Friday, 21 August 2015

The Unmasking Of The 19th Century's Seance Queen

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For our part, we regard her as neither the mouthpiece of hidden seers, nor as a mere vulgar adventuress; we think that she has achieved a title to permanent remembrance as one of the most accomplished, ingenious, and interesting imposters in history.

With these words, published in 1885, the Cambridge-based Society for Psychical Research brought an end to a scandal that that had been brewing for years. The imposter in question was Russian-born Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, an occultist and spirit medium.

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