If you've ever wondered what kinds of things went on at spirit seances during their 19th Century heyday, this amazing performance will illuminate some of those mysteries - and leave you puzzling over how the mediums did it.
The history of seances, essays on seance performance, 6 close-up effects with spirit themes, Eugene's own seance Hauntings, interviews with Tony Andruzzi and Max Maven, a reprint of the complete Sylvestre catalog of spirit paraphernalia from 1901, plus an annotated bibliography.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Setting the Stage First Words Point of Departure Spirits Spirit Theater Seances for Fun and Profit
Part Two: Ghostly Visitors in the Nineteenth Century Mesmer, Imagination and Suggestion The Summer-Land "One of the Great Points of Psychic Evolution" Manifestations from Beyond the Grave A Shooting Star Master Mediums
Part Three: Performance Character and Claims The Man of Mystery: A Conversation with Tony Andruzzi Building a Better Performance A Central Principle Seance Presenation: A Conversation with Max Maven The Dark Room Hauntings: A Conversation with Eugene Burger Spirit Theater for the Close-Up Entertainer
Part Four: Wanderings in the Spirit Field History Investigation Manifestations Performance Last Words
Pages 192 - Hard Bound