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Contents vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Interpreting the Tables Tournantes, 1853–1856 15 2. Mesmerism and the Challenge of Spiritualism, 1853–1859 64 3. The Invention and Development of Spiritism, 1857–1869 95 4. Spiritism on Trial, 1870–1880 150 5. Confronting the Multivalent Self, 1880–1914 199 Epilogue: The Emergence of a New Heterodoxy 251 Bibliography 265 Index 281 This page intentionally left blank. ...


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