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Periodical: Buchanan's Journal of Man (First and Second Series)

Summary: From Pat Deveney's database:

Buchanan's Journal of Man.
A Monthly Magazine, devoted to Anthropological Science, by which the Constitution of Man As determined through Phrenological and Psychological Developments.
Other titles: Journal of Man
1849-1890 Monthly (irregular)
Cincinnati, OH, then New York, then Boston, MA. Editor: Joseph Rodes Buchanan, M.D., editor and proprietor.
Succeeds: The Shekinah (absorbed into Journal of Man) Succeeded by: The Anthropologist
1/1, January 1849-6/4, 1856; resumed n.s. 1/1, February 1887-3/12, January 1890. $2.00 a year; single copies, 25 cents.

Buchanan (1814-1899) was a convinced spiritualist and began to include spiritualist topics in his journal as early as 1850, but was outside the mainstream of spiritualism - as is clear in the backhanded compliments paid in his obituaries in the Banner of Light. He was a physician of an equally eccentric sort, holding medical chairs in Kentucky and Ohio and then in California, but his great love was phrenology and psychometry (a term coined by him to characterize the ability to read impressions from people - their "nerve aura" - or inanimate things). His high view of himself and his work is found in his last interview: "My work is for the next century; only angels and women appreciate it now." "Dr. J. Rodes Buchanan. In Memoriam," Banner of Light, March 17, 1900, 2. Buchanan opted for the progressive, evolutionary view of cultures, and had little interest in or patience for the barbarous "oriental" views that began to creep into spiritualism in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. In his later years, through the mediumship of Mary Hollis-Billing, Madam Blavatsky's friend, he obtained from St. John himself the unadulterated truth about primitive Christianity. Buchanan also was among the legion of reformers who flocked to spiritualism and as such has his place in D.M. Bennett's The World's Sages, Infidels, and Thinkers, Being Biographical Sketches of Leading Philosophers, Teachers, Reformers, Innovators, Founders of New Schools of Thought, Eminent Scientists, etc., 2d ed. revd. and enlarged (New York: Truth Seeker Company, [c. 1880]), 879-82. His book on Moral Education was printed by John A. Lant (on whom, see the note under The Toledo Sun). In his last re-creation of himself, Buchanan had integrated his work into the world of mental healing, starting a Pantological College of Therapeutics in Boston and then California. NYPL; NY Historical Society.

IssuesBuchanans Journal Of Man V1 Index
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N1 January 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N2 February 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N3 March 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N4 April 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N5 May 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N6 June 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N7 August 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N8 October 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N9 December 1849
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N10 February 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N11 April 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V1 N12 June 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 Index
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N1 July 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N2 August 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N3 September 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N4 October 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N5 November 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N6 December 1850
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N7 January 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N8 February 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N9 March 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N10 April 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N11 May 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V2 N12 June 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N1 July 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N2 August 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N3 September 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N4 October 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N5 November 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N6 December 1851
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N7 January 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N8 February 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N9 March 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N10 April 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N11 May 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V3 N12 June 1852
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 Index
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N1 January 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N2 February 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N3 March 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N4 April 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N5 May 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N6 June 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N7 July 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N8 August 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N9 September 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N11 November 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V4 N12 December 1853
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 Index
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N1 January 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N2 February 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N3 March 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N4 April 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N5 May 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N6 June 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N7 July 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N8 August 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N9 September 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N10 October 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N11 November 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man V5 N12 December 1855
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N1 February 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N2 March 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N3 April 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N4 May 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N5 June 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N6 July 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N7 August 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N8 September 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N9 October 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N10 November 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N11 December 1887
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V1 N12 January 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N1 February 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N2 March 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N3 April 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N4 May 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N5 June 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N6 July 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N7 August 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N8 September 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N9 October 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N10 November 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N11 December 1888
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V2 N12 January 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N1 February 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N2 March 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N3 April 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N4 May 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N5 June 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N6 July 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N7 August 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N8 September 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N9 October 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N10 November 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N11 December 1889
Buchanans Journal Of Man Second Series V3 N12 January 1890


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