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Séances in Abraham Lincoln’s White House

Post by Candlelight.kk on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 22:10

(originally posted on 29 Oct 2016 12:59 pm )

During the civil war in America, spirituality was experiencing its golden years.  Every Victorian parlour was host to mediums famous and infamous who promised to contact the spirits of the dearly departed.  Understandably, the war left many grieving widows and mothers on both sides who wanted more evidence of life after death than could be granted by the church and society ladies competed to be able to host seances with the best mediums in the growing movement of spiritualism.

Among those enraptured by Spiritualism, then boasting around 2 million members in the united states by the 1860’s, was the First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln and the President himself, Abraham Lincoln.


It is said that Lincoln was raised in a spiritual atmosphere, where rural families routinely sought out the wise women in the villages for a natural cure or prophetic advice.  Although sources suggest that Mary Todd Lincoln was the true devotee of mediums, seances and spirituality in general, Lincoln himself was not averse to hosting the best of mediums of the day at the white house, holding various seances in the white house.

Lincoln was of course honest about his open-minded approach to spirituality to the consternation of some.  When it was reported in a Cleveland newspaper that he had “consulted spooks” on matters of state, Lincoln replied that “the only falsehood in the story was that the half of it has not been told. The article does not begin to tell of the wonderful things I have witnessed.”
Nettie Colburn

In at least one reported occasion, messages from the spirit world may have directly influenced the civil war and the balance of history.  In December of 1862, the Union Army was in dire straits.  Lincoln was being pressured to drop or soften the forthcoming Emancipation Proclamation, which ostensibly would have freed 3 million slaves in the confederate states.  When Nettie Colburn, their favorite medium visiting the white house went into trance, her control spoke directly to the President and advised him to not to negate the terms of the proclamation, but to carry out its terms in its entirety.  Supposedly, the medium also spoke to the president about war matters that only he and his closest generals knew of.  When the medium came out of trance, she found the President looking at her quite soberly.  When she asked him if anything had been said that he recognized, the president got up slowly, looked at a full-length portrait of Daniel Webster and replied, “Yes; and it is very singular, very.”

In the years prior to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Nettie and other mediums tried to warn the president of his imminent demise.  Whether he was simply tired of hearing the proclamation of his doom or rather didn’t know exactly how to prevent it, Lincoln simply carried on with his life until that fateful night when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre.

Mary Todd Lincoln did resume spirituality after the assassination, visiting several mediums under an assumed name.  Although there isn’t much information on her experiences, it is said that on one occasion she witnessed Abraham materialize, and a spirit photographer by the name of William Mumler supposedly photographed her sitting with her deceased husband standing behind her [photo left].

Although the new photographers of the time quickly learned how to superimpose images in order to charge unwitting customers for “spirit photography”, Mary Todd Lincoln was said to be greatly comforted by the photograph, believing it was proof that Abraham was ever at her side.

Despite her unshakable belief in spiritualism, Mary’s remaining years were sad and filled with emotional turmoil.  Only one child survived her, and after the death of her husband, her emotional instability became worse.  There were attempts by her remaining son to have her committed, but after a suicide attempt and the fear of a media circus, he relented and allowed his mother to live out her life with her sister, Elizabeth.  At 63, she had a stroke and later died.  Although most abandoned her after her husband’s death, it was said that her spiritual friends remained faithful to the grieving woman until the end.

Source:  https://thesearchforlifeafterdeath.com/

Further related reading:
   http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com/2013/12/guest-blogger-michelle-hamilton-on.html
   http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln44.html
   http://www.prairieghosts.com/a_lincoln.html
   https://blog.fords.org/2015/01/15/mary-lincoln-solace-spiritualism/

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