The Paranormal ( Paranormal Phenomenon/Phenomena)
Why "Paranormal?"
Paranormal means something ( unusual experiences, mysterious occurrences, abilities, sightings, objects, encounters, ..)
that is beyond the range of scientific explanation.
Paranormal Phenomena - Extraterrestrial life
Paranormal Phenomena - Unexplained disappearances.
Paranormal Phenomena - Contact with, influence and intervention of the supernatural.
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Spiritualism/Spiritism

                       
From left to right
Image 1: Daniel Dunglas Home, the famous Scots-born medium of the nineteeth century, levitates himself in front of
witnesses in the home of Ward Cheney in South Manchester, Connecticut on August 8, 1852. This illustration was first
published in 1887 in the book Les Mystères de la science (The Mysteries of Science) by French psychical researcher
Louis Figuier.
Image 2: A table levitates in front of witnesses during a séance with medium Eusapia Palladino at the home of astronomer
Camille Flammarion in France on November 25, 1898.
Image 3: The medium Eva Carrière with a light manifestation between her hands and a materialization on her head. Carrière
also performed under the names Eva C. and Marthe Béraud. Photograph taken in 1912 by German photographer Albert von
Schrenck-Notzing (1862 1929).

                            
Image left. French spirit photographer Édouard Isidore Buguet (1840-1901) demonstrates telekinesis in this hoaxed 1875
photograph titled Fluidic Effect. Buguet was arrested the same year for faking his ghost photographs and he served a year
in prison.
Image right. A table levitates in front of witnesses during a séance with medium Eusapia Palladino at the home of astro-
nomer Camille Flammarion in France on November 25, 1898.

                              

Image 1:1906. Image of spiritualists, seven women gathered in a room in Chicago, Illinois.
Image 2:The Fox sisters - Kate (183892), Leah (181490) and Margaret (1836 93). The three of them played an important
role in the founding of spritualism. Kate and Margaret were well-known mediums. Communication with the spirits of the dead
started with Kate when she and her sister were living in a haunted house in Hydesville near Rochester, New York. On the
day of March 3, 1848 she made contact with this invisible entity in the house  who claimed to be the spirit of a person
called Charles B. Rosma. The word about this unusual happening was spread to others which startlet attention into
spiritualism.

Spiritualism or Spiritism, it's protagonist, a religion, philosophy, or mode of thinking based on the believe that the spirits
of the dead, communicate with living men. The spiritualistic movement began in the United States with the lectures of
Andrew Jackson Davis ( 1826 - 1910 ).
The phenomena of spiritualism are those unusual happenings that believers consider spiritual manifestations of power.
Such manifestations are usually performed through a medium,a person in the human world who has exceptional psychic
or spiritual powers. The chief forms of manifestations consists of percussive sounds, the rising of heavy bodies in the air
without contact by any one, the levitation of human beings, luminous appearances, hands which lift small bodies yet are
not the hands of any one present, direct writing by a luminous hand or by the pencil alone, phantom forms and faces,
performances on musical instruments by invisible agents, and so on.

Churches in America
- The "National Spiritualist Association of Churches" was the first founded in 1893, with 300 churches and 10,000 members.
- The "International General Assembly of Spiritualists": 250 churches and 200,000 members. - The "Universal Church of the
Master" (UCM), since 1908, with 300 congregations, 1,300 ministers, and 10,000 members. The school for ordination of
spiritualist ministers attend the Morris Pratt Spiritualist Institute in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
- The "National Spiritual Alliance of the USA" has 40 churches with 4,000 members.
- There is also the "Great World Christian Spiritualist Assembly", but nothing of "Christian", it is just a deception!