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Emma Hardinge Britten was a leading figure in the development of 19th century Spiritualism, with her writing, mediumship, lectures in the United States, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere in the world.

Emma Hardinge was born in 1823 in London, England. As a child, Emma could predict coming events and often saw the spirits of dead relatives and family friends. Her mediumship developed and she became a leading figure in the Spiritualist movement by the early 1850s. Emma traveled throughout America and to many parts of the world giving lectures and inspired addresses on the subject of Modern Spiritualism. By public speaking and prolific writings she encouraged the formation of many Spiritualist groups, societies and churches throughout the world. She was one of the six founding members of the Theosophy Society. The concepts and original wording of the Seven Principles of Spiritualism came from Emma's mediumship.

She supported Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. She was fam... (Read more) Emma Hardinge Britten was a leading figure in the development of 19th century Spiritualism, with her writing, mediumship, lectures in the United States, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere in the world.

Emma Hardinge was born in 1823 in London, England. As a child, Emma could predict coming events and often saw the spirits of dead relatives and family friends. Her mediumship developed and she became a leading figure in the Spiritualist movement by the early 1850s. Emma traveled throughout America and to many parts of the world giving lectures and inspired addresses on the subject of Modern Spiritualism. By public speaking and prolific writings she encouraged the formation of many Spiritualist groups, societies and churches throughout the world. She was one of the six founding members of the Theosophy Society. The concepts and original wording of the Seven Principles of Spiritualism came from Emma's mediumship.

She supported Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. She was famous for giving the “Great Funeral Oration on Abraham Lincoln” on April 16, 1865, at Cooper Institute in New York two days following his assassination. It was at the Cooper Institute where Lincoln gave his famous February 27, 1860 speech on slavery prior to his pick as Republican presidential nominee in May.

She died in England in 1899. Her 1869 book, Modern American Spiritualism is a classic in Spiritualist literature. In 1900, her autobiography was published.

Linda Pendleton has written a new Introduction to this collection of Emma Hardinge Britten’s channeled materials.

Linda Pendleton writes fiction and nonfiction, including the nonfiction books, Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom; Angelic Messages of Love; A Walk Through Grief; and with her husband, Don Pendleton, To Dance With Angels, and Whispers From the Soul: The Divine Dance of Consciousness. Her latest fiction includes Shattered Lens: Catherine Winter, Private Investigator; and Corn Silk Days, Iowa, 1862.

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