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"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Unobscured
"And the people who founded founded it were from southeastern Connecticut as Garrisons brother-in-law's from and then a number of his in-laws went to North Hampton as well and It was founded by ABOLITIONISTS. They wanted a commune where they could have have open discussions and they also wanted a sort of a region that would be in between the east and the West with the West being not not not even the mid West on this. That is not Ohio and Michigan but West meaning Western in New York That's sort of the way they saw the the anti-slavery dichotomy so you had Boston. And then you had new New York but New York was in the hands of a more conservative anti-slavery group Who did not allow women to speak? Sold old the next headquarters. After Boston was really Rochester. So North Hampton was in between And and for individuals leaving Boston in that area to go into The mid West speak peak then. North Hampton was a stopping place For them going that way it was also stopping place if they were going to go it was also an important underground railroad entrepot so all of the reasons that someone would want to be in North Hampton as sort of the core of anti-slavery in the east Were there for for Sojourner earner so Everybody stopped there Frederick Douglass Charles Lin Extreme Abby Kelley it was The place where you went for all kinds of of activities it was also a place is that had. I guess you'd say the the core of reform ism they're more than any other of the Utopian communities because even though it was founded by abolitionist. They welcome other reforms as well so that it wasn't specifically spiritualists commune. It wasn't specifically a transcendental EST commune It was sort of a commune commune so everybody everybody was the the the the gram bread people were there. You know the the food reformers. Yeah yeah the the health. The water cure was there David ruggles had his watercolor Concern there John Brown's wife was at the water cure sojourner truth So North Hampton was the entrepot of communalism. Everybody stopped there So that's I mean that's that's the way I would explain it and it was If you look at the Northampton Records In the kind of people who came also integrated a S- another important part of Northampton. Most of these commune's were not integrated and that wasn't isn't because they did not allow African Americans. It's just because African American didn't go there so German. She left New York she. She was headed for fruit lands and the people in One of the quaker places where she stopped in Long Island told her that she didn't want and fruit lands was not the place for her and then she said okay with an I'll go to the shakers and they said no that's not the place either. The shakers is sterling religious. And it has a religious a very doctrinaire religious impulse Brook farm was intellectual. The oneida community was a a multiple marriage for men So they all had their causes. North Hampton it. You didn't have to have a specific cause but you had to be an abolitionist. So it was really the the center of of the commune and everybody went through. Even people from Europe first thing. They want us to do when they were studying unit utopianism let's go to North Hampton So it's in North Hampton where she meets people people like Amy Post from Rochester. It's in this this web of relationships From North Haven where she meets Amy Post. WHO's at the beginning with the Fox sisters? And what's often pointed to as the beginning of modern spiritualism there but she also meets. Andrew Jackson Davis Right. That's all right. Can you remember what their conversations were. Like I don't know I know. She was very close to his wife. She and he wasn't there that long. Actually she met Amy Post. She didn't meet Amy Post. And North Hampton Schmidt. Amy Poston in Rochester in eighteen. Fifty one There was some friction between Andrew Jackson Davis and People who sort of got into spiritualism through the Fox sisters They thought the Davis is Spiritualism was more self serving as not as authentic but that was just just differences The Fox sisters were from western New York and so people who came to spiritualism as the practice as a reform through that a venue disorder gravitated toward her hurt. Well there were two of them The Fox sisters And then Andrew Jackson Davis. That was the different venue. So it really dependent on who you got your your spiritualism awesome through and The the Fox sisters were right outside of Rochester. So that was sort of the beginning but even before that I mean even even before before she met sojourner met the Fox sisters she had met. Andrew Jackson Davis Because he would come to To North Hampton so she was already already a entered the spirituals network and They set her in so journal was the What was her role? She was the head of the laundry at Northampton. Even though as as one person who was taken taking her place she was hardly ever there One of the things about her being head of the laundry was when she wasn't there. A lot of the men would do the laundry for her because she was often a gone giving speeches but one of the things that she did was n The Community City Hall which is where they are met is she had as far as I can remember to conversations on spiritualism with Davis mm-hmm that In this comes from a group of letters from Stetson family who one of the founding families of North Hampton That And she says something to the effect of Andrew. Jackson Davis in the Sojourner really went at it Tonight and she doesn't say what they went at ended on. But who knows and I know there are. Records of Andrew Through Jackson Davis later being disdainful of what he calls the spirit rapping in in. It's not the embrace of his hormonal philosophy in it's not you know the embracing trance lecturers but people looking for the wrappings and the table turnings kind of physical manifestations and he in some cases Pushes back against that as being kind of a true spiritualism so that's an interesting point you make about People on that side Amy Post. who was good friends with? Fox's axes and and journal and their network of spirituous believers that they would find Davis to be. I'm trying to remember the word you use. I was disdainful or something. That's interesting. Well they were more. They're they're spiritualism as far as they were concerned was more offensive He was not so much into mediums. until journalism the medium I mean she. She was Adamant about that and So as Isaac Post so they believe very strongly in that The the the medium part the wrapping and they also believe in that and that they're seon says included wrappings And I think also some of it was Dip Political Orientations Between Davidson and Davis was certainly A reformer But an aside from political and by political I they were basically in competition. spiritualism for the Practicing abolitionist Activist abolitionist was not something that consumed them. It had its place but but it was not the end all the way it was for. Andrew Jackson Davis They they certainly took it seriously. They had their CIANCIO It was I think it was Isaac Post to channel. John Quincy Adams And so they they did. I strongly believe in it but But they had other causes as well. One of the most importance was forced to the the breaks within the quaker church that they were dealing dealing with so They're causes were much more. Diverse than Andrew Jackson Davis. You mentioned that Sojourner vision was in as has narrowly confined as enter Jackson Davis's How important were women's conventions and anti slavery conventions for Sojourner during eighteen fifties? He's because she's not just following these the spiritualists circles. She's preaching abolitionist. She's preaching She's part of the women's movement and and and she's doing religious teaching at the same time as these other things how important word these conventions for the life of the movements she was in Alton. Well conventions were Her network they were very important I mean that was her life. Spiritualism was part of her very bean gene it later. You know like when the this she starts regularly attending spiritualists conventions after the civil war before that she's she's she's at all women's rights conventions when she's in town when she's in the area And of course had every anti-slavery convention until she moved to the east to the West and then So she is deeply involved and I and I think it's important to understand that spiritualism was so Germane to her that as one Newspaper asked her. When did she joined the spiritualists and she said but there's nothing to join? You know it's it's just me So but then they started having spiritualists conventions and she would go to those there's a section in in my book where they are There's an anti slavery convention in Michigan in Eighteen fifty seven and To give you a sense of how important spiritualism was this is an anti-slavery convention It's being run by sojourner and her friend from Ohio Josephine Griffin and her a friend from Rochester. Lucy Coleman so they're running this and then it. The progressive friends in Michigan are also involved And they're making speeches in their singing and so on and then an anti-slavery activists a woman gets up uh-huh and she gives a spiritualist speech And the newspaper editor. Whose name is Maurice Robinson really tries to write it down in anti slavery Bugle? I can't understand in a word of it but there it is in print and And she's channel in all of these people bull right in the middle of this anti-slavery convention And then you know she sits down and and then genetral gets up and speaks and She does is not mentioned. The woman's spiritualist of speech she talked about anti-slavery and her own children and But then the next speaker and I think it's Right I can't remember his first name. Hennessy right He goes back to the whole spiritualist Outpouring that's woman had And so it's really it's kind of like embedded in their Even though Oh I don't know when they had the first spiritualists convention I'll have to look in stupid because this this new book that I'm working on spiritualism is is is very much a part of it. I'm spending a lot of time looking at Cora Hatch..
