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  • Of, pertaining to, founded on, or in harmony with spiritualism: as, spiritistic doctrines.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to, or associated, dealing, concerned, or connected with, spiritism (a.k.a. modern spiritualism); spiritualistic.


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  • Another attempt, namely the spiritistic hypothesis, cannot be discussed here (see SPIRITISM).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon 1840-1916 1913

  • He does not call the spiritistic hypothesis impossible; he does believe it ought not to be called in until every other explanation has been examined and found inadequate and he is not inclined to believe that we have as yet exhausted other possible explanations.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements Gaius Glenn Atkins 1912

  • But even after having freed it from any "spiritistic" meaning, the term still leaves me reluctant; for I cannot hide from myself the weakness of a hypothesis which, in order to explain (only in part) one enigmatical fact (in this case, that of "thinking animals"), must have recourse to another unsolved enigma (in this case that of the

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals Henny Kindermann

  • The first hint that something more than his spiritistic rantings might be at work, in frightening people off, came from Maria.

    Ultima Thule 2003

  • There can, indeed, be little doubt that very many of the phenomena observed at spiritistic seances come under the category of deliberate fraud, and an even larger number, perhaps, can be explained on the theory of the subconscious self.

    Bygone Beliefs 1969

  • As concerns the belief in the existence of what may be called (although the term is not a very happy one) "discarnate spirits," however, the matter, in view of the modern investigation of spiritistic and other abnormal psychical phenomena, stands in a different position.

    Bygone Beliefs 1969

  • We have the testimony of many eminent authorities75 to the phenomenon of the movement of physical objects without contact at spiritistic seances.

    Bygone Beliefs 1969

  • Consequently, even if one is prepared to admit the whole of modern spiritistic theory, nothing is thereby gained towards a belief in talismans, and no light is shed upon the subject.

    Bygone Beliefs 1969

  • Moreover, it was only natural that in his search for a world of a higher order than the physical he should, as a man of his time, first turn his attention to spiritistic occurrences, for spiritism, as it had come over to Europe from America in the middle of the nineteenth century, was nothing but an attempt by the onlooker-consciousness to learn something in its own way about the supersensible world.

    Man or Matter Ernst Lehrs

  • He admitted, indeed, that he felt specially attracted by the strange light effects arising when electricity passes through rarefied gases, because they reminded him of certain luminous phenomena he had observed during his spiritistic investigations.

    Man or Matter Ernst Lehrs


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