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Periodical: The Exodus

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Exodus, The.
Devoted to the Systematic Exposition of the Science of Being, with Directions for its Practical Demonstration and Composed of Editorial Matter Only / A Monthly Magazine devoted to the Systematic Exposition of the Science of Being and to the Leading Questions of the New Thought Movement.
1895--1904 Monthly, intermittent
Pelham, NY, and then Chicago, IL. Publisher: Gestefeld Publishing Company / Alliance Publishing Company / Market Place Publishing Co. / Exodus Publishing Company. Editor: Ursula Newell Gestefeld, editor; Harry Gestefeld, associate editor. Succeeded by: Mind
Corporate author: Exodus Society/ Church of the New Thought / College of the Science of Being / The Ursula Club
1/1, October 1895-December 1904, 16-36 pp., $1.00 a year.

The issue for September 1899 in the Library of Congress notes "last published, absorbed by Mind." It was not published for most of 1900 and 1901 because, as the editor said, she was on "vacation," and then seems to have resumed publication with the move to Chicago, though Gestefeld remained in New York. Gestefeld (1845-1921) was a journalist and early Christian Science convert who broke with Mary Baker Eddy in 1888 (publishing Jesuitism in Christian Science in Chicago in that year). She then went on to be a prolific New Thought lecturer, at first before her Exodus Club ($25 a year dues) and then her Church of the New Thought. She called her system "Science of Being" and its organ was The Exodus. Gestefeld also was a Theosophist, and replied strongly (in The Path, February 1892) to an attack on her Science of Being as a form of Black Magic. She was a passionate feminist and contributed to The Woman’s Bible (1895). While the original journal, published from New York, was almost entirely written by Gestefeld and devoted to her lessons, International Bible Lessons, and club notes, the journal after its revival in Chicago included contributions by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Henry Wood, Eugene Del Mar, and others. She was notable among reformers / spiritualists / New Thought advocates for denouncing socialism as a form of materialism that attempts to impose unselfishness and brotherly love without regard to the essential personal change. The journal in its early years devoted considerable attention to the question of reincarnation, which Gestefeld connected with the formation during this life of the "invisible body" (like jelly set in a mold) that is the "embodiment of self-consciousness" and that can survive the death of the body. Chicago History Museum; University of North Carolina; LOC.

Issues:Exodus V2 N1 Oct 1896
Exodus V2 N2 Nov 1896
Exodus V2 N3 Dec 1896
Exodus V2 N4 Jan 1897
Exodus V2 N5 Feb 1897
Exodus V2 N6 Mar 1897
Exodus V2 N7 Apr 1897
Exodus V2 N8 May 1897
Exodus V2 N9 Jun 1897
Exodus V2 N10 Jul 1897
Exodus V2 N12 Sep 1897
Exodus V3 N1 Oct 1897
Exodus V3 N2 Nov 1897
Exodus V3 N3 Dec 1897
Exodus V3 N4 Jan 1898
Exodus V3 N6 Mar 1898
Exodus V3 N7 Apr 1898
Exodus V3 N8 May 1898
Exodus V3 N9 Jun 1898
Exodus V3 N10 Jul 1898
Exodus V3 N11 Aug 1898
Exodus V3 N12 Sep 1898
Exodus V4 N1 Oct 1898
Exodus V4 N2 Nov 1898
Exodus V4 N3 Dec 1898
Exodus V4 N4 Jan 1899
Exodus V4 N5 Feb 1899
Exodus V4 N6 Mar 1899
Exodus V4 N7 Apr 1899
Exodus V4 N8 May 1899
Exodus V4 N9 Jun 1899
Exodus V4 N10 Jul 1899
Exodus V4 N12 Sep 1899
Exodus 1896-1899 Wrappers
Exodus V6 N2 Feb 1903
Exodus V6 N3 Mar 1903
Exodus V6 N3 Mar 1903 B
Exodus V6 N10 Oct 1903
Exodus V6 N11 Nov 1903
Exodus V6 N12 Dec 1903

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