Special Collections

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UMBC Special Collections receives more than 12,000 volumes from Parapsychology Foundation

UMBC Special Collections has been given an extraordinary gift of one of the world’s largest collections devoted to parapsychology. It includes documents related to hauntings, poltergeists, out-of-body experiences, and séances, as well as spirit photographs and much more. Continue Reading UMBC Special Collections receives more than 12,000 volumes from Parapsychology Foundation

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As spiritualism’s popularity grows, photographer Shannon Taggart takes viewers inside the world of séances, mediums and orbs

Taggart’s images offer a lens through which to examine the role of spirituality in modern life. In an era defined by a global pandemic, heightened political division and the planetary threat of climate change is spiritualism due for a major resurgence? Continue Reading As spiritualism’s popularity grows, photographer Shannon Taggart takes viewers inside the world of séances, mediums and orbs

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