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The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna / Mira Ptacin.

Ptacin, Mira, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781631493812
  • ISBN: 1631493817
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: When the spirit moves you -- Opening season -- Bright eyes -- Ghost hunting 101 -- Rosabelle, believe -- Loyalty lodge -- Water witching, or dowsing for answers -- The new generation -- The powwow -- Church.
Summary, etc.:
"A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America's longest-running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond. 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 narrative 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 witching--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 ever"-- Provided by publisher.
Camp Etna is 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. Immersing herself in the community and its practices, Ptacin reveals how Spiritualism first blossomed into a national practice during the Civil War, yet continues to this very day. From ghost hunting to releasing trapped spirits to water witching, she sheds new light on our ongoing struggle with faith, uncertainty, and mortality. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Etna Spiritualist Association > History.
Spiritualism > Maine > Camp Etna > History.
Spiritualists > Maine > Camp Etna > History.
Women mediums > United States > History.
Women and spiritualism > United States > History.
Spiritualism.
Spiritualists.
Women and spiritualism.
Women mediums.
Camp Etna (Me.) > History.
Maine > Camp Etna.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.