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    The Ghost Club 1882-1936: strong bonds, weak connections

    Luckhurst, Roger (2022) The Ghost Club 1882-1936: strong bonds, weak connections. Aries 22 (1), pp. 64-88. ISSN 1567-9896.

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    The Ghost Club was founded to discuss matters spiritual, psychic and occult in 1882 by Spiritualist William Stainton Moses and mystic Alfred Alaric Watts. It was intended as a club ruled by a gentleman’s code of honour—with all matters discussed kept strictly confidential. While maintaining secrecy, it also obsessively minuted and documented its discussions, leaving behind thousands of pages of records that have yet to be properly investigated, owing to conditions around their use. This essay is an attempt to examine the importance of the Club, and how it might readjust our understanding of the networks of the London occult in the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 14:00
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53


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