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Lecture: Rebecca Baumann and L. Anne Delgado on "The Unseen World: Science and the Supernatural" Thursday August 28 at 5:00 pm, Lilly Library

Exhibition: Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians: Magic and the Supernatural at the Lilly Library, June 2 - August 30, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Delightful Deceptions: The Magic of Puzzles, May 28 - August 20, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery


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August 28 Lecture and Reception: The Unseen World
Ours is a haunted world. Belief in and fear of ghosts, demons, and unseen forces is an undeniable part of human experience. The Lilly Library’s summer exhibition, “Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians” explores this fascination in items from the Lilly’s collections from the occult grimoires of Agrippa to stories of modern day ghost hunters stalking […]

August 18: Egyptology and the Occult: The Enigmatic Friendship of Aleister Crowley and Battiscombe Gunn
The late Victorian period was the time in which the modern world as we know it took shape. The industrial revolution was in full swing, scientific and technical discoveries were coming at dizzying pace, and the many scholarly disciplines that deal with the human cultures became recognizable in their modern forms: anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and […]

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