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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- (search)
Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- Spiritualist; born in Blooming Grove, Orange co., N. Y., Aug. 11, 1826. While a shoemaker's apprentice in Poughkeepsie, early in 1843, remarkable clairvoyant powers were developed in him by the manipulation of mesmeric influences by William Levingston. He was quite uneducated, yet while under the influence of mesmerism or animal magnetism he would discourse fluently and in proper language on medical, psychological, and general scientific subjects. While in a embraces a wide range of subjects. He afterwards published several works, all of which he claimed to have been the production of his mind under divine illumination and the influence of disembodied spirits. Among his most considerable works are The Great Harmonia, in 4 volumes; The Penetralia; History and Philosophy of evil; The harbinger of health; Stellar Key to the summer land; And mental diseases and disorders of the brain. Mr. Davis may be considered as the pioneer of modern spiritualism.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spiritualism, or spiritism, (search)
direct knowledge of a spiritual world, reciting at length his detailed personal experience. The more recent forms of spiritualism may be said to have begun in Hydeville, Wayne co., N. Y., in 1848, when the daughters of John D. Fox, Margaret (1834-93) and Kate (1836-92), first practised what is known as spirit-rappings. From Hydeville, Fox soon after removed to Rochester. The excitement aroused by the rappings soon spread far and wide. Many mediums arose professing similar powers. Andrew Jackson Davis published Principles of nature, etc., 1845, said to have been dictated to the Rev. William Fishbough in New York City, while the author was in a clairvoyant or trance state; many other works since on a variety of subjects, all ascribed to spirit dictation, but of no scientific value. Judge John W. Edmonds, of New York (1799-1874), adopted the belief in 1851, and published a work on Spiritualism, 1853-55, as did Dr. Robert Hare (1781-1858) of Philadelphia, who published (1855) Spiritu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
es came down upon her instantly with her laurels. I suppose you meet your story wherever you go, said he, like Madam d'arblay (and indeed the whole thing reminded me of her first introductions into literary society). ... I seized the first opportunity to ask whether she and Mrs. Stowe had any conversation upstairs. Yes, said she meekly; Mrs. Stowe asked me what time it was and I told her I did n't know. There's intellectual intercourse for a young beginner . . . When the wife of Andrew Jackson Davis, the seer, was once asked if her husband, who was then staying at Fitzhenry Homer's, was not embarrassed by being in society superior to that in which he was trained, she replied indignantly that her husband, who was constantly in the society of the highest angels, was not likely to be overcome by Mrs. Fitzhenry Homer. And when I reflected on the entertainments which were described in In a Cellar, I felt no fear of Harriet's committing any solecism in manners at an Atlantic dinner,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
re D., 279, 280, 286, 287. Cox, Hannah, 76. Crosby, Prof., Alpheus, 40, 41. Curson, Mrs., 6. Curtis, George William, described 46; slavery attitude, 71, 72. Curtis, Judge, 70. Cushing, Mrs., Betsey, 34, 35 Cushman, Charlotte S., 244, 265. D Dabneys, the; of Fayal, 125, 126, 133, 134, 136, 137; letter to, about Kansas, 142-44. Dame, Mrs., and Newport boardinghouse, 235, 246, 264. Dana, Charles, described, 13, 14, 46. Darley, Felix O. C., the artist, 147. Davis, Andrew Jackson, 109, 110. Davis, Jefferson, 205. Devens, Charles, 156, 157; at Manassas, 159; wounded, 168. Dicey, Albert, at Newport, 229. Dickinson, Emily, 268; poems, 331, 332. Dilke, Sir, Charles, 276. Disunion, Worcester Convention, 77-79; Quincy on, 88, 89. Dodge, Mary Mapes, 228. Dunlap, Sergeant, 171. Durant, Henry F., founder of Wellesley, 70, 71. E Earle, Thomas, in Civil War, 166, 167. Emancipation, 164. Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letter to, 33; Channing on, 42; p
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 13: the Bible Convention.—1853. (search)
mber of conventions; in particular, that at Hartford, Conn., to discuss the authority of the Scriptures, called by Andrew Jackson Davis, and mobbed by divinity students. His reputation among sectarians on both sides of the Atlantic suffers a still fnd fully canvassing the origin, authority, and influence of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. It was signed by Andrew Jackson Davis, William Green, Jr., and William P. Donaldson. Mr. Green we have already met at the founding of the American Anti-Slavery Ante, 1.398, 401, 415. Society. Mr. Davis was definable in a single word as a seer, or prophet, possessed of clairvoyant powers, Procuring a lock of Mr. Garrison's rather scanty supply of hair, Mr. Davis evolved the psychometry of his nMr. Davis evolved the psychometry of his new friend with a degree of success in characterization worth noticing (Lib. 23: 139). and sometimes styled the Great Harmonian, in allusion to Lib. 23.96. the principal work embodying his philosophy. He was commonly classed among Spiritualists, th
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
e in brilliant colouring and rapid changes, were the talk of crossroads and farm-house on many a New England granite hill and in many a river valley. Mesmer was both discredited and dead, but mesmerists still abounded everywhere and put money in their purses. In some places where Mrs. Eddy lived in her early years, Charles Poyen was garrulous about the Power of Mind over Matter, and in 1837 actually published his book on Animal Magnetism in New England. Grimes and Dods, Stone and Andrew Jackson Davis taught and practised so assiduously that all New England marvelled at what looked like miracles and gossiped interminably about phenomena, which psychical specialists on either side the ocean have lately in many instances more lucidly explained. Only five miles from the place where Mrs. Eddy lived from her fifteenth to her twenty-second year, the Shakers at Canterbury were still under the spell of their aggressive leader, Ann Lee, who had died some time before, but of whom her foll
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 21: editorial repartees. (search)
oil. Throughout the Mexican war, the Tribune gave all due honor to the gallantry of the soldiers who fought its battles, on one occasion defending Gen. Pierce from the charge of cowardice and boasting. In 1847, the editor made the tour of the great lake country, going to the uttermost parts of Lake Superior, and writing a series of letters which revealed the charms and the capabilities of that region. In the same year it gave a complete exposition of the so-called Revelations of Mr. Andrew Jackson Davis, but without expressing any opinion as to their supernatural origin. War followed, of course. To Mr. Whitney's Pacific Railroad scheme it assigned sufficient space. Agassiza lectures were admirably reported, with from ten to twenty woodcuts in the report of each lecture. Gen. Taylor's nomination to the presidency it descried in the distance, and opposed vehemently. The last event of the seventh volume was the dispute with the Herald on the subject of the comparative circulati