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Unobscured
"And you mentioned the Fox sisters Before we get there Very very very soon before Andrew Jackson Davis the poughkeepsie seer. publishes on Hormonal Philosophy. And you mentioned and the trying to get the atmosphere right conducive to spirit communication and the idea of harmony becomes very important to spiritualists practice and belief life Can you talk a little bit about injured. Jackson Davis and how his ideas were significant in his trances. Were significant in a way that distinguished them a little a bit from say the Shaker visionaries or other transfer clairvoyance experiences that preceded him. So Andrew Jackson Davis the poughkeepsie seer. The Prophet of the harmonium philosophy was quite different from this Shaker. Visionaries who preceded him. They were Seeking seeking messages or receiving messages whether they sought them or not in the context of community gathered around a single figure figure mother. Ann Lee Andrew Jackson Davis didn't have that kind of community around him. He tried to create it but he never had that sense of authority that mother and did or the sense of creating a community that would live by a set set of agreed upon rules so he was really just preaching this harmonious philosophy to like minded individuals US wherever he might find them and I wonder whether his philosophy would have caught on in the way that it did and it certainly did did catch on in a very powerful way but I wonder if it would have done that without the Fox sisters because the Fox sisters brought got a kind of popular accessibility to spirit communication whereas Andrew Jackson Davis preached a harmonium philosophy. That made room for spirit communication but placed it in a much broader context. He the spirit who spoke spoke through him was the spirit of Emanuel Swedenborg and Swedenborg Vision which Andrew Jackson Jackson Davis was inspired by described a world of spheres. Feeding Swedenborg. Had I've been involved in the mining industry and he understood the world in terms of levels both levels under the ground around and levels fears above the ground that are through which the soul advances in its journey toward heaven so there's a notion of progression and this is something that Andrew Jackson Davis wrote about that people found very meaningful the idea that the soul continues to progress after death where Orthodox calvinism and Protestant faith taught that whatever virtue you had accomplished in your life at the moment of death or lack of virtue determine your fate for eternity that you would either. There'd be damned or you would be blessed to sit at the right hand of God for eternity and saved there by from the flames of hell and eternal suffering suffering. You would go to one of those two places. According to the state of your soul at the time of death this was a source of huge anxiety -iety to family members who might not have known the state of their loved ones soul. At the moment of death. They might not have felt confident. Incident that their loved one was among the elect who had been selected by God to enjoy his blessings forever and be reunited with their family in heaven. So this is a source of huge anxiety and enter Jackson Davis address arrest that anxiety with the idea building on Swedenborg that the soul can continue to progress in grace following death and many spirit messages described this so for example people who communicated with children who had been lost some of them even before the age of being able to speak not to mention before the age of reason of knowing the difference between right and wrong. How could you know what the fate of such child would be if they couldn't choose whether to do good or bill? So families had a lot of anxiety about this and the notion that a child could be continue to progress after death allowed allowed people to hear spirit messages from their deceased beloved babies and children who could describe to them how they continued and you to develop continued to learn were educated. Learn to read and write and develop in all kinds of ways after deaf jeff and usually these messages of consolation also assured the parent or the survivor that the deceased spirit continued to care about them after death. A particularly consoling idea for the parents of of children who had been lost before they could express gratitude or or fealty or loyalty Orlov to the parents who loved them so much. And you mentioned that in the second grade awakening period and There are multiple ways in which Christianity is fragmenting. I think there's the I think it's Emerson or maybe it's the row. Who says the stern they have all been pulverized right and so you're looking at an American religious landscape that includes now methodists and universalist send shakers shakers and quakers and Baptists and there are these practices in the in the in the period like camp meetings and circuit preaching in a new privileging of of religious enthusiasm? And how did this kind of Osei riotous religious atmosphere You mentioned this a little bit. Maybe a couple more of reflections on how it opened a space for spiritualism and maybe which traditions which theological traditions do you see the as the strongest influences on spiritualism origin. Well you would think that those who were involved in what you called riotous us. Expressions of spirituality might be the most likely to give birth to spiritualists communication. Not So oh it was more the quiet. Faiths it was quaker Azam unitarians and universal us who were apt to explore spiritualism ritualised some quakers in particular had already a notion that the individual contains within in themselves a perfect transcript of ultimate truth that each individual is a transcript of the mind of God and so we should look within ourselves to know the mind of God and that notion of white quakers called the inner light was very close to what spiritualists Seles would do when they looked to individual mediums to hear the voices of spirits to hear spiritual knowledge Coming from an individual and the idea that an individual medium could Look look within themselves. Could so the the the saints had some commonalities with a quaker meeting where quakers occur. Sit In silence to await the Voice of God. That's.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on WTVN
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"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Into often and agitator that's coming up be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern nine am pacific I'm Erin Minke Creator and host of obscured season one was a deep dive into the Salem witch trials in this season of on obscured we'll trace the path of the spiritualist who followed the Voice of Andrew Jackson Davis there were always many spiritualism s- both in the nineteenth century and beyond so some people came to the table seeking answers wanting deeply to commune with slob ones others were curious investigators looking to see for themselves with this new technology could materialize but what I found in what I've been most struck by is that sure own get one built for your hair to keep it strong and resilient dove men plus care available at Walmart don't use somebody else's networks should be asking for as much access as they can I'm.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
"And host of on obscured season one was a deep dive into the Salem witch trials in this season of obscured we'll trace the path of the spiritualists All of the Voice of Andrew Jackson Davis over the course of the nineteenth century spiritualism became a kaleidoscope of novel beliefs courageous people and world shaking events here's historian Molly mcgarry air were always many spiritualism spoke in the nineteenth century and beyond so some people came to the sands table seeking answers swanning deeply to commune with lost loved ones others were curious investigators looking to see for themselves with this new technology could materialize but what I found I've been most struck by is that many spiritualists took seriously the possibility of channeling the voices of the dead as a means of both connecting with the past and imagining both worldly and other worldly futures listen to obscured on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Unobscured
"Louis was an alchemist of religious thought like Andrew Jackson Davis he mingled Emanuel Swedenborg theology of the spirit world with the electoral biology of men like Stanley grimes or John Elliott Sin but Louis Alphonse Kenya had a more privileged view on some of those ideas you see he was in Paris the hearts of mesmerized him mesmerized magnetism had been all the rage among the city's aristocrats during the seventeen seventy S it's survived the French Revolution that scattered mesmerized follower I to the wind and even managed bounce back from government commission that condemned mesmerized idea of a universal fluid in seventeen eighty four study with a sawdust still clinging to his clothes like Andrew Jackson Davis and England's David Richmond he also turned his powers of magnetism toward healing but he focused on a special category of ailments sleepwalking ever since Frantz Messmer most French magnetized had been rested in the ways that charismatic men the upper class could impose their willpower aggression on others it was an ongoing battlefield in the war of ideas for equality Mike the flip side of the American religious idea that women were more open to the spirit's because of their passive willing souls some French mesmerized continued experimenting with the idea that naturally strong willed men could dominate more passive minds by manipulating invisible psychic forces. Louis was no aristocrat but he was still charmed by the idea of building power over more passive Parisians and who could be more passive but also more puzzling than asleep walker he shape oak and pine to his will but could he wheel the magnetism like a chisel to sculpt the minds and bodies of other people he was in the early eighteen forties that Lewis started trying out magnetic transis on a childhood friend Adele who had been asleep walker ever since she was young at first it worked like a charm Louis claimed that he'd even cured her but that's when the spirit started speaking to her some of their revelations sounded like the same sort of thing that Andrew Jackson Davis would here the spirits helped Adele diagnose diseases around her and even prescribed cures