participant observation, while Angela Garcia’s “The Pastoral Clinic” serves the ideal ethnographical work. In short the article, “On Ethnographic Sincerity” Jackson introduces the discussion of “ethnographic sincerity” which is an approach to make ethnography political and…

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  • Of Water And The Spirit Analysis

    identity. The replacement of language was shaping part of who he was becoming like a surreptitious assassin. As soon as he returns to his tribe, he wishes he could speak Dagara, and learns it in a matter of months. This was essential to his tribal identity affiliation. He writes that this dual-language capability made him feel as though he “was becoming useful as a conduit, a translator, a kind of conveyor belt between people.” (168) The day that he first greeted his father in Dagara, his father…

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