Portraits From Beyond: The Mediumship of the Bangs Sisters by N. Riley HeagertyPortraits From Beyond: The Mediumship of the Bangs Sisters by N. Riley Heagerty

Portraits From Beyond: The Mediumship of the Bangs Sisters

byN. Riley Heagerty

Paperback | September 21, 2016

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Within the little known ‘Century of Wonders' between 1848 and 1948 in America, the physical phenomena manifesting in the séance rooms of the great psychic mediums baffles description. Two of its most famous mediums and yet, most vilified by the conjurers and critics of that day, were the Bangs Sisters, May and Elizabeth, of Chicago. 

In their presence spirits of the departed would manifest and precipitate directly on to a blank canvas in front of the astonished witnesses and, equally wondrous, spirit writing would manifest directly on to blank sheets of paper or slates.

The present work, by author and researcher N. Riley Heagerty, explores through rare source material and eyewitness accounts by people of unimpeachable character, the seemingly “ miraculous  ” phenomena that was produced. In a fair and balanced manner, the writer also takes a close look at the most heated and public charges of fraud brought against these Chicago wonder workers.

This in depth, complete work, the first of its kind, unravels the truth of the great psychic mystery of the Bangs Sisters.

Title:Portraits From Beyond: The Mediumship of the Bangs SistersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 21, 2016Publisher:White Crow Productions LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910121657

ISBN - 13:9781910121658

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In preserving and re-presenting to the world the marvellous precipitated paintings of Elizabeth and May Bangs, Riley Heagerty has once again done a huge service for those who are seeking objective evidence of the afterlife. This book has been superbly researched to bring together in one volume all the fascinating information available on these incredible evidential mediums. ~ Victor Zammit, co-author of A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife and The Friday Afterlife Report.Mr. Heagerty has painstakingly uncovered scattered, near-extinct documentation about this most elusive species of mediumship. His outstanding scholarly work has reunited forgotten archives, successfully manifesting a brilliant, accurate portrait of two early pioneers of American physical mediumship, the Bangs Sisters.The author's inspired analyses of rare, first-hand reports from many of Spiritualism's finest witnesses is academically invaluable; its photos of rare spirit-precipitated paintings inspiring to those who otherwise could not begin to imagine such phenomena.~ August Goforth & Timothy Gray, authors of The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival Beyond DeathWhen I first read about the Bangs sisters some 25 years ago, I was highly skeptical, though I knew enough then not to trust encyclopedic references written by closed-minded debunkers. However, I have learned enough over the past 25 years to know that the phenomena they demonstrated do appear to manifest in some people. Riley Heagerty has witnessed an abundance of psychic phenomena over the years and knows the history of psychical research. In this intriguing book, he makes a strong case, based on credible research, that the Bangs sisters were genuine mediums and produced amazing phenomena.- Michael Tymn, Editor, The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies