Kyle Falcon presents, Spiritualism and the First World War.
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.
Admission by donation.
This talk will focus on British spiritualism, psychical research and the Great War. Spiritualism, which can be defined as the belief in communicating with the dead, usually through the seance, saw a surge of popularity during and after the war. Falcon will focus on the ways in which the British population tried to unite science and religion in the environment of war. Paranormal and spiritualist experiences conflict with contemporary conceptions of the war as a futile and profane event, and the modern world as secular and disenchanted.