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Katie Keckeisen, Speaker

Collections Archivist at the Kansas Historical Society.

Beyond the Veil: A History of Spiritualism

It seems one of the eternal questions that has plagued humanity centers around what happens to us when we die. Most modern religions try to tackle this question, but no did so with more fervor that modern Spiritualism. What started in a cabin in New York with two young girls quickly spread across the globe. Soon, spiritual mediums who claimed they could communicate with the dead could be found in almost every town in the nation. This presentation examines the emergence of this religious phenomena, its connections to both the Civil War and World War I, and how it led to a battle of words between the creator of Sherlock Holmes and the greatest magician of all time.

Contact Katie directly about speaking at your event:
skkeckeisen@gmail.com
(785) 220-0714
Topeka

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