Shadow Land is the personal history of Victorian spiritualist and celebrity medium Elizabeth d Esp rance, renowned throughout Europe for the dramatic, full form spirit manifestations she performed before astonished sitters Weaving the events of her life into a thoroughly engaging narrative, she recounts the passage of her childhood in the company of otherworldly shadow people, her early forays into automatic writing and the s ance, and their attendant fears of madness and of the Devil She describes in rich, absorbing detail the subjective experience of inhabiting the medium s altered state, as well as the horror of sensing one s own identity being subsumed by another A uniquely introspective and powerfully written memoir, Shadow Land is the story of an extraordinary, life long quest for the truth that resolves in a passionate visionary experience and a message of hope

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