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- The crystal : a record of visions and conferences with the in-dwellers of the spirit world
- Other Title
- Crystal mss
- Crystal m.s.
- Crystal manuscripts
- These volumes are Hockley's manuscript records of his crystal and mirror gazing experiments, v. 4-5, 7-15. He was unable to see anything in the glass himself and reported experiences using as his seer "Crowned Angel" (among others, Emma Louisa Leigh, ca. 1838-1858.) Some passages correspond to those recorded by F.G. Irwin in Hockley's lifetime, including the "Burton episode" (v. 4, leaves 124-5). Cf. The Rosicrucian seer: magical writings of Frederick Hockley, Aquarian Press, 1986, p. 28-29, ff. Vol. 5 has spirit writings bound in at end. Vols. 4, 5, and 7 are indexed by spirit contacts and by subjects. Vol. 13 has a few newspaper clippings mounted on the versos of leaves 32, 33, 49, and 50.
- Contributor Names
- Hockley, Frederick, 1808-1885.
- Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress)
- Subject Headings
- - Hockley, Frederick,--1808-1885--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
- - Crystal gazing--History--Sources
- - Magic mirrors--History--Sources
- - Clairvoyance--History--Sources
- - Occultism--History--Sources
- - Spirit writings
- - Original volume numbering retained; each v. has t.p. with dates of visions and conferences covering the period from 2 Jan. 1853 to sometime after 9 Mar. 1862 (end date not specified in v. 15). Vol. 14 has no title page, and the vol. numbering appears only on the spine. Each session is numbered; the numbering of contacts begins a new series in v. 15.
- - Accountant, copyist, and crystal gazer, Hockley was a significant figure in the 19th century occult revival. Worked for John Denley as a copyist of occult manuscripts, and with 2 partners practiced as an accountant. Became involved in spiritualism in the 1850s.
- - Bequest: Estate of Harry Houdini, April 1927.
- 11 v. (v. 4-5, 7-15) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- BF1335 .H63 1853
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Hockley, Frederick, and Harry Houdini Collection. The Crystal: A Record of Visions and Conferences With the In-Dwellers of the Spirit World. 1853. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010414646/.
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Hockley, F. & Harry Houdini Collection. (1853) The Crystal: A Record of Visions and Conferences With the In-Dwellers of the Spirit World. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010414646/.
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Hockley, Frederick, and Harry Houdini Collection. The Crystal: A Record of Visions and Conferences With the In-Dwellers of the Spirit World. 1853. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010414646/>.
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