‘Eating, Feeding, and Flesh: Food in Victorian Spiritualism’

Authored by: Marlene Tromp

The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754669128
eBook ISBN: 9781315613352
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042280


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Then came down flowers and ferns in great variety, followed by eight pears and seven apples. … We were now desired to [go] enjoy the fruits [‘Peter’, the spirit] had brought. Tea being on the table, some partook of that and some of the fruit. 1 1

Catherine Berry, Experiences in Spiritualism, 2nd edn (London, 1876), p. 126.

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