"Séancesin Washington: Abraham Lincoln and Spiritualism during the Civil War" is now available.
Well, it isn't exactly my book, but I like to think that the author Nettie Colburn Maynard and I collaborated on getting her classic book "Was Abraham Lincoln a Spiritualist?" which was originally published in 1891, republished.
Nettie wrote the original work just before her death, and I have edited it and added my insight to create an updated version of this Spiritualist classic.
Séances in Washington is the first hand account of the experiences of a Spiritualist medium during the Civil War.
Nettie Colburn was a young woman from a modest family who through her gift of trance mediumship found herself mingling with the elite of Washington society, and ultimately helped to influence the course of U.S. history.
She describes specific séances with Abraham and Mary Lincoln in the White House from 1863 to 1865. This created tremendous controversy when the book first came out, but there were enough credible witnesses willing to confirm her account of events that it could not be disputed.
This revised edition includes much of the original work along with background information and updated explanations of many of the events that the author witnessed.