others wanted to tell family members about the way that they had died something more terrifying started happening to adult during the chances you see when a spirit would take hold of her and speak through her mouth other things would happen to her body as well in fact as Louie would later write the wounds and diseases that had killed the spirits began to appear on Adele's body she would suffer from beenfits terrible burns would bloom on her skin once she started choking so hard she couldn't breathe and after another transit of thrashing and screaming over her body and left her out of her mind for days nothing Louis tried would send the spirits out finally at his wit's end he prayed to the spirit of Emanuel Swedenborg Org Adele finally relaxed and lay at rest it seems it took a power greater than Louis to command the wild spirits his book describing these seances arrived on store shelves in eighteen forty eight just as a revolutionary spirit was gripping Paris for those who felt the heartbeat of an age of freedom nation had been sleepwalking under the influence of powerful leaders for far too long in February that year huge crowds of demonstrators revolted the city and declared the second republic revolutionaries struggled for power with government officials who wanted to repeal reforms and return to social hierarchy it was the perfect moment for spiritualism here's Emily Clark associate professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University there is something very counter cultural about spiritualism especially in any place that had a history of church and state being connected spiritualism really shoes the national institutional structure especially in a place like Britain where there's a lot of spiritualism or even France these countries that have a much longer history of Church and State being connected here you've got this counter Cultural Religious Movement in this combustible atmosphere Louis organized the society of spiritualist magnetized of Paris for three years they experimented together and published reports of their amazing contacts when news arrived from the United states that the spirits had begun to speak there as well interest finally exploded even beyond French borders for what they called the Tableau tournant the turning tail Bulls the wild freedom was short lived though Napoleon the third nephew of the infamous Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte retook the governments in Tairiku he joined the Catholic Church in trying to ban publications and suppress social clubs clubs like Louis it didn't help that the Church authorities were absolutely he convinced that spiritualism was demonic they even formed new police forces to stamp out seances any source of inspiration that might undermine the authority of tradition but like Maria Hayden's husband being dragged around the room beneath his spinning Oak Table government forces found themselves running in circles reports had already started to filter back to Paris from German newspapers that spiritualism was catching on Barris well far beyond young napoleons reach some French spiritualists even fled the country finding refuge beyond its borders where they continued to turntables among them was France's own literary giant a man who shared Charles Dickens interest in the ghosts of the past present and future a man named Victor Hugo in eighteen fifty three Victor Hugo was in exile when he fled the oppressive regime back home he found a safe place for his family in the English Channel on the Isle of Jersey Victor Is Grief over Francis squashed revolution Shinzo Echo through his literature for the rest of his life sheltering on the island with his family and some of his closest friends he struggled to find hope that September visit from another Parisian writer prompted him to turn his attention to the new fire burning across Europe with condemnation from the which some French spiritualists and curious friends had taken up table turning simply for the allure of the forbidden but Hugo wasn't just looking for an after noon of taboo amusement in fact when he first agreed to a seance nothing happened if you'd only been looking for entertainment he would have given up right then and there but hugo and his friend is tried seance after seance for weeks on end despite never receiving any message at all that is until one afternoon when the whole Hugo family sat for one final session which victor's friend described in a later memoir at first things were a silent as ever but after a few minutes a sharp crack split the air it was like some ancient barrier to the spirit world had finally split open and a new power was ready to flow through under the Hugo family he's hands the table began to tremble vicar's wife and children started wondering aloud what was happening was the spirit there in the room in response the table tilted to one side and started tapping out answers on the floor the spirit identified itself it was victor his beloved daughter his favorite child in fact who had drowned in a boating accident years before for Victor when she passed away the future had died with her but now she was speaking to him again her mother wept the spirit offered memories of beautiful times with the family and answered questions that only she would know actress friend who had also known the girl agreed with the rest of the family that he distinctly felt her presence the tables tapping reassured victor that has was at peace she watched over him she saw that he's still prayed for her every night and she was grateful but she had another message for her family too one about politics and power according to the Journal of Victor's friend the spirit went on to assure them that Napoleon the thirds empire would be overthrown the radical republic would be restored so they shouldn't give up hope on their vision of a future liberty it was exactly the reassurance that Victor needed after such a compelling session victor and his family threw themselves into seances for the next year they held them constantly and the results were miraculous over the next twelve months Victor Hugo received messages from the spirits of all kinds of people not just family members either just like Isaac Post messages started come from those he most respected French writers playwrights Moliere and Joan Baptiste racine even philosophers and religious figures stopped by his table doc Shakespeare once appeared and use the tedious system of table tapping to dictate the first act of a new play for Victor Jesus himself appeared to him giving his blessing to their work. Here's Emily Clark once again spiritualists had a very keen sense of history they were receiving information from the source even if that source had died decades centuries before spiritualists could become part of that story they could become part of that store three of human progress even if it was just a small group that maybe no one would ever hear of them you know Benjamin Franklin knew who they were or the would have Benjamin Franklin knew who they were and they got to feel like they were part of something so much bigger than themselves like the reformers in Rochester who found guidance and courage in the spirit messages from George Washington or William Penn Victor Hugo found hope in the new wave of revelations from his own forbears it was insurance that things were never too far gone his beloved family could be regained and so could his nation despite the collapse of the Second Republic Victor the radicals could be certain that day were on the right side of history by now it's clear that spiritualism was not just an insignificant historical fad Spain it caught the interest of the Royal Family and Denmark a book published about Daniel Hume captured the public.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Unobscured
"Welcomed on obscured production of iheartradio Aaron Monkey Corre sat under a canopy of Oak trees she held a blank slate in her Dan studiousness kept her at work while other children played in the trees around her people who Corre said that she was much like Andrew Jackson Davis a relatively ordinary child when her family was still in New York living at Aden Blues Utopian Community Wholesale Aden's daughter Abby was his teacher and her notes from the time give us one small clue to the future that was coming for Cora Abby wrote the girl was an excellent performer she shown in the theatricals they held at the community school even more frequently friends and relatives remarked that Cora was sensitive she was always a well of emotion apt to burst into tears or laughter and a moment's notice an unkind word a misunderstood expression or any surprise affected her d. blay. She wasn't particularly precocious for her age they said she likes school but she wasn't over studious intelligence but a bit of a dream they said so it was no surprise on that warm. Wisconsin afternoon with the sounds of other children playing around her neck she fell asleep in doing so she also fell into history when she woke up Cora found that her slate was covered in writing guessing that one of the other kids had done it as a joke she went into the House and asked her mother to help her wipe it clean Cora's mother took the slate from her but froze when she read the words it began my dear sister and at the bottom it was signed with the name of chorus aunt who had been dead for decades what scared her mother though was that some of the kids who had been outside with Cora had knocked on the door and our before they told her they'd seen something strange the Kora had been writing in her sleep scrubbed off the slate and handed it back to her daughter without a word but it put her on alert two days later as Cora's mother sat sewing she saw the girl again started does in the heat of the day when she tried to wake the girl up Cora didn't respond she started to worry that Cora was coming down some kind of sickness but she also noticed a stray range trembling motion in chorus hand remembering the slate she stopped trying to wait corre up and instead she put a pencil in the shaking fingers and Cora began to write one message after another flowed out signed by different members of the family all of them were dead short her that Cora wasn't being harmed she was simply put the perfect vessel for them their new means of communicating with those on earth this time Cora's Mother didn't keep the news to ourself soon the house was crowded with visitors who all came to see the girl who could write in her sleep one German doctor who was familiar with mesmerized proposed chorus parents that he should put Cora into a magnetic trance to see if she could speak with the spirits on command they must have agreed in the following day's core and the Dr were working together for long hours inside her parents home treating patients and providing diagnoses sometimes for up to six hours a day in the of an eye wisconsin had its own miracle girl one who could open graves in her sleep so this is on obscured. I'm Erin Maki.