Parlor Mind Reading

In 1848, the now-infamous Fox sisters popularized a new phenomenon known as Spiritualism, the belief that the living can talk to the dead. In the years following the Civil War, the practice grew even more, as the massive loss of life spurred believers and skeptics alike to look for one last chance for contact with a loved one. New Yorkers began hosting neighbors and friends in their homes to showcase the latest in mysticism and psychic trends. In addition to providing comfort to the bereaved, Spiritualism grew as a popular form of parlor entertainment.

Join renowned mentalist Kent Axell as he takes you back in time 150 years to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery. Whether he answers your sealed questions and reads your mind—or controls it!—you’re guaranteed to feel the haunting touch of one of history’s most obscure and awe-inspiring art forms.











When: Tue., July 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: $20
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In 1848, the now-infamous Fox sisters popularized a new phenomenon known as Spiritualism, the belief that the living can talk to the dead. In the years following the Civil War, the practice grew even more, as the massive loss of life spurred believers and skeptics alike to look for one last chance for contact with a loved one. New Yorkers began hosting neighbors and friends in their homes to showcase the latest in mysticism and psychic trends. In addition to providing comfort to the bereaved, Spiritualism grew as a popular form of parlor entertainment.

Join renowned mentalist Kent Axell as he takes you back in time 150 years to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery. Whether he answers your sealed questions and reads your mind—or controls it!—you’re guaranteed to feel the haunting touch of one of history’s most obscure and awe-inspiring art forms.

Buy tickets/get more info now