these are from shannon taggart's very compelling series the spiritualists. she spent five years documenting this loosely organized religion based on belief in the ability to communicate with spirits of the dead. as she notes, "i first became aware of spiritualism as a teenager after my cousin received a reading from a spiritualist medium. the woman revealed a strange secret about my grandfather's death that proved to be true. since then i have been deeply curious about how someone could possibly know such a thing." take a peek at more of shannon's stuff here.
[all shannon taggart. from the series the the spiritualists. top to bottom: ron with the fox sisters, founders of spiritualism, lily dale, ny. infrared study, the arthur findlay college for psychic science, stansted, england. trance demonstration, the arthur findlay college for psychic science, stansted, england.]