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Mira Ptacin—The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

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Oct 22 2020
Mira Ptacin—The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

Acclaimed author Mira Ptacin relays the haunting account of the women of Camp Etna—a community in the woods of Maine for Spiritualists and mediums since 1876.

“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

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