In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 288 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 244x165x28 mm, kaal: 500 g, 25 black-and-white photographs
  • Ilmumisaeg: 29-Oct-2019
  • Kirjastus: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN-10: 1631493817
  • ISBN-13: 9781631493812
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 288 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 244x165x28 mm, kaal: 500 g, 25 black-and-white photographs
  • Ilmumisaeg: 29-Oct-2019
  • Kirjastus: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN-10: 1631493817
  • ISBN-13: 9781631493812
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The author of Poor Your Soul documents her visit to America’s longest-running mysticism camp, profiling the otherworld community that has hosted generations of spiritualists and mediums who would maintain a connection to the afterlife. Illustrations.

"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 holdon a modern culture that remains as starved for a deeper sense of connection and otherworldliness as ever"--

They believed they would live forever.The In-Betweens

A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America’s longest-running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond.

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"With this book, Mira Ptacin has performed a small miracle of empathy, beauty , and clear-eyed wonder.... Her kind, caring exploration of this astonishing community of believers will resonate with even the most skeptical of hearts." -- Emily Flake, New Yorker cartoonist and author of Mama Tried "By narrating the rise and fall of modern American Spiritualism through an amusingly detailed history of one of the movement's forgotten summer camps, Mira Ptacin brings to life one of the nation's most politically consequential - and most maligned - homegrown religions. Enthusiasts of occult Americana will delight in this book." -- Adam Morris, author of American Messiahs "Deft, immersive, and smart, The In-Betweens is a marvelous exploration of a lost bit of history as well as a journalist's deep dive into the idiosyncratic world of American Spiritualism. How lucky we are that Ptacin stumbled onto Camp Etna! The book is equal parts funny and strange and surreal, and entirely engaging." -- Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book "The In-Betweens is a truly fascinating history of a little-known American community of Spiritualists. I'd never heard of Camp Etna before reading this book, and I can't imagine how I'd missed it. This is a story of a deeply female, fiercely autonomous, open-hearted and searching group of spiritual seekers, whose ranks have refused for well over a century to comply with any conventional ideas about religion, power, and women. Ptacin approaches her subjects with a mind that is both open and enthusiastic, without ever losing her keen reporter's edge. It's a brilliant work, and a fabulous read." -- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love "A fascinating look at the history and cultural influence of Camp Etna, the 143-year-old Spiritualist community in Maine.... Ptacin, who is receptive to the spiritual experiences and stories of the community, delivers her narrative evenhandedly and with genuine curiosity. This is an eye-opening and informative peek into a little-known but influential community." -- Publishers Weekly [ starred review] "The Maine-based author immersed herself in the community, and her reportage reflects equal amounts of diligent journalism and wide-eyed fascination.... Both thrilling and unsettling.... In appropriately affable and accessible prose, the author describes what separates spiritualists from more common American religious traditions.... An eye-opening, consistently fascinating, and engrossing profile of the modern spiritualist movement." -- Kirkus Reviews

The author of the acclaimed memoir Poor Your Soul, Mira Ptacin has written for NPR, Guernica, New York, Tin House, and Vice, among other publications. She teaches memoir-writing to women at the Maine Correctional Center and lives on Peaks Island, Maine.

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