War

WWI Wednesday: Psychical Phenomena and the War

Spiritualism experienced a resurgence during WWI and immediately afterwards. A given since the world was shrouded by death and destruction for nearly five years (including the Spanish Flu epidemic). In his book, Psychical Phenomena and the War, Hereward Carrington, a psychic investigator, attempts to explain and expound upon the forces–material and immaterial–that emerged from the …

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Amusements

Halloween Paradoxes from 1912

Halloween Paradoxes. – THE EVENING before All Saints’ Day, formerly called All Hallows Eve, was originally given to religious observance. Modern usage now spells it Halloween, and it is now devoted mainly to mischief. In the larger cities that enjoy adequate police protection the impulses of male youth on Halloween are held in check, although …

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