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  1. The Fox Sisters are considered to be the founders of the Modern Spiritualist movement.
  2. The Fox sisters were "the original mediums of Hydeville, New York" and were holding "sittings for spiritualist communication" at a local residence.
  3. The Fox sisters were three women from New York who played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism, the religious movement.

Fox Sisters

  1. Fox Sisters Sisters Catherine (1838---92), Leah (1814---90) and Margaret (1836---93) Fox played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism.
  2. Ably managed by their older sister Leah, the Fox sisters were holding three sittings a day to rooms full of people eager to see them.
  3. Developments leading directly to Kardec's research were the famous Fox sisters and the phenomenon of the Talking boards.
  4. The phenomena that led to Kardec research were the famous (at the time) Fox sisters and the phenomenon of the Talking boards.
  5. The spiritualist movement began in 1848 in upstate New York with the Fox sisters who claimed that spirits communicated with them by rapping on tables.


  1. Beginnings of Spiritualism: 1848 with the "rappings" of the Fox sisters.
  2. The evidence of the senses appealed to practical Americans, and the Fox sisters became a sensation.
  3. While rarely mentioned, the Fox sisters are a likely influence on the work of Allan Kardec.
  4. Year Founded: Swedenborg started his work in 1744, but modern spiritualism was made popular in the U.S. by the Fox sisters in 1848.
  5. The Fox Sisters, example of popular spiritualist entertainers, "spirit-rappers.


  1. The end of the story of the Fox sisters was not very pleasant.
  2. Fox sisters purporting to speak to someone murdered in their house.
  3. Modern spiritism in the United States dates from the activities of the Fox sisters in 1848.
  4. But the Fox sisters were not these sorts of visitors.
  5. They met on November 14th in the Corinthian Hall, Rochester, where the Fox sisters gave a public demonstration.


  1. Spiritualism has its origins in the spirit communications by the infamous Fox sisters of Hydesville, New York.
  2. From the Fox sisters' experience came the pattern for the s-ance, or spirit circle.


  1. This site gives a brief history of Spiritualism beginning with the Fox sisters and going through the nineteenth century.
  2. Spiritualism The Fox sisters are credited with the birth of Spiritualism.
  3. Modern Spiritualism is said to date to the mediumistic activities of the Fox sisters in New York state 1848.
  4. Today's spiritualism traces its roots to 1848 and the schoolgirl antics of the Fox sisters, Maggie and Katie.


  1. Founded in 1848 by the Fox sisters (Margaretta, Leah, and Kate), the focus of Spiritualism was on communication with the dead.
  2. As shown by the Fox sisters, communication with the dead could be achieved by opening and manipulating a channel, not unlike a telegraph circuit.
  3. Fox Sisters, the - These three sisters, Margaretta, Catherine and Leah, were responsible for the birth of Spiritualism.


  1. The Fox Sisters' show eventually attracted the backing of the famous P.T. Barnum, who took the girls to New York City and made them nationwide stars.
  2. The mania to communicate with the dead swept the country and the Fox sisters became famous.


  1. The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: being the true story of the Fox sisters, as revealed by authority of Margaret Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jencken.
  2. Later he sometimes sat with Kate Jencken, one of the Fox sisters, and with Stainton Moses.


  1. While rarely mentioned, the Fox sisters are a likely influence on the work of Allan Kardec.
  2. In fact, Columbus -- and most of the rest of the country -- had rarely seen anything quite like the Fox sisters.


  1. A final example of well-known mediums comes in the form of the three Fox sisters from Hydesville, New York.
  2. In the wake of the fame of the Fox sisters, countless other mediums had began to tour the country and indeed the world.


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