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The Resource The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna, Mira Ptacin

The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna, Mira Ptacin

Label
The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna
Title
The in-betweens
Title remainder
the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna
Statement of responsibility
Mira Ptacin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America's longest-running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond. They believed they would live forever. So begins Mira Ptacin's haunting account of the women of Camp Etna--an otherworldly community in the woods of Maine that has, since 1876, played host to generations of Spiritualists and mediums dedicated to preserving the links between the mortal realm and the afterlife. Beginning her narrative in 1848 with two sisters who claimed they could speak to the dead, Ptacin reveals how Spiritualism first blossomed into a national practice during the Civil War, yet continues--even thrives--to this very day. Immersing herself in this community and its practices--from ghost hunting to releasing trapped spirits to water witching--Ptacin sheds new light on our ongoing struggle with faith, uncertainty, and mortality. Blending memoir, ethnography, and investigative reportage, The In-Betweens offers a vital portrait of Camp Etna and its enduring hold on a modern culture that remains as starved for a deeper sense of connection and otherworldliness as ever"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ptacin, Mira
Dewey number
133.909741/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF1228
LC item number
.P79 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Etna Spiritualist Association
  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualists
  • Women mediums
  • Women and spiritualism
  • Camp Etna (Me.)
Label
The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna, Mira Ptacin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: When the spirit moves you -- Opening season -- Bright eyes -- Ghost hunting 101 -- Rosabelle, believe -- Loyalty lodge -- Water witching, or dowsing for answers -- The new generation -- The powwow -- Church
Control code
on1084339122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781631493812
Lccn
2019026122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084339122
Label
The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna, Mira Ptacin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: When the spirit moves you -- Opening season -- Bright eyes -- Ghost hunting 101 -- Rosabelle, believe -- Loyalty lodge -- Water witching, or dowsing for answers -- The new generation -- The powwow -- Church
Control code
on1084339122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781631493812
Lccn
2019026122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1084339122

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