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"I'm Erin Maki Creator and host of on obscured season one was a deep dive into the Salem witch trials in this season on obscured we'll trace the path of the spiritualist followed the Voice of Andrew Jackson Davis over the course of the nineteenth century spiritualism became a kaleidoscope of novel beliefs courageous people and world shaking events here's historian Molly mcgarry air were always many spiritualism S- both in the nineteenth century and beyond so some people came to the sand table seeking answers swanning deeply to commune with lost loved ones others were curious investigators looking to see for themselves with this new technology could materialize but what I found Yeah I've been most struck by is that many spiritualists took seriously the possibility of channeling the voices of the dead as a means of both connecting with the past and imagining both worldly and other worldly futures listen to obscured on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts all right.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Unobscured
"A few days after Andrews disappointing encounter with grimes a a local tailor named William Livingston came by the shoemaker's shop. He and Andrew Struck up a conversation when they got around to grimes failed attempt to monetize Andrew. Well Livingston had something to say about that he told Andrew that grimes wasn't so special in fact Livingston claimed that he wasn't even better magnetized matter he he performed many magnetic marvel's both in Poughkeepsie and in his travels elsewhere and Livingston believed that he could succeed with Andrew where the celebrity scientists had failed so he invited both Andrew and Edwin to his house for his own attempt to magnetized Andrew later that night shoemaker's apprentice sat across from Livingston relaxed laxed and curious to see if the Taylor could succeed where the travelling showman had failed Andrew closed his eyes and felt Williams Chili hand pass and repass over over his forehead. The effect was sudden. Andrew would later say that ten thousand avenues of sensation were a loomed as with the Livid Livid flames of electric fire then a sense of intense darkness a surge of horrible feelings he couldn't put into words and then a wave of pain he tried tried to protest but his tongue froze to the roof of his mouth is cheek seemed extremely swollen. His lips fused shuts and could no longer control any part of his body. He was paralyzed. Even as he felt himself whirling along a revolving spiral path even wondered at that moment if he was dying and then as suddenly as the first wave of disorientation had arrived a cascade of bright utterly new thoughts gushed into his mind and he fell unconscious when he woke up Andrew was sitting in the same position in the very same chair right across from Livingston but now he found that the Taylor was bursting with excitement mint he saw the same thing on the faces of everyone else in the room some of whom had not been there when they began according to Livingston he had called him in to watch Andrew drew perform in his trance. Andrew had read from newspapers held against his forehead told the time on every watch in the room and one by one described the diseases and wounds of the people around him. Andrew Sat stunned while Livingston described the things he'd done. It shook his world to the core but it also left him feeling confused. It was one thing to have an experience but it was something altogether different to explain it for that. Andrew had nothing to say but William Livingston. Did I know what your power is called. The Taylor told him mm-hmm clairvoyance clairvoyance comes from the Latin for clear vision vision and that's exactly what will Livingston identified and Andrew Jackson Davis on that night in eighteen forty three when he fell into a mesmerized transom began to speak but Andrew discovered quickly that the spirit speaking through him. We're looking for a much wider audience you see Andrew and William repeated their mesmeric experiments governments every night over and over with the same dramatic result Andrew would fall into a trance and while his body was locked in stasis he would burst out into lectures. Here's that amazed visitors with their eloquence and insights. The first small groups grew into crowds including curious neighbors who came to test Andrews powers and here the young uneducated shoemaker's apprentice expound on mystical theology and the nature of the universe. Andrew's dramatic performance of trance visions were a big news around poughkeepsie and the response was equal parts wonder and ridicule which meant that it didn't take long for the news to travel beyond town after that first night. Andrew came out of a trance to find that he was famous as his transis continued he described in greater and greater detail the way that his vision it opened up to the world within the human body the luminous atmospheres as he called it that he saw in human brains and hearts and then into the branches and leaves of the plants or in the geologic layers of the Earth under their feet when Andrew Jackson Davis was in a trance he said the fiery light glowing within all life became invisible to him like a mesmerized diagnostic tool he could clearly see the forces that Messmer had always taught or binding the universe together soon enough in addition to the medical cures that Andrew offered to his visitors. He also went on journeys into the spirit land there he began to encounter figures who had speak to him to teach him and to pass along wisdom through long lectures about the spiritual structure of the universe figures who told Andrew that they were the spirits of the dead. It was an astonishing revelation if it could be trusted that is like all the mesmerized who had come before Andrew knew that people would want to witness his trances for themselves so at the invitation of Poughkeepsie Minister Andrew and William began to Travel William put Andrew into trances in Albany New York and then Danbury Connecticut and then Bridgeport as well his clairvoyance healing and Trans lectures gathered bigger and bigger crowds for a time he made a frequent circuit get between Connecticut and New York seen patients along the way and serving as their medical diagnostician viewing their wounds like a clairvoyant x Ray and offering healing lean advice from the spirits of the dead among those spirits Andrew began to report that has guides included the ancient Greek physician galen who would help him to heal his his patients after that he met the spirit of the Swedish Lutheran Mystic Emanuel Swedenborg Swedenborg he said who guided him on journeys through the astral plane and showed him the structure of the universe. Here's an rowdy senior lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School Swedenborg the Vision which Andrew Jackson Davis was inspiring by described a world of spheres he we understood the world in terms of levels both levels under the ground and level spheres above the ground that are through which the soul advances in its journey toward Heaven Orthodox calvinism and Protestant faith faith taught that whatever virtue you had accomplished in your life at the moment of death or lack of virtue determine your fate it for eternity that you would either be damned or you would be blessed to sit at the right hand of God for eternity and saved thereby from the flames of hell and eternal suffering. This is a source of huge anxiety and Andrew Jackson Davis address that anxiety ready with the idea building on Swedenborg that the soul can continue to progress in grace following death as his fame grew Andrew found better partners than his poughkeepsie Taylor in November of eighteen forty five he began working with a mesmeric doctor who offered him the a chance to become his clairvoyant diagnostician in New York City and Andrew jumped at the chance once there the pair began working with a universalist minister in publisher who started writing down the things that Andrew would say during his trances after a year of collecting the lectures from his journeys into the Spirit Land Andrew published rested all as a book in eighteen forty seven the principles of nature her divine revelations and a voice to mankind Andrew was just twenty one at the time making it quite the accomplishment he didn't know yet but his work was about to become the foundation for a coming movement spurred on of course by newspaper reports of the dramatic healings and revelations of his lectures. The book was immediately reviewed throughout the New York press. Some poured praise on the work while others. There's mocked it in the books. Defense Reverend George Bush stepped in and explained that the teachings found inside were not that different from the transcendental lists in Boston in fact just a few years earlier Ralph Waldo Emerson had called together a meeting of the transcendental club precisely to discuss the role of mysticism in modern life Bremerton and the other transcendental ISTS Emanuel Swedenborg was simply a mystic par excellence now Andrew was meeting with that man spirits and narrating it for all religiously curious Americans what Davis started with his first book soon came to be called his hormonal philosophy at its core. His message was one of universal religion that there was a truth transcending all religions and that if we lived by that truth it would create a world of peace and order spirits theorists who embrace that piece well they would progress into the upper heavens to help spread his harmonium philosophy. Davis and his cohorts established Russian newspaper that became his mouthpiece their goal was and I quote the establishment of a universal system of truth the reform and the reorganization of society to really make the movement take off. Oh the theology and the community would need something else something tactile and visible an berthier something powerful for people to experience..
