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  • Modern Spiritualist Conception of Ultimate Reality.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1988)
    Ultimate Reality and Meaning 11:2: 102-114.

    Examines the origins of modern Spiritualism & role of the medium, & traces the history of the intellectuals of the tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Ultimate concerns; Spiritualist, Great Britain; Medium; Great Britain
  • The Membership of a Cult: The Spiritualist National Union.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1972)
    Review of Religious Research 13:3: 170-177.

    Based on a 1968 survey of a central England district of the Spiritualist National Union; members wish to understand psychic gifts, are unhappy with Christianity, seek meaning, are influenced by parents & friends, & seek healing & comfort in grief.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Spiritualist, Great Britain; Cult; Spiritualist National Union
  • The Spiritualist Meeting.
    Martin, Bernice (1970)
    In David Martin and Michae Hill (eds.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion I Britain 3. London: SCM Press, pp. 146-161.

    Describes the main features of the Spiritualist religious service; its closest analogues are found not in modern Christianity but in shamanism, spirit possession, & divination.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Spiritualist, Great Britain
  • Spiritualism and Society.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1969)
    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    General overview; focuses on Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Spiritualist, Great Britain; Cult
  • The Spiritualist Movement: A Need for the Redefinition of the Concept of the Cult.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:1: 152-160.

    The need for a refined concept came from a study of Spiritualism; a cult would be a religious movement that breaks fundamentally with the religion of the culture, & has seekers of mystical, psychic, or ecstatic experiences & centers on personal problems.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Great Britain; Spiritualist, Great Britain
  • The Analysis of a Cult: Spiritualism.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1968)
    Social Compass 15:6: 469-481.

    Conceptualizes "cult"; presents historical data on British spiritualism.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Historical; Cult; Spiritualist, Great Britain
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