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Periodical: New-England Spiritualist

Summary:   From Pat Deveney's database:

New-England Spiritualist.
A Journal of the Methods and Philosophy of Spirit-Manifestation, and its Uses to Mankind.
Light! More Light Still!-Goethe
1855-1857 Weekly
Boston, MA. Editor: Alonzo E. Newton, editor and publisher.
Succeeds: New Era (took over subscription list) Succeeded by: The Spiritual Age -> Spiritual Eclectic
1/1, April 7, 1855-3/39, December 26, 1857. 4 pp., 17 x 24. $2.00 a year.

Alonzo Eliot Newton (1821-1889) was an early spiritualist and reformer who had been involved with S.B. Brittan in editing The Spiritual Telegraph. In later years he continued his reform activities by advocating "pre-natal culture" and eugenics and by serving as superintendent of the "industrial college" in the progressive/spiritualist community in Winslow, New Jersey. The prospectus the New-England Spiritualist which regularly ran in the journal says that it "has for its leading object the presentation before the community of the evidences, both ancient and modern, which go to establish the following propositions: I. That man has an organized spiritual nature, to which the physical body is but an outer garment.
II. That he has a conscious individualized existence after the death of the physical body.
III. That the disembodied can and do communicate sensibly with those still in the flesh.
IV. That incalculable good may be derived from such communion, widely used.

These propositions embrace what is popularly denominated Modern Spiritualism, and the questions involved in, and growing out of them, are becoming THE QUESTION OF THE AGE-than which none more interesting or important were ever raised among men."

U. Clark's Spiritualist Register for 1858 claims for the journal a wide circulation, which was probably true, but it never succeeded in becoming a national forum for spiritualist debate, controversy and news, and failed in the hard economic times of 1857 and was merged into S.B. Brittan's Spiritual Age. On the transition, see Ex-Clericus, "Life with the Spirits," Religio-Philosophical Journal 4/17 (April 17, 1880): 2. Boston Public Library; NYPL; LOC.

Issues:New England Spiritualist V1 N13 Jun 30 1855
New England Spiritualist V1 N36 Dec 8 1855
New England Spiritualist V2 N1 Apr 5 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N3 Apr 19 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N19 Aug 9 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N1 Apr 5 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N21 Aug 23 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N22 Aug 30 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N24 Sep 13 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N25 Sep 20 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N28 Oct 11 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N29 Oct 18 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N30 Oct 25 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N31 Nov 1 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N33 Nov 15 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N34 Nov 22 1856
New England Spiritualist V2 N46 Feb 14 1857
New England Spiritualist V2 N49 Mar 7 1857
New England Spiritualist V2 N52 Mar 28 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N1 Apr 4 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N4 Apr 25 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N16 Jul 18 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N17 Jul 25 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N18 Aug 1 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N19 Aug 8 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N20 Aug 15 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N21 Aug 22 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N23 Sep 5 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N24 Sep 12 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N25 Sep 19 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N27 Oct 3 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N30 Oct 24 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N31 Oct 31 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N32 Nov 7 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N34 Nov 21 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N36 Dec 5 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N37 Dec 12 1857
New England Spiritualist V3 N39 Dec 26 1857

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