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StatusIn Process
Barcode31662001634005
LocationWinamac
TitleThe in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna / Mira Ptacin. First edition. Ed
AuthorPtacin, Mira, author.
Call No133.9 PTA
CollectionAdult 100-199
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781631493812 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1631493817 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 133.909741/3 23
Personal Name Ptacin, Mira, author.
Title Statement The in-betweens : the spiritualists, mediums, and legends of Camp Etna / Mira Ptacin.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Physical Description pages cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note 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.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Etna Spiritualist Association History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Spiritualism. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Spiritualism Maine Camp Etna History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Spiritualists Maine Camp Etna History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women mediums United States History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women and spiritualism United States History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Spiritualists. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women and spiritualism. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women mediums. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Camp Etna (Me.) History.
Index Term-Genre/Form History. fast.
Location 133.9 PTA 31662001634005

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