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Mourners and mediums


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Walter, T., 2008. Mourners and mediums. Bereavement Care, 27 (3), pp. 47-50.

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    Abstract

    Drawing on participant observation in spiritualist churches, along with interviews with bereavement counsellors, the article establishes that a minority of mourners in England occasionally visit spiritualist churches or consult mediums. The messages received are typically benign and innocuous, assuring the mourner that the deceased is all right and sends love; occasionally the messages help the mourner; reports of negative consequences are rare. These messages fit a culture that sees love as eternal, but encourages mourners to get on with their lives.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsWalter, T.
    DOI10.1080/02682620808657727
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
    Publisher StatementWalter_Bt_Care_2008_27_3_p47.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Walter, T., 2008. Mourners and mediums. Bereavement Care, 27 (3), pp. 47-50. Bereavement Care is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0268-2621&volume=27&issue=3&spage=47; Mediums_Bt_Care_10.08.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published in Walter, T., 2008. Mourners and mediums. Bereavement Care, 27 (3), pp. 47-50. Bereavement Care is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0268-2621&volume=27&issue=3&spage=47
    RefereedNo
    StatusPublished
    ID Code19457

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