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From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

- December 2, 2015 in aliens, marie antoinette, mars, martians, mediumship, seance, spiritualism

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketches of the Martian landscape she witnessed in visons.

From India to the Planet Mars (1900)

- December 2, 2015 in aliens, marie antoinette, mars, martians, mediumship, seance, spiritualism

A book detailing the seances of Hélène Smith including claimed contact with people living on Mars, involving the writing down of their language, as well as sketches of the Martian landscape she witnessed in visons.

Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

- September 17, 2014 in automatic writing, blake, Books, heteronym, Literature, mediumship, occult, ouija, ouija board, patience worth, pearl curran, pessoa, poetry, Religion, Myth & Legend, spiritualism, yeats

In early 20th-century St. Louis, Pearl Curran claimed to have conjured a long-dead New England puritan named Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Although today mostly unknown, the resulting books, poems, and plays that Worth "dictated" to Curran earned great praise at the time. Ed Simon investigates the curious and nearly forgotten literary fruits of a “ghost” and her ghostwriter.