The Busy Afterlife of Mary, Queen of Scots Beautiful, royal, martyred, misunderstood: Mary, Queen of Scots was perfectly cast to be a spiritualist icon. Let us look at some of her manifestations in and out of the séance room.
“Just Medium”: Spiritualist Humor and Satire While Spiritualism was taken very seriously, as a kind of New Revelation, by many adherents, the press seized on its eccentricities as always good for a journalistic laugh. And, frankly, some Spiritualists made it all too easy to ridicule the faith. Here are some characteristic specimens of 19th-century Spiritualist humor.