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The Science of Things Spiritual – “A Lecture Series”

Science of all things Spiritual

July 28
Lakeside Assembly Hall

Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Assembly Hall, Lily Dale, NY


COST: $60 for the series including Evening Events – Prepaid only


Other options include:
Single Lecture $15 at the door
Morning Session $30 at the door
Afternoon Session $40 at the door
Evening event $15 at the door


9:00 am-Spiritualism: A Timeline, with Malcolm Cobley, award-winning filmmaker and multi­media producer.
A fascinating, illustrated presentation that traces the story of Spiritualism from the dawn of human history to the present day; in context with the evolution that was taking place currently in the areas of science, technology, religion and unprecedented social change.

10:00 am – Ancient Mediumship: Oracles in Antiquity, with Leonard George, Ph.D., author and Chair of the Psychology Department at Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Spiritualism arose in the mid-19th century, but attempt5 to contact a spiritual realm date back to remote antiquity. This presentation will survey the various sorts of oracles in the ancient Mediterranean world, and consider how they resembled and differed from mediums today.

11:00 am – Architectural Spirits in Lily Dale, with Steve Bass.
Architect Steve Bass, whose specialties include classical architecture and sacred geometry, examines and analyzes Lily Dale’s unique Victorian architecture. This discussion reveals surprising facts about the structure of the town, and also explains why Lily Dale, New York is one of the most unique communities in America.


2:00 pm-Harmonies Heard & Unheard: An Exploration of Mediumistic Music, with
Marjorie Roth, Ph.D., Professor of Music History and Studio Flute at Nazareth College
in Rochester, NY.
An exploration of the sources of musical inspiration and what it means to receive music “from Spirit”. This talk will begin with the philosophical underpinnings of music from Antiquity and end by considering the experiences of two inspired composers, one now in Spirit herself: Topics covered will include Boethius, Rosemary Brown, and the Music of the Spheres.

3:00 pm – Spiritualism and Gender in the 19th Century, with Cristina Zaccarini, PhD., Associate Professor, Co-Director of Asian Studies, Adelphi University
This presentation will discuss the ways that gender impacted contact with spirits in the 19th century United States. It will explore how men and women, due to differing cultural precepts regarding loss and mourning, were drawn to the world of spirit, as well as the ways that women could carve out power through mediumship.

4:00 pm – Spiritualism and the Mystery of Modern Art, with Massimo lntrovigne, Professor of Sociology of Religious Movements at Pontifical Salesian University, Torino, Italy, and managing director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CENSUR).
A significant number of artists believed that their hands were actually guided by the spirits of the deceased or various supernatural beings. Both the academia and the media often censored these relations between modern art and esotericism. This presentation will show examples of Spiritualist artists who played a crucial role in the very birth of modern art, a history that is almost unknown to the general public.


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Lakeside Assembly Hall
10 Cleveland Ave
Lily Dale, NY 14752 United States

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