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A Tour Through the Zodiac

A Tour Through the Zodiac: The Collaborator (conclusion of Esoteric Lessons of Sarah Stanley Grimke, Appendix A, Letters to the Sage, Volume Two) Some of the most influential authors in 19th century occultist circles were women writing about male adept … Continue reading

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Controversies

Part 4 of 5, Esoteric Lessons of Sarah Stanley Grimke Controversies James Henry Wiggin always gave frank advice to Eddy in his role as editor, after giving up the Unitarian ministry which he had long practiced in the Boston area.  … Continue reading

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First Lessons in Reality

This is the third consecutive excerpt from Letters to the Sage, Volume Two, from the appendix on the literary career and family history of Sarah Stanley Grimké Personified Unthinkables, published in Detroit in 1884, reflects the influence of Cyrus Bartol … Continue reading

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Personified Unthinkables

Personified Unthinkables: The Pupil (excerpted from Letters to the Sage, Volume Two.) Bronson Alcott’s acquaintance with Mary Baker Glover (who would become Mrs. Eddy in 1878) began when he read Science and Health in January 1876 and wrote to her … Continue reading

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Sarah Stanley Grimké’s Esoteric Lessons

Starting in December 2018 and continuing through June 2019 this blog will serialize the bio-bibliographical appendix of Letters to the Sage, Volume Two on the posthumously published author who was the only collaborator of Thomas H. Burgoyne. Burgoyne’s later career … Continue reading

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Sarah in Boston– 2017 convention presentation updated

sarahinboston Just as Letters to the Sage Volume Two was published I had the opportunity to talk about Sarah Stanley Grimke to a local audience, sharing the same slides as I had presented to the preconference before the 2017 Church … Continue reading

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Aphrodite's Daughters by Maureen Honey

This new study from Rutgers University Press provides the longest and most informative publication to date about Angelina Weld Grimké, one of three Harlem Renaissance poets discussed by Maureen Honey. Here is the summary from the publisher’s website: The Harlem … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Concord

One strange synchronicity is enough to make me say “hmm, wow” to myself; another involving the same subject is enough to make me write about it. Although my past pattern has been to devote years of concentrated effort to a … Continue reading

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A Research Adventure in Boston

The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity Upon returning from the most rewarding and enjoyable research adventure of my life, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude towards the many people involved in this pilgrimage to a place I never … Continue reading

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Sarah Stanley Grimke in her element, Marston's book catalogue, 1887

Thanks to Marc Demarest for this find.

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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever

Louisa May Alcott: a Personal Biography, Susan Cheever’s 2010 bestseller, sheds light on the influences surrounding Sarah Stanley Grimke in Boston. In last week’s blog post I quoted Thomas M. Johnson’s journal The Platonist, mentioning the Concord School of Philosophy … Continue reading

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Esoteric Lessons announcement, Typhon Press catalog

catalog update:

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Moses Stanley and Free Baptists

To begin at the beginning, an explanation of Sarah Stanley Grimke’s spiritual roots must start with Free Baptists.  Moses Clement Stanley, a New Hampshire native born in January 1826, was in the first year of his first pastorate when Sarah … Continue reading

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Theodore Dwight Weld in Lift Up Thy Voice by Mark Perry

One of the insistent themes of Sarah Stanley Grimke’s writing is slavery and freedom.  Her own father the Rev. Moses Stanley had been an abolitionist throughout Sarah’s childhood, and when she married Archibald Grimke she took the surname of the … Continue reading

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Trinity Episcopal Church, Mackinac Island, built 1882

Sarah Stanley Grimke left her husband Archibald in Boston for a vacation with her parents in Mackinac Island, Michigan, from which she never returned.  Her father the Rev. Moses Stanley was the first pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church, which continues … Continue reading

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