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Couples Therapy
"Choose to choose news will not replace US using space right now with lies that I've not connecting to the lover trying to say he's not the guy that was the yes I was trying to pretend like I was on the same same page well first of all you guys are standing up and I'm not so perfect. Angel Hints not a racist. I feel like everyone here is just like who's this guy no yeah no. I know eight sorry. What were we're GONNA say. I'll remember now. You chose choose. What about how can believe Blair never had a true especially because of the purity of your friendship. I feel like I imagine there would be you like so many candies so mel's yeah so we both like. Sour gummy but ron has found this. Um MM smart squeezed. March seats brand. That's like a healthy version book. Wait sweeping dummies like they're like locale gummy what he's having ninety calories per back. I don't know why shouldn't be promoting them. Sometimes they send Me Free Gum. He's but they need to start cutting. Check ninety calories in the bag. They don't do like sugar. Alcohols like those other ones they view the bubble guts and they got they got Swedish fish. They got peach reins. They got gumy's in regular an sour arrive fix our patrons but you've found them 'cause Christina there from Canada Canadian Tracy. They know how to cut the sugar in Canada. Karan's Jeff is from Canada and so she knows them but now they're everywhere. I've never seen them along among the hotel store noser hopefuls. I never got a home phone. Wait wait. I got a question going back you guys so when you first interviewed him for. Split sider now vulture or whatever yeah how do you actually become friends after that. I've been plenty of people that I'm not interested interested in talking to afterwards no not comedy and I would see him around like after we had met so that any kind of just kept going Kinda cafe gathering also you were friends in Portland. I was friends with Greek me and Marsha Belsky yeah. She was like your remain in New York so we'll hang out the gun your booth up using anyone lightly the Mike mentionable. I'm in try. I've been gone forever so I'm not really like dating but here narrow street. Let's go back to act out in the streets out new streets people uh-huh each other romantic advice. I tried to keep her from from herself. Gave seem to think that I have like terrible instincts with men like they yes. They're the gentleman named Nacho already a bad start. Ask His fingernails green care sure I don't care. I had a crush on his men. He didn't have a crush green mental health awareness which which is the thing that he's just starting right right. Can we all just back up for one because what happened wire nails greed and then he goes. I would like to make you aware of mental health issue. It's just in general manager. After how about schizophrenia no no one's talking to make fun of the guys. I'm interested the guy that she met on the street which is chased her down. She was jogging. He was like Oh he was a nice guy. He was shy and I was like he as you. You Down Shirtless no-one shirtless version chasing you confident well. I use nice the knives. He was holding your so bad dating history accurate. If if if someone was like Oh yeah Eric some real Schmo I'm asking I. It was my access yeah. I don't know I would say I've done a lot of work since both runs. Ron One deep side Rod work I I've I've done so much Alanon which is for bills date addicts so I feel like I've done a lot of recovery and you know making different choices is these days but I will say that the boyfriends I've had you know whatever they may have been wild but I do think they were good people ron when y'all are out across this this fire nation. Do you feel an own as as the headliner as the Papa who's brought everyone together. Are you like I got to keep it out in these kids at St You're all over the place. Do you ever feel like let me watch out for them a little bit not much because they're usually pretty chill. I don't really have to worry about. They're pretty smart but you know just anything considered same ways dating or whatever whereas my job to make if you're out in my steadman's it's my job. Make sure you get home safe there. Would you date someone Ron disapprove. Yes he the series right now Mike. What is your advice to Blair order for dating dating yeah. What would you tell her. What would you I mean? I guess I would just say finding someone who's Martin Funny. They can keep keep pope with you mentally in someone who's real kind and chill out. That's what I was saying. Totally what I like about that. List of qualities does not chime with your heart when it comes to a a physical manifestation occurs. You haven't met any of these guys so we don't have to say they're instagram's. Yeah and we go to the tag pictures and you can see what they're really live. I'm never going to say I never do either. That's a good call. Though you WanNa know the truth Ruth Internet Stalker like any my friends are incredible like if I see someone on tinder I would have no way of finding them on the Internet if they can find them immediately insane. I don't like really shock. I'm like I'll give someone that chance which I guess is what people think is. There is my problem the worse without naming names who the worst boyfriend in your past date even I mean it may not be a full of love I wanNA. I don't know I want ice. Specifically giving your heart to that is a Scott back on. This is horrible question. I can't tell me country. Actually I love my access. This is a recent development but I do love them. Go The garland honestly somehow now grace of God. Hello Girl Yeah I just kind of like. I don't really think about them. The really like I'm like we were all at where we were at you and Mike. I'm not a perfect angel so yeah. I can be a lot of you say that you don't think about them but you also read read. A book called trust I trying to learn his book is one of the many many embarrassing titles that I like the first week of the which is also a testament to how much I don't give a fuck but I was openly reading in front of them as if I wasn't GonNa get made fun of Synopsis. What is trust self-help book. I mean yeah. I like every every self help books. There is from the writers of fear. It is about learning to trust yourself. God home. What go let God kind of thing I mean. I guess I don't know like as far as fell by never call itself l. Even though it is like to me either disliked spiritual touch-ups jeter obstructed the root yeah we'll spirituality has ever done weird Alanon no. I like that though I don't even know if you're supposed to say that you do Alanon on publicly but ideal the people. I guess you mean of these Ema exit yeah the. I don't know whatever it's all like I. It's all good whatever anyone wants to do that. That is a beautiful sentiment. It's how I feel like your life. It's all good whatever anyone wants to do. What your deathbed I feel in your Blair the way you've talked to be silly silly and with us is someone who wants to steal my car and drive it into a Walmart. Yes look. I don't want them to drive it into a Walmart if they steal if find yeah yeah. I'm in a big place of surrender right now. I love the couple's therapy moment and do you feel fulfilled right now. Yeah Wait No. I WanNa know one last thing what the so I'm feeling like the mentor waves. I'm feeling the the advice waves flowing one way but Blair's ever flow the other way. Are you ever like Ron. Get this gate. There's video game for your kid. from the thing that I feel most comfortable giving advice on his food. I incredible food opinions that I feel very passionate about. It's like the main thing I like to talk about so I do recommend a lot of things. I do. Try to steer people away from things that they shouldn't. I don't know if I give Ron any other advice. I mean most things I learned from Blair. Just by watching her usually is just kind of fun in not the two much younger than me at all. I said how I said well. You are a little younger than you have. Excuse me where you're what nineteen ron years but you also have a different viewpoint in a different audience. Even though I do get a lot of women in my audience you Kinda help bring in will the younger you just Kinda show me different viewpoints that help help me out and I just think it's fun and makes his show better me think about comedy differently and I like like I said before. I think it's the athlete in you where I like watching. You not not buccal not fold. You're always so strong in your convictions that you are funny in that you're GonNa win. It over like always motivates me. I think he he works so hard that it always reminds me to keep working. Oh that's so nice. Oh my God now my heart is Phil. Now your heart his own some might say overflowing me. Cry Getting blood everywhere much like in India. I love you yeah Blair and run. We love you. Thank you so much. It's fun friendship again. I'm Erin Minke Creator and host of on obscured season one was a deep dive into the Salem witch trials in this season of on obscured. We'll trace the path of the spiritualist spiritualist who followed the Voice of Andrew Jackson Davis over the course of the nineteenth century spiritualism became a kaleidoscope of novel beliefs courageous people and world world shaking events the second season of obscured premiers October second. Listen to on obscure on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts..
