Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism

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1. Terminology

In its most basic form, Spiritualism is simply the belief that living men can and do hold intercourse, usually through an intermediary, with “spirits” of the dead. It is thus both a recurring possibility of human experience in all ages and a specific, historically define…

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Deveney, John Patrick, “Spiritualism”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_349>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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