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This collections consists of a series of interviews and recordings of various meetings and sessions of the Spiritualist Church in Maine and especially at Camp Etna. They were conducted by Bonita Freeman Witthoft in connection with her thesis From the Other Side of Life: Modern Spiritualism in Maine, c.1975.
Witthoft was primarily interested in fundamental religious concepts, forms of apprenticeship, acquired patterns of perception and behavior, the discipline of mediums as spokesmen for spirit guides, and on the complex act of delivering messages. Among topics covered are healing, physical versus mental mediumship, projection, trance, controls and guides, and automatism.
Spiritual healing and spiritualism, Seances, Maine Mediums
Christian Denominations and Sects | Folklore | Oral History
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Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "MF123 Spiritualist Church / Bonita Freeman Witthoft Collection" (2020). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids. Number 46.