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Law of attraction owes a great debt to Andrew Jackson Davis because he was a spirit medium living in upstate New York grew up on a farm and through his transportation's. He came up with the idea of there being a law of attraction and Manley writes about him in in really venerated terms in secret history of America. Would you say manly might have been one of the first writers author? Offers to deal with this subject matter, certainly one of the most influential, you know, manly. When he began his writing career in the nineteen twenties. He felt that occult philosophy. Esoteric philosophy was being forgotten about materialism was all the rage. And the idea was that sand says and prophecies and the writings of dominance, and these other things all belong to an irrelevant past but Manley who was so serious. So scholarly said, wait a minute. We have to take a second look at this material, and he returned the attention of modern people to these ancient ideas, and there's no telling how many of us he's influenced. What would he be saying today Mitch about the state of America? There's no question in my mind that Manley would be saying that in terms of the state of America today, we need to behave with greater civic ideals toward one another Manley would've been absolutely aghast at the tone of sarcasm and invective that ROY. Runs rife today left would have driven crazy. I bet. Oh, you know, he just he felt that we owed it to one another, and it was the first fundamental of the spiritual search to treat a neighbor with some degree of decency, and he would have been very very troubled by the the tone of cynicism and hostility that appears online today. It's the worst I've ever seen. It's it's nothing like I've ever seen. You know? It's funny. Every generation thinks they live on some sort of a precipice every generation thinks that things are worse than they've ever been. But our generation is seeing a degree of invective particularly online that I've never seen before. And we've got to get beyond it. We've got to get beyond it. And I think his writings can help us do that. Well, one of one of the problems, which I think with some of these online things these haters would call this because they are anonymous. Yes, they just say these horrid things. I mean, these these people could be business people. Others fathers raising families having kids, but you put them behind a computer anonymously, they become evil. Absolutely. There's a real problem with anonymity online today. You know, it often occurs to me that human nature has not changed human nature is constant. But what online culture has done is. It's this inhibited us, and it's brought out the absolute worst, traits and human nature, and look it says in scripture that everyone has a right to know who's bearing witness against them. And I really.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on KTOK
"Davis was the first person who came up with the term and concept of the law of attraction. That's where this comes from. Which is so popular today, and it appeared Davis's writings based on his transmitter -tations, and he published in eighteen fifty four so anybody who uses the term law of attraction owes a great debt to Andrew Jackson Davis because he was a spirit medium living in upstate New York grew up on a farm and through his transportation. He came up with the idea of there being a law of attraction and Manley writes about him in really venerated terms in secret history of America. Would you say manly might have been one of the first writers and author? Offers to deal with this subject matter was certainly one of the most influential, you know, manly. When he began his writing career in the nineteen twenties. He felt that occult philosophy. SO teric philosophy was being forgotten about materialism was all the rage. And the idea was that sand says and prophecies and the writings of Nostra dominance, and these other things all belong to an irrelevant past but Manley who was so serious. So scholarly said, wait a minute. We have to take a second look at this material, and he returned the attention of modern people to these ancient ideas, and there's no telling how many of us he's influenced. What would he be saying today Mitch about the state of America? There's no question in my mind that Manley would be saying that in terms of the state of America today, we need to behave with greater civic ideals toward one another Manley would've been absolutely aghast at the tone of sarcasm and invective that ROY. Runs. Rife today left, right? Would would have driven. Crazy. I bet. Oh, you know, he just he felt that we owed it to one another, and it was the first fundamental of the spiritual search to treat the neighbor with some degree of decency, and he would have been very very troubled by the the tone of cynicism and hostility that appears online today. It's the worst I've ever seen. It's it's nothing like I've ever seen. You know? It's funny. Every generation thinks they live on some sort of a precipice every generation thinks that things are worse than they've ever been. But our generation is seeing a degree of invective particularly online that I've never seen before. And we've got to get beyond that we've got to get beyond it. And I think his writings can help us do that. Well, one of one of the problems Mitch I think with some of these online things that these haters is I would call them is because they are anonymous. Yes, they just say these horrid things. I mean, these these people could be business people. Others fathers raising families having kids, but you put them behind a computer anonymously, they become evil. Absolutely there. There's a real problem with anonymity online today. You know? I it often occurs to me that human nature has not changed human nature is constant. But what online culture has done is. It's this inhibited us, and it's brought out the absolute worst traits in human nature. And look it says in scripture that everyone has a right to know who's bearing witness.
