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The belief that the dead communicate with the living; spiritualism.

spir′it·ist n.
spir′it·is′tic adj.


adj, spiritistically
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The spirit rapper thus starts his spiritistic revolution after a quite interesting event: one spirit tells him that he "was not a good medium" himself, because he "held the spirits in awe.
Combine, now, the facts of mental transmission with the products to which memory and subconscious imagination of the sitters can give birth, and you will understand what unforeseen complications may always be expected in spiritistic seances.
Spiritualism, he said, is hostile to all the world's religions, and the miracles attributed to Christ and the saints "stand on a level high above all spiritistic interpretation.