The Salem witchcraft, The planchette mystery, and Modern spiritualism with Dr. Doddridge's dream
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The Salem witchcraft, The planchette mystery, and Modern spiritualism with Dr. Doddridge's dream

By Phrenological Journal, Harriet Beecher Stowe
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  • THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT, The Planchette Mystery, AND MODERN SPIRITUALISM, WITH Dr. DODDRIDGE’S DREAM.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • SALEM WITCHCRAFT.
    • THE PLACE.
    • THE SALEMITE OF FORTY YEARS AGO.
    • HOW THE SUBJECT WAS OPENED.
    • CAREFUL HISTORIOGRAPHY.
    • THE ACTORS IN THE TRAGEDY.
    • PHILOSOPHY OF THE DELUSION.
    • CHARACTER OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT.
    • FIRST CAUSES.
    • DEATH OF THE PATRIARCH.
    • GROWTH.
    • TROUBLE IN THE CHURCH.
    • REV. MR. BURROUGHS.
    • DEODAT LAWSON.
    • PARRIS—A MALIGNANT.
    • A PROTEAN DEVIL.
    • STATE OF PHYSIOLOGY.
    • WILLIAM PENN AS A PRECEDENT.
    • PHENOMENA OF WITCHERY.
    • PARRIS AND HIS “CIRCLE.”
    • THE INQUISITIONS.—SARAH GOOD.
    • A CHILD WITCH.
    • THE TOWNE SISTERS.
    • DEPOSITIONS OF PARRIS AND HIS TOOLS.
    • GOODY NURSE’S EXCOMMUNICATION.
    • MARY EASTY.
    • MRS. CLOYSE.
    • THE PROCTOR FAMILY.
    • THE JACOBS FAMILY.
    • GILES AND MARTHA COREY.
    • DECLINE OF THE DELUSION.
    • THE PHYSIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES OF THE TROUBLE.
    • THE LAST OF PARRIS.
    • “ONE OF THE AFFLICTED”—HER CONFESSION.
    • THE TRANSITION.
    • THE FETISH THEORY THEN AND NOW.
    • THE VIEWS OF MODERN INVESTIGATORS.
    • IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECT.
  • THE PLANCHETTE MYSTERY.
    • WHAT PLANCHETTE IS AND DOES.
    • THE PRESS ON PLANCHETTE.
    • THEORY FIRST—THAT THE BOARD IS MOVED BY THE HANDS THAT REST UPON IT.
    • THEORY SECOND—IT IS ELECTRICITY, OR MAGNETISM.
    • ELECTRICITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
    • THIRD—THE DEVIL THEORY.
    • THEORY OF A FLOATING, AMBIENT MENTALITY.
    • “TO DAIMONION” (THE DEMON).
    • IT IS SOME PRINCIPLE OF NATURE AS YET UNKNOWN.
    • THEORY OF THE AGENCY OF DEPARTED SPIRITS.
    • PLANCHETTE’S OWN THEORY.
    • THE RATIONAL DIFFICULTY.
    • THE MEDIUM—THE DOCTRINE OF SPHERES.
    • THE MORAL AND RELIGIOUS DIFFICULTY.
    • WHAT THIS MODERN DEVELOPMENT IS, AND WHAT IS TO COME OF IT.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • HOW TO WORK PLANCHETTE.
  • SPIRITUALISM.
    • “THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS.”
  • DR. DODDRIDGE’S DREAM
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