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"And we are back with Mitch Horowitz. Mitch is a writer in residence at his new York Public Library lecture and residents of the university of philosophical research in LA and the pen award winning author of a number of books. Mitch is written on everything from war on witches the secret life of Ronald Reagan for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and so many others is a regular contributing guest here on coast to coast with his latest work the secret history of America niche. Welcome back. Thank you so much. Great to be here. I'm in Saint Louis, but I understand you're going to be in LA coming up this week. There Friday and Saturday, I'm giving a couple of lectures at manly peels campus in Griffith park, and a very headed to be there angel. Speaking of manly p hall. Here's a guy who was born in Canada died in Los Angeles in nineteen ninety but he was an author lecturer astrologer. He was a mystic, but he affected you allot. Didn't he tremendously the Pathum on today's? Thanks to Manley hall. I never met him. Because as you said he died in nineteen ninety and I was on my path at that time. But Manley was the first person who gave me the idea that you could study the Colt the Terek as a real scholar is a real historian and everything that I'm doing today. I really oh damn what in a cultist or anything like that. He really was Georgina. He was very interested in tarot ancient Egyptian philosophy astrology as you mentioned and the esoteric dimensions of our history in America. There was no question. The Manley wasn't willing to pursue in the. Suited with great vigor. He was a very strange guy in that. He thought America was part of a secret plan. Didn't he? Yes. He did that that that was really central is ideal. And that's a centerpiece of the secret history of America. Manley believed that ancient philosophers dating back to the Veronica age in Egypt up through the freemasons, Rosa crews and other secret societies had preserved the ideal of founding a kind of society that protected the individual search for meaning society that encouraged individuals to look in all places without any limits without any walls without any doctrines. And he felt that the founding fathers, many were freemasons themselves had founded that ideal society at least in its ambient form in America. And that was Manley's analysis of America's secret destiny was he a respective person. Mitch during his time, he was unknown in many ways, George, you know, he he wasn't recognized academe Lia, although he did privately. Inspire many academics. He wasn't. Oh, well known within politics. Although there was a very famous president will talk about was close friends with manly. Not too long ago. And I keep thinking when I hear the name Alastair Croly. I keep thinking of someone like manly p hall, but those were two different distinctive people in terms of what they did. Right. Very different. Manley didn't really approve of Alastair Croly because I think he considered Croly kind of destructive figure, and he was very wary of the fact that many people around Croly had met with difficult ends and for manly. The search had to be ethical, first and foremost is his values were really the values of route WALDO, Emmerson essays, like self reliance, and and and the over soul he believed that there was a transcendent purpose to life. But that purpose had to involve treating others well in a sense Manley's ho career was based on an esoteric reading of the golden rule. So we understand you're gonna break an exclusive on the program tonight about manly p hall and his involvement relationship with the president. That's right. I read about this in the introduction to secret history of America. It's an absolute fact that manly and Ronald Reagan. We're good friends. And the Reagan met with him several times when he was governor of California. And I began to get on the central back in two thousand ten when I realized that there were certain ideas, and actual phrases showing up in Reagan speeches that were clipped paced directly from the halls ideas. And I did some interviews with some of the folks who was still around and I aim them in the introduction. And they absolutely confirmed to me that Reagan when he was governor of California met several times with manly p hall, and some of Manley's ideas are echoed in Reagan speeches from the earliest days of his political career back in the nineteen fifties up through his presidency. Nancy Reagan was big into astrology as well. Do you think she knew him to? Oh, absolutely. There's no question about it. It's it's widely known that Nancy was into strategy. And she used a strategy to set her husband's point calendar to determine who he would meet with them when and Reagan actually spoke glowingly in private Manley hall. Given how close he was to his wife and how much he shared with her. There's no question that he would have disclosed this connection to his wife. What had been Lee think about America what the whole plan was the mission? He believed. Manley believed that America was a kind of holy grail among nations and that the true inner purpose of America from its earliest days was the spread ideals of liberty self-governance democracy and above all protection of the individual search for meaning and that really resonated with Reagan who actually not only repeated many of these themes in his speeches, but repeated them in an lease own language, including the centennary celebration of the statue of liberty. Where Reagan told stories and spoke in front of television cameras echoing ideas that had appeared in Manly's on books, and it seems that Manley echoes the work of our forefathers who was. Tablist this country put together the declaration of independence. It sounds like he was really echoing what they were doing. Yes. Manley was very aware that many of the founders including George Washington, Ben Franklin a Paul revere. John Hancock, and many of the signers framers of the constitution declaration of independence were freemasons. And this is not accidents. It's not fantasy Manley. Believe that freemasonry among other secret societies including the resolutions had embodied certain primeval, ancient SO teric ideals, particularly involving the right of the individual to embark on his her, own spiritual. Search and he believed, and he argued very persuasively that freemasonry played a vital vital role in that regard in the founding of our country. Would you consider him a good person or an evil person? Oh, I would definitely consider him a good person in Manley was absolutely adamant that the mystical search the cult search had to. Be conducted along the lines of a really solid ethical day an ethical foundation, and he encouraged people again, and again who were studying the Colt or studying esoteric philosophies that they had to have some ancient ethical teaching at their back. So they wouldn't get lost. Whether it was the bag of Dita where the doubt a-changing or the sayings of Buddha or the beatitudes, but Manley was absolutely adamant that without ethics, the spiritual. Search would just lead you into a dark corner. He wrote about George Washington's vision at the Valley Forge wasn't that where he had some kind of an Djelic situation. George Washington did Manley wrote that one of Washington's contemporaries at Valley Forge reported that Washington told him that he has some kind of Anjelica visitation and this foresaw the victory of colonial forces over the British empire foresaw, the civil war in America. Successful emergence from the civil war foresaw World War One and World War Two and short Washington that the nation would survive all these crises and was there a World War three involved here at all? Three, but the Anjelica vision that Washington received did show periods of deep on rest. Fisher argument and things that would set citizen against citizen in American history. And one could even surmise that we're living through such a period right now. But this visitation also assured Washington that each time the nation would emerge from it successfully was was Manley. The type of person to really look into the future. I mean, he was in a stroller. But then he was the in the prophecy at all. Definitely was into prophecy. He wrote with veneration about the prophecies of Nostradamus. He believed very strongly that precondition was very real and very concrete possibility and Manley believed in a philosophy that basically outline the idea that linear time is in allusion, and that everything that we experience as part of a infinite continuum of time everything is going on at once and the highly sensitive individuals could glean events that might seem like they're from the future. But they're just basically things that are in superposition their infant position right now that are sort of going on at once the rest of us will eventually come to experience in the sixteen hundred some monks settled in on Philadelphia. Manley writes about that tell me the significance of that. He writes about that. It's one of the least known the most important events in our history and sixteen ninety four. A group of mystical monks from central Europe who were experiencing religious persecution traveled across the Atlantic. They were led by young man named you'll Hannah's kelp and they settled on the banks of the whistle Hicken creek in Philadelphia and visited this area. And it's possibility that some of the structures they created still exists there. And they were so significant because they were the first kind of free flowing religious commune in American life, and they solidified the DEA that religious experimentation was possible in America. This was one hundred years before the framing of the constitution and word trickled back across the Atlantic to Europe and lots of people who were religious radicals heretics people experiencing persecution started to come to America, and it began with this little cluster of mystical monks who lived on the banks of the whistle second. It's amazing. How did he how did he uncovered these stories? You know, manly. Read very very deeply into esoteric history a cult lower. And there were things that he wrote about actually that have been validated by time you Manley's description of the oracle Adelphi, for example, in ancient Greece at one time was considered fanciful this notion that a female oracle was Sita tripod and imbibing fumes and foretelling the future and Manley wrote about this very earnestly and most archaeologists considered to just be fantasy but archaeological findings shortly after Manly's death, actually, bore out the legitimacy of what he describes as some of the things that Manley described that were considered fanciful have actually been validated by time. Tell us about the medium. Andrew Jackson Davis that Manley writes about so much. Oh, yeah. This is one of my favorite parts of the book. Andrew jackson. Davis was a young man who lived in the town of poughkeepsie new. York up in the Hudson valley in the mid nineteenth century Davis reported going into trance states and coming out with all kinds of visions of other worlds of the dimensions. And in the year eighteen fifty four Andrew Jackson. Davis was the first person who came up with the term and concept of the law of attraction. That's where this which is so popular today and it appeared Davis writings based on his transmitter -tations, and he published this in eighteen fifty four so anybody who uses the term law of attraction owes a great debt to Andrew Jackson Davis because he was a spirit medium living in upstate New York grew up on a farm and through his transmitter -tations. He came up with the idea of there being a law of attraction and Manley writes about him in really venerated terms in secret history of America. Would you say manly might have been one of the first writers authors to deal with this? Subject matter. Well, he was certainly one of the most influential, you know, manly. When he began his writing career in the nineteen twenties. He felt that occult philosophy. Esoteric philosophy was being forgotten about materialism was all the rage. And the idea was that Sanchez and prophecies and the writings of no dominant these other things all belong to an irrelevant past but Manley who was so serious. So scholarly said, wait a minute. We have to take a second look at this material, and he returned the attention of modern people to these ancient ideas, and there's no telling how many of us he's influenced. What would he be saying today Mitch about the state of America? There's no question in my mind that Manley would be saying that in terms of the state of America today, we need to be h-have with greater civic ideals toward one another Manley would've been absolutely aghast at the tone of sarcasm and invective that runs rife today. Left right. Would would have driven. Crazy. I bet. Oh, you know, he just he felt that we owed it to one another and it was the first fundamental of the spiritual search to treat neighbor with some degree of decency, and he would have been very very troubled by the the tone of cynicism and hostility that appears online today. It's the worst I've ever seen. It's it's nothing like I've ever seen. You know? It's funny. Every generation thinks they live on some sort of a precipice every generation thinks that things are worse than they've ever been. But our generation is a degree of invective particularly online that I've never seen before. And we've got to get beyond that we've got to get beyond it. And I think his writings can help us do that. Well, one of the one of the problems Mitch I think with some of these online things these haters, I would call them because they are anonymous. They just say these horrid things I mean, these these people could be business people others father. Offers raising families having kids, but you put them behind a computer anonymously, they become evil..
