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They believed they would live forever So begins Mira Ptacin’s haunting account of the women of Camp Etna an otherworldly community in the woods of Maine that has since 1876 played host to generations of Spiritualists and mediums dedicated to preserving the links between the mortal realm and the afterlife Beginning her nar I was riveted from the first page of this book until the very last word by the fascinating Spiritualists of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin's intimate and compelling prose by the seamless way she weaves her own stories into this exploration into the history and community of Camp Etna Her capacity for empathy for all of the characters she captures on the page is astonishing and she brings into the light a religion often shrouded in fear and disbelief This book seeks to open eyes and minds and hearts and succeeds beyond measure Errata nar I was riveted from the first page of this book until the very last word by the fascinating Spiritualists of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin's intimate and compelling prose by the seamless way she weaves her own stories into this exploration into the history and community of Camp Etna Her capacity for empathy for all of the characters she captures on the page is astonishing and she brings into the light a religion often shrouded in fear and disbelief This book seeks to open eyes and minds and hearts and succeeds beyond measure

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Rative in 1848 with two sisters who claimed they could speak to the dead Ptacin reveals how Spiritualism first blossomed into a national practice during the Civil War yet continues even thrives to this very day Immersing herself in this community and its practices from ghost hunting to releasing trapped spirits to water wit Mira Ptacin describes the Spiritualist Movement through her research and visits to Camp Etna in Maine She covers the foundations of the beliefs the history of how Spiritualism developed in the US how it attained legal standing as a religion and how it built organizations to support it She shows how Spiritualists differ from mediums clairvoyants and psychics and how Spiritualism had begun with a feminist ethos and today is dominated by womenFor me the highlights of the book were the interviews with the people who practice these arts and descriptions of the evolution of Camp EtnaThere are interesting stories that pertain to Spiritualism such as the story of Houdini’s interest in it and his attempts to destroy it and descriptions of events that are loosely related such as a dowsing searching for water class and a contemporary Native American Pow WowThere is a lot of filler in this book The noun verb or adjective agreement can be jarring p 204 “With my one and three year old fighting for space”; p 224 “my family was still members of the Catholic Church”There are B W photos but not always what I’d have liked to have seen such as those of the interviewees and the rods used in “water witching” There is no indexIf you are interested in this topic this is a place to start Nikhil national practice during the Civil War yet continues even thrives to this very day Immersing herself in this community and its practices from ghost hunting to releasing trapped spirits to water wit Mira Ptacin describes the Spiritualist Movement through her research and visits to Camp Etna in Maine She covers the foundations of the beliefs the history of how Spiritualism developed in the US how it attained legal standing as a religion and how it built organizations to support it She shows how Spiritualists differ from mediums clairvoyants and psychics and how Spiritualism had begun with a feminist ethos and today is dominated by womenFor me the highlights of the book were the interviews with the people who practice these arts and descriptions of the evolution of Camp EtnaThere are interesting stories that pertain to Spiritualism such as the story of Houdini’s interest in it and his attempts to destroy it and descriptions of events that are loosely related such as a dowsing searching for water class and a contemporary Native American Pow WowThere is a lot of filler in this book The Visual Communication: Images with Messages 7th Edition noun verb or adjective agreement can be jarring p 204 “With my one and three year old fighting for space”; p 224 “my family was still members of the Catholic Church”There are B W photos but The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence - Kindle edition by Josh Waitzkin. Humor & Entertainment Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. not always what I’d have liked to have seen such as those of the interviewees and the rods used in “water witching” There is The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance no indexIf you are interested in this topic this is a place to start

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Ching Ptacin sheds new light on our ongoing struggle with faith uncertainty and mortality Blending memoir ethnography and investigative reportage The In Betweens offers a vital portrait of Camp Etna and its enduring hold on a modern culture that remains as starved for a deeper sense of connection and otherworldliness as ev I was fortunate to receive an Advance Reading Copy of this volume through goodreadscom The topics discussed were totally new to me and proved uite fascinating The author Mira Ptacin did an excellent job providing an historic overview of Spiritualism in general as well as detailing her research experiences at Camp Etna in Maine XOXOXOs to Mira for presenting information about a little known spiritualist enclave that still exists Vania new light on our ongoing struggle with faith uncertainty and mortality Blending memoir ethnography and investigative reportage The In Betweens offers a vital portrait of Camp Etna and its enduring hold on a modern culture that remains as starved for a deeper sense of connection and otherworldliness as ev I was fortunate to receive an Advance Reading Copy of this volume through goodreadscom The topics discussed were totally Errata new to me and proved uite fascinating The author Mira Ptacin did an excellent job providing an historic overview of Spiritualism in general as well as detailing her research experiences at Camp Etna in Maine XOXOXOs to Mira for presenting information about a little known spiritualist enclave that still exists