Introduction to Victorian Spiritualism Talk
Join Dr Kate Cherrell as she delivers a brief introduction to the bizarre and fascinating field of Victorian Spiritualism. She will deliver stories on the most colourful mediums in history and impart the secrets of spirit contact.
Victorian entertainment was not all music halls, dances and theatre; it often involved tales of the afterlife and communion with the undead. Spiritualism, mediumship and séance was wild, unregulated and utterly, literally unbelievable.
Mediums delivered supposed messages from the deceased, comforted the bereaved and offered proof of life beyond death. But did you know that they also made live animals appear from thin air and allowed so-called ghosts to walk among us?
Throughout the 19th century, there are accounts of mediums levitating across cities, filling rooms with spirit flowers, dumping eels on the heads of sitters and sharing biscuits with ghosts.
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Age restrictions: 18+
Dr Kate Cherrell is a writer, lecturer and speaker, specialising in 19th century Spiritualism. She is the creator and editor of www.burialsandbeyond.com, a website that seeks to make death, social, and paranormal history accessible to a wider audience. She has been widely published in the fields of paranormal research, mediumship and seance, the paranormal in death spaces and unconventional death sites. She can currently be seen co-presenting the television show ‘Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming’ (Discovery, 2022) and is featured in the upcoming documentary ‘Spectre or Spectacle’ (2023). She also co-presents ‘Loopholes’, an ongoing discussion podcast about the paranormal and unexplained.
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