The Death-Blow to Spiritualism; Being the True Story of the Fox Sisters, as Revealed by Authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken

The Death-Blow to Spiritualism; Being the True Story of the Fox Sisters, as Revealed by Authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...of the ladies. How many feet, pray you? There were six feet on the platform, as we know, all of which had been carefully educated in the production of "raps." Could one man's hand cover them all? And if it could not, does not this pretended " evidence " fall at once to the ground? All of the recitals made by spiritualistic writers concerning the doings of the "Fox Sisters," contain this element of vagueness, the lack of precision and completeness, which to persons unaccustomed to analysis may possibly appear plausible enough, but to the experienced inquirer is merely a more certain proof of weakness and prevarication. Volumes might be written to meet the statements advanced in every case, and to show how clumsily misleading they are. It is not worth while at this late day, and in that direction, to do more than I have already accomplished in this chapter. Indeed, the actual demonstration of the fact that the far-famed "rappings" are produced in the manner described at the beginning of this work, should be quite suflicient to all logical minds, to condemn every claim that the professional mediums have advanced as being the agents of any supernatural manifestations. The good old Latin maxim never applied with greater force than it does here: Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus. The operations of the eldest sister all tended to the one end: fame and money. In Rochester, fees for the first time were accepted by " mediums," and shortly afterward a tariff of prices for admission to the seances and the "private circles " was adopted and made public. No jugglers ever drove a more prosperous business than did the " Fox family" for a number of years, when...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993497
  • 9781236993496