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A Spiritualist New Age

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – £5

A Spiritualist New Age

This illustrated talk will address the largely overlooked contribution of Spiritualists and Spiritualism to the New Age Movement. From the early interest shown in mediumship by H. P. Blavatsky of the Theosophical Society, to debates between Theosophists and Spiritualists in the 1920s about what would soon become core beliefs of the New Age worldview, to the interest shown in mediumship by the Findhorn community in the 1960s, influence and impact was extensive and significant. I will look at selected episodes in the history of the interaction between Spiritualism and the New Age to argue that, while Theosophical influences on the New Age have been widely noted, the Spiritualist contribution is often unacknowledged



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Take some time to learn a little bit about the person hosting this fascinating Tuesday Talk 

Dr Steven Sutcliffe

Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Steven Sutcliffe holds an MPhil in Religious Studies from the University of Stirling and a PhD in Religious Studies from The Open University. He teaches in the Religious Studies subject area of the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, where he specialises in the study of new religion/s in modernity. He is the author of Children of the New Age: A History of Spiritual Practices (Routledge 2003) and more recently co-edited New Age Spirituality: Rethinking Religion (Routledge 2013). He is currently researching the ‘life reform’ networks of the Scottish vegetarian, pacifist, and journalist, Dugald Semple (1884-1964), and aspects of the Gurdjieff-Ouspensky movement



March 3
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – £5
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25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom
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