"andrew jackson davis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Free flowing religious commune in American life, and they solidified the DEA that religious experimentation was possible in America. This was one hundred years before the framing of the constitution and word trickled back across the Atlantic to Europe and lots of people who were religious radicals heretics people experiencing persecution started to come to America. And. It began with this little cluster of mystical monks who lived on the banks of the second amazing. How did he how did he uncovered these stories? You know, manly. Read very very deeply into esoteric history and a cult lower. And there were things that he wrote about actually that have been validated by time, you know, Manley's description of the oracle of Delphi, for example, in ancient Greece at one time was considered fanciful this notion that female oracle was seated tripod and imbibing fumes and foretelling the future and Manley wrote about this very earnestly and most archaeologists considered to just be fantasy but archaeological findings shortly after Manly's death, actually, bore out the legitimacy of what he describes as some of the things that Manley described that were considered fanciful have actually been validated by time. Tell us about the medium. Andrew Jackson Davis that Manley writes about so. So much. Oh, yeah. This is one of my favorite parts of the book. Andrew jackson. Davis was a young man who lived in the town of the kissy New York up in the Hudson valley in the mid nineteenth century Davis.
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"I mean, this seems like it would have only added to their fame around town and move people wanna go out and see them. Both the detractors and the supporters, but there were a lot of factors that actually help spiritualism catch on quickly. There was a recent Beth selling book called the divine principles of nature by Sierra. Andrew Jackson Davis. And that was based in turn on the writings of the eighteenth century philosopher in former podcasts subject Emanuel, Sweden Berg, and these writings seemed to predict the opening of communication with the spiritual world, so give people some something concrete to look good timing. It was very good timing. There was also popular interest in mesmerized them. Not might have helped pave the way in. We talked about that for last year's Halloween podcasts and. Another aspect which we've kind of in a strange way talked about two in the Victoria, Woodhull podcast spiritualism also supported reforms such as abolition and women's suffrage, which were really gaining steam at the time, and then one final thing going on at the time or one extra thing relating to new technology and finance the telegraph had become a central metaphor for spiritualism mediums where like, a spiritual. Telegraph no way. So you have this great concrete thing not just the book to look at. But a scientific p- a piece of technology to compare something that seems really abstract to. Yeah. They could look at it and say, hey, if you can talk in an instant to someone in a different city, why can't you talk to someone in the spirit world is easily. So there is a lot going on yet, and obviously bringing a lot of past podcast material together. So by eighteen fifty four according. To spiritualist estimates. The movement had somewhere from one to two million followers in the US. And as the movement grew the spectacles, just got more and more complicated. It wasn't just simple knocking or rapping noises anymore. There were phosphorus and glimmering clouds around people levitating furniture, heavenly music and something called spirit writing which occurred when a medium was in a trance, and then the spirit would try to communicate through her. She would actually write on a piece of paper or something a little more spirit sophisticated than the wrapping alphabet system. Yeah. It was definitely a more elaborate way to get your message across quickly that way. Yeah. But the FOX sisters were only getting more and more famous in all of this to they went to New York City. They conducted really lucrative seances for some well-known folks there one famous on included the New York Tribune, editor Horace Greeley who. Was a big big proponent of the sisters. It also included William Cullen Bryant, George Ripley, George Bancroft and Dame's Benamar Cooper to yen. According to Weisberg, article Cooper blessed? The FOX sisters on his deathbed for having prepared him for quote this hour. I mean, that's a pretty good customer. Testimonial. I'd say it is. And of course, though, spiritualism popularity grew skeptics grew more vocal about it too. And some of the points. They raised were really funny. I mean, if you think about it some of the things they brought up we're like, okay. If you're a spirit in the spirit world, why are you spending all your time knocking or why? Yeah. Or levitating furniture in moving at around. I mean, wouldn't you find a better way to communicate or, you know, something else to do with your time? If you're going to build something from nothing, you've got to know what really works. I took a thousand dollar loan built a five billion dollar business. And now, I make smart investments new businesses on shark tank. I'm Barbara Corcoran. Now..
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"In william lloyd garrison's abolitionist movements actually there's a great quote from this book where william lloyd garrison was introducing speier as a speaker at an abolitionist convention and he made this horrible pun but it sort of reflects his role he says although weapons of our warfare are not carnal but spiritual we do not object at all to the use of the spear now this apparently is this like milton ian reference here's well right yeah this is a reference to the angel three l in in paradise lost which has a spear that essentially exposes the true nature of whatever it touches it's the it's the glasses from they live okay so the three l can touch the spirit to satan win satan's in the form of a toad and reveal satan's true nature as satan and this was a common metaphor in the abolitionist movement of the time i think more generally the radical reform movements of the time to sort of expose the hypocrisy and oppress listen of the standard governments and institutions of the time so to summarize this is a this is a guy who is very concerned with the real world oh totally but then john murray spear took a turn and while still i'd say in a lot of ways being concerned with the real world he took a turn towards the spirit world he became involved with what was known at the time is the spiritualist movement so this for the i think the first real piece of evidence here that was in this book i read it was in august eighteen forty seven john murray spear pinned to review in an antideath penalty newspaper that he was co editor of called the prisoners friend andy pinned review of a book about spiritualism which was the principles of nature her divine revelations and a voice to mankind by andrew jackson davis and this was sort of a work in the emerging field of spiritualism and davis claim to be in contact with the spirit of emanuel swedenborg and like channeling his statements from beyond.
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"The trouble was no one was seen the movement that had so boldly ben proclaimed i mean a living creature moves around right this thing well contemporary accounts say that basically just had balls dozens of metal balls hanging from its chassis like christmas tree ornaments and if you watched it long enough and stared at just the right places sometimes maybe you might see one of the move perhaps it was all enough to attract the constant stream of criticism spears experiment was a hoax a fraud or at the very least an experiment and misguided thinking remember andrew jackson davis this year of he didn't go as far as to declare it a hoax but the was pretty sure that the spirits had played a practical joke on their earthly representative not everyone was as accepting of the notion of spirit guides though wellknown nineteenthcentury medium daniel home later called spears machine and i quote the strangest shadow which ever darkened spiritualism home by the way built his own reputation on the claim that he could levitating into the air during his census to get a man like that to call something bogus is admittedly quite an achievement in fact just a few decades after spears i claims another medium by the name of e w wallace wrote a popular guy to medium ship called a guide to medium ship and psychic unfold meant it took a moment within it to trash the whole idea a spirit guide he suggested was just an easy cop out of a medium turned out to be wrong oh look it was the spirit guides fault wallis found that to be all too convenient in a field that already had a steep uphill climb toward credibility maybe the events that unfolded in january spears life simply highlighted that flaw.