Researcher and photojournalist, Shannon Taggart, shares stories from her 16 years of photographing Spiritualism for a project called SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm.
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In this episode:
- Episode Teaser :00
- Intro 1:40
- Welcome, Shannon Taggart! 2:12
- Shannon’s Bio 3:53
- Her first introduction to Spiritualism 6:22
- Spending time in the analog town known as Lily Dale 9:02
- Shannon describes her photography in this project 13:13
- Playing with photographic accidents and anomaly 15:08
- The séance lighting 17:40
- The journalistic aspect of the project, plus “paradrama” 19:37
- The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P. Hansen
- The Arthur Findlay College, the Hogwarts of adult Spiritualists 23:47
- Kai Muegge and the search for ectoplasm 25:42
- Skepticism and just letting go 28:25
- ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication) 33:30
- Looking back at the archive of spirit photography 37:28
- More about Shannon’s upcoming book, SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm 41:25
- A sneak peek at some of the photos! Plus, hands and faces changing shape! 44:05
- More about Shannon Taggart 52:27
- Outro 1:00:45
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